Is the intense Socom the same as the one released this year in an FRO guise? Or is this a bit of a beefed up version?
Hey im having problems changing my pads on my brakes, getting them out was a faff, the pads wouldnt come out easily and now the new pads arent going in any ideas?
They seem to be catching on the piston(?) bit where the brake pushes the pad
Im pretty sure the Athertons are running DTswiss wheels.
I also thought the reason the world cup circuit was rocking SRAM was cause they were spending the dosh on sponsorship rather than quality. Also with the new style shifters then the shift is quite similar.
On a technical note the Athertons arent sponsored by Shimmano directly they are sponsored by Madison the importer of Shimmano, commencial, DT Swiss and a whole heap of other stuff to the UK. That might affect the components they use. Also if you are on an unlimited train of parts then is there any need to have stuff lasting more than a run or two. Remember if Nico was rocking a Dura Ace crank at the mega avalanche.
i dunno if core exercises help but learning how to crash does IMO, if you can roll out you are less likely to have huge problems than if you just stop when you crash. Look at NASCAR, the crashes that kill are the ones when they hit the wall and stop
it would be cool but judging would have to be a bit clearer than at rampage, Gee was robbed last time out, nailing the hardest line time and time again and no winning. But im sure they know that.
The problem with the rampage esq event is that it doesnt promote a resort, crankworks works cause its at WHISTLER and so people go and it benifits whistler and you get spectators but a rampage esq event there isnt those things. Plus there isnt a hospital, look what happened to cedric and his spleen.
The thing is that people are getting hurt, look at one of the spaniard brothers at crank works (Laconguy or something), he was pinning it but then was out for the finals. And super T he's constantly injured these days. Cam Zink says in the NWD6 extras about how he is always hurting himself.
There was an editorial in Dirt Rag about this as well jumps are probably reaching the height they can go safely or relitivly safely.
I think maybe the stunts are about the right size, if not too big, for slopestyle comps. I dont personally think there is any need for the jumps/drops need to be give you the willys big, cause guys wont pull the big tricks off them.
What i think the future of slopestyle will be is stunts that can be tricked well and also the stunts and lines will get more tech, so they turn into lines rather than a badly set out group of one hit wonders.
I raced cross last week and it was mental! The racings really hard, i'd say worse than XC for pain as theres nowhere to recover as its all feilds or singletrack that pretty flat so you cant just coast and pump. But i'll be racing at a drop of a hat next time a races in my neck of the woods.
The thing about boards is that it simulates crossing walls and the like as it was back in the day. The same reason there is a hurdles race in athletics also its not quite as easy as it looks to get over them with ease when your knackered at the end of a race its the last thing you want.