Building and Riding the Backyard Whale Tail

Dipublikasikan tanggal 27 Mar 2020
Note: This video was not filmed yesterday! We're in isolation right now on Berm Peak. Nobody comes and goes except for the grocery store or doctor. To see how we're passing the time, check out my instagram stories
The whale tail has been in the works for a while, but I haven't had the chance to build it until now. A lot of things needed to be in place, like the landing, a better roll-in, that kicker, not to mention a working Kevin Jump with a wood berm after it. Thanks to Kevin, Brian, and Alexander for helping out on this build. They all have ID-tv channels:
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Kevin (Steadyspin)
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Alexander (Singletrack Sampler)
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  • anyone else whishing they could ride this?

  • Seth for future jumps all where is it gates left up to dump the dirt

  • Bruh, in like 2 days I have become addicted to this channel and I am already building a wooden jump of my own.

  • Might be a bit late on this advice but tin sheeting in on your trail really improves the shoveling experience

  • Who else got goosebumps when they heard the sound the whale tail makes 🙋‍♂️

  • What are the dimensions for it?

  • Wow that line is so smooth it just all links perfectly and it’s really well dialed in good job guys

  • Kevin looks like kyle korver

  • Make a double whale tail

  • who else watching for 20th time in quarantine

  • what app or website does he use to show his trail at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="606">10:06</a>

  • Seth:we used black locust and 2x2 posts, it will last forever Me: I used rotten wood and built an A-frame over my picnic table

  • I got put on probation for building 2 miles of trails on someone else's land. I dont care to much about the probation because it is illegal what I am mad about is that the husband actualy liked it but his wife threatened divorce If he didnt decided to press charges and tear down 4 years of hard work l. Or so I thought. in the end he didnt actualy take much down telling his wife that he's getting old and it was to much work. so after I was off probation we kept if touch and he let me ride whenever I wanted.

  • So when does the 'bike Cable Car' build start, to take you all back to the top?? 👍😎🙂

  • Austin joined that chat to see a dirt merchant video. Heres that it is not a dirt merchant video Austin has left the chat.

  • I want to come.[andrew]

  • At least you have something to do whilst in quarantine

  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="273">4:33</a> that squat though

  • Its a whale for sure----- Inserts horse noise

  • I don't even have a mountain bike, but I love watching this channel. MTB is my next purchase!

  • Alex “see how far left I am?” Seth “it’s ok you can steer.” Me “we are flying planes now boys.” 😑

  • Is this place open to the public

  • Anybody else recognize that Jordan Boostmaster music, or is it just me?

  • Endurbarrow?*

  • Why did you not use the endur?barrow

  • Put two shapes in the shape of a wave in a row and learn an interesting element(sorry for the wrong translation, I'm learning English from your video, I'm from Russia).

  • I wish i could ride that trail

  • When do we get a netflix series for this

  • Every 12 year old: ItS A wHaLE

  • It's ok you can steer..............

  • That’s amazing

  • i wouldnt use the saw right by the computer if i was u

  • My favourite channel ever soooooooo goooooood

  • Anyone know the dimensions for the kicker onto the whale tail?

  • Who else thought he was going to case in the thumbnail

  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="314">5:14</a> it’s definitely a whale

  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="71">1:11</a> yo they playing with the big boy Lincoln logs

  • Tell me that did not look like when they were cutting logs it was like liken logs

  • it kinda sounds like a whale to

  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="72">1:12</a> reminded me of Lincoln logs

  • Celebrities during this lockdown: were all in this together 🙏 Their backyard...

  • Approximately How much did the waletale materials cost??? Cheers.

  • Where is this, I would love to ride on it!

  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="572">9:32</a> sounds so smooth.

  • The sound of.the wheels on the whale tail is amazing.

  • Thank you for all the content seth. Absolutely my favorite youtuber. Im a year in to MTBing and coming from a motocross background, im obsessed with it. Your videos ease the pain when i cant get on a trail. Thanks again, brother!

  • Build another one so when you finish the line you go back up to the start and you can just keep going and keep going

  • splish

  • Seth you need to take your fatbike on the whale tail. Think about how awesome that would sound

  • How wide did Seth build the whale tail??

  • Those are some responsive breaks

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  • jajaja so good video love the jumptrail! now feel motivated what gest me going the longest while bike is delta parole or other rokk music!

  • nice job I like it! ;0

  • Ooo.... It looks so much fun ! Is it possible to get the dimensions on the Whale 🐋 Would love to make a Danish copy of it 💪 will not spend a lot of wood on something that ends up being useless.. Tanks for some great videos !!

  • seth the burly boi

  • Just wanted to say seth your videos gave me the courage to build a couple of small jumps for my mountain bike! So thankyou!!!!!!

  • Watching the gators suspension decompress is so satisfying

  • I dont know why but these videos are so relaxing

  • Seth inspired me to build my first trails

  • At <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="121">2:01</a> as Seth unloads the dirt, the truck goes up haha

  • You should build a triple roller It’ll make you gain so much speed and then you coul place a huge feature or massive jump afterward

  • You should get motion censer hunting cameras and place them around the trail so if you do any thing cool without recording you can just go check your camera and boom footage

  • You kind of sould like this ID-tvr named welyn

  • Ace! Just found your channel and despite houses here in the UK generally not coming with much land, we're about to put the house on the market and the new place definitely needs land!!!

  • you should make a second trail later

  • “See how far let I am?” Seth “ it’s okay you can steer”

  • Him building with the wood reminded me of my Lincoln log days

  • I hate manbuns.

  • That ending though 😂😂😂

  • I’m curious if it’s possible for you to gain such a velocity you can go literally perpendicular to the ground on some time of berm-to-wall ride situation.

  • One thing I’ve leaned watching this channel, buy the dump bed

  • Hey Seth I was wondering the status on the race bmx bike I personally race and I would be curious if you would be willing to sell it?

  • you all are maried?

  • it took him 3 tries to do the keven jump they should bring someone more young who is good at riding to do it cuz there more young they probably would try it 1 go

  • Do you share video revenues with the guys who help with all this work?

    • compacting just the top. You will have much less settling issues! Love the channel and thanks for sharing all that you do my friend! Keep them coming!

  • HI Seth you have completely inspired us at home... I have a 12 year old daughter who loves this stuff, I must say I love it too. We are building our own course on our property... which is so cool (beginner level though, have to start some where)... With regards to the whale tail is there any specific height to curve ratio that you could help us with we just want to build a lower down version .... Love your stuff keep it coming!!!

    • Seth. Thank you for all these awesome videos. I went back and have watched all the Berm Peak videos in order and the progression is awesome and fun to watch! Just a tip

  • This trail build project is awesome!!

  • Hope you have one hell of an insurance policy

  • That‘s so cooooolll❤️. Can i ride the line🤪