AC is riding too small a bike. Needs to step up to the open class

BobbyM
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6/26/2016 2:05pm
It appears to me. Looks uncomfortable on that small displacement scooter.
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6/26/2016 2:14pm
You got a lot of posts bro but we all know AC just needs to be ON A BIKE and some would say not crash too. I dont know shit but if hes pushin it crashing on 250s then idk might be worse on a 450..
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6/26/2016 2:19pm Edited Date/Time 6/26/2016 2:23pm
I thought Cairoli switched from the 350 to 450 already?

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6/26/2016 2:21pm
I think they said on the TV broadcast he weighs 165 lbs. There's no way he's too big for a 250.
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6/26/2016 2:23pm
Think your flux capacitor is broken. No one can step up to a class that doesn't exist.
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6/26/2016 2:28pm
Yeah more horesepower should solve his crashing problem.
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6/26/2016 3:47pm
I heard its a big bore already.
6/26/2016 4:08pm
BobbyM wrote:
It appears to me. Looks uncomfortable on that small displacement scooter.
And stroked...

If you are pulling holeshots, you are not too big for the bike/class.

Well, unless you're on a cheater bike...Whistling

He just needs to get a full season under his belt before ANYONE knows what is best for him imo
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6/26/2016 4:28pm
BobbyM wrote:
It appears to me. Looks uncomfortable on that small displacement scooter.
He does look awkward on his bike, especially compared to how he looked in SX 2 years ago. I think it's just that he grew so freakin tall so fast he's still sorting out how to move on the bike with his new body. Hope he gets it sorted out though cuz he's so fun to watch when it clicks for him.
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6/26/2016 4:34pm
When SX starts he will be back on top
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6/26/2016 5:03pm
BobbyM wrote:
It appears to me. Looks uncomfortable on that small displacement scooter.
I sure hope you're right. It was cool seeing him dominate as a rookie until he went out. I think forkner is going to be strong from the start also.
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6/26/2016 6:14pm
He's pulled two of the last 4 starts and top 5'd the other two and qualified fast... it's not motor he is lacking.

Seat time is what he needs and he is improving.
6/26/2016 6:19pm
Imagine if Villopoto or Carmichael would've went thru the same growth spurt?

Do you think they would've went thru similar growing pains? AC at age 16 - 17 must've been similarly sized to RV and RC at the same age but they didn't gain additional height as AC has picked up over the past two years .
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6/26/2016 6:27pm Edited Date/Time 6/26/2016 6:35pm
Reminds me of people saying " Malcolm's body size is cramped, tall, and/or too big for a 250f. He would be more comfortable on a 450." Or, "Malcom looks huge on that 250f." In context to physical size only.
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6/26/2016 6:37pm
He's fine. Pulling holeshots and showing excellent speed. A full season of seat time and he'll slowly start ironing out the little errors. I think what AC is showing right now is very positive.
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6/26/2016 8:11pm
Vital sure has some dumb threads going right now
Hut
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6/26/2016 10:14pm
What is his height and weight?
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6/26/2016 10:15pm
BobbyM wrote:
It appears to me. Looks uncomfortable on that small displacement scooter.
if he was too big he'd have problems getting good starts.

his problem is he hasnt had time on the bike period
Crush
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6/26/2016 10:36pm
Hut wrote:
What is his height and weight?
6'1", 160 according to the broadcasts this year.
6/26/2016 10:59pm
I know our skill levels aren't even the least bit comparable but I'm 6'2" and weighted about 190 lbs when I had my last 250f (2005 crf) and I never felt the least bit cramped. I can't see the power being an issue either if he's qualifying first and pulling holeshots.
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6/26/2016 11:07pm
He needs to stay off of the ground. That's about all there is to it. He has the starts, he has the speed, he just needs to find the consistency and not make so many mistakes.

cd0583
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6/27/2016 12:23am
why do i feel like AC should just be an industry guy and hang the boots up?
6/27/2016 12:40am
BobbyM wrote:
It appears to me. Looks uncomfortable on that small displacement scooter.
Guess all of the teams and sponsors spending $$$ for him to race feel differently,. For now anyway.
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6/27/2016 4:52am
I have always thought it was stupid when people say someone looks to big for a 250f, height wise! The bikes are basically the exact same size. I think the KX450f is inch longer and a half inch taller. The yamahas are even closer I think. Not like going from a mini to a 125 lol! I'd bet money AC isn't the heaviest 250f rider on the circuit.
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6/27/2016 5:10am
sgrimmxdad wrote:
I have always thought it was stupid when people say someone looks to big for a 250f, height wise! The bikes are basically the exact same...
I have always thought it was stupid when people say someone looks to big for a 250f, height wise! The bikes are basically the exact same size. I think the KX450f is inch longer and a half inch taller. The yamahas are even closer I think. Not like going from a mini to a 125 lol! I'd bet money AC isn't the heaviest 250f rider on the circuit.
For a lot of models the bigger bikes have actually had lower seat heights over the years. Either way, there is not a bigger bike class... but if he was a fatty mcfatfuck you could argue more motor would maybe help him smooth and relax...
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6/27/2016 5:22am
sgrimmxdad wrote:
I have always thought it was stupid when people say someone looks to big for a 250f, height wise! The bikes are basically the exact same...
I have always thought it was stupid when people say someone looks to big for a 250f, height wise! The bikes are basically the exact same size. I think the KX450f is inch longer and a half inch taller. The yamahas are even closer I think. Not like going from a mini to a 125 lol! I'd bet money AC isn't the heaviest 250f rider on the circuit.
Crush wrote:
For a lot of models the bigger bikes have actually had lower seat heights over the years. Either way, there is not a bigger bike class...
For a lot of models the bigger bikes have actually had lower seat heights over the years. Either way, there is not a bigger bike class... but if he was a fatty mcfatfuck you could argue more motor would maybe help him smooth and relax...
I totally agree, weight is the issue not height! Look at Travis Sewell, another tall kid that is fast!

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