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Aug 17, 2014 at 11:28
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(Aug 17, 2014 at 23:09)
Nicholi is the man. Staying true to who you are and being yourself deserves a lot more respect than conforming to the trends, even if it is placing a 12 armed cephalopod on your head. Keep your stick on the ice Nicholi and good luck for the remainder of this year.
(Aug 17, 2014 at 23:15)
I was rooting for him to throw down a crazy line at joyride! hes insane..
(Aug 18, 2014 at 1:09)
+1 Reece with the inspiration. kinda bummed when i saw his edit at Highland and the DH clips were sped up though.. like really.
(Aug 18, 2014 at 1:58)
@dirtjumpdiamond fair enough I agree that highland video was wack, but there are countless slope riders who have come from mediocre dh skills to making some of the sickest freeride segments. Give nicholi time and I reckon he'll be styling it up with the top boys. Also, pretty sick that he's bringing back the style of banger slope runs that are a bit sendy, it's all about gnarly hucks.
(Aug 18, 2014 at 9:09)
yeah no i wasnt doubting his future DH career, was just kinda sad about the speed up. like if you cant do it then just wait until you can and then post it. and his runs are banger filled because he knows exactly what he needs to do to win, which i respect
(Aug 18, 2014 at 12:19)
His first run - without the crash - would have been a winning one. beating Semenuk's run in originality, style and difficulty by a HUGE margin.
(Aug 18, 2014 at 23:00)
(Aug 17, 2014 at 23:18)
Heard a lot of hate for him at the event, specifically because he doesn't wear a visor. Pretty lame, because this guy's so rad.
(Aug 18, 2014 at 0:51)
Even at the event? So it's not just internet whining?! Jeez, some people. If you're one of the people paying attention to his lack of visor, then slamming him for not wearing one, then lets just be honest, you are a complete muppet and should have no complaints when the local meathead corners you for not wearing the right sneakers that week. You are nothing more than local fashion tarts. Get a grip.. then f*ck off and join some celeb fanzine, where identifiying fashion fails is the name of the game.
(Aug 18, 2014 at 1:43)
: I notice your wearing aviators on your profile picture... that's so last year.
(Aug 18, 2014 at 5:57)
Haha.. you got me, except that's an old one.
(Aug 18, 2014 at 7:00)
Mat Hoffman does not wear a visor either, any of the haters a better rider than Mat or Nicholi? No? Oh, ok then.
(Aug 18, 2014 at 7:43)
I wouldn't necessarily say better, but I am definitely as good as Hoffman and Rogatkin... at making sandwiches.
(Aug 17, 2014 at 23:32)
who reckonsthat he was on his way to a winning run? I do
(Aug 18, 2014 at 2:02)
his names no semenuk. so no
(Aug 18, 2014 at 2:13)
I think he had 3rd locked if he landed the run.
(Aug 18, 2014 at 2:19)
Guys you don't just win with tricks. Style is also important
(Aug 18, 2014 at 5:30)
im sorry but because we took the piss out of his visor were now compearing him to a squid
(Aug 18, 2014 at 10:40)
I think he would have won with a clean run.
(Aug 18, 2014 at 17:25)
He did a cashroll and double whip off the log, both tricks no one else would try and a flip double whip
(Aug 17, 2014 at 23:52)
Amazing riding! Definitely big things to come from him. Also, who cares whether he wears a peak or not. Pretty sure being able to cash roll a jump that size gives you the right to wear whatever the hell he wants!
(Aug 18, 2014 at 4:46)
Hell yeah..... Don't see too many pulling cash roll's in the MTB world. Dhers would be proud. :-)
(Aug 17, 2014 at 23:46)
More David Attenborough!
(Aug 18, 2014 at 10:40)
Imagine him commentating the events. Commentating anything, really.
(Aug 18, 2014 at 0:33)
After watching him at JoyRide, I don't mind the squid lid anymore. That backflip double whip to frontflip no hander and then topping it up with a cashroll was insane. I was guessing he'd do a triple whip at the end of the whale tail if his run went smooth until the end. Could have been in the podium for sure. There's still next year though.
(Aug 17, 2014 at 23:05)
The squid is a future champ for sure!
(Aug 18, 2014 at 7:13)
Not the biggest fan of huckers/trick monkies but Nicholi has been killing it forever, I shot this quick video of him back in 2006 and he was awesome then.
He's also a super nice and modest kid and always has been which is refreshing to see.
(Aug 18, 2014 at 7:13)
When people say he has no style, they are not just talking about the visor/kit thing...style on the bike counts too, how graceful your 'acrobatics' are, a little too clinical for my taste.
(Aug 18, 2014 at 11:02)
The guys in 1st and 2nd can have super good style but when they're in contest mode they're about as clinical as it comes, surgical in fact, maybe even "robotic." I don't think that's a bad thing when it comes to doing the most advanced tricks possible on a mountain bike in a contest where, "Man, I'm just happy to have ended my run healthy" is one of the measures of success.
Personally, I see where the humor is coming from but I still think it's pretty damned disrespectful. Had he landed his run and won or placed top 3 I'd hate to see all the keyboard warrior comments...
(Aug 18, 2014 at 1:20)
He could have won......
(Aug 18, 2014 at 4:11)
If he had used a visor on his helmet.
(Aug 18, 2014 at 5:09)
(Aug 18, 2014 at 9:17)
Epic soundtrack! Go Nicholi - prove them haters wrong!
(Aug 18, 2014 at 13:01)
I'm taking my visor off.
(Aug 18, 2014 at 5:59)
i think i saw him rip it up at highland a month or so ago... absolutely incredibly talent
(Aug 18, 2014 at 19:18)
I literally screamed at my computer when I saw him crash during the lifestream of Joyride
(Aug 19, 2014 at 14:37)
nicholi is killin it!!!Also noticed that the flip-double whip is typical oppo!But doesn't matter,he is the most proggressive rider for me this year!!
(Aug 19, 2014 at 18:06)
don't get me wrong the dude is killer but 2 years about we thought he was the next big thing in bmx now nothing we will see if he can stick with mtb
(Aug 19, 2014 at 23:17)
So you're officially calling him a squid with this video? Smooth. Good luck, Nicholi. You've got incredible skill and drive. Don't let the haters get to you.
(Aug 18, 2014 at 7:58)
This kid is the future of slope style.
(Aug 17, 2014 at 23:28)
discovery documentary for the win
(Aug 19, 2014 at 0:29)
To list other legendary riders who rode peakless... Dave Mirra... I'll stop there...
(Aug 18, 2014 at 16:15)
I think the lack of a visor looks like an astronaut, and the way these dudes fly - it's fitting. Like Evel Knievel.
(Aug 17, 2014 at 23:03)
Haha I love this
(Aug 17, 2014 at 23:10)
what...had no idea what this was untill halfway through
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(Aug 17, 2014 at 23:07)
BMX kid showing the mountain bikers how it's done.
(Aug 18, 2014 at 6:44)
your right, its laughable really.
(Aug 18, 2014 at 7:15)
BMX bikes are still bikes you know?
(Aug 18, 2014 at 10:50)
I'll stop watching the sport if thats what "the future" is
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