Just the Tip: Coast Gravity Park

Oct 29, 2013
by Connor Macleod  
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About Coast Gravity Park
Coast Gravity Park will be a year round, lift-accessed bike park on the Sunshine Coast, BC. There is a crowd funding page where you can pre-buy your lift pass to help support the development of as many trails as possible before opening. Check out the crowd funding page for more details and to find out how you can show your support.




168 Comments

  • + 227
 pay your ticket don't rob norb again
  • + 35
 Procrastination is like masturbation, in the end you just screwing yourself.
  • + 86
 If you build it, they will come! Excellent work everyone!
  • + 5
 can you ride the junk yard slope coarse i saw it lurkin in the background, that would be so much fun being able to bring and use both bikes up there
  • + 3
 that kid has got to be soo stoked for this new setup. definitely owes his parents a thanks for letting the coastal crew play around on their land. I think we all owe them a thanks.
  • + 51
 Rad! So sick Tippie and props to the Coastal Crew for building such a gnarly park, looks so fun!
  • + 10
 Coastal crew........ how's it feel to be the raddest, baddest an most influential rides/builders to hold a set of handle bars of are generation?
  • + 34
 are..........
  • + 5
 yeah, that set my grammar alarm off too XD
  • + 36
 Smooth now, but if everyone rides kicking their rear tire out it won't stay that way for long. Wonder what the trail maintenance guys feel about that type of showy riding. (Looks good for the camera though...)
  • + 77
 the guy doing that on the GoPro footage was Linden, who's put over 4,000 hrs in trail maintenence there, don't worry, they'll look after it!
  • - 102
flag Keyboardkilla (Oct 29, 2013 at 10:08) (Below Threshold)
 Burnbern... anyone who knows how to have fun on the bike does this "showy" riding as you consider it, to the rest of us its pure fun to get the back end loose on trails. im guessing getting the back end loose means something different in your vocabulary. Trail crew gets paid to keep up the trails, bottom line IT'S THEIR JOB. so please quit bitching about literally nothing...
  • + 26
 @mulchee - Awesome!
@Keyboardkilla - Doesn't sound like bitching to me, sounded more like a question. And the guy above you answered the question perfectly...

My only experience with bike parks is riding the brake bumps and ruts, never had the opportunity to ride fresh/smooth trails like in the video, so I "wondered"...
  • + 16
 if i put 4000 hrs of maintenance in to that park i would go absolutely mental to see someone keep skidding about like that! how can pros/ams moan at first timers for wrecking tracks when pro's wreck tracks just to look good for the camera. i know they probably do put a lot of effort it to keeping the tracks maintained but it send out the wrong message completely to beginners.
  • - 62
flag Keyboardkilla (Oct 29, 2013 at 10:44) (Below Threshold)
 DEFINITELY sounds like you're complaining about something you have no knowledge about seeing you're questioning how a trail crew feels about someone riding their trail... thats like asking an asphalt worker how he feels when someone drifts on a street he paved. he doesn't give a shit. he gets paid to do the work and he will get paid to do the maintenance.

isnt this common sense for christs sake? if you get angry about someone skidding on your trail you haven't come to terms with growing up yet because its not the end of the f*cking world.

(neg proppers suck itttttttt i dont care)
  • + 11
 @keyboardkilla - That's the point, I don't know much about it (i.e. trailbuilders in a bike park perspective). Hence why I asked the question...
  • - 31
flag Keyboardkilla (Oct 29, 2013 at 10:51) (Below Threshold)
 cheers man im just really sick of people complaining when the big idea is that there is a brand new bike park being built yet small things like this are focused on
  • + 8
 Don't worry about it... I see my one "offensive" question and about 30 positive comments in this thread so far. The focus is on the awesome... and it is awesome...
  • + 16
 litter pickers get paid to pick up litter, doesn't mean everyone should go out dumping all there trash everywhere cos someone else will pick it up. like i said it just sends out the wrong message. As for not having a lot of knowledge in trail building, Unfortunately i put allot of time in to repairing trails for FREE, and even if i got paid, i wouldn't say spending half a day repairing trails enjoyable..... so to come back a week later and find that your hard work has gone to waste because someone watched a video of there favourite pro skidding around and thinks its looks COOL, obviously this gets a little annoying to say the least.
  • + 9
 I personally don't think skid's look good, I only do it when needed.... maybe just me
  • + 2
 The faster you go the more you damage the trails. Wutcha gonna do?
  • + 2
 ramrodd, sounds like you got a rod rammed where it doesn't belong. it's dirt. tires are gonna rip it up one way or the other. the fact that the park is gonna be open year round and subject to more weather than your average bike park is probably going to do more damage than a few skids anyways. these guys know what they're getting into, and i'm sure they're prepared for it.
  • - 1
 Pretty sure 4000 hrs is something like 24 hours a day for 6 months sooooo... Btw, park looks like such a good time.
  • + 1
 Neg propped for sayin it how it is. Lol. I dont "skid" but the back tire tends to break loose without back brakes too ya know.
  • + 1
 Or one hundred 40 hour weeks, or just under 2 years of an average 9 till 5...
  • + 2
 id put money on the majority of people complaining about skidding actually having no trail building experience in the first place.. main thing that's gonna kill your trails is erosion and shitty building. as long as they aren't building it on super organic loamy soil and the drainage is good, the skidding won't do much. since these guys are some of the best trail builders around i'd suggest getting your panties out of a bunch and just embracing the park.
  • + 1
 @joeyjd - I understand where you are coming from, if you build a shitty trail obviously you have bigger worries than skidding. But, in this case you have some of the best trail builders and they are building great trails. So a poor draining trail isn't a problem. In my experience skidding through the corners is very easy way to destroy nice berms. Especially when the weather is wet.

Check out the look on a dirt jumpers face if you skid down his transition on a dirt jump he just built and tell me he doesn't consider it to be a problem.

That said, it sounds like you may have some real trail building experience, at least you talk like it. If you do, then that helps to answer my initial question. The skidding isn't that big of a deal...
  • + 2
 it has more to do with the dirt you're building with. if it's super organic and soft it will get ripped apart easily, and that's how trails get destroyed. looks like most of the coast trails are built with the same stuff we use on the shore. it's super rich in minerals - hence why they call it "gold" - and it doesn't collect water easily. it won't go far from the trails because it doesn't facilitate erosion, and a little bit more aggressive riding won't require that much more maintenance than any bike park would.
  • + 1
 Good info...
  • + 30
 Only Tippie can get away using a branch as a mic. Suck a great guy!!!
  • + 20
 yeah, that stick picks up decent audio.
  • + 11
 Its got a great Tip.....
  • + 2
 Great guy but I think the last thing he needs is another Red Bull. Watch out!!!
  • + 2
 Actually I think that's exactly what he needs! Remember kids, always greet Tippie with a Red Bull.
  • + 15
 Don't forget guys, they are still collecting money to put a lift in place, buy your lift tickets now! www.indiegogo.com/projects/coast-gravity-park-campaign
  • + 17
 I cried
  • + 15
 Tippie has got to be close to being a god, he's an absolute lad
  • + 10
 You know when people say that if you are smiling you will live for a long time, well Tippie is gonna live forever
  • + 13
 Let's do it! Great work guys! Tippie awesome as always...
  • + 6
 Hope the new Christchurch year round Bike park is gonna be as mint as this if it is it will blow Queenstown out of the water!
  • + 1
 so its gunna happen?!?!
  • + 8
 Tippie is just so......well Tippie! Awesome.
  • + 5
 Hell yeah! This is why I threw down 120 bucks. You gotta start from something. I'll continue to support these types of projects all day! So stoked I moved to the PNW. And Tippie's attitude is infectious. Love that guy.
  • + 6
 I think i'm gunna save up and go there this summer instead of whistler this year......Or maybe I will do both if i find a bunch of cash somewhere.
  • + 4
 They aren't that far apart, hit both!
  • + 0
 Remember guys just 2 blues and 1 black,this place looks awesome but needs time to grow before it comes even close to touching whistler.
  • + 3
 No ones saying it's better or on the same level as whistler. They're just excited to have another place to ride.
  • + 2
 You missed my point.
  • + 1
 Clearly. And since you say I did, could you expand upon it for me?

Also, it's not open yet. They will have more trails when it's officially open.
  • - 7
flag minty1 (Oct 29, 2013 at 16:14) (Below Threshold)
 Jeez why so f*cking pissy? The guy above was saying he was thinking of this place over Whistler I was saying it probably wasn't a good substitute YET,I am not putting this place down in any way,chill the f*ck out.
  • + 3
 I'm sorry, I don't see where I was pissy or aggressive... I admitted I missed your point, then asked for you to expand upon it since I missed it... Perhaps it is you who should chill out?

But thank you for flipping out on me?
  • + 3
 Ya i think i might have to hit both Kevin267 I guess just keep going till my card starts getting declined then thumb it home right?
  • + 7
 Year round bike park!!!! YEEEEEESSSSSS!!!!! Brown and white pow all winter, what more could a man ask for?!?!?!
  • + 3
 Beer, perhaps??
  • + 7
 I love Tippies's awesome outgoing nature!
  • + 8
 Tippie is the Tits!!
  • + 5
 Wait are those freeride hits from Semenuks Rad company using the logging equipment going to be part of the park!?!?!?!
  • + 1
 yes part of semenuk segment, no not part of park
  • + 4
 right that does it , im going to say something that i go against strongly but it has to be said ... the uk is rubbish for riding !!!
  • + 1
 I disagree the uk has some pretty good riding. have you never been to wharncliffe
  • + 4
 don't think i've ever seen anyone having as good of a time CONSISTENTLY as tippie! what a hero. bike park looks amazing, can't wait to get up there!!!
  • + 6
 You just have to love Tippie
  • + 4
 With the ability to dig year round and lot of talented trail builders it will be cool to see what this place looks like in a few years. Eric
  • + 1
 awesome! but in the UK we love berms like that Big Grin go to a place like swinley or forest of dean, bike park wales and you'll find masssssssooove berms Big Grin their so much fun! i want to build a BERM and jump only trail with no straight parts and all corners big ass berms with take off's at the end of them it should look something like this "sssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss" D: that would be amazing
  • + 1
 The uk needs proper jump trails like this , forest of dean has tried and got it half right.

The problem is every thing need to be rollable over here , so lips get rolled off and braking bumps appear , whereas if it was all gap jumps like that proline in the video every thing would last so much longer.

A lot of official trail places in the UK seem to hide behind this " its for people to progress " bullshit , progress to what ? there are no advanced public jump trails in the Uk with the exception of parts of Bikepark wales , give us some proper big jumps !
  • + 1
 I remember walking the property with my dad Bill Stockwell, grandpa Ray Stockwell and the Coastal Crew for the very first time!! I ride the trails on the weekend and I think the trails are by far the best! Get your passes now!! WE PLAN TO HAVE PREVIEW DAYS FOR ANYONE WHO HAS A PASS!!!
  • + 5
 Year round bike park... I am never making it out of college.
  • + 3
 So how do you get to the top now? Is it open to the public yet? Not a lot of questions answered in this video but I'm packing the van to come over!
  • + 1
 sounded to me like its open, although not finished. so yes its open to the public if you dont mind only having a few trails. and since theres no lift yet theyre driving shuttles to the top, hence the pickup trucks filled with bikes
  • + 2
 No, I don't think it is officially open. Their crowd funding page seems to be the best place to get info right now. From what I can tell, it will be open to the general public full time in late 2014. If you buy one the passes that cost more than $50, you will get invited to special "preview" days. I don't know how often those preview days will be, but my guess is that it would be something like once a month until it fully opens. I assume they will have shuttles, or let people use their own vehicles for shuttles on the preview days until the lift is in.
  • + 1
 It's not open yet. They get to the top with shuttles for now.
  • + 2
 Gonna go out on a limb and say if they're building all winter they won't want people showing up asking for shuttles or shuttling themselves
  • + 1
 i think this is what the special preview days if you pre-ordered a pass was all about
  • + 1
 I'd like to know how many people in this super unique area of mtn biking, who've managed to achieve some level of pro mountain biker status, have donated money?
Or as usual are they just hoping to mooch their way through?
Just wondering.
Lots of sponsored/blog level mountain bikers around these areas...
In my experience, they feel their rad skills are all they owe our sport...
  • + 1
 What they are doing is awesome... Great to see SO many riders stoked on those trails. Can't wait to see what they have to come! Oh yeah, band and song at 6:15 into the vid?
  • + 1
 Is this the same place as junkyard slope style in Life behind bars ? Looks like it @ 12.21 . Hope this sets new trends for chairlifts specifically for bikes !!
  • + 2
 in uk we got bike parks the run 365 days a year but they wont be as nice as this place (from what ive seen)
  • + 1
 One more reason to visit bc! That kid has got to be one happy chappy. Imagine coming home from school and shredding this for a few hours!
  • + 1
 I see big tings for this place. I hope they are prepared for the masses that will be flooding that little part of the Coast. I know where I'm going once I'm healed up.
  • + 1
 soooo can we just show up there and shuttle ourselves up the mountain?!! or is it now closed to the public until the lift is operational??
  • + 2
 Tip is just the guy who can do an epic 12-minute interview with a wooden microphone
  • + 2
 In the back ground at 10:40 you can see a part of the slopestyle course from life behind bars
  • + 1
 God bless the team who had this idea and who worked so hard for this bike park to happened!!! Satisfaction will come!!! Thank you!
  • + 1
 Every corners a berm every straight section is a jump! Amazing great JOB!! Cant wait to ride this Mt! Saw the crazy jump section in another Vid so happy they kept it!!
  • + 3
 Snow Summit are you watching this?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
  • + 2
 but actually... I have faith that gravity logic and the forest service will be able to work together on some trails like this for next summer up at snow summit!
  • + 2
 Yeah,fingers and toes crossed on that one! One can dream.
  • + 1
 I'd rather get shot in the face than listen to another group of 15 year olds talk about "how sick that last whip was!" at snow summit. On the other hand a jump only trail might keep all the posers off the real dh trails so maybe not a bad idea hmmm
  • + 6
 hey just be glad they're stoked on mountain biking! I'm sure we all said some pretty lame things as 15 year olds....
  • + 3
 Yeah good point i was probably way worse. Any new trails at summit would be well recieved. The word is forest service approved a good amount of new trails for next season. This year was super fun although crazy crowded at times
  • + 2
 if the word is true then they can expect me to buy a season pass. Ive been up there every weekend for the past month!
  • + 1
 I am new to DH however, once I get more experience, I am going to make a trip out to this park!!! It looks amazing!
  • + 2
 Was that a tipposa in that fancy plastic there?
  • + 1
 Im definityley down for some truck shuttling this summer... Just saying boys...
  • + 2
 whoa! This is looking road trip worthy already!
  • + 1
 Once again, the coastcrew guys are making moves! I wish I lived on the west coast after watching this!
  • + 1
 sick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 1
 I almost want to go there as much as whistler. Everything looks so perfect there!
  • + 2
 That my friends might be the luckiest kid in the world
  • + 2
 i want to see a picture of norb's spec enduro bike ne1 has a link ?
  • + 1
 110 4-packs left. They're giving em away! Pay up suckas. I gots mine. Over 40grand raised!!
  • + 3
 Are we there yet?!
  • + 2
 name of the 1ยช song? pls
  • + 6
 Love Grenades - Young Lovers. The same song that happens to be in the very FIRST coastal crew video I ever watched. The one that got me hooked.
  • + 1
 Young Lovers (Sam Sparrow edit)
Love Grenades
*at least thats the one playing in the Kranked 8 clip that Tippie is singing along to
  • + 2
 I'll just link you to the video buddy: www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUeZMGrLAhY
  • + 1
 I'm doing the same thing in the car on that song, but on the original version without voices, awesome!
Download: beemp3s.org/download.php?file=28564620&song=Young+Lovers
  • + 1
 @cryix, thanks for the HD version!
  • + 1
 Geeetttt meee there!! What the UK lacks. Big mountains. Just as well the alps are only 300 quid away!
  • + 3
 Bermgasm XD
  • + 0
 Lol I helped build those trailsBig Grin I was in the pic. like 5 times throughout the film!! Btw super sick trails, and can't wait to shred em big thanks to everyone who helped!
  • + 1
 This is simply amazing work happening and that intro of tippie singing along there first blowout video was so perfect
  • + 1
 Band and song at 6:15 into the vid?
  • + 1
 I live not even ten minutes from there! #stokedonlife
  • + 1
 Hell, that place looks sooooo sick!
  • + 1
 Where are all the girls on opening day??? Holy sausage party
  • + 1
 i like how they cut out kyle j
  • + 1
 Anybody know what that songs called ?
  • + 1
 shit i need to move back to Vancouver :/
  • + 1
 great nice and wide lots of room for passing!
  • + 1
 looks awesome!! good work guys!
  • + 1
 dont give tippee any more redbull
  • + 1
 i lost it at "very sneaky"
pahahahaha
  • + 1
 i wonder if im related to the land owners.... hmmm
  • + 2
 Tippie for President
  • + 1
 I wish we had a bikepark like this in Poland Frown
Excelent job!
  • + 1
 Dylan looks... different than I remember him.
  • + 1
 Those trails are works of art......
  • + 2
 Awsome!
  • + 2
 Wish we had this place.
  • + 4
 Get some people and make an effort to build it. I wanted more fun trails to ride around where I live, so I've been building them. Like Tippie said in the video "Procrastination is like masturbation, in the end you're only screwing yourself." I can't even ride right now because of injuries, but you can bet I'm still out there.
  • + 4
 The trail I'm building is with a shovel and a pick axe and that's every spare hour I have. With those tools and only me building, it'd be years before I created a trail like that. Unfortunately, I also work, have various commitments, a lack of suitable terrain, a girlfriend and it's pitch black by the time I'm home. Some of us aren't in your position.
  • - 1
 What position am I in exactly? I'm quite curious what you're implying.
  • + 2
 intttttttttttttternnnn
  • + 2
 I wanna be there!
  • + 1
 I would work here for next to nothing!
  • + 3
 Sign up for this next year www.capilanou.ca/mbo My guess is, you will end up building trails there (and making exactly nothing).
  • + 2
 So jealous!
  • + 1
 SIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICK!
  • + 1
 Tippie has surely had his fair share of RedBull's anyway!!
  • + 1
 you could live in some of those berms man. I need that shit in my life.
  • + 1
 5:30 I think his microphone doesn't really works !
  • + 2
 great job guys!
  • + 1
 Close enough to day trip!
  • + 1
 This is looking awe...(wait for it)...some!!!!! Keep up the good work guys
  • + 1
 whats the bike at about 5 minutes ?
  • + 0
 Think its a Banshee Scythe
bansheebikes.com/scythe
  • + 1
 Looked so so sick an flowy, no fare, i wanna go there.
  • + 1
 I still can't believe it .
  • + 0
 Hey, I'll make burgers for you guys, ( www.pinkbike.com/photo/10269598 ), and in exchange, I get to ride for free...
  • + 1
 what's the song at 10'30 ?
  • + 1
 looks safe
  • + 1
 Oh yeah
  • + 1
 WHY ARENT YOU OPEN YET
  • - 3
 exactlly.
  • + 2
 You think Rome was built in a day? These things take time. Go to Whistler and stop bitching
  • + 2
 i live in whistler lol and i was joking, im just excited.
  • - 1
 I love their atttitude "whistler is 2hours away, so lets just build our own bikepark with lifts and big jumps"
  • + 1
 Looks awesome
  • + 0
 BRETT TIPPIE IS THE MAN, WOULD GET DOWN ON MY KNEES FOR THAT CHAMP
  • + 1
 weird
  • + 1
 EPIC!
  • - 1
 Who needs canada when there's bike park whales
  • + 1
 booooooooo
  • - 2
 That didn't look fun at all.Smile
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