Jill Kintner can wreck a downhill mountain bike course. Her professional record precedes her, but Red Bull’s ‘Bandit Hill’ swings wide of the typical stoke video to tell an altogether different story — via an entirely different medium.
Kintner is one of the most dominant multidiscipline female cyclists of all time. She has won every possible four-cross mountain biking title at some point in her career, along with a wide array of notable BMX titles.
She’s also an artist and nature lover. That’s the side of Jill Kintner that Red Bull spotlights in the live-action/animated short “Bandit Hill.” The quick vignette drops the world-class downhiller into an enchanted forest inhabited by three unlikely friends — a squirrel, a fox, and a snail.
It’s a smash for kids or adults — picture Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox or Shel Silverstein’s poetry set to Space Jam-style animation.
All in all, get ready for an unorthodox, refreshing clip featuring one of the best to ever compete in women’s cycling.