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Its all legit but yeah they had to build lips for those hits. They most likely used those gas powered winches for the tow-in. Skiers have been using it for urban for a couple seasons now and they can tow you in at near 50 mph if needed. At higher speed, no need for anything but skis and a shitton of skill.
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Yup, let's just ignore the fact that his building team helped create parts of this line and helping out with other rider's lines the last time around. Buying into silly internet BS like a silly fanboy is more fun anyways.
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This is one of the reasons why I like Vital over pinkbike. that was siiiick
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Teamribbit, I'm disappointed. I would expect more out of whatever the hell it is you guys do.
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First ISIS and now this? The world is going to Hell in a hand basket.
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such a clear picture, loving how the moss and green shows. although touch funny being listed as a natural drop
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it amazes me how many people are upset stating Semenuk got robbed and yet nothing about Zink... Goes to show people expect more of a slopestyle run than an actual big mountain line with gnarly, huge tricks... ya know, what Rampage has always been about.
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Agreed with most written aside from the insurance bit. The Rampage falls under the FMB Tour, in which riders cannot compete without insurance. In no other sport, action or otherwise, is an event's title sponsor responsible for providing insurance to the competitors. That's not their responsibility and it never was. All they do is provide a venue at which these riders can compete if they want to. There's a lot of misplaced anger about that and if anything, be pissed at the rider's SPONSORS for the lack of travel cash or providing insurance/medical coverage.
Also here's some perspective... The FWT, a world tour big mountain circuit for skiers/snowboarders. Over the years multiple people have died competing or being part of this event. There are no massive outcries about who should be paying who, how much, etc. because everyone understands its an inherently dangerous comp. with little extrinsic rewards. You can either compete or not, its ultimately up to the rider and what line the rider risks.
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scriz- You're not watching the same runs as the rest of us then, haha. Andreau's run definitely deserves a higher place. Just that upper hip alone where he flat 450s it and Aggy just did a whip... same with the lowest hit where Andreau backied it and again, Aggy just styled it out.
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ZINK SHOULD HAVE WON! BIG GNARLY LINE, BIG GNARLY TRICKS. Rampage is about that, not one big drop and a groomed run the rest of the way. It was original also... Semenuk's was insane, same with Andreau's as well so who the hell knows.
definitely underscored. that was just insane.
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Or you could use google, you lazy rest-of-the-world pricks. Venue is in US, US sizing. MERICA!!! And what sspomer said. At the end of the day be thankful someone like Vitalmtb went out there and physically measured the features. This is awesome and thank you for taking the time to do this. I've always been curious.
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that was awesome seeing him rip the double canyon gap line and that stepdown hip, damn. its unbelievable how smooth and confident he looks.
geeze that pipe idea is brilliant. TRAMPAGEEEEE!!!
He's nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready to drop BOMBS
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Ah shit, forgot about Tyler McCaul... whoops.
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1. Nico Vink
2. Andreau Lacondeguy
3. Graham Agassiz
4. Brandon Semenuk
5. Kyle Strait
The chances of someone poaching an entire line doing the same thing seems pretty low given there are still going to be a lot of line options. They seem to get creative when there is tight space but yeah the trail building etiquette seems to be intertwined into it. Its a legendary event with huge risk but can make big careers so the tensions can run high among some but I doubt not many would hold a grudge after the fact unless it was a really big dick move.
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hehe love seeing this. it seems the flake drop always gets people when they launch it a little to the rider's left... gnarly.
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No, this is on private land. You can see Zion in the background in some shots though.