Flat Out On Vancouver Island - Video

Feb 12, 2018
by Calvin Huth  
Views: 19,007    Faves: 209    Comments: 6


Local Vancouver Island racer, Kendall Mclean, navigates his way through the misty rain-soaked forest.

Stevie Smith has played a large part in shaping the Vancouver Island downhill scene. With Mount Prevost offering some of the best downhill riding in Canada it serves as a training ground for talented local riders. Kendall will spend the next year racing UCI World Cups. This is where he plays in the offseason!

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62 Comments

  • + 222
 more riding would have been a nice touch.
  • - 38
flag trevor-attridge (Feb 12, 2018 at 16:35) (Below Threshold)
 Haters gonna hate.
  • + 18
 I dug it - some people like well produced films - with thought put into them....
  • + 8
 I agree but this still got me up from the desk and on the bike. Also I quite like the work that went into this.
  • + 1
 That was a pretty long intro. indeed.
  • + 60
 How to make a sick edit 2018:
Step 1 - have the rider stand without the bicycle.
Step 2 - have the rider stand with the bicycle.
Step 3 - repeat step 1 and 2 at least 5 times in different locations.
Step 4 - make the standing rider and bicycle appear and disappear to convince viewer rider has magical abilities.
  • + 45
 Sick riding, but in a 1:58 video there is only 55 seconds of actual mountain biking.
  • + 21
 Keep in mind it’s winter and we are all lucky there is beauty content coming out to us for free. So sit back and enjoy the creativity.
  • + 5
 @emccurrie: if the content is free, then you are the product Smile we just get dished a lot of entertaining 3 minute advertisements
  • + 34
 I feel like people rarely realize that sometimes filmers and editors make videos because like, you know, they enjoy the process and the art of filming. The funny thing is, that a video like this will much better help further the filmmakers career then a video that isnt as cinematic-ly compelling. And I'm guessing by the level of filming and editing in this video, that the filmmaker is well aware of this.
  • + 9
 I think Tom Caldwell would say otherwise. He knocks out banging old school edits all day long and the people love them! Me included.
  • + 5
 @cunning-linguist: Same... To be fair though I'm from the era where Warner was a DH racer not a commentator!
  • + 1
 @McArdle: me too! Those were the days!
  • + 1
 @cunning-linguist: Tell me about it mate!! Waiting for Dirt/MBUK mag to arrive through the door and watch sprung on repeat to get pumped to go ride some sketchy DH track we had built in the woods after spending almost all day digging, nowadays I'm lucky if I get time for an hour a week on my bike!! Getting older is NOT fun!!
  • + 22
 Whats wrong with decent film making? I prefer watching something that was filmed with care, passion, and experimentation. This is a genre of bike videos. Whats the point in commenting that you don't like it because it wasn't an old NWD film. I'm tired of seeing this, especially on Calvin's videos. He works hard, makes really cool sh*t and does it out of pure passion for film making and the sport. I'm down to watch a 240p on kids shredding the absolute gnar AND art videos about mountain biking. Bikes are sick.
  • + 4
 Well said, times have changed. So does the technology and the approach to film production. Pans, zooms and metal music still serve their purpose but people shouldn't knock the new wave
  • + 19
 Canadam that was a good video
  • + 7
 just to rub some more salt in the wounds of those that don't live in BC. That video is so last month..as the weather seems to have already turned here on southern Vancouver Island. It hasn't rained here for about a week, with sunny, generally warm temperatures. Trails and riding conditions are about as good as they can get!
  • + 4
 The best dirt on Hornby Island right now. superb conditions
  • + 2
 @melodymaker: just came back from there. Tack and loam all the way
  • + 4
 till tomorrow.
  • + 1
 generally warm? It's been hovering around 3 degrees. (at least it's been dry)
  • + 1
 @jamesbrant: Hornby is the hole in the clouds! TACKY!
  • + 1
 Nanaimo is pushin' some all-time trail conditions right now! till it snows tonight anyways..
  • + 10
 longlivechainsaw
  • + 4
 A smidge too much cutting back to the panning up to tall trees and over here's a lonely fern. Good edit, but my guess is that kid is a precision racer as opposed to a foot out goon style guy. He didn't ride all "squirrels and chipmunks" all over the place,

Did like the disappear and reappear on the dirt road close to the camera. It made me want another Karver @chriskovarik murder and rampage edit, that's for sure!
  • + 7
 love it! would love more actual riding footage but the mood is amazing!
  • + 8
 Too short....
  • + 8
 Mystical. Like it.
  • + 0
 exactly, lovely mysterious!!!
  • + 2
 It's missing some stag's antlers on the guy's helmet during the static shots.
  • + 5
 We need more videos coming out of Vancouver Island. The riding here is epic....
  • + 1
 So many whiners... Have you actually made an edit? There is so much work and time in a short edit like that. I think it's nice having videos that showcase the riding AND the editing/filming skills.
Don't bitch, it's winter people have limited time to film and ride.
  • + 1
 I thought it was great! Captured the mood of the winter forest, and for whatever reason I really like the shot of the bike standing alone on the road. Sometimes you need to slow down and look around, and just enjoy the beauty of the forest!
  • + 5
 Love these trails
  • + 1
 Loved it, the island is so beautiful! great job showing the coastal atmosphere.. moved back to the kootenays from nanaimo before the winter hit and really missing that hero dirt right now! snow should melt soon right? Smile
  • + 2
 They are riding bikes, how can there be anything bad about that. No one is getting hurt, bullied, or harassed, except maybe the occasional berm.
  • + 3
 Yep, leave the hurt, bullying and harassment to this comment thread where it belongs?
  • + 3
 kid rips #NBD its a movement
  • + 2
 y'all are fucking haters, not everything has to be a straight up shreddit. let the guy experiment with the cinematography
  • + 1
 super skilled rider, too much friggin b-roll. I don't care about the trees and the fog that much, I just want to see a couple more of those huge hucks!
  • + 2
 Like the edit. More riding please next time!
  • + 2
 recognize calvin huth! Smile
  • + 1
 a lot of build up lol, add more riding, looks like it was professionally made
  • + 1
 I saw a dual crown in the picture so I clicked to watch
  • + 1
 anyone know what trail on prevost ?
  • + 1
 Less than half the video had riding, LAME!!!
  • + 1
 I liked the edit, slight menace, bit x files with the fog and all.
  • + 1
 Great Video. Especially love the scenery. Steezy riding as well though.
  • + 1
 More riding would be a perfect addition to the vid...
  • + 1
 Freelensing like a boss
  • + 1
 M16 sickness!
  • + 1
 looks like home
  • + 1
 nice.. shots of trees?
  • + 1
 No bad days!!
  • + 1
 WE NEED MORE!
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