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Rampage! Live Thread. Dudes hucking themselves everywhere.

Transcend

My Nuts Are Flat
Apr 18, 2002
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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.
 

KavuRider

Turbo Monkey
Jan 30, 2006
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Pretty bummed, I was supposed to be going, but alas my van had other plans and emptied my bank account.
 

kidwoo

Celebrating No-Pants Day
Aug 25, 2003
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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.
 

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?
 

DirtEveryDay

Turbo Monkey
Nov 24, 2003
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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!
 

DirtEveryDay

Turbo Monkey
Nov 24, 2003
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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!
 

SylentK

Turbo Monkey
Feb 25, 2004
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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.
 

SylentK

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Feb 25, 2004
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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...
 

yuroshek

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Jun 26, 2007
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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.
 

SylentK

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Feb 25, 2004
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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.
 

big-ted

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Sep 27, 2005
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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...
 

spornographer

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Feb 19, 2009
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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?

 

Transcend

My Nuts Are Flat
Apr 18, 2002
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Towing the party line.
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.
 

KavuRider

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Jan 30, 2006
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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.
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.

 

4130biker

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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.
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.
 

KavuRider

Turbo Monkey
Jan 30, 2006
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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.
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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slyfink

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Sep 16, 2008
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Any one else pick up on Andreu not riding a Kona? Looks like he's on a Summun.
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...