Video: Remy Metailler Rides the Gnarliest Lines on the Shore with Steve Vanderhoek

Sep 15, 2020 at 22:00
by Rémy Métailler  

The Shore is super gnarly! Ask Wade Simmons or Brett Tippie, they know a thing or two about it! It's only 45 minutes away from my house, but for some reason though I have barely ridden there, so I needed a guide.

I first heard of Steve Vanderhoek through some videos he did featuring some insane rock slab lines. He actually was in a few movies filmed on the shore back in the day with some stunts the local and legend Digger had built. We connected on Instagram and rode together for the first time in Squamish a few months ago and he offered me to check out his own features. The lines on this video are absolutely insane, and I thought I will not attempt one of them because the exposure and the risk, of dying, literally. Props to Steve for having that vision, the work he put on theses features and the skills and courage it takes to ride them!

Follow Steve Vanderhoek on Instagram: @svanderhoek

Video and photos by Alexandre Chapellier, @the_frenchliner

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96 Comments

  • 76 0
 WOW! If Remy is bowing out of a rock roll, it must be insane! Nothing like a 50ft dice roll to start a trail. Crazy these guys are only wearing lids and only knee pads!
  • 18 1
 Seriously. Seems like it would be worth the heat on the way up for a full face but guess these guys are confident enough with out them. Funny cause if they were on dh bikes they'd one hundred percent wear one. Sick video none the less.
  • 21 1
 @jake133: at a certain point there are so many potentially fatal injuries. Thoracic, cervical, abdominal trauma, femur and pelvic fractures...endless ways to die there. So I wonder if they went minimal for comfort and if things go wrong then it is a quick death hopefully?

I would like to hear Remy and Steve's perspective on why no full face and neck brace.
  • 42 0
 @monsieurgage: Really good points you guys bring up! I honestly wear my full face (smith mainline) most of the time now. For these specific features precision was key to succeeding and not making a fatal mistake. We both opted together for the half shell so we could have the best vision/peripheral for sniping the lines. But I agree that the full face would come in handy in a crash
  • 6 0
 @monsieurgage: theyre not even thinking of crashing. full commitment or sell the bike
  • 2 0
 @monsieurgage: In Remy's own words, he does't wear a full face helmets on this sort of features, because it distorts his perception of speed and perspective, making him feel less confident. He wears full face for high speed stunts on his dh rig.
  • 54 0
 Ive never seen Remy this unsettled. My goodness im glad these are kept secret(for the most part) because this shit cray
  • 9 0
 Yah Steve's a crazy guy. Check out his cliff jumping ! Mind blowing
  • 16 0
 @makripper: Thanks man! My other passion haha
  • 8 0
 @stevev88: That was some of the most inspired and hairy riding I've ever seen - and no doubt, it's steeper in real life than how it looks on vid. You have vision! Respect.
  • 10 0
 @jaydubmah: really stoked to hear you enjoyed it! Hoping to get back at some more ASAP
  • 1 0
 @jaydubmah: the same to me. I'll see gnarly stuff differently from now, thinking about guys like Steve opening it first.
Men, you are on another planet we cant even imagine.
  • 54 0
 Savage riding guys!! Respect.
  • 30 0
 that's probably the best video i've ever seen on here, Remy is an incredible rider but Steve has got liquid nitrogen in his veins!
  • 13 0
 woo thanks!
  • 26 0
 I love a good anxiety attack with my morning cup of coffee! Holy shit! Savage riding!
  • 24 0
 Really cool video. Enjoy getting to listen to top riders discuss every consideration that goes into executing such insane moves. Steve is a beast! Remy beyond controlled as usual.
  • 12 0
 Glad you enjoyed! makes it all worth it
  • 24 0
 The first hit realll steep and long... video and pictures don't do it justice. You need to stand at the top to fully appreciate the 'nope' factor.
  • 11 0
 super scary one for sure. no margin
  • 17 1
 What ever happened to wearing full-face helmets?! Crazy to be doing these lines in the first place, but in an XC lid...??
  • 16 0
 "Trying to be as responsible as we can while doing stupid stuff." A mantra to live by.
  • 15 0
 Sweaty palms watching...pushing limits of bike and rider..never seen Remy that unnerved
  • 13 1
 Funny enough Steve, my son (11) has shown me all your lines. We go up and ogle at the lines you have carved into the Deep Cove forest. He's got them all on the hit list as he grows up.
  • 21 0
 That’s awesome! Let’s get out for a lap sometime ????
  • 4 1
 He sounds like someone my son, 10, would love to ride with!
  • 2 0
 My son is 4, he could probably handle it right?
  • 12 0
 Excellent video thanks for all the insight! Remy I checked out your lines on and around Gouranga and was blown away (unable to ride most of them) Steve I know better than to even waste my time searching for your lines lol.
  • 13 0
 Yah Steve!! Killing it buddy!
  • 19 0
 Thanks buddy!
  • 14 5
 RM IS ICEMAN
FIREMAN STEVE IS ICEMAN
TOGETHER THATS TWO ICEMEN

HOPE YOU PITCH IN FOR THE CAMERAMAN'S THERAPY WTF

GODDAMMIT I CAN'T LEAVE MY HOUSE BECAUSE MY NEIGHBORS ARE ALL BREATHING VIRUS ON EACHOTHER AND I CANT SEE THE SUN FROM SMOKE AND YOU'RE DOING THIS??

I'M GONNA GO BUY SOMETHING ON JENSONUSADOTCOM AND CALL IT GOOD
  • 1 0
 ice ice baby!!
  • 12 0
 That is pretty much rappel down on a bike.
  • 11 2
 Video is SO MUCH better for the commentary and talking about the lines!! Whilst I love a good edit of gnarly lines, the discussion between Remy and Steve took it up next level!! "Good times..." "Yeah buddy..."
  • 9 0
 My heart rate is so high right now and I'm sitting on my ass in my office. Jesus boys that was mayhem!!!
  • 9 0
 Killing it Steve! Anyone who has seen these lines in person knows the gnarlieness.
  • 8 0
 Thanks so much Dev!
  • 7 0
 This is absolutely puckering. Awesome to see the king of squamish gnar ride some shore level 1000 with a true shore wizard. Unreal riding guys !!
  • 7 0
 So sick, you don't need to be a mountain biker even to appreciate this vid. Super captivating!
  • 7 0
 My goodness, that was amazing!
  • 7 0
 Sweaty palms watching a YouTube video? Yup
  • 6 0
 Just amazing! SOOO much skill and confidence. Well done guys, it's inspiring.
  • 7 3
 When I ride at Squamish. Double blacks . I see what looks like impossible steep crazy lines. I call those Remy lines. On the Shore : Wade lines. Respect.
  • 3 0
 Hey Steve... some words of wisdom from an old retired hose monkey that still tries to shred...retirements great.. try to put in your time kid but holy shit if you keep rolling the dice ... I don’t know... INSANE!
  • 6 1
 Thanks for the words! I am changing how I approach things. Broke my collar bone last year and was an eye opener. I take a much more calculated approach. Appreciate the wisdom! Hope retirement is treating you right.
  • 2 0
 This was probably the most interesting bike video I have ever watched. The discussion and high level riding combination with two professionals of this caliber will be hard to beat. I hope Remy and Steve do more videos together and will strongly consider their sponsors when I need new gear.
  • 2 0
 And for the record, it would have still been an awesome video without the extreme risk. These guys both have awesome riding styles!
  • 3 2
 Wow! Just wow. That was intense. Steve pushing the sport for sure.

First time I actually ever thought about belayed riding. Would protect the cliff, but no way for belayer to keep up with the speed of the run out, even with pre-paying out slack all the way to the cliff.

Only viable solution is just MASSIVE cojones.

BASE biking?
  • 4 0
 Cutting edge riding. Keep those features as secret as possible. Only the best riders need apply.
  • 4 0
 Next level and looks horribly steep on camera, so you know it's even more horribly steep in person I bet! F
  • 5 0
 "Good times" Probably the biggest understatement of 2020.
  • 5 1
 Best channel on YouTube. Unreal stuff from Remy and Steve.
  • 2 0
 Incredible riding. Can't believe after doing it once, those guys kept going for more. Super high consequence. Freaked me out just watching it.
  • 2 0
 That was very entertaining and also insightful to see how they approach and break down each feature. Way more considered than I'd expect.
  • 2 0
 To think that remy cased on purpose because it’s the only way to slow down the futur is mental to me. Good job as always. Remy t’es mon idol point
  • 3 0
 No ego about it, just give 'er. Steve Vanderhoek is such a Canadian lol.

Props gentleman, that was ridiculous. Beer
  • 3 0
 I love the echo the voices make in the forest.
  • 3 0
 can't wait to see the Loonie drop!!!
  • 4 0
 Ya Buddy
  • 2 0
 Thanks. I think I was holding my breath part of the time. lol Well done gentlemen ... excellent technical riding.
  • 2 0
 Got super anxious just watching. Really cool seeing all the discussions and behind the scenes
  • 5 1
 Steve: "Good times..."
  • 4 1
 The best!
  • 1 0
 So cool hearing you guys talking through line choices on what can only be called a controlled free fall down the side of a cliff. Crazy good!
  • 1 0
 This is so good! Really cool to hear your discussions about line choice and technique. The building and riding is insane! Props to you both ????????
  • 2 0
 Great vid guys. Really interesting hear you talk through all the points.
  • 2 0
 WOW! That was too much Adrenaline for one daySmile
  • 2 0
 I feel puckered up just watching these videos, so gnarly
  • 3 0
 That stressed me out.
  • 1 0
 Edge of your seat stuff there! It's amazing just what is possible if you've got the balls and the skill. Awesome.
  • 2 0
 Insane AF! They can't be humans...
  • 3 0
 Remy is the BEST!!
  • 2 0
 Maximum 420 minutes ????????
  • 1 0
 If you told me they were developing ABS and traction control for MTB's I would 100% believe you.
  • 2 1
 gooood night! that intro huck. all time!
  • 2 1
 risk ratio off the charts.
  • 2 0
 DAMN THAT WAS GREAT!!!!!
  • 3 3
 Insane. Those dudes have a death wish.
  • 1 0
 This is nuts!
  • 1 0
 Insanity!!! Well done.
  • 1 0
 More of this please!????
  • 1 0
 Psychotic
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