Video: Kenny Smith Brings the Hane to Cycles Devinci

Mar 9, 2015 at 17:52
by Cycles Devinci  
Views: 51,442    Faves: 733    Comments: 43


Located between Whistler and Vancouver’s Lower Mainland, the town of Squamish, B.C., is a year-round mecca for rock jocks, migrating salmon, and legendary loggers. It’s also home to Cycles Devinci's newest bike ambassador, Kenny Smith, who adds “Hane-y” elements to that sea-to-sky scene in the form of big lines and massive personality.

Kenny Smith

Kenny Smith

“We’re stoked to have Kenny on board,” says DGR team manager, Gabe Fox. “He brings a fun, youthful edge to the program. And I look forward to seeing him get loose this season."

On Devinci, Smith joins Whistler-based teammate Ian Morrison and longtime friend, Stevie Smith. “It’s a reunion of sorts,” he says. “Along with Gabe [Fox], Stevie and I both rode for Cove Bikes back in the day. And I’ve been exploring Whistler trails with Morrison for years. It feels good to be part of the Devinci effort. It’s a Canadian brand with a strong local following.”

Kenny Smith
Kenny Smith

Similarly, Kenny Smith’s efforts have also landed him loyal subscribers over the years. His riding graces everything from magazine covers to top freeride vids. And as a connoisseur of “The Hane”—an expression Smith conjured to describe the heinous nature of his infamous stunt work—he’s left indelible impressions on gawkers everywhere.

Fan favorite riding elements include a thunderbolt of trail domineering speed and agility meets an artist’s eye for stylistic expression. Of course, the man, myth, and speed-metal addled legend wouldn’t exist without some random acts of eccentricity, as well. Take, for instance, the time Smith reportedly jumped from Whistler’s GLC patio, nabbed a flailing grouse in mid-air, and hand-skinned it in front of hundreds of shocked, beer-buzzed onlookers.

Did it happen? Doesn’t matter. Fact is Smith’s story on-and-off the bike is often stranger (and more awesome) than fiction. Catch him at key events like RedBull Rampage and Crankworx in 2015, as well as in several feature film projects slated to drop soon.

Kenny Smith

Cycles Devinci is a Canadian bicycle manufacturer based in Chicoutimi, Quebec. Since its inception in 1987, it leads the industry via bikes equipped with advanced Axis Technologies and suspension guru Dave Weagle’s patented Split Pivot platform. For more details on Devinci Global Racing, including team highlights and more, visit devinci.com.


MENTIONS: @StevieSmithDH, @devinci




101 Comments

  • + 137
 I don't know what's more impressive... Kenny Smiths' speed or that steadiecam-operators' speed. damn
  • + 53
 that truck is more impressive
  • + 35
 I kept thinking the exact same thing - that steady-cam operator should easily win 'operator of the year'. Heck, why isn't that even a category?
  • + 13
 The motion looks too balanced for a steady-cam, I think they used some kind of a Gimbal like the MöVI:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=528Hf1agOVA
  • + 6
 Good luck with finding free space in white parking lane for that.. khmm.. bike shuttle. Big Grin
  • + 2
 Defo a MoVi, but @trasselkalle Rupert Walker would also be up there.
  • + 3
 the dogs pretty impressive
  • + 7
 has to be some kind of gimbal. The last part is insane, way to fast and steady, and went right over logs and stuff.. I'd be tripping all over that.
  • + 4
 Maybe a small FPV Quadcopter with a brushless gimbal ? Especially the last part trough the logs. Would be possible from a nice pilot, but hes damn fast if it's the case.
  • + 2
 Definitely a quadcopter.... definitely a damn good operator!
  • + 6
 The dog was hilarious and adorable.
  • + 14
 We used a DJI Bronin gimbal while running for all the moving shots, not a MoVI.
  • + 2
 did you use any stabilizer effects in editing? I always new the bronin was good but not that good!
  • + 0
 Damn you ran fast then :p Especially for the last part where the camera suddenly goes in the air. Great filming guys. Smile
  • - 1
 Hey Goldstein... What's with the music? Seriously... You have totally taken his signature from the video.. also fake flames, a burning church or something else metal would be appreciate... its kenny eff'ing smith for Christ sakes.

ps. i just got a Wilson too. I announced it the day before Kenny..
  • - 1
 The wow factor of the truck far outweighs the fuel cost.
  • + 0
 Wow, insane shots. Running through such a terrain... OMG, I'm happy if I manage to ride there...
  • + 61
 I think he needs a bigger shuttle rig
  • + 2
 He could try a Semi?
  • + 57
 Just another Smith on a Devinci Smile
  • + 14
 is "Smith" a prerequisite to be on the team?
  • + 6
 you need speed and style to be on devinci team
  • + 3
 so where is Joe Smith ?
  • + 34
 Two things you can usually count on: 1) Kenny Smith making slow motion justifiable and 2) Music that makes you want to drink rams blood from a skull chalice... 1 out of 2 ain't bad but it almost does't feel right without the death metal. Always a fun rider to watch and its great to hear of companies supporting guys that just shred.
  • + 14
 I noticed the metal music was gone as well. Damn shame.
  • + 28
 Nothing is right without death metal.
  • + 14
 I too was expecting metal to play after the part with the dog, oh well next time I guess right?
  • + 5
 Thanks Bushleague! Crack out the rams blood...the world feels right again.
  • + 4
 the fix is so much better.
  • + 1
 I'm all for metal \m/, but I thought that tune was actually pretty good. I dug it.
  • + 1
 Free-ride. Kenny Smith is known for his edits with metal in the background. he has been a around for a while. you can tell the noobs in here that missed it... (no offence)

it is also why the top comment in here has 101 votes and is talking out his ass.
  • + 3
 I truly hope that Kenny's move to this wonderful Quebec based company doesn't mean that his awesome videos will include this kind of shit ass music from now on.
  • + 28
 The dog
  • + 10
 resembles Kenny
  • + 1
 That trail looks pretty RUFF.
  • + 24
 there better be a "Smiths" edit coming soon godamnit.
  • + 21
 Mr and Mr Smith
  • + 3
 ^this
  • + 16
 That last shot tho.
  • + 2
 yeps, epic, an the trail ha.
  • + 12
 New ride=good. Lack of Slayer=bad.
  • + 10
 Kenny Smith rocks to any music, eh? Go KENNY SMITH!!!
  • + 10
 Cause sick bikes must be ridden by sick rders.
  • + 9
 To the guys at Devinci; it almost felt wrong to not hear some good ol' Metal in a Kenny Smith edit. Dope vid though!!
  • - 1
 There wasn't much ''hane'' either. Frown
  • + 5
 Where is the METAL? It just doesn't sound right on a Kenny Smith vid without it! It better not be the change they are talking about!
  • + 1
 Kenny Smith, rowdy as always! I always wonder how a guy like Kenny would do on the race circuit if he actually focused on it. But I'm stoked that a guy can "make" it without having to be in that same circuit. Devinci got a good one. And, Cascadia!!! There's no place like home...
  • + 3
 Its so awesome that they have Kenny and steve riding for the same team. like its great to have the whole smith family riding for the same company
  • + 4
 Now theres a more suitable hane taming rig!
  • + 1
 This is such a "bad-ass" combination. Cannot wait to see a Devinci flying over trains, taking rockwalls and shredding unshreddable mountain sides with Kenny as a rider. More videos please.
  • + 1
 Like Neko I think the guys at Devinci are thinking of bringing on a different type of sponsor on board, unlike the usual energy drink..... Pretty sure I've heard rumors that "smiths" chips might be a candidate?
  • + 4
 All aboard the Hane Train!!!
  • + 3
 I think our Wilsons just went up in value! Sweet edit!
  • + 1
 Such an insane rider. That rock roll on 'From the Inside Out' was mad. Kenny just needs to ditch all the Fox gear then he'll look the part too yiieeeeew!
  • + 1
 Wow, sickest edit so far this year! Kenny killed it as usual, camera work was on another level, and I loved the choice of music too. Nice work!
  • + 2
 It seems he took notes from the "How to make a mountain bike edit" video that IFHT put out..
  • + 3
 who else had a wee fist pump during that, that song was banger
  • + 3
 The ultimate shuttle rig. Where did he capture the baby Sasquatch?
  • + 2
 Kenny, looking good on that new bike! Thanks for all the work you and your crew put into the trails here lately. DH pow.
  • + 3
 Does KS have "hane" trademarked?

Great glam shots with the dog/phone.
  • + 3
 Bad choice of music but the cinematography .......
  • + 2
 If dogs could speak they would say, why in the hell are you carrying me when I want to walk and run.
  • + 2
 Sweet video, gave me shivers. Can't beat metal though. Here is a remix of the edit. www.pinkbike.com/video/399544
  • + 1
 much better
  • + 1
 Go harder.
  • + 3
 Dats one ugly baby!
  • + 1
 anyone else feel sorry for that poor little ewok? also that shot at 2:05 was insane
  • + 1
 Great riding man. So fast. Love the shots of the dog spliced in. Seems like he has a great personality.
  • + 2
 Should have kept Cuban music going throughout!
  • + 2
 what a gremlin lookin' thing of a dog man....I hope that's not his......
  • + 1
 Still, so gutted that Nick Beer left the team. Does anyone know about reasons or who initially wanted the split?
  • + 2
 his name's confusing :-)
cannot sell bikes to kids younger than 16
  • + 2
 Anyone know what kind of dog that is, I want one.
  • + 1
 Shit mang that last part airin' & swishin' through those s-turns through the trees! :o That shit was tight.
  • + 2
 Fifth wheel is looking pretty dry.
  • + 0
 I got knocked out playing the slap game at the GLC back in 2010. A lot of weird shit has happened at that place.
  • + 1
 I come here for the dog but stay for the amazing final part
  • + 1
 bloody hell he is looking fast on his new Wilson shred sled
  • + 1
 awesome video! for sure best video of the year!
  • + 1
 that's quite a shuttle vehicle.
  • + 2
 what is this song.
  • + 1
 kenny smith = fast + style + metal

don't change a thing
  • + 1
 I thought it was a bit slow........
  • + 4
 Obviously that's sarcasm, like he cant shift that bike faster than a rat up a gutter.
  • + 1
 So weird not seeing Kenny on a Demo..
  • + 2
 Anyone know the songs ?
  • + 3
 Anoop Desai - Love War Feat. ADHD

www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIYChHQQX7M
  • + 1
 Mr. Smith looking clean and in-charge!
  • + 1
 damn, I said I wasnt going to go riding today!
  • + 1
 That last shot was insane :O
  • - 1
 The video of him thrashing a Stumpjumper a few years back is what got me into mountain biking.
  • + 1
 That loam tho
  • - 2
 So, have I been under a rock or is that the new Devinci Wilson ?
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