Picture by Christophe Bortels for Landscape Magazine
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Picture by Christophe Bortels for Landscape Magazine

209 Comments

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 "Hey check out this wicked handstand I can do"
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 Leatt's for sale
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flag zolibmx13 (Nov 5, 2011 at 0:05) (Below Threshold)
 hey guys check out my new brakedance moves lol nice shot!
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 yeah, i think im keeping my trusty flat pedals.
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 I call it backflip - handstand... you like?
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 The new Yoga.....downward facing rider.
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 So this pic isn't particularly artistic, but I have a feeling no one is going to bitch about the composition or emotional impact. You know why? Cause that is f*cking awesome.
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flag andycreak123 (Nov 5, 2011 at 0:53) (Below Threshold)
 'Hey Check My New Broken Neck....... That Thing Looks Painful. :S
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 where NOT to learn how to manual
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 leatt anyone?
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 Look mom!
No hands!

*thud*
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 i still cant tell if he went over the bars and roller or if he has fallen backwards :/ seems more likely to fall backwards but does anyone know for sure ?
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 Yeah i'm confused as to what happened!
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 Hmm... I wonder if this guy will stick to clips.
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 how the f*ck did that happen?
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 I think he went over bars on the rocks behind him and the flying weight of bike went over him and pulled him that way.
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 i agree with RobbyBriers, looks like an over the bars crash. But it propably pulled him that way because of the clips.
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 Over the barss probably. At warp speed. I bet he seriously shat it!
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 If you got OTB don't you tend to go forwards...
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 Imagine he got it back . . . .
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 SCORPION!
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 how the f*ck?
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 this was my facial expression O.o - :O
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 This is why I don't ride clip-less Razz
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 ouch... flats might make the ocassional trench in your shins but clips cause so much more pain!
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 ouch, wonder how that happened, hope that guys all right! Salute anyways, nice picture and an interesting one in that case because it doesnt use the typical pod picture with close to perfect balance and lines of composition. This one uses good a-symmetric balance which draws the eye towards the diagonal lines of the rider and the bike!Well done!
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 when pros crash they do it in styles
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 "man, my head is itchy"
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 "nice to see people taking different lines ... some of the lines ended up being a little bit sketchy... end result was more than a few spectacular crashes" Last thing running through his mind 'well at least this is looking spectacular'!
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 looks like he was goin for some style points with a backflip but under rotated
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 I remember my first beer too - Dont drink and drive lol
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 best backflip ive ever seen.
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 There isnt much of a difference between clips and flats so i dont know why everyone says 'thats why I ride flats' or 'SPD Sucks' on these types of pictures...you feel the same pain when you fall clipped in as you do flats, you just come unclipped...its not a big difference
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 he doesnt look very unclipped...
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 i'm pretty shure his hands are suposed to be where his feet are...
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 @mortifiedpeguinz, one on a pedal yer??? thats how everyone rides a bike...
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 Maybe its time to upgrade to full suspenion and move to flats
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 Danger zone!
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 This crash probably took only a second to occur and he's just entering the impact (btw this is @nofootcanman) which means his body is still in a straight position keeping him clipped to the pedal, but about mid impact (another half second or so) he will become unclipped.
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 LOL, left foot is still clipped in!
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 we have eyes...
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 arrgh! i hate it when people go on about flat pedals being better! when you get used to clips its just like riding flat! and yes your feet might not come out sometimes, but what difference does it make when you've crashed anyway? the race is lost... and clips dont make you crash anyway if anything they've helped me crash less you have more control over the bike. if clips are so bad in the eyes of you stubborn tunnel vision goons then why is it that the majority of the top 20 world cup riders use them...
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 Exactly, Josh. Clips give more control and make climbing easier since you can pull your pedal up too when you can only push flats down (not that climbing was an issue here). The only downside is that pro's go so fast that sometimes it is nearly impossible for them to unclick in time. On the other hand, flats make it easier to style your whips and other tricks and you can bail quicker when you're about to, or, crashing.
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 Thank you josh & robby...finally someone I can have stand by me and agree
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 i think he might already be unclipped his foot isnt in line with the pedal
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 could be possible, but you do have a slight 'twist' ability when ur clipped in...if not he's just coming out of them
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 yeah, that free movement before you become unclicked is call float. and you can get not float pedals or cleats.
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 NECKBRACE!
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 look ma NO HANDS!!!!
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 hahah yes scott you mad man !
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 that's a front flip though!
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 That's an odd place to do a backflip lazyboy, don't you think?
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flag ryanlikesdritjumpdalot (Nov 5, 2011 at 4:35) (Below Threshold)
 no its fricken perfect
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 look mum no hands.... oh.... look mum no teeth....
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 in soviet russia...
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 .........when installing wheelie bars be sure to tighten BOTH bolts...........
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 ... Bike flips you?
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 ^^hahahahha
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 bike rides you
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 bike holds on to you
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 Hi guys !

thanks for the faves and the comments !

wanna know how it happened ? here is another picture of this crash :

nsa27.casimages.com/img/2011/11/05/111105112640465547.jpg

and the guy is ok :-)

Chris
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 lol, I'm not sure I could pick which one is better. They are both awesome. It was pretty cool of that guy to do that for our entertainment, thanks for capturing it!
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 Know I understand what went wrong, thank you for that second photo of the crash and bortels, thank you for the spetacular photo, weird position to be in ^^
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 he did a full fucking front flip whaaaaaaaat!
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 gotta video??
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 Shimano shoes, Now there's your problem
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 Dont worry he's still clipped in, he can ride it out!
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 I think he got a bit AHEAD of himself Smile
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 HAHA!............. Random boyo
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 shockabahala - nice one! Big Grin
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 c'mon UCI, you're gonna take away that!?!
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 ^ THIS ^
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 He is going to be feeling it in the morning that looks painful and I would never ride clips for downhhill because I would somehow ending up doing something like this....poor guy
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 STOP! Hammer time!
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 how does that even happen
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 what do clipless vs flats have to do with this .........they have nothing to do with the crash!!!!! is that why so many top World class DH'ers race in clips?? I would suggest Time pedals though over anything else out there!! stay far away from the flats......
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 This more commonly known as 'arse over tit' it looks pretty painful though whatever you want to call it..
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 I was gonna say ' ass over teakettle !'
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 Great shot. Couldn't have timed the photo any better, he'll need a beer after that...
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 The one reason why im still running flats
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 Same here
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 How did he manage that?? Can't figure it out at all, strange how ever since Leatt came out there seems to be a lot of pictures with people falling on there head haha
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 Please tell me there is a video of this somewhere?...i think he is thinking of Jimmy Hendrix....excuse me while i kiss the sky!
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 clip flip!
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 Was thinking about buying new pedals and clipping in but then again ill just stick to my flat pedals Big Grin
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 Fucking sick capture
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 go street dance, B-boy!!!
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 This guy has quite a unique riding style.
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 not the jumps id choose to back flip but if you feel like you can pull it off go ahead
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 That's the reason why I will never ride with clips
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 lol this looks like yoga with a DH bike its the new streching progam for professional racers
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 that is ganna hurt in the morning son. Gringo.
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 Sillies! He is coming towards the camera, and has looped out a manual. No otb I say.
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 it is pretty hard to backflip without a jump
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 i'm sure at that moment he whiches not to have SPD's..
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 i'm sure at that moment he wishes to be somewhere else... Wink
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 And I'm sure he wishes that he knew that he wasn't running spd's
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 c sa que sa fait des clips ... tu reste pogner quand té mal pris xD
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 role reversal...
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 he gives sticking the landing a hole new meaning
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 tricks these days...
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 spd,s (satans pedal design) strikes again
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 Hes not running spd's.......
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 look carefully he is running spd,s look in the mid sole of his shoe and the middle of the pedal
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 They are the crank bros pedals (mallet) spd is shimano! Different clip system
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 meh all the same to me they all cause some pretty painful crashes
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 haha this fellas in the gym peforming handstands!
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 Backflip done too early...! Smile
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 Booyakacha! That sucks....
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 damn,does anyone know if dudes ok? doesnt look good.
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 clips make lazyboy backflips way harder it seems like....
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 COD??? Crash of the day??
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 I wish I had a Leatt !!!!
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 He should of just bought a unicycle!
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 EPIC DOUBLE PITS TO CHESTY FAIL!
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 the look is not soo good . because its dangeressssssssss.
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 hes a pro............. crasher
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 backflip indian air - ça va t'enchaine bien les POD
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 how do you even get to this point?
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 He was not able to ballout
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 Break Dance Biking! I knew it was only a matter of time.
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 *gives leatt brace big hug*
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 First person to get a picture of an attempted back flip on flat ground.
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 New career...4x breakdancing
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 SICK!!! No Hand One Foot Manual tup
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 tbh i thought it was a downhill track not a 4x
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 stewart from mad tv? look what i can do! *twitch*
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 wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
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 Maybe he can still ride it out?
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 Owwww getting scorpioned by your own bike Eek
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 Falling in a way that's possible; You're doing it wrong.
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 The last 3 pods have been quite odd...
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 True, but I don't mind them all. Kind of a nice change up.
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 no, no, NO. THIS is how you do it...
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 Right the is why I wear my DBX!!!
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 fark he's still clipped in aswell
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 we all know that french people are crazy...
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 You know he's wearing a British jersey . . . . right ?
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 you know im an ignorant and i thought it was the french one....right?
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 No actually . . . . I didn't
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 ouch thats gonna sting like a bitch does anyone know how he did that
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 Scott Roberts is the rider.
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 It takes skill to be able to fall like that!
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 GOD DAM IT YOUR DOING IT WRONG
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 This is how not do to a weely!
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 Just a backflip, don't worry...
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 back flip or front flip??????
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 WTF..................Dassss...............
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 Pat CJ?
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 ...Ouch!
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 champery.
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 HEAD STAND!!!!!!!
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 look at me a wheelie
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 i like
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 Awesome POD
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 ooooh that looks painful
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 Ouch
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 auchhh Frown
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 lazy boy wheelie
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 full on lazy boy manule
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 thats what you call a gay flip, accidental half back flip Smile
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 how is that possible?
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 ow. i can feel the pain from here
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 I hope his ankles are ok
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 The rider in the photo is Scott Roberts and you follow him on twitter @54scotty54
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 ahh clipons
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 Thats why spd is crap idea in DH Big Grin
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 Lucky he's riding mallets.........
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 Lucky its 4X not DH too...
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 I know, but I got fed up of putting that everywhere, so I just did the nitpick Razz
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 Umm, ouch!
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 Manual + Clips =
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 Invert! sick pod!
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 backflip lazy boy
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 scorpion
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 Fail Smile
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 break dance haha
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 Good shot.
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 that is unfortunat
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 He is ahead of himself!
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 That's ganna leave mark
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 thats sad
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 SPD fail
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 They're not spd's.......
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 Wath a hell? D:
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 You're doing it wrong.
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 bad news bears
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