MUST WATCH: Whistler Demolished By Kovarik and Crew

Oct 2, 2015
by Chris Ricci  
Views: 122,974    Faves: 2,190    Comments: 30


Whistler's best local riders push the limits of what can be done in the Whistler Bike Park.

Riders:
Chris Kovarik / @whistlersquid
Conor Macfarlane / @conormac
Finn Iles / @finno
Lee Jackson / @LJ-jackson
Dylan Forbes / @summer-of-summit

Location:
Whistler Bike Park / @WhistlerMountainBikePark

Produced By
Influx Productions / @influxproductions

Photo by Laurence CE

159 Comments

  • + 195
 Holy shit that was so damn rad I had to give it a second watch!! everyone had just railed so damn hard. Best whisler vid of the year by far!!
  • + 14
 its 9 pm here in portugal and i really wanna go shred my bike hard !!
  • + 37
 but can we please talk about the half cab up the freight container then 360 down... and the step up to manual on Whistler DH.... Holy balls
  • + 34
 Does Kovarik even know that you can ride bikes in a straight line? Or that they have brakes? That was Drifty!
  • + 2
 Hehehe! The same happened to me. Way too short! I needed like 5 minutes more. Too much for my brain to process in 4 minutes.
  • + 4
 the first clip somewhat reminds me of a fucking rocket ship
  • + 4
 when an edit gives you chills
  • + 18
 Steezus Christ! What a vid!! Can't wait to see Conor dropping 3's off the Utah cliffs.
  • + 3
 So much shredding. If only I could afford a DH bike siggghhh Frown
  • + 1
 Shuster, amen. Best whistler edit I've seen this year.
  • + 1
 So much POWER xD
  • + 1
 Dwayne Johnson*
  • + 2
 ha I have been doin little foot plants lately and that one just made me feel small! Sick riding and some HUGE shit.
  • + 3
 All the other riders was great and all, but Kovariks part was just ridiculous. It's like watching an angry bull ride a bike! Literally tearing the ground apart!
  • + 59
 This is the best whistler edit I've seen in a long time - creative lines, oodles of style. Nice work!
  • + 8
 And a diversity of style (all so good) from the different riders along with great filming/editing. That was amazering.
  • + 1
 I would not want those fellas on my local trails, they would wreck them. Nice riding though guys!
  • + 38
 @ remy metailler, your move now.
  • + 2
 Some weird shit going on here, I had to reinstall Adobe to rewatch this (Windows 10 pffft ), when it rebooted it opened on Remy burns Whistler, naturally I had to watch it, but wtf Eek
  • - 2
 This video's probably better, but a few of the lines are the same, and I prefer Remy's soundtrack, similar to the Fest vid with the DOP soundtrack, none of the others came close imo.

Init good that we can be so picky lol
  • + 46
 Chris Kovarik = insta-click and a watch. Never disapointing!!
  • + 17
 FOOT OUT FLAT OUT
  • + 7
 You've can go fast, you can go Mach 10. Or you can go Kovarik!
  • + 1
 agreed, highlight of this vid!
  • + 3
 you know you are a boss when 5-10 give you your own shoe model - Kovarik = Karver = trail boss!
  • + 35
 Whistler? Never heard of it.
  • + 15
 it s a new bikepark or something?
  • + 3
 i think its a local pump track in some place called british columbia in some small little country is canada
  • - 19
flag chrismaartinfreerider (Oct 4, 2015 at 8:53) (Below Threshold)
 Whistler Bike Park is the worlds best bike park
  • + 7
 Is it a tool for disabled people to whistle when they get lost in the woods?
  • + 4
 there's no 'best' bikepark, everything's just different
  • + 6
 Yep, Whistler. You should hit it before the secret gets out. That place is gonna be big some day.
  • + 25
 Added to 'Favorites' before I even pressed the Play triangle.

Some unreal disregard for trail building intent. "The roll-in to the Freight Train step-up? Nah, triple-jump it."

How many tires/brake-pads/wheels/fork seals/frames does Kovarik go through in a season?
  • + 72
 I don´t think he goes through that many brake pads tbh...
  • + 21
 At the end of every season He has a few sets of pristine pads wrapped in a mangled piles of aluminum, carbon and rubber. :o
  • + 11
 You might be surprised by how much of that is intentional from trail crew. Not to be attempted by mere mortals, of course, but a lot of these lines aren't totally unexpected.
  • + 25
 I'm a simple man, I see Kovarik on the title I press "like"
  • + 20
 Dylan Forbes kissed my brother at Bills this summer
  • + 3
 and you've never been so proud?
  • + 3
 Your brother has some explaining to do. He said I was the only man for him.
  • + 19
 Ok, let's see the dude on the cyclocross bike do that!
  • + 17
 Anyone who can send it large and land in a manual is the freaking boss!!!!
  • + 13
 That blew my mind! Maaaaaaad skills. I had a dream last night that I could manual for miles. For me it's like those flying dreams, never gonna happen.
  • + 3
 Love those manual dreams,but I'm always so disappointed when I wake up
  • + 2
 Yeah, that was rad
  • + 15
 Chris Kovarik is the F*&%in man!! He seriously is a metal album on 2 wheels. Always awesome to watch him destroying Whistler trails.
  • + 6
 "He seriously is a metal album on 2 wheel". Best caption of his riding.
  • + 15
 Conor threw that bike around like it was a bmx
  • + 38
 possibly my favourite part of the video, or kovarik throwing down those massive drifts, or that dude lamding on the landing of the jump after the jump he just jumped
  • + 9
 No matter how hard I think I shred whistler - These guys REALLY shred Whistler Had the opportunity to have a session with Chris Kovarik this year - A genuine gent and a legend
  • + 10
 Yes I am the big one, Finn the small one. Wait not anymore..
  • + 9
 Hearing Kovarik riding is like hearing a truck passing by and destroying everything you love Sick edit
  • + 3
 remember seeing him at for william doing whips off the old motor jump
  • + 8
 Like they captioned a pic a few years ago during the MSA WC: "Kovarik is racing this weekend. I feel sorry for the mountain."
  • + 2
 @Monarch87 hahaha that line fits him perfect ,indeed .... @renno i have to admit that I haven't ,if you ever find a link feel free to send it to me :-D
  • + 6
 At some point in your riding season, you come to think : "yeah I'm fast, I have skills." Then you watch this video and you realize :"I'm not fast and don't have much skills" Frown Great edit!!!
  • + 8
 Drift king kovarik!
  • + 7
 i wish i could scare dirt like kovarik
  • + 2
 Who has ever ridden on Vedder mountain before? Now, who has ridden dilemma on vedder? If so, you know by the end where it drops and there a route around the washed out section. Imagine one of those guys launching off that... Vedder is such a technical mountain to ride on.
  • + 4
 no, I don't know
  • + 4
 Scruba' dub dub!! DAMN that was some sick riding! New favorite video by far and definitely in the running for video of the month id say
  • + 8
 Thank you!
  • + 1
 This video was epic!! What really pisses me off is how undecided some pricks are, other videos that have no slo-mo people love and comment "no pussy slo-mo=great video" and a whole bunch of other shit about slo mo being crappy, and this video has a lot of slo-mo and yet I see no hate, it seems like people will say whatever just to get likes on their comments. I personally don't mind any style of video, as long as the riding is good....to me it's just sad that people don't know what they like themselves.
  • + 3
 I think its all about how you use it!
  • + 4
 Pretty sure all those guys are a different species than I am. A considerably faster gnarlier species.
  • + 1
 @influxproductions do you have video of the landing of that gap Kovarik does on the rock rolllers in this segment? I rode there for the 1st time in my life and rode that section of trail (boulder highway) and the jump, while huge, was the easy part wasn't it?

Wasnt the runout / lander sketch as hell?

Geez, the park is so vivid in my mind that I recognized just about every single bit of that edit!!!!

Good flick.
  • + 8
 @bizutch

Linked below is a behind the scenes of that rock triple that Kovarik did. The landing/run out is fine, the difficult part was the run in. The last 15-20 feet of the run in are uphill, and there is also a small jump right before that sucks up all of your speed. That one shot took hours to get.

Chris.

www.facebook.com/riccifilms/videos/vb.651967888213013/883263051750161/?type=2&theater
  • + 2
 Super cool to see what really goes into what looks so effortless.
  • + 1
 @influxproductions when I was looking at it in person, I thought he took off from the middle roller that he clears in the video and lands at the berm. Thanks for the link...flipping huge.
  • + 4
 Honestly, how it is even possible for kovarik to drift/control a bike like that?! Unreal
  • + 3
 massive calf muscles
  • + 1
 holllleeee shit bike handling skills=GODLY! of every rider in this vid. gotta say tho...Fin Iles almost makes Chris Kovarik look slow...seriously,that kid lives life in fast forward mode.
  • + 3
 Finn's section seems oddly familiar to Remy's edit...still very impressive though
  • + 3
 Ladies and Gentlemen, here we have Finn Iles riding straight from his bad and still on pyjamas, BUT HE IS RIDING LIKE KING.
  • + 1
 WOW - these guys make me want to go out and ride! They are scary good, and make it all look effortless. Riding the front over that bridge . . . yeah, time for me to pick up my game a bit.
  • + 4
 Rad edit and music. Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats rule so hard
  • + 1
 Broken foot last year, torn rotator cuff this year, 8 years previous? 30-60 days on the hill! Jonesing so hard right now! All the triples I want to do we're just executed perfectly, next year!
  • + 4
 chris kovarik is just one shredd master unreal
  • + 3
 Ya I'm not vey impressed. There's nothing here that I can't do in my dreams.
  • + 2
 " Demolished " is the key word here.Those guys just dropped absolute hammers on that bike park !
  • + 3
 Connor is KILLING MACHINEE
  • + 3
 keeps trail crew busy cause they ripped whistler a new one!!!
  • + 3
 I love Connor's 180 fakie up the box. Reminded me of Brendog's one
  • + 3
 Nice video and some excellent riding!
  • + 3
 Awesome! Anybody know the song?
  • + 3
 zzzzzggggpffffdddasdfgnhfxassdssxvcxa
  • + 3
 my god Finn is magnificent
  • + 3
 CANT WAIT TO SEE CONNOR AT RAMPAGE
  • + 2
 mind blown! makes we want to go to whis right now!
  • + 1
 The song is Uncle acid and the Deadbeats, I'll cut you down. They play Vancouver a lot. They are amazing. See them!!!!
  • + 2
 One of the best videos of the year, by far!
  • + 1
 Sick riding. Best place ever, I can't wait to get back there. Mountain bike Mecca
  • + 1
 What a vid!!! Loved it but would of loved it even more if Fearon had of made it in
  • + 5
 Yes I've gotta get in touch with that guy.
  • + 2
 It was epic but he will just make it 11/10 for me
  • + 2
 Rowdy riders right there.
  • + 2
 Holy shit balls Lee Jackson
  • + 2
 Insane riding right there!!!!!
  • + 1
 what a great video ,vrumm vrumm ,that old school trick ,always cool to watch
  • + 2
 2:42 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 2
 ROOOOOOWDY AS FOOOOOOOOOOOOOK!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 1
 Chuck Norris got genuienly scared. And is now considering moving to Whistler to repair the berms.
  • + 3
 Wheres Remy?
  • + 10
 We have another project coming out soon! Keep posted.
  • + 1
 Sweet! Always stoked to ride after watching a remy edit
  • + 2
 Well that just tossed any doubts about enve wheels out the window...
  • + 1
 How does Canada not have more top DH racers (as well as Stevie Smith). Reckon Finn Iles is one to watch.
  • + 3
 Finn is on the way for sure, he was a pre-runner this year on the World Cup. Riding with the big boys even though he wasn't competing in the Elite division, and being on a team with the World Champ doesn't hurt either!
  • + 3
 Interested to see what he and Mark Wallace get up to on the WC next year
  • + 2
 It´s kinda like Strength in Numbers Whistler 2.0. Holy shit!
  • + 2
 that title scared me at first.
  • + 1
 at 2:57 - I'm thinking oh no, this guy's toast . . .
at 2:59 - my chin hit trackpad . . .
  • + 0
 This is essentially the copy of this www.pinkbike.com/video/376910 but worse
  • + 1
 Sickest… Whistler... Edit... Ever...
  • + 1
 Wish I had 20% of their skills Frown
  • + 1
 Foot out flat out! Fuck yeah!!!!
  • + 1
 It was so short, but I still came before the end.
  • + 1
 That was madness. Such a good edit.
  • + 1
 Video doesn't play on iDevices! Pls fix
  • + 0
 This was edit was sped up in several of the shots. With out a doubt. No respect for that.
  • + 1
 Sign me up for paid to ride park everyday!
  • + 1
 No need to make the jumps bigger, you just need more boost and speed.
  • + 1
 Too much radness for one video
  • + 1
 RIPPPINNNNGGGGGG.....RAMFB
  • + 1
 Wish it was longer I couldn't get enough!
  • + 1
 Amazing riding, amazing riders. But what new lines...?
  • + 1
 That was rad. Full throttle Friday!
  • + 2
 That was ABSOLUTE boss.
  • + 1
 dude finns segment was basically remy's when he burnt whistler
  • + 1
 YYUUUUSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 2
 Finns whip. Perfect!
  • + 2
 Dope!
  • + 2
 Sick vid
  • + 1
 Some people are just way too good at this shit.
  • + 1
 PLEASE, more videos with Chris Kovarik!
  • + 1
 One of the best videos of the year for sure!!
  • + 2
 NOT HUMAN!
  • + 1
 Frig that was friggin frig awesome, holy crap fast, all of them !!!
  • + 1
 Hoow do you get so good at riding your bike da out
  • + 1
 All stand for pinkbike national anthem Good video and riding!
  • + 1
 DANG!!!!!! Make a full movie!
  • + 1
 Holy shit textbook definition of charging by everyone
  • + 1
 Fuck can Kovarik Carve
  • + 1
 Huge riding. Just huge.
  • + 1
 Great lineup
  • + 1
 Damn that was good.
  • + 0
 Nice style.. new lines? Nope didnt see any I haven't seen before.
  • + 1
 don
  • + 1
 Hells yeh!
  • + 1
 dope drifts
  • + 1
 Great stuff buddy !
  • + 0
 Yes cricci
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