Freddy Pulman ‘Two Thousand and Fourteen’
We originally set out to shoot Freddy’s end of 2013 edit to portray his skill, deft ability to eat shit and get back up and some incredible new tricks he’s been working on throughout 2013. Having achieved 3rd in the UK Dirt Wars, there’s a whole lot more to this 19 year olds skills than just turning it on in comps. But when we got news of Freddy picking up some big new sponsors for 2014, it was time for a re-think. It seems to us that if big companies like One Industries, 661 and Maxxis can see the potential for Freddy to be in the limelight a lot more this year, then we needed to show what more he can do in the year to come! With dreams of Slopestyle comps, euro trips and shiny medals bouncing around in our heads; Freddy Pulman and Friction Multi Media came together to show just how many tricks this guy has in his roster and show off that burly, floating style.
Next up is Holdshott trails, a great collection of smooth flowing jumps and some other inventive features. When we arrived the place was covered in a thick layer of leaves, so a mass burn was started by the locals to clear everything up. The smoke, combined with the low sun made for some amazing looking backdrops to the Whip Drops, double truck drivers and 360 bar spin drops Freddy was pulling out the bag.
For our final location we had planned to visit Woburn trails. Two days before filming the trails were ripped down and the whole place flattened. It was devastating loss for the UK dirt jump scene and apart from the fact that we are all now missing a big part of our winter riding/filming locations, A lot of people poured hundreds of hours of their time digging Woburn into one of the top MTB locations.
So our Plan C was to take it back to Plan A, Lymington. A month or so had passed now since our last filming session and Freddy had a few more brand new tricks he wanted to get into the edit, so back to good ol’ Lym. It’s impressive just how fast he came back to us with new tricks, and despite having to go back to Location A, Freddy still managed to keep it fresh. It’s that sort of commitment to riding his bike after a long day at work and all weekend long that makes Freddy such a powerhouse of the dirt jump world. He also pulled THE single most upside down, inverted invert 360. It was the last shot at Lym and all of our jaws hit the floor as we watched the footage back, even Freddy couldn’t quite work out how he’d managed to get his tyres back on the dirt.
Expect to hear a lot more from this ultra keen rider, with a tangible love for riding his bike, an incredible ability to take hits that’d take most guys 2 weeks to recover from and tricks that put him up there with the best of the best, 2014 could be Freddy Pulman’s year.
Rider: Freddy Pulman
Production: Friction Multi Media.
Camera men: Squish Williams, Lew Smith, Jack Davies
Gopro/Stills: Fin Davies
Edit: Jack Davies
Grading: Fin Davies