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Mar 17, 2019 at 12:46
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Maxipedia brianpark's article
Mar 4, 2019 at 3:23
Mar 4, 2019
Video: Johannes Fischbach Sets New Long Jump Record, We Think
I came here to put exactly this comment here, but found yours first. Na, prost! :D P.S.: Wasn't this on ”Wetten das...”?
Maxipedia jamessmurthwaite's article
Feb 27, 2019 at 17:12
Feb 27, 2019
UCI Announces 2019 MTB Eliminator Calendar
Hello, UCI! Thanks for smothering 4X! This discipline looks oh-so-great! :)
Maxipedia jamessmurthwaite's article
Feb 8, 2019 at 11:43
Feb 8, 2019
The Complete Guide to the 2019 World Cup DH Teams
No everybody say ”Thaaaaaank you, Vital!” ;)
Maxipedia paulaston's article
Jan 18, 2019 at 6:12
Jan 18, 2019
The Evolution of the Santa Cruz V10
Hello there, I notice you are a little upset. Let me explain things to you a little bit. 1. Whoever writes articles which are accessible to the public on the internet must take responsibility for what they write. It is not forbidden for the audience to criticize or to point out mistakes and authors should probably not be upset when this happens. As you may have noticed, Paul replied to my comment and we basically talked things out. It's what normal people do. I wrote my comment because I have read Paul's pieces throughout the years, I think he does a good job and I hold him to a high(er) journalistic standard. To me, knowing the history of MTB racing very well since the early 90's until now, this article is insufficiently researched and I still believe he could've done a better job regarding the early years of the V10, but we made this a bigger problem than it actually is. 2. It is not a ”different opinion”, like you state in a comment above, that the initial SunRace/Santa Cruz team respectively the ITS team were what they were. Those are historic FACTS, easy to prove by rankings, photos, articles and other media and not mentioning them is a mistake by omission. However, it IS a personal opinion that the founder of this site doesn't belong to the group of important individuals who rode said bike, other than an inner joke, which I understood after explained by Paul. No, I have no obsession about this what-so-ever, but I also don't consider that if Pinkbike is free and nice and we have accounts here we also owe the founders of this site virtual statues and eternal gratitude. In fact, I believe they don't think about us this way either. It is my opinion that WC racers are one and media people another and I stand by it. If you don't agree, no problem. 3. I am actually using my passion to document MTB and the racing scene since many years now, it just happens that I don't do it in English. Below you will find links to the only three articles I have published in English. They happen to be from the most recent World Championships and we did them in English to experiment with a broader audience. Please keep in mind that I have been volunteering as a World Cup journalist for our local scene since 2002 and I have always done it on my own expense and never had someone financing me in this regard. All the costs for the editorial work I have done have been covered by my own private pockets. Since you mentioned ”passion”... It has never crossed my mind to write for Pinkbike and I believe trying would be futile, since they already have a good staff who does an excellent job. I could do a piece about the V10.1 and the SC teams that I mentioned, after I finish my research on them, but it would be pretty useless, as I don't think there is a big enough audience for that a.k.a. no one would care and I won't do it just to prove a point in a comment here. Here are the links; bear in mind that English is not my native tongue, so there could be some mistakes here and there, as they were written in the media room at Lenzerheide on a rather tight schedule: https://www.dirtbike.ro/mag/lenzerheide-mtb-worlds-2018-walking-on-sunshine-for-now https://www.dirtbike.ro/mag/lenzerheide-mtb-worlds-2018-time-for-some-action https://www.dirtbike.ro/mag/lenzerheide-mtb-worlds-2018-tasting-the-grand-finale If you have any other questions and/or criticism, feel free to write to me. Cheers! :)
Maxipedia paulaston's article
Jan 17, 2019 at 10:37
Jan 17, 2019
The Evolution of the Santa Cruz V10
@Joelrider: This is about precision here and, as old MTB fans and WC enthusiasts, we are talking about details, no biggie. Before having Peat and Minnaar, Rennie was the main DH racer on the Syndicate. Johnny Waddell was on a honorary deal, I assume, riding XC and being an ambassador (again this proves the character and huge heart of Roskopp, who was by his side even when injured), and Jamie Goldman was a freerider with some exposure, but main man was still Rennie. And Stumpy is right about CCA. If you don't follow the British scene, you have no clue about him. This is an international site. These talks are good because we exchange information and learn things. For instance, I learned today that after riding for Giant in his younger years, CCA then switched to Santa Cruz and kept riding their bikes to this day, which is pretty awesome. So I guess it's all positive. :)
Maxipedia paulaston's article
Jan 17, 2019 at 5:07
Jan 17, 2019
The Evolution of the Santa Cruz V10
@deadbeat: Yesss, of course! Those awesome girls too! I vividly remember them in 2002 in Kaprun. :)
Maxipedia paulaston's article
Jan 17, 2019 at 5:03
Jan 17, 2019
The Evolution of the Santa Cruz V10
@paulaston: Paul Johnny and Joel WERE the Santa Cruz team back then, first as SunRace/Santa Cruz, then as the Intense Tire Systems of Derin Stockton, along the Houseman brothers, although I can't recall precisely if Joel was onboard this team too. Johnny was also featured in Kranked 5 with Eric Peters and I think Jordie Lunn was on SunRace/Santa Cruz too. Here's the Kranked 5 part: https://youtu.be/lYAJEdLIVDQ?t=529 This was as close as possible to a factory squad, before the Syndicate was even an idea. CCA is awesome in his own respect, but a local sponsored rider who did World Cups too, not a factory rider by any chance. Johnny was seen as a big hope back then, validated by Red Bull, as I mentioned, but everything changed with that crash. So he definitely is worth mentioning in full light. Maybe you don't like my comment, but I think that the passion for MTB and correct info is what we have or should have in common, so you shouldn't mind discussions on such details. ;) Otherwise, I respect what Radek did with Pinkbike, but he still shouldn't be mentioned in the same breath as professional DH racers, probably more as a ”BTW, fun fact”. Or is the color commentator of the Chicago Bulls on the same level as Michael Jordan? Anyway, thanks for the reply! I will look into a stash of mags to dig up some info about the SunRace/Santa Cruz team and the ITS team, because I am just a bit curious about them and I guess few remember them. Oh, BTW, you mentioned WC results, probably compared on Roots & Rain, but bear in mind that back then NORBA was important too and some racing was done on those shores. Cheers!
Maxipedia paulaston's article
Jan 17, 2019 at 1:53
Jan 17, 2019
The Evolution of the Santa Cruz V10
@noplacelikeloam: Erm, actually, no.
Maxipedia paulaston's article
Jan 17, 2019 at 1:52
Jan 17, 2019
The Evolution of the Santa Cruz V10
Oh yes, that too! But he missed on the initial World Cup riders of the V10.1 too, so no wonder there. I'm still amazed by how the founder of this site gets a mention here, but it must be some staff joke I don't get...
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