Video: Yoann Barelli Guides You Down Whistler's Green Monster Trail

May 18, 2019
by Ed Spratt  

In the second episode of Yoann Barelli's trail guide series, he takes a run down the double black diamond trail Green Monster on Whistler's west side. With plenty of line choice and some tricky rock sections, Yoann uses his experiences as an EWS racer to give you the best lines.




74 Comments

  • + 140
 Yoann, the only human alive with more energy and less focus than a labrador. "Oh, hey bird..."
  • + 144
 I'm not sure if that's a compliment or not hahahahaha!!
  • + 20
 @yoannbarelli: I would take it as a compliment. Labs are simply the best dogs ever, and what makes them so rad is their energy, and their ability to focus on everything and nothing at the same time.
  • + 7
 My thoughts exactly, Bottleride
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 PLEASE We need JacksonCam!!
  • + 4
 It was sort of a compliment?? The videos are always hilarious and the riding is rad, you make great content, please keep it up. Also, never change, you rock.
  • + 46
 Love these and keep the two cameras. Train Jackson to bring the camera down to save you time. Wrap it in bacon.
  • + 14
 yeah, I agree, the 2nd camera angle helps a lot
  • + 188
 I totally agree, I'm gonna keep the 2 camera set up and take a lesson on editing, I really want to make these videos rad to watch !! As far as Jaxon goes, little story about him:
We rescued him 2 years ago after failing at becoming a drug detection dog, Jaxon doesn't bring back things, when I throw him the stick he often comes back with a different one hahahahaha !!! We are very similar him and I, not the smartest ones but we are stoked on life haha Smile
  • + 13
 @yoannbarelli: Huge. Totally get what you were saying in the vid about what a pain it must be to go back and forth up the trail setting it up, but man it makes a huge difference.
That huck on the first feature, having second cam makes it. When I saw the point of view I could barely notice it, when I saw it on the ground level can I was like "oh shit that was awesome/hilarious!"

Great work!
  • + 7
 @yoannbarelli: na. Jaxon just thinks you didn’t like that stick. Maybe he’ll bring you a different GoPro back too!
  • + 26
 @yoannbarelli: So your dog decided not to become a cop? Sounds like a good boy to me!
  • + 2
 @yoannbarelli: failed drug detecting duties? That could work out well in Canada.
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 @yoannbarelli: Seriously, never change man, a dog couldn't ask for a better human companion.
  • + 16
 Can I add Jackson to my fantasy team?
  • + 7
 Thanks for these vids! Now I know what to expect and gives me some reassurance and confidence that it’s still within my riding abilities! Love the different line choices...except those absurd ones like riding a log and dropping off it haha! I’m happy with the body and stick cam. Don’t really need the tripod one but it’s nice to see. Keep them coming! Feels like I’m getting free coaching! Thanks!
  • + 11
 If you're going to bother with a second camera, lets get a Jackson cam.
  • + 7
 Yoann, if you didn’t know already, Toby does the maintenance on GM (you should talk to him on the tree lineWink ). You probably know him and if you don’t, Kat does for sure. Keep it up!
  • + 2
 back in the day, 2003/4ish, that log ride drop was actually built, as I recall, never had the guts to try it! probably can find the old tranny below the end of the log, definitely gotten mossed over in the past 15 years!
  • + 7
 Funny thing - it seems that video mtb tutorials on Pinkbike in Canada are made mostly by french guys ;-)
  • + 4
 Perfect illustration about how the brain will either make or break my riding. If I could just have that kind of confidence, bounding down the trail instead of crawling over every feature on that steep, technical terrain, it gets so much safer. Instead, I’d likely overcontrol my speed and end up going OTB. Maybe I’m wrong, need to up and try this trail this year. With a full face and pads.
  • + 3
 I'm with you dude, always over thinking. Try singing to yourself (sounds weird but you get used to it, just make sure you're on your own!) - you might have seen that paul the punter video when he's coached by Tracey Hannah and she recommends it, and confesses that sometimes she even still does it on world cup race runs. I'm not even shitting you, it works! your brain can't handle thinking about too much other detail and just lets you go.
  • + 7
 Being Yoann's dog must be fantastic, confusing, and scary at once Big Grin
  • + 2
 Great video,I think we all appreciate the second camera! I did really like the extra time you spent in the first video talking through different line options though. Only problem with stuff like this is nothing looks difficult if you're good enough! I think the editing is perfect as-is, don't shorten or polish them too much! If you could have a second person with the other camera, and show what riding multiple lines looks like, that would be the ultimate
  • + 2
 Go pros make Habanero spicy look like a tamed Jalepeno.
When I do this trail ( on my bucket list) I'm just rolling the whole enchilada in one go. Trail looks wicked . Thanks for the tour Yoann.
  • + 2
 Thanks Yoann for the great video!!! Jaxon is rad and the 2 camera angles helps a ton and does justice to how steep some of those features are. On the bring side better workout with the 2 cameras Wink great stuff as always
  • + 4
 His baguette must be totally wrecked after that coming up short on that huck! Great video Yohann. Keep it up!
  • + 4
 Yoann seems like such a rad dude. Such a personality. I wish him the best.
  • + 5
 "You don't want to f*ck it up" ::whistles::
  • + 5
 Stoked for another Jackson vid. Thanks Yoann!!
  • + 3
 Anyone remember this trail from that a Chromag vid a few years ago with Jinya and one other guy? Smile
  • + 5
 #jacksonslines
  • + 1
 Great video Yoann.. learned a lot.

Come to denmark, I will show you our trails... and my girlfriend can make you all the “smoosies” you can drink ;-)
  • + 3
 I wish my abs were as flat as his brake levers
  • + 0
 that's like saying you want flat biceps, no? my abs are flat but i'd prefer bumpy ones
  • + 1
 Second camera is amazing but there's gotta be someone out there willing to ride ahead and set it up for you. Way too much work to do on your own.
  • + 1
 yeah where is Remy when you need him?
  • + 3
 Do one down tresspasser...
  • + 1
 What a guy - unique as it can get! Great riding great show - hope things work out at races as well! Best luck for that! Keep on doing your stuff
  • + 1
 Great video Yoann ! I believe that bird was a beautiful Stellar's Jay. The Blue Jay although in BC has not expanded that far west.
  • + 2
 Great vid buddy, makes me want a trail dog. Keep the 3 cams makes great watching and free coaching ????
  • + 3
 I just want to pet the dog.
  • + 2
 What this person said!!
  • + 1
 you're only human after all
  • + 1
 love these videos yonan! my Mrs always comments that you sound crazy when listening in whilst I watch them, I think she is probably correct????
  • + 1
 Your camera (and your riding) make those rock faces look like nothing when in fact they are terrifying ...
  • + 1
 Couldn't make up my mind where to go this summer but Yoann fixed that for me, thanks.
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 @yoannbarelli : Slow motion of the second camera seems to be interesting for me.
  • + 2
 That was good. My boys liked watching Jackson.
  • + 1
 Great series btw Yoann. Thank you. It never ceases to amaze me what monster riders so many of you EWS guys are.
  • + 2
 This trail just made the bucket list. Wow.
  • + 2
 This is a pretty dangerous sport.
  • + 1
 Can't wait to give it a go and chose all the wrong lines.. and case all them jumps... Fun will be had !!
  • + 2
 The world would be a better place if everyone was a 'bit more Yoann'
  • + 1
 This could become addictive, 20 odd minutes just flew by, brilliant ! keep em coming....
  • + 1
 What gopro chest mount is this? Would love one that unclips like that.
  • + 1
 Two camera thing is awesome! Thank you Smile
  • + 1
 Imagine if every rider was like Yoann, that would be awesome.
  • + 2
 Fun video.
  • + 1
 Take the best out of Claudio and Cathro and you get Yoann's videos! Smile
  • + 1
 Wow!!! The pace he rides those sections are unreal. Nice work Yoann
  • + 1
 Yoann is a pretty funny guy. (Also a good rider)
  • + 1
 video worked... now I want to ride that trail.
  • + 2
 Put a camera on Jackson.
  • + 1
 Love these videos
  • + 1
 gm in the rain spicy
  • + 1
 Hmm, restricted video?
  • + 1
 Nose wheelie ha ha!
  • + 1
 I want to ride that
  • + 1
 Good work Yoann
  • + 1
 chocolate lab ftw!!
  • + 1
 Episode 2!!!
  • + 1
 more YB please!!!! rad

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