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megabyte Loniac's video
Dec 16, 2012 at 17:07
Dec 16, 2012
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http://moustache-ride.urbanup.com/5550242 according to this definition, wouldn't being a moustache rider mean you are the one that is riding the moustache? Lost in translation maybe?

megabyte Tombros's video
Dec 12, 2012 at 10:14
Dec 12, 2012
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Cool video but most of the footage is stolen from this. http://www.pinkbike.com/video/289482/

megabyte Lunchboxlarry's article
Nov 15, 2012 at 12:38
Nov 15, 2012
Red Bull Rampage Judging Explained
You're right, but World Champs does have any weight on the series overall results which was my point.
megabyte Lunchboxlarry's article
Nov 15, 2012 at 10:35
Nov 15, 2012
Red Bull Rampage Judging Explained
@euan91m, you thought Pilgrim was pretty epic this year? He skidded down a 1/3 of the course, no style, no speed, obviously uncomfortable, tomahawked over the bars and then threw his bike and had a hissyfit...what about that was epic?
megabyte Lunchboxlarry's article
Nov 15, 2012 at 10:14
Nov 15, 2012
Red Bull Rampage Judging Explained
Yep, and Crankworx is slopestyle mountain biking. Imagine if riders were left out of Crankworx in favour of Thomas Vanderham, or Gee Atherton, etc. There's a limited number of spots available at these events and they're not picking the best candidates to be there. I'd have no problem with it being on the tour if everyone that wanted to be there could be there. I know for sure there's a ton of riders begging to get into Ramage that are way more deserving to be there and way more capable on that terrain than some of the dirt jumpers that somehow get an invite.
megabyte Lunchboxlarry's article
Nov 15, 2012 at 10:04
Nov 15, 2012
Red Bull Rampage Judging Explained
That's fine, I can respect the need to find the most well rounded rider, but the problem here is that riders are being left out because they either haven't competed in the FMB or don't have the rankings. These riders are left out in favour of riders who are willing to piss and moan publicly about how much they hate being there. Would you leave riders out of Crankworx in favour of Gee Atherton or Logan Bignelli because of his ranking at Rampage? No, because it's stupid. FMB should leave Rampage alone. Of course they won't because they've already got their fingers in that pie. A good point was made in the comments already. There is the UCI World Cup, then World Champs is a different event. They keep them seperate despite them being exactly the same as far as the actual riding discipline goes. FMB needs to pull away from Rampage to help it survive. It's not gonna help our sport when there's a quarter of the field that doesn't want to be there and doesn't belong there. Help our sport by inviting fresh new talent, I'm sure you know where to find them. They're dropping emails in your inboxes, begging to get in.
megabyte Lunchboxlarry's article
Nov 15, 2012 at 1:04
Nov 15, 2012
Red Bull Rampage Judging Explained
that's exactly my point. Why is Rampage even part of the same series then if it's such a "unique comp on the FMB World Tour."? Why are dirt jumpers invited based on their ranking at these "Autobahn" events? Why not let rampage be rampage and invite riders that can hold their on on "Rampage Terrain"?
megabyte Lunchboxlarry's article
Nov 15, 2012 at 0:56
Nov 15, 2012
Red Bull Rampage Judging Explained
Fair enough, my bad. Next question then. Why is Rampage judged differently than every other event of the year? Why does a crash at Crankworx produce a DNF but at Rampage it's all good, you can still score well higher than people who put together solid clean runs, crash-free. Why not play by the same rules all season long? Wasn't consistency FMB's objective?
megabyte Lunchboxlarry's article
Nov 15, 2012 at 0:52
Nov 15, 2012
Red Bull Rampage Judging Explained
This question is more about FMB in general. "Rampage is a very unique comp on the FMB World Tour." If it's so unique then why do riders get invited based off their ranking at events that are nothing like Rampage? Why not have riders there that want to be there? Riders like Sam Pilgrim clearly didn't want to be there (and expressed that publicly). Why not give the riders that both want and deserve to be there a chance at it. FMB, your goal was to build up our sport but I'm afraid you're failing at it.
megabyte Lunchboxlarry's article
Nov 15, 2012 at 0:27
Nov 15, 2012
Red Bull Rampage Judging Explained
So let me get this straight. Norbs' line "in the opinion of this judge, lacked creativity or difficulty"? He was one of 2 people to try a 360 in their run....sounds like he should get creativity points there. Second, he was the only person to land a 360 (let alone at least 3 others he landed) at rampage, period. So, as far as his line lacking creativity or difficulty, I don't buy it. Props to you guys for standing behind your picks though. It's nice to see a willingness to answer questions when confronted.
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