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Video: Practice Highlights with Eliot Jackson - Leogang World Cup DH 2019
Jun 7, 2019
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Eliot Jackson takes you through all the action from practice in Leogang and takes a look inside the pits ahead of the third round of the 2019 DH World Cup.
Video: Red Bull
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(Jun 8, 2019 at 4:24)
Eliot should be made to do this every race. Insightful commentary. His ability to convey his observations of the subtleties of course matched with his skill to “get the riders to say what’s going through their minds” was skillful. Also his balance of “knowing what the heck he is talking about” but still projecting the feeling/excitement of an amateur was endearing!!!
(Jun 8, 2019 at 6:07)
Isn't he being paid by Red Bull to do this every race?
(Jun 8, 2019 at 10:42)
: I think he is, although this is a dream job of many pinkbikers. BTW, is Eliot racing besides or just focusing this season on doing the interviews?
(Jun 8, 2019 at 13:10)
: He said in a podcast that he is not racing this season and just focusing on interviews, these videos, and his website of track/results analysis. Although I think he does bring a bike along and gets a couple laps during practice at each stop just for fun.
(Jun 8, 2019 at 13:21)
: didnt pay much attention to his interviews then, thx.
(Jun 8, 2019 at 15:07)
Ahhhh! Thank you so much! I think that accurately captures what I'm trying to accomplish haha. I just think there are so many interesting stories and insights that you guys never get to see. The riders and the sport of DH is so so much more than just "not touching the brakes." I wish we could put everything that I talk about in the videos but it would be like 30 minutes long haha.
John Hall, Aarons mechanic, actually had a heat gun when I was talking to him and he explained how he uses it to remove contaminants from the rotors so that they can keep the brake feel and not have to put on new rotors/pads.
Kevin Joly, Finn's mechanic, talked about how he uses those different tunes Finn was talking about to marry the data to what Finn is feeling. Then he can combine bits and peices of both to help Finn find the right setup to use for the week. They have such a good understanding of WHY you use data and what it can and can't solve.
As for me!
In terms of World Cups
had it right. Although, I don't get to ride at the race. In my dreams!
I am not racing the World Cups this year. I am racing Crankworx, though. So if you want to watch me race (for some reason
) I'll be there
I am really enjoying doing this and it kind of satisfies my World Cup itch. I'll be doing it every race this year (Except World Champs. Not the same production for that one). I'll also be maintaining
so that the riders have a place to see sectors.
Outside of World Cups, aka the other 80% of my time haha, I am focused on a few other projects that you guys will like but they won't really come to fruition for a little bit.
Lots and lots and lots of really cool things to do in life
(Jun 8, 2019 at 19:20)
: dude, i enjoy these edits or whatever you want to call them. top notch insight coupled with personality. keep it up. are you listening redbull?
(Jun 8, 2019 at 19:59)
(Jun 8, 2019 at 21:34)
Thank you! I also loved your post-race coverage from Ft. Bill.
Would you be able to elaborate on the heat gun John uses? I could see how that sanitizes, but how does that keep the feel and/or reduce the need for new pads/rotors? (I'm asking optimistically curious and not sarcastic or doubtful)
(Jun 9, 2019 at 0:01)
: thanks for that! Would love to find out what tricks they use in pits, I guess not many of us will use it then, but its clearly shows how much effort you have to put in to go that track as fast as possible. Cheers and good luck!
(Jun 10, 2019 at 12:49)
: As you use the brakes, residue from the pads, dirt and other stuff build up on the rotors (and pads). When you put new pads/rotors on you have to go through the break-in process all over again and the brakes, inevitably, don't ever break in the same way twice. When you're at a world cup and you only have a few runs, it sucks to have to use one of them to get the brakes bedded in/adjusted to where they should be and no matter how much you ride through the car park with them on, it really takes a couple of turns for them to really feel right. By using the heat gun to get rid of residue (which is why you would usually change pads st a world cup), John is cutting this process out.
(Jun 11, 2019 at 6:07)
: Aha! This makes perfect sense. The heat from high speed use of the pads on the rotors is what beds them in. This can be accomplished with a heat gun. I had never thought of this. For some reason, I had always thought the bedding in process was just about leaving residue from the new pads on the rotors.
(Jun 8, 2019 at 3:57)
Good times for downhill aficionados. So many fantastic contributors. Eliot, you keep doing this!!
(Jun 8, 2019 at 4:24)
You can't fake that stoke. You're the man, Eliot!
(Jun 8, 2019 at 4:53)
Damn I can't handle this much quality content in such a short amount of time! Mind blown! Awesome! Keep it up Eliot!
(Jun 8, 2019 at 7:40)
Red Bull finally got their Highlights video dialed. It took time but it's awesome. Eliot is the guy they needed.
(Jun 8, 2019 at 5:47)
as much as he makes it so interesting and adds so much extra tech for fans to appreciate, he also makes DH seem way more relatable; he's so chill, it's not all about bravado, the men show how much they have to think, the women get more of a voice, he's a person of colour-- so many extra dimensions! it is SO good for the sport. if mtb was going to have an ambassador, i would nominate Eliot
(Jun 8, 2019 at 7:22)
Dude, Eliot is extra dimensional? That's so rad, I always wanted to visit the dimension in which I am fast!
(Jun 8, 2019 at 4:00)
Good work Eliot, keep it coming!
(Jun 8, 2019 at 3:46)
Well done Eliot, great to watch!
(Jun 8, 2019 at 5:58)
Super stoked seeing Elliot up there doing. Putting a massive grin on my face! Bring on the race!
(Jun 8, 2019 at 7:39)
Eliot is a great host, awesome!
(Jun 8, 2019 at 5:09)
Eliot, i don't know who you are but you're great in this! Please, keep doing this kind of stuff
(Jun 8, 2019 at 5:41)
Erm, just a former World Cup downhill racer. Top20 from the top of my head.
(Jun 8, 2019 at 5:48)
Eliot is the man, he’s been around for a bit. Pretty sure he and gwin were on he yeti team for awhile,
Raced for a bit, retired, and came back. I think he’s on Giant now? Someone correct me if I’m wrong. Not really sure if he’s racing or not though
(Jun 8, 2019 at 5:53)
: I'm coming from the crowd in spandex. Don't know anything about dh history. But thanks
(Jun 8, 2019 at 6:48)
: Welcome to the free breather and baggy shorts-world.
(Jun 8, 2019 at 7:12)
Eliot Jackson? Let me introduce you, my friend:
(Jun 8, 2019 at 8:21)
: That were some sick skills! Woot!!
Flying over that rock was funny, other people tackling it so carefully...
(Jun 8, 2019 at 6:26)
(Jun 8, 2019 at 9:43)
Thanks Eliot for bringing even more sunshine with your smile and your cool reports. Good job!
(Jun 8, 2019 at 5:25)
(Jun 8, 2019 at 5:28)
Great incite and analysis, keep doing what you're doing!!
(Jun 8, 2019 at 13:58)
Hmm good way to transfer possible organic disease from country to country tearing down dirty bikes in new locations
(Jun 8, 2019 at 16:12)
I can’t keep up with all this Guys going the same thing. Claudio used to make it easy. Track Video Bammmmmm!
(Jun 8, 2019 at 15:19)
Can we replace Claudio with Elliot please... claudio sucks at commentating.
(Jun 8, 2019 at 11:47)
Really enjoyed this video. Eliot's enthusiasm shows thru. I hope there are more features like this to come.
(Jun 8, 2019 at 7:53)
Why is Eliot not racing?
(Jun 8, 2019 at 5:40)
Does anybody else feel like they have heard some of the riders and mecahnics say the exact same things in this video as they did in last year's Leogang Video?
(Jun 8, 2019 at 9:54)
This makes me VERY excited for tomorrow. Well done
(Jun 8, 2019 at 12:43)
Good! I liked this alot, thumbs up, thanks
(Jun 8, 2019 at 12:10)
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