We hooked up with Danny Hart on vacation in Whistler for a few laps of the bike park. Of course, we couldn’t resist slapping on a chesty cam and recording the whole thing. This is a compilation of all 76 jumps we captured, along with a few cheeky manuals for good measure.
Starting on Freight Train on the upper mountain Garbanzo zone, we then ventured into unknown territory for us, the infamous Crabapple Hits.
These monster 35-40ft tabletops are home to the Whip Off Worlds during Crankworx every year, in which riders get as sideways as possible. From there we roll into the re-profiled Lower A-Line – surely the most famous MTB trail on the planet.
Along the way, look out for Danny’s manual along the shipping containers on Freight Train, a huge Nac-Nac on one of the A-Line jumps, a big natural triple jump on No Joke and some sneaky locals’ lines into the rock drop on A-Line and after the containers on Freight Train.
Danny had come to Whistler just after the World Championships in Andorra, won by Loic Bruni, where he finished 11th. Despite moving to a new team for 2015 – MS Mondraker – Danny has settled in well and had a solid season on the World Cup circuit.
At Lourdes in France, at round one, he took a fourth place, along with sixth at Mont-Sainte-Anne and another couple of top tens. An injury kept him from racing at Leogang, and an unfortunate crash while on course for a fastest time at Val Di Sole scuppered his chance of a podium, but even so, he secured seventh overall in the World Cup Series.
He was riding his Mondraker Summum Carbon, painted in the World Championships Team GB colours, with SRAM gold chain and cassette, Marzocchi suspension, Schwalbe Magic Mary tyres and Renthal bars and stem. Danny still runs Avid Code brakes on his bike, along with a weight-saving SDG i-beam saddle and seatpost, Crank Brothers pedals and DT Swiss wheels.