Video and Photo Epic: The Burn by the Coastal Crew

Oct 28, 2015
by Coastal Crew  


The Burn

A New Video By The Coastal Crew
With Images by Harookz


BC’s coastal rainforests are known to be some of the most lush and beautiful forests in the world, but this summer things changed. After months without rain, BC began to go up in flames. It’s not uncommon to see forest fires in the summer time in BC, but it's usually in the arid, dry interior areas. Things were different this year. Everything was up in flames, even the coastal area and for the first time in our lifetimes we had a forest fire here in Sechelt - on the Sunshine Coast. Fire crews from all over were brought in to help reduce the spread of the fire and keep it away from Sechelt. After weeks of battling the blaze the burn was contained, resulting in 423 hectares of torched forest. This presented an opportunity we couldn’t pass up, it was time to take out the tools and load up the camera gear.

Views: 74,771    Faves: 1,062    Comments: 32
Photo Harookz Coastal Crew
Photo Harookz Coastal Crew

bigquotesI remember seeing videos from Kamloops and Kelowna back in the day, guys riding through these amazing post-fire zones. I never imagined it would happen here at home. - Dylan Dunkerton

Photo Harookz Coastal Crew

bigquotesThe feeling was unfamiliar. The smell of ash burned into our systems. A sense of eeriness lingered. Despite the dark incident, there was so much life and beauty within. - Harookz

Photo Harookz Coastal Crew
Photo Harookz Coastal Crew

bigquotesThese productions take time. We're constantly on pause for ideal shoot conditions. It's easy to wait out 3 hours of disco-ball lit conditions with these guys. Just gotta pack the essential items: Hammocks, stoves and a heavy supply of food. - Harookz

Photo Harookz Coastal Crew
Photo Harookz Coastal Crew
Photo Harookz Coastal Crew
Photo Harookz Coastal Crew

bigquotesWith all the decimation of the fire it was pretty incredible to watch the plant life prosper and come back to life so quickly. The zone is truly alive from grass to ferns, salal and chanterelle mushrooms everything is growing. Even the frogs were moving back in. - Dylan Dunkerton

Photo Harookz Coastal Crew
Photo Harookz Coastal Crew
Photo Harookz Coastal Crew

bigquotesThe burnt pine needles fallen from the trees cover up most of the trail which kept things interesting. - Curtis Robinson

Photo Harookz Coastal Crew
Photo Harookz Coastal Crew

bigquotesYou can't go wrong as a filmer or photographer in the burn, everywhere you point your camera looks fake - like some sort of post-apocalypse scene. - Dylan Dunkerton

Photo Harookz Coastal Crew
Photo Harookz Coastal Crew

bigquotesI could have never imagined in my lifetime riding my bike thru a burnt piece of forest like this, at home. - Curtis Robinson

Photo Harookz Coastal Crew
Photo Harookz Coastal Crew

bigquotesYou never know what you're going to need or what you're going to use when filming an edit. Countless A-grade shots get left on the hard drive never to be seen. Usually, it's just because they don't quite fit the edits you're doing, the feel of the song or sometimes the light was just not right. This is a collection of all the rad outtakes from producing "The Burn". - Dylan Dunkerton

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Photo Harookz Coastal Crew
Photo Harookz Coastal Crew
Photo Harookz Coastal Crew
Photo Harookz Coastal Crew
Photo Harookz Coastal Crew

bigquotesMorning sunrise beams shining down on town marking the beginning of another day in the burn. - Curtis Robinson

Photo Harookz Coastal Crew
Photo Harookz Coastal Crew
Photo Harookz Coastal Crew
Photo Harookz Coastal Crew
Photo Harookz Coastal Crew
Photo Harookz Coastal Crew
Photo Harookz Coastal Crew
Photo Harookz Coastal Crew
Photo Harookz Coastal Crew
Photo Harookz Coastal Crew
Photo Harookz Coastal Crew
Photo Harookz Coastal Crew
Photo Harookz Coastal Crew
Photo Harookz Coastal Crew

We would like to say a huge thank you to all the fire crews who risked their lives to protect our community. Our deepest condolences go out to John Phare’s family and friends. His courage and dedication to our community won't be forgotten. John passed away due to an accident while fighting the Old Mine Sechelt Forest Fire. Rest in peace.

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MENTIONS: @the-coastal-crew / @harookz / @stubs / @crobinson



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142 Comments

  • + 174
 I want to go for a ride now. Except it's midnight and I have school tomorrow
  • - 46
flag morcombemedia (Oct 28, 2015 at 1:17) (Below Threshold)
 Same. One thing- I thought Coastal Crew disbanded!
  • + 28
 Only norbs left...
  • + 18
 Except it's noon and I am at work eating lunch in front of the PC.
  • + 2
 @daNI01 he thought it was finally time to rob someone else.
  • + 2
 Paul is back tricking again. No hander is a big leap, keep it up Paul! #irideforpaul
  • - 1
 Er, i mean copy paste that
  • + 1
 Really good edit! But Norbs was my favourite rider in the Coastal Crew and its not the same just watching Curtis.
  • + 59
 Phenomenal content holy shit boys
  • + 7
 Some hard working dudes. They always got something new up their sleeves and never disapoint.
  • + 3
 Yup..very cool. Good call on the mostly black bike/clothing too.
  • + 3
 Really enjoyed the music with the riding/filming!
  • + 4
 I work for BC's wildfire management branch and have seen some pretty amazing burnt zones throughout the province. This edit is something I've always dreamed about doing, stoked these guys got out and made it happen!
  • + 1
 Didn't even really notice the black on black, but it was quite fitting. Nice vids, nice riding, nice truck.

As an aside, why does it sound like there are a couple marbles in that bike's frame? Man that thing is noisy!
  • + 1
 @biking85 you mean the crisp sound of tires shredding some earth?
  • + 1
 The hubs.. They sound a bit like hopes, I heard some wet brakes as well.
  • + 31
 These guys having a blast and living their lives and me seated here taking a break from studying linear algebra...
  • + 9
 i have no clue when im ever going to need glacial moraines but here i am at 10:40pm, living life to the m@x
  • + 15
 miguelads, try to understand the most of it, even if you don't see how, linear algebra is one of the most important and useful things for engineerting
  • + 28
 Now i want a hilux.
  • + 40
 It's called a Taco in Canada
  • + 16
 Yeah and it's twice the size of a hilux! Us bits don't quite appreciate the size of trucks over there lol. I'm just back from visiting my folks, they live in Maple Ridge. My old man has a RAM 3500 Cummins and it's at least twice the size of a range rover! I remember seeing a Nissan pathfinder over there, now they look huge in the UK, over in Canada they look like a small hatchback lol.
  • + 2
 Brits btw, not bits. Smh
  • + 9
 FYI, that truck has been modified with a D44 solid front axle swap and 35" tires, along with the custom bumpers, winch, and lockers I'd assume. So, it's definitely a touch bigger and more capable than a stock Taco. Basically, take your stock Toyota and add $10K in parts and labor.
  • + 5
 those old gen tacomas, (like the one in the edit) are more narrow and compact than a newer hilux. The new hilux has near the same dimensions as my new tacoma only the hilux is less boxy looking.
  • + 1
 update: for the lol's hilux (2015) wb, 121.5, L, 210.0, W, 73.0, H, 71.7, Tacoma (2015) WB 127.5, L 208.1, W 74.6, H, 72.2
Standard Hilux vs DCSB Tacoma (most similar to a hilux)
  • + 1
 Yeah but I meant even the Canadian and US version of the hilux is bigger than the one we get over here. Tis true Smile
  • + 1
 Saw a couple of Nissan Titans over there, I want one of them!
  • + 1
 Why do people cry about the size of vehicles? Tacomas are not that big...... My buddy has a 87 Nissan hardbody single cab and that thing is dreaming aweful for long drives and shuttling. No room and the bed gets crowded pretty fast with bikes and gear. Great mpg though.
  • + 7
 There isn't a US version of the Hilux....the Hilux has a diesel engine. Not offered in the states. It dang well should be though. I had a 99 Tacoma (same gen as in the vid) with manual locking hubs and a 5 sp. It was a beast. It was a 4 banger which was nice. For a compact truck though, the Tacoma's get pretty horrible fuel mileage. I sold it and got an 04 Cummins 2500 6sp to haul gear, people, bikes, etc. It's a 3/4 ton and gets better fuel mileage than my 4-banger Taco did. That being said, I have a soft spot for Tacos. VERY capable trucks and they are bomb proof
  • - 2
 Pffff. It seams everyone that side of the Atlantic is on a mission to make sure global warming is here to stay. I'm getting around just fine in my Mini. No need to compensate...Cool vid though, and love the tune
  • - 6
flag tylerthegiant (Oct 28, 2015 at 12:31) (Below Threshold)
 The size of a vehicle has nothing to do with pollution... Motorcycles pollute more that automobiles and they are smaller than a car. I guarantee a semi truck from here polluted less than your mini.
  • - 1
 @Tyler-->Exactly. Under most circumstances, diesels burn much cleaner than gassers too. Compression ratio, heat, timing, blah blah blah...ends up being a more complete burn of the fuel.
  • + 2
 @hankbizzle I just proved to you its not bigger! wtf!
  • - 2
 @vesko thats retarded. you have more relaxed emissions rules over there. thats why you can use dirty diesels that pollute way more than what we have over here. Ask Volkswagen all about it! jesus this thread is on fire.
  • + 1
 @HankBizzle Read this from my post up higher.

update: for the lol's hilux (2015) wb, 121.5, L, 210.0, W, 73.0, H, 71.7, Tacoma (2015) WB 127.5, L 208.1, W 74.6, H, 72.2
Standard Hilux vs DCSB Tacoma (most similar to a hilux)

there are a couple inches here and there but they are pretty much the same dimensions.
  • + 2
 The only whole vw scandal and coal rollers haven't helped the diese world... But yes I'm going to school for diesel technology. Anyway the size didn't mean anything for clean emission...... Compensation.... Do xc riders say that to downhillers lol.
  • + 1
 @tylerthegiant diesel has far more regulations in canada and the us than anywhere else in the world seemingly. size means nothing at all for clean emissions. Theres a reason why the dodge ram 1500 diesel costs so much more than the hemi as one example. Diesel is in theory more efficient from the consumer end in certain applications. like VW, but if you get a ford HD diesel, expect it to have brutal mpgs.. The refinement and process of producing diesel is far worse for the environment than gasoline.
  • + 3
 I all ready know most of what you stated @makripper..... I'm pretty sure diesel takes less refinement than gas.... diesel two is pretty oily.
  • + 1
 I pretty much stated that above.....
  • + 3
 Wait a second here. Where in my post did I mention I drive a diesel? I hate diesels. If any of you lot are telling me a 3 ton 4*4 is cleaner and more fuel efficient than a standard hatchback, then car engineering must have made a serious quantum leap or physics just work different in the US (I'm sure Donald Trump will prove this soon). I would highly advise the guys down voting me to come and visit your average European bikers parking lot vs a US/Canadian one. Go ahead, press the minus. I'm not even a proper "tree hugger". Here's to Miami vanishing and Whistler being without snow. Wait, did I mention the Cali drought? I gues at least there will be more biking and less skiing and/or boarding. Too bad I quite like skiing as well Frown
  • + 4
 @tylerthegiant can you send me some links? I've only found what i've stated. Enlightment is cool. ps. I wasn't questioning what you know. I'm on your side!

@vesko no ones' saying that a vehicle with a larger mass will be more effiencent than one with a lesser mass. The type of work that needs to be optimized changes though. MTB riders will never be tree huggers IMO but cyclist can be. (buying used bicycle for primary source of transport) MTB riders are f*cking the environment as hard as anyone. constant production in taiwan of shit we throw away after a season or two.. figure that one out.
  • + 4
 Hey vesko... it's not just the vehicle you or I choose to own. The lifestyle in which you live in, AKA modern 1st world life, revolves around more things than 1 little factor like the statement you make in your personal vehicle. How does your food and clothes get to your store? When you order online, how does it move from warehouse to your doorstep? Do you ever travel by air? Making a sanctimonious stand by thinking that somebody's chosen vehicle is reason for the damage that we're all involved in is pathetic.
  • + 0
 @makripper Tylerthegiant seams to say so in his first post Smile literally. I do agree on your point though, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't care at all.
  • + 4
 California has had droughts since the start of time..... It hardly rains there. New diesels have a lot more emissions Control on them their current gas counterpart. Diesel fuel puts out a lot less nox an hydrocarbons(the bad pollutants) and the cylinder temperature determines what comes out of the exhaust. Also they run at any air/fuel ratio. I can go on all day...... The reason why North America doesn't have more diesel cars is 1: our refineries are set up so they produce more gasoline. 2: they don't want our vehicles getting good mpg(kinda like when they killed the electric car.). I can go on all day. Torque is king my friend.

@makripper you make valid points! I don't have any links about refining, but diesel,jet fuel and so on isn't that far off from being crude oil. He'll look up bunker fuel its pretty much pure crude oil.
  • + 1
 I was say size doesn't mean anything about efficiency..... Not bigger vehicles are better than little ones. Even though newer semi trucks are braking 15mpg weighed down.... But nope Big vehicles can't be as efficient as mini coopers.
  • + 3
 Hey @vesko, you do realise that these guys built and maintain a mountain bike park that they carved out of a forested hillside. Try doing that with your trusty mini. Don't forget to pack your mini chainsaw and your mini shovel.
  • + 0
 @vesko...do you know how a diesel works? Do you know how a gasser works? The combustion process?

Your Mini may be more fuel efficient than my 3/4 ton diesel, but I guarantee you my truck burns cleaner than your mini. My 02 Golf TDI gets far better fuel mileage than your mini, and it's about the same size. Just think about that.

Most gassers are less than 30% efficient. You know why you have a catalytic converter that's made of exotic metals? It's to burn all the extra fuel that didn't get burned up in the combustion process of your car. Just please do some research first before you claim things.

Not trying to start a war, but one of my hobbies is diesels and working on them. They get such a bad name because of ignorance
  • + 0
 Also 40% of the fuel that is drawn into the injectors is sent back to the tank. Whatever is in the fuel rail/or fuel bowl is burnt in a gasser.
  • + 1
 UH NO gasoline burns cleaner but is less efficient(25-30%), Diesel has higher efficiency(75%) but the emmissions are much worse! Gasoline is a much more potent fuel and is more refined. Modern diesels use a DEF fluid addition to burnoff the exhaust particulate, or a regeneration cycle( like a kiln)
  • + 3
 news.berkeley.edu/2012/10/22/diesel-vs-gas-contributing-to-smog Diesel produces 15x more pollutants per litre burned!
  • + 1
 This thing is soooo redneck Wink
  • + 0
 @makripper I wasn't comparing the hilux to the taco, I was comparing the Canadian Hilux to the UK hilux. It's a different chassis, same truck to look at, but bigger in Canada than UK/Europe.
  • + 0
 Then that makes you even more of a Derp. There is no canadian hilux @hankbizzle just ones people have imported from other countries. Thanks for the morning Lolz!
  • + 0
 Well I do apologise Mr truck encyclopedia. I must have seen another Toyota truck which is bigger than a hilux. See we only get the hilux over here, no taco's or any other Toyota pick ups. Glad to have brightened up your morning.
  • + 1
 @HankBizzle There is a full size truck called the Tundra, which competes with the dodge ram 1500 and the like. Theres only 2 trucks over here. Tacoma and Tundra. go to toyota.ca
  • + 0
 I like Tacomas. Stop arguing. Trucks = awesome & = shuttle rigs.
  • + 1
 @Nimble9 no one is arguing.
  • + 10
 The trails look incredible! Awesome video Smile

Even the "out takes" are VOD worthy as far as I'm concerned!
  • - 1
 Trails? It's always the same trail...
  • + 1
 agreed - I think some of the shots in the out takes weren't as good compositionally / light-wise, but the "raw" feel made it really effective. Must be nice to be so good at riding / film making that you get to cut out choice cuts like those. At my best everything still looks like hamburger...
  • + 8
 "The Burn" is right, that chicken is burnt to a crisp in the upper left

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  • + 6
 Mark Twain National Forest in Missouri has controlled burns all the time. This past summer a crew of jerks got an awesome surprise when we got to the North Trace section of The Ozark Trail. That surprise, a glowing green ribbon of singletrack flowing through a controlled burn area. One of the most amazing days on the bike visually!
  • + 3
 Poor snail couldnt outrun the fire. I once found a rattle snake flash charred in perfect coiled striking position after a grass fire. We scooped it up in an old hubcap and had it on the kitchen table till it started to get moldy and droop. Should have shelacked it
  • + 7
 Epicness
  • + 3
 Legitness
  • + 1
 The outtakes gave me goose bumps, nothing better than a RAW video with such footage. Only epic nature and the true sound of good riding skillz, this is ZEN to me. Musik is ok, but the pure essence is RAW. So if these are your outtakes, gimme more :-)
  • + 1
 I remember stumbling into an area that had been hit by a forest fire in the middle of a night hike in the dark.. the first tree I touched turned to ash in my hands but the ground was spongy because there was so much growing back. It was pretty unreal. This was an amazing video showing that growth after the destruction.. and some pretty awesome riding. Top points boys.
  • + 2
 I like the raw sounds of the bike on the trail. Nice music choice to not dominate the film. Well done. The outtake reel was just as good!
  • + 4
 Those feels are not there anymore.
  • + 3
 Kind of liked the outtakes better... Nothing better than the sound of tires. Awesome videos
  • + 1
 Wow! Thanks for sharing that. I've never seen a burnt out forest like that before. It's strangely beautiful and tragic at the same time, and nature slowly recovers and carries on... Very nice video and some fantastic photos.
  • + 2
 Great Vid. Whats with the guy walking through at 1:50, totally spoils an excellent production?.
  • + 1
 Thats a very volcom looking visor, from the video i thought there was a sticker on the visor but only cutouts and reflections it seems.
  • + 1
 Ace! Not often you see someone persistently riding the same bit of trail, they've managed to create something that feels frantic, exciting and elated at the same time.
  • + 1
 love the camera work --- like that they left the real noise of riding in the video and did not override it with loud music... that's some great riding too. like like like.
  • + 1
 All black to match the trees. Outtake a as good as the main. Fun and accessible riding style with multiple camera view. Mix of music to no music. These guys just know
  • + 3
 Oh my-how I want so much to go to BC
  • + 3
 Coastal Crew never disappoints.
  • + 3
 Top notch, awesome free content. Thanks Coastal Crew and Pinkbike.
  • + 1
 @the-coastal-crew What DSLR is that you are using? Still the old 7D? And what setting do you shoot it at for a shoot like this? I'm thinking resolution and fps. Thank you
  • + 2
 your style of filming is easily my favorite to watch, not to mention the riding. more more more!
  • + 1
 I think I liked the outtake edit better. Something about the raw, no music sounds.
  • + 2
 Coastal Crew, epic as always !!!
  • + 2
 Please do a write up on his TACO my godddd.
  • + 2
 +100 for the SAS'd Tacoma
  • + 2
 Love the blacked out gear, looks so mean.
  • + 2
 more pic of the solid axle yota!
  • + 1
 I thought there were some crashes in the outtakes, but there is only more awesome shredding..
  • + 2
 Blacked out POC kneepads?
  • + 1
 Anyone know the brand of the monopod he is using in the photos. Ive been after something similar forever....
  • + 1
 A solid front axle Taco, a sweet camera rig, and a balleur 6" bike is like the definition of BC luxury retirement :-)
  • + 1
 I want to know two things: What bike is that? and what camera were these photos taken on. goddamn.
  • + 1
 I thought the point of having an enduro bike instead of a DH bike was the ability to pedal uphill too
  • + 1
 i see curtis is wearing gloves. on another note gloves sales on the rise.
  • + 1
 The OUTTAKES edit stir up emotions only Pacific Northwest Shredders can relate to.. I am off to play in the wet forest.....
  • + 1
 What bike is it. Specialized .............
  • + 1
 absolutely epic. even outtakes are so great! good job!
  • + 1
 anybody know what chain guide that is
  • + 1
 The blacked out Enduro is SO SICK!
  • + 1
 Really enjoyed this video! Just gets me amped to go out and ride!
  • + 1
 how is his bike in the back??? i want to know how that rack is
  • + 2
 This is beautiful
  • + 1
 Damn... talk about hero dirt!
  • + 1
 Everything they do is so good.
  • + 1
 nice vid and pictures from the costal two
  • + 1
 Holy smoke. What a freakin hot edit.
  • + 1
 Shouldn't they be called the Coastal Duo now?
  • + 3
 No, they should be the Coastal Two.
  • + 1
 Such good photos, thank you for sharing!
  • + 1
 His friends call him norby
  • + 2
 Sweet truck
  • + 1
 Nicely done boys!!!
I like the sound track of the outage video ;-)
  • + 1
 Enduro 26 cuz more shred!
  • + 0
 That was dope. Straight shredding the gnar. Can't wait until my slash comes in and I start building trails next season
  • + 1
 The outtakes is better than most edits on Pinkbike.
  • + 1
 0:55- 1:10= sickness personified.
  • + 1
 Great work!
  • + 0
 Straight up artists. Coastal Crew for life!
  • + 1
 Now i want a dog.
  • + 1
 Yep. Stiiiiill got it.
  • + 0
 Aww yiss, Coastal Crew Big Grin
  • - 1
 OH GUYS!! There is so many nature. Trully love it!

/in the preview, seemed to me with a Ak47 through the window)))
  • + 0
 What specialized model is that
  • + 0
 It's an ENDURO Probably The EXPERT CARBON 650B With a special paint job and a different rear shock .
  • + 0
 Thks
  • + 0
 NOrbs...
  • + 0
 Burn Baby Burn!!!
  • - 1
 Is it the Pike or the new Lyrik?
  • + 0
 I approve
  • - 3
 Song?
  • - 2
 Lyrik or Pike?
  • + 4
 Both.
  • + 2
 Looks like a Pike. You can make out the P on the picture of the bike resting on the truck box.
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