Febvre riding supercross track

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11/11/2015 5:06 AM

I just seen a video he posted on his Instagram of him riding a sx track. Does this mean he is thinking about coming over here or is he just practicing for more over seas races?? The guy has awesome talent and I think it would be good to watch him battle it out with our top guys on some sx tracks even though he might not be as fast as them now
https://instagram.com/p/96o0LdhIOR/

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11/11/2015 5:09 AM

practicing for bercy....

wouldn't be surprised if he did consider a move stateside at some point though, he's still young and very talented. Don't think he would be short of factory offers if he decided to make the trip across the pond

he looks to be making vast improvements in a very short space of time with his supercross riding. Just goes to show what a talented guy he is.

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11/11/2015 5:18 AM

Yep like 2strokerider said i'm certain at the moment he is training sx to prepare himself for the Paris-Lille SX race comming up this weekend (i'll be there, can't wait!! w00t ).

The improvement he has shown over the past couple years has been amazing and i'm sure it'll be the same for supercross.

Meanwhile another French rider has been getting ready for the Lille SX and AMA SX 2016 cool

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11/11/2015 5:27 AM

That looks horrible. He has only started to ride SX this week or so.

If he does decide to do the SX series in the USA (which I don't believe), I'm sure he would be competitive after some practice and a season to get used to it

I'd be surprised if he's anywhere near the front this weekend

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11/11/2015 6:05 AM

crusty_xx wrote:

That looks horrible. He has only started to ride SX this week or so.

If he does decide to do the SX series in the USA (which ...more

I was going to say the same thing, the people above who said he looks good are smoking some good stuff. I say he finishes below every US guy that is going...... top 7 maybe?

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11/11/2015 6:13 AM

I'll guess he'll not be far off around most of track but he's gonna get killed in whoops looking at that, and they're normally big in Paris.

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11/11/2015 6:15 AM

I don't really think it's possible to look good in a euro ax practice track.

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11/11/2015 6:44 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/11/2015 6:51 AM

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11/11/2015 6:55 AM

Yeah that video isn't too flattering for him but that doesn't mean much. I'm sure once he gets on a proper track and can follow some of the US guys he'll figure it out.

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11/11/2015 6:57 AM

He looks about like Herlings does on a SX track. There is a reason some of those dudes never come to the US full time. They know what's up....best to stay in your niche, if you don't have SX skills...

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11/11/2015 7:04 AM

He won't beat the American guys, not from what I have seen anyway. Honestly, he will probably be beaten by guys like Cedric Soubeyras and Florent Richier, etc as well. Supercross takes a lot of practice to ride at a high level. Hopefully he just keeps his head and realizes this race means nothing.

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11/11/2015 7:10 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/11/2015 7:12 AM

looks like he needs some practice for SX ....lets see what he can do in Lille , i think its just a practice race for him ... good thing he is a lot better in MX , cant wait for MXGP to start again ...

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11/11/2015 7:19 AM

machine wrote:

He looks about like Herlings does on a SX track. There is a reason some of those dudes never come to the US full time. They ...more

at least he has the balls to race knowing he basically has no chance (he trains with Pellegrini, Soubeyras etc. because he doesn't have an SX track, so he can compare - I don't think he's faster than Soubeyras even on a practice track)

Americans aren't born with SX skills either, everyone needs practice and you can't even get a proper bike setup with one week of training

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11/11/2015 7:41 AM

machine wrote:

He looks about like Herlings does on a SX track. There is a reason some of those dudes never come to the US full time. They ...more

crusty_xx wrote:

at least he has the balls to race knowing he basically has no chance (he trains with Pellegrini, Soubeyras etc. because he ...more

Pourcel and Roczen didn't have those things either, but they naturally had the skills. Not saying they could "never" develop those skills, but some simply don't have them and they are real with themselves about it, same with TC.

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11/11/2015 7:50 AM

Pourcel and Roczen are special , hardly any european riders ride or train SX ever. Febvre has the potential to be a good SX rider. Has Febvre even been on a "SX" track before these videos? American kids ride SX when they are kids!

https://www.instagram.com/p/9t7HKkhIHO/?taken-by=romainfebvre

"First practice in supercross... Got some work to do but I enjoyed a lot! Thanks to my team for your hardwork #bercylille"

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11/11/2015 7:58 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/11/2015 8:01 AM

machine wrote:

He looks about like Herlings does on a SX track. There is a reason some of those dudes never come to the US full time. They ...more

Febvre doesn't look good in that video, but go and listen to what DV said about Herlings the last time he was a guest on the last Pulp show. He totally debunked the myth about him being bad on a supercross track, he said he went to see him practice and that Herlings was actually pretty impressive!

(and I dont care that there is one video that shows him crashing in the whoops, everyone crashes in the whoops)

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11/11/2015 8:25 AM

machine wrote:

Pourcel and Roczen didn't have those things either, but they naturally had the skills. Not saying they could "never" develop ...more

I know what you mean but I don't believe that.
Ofcourse natural skills play a role but everything can be learned (you learn faster at a younger age then Febvre would do now when he's already almost 24 y/o)

I don't know much about Pourcel but I do know that Roczen had Supercross experience (not much but he did train a bit since it was always his plan to come to the US)

I met him the first time at a race in the Czech Republic when he turned laps almost as fast as people like Cole Siebler and Joes Dobes (with 10 or 11 years, on a small wheel RM85 hitting huge triples) - you don't do that without any practice, just because you are naturally gifted

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11/11/2015 8:36 AM

machine wrote:

He looks about like Herlings does on a SX track. There is a reason some of those dudes never come to the US full time. They ...more

If you ask DV he'll tell you Herlings was pretty handy on a SX track

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11/11/2015 8:39 AM

machine wrote:

He looks about like Herlings does on a SX track. There is a reason some of those dudes never come to the US full time. They ...more

RG1 wrote:

If you ask DV he'll tell you Herlings was pretty handy on a SX track

Don't make me bust out "the video" again....laughing

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11/11/2015 8:41 AM

crusty_xx wrote:

I know what you mean but I don't believe that.
Ofcourse natural skills play a role but everything can be learned (you learn ...more

Absolutely age is a major factor, that I don't dispute.

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11/11/2015 8:42 AM

machine wrote:

Don't make me bust out "the video" again....laughing

I could show you a video of RC crashing through the whoops, doesn't make him a bad SX rider

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11/11/2015 8:46 AM

Febvre posted another video on Instagram today of him riding through some whoops and he does look a lot better than he did initially. I'm not expecting him to be anywhere near the win, but I'm not expecting him to totally suck either

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11/11/2015 8:47 AM

RG1 wrote:

If you ask DV he'll tell you Herlings was pretty handy on a SX track

machine wrote:

Don't make me bust out "the video" again....laughing

RG1 wrote:

I could show you a video of RC crashing through the whoops, doesn't make him a bad SX rider

RC is the most stylish crasher though cool
He even looked good while crashing

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11/11/2015 8:50 AM

RG1 wrote:

If you ask DV he'll tell you Herlings was pretty handy on a SX track

machine wrote:

Don't make me bust out "the video" again....laughing

RG1 wrote:

I could show you a video of RC crashing through the whoops, doesn't make him a bad SX rider

Seriously?...don't go there, your going to compare that guy to RC?...it's laughable. He looked HORRIBLE on that track, it wasn't just the whoops.

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11/11/2015 8:52 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/11/2015 8:55 AM

RG1 wrote:

Febvre posted another video on Instagram today of him riding through some whoops and he does look a lot better than he did ...more

Ok, i'll make you a deal, if he finishes top 3 i will eat crow, if not, you have to...deal?

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11/11/2015 8:53 AM

Sandwarrior752 wrote:

Yep like 2strokerider said i'm certain at the moment he is training sx to prepare himself for the Paris-Lille SX race comming ...more

i got a baguette in my pants after watching that

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11/11/2015 8:55 AM

peelout wrote:

i got a baguette in my pants after watching that

laughing
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11/11/2015 8:56 AM

machine wrote:

He looks about like Herlings does on a SX track. There is a reason some of those dudes never come to the US full time. They ...more

It's funny how not being a specialist at something that only exists in the US makes you a niche rider...

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11/11/2015 8:56 AM

machine wrote:

Seriously?...don't go there, your going to compare that guy to RC?...it's laughable. He looked HORRIBLE on that track, it ...more

No, I'm just saying that someone crashing in the whoops doesn't make them a bad SX rider, because it happens to everyone. Last time DV was on the Pulp show he said he went to the KTM track once to watch Marvin, and Herlings was there, and he was impressive, and to be honest, aside from the crash I didn't think he looked too bad in that video anyway

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11/11/2015 8:57 AM

RG1 wrote:

I could show you a video of RC crashing through the whoops, doesn't make him a bad SX rider

machine wrote:

Seriously?...don't go there, your going to compare that guy to RC?...it's laughable. He looked HORRIBLE on that track, it ...more

RG1 wrote:

No, I'm just saying that someone crashing in the whoops doesn't make them a bad SX rider, because it happens to everyone. Last ...more

Where is the video, i'd be interested in seeing it

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