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Offline Hardy de Kock

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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #120 on: September 10, 2019, 04:59:45 pm »
Ses bladsye en nog geen bike foties nie.. Julle weet hoe om n mens aan die lyn te hou. :laughing4:

Stem saam Woody, the suspense is killing me!!!

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Hier is solank ‘n ‘spy shot’ waar ons daai nag in Walvis aan die bikes gewerk het.  Die lig was maar swak, maar van links: Gary, Oubones, Mark, Hardy en ek heel regs.  3 van die bikes in die foto.




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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #121 on: September 10, 2019, 04:59:55 pm »
Hoe sit mens die monitor output op Braille?
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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #122 on: September 10, 2019, 05:01:35 pm »
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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #123 on: September 10, 2019, 06:27:02 pm »
I think this is a made up story, they just went camping  ::)
haha, try removing the lens cap before taking the pic.. looking forward to more
 

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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #124 on: September 11, 2019, 06:41:22 am »
This RR is about as long as the days were.

David had to do run after run, stunt after stunt.  At different angles, positions, locations and the poor oke had to be on a bike the entire day. 

We on the other hand, had to persevere watching someone else on a bike the entire day.

The lifestyle shoots were especially funny to watch.  These guys are all ordinary guys and friends, now being asked to do some posing and acting.  I can not remember how many times we teased them shouting ‘Wardrobe’ and ‘Make up’.

Well, it was funny up to the point where they roped me in to play a small part in the evenings filming.  The funny bit stopped immediately and I tried to convince them that Hardy would make a better actor than me.  A simple ‘fokof’ from the side put an abrupt end to that idea.

My part was to roll a tyre towards the other ‘actors’.  How difficult can that be? 

Well, safe to say that I rolled that f@$kn tyre so many times that it only had half the tread by the end of the evening.  All this while the rest of the crew were laughing their arses off on the sideline.

Those of you that’s been to Spitzkoppe, will know that the evenings can cool off quite a bit.  By the time the shoot ended, we were freezing our backsides off.  You had to finish the shoot with the clothes you started, and of course we all started with shorts and T-shirt’s. 

This acting thing is tougher than it looks.

I must admit, for a guy that is usually very introverted when it comes to showcasing his talents, Kobus made huge strides into the world of modelling.
He is was full of shit about the make-up.
Most people will never understand the intensity and seriousness of this event.

As I said before: The biggest manufacturer of motorcycles in the world is shooting their launch advertisement for a bike they have high hopes for, and you are responsible for everything.
It was an eye opener seeing Honda Europe's boss climbing the rocks twice everyday, up to a point where he had signal, to report back to Japan. Yes, the corporate world never cease to amaze me.

 

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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #125 on: September 11, 2019, 06:53:25 am »
I am not sure if Kobus mentioned this before but this job required the team to wake up at 5am everyday, work right through the day only to finish up at around 10pm every night (and in some cases much later than that.)
Morale is what makes an event like this work. If you are going to get upset when a french photographer asks you to bring the Unimog to him (his chalet is 100 meters from where the truck is) in order for him to clean his lenses, instead of him walking to the truck, you wont last a day.  (True story) :imaposer:
Of all the people on set, I probably have the shortest temper, followed closely by Kobus. Hennie (Oubones) and the others are strangely not affected by unreasonable requests and this impressed me hugely.
I realised on this trip that I still have a lot to learn.
 
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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #126 on: September 11, 2019, 07:37:03 am »
Julle dink julle is slim met daai donker foto....wel ek het my screen se brightness opgestel.
Dus as julle my nie saamvat volgende keer nie gaan ek die foto laat UITLEK.

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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #127 on: September 11, 2019, 07:55:01 am »
Julle dink julle is slim met daai donker foto....wel ek het my screen se brightness opgestel.
Dus as julle my nie saamvat volgende keer nie gaan ek die foto laat UITLEK.

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Watter donker foto Kobus?
 

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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #128 on: September 11, 2019, 09:10:45 am »
Doie een wat Kobus gebruik het ....daai SWART SQUARE een :laughing4:


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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #129 on: September 11, 2019, 10:28:37 am »
Doie een wat Kobus gebruik het ....daai SWART SQUARE een :laughing4:
Kobus oefen nog aan die agterkant van die kamera. :peepwall: :imaposer:
Hy is mos nou bekende film ster so moet maar die swakkerige foto verskoon! :pot: :ricky:
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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #130 on: September 11, 2019, 12:00:07 pm »
Is no-one taking a punt on what the mysterious bikes are?

Africa Twin 1100?
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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #131 on: September 11, 2019, 12:07:50 pm »
All the fuss for 100cc  :patch:
 

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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #132 on: September 11, 2019, 01:58:28 pm »
All the fuss for 100cc  :patch:

Are you talking about the 790 KTM or the 1100 Africa Twin?
 

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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #133 on: September 11, 2019, 01:59:26 pm »
ek gaan hierdie een nog lekker deurlees
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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #134 on: September 11, 2019, 02:05:33 pm »
All the fuss for 100cc  :patch:

Are you talking about the 790 KTM or the 1100 Africa Twin?
Not sure where the 790 comes into this, I was hoping that Honda would bring something new, like a 800 cc or thereabout?
 

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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #135 on: September 11, 2019, 02:13:14 pm »
All the fuss for 100cc  :patch:

Are you talking about the 790 KTM or the 1100 Africa Twin?
Not sure where the 790 comes into this, I was hoping that Honda would bring something new, like a ....... cc or thereabout?
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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #136 on: September 11, 2019, 02:14:38 pm »
All the fuss for 100cc  :patch:

Are you talking about the 790 KTM or the 1100 Africa Twin?
Not sure where the 790 comes into this, I was hoping that Honda would bring something new, like a 850 cc or thereabout?
Now we are talking. :thumleft:
 

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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #137 on: September 11, 2019, 03:04:23 pm »
LOL !! Classic.

... I just checked the date and it's not April 1st ... so maybe there are real bikes involved in this Namib Meander.
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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #138 on: September 11, 2019, 03:28:12 pm »
All the fuss for 100cc  :patch:

Are you talking about the 790 KTM or the 1100 Africa Twin?
Not sure where the 790 comes into this, I was hoping that Honda would bring something new, like a 800 cc or thereabout?

The "fuss" as you so eloquently put it, is happening throughout all the brands - 1200 to 1250, 800 to 850, 690 to 790,1000 to 1100.
And yes, they all make a fuss about it. :thumleft:
 

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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #139 on: September 11, 2019, 04:14:37 pm »
All the fuss for 100cc  :patch:

Are you talking about the 790 KTM or the 1100 Africa Twin?
Not sure where the 790 comes into this, I was hoping that Honda would bring something new, like a 850 cc or thereabout?
A 700 would also be great. :thumleft: