Video: Yoann Barelli Sends An Old Step Down on Whistler's AC/DC After Fixing It

Oct 13, 2020
by Yoann Barelli  


I fixed the old step down on AC/DC in Whistler with my two buddies Sam and Reilly.

Such a rad jump, hard to judge the speed and such a short landing as well. In this video you'll see my approach to send a something like that. Pretty chill!


51 Comments

  • 95 2
 From this day forward landings will be measured in Barelli's...not meters or feet!
  • 37 0
 How many baguettes are in a Barelli?
  • 10 0
 @geephlow: I would say between quatre et cinq?
  • 6 0
 @geephlow: From what I hear, 3.
  • 7 0
 @geephlow: guess it depends on the day and how hungry the Barelli was
  • 7 0
 @geephlow: I hear the Barelli Measurement is a duodecimal system and there are therefore 12 baguettes in a full Barelli. Each baguette can be broken down to 12 slices each filled with 12-year-old Camembert cheese.

Incidentally, his brake leavers are set to 12 degrees from horizontal
  • 63 28
 The trees on the left are kinda close... At 45 year old, not so sure i would do that! Unless big titties are waiting at the bottom! Love big ones!
  • 13 8
 Big bush at bottom as well!!
  • 5 0
 @curendero: Has George Dubbya gained a lot of weight?
  • 10 2
 nice carlos
  • 3 0
 tig ol' bitties
  • 2 0
 The man makes a good point
  • 2 0
 Well don't hit them then!
  • 2 0
 @curendero: Yoann goes deep into the Bush but leaves out the third ball. So I hear.
  • 30 0
 You lost me at “release the brakes”
  • 19 0
 "It's a little bit scary the first time you do it" - Yoann Barelli

I'm not sure what it is exactly that I like about Yoann, could be the huge sends, could be his personality but he is damn sure fun to watch!
  • 2 0
 It’s his laugh. Good, hearty, French laugh
  • 2 0
 I'd love to see him interview more on PB.
  • 13 0
 Midair hydration is so underated... Sick gap! Allez le cousin!
  • 6 0
 Would be cool if you could show how big the gap is in bike lengths so we know how knarly it really is. Always looks smaller on camera which I am sure it is not!
  • 1 0
 Yoann said in the vid that the gap is not very big, just 5m high and 5m long. Nothing to talk about really.
  • 4 0
 Wow! I've seen this in real life and did not think it was makable with that run in. Pretty far out and a slightly downward takeoff, I was expecting to see a kicker added! Way to send it! ACDC!
  • 7 0
 Is that a 2 or 3 ball gap, Yoann? Well done!
  • 5 0
 Definitely a three baller
  • 5 0
 huck and pray at its finest! man I got nervous for him, even though its HIM.
  • 6 0
 So .. it's rollable right?
  • 4 0
 I mean, you COULD roll it. But I'd advise against it.
  • 1 0
 Lmao. Yeah, rolling out a vertical drop to flat is no problem.
  • 3 0
 Nice work! I'm a big fan of case pads. I try to build them whenever possible. That rock wall would look terrifying when you drop though.
  • 2 0
 I've been there few years ago, spotted the landing while riding the trail, then I went to look where is the lip/kicker. Damn it was huge gap down there into the trees, just no way Big Grin
  • 1 0
 Found this when riding AC/DC and living in Whistler last year. Yoann isn't joking, that takeoff/landing was SKETCHY and rotten! We scouted it and decided 'no way', great to see it's been fixed up and is 'erm, good to go'...
  • 3 0
 Can 2 balls hit this feature?
  • 2 0
 Awesome!
I'll happily add that one to my 'No f@ckin way am I ever doing that' list !
  • 2 0
 I imagine France with an entire population of Yoanns. It would be one fun party! ( pronounced parrrtee in Yoann's voice)
  • 2 0
 WOW... Yoann...”GNAR”!
  • 2 0
 Lets see it on the donut. ;-)
  • 2 0
 tac tac bum bum is how I prepare for big jumps als well . . .
  • 2 0
 Toothpicks
  • 2 0
 mad lads!
  • 1 0
 I wish I could build features like that without them getting torn down.
  • 1 0
 Shut the front door that is a gnarly hit.
  • 2 0
 Freeride vibes, rad.
  • 1 0
 “It goes.”

Gonna borrow that one.
  • 1 0
 Which is the angle of the landing ?
  • 1 0
 Tac tac, poum poum, and he goes.
  • 1 0
 Nice, super!
  • 1 0
 Awesome tup
  • 1 0
 Anxiety cured for today
  • 1 0
 WHOOPT
  • 1 3
 How tall are you please , how long is the reach on that bike and wheelbase please ?

Thank you

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