Video: Lone Wolf Productions - 2 Men Vs. 3 Mountains

Aug 29, 2012
by Lone Wolf Productions  
Views: 17,865    Faves: 145    Comments: 8


There are a lot of people who feel mountain biking is an activity that puts you at ease, and creates an aura of being at one with nature. While this statement is usually true for most people, it can be quite the opposite for others. Some are constantly battling, punishing, and beating themselves every time they ride and it's this constant struggle that keeps them coming back for more.


Watching Kenny Smith ride details just how extreme this struggle can get and exactly how good some people can become at the battle. Kenny rides some of the gnarliest parts of Whistler and is always fast and loose. He is constantly riding a fine line between control and disaster; winning all the small fights that keep the rubber side down. When most people can only describe you as "hardcore" or "scary fast" you have likely earned that right with practice, patience and only riding your hardest every time you swing your leg over the top tube. Clearly this is Kenny's style and the way he chooses to live his life. He isn't concerned with being peaceful, or homogeneous with mother earth, more so with finding ways to thrill himself and find the fastest line down the hill. When one sees him ride it's clear that in his mind there are only two elements at play in the world: him and the mountain. So far he seems to be winning.

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My part of this video can be described in a similar manner to Kenny's. I don't know that I faired as well as he did though, only a few lines into shooting the mountain struck back. They say it happens when you least expect it, and that is very true. Having already shot a few times on one of the fastest parts of the mountain we decided to shoot from a few extra angles and before I knew it a tree had placed itself right in front of me. Luckily the mountain was forgiving, and must have just wanted to give me a reminder of who I was messing with. I continued the shoot with a bloodied bruised leg, and nature continued to tell us that it wouldn't go down easy with a lighting storm that shut down the chair lift, and rain that left us under the trees. We fought back and finished the shoot strong though pitting nature against itself by using trees for cable cams, and the dirt as our playground. Unfortunately, you don't come out of every fight without a few scrapes, but the footage we got was equal to having the ref raise our hand at the end of a bout.

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Do you think we won? Sound off below!

A big thank you to Spank Industries for supplying Kenny with his Subrosas, and ultralite Spike Race28 wheels which obviously can take a beating. Also a big thank you for supplying me with all my major components on my bikes.

Thank you to TNL Photography for their help with both photos and cinematography.
Many of our photos were also supplied by Steve Riffle of Riff Stills.

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23 Comments

  • 48 5
 I may receive many thumbs down but honestly the music sucked...
  • 29 1
 Good video but probably my least favourite lone Wolf production
  • 11 1
 Definitely agree. +1
  • 8 0
 same. he's capable of a lot better
  • 14 0
 Personally kenny. When i watch him i am speechless. He really puts the truth into phrase "this is why we have suspension" absolute ripper.
  • 9 0
 Thumps up for Every Time I Die!
  • 7 0
 That seemed a bit disjointed somehow- but still enjoyed it.
  • 2 0
 agreed
  • 2 0
 More edits with Kenny please the guy is an absolute boss !! Most videos on here have become a bit stale for me lately but that was awesome just wish it was longer !
  • 3 0
 Hate to be that guy, but what was the opening song?
  • 2 0
 the opening song ceases to exist due to it sucking donkey dick..in my opinion
  • 3 0
 Two men vs. 3 mountains plus one cup.
  • 3 0
 Was waiting for that comment lol!
  • 2 0
 I was shocked to find that no one else went there.
  • 3 0
 never thought id hear etid in an edit
  • 3 1
 That music drove me up the wall!!!!
  • 2 1
 That first song rocked my socks!! wooohooo!! lol

2nd part = not so good..........
  • 2 0
 Pure flow.
  • 1 0
 opening song anyone?:P
  • 3 0
 Every Time I Die - The Sweet Life
Smile
  • 6 0
 what about the electro song opening?
  • 1 1
 wow screamo...my fave.......
  • 1 2
 what up with the terible quality?

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