Video: Searching for Epic Shots & Good Times with Kirt Voreis in 'California Grippin'

Mar 26, 2020
by Ian Hylands  
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Earlier this year I had a chance to spend a few days shooting with Kirt Voreis for DEITY Components in California. Two years ago we shot a video project for Niner Bikes in the desert outside of Barstow, and while we made a really fun video and got some epic shots on that trip, we knew we weren't completely done with the location. Matt Collins came along to shoot video, and Kirt's friend Danny Silva helped out with everything. Big ups to those two for the amazing work! Kirt had a few new Fox Racing kits as well as the new Speedframe helmet so after shooting the desert we decided to shoot some trail riding footage as well. On the second day we hit up an old DH trail that Kirt new of near Arrowhead.

bigquotesI took a quick trip to SoCal in Feb. to meet up with Ian Hylands and Matt Collins for a DEITY Components photo shoot. We hit up Calico Ghost town outside of Barstow and then got some trail shots near Arrowhead, Ca. Was hoping for more footage but my ankle was missing home, ha. Always stoked to work with Matt and Ian on these projects.Kirt Voreis



DAY 1 - CALICO

Kirt Voreis launches a lofty table in the California desert on his mountain bike.

Kirt Voreis bikes packed and ready to go at sunrise during a mountain biking roadtrip in California

Kirt Voreis tapes his wrists before riding his mountain bike.
Matt Collins and Danny Silva getting ready to film Kirt.
Kirt Voreis tapes his wrists while Matt Collins and Danny Silva get ready to film

Uncle Jay came out to visit while we were filming. Always good to see him
Uncle Jay came out to visit while we were filming. Always good to see him!

Kirt Voreis does some early morning shovel work on the transition to the rock quarter pipe.
Kirt Voreis eyes up the rock quarter pipe before rolling into it.

Kirt Voreis eyes up the rock quarter pipe before rolling into it.

Kirt Voreis launches table in the California desert while Matt Collins and Danny Silva film him.
Kirt Voreis launches table in the California desert while Matt Collins and Danny Silva film him.

Kirt Voreis launches an inward table on a rock quarterpipe in the California desert.

Kirt Voreis launches an inward table on a rock quarterpipe in the California desert.
Kirt Voreis launches an inward table on a rock quarterpipe in the California desert.

Kirt Voreis launches a lofty table in the California desert on his mountain bike.

Kirt Voreis launches an inward table on a rock quarterpipe in the California desert.
Kirt Voreis launches table in the California desert while Matt Collins films him.

Kirt Voreis does a barspin in the California desert on his mountain bike.

Kirt Voreis relaxes in the dirt for a minute after a crash on his mountain bike.
Kirt Voreis mountain biking in California

Kirt Voreis does a one handed table in the California desert at sunset on his mountain bike.

Epic sunset while filming Kirt Voreis mountain biking in California
Epic sunset while filming Kirt Voreis mountain biking in California

DAY 2 - CRESTLINE

Kirt Voreis rides his mountain bike at Crestline in California

Kirt Voreis does a barspin while riding his mountain bike at Crestline in California
Kirt Voreis mountain biking in California

Kirt Voreis mountain biking in California
Kirt Voreis mountain biking in California


Kirt Voreis mountain biking in California




46 Comments

  • 28 0
 Anytime I see Kirt in a video I absolutely have to watch it!
  • 3 0
 agree this is a MUST
Voreis is always full of fresh steez #OldDawg
  • 13 1
 Holy F#kk, Kirt Voreis is the man... He style is still hella on point. Good on him for keeping it up man. Guy is a class act.
  • 11 0
 Weird how they wrote Crestline instead of Trinidad, Colorado.
  • 3 0
 I was alittle upset that @Voreis said the location of this trail but I guess if anyone is allowed too its the man who built it, thank you kirt for the best trail ive ever ridden, it has given me so many great memories, hopefully with many more to come.
  • 8 0
 @rockchomper: Ha, I thought the cat was out of bag 10 years ago? Still is hard to find even with area named. Always stoked when I hear how much people love that trail!
  • 12 2
 Dick Pound.
  • 2 1
 Dick Pound approves
  • 8 0
 "since 97" thanks for sharing some history Kirt.
  • 6 0
 Love seeing Kirt work some dirt. One of my faves.
  • 5 0
 Voreis is the real Tiger King!
  • 5 0
 C’mon guys!! This vid should be at least 7 mins long. More please sir!
  • 2 0
 Kurt is the king of arsing about on his bike, never too serious but always super sick!
I can’t get the hang of nose bonks, I always end up looking/feeling really awkward and like I’m gonna go over the bars!
  • 1 0
 Ah, I've been off the scene for a while now and it's good to come back and see an old favourite rider still shredding. I like the photo strapping up the wrists and hands like a boxer and wearing shoe like Floyd Mayweather haha!
  • 5 0
 F#$K YEAH VOREIS!
  • 2 0
 Yeeew!
  • 4 0
 Nice shooting, Ian; great riding Kirt!
  • 1 0
 Thanks Colin! @meagerdude
  • 1 0
 Thanks Colin!!
  • 3 0
 All you guys combined have like 200 years experience in the industry! That’s insane! Haha love you guys!
  • 1 0
 Wait, are you saying we're all really old? Thanks @yuroshek!
  • 1 0
 @IanHylands: just saying you guys have a ton of experience Wink keep making cool stuff please and thank you!
  • 3 0
 Based on the pictures, Kirt spends only about 30% of his time on the ground, the rest in the air.
  • 3 0
 You the man Kirt! Rad photos as usual Ian, and loved the video Matt!
  • 1 0
 Thanks Doug! Bummed you couldn't make it...
  • 1 0
 Yeah Doug, miss ya on this one!
  • 1 0
 @Voreis: all good! Im stoked to see all you guys together killing it!
  • 3 0
 Some really cool shots.
  • 2 0
 Did you need the sock because of the Coronavirus shitpaper shortage?
  • 1 0
 Ha, I had a feeling it was gonna get bad! Ha
  • 1 0
 @Voreis: if anyone needs paper I got some extra on my job site. I stocked up so my 12 guys didn’t run out....lmao.
  • 2 0
 The GOAT.....Love watching Kirt ride!!
  • 2 0
 He has such a distinct style, I can tell just from photo's it's him.....
  • 2 0
 That one handed table makes me feel all warm inside.
  • 2 0
 Bar-spin Face
  • 2 0
 haha
  • 1 0
 Pretty rad. Music was so uninspiring though.
  • 2 0
 Hell yeah super stoker!
  • 1 1
 What the hell is going on with the front brake man?
  • 3 2
 Did you not see the barspins?
  • 2 0
 @dirtyburger: Yep, just wondering how he's got it routed... No need to be so snippy.
  • 1 0
 @Abacall: front brake line through your steerer tube.
  • 1 0
 @Abacall: he has a how to video on his instagram showing how he routes his brake so he can do bar spins!
  • 4 0
 I run the front brake line up steerer tube. I have to cut a couple flanges off the star-nut so the line can run up past and out of the top of steerer. I also cut a notch in top cap so brake line can run thru and top cap can be secured.
  • 1 0
 @Voreis: Sweet! Thanks @Voreis , appreciate that. Rippin' as usual.
  • 1 0
 Excellent as usual.

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