Organic Growth - By The Coastal Crew

Jul 15, 2016 at 9:50
by Coastal Crew  


This is Organic Growth 1.0

Video and Photos By The Coastal Crew



Born and raised on the coast, thriving in a healthy environment and surrounded by positive influences. Cultivating creativity, and living in the moment. Life moves fast so don’t force it. Let things flow, and do what feels right. Not because someone else wants it, but because you want it. Share the positivity and love for what you do with others, and revel in the growth of the scene that lives in our backyards.


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A sliver of gold

bigquotesAfter years of trial and error and going through the learning curves of building lines that not many would ever find, we now have the space and freedom we only dreamed about when we were kids. Those simple ideas of getting down the hill have greatly escalated... - Curtis Robinson

Lift Off at CGP
Lift Off at CGP
Sliver step down

bigquotesIt's incredible how long it takes to build and film a project like this, but no matter what it's always worth it to put in that extra time and effort. It's a well-known fact that there could always be more dirt and there always could be another shot. - Evan "Intern" Young

bigquotesWe weren't confident that we would get enough shots on the jump trail so we went ahead and built another trail beside it. A lot of earth was moved by hand but it never hurts to put in that time. Do it right, don't do it twice! If it's going to take another day, take another day. - Dylan Dunkerton

Sliver trail is a blur of good times
Sliver trail is a blur of good times
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Dylan Dunkerton laying it flat on Lift Off
Lift Off scrub jump.

bigquotesI have always had one rule when it comes to filming and riding. Don't force it. If it doesn't feel good don't do it, if the shot doesn't look good don't shoot it. Let it all come together organically - that's when projects come out looking the best. - Dylan Dunkerton

Dylan Dunkerton pictured on Lift Off
Dylan Dunkerton s Demo 8 Carbon

bigquotesFor this shoot, I kept my set up the same as I usually would riding on the coast. - Dylan Dunkerton

Long carbon frame
780mm bar width
RockShox BoXXer team with a firm coil
500lbs coil in the rear
Tire pressure 32 front, 38 rear

The CGP mascot Scout. She has seen every trail be built at CGP from day 1.
Sliver trail is a blur of good times
Slipping down sliver.
Slipping down sliver.


bigquotesThese guys are just building and riding what they want. The byproduct of it all is that anyone can come and experience the coastal crew creations. They aren't just showing it off, they are sharing it. - Evan "Intern" Young

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Keep it sideways

bigquotesDyl and I have been riding bikes together since we were 10 and 12, getting our dads to help us build a ladder drop behind our school. Even though the Principal made us tear it down soon after, it was a start. Here we are 15 years later still buzzin' each other's tires down the trails while learning what we can from our skilled parents who share the same values in life. Work hard, play hard. - Curtis Robinson

Keeping it tight and getting side ways coastalcrew style

bigquotesI've watched how these guys work from their first webisode, it's not always about how many shots they get but it's about the quality. They don't take the easy route, they know what it takes to bring the imagery to life. - Evan "Intern" Young

K9s
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bigquotesThere were a lot of afternoons spent in the mine shaft waiting out the rain. It always helps to have our K9 assistants around to keep the vibes up and lenses on hand. - Dylan Dunkerton

Dylan Dunkerton s Demo 8 Carbon
The gear
Tools of the trade

bigquotesYou can't go wrong keeping it simple. But nowadays with technology progressing so fast, being a filmer has become not so simple. You could say it's easier to get great shots with tools like drones and cable cams but it has been a big learning experience for us. In the end, the shots speak for themselves, it's insane what tools are available these days. - Dylan Dunkerton

THE INTERN

bigquotesI remember when I first started filming with the crew - Dyl would set up the shot and I would hit record. Now it's progressed to a point of flying drones and remote control cable cams, all to try and keep a shot unique. - Evan "Intern" Young

The CC Lids.
Out of the forrest onto the jumps.
Dylan enjoying some air time.
Keeping it tight and getting side ways coastalcrew style

bigquotesNo matter how many times you ride a new feature or test something for the first time, there is always the fear of miss judging your speed, or half committing. From start to finish the more you stare at your project and start to feel it out, it slowly becomes more and more comfortable until it's time to really feel it out. If you build it... Well, you gotta ride it right?! - Curtis Robinson

First hit on the boner log.
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.Curtis Robinson amp Shawn Shiraz enjoying the stoke after the first run off the boner log.

bigquotesHere's Shawn Shiraz, he came to ride bikes like the rest of us, enjoy the fresh dirt, the laughs, and to meet new people. It's rad to hang and ride with likeminded people that share the same energy and support for bikes that you do. Somehow he had enough in the tank to cheer a brother on for the first attempt on the boner log. Thanks for bringing the high stoke levels, Shawn! - Curtis Robinson

Curtis Robinson amp Shawn Shiraz enjoying the stoke after the first run off the boner log.
Curtis Robinson s Demo 8 Alloy

bigquotesFor this video, I chose to ride with a little stiffer set up than I usually run. - Curtis Robinson

Long alloy frame
780mm bar width
RockShox BoXXer WC, 2 tokens, 95psi
500lbs coil in the rear.
Tire pressure: 33psi front, 40 psi rear

Hard work pays off- Inty earned him self a bonus in the form of a Demo Alloy

bigquotesThe Intern, Inty, I N T, IntyBoi, Evan "Intern" Young. The myth is true folks, hard work, and determination does prevail (yes this sounds cliche as ever) but damn is it true when it comes to the story of The Intern. If you like something enough and are willing to do whatever it takes to pursue that dream, there is success hidden behind each challenge even if it doesn't feel that way. I've been hanging, riding, and working with Intern for the past 5 years and he may not know it yet but he's living the dream harder than anyone I know. Thanks for years of hard work and good times, the digging ain't over yet sucker! - Curtis Robinson

Hard work pays off- Inty earned him self a bonus in the form of a Demo Alloy
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bigquotesI was just a kid who came here for bike school with the anticipation of finding a spot within the industry. I didn't think that school did much for me but it brought me to the right place at the right time with the right people. It was a good choice to stay! - Evan "Intern" Young

bigquotesIntern has been an integral part of our growth over the years. Whether it's slaving away carrying gear up a mountainside for "Inside Out", packing bundles of slats across ravines for "Arrival" all the way to helping develop and manage CGP. The guy is a master of all trades, you won't find a better, harder working guy than Intern. On top of that, he oozes style on the bike. - Dylan Dunkerton

Inty has steeze
Our giant sand box

93 Comments

  • + 125
 It's kind of cool to see Evan get a bit of recognition - the guy obviously works super hard and it's good to know it's rewarded. There's a lot of stuff around where it's all 'no work, all play' vibes given out, but there's very few who can achieve a lifestyle like that (certainly for a long time). You may not be academic but if you find something you love and work hard at it you can go places. The Coastal Crew similarly have achieved all they have through hard work. Well done and thank you all!
  • + 3
 Evan seems just to be such an down to earth, nice dude and always so helpful. Hope he progresses more and more on the bike, so we might see more then just a few pictures... Smile
  • + 5
 "The myth is true folks, hard work, and determination does prevail" - yea, except that part where 5 years later you still him "The Intern"
  • + 3
 @MrEtnie: I met him just a couple days ago riding CGP and he's one of the raddest down to earth guys!
  • + 55
 Somebody took all the stones from this place and threw them onto where I ride. WTF?
  • + 43
 We need a Coast Gravity dream trip contest on Pinkbike asap! Thank you!
  • + 15
 I'm going to whistler and cgp in a week, and i don't know which park I'm more excited about. The coastal crew have always been killing it and they continue to kill it cheers boys.
  • + 5
 Im going to whistler in a week too. Still deciding if i want to go to cgp though.
  • + 12
 @Niko182 / kitpotato - CGP is an amazing park, in you are in B.C., go there. not as many trails as whistler, but they are sooooo much smoother. really only top quality stuff. It does kinda suck that you have to take a ferry to get there, but id say its worth it.
  • + 8
 @llamaman110: If you're a tourist who isn't used to the Sunshine Coast landscape that ferry journey is mind blowingly awesome Smile CGP is well worth the visit, too!
  • + 1
 @llamaman110: Any good camping near CGP?
  • + 2
 @Rucker10: there is a bunch of camping around there. Me and a few buddy's road tripped up to Canada and I'd say CGP was an amazing experience. The atmosphere is all time and the trails are too good. Highly Reccomended.
  • + 1
 @Rucker10: if you are staying in whistler you can just day trip there. Take first ferry over and last ferry back. I think you can camp right at coast gravity too or atleast on the road leading up to it as its deep in the forest.
  • + 1
 Awesome, thanks for the heads up.
  • + 7
 I love whistler to death, but CGP was such a peaceful riding experience. Fun, low key, Evan intern throwing your bike on the rack for you and hauling you up the fire road and nobody on the trails, I only remember one spot that had braking bumps in the entire park. It was really nice, some people say it sucks that you have to take a ferry but with the right people it was just a beautiful enjoyable ride. I had a great time, I'll be heading up during the off season for sure. The trails are shorter then Whistlers obviously but you surprisingly get a lot of riding in, I did enough to not be able to walk by the end of the day. Flight Deck is such a satisfying trail to jump. It's just really cool they've put this mini-bike park together on an island and keep it going like this, wish there was something closer to me down in Washington that was like this.
  • + 6
 @Niko182: quality over quantity.
  • + 1
 @anchoricex: geography lesson:the sunshine Coast isn't an island
  • + 4
 Crazy video- Coastal crew's vids have always been next level. You can't predict what they'll come up and they never disappoint. I also knew I had heard this song on PB before: www.pinkbike.com/video/391987 (which is also sick BTW)
  • + 6
 Sitting here, with a torn ACL and broken knee, watching this... Awesome video but also painfull to watch.
  • + 2
 I'm so honored and humbled to be a small part of this story, this place, and these people. The coast is a very special healing place for me and without Curt, Dylan, and Evan (to name a few) it wouldn't be what it is. The community and culture on the Sunshine Coast is even better than the trails...and the trails are world class. Cheers guys, amazing artwork here.
  • + 2
 All I can say is WOW! Amazing time and dedication into an amazing well built trail. Makes me want to ride it so badly! The video left me speechless with great camera set-up and good riding! Why do I have to work and not ride for a living?! LOL
  • + 5
 not sure what impresses me most: their riding, filming, or trail building. They are truly talented
  • + 1
 These guys are f**n awesome in every sense! Always fine editing, music that much (not that heavy metal which is totally irrelevant) and super smooth riding! AMAZING work guys EVERY time! Keep up the pro work that you are doing! - These videos should be considered "how-to" for many out there!
  • + 5
 What a rad build. That park looks so fun
  • + 1
 Cool to see a Soda Slope kicking it in the background (laying down by the truck). 26 ain't dead. Just waiting for the 650B craze to wash over and people realize 150mm 29ers are cool for trails but far from desireable for terrain parks like this.
  • + 5
 Someone has to say it ! Norbs did a big Mistake
  • + 3
 Coastal Crew, you guys never cease to knock it right out of the damn park! Well done again!
  • + 2
 GOD DAMN IT! I WAS GONNA FINALLY WORK ON MY SITE, BUT NOPE, HAD TO WATCH THIS VIDEO! NOW I'M GETTING READY TO RIDE MY BIKE! Dead Horse
  • + 1
 Great video, shame it wasn't longer. At least I know I can run other shocks on the rear if I buy a new demo, I've heard the Ohlins doesn't give the pop you may need if you like jumps. Although great for regular DH.
  • + 2
 It jumps like a beauty dude, rode mine at my local for it's 1st day, which is mostly jumps and berms and it is plenty poppy on the jumps, was over jumping small to medium jumps before I knew it, but not in any scary way, just floaty and fast.

Shame my Ohlins sounded like crap from new and has to go back soon, only had it a week :/
  • + 1
 @bigburd: Oh right, cheers. I'd read a review from a guy who rode Whistler a lot, he was comparing it to his 2014 Demo which runs a Cane Creek like mine. He said it smashed the DH, he just couldn't get the pop he liked. You put a damper in the forks?
  • + 1
 @b4uwereborn: Yeah I put a charger in there from my last bike. Haven't rode it loads cos of the problems but jumping seemed very natural for me.

I think some people to too much focus on reviews saying X bike is a park bike Z bike is DH race bike, look at the coastal crew, all on Demos jumping like bad asses, and then look then Gwin last year killing it on the same frame, not the greatest example as they don't run the ohilns but you catch my drift !
  • + 1
 @bigburd: Cheers mate, that's put my faith in the Ohlins shock. Would fit a damper for sure as i'm currently running one in mine, yeah the coastal crew are sound, as are the fest boys. Love watching their vid's;
  • + 1
 I remember a Best-of-Dh-Edit that was one of the things which got me into mountainbiking. The same song was used and it feels great to hear it again now, used for such an amazing video.
  • + 4
 You guys are a fucking inspiration. Thank you!!!!
  • + 2
 One of the best vids I've seen in a long time. And great spirit too! Way to go, boys!
  • + 3
 Kranked 8 is still the best coastal crew vid ever...
  • + 3
 When my bike dies, will it go here...?
  • + 2
 So can your u actually ride this stuff at CGP , cause every time I go half the park is closed
  • + 3
 **SUSPECT...ridden there a million times it is always fully open.
  • + 2
 @stormrider99:
That last few times I went the new jump trails where closed
And most the features in the video aren't for the public to ride
  • + 2
 Some of the sickest whips and table tops I've seen since the 90s great videos guys nothing like riding with real friends!
  • + 2
 the coastal crew always endows me a very positive view of life!
  • + 2
 Nice! Anybody knows how tall the guys are?
  • - 10
flag norco5dh (Jul 18, 2016 at 10:29) (Below Threshold)
 ^EL OH EL to this guy! Like asking for A/S/L and might as well take them out for a dinner and movie! LOL
  • + 6
 @norco5dh: he probably wants to know what size frame would fit him...
  • - 3
 @Ride12: I know what he is asking for. Just rattling the chains here. Come on laugh a little...
  • + 1
 Broken spoke wrapped around another spoke... It will be fine lets keep shredding!
  • + 1
 This is probably my favourite bit of internet right now. the riding, trails an production are all off the sicktor scale!
  • + 2
 Nice edit and those are some dope lines... and big. Nice build.
  • + 2
 I wonder if Coast Gravity Park also runs a private ambulance service?
  • + 2
 Why's nobody mentioned tire pressures yet?
  • + 1
 Jeeezzz!! this guys just keep getting better and better with their vids and riding, good job!
  • + 2
 OG trail dog prefers prime lens because OF COURSE HE DOES.
  • + 2
 The music sounds like me after chipotle.
  • + 2
 oh my god, Dylan is freakin film genius, love you guys
  • + 3
 Benchmark
  • + 1
 That......boner.......log.........
  • + 1
 Well Done, the build and riding were so good!
  • + 2
 Inty, you are my hero.
  • + 1
 The shot with the first tracks going up the lip...background worthy!
  • + 1
 YEAH SHAWNNY BOY MISS YA COME BACK TO HIGHLAND OR ILL SEE U IN WHISTLER
  • + 1
 that big table looks a ton bigger in person than it does in this video
  • + 1
 yeah sick! very nice vid!
  • + 0
 Coast Gravity Park is a great place, BUT all of those trails with huge jumps that you see in videos are not open for public!
  • + 4
 Except most of them are
  • + 0
 Favorite video this year so far, SICK song...lemme buy some of that used cam gear, es so nahsssss
  • + 1
 top of the world
  • + 1
 Tight!
  • + 0
 Why do they use coil shocks over air shocks?
  • + 2
 Some/most feel that coil shocks provide smoother initial travel which they call 'small bump sensivity'. My understanding is the force required to get the shock compressing on a coil is much less than an air shock (they call this 'stickshon').

It could also have somehting to do with the leverage curve that bike was designed for. Air shocks ramp up at the end because the air is compressing within the shock, where as the coil's fore is consistant throughout its compression. I'm guessing the Pros with factory support are able to tweak air shocks to help with this though.

Lastly, there are some crazy lightweight springs for coil shocks, so the Costal Crew might not care about the minimal weight difference trading off the aforementioned small-bump performance.
  • + 1
 Brilliant!
  • + 1
 Awesommmmmeeeee!!!!!!
  • + 1
 Fuck yeah boys!!!!
  • + 1
 That was greeeeaaaatttt!
  • - 1
 Adidas
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