Video: 15 Year Old Shredder Hits Big Freeride Lines in Farwell Canyon

Mar 13, 2021
by Leighton Pillipow  
Views: 7,931    Faves: 34    Comments: 10

Entrance -- Fifteen-year-old downhill racer, Leighton Pillipow discovers new ways to ride his bike, exploring some big lines, pushing limits and facing some freeride demons in his first freeride edit.

bigquotes "I started riding mountain bikes at the age of 5 and have always loved the adrenaline and the intense focus that riding on the edge brings - the faster the better! My journey has introduced me to downhill mountain bike racing, and new opportunities to freeride with some of the most talented riders in Northern British Columbia. The evolution of my riding is only made possible with the good friends across Northern BC that share similar passions, and the support of our great Northern communities" Thanks to Glenn, Jacob, and Arthur I got to experience a most incredible weekend, incredible riding, wicked descents and luckily, walk away with only a bit of pride left on the on the hill!" -- Leighton Pillipow 

Support from:

Ruckus Boards, Bikes and Skis
Spectrum Resources Ltd
Brink Forest Products
Family Dental
Rad Army PG
Jacob "The Wrench" Mullen
Arthur Roots

Rider: Leighton Pillipow
Photographer: Glenn King
Music: Blood in the Cut by K.Flay


  • 31 1
 Good job he’s sponsored by the family dental group taking hits like that...
  • 7 1
 Quick return on investment for the dentist.
  • 7 0
 Should look to a a physio sponsor PDQ
  • 7 4
 This is Sick! Not in a good way... Yes, kid is talented and experienced. No doubt about it. Does he have to prove anything? No. Not enough bike parks in BC? Save you brain, kid! It doesn’t heal as your bones do.
  • 17 0
 Holy shit, I was kinda waiting for the riding to build up and then I watched a 15 y/o kid f*ckin die
  • 2 0
 i wanted the guy to ride that powder not dye it with DNA and I was waiting for the big stunt. Nice ad for a drone though.
  • 9 0
 Naughty crash that mind! U caught some awesome angles from the drone, good work!
  • 5 0
 This reminds me of watching Kyle Norbraten in grade 9 sending things doing a suicide no hander like it's no biggie on his Santa Cruz bullet
  • 6 0
 Kid is like a Timex watch..."Takes a licking and keeps on ticking"
  • 5 0
 Farwell Bites Back!!
  • 3 0
 That crash. Just ONE twitch in 20 looked bad. Then, he pops back up. That's pushin' it enuf, I'd say.
  • 3 0
 Danng some wild riding from Leighton Pillipew!pew!pew!
  • 3 0
 Damn that was intense start to finish!
  • 2 0
 Awesome stuff Leighton! Hope you came out of that pinball impersonation session feelin' alright.
  • 2 0
 But great job dude. Riding was awesome!!!
  • 3 1
 Pretty stellar cut right there. I need blood in the cut. Great job
  • 5 3
 Awesome video! But the music...
  • 8 0
 i actually enjoyed it oddly enough it fit the ending well
  • 1 0
 @madmon: To each his own.
  • 4 0
 @madmon: actually just downloaded the album myself!
  • 9 1
 In the title "15 year old shreds etc" and then immediately super explicit lyrics lol.
  • 5 1
 @thepwnstar39: My thoughts exactly.
  • 5 0
 @p-m-z @thepwnstar39 Only in good ol 'Murica could anyone pretend that those lyrics contain anything an average 15yo would be uncomfortable with Wink
  • 2 0
 Peak balls>brains. Good stuff.
  • 3 0
 Pillow you madman!
  • 1 0
 those lines were freaking huge, only thing bigger was that crash, hope he's okay after that
  • 1 0
 Just a little dizzy
  • 1 0
 Yes your 15 yr old bro would've died but this 15 yr is a genius! Keep that attention GOLD!
  • 1 0
 Awesome riding. Savage crash!
  • 1 0
 I get progression but watching that kid ragdoll like that is brutal.
  • 1 0
 his massive balls must help him stay balanced.
  • 1 0
 Seeing someone end themselves is not that cool.
  • 1 0
 Well that was savage.
  • 2 2
 Is the bike ok?
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