Sequence Saturday 35

Oct 5, 2012 at 23:23
by Ian Hylands  
bigquotesLast weekend we featured an old canyon gap sequence of Cam McCaul, and this weekend it's a new one. First place qualifying at Red Bull Rampage today, it doesn't get any fresher than this! - Ian Hylands

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 Newsflash: Helicopter crash in Utah. A very small helicopter today crashed in Utah, the cause thought to be linked to the nearby mountain biking event: Red Bull Rampage. As the helicopter was passed over by an as-yet unknown flying object, failure of the aircraft's engines are thought to have occurred due to an ingestion of a large quantity of 'sick air'. Pilot testimony likened the object to two joined flying saucers, with one emitting a ratcheting clicking sound. The Pilot sustained minor injuries, the most significant of which was a hyper-extended stoke gland, but is said to be in an otherwise stable condition. Authorities have warned against further air traffic, as further large quantities of this air are expected to appear in the near future...
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 Why did I get negatives? Did I offend someone?
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 We are on pinkbike not in the newscenter
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 Further speculation has linked the event to 1947 events in Roswell NM
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 Peeps on here are fuktards, and have no sense of humor. Perhaps you used too many difficult words for some of them. Oh boy! Bring on the negs! Hahahahaha!
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 Haha, Awesome.. 'Large quantity of Sick Air', 'Further large quantities expected in the near future', just brilliant! Smile
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 What would you know... Red Bull really does give you wings...
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 These story's every week are even boring when your baked....
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 "Cam McCaul, what is your secret to getting all that extra boost across the Canyon Gap? That was unreal. You must be stoked."

"To be frank with you, I farted. At this level of competition, every small change makes a difference."
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 I iked the writeup savaninja, and the fact that you wrote it in proper form shows perhaps you have some talent in writing.... as far as cams canyon gap goes.... Awesome. glad it seems the wind has dcied down for you guys out there, keep up the inspiring and boundry pushing riding.
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 Mabey they should start giving away pants for sequence sater days cause Im pretty sure I just ruind mine :I
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 "further air traffic has be restricted in the area due to the unknown origin of said aircraft. Investigations will be ongoing"
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 Want to get away but not get anally probed by the TSA? Try flying to your destination on a mountain bike!
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 That canyon gap gave me chills...

even better in person Smile
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 Wow thanks for the support guys! After getting negatived I thought no-one liked it, but have just checked back and I'm glad you all enjoyed!
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 Sorry for my stupid and senseless comment ;-)
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 Savaninja, did you come up with your comment by looking at the one that I made weeks ago to win a free EVOC pack (which is sick!!!), or was that just a coincidence?
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 I don't remember it Vtwin, I may have seen yours but certainly didn't have it in mind when writing! I just wrote it because it looks like the heli is going down... If we are similar then I offer you the thought that great minds think alike Wink And JojoHD It's OK, I thought mine was stupid until a few weeks ago Razz
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 Watching videos on youtube of the redbull rampage was seriously what got me into riding in the first place. So stoked that its back again for 2012, such a great inspiration watchin these guys huckin crazy lines and pushing the limits of the sport and the bikes. cant wait for finals Smile Smile
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 ah, so red bull gives you whips
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 Braaaaaaaaap!
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 red bull gives wings !!
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 They say redbull give you wings. But what does Cam McCaul give you? A f*cking huge gap and an amazing run. Damn I want some of that.
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 well somebody likes to mass neg prop.
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 If it was me doing the gap, that canyon would see some heavy chocolate rain.
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 He doesn't need wings, he needs a parachute!
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 He once cased a jump just to see how it would feel.
He can whip in more than three dimensions.
He doesn't usually race world cups, but when he does, he rides a hard tail. And wins.
When he drinks red bull, he gives the red bull wings.
He has been the winner of the red bull rampage for the past decade--even in the years when the event didn't happen.
He is the most interesting mountain biker in the world: "I don't always ride big airs, but when I do, I try to emulate Cam McCaul. Stay stoked my friends".
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 this^ or savaninja for the win!
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 I cant prop the top two comment anymore. but madskillrider most definitely has some madd skill
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 That's one small jump for Cam, one giant leap for mankind.
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 One small leap for man, one giant leap for Camkind!
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 This is literally Evil Knievel shit and guys like Cam McCaul make it look way too easy. The angle sure gives you an idea of how big the canyon really is and how severe the consequences are if you make any error whatsoever. You would have to be so on point and committed to hitting something like this... can't even imagine what it takes mentally to ride this stuff. The canyon gap and the Oakley sender have to be 2 of the biggest features in mountain biking ever. Best of luck to the riders who risk it all to push the sport of mountain biking.
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 Cam McCaul for president! If Mountain Biking was ever to need an ambassador, he would be easily be the best rider for the job. Attitude, ability, charisma, he has it all. It's dope to see him right up there again, would love to see him get a strong result this weekend, rip it up Cam!
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 Cam McCaul sent the canyon at Rampage, with style that increases with age, He threw a whip across the gap And qualified first place with that. One of the top freeriders on the world stage.
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 Life's too short not to go big. Gotta go big.
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 Agent McCaul. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to smash a insane run at Red Bull Rampage. A chopper will be En Route to make your escape in. Good luck Agent. This message will self destruct in 5 seconds.
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 It's take a kid mountain biking day in Canada, I'm going to take my son biking and then watch Rampage with him. Doesn't get any better than that. Oh and probably eat a lot of turkey
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 just gonna suggest that should probably be every day Smile
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 this sport would be ridiculously farther than it is today with events like rampage and joyride every single day, redbull may be overpriced and taste like shit but damn they sponsor everything, itd be sick to watch rampage every day!
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 "Rockstars" don't need wings to fly, just a bike, a slope, a ramp...and a pair of very big bollocks!

Talking about bollocks, I really hope Söderström be alright. Shit maaaaan!!! I don't want such a pain not even for the worst of my enemies.
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 Cam is but who drinks that ! Everyone knows redbulls only real rival is monster and they're like a poor relation ! Redbull still step up and put a serious amount of money and work into mountain biking and without them our chosen sport wouldn't be were it is today !
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 I want to thank the world of mountain biking for something else to be thankfull for this weekend, the rampage, while the rest of the world eats a sh*t ton of turkey im going to be working hard so that on day i could ride in a event like this, and be thankfull that i started biking of course. Good luck to the riders may the best man win.


(SEMENUK)!!!!!!!
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 Just watched the qualifiers about five minutes ago and they all seemed unreal, until cam's run, that was beyond possible!! A gap like that, honestly how much sick air can you get in a run, seems as though red bull really does give you wings!!
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 I heard hes on contract with the US Air Force. Apparently his helmet is outfitted with missile guidance system and a remote anti-aircraft trigger. After Rampage he's headed to Afghanistan. Good Luck Cam!
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 We're so used to see someone nail something like this we don't stop and think about how hard it actually is. PinkBike posts shit with stuff like this and we don't even blink. Sure, we might add it to our favorites, yet as most of us are just fans, we can't completely grasp what it takes to nail the Canyon Gap.
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 Cam McCaul - showing you don't need wings when Red Bull have given you a big ass take-off instead!
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 "Determined to get out of the shadow of older brother Cam McCaul, Tyler McCaul added a small amount of 'n-heptane-isooctane-naphtha-kerosene' (aka jet fuel--stolen from a helicopter refueling nearby) to Cam's pre-run 16.9 oz. Red Bull™. Expecting that his older brother would feel nauseous and pull out from competition, Tyler was taken aback when, just prior to dropping in, Cam burped out a fireball reminiscent of those emanating from the winged reptiles of medieval mythological folklore. Cam, showing no sign of nausea or surprise at the fireball, dropped in and began what would be the best run of the day. With only the 60 foot gap between him and the crowd of scantily clad, screaming pro-hoes, a spark flew from his overheating rear disc and ignited a Jet Fuel vapor infused flatus at which point Cam launched into orbit (coincidently almost colliding with the helicopter whose fuel he was then digesting). He stylishly maneuvered his bike and body sideways to reduce his speed upon reentry and then landed smoothly on the sculpted transition. Tyler's malicious actions thus backfired (pardon the pun) as Cam held the top position after the first day. Furthermore, Red Bull™ has announced the launch of a Cam McCaul inspired energy drink aptly named, "Afterburner". Cam says he doesn't hold it against his younger brother Tyler. “I’ve been drinking that stuff for years. It tastes great," Cam chuckled, "but it does give me gas."
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 "and to your left, the world's greatest big mountain biking event; and if you look closely, you can see what appears to be Cam McCaul sending a sick whip over that gnarly gap."
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 I lile Cam's style. He believes he can fly, touch the sky and shit, but doesnt rape youngsters to prove his point, he just proves it.
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 OK, it´s official: MacCaul has his own non-relativistic gravity field. Either that or he is capable of challenging the knowledge we have about gravity... Aren't NASA guys aware of that?
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 The Rampage is just insane. Pushes the limits of what you can do on a bicycle every year. Its awesome sequence that shows the scale and size of what people are sending bikes off (and making the landing) in 2012.

Amazing.
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 Who needs wings when you've a red bull behind you ! Cam + trek + redbull = a lot of airtime ;-)
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 well but isn't cam sponsored by rockstar ? ;D
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 Rampage is one of these events where you just have to think about how crazy and sick our passion have become.
Huge jumps and gnarly tricks.

THAT´S WHAT I LIKE!!
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 All those reports of "flying saucers" and other UFOs in the area decades ago were probably just sightings of Cam as a kid, practicing to get to this point.
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 Half way through you can tell he's thinking "might as well start a whip while I'm up here"
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 I love the red bull on the side of the take off. It conjures the thought that the rider is riding up its backbone, and using the power and might of the jumping bull to launch himself across this spectacular chasm. All the riders taking part are animals!
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 That jump would make a good house
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 Does the same damn back pack get given out every single time there is a sequence saturday? Or is Pinkbike just waiting for an actual good comment?
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 It's on loan every week another person gets to use it
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 wait.... that is sarcasm right? it'd suck to have the backpack at the end of the season
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 why dont they say who won anymore?
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 i that was the best line that was built i mean all the riders did a great job and. i just can't figure out was that Mccaul or an AIRPLANE!!!!
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 Holy shit! can't wait for tomorrow! Smile
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 Wow!!! For a second there I was scared for the heli pilot incase cam sent the canyon gap to big and tore a hole straight through it Wink Wink
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 so glad he used the dual 40 today. Conditions look evil. Cam is one coolmutha......what you say....I'm talkin bout Shaft .....he ......John tCaminator Shaft.
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 In our dreams, most of us imagine we might be able to do something this huge too. That's why we watch! Thanks for bringing this event to us!
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 love the camera angle sooooo stoked on rampage everyones looking good for the competion semenuk for the win and the chopper in the back nice touch
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 "so what happens if i don't clear it?" "nothing you've between drinking red bull, u you'll be fine." "cool, thought so."
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 This is the mountain biking equivalent of Steve McQueen crossing the border!
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 Is it a bird? Is it a plane?... No it's Cam McCaul sending a HUGE canyon gap!
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 And the Caul jumped over the moon
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 if Chuck Norris made jumps thats what they'd look like
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 Watching this really does inspire you to mountain bike. What these guys do is truly amazing! I wonder who is going to win?
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 A Mars a day, helps you work, rest and play.....after you've had a red bull
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 red bull rampage is the beating heart of why people ride the adrenaline, the gaps and the thrills of riding
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 'I thought about mooning the audience down there, but cameras were rolling and i'm kinda prude'
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 wait....this is what pros are doing these days? f#@k........guess i should take up roller blading.......lol
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 Nice, nice, nice, looking good, GO Cam, YEAHHH BUDDY you got it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 Being less than 20 yards away from this while it happened was easily the best thing ever!
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 You know you have some speed when you clear a jump before a helicopter rotor can make a full rotation.
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 Riding to the takeoff and this is what i see, everybody in the Heli lookin at me I got a bike between my legs and I ain't afraid to send it, send it..... I'm steezy and I know it
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 "What!? WHOA..." -5 year old sister

She summed it up well. That's massive. And Red Bull Rampage is incredible. Period.
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 I wonder if Kirkpatrick MacMilla (bike inventor) had any idea of how far the bicycle would come...
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 Cam and the others make it look so easy! i want to give those lines a shot.
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 That jump would make a nice house
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 It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's Cam McCaul going bigger than either of those!
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 The strap fell off my bag the other day............ and I'm a student
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 To quote Rob Warner, how can they sit down with balls that big; I mean, it's just insane
Look at those jumps
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 That awkward moment when you realize you are not Cam...and in fact your riding sucks...
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 you gotta have balls the size of grapefruits to hit that gap. good thing Cams are the size of basketballs.
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 red bull gives you wings. he happens o be using those wings to full potential
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 The NASA finally got a new space program : McCaul 1 got on orbit after a succesful launch from the canyon sender.
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 If he did that whistle from SEASONS, they might put him on IUCN Red List... there is just a few of his kind...
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 well the fact ,that utah-dirt looks like on the mars makes cam think that he can fly...and he proves it Wink
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 A statue should be built of Cam, but there would never be any way of putting it high enough in the air.
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 Well, its what they say... Redbull gives you wings! Except for me , of course, i'd probably fell of that cliff and just die
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 Ram Bam Thank you Cam...great shot,great gap...awesome event. Thanks Pinkbike
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 WHOOSH!! I saw a few waves of dust that accompanied during takeoff.. - IN DUST WE TRUST -
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 man, he hucked it so far he's gonna need to show his passport when he gets to the other side Wink
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 Unknown objective in american air space, shoot it down like we shoot down everything else
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 Cam's pinning it so hard the heli's having a hard time keeping up!
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 Is this what heaven looks like?
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 Rampage is always a gnarly comp. I think Cam is gonna win this year.
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 Gravity is defied once again at rampage!
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 Cam McCaul haulin halo's. Gotta be an angel to fly like that.
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 Welcome to mountain biking
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 Looks like he's swinging from the chopper !!
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 Jumpin heli's all day long!
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 Cam McCaul has been tagged by an Assault drone. Killstreak over Frown
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 Protour, not commenting on a post?! my god this is a good saturday.
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 Ohh my god Becky look at her butt tuche!
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 I want the backpack. HOw's that for a good comment?
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 Cam McCaul is my hero.
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 Just needed to stick his hand up to touch the heli!!
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 I have to go... My people are calling me.
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 À quoi tu penses là haut?
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 Naah I am from future where we can fly, everbody can do this!! Big Grin Big Grin
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 Drop the Cammer, shoot the GAP, like a motorcycle BRRRAAAAAAAP!
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 Red Bull Rampage- The only reason to believe that people can fly
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 Air Traffic Control has warned people of an unidentified flying object in the Utah area...
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 Jumping over a heli is so much fun.
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 Jumping over a chopper! Now that's bad ass!!
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 that choppers gonna run out of gas before cam does
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 I think your supposed to make a wish....when you see that in the sky!!!
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 The ONLY way to fly America's Skies! Captain Cam in Virgin Airlines!
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 This scares the cake off my tooth hair, cam gettin' gnarly!!
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 In suspension we trust!
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 I never imgined one being able to pilot a bike in the sky.
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 Go rampage!!!!! woooo!!!!
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 i think someone will die there
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 Seeing that didn't make me come up with anything to say just 'waow'
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 I remember the first time i hucked myself over a giant crevase...
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 This mans balls gave him wings
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 Until now, I always thought that "gives you wings" thing was joke
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 wheres his navigation lights?
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 SSX tricky ! EA sports BIG !
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 I ride that stuff on my hardtail. Yeh!
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 But a red bull gives you massive wings!!!
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 Canyon McCaul
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 Drop a redbull, don't drop into the canyon
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 Well that's a bit of a slap in the face for da Vinci
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 this is so RAD!!!!
will some one do a backflip on this jump? Smile
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 Upon this rock ive build my church
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 That heli must have been embarassed...
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 this is f*ck*ng huuuuuuuuuuuuge!
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 i want to fly like him >.
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 Racer name: Cam McCaul
Race name: Red bull Rampage
Local name: SKY
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 The ramp is smouldering from the heat!
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 Red Bull gives you Huge BAWS
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 Is it a bird?...Is it a plane?
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 holy crap he jumped a heli :] lool
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 Huge jumps and airtime is the kind of freedom I like to live!
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 I didnt know trek made airplanes? Must be a session 12.12. Prolly $77,000
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 Тоо DAMN Good he can teech you how to be airplane in te Utah sky !!!
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 Hey! Who wants to play high 5 the helicopter?
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 It's a bird it's a plane...no,it's pure freeride again !
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 He's higher then Charlie Sheen on a friday night!!!
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 He's higher than Charlie Sheen every night...
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 Well Newton, it's your turn! Gravity got nothing on Rampage!
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 'Scuse me.. Just passing by...
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 At this altitude I think I saw McCaul on my radar yesterday...
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 Excuse me, while I kiss the sky...
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 Is it a bird?.. Is it a plane? Oh no, it's a helicopter. My bad.
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 Seriously; the guys at Rampage have massive balls.
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 whats quicker a bike or a helicopter? but the bike can fly just as good
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 that is a disgustingly big jump!
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 Balls thats all.
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 "Annnd Whiiiiiiiiiiip"
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 red bull gives wings
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 This is delicious indeed
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 Even Rockstar gives you wings! - Cam McCaul
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 SH*T, SH*T, SH*T, SH*T.........
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 Sender to Mars!
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 BOOM we have lift off
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 Wendy I can flyyyyyyyyy!
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 Damn I whipped the wrong way...missed hitting the heli
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 I beat the choppa!!!
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 When all the years jumping in your dad's pool finally pay off!
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 e.t. go home......
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 I'm flying Jack!
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 New Fotos please)
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 Sent like a baws
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 As high as the heli!!
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 shred bikes-shred life.
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 I believe I can fly...
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 ROWDY!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 I like Grapes
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 " Get to tha choppa! "
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 bye bye bird
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 and now on a scooter!
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 And over the chopper! Big Grin
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 Fuck that shit
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 which ones the airoplane
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