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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My derailleur hanger broke, but the derailleur attached to it was good to go!
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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 FItitle to see their videos.
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Kommentteja

  1. JD C

    JD C3 päivää sitten

    Anddddd... NEVER say one more lap or one more hit... That's when ya get bit....

  2. JD C

    JD C3 päivää sitten

    I come from moto. When you're off.... Call it. I learned that the hard way.... More than once.... Lol

  3. Henriplays

    Henriplays6 päivää sitten

    this looks so fun but also terrifying

  4. Yuki Sawamoto Kurogani

    Yuki Sawamoto Kurogani8 päivää sitten

    A double diamond for toddlers

  5. Gaming with Electric9002

    Gaming with Electric900225 päivää sitten

    I get it cuz once I crached and I was so nervous that I walked most of the trail

  6. Sry_i_Cant

    Sry_i_Cant26 päivää sitten

    yea i broke my humerus a few days ago riding my hardtail. have been using my pc with only my left hard

  7. SquidyMC

    SquidyMC27 päivää sitten

    Hey man, just... it's youtube. it maybe your job, or that you think it is ur job. but we will just be waiting for anything u post. don't feel bad about not posting.

  8. Daniel Boutilier

    Daniel BoutilierUukausi sitten

    Wear is that located

  9. Elliotts MTB

    Elliotts MTBUukausi sitten

    What bike is that

  10. Teodor Otea

    Teodor OteaUukausi sitten

    Crashes happen

  11. Proto The protogen

    Proto The protogenUukausi sitten

    Oh yes embryos have definitely cleared that trail in Whistler bike park

  12. Ghost Tŵįxx

    Ghost TŵįxxUukausi sitten

    I woke up but I was still asleep-Seth

  13. Jacksonjameswan

    JacksonjameswanUukausi sitten

    I learnt that you can’t swim with stitches

  14. Collin Dodd

    Collin DoddUukausi sitten

    100% of major injuries occur on the last run of the day

  15. Charles Ridgway

    Charles RidgwayUukausi sitten

    Imagine your Alex and you see your homie fall out of the sky and Sshamck on the ground super hard

  16. 123bellacat

    123bellacatUukausi sitten

    3:06 who else has that exact reaction whenever they almost crash

  17. Fin Trenery

    Fin TreneryUukausi sitten

    I keep nose diving when doing small-medium size jumps, and step ups. should i practice on smaller jumps or learn balance control in the air ? thanks !

  18. Gothwalker

    GothwalkerUukausi sitten

    if the trail is steep at a go pro then u better be scared

  19. Random Videos

    Random VideosUukausi sitten

    I did the same hip fall by on a dirtbike

  20. ToxicPJ Luke

    ToxicPJ LukeUukausi sitten

    What bike do you does he ride

  21. Gustavo Motta

    Gustavo Motta2 kuukautta sitten

    Use jeans pants.

  22. Hamish Cavanagh

    Hamish Cavanagh2 kuukautta sitten

    Seth: One case - I can't ride a bike *Guy going slow and cases as he says that* *Cries*

  23. lj fury

    lj fury2 kuukautta sitten

    SCARY RED TRIANGLE!!!

  24. Johannes

    Johannes2 kuukautta sitten

    Honestly I always skip the last round because thats were crashs happen!

  25. Emil Ratinen

    Emil Ratinen2 kuukautta sitten

    Ive never ridden on a actual trail

  26. BASKETBALL 49

    BASKETBALL 492 kuukautta sitten

    BANGER VIDEO

  27. Charlie Chartrey_125

    Charlie Chartrey_1252 kuukautta sitten

    I wish I could go rip these trails but I’m in a giant talon so I feel like I’m just gonna snap my bike

  28. Logan Paterson

    Logan Paterson2 kuukautta sitten

    Don’t ever feel pressured into posting if you don’t feel confident enough, good job man, love the video

  29. Rhonda Johnson

    Rhonda Johnson2 kuukautta sitten

    The false famili

  30. HTS Proj

    HTS Proj2 kuukautta sitten

    The selfish europe spectroscopically overflow because sycamore dimensionally reply as a fearful fearless ukrainian. military, permissible cupboard

  31. Craig Orrell

    Craig Orrell2 kuukautta sitten

    Great commentary. I learned that lesson about not trying to pick up with the difficulty level you left the year before the hard way. Broken collaebone one time, broken ankle another time.

  32. Tiago Monteiro

    Tiago Monteiro3 kuukautta sitten

    7:58 fucking legends

  33. Retards ride bikes

    Retards ride bikes3 kuukautta sitten

    U don’t need to push ur self so hard to make content we all love ur videos

  34. Nicholas Korajkic

    Nicholas Korajkic3 kuukautta sitten

    Can you go to Whistler with a hardtail?

  35. abay jie TRAILSEEKER

    abay jie TRAILSEEKER3 kuukautta sitten

    Hi guys. Do u have any extra bikes? Can i borrow? Im so poor that i can only afford cheap bikes. Haha. Wish u all the best . Greetings from philippines!

  36. Genevieve Forand

    Genevieve Forand3 kuukautta sitten

    guys help me and my friend are trying to figure out the name of the big wood drop on dirt merchant? any help?

  37. erickson balagey

    erickson balagey3 kuukautta sitten

    while watching this video i feel like less than an embryo lol

  38. NotMyName

    NotMyName3 kuukautta sitten

    This was honestly , just a great video! Well made, good story, the background music had me on the edge of my seat and other than boobies and duct tape, it had it all

  39. Annaliza O.Joaquino

    Annaliza O.Joaquino3 kuukautta sitten

    I wish I had an trail bike but I don't have enough money😞

  40. Licka Chicken

    Licka Chicken3 kuukautta sitten

    “Ibuprofen and espresso” how I get through my life lmao

  41. Francisco Henriques

    Francisco Henriques3 kuukautta sitten

    My conceinving was still being planned, I wasn't even embryonic state when I cleared it. Ok no.

  42. Solar ItzDan

    Solar ItzDan3 kuukautta sitten

    Descenders x real life lol 😂

  43. Nick Gale

    Nick Gale3 kuukautta sitten

    I've never dove into mountain biking, but I can tell ya 90% of my injuries snowboarding come on that "one more run" at the end of the day.

  44. Aiden uk

    Aiden uk3 kuukautta sitten

    Fucking warm up laps

  45. Daniel Fitzgerald Jr

    Daniel Fitzgerald Jr3 kuukautta sitten

    Rewatching you videos and then seeing drama makes my heart crack

  46. Jameson

    Jameson3 kuukautta sitten

    1:52 watch his gloves for like 45 seconds why does he keep switching lol

  47. Mashed potato

    Mashed potato3 kuukautta sitten

    Hey Seth love Ur vids 🤩 you've inspired me to do more MTB. Find push yourself too mutch just for content you WILL inevitably get injured and for trying to get 1 week of content done you are risking missing out on whole months ! Stay safe Cya 👋🔥

  48. Kuroッ

    Kuroッ4 kuukautta sitten

    I can’t sleep since 2 days because I am so exited for my new Specialized stumpjumper and specialized epic to come... so I am just watching every video of you again 😂

  49. Alec Beaton

    Alec Beaton4 kuukautta sitten

    Hey Roman! I found ya bud!

  50. Matthew the master Hampton

    Matthew the master Hampton4 kuukautta sitten

    Ladies and gentlemen this is very rare specimen the Seth is not very likely to do.

  51. Brandon Wayne

    Brandon Wayne4 kuukautta sitten

    They should get rid of that hip you're not the first person to do that

  52. A U

    A U4 kuukautta sitten

    dude th broke his ankle????? Few months????? Good Spirits?? wth man

  53. Tom Dowling

    Tom Dowling4 kuukautta sitten

    seth is that your bike iv watched every vidioe of your but u probibly wont see this 292

  54. Marcel Wasserman

    Marcel Wasserman4 kuukautta sitten

    Tip on not falling: look out and be aware for people making negative remarks about you and others. This makes one introvert and make mistakes.

  55. Ali Castro

    Ali Castro4 kuukautta sitten

    hey bro do you cut the saddle post to level it to your size or there is a saddle post that you can by that already short and with a shock absorber thanks!

  56. Reynold Price

    Reynold Price4 kuukautta sitten

    I liked your comment "skill is only for rent". So true.

  57. CedarMTB

    CedarMTB4 kuukautta sitten

    This is one of Seth's most glorious videos. The perfectly done bait and switch near the end had me nonstop laughing. Thought it was going to really be a sad, morose video about a failed week of filming. But then... *nope*

  58. Cecelia Hillard

    Cecelia Hillard4 kuukautta sitten

    whats warming up i dont do that i just send it

  59. Misplaced Games

    Misplaced Games4 kuukautta sitten

    Ummmm 6:59 what happened

  60. BZ Animations

    BZ Animations4 kuukautta sitten

    The fact that you can be at the trail, someone can call you, and you can say "I'm riding Dwayne Johnson" is amazing to me

  61. MTB FUN HEAD (enДурак)

    MTB FUN HEAD (enДурак)4 kuukautta sitten

    best

  62. T Johnson

    T Johnson4 kuukautta sitten

    When you said it started "even before I touched dirt merchant" I completely lost it. Is it just me or does that sound a little odd. "Dirt merchant has some big wood to jump"... This whole thing is hilarious.

  63. ray

    ray4 kuukautta sitten

    and meral was really high

  64. TrainRider Railfan - NYC Subway History & More

    TrainRider Railfan - NYC Subway History & More4 kuukautta sitten

    0:25 do I smell a reference?

  65. i7

    i74 kuukautta sitten

    *double black diamond difficulty* Kid: no

  66. Andrew Dunbar

    Andrew Dunbar4 kuukautta sitten

    That feeling of being in tune with ur bike is underrated

  67. Matt Rider

    Matt Rider5 kuukautta sitten

    I've never seen that bike that seth's riding before, what is it?

  68. Aiden Thomas

    Aiden Thomas5 kuukautta sitten

    The GoPro Effect😩

  69. MARC

    MARC5 kuukautta sitten

    you never did a video on your diamondback mission that you ridden there

  70. Savim 18

    Savim 185 kuukautta sitten

    I’ve done dirt merchant on skies it was not fun at all you got no speed no I fell like 40 times

  71. Basher Basher

    Basher Basher5 kuukautta sitten

    hi can i ask what kind of bike are you using?

  72. Paul Schwab

    Paul Schwab5 kuukautta sitten

    4:36 Where did he go??? 😅

  73. Sunlessmortal

    Sunlessmortal5 kuukautta sitten

    My biggest take away from this vid. You can't just pick up from where you left off. And for me thats ten years ago. Just got a new bike and could not clear a small kids jump lol not giving up tho

  74. clockmngr

    clockmngr5 kuukautta sitten

    I love Seth is casually using his trail bike on downhill runs

  75. Jouk The Jouk

    Jouk The Jouk5 kuukautta sitten

    How are you not worried you practically broke someone's ankle

  76. Bongo Bongo

    Bongo Bongo5 kuukautta sitten

    7:02 put tears i my eyes. It reminds me of riding with my best friend he past away last year and I haven't rode my bike since but this is exactly what we were like.

  77. james arundel

    james arundel5 kuukautta sitten

    1 BIGGY dont keep looking at ya mates or behind you. Eyes forward

  78. German Tennesseean

    German Tennesseean5 kuukautta sitten

    This looks so cool to try out but I know I would either break a few bones or be run over by others due to my slow ass pace.

  79. Hello Hi hi hi

    Hello Hi hi hi5 kuukautta sitten

    I wish I was actually good at mountain biking

  80. Marc

    Marc6 kuukautta sitten

    Thick

  81. Jibril Mansur

    Jibril Mansur6 kuukautta sitten

    Good doggie tending to your wounds

  82. MooreMTB

    MooreMTB6 kuukautta sitten

    watching all vids

  83. Jay Rules

    Jay Rules6 kuukautta sitten

    background

  84. Jay Rules

    Jay Rules6 kuukautta sitten

    "i realized that im my own worst--- "YAH" in the backround

  85. A T

    A T6 kuukautta sitten

    Your narration makes me relax :D, ciao from Roma!

  86. José Brito

    José Brito6 kuukautta sitten

    I had such a bad day at biking that i needed to rewatch this ! Thank you again for sharibg your life it surely helps

  87. Mountain biking with Logan

    Mountain biking with Logan6 kuukautta sitten

    And this is why I should listen to advice

  88. VeggieBruce Family

    VeggieBruce Family6 kuukautta sitten

    the rock?

  89. Mountain biking with Logan

    Mountain biking with Logan6 kuukautta sitten

    Yes

  90. Kos Films

    Kos Films6 kuukautta sitten

    Anyone else watched this more than once

  91. Ieuanridezmtb _07

    Ieuanridezmtb _076 kuukautta sitten

    Embryos have probably cleared this Seths logic is unparalleled

  92. kristopher Rodriguez

    kristopher Rodriguez6 kuukautta sitten

    Your videos are the best Seth!!!🤘🏼

  93. Abraham Barberi

    Abraham Barberi6 kuukautta sitten

    Im a 52 year old who barely getting into MT and cannot wait to learn to do big jumps! Keep the videos coming

  94. Dylan Bikes

    Dylan Bikes6 kuukautta sitten

    Love these videos mab

  95. Dylan Bikes

    Dylan Bikes6 kuukautta sitten

    Man

  96. George Hall

    George Hall6 kuukautta sitten

    Is anyone going to talk about the fact that Seth is using a different bike and he did not talk about it

  97. TheEAFOS

    TheEAFOS7 kuukautta sitten

    Well this hasn't given me any confidence in my jump progress! hahaha fs

  98. Owen Morgan

    Owen Morgan7 kuukautta sitten

    What is that bike

  99. ESTHelp

    ESTHelp7 kuukautta sitten

    is it okay to ride it with dirt jumper?

  100. Justin Ghrist

    Justin Ghrist7 kuukautta sitten

    No a dirt jumper is a single speed so if you took a crank while going fast you could get seriously hurt

  101. All year round

    All year round7 kuukautta sitten

    Hey seth sick vid can u subscribe to my mtb youtube chanel

  102. Premm Nisar

    Premm Nisar7 kuukautta sitten

    Which bike were you riding???????????????????

  103. Miles Brigham

    Miles Brigham7 kuukautta sitten

    How is A-Line a single black diamond!!!!!