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Video: World First - 720 Tailwhip
Mar 5, 2013 at 23:30
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(Mar 6, 2013 at 0:56)
World first on a mountain bike
(Mar 6, 2013 at 4:22)
More like a 630...about 90 degrees short
(Mar 6, 2013 at 5:54)
They were celebrating a lil too hard I'd say, haha. Still it was pretty tight!
(Mar 6, 2013 at 6:27)
^^ Oh c'mon ya pair of miserable bastards. His feet were on the pedals and he's landed something for the first time on MTB. I think you must be emotionally retarded because I've been bundled by mates for just hitting a jump before now. Call me a sceptic but if he was a yank I doubt you'd be so negative.
(Mar 6, 2013 at 7:39)
gavlaa- in what way do you feel that I'd care any more if he was American? Someone has xenophobia-related issues...
(Mar 6, 2013 at 9:02)
So... not the worlds first 720 tailwhip. Maybe the first on a slightly larger bike, marketed as a "Mountain Bike". Don't get me wrong, it was sick, and I can't wait to see him take it to the slope, where the "mountain" term will actually apply.
(Mar 6, 2013 at 10:16)
Neg props away! That's ok. Your ignorance isn't your fault. You have been sold these definitions. Have fun on your heavy, expensive, fragile contraptions. I have a couple of those as well. Just realize that the kid out at the trails on the little bike that cost less than half of yours, and will last twice as long, is doing the same thing as you. It's the SAME THING on a very slightly different bike.
(Mar 6, 2013 at 11:01)
hahahaha^^^^panties in a bunch?
(Mar 6, 2013 at 12:34)
Not at all. I'm laughing too. Im not being sarcastic when I say have fun. Let's break down these barriers, dirt jumping is dirt jumping, no matter what size wheels you're on.
(Mar 6, 2013 at 13:18)
Meca, it has nothing to do with that, it has everything to do with the fact that doing the same trick from BMX on a MTB is a hell of alot harder. Bigger wheels, more weight, more bike to haul around. It's completely different a hell of a lot harder. That's why we have a distinct difference for tricks landed on MTB vs. BMX
(Mar 6, 2013 at 14:59)
Agreed. It is harder, and of course tricks are going to be learned at traditional bmx style trails and step ups before they're taken to the slope, (which I enjoy seeing). What I don't enjoy is seeing kids who can't afford a decent mtb jumper, don't know that they can do the same thing on a lower priced, more durable bmx, out at the trails breaking their bikes and not being able to ride because they're constantly more focused on the equipment that the actual riding.
This is where I have a problem with the distinction. Not at the pro level, but on the entry level. Riding a bike off a jump IS BMX, no matter what bike you're on. This fact is ingeniously hidden by the marketing departments of all the major bicycle manufacturers. They can sell mtb jump bikes, that cost the same to manufacture, for twice the price of bmx bikes because of this distinction. And as suicidedownhiller said, its a hell of a lot harder to do the same tricks on a mtb. So the focus is put on the bike, when that same kid could have just been focusing on the riding.
Take a look at some of your favorite mtb jumper/downhill/4x/slopestyle riders bios. You might notice a common beginning between a lot of them.
(Mar 6, 2013 at 16:01)
Dude what tha feck!!! I think that doing this trick requires a lot of practice... I've landed 720's a couple of times and i've dialed tailwhips but dude just imagine JUST IMAGINE combining those tricks... and in a MTB... Really DOPE! and besides that thing you say about the mountains, maybe it's ok and we should start calling it 26" instead of MTB. But there is a difference between 20" and 26" bikes. Let me make you think about this examples
20" are more small, so the tricks are way more easier than 26"
20" are more short, so the spins tricks like backflip, 360, 720 and tailwhips requires less effort
20" are lighter, so for what im going to explain that... I think you got it
Trick is pretty sick and its really good rated in BMX, so imagine that in MTB...
(Mar 6, 2013 at 16:08)
Meca, just STFU. "Very slightly different bike"? Yeah, one's a kids bike & the other is a grown up bike. More people can relate to the bigger bikes & that's why they're so popular & no one really gives a shit about BMX. As far as the tricks being harder, some are & some aren't, it depends on the trick & the size of the jump. Bigger bikes are more versatile overall & I'm sorry that your rendition of the sport is dying, but that's the way natural selection works bitch, the weak die & the strong survive. Some of our favorite rider's bios may show a beginning in BMX, because of the time we're in. In 50 years, or less, if you're still alive then you'll see that'll no longer be the case. Take a look at the 1st video in this months "VOD" & see what that kid is riding. There may be a lot in the sport with 20" roots, but there are a lot now that started on 26" & it's rare that anyone "downgrades" back to a 20". Where did you get the idea that disc brakes & suspension forks cost the same amount to produce as rim brakes & rigid forks? You can buy a decent 24"/26" for about the same $ as a decent 20" & have a rig that can do much more. It's like the difference between a PC & a console. The PC costs a bit more & it's bigger, but it can do a lot more & do it better & that's why there are billions of PC users & a few console users. Billions of 26" users & a steadily dwindling few 20" users. Maybe sad, but completely true.
(Mar 6, 2013 at 16:12)
Its got nothing to do with marketing some people like riding 26" bikes instead of 20" bikes is personal preference.
(Mar 6, 2013 at 17:53)
Ha! This is a great conversation! Guess what? You're all right! I don't even ride my 20" anymore. I ride a Jackal and a Transition Double, but there is no way I or my parents could have afforded one of these kinds of bikes, (if they had existed) when I was a kid.
Everyone should be able to ride what they want.
The cost to markup comparison is relative. Of course disc brakes and suspension cost more than u-brakes and rigid forks. If you look at frame prices, the difference is bit more clear. It is close to twice as much. A few more inches of tubing don't account for that much of a mark up.
How about if the main point is that mtb prices should come down and quality should go up? It's actually happening, slowly.
(Mar 6, 2013 at 22:06)
I will contribute to this debate by simply saying " AIDS bro, it happens"
(Mar 6, 2013 at 22:56)
(Mar 7, 2013 at 6:16)
I was just saying that it wasnt a 720. Close, but no cigar.
(Mar 9, 2013 at 1:56)
only took an mtber 7 years to catch up and do this trick
(Mar 19, 2013 at 20:58)
We need to keep this distinction between 26" and 20" wheels. People can't be thinking a whip is a whip irregardless of wheelsize, that kind of thinking leads to scooters. And scooters must be destroyed.
(Mar 6, 2013 at 2:32)
What's up with the video player?! it's not working on Chrome any more.
Don't make me go to IE, please!
(Mar 6, 2013 at 5:02)
Not working on IE for me either :/...or on chrome, or on firefox
(Mar 6, 2013 at 5:07)
Mine Works fine on Chrome
(Mar 6, 2013 at 5:14)
it works but the fullscreen mode is fucked up.
(Mar 6, 2013 at 5:30)
it works perfect for me....
(Mar 6, 2013 at 6:09)
I use safari, and it works completely fine.
(Mar 6, 2013 at 6:39)
Safari works perfectly
(Mar 6, 2013 at 7:17)
chrome is working just fine for me
(Mar 6, 2013 at 9:56)
No fullscreen, otherwise a huge improvement!
(Mar 6, 2013 at 11:01)
(Mar 6, 2013 at 11:02)
oh and for fullscreen double click the video
(Mar 6, 2013 at 14:03)
no fullscreen for me on chrome otherwise it works perfect in normal mode,,so much better.
(Mar 8, 2013 at 22:19)
update ur flash player---
(Mar 6, 2013 at 9:29)
People are so judgemental of new tricks. Like holy shit that doesn't count at all because he didn't land it perfectly. It's pretty rare for anything being done for the first time to be done perfect. Get over yourselves and give the man some credit. Rant over. I love how fast shit is progressing in mountain biking lately, components, tricks, everything. I can't wait to see some kind of crazy flip or something thrown into that trick. At this point it's going to take a lot to blow my mind
(Mar 6, 2013 at 6:22)
pause at 15 seconds... HA
(Mar 6, 2013 at 9:36)
missing teeth everywhere haha
(Mar 6, 2013 at 13:17)
Pilgrim should be sponsored by The Gap.
(Mar 6, 2013 at 15:46)
Ok seriously...this goes to pinkbike, the new video player is like watching a slideshow with sound. I looked and made sure that it wasn't the computer and thought I'd give it a second chance but it's still a slideshow with sound. Would you please go to the old video player. .
(Mar 6, 2013 at 14:56)
to anyone bad mouthing this vid:
feel free to post your own video of you doing it.... ill be waiting as well as a billion others
god knows i cant/ never will be able to
(Mar 6, 2013 at 6:57)
That's awesome couldn't imagine trying that on a mtb good job You know someone is gonna hate on it but what you gonna do haters gonna hate
(Mar 6, 2013 at 8:06)
Different sports? I ride both and it is the same sport. Just a different tool and terrain
(Mar 6, 2013 at 0:25)
Wow that was a lot of man love, I think we know who's get a reach...
(Mar 6, 2013 at 0:29)
so much bro love
(Mar 6, 2013 at 0:57)
I think we'll see it first at the Holdshott round of the Spank Ind. Dirt Wars dirt jump series in the UK. ;-) (If not before!)
(Mar 7, 2013 at 13:41)
#1) Adam is rad- duh
#2) If I am on a hero run down my local trail on my 6" bike, feeling like i am on an enduro mx bike, is it BMX?...
(Mar 6, 2013 at 7:19)
You can hear his foot fit the spokes of his front wheel on the first attempt. Awesome though. Nailed it!
(Mar 6, 2013 at 2:11)
Can't claim "Worlds First", need to be more specific that it was mtb.. Still sooooo crazy though!!
(Mar 10, 2013 at 16:04)
Group hug! I would have to see that in slo mo to understand what i saw. Double 360 and a whip? crazy wiked cool!
(Mar 6, 2013 at 8:36)
I had to watch it like 5 times just to figure out what he'd just done, mad skillz
(Mar 6, 2013 at 9:28)
It's guy love it's guy love beeeeetweeeen twoooo meeeen....
(Mar 6, 2013 at 12:28)
Full propz & ride on. Ignore the negativity.
(Mar 6, 2013 at 16:06)
Are you guys going to persist with this shitty media player........really?
(Mar 7, 2013 at 16:23)
tabernack esti thats fucking sick
(Mar 6, 2013 at 6:09)
That was so awesome. Now that has been completed, what's next?
(Mar 6, 2013 at 10:14)
Yes adam that was mental. Stepping it up this year for sure
(Mar 6, 2013 at 8:27)
the reaction from Pilgrim done it for me!
(Mar 6, 2013 at 8:09)
that was sick bro bro good job man
(Mar 6, 2013 at 0:19)
Holy Mother Of God.
(Mar 7, 2013 at 5:59)
(Mar 6, 2013 at 0:26)
good work Adam!
(Mar 6, 2013 at 8:13)
and the crowd go wild
(Mar 6, 2013 at 10:20)
(Mar 6, 2013 at 5:12)
(Mar 6, 2013 at 5:08)
haha fucking nasty british people! pretty hyped on the tricklevel of 2013
(Mar 6, 2013 at 5:38)
Explain why my nations nasty?
(Mar 6, 2013 at 14:50)
god knows.?? haha
only negative coments from Americans on this thread....
(Mar 8, 2013 at 7:14)
if you translate nasty into german and then say it in the austrian form "grausig" it would also mean gnarly. so let's try again
haha f*cking gnarly british people!
is that better for you and the queen?
(Mar 8, 2013 at 7:29)
Yeah cause we all know German don't we.
(Mar 8, 2013 at 8:01)
Fair enough for the Misunderstanding.
(Mar 9, 2013 at 6:31)
please don't compare austria with germany! w
(Mar 10, 2013 at 3:56)
Dude stop digging and chill.
(Mar 6, 2013 at 1:16)
a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vns52P5bRII">720 Dub tail/a>
(Mar 6, 2013 at 1:19)
I really don't see why this mtb vs. bmx debate comes up every time someone lands something new. They're different sports
(Mar 6, 2013 at 11:09)
yes its been done on a bmx but you gotta admit if you've ridden both its a lot harder to pull stuff on an mtb! I can 3 on flat on my bmx, but I'm not even close on flat with my mtb ....... besides a 720 tailwhip is crazy no matter what you pull it on! props on this one! so cool to see the sport progressing!
(Mar 6, 2013 at 0:34)
(Mar 6, 2013 at 0:37)
I think he means MTB
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(Mar 6, 2013 at 1:20)
Oh ya.. goose.. a DJ/park mtb and bmx are TOTALLY different.. sooooo different I don't even know that you could call them both bicycles.
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