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Old 12-05-10, 10:42 PM
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Check out this great Mountain Bike Wreck

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CauiIgNZuC4

My buddy rode this difficult step down at Grapevine Northshore in the DFW area.
His rim failed and caused the wreck. I really think he would have landed it if it had not taco'd

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Shucks, that ain't nuttin'. Now this here is a wreck:

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That's gotta hurt
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I'll take neither, please. Sucks to crash hard and fook up yer bike. Speaking from sad experience.
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This one makes me cringe still whenever I see it.

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Ouch!

This is the one that still gives me the heebeegeebees - - Darren Butler, 2002, outside Kamloops, B.C. I remember when this happened and the wire services picked up the still photo:

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Shucks, that ain't nuttin'. Now this here is a wreck:
You should have been running a cam when went off girthmore.......
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Oh, man . . . that one skeert the crap out o' me. I thought for sure that was going to be a 911 call.
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Stupidity isn't pretty. Like the old Evil Knievel motorcycle stunts, that man was basically pulverizing his bones inside his skin with each missed landing, what heals is messed up for life and the pain and suffering thru that, make sure you have a sponsor that is paying you incredible money, because even successful jumps tear your body up, it's the long term effects. Just look at NFL players and concussions.
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Originally Posted by fuji86 View Post
make sure you have a sponsor that is paying you incredible money
crap! that's the step i missed while my friends and i destroyed our bodies trying to outdo each other skateboarding, skiing, mtb'ing, etc.

sponsors are nice, but you need to take those risks in order to get their attention first
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...because even successful jumps tear your body up...
Really? How do you figure?
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Originally Posted by fuji86 View Post
Stupidity isn't pretty. Like the old Evil Knievel motorcycle stunts, that man was basically pulverizing his bones inside his skin with each missed landing, what heals is messed up for life and the pain and suffering thru that, make sure you have a sponsor that is paying you incredible money, because even successful jumps tear your body up, it's the long term effects. Just look at NFL players and concussions.
Thanks grandma. Mind you don't poke yourself with those knitting needles now.
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In 9 cases out of 10 I would consider a 'successful' jump one that doesn't tear your body up. Maybe that's just because I'm a wimp..
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Really? How do you figure?
Live long enough, you'll feel them. They may not have appeared to have had an adverse effect at the time, but trust me, they accumulate. Even if it's something as simple as earlier effects of arthritis ? Maybe you should listen to the cyclist after the crash in that video, even his buddies. Some of those ******* though still think that it's possible. I wonder which will be the first of that crew to make that leap of faith ?
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Have you ever landed a "successful jump"? I'm guessing no because if you had, you'll realize how smooth it can be.
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Have you ever landed a "successful jump"? I'm guessing no because if you had, you'll realize how smooth it can be.
Best feeling in the world.
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Have you ever landed a "successful jump"? I'm guessing no because if you had, you'll realize how smooth it can be.
Watch the video again (post # 6), even a successful landing (if there is such a landing on that one) was going to be beyond the limitations of the suspension on that bike, which since that guy was a professional is probably more bike than most will ever ride. At any rate, the interviews of the morons in the video that think the jump was possible, they obviously need to rewatch the jump and realize the cyclist ditched & pitched his bike almost immediately after going over the edge. The jump wasn't even well thought out and to commit to that was a foolish mistake on the rider's part. Any footage of anyone doing that and sticking the landing perfectly ?
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Just because he didn't land it that time doesn't mean it can't be done.

How much suspension you have has nothing to do with a successful landing. Ever see what some people can do on a BMX bike? BMX bikes are fully rigid and little wheels mean little forgiveness. Suspension is forgiveness for the not-so-perfect landings
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^+1 to what Zephyr said. I've seen people on 20" wheels make dirt jumping look smoother than a baby's ass.
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Dude i'm hurting now just after watching these!!!!!!!!
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This thread has OUCH written all over it.
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Originally Posted by fuji86 View Post
Watch the video again (post # 6), even a successful landing (if there is such a landing on that one) was going to be beyond the limitations of the suspension on that bike, which since that guy was a professional is probably more bike than most will ever ride. At any rate, the interviews of the morons in the video that think the jump was possible, they obviously need to rewatch the jump and realize the cyclist ditched & pitched his bike almost immediately after going over the edge. The jump wasn't even well thought out and to commit to that was a foolish mistake on the rider's part. Any footage of anyone doing that and sticking the landing perfectly ?
dude, go on youtube and type in Redbull Rampage. The jumps they do in thoes videos poop on post #6's chest. And they land them (most of the time) suscesfully.
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dude, go on youtube and type in Redbull Rampage. The jumps they do in thoes videos poop on post #6's chest. And they land them (most of the time) suscesfully.
Most of the jumps I saw per your suggestion, had a spot the jumping cyclist could land on. The jump in #6, straight drop, watch it again for yourself, he pitched the bike immediately, that tells me he knew there wasn't a shelf or softer angle to land on. He had nothing but the abrupt stop of the flat at the bottom of the jump. see for yourself where he landed at the minute mark of the video and shattered his ankles at impact.
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