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  1. MikeMetzger

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  2. caputo1989

    caputo1989 Turbo Monkey

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    If you were the "REAL" Mike Metzger you would already know how to do Superman Seat Grabs. Pozer!!!!!!!

    Nice pic though.
     
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    frznnomad Turbo Monkey

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    i dont know what it is, but something just doesnt sit right with that picture. it looks like your twice the size of your damn bike. i mean i understand the 24 in. in the rear but the bike itself looks small. ohh well it could just be me, and incase you did learn it awsome man :thumb:
     
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    zmtber Turbo Monkey

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    so what camera was used to take that shot, lets see another one then i will believe you
     
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  5. MikeMetzger

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    LOL i take these comments as compliments. the camera was my dads digital kodak camera, i dont know which one. the bike looks small because i am 6ft 5....lol but it isnt a 24 in the rear, its a 26 inch syncro.
     
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  6. MikeMetzger

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  7. frznnomad

    frznnomad Turbo Monkey

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    okay that second one was a little better, but dude you being short would make the bike look bigger not smaller.
     
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  8. MikeMetzger

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    What, 6ft 5 Is Short?? Lol
     
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    Are you wearing bath slippers in the second one? Killer hit bro, you really stand out from the trees, and thats some huge air!
     
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    LOL no they are my old basketball shoes, old hightop reeboks. But they are white so they stick out well in pictures
     
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    Mike, that's awesome dood.....I saw some other sick pics a while ago & i was thinking "dam"that's some serious skills...

    Any plans on competetions/get on TV & win some cash ?
     
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    nice stuff. i'm still working on my no footed cans. you'll get no hate from me.
     
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    you can rock it, thats for sure.
     
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    Is that really the style of someone who just learned them? Nice shots though.
     
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    ohh woops i was really tired when i wrote that last night. i thought you said 5-4. ohh well it just doesnt look right to me but awsome though man.
     
  17. MikeMetzger

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    Thanks, i have never seen that pic from ashland, which one of harleys friends is this?

    Yeah i know it doesnt look like its the same hour that i did my first one, but i always new i could do them, and had the form in my head, but had never tryed for some reason. It has alot to do with the form i do my regular supermans with. Its just a little different, but same concept.
     
  18. .:Jeenyus:.

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    Julian, I doubt you noticed me. Tall, quiet kid, and I was there for basically the whole day but I didn't ride at all (no bike at the time)
     
  19. T-Pirate

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    damn straight. Anybody who's doubtful needs to watch The New Deal.
     
  20. MikeMetzger

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    Yeah my part isnt too good in that film due to lack of footage, but grants part rips! Julian, i dont know if i remember ya? did i borrow your rear shock or was that someone else? sorry i am horrible with names. But yeah Ryan Denehy makes some sick films. He has mad editing skills, i cant wait to see what he is able to get together for next year. lol i was telling him to call his video New World Disorder 7....lol but i dont think he will
     
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    Nah, I was hanging around and taking pictures for the most part. I wouldn't expect you to have remembered me as I don't think I really talked to you at all.

    You got more footage this year?
     
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    are you the real mike metzger, like freestyle motocross mike metzger, because if you could get the balls to do back-to-back backflips for the first backflip in motocross competition and be the godfather of freestyle motocross, then iw ould think you would have done a superman a while ago. anyways, those are some awsome pics, what type of bikes is it (or did i read over that?)
     
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    now all you have to do is try one off that steep/no transition kicker downtown, over the pyrimid. haha, remember me? (im joes friend, we got chased by that gangsta guy)
     
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    there are 2 mike metzgers

    they are both "real"

    1 rides mx, the other mountain bikes, this is the mountain biker. He rides for transition bikes. Hes riding a dirtbag in those photos
     
  25. The Kadvang

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    Except its a different person. Thats some gnar extension.
     
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    okay okay im sorry for doubting.
     
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    oh, sorry, i'm new to mtb, so i dont know any of the riders or anything
     
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    mike you need to come back to wsu some time and show us all up!!
     
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    hey bro, nice ridin'
    I was wanting to ask someone about supermans. What is the trick to them? I can do no-footers huge, I just don't know who to get the legs behind the bike. any help would be cool.

    hack from the midwest.
     
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    eric, you need to stop being so anal on these forums.
    Ur nice but ur anal hahah.
     
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    trick to supermans is to balls out throw back ur legs first of all, and dont put any weight over ur bars or ull die tryin to gte back on, i cant superman seat grab so i have no idea for those...

    THAT IS SOME BEASTLY AIR/EXTENSION, UR MY HERO
     
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    Right on man. That is freaking huge. For just learning them the extension is unbelievable. I heard you were doing straight supermans over the Whistler road gap. TRUE GRIT. Hey, caputo1989 not sure if you were joking about the "Real" Mike Metzger thing but this dude rides for Transition and is a "Real" Mike Metzger.
    Keep going big dude,
    JMP
     
  33. MikeMetzger

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    Thanks for the props guys! That super cool of everyone. I am not sure what the trick is to them, unless i know what you are doing wrong. But basically it is all in how you leave lip and that is why they are hard well not hard, just kinda wierd at first, because off the lip you are not only falling/floating off the back of the bike, but your taking a hand off as well, so it is wierd at first. So practice no footed seat grabs and start to jut push the bike out infront of you, and getting back on clean. this will kinda give you the feeling to expect. once you have those just "money" then start to float off of the bike off the lip and do the same thing, after getting to feeling you will know exactly what you are doing, and your own style and instinct will take over from there! Remember just be confident and know that your money baby and you got this!! :thumb:
     
  34. Kntr

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    Tell James hi. I hear he was givin ya pointers. ;) This winter the Montana crew will come over to Beacon and you guys can show us the ropes. I sure miss that trail named The Zipper next to Beacon.

    Those pics are awesome.....
     
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    dude thats sick
    if u just whited out the bike, you are so horizontal it really does look like superman!
     
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    I think it's hot. Good job.
     
  37. MikeMetzger

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    Here is a regular superman, caint get much better LOL

    http://www.pinkbike.com/modules/photo/?op=view&image=630729

    Yeah when ya come to beacon we can for sure hit up the trails, the zipper is still there, and still fun, plus there are some more new trails, i have only been jumping latly, not too much trail riding, so i will have to to that soon.
     
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    me, joe, and steve went out to dishman for some jumping. joe was gonna call you, but he didnt have your # with him. steve did a pendulum, needless to say it was sick.
     
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    What steve did a pendilum! That is sick! i need to try those i know i could do them. Yeah i wouldnt have been able to ride anyways, i have been swompped with report papers for school, and i am trying to get them all done so that i can go ride.
     
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    i should come up to dishman sometime now that i have a hardtail
    but hopefully we make it up to beacon.