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WAKIdesigns pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jul 22, 2018 at 0:11
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Video: Chatting With Seth's Bike Hacks
@loganflores: I don't judge by the cover and I don't put all park rats into one bag. But there is a certain kind I can smell from a mile. By their bipolar intimidating/intimidated face expression. Super toughs near a Joey, cock suckers next to a ripper. Talking shit in the lift queue about everyone around, particularly about slow dudes with fast bikes, they just can't deal with their jelaousy. Scanning everyone's bike and riding kit top to bottom. I hated it when I was riding XC frame with Manitou Axel and hate it today when riding my boutique bike.
WAKIdesigns pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jul 21, 2018 at 13:47
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Video: Chatting With Seth's Bike Hacks
@loganflores: Oh Jesus, because in my life I've seen a few kids with more balls than skills talking crap about anyone who doesn't dare to do what they do. So my resentment is purely a reaction to theirs. In fact you can see a few examples in mike Levy's humbled where a few toughs say with those skills he shouldn't be a bike jorunalist. And how do you know I wouldn't hit crabapple bits? is it so hard? Does it take so much skill? And if I do hit it, what else can a park rat offer to the world? Supports crappy weed dealers and shitty beer industry? Buys Pasta Sauce and frozen Pizza? Ridicules owners of pricier bikes as dentists as a way of evangelizing people to buy modest bikes? Tells Fest riders they rule and call Sam Hill a legen? Help me out mate, what else can they do? deliver pizza they eat?
WAKIdesigns pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jul 21, 2018 at 8:37
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Video: 5 New Friday Fails Compilations
Not really, In most cases you want to compress into the belly of the jump, not into the lip. Yes you can compress into the lip but it is counter productive and it always catapults you. If you compress into the lip it will kick you up relatively leveled, when you don't do anything it will kick you forward. You want the bike to be light when leaving the lip. Also all of it is easier said than done because if jump is small and speed is high, the timing of compression into the belly/lip has to be perfect. That is why you can fly 8-10m on perfectly shaped jumps in Hafjell without doing almost anything, and you will eat shit on a 3m jump with steep and small kicker at half of the speed if you don't compress well into it. Higher the speed, the more trail it takes for your bunnyhop like movement to take place. That's what I see in most cases of folks riding fast at the small take off - bad timing. Then on big, steep BMX jumps landing becomes as hard as taking off since you need to dive head in, right away. So first you deal with monstrous take off and then you need to remember to look down and lean in. Or you send it to flat from 3-4m and you die. So it would all be cool if it was as easy as "compress into the lip". In fact many beginners fly through the front door because in the last moment they loosen up their arms to absorb the take off while their lower body remains super stiff.
WAKIdesigns RichardCunningham's article
Jul 20, 2018 at 13:08
2 days
3 Questions About La Thuile EWS
Actually Mont Blanc has higher altitude difference between the base in Courmayeur (even bigger when measured with Chamonix) than Everest with its base camp. This information is irrelevant but it probably pissess a few people off that I brought it up
WAKIdesigns pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jul 20, 2018 at 12:59
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Video: Chatting With Seth's Bike Hacks
@leelau: yes but he also knows who he caters to without excluding anyone. And his results are stunning. One can ask, who is a better teacher and thus contributes more to the growth of the sport, and general improvement of quality of life of many people: dude improving riding skill of 100 people from 2 to 4 (10 being Top 20 WC qualifier) or a Dude sending 30ft gaps, inspiring a few kids going off the rails, where one will do an inspirational vid of signing with Trek 5 years later and 99 of whom will end up with selfie in a hospital, with drainage from their hip or shoulder with caption “If you aren’t crashing you ain’t pushing”. That’s what many self proclaimed gravity riders don’t get. Bryn Atkinson raises hair on my forearms and gives me goose bumps when I watch his cornering on his short spots on insta. But the reality is I learned most about cornering from Lee McCormack. I just watch Bryn demonstrate what Lee teaches in one of the best ways out there. I love to watch Sam Blenkinsop ride, but I want to erase his how to video about cornering from my memory... it hurts when I think about it
WAKIdesigns pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jul 20, 2018 at 12:46
2 days
Video: Chatting With Seth's Bike Hacks
@nvranka: I am aiming for the title of the King of the trolls. Joey worship doesn’t interest me at all. I sympathize with them online but hate meeting them in real life.
WAKIdesigns davetrumpore's article
Jul 20, 2018 at 12:18
2 days
Photo Report: Practice Day - EWS La Thuile 2018
Sultan of Straight Lines hahhahaha
WAKIdesigns pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jul 20, 2018 at 12:14
2 days
Video: Chatting With Seth's Bike Hacks
@thenotoriousmic: he may be the king of Joeys, or a president. But that’s the point. As I wrote elsewhere, he is relatable to them because his level looks within their grasp (even though more often than not it isn’t) it’s worth mentioning that he rides better than me. I am a member of Ryan Leech Connection and trust me it is amazing to see people progress. In most situations it takes more effort and courage from them to do a 2ft drop off or bunnyhop up a curb than hit crabapple hits by some shit kid in tank top.
WAKIdesigns mikelevy's article
Jul 20, 2018 at 11:51
2 days
Here's My Unno Dash Test Bike - Tell Me What You Want to Know
@mountainyj: the whole comparison is like listening to some of interns at my previous architectural office: “My friend worked at X fancy office (read: got totally fkd in the arse, worked 3 days in a row without sleeping every single week without being paid a penny) and they didn’t do a single project without making at least 3 physical models, I don’t see a single model on hand drawing here, architecture in Sweden obviously sucks”. Oh I worked with aerospace, bikes are nowhere close, oooh listen pal, clients in this industry don’t like Öhlins because it’s hard to color match their yellow, try selling a hardtail without bottle mount. People think that longer reach is betters. Or that a carbon trail bike over 8000$ should weigh under 30lbs. Sorry. It’s like talking to a wall.
WAKIdesigns mikelevy's article
Jul 20, 2018 at 10:43
2 days
Here's My Unno Dash Test Bike - Tell Me What You Want to Know
@phutphutend: you should know what this aerospace shit chat is about. It is about whiny wendys and miserable experts who sit on their couch and say: bike industry is nowhere close to aerospace standards. They thrmselves haven’t done a single thing in their lives that is close to T-34 standards. They live unmatchable expectations. Same kind of moron is able to say that reliability of electronics in bikes is nowhere close Nasa, or quality of machining of bikencomponents is nowhere close dentist equipment. The reality as you obviously know is, bikes these days are bloody awesome, they fricking are, there is no need to keep fricking bicycles to divine standards.
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