A Rail Trick Four Years in the Making | Insight
A kink many would never even consider. Dylan at the bottom of the Sonic Rail in Colorado. Photo: Aaron Dodds

Behind the Shot

Everyone has something they want to conquer. For some, perhaps it’s a fear of heights. For others, maybe it’s a recent herpes breakout. For Dylan Alito, it was a behemoth of a down-flat-down in the foothills west of Denver.

Dylan first attempted the rail four seasons ago. Then, coincidentally a landscaping job put him face-to-face with the beast for weeks while it taunted him in the summer heat.

Finally, everything aligned. Denver got hit with a storm while Dylan was home in Colorado. Photographer Aaron Dodds who had been with Dylan during his first attempt was in town too, as was Zach Rawles, Dylan’s good buddy and Insight filmer—oh, and Johnny Lazz, the best hype man in the game.

The crew loaded Dylan’s Tacoma and showed up in the cover of darkness to set up. When they returned the next day, it was on.

Supported by: Volcom

We've created 30 additional videos while filming for Insight so you can learn a bit more about the riders involved. Watch for a new release every Monday and Thursday only on TWSNOW.com.

Full movie available November 1, 2016 on iTunes and more.
This beast of a rail taunted Dylan for years.PHOTO: Aaron Dodds

About Insight

Insight is a multifaceted project about the personalities and places that comprise it. Each rider involved was selected because of their quest: a unique desire to achieve an individual goal is what unites this eclectic collective. The title of the project is quite literal. The goal of Insight is to delve into the lives of those involved, exposing the particular motivations each has to strap in—be it atop a stairset, powder field or couloir. Featuring: Victor De Le Rue, Red Gerard, Jason Robinson, Victor Daviet, Elias Elhardt, Dylan Alito, Bjorn Leines, Josh Dirksen, Toni Kerkelä, RK1, and Bear Mountain.

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