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Rampage! Live Thread. Dudes hucking themselves everywhere.

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Transcend, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    I'll be in Virgin, Utah all week digging for Team Aggassiz and firing some photos and updates online in various places from the 2010 Redbull Rampage Evolution.

    Stay tuned for coverage starting tonight from the desert where it's currently 105f...and probably going to stay this way all week.
     

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  2. KavuRider

    KavuRider Turbo Monkey

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    Pretty bummed, I was supposed to be going, but alas my van had other plans and emptied my bank account.
     
  3. kidwoo

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    Hey transcend: get some gopro footage of some of the lines :D


    I rode with chile the dog a few weeks ago. I told her to say hi to you for me. She's fast.
     
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    Let the hucking begin!!
     
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    Does any one know what the european time will be for the live webcast?
     
  6. Peacock

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    Yeayes!! Rampage is coming so stoked, wish I could be there.

    I'm hoping the weather, mostly the wind, don't affect the contest, want to see everyone have as level a playing field as possible.

    Predictions?
     
  7. jonKranked

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    josh bender will poach a line and try a 150' drop
     
  8. TrailzHozer

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    am I the only one not even remotely excited about the Rampage?
     
  9. ekimox

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    Yep. You are the only one. WTF is wrong with you? :D
     
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    Wooden features in the rampage are the ghey! That said Im still pretty excited.
     
  11. Tdiddy

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    vanderham for the win.
     
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    My money's on Garett Beuhler, after that, Romo's had an itching to reclaim his throne as a heavy hitter for quite some time, and he was major bummed to miss it last year.

    For those not liking the wood stuff...keep in mind this is Redbull, and this is Evolution! I don't like it either, but stunts are here to stay...kinda. I DO think it will/is starting to dwindle and big mtn/natural terrain riding will return. But who doesn't want to see someone backflip a 60footer?? I mean, really...

    My bros and I hoofed those friggin bikes up every crack and crevice of the Rampage in 2008 for Redbull, and I gotta say...there was a whole lot more fear floating around than I EVER imagined possible. Awfully quiet on those hills.
    Too broke to get there this year, so Good luck fellas!
     
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    Oh, and Friggin Gee Atherton. Damn. He WILL be the first guy to win a slopestyle comp with his feet never leaving the peds. MAD F*CKING STYLE. And SPEED! Holy crap! He almost took me out 3 times because I thought I had plenty of time to keep cleaning the lines!
     
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    Predictions?

    It'll be hot as hell

    Doods will be broken off

    The dirt will be loose

    Red Bull sponsored riders will be everywhere

    I will inevitably wander over to MTBR and accidentally read SMT's ramblings and will be both shocked and awed at the idocracy

    Most importantly I will be amazed at the level of riding, skills and commitment that will have taken place.

    Hats off to teh sherpas, too.
     
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    He will hit the ground bounce in huge dust cloud and walk away unscathed! (the man is like jello he defies all things natural! Bender rocks!)
     
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    Is there an athlete list somewhere?
     
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    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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    ahhhhh hahhhhhh!!!! That made me laugh.:thumb:
     
  19. SylentK

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    PRE-QUALIFIED TO FINALS – OCTOBER 3RD
    Brandon Semenuk CAN
    Cameron Zink USA
    Cedric Gracia FRA
    Darren Berrecloth CAN
    Gee Atherton UK
    Graham Agassiz CAN
    Kurt Sorge CAN
    Kyle Strait USA
    Michal Marosi CZE
    Mike Hopkins CAN
    Mike Kinrade CAN
    Paul Basagoitia USA
    Robbie Bourdon CAN
    Thomas Vanderham CAN

    INVITED RIDERS – OCTOBER 1ST QUALIFIER:
    Andreu Lacondeguy ESP
    Andrew Taylor USA
    Antoine Dubourgnon FRA
    Alex Prochazka USA
    Amir Kabbani GER
    Brendan Fairclough UK
    Casey Groves CAN
    Chris Van Dine USA
    Curtis Robinson CAN
    Evan Schwartz CAN
    Garett Buehler CAN
    Geoff Gulevich CAN
    Greg Watts USA
    James Doerfling CAN
    Jamie Goldman USA
    Kelly McGarry NZ
    Kenny Smith CAN
    Kyle Norbraten CAN
    Logan Bignelli USA
    Mike Montgomery USA
    Martin Soderstrom SWE
    Ryan Berrecloth CAN
    Steve Romaniuk CAN
    Tyler McCaul USA
    Yannick Granieri FRA
    Wil White USA


    Some very familiar names still need to qualify...
     
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    find it funny how 95% of the riders are from USA and CAN. I guess other countries dont produce huckers, just fast racers.
     
  21. SylentK

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    Does anyone have any info on how we watch it live on the interwebz? I read about info coming later this summer, but nothing else.
     
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  23. big-ted

    big-ted Danced with A, attacked by C, fired by D.

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    How was it determined who pre-qualified? Some of the pre-qualifiers have not done much in the way of any competition lately, compared to guys like Greg Watts, Yannick Granieri, Casey Groves etc...
     
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    legends/sponsored riders = inn.
     
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    false

    any invited athlete who has qualified at previous Rampage events are Pre Qualified

    A lot of "names" on that list are attending for the first time
     
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    Actually only 75% are american or canadian...
     
  27. Transcend

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    sickness. dudes already riding?

    what's in the upper left of this photo? is it a dirt quarter to rock sub box or an on-off thing or neither?

     
  29. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    The upper left thing, I believe, are one of the panels where the judges are supposed to stand. There are a few of them scattered across the 3 zones.

    The dirt kicker is a step up onto a big ass rock. So far only Alex Pro has been talking riding that line as the end to his run. Could be really interesting, sort of a dirt skatepark line.

    Riders have been dropping in on and off on some of the lower features, just testing things out.
     
  30. Trekrules

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    Then you havn't seen the huckers in Ukraine,Josh Bender would be proud on them and for the record some of those hucks in Ukraine are super massive.
     
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    strange not to see Matt Hunter.......That guy goes big with style.
     
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    Very true.

    There was a thread on emptybeer, this dude wanted in, but couldn't get a sponsor to get him over here. Too bad, I think it would be entertaining.

     
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    No doubt there will be some mad stuff going down, but I'm more worried than excited...
     
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    Was that actually landed?
     
  35. jonKranked

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    wtf?! I don't see a flat landing!




    ;)
     
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    speaking of that- I've been looking for the (who I think is Ukranian) guy who does HUGE stuff on his DJ hardtail. Full on hucks, and a reeeaaaaally long backflip. I wish I could find it- was a pinkbike VOD and I have had no luck- anyone know the vid?
    I think that guy should have been invited.
     
  37. LOOnatic

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    The last guy who thought he coulld handle the Rampage on a hardtail was a mormon guy called Russ or Ross and was riding a Balfa.
    He made it a few hundred yards down from the top and woke up in a hospital
     
  38. KavuRider

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    Same guy I posted.
    He rides a HT now. Goes HUGE.

    http://www.pinkbike.com/video/111810/

    As for that drop up top...he rag dolls on one attempt, I think he landed another.

    I too am worried this year - Really hoping all the riders stay safe.
     
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    Any one else pick up on Andreu not riding a Kona? Looks like he's on a Summun.
     
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    yeah, and is that Kelly McGarry on the Karpiel? After having dedicated so much resources to getting him that sweet bike, not only having it stolen, but then having him ride another company's bike, that's got to be hard for Corsair to swallow...