Video: Smith Optics “Great Days” – Questioning Your Limits

Apr 19, 2014 at 8:48
by Smith Optics  
Views: 28,362    Faves: 128    Comments: 36


A bit of a warning, part two of this three part series gets a little gory as the Smith team pushes through the final stages of the Andes Pacifico Enduro race. A blind course makes it an even playing field, but also a game of question on how hard to push yourself around every turn. “When you’re in the gate, you have to have a clear mind or you’ll be the next one to go down…”

Some say a great day is a state of mind. To us, Great days are what reinvigorate our passion for life outside walls. To celebrate Smith’s 50 years of outdoor adventure we are documenting our brand ambassadors and what keeps them pushing the limits; because at Smith, we make the great days better…

Smith Optics takes you to Chile for a few “Great Days”

Smith Team collage

Riders: Lars Sternberg, Joey Schusler, Nate Hills, Dylan Wolsky, Darrin Seeds, and Mallory Burda

Presented by: Smith Optics
Video: Scott Secco



47 Comments

  • 111 2
 interesting way to get girls to take their shirts off. good commitment.
  • 11 0
 dont know if it will catch on to the bigger crowds tho....
  • 3 2
 Seems like a fair amount of bigger wheels washing out
  • 23 1
 Every time i get pedal to the shin that's how I feel.
  • 7 12
flag guigui333 (Apr 19, 2014 at 21:44) (Below Threshold)
 I wear shin guards.
  • 1 0
 exactly
  • 2 2
 whatever
  • 2 0
 I use to not wear padding at all except a helmet lol having studded pedals and taking it to the shin hurt and bled like a bitch.
  • 18 0
 Go to a surplus store or an online site and get a pressure bandage. Its the same thing the soldiers carry. Small package will easily stuff into your Camelbak pouch. They are dirt cheap. They will stop the bleeding. You and your buddies should always have one. If your friends gets hurt. Use his bandage on him. Save yours for yourself.
  • 6 0
 someone posted this on cedric gracia's crash video where he almost bled out. seriously considering buying this. thanks Smile
more people should see this!
  • 8 12
flag BreakOut13 (Apr 19, 2014 at 12:07) (Below Threshold)
 Seriously considering? Haha, Not meant as an insult, Just funny to me.
  • 2 0
 On my local trails we have to carry rattlesnake bite antidote and some sort of pressure string
  • 12 1
 That knee looked nasty man. Thats exactly why i wear full knee/shin guards still... Who cares if your little knee pads look cooler, full shin guards would have saved you there.. Hope you heal up soon
  • 4 0
 yes sir....right there wit ya! Have the full knee/shin combo! The only way to roll.....
  • 1 0
 alpinestars
  • 1 0
 I was considering switching to just the knee pad until I watched that
  • 1 0
 661 gets er done..........
  • 12 2
 I'd feel pretty damn lucky to ride with her; that's for sure. Anyone else notice that she had to ride back UP the trail to help him after dusting him on the trail?!

Yet another reason to stop the "random babe sighting" BS that we keep seeing on PB. As a Dad of two girls who ride fast, I hate that stuff.
  • 5 2
 Get used to it! It's the way it is! Nothing wrong as long as nobody is rude. Take it ease lol
  • 12 4
 Take off your shirt so all the blood will flow somewhere else...I'm no doctor, but sounds legit to me. Anyone know where I can find a sharp tree stump?
  • 9 0
 Who put that big ass cactus in the middle if the course?!?!
  • 22 2
 I'm guessing a real prick!
  • 4 0
 Ok is it just me or did he sound like an eight year old wailing before his girl showed up? But he had time to do selfie-video ? Myself I'd be swearing at the terrain like a motha....... and opening up my own first aid kit.
  • 3 0
 Watch out we got a ....... over here guys
  • 7 1
 Just a flesh wound
  • 9 2
 Stop. Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see.
  • 3 0
 Took me a while......?Monty python and the holy grail-good one and on Easter Sunday.
  • 1 0
 'tis but a scratch!
  • 5 0
 I'm surprised there hasn't been any comparisons to an "arrow to the knee"
  • 5 2
 That's why we have to wear protection, elbow pads knee-shin guards, because you never know what's out there.
  • 6 0
 I know that out there is 40°c in the shade, while they have to pedal.
Probably not ideal to wear the full package of protection in those conditions
  • 2 0
 Yeah, that's a tough one. In the heat on these long enduro rides do you risk losing concentration and stamina because your boiling inside your suit of armor, or do you wear minimal protection and rely more on maintaining your concentration and steeze? Each to their own I guess. That's one reason I like cool weather riding so much more than in the heat of the summer.
  • 2 0
 Getting injured sucks but I guess it comes with the territory of going fast. Get well, Joey. Thanks for the video smith optics
  • 4 1
 AHHHHH how the hell did he keep riding.
  • 2 2
 My thumb came out of the socket once..drag the bike to the side and lay there for a bit. Something/someone told me to just push it back in. So I did, and wow works like a charm. Get well soon brotha..much love and respect.
  • 1 0
 proper full knee pad will have save is knee... oh know wait prefer to bleed to death and follow the fashion and not where full knee pad.
  • 2 0
 I love this Smith Optics endure series! Keep 'em coming! And GO Lars and Darin!!!
  • 3 0
 That was gnarlyyyy.
  • 4 2
 thats what happens when you enduro without your enduro knee pads
  • 1 0
 people are do funny they dont protect themself while ridind i just dont get it.
  • 1 0
 I'm still confused why this video was called great days, we spent half of it looking at a pretty bad day!
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