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sino428 alicialeggett's article
May 11, 2021 at 7:15
May 11, 2021
6 Key Findings from Female Pro Riders - Pinkbike's State of the Sport Survey
@conoat: Well high level racing is one of the sports where we know the answer. Since the men's an women ride the same courses we can simply looks at the times.
sino428 alicialeggett's article
May 11, 2021 at 5:01
May 11, 2021
6 Key Findings from Female Pro Riders - Pinkbike's State of the Sport Survey
I just think you are under estimating the physicality of disciplines like DH and slope. DH especially is incredibly demanding physically. Technique is big too if course, but brute strength is a huge advantage when powering through a rough DH course. The reality is that in almost every sport, the best men in the world will be better than the best women just do to physical advantage. The top women will likely be better than 99% of all other men out there, but comparing the best in the world men would be better in almost any sport. Maybe there is something but I can really think of any sport where the best in the world is a woman (if it’s a sports widely participated in by both men and women).
sino428 alicialeggett's article
May 11, 2021 at 4:40
May 11, 2021
6 Key Findings from Female Pro Riders - Pinkbike's State of the Sport Survey
I was about to post a very similar thought. Sports like mountain biking, especially DH and enduro can be brutal. Most women I know look at something like DH and think it’s crazy. They see full face helmets, the bumps, bruises, broken bones, the crashes, etc and say no way. This goes for most action sports really. Female skateboarders? BMXers? Are there any that are anywhere near what men are doing? There are some great female skiers and snowboarders but go to any mountains terrain park and it’s still 90% men. Even though they are capable the vast majority of women just aren’t willing to take the physical abuse these sports often require.
sino428 jamessmurthwaite's article
May 8, 2021 at 6:59
May 8, 2021
Only 8% of Downhill World Cup Riders Want Skinsuits to Return - Pinkbike's State of the Sport Survey
@mrmm8900: I really have no idea what you are taking about. Mont saint anne is not a ‘slow tech’ course at all. It has some of the most high speed sections of any course on the WC circuit, with a ton of wide open sections running down flat out down the ski trails.
sino428 jamessmurthwaite's article
May 7, 2021 at 20:28
May 7, 2021
Only 8% of Downhill World Cup Riders Want Skinsuits to Return - Pinkbike's State of the Sport Survey
@iamamodel: but if everyone is wearing a skin suit no one gains an advantage from it. All it would do in lower everyone’s times proportionally. Not change the outcome of the race.
sino428 jamessmurthwaite's article
May 7, 2021 at 20:26
May 7, 2021
Only 8% of Downhill World Cup Riders Want Skinsuits to Return - Pinkbike's State of the Sport Survey
@mrmm8900: so there is one bad track on the circuit? But that wasn’t even my point. Most tracks, even the ones that everyone would consider to be the roughest, also have their fair share of wide open sections. They all have some jumps, or a fast straightaway, or some wide open section at the bottom, things like that. These are all places where a rider picks up speed and a skinsuit would matter. What do you want, the finish line to be a rock garden?
sino428 pinkbikeoriginals's article
May 7, 2021 at 11:05
May 7, 2021
Video: Friday Fails #169
@SATN-XC: These are user summitted correct? If that's the case I'd have to assume that most don't end in very serious injury.
sino428 jamessmurthwaite's article
May 7, 2021 at 10:42
May 7, 2021
Only 8% of Downhill World Cup Riders Want Skinsuits to Return - Pinkbike's State of the Sport Survey
Unless you make the entire track low speed tech from start to finish (which no one wants), skin suits will always provide some advantage.
sino428 jamessmurthwaite's article
May 6, 2021 at 17:14
May 6, 2021
sino428 jamessmurthwaite's article
May 6, 2021 at 10:19
May 6, 2021
Only 8% of Downhill World Cup Riders Want Skinsuits to Return - Pinkbike's State of the Sport Survey
Why would any riders actually want that? They don't give any real advantage when everyone is wearing them, and everyone just ends up looking ridiculous.
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