Video: Remy Metailler Nose Manuals Down Squamish's Longest Slab

Apr 14, 2020
by Rémy Métailler  

Some of you know In N Out Burger for their food in the United States, and some others know In N Out Burger for that iconic slab in the middle of Squamish.

In today's video, I'm going to show you how to nose manual down it, and also learn my technique to nose manual. This is supposed to be Squamish's most famous and longest slab, and it's an ideal place to nose manual. If you are not familiar with this skill, slowly work your way up here by practicing more safely on your driveway.

Later on, doing it on a slab or a steep road might be the trick for you!



Thanks for watching, see you on the trails or on YouTube


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141 Comments

  • 97 0
 I’m probably not going to do this
  • 7 0
 Simple, but made me laugh out loud. My thoughts exactly!!
  • 5 7
 Send Bernard to show him how it's done!!!
  • 68 28
 That is a stoppie/endo. Not a nose manual. They are not the same... One requires no brakes; see Courage Adams, Matt Priest et al.. The other does require brakes. Stop referring to one as the other.
  • 110 7
 Excuse my lack of bike knowledge. Good point though, and I will definitely not practice nose manuals down any rock slabs anytime soon...
  • 1 8
flag mihauek (Apr 14, 2020 at 8:48) (Below Threshold)
 The great example of nose manual is Danny MacAskill
  • 5 0
 @remymetailler: I can't do either ????
  • 22 1
 DAMN–this guys just called out Remy
  • 5 0
 gotta admit they're right here haha i was thinking the same thing when i read the title before I even watched. I love your riding tho Remy Smile keep doing you
  • 2 0
 @remymetailler: Seems like you owe us a video.
Doesn't have to be soon, we can wait till corona is over.
  • 7 1
 @IntoTheEverflow: Yes I do. Been looking at stuff...
  • 2 2
 No sir. A stoppie is when you come to a complete stop. You can do a few pedal strokes and lift the rear wheel to stop, and hold it. It's different on this demo. He's riding quite a distance on the front tire and the dropping the rear. He's not doing a complete stop.
  • 2 1
 @Busted-Up-Biker: well it is an endo then. But it is not a nose manual. He also does come to a complete stop on several attempts. Including the introductory endos he does.
  • 1 0
 @mihauek: He'd do it backwards!!
  • 9 0
 @remymetailler: Call it whatever you like. As an old schooler I think the comment of @ajp1 is not correct because his example of Courage Adams is of a brakeless BMX rider.
Manuals require brakes too for most people who can do ‘em.
An endo or a stoppie is kind of an old school term, but those are often shorter.
I’d say what you are doing is a nose wheelie. We’ve been saying that for over 25 years. Everybody happy, haha!
  • 1 0
 @Busted-Up-Biker: nah, a stoppie is when you roll on ur front tire with the brakes on, an endo is what you just described
  • 3 0
 So when you do standard manual you're not allowed to touch the rear brake?
  • 2 0
 @CanaanSD: Best form is not to... Otherwise you come to a stop instead of linking it to something
  • 1 0
 Perhaps this was a nose wheelie?
  • 3 0
 No, its a nose manual. true the current generation of bmx riders do these brakeless nowadays, the riders who originated the trick like Miron,Freimuth and Moliterno did this trick by feathering their front brakes.
  • 3 0
 @DutchmanPhotos: @ajp1 is entirely correct.... It's a nose wheelie/endo since he's not stopping and using the brake to balance, all bmx nose manuals are done without brakes, the guys using brakes don't call them manuals, a nose manual is far more difficult than a nose wheelie/endo. Similar to a a wheelie using pedaling to keep balance, and a manual no pedalling, a preferably, no brake use either, balance is required to manual, not brakes. Sincerely, brakeless bmx rider
  • 2 0
 @antihero: Miron, Freimuth, and Moliterno would argue they do nose wheelies not nose manuals.
  • 1 0
 Rolling endo?
  • 2 0
 @CanaanSD: it was banned by UCI in 2014
  • 1 0
 @5afety3rd:

Read what I said. We’re basically saying the same thing.
  • 4 0
 That's odd, I'd have called them chazzwazzas.
  • 1 1
 @DutchmanPhotos: you said manuals require brakes for most people. those people cant manual lol
  • 1 1
 @CanaanSD: no brake and no cranking, smoooooth
  • 2 0
 @5afety3rd:

I hope you make this sound like a joke on purpose with the lol.
When I’m in the zone I can manual pretty damn far and fast too, but I always use my brake every now and then. Ask Bernard Kerr or Nico Vink, or any BMX racer for example what they do... Always one finger on the brake and I wanna bet with you they use it every now and then.
  • 3 0
 @DutchmanPhotos: They're using the brake the whole time to maintain the stoppie. it is not a nose manual.... look up courage adams. That is a nose manual. This is a stoppie, and an endo is when you grab too much and go ass over tea kettle. EVeryone got it?????
  • 2 0
 @rideitall-bmx-dh-road-unicycle:

We were talking normal manuals. Not nose wheelies or anything on the front wheel.
Of course Remy is using his frontbrake here.
  • 1 0
 @remymetailler: Remy, totally random questions. I like the look of the Camelback you are wearing in this video. Which model is it? Also it looks like you have additional pockets/attachments in the front on both shoulder straps. Are those from Camelback as well? I don't see those included on any of the bike hydration packs on their website. Thanks in advance.
  • 2 1
 @fpmd: Hey it is the Chase Vest. Yes it is a vest so there are pockets on the front (I usually storage my phone, keys, multi tool. You can fit a few bars too. The weight is very well balanced that way. I love mine, it does not feel like a back pack at all. On sale at Jenson USA:
bit.ly/2VbjhlL
  • 1 0
 @remymetailler: Perfect, thanks man!
  • 1 0
 @DutchmanPhotos: the manual and nose manual where both invented on a skateboard, which doesn’t have a brakes. Which is why you shouldn’t use them in a manual it’s “cheating”
  • 1 0
 @dylrtz: I tried the endo then the ground stoppied me braking my fall...
  • 33 3
 Watch out. Wakidesigns has been isolating and is ready to blow any simple comments out of proportion ????
  • 18 2
 I think some people here need to chill a little. Remy’s a very skilled rider (obviously) so what could be seen as risky to us , isn’t risky to him. Think about it , how many people who don’t ride would look at someone riding down b-line in whistler thinking that’s crazy and risky. Where for the majority of us it’s a super chill cruise down the mountain. I work in health care and the hospital I’m at has never been this empty (I’m not saying to go balls to the wall riding. You have to use your own judgement and be smart). Risk is a personal thing and what one person sees as risky is just another day at the office for another. Keep doing your thing Remy !!
  • 1 0
 He just got a new Cube Stereo and showed it in YouTube. I asked the comment, if he put frame protection on it, like invisiframe? He said no I've never used frame protection. My comment was, oh yeah, of course you don't, what was I thinking?
  • 16 1
 nose manual on the front of a rock rule number one: use a Full Face helmet !!! (unless you're Remy)
  • 33 74
flag WAKIdesigns (Apr 14, 2020 at 5:14) (Below Threshold)
 Really? Because falling on your face is only one point of a long list of your worries as you start tumbling down the hill like a ragdoll with forst stop at the bottom of the slab - in this case 100m below. How about become really good at stoppies in general, like making really long ones down a steeper street or better: a steep grassfield. Then worry about protection for riding a thing like Remy does. How does that sound? You safety first kind of people must be eating it real hard, real often, judging by your self preservation strategies. Maybe you should spend more time practicing than worrying what to wear?
  • 12 2
 Rule number 2: use flat pedals!!!
  • 27 0
 You tell them dad. @WAKIdesigns:
  • 20 37
flag WAKIdesigns (Apr 14, 2020 at 7:10) (Below Threshold)
 @GatoGordo: I'm dad here?! after hearing one of dumbest tips on how to roll long steep rock faces on front wheel? Wear fullface helmet? Not a bad idea now that I think about it - will weed out idiots. Natural selection.
How to send a 50ft jump - rule nr 1 wear a fullface. Yeah!
How to jump off a 500ft cliff in wingsuit - rule nr1 wear a fullface helmet. Yeah... I mean yeah. Bell Super preferably I guess?
How to not get laid on a party full of drunk students: wear a fullface helmet.
How to project childhood son/parent traumas on others: tell everyone to wear a fullface helmet on most occasions, better safe than sorry!
  • 7 2
 @WAKIdesigns: Why such dislike of fullface helmets? They've gotten a lot lighter, and do a good job of significantly reducing the risk finding yourself in the woods with: a.) more concussions and/or b.) fewer teeth than at the trailhead.
  • 12 0
 @rodeostuBig Grin efinitely never a bad idea. Absolutely wear the protection you feel is necessary. Full-face helmets are great! Though if I'm understanding @WAKIdesigns properly, the point is what you're wearing should NOT be the first advice you give someone else... Especially when we're talking about advanced moves in high-exposure situations.

The correct order of operations should be 1) Ensure you have the skills to execute a move safely (e.g. practice in a non-threatening location) 2) Go out and shred, wearing appropriate gear.
  • 9 1
 Double double with chopped chillies and raw onions, animal style fries and a vanilla milkshake, please.
  • 6 0
 I'll take mine with a fried mustard patty and grilled onions. Please and thanks! Also, pro tip: ask for your fries unsalted so you know you're getting a fresh batch. (They salt 'em by default)
  • 5 0
 I smirked when I saw this posted, but that slab has to be one of the most predictable features in Squamish. If an old duffer like me can creep down it at walking speed, pretty sure Remy can stoppie it with no worries. Still LOL though. #whatwouldcathysay
  • 7 0
 Just Remy doing Remy things...
  • 7 0
 Thanks, Remy! Good pointers and even better skills.
  • 4 0
 Keep riding responsibly and showing us what's up, Remy. Walking down a Vancouver sidewalk has more risk as far I'm concerned.
  • 6 0
 Reminds me of Kerr's
  • 5 0
 Yeah! Didn't he do it on the same trail?
  • 5 0
 You said “one more try” :-O
  • 4 0
 I've never been there....but if it looks steep on video, that is probably steep as hell in real life...that looks scary AF.
  • 4 1
 "Below threshold threads are hidden" ...yeah, completely hidden. There was an interesting discussion happening with some good points on both sides...seems to have vanished.
  • 3 0
 Now I know the secret to nose manuals go faster, WTF always great to watch Remy thanks.
  • 3 0
 This is a test of the emergency broadcast system.
  • 2 0
 i know that slab has a lot of grip but stopping that easily on it over and over shouldn't be a thing
  • 2 0
 Rule number 3: Tighten ahead screw as much as possible Smile
  • 2 0
 Have brakes with good modulation.
  • 2 0
 Now that you're asking, good luck Remy's girlfriend!
  • 2 0
 Thank you for your advice, and continue like that
  • 2 0
 Didnt BK burger king, i mean Bernard Kerr already do this?
  • 8 8
 Nothing new to do nose manuals down it. I did from higher though without rolling down and I went 15 meters longer past the second roll which is the hardest part as it makes a corner. Also this video is more about the progression too steppes and how to learn them, not about my own performance.
  • 1 0
 @remymetailler: i didnt notice that, mainly i wanted to make a burger king reference against the trail being called in n out but i guess i didnt have that worked out well enough, and i wasnt 100% sure it was the same trail.... As i dont recall the sign in the burger kings video
  • 3 0
 Looks easy enough...
  • 2 0
 Old news!
  • 1 0
 Divide by zero looks easier than this.
  • 4 3
 What are those glasses? Look legit!
  • 2 0
 I'm curious what glasses he has too.
  • 1 0
 @DoubleHelix: Julbo Fury. They come with a different lens.
  • 1 0
 Didn't Bernard Kerr do this years back ?
  • 9 7
 Yes check his video. He stops 15m earlier, and start lower. He also goes with more speed, which is more risk and why I go slower.
  • 2 1
 Thought access through Alice Lake was closed....
  • 1 2
 No Alice Lake in the BC Park is closed. The slabs are open still. I would not ride something if it was shut down by the goverment. I did ride entrails yesterday. The access to it is closed, but if you push up your bike up the trail, it is fine. Check out the map on Trail Forks.
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