Video: Closing Day Laps at Whistler Bike Park with Jesse Melamed

Oct 19, 2020
by Ed Spratt  


bigquotes2 weeks off the bike and we were all feeling a bit sketchy! Nothing like some primo dirt and the best jumps in the world to get back to though! Jesse Melamed





43 Comments

  • 20 0
 I’m thinking “kid in the red is dialled”.
Then his name is said.
Now I understand.
  • 10 0
 POV is a great medium to watch when you're following good riders killing it. I'm amped to go ride party laps now!!
  • 9 0
 Glad you enjoy it as much as I do! Always more fun following someone.
  • 2 0
 @JesseMelamed: what an amazing group to ride with. Every single one of you was killing it.
  • 6 0
 The best man to watch in my opinion. Need more of his tutorial vids like the one on cornering
  • 1 0
 Do one on riding steeps Jesse!! The cornering one was great
  • 2 0
 @Dogl0rd: ohhh how did you know that was my next video?
  • 1 0
 @JesseMelamed: you rock dude!!
  • 4 0
 Am I the only person here feeling like I would die within the first 60 seconds of trying to keep up with a train of Jesse and Kasper?
  • 2 0
 60 seconds? Geezzz I'm not that good !!!


I wouldn't even make it in the first berm at around 16sec, with that much speed! That's insane!!! lol
  • 2 0
 I thought I was going to die! He's fast!
  • 4 0
 Nothing like some off-season fun! That dude in front was railing those corners fo' sho!
  • 7 0
 Kasper is the king of cornering!
  • 7 0
 @JesseMelamed:
You’re no slouch yourself.
And your father was the best mayor the town ever had.
  • 1 0
 @RobbyRideGuide: haha I'd agree!
  • 4 0
 Really captures the fun of riding with your buds at Whistler. Nice one.
  • 4 0
 Props for even thinking about the safety of the kid
  • 2 0
 For sure! I want the kids to be stoked to be out shredding, not scared!
  • 2 0
 Us Brits love watching these whistler videos,nowing full well ,we'll never get to ride there again.gutted.
  • 3 0
 You have the best European trails in the UK like forest of Dean, Afan forest, Fort William and Morzine.
  • 2 0
 @Ba1rog: underrated comment
  • 1 0
 @Ba1rog: we can't even travel to them now due to lockdown restrictions
  • 1 0
 You'll be back sometime!
  • 2 0
 What bike is that you are riding? Thanks.
  • 2 0
 2021 Altitude
  • 3 1
 I just want to do hood rat shit with my friends
  • 1 0
 yezzerd
  • 2 0
 Yaaah, Chinese downhill, it iz zee only way. - Rudolph Garmisch
  • 3 0
 What the fukk is Chinese downhill?
  • 1 0
 @Poachninja: fastest man down wins
  • 1 0
 ALine looks mint! See you next year Whistler!
  • 2 5
 not that mint. The areas that were beautiful are even nicer, and the areas that were brutal are even more of a disaster. But that's why we love WHIS!
  • 2 0
 Ah man it was so good! Can't believe it's closed!
  • 1 0
 @dynasty710: rode Whistler the weekend before this and can confirm that those braking bumps where getting pretty hardcore!
  • 2 0
 @nateisgrate: I rode that same penultimate weekend and I think the key point is the braking bumps were generally less bad in 2020 than at the end of many long, hot and busy summers of recent years. They've gotten pretty clever with watering parts of A-Line and Heart of Darkness overnight to help but there was a bit more precipitation as well, and maybe half the number of laps due to Covid. I"m still curious why they had that first bit of A-Line closed all season and whether it had something to do with repairing the braking bumps up to and into the first berm, which got comparatively bad in 2019. Anyway, I'd say with the exception of two or three corners it was mint and really, it's amazing to just stop and look at it, like when you get to the bottom of the good bit of Fade to Black and look back up A-Line. That great wide strip of dark brown track with the huge jumps, just waiting in the trees....
  • 1 0
 @The-Foiling-Optimist: The long left corner after the rock drop s table is the worst in my opinion. Is it me or the jumps are more kicked?
  • 1 0
 @Ba1rog: couldn't agree more. And the last jump before the moon booter the left hander into the "S" berm into the valley.
  • 1 0
 @dynasty710: Yes, those two and that one towards the end of the the first section where there's a long left hander to jump with a big landing down to a right hander where everyone's braking hard. The rest of it seemed to hold together remarkably well compared to my historical recollection. Incidentally, when we were fooling around on the new and improved Fade to Black, on that Sunday we saw what seemed to be the jump analysis committee out looking at that huge double in the upper section. My son and friend saw someone do a massive OTB on the landing while they were there with their clipboards, although apparently the guy was OK. I wouldn't be surprised if they modify that jump a bit. We're pretty sure it was bigger in 2020 than in 2019, maybe the takeoff was made steeper, but regardless, its a monster.
  • 1 0
 Thanks people especially Jesse for the link ... that speed was crackin
  • 1 0
 hold my beer
  • 1 0
 "You guys ride coil"

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