Video: Whistler Bike Park Lines - Top To Bottom with Dylan Forbes

Jan 9, 2019
by Pinkbike Originals  


Dylan Forbes gives us a tour of Whistler Bike Park and shows us some of his favourite gaps and lines to ride.



MENTIONS: @pinkbikeoriginals




58 Comments

  • + 24
 Love seeing the Newfoundlanders out kill it in BC.
  • - 2
 *killing it*
  • + 4
 @privateer-wbc: all those people downvoting the edit thinking it was some annoying guy replying...ahahaha it is still you!
  • + 19
 That gap on Ho Chi Minh definitely separates the actual pros from the bros with guts. Checked off many of the side hits and sneaky lines over the years, but keeping the cornering speed through those tight trees is just beyond me so far.
  • + 5
 You feel fast enough just cruising through there, haha. That was wild.
  • + 21
 Typical Forbes, sandbaggin it on the beginner and intermediate runs.
  • + 16
 dude knows the green runs are where theres no brake bumps Razz gettin the most out of his lift tickets
  • + 11
 Hopefully everyone forgets this by next season.
  • + 3
 @CaptainBLT: forget what?
  • + 9
 @makripper : known Dylan for almost 20 years...he's a clear example of actual hard work, dedication and talent. Not everyone has a golden ticket.
  • + 2
 And if you don't believe me, check out some of my photos from over ten years ago of Dylan killing it then.
  • + 3
 I see you really appreciate a good turn... Me too! One of my top three most favorite things to do at WBP is to try and ride South Park from the waterfall without using brakes. I haven't gotten it 100%, but I also can't resist pumping those big, mellow rollers in the straits.
  • + 4
 But everyone over here told me that you have to hit the Crabapple bits to be a bro... also according to Pinkiebikie-pedia this video had way too few scrubs. He doesn’t schralp too much either - Can he even ride?
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns: Hey!!! settle down Waki... crabapple is still really BRO, but it’d take way more skill to ride South Park brakeless. Also, I do agree, this edit could use some jibber-jabbin crash reel bloopers.
  • + 10
 Get your sarcasm detectors on people! I know some of you are too stupid to appreciate a corner over steeze, since getting wobbled on Down Country bikes is all you do, but I am sure you are not that stupid to think that I wanted to dis Dylan... oh I guess that won't give me props either!
  • + 2
 Apparently that gave me positive props. Against all odds... I have to learn to schralp to scrub like Kaos and Kade... I also need a name from old ass computer game. Super sick Whistler edit "Kato burns EZ Does it! (shows it how it's done on a short bike)"
  • + 5
 need more vids like this. where to find? am having bike park cabin fever.
  • + 2
 @snoborder right!? Serious Whisdrawals. Look at all of Remy Metailler's vids for more Whis action.
  • + 1
 I love del Boca vista. So much fun. lots of nice features to hit. Although one thing I do hate is people ripping down at mach speed expecting you to move. It's a green and it's a run where I take my beginner wife and friends on.
  • + 0
 *pinkbike - you deleted this comment last time so here’s another go - did I prick a nerve?’

Well done you! You’re encouraging faster riders to chase beginners through greens and blues. Straight off Dirt Merchant to Bella must make you proud. There are enough black + trails so leave these to the new riders we want to encourage to join the sport.
  • + 4
 You're the man, Dylan. Hope to shred some laps again this summer!
  • + 3
 What do ya'll do for work in Whistler?
  • + 6
 Have rich parents
  • + 3
 @makripper: yeahhhh not really
  • + 2
 @chrispilling: serials, whats the work like there? Cant be all web designers and vloggers
  • + 2
 Whistler is basically a small city. There's hundreds of different jobs: doctors, lawyers, bankers, dishwashers, servers, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, retail jobs, etc.....

Sure there's plenty of seasonal jobs with W/B, but there's plenty of other work keeping this place running.
  • + 4
 @owlie: take me for example.... moderately successful photographer in the bike industry, but I'm an electrician in town full time. You bet your ass I'd quit wiring mansions for rich people who don't live there so I could take photos full time, but in the mean time I make a comfortable living in the trades. plenty of work and money to be made around town for all types. Hell a lot of servers and bartenders make more money than I do....
  • + 1
 @chrispilling: I have friends in Whistler like anyone, and it's more work than play for almost any normal person there. If you have "help" you can ride all day everyday. My friends are lucky to ride after work and that is pretty awesome but it's nowhere near the dream. Chris, you should get some industrial and Plc experience the get a job with the Whistler municipality. Pays better, job security and a pension.
  • + 0
 @makripper: kind of a sad statement that working a public service job (ie government, aka paid by the taxpayers) pays better and with better pension.
  • + 2
 @rrolly: But the civil servants aren't getting rich either, so I would say this is more of a statement of how poor private industry pay is. I agree though, private industry should, in general, at least pay more than public service.
  • + 3
 @rrolly: why is that sad? A residential electrician makes less than any other electrician. It's the nature of it. Commercial in construction in Vancouver you make close to the same as municipal but municipal is market proof to an extent. Careers are marathons not sprints.
  • + 1
 @MrFogg: does anyone get rich in Canada? I'd love to live in Whistler, Sedona or hurricane. I have an IT consulting business and I would have to start from scratch. I'd also guess these communities have plenty of propeller heads already and the competition would be tight. maybe in another life
  • + 1
 @owlie: for IT consulting, its extremely tight in BC. It would be insanely difficult to get clientel. Maybe if coming from a security angle you may have more of a chance.
  • + 3
 @makripper: I do that. But I have too much of a good thing here. Besides Canadia doesnt like us Yanks coming over and taking jobs
  • + 1
 @owlie: we do to be honest. Especially in tech. The state's steals all of our talent for big $$. I was offered a job for Seattle light a few years ago but they couldn't find a way to hire me outright and sponsor me. They had to prove that they couldn't find the person with the right skills and experience and basically it would take way too much time and money to be worth while.
  • + 2
 @chrispilling: I made $120k my last year as a bartender. Don't ever let people tell you it isn't a viable career!
  • + 1
 @conoat: never said it wasn't... My point was: in this town, the service industry makes bank in the right position. I've made good coin doing it in the past
  • + 2
 @conoat: bet you didnt pay income tax on $120k
  • - 2
 @owlie: taxation is theft
  • + 1
 @conoat: And it isnt viable. its a stepping stone, because when you hit your 50s and youre not cute anymore, and have zero pension or retirement, well theres the viability.
  • + 2
 @makripper: It's not market proof because municipal work is in a sense a false market. There's no free market transaction. There is little incentive on behalf of the electrician to offer up the most/best service for the money paid. Therefore the taxpayer, you and I, get less value for the dollars spent. Traditionally, the draw of working for the lower levels of government, other than it being a public service, was job security. Now it's better pay, better pension, and better security. It's great for the municipal worker, not so great for everyone else.
  • + 1
 @owlie: whats stopping someones from saving for retirement as a bartender?
  • + 1
 @arrowheadrush: Id say discipline..
  • + 1
 @owlie: nearly all of it these days, since 90% of tips are on a CC. sure there's probably $5k a year in cash tips that never get accounted for, but that's it.
  • + 1
 @owlie: not true. the thing is, when you get older, you need to move up in the level of resturant you are working in. I know plenty of 60yr old bartenders that still make bank because they work in fine dining with their years of customer service skills. As far as pension/retirement goes, that's on you in the business. If you spend your 20's, 30's and 40's drinking and partying all your tips away, that's on you!
  • + 1
 @conoat: thats the sacrifice I guess. Being a ski/bike bum or growing up. good with the bad on both paths.
  • + 3
 That's Fabien Cousinié, not "Fabian"... Wink
  • + 1
 Whips for days! This guy should do an instructional video on how to do whips like that!
  • + 2
 crazy when he jumped the crank it up wall ride
  • + 2
 THIS IS AWESOME I WANT TO GO TO THEREoh wait its winter
  • + 2
 And when does it open again? :-)
  • + 3
 Just over 4 months from now, by May 17 maybe sooner depending on snow melt.
  • + 2
 oops wrong account
  • + 2
 What I meant to say was, ah... a rider who sees greens the way I do!
  • + 0
 I think Dylan needs to look up what the words "best" and "favourite" mean. Wink
  • + 1
 What's the song at 0:48?
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