A quick little shoot i did for a friend of mine while i was in South Afica...bit scetchy as he forgot his helmet at home!
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A quick little shoot i did for a friend of mine while i was in South Afica...bit scetchy as he forgot his helmet at home!

48 Comments

  • + 83
 Lets not get all judgmental about the rider and the helmet rule, it's not like he's on trial or anything.
  • + 17
 WAAAAYYYOOOOOO!!!!
  • + 14
 Boom tish !
  • + 14
 What you did there... I see it. Razz
  • - 6
 Maaybee he is wearing a helmet, you cant really see it, a helmet with a brim like a hat, yeah....
  • + 0
 Only the dieties will decide his fate...
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  • + 19
 Sorry, the no helmet criticism is fair... The first post in the POD recommendations rules states "3. Riders in photos must be wearing helmets."... Unless now that's just a guideline then this shouldn't have been chosen. It says that if the photo is REALLY AWESOME then it's ok not to have a helmet and you might still get POD.
  • + 10
 If someone wants to to pop their Mellon then let them. Every picture someone has to bitch and complain about something.
  • + 7
 If it didn't say in the description that he wasn't wearing a helmet then nobody would really know because the peak on is cap from the angle looks just like the peak on a helmet so I don't know what everybody is complaining about.Awesome photograph dude!
  • + 3
 I would say this photo qualifies as "really awesome."
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 You guys are missing the point. I DO think it's a great photo. I also read the RULES for POD saying that the riders MUST be wearing a helmet. I'm now asking if that rule doesn't apply. And if it does apply, it should apply to all riders / photographers. Or am I wrong, and it should only apply to some people?
  • + 1
 Maybe he changed the description of the picture after it was chosen to be the P.O.D. Otherwise, how can you tell. How far in advance are the pictures chosen?
  • + 1
 Like who reads 'the rules' about POD?? Its an awesome photo and that's all that should matter
  • + 1
 Nope no description changed..I only loaded if last week.
  • + 0
 Helmet? All depends on what values pinkbike wants to promote. Stay classy.
  • + 1
 FINALLY PB! thank you for featuring a POD without a helmet!
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  • + 14
 I'm by no means a trials rider but i'm glad to see a trials bike on POD . Just shows everybody has skill, not just the freeriders
  • + 3
 I totally agree man, I don't ride trials but I can seriously say that the majority of riding and tricks that has impressed me has been the crazy stuff that these insane trials riders pull off.
  • + 2
 trials is so addicting ive just started and cant stop now
  • + 1
 ^^^Right!? Trials is awesome!
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  • + 10
 Really?seems to be one rule for everyone else,but not for some.No disrespect to the photographer or rider.But pink Pinkbike really,either its allowed or not.
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  • + 6
 Would you guys like some milk? Being petty like a bunch a catty women! AWESOME photo man
!!YOU SHOULD QUIT YOUR DAY JOB!!
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  • + 6
 great photo, but no helmet and pod?
  • - 2
 Such a sick photo I have so much respect for trials it takes so much skill to do what they do! And I do believe he has a helmet on mate!
  • + 5
 Nah, that's a flat brim hat.
  • + 3
 @Dhracer97 read the description.
  • + 24
 People REALLY need to get off this helmet issue. Lets start taking responsibility for ourselves, I wear a helmet because I have made a decision based on my own ability and the risk involved. I appreciate that people look up to other riders and that's great but lets not burden people with the responsibility of others...

If a pic is a good pic then it should be pod whether the rider is wearing a helmet or not! What's next, no kneck brace no pod? No knee pads no pod? Where will this end? Lets stop dumbing down society and take responsibility for ourselves instead of blaming others!

Rant over! Big Grin
  • + 4
 (Agreed with above) But just have to say my input - shouldn't we base POD over whether it's a good photo or not? Isn't that what it's all about, and not whether the rider has a helmet on or not?
  • + 1
 He is clearly wearing a helmet. If you zoom in there is a red chin strap around his chin/neck area. I don't know why people even care but yeah neg prop me I don't care.
  • + 2
 @konabike4321 check out the other photos, i.e. www.pinkbike.com/photo/9138686

just sayin...
  • + 1
 Oh yeah, looks like he is wearing some early buds
  • + 1
 Don't worry bro I'm here with upvotes for all
  • - 1
 @konabike4321, you are clearly incoherent...
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  • + 5
 A pod with 7 faves, that's brave pinkbike.
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  • + 5
 Nice to see a trials POD for a change.
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  • + 2
 Nice one Just..! I knew a POD was coming one day...! Be on the look out for this mans photography skills... they can pay the Bills!
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  • + 4
 Mad respect, trials riders are nuts.
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  • + 0
 If you have to wear a helmet to get a POD, it explains why there is a serious lack of bmx PODs and I've seen some sick bmx pictures. If you don't wanna wear one it's your choice. But that doesn't ruin a great picture.
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  • + 3
 SA Reprazent !
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  • + 1
 Location: london Trail: Storm river valley south africa Wuuuuuuuuut
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  • + 2
 thats a great photo
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  • + 0
 Looks like a helmet to me
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  • - 1
 Great shot mate. Well deserved POD. Don't let the helmet haters put it down.
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