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Old 02-14-05, 12:27 PM   #1
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Hey guys, first of all, let me tell you how happy i am on the lovely evening, its Valentines Day, meeting the girlfriend tonight, and just nailed my first 5 and a half foot drop! It felt amazing! What made me feel even better was that the 3 guys that i ride with, 2 of them are better at jumping than me which is what counts with them. But im catching them up on technical fast sections, and i have now done the biggest drop out of the lot of us, previously held by, guess who, ME! when i did my 4 footer. After i did it for the first time, the adrenaline rush was amazing never felt anything like it in my life. Then the next best guy had a go, and couldnt muster theballs to have a go, i was so happy that i was the only person to do it, and it gave me a huge boost because i know that i am improving, and from doing xc for 2 years and dropping off nothing bigger than a curb, i think to do just under a 6 foot drop since i started freeriding just after Christmas is a very good acheivement!

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Old 02-14-05, 12:50 PM   #2
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Cool, glad to hear you're having a good time

Were you on the DMR or the hardrock?
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Old 02-14-05, 01:03 PM   #3
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I was on the DMR, dont trust the hardrock to do anything over 2 and a half foot, just feels sketchy, i really like my DMR now, it designed as a jump bike, but i think it fits into many roles, not sure if thats because im just versatile with bikes or not, but the bike handles all sorts of trails well, fast, technical, steep, flat, up hills on a single speed, jumps, drops WHATEVER!! ive fallen in love with this bike
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Sweet!!! That rush when you nail something for the first time is killer. I bet you just rode around with a big smile for the next hour. Kinda like this" "
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I want but 2 things from stopping me. My rims and maybe my fork might give. Even my handlebars or stem, or pedals. How much did you spend on your bike again?

Anywho, nice achievment. Rock on!
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My rims and maybe my fork might give. Even my handlebars or stem, or pedals.
Excuses.
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I want but 2 things from stopping me. My rims and maybe my fork might give. Even my handlebars or stem, or pedals. How much did you spend on your bike again?

Anywho, nice achievment. Rock on!
Anything could give on any bike. Find a drop to a nice down slope, start small and work your way up.I'm old, I don't do many to flat anymore.
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Old 02-14-05, 05:57 PM   #8
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I want but 2 things from stopping me. My rims and maybe my fork might give. Even my handlebars or stem, or pedals. How much did you spend on your bike again?

Anywho, nice achievment. Rock on!
I definitely doubt anything except your rims going out of true might happen unless you land like a brick.
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This was 5 and a half foot to flat, and i spent 650 on the bike second hand, not sure what that translates to, but its alot of money for a 16 year old when you have to maintain two bikes

And first off all i shook so much at the bottom i fell off my bike onto the floor after rolling away, then started hysterically giggling, then, danced around for 10 mins while my mates thought i had gone skitz
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This was 5 and a half foot to flat, and i spent 650 on the bike second hand, not sure what that translates to, but its alot of money for a 16 year old when you have to maintain two bikes

And first off all i shook so much at the bottom i fell off my bike onto the floor after rolling away, then started hysterically giggling, then, danced around for 10 mins while my mates thought i had gone skitz
Oh no, i was only saying because hooligan only weighs around 110 lbs.
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Sorry Swiff, you posted same time i did, i didnt mean you, i was talking to mtnbiker
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125lb. Not only that, but there are no trannies around here, as far as the eye can see.
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That's good, only straight men and women eh? cool.
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I don't think he knows where to look. TO is packed with trannies.
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I don't think he knows where to look. To is packed with trannies.
Teh pwned

lol, but seriously, what are you guys talking about
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Too bad theres no vid. of your little dance.
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I want but 2 things from stopping me. My rims and maybe my fork might give. Even my handlebars or stem, or pedals. How much did you spend on your bike again?

Anywho, nice achievment. Rock on!
Your fork and rims will definetly not give in. Go for it

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Thats great. It is such a rush when you do something big for the first time, especially if you only started FRing since Christmas :O .

Yeah, i had a good valentines day too, haha.
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Excuses Ive done 6 foot drops to concrete on my hardrock with stock cranks, handlebars, stem, pedals, rims, hubs, seat. You should be fine.
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yeah, but what about the fork? I wouldn't trust me MZ Comp to a 6' drop for sure. 2 or 3 feet I could see.. but that's not exactly a heavy duty fork.
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Excuses Ive done 6 foot drops to concrete on my hardrock with stock cranks, handlebars, stem, pedals, rims, hubs, seat. You should be fine.
I wouldn't trust his rims myself. I would crush them on a smooth tranny below 5ft....

oh wait, I did.

Hooligan, I am with you (thats odd), I need to fully trust my bike before I can do something, if I don't think my bike can take it I don't take a chance. Most of the injuries I have witnessed (all of them except one actually) were caused by something breaking on the bike causing a nasty crash. I like my equipment to be operating at 100% (one guy did a bar spin off a 7 ft drop, landed perfectly and the fork broke at the crown sending one of the lower upwards into the guys shoulder...he then landed on the shoulder dislocating it...needless to say he loves the new signifigantly beefier/heavy dj forks)
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Ive got ditch witch rims too and the rear is a little out of true but not that bad. I probably weigh alot less than you though. 120lbs
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Your a feather weight. I would probably run spinergy's if I were your size
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Hehehe, My mate stopped filming just after i did the drop, i should be getting the film soon, ill post it when i get it, if i can find out how
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