Eliot Jackson: Whistler Gaps - Video

Oct 5, 2016
by Pivot Cycles  
Views: 33,170    Faves: 698    Comments: 27

Eliot Jackson has had a bit of a renaissance this season, coming through with some of his best rides ever on the World Cup circuit and at Crankworx. A big part of this success can be attributed to his creativity and line choice on the toughest tracks in the world.

Eliot Jackson and Emilie Siegenthaler strategize line choice during the 2016 Lourdes World Cup track walk. Photo Duncan Philpott

Eliot s slippers on the Fort William track. Photo Duncan Philpott

"It's all about looking at something you've ridden a million times and asking if there is a new, better, or even more fun way to tackle that section” said Jackson, adding “sometimes you just have to have the guts to try something and you can save so much time or maybe enter the following part of the track in a better way."

Eliot Jackson on Heckler s Rock Canadian Open DH Crankworx Whistler 2016.

Crankworx Whistler was especially great for Jackson, with a great 7th place finish in the Canadian Downhill. After the dust settled from this year's event, he took time to hit the classics and really enjoy the park. "I've been riding in Whistler for about eight years. Over time, I’ve found so many fun lines on classic tracks in the park by stopping to really look at the options. The bike park gets a lot of attention, but even the trails you know like the back of your hand are new again if you get creative with how you approach them.”

Eliot wrapped up the best season of his career with a 15th in Andorra and a wicked crash at the World Championships in Val Di Sole, luckily managing to have no significant injuries.

Looking great in practice at Val Di Sole:
You win some... Eliot Jackson on fire during World Championships practice.

The screams in the crowd tell you how gnarly this crash was to witness in person:

Wasn't expecting this one ????. Crash of my life hahaha. @gregminnaar - 1 me - 0 VC: @waschtl_61

A video posted by Eliot Jackson (@eliotjackson) on

Now, Eliot is back home in California for some post-season relaxing and getting ready to hit the training hard for 2017.

MENTIONS: @pivotcycles / @EliotJackson


  • 135 2
 WARNING! to headphone or headset user! dont click the instagram video. if you still value your ear.. Smile

*please make this comment on top to save more people.
  • 6 0
 It got hectic on the ole phone speaker, one of those quick blasts that was exceed the regular max by tenfold some how...
  • 6 0
 Luckily my headphones were plugged in but they were sitting on my desk when I played that. It was still loud coming from the headphones on the desk!
  • 82 2
 Pivot seriously needs to get an edit like this together with both Bernard and Eliot. 2 of the most stylish riders ever. Would be pure gold!
  • 6 0
 They're both in this in case you haven't seen it already: www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNihOzfm93w

A whistler one would be sick though Big Grin
  • 8 1
 Nah, different styles, also separate videos makes for more videos to watch, i can't have more enough video edits of them.
  • 1 2
 shoei helmet
  • 27 1
 Awesome riding Eliot.

That one off No Joke over FT at 1:30 is awesome, never seen that!
  • 2 0
 not to mention the top of the mountain was fairly dry, that's a treat in and of itself.
  • 23 3
 Man, I got to ride Whistler last year and I am SO GLAD they showed him hit stuff, then the average joes. I thought I was jumping off of this earth a lot of the time there. The speeds you go in the park are intimidating at first because you're always hauling butt. But then I'd air something out, think it was nuts how far I got...and then suddenly I see Semenuk look like he had balloons up his ass floating into the damn clouds.
  • 20 0
 Pretty awesome comparing Elliot Jacksons lines to Remy Metaliers. And then seeing how typical tourist rides with their breaks squealing.... hahah
  • 16 0
 No one whips like EJ whips!
  • 16 0
 Hard to think of a rider having more fun while being so damn smooth Smile
  • 15 1
 That was sick , need more black guys to get into mtbing , only know one and the Dread down Peaslake
  • 14 0
 Make that two - sometimes I ride Pealake. Give me a wave if you ever see me - I should be pretty easy to spot haha! Smile
  • 13 1
 VOD of the month, soo much style like Karver, just finding lines that don't exist to mortals - MORE PLEASE!!!
  • 1 0
 Yea that was dope
  • 10 0
 I like how Eliot boosts and barely clears that rock garden at 2:35, then walks up it to see what he did and witnesses a few other riders crawling down it because its so difficult.. insane
  • 12 1
 Man Crush!!!! Notgay
  • 8 0
 Gaps for faps
  • 6 0
 Elliot is one of my favourite rider best style out there, and also it's looks like he is a good person so Wink
  • 7 1
 Mellowest gap hucking ever!
  • 4 0
 Mr. Jackson really should be paid by every bike company to advertise their rides.
  • 6 2
  • 4 0
 Very nice! Keep shredding!
  • 6 1
 What a dude
  • 4 0
 Too damn smooth - Eliot is the man!
  • 4 0
 Mad style riding!
  • 3 0
 whistler + eliot + edit really awesome !
  • 2 0
 Is his health back to 100%? I remember reading about him leaving the scene a little while back.
  • 2 0
 He thought he had asthma, turns out it was something else. He's all good now.
  • 3 0
 0:28 So he wasn't able to find a slipper sponsor? Sad to hear. Frown
  • 2 0
 godamn I love watching this dude shred. The last Whistler vid he did some huge stuff too
  • 2 0
 More of this awesome Freeracer stuff, less boring-ass Enduro. PLEASE. And more Eliot Jackson. Dude is fun to watch.
  • 3 0
 so rad!!
  • 2 0
 Wish I was that smooth. So do those other riders in the vid.
  • 1 0
 wi-five to this dude: these are great. the long freight train one at the start is my favorite, in case you were wondering.
  • 2 0
 That was one of the most fun, gnarliest edits I've seen on PB, well done!
  • 2 0
 That gap on the last crabapple bit was dope
  • 1 0
 Would like to see a video featuring Remy Metailler and Elliot Jackson shredding Whistler together!!!
  • 2 0
  • 1 0
 Awesome clips, awesome riding!
  • 2 0
 Cool photo
  • 2 0
 That was awesome
  • 1 0
 First rock tap was beautiful
  • 1 2
 So ANGRY!!! This dude STOLE my line. The "over the tape, over the berm" line was mine next time at whistler. WTF?!?!?!

Not cool Eliot, not cool.
  • 2 0
 Jackson for Prez!
  • 1 0
 1:17 Super extended dog pisser
  • 1 0
 Dude can shred. BTW...did his bike blow up on him in instagram video?
  • 1 1
 Pumped BMX 3 in real live
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