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Natal WFO 1994 year film. Peteb
« on: May 06, 2018, 01:16:10 pm »
One of the things I have had to do before we pack and go is to turn our old analogue recordings into digital such as my wedding video (also shot by Pete Burnett) and my father in law's 8mm film. When I came across this VHS tape from 1994 and was doing it I also spoke to Stuart Joyner who was trying to get a digital copy in time for Andrew Kean's 60th birthday so it worked out quite neatly. Enjoy, and if you find that you are at a wedding reception then I've posted the wrong film!


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A year of enduro riding with the Natal WFO on off road motorcycles in Natal, South Africa filmed and edited by Peter Burnett and distributed on VHS tape 4:3. Running time 55.33.27minutes. Contents: Intro/3.39.83min 1000 Hills/9.39min New Hanover/18.25.30min Ulundi/27.06.37min Jolivet/40.06.47min Paddock/54.21.87min snippet WFO National
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Re: Natal WFO 1994 year film. Peteb
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2018, 01:17:57 pm »
You will see me doing my Clerk of the course thing at Paddock.
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Re: Natal WFO 1994 year film. Peteb
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2018, 02:26:10 pm »
What sticks in my brain about making that video was walking down a firebreak with camera on my shoulder and a fat puff adder had a go at me. Amazing how your instincts kick in, as I took a step I saw it, and managed to launch myself over it as it struck, honestly don't know how I missed it or it missed me. Lucky.
Looking back at the video there are 2 things which I think about. It was the start of the KTM 'revolution', with Alf riding them for the first time. Changed the off road world. Also how dof Kawasaki was to not continue developing the KDX's, the hills were green with them.
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Re: Natal WFO 1994 year film. Peteb
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2018, 04:53:53 pm »
Good memories-- thanks
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Re: Natal WFO 1994 year film. Peteb
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2018, 07:53:38 pm »
Great flashback  :thumleft: I couldn't help thinking that the current crop of enduro riders seem to have a lot more finesse on the bike from all the extreme training they do. The Legends of yesteryear seem to ride "through" rocks  :o
Agree with the KDX statement of peteb, Kawasaki really cocked that one up, that bike remains iconic. It simply needed a modern frame and suspension upgrade and it would still be selling well.
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Re: Natal WFO 1994 year film. Peteb
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2018, 07:55:13 am »
Awesome stuff; I think suspension has a lot to do with the riding style back then. Loved my KDX.