Ian Morrison and Steve Smith flat out.

Devinci World Cup shredder Stevie Smith hooks up with Ian Morrison to blast the Pemberton trails!

Webisodes with Stevie and Ian

World Cup racing takes DGR ripper Stevie Smith far afield. He’s sampled Pisco in Chile, kangaroo in Australia, explored game reserves in South Africa, seen the fjords of New Zealand, and crisscrossed Europe from boot to mullet. While abroad, Stevie constantly hears about all the amazing riding at home, in British Columbia. Early in the 2012 season during Devinci Global Racing team discussions, he mentioned B.C.’s epic terrain and trying to sneak in some sample time.

Because there is no time like the present to re-experience B.C.—and with a one-month break in the World Cup schedule—it was on. Springtime in Pemberton is the time. Tacky hero dirt is out and ready to be hit before it expires and desert-like conditions sink their teeth in for summer.

Photo collage: Ian Morrison

With Whistler Bike Park opening on the Canadian May long weekend, local shredder and Devinci ambassador, Ian Morrison, was looking to sharpen his skills—preparing to wreck dreams in the upcoming Wednesday beer league races. Ian is known as the “scrub master.”

He finished 6th in the 2011 Crankworx A-line event, solidifying his reputation as a force. At home he’s a style-driven rider focused on beer league race scene domination… and holding his own at one of Gold’s famous GLC after parties. When Ian was asked to do some early-season riding with Stevie, it was time to detonate the bomb.

Some words from Mikey Goldstein at Goldstein Productions:

I met Ian Morrison close to 10 years ago working at a golf course together in Whistler. There was never a dull day. Ian found countless ways to turn tedious tasks into fun. He hasn’t changed since. Shooting with Ian and Stevie was hands down the best time I’ve had shooting yet. Stevie may be one of the top racers in the world, but stick him with Ian and just like any young guys in their early 20s, they can’t pass up the chance to roll a big rock down a hill. We all knew that Devinci’s Gabe Fox always wants to see the footage as soon as possible… of course we had to mess with him a bit. While shooting, we decided to make our own joke version of a rough cut for Gabe to preview, and got him good.

Photos: Mikey Goldstein

Check out all the out-takes in “Gabe’s Cut”.

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  1. M

    There’s something about white forks with black stanchions. Mmm…

  2. steve's had enough!

    doesnt anybody else have trouble watching this? For the most of that vid all got was still images then a speeded up vid, then still, then …. etc. etc. This is what happens every time i watch a vid on your site Dirt. Dirt – when are you going to get this sorted? I have honestly had enough….. and please dont tell me its my computer. All of the vids on pinkbike, vital, etc all work fine.

  3. AndyG

    Hey “Steve’s had enough”…I’m afraid to say it is your computer. I had the same problem with MPORA vids for a while. Different sites use different software to run video, that’s why some sites are OK and some aren’t for you. Try uninstalling the FlashPlayer you have (go to the Adobe FlashPlayer site, all the info on there that you’ll need) and reinstall one that’s a version or two older (again from the Adobe Flash site archives). Also, get hold of a ‘cache cleaner’, I used Cache Out X for a Mac, this will properly clear out the cache on your web browser. That should fix it.

  4. dirk_pumps

    pendulum like.. where do you start?

    seriously though, this smith fella.. i’m wondering how to wangle him into my team.

  5. Tom_

    Steve Smith, epic trails, Pendulum … I’m well stoked!

  6. Russ

    I must have seen this Sure deodorant advert 1000 times now. And i’m still not going to buy it.

  7. dirt dodger

    rippers !

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