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sino428 mikekazimer's article
May 20, 2016 at 17:21
May 20, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Remember Your First 'Real' Mountain Bike?
I guess a should consider myself spoiled since I didn't get my first mountain bike until about 6 years ago. I never experienced the dark ages.
sino428 yoga15app's article
May 20, 2016 at 5:37
May 20, 2016
A Challenging One-Hour Yoga Flow Class - Monthly Yoga With Abi
Hi Abi! Those neck and back tips you suggested for me a few months ago have helped a lot. Especially the trigger point release with the ball. Hurts like mother-effer sometimes but really gets in the and relaxes the knots.
sino428 pinkbikeaudience's article
May 19, 2016 at 11:17
May 19, 2016
UCI to Host Steve Smith Memorial Run at Fort William
@Primoz: I think it is easier said than done for these guys to simply just put it out of thier mind and ride. Even after a month (which is not that long) seeing a tribute like that would bring all the emotion back. It's easy to say that they would just 'try hard for Steve' but in most cases it's not that simple. DH racing takes a great deal of focus and concentration, not just something you can go out and do while hopped up on raw emotion.
sino428 pinkbikeaudience's article
May 19, 2016 at 10:07
May 19, 2016
UCI to Host Steve Smith Memorial Run at Fort William
I think the only thing tricky could be the timing of this if you try to make it like his run was slotted in. I'm not sure what the riders at the top know and do not know or what they can see, but I'd imagine some of these guys were close with Steve and it could be very emotional for them. It would suck if the next rider was someone who was close with Steve and essentially had to jump in the starting gate for their run while in tears. I think they might have to make it more of a stand alone thing as opposed to the original idea of pretending he was there in the lineup.
sino428 RichardCunningham's article
May 14, 2016 at 5:34
May 14, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Should On-Board Cameras Be a Requirement for All World Cup DH Racers?
@twebeast: with technology evolving the way it is, actual 'cable' cams are likely going to be obsolete. There are already drones on the market with virtual 'cable cam' settings where the drone runs like a cable can between two set points set by GPS. Drones can also already follow a rider and film from behind or in front. The one thing holding drones back at this point I think is obstacle Avoidance. Especially for mountain biking it's a big problem as much of the riding is in the woods. Once they figure that out (it's already pretty far along in development) the possibilities will be endless.
sino428 RichardCunningham's article
May 13, 2016 at 19:18
May 13, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Should On-Board Cameras Be a Requirement for All World Cup DH Racers?
@kubaner: what do you mean by transponders? And how would you find a path the entire length of the track free of trees?
sino428 RichardCunningham's article
May 13, 2016 at 15:22
May 13, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Should On-Board Cameras Be a Requirement for All World Cup DH Racers?
@digthehills: Also have to keep in mind that they cannot show every riders full run due to the start times and multiple riders being on the track at the same time. You would never know everything that happened in a full run unless they went back and replayed the parts that were missed if something like a crash happened.
sino428 RichardCunningham's article
May 13, 2016 at 14:27
May 13, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: Should On-Board Cameras Be a Requirement for All World Cup DH Racers?
Am I the only one who thinks the exact opposite here? I think in general POV/helmet cam footage is terrible. It does a terrible job of showing what actually happens and makes even the most difficult lines look easy most of the time. I mean if a guy crashes and you see it on POV, you have no idea what actually happened. All you see is a blur and the camera spinning. Things like viral Rampage runs and Claudio's course previews are exceptions. Rampage is a who different animal and one of the only things that actually still looks scary in POV, and Claudio's previews are loved more because of him and his commentary than the footage. The only way I see it being a benefit is to fill in the gaps that regular coverage misses. Other than that the footage to me is inferior to that of the trackside camera's. I'd much rather they just add in extra cameras along the track than try to add POV footage.
sino428 vernonfelton's article
May 13, 2016 at 6:19
May 13, 2016
The Camera Never Lies - Opinion
@slimboyjim: does anyone notice a trend here in this thread? I think you commenters in the UK need to realize that the term spastic or spaz carries a much different meaning in the US and other places now. This is not about 'safe spaces' or 'political correctness' or and of that crap, it's a simple difference in language between countries. While it is generally seen as derogatory in the UK, in the US the term spastic and spaz have become disconnected from any meaning related to those with disabilities. It's now a slang term for clumbsines, uncoordination, nerdiness etc. People probably 50 years of age and under here would have zero association between these terms and someone with an actual disability.
sino428 devinci's article
May 10, 2016 at 16:00
May 10, 2016
Tragic News - Stevie Smith Passes Away
Same here. Just shocking. Terrible. I was checking Facebook at a traffic light (yea I know) and it was at the top of my feed. I was just stunned reading it. I had the guy behind me leaning on the horn because I was just sitting there when the light changed.
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