Video: Remy Metailler Follows Stacy Kohut Down Whistler Bike Park's Jump Trails

Aug 14, 2020
by Rémy Métailler  

If you have been to Whistler or looked at videos from the Whistler Bike Park:
A: You must have heard of or seen Stacy Kohut
B: You must have been blown away by his riding.

I met Stacy in 2013, and obviously had seen his videos before. What a treat to follow him down his favourite lap in the mountain and watch him.

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Stacy shreds Full video on Youtube.


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64 Comments

  • 39 0
 I must have said "holy f***" at least 8 times watching this. Hopeful that I can shred this hard when I'm approaching 50. Mad respect!
  • 2 0
 Sure you can.
  • 6 0
 Stacy Kohut is like Brian Lopes except Stacy doesn't get in trouble for his vehicle being in a handicap parking spot.
  • 10 0
 Thanks Everyone for all the kind words!!! So glad everyone enjoyed the edit and the action.
  • 1 0
 @stacykohut: You are a madman!
Respect!!
  • 30 0
 A bike check would be good, I've never seen a properly in-depth one on any of his quads before. Bet there's all sorts of interesting stuff going on component and geometry wise.
  • 6 0
 I want to know how much work it took to get the fore-aft balance to perfectly arc all those jumps. No back or forward pitch, just perfect every time. I'm sure a lot of that is Kohut's skill, but having the bike set up even a tiny bit wrong would make that so hard.
  • 4 0
 @big-red: True, tried sitting down going over a jump? It boosts you to the moon and then you have a massive crash, without the compression and independence from your bike in your legs, you're following the direct trajectory of the ramp. I bet he goes through wheels too.
  • 3 0
 Hellooo. Yes please bike check!
  • 5 0
 @Brauck: would be rad for sure.... also an 'ask anything' session could be sweet!
  • 1 0
 I can’t believe how flat the thing corners, you’d think it’d be a little tippy. Funny I was looking for some kinda hand cycle setup to move around with, then he pushed on the tires. Oh. Simple is best.
  • 2 0
 @ooklathemoc: I think the centre of gravity is below the axles and the linkages are setup specifically so it stays flat or leans into turns a bit. Also, watch Kohut again. He's working hard to throw the weight on the inside of the bike going into turns.
  • 2 0
 @stacykohut: shit yeah that too!
  • 1 0
 @big-red: I keep mentally comparing it to quads, which fall over without provocation. But yeah his rig is so much lighter with the weight low. Super cool to watch.
  • 13 1
 So cool that this guy has whistler as some place that can support him getting to ride as much and how he obviously enjoys too. Cool too that the mountain works with him on the lines that make his ride doable.
  • 10 0
 I met Stacy in 1998 when I was 12 years old, while spending much of my summer riding the Banff skate park when he was managing it. I was nervous to drop in to a 4 foot quarter on my skateboard, and Stacy crawled to the top in his wheel chair and dropped in to show me how soft I was. Total legend!
  • 10 0
 I had Danny Hart Champery 2011 commentary running in my head thru most of the video. All the way from "Look at the whip! What the hell!" to "How does he sit down with balls that big!".
  • 9 0
 Absolutely incredible rider and person. So inspiring! Having met him, I can attest to his truly positive and unflinching drive to be a force for good in this world. Thanks Stacey!
  • 7 0
 This makes me so happy to see. I used to do some laps on Mount Norquay with Stacy back in Banff in the late 90's/early 2000's and I remember the early versions of what he called his "buggy". He was so fast and gnarly back then as well, but would often destroy parts.

On a side note, he used to run the Banff Skate Park as well. He would come over and either be your biggest cheerleader or critic, but he always made you try your best. It was inspiring to have him heckle you!

What a legend!
  • 3 0
 @ba661 Dude, do I know you maybe? I used to ride with Stacey in Banff around 2000, I worked at Louise and Sunshine.
  • 2 0
 Another ex Banffer here. Had the privilege of meeting Stacy for the very first time about 25 years ago when he dropped by Rude Boys to buy a jacket. He's the absolute best. An amazing rider, skier and human being. All class, super positive and always smiling. A wonderful friend (who I don't see often enough) This video of Stacy and Remy made my day.
Love you Stacy!
  • 2 0
 awesome memories of that era!!!! loved it.
  • 2 0
 @stacykohut: Hey dude, say hi to Jason and Duke for me too!
  • 6 0
 Everytime I watch a video with Stacy, it makes me wish I could take that rig for a lap...I would probably end up on my head, but it looks like it would be a rush! Keep ripping Stacy!
  • 4 0
 I don't know if it was all the extra tire buzz from 2 extra wheels, or just the shear size of that beast rolling down the hill, but DAMN that thing looks fast!! I've seen only one of those in person at a park and was not able to follow the guy to see how fast those things are. The engineering nerd in me would also like to see an in depth review of this bike!
  • 3 0
 if you are ever in the bike park, keep an eye out for Stacy. Over the course of 5 or 6 yrs of going to the park I have ran into him either in the lift line or on the mountain. He is a super nice guy! Was hoping to go to whistler this yr again, but us Americans can seem to follow directions or even wear a mask during a pandemic.
  • 6 0
 WOW Stacy.... way to rep the older guys... keep on shredding buddy !!!
  • 5 0
 One thing you should know about Stacey is that he is a much better skier than biker, and he is a great rider!
  • 2 0
 So true! He's ridiculously fast and has loads of style.
  • 5 0
 Stacy is impressive.
So is Rémy when he goes on his own. It’s like warp speed has been enabled...
  • 4 0
 I wish I had your positive attitude and guts. You're awesome Stacy! You have been riding there so long I think they owe you a few trails.
  • 4 0
 So wicked to see POV footage of Stacy doing things that regular bikes can't, those proper 4-wheel scandi flicks he sets up some corners with are dirty!
  • 2 0
 Really thought I was going to skim through this video for just some jumps but that whole thing was so good! Really enjoyed the full run perspective without a lot of cutaways on A-line and seeing what he has to do to connect the trails. Made me want to ride my bike!
  • 3 0
 I knew Stacy when I was working I Lake Louise in 91-93. He was an animal on the sit ski, so fast few could keep up with him. Rad to see he’s still completely ripping.
What an inspiration!
Keep on ripping Stacy!!
  • 2 0
 I was working at The Lake for those same years and did some laps with Stacey. I’ll never forget how scary it seemed with him going up the old Eagle double chairlift. It was literally impossible on a snowboard to keep up with him on the sit ski and we all had our minds blown with him taking rips though GT’s halfpipe. Lake Posse!! Those were the days.

Stoked to see you still killing it Stacey!!
  • 2 0
 For an hour now I’ve been trying to find the right words to describe how inspirational this video (“edit” for the younger folks) is for me. It seems that I am currently speechless, so, I just want to say thank you. That was amazing!
  • 5 0
 Need a Stacy bike check!!
  • 4 0
 Massive respect! He can jump better than me......
  • 3 0
 Zero room for error. That was incredible. Such a fun and inspiring watch!
  • 4 0
 Awesome on so many levels, RESPECT!!
  • 3 0
 Is that a one-off quad or is that something that's available to others in need?
  • 10 0
 Stacy actually made 20 of these. It costed him 13k$ per unit and he was selling them 14.5k$. Not very profitable but he did that to get more people into the sport. The problem would also have been the potencial liability issues with a machine like that. He can explain you better than me, but that's what I understood.
  • 3 0
 @remymetailler: Do you know if there any sort of group out there that's purchasing those, or similar units, for people who need them?

PB and others in the industry do fundraisers for all kinds of causes and those chairs are well beyond affordable for most.
  • 2 0
 liability became an issue.... sadly.
  • 1 0
 @stacykohut: please reach out to Lindsay Runkle! Would be a great bike for her! Much luv bro!
  • 3 0
 I don't think I've ever heard Remy that pumped before. Sick shredding Stacy!
  • 2 0
 Ya buddeh! 3rd watch now. Not surprised how fast youve gotten. One day ill get my sh#t in a pile and get out to whis for laps. Until then i hope to see more content
  • 5 4
 Next overweight person to complain about Eagle’s gear range is getting this video sent to them. Get it done And have fun people
  • 4 0
 F@cking badass Stacy!!!
  • 2 0
 .38 you can see front left wheel spinning while hard left, looks freaking awesome.
  • 2 0
 Great video! So inspired. That jump across the bridge was absolutely insane.
  • 2 0
 I got more smiles watching Stacy rail down Whistler than I got watching today's Friday Fails!
  • 1 1
 Friday fails should not make you smile...
  • 3 0
 Kohut you f#cking nutter. I gotta ride with you again, mate.
  • 3 0
 @martynashton Ride with him!
  • 2 0
 Stacey, is there a component on your rig that is the most prone to failure? My guess would be rear wheels.
  • 2 0
 I had the honour to ride with him in 2016....man, he is a pinner, super friendly and humble. You have to love this guy
  • 3 0
 Awesome. Dude rips.
  • 3 0
 That was sick!
  • 3 0
 So badass.
  • 2 0
 I think I'd be afraid to go that fast on Stacy's rig. He kills it.
  • 2 0
 Respect
  • 2 0
 Mad Skills!!!!
  • 1 0
 That's fucking rad! I'd like a snowbike like that

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