Video: 10 Year Old & 16 Year Old Shred Pro Lines in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park

Nov 19, 2020
by craig johns  
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Coen Skrypnek (16) & Cohen Johns (10) taking a rip in the Whistler Bike Park!! The future is bright for the sport.

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 I grew up in great times but often I think "if we only had this when I was 10".
  • 13 0
 I often think "How the hell can these kids afford these expensive bikes". I'm not jealous, but I used to have to rode pretty shitty bikes and work on the side for it when I was 17 and younger...good old times Wink
  • 2 0
 @dh-corn: they have parents who love biking, work in the bike industry and/or are sponsored... they may themselves be sponsored as well.
Also, mountain biking is relatively cheaper than many other sports if the child is at a high/elite level for their given age... especially hockey!
  • 2 0
 @mikeyorange: people keep saying hockey... I'm intrigued.. What's the cost to setup your kid for hockey?
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 @nordland071285: Ice fees are $1200 to $2000 per kid per season for rec leagues in my neck of the woods, travel or club gets 2 to 4 times as expensive really quick. That doesn’t include tournament fees, hotels, gear, clinics, camps, etc... I wish my kids wanted to MTB more instead of play Hocky! Next summer I’m recruiting full force, Bike park trips for days!
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 @mikeyorange: Yeah, I will support my son as well but mountain biking is many things, but certainly not cheaper than many other sports. I just meant that I see a lot of kids, like I used to, with pretty good equipment, which was obviously just provided and not worked out, that wasn't the case before. I'm not talking about the video directly but in parks I notice it more and more. Don´t get me wrong I´m happy for those kids! I have my share in it that it is so Smile But they should stop destroying berms like every pro does in every video.

Anyway I was allowed to grow up with Kranked, Disorder and Crusty Demons movies Wink
  • 3 0
 I have a ten year old kid, he likes to ride bikes, he isnt this good and seeing stuff like this (weirdly) makes me feel a bit of a failure #emotimes
  • 1 0
 @usmbc-co-uk: same here man
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 @usmbc-co-uk: that is weird.. You're right
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 @Chief2slo: interesting, id say hockey is an anomaly though.. Most sports don't require that sort of initial cost for a kid
Do you feel that the ice fee cost is warranted? Like, does it really cost them that much to keep it running? Or is it just greedy
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 @nordland071285:
No, I do feel like it’s warranted for most of it. Some of the more elite teams paying $4k or over I feel like is a “price of admission “ to keep it elite, but for the most part, the city run rinks really seem to try to keep it as low as possible help out those that can’t quite swing it. I can’t imagine it’s cheap to keep that ice frozen and nice! There is also the huge community of hocky parents trading and lining gear fo keep the cost down as well. It’s just like anything I assume. moto x, MTB, etc. I love that my kids love Hocky and are working hard and having fun, but I’d much rather stand on a trail or lift line than freeze by the rink! Ideally this coming summer they will discover MTB and I’ll have 2 expensive sports to deal with!
  • 11 1
 A 10 year old that’s better than me.
  • 1 0
 I can relate, thanks for making us all look so terrible at tricks there Cohen. hopefully im still faster then you lol!
  • 1 0
 Don't go to Whistler then, there will be 10-15 of them.
  • 6 0
 Even assuming the 10 year old started riding the moment he was born, I've still been riding twice as long as him. I'm not even 1/4 as good tho. That's some talent right there Big Grin
  • 1 0
 Haha I'm always telling myself the same thing!! It's crazy how people improve in like 3-4-5 years nowadays!! We probably weren't pushing it enough, don't know... lol
  • 5 0
 @Timo82: as someone who learned to ride while in my teen years i can say the progression dropped off a ton once i suddenly had a job and couldnt afford to hurt myself all the time, thankfully the skills from my teen years were already there, gotta learn while youre young
  • 1 0
 Neuroplasticity of the youth!
  • 6 0
 Feel so young and happy again, watching this.
  • 2 0
 It's unbelievable to see a 10 year old so talented when his dad is completely afraid to even attempt the easiest rock drops out there. One has to ask if he is actually adopted. #notarockdrop.
  • 1 0
 My nephew is 11 and has a 24" Norco fluid like that and sends all the things at Whistler and The Shore. These bikes are just amazing. In my day we had decent BMXs but didn't actually know how to ride. We were extremely adept however at sitting around on our bikes in the park looking cool. We also got pretty good at curb endos.
  • 2 0
 No way! my name is Koen with a "K"!! that's so awesome! I could have been in that vid lol. I only dream about going to Whistler. Someday I'll go. (hopefully soon) Smile
  • 3 0
 Great riding and happy vibes!
  • 2 0
 Wish I was a kid again and living in whistler. Ugh!! Great riding !!
  • 1 0
 Great vibes indeed. The new Public Enemy album is pretty top notch as well. "I can't do nothing for you man"....
  • 1 0
 Awesome edit! It's great to see young riders having fun and supporting each other!
  • 2 0
 I don't have the words to describe how awesome this is!
  • 1 0
 Stoke is so high in the video! Makes me wanna ride... That is awesome! Great vid!
  • 1 0
 Wasn't this in a Movies for your Monday like a month ago?
  • 1 0
 This was great.....love both these young rippers!
  • 1 0
 Ohne Protektoren & Handschuhe zu fahren ist cool oder was?
  • 1 0
 Its about Coen S is on the front page. That kid rips!
  • 1 0
 I better be this good when i turn 10
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 Cohen and Coen LLP
  • 1 1
 Fingers crossed Trudeau let’s us in next summer!
  • 9 0
 Gotta get our shiz together here first mang. I don't blame him. On a positive note, bet they'll be able to do hella maintenance with the lower number of riders.
  • 1 0
 Public Enemy #1

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