Dangerboy Deegan

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11/27/2017 10:40 PM


Dangerboy has just moved up to 85cc.


What are your thoughts on this kid? Future SX/MX star? Will he burn out? More Pastrana than a McGrath?





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11/27/2017 11:00 PM

Dont koow, obviously his dad has done it all so he know what to look out for and how to handle all that in regards to burn out, for sure future pro at the very least in SX/MX hes been given every chance thats for sure!

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11/27/2017 11:10 PM

As long as he doesn't get burnt out he'll be a pro

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11/28/2017 12:07 AM

At his age he seems to have the skills to compete with the best amateurs around, he's won AMA titles, access to top coaches, private tracks and his dad has the money and resources and industry connections to help him along the way. Like TymeMoto says unless he gets burnt out I don't see why he won't turn pro.

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11/28/2017 2:14 AM

Does the kid actually have a name? This Dangerboy marketing crap is weird.

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11/28/2017 2:58 AM

We will see about an sx star when he gets on a 250F. As much as I hate to say it AC and forkner were way bigger ams and they are struggling

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11/28/2017 3:40 AM

Bosco wrote:

Does the kid actually have a name? This Dangerboy marketing crap is weird.

Hayden I think

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Take it to the limit, one more time!

11/28/2017 3:46 AM

Haiden, I misspelled it before

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Take it to the limit, one more time!

11/28/2017 4:09 AM

Kid should be very good for sure. I know when I was his age if people were calling me a rad nickname like Danger Boy I would have felt like a total Bad A$$.

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11/28/2017 4:12 AM

Acidreamer wrote:

We will see about an sx star when he gets on a 250F. As much as I hate to say it AC and forkner were way bigger ams and they are struggling

The only advantage i see with Haiden over AC and AF as ams is Brian built sx tracks to scale for 65’s. So this kid has been riding and getting accustom to sx for a few years now and it hasnt been on a full scale track he had to roll like AC and AF did on superminis. He was learning his timing, etc from the start.

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11/28/2017 5:14 AM

Haiden has a serious passion for the sport and his dad has a lot of knowledge & wisdom about what to and not to do. I think the Kid has an excellent chance to be a successful pro racer. He sure is fun to watch.

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11/28/2017 5:59 AM

Acidreamer wrote:

We will see about an sx star when he gets on a 250F. As much as I hate to say it AC and forkner were way bigger ams and they are struggling

Dude AC finished 2nd overall on the East in supercross and 3rd overall outdoors

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11/28/2017 6:03 AM

One thing I like about the Deegan kid is he still goes to real school 4 days a week.

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11/28/2017 6:06 AM

Acidreamer wrote:

We will see about an sx star when he gets on a 250F. As much as I hate to say it AC and forkner were way bigger ams and they are struggling

TymeMoto wrote:

Dude AC finished 2nd overall on the East in supercross and 3rd overall outdoors

After how many years of injury? Hes not a star like webb or Osborne is. Im not hating. Ac is my favorite 250 rider. Just being realistic.

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2009 Kawasaki KX250F
2002 Suzuki GSXR 600

11/28/2017 6:07 AM

He will be pretty ok

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11/28/2017 6:16 AM

Bosco wrote:

Does the kid actually have a name? This Dangerboy marketing crap is weird.

Ya, super weird. He introduces him self in videos by his nick name.

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11/28/2017 6:25 AM

The first time I heard Eli's name over the PA system at Mammoth I turned to my friend and said J Tomac has a kid racing minis? If he dosn't get injured or burned out he will be a champion. I think Haiden makes enough money from endorsements and whatnot to make it to the next race, so I already consider him a pro. Not only will Deegan make it. I don't see him not being a champion. Brian is no JT but he knows the formula well enough

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11/28/2017 6:32 AM

John Tomac has a wildly different attitude than Deegan. Unfortunately, Dangerboy's career will probably be closer to J-Law's than Tomac's. All the talent and amateur success in the world can't make up for the rebel-without-a-cause mentality.

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11/28/2017 6:34 AM

Acidreamer wrote:

After how many years of injury? Hes not a star like webb or Osborne is. Im not hating. Ac is my favorite 250 rider. Just being realistic.

Understand where you're coming from but using Osborne as an example doesn't help the argument because he's almost 30 years old and at one time he was also a former amateur phenom who struggled as a pro. Had to go to race the GP's for 5 years even.

But compared to Webb, I agree. They haven't been able to get to his level.

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11/28/2017 6:36 AM

SOAB_465 wrote:

John Tomac has a wildly different attitude than Deegan. Unfortunately, Dangerboy's career will probably be closer to J-Law's than Tomac's. All the talent and amateur success in the world can't make up for the rebel-without-a-cause mentality.

There are some youtube videos out there that prove this mentality wrong. Brian is very careful to make sure Haiden doesn't go down the same path he did in his racing career.

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11/28/2017 6:38 AM

Always thought this clip was so badass: https://www.instagram.com/p/8yc5M9xRB2/?hl=en&taken-by=dangerboydeegan

Interesting how some some people are weirded out by a 10 year old going by a nickname...I think Brian Deegan is going about this in a great way. Still in school while still being serious. I see videos of them training and working on technique with Ryno pretty often.

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11/28/2017 7:00 AM

He's a kid. He is really fast. He has been blessed with opportunities and seems to understand the importance of making the most of his opportunities. But------he's a kid. Time will tell.

BTW, Bryan Myerscough was the fastest minibike rider I ever saw (faster than Wardy). Bryan didn't accomplish the same success as a pro-----but was virtually unbeatable as an amateur (queue up the Sean Kelley fan boys for a debate)...... Shit sometimes happens along the way that shifts the sands of destiny.

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11/28/2017 7:03 AM

the "next" minibike superstars that didn't ever make it to the top is waaaaaayyyyyyyyy longer than the ones that did.......lot to happen in the next 5-10 yearsunsure unsure

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11/28/2017 7:07 AM

Brian seems like a good father. Haiden is just a kid. He can do whatever he chooses in life, I’m sure.

He will likely be a champion someday, and if he chooses not to follow that path, that’s ok too.

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11/28/2017 7:13 AM

LungButter wrote:

One thing I like about the Deegan kid is he still goes to real school 4 days a week.

Yup, same here. I also liked that he played team football. My feelings on mini kids are if they have the God given talent, they will make it to the top level regardless of the amount of am titles they have or don't have.

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11/28/2017 7:19 AM

The key to making it to the top level is always eat lots of pasta!


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11/28/2017 7:20 AM

SOAB_465 wrote:

John Tomac has a wildly different attitude than Deegan. Unfortunately, Dangerboy's career will probably be closer to J-Law's than Tomac's. All the talent and amateur success in the world can't make up for the rebel-without-a-cause mentality.

You must not have seen the interview with Deegan where he talks about how hes not letting Haiden get into that 'rebel-without-a-cause' mentality' you speak of, due to the reputation Brian had years ago. He's done a great job of raising his kids with their heads on straight. He just posted a video of his other son Hudson in the middle of a race (I think the mini major?) where these two kids crash in front of Hudson, and he stops and turns around MID RACE to help them and see if they are okay, while Haiden came running from the sidelines. I think that shows pretty well that Brian and his wife have done a great job of raising their kids to be class acts. Plus, the kid clearly already has some insane bike skill. I say stamp it that kid is a multi-time 250SX champ if nothing else.

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11/28/2017 7:44 AM

Bosco wrote:

Does the kid actually have a name? This Dangerboy marketing crap is weird.

r.sal923 wrote:

Ya, super weird. He introduces him self in videos by his nick name.

You guys are complaining about a 10 year old going by a nickname when we got 20-somethings calling themselves fucking BamBam??

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11/28/2017 7:53 AM

My kid acts like a teenage girl at a Bieber concert when it comes to dangerboy. He was stoked to get a picture and meet him last weekPhoto

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11/28/2017 8:01 AM

Bosco wrote:

Does the kid actually have a name? This Dangerboy marketing crap is weird.

r.sal923 wrote:

Ya, super weird. He introduces him self in videos by his nick name.

Spydee wrote:

You guys are complaining about a 10 year old going by a nickname when we got 20-somethings calling themselves fucking BamBam??

To be fair the BamBam nickname was given to Barcia because of the way he rides. It's not like he starts an Instagram video or whatever and addresses himself as BamBam. I've never seen one of his clips start off as something like "Hey guys, BamBam here..."

The whole Danger Boy thing is pretty lame if you ask me and I'm not sure but I think it's Brian that started the whole thing.

That said Haiden is still a kid so who really cares but if he continues to address himself as Danger Boy when he becomes a teen then maybe people will have a reason to complain about it.

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