Video: Practice RAW - Maribor DH World Cup 2020

Oct 14, 2020 at 10:48
by Daniel Sapp  

It's double Downhill World Cup racing this week with two races being held in Maribor, Slovenia. From jumps and berms to roots and rocks it's a track that's got it all.

Things are dry for now, but more rain is forecast for qualifying...


58 Comments

  • 55 1
 Holy shit. These guys actually go pretty fast when they’re not riding through a swamp.
  • 14 0
 Right? Although I'm sure their swamp speed is still a lot faster than my hero dirt speed...
  • 15 0
 While we wait for the action to happen, let's indulge in some history: www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2q9GBoHKTE
  • 11 1
 And this. Josh Bryceland crash 2008

youtu.be/CVmxpAkrz20
  • 7 0
 Sam Hill’s winning run in 2008, Rob and Gracie losing their minds as he comes into the finish line... youtu.be/bdsieBdbzgc
  • 1 1
 @fingerbangextreme: I can hear those bones snapping, ouch.
  • 3 0
 @brownies: how many different audios were running in that video?
  • 2 0
 @brownies: I think he'd still be competative tiday, clown pants and all Smile
  • 1 0
 Thanks it's great you posted that. Blast from the past. So close and yet so far.
  • 1 0
 @fingerbangextreme: good lord. how did he walk away from that?
  • 1 0
 @twx: IIRC he got ligament damage, muscle was separated from the bone etc, certainly not as bad his foot injury at hafjell
  • 16 0
 New drinking game. Take a shot every time you hear a rim ping.
  • 3 0
 or a shock bottom out
  • 1 0
 Nice idea, but... nobody will survive till 50% of a practice session!
I was thinkig of instaling an automatic ding-counter. Would be a nice number, i guess.
  • 12 0
 These raw videos are far too quite bring back orange 223’s
  • 14 2
 Vital raw > pinkbike raw
  • 5 0
 Me: Mum, can we have Vital raw?
Mum: No we already have vital raw at home.
Vital Raw at home ^

(i joke, i joke, but get the cameraman something with better colours that doesn't produce ghosting effects)
  • 6 0
 Benoit Coulanges looks hell fast (4:52) !
  • 5 0
 How does the Fantasy thing work - do we pick a team that's to do both races, or can we change in between? New to all this.
  • 5 0
 This track looks fun as all hell
  • 5 0
 Danny hart to orange for 2021
  • 5 0
 fuck the track looks sick. A pump track but natures version that's gnarly
  • 3 0
 weird and cool to be watching a second race now...ready to be done w 2020. gl everyone
  • 4 0
 Its crazy how quiet all these DH bikes are now.
  • 1 0
 Was gonna post the exact same thought. No creaking, squeaking, chain banging, brake howl - just an occasional rim ping and hub ratchet.
  • 2 0
 Bruni’s bike is just silent... it’s also crazy how the bike is working compared to the field.
  • 3 0
 The rider with the tightest kit, best tailored kit is going to gain about 4 seconds down that track.
  • 1 0
 Danny Hart with his pseudo-skinsuit
  • 2 0
 Hart looks angry, but Bruni looks like he's got this. Yes, based on this tiny amount of evidence.
  • 1 0
 Looks like lots of hungry riders after last weekends humbling. Gonna be a good race, back to tiny margins. Everyone seems to have turned ut up to 11!
  • 3 0
 Aaaaand, we're back to white colored forks.
  • 1 0
 Alá Vanilla 32 Terralogic. One time I rode a Cotic bFE 26 inch at Snowshoe with a clapped out 32 Vanilla with hardly any oil and had my shit set up on Quick release axles, singlespeed magic ratio with no narrow-wide and no tension. Kept up wit my dude on his Session on the flowly bits. Come at me ya'll.
  • 1 1
 Ok, question for anyone who's raced DH: How do you not lose your focus when there's a dude blasting a whistle every 5 seconds when you ride by? I feel like that would drive me nuts!
  • 11 0
 You don't notice it whatsoever
  • 2 0
 If you stop hearing them in sequence on your run - you have crashed.
It’s reassuring in a funny way to hear them.
  • 1 0
 you don't notice them if yer concentrating on your lines..........but conversely when the fast bastard starts catching up on you, you definitely notice the gap in whistle times getting shorter and shorter and shorter,..........then a lone whistle heralding the point of capture, then the gaps get longer and longer and longer, until the lone whistle is now announcing to everyone you've just had yer ass spanked :-(
  • 1 0
 Those white Five Tens have made an appearance. I think I saw someone wearing a pair for the World Champs...although it was hard to tell shortly after starting down the track
  • 1 0
 Jax Teller called, he wants his shoes back
  • 2 0
 Gotta love that rock garden action! So interesting to watch and listen.
  • 4 3
 Please, cameraman, stop with the zoom in/out, stop following every movement of the riders. You made me sick :s
  • 2 0
 My rims hurt just watching this
  • 2 0
 Hearing the rims hit in that rock section made me cringe every every time
  • 1 0
 Those Atherton Bikes (?) look smooth an sssoo quick through the rock garden.
  • 2 0
 Fuck yeah!
  • 2 1
 Damn, Gwin looks like he's just holding on....maybe it's the gear?.
  • 6 1
 Was Gwin even in the video?
  • 2 2
 @gigamike: Yeah at 3:37
  • 4 0
 @kdimock: Not Gwin
  • 1 0
 And Fin always looks like he's getting bounced around all over the shop.
  • 2 0
 @kdimock: and 3:42! Big Grin
  • 1 0
 My dude at :55 on 26 inch tho
  • 1 0
 Those G-outs around 2:00 are nuts.
  • 1 0
 Is it just me or they all going back to skin-suits?
  • 1 0
 That noise though...
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