Video: Carson Storch in 'Slayer Raw'

Dec 4, 2019
by Rocky Mountain  

Words: Rocky Mountain

When we introduced the new Slayer back in August, we released “Oscillation” featuring Thomas Vanderham, Rémi Gauvin, and Carson Storch. That video showed the three riders tackling the dry and dusty trails in of BC’s interior, the wet and rooty trails on Vancouver Island, and the big moves and lines of Virgin, Utah. From that shoot, we shot enough footage to cut together three raw videos in a mix of the best clips and never before seen footage. One for each rider in the locations they helped choose.

For Carson’s section we went to Virgin, Utah, known for its massive features and big mountain lines. This project was shot in the spring, which gave Carson a chance to put his tires in the dirt a few months before this year’s Red Bull Rampage. 2019 marked Carson’s 6th year competing at Rampage, and in that time, he’s stomped some massive spins, drops, and unique features. For this project he wanted to push it outside of a contest environment and land switch spins, flip combo’s, and fresh lines on a brand-new bike.


Utah Landscape Photo by Margus Riga
Utah Landscape Photo by Margus Riga
Utah Landscape Photo by Margus Riga

Carson Storch riding in Virgin Utah Photo by Margus Riga
Carson Storch riding in Virgin Utah Photo by Margus Riga

Carson Storch riding in Virgin Utah Photo by Margus Riga

Carson Storch s in Utah

Carson Storch riding in Virgin Utah Photo by Margus Riga

Carson Storch riding in Virgin Utah Photo by Margus Riga

Utah Landscape Photo by Margus Riga
Utah Landscape Photo by Margus Riga

Carson Storch riding in Virgin Utah Photo Margus Riga
Carson Storch riding in Virgin Utah Photo Margus Riga
Carson Storch riding in Virgin Utah Photo Margus Riga

Carson Storch riding in Virgin Utah Photo Margus Riga

Carson Storch riding in Virgin Utah Photo Margus Riga
Carson Storch riding in Virgin Utah Photo Margus Riga
Carson Storch riding in Virgin Utah Photo Margus Riga

Carson Storch riding in Virgin Utah Photo by Margus Riga

Carson Storch in Utah Photo Margus Riga
Carson Storch s Slayer in Utah

Presented by Rocky Mountain

Directed by: Liam Mullany
Cinematography: Harrison Mendel, Liam Mullany
Colourist: Sam Gilling
Post-production Sound: Keith White Audio
Still photography: Margus Riga
Thanks: Matt Edleston, Dylan Cobern


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48 Comments

  • 22 0
 So much Send, So much Style!
  • 2 0
 You're almost there mitch !
  • 2 0
 mmmm so style send much such.
  • 18 0
 Cracking video
  • 7 0
 Literally.
  • 7 0
 Good to see it all held together so well.
  • 1 0
 Do you have some insider info you’d like to share?
  • 1 0
 Great snapping buttocks! It was a good video.
  • 12 0
 Sweet riding and no giant inflatable snake popped out after landing a 3 drop. Was gutted for Carson at Rampage. He was looking so confident and comfortable on his line.
  • 12 1
 makes the slayer great again
  • 9 1
 great riding but incredible sound design
  • 3 0
 Yes! And hey, 5K video quality... I didn't even know that was a thing! The vid looked as good as it sounded!!!
  • 5 0
 @JeffWeed: That's news to me as well. YouTube, stepping it up.
  • 6 0
 Just over 2 minutes is not enough. I can sit and watch this kid ride for like 5 hours straight. Carson is just awesome.
  • 6 0
 Didn't know the new Slayer was dual crown compatible. Nice move Rocky!
  • 4 0
 SLAYEEER!!!
Thanks! That was raw, that was pure, that was sexy as hell!!
My dear old live-undead 2009 Slayer SXC also watched that and told me excatly what to say Wink
  • 4 1
 Super rad vid and burly riding. But to me a raw video means no slow mo, and just fast heavy riding. Kinda tired of all edits without sound being called “RAW”
  • 1 0
 Yes, the audio engineering here is the exact opposite of "raw". I'd bet NASA spent weeks getting it just right...
  • 3 0
 Big shout out to the director. The tracking shots are stunning.
  • 3 0
 Rocky always puts out solid videos. Other manufacturers should take note.
  • 1 0
 Really awesome way of making those huge features feel a lot bigger.

Also what ever happened to that Halloween-themed Slayer release video?
  • 2 0
 that slayer looks fantastic with the duel crowns, wasn't keen before but it's won me over big time!!
  • 2 0
 This is dope. Very few comments because there is nothing to argue about.
  • 6 0
 Yes there is
  • 4 0
 Not enough slomo. This thread is about to blow up now.
  • 2 1
 Sound was wayyyy over-edited. sick riding tho!
  • 2 0
 Crazy Riding. Crazy Cinematography. Crazy
  • 1 0
 Everytime I see a RM Slayer, I always hear the Halo multiplayer voice in-match "SLAYER"
  • 2 0
 Repentless just gets stuck in my head
  • 1 0
 Not that I don’t love me some SLAYER, but I was so stoked this was raw sound and not to a SLAYER song.
  • 1 0
 Sick edit, just right to keep me interested and and even better without any shite rock music over the top!!
  • 1 0
 So sick Carson! Nice work from everyone involved.
  • 2 0
 Dropping in like a BOSS!
  • 1 0
 Great vid! Love watching Carson ride!
  • 1 0
 Stahp I can't afford another bike!
  • 3 3
 I'd sure like to Slay 'er Raw.
  • 1 0
 So this is the 29er?
  • 1 1
 And yet he rode the Maiden at Rampage. The bike that's now discontinued...
  • 6 0
 It's the gnarliest event out there, I'd imagine he wanted to ride the bike he had the most ride time on.
  • 1 0
 Meh, no one bought it. Can you blame them for cutting it?
  • 1 0
 Sick good fun
  • 1 1
 Dvo rear/Suntour front?
  • 2 1
 Yes, sooo?
  • 2 0
 Suntour don't offer a coil shock so i think the they allow riders to run whatever coil shock they'd like, while using their forks.
  • 5 0
 @Mondbiker: just curious my friend
  • 1 0
 @sosburn: with the answer.
  • 2 1
 Suntour is who manufactures DVO’s forks and shocks.

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