Added reply in a thread Ryan Villipoto Whiskey Throttle Show 5/17/2021 1:07 PM

I hear you... tough part is, particularly in a live show when we can't break it up into two segments, I can only run the show so long. We still went almost four hours. That said, I'm going to make some changes to the way we do live shows moving forward ... more »

Added reply in a thread TLD SE4 5/16/2021 11:41 AM

Same fit... only difference is shell material

Added reply in a thread Ryan Villipoto Whiskey Throttle Show 5/15/2021 11:13 AM

YouTube version will be up today.

Liked a comment on the item Why Are Teams Moving Back East? | @Ping EP. 5 5/14/2021 3:57 PM

I'd like to see this in print, or at least have there be an accompanying transcript. Video is a heavy lift in many situations. Not everyone has the time, privacy, quiet, bandwidth, or device capability for video at all times. I hate seeing something like this and thinking, "I'll have to circle back...more

Liked a comment on the item Why Are Teams Moving Back East? | @Ping EP. 5 5/14/2021 3:57 PM

I think what started the migration was a few riders moving back east to train in the heat and humidity to race in the heat and humidity. There was some conversation back then about the logistics of supporting a rider that wasn't within an hours drive or whatever. Now it just makes economic sense.

Liked a comment on the item Why Are Teams Moving Back East? | @Ping EP. 5 5/14/2021 3:57 PM

Another reason the teams are here is the manufacturers bikes unload here.Japan to LA is more cost effective The added cost of shipping bikes thru the Panama canal to a deep water port on the east coast would raise the cost.Who knows if Calif continues to punish business here they all might look to...more

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Liked a comment on the item @Ping EP. 3 | Coincidence That Musquin Won Without a Neck Brace? 5/3/2021 2:06 PM

Scare tactic is a great way to make money. With new kids coming into the sport every year it was easy to convince parents they needed to protect their kids with neck braces. They don’t know any better because they are new and think they are doing the right...more

Liked a comment on the item @Ping EP. 3 | Coincidence That Musquin Won Without a Neck Brace? 5/1/2021 3:22 PM

Thanks DP.

Added a comment about video @Ping EP. 3 | Coincidence That Musquin Won Without a Neck Brace? 5/1/2021 10:01 AM

Zooki- Youre a special one. what I was referring to is how neck braces almost made me crash... twice. By keeping my head forward instead of allowing me to get my butt back and look upwards with my head (where the eyes/head goes, the body follows) I was almost thrown over the bars on kicker jumps/bumps. There is no scientific graph that accounts for that. And I’m not wearing a product that is going to cause me to crash, even if there is a chance that it could possibly limit injury in certain situations.
It’s folks like you who take every “scientist” at their word who dumb down our society. 60 years ago, those medical experts told pregnant women that smoking was good for them. They said asbestos was fine and pesticides wouldn’t hurt you. They were 100% wrong and they likely knew it... but there was money to be made so they didn’t care.
You place so much emphasis on college education, not realizing you were just taught how to think, losing the ability to think critically, which should be the point of higher education. I got my “degree” traveling the world, running my own business, managing a race team, working as a journalist and now working as a professional paramedic and firefighter. Keep throwing shade... only makes you look soft.

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Added a comment about video @Ping EP. 3 | Coincidence That Musquin Won Without a Neck Brace? 4/30/2021 4:51 PM

I don't agree that you can take a limp dummy with zero muscle tone and produce results that mimic an actual human, particularly when each crash is different and infinitely dynamic. You can measure impact force, think crash test dummies in autos, but there is some massive grey area when presuming how a rider will move when crashing on a dirt bike.
Totally agree that our sport is in its infancy in terms of training/safety/etc. Here's the reason I don't wear one, and I've tried almost every brand. Two different times, on two different days, a neck brace almost made me crash in a situation where I normally wouldn't have. In both situations I hit an abrupt bump or jump face and needed to get way back on the bike, pushing my butt back, extending my arms fully and keeping my head up to continue to see. In both cases, the brace prevented my head from coming back, which limited my ability to distribute weight rearward [where the head goes and looks, the body follows], and I almost got thrown over the bars. Each instance was relatively minor, meaning it wasn't a severe enough kick for me to think I needed to worry about it. But with the limitation of the neck brace it turned into a terrifying incident. After it happened once, I thought it was just a fluke... once it happened again, I never wore one again.
Knee braces are a different animal, but the same concept applies: Your body can't move the way it should and those limitations have consequences on your riding and your safety. Different argument for another time.

Appreciate the discussion. Cheers.

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Added a comment about video @Ping EP. 3 | Coincidence That Musquin Won Without a Neck Brace? 4/30/2021 3:52 PM

For the time being we are trying video.

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Added a comment about video @Ping EP. 3 | Coincidence That Musquin Won Without a Neck Brace? 4/30/2021 3:51 PM

Because companies would
Never sell something for profit that doesn’t work, right? You’re obviously not an economics major. I’m not poo-poo’ing anybody’s products, just saying that the doctors whose word you take as gospel have never ridden at a pro level and there are certain things that can only be felt, not worked out in a chart or theoretical graph.
Use whatever brace you want, or don’t, I don’t really care. But if you can support one opinion, I can certainly support a different one.

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Added a comment about video @Ping EP. 3 | Coincidence That Musquin Won Without a Neck Brace? 4/30/2021 11:01 AM

Maybe. Or maybe Ryno has a point. Maybe two things are true at once. Science 102.

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Liked a comment on the item @Ping EP. 2 | Was It Safe for McAdoo To Race? 4/24/2021 10:08 AM

I’ll take my weekly dose of Ping in ANY format I can get it!
I really enjoy the written format as his writing style is always witty and he comes up with hilarious analogies on a weekly basis! I enjoy the video format as its nice to hear old Pro’s opinion straight from their...more

Liked a comment on the item @Ping EP. 2 | Was It Safe for McAdoo To Race? 4/24/2021 10:08 AM

I agree with Falcon though that the written version is always short, sweet and funny with lots of witty satire that isn’t necessarily expressed the same way in the video version!
Either way @ping is always a great few minutes of entertainment!

Liked a comment on the item @Ping EP. 2 | Was It Safe for McAdoo To Race? 4/24/2021 10:08 AM

I am a moto over supercross guy, starting from the podium of Monster cup I look forward to Daytona. Shit every god damn week of the "west (east) coast" I was checking off the rounds till Atlanta. I love LOVED Atlanta! I mean F**k it! Make the whole damn track a sand section as...more

Liked a comment on the item @Ping EP. 1 | Could RC Qualify For a 450 Main? 4/18/2021 8:01 PM

I like it!

Liked a comment on the item @Ping EP. 1 | Could RC Qualify For a 450 Main? 4/18/2021 8:01 PM

Video format is cool. My only concern is that maybe the responses from Ping might be more subdued on a video format. One thing I have always liked are the witty, blunt, and sometimes maybe a little snarky (but always well written) responses that make @Ping great. As long as...more

Liked a comment on the item @Ping EP. 1 | Could RC Qualify For a 450 Main? 4/18/2021 8:01 PM

I'm a fan of the sarcastic asshole backhanded humor. Didn't come across in the video, therefore I prefer the long hand. Unless you can be more assholie(no, assholey, no, asshole'y, whatever) next time.