Dakotah Norton: Made in Michigan Part II of II – Video

May 9, 2018
by UniorDevinciFactoryRacing  


In the second installment of Made in Michigan, Unior Devinci ripper Dakotah Norton turns his West Coast dream trail into a handcrafted reality—one shovel stroke at a time. “The reason we built the track in California was in order to make dirt fly,” he says. Additionally, the effort provided ample opportunity to send the Spartan 27.5 into deep orbit. “The step-up feature was over 30-feet long," he continues. "You had to clear a wall of stacked rock, there was no case-pad, and with a five-foot landing, followed by a tight corner, there was also no margin for error. It was gnarly.” After several weeks exploring and excavating, shooting was completed in less than two days. The trail was then wiped off the map, the forest returned to its natural state. This three-minute clip tells the story. Dig in.












Rider: Dakotah Norton
Film/Photo: Suspended Production




MENTIONS: @devinci / @UniorDevinciFactoryRacing / @suspended-productions




52 Comments

  • + 34
 Me: Where is this track?

Pinkbike community: Trinidad, CO

Me: Great, thanks im gonna go look for it.
  • + 7
 "The trail was then wiped off the map, the forest returned to its natural state."....

Yea im sure it was.
  • + 4
 Two thoughts running through my head the whole video: (1) eventually I need to get some raw land like this here in Idaho. There's lots of it, not very expensive; (2) How on earth did they find a place in SoCal to do this--land is too expensive, permission near impossible...all these questions. If it's rogue, that's cool with me, too...I'm just curious.
  • + 3
 @stalkinghorse: buy a bunch and ill come build a bike park for you.
  • + 1
 @tcottrell: What a waste of dirt if that's true. That was a really sick edit.
  • + 0
 @stalkinghorse: Bro its not SoCal its Trinidad, Co. LMAO!
  • + 1
 @mustbike: when I move to Bend hopefully by the beginning of next year I will take you up on that offer since not so far away.
  • + 1
 might be a while before a european is back on top. dakota on the come up
  • + 33
 This nose bonk though...
  • + 20
 Best video segment in a long time! Should be listed as a "must watch!"
  • + 4
 Agree, regardless of your taste in music the song with the video/editing paired pretty well!
  • + 18
 I don't know if it was the Devinci jersey, but that had shades of the way Stevie Smith charged!
  • + 2
 This comment right here
  • + 13
 I still remember, 2 years ago in Leogang, I pulled him out of a berm after he crashed because of a wet North shore berm. Fast and loose as hell ... He refused to be treated by the ambulance Medics.
  • + 11
 I think every Dak video should have a signature "Runs hand through hair & smolder" pan shot. Big Grin
  • + 13
 Dope work brother.
  • + 9
 IIRC, John Tomac, was originally from Michigan. He was a decent mountain biker before he became Eli’s dad...
  • + 16
 Crazy when you go from the 2nd most famous cyclist of all time to just "Eli's dad". in less than 10 years. Smile
  • + 1
 @bizutch: Who is 1st?
  • + 4
 @bman33: lance?
  • + 1
 @speed10: I agree. However, @bizutch may have a different answer. I know he is a shifty one. Big Grin . Not sure why my original quote was downvoted. Very fickle crowd on PB
  • + 1
 @bizutch: I remember when John said in an interview that Eli was trying out motocross and referred to it as an “experiment”,
If it didn’t pan out he’d have to try something else or focus on school or something.
Seems like it worked out...Eli is so damn fast.
  • + 2
 @bman33: Lance obviously. But now his category is more of the "infamous" nature as opposed to famous.
  • + 2
 @ReformedRoadie: Nothing like having a huge ranch as your playground to try out an experiment. Wonder if Eli was like every other kid and ignored every piece of advise his parent of infinite knowledge tried to give him and just pinned it. HEH!
  • + 3
 Love watching guys send it on trail bikes. Too many edits of guys riding full DH sleds down dusty sidewalks. Probably helps that he rides pro DH, but I stand by what I said.
  • + 4
 One Could say this guy is... Really stepping up in the world.
  • + 2
 Wtf, that video was about 1000x better than dude's road to rampage production. Way to go Dakota!!!
  • + 2
 shoulda made a raw100 out of it, it'd be up there with all the semenuk ones...
  • + 4
 Dang Dak. So pinned.
  • + 3
 If you don't do well in the racing, hit up the slopestyle
  • + 2
 Way to go Dak! Freaking killing it!
  • + 2
 DN -bring triple FFF to WC ! Fresh Fun FAST
  • + 1
 5th at Croatia. Training and riding seems to be paying off. Good video.
  • + 1
 I’m going to Trinidad tomorrow!
  • + 1
 heyzuez christos dakota shreds
  • + 1
 All that on a trail bike, excellent.
  • + 2
 FUCK YES HOMIE!!!!
  • + 1
 'Just wanna win bike races.' Hell yeah. Good luck Dakotah.
  • + 2
 Great video DAK!
  • + 1
 Dakattack!!!!
  • + 0
 Sick!! Needs more Kanye tho ????
  • + 1
 Sweet!
  • + 1
 Song?
  • + 1
 Alive - Together Pangea
  • + 1
 Dakotah Nosebonk
  • - 1
 Just drink bottled water
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