Kyle Strait Here, Rampage Champ - Ask Me Anything!

Oct 17, 2013
by Kyle Strait  
Thanks y'all, that's it for now, going fishing.





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1,155 Comments

  • 124 8
 Wos Up Kyle. Congrats on the win. I was shopping the other day for food and amongst other things bought some Rice Crispies. I got up the other morning, had a bowl and could hear the snap and crackle but definitely no pop. Id like your opinion on whether I should return them for a refund. I enjoyed them an all, but if a product boasts something on the packaging shouldnt the product hold up to that boast. Let me know, thanks Every thing else I bought was OK.
  • 123 1
 Fight for your rights. Demand a full refund. False advertisement is a crime.
  • 32 1
 I definitely got some pop in mine. Maybe its the kind of milk you are using. Here in the US the milk is heavily processed. Perhaps you need some growth hormone rBST in your milk?
  • 22 1
 This is the best question ever
  • 2 1
 Welsh cows definitely don't have enough rBST. Get that crackle and pop.
  • 2 1
 I do believe your pop was probably stolen by SirLyle himself. It's the wheaties of all FMB riders. Unfortunately pop gets carried away and morphs into snap and crackle.
  • 114 8
 In kilograms, how much do your testicles weigh?
  • 61 1
 3.7
  • 13 3
 You took a scale out, hung them on it and wrote that response, didn't you?
  • 7 2
 how do feel about braking the curse
  • 27 0
 Duh
  • 2 0
 Sir strait do u think rampage will be held in the same place next year or a diffrent location ?
  • 3 4
 I see you have a playstation, you wanna play GTA 5 online and murder some thugs and get wasted?
  • 3 4
 "CTRL + F"

type "sirlyle".

ENTER,
ENTER
ENTER
  • 66 1
 What were you planning to do for your second run?
  • 2 1
 I was curious about this too. First run was huge and clean but it seems like you had a few places where you had tricks planned. I really wish those second runs went down. I wanted to see McCaul's second run. Same with Zink. Would have been sweet to see him murder the whole mountain and not worry about that flip.
  • 22 0
 I was planning on doing a fast more stylish run at the top.. maybe tripiling down on one of my drops mid way then adding in a table on my hip by the boner long, then a super seater on the last hit.
  • 3 0
 You're nuts... Those are tricks I talk about when joking with my freinds about stuff I'd never even consider on such massive jumps
  • 1 0
 I figured as much. I figured a super or a 3 off the bottom hit. Wish we could have seen it.
  • 12 0
 Would have been rad to have everyone's 2nd runs but it was just not in that cards. No matter what all the riders rode amazing and couldnt be more stoked.
  • 1 1
 agreed. From what I saw it was a pretty damned amazing event.
  • 49 2
 Who would win in a street fight? Zink or Semenuk?
  • 165 1
 Zink for sure
  • 25 0
 haha, was that even a question^^ lol skinny boy vs zink hah cmon
  • 46 0
 Semenuk is scrappy, but Zink would light him up. Zink is from Reno.
  • 28 0
 I hear Reno has some savage hookers... gotta be tough to put up with those bow-legged methwalkers.
  • 5 1
 Zink would maul semenuk. But i'm sure semenuk could take a good beating and get right back up.
  • 6 1
 Semenuk would did some opposite hits and kicks and he may win
  • 3 2
 but only after zink did a unnecessary spin move even though he was winning and broke his leg....
  • 45 4
 Can you send me some Copenhagen? It's so expensive here..
  • 43 0
 Just come over.
  • 5 1
 I got your back Kenny! PM me yo addy, one cannot go without Copenhagen. You a long cut or a snuff man?
  • 9 0
 The Ken is a snuff man, was there even a question.
  • 7 0
 A thousand apologies. I should have known. Rook move on my part.
  • 6 0
 What is Copenhagen, except for the capital of my country? I'm all out of google...
  • 2 0
 Only the best chewing tobacco ever.
  • 39 1
 no... no you don't.
  • 16 5
 Orrrrr you could not chew and save your gums and teeth
  • 8 0
 T Mac was robbed...and he offers solid oral health advice!
  • 1 0
 Although my name is Tyler, I'm not that T-Mac. I've been called T-Mac forever but I'll gladly share it with McCaul!
  • 37 2
 The more important question: Ass or Tities!?
  • 151 1
 Ass man.
  • 15 7
 you guys are all crazy, tits for sure.
  • 16 3
 Asses for the masses....tits are for kids.
  • 1 0
 Tits are nice but eventually they turn to rocks in socks!
  • 33 3
 Looking at some crashes and how big jumps on rampage are getting do you think this event is getting a little out of hand ? I mean we all do enjoy watching you guys hitting all those sick drops and doing crazy tricks but this year i was honestly concern that Zink might die in case he fail this sick backflip.
  • 75 1
 No, I think that the riders are smart enough and good enough to decide what is best for them, nobody is forced to ride Rampage.
  • 27 0
 Stay safe then and congrats on win Big Grin awesome run.
  • 19 0
 thank you
  • 33 2
 If you could have traded bikes with anyone else at rampage who would you trade with
  • 28 1
 Good question but GT probably won't let him answer that, nor any rider who's fully sponsored for that matter...
  • 165 2
 Why would I trade bikes with anyone? Mine was the winner.
  • 29 0
 Does it ever get weird that pretty much all the questions you are being asked are relating to you balls?
  • 115 0
 I like my balls.
  • 7 7
 in regards to...manscaping or au natural?
  • 28 0
 you really wanna know that ???

Natural run what you brung
  • 14 0
 Hahahaha ^^i like how asking about your balls is ok but as soon as Dukes question comes around, it goes too far
  • 3 1
 awesome! i was joking but SirLyle did answer my question sweet!! awesome rampage riding SirLyle!
  • 33 3
 Would you rather fight 1 horse sized duck, or 100 duck sized horses?
  • 27 1
 100 ducks
  • 29 1
 Is there anyone else in the bike industry besides Karl from Pinkbike that you're afraid of?
  • 19 1
 Radek
  • 49 0
 I can take karl down no problem.. He is soft. bring it karl
  • 11 1
 I have personally seen Radek snap off a tree with his arm when he fell off of a skinny. Do not anger the Radek Big Grin
  • 15 0
 Radek broke a Monster T with a bunnyhop. I don't think anything else needs to be said.
  • 3 0
 My mate snapped a pine with his neck, como lo ves hermano?
  • 25 4
 Dear Mr Strait, Do you believe in cause and effect? For example, when you busted that no-hander off the sender I accidently shouted "No F*cking way!". It's possible (but not confirmed) that my 7yr old daughter may have heard (although she was in bed at the time). It's not beyond reason that she may take that sort of language into school, ruin her education and ultimately hinder her job oppertunities. As you were the one who has potentially caused this ripple effect, how does that make you feel? PS Zink and Kelly also caused further outbursts, so it's possibly not all your fault.
  • 36 0
 I was home schooled after 10th grade, she'll be fine.
  • 17 3
 what if your daughter also adopts yer sub-par spelling? she's doomed.
Smile
  • 2 1
 I also screamed like a girl for SirLyle, Zink and Kelly. Oh how I laughed as I assured my 2 year old we weren't being burgled Smile
  • 20 0
 Who blacked out at the Rampage after party?
  • 58 0
 Everyone. And Utah didnt make it easy.
  • 7 0
 LOL I forgot they have like a 3.6% alcohol limit on drinks. That's a lot of near-beer!
  • 8 0
 3.6%?? Blimey

I see a huuuuge beer tab Wink
  • 4 0
 3.2% Frown
  • 20 0
 I heard that your dad can out grill you ? When is the grill down
  • 21 0
 I beat you on saturday night and you know it
  • 15 0
 No questions, Kyle. Just wanted to say you have a lot of fans here in Monterey, CA. Your win at Sea Otter has the locals cheering for you every time. Had the wind not been blowing and you got that 2nd run, we all know you'd thrown down something sick or gone out trying. Good on you, too setting a good standard for the groms by supporting Zink and the other rampage guys. See you in Monterey in '14!!
  • 28 0
 We do this for you guys.
  • 3 0
 best answer! Thanks Kyle
  • 17 2
 My question is, what should I do;
I've got a GF, but lately I think she is cheating on me. She doesn't answer my calls, she is goin out only with people I don't know. She often comes home late at night, with I taxi, but even though I can hear a car engine, I never actually see the cab and she alway walks the last meters on foot.
A few days ago I picked up her phone to look at the time , but she got very upset, saying that I interfered in her privacy , so I decided to finally get to the bottom of this thing.
Last night she went out again and I decided that I will hide and wait somewhere, to find out who will bring her home at night. So, when I was hiding behind my car for some time, I noticed that there is rust on my rear fender.
Now I wonder how to remove it, so it won't spread somewhere else? Should I use silicone or change the fender?
Thank you for your reply!
  • 6 0
 Well done....
  • 20 0
 Ditch her and change the fender homie.
  • 16 1
 Is it ever too late to make it pro? I'm only 17 but you always see 10 year olds who already surpass my abilities by an absolute country mile.
  • 141 0
 If you get good enough then you will be a pro. Age is just a number, except for when your bones get creaky like Zink's.
  • 8 0
 No kidding, Kelly only turned pro two years ago, well into his mid twenties.
  • 6 0
 Id love to be able to flip like that with creaky bones....
  • 15 0
 Is it true that you're thinking of moving to Europe?? I heard you love it there...
  • 21 2
 I love the South of France, especially in the fall its so beautiful. Europe has the best food too.
  • 23 0
 Nice!! I heard you have trouble fitting into their elevators though...is that true?
  • 24 0
 Its a double wide.. But, you have to be over 5'5'' to ride it. Was going to invite you over but figured you wouldnt be able to get up to the pad. maybe ill hide you in in a box
  • 5 0
 haha this is sweet
  • 11 0
 First congrats! My question: where you and the others riders involved in the decision of not doing a second run at rampage ? How do you feel about it, are you disappointed not having able to do a second run (maybe even more amazing) ?
  • 23 0
 We all talked about and it was everyone as a groups decision. I wanted a second run as bad as anyone, it would've gotten wild.
  • 6 0
 Thanks for the answer ! I would have love to see your second run, for sure it would have been wild !
  • 14 1
 1st question: do u ever see yourself racing a full season of World Cup DH in the near future?

2nd question: what do u think about 27.5" dh/freeride bikes? Would u ride one?
  • 86 0
 Probably not, the World Cup level is way up these days. Stevie would be so bummed if I went out and smoked him too, I'll save our friendship. I think there is a time and a place for all wheel sizes.
  • 14 1
 How much beef jerky did you have in your snack break when the pictures were being taken of your DH bike?
  • 189 3
 3 bags. I didn't climb the food chain to eat lettuce.
  • 6 0
 hahaha noice
  • 5 1
 Ill write that reply in bacon...
  • 9 0
 hahaha bitchin
  • 13 0
 How close were you to riding that second run, and when did you find out that everyone's first runs would be the finals?
  • 12 1
 I had my helmet on for almost the whole time at the top waiting.. There were three occasions when I was 10 seconds from drop in while waiting for tv crew and helicopter.. then the wind came back up.
  • 10 0
 I have a question ! at your winning run you had a gopro camera on your helmet ! was it fimling ? :
1) If it was filming where can i find that video ?
2) If it wasn`t filming why the f*ck did you not filmed the most epic moment of your life ?
  • 3 0
 It was filming. You can see the red light blinking during his interview. Let's just hope it was pointed in the right direction.
  • 1 0
 I hope so ! because if you remember the 2012 gopro videos ... they were amazing ! i really wanna see this badass going downhill at rampage ! but if you look closer, my question is the only one that doesn`t have any answer from Kyle.... Mabye he doesn`t want to answer .... anyway if you know eny gopro video from rampage you can reply here because i couldn`t find eny of them (sorry for my bad english, i`m not a native speaker)
  • 9 1
 Kyle congrats on winning the Rampage your run was impressive, but people have commented that Magarry's flip was the winning run.. I think there's too much of an emphasis on tricks in Ramapge, not on technicality of line or difficulty of terrain ridden. How do you feel about tricks vs tech terrain?
  • 27 2
 I think that it is great to have the tricks if your missing gaps in your line. But for the most part Rampage is about all around riding and everything should be considered.
  • 7 0
 Yo Kyle, I was there at the bottom of the Sender when you were practising with Zink and in Comp. I have to say it was awesome sportsmanship when you were on the radio with Zink after you guineaed it the first time and in Comp! Major Props bro. Saw your dad there also how sweet was that for you?
  • 23 0
 He's my BFF and I am going to do everything I can to help him and vise versa. Great to have pops out there too.
  • 7 0
 I just wanna say the trick I enjoy watching the most are your tabletops. Most elegant movement in a bike ever man; never getting tired of watching them at your nwd 7 videopart!
  • 11 2
 Trails not tricks. Thanks man.
  • 7 0
 do you set up your suspension with stiffer spring rates, faster or slower rebound, than you would for your normal freeriding to accommodate those massive landings you stick @ redbull?
  • 15 0
 I up my spring rate 100lbs and slow down the high speed rebound. Rock Shox puts a special tune on the suspension that we have been developing for years.
  • 10 0
 What is your opinion about the FMB?
  • 78 1
 I think the FMB is good for up and coming riders to be able to get in to the spotlight. It helps with organization, but heres my beef. FMB does absolutely f*ck all for me. I've never signed up, never been part of it, I've kept my eye on it to see if it would help me, but I don't see the point. The events I want to go to, I go to, I don't need to be involved with the FMB though. It is good to have a freeride champ, but it's a waste of time. Guys finishing 7th or 8th in the world aren't even winning back their registration fees. Where's the money going?
  • 20 0
 thanks for reply man! Rampage Title is def more worth in my eyes than the FMB.. Congrats for makin it!
  • 10 1
 I'm with JoCr, no disrespect to Pilgrim, but Crankworx and the Rampage are far more prestigious than the FMB overall title. I would like to see a few more big mountain events so that to win the overall you have to be the most well rounded rider.
  • 9 0
 there needs to be more big mountain events
  • 8 0
 How did winning rampage for the second time compare to when you won it the first time? Did the wind put a dampener on it or was it just as good a feeling?
  • 13 0
 It was an all around amazing feeling
  • 6 0
 Way to kill it, I'm a wrench sporting GT here in Southern Oregon, I had to let my Distortion go to a kid getting into it to keep the IRS happy, but I need a big bike again, my co-wrench has a Fury 2.0 from 2013 but it's a small and I'm 6'3", I talked to my rep about getting a World Cup '14 on demo, does it feel like a sex machine for freeride? OH yeah, props on making history with a double win, my bench is plastered with wingman pics, always looked up to you man!
  • 5 0
 Sorry to hear that man. Personally I would wait for the 2014 it will fit you amazing and will be so stoked. thanks for the support
  • 10 0
 how comfy is that couch?
  • 7 0
 the one i'm on?
  • 10 1
 ya brotato
  • 11 0
 kinda sucks.. Im a Sage's house.
  • 5 0
 Dude you won rampage, a huge accomplishment, duely noted that you won your first rampage at what, age 17? Or
something crazy like that. This question is for yourself and maybe talking on the behalf of others, a few people didn't get a second run. The results would have been changed 100% on and off podium, how did everyone react, and In likeliness to fairness do you think there should have been a second day of riding for the 2nd runs?
  • 11 0
 It's part of the event, it's fair and unfair all at the same time. Everyone was aware the wind was a factor, but for it to all be fair then everyone should have been able to take a second run. I would like to have taken a second run, but we can't control the weather and the same rules apply to everyone therefore it was fair as well.
  • 2 0
 Was there any consideration at all in continuing the 2nd runs the following morning if the weather permitted? What would your thoughts have been if they would have offered that as an option, to continue first thing Monday morning, just the riders and Judges to save on overhead costs with the filming crews?
  • 5 0
 First runs went really well so there was no way that they were going to roll over to monday morning. I would have liked to get out for my 2nd run no matter what.
  • 7 0
 Alot of riders said leading up to the comp that the current Rampage site is getting a bit stale. What other places do you think might make for a good Rampage venue?
  • 27 0
 A new site is something we will always be trying to find. The trail never ends.
  • 1 0
 I think with the the big stuff you saw at the location this year it opened up some doors for extending the life of the comp at that location a couple more years. I'd work on fixing the event itself before moving it. Gotta suck for the guys that got shorted runs... even if the podiumed. LOL!
  • 2 0
 Maybe another location wouldn't be quite so windy and those people would've gotten their second runs...as I recall, this is the first time that wind has been an issue in virgin UT
  • 2 0
 The site now has been run though so hard. I crossed four lines jus in my run. With out building more wood features it will be really hard. I have been walking around that area for over 6 years now. I do not see many more lines that dont run into an uphill for straight into a dead end. To make a podium run at rampage you cant have any of that.
  • 2 1
 I can see that. Eventually it will be more of the same and will just be about who pushes it the hardest and it's gonna be hard to top that back flip. I wouldn't be mind seeing it move around. I can see from year to year where people are running this run or that run and it becomes more and more about the wood stuff and I don't think that was ever really the point of the event. Anyway it goes... figure out how to get everyone their runs. All I know... props to everyone and best of luck in recovery. Couple big time injuries to come back. You 2 with busted femurs... .just look at what Chad Kagy did coming back from his. You'll be back.
  • 2 0
 Old wade simmons videos show ceazy wind at rampage. Just pointing that out.
  • 1 0
 It's a consistent issue. Desert afternoon=winds. I lived in one for 4 years.
  • 4 0
 since you are the Rampage MAN what future riding plans do you still want to accomplish?

Also, i just moved from utah to huntington beach. can you tell me or message me fun ( all mountain, free ride, DH) places to ride since i know you a California dude.
  • 7 0
 I would love to have a national title, it's one thing I have always wanted.
  • 4 0
 How do all you guys (rampage competitors) deal with watching peers (and friends) go down so brutally? Is there a mental aspect there that takes some major work to deal with and rise above.

Props on the win and being healthy afterwords.
  • 10 0
 Thank you.. It is very hard to watch my friends go down. It does play a part in your head. I just have to try and stay positive.
  • 4 0
 Kyle, I was screaming at my tv when you and Zink hit the sender, you guys are f*cking animals. Do you have any filming ideas in the works? Like anything you want to bring out in 2014, as far as new areas or cool projects? And also, dude you are so gnarly on DS, it's kinda scary.
  • 4 0
 Yes I have been working on a affordable web based full movie this summer that should be out at the end of the year. It called Duck Tape Stuffs. Hahaha thank you!! I love those bikes.
  • 5 0
 Do u ever look bak at the video of your self and think f**k that was a good run?
Also what does it feel like to be the 1st person to nail rampage twice!!
  • 8 0
 Hahaha sometimes. I look back and try to see what I can work on
  • 5 0
 On a scale of 1 to 100, how insane was it to hit the biggest drop of the icon sender? Would you have hit zinks special take off?
  • 7 0
 80, Yes I almost hit Zink's take off in practice.
  • 3 0
 Only 80! I'd love to see what you would need to score over 90!.. 50 feet to 6 foot wide landing, no sweat!
  • 7 0
 Do you know what happened to Kirill "benderoni" Churbanov ?
  • 36 1
 He realized what he was getting himself into.
  • 1 0
 Cheers guys!
  • 2 0
 oh same link two times... :-) sorry didn't see it
  • 3 0
 this it not a cuestion. its more something that i noticed.

when you finished your run, your face was that you where worried for cam sender backflip and started talking with him via walkie talkie.

you were realy worried for him, isnt it?
  • 13 0
 Oh yeah, he is crazy.
  • 3 0
 1. Do you think they should extend Rampage to more days so you're not forced to run in late afternoon desert winds or risk not getting all of your runs?

2. How do you think things would have gone down had everyone gotten all their runs in?
  • 3 0
 The only way they could do that is to not have as many riders. it just takes a long time with that many runs
  • 3 1
 That was kind of my feeling when I looked at the list this year. Too many riders or too short of a comp. Would have loved to see what guys would have done with more runs. Then seeing the outcome it pretty much confirmed it. Some guys are out there for a couple weeks anyways. Another day seems reasonable to make sure everyone gets their runs in without being forced to risk afternoon wind. Anyone that's ever been to the desert before knows that you're pretty much guaranteed wind in the afternoon. Usually starts around 2 and ends around 6 with around 4 being often pretty brutal. That's my vote... fix this event before trying to take it to other countries. Pretty damned impressive year though. You guys blow me away. Never in a million years did I see things going this way 10-15 years ago. Amazing. Look at Tyler's run. 5th place. That dude went freaking beast mode and stuck that huge drop as clean as I've ever seen anyone stick one that large. So props man. Stay safe and congrats on the win. Looking forward to next year.
  • 3 0
 Hey Kyle

props on the second win!

just a quick one - what is Bender like these days? (saw he was judging at Rampage)

I got to spend a day riding Whistler with him some years back and have not seen / heard much of him since

is Bender held in high regard by the new school riders?
  • 7 0
 Bender is the man. He's a bit out of his mind, but who isnt.
  • 2 1
 thanks for the reply

I always had a high respect for what Bender brought to mountain biking, and after riding DH with him, saw he was not just a "hucker" as many people had him labelled

good luck with your future plans!

Rob C
  • 3 0
 Hey Kyle, lets talk about limits:

Getting really better is always close to going to your limits.

Any tipps for non pros to reach this point?

I often have in mind what could happen if I go one step to far ( bad injuries etc).

Big props to your win!
  • 4 0
 Thats what should never come to your mind. If you do not feel good about it dont do it. I have pulled out of a lot of things that I didnt feel good about
  • 1 1
 Hiya Kyle You had a great flow to your run,you made it look like it was a Downhill race.I couldnt help notice that there were bigger mountains around in the background,why wasnt they used?or could be used?Also i ride the Previous Carbon Fury,great bike they made there,have they mentioned to you about a possible Carbon version of the new one?Thanks
  • 5 1
 Do you see move events happening similar to Rampage in coming years or will Rampage keep is exclusiveness as the only event of its kind?
  • 21 0
 I sure hope so. I'm hoping for a world tour of Freeride Mountain Bike events.
  • 3 0
 how you guys handle the fear? i mean when you're afraid of a huge drop you never did before or something like that? how you handle the pressure?
you have a special training how to react when you fall?
greets from germany
  • 25 0
 You don't let it get ahold of you, you get all the fear out at practice. Take a deep breath and handle that shit! The special training i've had to react to falling is simply eating a lot of shit throughout the years.
  • 3 0
 haha year the accidents through the years makes the bones harder i guess :-) always stunning to see how you guys fall from 10 meters in the flat and stand up like nothing happens, i fall from 1 meter and broke two rips....
thx for the answer dude, amazing run at rampage!
  • 4 2
 Hey Kyle! I remember watching you ride since the early NWD movies! Always loved your everlasting (shit-eating) grin and super flowie style! Is there a trick to that? A mantra, pure honesty, or just the fact that you bike for a living that you wake up with a smile on your face every morning? Attitude is huge for any industry - clue us in since yours is the best!
  • 11 0
 Don't Try. Let it flow.
  • 1 0
 Hey man. Is there anywhere to watch that old superheroes video where you did a section to sabbath 'paranoid'? Such a sick film!
  • 6 0
 what do you think of semenuk?
  • 3 0
 Congrats Kyle! I've always been a fan of your style and ability to crush multiple disciplines. Whats your favorite beer? If you were going to do a different sport, what would it be?
  • 5 1
 Natural Light is my all time favorite, say what you will but its always on sale. Hockey seems pretty easy so maybe that. haha
  • 15 0
 I think your physique is better suited for baseball or fishing.
  • 3 2
 Burkat.... classic. LOL!
  • 3 5
 Is hockey hard?

"I don't know, you tell me. We need to have the strength and power of a football player, the stamina of a marathon runner, and the concentration of a brain surgeon. But we need to put all this together while moving at high speeds on a cold and slippery surface while 5 other guys use clubs to try and kill us, oh yeah did I mention that this whole time we're standing on blades 1/8 of an inch thick? Is ice hockey hard? I don't know, you tell me. Next question."

-Brendan Shanahan
  • 2 1
 Hockey isn't easy but that is so inaccurate ^
  • 4 1
 You gentlemen need to be introduced to the sport of hurling. It's like hockey (well not really but those who like hockey tend to be amazed and intrigued by it) but more exciting and faster. I like hockey but the world needs to see hurling.
  • 1 0
 Hurling is off the hook. Those balls are so damned hard. I used to chuck one around for my dog. Don't know what happened to it.
  • 2 0
 It seems that every year Rampage's winner is decided by a feature and not the overall line, do you think that it would be wise to have have two classes in the future. One that is a natural line class and another class that includes features? I thought TMAC had the raddest line of all this year, but I feel that since he didn't hit the big drop he wasn't rewarded as he should have been. Congrats on the W!!!!!!!
  • 6 0
 TMac rode like a boss.
  • 2 0
 Kyle, nice work. do you think the event should be held first thing in the morning? reasons being that the winds are usually low before the sun heats things up, ground sometimes has a bit of overnight condensation to keep the soil more stable, and if weather plays a hand at least there's more available day left to finish if things go sideways? aside from airing live during a more 'primetime' slot in the day, i can't think of any good reason why the event shouldn't be run first thing. just a thought ... your thoughts?
  • 3 0
 The weather was terrible the morning of the contest. It was poor weather and there was nothing we could do.
  • 2 0
 Mr Kyle, congrats first of all! I just wanna know what were your exact thoughts the moment your tire left that massive icon sender? To launch off it is one thing, to take your hands off the bars mid flight is another. How in the world can you remain so calm sending it on that massive launch? Congrats again man!
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 The only thing you can think of while hitting a jump like that is where is my landing
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 A few hail marys and deep breath.
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 Thanks and hope to meet you one day and say whats up. Im kinda local to ya, Los Angeles.
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 Hi Kyle! Just came here to say congrats! I got hooked up on mountain biking after watching the vids with you and I was immensely glad to see you win the Rampage again. Keep up the good work and good luck!
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 Thanks man, its you we do it for!
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 "Blackout mode, I hope I'm going fast enough, I hope I'm not going too fast. Lets live."

In regards to calculating your speed on a drop such as the Oakley Sender, why don't riders have a way of knowing there ground speed precisely so that they can factor that in to their decision on faster or slower? Like a speedometer. Rather than 100% feel?
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 thanks man.. I would way rather go by feel
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 I was going to ask this. How is it possible to judge your speed for such a big distance without any way to be sure. I guess it comes down to experience, but still, I always think mostly you guys just clear the lip by a meter or so, even when the landing is so long. In situations like stunt shows for example, they calculate the exact speed required to make the distance.
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 Whenever I'm hitting something faster or bigger than I've done before, on a bike or skis, honestly struggle to get crashing out of my head.. especially at the lip. Most of the time the words F**k it come to mind... Do you remember what you were thinking at the edge of the sender during practice?
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 hi kyle you were at rampage when there was no slope stlye tricks just pick the biggest lines. do you miss those days.and do you think big mountain and freeride are goneforever now. i am from oldschool just fine the biggest huck and go for it. and i send my congrats to you becoming the only to time redbull rampage champ
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 Zink and I in 2004 really opened the door for tricks at Rampage in my opinion. I think having a diverse and complete run is what makes rampage.
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 Did Zink tell you he was gonna flip the Oakley sender? and what was your response.
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 Yes I knew it since we heard of the drop
  • 2 1
 I'm having fun runnign through these comments. LOL. Yeah there were a few articles where Zink was talking about it. Everyone knew it was coming... or new it was suppose to.
  • 2 0
 when you are preparing for such a physically enduring event like rampage, is there anything specific you do physically? i.e. go to the gym or is it just a case of getting as much time on the bike as possible?
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 Push-ups and riding as much as possible. Also, I pick things up and put them down.
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 You are certainly a bigger guy on a bike and coupled with those big hits, how does your bike and components handle it? Any particular parts/brands that stand out as better suited for a big hitter?

Congrats on the win!
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 I have 100% confidence in all my sponsors, GT, Sram, Rockshox, Avid, Truvativ, Novatec, Kenda, HT, SDG, they all set me up with the strongest, lightest, most progressive components in the world. The big boy needs the best.
  • 3 0
 but all you really need is Sensus
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 Werd
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 Obviously you are a well rounded and accomplished rider with victories at Rampage, Sea Otter and other venues over the last several years. Are there any other disciplines that you will challenge yourself with in the future. Possibly enduro or Super D?
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 Thanks! I like riding enduro but it sure is hard. Would like to do more DH races
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 Dude, I see you at Fontana all the time. Bring the GT and join in! Even if you just do practice, get out there with us and have FUN!!!
  • 2 0
 I remember you doing those crazy multiple tail whips in NWDs and now you're winning dual slaloms and Rampage for a second time! How are you such a bawss across multiple styles?
  • 9 0
 I've tried never pigeon hole myself with one discipline, I am a bike rider and thats it. I like to ride everything and I always have.
  • 1 0
 your career has been one of the more interesting ones to follow, from racing to slopestyle to big mountain riding, clearly riding all of these styles has benefitted you, which one would you say has benefitted you career wise? and which has benefitted you the most bike control wise? thanks Kyle, congrats on the win
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 I would say learning how to pump has always helped in all of the events I have done.
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 hahaha, yes! love the answer, thanks dude
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 When rampage went on a hiatus after 2004, were you ever concerned about where the sport was heading? Did you think that it would have to come back, or was that just an end of an era?
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 I knew it would come back, but I dont think back then the skills were up to par with todays venue.
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 Do you have a POV shot of your winning run/line? Let's see it!
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 Hey Kyle congrats on the win dude, as you will probably know lots remember last years comp for the saying "norbs got robbed" and this year iv heard a few say "kelly got robbed" theres always gonna be differences of opinion, some say zinks flip shoulds won others say kellys and other say your whole run was better but what do you think regards to it? Did Norbs get robbed last year? and do you think the results were right this year? (after seeing cam and kelly come down did you still see your self sitting 1st?) And finally if you wanna ad to it - what can the judges do to make it more even??? well done again mate
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 Rampage is a big mountain contest not a stunt show, Cam and Kelly made mistakes and I didn't.
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 McGarry lost when he ran off line into the bushes at the end, also stalled out up high. The correct call by the judges.
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 Thanks for addressing that Kyle.

It's one of the things I've had issue with in recent years. Like more weight went to certain tricks because they look cooler even if they're not more difficult and guys get credit for them even when they're done sloppy and landed sloppy.

They always say... it's style, speed, tech and tricks but I felt last year that way more weight got put on tricks alone. Cam McCaul is the case for that last year. The dude hit it hard, smooth, technical, huge, creative (hit something no one else did) but he didn't do any fancy back flips so he got dropped way low. Essentially... his run was your run this year. You went big, smooth, creative, fast, etc... but you really didn't have a run loaded with tricks... but the other stuff was so high quality that overall you won.

But in other cases it didn't work out for other guys. This year... Tyler McCaul. That dude went freaking off and dropped a HUGE drop as cleanly as I've ever seen. I felt like if you were first... tyler should have probably been 3rd no lower than 4th.

Zink went huge and nuts but did one trick. Kelly... I think he finished right where he should have.

I had it... You. Kelly. McCaul. Zink. Lacondeguy. McCaul. Ferry

But I'm no judge... just seemed inconsistent and I can completely understand why there was no way in hell Zink was not going to podium. That was the most insane thing I've ever seen... and he made it down without falling.... slowly... but he didn't fall. LOL!

But like I said... reward 1 guy for killing the whole mountain and not another...


But honestly... I just wish everyone got all their runs in. I think we would have seen even more insanity and the standings would probably have been different.

But I'm from Santa Cruz... so you know where my bias is. LOL!

Way to kill it and show all mountain skills. I'm glad you were rewarded for it.
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 Its a judged event, its always going to be a tough call when the level of riding is that high.
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 Rampage isnt a stunt show? then why was Zink on the podium.....
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 Remember Zink road the same line at the top, I think that is what gave me the advantage over Kelly.
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 Thank you that was the honest reply i wanted dude. No one can really argue with that and i think your right in the sense that it is a big mountain event. We should have more big mountain events that focus on big mountain and not tricks - until its separate there's always gonna be arguments about who won Once again well done dude
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 forgive me if this has been asked. do you fear anything? what do you do to get your mind right before dropping in? jedi mind tricks?
  • 4 0
 For sure I am scared. Gotta get the mind straight before you drop in
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 Congrats Strait!!!! Hey just wondering rampage is such a one off event with nothing else like it in the fmb series or anywhere else, I'm just wondering like how do you guys prepare yourself for the such massive drops an jumps, ur run was so flawless!
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 Raw eggs, jogging up stairs and beating up cold meat.
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 Congrats on the win Kyle. What were the first words your dad said after your win? Also, can you estimate the decibel level he said it at?
  • 11 0
 thanks you.. He said he was so proud of me.. He has always been there for me.. Real close to tears.
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 That is great. Thanks for answering. You're a true champion and sportsman. The comradery between you and Zink was awesome to see. No reason you cant be friends as well as competitors.
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 I once heard you rode with travis pastrana when young, is that true, do you even know him? you are both awesome, congrats for that win ! you totally deserved that, both times!
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 Yes I rode at his house back in the day. .I think I was 15 and he payed me money to to a tailwhip. it was one of the first ones he'd seen so he had to have me do it.
  • 2 0
 thanks, cool story! show me the money... then i Twhip... haha cheers
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 Kyle, pretty sure if they did a speed trap on your run you'd be in jail right now, you're a rocket dude. lol
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 A lot of mass behind me.
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 the tranny under the Oakley sender looked long and narrow and definitely a bit sketchy. Looked like you really had to nail that sucker square and ride it out clean. Was it too narrow, do you think? Logan's crash was pretty hectic... Although from a different takeoff.
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 Hey man congratulations on the win at rampage, it was sick and I don't even want to imagine how your second run would have been!
Here's my question: on Sunday after rampage I was reading the July 2013 issue of bike magazine, which is strategically in my bathroom as reading material during dumps, and you were on the cover and it said "kyle strait, is he the worlds greatest mountain biker?" How does that feel after rampage? Do you think you made the article justice?

Stay safe and congratulations again!
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 Any advice about hitting a big jump or steep drop for the first time? I seem to have a hard time when my nerves get the better of me...Is there some mind tricks that you could suggest to help me stay confident? Thanks
  • 4 0
 Work your way up to and when it is right you will know.
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 Hey Kyle big congrats all the way from Ecuador, so much flow and style in your run!
Since you're the meanest looking mofo in the bike scene, I was wondering if you have ever trained some MMA or BJJ? You'd probably kick some ass! Cheers
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 Thank you!!!

I haven't done any training like that but would like to someday. I know that sh*t is bad ass. Zink has alway tried to get me to do it. Maybe this winter
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 Nice! You should definitely try it, I've been training for some years now, have actually stopped a bit because of biking! It's also a long term process to get really good at it, but its amazing physical training as well as psychological. keeps you vented. Again props on the run, I hope I can get that master steez on the bike some the day!
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 Zink does bjj? Thats awesome
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 What kind of a career would you want post-professional biking?

P.S. Awesome seeing your run in person, so inspired!! My boyfriend and I left rampage early during all the wind pause stuff to go ride some more before leaving Utah. We were so pumped just to go ride after seeing you all blow our minds every run! I hope the event stays on the west coast.
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 I would like to stay in the industry but, being a mailman sounds like a cool job. thanks for watching
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 Bike Mag's July 2013 issue had a story on your coming up in the bike industry. Zink coined the term COS for you because of your dad's involvement in your career in the early years, does your dad still carry weight in your career now?
Congrats on Rampage win #2!
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 My dad has made me to what I am now... He is a giant supporter of me and always be there for me. He has been at both rampages that I have won.. Thank you!
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 Congrats on the win! Just a question, any advice to give a rider who's just getting back from injury? I broke my tailbone a couple weeks ago and it's been rough Frown No riding. I fear that I won't get any more riding in this year, and by next season I will be REAL out of the loop.
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 Use the injury as a motivation. All that time off the bike is just making you hungrier. There is no loop, ride for yourself.
  • 1 0
 At which point in your life did you realise you were bonkers? at which point did you figure out you were so insane you were a super hero? You do crazy shit really well, most ppl would give up or die before getting there, when did u figure that out?
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 Hey man. Not a question, just a fan. Been watching you since your first go in Rampage. You rock man, love your riding style. Cheers boss! Congrats on the Win at RBR as well!
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 Yewwww!!! Thanks
  • 1 0
 Hey kyle hope its not too late to get another question in - The new GT fury this year has done really well in the world cups and Gee has loved his which clearly showed in his results. How have you found it? it is as good as Gee makes out?
  • 5 0
 I love it. you should get one
  • 2 1
 haha i wish, some of us have to pay for them. Iv been checkin out the carbon from last year Smile its a lil more price friendly
  • 1 0
 Would you consider hitting up FallFest at Windrock? Direct flight to Knoxville, 2300 feet of vertical, tons of trail variations...burly and you can even build whatever the heck you want!

Get on a plane! East Coast...and you can bring your 4 wheeler, ORV or moto to the same place.
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 Kyle, congrats on the WIN and it was great meeting you! Question....how did it feel to make Brad Ewen yell to the crowd "I NEED A WET WIPE", after you launched off the Oakley sender? You won Rampage twice and also the first to make a full grown man make a mess in his pants from dropping the sender!
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 I'm not sure Brad crapped himself cause of me, that guy is pretty old.
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 First of all, great win man!

First question: do you think your run deserved to win?

Second question: have you ever heard of the riding going on in Brazil? If you have (or not) did you ever considered coming here to ride?

Thanks and sorry for my bad english...
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 I went to the world cup in Brazil. It was very fun.
  • 3 1
 Conspiracy theory here. Did you hold up the line at Rampage because you knew if the event got called you'd be the winner. I heard some riders behind you felt they could have run with the wind as it was?
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 I would have loved if that were the case, but it wasn't. I had some things left I wanted to do, I think I got robbed. #Straitgotrobbed
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 #whoswatchinglylegetrobbed
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 where would you like to see big mountain riding going, how many big mountain contests could there be without taking out the uniqueness of the sport and how many wooden features should there be
  • 2 0
 I am thinking first year 3 events.. and we can build from there
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 I think its a very fine line. There has to be a balance.
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 First of all congrats on the win, your line was sick! After seeing the video T-Mac just posted on facebook which gives a much better appreciation of his drop which looked huge, was natural and had what looked like a much steeper approach compared to the sender.

He also flipped the feature just above it and still lined up and hit his drop cleanly! It seems the wooden features have taken over in the judges mind and avoiding them lowers your overall score.

Do you think his line should have gotten a higher score?
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 First off, Tyler rode like a man and I am so proud of him. He went first, which is undoubtedly the hardest thing to do at any competition in the world, let alone Rampage. His line did get a higher score on the second run, for that run to count everyone would have had to have done a second one. It wasn't possible on that day and its a shame Tyler and Andreu's didn't. In the end it's a judeged competition and its based on opinions.
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 Cheers for the reply! Its a pity the whole thing had to be called, it was obvious everyone including yourself was bummed out. Would really have loved to see you hit that line again, im sure you would had a few more things to throw in with Zink following you up with that flip! . Props again on the win and serious props to all you guys doing such crazy shit to entertain us! You rock!
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 Hey Kyle, I was one of the campers at AYR with you this year and was there when you were first riding your GT straight out the box. Riding with you and Jamie was a memory of a life time for sure! I was just wondering, was it hard to get used to the new 2014 model or was it a pretty smooth transition?
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 I instantly felt awesome on it! Great riding with you. Hope to do it again
  • 2 0
 Congrats on the win at the gnarliest contest that ever existed among men!
What mental preparation do you do when you are sitting on top of the ridge looking at the drop in?
SLAYER!
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 thank you! Same thing as always. make sure I have the right speed
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 Think about the cold brews at the bottom.
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 Kyle Strait. You are the freaking man. I had stopped and talked to you at Sea Otter this year and even though you seemed like you had a lot to do and places to be, you had no problem stopping and talks with me and a few others of my friends. Thanks for not letting this get to your head and being a real down to earth dude. You are an inspiration and a machine. Congrats and a I wouldnt complain if you got a third Rampage win, cause youre the guy that deserves it. Thanks dude.
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 Yeah dude, we do all of this for you guys.
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 Where is the landing for the lowest drop on the Icon Sender. Judging by the pictures it looks like the flat take off drops directly into the landing of the upper take offs. Did they really build it that small or is there a landing I haven't seen yet?
www.pinkbike.com/photo/10201774
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 Do you ever ride with the Athertons, like at the quarry that Dan built? Or do GT riders not necessarily see much of each other?
  • 2 0
 Yes of course. Been riding with them all the years they would come to cali to train.. love those guys
  • 1 0
 Hey Kyle, congrats! all of you are nuts...

I watched Wades vid of 2001, you were there in 2004. You mentioned that now in 2013 the routes you guys take are all maintained/built to a certain degree.

Sure this is progression, but do you think it adds to the risk? sure you can pull off more when you are more secure in your take off and landing, but how does this add/detract from the event?

Would you like to see more bigger lines built so you can do bigger stuff? Or more natural, therefore more uncertainly, so more skill involved...

I know a big concern is the bigger you guys go the greater chance of injury, most of you seem to show good judgement. All of you are good and the person who is on that day will win. Do you think more natural lines would make the event more interesting and safer?

Also, the closer you guys are to the ground, the less affected by wind...
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 Hey, Kyle! With the season dwindling down I'm only hitting the last of a few unsactioned races. Last race I went to was an open class Super-D and I can honestly say I pushed to hard due to the older competition (I'm 16 by the way). I ended up taco-ing my front wheel after the first stage, but I took it off and beat it against a tree for some natural truing and it seemed to do the job and I raced the last two stages. To make a long story short I was wondering if you believe that you can't go 100%, because you usually can't have a clean run pushing that hard. I've always been told you go 95% and leave the the other 5% at home so you have a clean run. What do you think?
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 Haha awesome getting that wheel back in. Yes you have to find where you ride comfortable. But, you need to get comfortable riding at that 100 percent pace. You will settle down it just takes some time.
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 bro ive looked up to you ever since I saw you in a mag, cant remember witch one but you sent it to the stars on a specialized demo on a ski jump on snow!! forever ago probably 2005? not sure but it was stupid big, on snow at that!! if anybody was to be champ 2 years in row it be a super sender such as your self, congrads man. hope to be hucking it at future rampages some day with you. peace brother!!
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 Thank you very much for the support.
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 How bad was the wind at rampage on a 1 to 10 scale?
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 for the second runs it was at an 8
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 What were you thinking when you rolled into the sender?, and huge congrats on the rad win, you killed it!
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 Blackout mode, I hope I'm going fast enough, I hope I'm not going too fast. Lets live.
  • 2 0
 Haha classic, well u got it perfect. Steez for days! Cheers
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 How are you such a bad ass?
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 Born like that.
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 Do you feel you deserved the win?
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 yeah. It's not my opinion, but I put out a good line and the judges agreed.
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 How does this win compare to your first?
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 This one's bigger. The event has progressed so much. It's on NBC now, so many people know about it. Also being a little older I can appreciate it more.
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 And multiple wins is huge... shows consistency.
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 What do you do to prepare yourself mentally for taking such extreme risks? And how do you stay calm to do the things that you know will make it a success.
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 How's the view off the new Oakley sender?
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 Its nice. You can see a long way
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 Stellar
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 What were your thoughts about the new Oakley Sender? Did you plan on doing anything other than a no-hander off of it?
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 Yes I had a few other options. Depending on it I needed to or not.
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 What is the worst injury you've had, and do you get anxiety from being away from your bike while injured?
  • 2 0
 I broke my back a few years ago. It took me a while to get confidence back. Had to just keep working on it
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 what was the first trick you learned?
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 No Legger
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 DJs, slopestyle or big mountain?
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 big mtn
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 Were you worried about Cam trying to do the backflip of the sender?
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 No one worries about Cam, he worries for you.
  • 1 0
 zink is cowboy from hell. badass!!
  • 2 1
 whats your opinion on the fact rampage was stopped after the wind picked up? I think you definitely deserved the win but if you could have it your way would you want the event to be finished properly the next day?
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 I would definitely have loved for it to end the right way, I felt good, and had more in the tank.
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 www.pinkbike.com/photo/6104883

How many goldfish crackers did you steal from Lydia? I am pretty sure we had an extra bag floating around!! So stoked for you and Zink! What is your longest wizard stick? I have got to 5...
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 Oh Man! Tell her thanks for me!
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 Bwahaha. Busting your chops! So biggest wizard stick?
  • 4 0
 what do you think of Semenuk?
sorry for my english
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 He is a delicate genius.
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 Do you think the next rampage should be more natural or continue with built features? Congrats on the win
  • 2 0
 I love the natural stuff, but obviously a crux move in my line was built. I think there is a perfect balance.
  • 5 1
 do you have any house plants?
  • 6 0
 Yes I have a salsa garden. I mostly died when I was at rampage.
  • 4 0
 do you make lot of salsa?
  • 3 0
 i donno what a salsa garden is man but i feel like i should have one if im gonna be good at biking
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 How long have you been riding the new Fury? Do you like it more than your old one?
  • 4 0
 Hi dude, congrats to win rampage,

Can we hope to see you in some movie ??
  • 5 0
 Lemonade and Duck Tape Stuffs, its going to rule.
  • 2 1
 Kyle, you're obviously a big guy compared to some of the other riders out there. Do you think that helps or hurts you in an event like the Rampage? What in a more standard FMB event like Crankworx (if you were to compete)?
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 It's like I'm wearing body armor all the time.
  • 2 1
 In the picture above, I think you bear some resemblance to Marky Mark. If you had to listen to one of these two, which would it be? "Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice or "Good Vibrations" by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch?
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 What do you mean "had to", I am listening to both on a playlist right now.
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 What suspension settings were you running at rampage? If you happened to know.

would you wanna shred laps sometime this winter in santa cruz? unpoached fresh trails, you'd love em kyle.
  • 3 0
 Hey Kyle, love the section in NWD 9 with you and Zink. Any plans for new video parts soon?
  • 8 0
 We are working on a major piece coming out soon. We worked on it this year. Pretty sick ..Should be on itunes
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 although it scared me, i loved what Zink did, but if he would have crashed... How far are you guys willing to go for that perfect ride?
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 Kyle, thanks for taking the time to answer all our questions.
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 Thanks!
  • 2 0
 Do you still have that bear suit from 2004? Can you tell us stories of the bear?... I'm thinking you probably have crazy memories to share!
  • 4 0
 No my mom rented it for me... I have also been a polar bear too
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 Have you won anything with the polar bear suit? Or was it just to be cool (pun inteded)?...
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 Who has had the craziest/wildest/most awesome run in the history of rampage?
Neither Stevie Smith or Sam Hill answerd my question will you?
  • 4 0
 I loved Sorge's run last year. Bourdon has always had amazing runs too.
  • 2 0
 Yep so awesome thanks!
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 What was one of the toughest moments for you throughout your career, and how did you overcome it and push your way back to the top?
  • 3 0
 Congratulation on your 2nd rampage win what psi were your tyres during rampage
  • 2 0
 thank you.. Kenda Nexcavator
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 What psi did you run
  • 1 0
 1st way to go on the in !! Awesome ! How do you like the New GT Fury compared to the past carbon model and did it play a large part in your decision to sent it off the big drop ?
  • 2 0
 I would have hit it on the last fury but, I did feel must better on the new fury
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 thanks man, keep shredding !!
  • 1 0
 A few weeks ago, word on the street was you were planning on running carbon wheels at rampage based on your past experience with them at Crankworx. What did you decide and why?

P.s. How heavy is that Fury?
  • 3 0
 Yes I was planning on that.. I wasnt able to get them in time to test so I rode my regular Novatec Demon wheels Its right at 37lbs. I dont want it any lighter.
  • 1 0
 Your pretty damn good on your DJ from previous videos and post. Are you still progressing with your DJ skills and what is the newest trick you have learned to do on both DJ bike and DH bike?
  • 1 0
 ridden with you a few times out at regency with taka. have any regrets from this years rampage? I mean besides winning is there any tricks or lines you wish you would have done? Super stoked for you btw!
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 An other question:A favourites motto?
Sorry for my english i'm a f*cking french!
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 Loose is fast, and when your on the edge you're out of control - Days of thunder
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 My favorite movie, top gun in a nascar
  • 1 0
 Hey Kyle dude you won Rampage, that's like every freeriders' dream! My question is what kind of music do you listen to to get pumped for big events like this? Thanks, and congrats!
  • 2 0
 Whatever song was stuck in my head at the time..
  • 1 0
 Congrats on the win, you killed it out there! What advice do you have for someone aspiring to be a big mountain rider? Is there like a certain set of skills you need to have before you go out and ride that kind of stuff?
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 Congrats on the win! Mad respect for everyone with the balls to ride rampage. Kyle, how old were you when you first started mountain biking, and what got you into this awesome sport?
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 You know what they say the bigger they are the harder they fall. Your a big guy would you say you could take a big crash as well as a smaller guy like lacondeguy? Also how would you compare t-Mac big step down to the sender.
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 yo Kyle you're the shit. congrats on the win! thats whatsup!

What are the chances a nobody like me would get to shred with a top dog like you?
Im down in socal lets handle some senders!
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 Keep your eyes open, I'm everywhere.
  • 1 0
 lyle is everywhere I even saw him at big bear in july
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 Hello KYLE!ONE QUESTION.IM 13 AND I HAVE SPONSORS,LOVE FREERISING,DOING BMX RACE AND DIRT!HOW CAN I HAVE A WILDCARS FOR RAMPAGE2014?DOING VIDEOS SHOWING MY TRICKS OR WHAT?THANK YOU!!!ASKING THIS TO YOU BECAUSE YOU WERE AT RMPAGE AT 14!!
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 When I was 14 the level of Rampage wasn't where it is now, keep riding and get noticed.
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 Not really got a question for you man! Just wanna say to you and zink, ffffuuuuccccccckkkkkkkk yyyeeeeeeaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh!! Your both off the scale! A deserved win and cam well deserved a podium. Congrats?,
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 Thanks dude
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 Have the zinks had their new arrival yet?
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 Did you have a GoPro on during your winning run? Will that footage be available to see? I'm sure most pinkbikers would love to see it.

- sorry I see that questions been asked already

Congrats on the win!
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 It should be out soon
  • 2 0
 Do you remember filming for the british video 'Sprung' i think it was Sea Otter and you were riding a trampoline bike, must of been very young!
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 Sprung ruled!
  • 2 0
 awesome run, congrats, tup
my questions, what is the best jump to pratice suicide no hander? dirt gaps or stepdown..
we need to hold the seat?
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 Thank you! Best way is to hold the seat with your knees but you can do without.. I like to use the seat
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 Congrats with 2nd Rampage title, sir Kyle! As I know you took part in some UCI DH races, including some World Champs before 2011. So my question is: are you going to participate in any UCI races in future?
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 Yes I raced since the last two years at world cups. If schedule preempting I would love to take another shot at Windham WC
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 That's awesome! It would be great to see you there Smile
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 did you think you could win with your first run?
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 Yes, I felt good with my first run and knew what it would take to win if I had to step up my second run.
  • 3 0
 who has the worst crash this year?
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 I didn't get to see most in person, but watching Binggelis was the gnarliest. He went from full speed to full stop. I'd have to go with him.
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 thank ya sir!
  • 2 0
 If the 2nd runs were on, what do you think would be the result of that? podium predictions?
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 I feel like every left could have taken it. I still think I'm spraying the champagne though.
  • 3 0
 whats your favorite trail in socal?
  • 7 1
 Linx in Laguna
  • 4 1
 where are some other locations you'd like to see Rampage happen?
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 Other spots in utah are sick, lower mexico, china
  • 1 0
 berrecloth mentioned china as well. that would be pretty cool. congrats on the win!
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 No to China, too many other places...
  • 2 0
 What's you favorite trick to do? Like the one that feels satisfactory when landed clean?
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 3 whips
  • 3 0
 I am 11 and just started dh racing , what's the best way to get faster ?
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 Riding everyday.
  • 4 0
 Metallica or Slayer?
  • 11 0
 Old Metallica? If not, Slayer.
  • 5 2
 do you think a woman could compete at rampage?
  • 3 0
 Will you still use your pinkbike account afterwards?
  • 1 0
 Possibly... WHy
  • 1 0
 As almost every pro Rider who created a Account for something like here is Not using his Account anymore
  • 2 0
 What are your thoughts on Highland Mountain and what it has done for the mountain biking community on the east coast?
  • 3 0
 It rules.
  • 1 0
 So bummed about the wind delay at Rampage, it literally right before your second run. Were you planning to do anything different from your first run? If so, what?
  • 2 0
 Do you have any thoughts on what could improve judging disputes at contests?
  • 4 0
 No. Judged events will always be an opinion. Sometimes goes well for you and sometimes it doesn't
  • 1 0
 How is your mindset dropping in RedBull and knowing you are going to hit a massive
Oakley sender and ride some narly stuff ?
Big props bro to you and all the competitors
  • 2 0
 How much further can rampage go?....what tricks and hits do you think will be thrown down in next years winning run?
  • 1 0
 Hey Strait, really curious as to how scared on a level from 1-10 you were before doing that no hander of the huge oakley drop???
  • 1 0
 One more! How many bones have you broken mountain biking? Which ones specifically? Well thats if you remember all of them haha
  • 2 0
 Do you remember drinking jaeger bombs with me at the Dave and Busters party for Ray's 3-Ride 2007?
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 Do you or did you just see pictures? Ha Killer party.
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 Do you know what had Zink in mind for the second run ? Any other crazy tricks in a bottom section after flipping the sender? Cheers
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 I knew what he was doing cause I talked with him.. It was going to be a full on battle between the both of us.
  • 1 0
 was it stressful at the top during the wind delay think zink could throw down a gnarly run and take the win or were kind of relieved u didnt have to do that sender again?
  • 2 0
 I wanted a second run bad. it is always the most stressful waiting at the top for your run. But as soon as you get on your bike.
  • 1 0
 Now that you have won arguably the biggest freeride competition in mountain biking, TWICE! Are you going to get some new tricks in the bag to go for a three-peat next year?
  • 4 0
 I learned a few new tricks this year. I will be ready to break them out soon
  • 1 0
 Who s tuning / customizing your suspensions for rampage ? Is that a special setting / cartridge or factory stuff ? How many time do your work on it to ride 100% confident ?
  • 1 0
 What about newschool movies soundtracks ? You think its okay heavy fr shredding with dubstep soundtrack , or you prefer some guitars ?
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 I cant stand the new music
  • 3 0
 old good NWD´s ... you are king !
  • 2 0
 Hey Sir Lyle, not a question. just a big Congratulations from your friends from Downtaxco
  • 4 0
 Viva la raza!
  • 1 0
 Hello everyone from Taxco we miss you
  • 1 0
 Hey Mr Strait, what a good time that race in Taxco ehh?
We enjoyed very much your little kid and your company.

Saludos
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 what is the height of the oakly sender to the transition? and the distance to the landing
  • 4 0
 they measured diagnolly 70 feet, first person to do the geometry and post on thesensus.com wins a pair of grips.
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 Sort of a guess, but ~63 feet tall and ~30 feet out. Posted my shady math to figuring that out to thesensus.
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 Yo Kyle, I couldn't post it on thesensus.com but I did the math and the sender if diagonally is 70 feets is 55.5 feets long and 42.6 feets tall
  • 1 0
 1.-now you won the redbull x2 you see more often in the slope style competitions?
2 .- You thought I would like to see you visiting chile? in vca (downhill valparaiso)
  • 3 0
 take me for a ride in your lincoln continental?
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 Only for the honies my man.
  • 1 0
 Noticed most of your entire kit is American companies...any thoughts on the state of MTB in America. Go deep or not either way nice work on putting the hammer down!
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 I think the sport is on its way up, there was kind of a weird period there for a few years. The fact that I am supported by American companies is something I have always wanted. I hope to keep it this way and I love to see the rider owned brands starting to gain some momentum.
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 Relocation is a bit weird to talk about, but www.panoramio.com/photo/39739749
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 What was the toughest time for you throughout your career, how did it affect you? How did you over come it and what helped you push to the too again?
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 Toughest time is when I lost almost all of my sponsors in the 08. I to figure out how to love to ride my bike again and build myslef up.. The drive came from not wanting to be just a child star...
  • 1 0
 What would you have done if mike actually knocked your helmet off of the lift while he was trying to throw rocks in the log at highland?
  • 2 0
 Wait and get off and go get it. Then we would have a talk.
  • 1 0
 hahaha he looked so scared
  • 2 0
 You have to choose only one thing you can take on the unhabited island. Tell us what alcohol it is supposed to be.
  • 3 0
 Natural Light beer.. It has a lot of water in it
  • 1 0
 Yoo Congrats again on the win at Rampage, awesome to see you take the title again.
Wonderin what your favorite area to ride in Cali is?
  • 1 0
 thank you. Corona, Cali
  • 1 0
 Hey kyle, have you every considered wearing a neck brace for your big mountain events? Or do you find them limiting your movement.
  • 1 0
 Keen to come down to NZ kiwi land for a shredding holiday ? Plenty of fun stuff to do and our laid back lifestyle is addictive ! Keen bro ?? !
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 That place looks awesome. I would love to come down and shred!
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 It is awesome ! 2 week trip will see ya right , heres a wee sample of an all mtn trip that I guide on: vimeo.com/21993960
  • 1 0
 You've been around awhile now dude,any focus on giving up in the next 5-10 yes? Not saying your old by any means but just wandering
  • 3 0
 what was your first bike?
  • 3 0
 A murray from Costco
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 Hi
What will be you advise for the bigginer riders ? what steps need to do firts to have a good evolution?

what bike or frame you can reccomend under 2000$
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 The GT Fury
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 And what about first part of the question)
  • 3 0
 You've been a stud for a long time. What's your kill count??
  • 2 0
 What we wanna know is... How much more easy is it to get laid after becoming the Rampage winner?
  • 2 0
 Should Miley get banished from all forms of music and video and work in a license plate factory?
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 I'd drag her behind the bus to the license plate factory.
  • 1 0
 Dear Kyle,
I've got a question for you. If you could only ride one bike in one place for the rest of you life, where and what would you be riding?Congratulations on the win!
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 Trail bikes are so versatile these days, my new Force is amazing. I would just stay home and ride everything from jumps to DH on it.
  • 2 0
 Do you go to the gym everyday to pump some iron or you are big from all the bike riding? Big Grin
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 I'm big from genetics, Jerkey, and potatoes.
  • 1 0
 Kyle, do have any advice for a novice jumper? I can manage small drops/tables and the odd small gap, anything bigger I just don't know how to position myself etc
  • 6 0
 Keep shredding, keep your chin up and you have to crash. Rome wasn't built in a day.
  • 1 0
 Im 13 and i ride bikes,have sponsors and do teicks and love freeriding!How cain i have a Rampage wildcrad for 2014?Doing videos showing my tricks?Thanks!
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 Congrats on your win! When you were a young lad who inspired you to fly on your bicycle?
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 This sketchy dude named Jeremy that lived on my street.
  • 1 0
 congratulations at rampage kyle love your style on a bike, question how often do you ride at highland mountain bike park? and whats your favorite trail?
  • 1 0
 Thank you as much as I can! I love the trail NE Style
  • 1 0
 Did you think that you were going to win rampage when you were sitting with Zink at the top ? And what were you two talking about ? haha
  • 3 0
 To win Rampage you have to think you are going to win before you get there. Why go if you don't plan on winning?
  • 1 0
 Hey kyle! You see most of the riders before the drop in really anxious! Are you? and how do you feel when everyones eyes are on you!
  • 1 0
 I've been lucky enough to ride every Rampage, I feel at home out there.
  • 1 0
 thats a big plus!!!! keep rolling and keep shredding dude!! all the best
  • 1 0
 Even though you are not sponsored by a neck brace company, do you feel safe not wearing one? Are you nervous about possibly injuring yourself forever?
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 Everything you do has risk, you can't live life worried or you will never be able to send it.
  • 1 0
 Do you have a deth wish? Because the last thing most people would do on an insanely big drop, in the wind is take the hands off the bars!!
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 Not that I know of.. Just like to push the limits.
  • 1 0
 Back flip tuck no next year?
  • 3 1
 What's your take on McGarry? Any chance in a million years you thought he'd podium at Rampage?
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 McGarry rules, every one knew he had it in him.
  • 1 0
 Would you be glad if the next rampage would be in Europe or in the Gobi desert or would you rather stay in Utah or elswhere in america?
  • 2 0
 Being able to drive to Rampage has huge benefits for me, I can bring all my tools, fishing pole, and motos. I would love to see it in America but whereever it is I'll be there.
  • 2 0
 We need to figure out a few things before we move it
  • 1 0
 Were you the first person to tail whip a mountain bike i remember seeing a picture of you doing one on a big bike at a bmx king of dirt ages ago
  • 1 0
 I think Kirt Voreis was the first to do it just before me. He is the man! Thank you
  • 1 0
 What's the future hold for you? Do you see yourself getting a job at a bike brand or trying to go the route of riding "ambassador"?
  • 3 0
 I would like to get a national title some day before I am out. Also have some other things I would like to do like be a speaker for the brands that have supported me. Brand ambassador.
  • 1 0
 Great job on the win... Saw Danyul's pics of you at Mansions in SC, pretty much local spot here... whats your favorite riding in SoCal?
  • 2 0
 I would have to say, Skinsuit Corona, CA
  • 1 0
 Congrats Bro! I remember seeing u race at Mount Snow, VT about 8-9 years ago and it was crazy inspirational and shit...so thanks!
  • 1 0
 thank you! that was a real mans course
  • 3 1
 At which age did you realize you could prolly slay any women ya want...?
  • 10 0
 I was born this pretty.
  • 1 0
 What are your thoughts on creating a new Rampage location/making it a whole series?
  • 4 0
 Yeah I think it should move. Was good to have it here for 4 years, probably makes sense to skip and find a new location. It's needs a new start, so many people in the event, too many built lines. Needs to get raw again.
  • 1 0
 was doing a suicide no hander scary? what did it feel like to hit the oakley sender? Big Grin so many question Razz
  • 5 1
 yes and BOOM SHAKALAKA!!!!
  • 1 0
 cheers for replying kyle LAD!
  • 2 0
 How hard do you romp on your average bike ride
  • 9 0
 Full tilt boogie.
  • 4 0
 God bless you sir
  • 2 0
 Can you still doublewhip?
  • 2 0
 Yes.
  • 1 0
 Will you attempt to flip the icon sender next year, after seeing zink do it??
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 No. Not a chance.
  • 2 0
 would like the next rampage,to be in europe?
  • 5 0
 No, I don't see the riding is up to par there for Rampage, possibly China or Mexico or other spots in Utah.
  • 2 0
 Who had the better flip zink or mcgarry?
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 I'd have to go Zink. It was cleaner.
  • 3 1
 how did you feel no handing a 75 foot drop? and... congrats!
  • 1 0
 Hey dude congrats on rampage! Will you ever compete in any dh races in the near future?
  • 7 0
 I would like to go to National champs
  • 1 0
 How hard is is to win rampage twice in a row? And do you think they should find a new location for rampage?
  • 3 0
 The hardest. I have been working on it for 9 years
  • 1 0
 do you think they should move rampage to someplace else?
  • 1 0
 Have you, even for a slight second, felt like Kelly's run deserved first place?
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 I felt like he had a great run and rode awesome but I felt like I rode better in a few spots more
  • 2 0
 is a certain someone mad that you dont run crankbros parts? haha
  • 1 0
 no
  • 2 0
 What was going through your head when you were in the air off the sender?
  • 2 0
 on a scale of 1 to 10 how scared were u when u dropping in
  • 3 0
 8 ..
  • 1 0
 are u goin to blackrock freeride area this muddy gnarly season? congrats at rampage!! buuuuraaapp!!
  • 2 0
 not that I know of
  • 2 0
 What is your pre comp snack?
  • 3 0
 Most years it would be something shitty like Hot Cheetos, but this year I had some fig and some Ryno Power Protein
  • 2 0
 On a scale of 1- 100 how much to you miss your mully
  • 1 0
 Whats your best advice on progressing for someone that is new to the sport?
  • 5 0
 Don't be any certain kind of bike rider, ride everything all the time.
  • 1 0
 if you could choose: your winning run or the run of zink with the flip, but not winning...?
  • 3 0
 Winning is Bitchin
  • 2 0
 Have you ever watched trailor park boys. If so what's your thoughts?
  • 5 0
 Yes And I love it! Mr Layhey
  • 1 0
 Hi Kyle! Congrats on the win!
What injuries have you had over the years and how do you recover from them?
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 Do you participate in any other sports besides mountain biking?
  • 5 0
 Mainly leisure sports, fishing, bocce ball, croquet. With the lifestyle we lead being so aggressive I have to get leisurely sometimes.
  • 1 0
 How did you start getting into dh ?
What was your skill level as a kid compared to others
  • 1 0
 I got into DH from cross country girl, I was average at best back then.
  • 2 0
 Whats your favorite bike ever?
  • 3 0
 My 2014 fury or my 1948 Schwinn Crusier
  • 1 0
 how would you like the contest scene to change in the years? more speed and style comps?more chatel, ramage events?etc
  • 1 0
 What is your best memory from coaching Ayr Academy this year and who was you favorite camper?
  • 2 0
 WHO WILL WIN NEXT YEAR RAMPAGE???
  • 25 0
 You're talkin to him.
  • 2 0
 How does it feel winning Rampage being only 16 years old?! lol
  • 1 1
 Were you running coil or air for your fork? Your landing from the Icon Sender looked so smooth, did you bottom out your suspension?
  • 1 0
 How warm were those Bud Heavies when you found the BIKE mag with you on the over in the sand?

Congrats on the 2nd victory!
  • 1 0
 Doesn't matter, a Bud is a Bud man.
  • 1 0
 Right on!
  • 1 0
 These gaps and drops keep getting bigger and bigger. What do you see as the next evolution of rampage?
  • 1 0
 What age did you begin mountain biking? So how many years would that be of mountain biking for you?
  • 1 0
 Was that suicide no hander the scariest thing you have done on a mountain bike?
  • 2 0
 What percentage of your winnings has already gone to Bass Pro Shops?
  • 1 0
 0 yet. Trying to make the right buy
  • 2 0
 What is your favorite food?
  • 4 0
 Hot Cheetos
  • 1 0
 Yummy! How many bags have you eaten at once?
  • 4 0
 I've done two bags of X-tra hot and felt terrible
  • 2 0
 Favorite beer? All time favorite bike you owned?
  • 4 0
 Natural Light
  • 1 0
 Whats your favourite sport outside mountain biking? Hockey, football, soccer, etc...??
  • 2 0
 fishing
  • 2 0
 Would you give your bike to me ?
  • 4 0
 What's your address
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 I live in Calgary, Alberta ? You're really gonna give me it ! Yeah
  • 15 0
 no really whats your address? so we can all send you bikes and "other things".....
  • 1 0
 What bike will you be riding for DS/Slopestyle this year now that GT isn't making the distortion (best bike ever)?
  • 1 0
 i could be wrong but weren't you on Super Heroes 2 riding an Intense Tazer?
  • 1 0
 Of all the sponsors that pro riders have, which ones pay the biggest paychecks? Bike manufacturer? energy drink? clothing?
  • 3 0
 Depens on the rider and company
  • 2 0
 Tom Smith, one of the Laguna RADZ said he would smoke you down Telonics.
  • 2 0
 That will never happen. One day I will do the Leaping Lizard
  • 2 0
 favorite 3 parks in Europe?
  • 2 0
 Les Deux Alps, Livigno, Saalbach
  • 2 0
 Do you think there is a lack of nwd era hucks these days?
  • 4 0
 Yep. And too much slow mo.
  • 2 0
 Weed, alcohol, both or none? Big Grin
  • 3 0
 Natural Light beer
  • 1 1
 HEY KYLE! YOU COME BACK TO LATINOAMERICA SOME DAY?! TO VCA 2014 IN CHILE MAYBE? CHEERS FROM ARGENTINA AN CONGRATS CHAMP!!!!..
  • 2 1
 ''The more important question: Ass or Tities!?
flag SirLyle (42 mins ago)
Ass man.''

Ghetto booty or asian fit?
  • 2 0
 Flag it up! Big ol fit booty
  • 1 0
 Kyle, do you ever hesitate to send the oakley sender when you were in your racerun ?
  • 6 0
 Hesitation is the biggest mistake you can ever make. It's full commitment.
  • 1 0
 thanks for the reply!
  • 2 0
 Who is your favorite Cuban refuge?
  • 4 0
 Carlitos Gonzales
  • 2 0
 Good answer
  • 2 0
 Trying to do some fat whips any advice ? Thanks
  • 2 0
 stay loose
  • 2 0
 Did you ever think someone would backflip the icon sender?
  • 3 0
 If anyone it was going to be Cam.
  • 1 0
 Congrats Kyle, of the thousands of taco shops in Redlands area do you have a favorite?
  • 1 0
 Huichos tacos.
  • 2 0
 Medium or Large on the new Fury?
  • 1 0
 Large
  • 2 0
 What was your SAG on fork/shock at rampage ? 0% ? Smile )
  • 2 0
 20% on the Boxxer
maybe 10% on my Vivid coil
  • 2 0
 Can you tell my mother to move my family to whistler.
  • 4 0
 He dudes mom, "Uproot your family and move to Whistler". there you go
  • 2 0
 Thanks for the help!
  • 1 0
 Are there groupies on the FMB scene? Who is your favorite person to build with?
  • 3 0
 Groupies have been showing their faces since 2002. Zink
  • 1 0
 Grats on the win! do you ever look back in time and watch your 2SIX GitSum Vids?
  • 1 0
 all the time!!! we bust it out anytime someone new is around.
  • 1 0
 And a last question:what do you thinking about Neck Brace protection?
Sorry again for my english!Smile
  • 1 0
 I really think they are a good idea. Unfortunately none of them fit me and I cant ride with them.
  • 1 0
 What about other forms of armour? It really suprises me how you guys use so little protection even when riding the biggest comp there is.. Lecondeguy was one of a few only wearing any form of chest/back protection, most just wear a helmet a knee pads.
  • 1 0
 Whats the best tip you can give for riders to progress there riding and take it to the next level?
  • 3 0
 Ride within your limits but still try to push yourself
  • 1 0
 Do you think that Rampage should be part of a "Series" of 5 events in venues throughout the world?
  • 2 0
 If we could get that done it would be rad.. We will just need to find the money to make it happen
  • 1 0
 would be awesome too see that happen! While watching Rampage this year me and all my biddies were talking about a series for the freeriders. make it happen!
  • 1 0
 I would love that, the only problem is finding five venues.
  • 1 0
 The no hander from icon sender was _Massive_, but what is the most difficult trick you've ever done(with a bike)?
  • 1 0
 Hey Kyle congrat for your win, what represent Mountain Biking for you aside from a job?
  • 1 0
 What is your opinion of pre-built features at rampage? Has having them taken the event away from it's roots?
  • 2 0
 The sender gave me the win. I think it just amplifies the roots.
  • 1 0
 Hello Kyle. I have some questions, which i can't write here. Could you answer in private messages please?
  • 1 0
 Always wanted to know, weight of your rampage's GT Fury? +/- whole bike of course
  • 2 1
 www.pinkbike.com/photo/51754 hey kyle, how old were you in this picture?
  • 1 0
 What is the next big accomplishment you are looking to achieve? Three time Rampage Champ? Joyride Champ?
  • 1 0
 You and Zink ever ended up in any drunken punch ups? What about with each other?
  • 3 0
 when we were younger it Happened often.... Just being little sh*t kids. it happens. not anymore though. Zink and I have strength contests all the time.
  • 2 0
 Are you a Ford Mustang guy, or a Camaro dude? We're talking classic years.
  • 4 0
 I own a 1969 Lincoln Continental, I'm more big pimpin than old muscle.
  • 1 0
 Do you ever wonder what you could acomplish if you had a moustache? Congrats for your awesome run Wink
  • 1 0
 SirLyle, do you think the prize money you won from Rampage honestly reflects the value for your efforts?
  • 6 0
 No, I'm thankful for the prize money, but risk and production involved in rampage should have a reward that reflects that. Our prize money across the board is sub par compared to other action sports that are on the same international stage.
  • 1 0
 Where"s one place/country in the world you haven't been that you want to go and ride?
  • 2 0
 Japan
  • 1 0
 how old were you when you did your first mtb competition, and what bike were you riding?
  • 1 0
 I was 13..
  • 2 0
 Bill Murray fan?..... Favorite movie?
  • 6 0
 You mean the funniest man to ever live, Life Aquatic all day.
  • 1 1
 Oh my god, I bought that film and thought it was the worst thing I ever watched! Is it supposed to be funny, cause seriously, I just don't get it!
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 What do you think about Andreu? And his second badass run not counting? &, Congrats on your win!
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 It's only fair, it's a shame but not everyone got two tries.
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 your a boss
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 you da man
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 what do you think about x-games and slopestyle? looks like their won'T be given away any medal in the near future :-(
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 It might have been a bit premature.
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 m and a couple guys r trying to get funding for trail makeing any suggestions ?
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 KYLE STRAIT.... WHERE DO YOU BUY YOUR BALLS FROM?YOU AND CAM SHOP AT THE SAME PLACE MUST! LOL
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 Genetics.
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 What's your favourite cheese?
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 Pepperjack, I'm a spice man.
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 Good choice, I'm fond of a bit of blue myself, Stilton is by far my favourite. Have you ever tried it?
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 after finishing your run , did you think it was the one to win rampage this year? Congrats on the win
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 If you were forced to choose between green apples and red apples, which one would you choose and why?
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 Is there caramel involved?
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 Man all those questions above, surely it's time for a beer, right! Good job by the way!
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 Or 20, cheers!
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 Congrats on the Rampage win! , Have you done much riding in the UK? if so what's your favourite area/ trails?
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 If you had to pick one bike to get out and dick around or have a chill cruise, which one would you pick?
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 If we are saying chill cruise I have to be on a bike only capable of a cruise. I like to get wild any time I throw a leg over.
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 is there a line or hit that you and Cam ever have talked each other OUT of doing?
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 You can't talk Cameron out of anything because he has already done it in his head.
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 that is some serious tony robbins kinda mojo.
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 I you had to choose one, Speed or Steez?
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 With speed comes steez
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 I hope you're going to act SlopeStyle for next season? Another congratulations!
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 I'm going to do me.
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 Some events I like. Maybe Bergline again
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 continue to burn! great to see the riders who have their own style in addition to heaps of tricks! good luck to you and ZINK
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 Hi Kyle, are you already working on another Sensus edit, 2013's video was awesome!
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 Sensus for life! We are working on a full length movie, Lemonade and Duck Tape Stuffs.
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 does another rider crashing during their run have any effect on you before you take your run done the mountain?
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 You have to be able to block that out.
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 Yes but I try keep it out of my mind.. It is very hard though
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 What goes threw your head as you launch yourself and your bike off a 70ft drop? Can't even begin to imagine..
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 Congratz! So what can we expect from you from here? Whats your next adventure?
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 I would like a National Title.
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 Oprah ,Tina Fey, and Kate Upton, you gotta marry one, kill one and fuck one, go!
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 Marry Oprah kill Tina Fey get wild with Upton. Roseanne Barr, Allannis Morriset, Celine Dion. Go!
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 All wise choices. Kill Roseanne Barr, mary Allannis Morriset, fuck Celine Dion pretending she's still 25
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 Ha that's tough.. Marry Allanis, fuck Celine and you can guess the other..
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 front flip the oakley sender next year, that is if rampage is still at Utah,
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 Its not one of my tricks so probably not
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 fair enough dude, dont think your balls could get any bigger anyway, keep on sending!
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 continue to burn! great to see the riders who have their own style in addition to heaps of tricks! good luck to you and ZINK
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 whats your fav whistler trail?
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 Crank it Up
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 What's your favourite trick to throw down?

What's your favourite beer? Please don't say anything light
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 Natural Light man, sorry to blow it for you, but I love it. I have been known to get down on some Budweiser though.
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 A table top.. Budweiser
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 what went through your mind when you did the suicide no hander of the oakley icon sender?
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 Mr strait, congrats to win rampage. you re a pure inspiration.
What's your training plan off your bike ?

Thanks you ).
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 Ride my beach cruiser till about February then onto the training. Lots of fishing and riding for myself
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 do you ride dirt bikes? if yes what size?
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 Yes I grew up in the desert with the family. Right now I ride a 05 KTM 525 and a 07 YZ250f. gonna sell both and probably get a new honda 450
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 Congrats on the win buddy!

My question is...

What was the first trick you ever landed!?

Cheers man

Sam
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 a no footer thanks
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 Do you remember riding with me at the Shimano Winter Series?
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 Yes that was my first race ever
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 Cool I thought u lived in Redlands. Yucaipa here. Think I have some random buddy's from REV that knew you.
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 How tall is kelly mcgarry? and are you getting tired of typing responses to all of these questions yet?
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 Hello congrats on the win. Outstanding job I am fourteen what is in your opinion the best bike company out there?
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 Good job, congrats for the title ... What do you think about Rampage Europe ? What's your best placeto ride in Europe ?
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 Guys you cant imagin the feeling talk with the world topest ride!sweet like a lolipop~~~~hahaha
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 When are you guys going to get with the times and start wearing spandex and shave your entire body?
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 u look like jesse pinkman do u agrree
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 What old washed up pro tightened your crank arm at big bear when you and Zink were little kids. (You were the chubby one)?
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 How many red bulls did you have during the week out there building and riding?
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 Zero
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 thanks for being on the level with us people, whilst on another level, keep it solid man
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 He man I just a regular dude that can ride a bike but cant spell
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 When you refer to "Sage" are you talking about Sage Cattabriga-Alosa or Taylor Sage (from 2six stallions)?
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 Taylor Sage
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 Where has he been? Is he still filming?
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 It'd be cool if you came up and did a race or two on the NW Cup next year...I'd love the chance to race against my idol!!!
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 That would be rad. I've always wanted to do that race right after sea otter.
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 Well come on up. Gwinny and Stevie had some good runs at it last year. Besides you gotta sign my freehub mag, even though the claw put a huge signature on it haha
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 SirLyle representing So Cal! Congrats!

What are your thoughts on dropper seat posts?
Yay or nay?
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 I'm sorry your first run was not that great to put you in first. Just saying. But good job on the win.
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 What was running through your mind as you were standing up at the top before you dropped in for your run?
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 Do a good job.. Make sure I remember all the speeds
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 What do you think about the judges this year at rampage ?
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 I think it was a bit more refined. The judges knew what they were looking for and seemed pretty good.
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 Is rampage scarey or fun?
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 yes I knew if I had to do something bigger on it to win I was going to do it. Possibly a superman
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 damnit kyle you answered the wrong question!
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 You have come such a long way! Who is your biggest influence ?
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 Shaun Palmer, Colin Bailey, Kirt Voreis, Cam Zink
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 What go's through your head on the start line ?