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Added a comment about product review Tested: DVO Suspension Diamond Fork 5/18/2015 8:40 AM
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Top notch review B!

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Liked a comment on the item Parallel Trail Raw | Jackson, WY with Fast Dog and Chest Gimbal 5/15/2015 7:20 AM

Mother of fvck, that was Stage IV sickness right there...hard to decide which is radder: Jeff, the trail, or the tape cutter dog...but in the end, the pooch gets my vote

Seriously good stuff - thanks for posting.

Liked a comment on the item Parallel Trail Raw | Jackson, WY with Fast Dog and Chest Gimbal 5/15/2015 7:20 AM

wow, chest gimbal works very well in this video. what does it look like? what brand?
awesome riding, and dog too.

Added a comment about video Parallel Trail Raw | Jackson, WY with Fast Dog and Chest Gimbal 5/14/2015 1:50 PM
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That was Sunday. So yes.

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Added a comment about video Parallel Trail Raw | Jackson, WY with Fast Dog and Chest Gimbal 5/14/2015 11:08 AM
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Side note - when the corner cutting mafia gets ahold of this one Tucker is going to be in biiiiggg trouble. #notthespiritofenduro #itsokaycausehedigs

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Added a comment about video Parallel Trail Raw | Jackson, WY with Fast Dog and Chest Gimbal 5/14/2015 10:57 AM
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Ha! Thx.

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Added a new video Parallel Trail Raw | Jackson, WY with Fast Dog and Chest Gimbal 5/13/2015 10:27 AM
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Tucker vs Jeff. Jackson, WY utilizing a GoPro 3 Black and a Z1 person-mount gimbal. Smooooooth footage. Crappy riding. I especailly liked the double wheel case on the new jump section

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Added reply in a thread GoPro User, Come Here! 5/6/2015 8:28 AM

You are all wrong

Added a comment about product review Tested: X-Fusion Sweep HLR 4/1/2015 1:18 PM
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Nice one K-Shiz

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Added a comment about news blog RIP Dirt Magazine (Print) 3/31/2015 11:34 AM
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For sure. And realize my jadedness is situated far less on the bike side of the "adventure sports" equation than a few other sports. I think the bike world does an excellent job on the media side. Almost too much so! That alone may be the reason a quality rag like Dirt can't cut it. Anyway - carry on. Leave Jeff-the-grouch in his trashcan!

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Liked a comment on the item RIP Dirt Magazine (Print) 3/31/2015 11:19 AM

i think my comment about "paying a couple bucks" got focused on too much. subscription revenue never pays for a magazine's existence, the ads do, just like with vital. we run MTB company ads so we can provide you all with free content that's magazine-quality. with that said, i'd imagine it's just really hard for...more

Added a comment about news blog RIP Dirt Magazine (Print) 3/31/2015 11:12 AM
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So wait, you are commenting on something you didn't even read?

To add, you are right, I am comparing two entirely different things. That is precisely my point. However what *is* the same is the amount of marketing dollars in the sport. That pie doesn't magically get bigger as new advertising avenues and platforms are born.

And when a fair amount of those dollars are going to something other than quality photos, articles and stories etc often found in a rag like Dirt and instead go to something like Instagram, an attempt at a viral video or (in other ad sports) picking up the hottest/newest "athlete model", the resource strain cannot support it all and something has to go. In this case, it was Dirt - other times - its a quality athlete. But the result is the same - Jeff gets bummed and I ponder what the youth will get inspired by. Moer filters on an instapost? But I digress...

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Added a comment about news blog RIP Dirt Magazine (Print) 3/31/2015 10:42 AM
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Completely missing my point.

Its about quality over quantity. About a *story* over a *stunt*. I know majority of Vital readers love the story and drama behind the sport. I do. And Vital does an excellent job bringing it to fruition. But the fact is there is a large amount of marketing dollars chasing "flash". Chasing style over substance. Who see more value in a sponsored instagram post or "viral" video than they do supporting a magazine that encourages in depth real journalism.

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Added a comment about news blog RIP Dirt Magazine (Print) 3/31/2015 9:54 AM
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"Shed a tear because the day has finally come where marketing-filled Instagram posts and viral crash videos out-value in-depth, soulful, printed material you have to pay a couple bucks to read. " -- Spomer --- Its this that has me feeling not-so-hot about adventure sports media and advertising. Hopefully the pendulum swings back the other way.

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Added a comment about video Rotorua EWS Stage 7 with Josh Carlson 3/30/2015 9:00 AM
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What I really learned from this is Sam is in *really* good shape. Sure, it was DHey but there was a hell of a pedal in that stage too. For him to put 30 seconds on some really good (in shape) riders on a 6-7 minute race says a lot. #seasonofSam is coming...

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Added reply in a thread To heck with snow bikes 1/2/2015 8:54 AM

Yup. Most sleds are 15" these days with 16" being utilized by one of the companies. As far as length - yeah, that's an even bigger arguement. 154-174 are all being utilized in the m tns.

Added reply in a thread To heck with snow bikes 1/2/2015 7:51 AM

Woo - you may be right for now. I do think there is a future here. Imagine something built from the ground up by Doo/Poo/Cat/Yammy for snow? 2 stroke 500 w/a turbo and a 140" 13" track...

Added a comment about video Fat Bike Freeriding on a Blizzard 12/29/2014 9:32 AM
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Snowmobile > Fatbike
Dynafit Ski Setup > Fatbike

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Added a comment about product review Tested: GT Sanction Pro Frame 11/21/2014 9:51 AM
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You are right - I could have spent 3,000 words discussing the "numbers" behind the suspension as there is a lot going on. To attribute everything to one value is a bit silly - but I did my best picking the one that I felt impacted suspension/pedaling performance the most and quantifying it toward performance. Sort of an objective data point to explain a subjective feeling.

As far as multiple consecutive hits go - I do believe you can feel the same with these other designs though with a stronger compression tune it'd be a lot less evident. We're really splitting hairs over a few degrees of "angle of attack" so it's going to be subtle - but for me, apparent.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: GT Sanction Pro Frame 11/21/2014 9:51 AM
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BB came in at 13.5" - when under sag it was on the lower side (165mm of travel). Not shockingly low but on the lower side.

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