Soldiers of Downhill Finals with Max Wippermann

Soldiers of Downhill Raw Run

One of the gnarliest races in the country, Soldiers of Downhill, went down this past weekend deep in the mountains of Bainbridge, Ohio. The race is known for being absurdly fast and unforgiving on good old janky, winter beaten, east coast pavement.

Since most people don’t get to experience this course first-hand, we’re stoked that Max Wippermann strapped his GoPro onboard for the finals, so we can see how the course is meant to be raced by some of the fastest downhillers in the country. For those of you who aren’t familiar with him, Max rides for Landyachtz and Motion Boardshop. Originally from Washington state, he currently calls the east coast home while he studies in upstate New York.

Max gives a perfect view for the Soldiers of Downhill finals, as he took home 2nd place behind George Mackenzie, fending off Matt Kienzle (3rd) and Louis Pilloni (4th) through the fast, and draftable, straights and sweepers.

Check it out as Max, Louis Pilloni, Matt Kienzle and George Mackenzie battle it out on this east coast classic. Pay special attention to the way G-Mac RAGES the last part, staying in full tuck through the 55 mph+ chicane. DAMN SON!

Video: Brian Peck and Matt K. in Hawaii with Paris

Confusing title? Not really, last month friend of the site and Connecticut native Brian Peck traveled to Hawaii with fellow Paris Truck Co. rider Matt Kienzle (Matt K. as he’s come to be known) to shred some mountains, film some video, and spread the word about Paris. This video is absolutely beast mode, I’m not a fan of videos more than a couple of minutes long at all, but the diversity of terrain and disciplines they show, all with absolutely gnarly stunts, makes it a captivating watch all the way through. Be sure to peep Brian’s fluid boneless and Matt K.’s edge of the sidewalk grind starting at 2:00 that I had to go back and watch a couple of times before moving on.

If you aren’t too familiar with Brian much stay tuned as we’re planning to do a rider profile with him before the summer’s out!