michel plonka - mtb street

Video: Michel Plonka Park Edit

Over the last winter, Michel Plonka rode his local indoor skatepark in order to test his The Rise Partymaster away from the cold canadian winter. Despite suffering from a few injuries slowing down the filming process, Michel Plonka still managed to stack some dope clips. Hit play for a mix of grinds, tech tricks and high speed stunts!
May 18, 2016
Michel Plonka - The Rise Partymaster

Bikecheck: Michel Plonka's Partymaster

Over the last few years, Michel Plonka pretty much kept the exact same setup on all his bikes. Aside from changing frame sponsors a few times, it seemed that he would keep his parts for as long as possible. One time, his stem bolts happened to strip as he was putting his bike together on a trip in Austria.
March 08, 2016

Michel Plonka Dobermann Bikes edit

Video of Michel riding at le Taz and Ray's MTB during last winter, came out pretty nice. Filmed by Louis Lhomel, Vincent Allard and Dillon Lloyd.
May 11, 2012

Photo: Michel Plonka

Richard Desaulniers Jr shot this nice picture of Michel riding a wall at Taz, came out pretty sick!
April 26, 2012

Photo: Michel Plonka

PhotoG Julien Grimard still has some flicks we shot last year and just released this wallride of Plonka downtown Montreal. Summer is here!
April 20, 2012

Photo: Michel Plonka

Julien Grimard just published a photo from a street ride last year, Michel throwing the bars in a pretty sketchy bank to drop setup in Montreal. Good to see this, just another reminder that summer is just around the corner and it's going to be awesome!
March 24, 2012

Michel Plonka Gopro runs

Michel Plonka Gopro runs on pinkbike.comVideo of Michel riding at Le Taz with a gopro fixed to his back dropout, came out pretty fun for a shot video.
March 17, 2012

Jordane Dubois & Michel Plonka quick Taz edit

Jordane and Michel rode Taz afterhours and found a Gopro laying around, so here is the result of their filming session before the battery ran out.
March 04, 2012

Bikecheck: Michel Plonka

Michel has a bikecheck up on Pinkbike, Click Here to check it out.
February 10, 2012

UT 26: The Rise X Made Of Stills

For the latest Unexpected Thursday episode, we had the chance to ride inside a studio. As promised two days ago, here are pictures and a video of the time we spent there. Everyone had a blast, big thanks to Julien Grimard and everyone at Made Of Stills for making this possible. Hit the READ MORE link below to see more photos and Unexpected Thursday 26 !
For the last one or two months, Julien kept talking about how sick it would be to go ride the studio where he works. He kept telling us that there is a super steep vertwall that they use for photoshoots, and how nice it would be to snap pictures and film there since its all white and clean. We were into the idea since the start, but never really thought about it that much. Until one day, he told us that the studio was moving to a new location shortly, so it was soon time to act. We talked about it for a bit, and one night we headed there with the bikes and all the shooting gear.

So here we are, on the third floor of a big old building in Montreal, chillin' inside a studio. We wanted to shoot some casual pictures before we started to ride the said vertwall because it was just such a nice opportunity that we might never get again, so we rode the flatground for a bit:

Stéphane Bélanger - Tabletop

Michel Plonka - Oppo Barspin

Louis Lhomel - Toboggan

Then, it was time to attack the prefectly white vertwall. We setted up everything and started to ride it. It was super steep, so it took a bit of time to get used to it, but it was sure worth the effort!

Louis Lhomel

Michel Plonka

Stéphane Bélanger

Here goes the video. Filmed and Edited by Louis Lhomel:

Everyone had fun there, and this wonderful piece of art occured

Big thanks to the guys at Made Of Stills for letting us do this and Julien Grimard for being awesome.
December 08, 2011

The Rise x Made Of Stills session

Last week, we had the chance to go session a Photostudio. Im not going to say much about this because it is kind of hard to explain, but you can click the read more link for a couple pictures. We had a sick time there, so wait for Thursday for all the best footage we managed to get in there! Before we got the place dirty, we shot a few random tricks on flatground, came out pretty sweet. But anyways, this is just a little preview, more Photos and a Video will be online on thursday, so stay tuned!

Rider above is Louis Lhomel with a Toboggan
This is the extremely steep vertwall that wasnt exactly meant to be ridden..

Here is Michel Plonka with an opposite barspin

And here goes Stéphane Bélanger with a tabletop. All pitcures above are brought to you by Julien Grimard. More pictures and a video will be up thursday!
December 06, 2011

Photo: Michel Plonka

Having Julien Grimard living with us at the HQ has been a treat so far, he's always down to ride, chill and shoot photos all day. Here is a picture he took of Michel a while ago, turned out pretty sick!
December 05, 2011