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I hadn't noticed the slap to the face until you mentioned it. And that folks is why we wear full face helmets
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if he comes up a foot short it's not a pretty ending
Looking forward to the review on this bad boy!
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Well said. I wasn't sure why this rampage left me with a sour taste in my mouth but this helps explain it. Judges may have mis-scored some riders but I think that didn't bug me too much because you could tell most of the riders were stoked to ride their lines on their own terms regardless of what someone else thought of it. Sure it means that they don't get the biggest cardboard check but when the event fails to protect the riders' lives or even their time investment to show up then it's obvious something is messed up at the core.
-all riders and their dig crew should have expenses paid. food, hotel, plane tix, etc. If you invite them, then you get them there
-make the payout respectable. probably double or more what they are paying now
-don't piss off the fan base. Not supporting riders and bringing in commentators without a clue is an insult (it was better this year thanks to Cam)
- make it mandatory that riders to wear protective gear that can save their life. Spine and chest protectors can be worn under jerseys to protect their cool image and may save them a trip to the ICU
- I agree riders should be covered over the event with health insurance
-if a rider crashes, it's game over for him that run. As much as Nicolai is a bad ass for completing his run, if after he crashed he'd have blacked out halfway up the ramp over the canyon gap, well, I don't want to think of that...
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Last year's contestants already have a huge advantage on the newbies. They don't have to get oriented to the new site and the lines they built suit their own style, plus they've ridden it a bunch already.
Rules should be something like anyone can ride an existing line (no altering it) or they can go create their own to suit their preference. Most of the big features are shared by all anyway.
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So if we can just get Claudio commentary on this...
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Tire buzzing the seat?
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Aaron Gwin 2:38.333
Rachel atherton 3:03.927
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Shoes are cool but I'm waiting for the new shimano dh pedal that's in the works.
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Great stuff as always from these slideshows
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Glad to see that Mavic finally increases the rim width. There's no way the complete system (wheels + tires) weighs in at 1,710g. I'm guessing that's for wheels only?
That really is a beautiful line. I can't see any other way down without hucking to death.
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