Video: Dustin Gilding - The Revealing: Part 2

Aug 8, 2012
by Harrison Mendel  
 
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You can always tell a true trail boss by a single handshake. The rough, unyieldingly calloused grip will leave an impression on you, often quite literally; they have firm handshakes. Dustin Gilding is the boss of all trail bosses, the alpha, the omega, Picasso with a flathead, Mozart with a spade. His jumps are more buff than Schwarzenegger circa 1987’s ‘’Predator.’’ He is ALWAYS the first man digging and the last one riding. Dustin is 'no dig, no ride' personified.

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The Revealing Part 2
  Flip through the smoke.

The Gilding compound is situated part way between Vancouver and Chilliwack, in Abbotsford British Columbia (I'll leave out specifics to deter any would-be jump poachers). According to Current Results.com, ‘’among Canada's 26 largest cities, six average over one metre (39 inches) of precipitation a year. Abbotsford tops the list with 1573 millimetres, about five feet, of rain and snow annually.’’ Gilding has dealt with this astounding amount of moisture first hand... he had to completely rebuild nearly everything seen in this video five times because of erosion caused by near-Biblical amounts of rain. Even with tarps and constant attention, his razor sharp jumps eventually shrugged their shoulders and submitted to nature's wrath.

The Revealing Part 2
  Cable cam, tiki torch, and beyond perfect jumps. Better than your average web edit.

bigquotesThe instinctive characteristics of trail building - like the way you perceive and interpret terrain to create something that flows, rides well, looks good, and is structurally adequate - that all comes from nothing but pure and simple experience - Dustin Gilding

The Revealing Part 2
  Tuck no-hander to toboggan. Watch closely, there are tons of sneaky combos in the video.

The Revealing Part 2
The Revealing Part 2
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Like all great artists, Dustin takes inspiration from past and current masters. ''The work of guys like Dave King, Mike Saavedra, and Clint Reynolds, has been a big influence [on him].'' Unlike BMX, mountain biking isn't famous for its iconic dirt jump trails*. Yet. Gilding is slowly changing that - one shovelful at a time.

Check out The Revealing Part 1

Video - Harrison Mendel
Photos - Bryce Piwek
Words - Scott Secco

*aside from the Post Office; which has been shot to death



Is this a Video of the Year candidate? The best dirt jumps ever?

64 Comments

  • + 75
 more dialed than you mom's phone number Big Grin
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 Look at all the sneaky combo tricks!!
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 ^ Thats what she said
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  • + 18
 Dustin kills it on the bike, but he murders it 10x harder with the shovel! So much respect
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  • + 18
 those jumps are insanely dialed..
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 ... those jumps are sex
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  • + 11
 Those jumps look like he filled a jump shaped bucket up, turned it upside down, smacked it a couple times and was like 'That's how i build' not a crum out of place.
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  • + 6
 Harrison Mendel you're a fucking legend. And yea, Dustin too!
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  • + 6
 They are some clean, crisp jumps. And what a steezy rider
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  • + 7
 T-Bog combo breakers
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  • + 5
 The filming and editing were so tiits!
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  • + 5
 top 3 trails edits ever made. no joke, so much respect..
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  • + 5
 this just blew my mind. saying up was 100% worth it.
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  • + 3
 Sickness, excellent riding, amazing jumps, and excellent edits - makes me want to go shred!
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  • + 4
 That man is a GOD with a shovel
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  • + 4
 anyone knows the name of the artist/song in the vid?
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 Gossip - Four Letter Word
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  • + 4
 super sick jumps! and awesome riding!
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 Whoever said this song sucked probably sucks at life. Absolute shred sesh!!!! Love the home-made cable cam, keep building and killing it for the real creators out there!!!
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  • + 5
 killed it as usual dawg!
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 It's mental how awesome all of these dirt jumps are and how hes a sick rider at the same time that hes a world class jump builder
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 D Gilding is the man ! Its so sick to see this stuff happening in my home town
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 Ridiculously cool trails and amazing riding. Why has Dustin not gotten more attention until now?
  • + 4
 I'm assuming he had kept it private, whereas he might have not wanted the masses to jump into his backyard. Until now.
  • + 5
 He kept the jumps super secret. This is the first time anyone has seen the full set.
  • + 2
 Thats why its the reviling
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 I don't mean the trails - I certainly understand why he wouldn't want everybody and their dog riding those. I mean him as a rider (note I said "why hasn't Dustin...") - he's got some deadly riding skills.
  • + 14
 because it looks like he's spent every day digging at this spot and not out making videos for us internet dorks to oogle at
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  • + 2
 Just an incredible layout.
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 there perfect.... id love to ride those
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 Such a clean vid. Loved the smoke.
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 Holy crap. Those are so perfect.
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 Ya Harry! Lovin the shots
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 That was the most amazing thing i have ever watched.
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 Yaaaaa dustin straight nuts
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 awesome! Trails and riding are dialed...well done.
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  • + 1
 nice jumps and rad ridnin
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 so bloody smooth!
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  • + 1
 now thats a fucking VOD. that was some gnarly stuff, great riding. wooooow
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 That song...

Please, what is it?
  • + 5
 Gossip - Four Letter Word Made me find it.
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 Sorry but that song sucked. It killed the video for me. Which is a four letter word.
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  • + 2
 perfection...
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  • + 2
 I like this sh*t
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  • + 1
 whats up with the smoke machine?!?
  • + 7
 tiki torches man
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  • + 2
 Holy glidecam!
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  • + 2
 i think im going to cry
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  • + 0
 backflips threes nacks same shit different day
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 The song is 'Four Letter Word' by Gossip.
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  • - 3
 He's real good but theres this little f*cker called Brandon Semenuk that will be "alpha" ..sorry Dustin :/ Sweet vid and jumps though!
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  • - 1
 I WANNA RIDE DIRT jUMPS!
  • + 25
 pick up a shovel
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 i cannot agree with this more
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