Added reply in a thread THAT's a "Quad" 3/31/2018 5:35 PM

I have to add to this. I suppose I qualify for your definition of an armchair bench racer. In that context, If I were trying to tell the "guys doing the jump" HOW to do it faster, I would totally agree with you. However, this is simple physics/math about ... more »

Added reply in a thread THAT's a "Quad" 3/29/2018 10:48 PM

It's sooo bad ass because he jumped a true quad.

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That's what I mean, the fact that they call things quads that truly aren't weakens the meaning of "quad". Stew's jump is what a quad is all about.
Added reply in a thread THAT's a "Quad" 3/29/2018 10:16 PM

Indeed, those dudes are definitely athletes. And you're right, it isn't fake. However, the punching they assist with the stomping is theatrically exaggerated.

Added reply in a thread THAT's a "Quad" 3/29/2018 10:12 PM

ML512, I understand your logic but just because they call it quad doesn't make it right. The argument isn't stupid. The fact that a quad somehow has less than 4 obstacles is stupid.

Added reply in a thread THAT's a "Quad" 3/29/2018 10:04 PM

Of course, you are correct. But like my signature says, context, context, context. We're talking about the labeling of a jump combo. In my WWE analogy, the wrestler is truly hitting the opponent, but how hard? Not nearly as hard as he's trying to make ... more »

Added reply in a thread THAT's a "Quad" 3/29/2018 9:50 PM

Maybe my fabric statement is a little strong but I still stand by the basic concept of it. BS is BS. There is lots of talk about our sport being taken seriously. Calling some of these obstacles quads reminds me of the foot stomp the WWE guys do as they ... more »

Added reply in a thread THAT's a "Quad" 3/29/2018 9:20 PM

I was wrong for throwing darts at you zehn. Sorry. Your response "who fucking cares at this point" struck a cord with me. My thought is that if you don't have anything constructive to say other than simply disagreeing with the existence of the post, ... more »

Added reply in a thread THAT's a "Quad" 3/29/2018 9:11 PM

I figured it might end up like this kzizok. I debated on whether to post it but I figured what the hey. At least it's something to debate considering the video evidence. I stand corrected and sorry for even throwing it out here. Carry on fellas.

Added reply in a thread THAT's a "Quad" 3/29/2018 8:55 PM

Potential landings don't count. It's potential take offs. If you land on the top of a table, after a single jump, you doubled onto it. If you clear the table after the single, you have doubled. If you don't clear a table, does that mean you doubled? ... more »

Added reply in a thread THAT's a "Quad" 3/29/2018 8:46 PM

Yep. Do you want this sport to be in the same classification as WWE? BS = lack of respect. If you truly dig motocross and are a student of the sport, this hype crap probably irritates you. If you're doing it because it's cool, your name might be zehn ... more »

Started new thread THAT's a "Quad" 3/29/2018 8:29 PM

The video of of Eli crashing last week was shown in Racer X's Sign of the Lap Times article written by Dan Carlson. He stated that Eli cased a "Quad". However, there were only three obstacles. The logic that seems to be used is if there is a table top involved, it's ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Ryan Dungey Penalized, Jason Anderson Wins 3/26/2018 12:52 PM

I agree with your comment about the reason. What you're saying is that he should have been penalized even if he was already mid air and floating over the triple when they threw the flag. In that case, he was jumping a triple while the red cross flag ... more »

Started new thread Roczen's "Right Arm" 3/26/2018 12:41 PM

While watching KR in the broadcast booth (by the way, I think he did great) I noticed his right arm looked like it was made of plastic. He must have gotten it out of the cast very recently because I never saw any of his fingers even twitch. The atrophy ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Ryan Dungey Penalized, Jason Anderson Wins 3/26/2018 12:29 PM

I vividly remember Dungey's infraction being a little different than Martin's. Martin absolutely saw the flag since he chose to roll the first 1/3 of the jump but not the last 2/3. Conversely, Dungey was committed to the jump THEN saw the flag. After ... more »

Started new thread Chisholm - 250 or 450 this week? 3/23/2018 7:07 PM

Which one is he racing this week? I suspect he's racing the 250.

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Added reply in a thread Cleaned carb, now bike wont start 3/23/2018 8:31 AM

This sounds like it could be a reed issue. No, not Chad Reed. He's got his own issues. Also, if there is piston slap, it's generally caused by cylinder wear, not piston. This wear occurs during the compression stroke when the connecting rod is anywhere ... more »

Added reply in a thread What if Aldon..... 3/21/2018 9:10 PM

Aldon does the thinking for the rider's health plan. They just show up and ride. It's not "easy" like some of you mention. There are many variables that need to be considered and those variables probably differ per rider. Keep in mind, most of his riders ... more »

Added reply in a thread Forkner's St Louis Troubles 3/20/2018 8:14 AM

The Lites class is really a story of economics. It has nothing to do with "rider development". Teams exist for one purpose, to sell bikes. Imagine we forced all of the top 10 guys from both coasts to race the 450 class. That would be an extra 20 more ... more »

Added reply in a thread Forkner's St Louis Troubles 3/19/2018 1:44 PM

LOL... You NAILED the context! Is that Alessi's new front wheel mower? Look out Tickle... Yeah, I didn't even consider the home state deal. That youngster had a lot going on between his ears that he hasn't really had to deal with much.

Started new thread Forkner's St Louis Troubles 3/19/2018 1:32 PM

Forkner's issues in St. Louis were caused by several variables. One of them being youth and another was the fact that red decals are 100 times heavier than black or white. He looked really good until he hit the deck. Was it because of the red decal or ... more »

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