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Photo of the Month - July 2016

Aug 2, 2016
by Tyler Maine  
  Check out the top Photo of the Day images from the month of July 2016.

I owe Cam Zink a huge thanks for paving the way with this incredible line. - Jared Smith No front brake.
  1. I owe Cam Zink a huge thanks for paving the way with this incredible line. - Jared Smith (No front brake.) Image by Braydon B Photography - 19285 views

  2. Brandon Semenuk while filming for Follow Me. Image by Anthill Films (Sterling Lorence) - 16007 views

The Loop of Doom
  3. Matt Macduff ejecting from the Loop of Doom. Image by The Rise - 11240 views

Trail Hunter Matt Hunter and Matty Miles.
  4. Trail Hunter in Jamaica. Image by Harookz - 10211 views

  5. Kuba Gzela at Riva del Garda, Italy. Image by Kuba Gzela - 9489 views

  Honourable Mentions include:

"Cam McCaul hand plant amongst the thunder, barns, rain, tractors, rainbows, lightning and firing light on Turtle Ranch, Wyoming during the filming of unReal." Image by Sterling Lorence. This is our first runner up with 8833 views.

"Geoff Gulevich filming for Builder." Image by Margus Riga. This is our second runner up with 8572 views.

MENTIONS: @BraydonBphotography / @sterlinglorence / @anthill / @mattmacduff / @the-rise / @munter / @harookz / @KubaGzela / @Gulevich87 / @Margus

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  • 49 1
 They should never have named it the loop of doom, maybe the loop of fuck it I am going back to the hotel. Then all would have been good.
  • 10 1
 They might as well have named it the loop of AGHHHHH... Crunch.
  • 5 5
 he almost had it...looks like he underestimated the effect of centrifugal force and couldn't catch-up on his off center trajectory. I'm not a pro...just speculation...
  • 3 0
 @pidesd: that's pretty much what he said happened, to much force and he just collapsed.
  • 3 0
 @Scotty7447: 40' loop, 80' roll-in. Way too much.
  • 22 0
 Loop of Poop
  • 16 2
 Matt deserves it for pushing a record
  • 3 4
 11 111 fckin $ for such a failure
  • 2 0
 @RedBurn: you hit it then
  • 1 2
 @Dmrbikes85211: dont want to! I'd save lives with that money.....
  • 3 0
 1 or 3 ... both epic due to the nature of the situation. 1 is very epic 3 is awesome...
  • 3 0
 love the action feeling of number 4, I know pov pix are usually more luck than anything, but man, its a killer!!!
  • 1 0
 made me dizzy
  • 3 0
 1,2,3 , or 5. Either one I'd be in the emergency room
  • 3 1
 To be honest all of the pic are awesome but Nr 5 show this what I want to see while I'm on my ride!
  • 2 0
 Who's got the biggest balls of them all.
  • 6 22
flag Krzymndyd (Aug 2, 2016 at 18:59) (Below Threshold)
 There is a fine line between big balls and just stuid. The loop he made he never had a chance. Needed to be more fluid as opposed to such a harsh loop at the top
  • 16 0
 @Krzymndyd: the reason its a tighter loop at the top is because as he goes up for the first quarter of it he is loosing speed, you really don't know what you're talking about. The one he made/rode at SOF was on a smaller scale but the exact same shape.
  • 4 0
 @coadymacmillan: agreed.

He doesn't have the speed or downforce to complete a full circular loop, the way its designed makes sense if you understand that.
  • 5 1
 @Krzymndyd: I love how people that have never done something are critics on the subject. It's like people who never have kids always know exactly how to raise them.
  • 5 0
 While I agree with the modern theory, the stunt from 1905 that he based it on does appear to be more circular.

  • 5 0
 @Krzymndyd: In mountain biking theres a fine line between stupid and fun.
  • 1 0
 @coadymacmillan: "losing speed" would be a better way to speel that. good times. Wink
  • 3 1
 @properp: but to be fair.... It's maybe just a hair different than what the dudes on Jackass do... Which imo doesn't make it comparably praiseworthy as legitimate progression of the sport
  • 4 0
 Armchair Engineer showdown thread
  • 1 0
 I don't think Matt claimed it was progression to recreate a 100+ year old stunt. He just thought it would be awesome to do.

There's also this. 3.bp.blogspot.com/-Kp1iHkNLLys/UwxT1-oRRkI/AAAAAAAACyo/542MQR3In-Q/s1600/the+rocket+man+bicycle+stunt+vintage+3.jpg
  • 3 0
  • 2 0
 Olalala! Good to see an oldie like that about Semenuk!
  • 1 0
 These are all amazing but I love #5
  • 2 1
 It's gotta be #1

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