Thursday, March 21, 2013

Taking your video down doesn't get you off the KILL LIST



Glad you took your video down, and cheers to Vital for taking it off the site. Nonetheless, let's walk through why that video sucked.

Maybe this guy had no idea who built these trails or how much work it was, but here's a quick hint: whether you know the trail builder or the history of the trails or not, chainsawing the entire circumference of the top of a loose berm with your rear wheel typically is pretty bad form. Doing it on video and showing it off to the whole world as if you deserve a pat on the back: KILL LIST.

That's a great screen grab. Glad I got it before the video went down.

Here's another hint: if there are a million tire tracks, and all those other riders managed to ride the loose, sandy berms without chainsawing the top foot off, maybe you also shouldn't chainsaw the top foot off.

You can buy $160 neon shorts and do failed dogpiss nac nacs, but you're not Cam Zink. Cam Zink can go through a berm without coming to a complete stop. You suck at cornering.

Hey, remember twenty years ago when there was no shuttleable downhill trail in Bend and you worked with the BLM for like ten years to build one and get it legitimized? Yeah, me neither.

This is a tribute to you, dudebro:


Hard.




MTB legend and all around good guy apologizing for your actions after hosting you at his house. Solid.




We know what you did.

9 comments:

Acadian said...

Born again...
https://vimeo.com/62398060

Central Oregon resident said...

Nik Dommen is a fuck face, a trail poach, penis aficionado.

Nik Dommen said...

^ I am no penis aficionado, just getting that straight. Honestly I used to read this blog and thoroughly enjoy the funny posts such as the clay port/pirates of the Caribbean. That shit was epic. However making the assumption that the berm is no more based off zero actual evidence is not cool at all. Before we took that shot I went and piled a ton of dust over the top so that I wouldn't actually cause any damage. Maybe you should ask the locals who ride it how "wrecked" the berm is now.

bobby said...

"epic"

more slowmotionplease said...

haha that video sucked

Anonymous said...

i'm sorry nik but this goes for you and your brother. when u come north of the state line, u better make sure ur shit is in line. you need to learn what trail etiquette is. its people like you who put fat holes in the north* burms, ya iv seen your helmet cams. roosting is cool when its not the obvious #1 intent while going into a turn. you just went down a notch in my book, your now at notch 0. your reputation is more than just what you post on pinkbike, i guess your learning this the hard way. i hope you've learned from these reactions and come out as respectful riders in the end.

Anonymous said...

this shit is soo funny.. all you douch bags just need to shut the fuck up..im sorry you can drift corners..and for nothstar your just mad you cant ride beat trails fast...come to norcal and learn how to ride a fucking bike...

Anonymous said...

congratulations for a nosy dick

Tanner Stephens said...

these comments are too funny. I think the funniest part is that people post as "anonymous" ahaha all of you need to calm down and go back to riding your scooters on bike paths because obviously "downhill" trails are too rough for you