After missing out on an invitation to Rampage last summer, Reece felt he had something to prove. So he spent almost a month in the Utah desert, along with his crew, building features in preparation for this video—followed by an additional two weeks filming. This is the result!
Follow Reece Wallace in his latest video ‘Flight Path’ as he goes massive in Virgin, Utah with hopes of getting in Rampage.
Filmed by Matt Butterworth
Produced by Reece Wallace & Matt Butterworth
Is Rampage your main goal with this video, or is it something else?
Reece: Rampage is still my goal, but not my only one. Creating rad videos is my first priority. Here’s hoping I can get a wildcard spot with this video. But if not, I still made a video I can be proud of.
If you do get into Rampage, what type of line could we expect from you?
Reece: I don’t want to count my chickens before they hatch, but something similar to this video I think. Big drops, exposed, jumps, and fast. Obviously I’d have to scope the landscape and see what terrain was still available, as this is the determining factor. I rode Rampage in 2015, and there was almost no real estate left in terms of new build areas as it was my first year at a second-year venue. It would be the same story this year for me, so we’ll see. It would be rad if first year guys on a second year venue had some additional days to build, but I’d say it’s unlikely.
Tell us a bit about your bike set up for this shoot
Reece: Stiff and slow. I run a custom-tuned DVO Onyx DC fork with a stiff shim stack, slow rebound, and max psi. I also run the Jade rear shock with a 550lb spring, custom-tuned shim stack, and 50 psi over max. I run 35 psi in my tires, as well as my brake levers almost flat to help with harsh landings to keep my weight back. I removed the frame bumpers so I can turn the bars more for spins, but beyond that the bike is pretty much stock.
Any shout outs?
Reece: Giant Bicycles for supporting film and freeride. Alan Mandel and Liam Wallace for crushing it on the builds, as well as Brian Feister for helping out. You guys are beasts. Matt Butterworth for going above and beyond with the film/edit. My other sponsors Industry Nine, Muc-Off, Shred Optics, DVO Suspension, Maxxis Tires, Chromag, and Sombrio. Mitch Chubey for letting us use his drone, Jaxson Riddle for letting us store our gear at his place, and my wife Katrina for putting up with me being gone all winter.