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Tips on How to Ride Squamish Rock Slabs

Squamish slabs can be fickle beasts. At a glance, they seem like unassuming rock ramps, but feather the brakes just wrong and you might get the cheese grating of a lifetime. Thankfully, local freeride legends Jesse Melamed and Wide Simmons know a thing or two about riding them and are eager to share their tips and tricks with us. In their latest edit, they sample some of the area’s finest slabs while breaking down how to approach the line. Regardless of all their helpful tips, I’m fully okay never riding the last slab they ride. It looks more like a 5.9 rock climbing project than something you’d want to actually ride. Talk about gnarly!

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Miranda Miller Pushes Herself on Some Heavy Squamish Drops
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Miranda Miller Pushes Herself on Some Heavy Squamish Drops

Miranda Miller Pushes Herself on Some Heavy Squamish Drops

Great news! Remember that youtube channel Miranda Miller, Remi Gauvin, and Jesse Melamed launched on April Fools day? Turns out it’s a legit channel, not a joke and their first real video is pretty relatable content. When it comes to progressing on a mountain bike, your comfort zone and perception of fear can often be the hardest obstacles to overcome. Even though most shredits show professional athletes sending huge features without a hitch, behind the scenes they’re still battling with

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POV: Watch Bas Van Steenbergen Flow Down Old Rampage Lines
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POV: Watch Bas Van Steenbergen Flow Down Old Rampage Lines

POV: Watch Bas Van Steenbergen Flow Down Old Rampage Lines

I’m pretty sure gravity works a little differently for Bas Van Steenbergen. When he rides Utah spines he just seems to float from feature to feature, unlike us mere mortals. If you're wondering what that's like, check out his latest POV edit from Canvaswhich lets you follow along as he dances down the desert landscape. Sit back and enjoy.

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​VIDEO: Graham Agassiz’s Got a A New Bike
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​VIDEO: Graham Agassiz’s Got a A New Bike

​VIDEO: Graham Agassiz’s Got a A New Bike

In case you missed the news, Accomplice athlete, Kamloops local, and all-around freeride legend Graham Agassiz picked up a new sponsor last year. Well, that sounds like great news for Aggy, but all we really care about is watching him shred trails to pieces – and his new ride is more than capable of that. What’s interesting to note is that he’s actually riding the aluminum version of the YT Capra – which seems like a bike built expressly with his type of riding in mind. From YT: In ‘Full