....as demonstrated by Mitch Ropelato. Ropelato was absolutely pinned coming over this drop. A few riders pulled up and launched, but Ropelato just flat out sent this.
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....as demonstrated by Mitch Ropelato. Ropelato was absolutely pinned coming over this drop. A few riders pulled up and launched, but Ropelato just flat out sent this.

106 Comments

  • + 88
 That is one of the most intense pics I've ever seen. It has supersonic written all over it.
  • + 5
 nice line, waki. full ack from my behalf. props to the steezy dirt rocket above.
  • + 1
 Can you tell me what suit he's wearing?
  • + 7
 i can tell that guy is going super fast..
  • + 3
 this is definitely better then the otherh POD they had not long ago
  • + 4
 It is an oakley kit. go on their website: oakley.com and check it all out. they make really great product.
  • + 2
 Brrraaappppp
  • - 114
flag kachow (Aug 28, 2011 at 0:13) (Below Threshold)
 thumbs up if u stay up till 12 to look at amazing pods like these Big Grin
  • + 82
 ^^ this is pinkbike not youtube..
  • - 80
flag JesseBMXs (Aug 28, 2011 at 0:23) (Below Threshold)
 its similar to you tube
  • + 8
 Ropeadope!
  • + 1
 charging it!!
  • + 23
 @kachow, way to hunt for props, its working quite well
  • - 8
flag musclemilk (Aug 28, 2011 at 7:59) (Below Threshold)
 the first thing i saw when i looked at this pic was the face of a scared black man in the tree is it just me ? :L
  • + 17
 only retards get positive props
  • + 1
 wow this was my background Razz
  • + 8
 @JesseBMX's...honestly, on almost every single post, its you hunting for props
  • + 2
 Send to flat, thats the only way.....
  • + 1
 now thats a real POD
  • + 3
 ^^musclemilk holy shit I see it also!! People look at the tree above the riders head
  • + 3
 i actually do see it too but really? haha...the first thing i noticed was rope-a-dope f*cking pinned
  • + 1
 yea inZane! My theory is that the photographer tilted the camera on purpose so that this speed-mayhem looks more realistic. You know in case some PS scam specialists would come along Big Grin
  • + 3
 HOLY CRAP!!!!! did anyone else notice the big tiki-devil face above the riders head?????? i just noticed it
  • + 2
 yeah if you looked at my comment which got negative props you will know lol
  • + 1
 get an exorcism boys...
  • + 1
 i like my inner beast thankyou very much
  • + 1
 holy shit fuck i see two black faces, one in the trees top left ish and one above riders head hahaha
  • + 1
 ok I know that this year in Europe the mushroom picking season has started a bit earlier than usual, but don't eat those similar to champignons anymore - they bring visions... as well as a raging diarrhea
  • + 1
 cant u see them then ?
  • + 1
 no, I see only some filthy Nikon lens in the down corner. Gotta go, the spiders are crawling all over me again!
  • + 1
 WTF areyou talking about lol ... i also dont like nikon ... canon FTW
  • + 1
 Leica FTW!

Gotta sell my D80, flashes and lenses... then my bikes, then my car and then "maybe" I will afford a Leica. I'll be modest: M9 and a set of 35mm, 50mm and 135mm M lenses is enough. I will fit everything into my little camelback, put a couple of sandwiches on top of it, go to a race and get an ultimate action-photo-hipster experience Big Grin .
  • + 1
 @patrickrupert. ha! you are +12 retarded
  • + 2
 Got neg proped for a question... Great Smile
  • + 1
 Get a quick wank, it will cheer you up. Off course only if you won't get caught
  • + 2
 SHUT UP KIDS
  • + 2
 no. you shut up mr. taylor
  • + 14
 Cant believe this had no comments, Beautiful pic, just beautiful. Easy pod. Well done Mr.Meager.
  • - 7
flag snowtrooperjr (Aug 28, 2011 at 20:13) (Below Threshold)
 pussy scrubs....
  • + 7
 And I still see a comment about the flash/blur pic from the other day. I don't give a shit what anyone says, it was a cool picture. If you feel otherwise, you are a f*cking idiot. To add to that, take another picture that is better. Most people could never pull that picture off despite how shitty they feel it was. Now drop it.
  • - 7
flag JaseZ (Aug 28, 2011 at 1:37) (Below Threshold)
 here here, i said the exact same thing and got neg props for it...
  • + 2
 If I feel otherwise about the picture, it means I have a different opinion about what a good picture, not that I'm an fucking idiot.
  • + 6
 George, you must be furious!
  • + 2
 You're not an idiot. But how about: unblurred, perfect, short exposure action shots are static and straight boring in a way? And blur adds dynamics to the pic? Go talk to any film maker, you'll know how are they shaggin their brains out to get a proper motion blur. Some photographers have problems with acknowledging motion. This is a downhill rider on a world cup, not a studio with a bottle of fragrance, or emo street session with Leica Big Grin
  • + 6
 Amazing. this should get POD.
  • + 4
 this, I believe, is the best shot of this year`s Val Di Sol
  • + 3
 Got to be POD, makes all the other pictures taken in the same place look tame.
  • + 4
 That is the definition of pinned.
  • - 1
 flat f*cking out, no? POD!
  • + 2
 Kick ass run, Mitch, and way to capture it, Colin. That is undoubtedly one of the sickest pics from WC 2011. POD!
  • + 2
 my fave shot of the year Colin. kinda sums up what we do and what a race photo should look like
  • + 2
 essa sim merece ser pod ,
pra mim uma das fotos mais
fantásticas que já vi na minha vida !!!!
  • + 1
 The only thing that could've made this photo better was if the rider was wearing a cape.
  • + 1
 f*cking unreal pictureBig Grin the colours just bounce out at you . gottaa love scrub eh
  • + 2
 Definitely POD material here
  • + 2
 uuuh, what a pic!! and niiice style^^
  • + 2
 AWESOME!!!!! This will be pod, Oh yes this will!!!
  • + 1
 I thought this would have got POD sooner.
  • + 1
 Crazyyyy edit on this dope pic!
  • + 1
 Stuning its Superfast....defenetly POD!!
  • + 1
 Mind-blowing ! One of the best pics i have ever seen...!
  • + 1
 this my desktop. epic pic!
  • + 1
 NICE STUFF !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 1
 this has been my desktop pic for the last week...
  • + 1
 That guys go a pretty spiffy bicycle
  • + 1
 This guy is MITCH ROPELATO my friends... what a great Pic POD for sure
  • + 1
 siiick picture and riding
  • + 1
 Nothing to say, just amazing... POD
  • + 2
 very nice shot! flat out
  • + 1
 the tree in the background has a face! spooky haha
  • + 1
 Flying! Awesome capture.
  • + 1
 buahaha, not even close. If Steve Martin is there, that means it was the gnarliest point on the track Big Grin I've seen XCers doing magic like double wheel sliding on steep off cambers, dropping off big stuff and manualing creeks or doubles, all with high seat - but this here is a bit out of depth Big Grin
  • + 1
 what a sick pic!!! pod for sure!
  • + 1
 NICE!
  • + 1
 AMAZING!!!! so intense.
  • + 1
 looks damn fast Smile
  • + 1
 pic of the year for me.
  • + 1
 so sick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 1
 love this!! tup
  • + 1
 So much win.
  • + 1
 FLYING! haha
  • + 1
 Yeah! POD!!!!!
  • + 1
 Soooo good!
  • + 1
 wow! and umm.... WOW!!!
  • + 0
 you know what they say about redbull....
  • + 1
 uuunnnggghhh!!
  • + 1
 Super intense Sick pod
  • + 1
 Looks so fast Wink
  • + 1
 amazing shot
  • + 1
 POOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD Wink
  • + 1
 pinned
  • + 1
 Awesome! Epic!
  • + 1
 EPIC!!! great raider!!!
  • + 1
 eu já sabia ....
  • + 1
 Sweet photo!!
  • + 1
 Steezy!
  • + 1
 face in a tree Big Grin
  • + 1
 POD!
  • + 1
 Still MyPod!
  • + 0
 POD Smile Great photoBig Grin
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