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Old 09-07-03, 12:21 PM   #1
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Hit the bench!

Have you ever tested something out a little too quick for the first time and it didn't turn out the way you would have like..? Hit that jump with the wrong angle or with not enough speed and bit the top of the gap on the other side? Struck the drop with too much force or landed into an indo?

Makes you wonder - You could click if ya want.

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Old 09-07-03, 12:58 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear it, dude. Nice video, though

I know what you mean, though... my friends and I just built a jump in the local urban forest. We tested it out too soon, and found out it kicks you up way too high. I landed endo, sumersauted with the bike, and the bike ended up being propelled down the traii a good 25 feet. Next, my friend also landed endo but started to pull it off , but then hit the second jump out of control, and ended up rolling down the hill. He hit his head on a bunch of rocks, and then couldn't remember anything. We took him in for a CAT and x-rays, which turned out fine. It was just over a week ago, though, and he still has a constant headache. Thank goodness for helmets!
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Old 09-07-03, 03:10 PM   #3
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my brother cracked up LOL... sorry about the injury dude... get well and get riding nice vid
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Old 09-07-03, 05:13 PM   #4
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No injury but I thought it was going to resulted in one.
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Usually all the crashes I have are from not scoping something out properly, or hesitating at the last minute. At Santos there's a skinny built that's a couple feet off the ground, and it has a board leaning at an angle so you can get up to the top of the skinny. I was just hitting the board and using it like a launch ramp. I hit it several times, and there's even some vids on my website of me landing it, but I came back around one last time before we headed home. Had too much speed, and the rear tire slid out from under me and I had one of the nastiest crashes I've ever had. My knees hurt so bad after that crash.. bent all my chain rings... sucked. I also had a nasty one where I hesitated because I hadn't scoped out the landing, and I basically endo'd really hard down a maybe 4 foot retaining wall, landing on my face.
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what the hell were you trying to do anyway. it looks like you were trying to crash
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Ouch.
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Did not look to painful to me.

A suggestion, pull up next time and put your arse behind the seat

OR

Hit it a bit faster and hop to the second bench.
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I was going to ask. Were you dropping it or trying to gap it?
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I don't know if you would call it a drop, but I guess that is what I was doing. If you look at the "Delight" flick on my site there is a clip in that film of me hitting the bench (but this time not crashing). I don't think I could have hit the gap.. the benches were pretty far apart.
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why is the movie so slow?
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It shouldn't be... though you may have been downloading while others were as well. That may have slowed it down???
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meh....
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ah ha! I played it with windows media and its ok...
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