-For those that don’t know Dennis he’s the one at the river jumps in Whistler with more steeze and tricks that you could ever hope to have. He has been killing it for a few years now and put out a pretty bangin video with Rup and Wink this past summer. I caught up with him recently for a quick interview for a new series we are starting called “The Basics”
What kind of music should you use for an edit? I definitely don't want someone to shut off my video because they dislike the song or genre of music.
I wouldn’t make it your goal to impress people as music is subjective and most internet mtb nerds probably have shitty taste anyways. Do whatever you want….can never go wrong with some Maiden or Floyd though. That being said, if you choose a classic you better be lacing some hammers. Remember - better to have crappy riding and a wicked tune than lame riding and a matrix song. Actually, if it’s shitty, save the internet’s rainforest and don’t post it online.
Well, North Vancouver is pretty snowed in at the moment, so I’m posting up one of my bicycles. You’ll likely see more bike checks in the near future from us, let us know whose bikes you want to see!
I run my bike pretty tight. What I mean is I prefer to run it stiff and quick as far as downhill bikes are concerned. I typically run 30 psi in my tires depending on conditions, the compression cranked about 75-80% rear and front, bottom out turned almost all the way up, and about 75-80 psi in my BoXXer. I also run my rebounds at about 70-80% rabbit. I can’t hang with the turtle.
There has been a lot of talk lately about whether or not switch tricks have any relevance yet in mountain bike slopestyle. The main complaints I’ve heard are that switch tricks are stopping progression, lacking difficulty and aren’t exciting to watch. It seems like the majority of the people who don’t believe that learning and performing a trick switch is benefiting our sport are, for lack of a better word, groms.
I love how there's just endless criticism directed at you guys for stating your own opinion on your own website. Dudes can hide behind the Anonymous name and talk shit all they want, at least you cats aren't hiding your identity. These Anons are all pussies, should go ride "street" or make a site that's more inclusive to weak content.
Switch tricks are still lame. Yes they are hard, but its so fucking boring to look at. Get creative and do something original or moto inspired, instead of learning all your tricks the other way around. Its stopping progression of new tricks..
stupid question: what are your thoughts on the new wheel sizes?
I’m sure I will disappoint people with this response. I used to think 29ers were the dumbest thing in the world. I rode a few down some hills and couldn’t understand why anyone would want to ride a bike that felt so terrible. It wasn’t until I rode one with a better geometry and I tackled some hills that I changed my mind. It’s way easier to ride up and that can be a big deal. If it gets more people out riding in the forest and spending money in the bike industry fuck it, let them have their wheel sizes. Personally I want to ride a bike that I can play around on and that’s what will keep me on a 26inch bike but other people riding bikes that look like dinosaurs doesn’t bother me.
Also, over the last two years I’ve only ridden 650b and 29er all mountain bikes. So I might not be as loyal to 26 as I like to think.
Backing the mark, I'm all for the talking out loud we see on this site but that's kind of aggressive and unprofessional? What's he supposed to do get in your face about a good patch of land and parents backing what he does? Have you even met the kid?
'Yeah it's really dope to have this opportunity and I'm super fortunate to have parents who let me use their land and excavator to build trails. Not a lot of kids get to experience having jumps in their yard so I'm very grateful for the position I'm in. It's been a lot of hard work getting these jumps dialed in exactly how I want and I'm stoked to have my own trails riding perfect for my friends and I to shred.'
Something along those lines would’ve been suffice. Idk, what do I know?
Wink couldn't sound more EMO. Bitching about some guy with rich parents building jumps. While Wink is struggling in mtb paradise, getting a bike from his friend Semenuk.. which backyard he also gets to ride.. having Whistler near by.. Ohh yes Wink your own life is so damn rough.. Cry me a river..