Wade Simmons on Roach clothing in Mexico, Kranked 4, 2001
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Wade Simmons on Roach clothing in Mexico, Kranked 4, 2001

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  • + 28
 Mass respect to Wade Simmons on this day... just a raw loose rock landing with a shorter runout. kicked a few rocks out of the way at the takeoff. no modern day smoothness here. Both Thomas Vanderham and Randy Spangler (filming second angle on takeoff) both helping Wade judge speed for his successful 2 attempts. Fuji Provia 100 speed slide film. Simmons, the Godfather of freeride.
  • + 19
 ...2001!!! 2000-2004 was the most game-changing time for MTB in my opinion.
  • + 7
 agreed. Biggest airs, first real tech lines, and of course, Bearclaw 360ing a proper huck
  • + 1
 And not to forget sub-optimal gear.
  • + 2
 Search for the Holy Trail, In Concert, Down, Double Down, Jib 1, 2, NWD Freewheel Burning, Ride the Lightning, Rampage on DVD.... god damn that it was.
  • + 12
 Still a huge huck almost 20 years later
  • + 4
 the beginning of an era where mtb freerider dominates gravity
without these guys we wouldn't be able to ride what we ride today Smile
that is freeride history!
  • + 5
 Still to this day, one of the heaviest airs I've witnessed in person.
  • + 5
 One of the most memorable gappers from the time! #cantkillaroach
  • + 4
 Fantastic shot from the real days of MTB. Well done all involved.
  • + 4
 Ride stallion ride
  • + 2
 The bikes and riders from this era hold the best memories for me. My favorite time in mountain biking.
  • + 2
 Kranked videos and the Froriders, basically the resaons why I bought a RM7 back in the days.
  • + 2
 old school nuklear ride Big Grin
  • + 2
 Classic gnar!
  • + 1
 El Chingon!!
  • + 1
 EL PADRINO
  • + 0
 Pretty rad considering his bars could fit in between his nipples!
  • - 2
 Ahhh... the days of old. When men were bold with no f&$king brains and balls the size of watermelons
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