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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by luiz carlos, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. luiz carlos

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    Australian National DH #4 Mt Beauty - Results

    Elite Men
    1. Sam Hill - 3:10.98
    2. Steve Smith (CAN) - 3:17.78
    3. Nathan Rennie - 3:18.09
    4. Rick Boyer - 3:19.78
    5. Liam Panozzo - 3:19.96

    8 secs over Rennie.....
     
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  2. jcook90

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    So I wonder who's gonna win most if not all the WC's this year...
     
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  3. dirttastesgood

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    Boo Sam. Horray Peaty.
     
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  4. pelo

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    Here we go again...
     
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  5. davetrump

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    keep your eyes on steve smith this season... that kid is about ready to explode all over the WC scene

    his pace at the end of the season was right in the mix with the top 10 regulars. once he learns how to keep it on 2 wheels for a full run i think you will see some promising results

    and no hating on sam from me... it is people like that who take DH to the next level and make our sport better. all the **** talking about him that goes on is juvenile... he is a ruler plain and simple, and is currently pushing everyone to step it up... how can you hate on that ?
     
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  6. DirtEveryDay

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    Because I'm not as fast as him. So out of nothing but pure jealousy and being to lazy to train, Sam sucks. :) Yeeeah, I said it.
     
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  7. S.K.C.

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    Well said.

    :)

    Let's not forget one Mr. Ulmer. That kid is ridiculous - keep an eye peeled for him as well. He's like 15 and rips like no other.
     
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  8. big-ted

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    Steve Smith. F*ck yeah!

     
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  9. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    steve is heading down to chile with me next month, should be fun to see how he holds his own on an urban course with big name competition.
     
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    Couldn't of said it better. Finally us Canadian's will have somedody to cheer for. Go Steve! Them Americans willl Have JD to cheer on.......super young, fast and going fulltime into racing.
     
  11. cogs

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    Ulmer is king!
     
  12. dirttastesgood

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    That old dude, Mark Cognita or something, he's not king. hahaha.
     
  13. xy9ine

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    yup. it's been a bit of a dry spell for the gravity scene, as all the kids are riding dj's/street/park these days. good to see some up & coming dh talent. i'd like to think dh isn't a dying sport...
     
  14. Steve M

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    Smith is a total ****ing lunatic... he crashed hard in his qualifier attempting to gap over this cheese grater bridge which anyone who was watching will tell you is bordering on attempting suicide, after pinning the final chute faster than anyone else I saw (Hill included). Well deserved 2nd place.
     
  15. Lollapalooza

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    Are you talking about the Rotec one or the Go-Ride one?
     
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    Yeah Sam has become the Brian Lopes of Downhill - If people ain't hatin' on yah you're not dominating... guess that's why they say it's lonely at the top.
    I just can't help respecting the work it takes to dominate any sport in todays competitive world.
    Felt sorry for the Patriots! even though the Giants outplayed em' it's gotta hurt to dominate all season and lose the big one. Think they have developed alot of hatred toward them. But, everybody loves the underdog!
     
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    Awesome, this season should be great. Hope everyone stays healthy. But it still seems so far away, well at least for the NA rounds.
     
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    MC. DUB I love the avater. Mk3 in the weeds
     
  19. DarrylB

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    Right on! Steve is such a good kid as well. Pretty mellow and down to earth. No attitude, he just wants to go out and ride his bike. I'm stoked for him.

    Dam! that Cove is a fast bike!
     
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    MKIV actually. ;)
     
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    check your calendar r-tard.... we leave for chile in 6 days, not next month :busted: gringo beach day, hahah
     
  22. Matchew

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    All I know is that I feel like I have a better chance at the local PRO class than trying to race the Rotec one in Jr.X in the next couple of seasons. He is crazy fast, awesome guy too.
     
  23. yuroshek

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    yea ulmar is sick, there is alotta talent out here in the north east.

    people talk sh!t because they are jealous. end of story.
     
  24. DBR X6 RIDER

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    The Sam Hill haters exist only because people tend to ridicule that which they can't understand - which is essentially everybody. Those that don't hate have come to terms with the fact they'll never be even half as fast as him.

    Amen to the up-and-coming talent throughout North America. It really shocks me that there haven't been any dominant Canadian Dh'ers out there. It's not like they don't have the perfect training grounds up there or anything.
     
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    That is officially the worse misspelling of my name.... ever!! haha

    Ulmer can slam a revolving door! End of story!
     
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    Yeah but you can't ride when it's snowing... major advantage to living in Aus!
     
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    That and the fact you have 'Home and Away'.

    No one has explored this may be why Aussies are dominating...
     
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    My bad.......gotta love the dubs. Mk5 in the weeds for me.
     
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    How 'bout Liam Panozzo in at 5th? If that dude got some support and was able to travel and race consistently, I'd love to see how fast he could get.
     
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    The whole season looks to be in danger of being anti-climatic with that result......:monkey:
     
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    hey socket can i stay at your place over the winter? ill feed myself. lol i just wanna ride, but not in this snowy/cold crap here in jersey.
     
  32. banj

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    Is Cove going to send him to all of the world cups this year? He's never going to make the step to a top 10 or 20 rider if he only races half the rounds.

    Looking forward to cheering him on at brome.
     
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    Our little Geoffery is growing up so fast these days! :imstupid:
     
  34. Jim Mac

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    You heard it from me: Ulmer has the potential to be the next "Sam Hill". Big, big plans in 2008.....
     
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    Can we give Sam a handicap and get him on a VPP?
     
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    One rider I'd like to see well this year and winning WC's is Minnaar, now that he is back to a "normal" brand.
     
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    Rimshot, please!
     
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    cool ! he deserves it! Super nice guy
     
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    He killed on that Honda.

    I'd like to see him fix and rehab that shoulder to 100%. Of course that likely won't happen.
     
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    Nice, nice young guy! Like your kid, Rich (who is the next Ulmer!) - Jim