Added a comment about feature How to Make Everyone Happy with Rampage 10/30/2018 10:14 AM

I didn't think of that. The "ranking instead of scoring" idea works if there is one judge, but if each judge is making an independent evaluation, how do you then just rank everyone if not all the judges agree where they should slot in?

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Added a comment about feature How to Make Everyone Happy with Rampage 10/30/2018 10:11 AM

But won't riders then just complain about their line score if it isn't high enough? All your really doing is giving the riders something to get pissed off about in advance. If the riders were able to make changes based of input from the judges it could work, but I just don't think there is ample time to make big changes once the line has been created.

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Added a comment about feature How to Make Everyone Happy with Rampage 10/29/2018 1:20 PM

I just think there will always be some issues with the event. With so many variables its never going to be perfect and some problems just can't be solved. Like even your baseline score idea sounds good on the surface but how would it work in real life? It takes days of digging before you can even begin to visualize what a riders run will look like (especially at a new venue). By time the judges would even be able to start establishing a baseline score the riders would likely be way to far into their builds to make wholesale changes anyway.

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Added a comment about feature How to Make Everyone Happy with Rampage 10/29/2018 1:12 PM

I just can't agree. I watch the event every year live and while I certainly appreciate and have a decent idea how big this stuff is overall, I (like everyone else who isn't actually out there on the hill) have no clue of the nuances of each line. Everyone loved Fairclough's line at home but maybe it didn't score well because it really wasn't as cool as we thought. Canyon gaps and that big rock play well visually on social media, but were they really that difficult relative to what the other riders were doing? I wouldn't know, but the judges do. Also, fans are just not objective. Everyone has favorites and people they would like to see win. Having fans vote count would turn the whole event into a hype driven shitshow.

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Added a comment about feature How to Make Everyone Happy with Rampage 10/29/2018 12:09 PM

"riding with your buds and pushing your limits... for YOU not anybody else".... at the end of the day I think that's what these guys are doing anyway. FEST Is cool and all but lets be honest, outside of real hardcore riding fans, no one cares about FEST. Unless its a live event, with buildup and hype and all that, its never going to be the platform for exposure that Rampage is.

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Added a comment about feature How to Make Everyone Happy with Rampage 10/29/2018 9:54 AM

I just think that standardizing the lines would then result in a trick contest. Of course all these guys would be able to handle and ride the lines, so it would then most likely come down to who does the best tricks on the given courses, and I don't think anyone wants Rampage to turn into that. I get that its a "contest" but at the same time its probably more of just a showcase for these riders. Some want to win badly, but listening to the riders, most are stoked to be there and put down a great run regardless of the results. I think the "contest" aspect might be a bigger deal to the fans.

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Added a comment about video Best of Red Bull Rampage I A Ride Through History 10/23/2018 3:00 PM

I'm not knocking the event in any way, I love it, but the idea that its somehow now "natural" because they removed the wood features is ridiculous. The mountain is covered in perfectly sculpted booters and landings, buffed out lines, and features that wouldn't otherwise exists built completely out of sandbags. Is that really any more natural than a wooden kicker? Like I said, the event is awesome, but just because you throw dirt on top of something doesn't make it "natural".

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Liked a comment on the item The 2018 U.S. Open of Mountain Biking - Track Walk 8/2/2018 9:41 AM

bunch of pros coming, Wyn, Connor Fearon, Rachael Strait, Loris Vergier, plenty more that I'm forgetting

Added a comment about feature The 2018 U.S. Open of Mountain Biking - Track Walk 8/2/2018 6:04 AM

What’s the pro field look like? I assume it was no accident they moved the race to VT the week before the MSA World Cup.

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What do you think it’s made out of?

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Liked a comment on the item FOX Launches the Proframe Helmet 3/3/2017 9:23 AM

When you take stuff out, at some point that has to come at a cost. In this case, it's easy to see how branches and other items might more easily find their way in with all these vents, the open chin bar design etc. We have not yet tested it properly, so we don't know this for a fact, but it may also offer...more

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"meets ASTM Downhill standards"

Interpret as you see fit! It's your noggin'.

Added a comment about feature FOX Launches the Proframe Helmet 3/3/2017 8:39 AM

I understand that it technically meets the standards, but is there anything in the design that would make it less suitable or not suitable for DH? The fact that these press releases mention DH certification multiple times but stop shorty suggesting it for use as a DH helmet makes me feel like I'm missing something.

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Added a comment about feature FOX Launches the Proframe Helmet 3/3/2017 4:29 AM

So can it be used for DH too? Last I checked lightweight and ventilated were things DH riders like too.

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Awesome! Thanks man.

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