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(Jul 5, 2012 at 16:27)
It cost a lot of money to do live streaming. Everyone just expects it at every level of racing.
5 cameras + operators
A on truck or switching set up
A big production team
It's able to happen at the Worldcup because of big sponsors like Redbull
It would ruin a nationals races budget.
That's why you got ripped on.
There will be videos post race no doubt.
But a live stream is pretty special.
Saved for the biggest of the events
(Jul 5, 2012 at 21:56)
honestly, i'm not being the entitled brat you're somewhat portraying me as, I was only thinking:
America has probably several hundred sports channels
It's an olympic year.
MTB is an olympic sport (I don't believe downhill is in there, but still)
With all the ridiculous sports that get coverage during olympic years, I'm surprised there isn't some sports channel somewhere that is going to cover something as mainstream as the US nationals. All I did was put the question out there in case someone knew of a channel that was covering it.
Heck, the team that does the world cups obviously isn't doing that this weekend, and Red Bull probably sponsors lots of the people who will be racing, I'm somewhat surprised they don't try stream at least some of the larger countries nationals.
More attention to the sport only works in their favor.
(Jul 6, 2012 at 6:36)
The best that we can offer is daily pics and reports..... but that's reading and looking at images.
(Jul 6, 2012 at 7:07)
Please don't take it as criticism against you guys, as it wasn't meant that way at all. I just felt the need to defend myself a little bit.
(Jul 6, 2012 at 7:31)
None taken here. It's all good man!
(Jul 7, 2012 at 9:33)
Hoping to get some cameras up on the mountain to get some edits together, any willing hands/cameras would be appreciated.
(Jul 5, 2012 at 21:59)
Nice to see all the festivities besides the actual racing! I was laughing when they interviewed the British GT mechanic at the Windham race in the team videos. He mentioned lack of good beer and wanted to go back home. Wake up and smell the hops bro, there are now nearly 2000 craft breweries in the US. There is amazing beer everywhere!
(Jul 6, 2012 at 11:34)
Also, just to let everybody know (for those that don't already), the Dirt Passion Crew has been working with the Resort and will be shooting a short film for the Resort over the four days there. It will cover everybody and not just the Pros.... we keep it real and Grassroots...... but as those that know me and I've said before throwing some style is a good thing, short of distracting you from your run. Should take a couple of weeks of process post the event. Friend us here on PB for updates. If you'd like to see what we are capable of, two options 1. Short:
(Jul 5, 2012 at 21:25)
Hate I moved away from Boone. This is my hometown. Glad I got to race it last year ad for all hose thinking of going but not sure GO that tracks are so fun Just hope you know how to ride mud. It may be dry but southeast is always tacky and awesome
(Jul 7, 2012 at 0:58)
yup, mud rocks
(Jul 7, 2012 at 5:02)
Race #1 last month was pretty darn dry. But there were some spots in the canopy that were moist and tacky. Storms have been firing up in WNC in the late afternoon lately. I would also expect it to be pretty darn warm this year, as it's two months earlier than it was last year.
(Jul 6, 2012 at 6:56)
2011 Champs -39 Pro riders (Beech Mountain)
2010 Champs - 97 Pro riders (Sol Vista)
Hopefully they get more riders out there. For 2013 and 2014 you can bet AngelFire will pull nearly 100 riders like Sol Vista.
(Jul 6, 2012 at 11:28)
Alot of people speculated it was because they didn't know what to expect. Hopefully with a better understanding of what is has to offer, there will be more peeps showing up. Either way, 39 riders or 200 riders, I had a blast last year and will do the same thing year.
(Jul 7, 2012 at 9:35)
It was also at time of year that didn't allow students or families with kids to travel due to school schedules(September). This year hopefully that will be different. Its a fun track.
(Jul 5, 2012 at 16:29)
Isn't the next world cup the following weekend, after the nationals? I wonder if gwin would push it and risk a injury?
(Jul 5, 2012 at 21:44)
I'm sure the do runs for training anyways. I don't see why not. Most riders show up at lesser important races during the season.
(Jul 7, 2012 at 11:58)
god i wish i could go so bad. its screwy that they put nationals 3000 miles away from the west coast. even though i qualified downhillers can't afford that trip
(Jul 8, 2012 at 6:32)
I live in the south so its nice to be able to not have to drive 30 hours or fly somewhere for once. We need more exposure down here. The sport isnt as wellknown down here as it is out west
(Jul 8, 2012 at 7:33)
It's not always about the west coast... sometimes west coasters have to travel and sometimes east coasters have to travel
(Jul 5, 2012 at 18:27)
Of course the 1 year I'm not in NC for the summer they have this going on eff!
(Jul 5, 2012 at 18:16)
Was Awesome when they were at Mt.Snow!!!
(Jul 7, 2012 at 15:05)
*sigh* those were the days
(Jul 5, 2012 at 16:31)
Looks like a decent Mountain, Coming from a Highland rider.
(Jul 6, 2012 at 12:18)
Is this an actual dual slalom course like last year?
(Jul 6, 2012 at 13:02)
Same course as last year
(Jul 6, 2012 at 14:20)
Nice....that looked like a good course.
(Jul 7, 2012 at 8:00)
looks like a great place to go play.....!
(Jul 7, 2012 at 13:19)
wish this race would get a bit more coverage, its a IOC recognized race??
(Jul 6, 2012 at 4:45)
Is this an invitation only event? Or can your average joe go and compete?
(Jul 6, 2012 at 5:26)
It's not invite only so to speak, but you do have to pre-qualify with a USAC sanctioned event. Here's the qualified riders list to date:
(Jul 6, 2012 at 6:07)
Well I failed. lol Thanks!
(Jul 6, 2012 at 20:28)
So if I were to get a license through USAC, I wouldnt be able to compete because i'm not pre qualified?
(Jul 7, 2012 at 4:35)
According to section 9D & 9E, you are correct. Unless you are pro.
(Jul 7, 2012 at 5:02)
Yep, forgot that the Pros are different.
(Jul 7, 2012 at 8:03)
So I'm guessing in order to be prequalified I have to have already competed in another USAC event and done well?
I've never raced DH. I love the sport and try to ride as often as i can. I'm in the military so I only get to ride my DH bike a handful of times every year.
(Jul 7, 2012 at 9:34)
Yes, you have to finish in the top ten in your Cat/Age Group at USAC event
(Jul 5, 2012 at 21:18)
its on. cant wait
(Jul 6, 2012 at 10:30)
Stoked! We will be there!!!
(Jul 6, 2012 at 7:51)
Last year was awesome! can't wait!
(Jul 5, 2012 at 16:56)
(Jul 5, 2012 at 15:38)
...and where might someone watch this event online?
(Jul 5, 2012 at 15:45)
(Jul 5, 2012 at 15:48)
(Jul 5, 2012 at 15:52)
It's a joke! Smart one.
(Jul 5, 2012 at 15:55)
an airline. he saying, just fly out there and watch it cause you can afford tickets and rooms. but i can't, and, despite the flag that pinkbike won't let me change without giving them a bunch of info, I'm actually American, and would like to watch my own national championships. instead i get snark, so, thanks.
(Jul 5, 2012 at 16:27)
Being an American labelled with a Canadian flag is like a cubic zurconia being mistaken for real Diamond... sooo I would just go with it. I mean this in the nicest way possible.
(Jul 5, 2012 at 16:40)
Now that's funny!!! And I'm a proud American lol
(Jul 5, 2012 at 16:57)
Damn Sunshine, your ass got saaaaaaaaaaaacked. But yeah, Id like to watch too. Atleast we can see the WC this year.
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