What I learned from crashing on big jumps at Whistler Bike Park

In another video, we talked about how mountain biking can relieve stress. This is only true when you're using mountain biking as an escape-not when it's the actual CAUSE of the stress.
This week’s video takes place at Whistler Bike Park, and is a story about how your mental state can get you hurt on a mountain bike. In my case, feeling relaxed and happy makes me ride great. Feeling pressured and preoccupied to ride certain things almost always leads to injury. This is why so many people crash on their “last lap”. The park patrol medic even called it “the Witching hour”.
In this video, delays on getting footage led to preoccupation, and then to poor riding. Sound familiar?
There’s also a lesson about practice. I haven’t ridden big jumps since last summer, yet I jumped into a bigger trail than I had ever ridden after just a few days at Whistler. As someone with a history of riding poorly under pressure, this was not a smart idea.
Skill is only for rent. If you don’t make payments, you lose it.
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Interested in the bike I’m riding? It’s the all new 2019 Mission Carbon, and it handled those crashes like a beast
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Those hardtail guys make videos, and now that Flynn is healing up he’ll have plenty of time to edit them! Follow their Instagram story to keep up with Flynn’s recovery, and check out Flynn and Zev on RSclub to see their videos.
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  1. Aiden Price

    Aiden PriceПре 9 дана

    You shouldn't feel pressured from your fans riding is supposed to be fun so don't do anything you aren't comfortable with

  2. Disanod Bradshaw

    Disanod BradshawПре 14 дана

    You know shits about to go downhill (pun intended) when someone say we only had time for one more lap at a downhill park lol

  3. Joschka Hilsenstein

    Joschka HilsensteinПре 15 дана

    Nobody talking about the hardtail guys? That is such a hard trail to be doing on a hardtail, mad respect!!

  4. Gareth Trenholm

    Gareth TrenholmПре 15 дана

    Seth “ya I can’t ride” he’s casing huge jumps

  5. CedarMTB

    CedarMTBПре 16 дана

    6:59 SIKE

  6. Rebecca Anderson

    Rebecca AndersonПре 16 дана

    You never have to worry about a vid

  7. Cosmic Heretic

    Cosmic HereticПре 16 дана

    What bike were you riding Seth? It's killing me.

  8. TheBossOfBread

    TheBossOfBreadПре 16 дана

    What bike is that?

  9. Alejandro Catalan

    Alejandro CatalanПре 17 дана

    What bike is that? it looks so sick!

  10. Revvin_77

    Revvin_77Пре 19 дана

    What size wheels were you riding in the park..I bet if you had 26’er it would’ve been that much better

  11. Andrew Atkinson

    Andrew AtkinsonПре 19 дана

    Fatigue. The snowboarding rule of no one more last run... Pack it in if you are feeling overly fatigued. And if you aren't fatigued after a full day of riding, you might want to cross examine yourself for delusion.

  12. Premm Nisar

    Premm NisarПре 19 дана

    What bike were you riding ?

  13. Early Cell

    Early CellПре 20 дана

    And today I learned that eating cereal on the couch is not a good idea

  14. TechTesterBrandon

    TechTesterBrandonПре 21 дан

    What bike is Seth using here please and thank you

  15. BOTH Alexino

    BOTH AlexinoПре 23 дана

    5.50 The next morning i woke up but was still asleep what, how does that make sense

  16. Diamond Mare

    Diamond MareПре 27 дана

    Today I learned an important lesson about myself it’s YEAH YEAH

  17. NRT_keppy

    NRT_keppyПре 27 дана

    dude ya know we won't care if you miss a video

  18. Darrell's Moto Diary

    Darrell's Moto DiaryПре 28 дана

    Skill is for rent, My takeaway from video 👍🏿

  19. Ozzie Jim

    Ozzie JimПре 29 дана

    2 more runs! Stay for 1.

  20. Dough Boi

    Dough BoiПре месец

    did this guy narrate The Sandlot?

  21. Shalami

    ShalamiПре месец

    Seth's bike hacks hit the ground too hard

  22. JangDigity

    JangDigityПре месец

    Ay my man seth kinda thick tho

  23. UltimateGamer 973

    UltimateGamer 973Пре месец

    what is that bike? we never see it anymore

  24. Two wheel Sends

    Two wheel SendsПре месец

    Infants riding dirt merchant 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  25. GID7OB

    GID7OBПре месец

    Never say “One more go”

  26. Evan Lynch

    Evan LynchПре месец

    Did any one notice my halo My dude was in the dirt merchant lift line one his phone!

  27. GrünTee UwU

    GrünTee UwUПре месец

    Watching this as crashed today 🤔

  28. Jash Modi

    Jash ModiПре месец

    My ‘mountain’ bike just can’t survive this

  29. Felix Batty

    Felix BattyПре месец

    Why is the bike grey and not black

  30. Dat Seb

    Dat SebПре месец

    Seth: "Heck, embrios could clear the stuff on dirt merchant!" single-celled organism: *hold my beer*

  31. Dat Seb

    Dat SebПре 15 дана

    @Gareth Trenholm i guess lol

  32. Gareth Trenholm

    Gareth TrenholmПре 15 дана

    Dat Seb that’s kinda a nerdy but funny joke

  33. Flat Tyre Flyer

    Flat Tyre FlyerПре месец

    What kind of dh bike does Alex have?

  34. Lenart Resman

    Lenart ResmanПре месец

    Am i only one who thinks that seth's bike look grey

  35. Hawkeye_FPV

    Hawkeye_FPVПре 2 месеца

    Passenger on my own bike😔 I hate that

  36. D K

    D KПре 2 месеца

    Bummed...Covid19, no traveling to Canada right now for Americans. Those trails look amazing, too bad so many here think masks are for fools.

  37. Chicken Nuggies

    Chicken NuggiesПре 2 месеца


  38. Bikes Cause Why Not

    Bikes Cause Why NotПре 2 месеца

    Seth: Flynn broke his ankle Flynn: looks like he broke his spine

  39. Kyle Keegan

    Kyle KeeganПре 2 месеца

    Trusting your gut is the best measure. If you feel hesitant or scared to crash, that is a sign your skill might not be up to par or you don't have access to large features (in that case, you're kinda riding at your own risk). Being able to ride big jumps requires knowing how to and trying successfully to maneuver the bike. No offense, but I feel you are kind of a straight shooter or floater when you jump. Brake control, lifting, pumping, and fluid motions. Most people don't whip or kick out to the side for fun as much as to create a smooth transfer and traction when they land. Practice on a dirt jumper on some medium jumps. My favorite training rhythm section is 7 jumps, 5 or 6ft tall with a 6 to 10ft ft gap, one right hip, one left, and a fork at the end with an optional trick jump (6ft tall with a steep lip, narrow gap and massive landing). That being said, I can 360 out of a quarter to flat or on a box, but i have yet to try over any of these jumps. Just because of my gut feeling. But I know the day is coming soon as the motions feels more and more present in my mind. Just keep riding Seth. You're a badass old man lmao jkjkjk

  40. Jacob Lemay

    Jacob LemayПре 2 месеца

    who has watched this video more than 10 times and enjoyed just much as when it came out every time

  41. Starr Stroh

    Starr StrohПре 2 месеца

    If you like woodworking, just look for Woodglut plans.

  42. sunjay norris

    sunjay norrisПре 2 месеца

    is it just me or do I always think they're gonna duck dive or over rotate on the jump when he's filming on a pov angle

  43. Peyton Fernandez

    Peyton FernandezПре 2 месеца

    6:44 the guy cased pretty bad

  44. 갓라면

    갓라면Пре 2 месеца


  45. Braeden Boughton

    Braeden BoughtonПре 2 месеца

    That’s exactly what happened to me when he launched off that hip I had to ditch my bike and slime out.

  46. I just ate a CHICKEN!!!!!!!

    I just ate a CHICKEN!!!!!!!Пре 2 месеца

    Am I the only one who watches this but never rides a bike lol

  47. James

    JamesПре 2 месеца

    You know, you don't get better without pushing boundaries. You are going to get hurt. No way around it, so push as far as you can....besides, it's not a good day unless someone gets hurt! Lessons learned from scars etc. Would love to hit up Whistler.

  48. Cam MTB

    Cam MTBПре 2 месеца

    Go to thunder mountain in Charlemont Massachusetts. It’s so much fun

  49. Roy Kropper

    Roy KropperПре 2 месеца

    Shroupy turds

  50. Chris Odonoghue

    Chris OdonoghueПре 2 месеца

    Thank you Seth I have zero experience and was thinking that trailing looks a blast, and I'm damn sure it is ! But I'm not young anymore and this vid reminded me of that I'm sticking to touring and camping But I nearly did it ... One run would've ruined everything Thank you, honesty always pays

  51. Gideon Harripersad

    Gideon HarripersadПре 2 месеца

    Big ups to the Hardtail guys thats hardcore!

  52. Victoria the green cheek conure

    Victoria the green cheek conureПре 2 месеца

    Hey Seth Here’s a free no work day ticket we love you we dont want you to get hurt 🎫

  53. Nicky Ladd

    Nicky LaddПре 2 месеца

    Does anyone know what bike Seth uses???

  54. Dana DeBois

    Dana DeBoisПре 2 месеца

    What bike are you riding

  55. Jacob Tyrrell

    Jacob TyrrellПре 2 месеца

    Anyone else watching this video for the 100th time?

  56. Max Fenger

    Max FengerПре 2 месеца

    "a passenger on my own bike". Perhaps one of the best analogies for this feeling I have ever heard.

  57. Mayson Cunningham

    Mayson CunninghamПре 2 месеца

    Quality video for sure

  58. Aiden Reather

    Aiden ReatherПре 2 месеца

    Why don't seth get a downhill bike

  59. Brandon James

    Brandon JamesПре 2 месеца

    “...skill is only for rent” -Seth Quote of the millenium.

  60. Not funny Didn’t laugh

    Not funny Didn’t laughПре 2 месеца

    Looks like I’m not the only one who says their always ok when theyre obviously not lol

  61. GMTB

    GMTBПре 2 месеца

    lol I watched this with it sped up at 2 and it's hysterical. BTW Seth love your vids! also RIP Drama I am sorry.

  62. Riseup 27

    Riseup 27Пре 2 месеца

    This guy got bucked so many times lol

  63. Matteo Rendell

    Matteo RendellПре 2 месеца

    Bruh I only clicked on this vid for the thunder booming thiccccxxx thighs daddi uwu

  64. garganugorog 13

    garganugorog 13Пре 2 месеца

    0:11 sheer L E N G T H

  65. razor mags

    razor magsПре 2 месеца

    If you are sacred or worried of just way out of your comfort zone please don't fell pressured and get yourself hurt. I can't speak for everyone but we will understand. Your more than. A intertaner your like a friend and someone you can trust.

  66. Jus ur avrg NIBBA

    Jus ur avrg NIBBAПре 2 месеца

    7:18, that's stoke

  67. Andreas Pilavakis

    Andreas PilavakisПре 2 месеца

    Can I jump a 29 bike with only front suspensions at high jumps

  68. Duane Pretzman

    Duane PretzmanПре 2 месеца

    Meet me on 29?

  69. Ralp Michael Ragot Reusi

    Ralp Michael Ragot ReusiПре 2 месеца

    Wish i had an enduro bike. I like to ride on a trail.

  70. TheCharillz23

    TheCharillz23Пре 2 месеца

    A scary crash slows everyone down.. I xcrace dirtbike.. had a gnarly crash off season.. haven't been able to push through yet.. been 8 months..

  71. Lord Leo

    Lord LeoПре 2 месеца

    No hate but table top is the Trick and Not the jumps

  72. Ian

    IanПре 3 месеца

    Good mental awareness, it's easier to spot after an accident, less so if it creeps up slowly throughout the day. Motorcycle riding is the exact same way. 👍

  73. Mitchell Owens

    Mitchell OwensПре 3 месеца

    Seth really pulled a 360 on us around minute 7 😂

  74. DRL viqxr

    DRL viqxrПре 3 месеца

    i love how your an amazing rider but a beginner at heart and know when to stop and give other people advice and idk but this video explains it

  75. AP HILL

    AP HILLПре 3 месеца

    Calling it a day when you are riding with your head up your ass is a tuff pill to swallow, calling it quits for good because you can no longer grab the clutch or move your fused ankle to switch gears...still trying to get that down. That’s motocross, I still have mtn biking..sort of.

  76. Phineas Tuttman

    Phineas TuttmanПре 3 месеца

    You are my favorite youtuber you do a very good voice over great job

  77. Duane Pretzman

    Duane PretzmanПре 2 месеца

    Very good voice over??? Huh Duane

  78. Amy Powers

    Amy PowersПре 3 месеца

    Seth, so helpful to see your human side. Pretty humble for you to show us real life!!! Your statement that skill is only for rent, is a good reminder to practice within my boundaries. Thank you!!!

  79. MTB and snowboarding

    MTB and snowboardingПре 3 месеца

    Anybody going to talk about the new bike??

  80. Elybtw

    ElybtwПре 3 месеца

    lol i have a huge bruise on my hip like u and just dislocated my sholder

  81. oliver Lord

    oliver LordПре 3 месеца

    Why where you getting worried about deer merchent closing

  82. Genda Minoru

    Genda MinoruПре 3 месеца

    Wow, this is too crazy for me. About the toughest thing I did was the Kamikaze run at Mammoth when I was 30 something. "Skill is only for rent" and I don't pay rent, and us old farts over 50 should not push our luck much. I guess the point is you have to be feeling it and you know when you are not.

  83. SnarleyX

    SnarleyXПре 3 месеца

    I wonder whos gonna be the 2million subscriber

  84. sonaloma

    sonalomaПре 3 месеца

    This gave me so much anxiety

  85. Isaiah Higgins

    Isaiah HigginsПре 3 месеца

    "Skill is only for rent" haha I love it, same with piano

  86. Geoffrey Miller

    Geoffrey MillerПре 3 месеца

    When you were terafied that happens to me when I fall

  87. Pele Christoffersson

    Pele ChristofferssonПре 3 месеца

    maybe I ski too much but I always hit hips like that... I launch off the top corner turn and land on the side, he just went to far to the left

  88. Pele Christoffersson

    Pele ChristofferssonПре 3 месеца

    Alex kinda looks and sounds like moistcritical

  89. grimmriffer

    grimmrifferПре 3 месеца

    Crashes CAN happen on your first lap. They USUALLY happen on your last lap. 😉

  90. Angus Mills

    Angus MillsПре 3 месеца

    i swear u just bought a bike to go to ride whistler ,i never see this bike anymore

  91. Storm & Tech

    Storm & TechПре 3 месеца

    0:45 At this point sperm cells are already complaining about how many basic people they have dated

  92. Arthur Walker

    Arthur WalkerПре 3 месеца

    Man should have worn some football equipment

  93. Aaron Mac

    Aaron MacПре 3 месеца

    What bike is seth riding?


    MTB WITH GABEПре 3 месеца

    Who else hasn’t gone to whistler

  95. Brady Wharram

    Brady WharramПре 3 месеца

    Rip drama

  96. Mr. Sandman

    Mr. SandmanПре 3 месеца

    I forgot about this hobby i need to have this hobby again

  97. Grayson Allender

    Grayson AllenderПре 3 месеца

    How is the hard tail guy that went to the hospital

  98. Zac McGrotty

    Zac McGrottyПре 3 месеца

    Why did you send 5 grand on that bike ???

  99. Ian barber

    Ian barberПре 3 месеца

    Alex is a great friend to stop with you

  100. Gurinder Singh

    Gurinder SinghПре 3 месеца

    Is bitwin a nice company for mtb ?

  101. Soggier black by Huskies have been

    Soggier black by Huskies have beenПре 3 месеца

    Ur life is all in ur head

  102. Jerry Berry

    Jerry BerryПре 3 месеца

    At least he cared about you he broke his ankle to see if you were ok

  103. Shane Matis

    Shane MatisПре 3 месеца

    Drams 😢

  104. Jack Fahy

    Jack FahyПре 3 месеца

    yo this is sick