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KEN BLOCK'S GYMKHANA FIVE: ULTIMATE URBAN PLAYGROUND; SAN FRANCISCO

 
Old 07-09-2012, 01:06 PM
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Default KEN BLOCK'S GYMKHANA FIVE: ULTIMATE URBAN PLAYGROUND; SAN FRANCISCO

Ken Block's latest vid in San Francisco - that's skills.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=LuDN2bCIyus
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:24 PM
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awesome. how do they shut the city down for that??
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Got this on email this morning, The flying sideways drift part was the best. You think you know how to drive until you see a guy like this.
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Hooligan.

Loved it.

One criticism from a 58 year old fart...Does anyone else have an issue with an increasingly common film editing technique these days seemingly designed by and for individuals with ADHD? 3 second segments, flash cuts, interspersed with flashing graphics and off angle perspective. I yearn for a good old fashioned conventional edit.
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Originally Posted by V2Rocket_aka944 View Post
awesome. how do they shut the city down for that??
I was wondering the same thing. I guess the eco wienies in SF still recognize a big check for "permits"

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Got this on email this morning, The flying sideways drift part was the best. You think you know how to drive until you see a guy like this.
the airborne drift was amazing. gonna have to go rent a Fiesta and give that a shot myself

I was also impressed at how much of the time he's steering one handed while shifting and/or using the hand brake. I'd not noticed that in the previous videos.
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:41 PM
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Pffft. That's like my ride over the GW bridge into NYC.
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Originally Posted by Rad22 View Post
One criticism from a 58 year old fart...Does anyone else have an issue with an increasingly common film editing technique these days seemingly designed by and for individuals with ADHD? 3 second segments, flash cuts, interspersed with flashing graphics and off angle perspective. I yearn for a good old fashioned conventional edit.
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:50 PM
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They MUST have gone back and digitally "erased" people from the back ground scenery...Heck, there was Not a Person around! How do you keep folks from not watching that from some vantage point?

Agreed..the flying sideways drift was
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:52 PM
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Thank you for sharing this.

They must've shot the car on the Bay Bridge during its closure over a long weekend. That was a few months ago.

I was quite impressed by the number of locations they had. Oh, and the driving as well...
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not my taste, but very impressive skillz.

I can see shutting down the streets, but I don't see any crowds... and the tire marks show he's done this a few times...

where are the people? nobody's in sight for crowd control? weird.
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:06 PM
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My guess is that they had shot the scenes very early on Sundays, and had cops keeping the few wanderers a half block or more away... A few people can be seen behind a barrier, and an SFPD motorcycle makes a cameo...

Not that many people would be near the financial district anyway on a weekend morning, where they had the barriers. Those cable cars are not real cable cars, but tourist buses that look like cable cars (check the tires and the license plates).

In the residential areas, though, there aren't even people on the windows... Quite an achievement I guess...

Overall, still, an amazing video.
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I like them better when he was in a Subie.
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Totally awesome!
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ken block is a mad man
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Originally Posted by Rad22 View Post

One criticism from a 58 year old fart...Does anyone else have an issue with an increasingly common film editing technique these days seemingly designed by and for individuals with ADHD? 3 second segments, flash cuts, interspersed with flashing graphics and off angle perspective. I yearn for a good old fashioned conventional edit.
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And I just love your avatar...
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