Nigel Sylvester in Japan

Gatorade has spent many years researching and understanding what goes on in traditional athletes bodies when they are doing their sports. Whether it be hydration levels or information about how their body reacts to the most intense moments, Gatorade and their sport scientists have a pretty good idea about what’s going on with—like I said—their traditional athletes… Action sports on the other hand, that’s a totally different story.

This year, Gatorade’s theme is “Go All Day.” In celebrating that theme, Gatorade wanted to start doing research on the non-traditional sports like BMX, so they hit up Nigel Sylvester, who rides for Gatorade and asked him a pretty crazy question: If you could go anywhere in the world to ride bikes with his friends, where would you go? That’s a very heavy question to ask someone, even Nigel… so after lots of research and different ideas being thrown around, Japan was chosen as the destination! With it’s huge city, amazing architecture, and lots of un-tapped spots, Japan would be the perfect location.

To document the trip, Gatorade invited a few key BMX media outlets, including Defgrip, to go along for the ride. The video you are about to watch documents the trip from the riding and research, to the culture and adventures and to coincide with the video, we will have a photo gallery with a more detailed story going up next week!

Huge thanks to Nigel and Gatorade for putting this trip together and we hope you enjoy the video!

filmed by Harrison Boyce
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  • http://cargocollective.com/jamesbeattie James

    dude you need to re export that, the sounds clicking proper bad, use wav files rather than mp3s in final cut, cool video though

  • Alex Kio

    I had no problems with any sound on it. The video was awesome. This is why I love Defgrip! The first two minutes were amazing, and I believe I saw Harrison keeping it real with a toboggan!

  • Harrison Boyce

    hey James, are you talking about the music or the audio from the interview?

  • Will Stroud

    Great job Harrison, Nigel & crew. Really enjoyed this. BMX needs more videos like this…

  • Ken

    Yeah, those first few minutes, you nailed it. So Japan, to a T. Wicked vid.

  • http://www.davidlangphoto.com DavidLang

    that. was. dope. amazing work Harrison.

  • daniel

    that was tight. Noone knows what they were tracking with the heart rate monitor do they?

  • daniel

    I didnt read the sidebar description first. I figured it out. If someone who went on the trip wants to comment more about some of the tests they did, that would be cool

  • scatty

    GJ! Harrison. I wish see more your vid!

  • Martindale

    So stoked and inspired by this. Awesome job Harrison !

  • Ian Weed

    Dude that was really awesome. Great work.

  • http://www.BMXsociety.com s.brothers

    enjoyed that

  • Ken

    I think he is talking about the interview audio. Sounded a bit crackly and booming FYI, maybe just exaggerated on headphones…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1341777775 Eduardo Matos Bello

    Nigel is very talented guy…. go ahead and dont stop my man…