#ThrowbackThursday - Josh Bender's Deer Valley Huck 13

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Back in the year 2000, Bender sent a huge retaining wall near the Deer Valley Resort during a NORBA National. Ouch!

Credit: Eyewitness News, Channel 5
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  • steven.christiansen.54

    4/11/2013 4:26 PM

    yes, biggest balls out there; but he screws himself by consistently (this jump and many others of his i have seen) keeping that front tire to high on his landings. super nice guy the couple times i seen him at downyville (years back); and hear he is now staying in auburn, ca and builds and rides with spangler.

  • ChaseLife

    1/27/2013 5:35 AM

    He did that drop on saturday afternoon right after pro mens DH practice ended at 4:20 on the button. The perfect balance of stupid and BALLS!#benderisgnar

  • downhillermenon

    1/26/2013 7:22 AM

    one o the first hucks i remember watchin.. might've seen it a million times.. Hucking good ol days!

  • beaverbiker

    1/25/2013 7:59 AM

    Haha awesome dig up. I was there too with my pops and buddy Juano with beers in hand after racing all weekend. When he was lining up the drop at the top I remember telling Juan that we should move over because I bet he's going to get bucked and his bike is going to tomahawk right at us. 30 seconds later that exact thing happened.

  • filthyanimal

    1/24/2013 10:30 PM

    I was there and saw it first hand, myself. Still remember the horrible sound his body made when he piled into the pavement. I remember thinking that even if he made the gap, because of the angle--or lack of angle--he took at the road, he would've been gong like 170 mph with no chance of slowing down, from super steep to flat, and probably would've ate it just as bad... DAREDEVIL!!!

  • sideshow

    1/24/2013 9:33 PM

    Moar shimz. To he credit, Bender was a wildman and is a really nice dude.

  • Ray_George

    1/24/2013 8:21 PM

    maybe turn down the rebound?

  • chequamie

    1/24/2013 7:53 PM

    i was there and saw it first hand...ugly at best!

  • GraysonRides

    1/24/2013 7:47 PM

    I got to meet him at bootleg last weekend and he's such a chill guy! Really cool for such a legend!

  • Mitchell Pisciotta

    1/24/2013 7:00 PM

    He would've stuck that if he had landed evenly

  • tstep

    1/24/2013 5:44 PM

    Bender was out at Bootleg last weekend holdin it down and rumor has it that hes been building some hucks lately

  • Scott_Townes

    1/24/2013 5:15 PM

    hahaha yesss! the walls of controversy!

  • daisycutter

    1/24/2013 5:07 PM

    You have to give him credit he was was going big when the equipment just was not up to the job.

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