Interview: Jordie Lunn Talks Rampage, Goals & the Most Terrifying Feature to Guinea Pig in Rough AF 3

Nov 23, 2018
by Sarah Moore  
Jordie Lunn was hard at work all day ticking off features up top and getting his lower stunts into rideable shape.


We caught up with Jordie Lunn ahead of the release of Rough AF 3 to find out what the filming process was like, how it tied into his 2018 Rampage bid, and what his goals with mountain biking are.


What was the hardest part of filming Rough AF 3?


Jordie: Usually dealing with the weather is the hardest part. Either waiting for the rain to stop early in the spring, or waiting on a cloud in the summer. Riding wise though for this one, the step down 720 had to have been the toughest part. After a couple hard falls at the first spot I had convinced myself that the jump wasn’t quite right. Then I got the invite to Rampage, so I put everything on hold to make sure I didn’t get injured. But I couldn’t stop thinking about that move. So as soon as I got home, I went out and built a new jump for it. It sure felt good to land that.


Which feature from the Rough AF video series was the most terrifying to guinea pig?


Jordie: The Tree. I actually had backed out of it once. We went in there, got all set up to shoot, I was at the top on my bike and it just didn’t quite feel right. Definitely was a move I wasn’t going to drop on if I wasn’t feeling it. So I made a couple adjustment to the top of it and we went back a couple weeks later.


Watching the video now, what is your favourite part?


Jordie: Still probably the bottom out on the Ravine gap. I hit that thing twice, same result both jumps…


Which of the three Rough AF films are you most proud of? Why?


Jordie: I don’t think I’m most proud of any one in particular. Just proud to push myself a bit more in each one. And to have successfully ridden everything I had built for each one. That’s the best feeling.


Jordie Lunn with a huge step down road gap with his dog Vin and brother Craig watching on for the film Rough Af 2 on Vancouver Island British Columbia.


What drives you to continuously build gnarly features?


Jordie: I guess it just the natural desire to conquer something new. To get that feeling when you do something you thought might not be possible. Nothing beats that.


What is your gym routine and how does it help your riding?


Jordie: I don’t have much of a routine lately. I jog every morning, and when I do go to the gym I still do a lot of body weight stuff, and anything with weights I try to involve a core exercise at the same time. I feel like core strength helps more than anything.




Are you a full-time professional rider or do you work during the off-season?


Jordie: Mostly just riding these days, although I feel like I build more for these projects than I ever get to ride the stuff. Darren and I also run JD Parks together and do trail and jump builds when we have the time.


Will you make another bid for Rampage?


Jordie: Definitely. I have so much more to do with that line!


Jordie Lunn bows his head in frustration over not being able to ride the terrain on his terms. Time had run out and the digging wasn t done. Practice on the lower section never commenced due to high winds.


How hard was it to make the call not to go up for a second run at Rampage?


Jordie: Not that hard. I had been sick all week, my line wasn’t finished at the bottom, and I had gotten very little practice. I just wanted to ride the top half of my run, and I maybe could’ve ridden it a bit better, but was happy with what I rode and to leave in one piece.


What projects do you have lined up for 2019?


Jordie: Rough AF The Movie!?!?


What are your goals with mountain biking?


Jordie: Just to keep pushing myself, and the sport hopefully. Freeride ain't dead!


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38 Comments

  • + 136
 Jord you're an animal! Gnarliest video I've ever seen.
  • + 15
 And so doing it right. Building and sending it big and surviving. Absolute Legend. Why does it feel like the old days. I'm ready to send a 20 ft'er with a short shale landing that I can never seem to get right again...shale is soft right?
  • - 7
flag patrickbatemanworldtour89 (Nov 28, 2018 at 3:50) (Below Threshold)
 You ever do anything but kiss his ass online? Some of use measure days in the thousands of pounds we push up.

You obviously need to shut the f*ck up. Slacker.

Maybe if I kiss enough ass I'll be cool too!

Little bitch

Break an arm off hitting a bunny hop, I'll shut up. You aint even got that shit
  • - 6
flag patrickbatemanworldtour89 (Nov 28, 2018 at 3:53) (Below Threshold)
 @rcrdrvr: lazy f*ck. Send it for yourself.

Done and done. f*ck all the levies
  • - 6
flag patrickbatemanworldtour89 (Nov 28, 2018 at 3:54) (Below Threshold)
 @rcrdrvr: and that's the point.

These f*ggots think they have a monopoly: nope. I can bang beats and rail turns without them over showing up.

My mom's house burned down too. My YT Tues says shut the f*ck up.
  • + 6
 @patrickbatemanworldtour89: you're really quite hostile
  • + 92
 As crazy as he is, I like how he will walk away from stuff when he doesn’t feel 100% ready. Lesson for all of us.
  • + 18
 That bodyweight home gym is simply genius. Jordie, you've always been the one to throw down in everything that we've seen you in, since the very beginning. You're doing sh!t right.
  • + 4
 True. Notice the golf clubs in the same shot as full face helmets and JL banging the bars. Seemed funny at first but I guess a Geezer gotta have some down time too
  • + 2
 @aps62: Golf is super fun and addicting... but is also HUGE training for your mental game. If you want to get good, it's all mental - focus, confidence and smart play under pressure = great skills for mtb competition or any competition.
  • + 15
 @islandforlife: ha, ha. Golf.
  • + 17
 Movie is awesome but pictures crystalise how gnarly are the action! (thx for my quality English, not proud ahah)
  • + 14
 Stay tuned for Rough as f*ck : the Movie.
I hope.
PleaseSmile
  • + 11
 True LEGEND and Authentic FREERIDER! big Props mister Lunn
  • + 10
 Such a nice guy that Jordie.
  • + 7
 RAF the movie? Time to have a talk with Nico Vink for a collaboration
  • + 3
 Two things I want to know -
1. What inspired you to build that tree line, I mean c'mon who does that :-)
2. How far have you managed to ride up it and either fakie back or air that sucka... you know you want to.
  • + 6
 Freeride is dead. Long live Freeride!
  • + 4
 So inspiring! So much respect for how many years he's been sending it with no end in sight.
  • + 3
 i have mucho respect for dudes like Jordie...., pragmatic, and a living legend. because he's smart.
  • + 4
 Rough AF: The movie?!?!? Yes please
  • + 3
 Fuggen stoked on rough AF series! Thank you Jordie!!!
  • + 3
 Someone! Buy that man a beer!... Or at least make him a sandwich.
  • + 4
 legend!
  • + 3
 JD parks ??
  • + 2
 i second this, what's jd parks?
  • + 10
 @Sethimus: it’s a trail/park building company Claw and I have together.. JD->Jordie Darren
  • + 1
 Similar to JD and Coke, but healthier
  • + 2
 What kind of porridge was that? Smile
  • + 2
 Keep doing what you want!
  • + 2
 What a machine on and off the bike, hardnut.
  • + 2
 Guinea pig??
  • + 7
 Means to test a feature/jump for the first time.
  • + 1
 You forgot to ask about when his new line of pajamas is coming out? ;-)
  • + 0
 Cmon: everyone is fully entitled to wear whatever they feel ok with. And Jordie is even more entitled Wink
  • + 6
 @dj100procentenduro: yep yep sometimes people can’t be funny online
  • + 2
 STRIKT pjs

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