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anchoricex edspratt's article
Mar 27, 2023 at 13:43
Mar 27, 2023
Video: Winning Run from the Crankworx Rotorua Slopestyle 2023
@yoimaninja: but how is doing twisters and cashrolls and cork 7's not spin to win? to me this is much more akin to the triple-corks that took over snowboarding in the last decade than emils bag is. no one else does the tricks in emils bag, while several riders do twisters and cashrolls and cork 7's now. if anything when someone does combos on rail features or air tricks in snowboard slopestyle, it's not scored as high as the bigger aerial tricks but people prefer seeing it on online discussions because they're steezier. my point being is this feels like backwards stance: emil's stuff IS the debatably steezier of the mix when it comes to tricks, whereas godziek and rogatkin are more akin to the "spin to win" "huck to win" that we see in snowboard slopestyle that people complain about online
anchoricex edspratt's article
Mar 27, 2023 at 0:39
Mar 27, 2023
Video: Winning Run from the Crankworx Rotorua Slopestyle 2023
@ciechan: i mean thats just standard dirt jumping. this same discussion is had with snowboard and ski slopestyle. turns out riders who like to compete and take part in the sport dont really indulge themselves in this sentiment, this isnt a jam session event, its a competition its where sponsorship money is and its how top athletes make a career for themselves. wanting slow rotations and all that, thats not a discussion that hasnt been had a million times before but theres really no way to judge that. slopestyle mountainbiking has always been about getting tricks in on features since the very beginning, people just werent as good at it back then as they are now. of course the sports evolved but its going a direction that riders are pushing it, not a direction that commenters think it should go. this is the same flavor different day of the discussions that happen at redbull rampage every year.
anchoricex edspratt's article
Mar 26, 2023 at 18:25
Mar 26, 2023
Video: Winning Run from the Crankworx Rotorua Slopestyle 2023
why is it that when double down whips and bar tails and other combos are used people in here feel like they need to wax poetic about how they dont like oppo tricks, but when cash rolls and cork 7's are used in literally every contest now no one bats an eye ? no handed twisters or tailwhip cashrolls just look like some nitro circus trick personally i dont care much for those. watching emil and fedko ride is fun cause they're being precision surgeons with their riding and making it look easy, not like they're trying to win a best trick contest. dirt jump communities seem to be where the trick culture stems from, whereas godzeik/rogatkin appear to have brought over some nitro circus caliber stuff from bmx. the folks in dirtjump circles dont seem to have issue with scoring, yet folks on pinkbike who ride enduro bikes have a lot to say about it while contributing nothing to this sect of the sport.
anchoricex edspratt's article
Mar 26, 2023 at 14:50
Mar 26, 2023
Video: Winning Run from the Crankworx Rotorua Slopestyle 2023
emil crammed more tricks into every feature than godziek did. dawid had a one foot trick mid run over a feature that shouldve been something more. if judging was to look at each feature its clear emil out-danced him thru the course. this is actually a testiment to emils precision and athleticism, like being able to hit every single feature and not be wobbly from your previous feature as well as having the endurance to toss something in again and again and again really does show how hard emil trains for this. sometimes i watch these runs and it feels like people go for a backflip on a notably sized feature because they're either gassed a little or got a little too squirrely on the previous feature and a backflip is sort of a relaxing send (relative to the other tricks) where you can compose yourself a little
anchoricex pinkbikeaudience's article
Mar 26, 2023 at 1:23
Mar 26, 2023
Replay: Slopestyle - Crankworx Rotorua 2023
jeeth. seems like the cashroll twister riders have really dialed in this bag lol, godzieks run was f*cking crazy. but jesus emil, that kid is f*cking dancing through the course. the athleticism and skill to just toss tabletops in everywhere and i gotta say i didnt get the "its just downside whips and barspins" from this run. it was a sick run, it looked super stylish. other riders are hucking for their lives and praying and emils just making it look like pure mastery. cannot deny him being in the top spot. 450 barspin to double downside whip on that first hip kinda nuts. top comment tho here, i kinda agree slopestyle seems to have lost popularity at least on pb
anchoricex henryquinney's article
Feb 23, 2023 at 10:03
Feb 23, 2023
Opinion: Why Weight Doesn't Matter
@mininhi: i mean whats the end goal here? to become the king at climbing hills? I just want to ride my bike down trails and jump the thing around. We've all pedaled back up until we couldn't, then pushed/walked until we couldn't. Took a break then got to the top and sent it again with our buds. I've never been hugely interested into making that uphill battle some goofy nonstop seated pedaled endeavor race-to-the-top, it's without a doubt the lamest part of mountain biking right behind new standards. I've always seen getting back to the top a function of my sometimes-shit physio/cardio before caring about extra 5-10lb of weight on my bike because I didn't buy some crazy expensive components and weigh my bike on a scale before going for a ride. At the end of the day I'm thinking about what happens going down a run, what am I going to do on that hip on that one corner, how far can I rotate my hips and pitch a whip on a certain booter, want to bonk that one stump, etc. on my journey back to the top of the trail. I can't say much sleep is lost wondering how I can improve that uphill capability knowing those extra THOUSANDS of dollars spent on lightweight compoments probably make a marginal difference & are no replacement for just getting out there, riding till you cant, and making sure your physio is in check. End of season on that 10lb heavier bike you'll get to the top of the trail just fine
anchoricex TheRideCompanion's article
Dec 18, 2022 at 14:05
Dec 18, 2022
Podcast: Tahnée Seagrave on Dealing with Head Injuries, Concussion Protocol & More
i dont think its lack of attention span for me, more like my brain wants to read and focus in on like a transcript or something so i can pull the pieces that are meaningful to me and i can skip the fluff. I don't like podcasts in general because I don't get much out of just listening to people talk. If I'm going to listen to something I prefer it to be music as that spins gears in my brain a different way.
anchoricex Tannus's article
Dec 17, 2022 at 17:39
Dec 17, 2022
Video: Reece Wallace's Silky Smooth New E-Bike Route
@johniep: lmfao no one cares bud
anchoricex Tannus's article
Dec 15, 2022 at 10:35
Dec 15, 2022
Video: Reece Wallace's Silky Smooth New E-Bike Route
> until I found out the climbing nerds hated them too, talking about "you need to earn your turns" so I started to like E-bikes. LOL. Man I hate the "earn your turns" crowd in any sport. Snowboard chads are the same breed of gatekeeper when it comes to shit like this it's so annoying. I always see this as a symptom of deep insecurity and the uncontrolled urge to define yourself by a sport you didn't even invent. I don't even have an ebike, i definitely have to "earn my turns" aka walk up fucking hills because I'm poor, but I'm not gonna pretend like that's something I should be praised for. Who the hell proudly walks up hills. lmao.
anchoricex christiefitz's article
Oct 21, 2022 at 17:03
Oct 21, 2022
Pinkbike Poll: Who is the Red Bull Rampage Pinkbike's Choice Winner?
critical logic based humanity. Lmfao. 13 year old trying to get that extra credit on the English paper out here
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