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Old 07-01-04, 09:14 PM   #1
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I've been reading around the internet and there is a lot of arguing as to weither Josh is a 'real' rider. Some people love him and think hes amazing and is pushing the limits to this great sport, then others think hes just a crazy guy who has no style and can't land anything.

So I was wondering how you guys felt about this whole thing.

My opinion: I think he is just a little bit crazy (but who isn't) and It's great what hes doing for the sport and no one should critisize what he is doing unless they're willing to drop 50+ ft.


Oh and if anyone has a picture of his CURRENT bike, please be nice and post it!
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I've been reading around the internet and there is a lot of arguing as to weither Josh is a 'real' rider. Some people love him and think hes amazing and is pushing the limits to this great sport, then others think hes just a crazy guy who has no style and can't land anything.

So I was wondering how you guys felt about this whole thing.

My opinion: I think he is just a little bit crazy (but who isn't) and It's great what hes doing for the sport and no one should critisize what he is doing unless they're willing to drop 50+ ft.


Oh and if anyone has a picture of his CURRENT bike, please be nice and post it!
Bender is an absolute joke. I have "bendered" a few drops before.
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Old 07-01-04, 09:53 PM   #3
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Bender is an absolute joke. I have "bendered" a few drops before.
Well everyones entitled to their own opinion.
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Its an old argument. I have vids where he is doing tricks (no footers and no handers manuals ect...) long before other riders. And yes landing stuff. He gets no props for being a rider because of the movies showing him crash constantly. He is also one of the very few riders to consistently (almost every time) land 30 foot drops and treat them like butta...

He will never get credit though. In interviews he sounds like a baboon with one liners who only goes big or go home. When in reality he is probably one of the fittest and hardest working athlete around (he is also an pro skier (he goes HUGE))....
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He uses a Banshee now doesn't he.

Yeah he is a good rider and hey, don't critisise him until you land a 40ft drop, then you can have that right. Going huge is his style, not dirt jumping and yes he does sometime throw some style in his drops like no footers. It's like saying Cowan a bad rider, because all he does is dirt jump, and we all know he's a really good rider.
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He does ride for Banshee. Even listed in the Team
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bender has a stlye a shooty one, his only real probablem i see is his landings everytime he lands, well close to all the time his back end comes of the ground if he stops doing this no one will question him and just because all you see of him is going big doesn't mean he cant ride any other way its just what he is more well known for. And seriously what would you rather see some guy hucking 50+ft or just doing the same old crap like racing or pulling tricks, get it through your heads he's a freerider and the real essence of freeriding is to be free from riding (drop-in tv quote)
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Old 07-02-04, 01:00 AM   #8
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sorry forgot to add, his landing flaw where his back wheel comes off is the main reason he doesn't land some drops.

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I think that anyone that will even try to land 50+ drops is a good rider, i mean, how many of us here can honestly say we'll ever do that?
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I think people forget or don't realize that style is like penmanship.

my sister has really nice looking, easy to read, almost sexy looking handwriting. that is her style of writing.
my penmanship, on the other hand, is scratchy, slanted and hard to read. that is my style of writing.

both versions of our writing have style.

riding a bike is the same way.

as for the topic of this subject, I don't care much about what others do. I simply want to ride my bike and have my own good time. If someone is on a bike, then they are a bike rider. think not? where do you draw the line? you have to have ridden for so long or you have to race or do certain tricks or ride certain trails or ride so many miles a day or......... it goes on and on.

ride a bike = your a rider.

after that, it's at what level are you a rider. and that's where I don't care.....
if you can keep up w/ me or make me laugh or smile while riding, your good enough for me.
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Heres how it is right now:

He's a real Rider: 6
He's a joke: 1
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Old 07-02-04, 03:24 PM   #12
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Heres how it is right now:

He's a real Rider: 6
He's a joke: 1

updated total

real: 7
joke: 1
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He uses a Banshee now doesn't he.

Yeah he is a good rider and hey, don't critisise him until you land a 40ft drop.

Land a 40 foot drop.........

All that takes are balls.......and a bike that has a foot of travel on the front and back (in his case).
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I think I'll call him a crazy joke. (7-2).

Obviously he has a fair amount of talent, since he's not dead yet. To be short, I don't criticize his riding, but definitely his discretion.
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Old 07-02-04, 08:07 PM   #15
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Who are you anyway? How old? What bike do you ride? Do you have any pictures or video of you riding? Just wondering......

What does that have to do with the topic of this thread? Hmm think that over and maybe edit your post. Thanks!

But for now, My names Jeff, i'm fifteen. I ride a Haro X3 '04. No pics or videos of me riding. Considering I ride for fun, not to show off.
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What does that have to do with the topic of this thread? Hmm think that over and maybe edit your post. Thanks!

But for now, My names Jeff, i'm fifteen. I ride a Haro X3 '04. No pics or videos of me riding. Considering I ride for fun, not to show off.



Don't mind Klien he tends to ... do his thing... yea.
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Don't mind Klien he tends to ... do his thing... yea.
I know he's been annoying me since I started posting here.
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I know he's been annoying me since I started posting here.


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Good, thats all I have wanted. I don't need all my posts critiqued by some guy on the internet. People come here and post with hopes of helpful information being provided by fellow riders. They don't deserve to be treated like you have treated them. Thank you.
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Good, thats all I have wanted. I don't need all my posts critiqued by some guy on the internet. People come here and post with hopes of helpful information being provided by fellow riders. They don't deserve to be treated like you have treated them. Thank you.


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What do you mean JasBike?
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Pretend they don't exist and they go away. o_o
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I know what you mean. He said he would just stop reading my posts. Which sounds like the best thing because its just an annoyance to me and everyone else who posts here.
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If you 3 just clicked on ignore, you wouldn't have to deal with each other. Might be a solution.
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bender is a good rider. this guy with shwartz, simmons, cowan and others contribute to the freeride movement
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