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11/20/2018 2:33 AM

I was never a fan of Friese in the past, for obvious reasons. BUT he has improved a hell of a lot in the offseason, he has been flying!

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11/20/2018 2:37 AM

Hi Vince!

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11/20/2018 2:46 AM

He’s earning fans that’s for sure

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11/20/2018 2:56 AM

fullfloater wrote:

Hi Vince!

Haha hardly.. just impressed by his improvement at MEC and in Paris

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11/20/2018 3:14 AM

So which one do you like better. Freise or Friese?tongue

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11/20/2018 3:19 AM

Freez-E

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11/20/2018 4:12 AM

Deep Freeze

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11/20/2018 5:07 AM

He looks about where he was last year to me. Good starts then fade to the back. These are off season races. You throw in all the top guys and his gate pick drops so his start is minus 3-5 positions and then the top guys come barreling through and he's about 8-15 where he has been. Granted he's not being an as much of an ass but it was only 1 season he made it through clean.

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11/20/2018 6:01 AM

He's always had good speed. He will just fade from top 5 to 15th in a 20 minute race every time.

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11/20/2018 6:24 AM

How can you not like the guy, he works hard and scraps for every position on the track.

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11/20/2018 6:42 AM

UpTiTe wrote:

How can you not like the guy, he works hard and scraps for every position on the track.

Uh did you ever watch him race before 2018? I wouldn't say I dont like him but I would say his riding style for a long time was downright dirty.

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11/20/2018 6:46 AM

UpTiTe wrote:

How can you not like the guy, he works hard and scraps for every position on the track.

I find it very easy to dislike him. His douche moves of the past will resurface and remind you soon enough.

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11/20/2018 7:02 AM

flopper12 wrote:

I find it very easy to dislike him. His douche moves of the past will resurface and remind you soon enough.

I disagree. I'm not vouching for the Vince of old, but I think we are seeing a much mature rider who knows where he belongs and knows what his job is. Now i'm not saying he won't have a little contact here and there through the season, its supercross for f#$ks sake, but I don't expect to see anymore blatant take-outs.

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11/20/2018 7:05 AM

Dude has skill and has put in the work, if he gets his head together, which it looks like he is, he can absolutely be a top 5 guy.

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11/20/2018 7:36 AM

gt80rider wrote:

Dude has skill and has put in the work, if he gets his head together, which it looks like he is, he can absolutely be a top 5 guy.

Put the pipe down. Top 5? On what circuit?

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11/20/2018 7:51 AM

EZZA 95B wrote:

So which one do you like better. Freise or Friese?tongue

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11/20/2018 7:54 AM

He does have skill or he wouldn’t be doing his job. Top 5 here in the states? No.

He’s been easy to pick on for a few years so people do it but he can ride and has made a career of it. Props to him.

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11/20/2018 8:03 AM

I agree with you man and I think this is a testament as to how good the program at Moto Concepts has become. Brayton is proof #1 !!

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11/20/2018 8:29 AM

not a fan at all however his riding has improved over the last couple yrs so credit where credit is due

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11/20/2018 10:15 AM

UpTiTe wrote:

How can you not like the guy, he works hard and scraps for every position on the track.

kage173 wrote:

Uh did you ever watch him race before 2018? I wouldn't say I dont like him but I would say his riding style for a long time was downright dirty.

Aggression is not dirty. Now Jason Anderson is a dirty ass rider.

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11/20/2018 10:16 AM

UpTiTe wrote:

How can you not like the guy, he works hard and scraps for every position on the track.

flopper12 wrote:

I find it very easy to dislike him. His douche moves of the past will resurface and remind you soon enough.

Read above.

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11/20/2018 12:26 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/20/2018 12:29 PM

I've read/listened to two interviews about him recently. One was with him where he said practicing regularly with Malcolm Stewart had been good for him and that his speed had increased. Another was with Tony Alessi who said Friese had made improvements in the off season. I think he has his best year in 450SX in 2019. He finished 12th last year, and 16th in 2017 and 2016. If he makes every main and avoids injury, I think he could crack the top 10 overall in 2019. The past is the past, and I am rooting for the guy.

I know this thread is about Freise, but Tony Alessi also said Malcolm had been training with Gareth Swanepoel to improve his endurance.

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11/20/2018 12:39 PM

He's defiantly improved and has been riding great, in Paris he was right on Zach's ass a couple times, he can normally holeshot but fades all the time.

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11/20/2018 12:39 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/20/2018 12:50 PM

UpTiTe wrote:

How can you not like the guy, he works hard and scraps for every position on the track.

kage173 wrote:

Uh did you ever watch him race before 2018? I wouldn't say I dont like him but I would say his riding style for a long time was downright dirty.

I've watched him throughout his career. He's worked hard to get better, and is definitely smarter about the choices he makes.

Not sure if you caught my post-race interview with him, but he was talking about one race situation where he was considering going for a pass, and I asked if "old Vince" would have gone for it. He said yes.

https://www.vitalmx.com/videos/features/2018-Paris-Supercross-Vince-Friese,17507/GuyB,64

It will also likely surprise some of you, but on Sunday morning at breakfast, he was one of the first to ask me if I had any news on Weston. It's interesting at the overseas races how all the U.S. guys (both mechanics and riders) hang together and help each other out.

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11/20/2018 12:43 PM

Yeah mad props for Vince, he really impressed me last season, I hope he has another good season next year

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11/20/2018 12:43 PM

i've always dug Friese because when he turned pro he was 719 and that's been my number for over 20 years

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11/20/2018 1:45 PM

He’s a hard worker. I respect him a tonne for where he has got to. But I’d want to see him outdoors too.

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11/20/2018 2:04 PM

Personally, I’d live the rest of my life on qualifying for a SX Main.
Unfortunately, I’ll have to live without that achievement.

Go Vince, go.

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11/20/2018 2:16 PM

gt80rider wrote:

Dude has skill and has put in the work, if he gets his head together, which it looks like he is, he can absolutely be a top 5 guy.

TXDirt wrote:

Put the pipe down. Top 5? On what circuit?

I could see it happening in a triple crown, the dude gets out of the gate well and the short races would play in his favour.

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11/20/2018 3:58 PM

GuyB wrote:

I've watched him throughout his career. He's worked hard to get better, and is definitely smarter about the choices he makes.

Not sure if you caught my post-race interview with him, but he was talking about one race situation where he was considering going for a pass, and I asked if "old Vince" would have gone for it. He said yes.

https://www.vitalmx.com/videos/features/2018-Paris-Supercross-Vince-Friese,17507/GuyB,64

It will also likely surprise some of you, but on Sunday morning at breakfast, he was one of the first to ask me if I had any news on Weston. It's interesting at the overseas races how all the U.S. guys (both mechanics and riders) hang together and help each other out.

It's a good interview. Sounds like he agreed with me about not being as much of an ass. tongue

Again, I thought he looked about where he was last year. And I don't think that's saying anything bad. He did well last year. But in Paris he did what he does. Amazing start then fade. I think you do that in US and you end up where he usually ends up.

I don't like or dislike him. But it's not hard for me to see why a lot of people don't like him.

Also, I love MotoConcepts, particularly Mike Genova. That guy is a blessing to this sport and we are lucky to have him.

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