The 25 Best Roosts of 2012

Dec 21, 2012
by Scott Secco  
Aiming down the sights
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Roost
photo by Margus Riga www.margusriga.com
Photo by www.kopo.ownlog.com - www.weeze.pl
7 Macdonald Brook MS Evil NZL
Photo www.bakao.ownlog.com http bakao.pinkbike.com
Featured Pixels on http ericpalmer.webgarden.com Practice day at Paarl... looking loose
One nice thing about having your own test track is being able to shred brown pow anytime. Strobel gettin low in the top left hander on a recently constructed line.
Cam Cole back on the podium. Big Horse somehow muscled through this one in the infamous second to last corner.
Jordie Lunn ripping a berm in Hafjell.
Picture by Christophe Bortels for Landscape Magazine
www.esphotography.co.za
2012 Deep Summer SlideShow
Photo Christoph Laue
berm ripping www.delayedpleasure.com
SONY DSC
Elliot getting wild in the loose conditions of the worldcuptrack of Val di Sole. www.facebook.com BruchpilotRacing
Ta a de Portugal DHI Penela 2012
Berm destruction


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90 Comments

  • + 128
 3rd photo doesn't look like a roost, looks more like an explosion...
  • + 6
 Yeah, how the hell did he make that roost? It was either somebody else or it was one of them time-delayed roosts. That'd be nice so that you can actually see the roost that you create.
  • + 10
 third photo is ace similar to the photo from stonehaven half way down this page www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-20746956
  • + 47
 I love his position on the bike, looks so relaxed like nothings happened - and we know cool guys don't look at explosions.
  • - 1
 in the original set of pictures it said he was riding in front of a quarry and that was a general explosion, they just timed it right
  • + 0
 I can't figure it out how he got so far away from that roost in a so small amount of time that the cloud is still not falling down?
  • + 16
 he's obviously riding the mountains of afghanistan dodging taliban mortar rounds!!!! cmon
  • + 7
 no roost for you!
  • + 3
 The 3rd photo to this day is still one of the most epic pictures taken and posted on pb. massive explosion/roost, epic facial expression, and rocking a ht like a boss.
  • + 3
 It's the kamloops dust!!
  • + 4
 I thought that we would see Kovarik on the list ...
www.pinkbike.com/news/Sequence-Saturday-41-2012.html
  • + 0
 is it that difficult to open the photo and read the comments. hahaha
  • + 2
 It's just a photo shot in kamloops, you could almost drop a penny and create a mushroom cloud of dust!
  • + 3
 Kamloops, Roost City
  • + 1
 I believe picture 3 is actually a man made explosion for that video- this shot, If I can remember, was not timed right and was turned into a mockery by the riders and kept it for laughs. Great video! Where to find it?
  • + 0
 @alexrob yeah, especially badass... EXXXPLOSIONS!
  • + 36
 This is Rad!

Any chance of 25 Best Drops/Flips/Whips/Goons of 2012!?
  • + 5
 Goons! Please!
  • + 7
 Now way.. Trey is.. look
www.pinkbike.com/video/119414
  • + 2
 lol dude I'm pretty sure Trey is 'Ronnie Mac".
  • - 1
 You guys do realise we're on a bicycle website right?
  • + 3
 you do realize a dirtbike is a mountain bike with a motor right? sometimes other shit comes up, just cause were on a bike site doesnt mean we have to be on topic 100% of the time...
  • + 26
 sh*t is getting real on tandem
  • + 1
 For sure. Ive heard the a tandum V10 out there.
  • + 13
 3rd photo wasn't actually roost.. It was a grenade in the background... Just clearing that up so everyone knows how much more badass it is.
  • + 3
 deeerp - he was riding in Iraq! Support'R troops!
  • + 9
 STOP DESTROYING BERMS.
  • + 3
 Can someone clarify I looked up 'roosts' on the dictionary of mountain biking it says: to stop or accelerate very quickly??? to me it looks like its the explosion of dirt left behind when a biker DESTROYS A TRAIL or BERM !!! which can be accomplished by whipping out the back tier and letting it catch some dirt or by drifting upon entering a turn. lol!
  • + 0
 roosts are usually riding thru a turn while spraying up dirt. skids are the same but with brake usage. powerslides are sliding with both tires thru a turn with both feet on the pedals. usually achieved by flicking/whipping the bike. shralps are same thing but leaning way farther and maybe with a foot off, but not using brakes.
  • + 1
 Roosting comes from the world of motocross, and it refers to leaving a "rooster tail," which is when, upon acceleration, the rear tire kicks up a spray of dirt. As you can tell from the pics, above, in the world of mtb, roosting typically occurs from sliding in corners, but it can also occur from landing hard or even just riding fast in a straight line through a dust patch or mud or snow or whatever.
  • + 1
 Kinda like photo #2, that looks like a real roost.
  • + 4
 the roost with the front wheel in the air on the giant glory is my friend! hes only 16
  • + 1
 Cool guys don't look at explosions... That's all I could think of as I scrolled down the page. Apparently its not true though. Half the people were looking at their own explosions. Shame on you, not cool.
  • + 1
 Third one is awesome. dude looks like he doin nothin more than a cruise through the park aaaaand then you look behind him and BAAAAAM complete explosion!
  • + 4
 Best . Website . Ever .
  • + 0
 Yeah! GOTTA LOVE PINKBIKE!!!!!!
  • + 2
 3rd photo was the best! Comes out like nothing happened, looks like he dropped a grenade
  • + 4
 He comes out like nothing's happened while still missing a finger... That is badass indeed!
  • + 2
 Ha 3rd pic down looks like a super hero cruising away from blowing up the bad guys
  • + 3
 Well my desktops set for the next 25 weeks
  • + 2
 Thank you for choosing Eliot. Smile
  • + 1
 Very nice shots...some deserved to be in the "best photo" contest..unfortunately they weren´t :/
  • + 2
 im sorry but some of these are squidders skidding into a pile of dust..
  • + 2
 i like the casual face of number 3.
  • + 1
 Atleast the shot of danny shouldnt be in there cinsidering its from last year...
  • + 1
 Its not danny my mistake
  • + 1
 2nd photo down, you can't see his mouth but I'd bet he's shouting "Brrraaaap!".
  • + 2
 3rd photos wher its at bro but they wer all good
  • + 2
 Some of these are weak.....not sure how they got on this list....
  • + 2
 A lot of Troy Lee Designs products roosting, like.
  • + 1
 The bookend shots are the best!
  • + 1
 there is a few i wouldn't class as roosts :S
  • + 1
 They are not all kovarik?
  • + 2
 tandem roost-awesome!
  • + 1
 3rd picture is the best! LOL!!
  • + 1
 The tandem roost takes the cake.
  • + 1
 it's a whole post of awesomeness
  • + 1
 The Black & White Roosts are the best!!!!
  • + 1
 at the end of a ride i always roost
  • + 2
 I'm going to the velodrome to see you roost, should be entertaining
  • + 1
 roosting splinters Wink my drives covered in gravel from roosting the letter box on the way back from rides
  • + 1
 "skidding a bike is the fountain of youth." -some really smart guy
  • + 4
 "Skidding" is fun but nothing is quite like the feeling of drifting without the use of brakes and hearing the dirt and rocks spray out over the trail behind you.
  • + 2
 groghunter is on something....
  • + 1
 I thought appending "some really smart guy" made it clear I didn't say it... I just live my life by it's teachings.
  • + 1
 i thought you iz da smart guy....my bad...
  • - 1
 Pretty disappointed this photo I took wasn't included: www.pinkbike.com/photo/7890388
  • + 1
 Lacondeguys!
  • + 1
 Where's Claw's from WTE!
  • + 0
 i'd throw out better roosts on my moto any day!
  • + 1
 grande foto pilha!!!
  • + 0
 Got one to add to the mix
www.pinkbike.com/photo/5969271
  • - 1
 A picture of Commençal mechanic Chocho Dérap' is missing... Best roost guy of Andorra west coast ever!
  • - 1
 voah - awesome photos!!!
my small contribution - roost in your face www.pinkbike.com/photo/8461527
  • + 1
 Great tillers !
  • - 2
 www.pinkbike.com/photo/7266674
sooo..... compared to some of the ones in this article, idk haha just saying
  • - 1
 what about yesterdays POD?
  • - 1
 BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAPPPPPPP !!!!1!!!
  • - 1
 This is the best website/ forum EVER!!!
  • - 1
 I don't always roost, but when I do...Nah just kidding. I always roost.
  • - 1
 brutal! very nice catches. The best is the tandem pic jajaja
  • - 3
 Hey you guys forgot one: www.pinkbike.com/photo/8338474
  • - 2
 sick shots!! awesomeee
  • - 2
 vimeo.com/53306803 skip to 2:33 for some radtastic roooost!
  • - 1
 Nice Shot !!

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