Bender’s Best Bails

Date Dec 22, 2014

Bender was mostly unbreakable – and he’d step up to anything. One of these huge crashes would have made most riders step away from the edge – but Josh just kept on hucking.


I miss Bender being around the scene. He brought a lot of energy. Hope things are rocking Bender – wherever you are!

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dan
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Dan  - Dec. 26, 2014, 4:39 p.m.

So odd that he was never on a longer-wheelbase bike. Those Karpiels and Banshees were just so stubby and uncontrollable. Weird.

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aljaz-jelen
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Aljaž Jelen  - Dec. 10, 2015, 3:47 a.m.

Like he had much choice back then.

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dan
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Dan  - Jan. 9, 2016, 11:17 p.m.

I suppose I assumed he would have had some influence over bike design back then,

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mulch
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Mulch  - Dec. 23, 2014, 10:55 a.m.

I was 9 months pregnant and he stayed with us for a week. So considerate, and awesome, but with the amount of laughing between Tippie, him, myself, I went into labour a week early!

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jerry-hazard
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Jerry Hazard  - Dec. 23, 2014, 7:01 a.m.

Now, a video of his best landings, cause there are a bunch… and some are pretty inspirational.

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mrbungle
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Mr.Bungle  - Dec. 23, 2014, 6:59 a.m.

Bender is much much more than the crashes that were filmed. Bender has a ton of skill.

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typx
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UnkeeTyTy  - Dec. 23, 2014, 11:49 a.m.

In what world is this true?

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mrbungle
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Mr.Bungle  - Dec. 23, 2014, 1:45 p.m.

In this world my friend. Bender deserves respect for his role in progressing mountain biking.
Without Bender being Bender there would not be a Rampage.

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slimshady76
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Luix  - Dec. 23, 2014, 2:59 a.m.

It's COJONES guys. Cajones means drawers.

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simplicityofjoy
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Simplicityofjoy  - Dec. 23, 2014, 1:44 a.m.

Its quite funny or rather interesting that most of his crashs were just a lack of skill. He doesnt even position his feet right sometimes. I loved him back in the days, not really for his skills but for his balls. He was very entertaining and Im glad Im not the only one remembering him.

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jerry-hazard
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Jerry Hazard  - Dec. 23, 2014, 7:04 a.m.

At the time, it was only really him hitting things like that. He didn't lack skill as a rider, he just lacked experience in dealing with those moves. He IS a skilled rider, and landed a LOT of big stuff

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