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10/10/2019 7:54 PM

I barely remember the 2 stroke era, was the way Hanson perfectly timed those sections with nose down landings common among the elite, or is that a newer development?

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10/10/2019 8:08 PM

I've seen Hanson at the local tracks a number of times. He always seems to be very good at getting the landing angle of the bike spot on. Last time I saw him on a 450, he had the same look on each jump. Definitely a fun guy to watch on a dirt bike.

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10/10/2019 8:47 PM

This is not new...ask Jeremy McGrath...

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10/10/2019 8:52 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/10/2019 9:01 PM

That was definitely a staple of Jeremy on his more confident "feelin' it" nights (which was most of the time...).

Anyone remember how MC would "lift" the rear of the bike with the heel of his boot under the side panel?

Edit: Nose down examples starting at about 4:10...

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10/10/2019 9:14 PM

SoCalMX70 wrote:

That was definitely a staple of Jeremy on his more confident "feelin' it" nights (which was most of the time...).

Anyone remember how MC would "lift" the rear of the bike with the heel of his boot under the side panel?

Edit: Nose down examples starting at about 4:10...

I was at that race! So cold but super fun

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10/10/2019 9:57 PM

Hansen is a badass, he made that quad section look so easy

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10/10/2019 10:08 PM

James Stewart also was very confident and over the front of the bike a lot.

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10/11/2019 1:19 AM

It's almost like he is forcing the bike down to keep it low while getting the front end resdy for a peefect landing and
transition instead of scrubbing, wouldn't suprise me if he was doing that.

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10/11/2019 3:50 AM

SoCalMX70 wrote:

That was definitely a staple of Jeremy on his more confident "feelin' it" nights (which was most of the time...).

Anyone remember how MC would "lift" the rear of the bike with the heel of his boot under the side panel?

Edit: Nose down examples starting at about 4:10...

Moto520 wrote:

I was at that race! So cold but super fun

I don't remember seeing you, but I do remember freezing my nuts off

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10/11/2019 4:16 AM

Some buddies and I were talking about this the other day, and what you have to take into consideration is that Hanny learned to do this before scrubbing was invented.

He learned it from his dad. DHMA has two jumping techniques called maximizing and minimizing. Maximizing is jumping nose up, like seat bouncing for more length. Minimizing is jumping hips against bars to get the front end down in air for minimal arc.

Josh’s mechanics used to move his kill switch to middle of the bars because he would hit it with his hips and kill the bike.

Another master of this was Teddy Maier.

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10/11/2019 5:22 AM

Reynard was the king of this.

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10/11/2019 5:57 AM

I heard he grabs a lot of front brake each time

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10/11/2019 6:43 AM

We were talking about this, too, during Hanny's runs. The dude is so smooth and technically perfect when he wants to be.

As aefferz pointed out, Stew rode the front end harder than anyone I can think of. Unless he was seat bouncing some crazy quad/rhythm, he damn near rode the front wheel like a unicycle, which bit him on more than one occasion.

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10/11/2019 6:55 AM

I've been around for a while and I've seen McGrath do that from time to time but it never made me think "oh shit, this dude is going over the bars!".

Watching what Hanny did at RBSR, there was a split second where I thought the dude was about to crash. I would not characterize what Hanny did as "commonplace" in the 2-stroke era. What he did at RBSR was special.

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10/11/2019 6:57 AM

I remember when Bubba was just starting in the 125 supercross series how he used to already be jumping nose down and would still tap the rear brake to get it down further.

Hansen was a joy to watch last weekend.

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10/11/2019 7:36 AM

Hanny was so great to watch. He threw that front end down so hard that I did a panic rev as I watched it!

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10/11/2019 8:42 AM

SoCalMX70 wrote:

That was definitely a staple of Jeremy on his more confident "feelin' it" nights (which was most of the time...).

Anyone remember how MC would "lift" the rear of the bike with the heel of his boot under the side panel?

Edit: Nose down examples starting at about 4:10...

I miss tracks like this.

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10/11/2019 8:45 AM

ti473 wrote:

I don't remember seeing you, but I do remember freezing my nuts off

Well then shut your fucking mouth.

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10/11/2019 9:23 AM

Another person who jumped everything and liked his nose down through the air was Ezra Lusk who Josh's bike was designed to look like.

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I don't have to be as smart as you hope to be some day anymore.

10/11/2019 9:30 AM

Moto520 wrote:

I was at that race! So cold but super fun

ti473 wrote:

I don't remember seeing you, but I do remember freezing my nuts off

Moto520 wrote:

Well then shut your fucking mouth.

That escalated quickly. LOL

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10/11/2019 9:43 AM

MX Culture wrote:

Reynard was the king of this.

You and Raynard wish so. Look at the records Reynard did not really win anything pretty sure he only won a Unadilla 125 overalll prove me wrong.

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10/11/2019 9:57 AM

Scott_Bate wrote:

You and Raynard wish so. Look at the records Reynard did not really win anything pretty sure he only won a Unadilla 125 overalll prove me wrong.

You should probably check The Vault and watch some old Reynard footage sometime.

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10/11/2019 10:42 AM

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10/11/2019 9:10 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/11/2019 9:11 PM

MX Culture wrote:

Reynard was the king of this.

Scott_Bate wrote:

You and Raynard wish so. Look at the records Reynard did not really win anything pretty sure he only won a Unadilla 125 overalll prove me wrong.

Millville 97 he tracked down RC and passed him on the huge downhill. My gf who knew nothing about racing said dam who the hell is that dude. Lol

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10/11/2019 11:11 PM

Hansen has had that nose down ability as far back as I can remember....

First time I ever saw Hanny ride was 01-02 world minis when he was on his 125.
When he would hit his back brake it looked like he was going to endo every time, but he always landed perfectly......I swear if you put a dime on the landing he could tap it with his front wheel every lap.

One has to wonder just how far his talent could have taken him had he not had a couple of “off” years...

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10/12/2019 10:09 AM

mb60 wrote:

Millville 97 he tracked down RC and passed him on the huge downhill. My gf who knew nothing about racing said dam who the hell is that dude. Lol

This was 98 when reyard was on suzuki.

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10/12/2019 3:06 PM

Jeff_Crutcher wrote:

Some buddies and I were talking about this the other day, and what you have to take into consideration is that Hanny learned to do this before scrubbing was invented.

He learned it from his dad. DHMA has two jumping techniques called maximizing and minimizing. Maximizing is jumping nose up, like seat bouncing for more length. Minimizing is jumping hips against bars to get the front end down in air for minimal arc.

Josh’s mechanics used to move his kill switch to middle of the bars because he would hit it with his hips and kill the bike.

Another master of this was Teddy Maier.

“ before scrubbing was invented. ”

Scrubbing was going on, before Josh was born, but Stewart took it to a new level and everyone who wasn’t aware, thought he invented it. JoJo Keller was scrubbing back in the late 70’s and Guy Cooper as well. Plenty more, but it’s been going on for decades...

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10/12/2019 4:37 PM

Scott_Bate wrote:

You and Raynard wish so. Look at the records Reynard did not really win anything pretty sure he only won a Unadilla 125 overalll prove me wrong.

mb60 wrote:

Millville 97 he tracked down RC and passed him on the huge downhill. My gf who knew nothing about racing said dam who the hell is that dude. Lol

web mx wrote:

This was 98 when reyard was on suzuki.

He won Millville also.

Dilla he inside outed him before gravity cavity.

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10/12/2019 5:53 PM

MX Culture wrote:

Reynard was the king of this.

I’m glad somebody else remembers this.

If it wasn’t for injuries, mc would have had a real challenge in 99’ and 2000. RC too.

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10/12/2019 5:54 PM

MX Culture wrote:

Reynard was the king of this.

Scott_Bate wrote:

You and Raynard wish so. Look at the records Reynard did not really win anything pretty sure he only won a Unadilla 125 overalll prove me wrong.

Watch southwick 2000.

Second moto.

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