Yeah Tommy!!! Ripping as usual. I really need to get out there soon.
Awesome. I've been waiting for a good review of this system. Thanks Cam.
Take my money Tannus.
I just don't get the lust for Yeti's. Over engineered throughout their lifetime, remember the crap sliding beam thing on their DH bike?
Sure they ride great, but so do much simpler designed frames.
Dentist bikes ;)
Nothing but five tens. They used to be good and last at least 2 seasons. My last pair started to fall apart just 2 months in. I demand better for the bucks they cost.
Dam. I'm after new shoes but sick of Five Tens falling apart after 3 months of riding. I was hoping these were the ticket. They are even in my colour :)
For a heavier rider do you think they would make more sense?
Yeah its live, but if you head over to cypress you'll see BP ripping them out a dozen at a time and no one seems to be up in arms about that!
If the judges don't want to judge then give the vote to the people. With technology as it is these days you could easily score each run as it happens.
I agree, limit time on building or whatever is needed to reduce trick scoring.
But I would say there have been plenty of Slopestyle riders that have come and had a go at Rampage.? Even this year there was a good number. I think a good slopestyle rider can easily get their head around riding down the hill as long as it pretty well groomed.
Oh and Brendan finished his line way before anyone else and was riding. Everyone else was still buffing the shit out of the mountain.
This year wasn't the first year that they removed the Red Bull Evel Knievil style woodwork. Last year benefited from it too :)
Personally I'd love to see more of a return back to its roots (the last two years have to some extent).
I think tricks should be scored much lower than line choice and speed / style. Some of the riders lines are basically manicured all the way down the mountain, like a much steeper Crankworx course. While its impressive, there's already well established events that scores for these.
Rampage should be about death defying chutes, hucks and gaps - Finding features on the hill that make impressive stunts (like Brendans rock) and riding terrain that should be impossible to all but the most skilled riders.
Keeps the tricks to the mega booter events and hopefully this would level the scoring field for the majority of the riders.
All the criticisms of judges / event layout etc makes me think the only way forward is the peoples vote. Then there would be no bitchin.
Brendogs was the certainly the most creative line out there but sadly that means jack shit these days.
If I lived on the north shore then yeah I'd probably ride from my door, as I'd use the travel time I gained to ride. But I don't. So that means driving to the trails. I just can't justify parking lower down to ride and I certainly wouldn't try to explain that to the GF ;) and she rides too.
And as my buddy said, add a third and you are f**ked! :)
Thats the thing peoples circumstances are different. I wish I lived closer and had more time.
Seems these days if you ain't doing it right, if you aren't doing it like I me. I love the editorials but this one misses the mark for me.
Are you going to pay for child sitter when my kids aren't in school / day care so I can go for a longer ride?
When I get the chance, I'll see you in the car park. :)
All very well and good but when you have kids it becomes difficult to get the time to do anything other than riding.
A ride to work would be the most beneficial to all I'd say.
Wait! The average wage per person is $52,256. I thought there was no money to be made in the bike industry?