Video: iXS EDC 1: Leogang Course Check

Jun 22, 2013 at 2:51
Jun 22, 2013
by Karl Burkat  
 
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Go onboard with Emilie Siegenthaler and Florian Pugin from the Gstaad-Scott Team.

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 That was awesome and great riding. I give mad props to these girls~ I would have either crashed and landed in myself in a hospital bed or ended up dying of a heart attack haha
  • - 52
 shame rach atherton would have been soooooo much faster
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 Sorry about that, my friend decided this would be funny, feel free to abuse his account as he's retarded.

www.pinkbike.com/u/kev-roberts
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 Wow, she can really talk Smile
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 These girls shred fast
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  • + 36
 It's amazing how they ride that fast and still stay calm and manage to commentate
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 ... in a second language.

As someone who grew up in Japan, it never ceases to amaze me that the vast majority of Americans never learn a language other than American English. Thanks, Emilie. My admiration for both the riding skill, and mental chops to talk us through your run in English.

よくできました! がんばれ。
  • + 3
 This course is brutal. Props to everyone going flat out here. And woop woop is da sound a da police. oh.. And also kev roberts sucks if davehayz93 is for real.
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  • + 22
 These braking bumps are looking just awful... props for talking that much while pinning it!
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 Its DH dude, breaking bumps are part of it!!!
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 A bit of maintenance on them wouldn't go a miss though!
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 first of all its a bikepark, dude! I not paying a shit ton of money for a lift ticket to ride brearking bumps! there is basically NO maintenance in Leogang - which really is a shame. they theoretically have nice flowy trails but practically the breaking bumps ruin it! Thus I am not going to visit Leogang any more. there are better parks anyway
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 I think people are FAR too keen on giving negative props for peoples comments. TomasK merely stated what in my opinion is true, that breaking bumps are just part of DH, so why give him neg props? Even if you don't agree is it really such a bad comment?
  • + 3
 brake bumps suck
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 @the dude88 yes I totally agree that they are sh*t but they are on most tracks, granted not quite as much as Leogang (they do look like they need some maintenance) but isnt it just part of DH riding? That really wasn't my point though, I just think people give negative props out too easily...I mean -5 just for him saying that it was part of DH. He never slated anyone or used abusive language. I do see your point though, they DO SUCK
  • + 3
 Breaking bumps ftw....braaaapppp
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 well, the issue is I consider rather natural, technical, rough and steep tracks as DH tracks. you wont see someone complain about braking bump in Vale Di Sole or Champery. On the other hand, you have bmx-like tracks like Leogang that used to be super flowy once but not they got a little bit rough coz of breaking bumps.
  • + 5
 its freakin downhill get the Hell over it
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 Well, I don't see any pleasure in senseless bitting the bike on the braking bumps, maybe that's why I'm not riding DH... but anyway, Todesengel has made a great point - if I go through the europe and pay that much to ride in a bikepark, I would expect the tracks to be in perfect condition. Hopefully other tracks out there have better prepared berms.
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 so if we sum it up... nobody likes riding over brake bumps, they kill your flow... but they are a part of it.
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 I don't see what the big deal is about breaking bumps. When there's heavy breaking into a corner there's gonna be breaking bumps forming whether you like them or not so you might as well figure our how to ride em. Get loose ya pansies.
  • + 1
 Downhilladdicts bang on, learn to ride them and they won't kill your flow, if you don't like them you probably shouldn't be riding DH as they're everywhere just waiting to get you!
  • + 2
 god, could please only ppl respond who have ridden in leogang! this is not about small breaking bumps which undoubtfully belong to our sport, this is about 20-25 cm deep holes that cover the best two tracks in leogang.
  • + 1
 how the f*** do you know where i ride dude?! Did you not just watch the video? Doesn't look like those ladies are struggling too much for speed and flow, learn to ride or head down to the slopestyle course if you want smooth berms and turns
  • + 1
 since you obviously have been in leogang at least once (right?), you want to tell me that you enjoyed riding trails that would be perfectly flowy but due to a huge lack of maintenace are just aweful to ride. the trail flying gangster which you have ridden at least once (right?) would be one of the funnest tracks in europe! but it isnt! why? because of the mentioned holes everywhere.
my initial statement was, that leogang is a bikepark primarily! A track that is easy as hell and just gets a bit rough because of breaking bumps is a failure! i wouldnt even mind argueing here, if the other tracks in leogang were in a good shape but they arent. now pls stfu, we all agree here that breaking bumps belong to our sport but i also strongly believe that a bikepark should maintain its tracks - especially if you charge ppl ~33.- €/day
  • + 1
 Getting boring and old this argument. Shhhh
  • + 1
 riding fast through horrible terrain its the best thing on DH, so i dont understand, why the bumps are so big deal for some of people ...if you dont like it, go ride Tour de France or XC trails
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 No woop on the last jump Frown
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  • + 9
 Impressive riding... guess I have to move to the mountains to find a super cool chick with a sweet accent.
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 I might have to join you! Razz
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  • + 5
 Woot! Woot! & Woot!

How she talks and pins it at the same time blows my mind!
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  • + 5
 Damn that was quick.
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 I'm probably misstaking but..i've got the feeling this track is the same than the WC one !if it is, it would mean WC and european cup are as difficult ?...
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 possibly but the level of riders are different so the competition would technically be easier
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  • + 3
 Probably one of the fastest courses I've seen in a bit, and these girls just murder it...
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  • + 4
 I'm in love. She's now my favorite and I'll be rooting for her Wink
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 How in the hell do you have the composure to talk whilst shredding that fast! Mind-blowing!
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  • + 3
 Probably the best course preview I've seen. Love Emilie's commentary.
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 I'm gonna do a commentary next time I ride - even without a GoPro. Maybe I will ride like her...!
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 Braking bumps are something to expect when 400 racers are going down a track at least 20 times
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  • + 2
 Apart from the 'whooping' sounds, she's 8x the man I am.
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  • + 1
 Emilie is one of my favorite female riders to watch. Are the IXS races an invite only type race?
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 No everyone can participate!
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  • + 1
 The "Whoop"s made that video amazing....she needs to do a track dissection at every venue
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  • + 1
 sick riding!!! What is the max. speed ever arcieved on leogang by a pro??? does somebody know that?
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  • + 1
 how long until someone bites off their tongue on one of these talk over course checks?
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 I love these vids
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  • + 1
 She would make a real good co-commentator for Rob at WC. So exited about going fast and a good talker :-)
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 How in the world do you narrate that while riding it? I was out of breath just watching. Prospective.
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  • + 1
 prolly all i can say is holly sh*tt from the top to bottom..
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  • + 1
 @ibex-rider yeah same track as the World Cup ... Really nice track
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  • + 1
 Braking bumps - that is all
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  • + 1
 What a sick ass course! So stoked to ride now!!!
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  • + 2
 That was awesome!
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  • + 1
 Looks like a fun run. She made it look too easy!
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  • + 1
 Damn, that's a long course.
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  • + 1
 Breathtaking ride. She ate that track with eeeezz.
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 Im there 17th Aug whoop!
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  • + 1
 Great course preview. Well done ladies, pinning it!
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  • + 1
 As beavis would say...damn, you're smooth...!
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  • + 1
 that was really smooth riding. good job!
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  • + 1
 that was really awesome!
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