Must Watch: Remy Metailler Shreds Squamish Classics with Incredible Drone Footage

Jun 24, 2020
by Sarah Moore  

bigquotesSeeing what race drone can do I have always wanted to film a mountain biking edit with one.

When Raphaël Boudreault-Simard (@flowmotionaerials) reached out to film and I was stoked to have an opportunity like that to showcase my riding, the place we live and ride and hopefully inspire people to get out and mountain bike.

Riding with a drone behind me was definitely a challenge but Raphaël was super dialled! I could not believe how he would fly that thing around! It was super fun to see him visualize and practice the line like a rider would do, and then fly it several times until he got the speed and the line like he wanted.

I recently moved to Squamish, and have loved the trail riding up there. The fun is endless and I hope this edit gets you pumped on going outside and riding your bike.

Grateful to be living and riding here.
Remy Metailler


Drone: Raphaël Bouldreault-Simard @flowmotionaerials
Music: Sparkle - Maya Isac @mayaisac.music
Riding: @remymetailler
Location: Squamish Nation
Trails: sorca.ca
Photos: @tylermatthewphotography






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Squamish


93 Comments

  • 116 0
 This is some insane drone piloting skills. Wow.
  • 19 0
 Dammit, that's not supposed to be the take-away. ;D
  • 12 0
 i ducked to avoid trees at least a few times
  • 92 0
 Incredible skills on an incredible trail. I say the last 5 guys down in a DH WC event are just shot on drone! How cool would that be!!!
  • 81 0
 Would love to see a drone chasing WC racers!
  • 3 0
 So I tried something like this with a friend who does quadcopter racing, the the issue we kept having is that the range of the camera is piss poor when you're in the trees. We had maybe 30 yards before the pilot would lose signal (and I suck at riding).
  • 2 0
 @remymetailler: Idea for next video?
  • 6 0
 @hamncheez: makes me wonder if they could set up multiple drone sites along a race course and shoot a few hundred yards at a time? Every other sporting event has multiple cameras patched into one feed. I know it would be outrageously expensive and probably super hard to execute. But we can dream.
  • 2 0
 @Trudeez: there is a new GHz antenna that's supposed to work better. also it's very hard to fly in the trees because you can't really see branches. The pilot in this video is insanely good
  • 3 0
 They could also maybe program the trajectory of the drone, so that they don't even need to pilot it, then the drone only has to adapt its speed to the rider. This could be even better for enduro where the tracks are too long to place a camera at each corner.
  • 1 0
 @remymetailler: that would be awesome. Stationary cameras can't cover all of the action during the race. On the other hand, I am not sure that I want to see crashes up close ... hmmm
  • 69 0
 I think this format reduces the "GoPro effect" quite a bit. You get perspective on how big and steep these trails really are when a drone is flying around vs. a chest or helmet mount.
  • 47 1
 Has to be of the best segments ever. Done by two dudes in the woods. Amazing
  • 12 0
 Indeed. I’ll be watching this repeatedly until Canada opens the border again. Awesome riding. And the camera/drone work is incredible. Nice job!
  • 27 0
 Some serious strength and control, this is mind-blowing! Massive impacts with zero head bob. I should probably be working out instead of watching videos.
  • 32 0
 ahahah. Bike settings do a lot, but I like to think that I'm pretty strong at hucking to flat also.
  • 7 2
 being a relatively light body weight also drastically reduces impact forces on landings
  • 20 0
 Video of the year so far! Besides WC downhill this would be an amazing way to see an EWS race.
  • 10 0
 Man that's incredible! It really shows a better aspect of how crazy those trails you're riding are. I knew that drop on the slab was big, but that was the first time I'd seen a full side aspect... it's huge! Killer riding as always Remy! The drone piloting was also top notch!
  • 12 0
 Were any drones harmed in the making of this video? Smile Incredible riding and piloting!
  • 2 0
 That's what I was wondering... figured he probably would have accidentally smacked a few trees try to make this. If not, the drone pilot is insanely skilled!
  • 1 0
 My thoughts exactly. Was like a roller coaster for the camera.
  • 18 7
 Great shots and awesome trails !
Best enjoyed on mute Smile
  • 5 3
 Yeah, I muted the sound track and played my own. Awesome footage! The drone following the top 10 WCDH riders is a great idea too!
  • 12 2
 Riding is epic, drone skills are legendary, trails are fantastic......music not so good.
  • 6 0
 Jeez. I've always loved to watch Remy's footage but seeing him absolutely slay the trails I ride everyday in a way SO different than the way I can ride them is incredibly humbling.
  • 8 0
 Pretty, pretty, Pretty good....
  • 4 0
 man what a nice clip.. just came back to watch it again for the fourth time...
But the real takeaway from this video in my opinion is something else:
The trailnetwork of squamish is just sooooooo amazing! the work done by the trailbuilders and the sorca is just mindblowing!
  • 7 0
 Bike vs drone vs music. Bike wins
  • 11 0
 Remy wins
  • 2 0
 @leviatanouroboro: I call it a tie with Raphael.
  • 6 0
 This was an incredible experience. A whole new level of respect for those who are capable of riding these trails.
  • 4 0
 Incredibly good . And it showcase once again you master the bike and those trails. very happy you ve reached that and I coulndt be happier to see your kind words of appreciation in the end of your video.
  • 3 0
 This has to be the best edit so far this year. I think what made me appreciate it even more is that I didn’t have to see Remy tie his shoes, make a coffee, pet his trail dog, check is tire pressure or load his bike on the tailgate of his Tacoma.
  • 7 1
 Un-eff-ing-croyable mes amies...
  • 2 0
 This.
  • 6 0
 Next level shit right there!
  • 4 0
 Remy you are a fucking god. Airing the a line on take another donut! So good to see from the drones perspective. Best edit of the year.
  • 3 0
 This video is the most impressive thing I have seen in a long time. The speed Remy goes down some of these slabs and how close the drone gets to Remy and the trees is mind blowing. Absolutely top notch.
  • 4 0
 @remymetailler Amazing riding as always! And props to the drone pilot, insane skills through some of those trees!
  • 8 2
 But that music!!!!
  • 2 0
 This is the most impressive video I have ever seen.The skill level to ride those lines in that zone and then film at following speed around tight trees and obstacles is unimaginably high.
  • 2 0
 Remy and the drone pilot making it look easy, both great skills. Oh and "Grateful to be living and riding here." I am grateful riding anywhere, does not have to be Squamish !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 5 0
 Just WOW!
  • 4 0
 Eff me Remi is soooo good
  • 3 0
 Super cool also super distracting watching tree limbs thinking "OH SH!T HERE IT COMES!"
  • 3 0
 Oh so that is how you are supposed to ride that / those trails... man was I way off
  • 4 0
 One of the best video parts I have ever seen!
  • 4 0
 so sick! I watched it twice in a row w/ my jaw dropped Big Grin
  • 2 0
 I build and fly RC planes and don’t like drones myself but I love the footage they get. Well done and sweet trail riding as we’ll
  • 3 0
 Damn that was a sniper line on H2H. Might have to strap my phone to a drone if I can ever be arsed to Strava it.
  • 3 0
 Almost perfect, just needed some audio from Remy and his bike overlayed and it would have been!
  • 2 0
 Remy "A small drop here...",love his comments.
  • 2 0
 So... how does the drone pilot follow Remy with the camera, flying backwards, and know he's not crashing into anything? Are there 2 cameras on it..?
  • 3 0
 Only one camera... The pilot is a Pro!
  • 1 0
 Pilot has goggles on, the drone transmits First Person View to him. Many drones have targeting so the camera auto points at the subject so the pilot can focus on flying.
  • 2 0
 Just noticed it's got a mounted GoPro - so no auto targeting. That Pilot is seriously skilled Wink
  • 4 0
 Wow, this is sick. Bar has been raised.
  • 2 0
 These dudes just changed the game, WC races would be cool but this would be insane at Rampage. Somebody get Raphael in touch with the RedBull crew
  • 3 0
 Remy's riding is amazing.. I ned to practice on my drone skills now.lol
  • 3 0
 Long way since Mario Kart and Cameras on rope lines
  • 4 1
 Wow, great skills from both pilots!
  • 4 1
 Race drone chases INSANE mountain biker down PRO trails
  • 2 0
 absolutely sick, and sickening. Now I feel that motion sickness people talk aboot
  • 2 0
 Imagine being just about to drop your edit, and seeing the bar get raised this high.
  • 2 0
 That's instantly in the pantheon of all time edits. Incredible riding and camera/drone work. Bravo!
  • 2 0
 wow; one of the best vids Ive seen in awhile. Incredible perspective on some insanely great riding! Great job!
  • 1 0
 Great riding, piloting and video, but it definitely needed a heavy metal soundtrack! Might I suggest Iron Maiden, Megadeth, or Judas Priest next time.
  • 3 0
 Amazing again Remy!
  • 3 0
 Next level!
  • 3 1
 After Rampage, Squamish is chill.
  • 2 0
 Wow - incredible riding and video! Nice job, Remy and Raphaël.
  • 3 0
 Amazing work, Remy
  • 2 0
 mute and play with punk rock for a more enjoyable experience
  • 3 0
 epic!
  • 2 1
 @remymetailler that was exceptional riding/filming/editing !!! 100% cannot concentrate on work now.
  • 3 0
 man that was a mind trip
  • 2 0
 @leviatanouroboro: I call it a tie with Raphael.
  • 2 0
 This should be pinned to the top for the day I think.
  • 2 0
 great video ! congrats !!!
  • 2 0
 That bit at 2:40 looks proper sketchy!
  • 2 0
 Very impressive, both the riding and flying!
  • 2 0
 so good
  • 2 0
 yeah Rapha!
  • 2 0
 What an awesome rider!!
  • 2 0
 This is epic.
  • 2 0
 Dope! Serious skills!
  • 1 0
 Throw in a Wookie and Princes Christina and.... well you get the picture,
  • 2 1
 insane bike and drone piloting but that music made me wish I was born deaf
  • 2 0
 amazing footy!
  • 1 0
 what an amazing trail. i want to ride those natural features so bad.
  • 1 1
 I want a B.M.T.
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