Brett starred in the original MTB freeride movie “Pulp Traction” in 1995, was one of the first signed professional MTB freeriders in the world in 1997, as one of the Froriders, and starred in the first four “Kranked” movies from 1998 to 2001.
As one of the original “Godfathers of Freeride” he pioneered riding steep, technical lines and jumping off cliffs in the 80’s and 90’s, competed in the landmark freeride event Red Bull Rampage and helped introduce the world to a new style of riding.
Tippie has numerous 1st descents to my credit, dozens of magazine covers, hundreds of magazine full page pictures published, and appeared in countless online videos as well as many more TV shows and action sports films such as Warren Miller and Burton Movies.
He also simultaneously raced for Burton Snowboards on the Canadian National Snowboard Team, raced over 25 World Cups in the ’90’s in Snowboardcross and Giant Slalom before retiring as the Canadian Grand National Boardercross Champ in 2000.
In the media, the freeride legend colour-commentated CTV’s Sportsnet World Cup Snowboarding for 4 years, hosted my own backcountry television series, “The Sacred Ride” in the early 2000’s for 4 years, and more recently, co-hosted the APTN Network’s sports action television series, “UnderExposed”. More recently, he starred in the biopic of his life as a pioneering mountain biker called “The Moment” and can be viewed on Redbull TV under the Redbull Media House banner.
Brett was inducted into the MTB Hall of Fame in 2010 and today he’s a figurehead for pioneering freeride mountain biking and snowboard racing. He coaches and guides in both sports, is an announcer and/or video host for events such as Red Bull Rampage, Red Bull Crashed Ice, FIS World Cup ski racing, World Cup snowboard events, Canada Cup DH, BC Cup DH, Crankworx on Pinkbike.com as well as many other international events, and is still a premier active athlete today.
- Brett Tippie, the Director of Good Times!
- Date of birth:
- January 31st back when Led Zeppelin was young.
- Country of origin:
- Notable accomplishments:
- MTB Hall of Fame Inductee in 2010
- Freeride pioneer and Top 10 professional snowboard racer
- Life motto:
- Live life like you want to remember it.
About Ergon Products
I use the GE1 Evo Factory grips on my trail, enduro and ebikes because the texture pattern is so easy to grip securely in wet (and dry) BC conditions. This grip absolutely rocks in the greasy, wet, north shore mountains when you’re riding gnarly, tech trails and your well being is on the line!
I use the GD1 Evo Factory grips on my DH bike because they have an incredibly soft and grippy rubber compound that has wicked damping of the high speed frequency vibrations of bike park laps (with braking bumps and tech rooty sections) in places like Whistler or the Sun Peaks bike park. The tapered shape also lets you hang on safely with less gripping power to minimize arm pump.
For saddles I use the SM Enduro Pro Titanium on my trail and enduro bikes because they prevent numbness of your undercarriage and let you ride longer without any discomfort. I also like the padding on the back and sides of the seat to protect against slamming into it with your inner thighs or pelvic bone when you are hitting g-outs on steep rock slab transitions or drops.
I use the SMD2 Comp seat on my DH bike because they are perfect for controlling the bike with your legs when you need to with full range of motion moving around the bike a lot in a standing position.
I loooove the SM E-Mountain Core Prime seat for my ebike because you sit down a lot more (and usually ride for much longer) on an ebike. They are the most comfortable seat I have EVER used and the rear ramp keeps you on the saddle nicely with no effort to stay there in a climbing situation…and helps you get traction to the rear tire with your weight. There is no saddle as comfortable as this one in the world!
My favorite and go to pack is the BA3. The fit and freedom of movement is insane because you can customize the pack to distribute the weight of the packs contents onto your hips down low. Plus they have the ideal amount of pockets and nooks and webbing to hold everything you need for a good ride in an organized manner.