Damn that was a huge 3 out of the red bull gates. Fucking rowdy
T "It's my storm. I can make it do whatever I want."
"What the fuck is wrong with you kids?! How would you like it if I came and had sex in front of your house?"
"I heard you guys banned a chick with thyroid cancer cause she was weird looking.
You guys are fucking terrible."- awsomoz$
We were all expecting something GRAND for our massive efforts down the line. Needless to say, all the money went to drive us 100km from home and play frisbee golf for a week at a "resort" aimed for trips for retarded people"
a giraffe walks into a bar and destroys the door frame, ceiling, and most of the interior due to his size. the bartender calls animal control who tranquilizes the giraffe and returns him to the local zoo where he remains, watching children laugh at him while he poops
the thing i dont understand is, in skiing i can see progression. starting at small kickers, landing simple spins/flips and progressing to crazy dubs and other maneuvers. but in fmb... where the fuck do you start..
You have to start small and learn the basics, but there comes a point where everything you do is high risk if you want to progress. Unlike skiing, all bike crashes hurt, and you have a lot less room for error. You can drop a 30 foot cliff on skis and land on your head into pow and be fine, but if you fall 30 feet to rocks on a bike on your head, you're fucked.
Yup. I realized while feeling hella rusty back on my bike for the first time of the season this weekend on a gnarly downhill trail that there's a certain mentality you have to develop that allows you to progress faster.
The mentality works the same way for skiing or any extreme sport. Basically, you cross this mental line where upon knowing for a fact that you're about to fall, you go from your first thought being, "holy shit i'm going to kill myself" to "shit, how do i manipulate my body to make this hurt the least or even ride out?". I realized this after coming around a sharp corner a little too fast and clipping my handlebars on a boulder, which sent my bike completely sideways. I somehow managed to get my feet out from uner the bike and landed on my feet in a rock garden running full force. Would've been real bad news if i had landed any other way or hadn't developed the mentality/reactions to know how to land in the least devestating way possible.
Hope that made sense.
NS Drug quotes:
"it's undoubtedly the most beautiful place ive ever been offered cocaine." - tuna.
"If you made Easy Mac then sprinkled ground up weed over it, would you get high?" - TheQuailman
Not really on anybodys radar. Cam is an incredibly rad dude, but definitely hasn't been dominating the last few years. He had an incredible season last year, but previous to that he hadn't made it through an entire comp season with a win or without blowing his knee. He did win Crankworx in 2006, but wasn't really a factor again till last season. He even stated in several interviews last year that he was getting motivation from kids claiming he was washed up. His 2010 rampage run was however the most gnar thing to happen ever. That step down was a 40ft drop and 50ft gap. As for dominating, Brandon Semenuk was undoubtedly the top rider in the sport and on the FMB tour till he got hurt at Crankwork Whistler last year.
I'm one of those shit heads blowing the vuvuzelas at crankworx haha. Fun to watch for sure. Next year should be crazy. Semenuk is on another level but theres tons of dudes that could win as well. Apparently this year the course at crankworx is being designed by a group of the riders so it will definitely be next level shit.
Doesn't matter. He pushed the sport sooooooo much. Nobody hucks shit as big as him, and the fact that he's willing to huck it even when he knows he's gonna crash hard. AND he's actually an incredible rider when he's not just hucking. Skip to 420 in this vid and you can see him do some trials. http://www.pinkbike.com/video/27637/