Vinny T: It's In the Details - Video

Apr 5, 2017 at 7:56
by ShapeRideShoot  

Vinny T


Standing next to his bike or sitting in the back of the truck, Vinny T looks like any other rider. 5.10’s. Riding pants and jersey. Helmet and goggles. But on his bike, his feet are twisted and his hands loose and open on the bars. His style is full of weird, tweaky positions. His flow is as twisty as his grip. He corks the bars so far, his feet come off, and he’s bent up with his one- footer out under the post. When he’s pinned, it’s the cockeyed way he floats above the bike while it blasts through the twists or over rocks.

A bunch of our mates got together and built this line years ago. It's only five minutes from home. The approach road just feels different when you turn onto the last piece before the trailhead. Because of all the time we spent sweating and throwing dirt together. It’s the flow of the trail that WE built. It’s our favorite place to ride.

The bike. A frame, two wheels, suspension, pedals, a seat, and bars. Mud flaps or chain guides, bash guards or brake levers. Components in a finite number of possible configurations. But no one would say that any bike is the same. Especially not this bike...certainly not Vinny. This Gambler was made specifically for him by Scott. It even has his name on it. Because it’s cut to fit precisely. Because it has a kickass paint job. “There are many like it but this one is mine.” That’s why it’s the best bike in the world.

What separates one rider, bike, or trail from all the rest? What makes one transcend, maybe for a time or maybe just one great moment, while countless others don’t? It’s the details. Pay attention to the details.

Vinny T

Vinny T
Vinny T

Vinny T

Video by Shaperideshoot, filmed and edited by Gaëtan Rey and featuring VinnyT.
Music: The Dragon Fly by Paul White. Courtesy of One Handed Music.

For more information, visit www.shaperideshoot.com


MENTIONS: @ReyGaetan / @SCOTT-Sports

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28 Comments

  • + 37
 Fresh concept and well executed !
  • + 11
 You should see him ripping this trail in the winter. Now that's some freshy fresh.
  • + 5
 Revel Co's contender without copying the style. Per me è si
  • + 2
 Sneaky PB hiding Vinny T video at the middle of page ya.
  • + 2
 definitely! great creativity, perfectly executed!
  • + 17
 He is, in my mind the new face of Freeride. He's got really good flow and crazy skills that make what he does look so easy and natural. Talent, this man has.
  • + 12
 My absolute favorite Downhill rider. Most incredible style, always riding on the edge while making it look easy. Vinny T PLEASE GO TO RAMPAGE
  • + 2
 No doubt! We dug Nico's line at Rampage together. Was fun chasing him down Kong!
  • + 5
 that dude rides so loose!
  • + 4
 Like a Bos
  • + 1
 Looks like a super secret prototype rear linkage at :05. The only thing burley enough for Vinny T!!
  • + 3
 That was sick.
  • + 2
 what a awesome pack of an energy!
  • + 3
 awesome.
  • + 2
 SO BA!!! Vinny T drifts with the best of them!
  • + 1
 great filming right here!!
  • + 1
 That was fucking nasty. Killer slow mo shots too.
  • + 1
 whats the thing he drops at 0:21??
  • + 1
 My kind of video. killed it!
  • + 1
 So sick, smooth & steeze-dope beat too!
  • + 1
 What did he drop on the ground after his bike?
  • + 4
 It's an old and rusty bike rack. Difficult to guess without seeing it for real.
  • + 1
 awesome riding, even better video
  • + 2
 great skills man
  • + 1
 after the bike...
  • + 1
 loose as
  • + 1
 dope
  • + 1
 Crushed that!!!

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