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Jan 10, 2019 at 15:48
Jan 10, 2019
Video: Is Red Bull Rampage Worth It?
@scott-townes: Let's do the math instead of just assuming that there's evil afoot. Say the event costs $2million. What do you think NBC pays to air it every year? $3million? In order to do that, they'd want to sell $4million in ads. Given that each hour of TV has about 14 minutes of ads, that means each 30 second spot would cost $150,000. That's the price of a spot for an early season NFL game. Those games get roughly 10 times the viewership of what Rampage does so the above seems highly unlikely. On YouTube, the average video gets paid $7 per 1000 views. Let's assume 8,000,000 views for Rampage videos. That's $56,000. Doesn't add up.
LA-Law pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jan 10, 2019 at 13:52
Jan 10, 2019
Video: Is Red Bull Rampage Worth It?
Dude. Virtually everything you said is simply not true. Are you just guessing or is this one big piece of performance art? I'd bet my bike that Red Bull shows up and loses money on this event every year. The costs must be huge. You bring up UFC. UFC makes a profit by selling out arenas and charging $99 for PPV. Where do you think Red Bull's mystery profit on Rampage comes from? The PinkBike crowd watching the well-produced stream for free? The $20 tickets sold to the 400 people who drive in? I bet the ticket sales pay for 2 hours of the MedEvac heli that's on site for four days. You are right to bring up Mavericks. The promoter you quote is no longer in business and gave up the event the year after they gave that quote. That event has also been tossed around from promoter to promoter over the last five years (the last two went bankrupt). Also that event has only ran 4 times in the last 10 years. Look, doing stuff like this is hard and expensive and requires companies that do it because the people who work there love this stuff. Just because you say that there should be more money doesn't mean reality and economics will cooperate. Every Rampage thread has a bunch of people saying that Red Bull needs to do more but the reality is Red Bull is the only company stepping up and writing the check every year.
LA-Law jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 10, 2019 at 7:08
Jan 10, 2019
LA-Law paulaston's article
Dec 14, 2018 at 8:48
Dec 14, 2018
Pinkbike Awards: Athlete of the Year Nominees
The omission of Kate Courtney is criminal. Here's her blurb: After winning in the U23 class in 2017, Kate moved up to an Elite women's field absolutely stacked with talent. In her first race, she finished outside the Top 10 and was public about how much harder the racing was at the top level. Yet still, she persevered and by the end of the season, she rode away from the likes of Anika Langvad, Emily Batty, Jolanda Neff and Maja Wloszczowska to capture the rainbow jersey - the first American to do so in 18 years.
LA-Law KS-USA's article
Jun 28, 2018 at 9:29
Jun 28, 2018
KS Announces 27.2mm Cartridge Enhancements
Funny that you all have had bad experiences with the Lev posts. I have an OEM one on my Transition and have loved it. It's been totally trouble free for the last 18 months of 3-times-per-week use. Of course now that I've written that... : )
LA-Law pinkbikeaudience's article
May 23, 2018 at 10:58
May 23, 2018
LA-Law pinkbikeaudience's article
May 2, 2018 at 17:55
May 2, 2018
Is This the Longest MTB Jump Ever? - Video
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LA-Law RichardCunningham's article
Apr 25, 2018 at 11:46
Apr 25, 2018
5 Cross-Country Bike Checks - Sea Otter 2018
@rivercitycycles: Funny. In that picture he reminds me of Gary Fisher.
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