Video: Matt Orlando in the Green Room

Oct 3, 2014
by Reilly Kintzele  
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The Washington grown clothing company Imperial Motion has recently added Matt Orlando to their team as both an aspiring musician and the first downhill/mtb athlete to join the Imperial family. Imperial Motion is a lifestyle clothing brand that is centered around the idea of continual change and evolution, growing and shaping their clothing line to fit the needs and wants of the public. Due to this "never established" approach to business, Imperial Motion is able to provide clothing for all different situations: from casual hoodies for staying warm to button down shirts for that hot date you have on Friday, comfortable socks for everyday use to stylish boardshorts for hot summer afternoons. Whatever the occasion, Imperial Motion has you covered from head to toe.

Welcome to the Harbor
   Without a large trail system in Gig Harbor, Matt had to make his own and his backyard was the perfect location.

Matt suited up entirely in Imperial Motion gear with his new TR500.
Imperial Motion
Just a brief look into the products of Imperial Motion. Check out the rest of their line up at

Matt s TR500 in all its glory.
  Transition's new TR500 equipped with Race Face components, the SR Suntour Rux, and Continental tires, is Matt's weapon of choice.

May as well put a triple in the middle of a steep zone.
  Matt decided that the easiest way to start his gnarly/steep/off camber section of trail was to build a triple over an existing trail..

Brown pow.
  Bermsplosion after the biggest jump in the line.

Bee stings to the eye are counter productive.
  Matt was attacked by a bee first thing in the morning on our last day of filming the jump line. His eye was swollen shut in the matter of half an hour, but that didn't stop him from pushing on.

Duct tape fixes everything... right
  Duct tape fixes everything.

Hitting the jumpline with one eye.. because who needs depth perception
  Who needs depth perception? As it turns out, hitting 40 foot jumps with one eye is kind of sketchy so we decided to take a sandwich break in hopes that the magical healing powers of sandwiches would help with the swelling..

Road Gap
  Sweet and simple style says more than words ever could.

Tables so flat..
  A nice and flat table on the 40 foot blind stepdown/hip.

Jump Line whips
  Nothing beats a solid whip.

Harbor Life

Matt would like to thank his sponsors for their continued, and new, support through out the 2014 season:

Freehub Magazine
Transition Bikes
Royal Racing
Continental Tires
Race Face Components
Five Ten
Smith Optics
SR Suntour
Bell Helmets
Imperial Motion
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  • 76 2
 what a boss...."cant see outta my left eye... whoo needs it! ive got another eye that works just fine" that is being a badass right there
  • 24 2
 Duck taping it open is badass
  • 37 1
 I can't see out of my left eye permanently. Some days it sucks, most days it doesn't. I still keep riding but the depth perception thing is a bitch.
  • 11 1
 I cant see out my left eye either, and all I can say is its not easy so respect for him riding like that haha
  • 7 0
 Was he riding the bee line, awesome riding!
  • 3 1
 I wonder how much does a left eye worth these days?
  • 4 0

My favorite shirt is this brand and I bought it because it had a big ol' shark on it hahaha

edit: will be buying more now
  • 1 0
 like i said duct tape will do
  • 4 0
 God graced him with a second. He's a f*ckin spartan.
  • 2 0
 Did he lose the eyebrow when removing the duct tape?
  • 1 0
 Where can i get one?
  • 2 0
 I feel sorry for Matt.....having to live in such a horrible place....ha ha Congratulations on great riding, building and filming.
  • 1 0
 duct tape - the solution to everything!!!
  • 1 0
 this is why duck tape is one of the farmers best friends along side cable ties and baler string
  • 10 0
 It's awesome to hear Grieves on an edit
  • 6 0
 Just built a little jump trail with a huge bee hive in the middle part hoping it would keep people from fucking with it too much. Now I'm starting to question the wisdom of that choice.
  • 4 0
 Great Bro with Sick editing skills.... -Check Fast rowdy Lines boosting over foliage- Check Dialed Bike to pin through the chunder - Check one lousy piece of Duct tape to Hold eye open for last segment of Filming.... EPIC
  • 4 0
 Matt!!! Can I please come ride this trail with you? It looks amazing! So fast and flowy with those floaters like OMG!!! Haha for real though, you can blind fold me. And I'll shovel dirt. And bring beers.
  • 3 0
 Unfortunately the trails recently were destroyed by the property owners... Ive been lucky enough to call those woods my own for years but now its time for a new zone if you still want to dig!
  • 1 0
 Aww bummer man too bad that seems to be the case all over. I'm down to dig a new zone. Shoot me a pm if you want help.
  • 2 0
 My god, they didnt destroy that pristine looking bush along with the trails did they?
Looks like somewhere in jurassic park!
  • 8 3
 a small incision will reduce swelling by draining the fluids, better than duct tape anyways, my 2 cents
  • 18 1
 I can't see nothin, you gotta open my eye. Cut me Mick...
  • 7 1
 I'm not sure recommending that people cut their eye lids open is such a smart move really , antihistamine is probably the safer bet.
  • 8 0
  • 2 0
 @bigburd- it was just a movie quote. The first Rocky movie I believe- haven't seen it since I was a youngster.
  • 2 0
 ah missed that one
  • 2 0
 Hey guys, Totally rad edit! Just watched it twice. What a pinner and sick filming too, Loving the different angles and song choice was perfect. Suited the loamyness of the forest and flowy trails.I need that song on my ipod. Who is it by please? Thankyou
  • 2 0
 I like this comment. One of the best little vids I've seen in ages.
  • 2 0
 Cheers boys! We appreciate the support! The song is Shreds and its by Grieves
  • 4 0
 That TR500 looks so sick. The riding is sick. And I love IMs clothing. Perfect edit.
  • 2 0
 nice work guys, stoked to see you too colaborate! matt you're a beast, reilly, you're an amazing filmer! Cant wait to see more!! ~shelly
  • 5 0
 Very proud of this guy.
  • 2 0
 Thanks for always believing Estes. You're my hero!!
  • 4 0
 And your mine. Looking forward to seeing you at the races next year- needed a year to clear my head.
  • 3 0
 1:41 what the f*ck kind of a landing is that? Physics tells me he should be dead
  • 3 0
 I live in Gig Harbor and I must find this trail so I can ride it nowhere near that well.
  • 2 0
 Sorry man the trails have been since destroyed. We shot this edit almost 6 months ago and shortly after everything you see in the edit was either blocked or flattened by a tractor. All good things must come to an end i guess...
  • 1 0
 I think I might know where it is, then. North side of town east of Crescent Valley? I was bummed because I live right there and it's a 5min ride to the trailhead from my house. I saw a lot was getting bulldozed back there.
  • 2 0
 Matt Muthaf*ckin Orlando! Still slaying it brotha. Looks like youre doing quite well for yourself. Nice work to RK on the edit! Keep killin it Matt!
  • 3 0
 wow. that is some damn riding right there!
  • 3 0
 i'd say he has a "muscular" style
  • 2 1
 "we decided to take a sandwich break in hopes that the magical healing powers of sandwiches would help with the swelling.."
Pretty amazing writing!!!
  • 5 1
 Thanks dude! I think i might win a Pulitzer for that one tup
  • 2 0
 that was fast, just want to ride now also replace my boxxer for a rux
  • 2 0
 Sick trail!! Nicely done.
  • 2 0
 Super fast and a lot of blind hits!
  • 2 1
 Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaap The sound of being 5th gear pinned the entire time
  • 2 0
 thought homie was going down for sure at 1:42
  • 2 0
 washington state. endless mtb trails. I love my home
  • 2 0
 Some one watched the NSMB How to Make a Sick Mountain Bike Edit video
  • 1 0
 I have permanent vision damage in my right eye from a crash I jackson hole bike park. Blind spots are a bitch
  • 1 0
 Reilly great job like usual, Matt you are one bad ass mo'fo!
  • 2 1
 whats the name of the song please??
  • 2 0
 Shread by Greives
  • 1 0
 thanks man
  • 2 0
 The best backyard ever!
  • 2 1
 He should've had spinach, not a sandwich.
  • 2 0
 nice edit! sick riding!
  • 1 0
 Great style. Smooth and quick.
  • 1 0
 And BIG blind airs....sweet.
  • 1 0
 if you cant duct is.... ____ it
  • 1 0
 If you can't duct it chuck it.
  • 1 0
 Representing for the GHHS!
  • 1 0
 graduated like 8 years ago but yeah I guess you could say I still represent!
  • 1 0
 well! that was fucking sweet!
  • 1 0
 I told you not to eat that lollipop out of that strippers buuuthole
  • 1 0
 Nice jobs Reilly and Matt-O! You boyz are killin' it, as always.
  • 1 0
  • 1 0
 DUCT TAPE!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 Ouch for the eye
  • 1 0
  • 1 0
 sick trail
  • 1 1
 Nice video O_o lol
  • 3 3
 Oh rich kids.
  • 2 5
 same ol stuff boorrriiiinnng>>>>>>>>>
  • 3 0
 Let see your mind blowing skills, dipshit
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