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phil-mclean edspratt's article
Feb 18, 2024 at 19:11
Feb 18, 2024
David McMillan Shares Injury Update After Crash While Testing Hardline Tasmania Course
@Mitchvg: Initially i never realised how much Baxter had to do with the build and that he had also tested a lot of the features already. I do think it's wrong though to expect the athletes to be testing the track if the builders are capable enough to ride it and say everything works. Although rider feedback is a good idea, they shouldn't be expected to do first hits on anything. The flatness of a lot of the landings out there should have easily been picked up before anything was even packed in though. Hardline doesn't mean physics don't apply
phil-mclean edspratt's article
Feb 15, 2024 at 19:50
Feb 15, 2024
David McMillan Shares Injury Update After Crash While Testing Hardline Tasmania Course
@samnikora: A truly safe 100ft jump, pre first hits, would have a 20 - 30ft down sloped and tapered case deck for testing that can then be either left in place for the event or pulled out once the speed is figured out and sweet spot is perfect. There are plenty of ways to mitigate the risk rather than just leaving the riders to figure it out and realistically yeah, not many people in the world are capable of riding this stuff, but the build team should have at least 1 person who is competent at building and have the ability/ willingness to test ride most of if not the whole course.
phil-mclean sarahmoore's article
Feb 10, 2024 at 13:10
Feb 10, 2024
Video: Bernard Kerr Testing the Road Gap at Red Bull Hardline Tasmania
@chrismac70: That's not how building for a Red Bull event works. They hire builders expecting them to have competent skills and experience to build a track that works and isn't going to destroy the riders. Hardline Wales didn't start out with 100ft jumps, it took years of things working and progressing to get to the truly huge stuff. The sensible move in Maydena would have been to start with 50-80ft jumps max, with landings that aren't gonna snap bikes... and get the first year in the bag before trying to build the biggest shit in the world.
phil-mclean RockShox's article
Nov 9, 2023 at 16:18
Nov 9, 2023
Must Watch: Kade Edwards Goes Bonkers in 'Lyrics 003'
Just clicked these ones and unfortunately no details are available from them..
phil-mclean RockShox's article
Nov 9, 2023 at 15:01
Nov 9, 2023
Must Watch: Kade Edwards Goes Bonkers in 'Lyrics 003'
When you open the photos the camera details/settings are generally included on the righthand side
phil-mclean alicialeggett's article
Nov 9, 2023 at 12:10
Nov 9, 2023
Burning Question: What Did the Riders & Industry Insiders Think of the Judging at Red Bull Rampage 2023?
@justinfoil: Going into Rampage with the intention of finishing in a certain position is just asking for disappointment and any rider that chooses not to attend due to previous judging they've received, even when they've finished on the podium in the past, was attending for the wrong reason in the first place. Most riders that chose not to attend this year had valid reason not to or had done well enough in the past that skipping a year wasn't a big deal to them. Every rider that completes a run at Rampage gets massive exposure for their sponsors, and better earning potential for the future by having been there. It's rare that an invite be turned down, without good reason/injury, because just to be invited is huge. Judging will always be subjective and the fact everyone is riding a different line complicates it even more. The best approach to the event is to go in, find a line that suits your strengths, build it and just ride your best on the day. No expectations. As teams, we barely have the time during the build to see what everyone's lines consist of top to bottom, so there's no way of knowing where your line stands compared to anyone else, unless you're slacking off and walking the whole hill before you've finished your own line. Everyone can dream of winning in the back of their minds, but to have your heart set on that is the wrong approach and most of the riders know this. It's not the riders complaining about the standings this year.
phil-mclean alicialeggett's article
Nov 8, 2023 at 15:43
Nov 8, 2023
Burning Question: What Did the Riders & Industry Insiders Think of the Judging at Red Bull Rampage 2023?
After literally walking, scoping and measuring everyone's line with their own eyes to get a true perspective of the stuff they're judging from a screen....
phil-mclean troyleedesigns's article
Nov 1, 2023 at 10:25
Nov 1, 2023
Video: Nothing For Granted ft. Ben Thompson
Great work Ohad and Ben! Can't wait to see what the future brings
phil-mclean rideordiemtb's article
Aug 3, 2023 at 17:56
Aug 3, 2023
Must Watch: Ride or Die Are Back with New Film 'Roadkills' In British Columbia
All the best bits of mountain biking! Hyped to ride now, great work boys!
phil-mclean cameronmackenzie's article
Aug 1, 2023 at 18:04
Aug 1, 2023
Photo Epic: Red Bull Joyride - Crankworx Whistler 2023
@pushingbroom: to build a good course that works consistently and safely speed wise on Whistler Mountain the whole layout has to zig zag, there's literally no other way to get down it without facing the sun early morning/evening. If it went straight down the mountain riders would be on the brakes the entire time and it would be an absolute shit show... We do our best to create the best course possible and achieved exactly that this year. Doesn't help that the UCI go and take the dates the Crankworx usually runs and has been absolutely perfect the past couple Joyride events...
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