2012 – what an awesome year! Shaperideshoot share their highlights

Shaperideshoot are a group of friends from France who set up their own action film site. They’ve made some sweet videos this year including the really cool whip compilation that we featured earlier this week. We caught up with co-founder Gaëtan Rey, who told us why 2012 had been an awesome year for them. Check out their end of year compilation and find out more about Shaperideshoot below.

Source: Shaperideshoot Demo Reel 2012 from ShapeRideShoot

When did you start Shaperideshoot?

We started this Shaperideshoot adventure in early spring 2012. It began with David Dondana and my brother Ludwig Rey. Initially we just started filming our local trails for fun, filming and editing with friends and having a laugh. Then other kids from the neighbourhood joined the team and now we’re going forward with more hands to help out.

"Floriane Pugin and Gaëtan Rey pushing the Gambler hard on the roots down one of Morzine's unofficial tracks." Picture by Ludwig Rey

"Floriane Pugin and Gaëtan Rey pushing the Gambler hard on the roots down one of Morzine's unofficial tracks." Picture by Ludwig Rey

What’s the ethos behind Shaperideshoot?

It’s just doing what we love: building new trails, riding hard and shooting rad riding!

"Our best logger Etienne Gurnel while building a new trail for 2013 production. Maybe the craziest man we know." Photo by David Dondana

"Our best logger Etienne Gurnel while building a new trail for 2013 production. Maybe the craziest man we know." Photo by David Dondana

What have been the highlights of your year?

2012 has been a great year for us. I was far from expecting such a start! We had the chance to meet Floriane Pugin and see her shredding our French tracks with a smile on her face, to test the Scott Gambler 2013 early in the summer and to see Vincent Tupin sending huge backflips!

"Vincent Tupin being a legend and sending a backflip under the rain on this sketchy double"

"Vincent Tupin being a legend and sending a backflip under the rain on this sketchy double"

Why the Shaperideshoot showreel?

It was such an amazing year that we decided to compile all those great moments in the same edit. To remember all the brilliant work done by everybody this year and to motivate for 2013. Thanks to all the riders for these unforgettable moments: Floriane Pugin, Vincent Tupin, Benoît Gurnel, Julien Fournier, Benjamin Rouiller and Etienne Variclier. Thanks to all the Shapers – sorry guys but there are too many of you to thank individually! And thanks to all those who support us.

"Floriane Pugin checking the last shot with David Dondana while shooting in our track." Picture by Benjamin Favrat

"Floriane Pugin checking the last shot with David Dondana while shooting in our track." Picture by Benjamin Favrat

We’re looking forward to seeing more from Gaëtan and the Shaperideshoot team in 2013 – keep up the cool work guys! If you make mountain bike movies and want to share your story, get in touch via Facebook or Twitter.