Building and Riding the Backyard Whale Tail

Mar 27, 2020
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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 USkeys channels:
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Kevin (Steadyspin)
Brian (BKXC)
Alexander (Singletrack Sampler)
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  • Kevin looks like kyle korver

    Brady PlattBrady Platt2 days ago
  • Make a double whale tail

    Tristan ThompsonTristan Thompson2 days ago
  • who else watching for 20th time in quarantine

    I SkiI Ski3 days ago
  • what app or website does he use to show his trail at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="606">10:06</a>

    Darcy BorgDarcy Borg3 days ago
  • 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

    rc everydayrc everyday4 days ago
  • 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.

    Michael WemhoffMichael Wemhoff5 days ago
  • So when does the 'bike Cable Car' build start, to take you all back to the top?? 👍😎🙂

    Got_nuffin_on_meGot_nuffin_on_me5 days ago
  • Austin joined that chat to see a dirt merchant video. Heres that it is not a dirt merchant video Austin has left the chat.

    Tiger Eye 17Tiger Eye 176 days ago
  • I want to come.[andrew]

    Michael Van NessMichael Van Ness8 days ago
  • At least you have something to do whilst in quarantine

    Taylor JonesTaylor Jones8 days ago
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="273">4:33</a> that squat though

    YOUR BruhYOUR Bruh9 days ago
  • Its a whale for sure----- Inserts horse noise

    Jared HofsinkJared Hofsink9 days ago
  • I don't even have a mountain bike, but I love watching this channel. MTB is my next purchase!

    Jose RobledoJose Robledo9 days ago
  • Alex “see how far left I am?” Seth “it’s ok you can steer.” Me “we are flying planes now boys.” 😑

    Juggernaut PlaysJuggernaut Plays10 days ago
  • Is this place open to the public

    Aidan CrowAidan Crow10 days ago
  • Anybody else recognize that Jordan Boostmaster music, or is it just me?

    Alexander DiVincenzoAlexander DiVincenzo10 days ago
  • Endurbarrow?*

    Carlos RexCarlos Rex10 days ago
  • Why did you not use the endur?barrow

    Carlos RexCarlos Rex10 days ago
  • 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).

    MarK MarkMarK Mark11 days ago
  • I wish i could ride that trail

    Potato BeardPotato Beard12 days ago
  • When do we get a netflix series for this

    Z3ro ClipzZ3ro Clipz13 days ago
  • Every 12 year old: ItS A wHaLE

    Tom FiddesTom Fiddes14 days ago
    • Whale abuse

      Tom FiddesTom Fiddes14 days ago
  • It's ok you can steer..............

    Braden CrumbackerBraden Crumbacker14 days ago
  • That’s amazing

    James games 47James games 4715 days ago
  • i wouldnt use the saw right by the computer if i was u

    Amanda EppersonAmanda Epperson16 days ago
  • My favourite channel ever soooooooo goooooood

    Snowy BSnowy B16 days ago
  • Anyone know the dimensions for the kicker onto the whale tail?

    Jake JoevenazzoJake Joevenazzo17 days ago
  • Who else thought he was going to case in the thumbnail

    joey blackjoey black18 days ago
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="314">5:14</a> it’s definitely a whale

    Joey joeyJoey joey18 days ago
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="71">1:11</a> yo they playing with the big boy Lincoln logs

    TikiollyTikiolly19 days ago
  • Tell me that did not look like when they were cutting logs it was like liken logs

    GT VIBES 2020GT VIBES 202020 days ago
  • it kinda sounds like a whale to

    Squidik.Squidik.21 day ago
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="72">1:12</a> reminded me of Lincoln logs

    Kevin The rag dollKevin The rag doll21 day ago
  • Celebrities during this lockdown: were all in this together 🙏 Their backyard...

    _ andi.shamoon __ andi.shamoon _22 days ago
  • Approximately How much did the waletale materials cost??? Cheers.

    #1creativechanel sup21#1creativechanel sup2122 days ago
  • Where is this, I would love to ride on it!

    B LashB Lash23 days ago
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="572">9:32</a> sounds so smooth.

    Gaming boy WrGaming boy Wr23 days ago
  • The sound of.the wheels on the whale tail is amazing.

    Casey's OutdoorsCasey's Outdoors23 days ago
  • 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!

    Odds OnOdds On26 days ago
  • 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

    Craig. Rau rhymesraig. Rau RauCraig. Rau rhymesraig. Rau Rau28 days ago
  • splish

    BBeluga WhaleBBeluga Whale28 days ago
  • Seth you need to take your fatbike on the whale tail. Think about how awesome that would sound

    Nathan BrokeringNathan Brokering29 days ago
  • How wide did Seth build the whale tail??

    Ewan PriceEwan Price29 days ago
  • Those are some responsive breaks

    Trey 07Trey 07Month ago
  • O

    Em SEm SMonth ago
  • 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!

    Linus TakeeLinus TakeeMonth ago
  • nice job I like it! ;0

    Dylan ChandDylan ChandMonth ago
  • 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 !!

    Claus HarboClaus HarboMonth ago
  • seth the burly boi

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

    Andrew's train stuffAndrew's train stuffMonth ago
  • Watching the gators suspension decompress is so satisfying

    Raja CanedoRaja CanedoMonth ago
  • I dont know why but these videos are so relaxing

    MaecusMaecusMonth ago
  • Seth inspired me to build my first trails

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

    Ted SimpsonTed SimpsonMonth ago
  • 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

    ToxicX99ToxicX99Month ago
  • 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

    Tyce RidesTyce RidesMonth ago
  • You kind of sould like this USkeysr named welyn

    RiddleRiddleMonth ago
  • 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!!!

    Dave BarnettDave BarnettMonth ago
  • you should make a second trail later

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

    bowen voowybowen voowyMonth ago
  • Him building with the wood reminded me of my Lincoln log days

    Max GunnMax GunnMonth ago
  • I hate manbuns.

    BEARicade !BEARicade !Month ago
  • That ending though 😂😂😂

    Noah NiederkleinNoah NiederkleinMonth ago
  • 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.

    Jake KimJake KimMonth ago
    • Love that whale 🐳

      bowen voowybowen voowyMonth ago
  • One thing I’ve leaned watching this channel, buy the dump bed

    Jonathan ZappalaJonathan ZappalaMonth ago
  • 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?

    Henry LubkemanHenry LubkemanMonth ago
  • you all are maried?

    dante albertodante albertoMonth ago
  • 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

    savage bosssavage bossMonth ago
  • 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!

      eioshen boboieioshen boboiMonth ago
  • 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!!!

    Matt GuildMatt GuildMonth ago
    • 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

      eioshen boboieioshen boboiMonth ago
  • This trail build project is awesome!!

    Cris HernandezCris HernandezMonth ago
  • Hope you have one hell of an insurance policy

    Alex SamaniegoAlex SamaniegoMonth ago
  • That‘s so cooooolll❤️. Can i ride the line🤪

    Jay ElJay ElMonth ago
  • Sketchiest thing about this are Kevin’s construction flip-flops!

    bocoy noiubocoy noiuMonth ago
  • I don’t understand how this channel has not got like 10 million subs yet or even 5 million, the content is amazing, great edits, it’s not cringe and Seth is not doing this just for the USkeys money, he actually wants to do this and boi is it entertaining! Keep up the good work!

    MrLiam07 StudiosMrLiam07 StudiosMonth ago
    • miko foin so true lol

      MrLiam07 StudiosMrLiam07 StudiosMonth ago
    • 9:53: Ok now your just teasing😂

      miko foinmiko foinMonth ago
  • Sketchiest thing about this are Kevin’s construction flip-flops!

    miko foinmiko foinMonth ago
    • what domension were the wood you used. I am trying to build a whales tail like you

      miko foinmiko foinMonth ago
  • I’m drunk, though you should know

    Alex 106Alex 106Month ago
    • really into biking and a huge fan of you guys work

      bocoy noiubocoy noiuMonth ago
  • Love that whale 🐳

    Terence Christopher CruzTerence Christopher CruzMonth ago
  • This is killer!!

    Justin BurganJustin BurganMonth ago
    • Sketchiest thing about this are Kevin’s construction flip-flops!

      miko foinmiko foinMonth ago
  • Use the log to log the together

    ChizzyChizzyMonth ago