I made a little video of James Stewart hitting whoops.

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10/28/2021 12:53 PM

From first race to last win, this took way longer to make than it should have and re-living these races was far more enjoyable than the end product. So many memories watching all these races again, even when you know the outcome, good or bad, it was just as exciting as it was 15 years ago. So with that, enjoy! Or don't I guess if you don't want to.

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10/28/2021 1:30 PM

Thanks for putting it together!

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10/28/2021 1:35 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/28/2021 1:38 PM

Stew is, of course, incredible.... but, man, my main takeaway was how the whoops seemed to trend less and less gnarly over the years.

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10/28/2021 1:38 PM

Pretty awesome!

Not that whoops aren't difficult now but back in his early days on 2 strokes it took some knarly balls to hit those whoops at full speed. Even just trying to jump through was a hell of a risk. I miss the days when the biggest difference between the top guys and the rest was who could jump the triple every lap and who could blitz the whoops.

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10/28/2021 1:47 PM

A few things I noticed when making the video was that his corner speed and his speed through the rhythm sections was also unbelievable. That and Ralph LOVED James!

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10/28/2021 1:56 PM

DF313 wrote:

A few things I noticed when making the video was that his corner speed and his speed through the rhythm sections was also ...more

Analysis: James Stewart was fast in bumpy parts, turny parts, jumpy parts, and straight parts of the track.

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10/28/2021 2:02 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/28/2021 2:04 PM

DF313 wrote:

A few things I noticed when making the video was that his corner speed and his speed through the rhythm sections was also ...more

Dirty Points wrote:

Analysis: James Stewart was fast in bumpy parts, turny parts, jumpy parts, and straight parts of the track.

Its true!! Think of the highlights not included in the video! There was so much I wanted to add that was non-whoop related.

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10/28/2021 2:17 PM

Amazing how he just pulls right up on RC in the whoops. We all know the whoops weren't RC's best part of the track, but still, that's a five-time champ we're talking about.

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10/28/2021 2:22 PM

I miss watching James race. Dude was unreal.

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10/28/2021 5:09 PM

You've done Gods work

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10/28/2021 5:56 PM

Last real set of whoops we had was Seattle 2019.

Stew was the man

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Alright Lunger, Let's Do It

10/28/2021 7:47 PM

Bummer, looks like copyright took out about 10 minutes of material. Luckily it's long enough the only clip I can notice so far is A1 2009 when James missed the shift and Chad plowed into him.

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10/28/2021 11:03 PM

jeez his fork look insansly stiff. never look like they absorb anything

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"If you feel in control, you're not going fast enough" ~Mario Andretti

10/29/2021 2:54 AM

Phillip_Lamb wrote:

jeez his fork look insansly stiff. never look like they absorb anything

Was well known that Stew and Reedy both ran super stiff forks just for the whoops. Didn’t seem to hurt Stew in the corners though!

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10/29/2021 3:20 AM

Man this is awesome. I know all too well how long it takes to make these videos. You did an awesome job and that is super enjoyable. Stewart was the man.

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10/29/2021 6:30 AM

The whoops from the 125 era appear to be a "just send it and see what happens". All of these guys are gnarly.

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10/29/2021 8:04 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/29/2021 8:05 AM

DF313 wrote:

A few things I noticed when making the video was that his corner speed and his speed through the rhythm sections was also ...more

Dirty Points wrote:

Analysis: James Stewart was fast in bumpy parts, turny parts, jumpy parts, and straight parts of the track.

I think one of the things that made James Stewart such a blast to watch, and why he was so far ahead of a lot of other riders in his era was that he was 100% full-on committed to every obstacle on a track, and had such a high confidence level in his own ability that he just "went for it" when some others may have backed off a hair.

Of course...he also crashed his brains out more than a few times by riding like that too.

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10/29/2021 7:09 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/29/2021 7:16 PM

What race did RC almost hit a boat trying to keep pace with Stewart in the whoops?

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10/29/2021 7:11 PM

Suicidal_Tendencies wrote:

What race did RC almost hit a boat trying to keep pace with Stewart in the whoops?

Dallas 06

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Alright Lunger, Let's Do It

10/29/2021 7:15 PM

Suicidal_Tendencies wrote:

What race did RC almost hit a boat trying to keep pace with Stewart in the whoops?

Johnny Ringo wrote:

Dallas 06

Thank you!!

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10/30/2021 2:55 AM

This is awesome

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10/30/2021 4:48 PM

Cade Clauson (so?) said Stew wouldn’t be able to do the whoops of today on his 125. Guy is delusional

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10/30/2021 8:40 PM

yak651 wrote:

Cade Clauson (so?) said Stew wouldn’t be able to do the whoops of today on his 125. Guy is delusional

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10/30/2021 9:20 PM

crowe660 wrote: Photo

Over triple the amount of wins (50) to starts (14).

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