MX riders are officially the craziest people ever

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  1. cannondalejunky

    cannondalejunky ease dropper

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  2. S.n.a.k.e.

    S.n.a.k.e. Monkey

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    Wow!!
     
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  3. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    Yeah, we watched that at the NYE party I was at. It was A LOT of hype for, yeah, a big jump, but not worth that much hype.

    Then he went back and did it a second time.
     
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  4. DH Diva

    DH Diva Wonderwoman

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    You want to see something really impressive, check out the Enduro at Erzberg and the Last Man Standing.


    http://www.enduroaterzberg.com/
    http://redbulllastmanstanding.com/

    Two of the most difficult offroad motorcyle events in the world. The last man standing is designed to have less then 5 people finish, Erzberg I think maybe 5% of the field actually make it before the time cut off.

    Big jumps are impressive, but there's something about enduro's like the two above that are just so much more inspiring.

    P.S. David Knight is either a robot or an alien, he simply can not be human.
     
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  5. LeRoy

    LeRoy Monkey

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    Not worth the hype? Let's put this in a historical context...

    Knievel's nationally televised motorcycle jumps represent four of the 20 most-watched ABC's Wide World of Sports events to date.

    Just because we are all desensitized to feats of extreme nuttiness does not discredit the hype that feats like this deserve.
     
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  6. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    no ragdoll landing, no care.
     
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  7. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    I watched the last man standing on Speed. That is awesome.
     
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  8. ATOMICFIREBALL

    ATOMICFIREBALL DISARMED IN A BATTLE OF WITS

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    Awesome huge jump..
    3 full seconds of airtime.
     
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  9. X3pilot

    X3pilot Texans fan - LOL

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    I watched that, it was OK. I wanted to see him do it on the bikes that evel used to jump with. No MX bikes but modified harley road bikes. Lot heavier and a lot harder to jump with.
     
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  10. urbaindk

    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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    I like how it all could have ended by tagging a concrete support column on the run up. Looks like he narrowly missed it. That would have been humorous.
     
  11. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    I watched it and the guy is a crazy man... but part of me doesn't get much thrill from it. It's mostly knowing the speed you need, gunning it and holding on. It all looks too easy - which, of course, it's really not, but there are really only two types of landings from a jump that large: one that makes it look too easy, and one that kills you.

    The last man standing clips were awesome, though. I'd watch that for sure :thumb:
     
  12. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    Wow, and Robbie was just wearing minimal protection. He is no Enslow.
     
  13. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    he made it look easy, damn
     
  14. Cru Jones

    Cru Jones Turbo Monkey

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    I thought he was going OTB the first time I watched it. Radness for sure. He should have thrown in something for style points, though.
     
  15. .Pit Steelers.

    .Pit Steelers. Nostradumbass

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    You guys make it sound like you whould do it.
     
  16. Damo

    Damo Short One Marshmallow

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    Wicked. He was already flying just coming into it...

    Poor editing however. I would like to see a continuous shot of the jump...