Must Watch: Kirt Voreis' "Here to Slay" is a Banger

Nov 4, 2018 at 20:02
by Kirt Voreis  
Views: 34,579    Faves: 348    Comments: 8


I love some Bellingham, WA Fall time moisture, it raises the trail shred level to 11! I'm blown away at the progress done every time I pass through for a ride. Eric Brown and the Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition (WMBC) trail crew create some great flow. This time through, I had a chance to film and ride Mohawk for the first time with Doug Jambor. We'd been planning on doing a moody rain edit for a while. We originally were thinking somewhere like Black Rock in Falls City, Oregon. Doug sent me the Post Malone track for the edit a while back and I liked the flow, so we waited for the seasons to roll into Fall. During that time Doug moved back to Bellingham from Bend and reacquainted himself with some of the best trails in the world. He said "Bellingham", I said "Yup"! We called Ian Hylands to capture the action and made a date!

I'm really stoked when plans like these come together and the art gets made. I feel like a kid again making these videos and filming clips for my Instagram. I always thought that if I never stop doing things that challenge me, I'll never get bored!

Kirt Voreis doe a tire slide on a log on his mountain bike at Galbraith Mountain near Bellingham Washington.

Kirt Voreis airs to a bank on his mountain bike at Galbraith Mountain near Bellingham Washington.
Doug Jambor films Kirt Voreis riding his mountain bike at Galbraith Mountain near Bellingham Washington.

Kirt Voreis performs a table top on his mountain bike at Galbraith Mountain near Bellingham Washington.

Kirt Voreis does a table top on his mountain bike at Galbraith Mountain near Bellingham Washington.
Doug Jambor films Kirt Voreis manualing his mountain bike through the whoops at Galbraith Mountain near Bellingham Washington.

Kirt Voreis gets all tucked up over a step down on his mountain bike at Galbraith Mountain near Bellingham Washington.

Kirt Voreis sinks it deep on his mountain bike at Galbraith Mountain near Bellingham Washington.

Kirt Voreis airing into the green abyss on his mountain bike at Galbraith Mountain near Bellingham Washington.
Kirt Voreis rides his mountain bike at Galbraith Mountain near Bellingham Washington.



167 Comments

  • + 209
 Kirt Voreis.. single-handedly saving Niner bicycles.
  • + 27
 this is alot better than there last I-phone bankruptcy edit. That tire slide jump on the log. WHAT. HOW.
  • + 30
 at times, no handedly
  • + 4
 Along with UK shredder Dogman507 !!!
  • + 112
 role model for the 50to01 ... legend
  • + 64
 This guy is an inspiration. I like his fun and mellow style. No matter how technical his riding his, it never looks like showing off. Just good fun, loving it.
  • + 24
 Straight up OG!
  • + 3
 KV is honorary 50/01 if not a full member, I'd say. This was rad.
  • + 79
 29er wheels, backpack, flat pedals, water bottle mount...This guy is a legend !!!
  • - 20
flag seanrallison (Nov 5, 2018 at 8:04) (Below Threshold)
 ..
  • + 60
 Kurt, you need to do a Steez-off with Kendall Weed up there!! Both of you guys ride like circus acts but I'm guessing you could show him a thing or two. Sick edit right there. Thanks!
  • + 105
 Love me some Kendall-Weed shred! Would be sick!
  • + 7
 @Voreis: Thanks for this! More smiles per minute than any other 2:17 that's elapsed this year. Next project:
You + JKW + MacAskill + Ratboy = the jib session that breaks the internet!
  • + 7
 @Veloscente: Throw Chris Akrigg in there too
  • + 3
 @Veloscente: and Kirt on an old Jackal!!
  • + 56
 One of my all time favorite riders. He's north of 40 and has been shredding longer than many "new school' riders have been on the planet and his riding is still fresh and current.
Most DH racers are done by 35 and free ride is even earlier than that. Is there anyone older at the pointy end of things?
As a dude north of 40 who is still trying to push it a little with my sports I have mad respect for someone who can still ride any that level. It takes a lot more effort.
Not to mention he is a really nice guy with an infectious amount of stoke.
  • + 67
 Thanks for the stoke! Gotta keep that blood flowing!
  • + 43
 Uncle Kirt always stylin’ and profilin’ since forever!! Ripper!!!
  • + 22
 @voreis may be one of the most underrated players in the game... Maybe because he's been doing it for so long... That cheeky little nose bonk table was sick! I love watching someone who seems to see things in a different light...
  • + 21
 I’m going to buy a NINER !!!!!

Dope As$ bike

Serious Rider !!!!

Superb Style
  • + 27
 Hell yeah!
  • + 15
 The mythical Voreis backpack power never ceases to amaze me. What Camelbak model is that? Need to pick myself up one so I can nose bonk to table like Kirt!
  • + 21
 Chase mtb vest! Word up!!
  • + 12
 You Sir are still killing it! For 20 years I have loved watching Voreis shredding. Still so entertaining!

Thank you????????
  • + 10
 Hell yeah, thank you!
  • + 9
 How could this amazing person didn’t have a frame sponsor is beyond words ,this industry is getting to high tech,ditching the riders that made them grow as a brand and sport ,always love to see kirt riding a bike, that little details on his ridding are magnificent,keep it going man keep it going,and yes congratulations to Niner bikes great assessment,you can see how you can improve them or fix something in them with a rider like him ,
  • + 9
 amazing, Uncle Kirt getting it done! loved the edit, great vibe! ...but no recumbent stunts?!?!
  • + 5
 Great job, Doug, Kirt and Ian! This turned out even better than I thought it would. Big ups to the builders who crushed it on these particular trails: Andy, Spencer, Bill, Skye and Tyler (along with many others)! Cheers, EB
  • + 1
 Thanks EB!
  • + 5
 looks like wheel size debates just got thrown out the window. ripping it like he's on a bmx, plus hollow stem bolt for front brake with a barspin? get the f*ck out of here; 29er benchmark! banger indeed. wow.
  • + 7
 Ridiculously awesome riding as usual. Could watch Voreis ride bikes all day.
  • + 8
 voreis the original jiber
  • + 6
 Finally someone having some fun instead of trying to produce the next epic cinema ever created. Badass edit, 10/10 will watch again.
  • + 4
 @Voreis man I can still remember how pumped I would get when I’d jump on here and see one of your edits pop up and this one was no exception!!!!! Phenomenal man. You make everything seem so effortless it’s insane. Awesome awesome video
  • + 9
 Love Voreis riding!
  • + 8
 Long time hero still killing it! Thanks for the inspiration Kirt!
  • + 9
 Damn that shit was DOPE!
  • + 6
 @Voreis I'm drunk watching this, and I can't keep my eyes both ON and OFF you at the same time! Good stuff.
  • + 7
 Haha, rad, thanks!
  • + 3
 Must watch never needs to to be written when followed by Kurt Voreis! It’s a no brainer, unless of course the sentance makes sense ie: you must watch a Kurt Voreis edit before going to have fun on your bike. Or you must watch Kurt Voreis’s new edit 5 times to comprehend the stuff he pulls. Shame his acting wasn’t in this banger, his humor is his best attribute! Legend!
  • + 3
 @Voreis I've been following you for a long time brother, since back in your racing days. Still an impressive rider. Never cease to amaze me. This video did not disappoint. Cain't wait for the next one. It's crazy what you can do on a 29er.
  • + 6
 Riding the same camo Niner as Kirt. Great bike and great riding Kirt! Keep up the good work Kirt and Niner!!!
  • + 6
 Old man with more relevant riding and style than most 20 somethings. Thanks KV!
  • + 5
 Showing everyone what’s up once you hit level 4. It’s so good to see a trail video mirror a bmx dirt jump video.
  • + 6
 Kirt Voreis is the "Chuck Norris" of MTB !! , and he's Randy"s Sensei !!
  • + 2
 Slayerxc17
Wow bruh. Riding at any age is a beautiful thing. Every journey ends at losing all physical ability.
We all age and regress in that aspect, Kirk is on path to have one of the longest high level careers in the trade. I’m old too. And my abilities and have changed in all the ways through this sport. One day you’re hucking 40’ hips and the next you’re making sure that your grom is ready for the same. Circle.
  • + 7
 29er is alive.
  • + 2
 There is a small number of things that are timeless in MTB. All of those would be N.W.D., Peaty and Voreis. Every time I see a video of Kirt I just want to run through the front door and rip the forest apart. Keep this up, I know I'm finding it difficult to, legend!
  • + 2
 I love Kirt. His insta is a must follow. However no matter what he’d do he’d never sell me a Niner... nobody can. Having said that I am very thankful to Niner, Kirt and everyone involved for bringing this for us all to watch for free. Thank you.
  • + 6
 Waki wanna buy my niner its specked out in all your favorite bits and it’s all yours for 10 bucks
  • - 3
 Blocked.
  • + 6
 you are having the most fun, kirt...
  • + 5
 The best way to have a good day is to be open to simple things. This edit contributes to make my day a great one!
  • + 2
 Been watching you shred since way...way back @Voreis . Just knowing you're out there still shredding and most of all, having a blast keep me stoked and gets me off my ass to go ride no matter what. Cheers bro...
  • + 4
 For a guy who was racing WC DH since the mid 90s he sure is still killing it on a bike!
  • + 5
 New school tricks for and old school all times guy
  • + 6
 skills !
  • + 5
 And has a water bottle mount
  • + 3
 Hell yeah kirt! You should drive over 126 towards eug/springfield and holler at me. We've got some things you may be... interested in Wink
  • + 2
 Yeah, will do!
  • + 1
 Great stuff @Voreis !!! I’m not normally into edits like this, but this was awesome enough to watch it a few times, then make my wife watch it too. Brought me back to watching you on VHS tapes back in the day. Great to see!
  • + 3
 Had to watch that video a few times :-) The bar spin on a 29er blew me away....didn't see that one coming! Voreis never ceases to amaze.
  • + 2
 very impressive indeed! hollow stem bolt for front brake and long cables for rear derailleur and brake, this is definitely some 29r pioneer territory
  • + 3
 YESSS! Taking that RIP9 for a RIIIIP @Voreis !! Such a rad vid. Come shred FoCo next time you're at @NinerBikes for meetings!
  • + 2
 Not to come across like a stalker....but does anyone know Kirt's shoes? I'm always interested in a supportive skate high top as my ankle has already filed for divorce.
  • + 1
 Supra Skytop? They look pretty lightweight tho, so not sure how much support you'll get, ankles arches and impactwise. Helps to use a big fat coil!
  • + 4
 Voreis is a legend. Keep them big wheels turning buddy.
  • + 4
 Principal at the School of How To Shred Everything: KV.
  • + 2
 I’m with @dicky21 - The music is terrible but the riding is top notch. A @voreis edit never dissapoints! And yes, so smooth on a 29er and with a backpack on..
  • + 2
 Lyrics to track:
HURR DURR
Mumble mumble
Flick flick bitch
Uh duh fo realies
yuh yuh Kirt does wheelies
Errrrrrrrr
ohhhhhhhhhh
(repeat)
  • + 3
 When your skills deliver on your imagination and all you want is fun times! So rad.
  • + 4
 One take?
  • + 18
 or two
  • + 4
 @Voreis: Sick video man
  • + 3
 Absolutely Sick riding...That was a ton of Fun to watch. More Please..
  • + 3
 I want there to always be videos of this dude.
  • + 3
 Amazing! That looked so fun. Galbraith is a pretty awesome place to ride.
  • + 3
 amazing video nice rock slide
  • + 3
 Kurt stop skidding on the JUMP LIPS WTF
  • + 6
 It was a booby on Mohawk and they're fun to play with.
  • + 4
 Scrubs are meant to be scrubbed!
  • + 3
 That video is so sick it gave me the Ebola. Nice work, KV.
  • + 1
 Voreis is my man-crush. Also whoever shot and edited that video. Sick as hell.
  • + 2
 What a dude... rad looking trails too!
  • + 2
 Realy enjoyed to see Kirt's segment as I used to in NWD film years :-)
  • + 2
 going to Bham on friday, so stoked!
  • + 2
 jeez, so much steeze and style = pure fun!
  • + 3
 Hot fire Voreis!
  • + 2
 Hell yeah @Voreis - Always making the near-impossible look easy.
  • + 1
 whee lee down the rock was prettysweet
  • + 1
 Get bored man there is a lot to see, the strongest of the strong live in the hurricane
  • + 1
 Erghhh... It feels so good I have an old photo somewhere from Maribor WC with GanxstaKirt. Almost two decades old!
  • + 2
 Kirt..Still KILLING it after all this years..Bravo Buddy!!
  • + 1
 I love Voreis. I simply love him. One of the most tasteful riders that mountain biking gave to the us!
  • + 1
 Last jump section, very end of video. Were those aggressive tires on dirtjumps???




Chill bro
  • + 1
 Thats the bottom of the same jump trail we filmed the rest of the video on. Its a jump trail made for mountain bikes! Its like our mini version of A-Line, and the builders absolutely killed it!
  • + 1
 Been one of my biggest bike inspirations for literal decades. Spinning 3s in dual slalom races since forever!
  • + 2
 How you call the trick in 0:55 sec'?
Nose table?
  • + 3
 A nose bonk?
  • + 2
 So that’s how you’re supposed to ride Mohawk...
  • + 1
 Kirt = Must watch by definition.

But the soundtrack... oh boy... so bad :\
  • + 1
 This is sick ! 3 That was better Crankbrothers Stamp commercial than new Danny video!
  • + 2
 Kirt Voreis, making mega rad look easy ,again. Sweet.
  • + 1
 Man ... riding B'ham in the summer is great, looks better in the mist. Guess I'll be headed there soon!
  • + 1
 "I'm poppin a wheelie i do this for really" so damn sick loved it!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 3
 Pop a wheelie
  • + 1
 Wait, did you just skid backwards through that 180 to fakie to revert?!
  • + 2
 Aw siiiaaaackth!
  • + 1
 What the f*ck is this dubbed over the riding sounds?
  • + 1
 RESPECT FOR SELF PROCLAIMED BANGERTITLE
  • + 1
 The uphills must be exhausting with that helmet.
  • + 2
 Respect!
  • + 1
 Galbraith is so sick!! Great riding Kirt!!
  • + 2
 So good!!!
  • + 1
 Kirts looks be gettin on with that 275” Niner just fine.
  • + 8
 I think it's 29er Smile
  • + 17
 I'm on my 29er for this vid. 27.5 bike is fun but I like my big wheel bike!
  • + 4
 @Voreis: You make those big wheels look small with all that style!
  • + 1
 @Voreis: what model is that you're on?
  • + 5
 @jamesbrant: Rip9RDO
  • + 2
 OG!!!!
  • + 1
 wow , i want to go PNW soooo much
  • + 1
 @Voreis is the man!! such good riding from this guy!!
  • + 2
 LOVE YA BUDDY!
  • + 2
 Smooth like butter.
  • + 2
 Yo woorrrddd!!
  • + 1
 Holy hell video of the year candidate. So much progression.
  • + 1
 @Voreis- Trail Pimp 2020?
  • + 2
 0:53 making it rain
  • + 1
 Immediate favorite. Sickness!
  • + 1
 Sssteeze!
  • + 1
 THAT WAS DOPE
  • + 0
 Finally someone using a post Malone sound track!
  • + 1
 mute , and enjoy
  • + 1
 Rad..........
  • + 1
 Rude as Fuck! Belter
  • + 0
 sweet riding with an unbelievably terrible soundtrack
  • + 100
 Gotta experiment with music every once in a while with these edits. Stoked you like the riding tho!
  • + 21
 Kirt is such a character that he can get away with any soundtrack and make it work! I fully support his creativity in whacked soundtracks. Keep'em coming Kirt. Everyone else- dope beats only.
  • - 4
flag NelsonSunshine (Nov 5, 2018 at 7:22) (Below Threshold)
 Just thinking the same thing. Urban auto-tune mumble rap. I'd rather listen to a jackhammer. Less annoying.
  • + 2
 Thanks @Voreis, great video even though I couldn't stand the tune. Was bicycle related as far as I could tell, so I'll forgive you Wink .

This one:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JG3CmMn0mA&feature=youtu.be
depicts a motorcycle but according to them it also applies to riding bicycles. Would be impressed if you could make a bicycle video around that one Wink .
  • + 27
 I felt the music fit well with the edit
  • + 23
 @Voreis: The music is actually perfect to the riding and the way it is edited. Dare to be different folks!
  • + 9
 @Voreis: MORE EDITS!! We the people need more of this steeze in our lives.
  • + 6
 @Voreis: SO GOOD!!!!!
  • + 16
 I dig the soundtrack. It's not the same hipster indie rock that's in every other bike edit.
  • + 7
 @kcj801: thanks!
  • + 6
 @Voreis: man you are a legend, keep inspiring us all !!!

cheers from the Chiloé island, Chile
  • + 4
 @Voreis: I liked both - only complaint is, why aren´t there more vids during the year. It is very refreshing to watch yours and you should definitly do much much more
  • + 2
 Yeah I just muted it and put Bicycle Races by Queen on....much better.
  • + 1
 Has there ever, in the history of pinkbike, been an edit posted where someone doesn't complain about the music? i'm going to say no. Music is subjective, don't like it? there's a handy little button on you computer called mute...
  • + 0
 Loved the track. Loved the video way more! Thank you Kirt. Hopefully someday I get to ride with you, and we can follow dicky21 around with some bluetooth speakers blasting phat jams.
  • + 1
 1:51 DOES NOT COMPUTE
  • + 0
 What’s the song?
  • + 4
 Broken Whiskey Glass, Post Malone
  • + 0
 Broken Whiskey Glass - Post Malone
  • + 0
 Garbage ????
  • + 1
 @POWsLAYER
@Voreis
I think it’s super sick, something different and fun. Favorite edit of 2018 right here!!!
  • + 1
 @POWsLAYER: Hey, that's garbage feat. Justin Bieber and vanilla temples. Still, Post must have heard some Caustic Resin, 'People Fall Down' mumble mumble mumble. Dreads, coils, 'n Supras.
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