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Gwins Headcam at Fort Bill

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by nowlan, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. nowlan

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  2. Tdiddy

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    I can't believe they never show the woods section in the coverage. It is by far the most interesting and where everyone lost the race. Gwin is an animal.
     
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    I guess they only have so many cameras and putting one there would only get like a couple of seconds of each rider? That and the cameraman would be eaten alive by Scottish hillfolk and midges.

    I watched that helmetcam run this morning - bloody impressive.
     
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    I would have way rather watched how people like Gee lost 3 seconds in that short section than watch 30th place riders get similar splits on the final motorway again and again and again. Just because you can see a big portion of the track doesn't make it interesting. Just pull one camera and put it in the woods, that's all I ask.
     
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    ...time stamp 4:09 through the end gave me the wood. :D He's ripping so fast that you can clearly hear the Doppler Effect from a bell starting at the :40 mark and ending around the :45 mark...

    No doubt this has been posted, but in case you haven't seen this yet, check it out:



    This is Gwin's helmet cam footage from his race run at Platty (Plattekill Mtn in upstate NY) during the ProGRT race a few weeks ago.

    Anyone who has ridden there knows how loose and rocky the shale is, not to mention rough in a few spots... yet he carries speed like he's pinning it across a glass table.

    This melts my face off every time I watch it... it's like he's on a silenced moto right out of the start gate... INSANE.
     
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    It is amazing to watch Gwin's style and how his head stays so stable and focused all the time eventhought his bike and body might be in any position. Like a martial artist focusing to his opponent.
     
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    I am left speechless after watching that fort william headcam, and the Plattekill one, his speed! amazing, as said previsouly, the guy is an animal! I would not like to be the rest of the world cup circuit having to race against this guy...
     
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    And that was just a training run...damn
     
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    Jeebus...
    Insanely fast.
     
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    how does he turn so fast??????
    wtf!

    while his speed is amazing, i´d have to say his line-choice is his most impressive ability.