Building and Riding the Backyard Whale Tail

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 sethsbikehacks
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 UZgo channels:
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  1. Connor Marsh

    Connor Marsh10 soat oldin

    Seth for future jumps all where is it gates left up to dump the dirt

  2. LiamCat 19

    LiamCat 192 kun oldin

    Bruh, in like 2 days I have become addicted to this channel and I am already building a wooden jump of my own.

  3. Fungifu Christensen

    Fungifu Christensen3 kun oldin

    Might be a bit late on this advice but tin sheeting in on your trail really improves the shoveling experience

  4. Owen Hamel

    Owen Hamel3 kun oldin

    Who else got goosebumps when they heard the sound the whale tail makes 🙋‍♂️

  5. Kristers Dancis

    Kristers Dancis4 kun oldin

    What are the dimensions for it?

  6. Mixup 221

    Mixup 2216 kun oldin

    Wow that line is so smooth it just all links perfectly and it’s really well dialed in good job guys

  7. Brady Platt

    Brady Platt9 kun oldin

    Kevin looks like kyle korver

  8. Tristan Thompson

    Tristan Thompson9 kun oldin

    Make a double whale tail

  9. I Ski

    I Ski10 kun oldin

    who else watching for 20th time in quarantine

  10. Darcy Borg

    Darcy Borg11 kun oldin

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

  11. rc everyday

    rc everyday11 kun oldin

    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

  12. Michael Wemhoff

    Michael Wemhoff12 kun oldin

    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.

  13. Got_nuffin_on_me

    Got_nuffin_on_me12 kun oldin

    So when does the 'bike Cable Car' build start, to take you all back to the top?? 👍😎🙂

  14. Tiger Eye 17

    Tiger Eye 1713 kun oldin

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

  15. Michael Van Ness

    Michael Van Ness15 kun oldin

    I want to come.[andrew]

  16. Taylor Jones

    Taylor Jones15 kun oldin

    At least you have something to do whilst in quarantine

  17. YOUR Bruh

    YOUR Bruh16 kun oldin

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="273">4:33</a> that squat though

  18. Jared Hofsink

    Jared Hofsink16 kun oldin

    Its a whale for sure----- Inserts horse noise

  19. Jose Robledo

    Jose Robledo16 kun oldin

    I don't even have a mountain bike, but I love watching this channel. MTB is my next purchase!

  20. Juggernaut Plays

    Juggernaut Plays17 kun oldin

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

  21. Aidan Crow

    Aidan Crow17 kun oldin

    Is this place open to the public

  22. Alexander DiVincenzo

    Alexander DiVincenzo17 kun oldin

    Anybody else recognize that Jordan Boostmaster music, or is it just me?

  23. Carlos Rex

    Carlos Rex17 kun oldin


  24. Carlos Rex

    Carlos Rex17 kun oldin

    Why did you not use the endur?barrow

  25. MarK Mark

    MarK Mark18 kun oldin

    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).

  26. Potato Beard

    Potato Beard19 kun oldin

    I wish i could ride that trail

  27. Z3ro Clipz

    Z3ro Clipz20 kun oldin

    When do we get a netflix series for this

  28. Tom Fiddes

    Tom Fiddes21 kun oldin

    Every 12 year old: ItS A wHaLE

  29. Tom Fiddes

    Tom Fiddes21 kun oldin

    Whale abuse

  30. Braden Crumbacker

    Braden Crumbacker21 kun oldin

    It's ok you can steer..............

  31. James games 47

    James games 4722 kun oldin

    That’s amazing

  32. Amanda Epperson

    Amanda Epperson23 kun oldin

    i wouldnt use the saw right by the computer if i was u

  33. Snowy B

    Snowy B24 kun oldin

    My favourite channel ever soooooooo goooooood

  34. Jake Joevenazzo

    Jake Joevenazzo24 kun oldin

    Anyone know the dimensions for the kicker onto the whale tail?

  35. joey black

    joey black25 kun oldin

    Who else thought he was going to case in the thumbnail

  36. Joey joey

    Joey joey25 kun oldin

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="314">5:14</a> it’s definitely a whale

  37. Tikiolly

    Tikiolly26 kun oldin

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

  38. GT VIBES 2020

    GT VIBES 202027 kun oldin

    Tell me that did not look like when they were cutting logs it was like liken logs

  39. Squidik.

    Squidik.28 kun oldin

    it kinda sounds like a whale to

  40. Kevin The rag doll

    Kevin The rag doll28 kun oldin

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="72">1:12</a> reminded me of Lincoln logs

  41. _ andi.shamoon _

    _ andi.shamoon _29 kun oldin

    Celebrities during this lockdown: were all in this together 🙏 Their backyard...

  42. #1creativechanel sup21

    #1creativechanel sup21Oy oldin

    Approximately How much did the waletale materials cost??? Cheers.

  43. B Lash

    B LashOy oldin

    Where is this, I would love to ride on it!

  44. Gaming boy Wr

    Gaming boy WrOy oldin

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="572">9:32</a> sounds so smooth.

  45. Casey's Outdoors

    Casey's OutdoorsOy oldin

    The sound of.the wheels on the whale tail is amazing.

  46. Odds On

    Odds OnOy oldin

    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!

  47. Craig. Rau rhymesraig. Rau Rau

    Craig. Rau rhymesraig. Rau RauOy oldin

    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

  48. BBeluga Whale

    BBeluga WhaleOy oldin


  49. Nathan Brokering

    Nathan BrokeringOy oldin

    Seth you need to take your fatbike on the whale tail. Think about how awesome that would sound

  50. Ewan Price

    Ewan PriceOy oldin

    How wide did Seth build the whale tail??

  51. Trey 07

    Trey 07Oy oldin

    Those are some responsive breaks

  52. Em S

    Em SOy oldin


  53. Linus Takee

    Linus TakeeOy oldin

    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!

  54. Dylan Chand

    Dylan ChandOy oldin

    nice job I like it! ;0

  55. Claus Harbo

    Claus HarboOy oldin

    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 !!

  56. Lincoln Evans

    Lincoln EvansOy oldin

    seth the burly boi

  57. Andrew's train stuff

    Andrew's train stuffOy oldin

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

  58. Raja Canedo

    Raja CanedoOy oldin

    Watching the gators suspension decompress is so satisfying

  59. Maecus

    MaecusOy oldin

    I dont know why but these videos are so relaxing

  60. S Shin

    S ShinOy oldin

    Seth inspired me to build my first trails

  61. Ted Simpson

    Ted SimpsonOy oldin

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

  62. ToxicX99

    ToxicX99Oy oldin

    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

  63. Tyce Rides

    Tyce RidesOy oldin

    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

  64. Riddle

    RiddleOy oldin

    You kind of sould like this UZgor named welyn

  65. Dave Barnett

    Dave BarnettOy oldin

    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!!!

  66. Tyler scott

    Tyler scottOy oldin

    you should make a second trail later

  67. bowen voowy

    bowen voowyOy oldin

    “See how far let I am?” Seth “ it’s okay you can steer”

  68. Max Gunn

    Max GunnOy oldin

    Him building with the wood reminded me of my Lincoln log days

  69. BEARicade !

    BEARicade !Oy oldin

    I hate manbuns.

  70. Noah Niederklein

    Noah NiederkleinOy oldin

    That ending though 😂😂😂

  71. Jake Kim

    Jake KimOy oldin

    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.

  72. bowen voowy

    bowen voowyOy oldin

    Love that whale 🐳

  73. Jonathan Zappala

    Jonathan ZappalaOy oldin

    One thing I’ve leaned watching this channel, buy the dump bed

  74. Henry Lubkeman

    Henry LubkemanOy oldin

    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?

  75. dante alberto

    dante albertoOy oldin

    you all are maried?

  76. savage boss

    savage bossOy oldin

    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


    WINSTONIANOy oldin

    Do you share video revenues with the guys who help with all this work?

  78. eioshen boboi

    eioshen boboiOy oldin

    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!

  79. Matt Guild

    Matt GuildOy oldin

    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!!!

  80. eioshen boboi

    eioshen boboiOy oldin

    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

  81. Cris Hernandez

    Cris HernandezOy oldin

    This trail build project is awesome!!

  82. Alex Samaniego

    Alex SamaniegoOy oldin

    Hope you have one hell of an insurance policy

  83. Jay El

    Jay ElOy oldin

    That‘s so cooooolll❤️. Can i ride the line🤪

  84. bocoy noiu

    bocoy noiuOy oldin

    Sketchiest thing about this are Kevin’s construction flip-flops!