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  1. big-ted

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

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    Wha... The guy that lands the big ski jump sideways at about 0:56. Does he ride that out?! That's nuts! :D
     

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    Dirt vid worth watching for the interviews at the end if nothing else.
     
  3. Kingswood

    Kingswood Chimp

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    Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou Mr Freecaster. Your coverage was awesome, I cannot tell you how good it was to watch everything live. Rob Warner is a great pick, the comentary during Hill's run was so frigg'n good.
     
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    For sure, you can really see that second and third means nothing to those boys at Worlds.
    Shattered for Sam and Peat.
     
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    who need proper TV coverage and air time when you have this sort of live streaming coverage?

    when all the issues with live streaming are ironed out meaning no one will have issues connecting on, i think the audience will be more than big enough, to provide enough advertising exposure that would see more money come into our sport from external companies. Leading to more pro riders and bigger budgets for the teams.

    Already good to see bigger names getting involved eg Nissan etc

    I think as a niche sport we have progressed quite well especially over the last few years



    As comment to the race,

    Well done Gee, I bet peaty was thinking this might be his day when he saw Hill come off.

    Sammy will be even more hungrier now to win the rainbow jersey back at his home worlds next year
     
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    Someone on here from Oz said the worlds next year are on a sea otter type track...should be cool.
     
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    I'm in for one last hoorahhh if thats true J/K

    man i hope thats not he case though, the footage of worlds this year was unreal just watched it all again and still can't believe how committed these guys are.....

    would be a shame to see riders of this caliber not challenged.
     
  8. Damo

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    For sure.

    And what was with those boy scouts? Idiots who thought anyone celebrating with the winners were attacking them. Rushing in to pull people out like they were bodyguards.
     
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    Do it!!!

    It was definitely great to see the riders pushing their limits on such a technical course. Watching them on anything less would be like watching monster-trucks drag-racing. It just wouldn't be right.
     
  10. Kanye West

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    I thought their funny hats were the best part of the whole event.
     
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    they were the alpines corp of the italian army... basically soldiers + mountaineers, which makes for an unprecedented dumbness combo
     
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    Gee was 5sec behind Hill when they turned right after the last tree in that right corner after the last steep part. That line he took wouldn't have lost him anything, Hill should have picked the same. But I guess taking the longer way to the finish isn't a Sam Hill thing to doo. :pirate2:

    He was airborne more than grounded at that last steep alright. Craaazy..
     
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    Last time Hill raced at Stromlo in 07 , he did a similar thing to last week. Washed the front in one of the last corners. He doesn't like the track , didn't before the race either.

    I think Stromlo could be the chance for Peat to finally get the rainbows. The track will suit him well IMO. Compared to what I've seen of the Sea Otter track on DVDs , Stromlo is rockier and more loose. Not a big hill though. Fitness and raw power will rule. Gee and Minnaar should do well there too.
     
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    I hope that won't mean that they will be cutting in "for a word from our sponsors" during runs.




    Indeed, and it's going to continue that way as everything around this sport is progressing with it; Bike resorts are popping up everywhere in Sweden and Norway now, draging the DJ kids around here into big mountain riding; Freecaster has sertainly heated us up and will most sertainly have a positive spinn off on an already growing scene; Municipalities over here have for the past few years invested in skateparks and dirt jumps, and by that way making sure fresh generations come to the sport. This can only grow from here. :thumb:
     
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    Hey Ronan, like a complete muppet I somehow managed to lose one of the tapes from Vallnord somewhere on the track!!
    Nearly got the sack over that balls up!
     
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    I thought it odd that the FC commentators never (or very very very rarely) commented on the bikes people were riding. Are they not allowed to because it's the worlds? I dont think they have much at the World Cups either though. If I worked at santa cruz I'd want to hear my company mentioned whenever peat/minaar etc are on the screen.
     
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    rob wouldn't mention the specialized sponsor because he's sponsored by giant
     
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    Dude, that crash is so weird. I don't understand why bryn crashes so much, he's so good but it seems like he is always crashing real hard on basic sections. Like he just spaces out or something. That was absolutely THE weirdest crash I have ever seen.
     
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    i remember seeing that crash live... i was like... OMG!!! But thats racing i guess... **** happens and no one ever gets a clean run...
     
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    It seems when Bryn goes down, he does it properly. No half-arsing about with his crashes...

    Good result considering and full props for continuing hard.
     
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    And the Steve Peat version of how to slide out and loose the world championship in the last turn

     
  23. mrpercussive

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    Peaty's Orange days?
     
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    Polished bikes are cursed!

    ;)
     
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    Yes - world champs in Les Gets.
     
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    My god that was some kinda crash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bryn that is. Very respectable that got up quick and still posted a good time!
     
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    :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
     
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    Funny post of the week award.
     
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    Looks like he caught the bank on the right... ouch, that was a hard crash too. That would have really rung my bell.
     
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    Gave me flash backs of a crash I had last year from clipping a tree I didn't see on the side of the trail. The hardest ones are when you have no idea you are about to crash.

     
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    Jesus christ :rofl::rofl:
     
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    looks like almost one of the worst possible situations...
     
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    I have now watched the Runs of Sam Hill, Steve Peat and Gee Atherton about 20 Times each. Post race. This had to be the most exciting DH Race I have ever seen. How excited was Rob Warner during Sam Hill's run?
    Thank you to Freecaster, Fraser Britton and the others who made it all possible. Rob Warner is funny as heck the whole way thru, starting with the "Test Rider" before the 4x Event. I can't wait for the next World Cup event. I will most definately be tuned in! :cheers:

    I most definately feel bad for Sam and Jared. Both were looking unstoppable.
    Sometimes things happen and it doesn't work out. That's what makes it all the more exciting! Congrats to Josh Bryceland, Rachel Atherton, Gee Atherton, Alverez, and Melissa Buhl on being 2008 World Champions!

    What an exciting event. Everyone brought their A Game. That's for sure!
     
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    that's what I call soil sampling!

    someone needs to tell Sam that there are better ways to sand the rainbow stripes off his helmet :clue:
     
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    No skinsuit then but he was on one in Val di Sole
     
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    It would be awesome if Freecaster offered HQ downloads of their content at a fee. Or maybe you could subscribe and get unlimited downloads for a set monthly rate. Just a thought because I would love to be able to watch the race in HQ over and over and over and over and I'm sure there are many others who would also like this..
     
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    Word




    You hear that freecaster guys!!??

    We'd be willing to support paycaster!
     
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    Polish bikes are cursed?
     
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    Sam's was polished this year and Peat's bikes were polished in Les Gets.