Is Wilson playin it up 2 much?

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11/7/2018 3:20 AM

Read Racer x article this week and was on the fence with their article on Dean. But after seeing his latest sketch im wondering if their right, and you can push the let's have fun and act ummm basically silly/ funny a tad too far if your serious about getting a solid ride for next year or beyond.
Or is this were it's at to get some attention or P.R.


11/7/2018 4:16 AM

Dean is serious about his racing and hes showed that in the past so I don’t think he’s hurting himself at all


11/7/2018 4:17 AM

Looks like he has a creative side and enjoys making videos. Has the spare time and can earn a little cash, why not?


11/7/2018 4:42 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/7/2018 4:43 AM

I think that article was wrong and completely off. Dean Wilson is obviously VERY serious about his racing. He just isn't a robot like a lot of other riders.


11/7/2018 4:42 AM

He’s just growing his fan base ten fold, these videos are awesome and everyone I know agrees.


11/7/2018 5:10 AM

I’d say he’s pretty serious about it. Look back a few years ago when he showed up as a privateer on a Yamaha. Right there showed he wants to race no matter what imo


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11/7/2018 5:18 AM

Not every "serious" racer has to be a hermit and hate the process. Some people actually enjoy riding and racing a dirtbike for a living.


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11/7/2018 5:23 AM

Damn..... and we complain when riders dont say enough.


11/7/2018 5:31 AM

I wonder what a rider would have to do in order to meet the standards the Vital community.... geez


11/7/2018 5:40 AM

2.2 millions views in less than 2 weeks... and it is bad ?

I think you want to hear he did it right as it is a huge success.

Just for comparison, here are some numbers smile
- only 6 videos of James Stewart and Chad Reed have more views, over 4 to 9 years.
- In a quick search (McGrath, Roczen, Tomac) I didn't find videos with more views

So on top of making $2k directly from youtube, here Dean gives the best expusure to his brands, as these views are not made of potential customers for a $10 album but they are from people who buy 10k bikes, 1k gear, 4k parts, etc. Each view is then much more valuable than what youtube gives.

I hope creativity keeps rolling as on top of being entertaining it gives a good image to MX and its brands !


11/7/2018 5:47 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/7/2018 5:51 AM

Imo What he is Doing is Great , people want personality!
I personally think too much emphasis is put on making MX an endurance sport, which is to the point of these guys not even Taking one Day to go free ride , it's crazy
The McGrath, Emig era's where better ,
It's part of the reason I put a post out recently saying maybe we should try less laps ,
And Make up for those laps somewhere else so the fans dont lose ,
But in cutting some laps , maybe these guys dont have to be Robots.
And the races being so long isnt gaining us any new fans , peoples attention spans seems to have gotten shorter.
In Saying too long I dont mean the lengths of the over all event , I mean individual Races being 30 minutes long.


11/7/2018 6:06 AM

How dare Dean take a few hours off of the “seriousness” and have a little fun. Sunofabitch, lighten up already. It case you don’t know social media “is” a thing, globally speaking.


11/7/2018 6:27 AM

Dumbgeon this please


11/7/2018 6:28 AM

Dean is a goofball...and I like that he likes to have fun, but that he seems to be dead assed serious about his racing. Not many racers can have both of those personality traits. I hope the guy gets a solid contract this year & can keep his butt on the seat & off the ground. I believe Dean is growing into a consistent podium guy.


11/7/2018 6:31 AM

Fan base and marketability gets you sponsors too. Go for it Deano.


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11/7/2018 6:40 AM

Three types of riders are the right one going forward, in terms of earning good money and teams looking at value:

1. The "in discussion" for a title type (and speed)
2. Second rider on factory teams (podium guy)
3. The fan type (personality)

1. Is the guy with both (ex Roczen maybe being the only one right now, potentially Andersson)
2. The guy with speed (ex Tomac)
3. Second rider on factory teams (podium guy, ex Barcia, Brayton)
4. The guy with fan base and personality (ex Reed)
5 is the rest.

As the sports gets bigger and get more exposure, the fan guy are getting more and more important. 3 years ago 722 and Aray would have had no chance on contracts they are getting today. Same with Stank.

Deano does the right thing building fan base since his chance on the other ones are not very optimistic.5 means a very unstable situation and an overflow of options. Sure his exposure to non-serious activity might from a professional look, seem a bit to much but it is also about moving the needle if you have no stability in winning or podiums.


11/7/2018 6:54 AM

You can still train properly and have down time. Some people use that time to get their name out and raise their value to sponsors.


11/7/2018 7:06 AM


Don’t piss off the old people - the older they get the less “life in prison” is a deterrent for them!

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11/7/2018 7:15 AM

Silliker269 wrote:

Dumbgeon this please

Flush this already... dumbgeon was built for this garbage.


11/7/2018 7:33 AM

This kind of thinking is crazy. He is just having clean fun. Only sphincter tight corporate money slaves would question this as a bad thing.


11/7/2018 7:39 AM

Well, he's got two options:

1. Sit at home waiting for the phone to ring

2. Try to prove to potential sponsors that he can bring them attention through creative use of social media

Whether I think it's funny or not, I will always admire someone who isn't willing to just sit and wait for someone to take pity on him or wait for his luck to turn around.

Keep it up Dean!


11/7/2018 7:40 AM

I think he does great with marketing himself. Funny as hell....


11/7/2018 7:56 AM

So....he should end every video and interview with a full "read my list of sponsors off the pitboard"...that should keep everyone from getting


11/7/2018 8:51 AM

It is entertaining and also very well done! Big credit to the make up guy- Deano really did look old!
As to whether its 'marketing' himself- who cares really?

Damn good rider and a funny personality- I think its great to see a slant on things, as many have said, they find it genuinely funny and entertaining- its humour! and refreshing to see.laughing


Always was an excellent rider ...... at crashing usually

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11/7/2018 9:20 AM

I am absolutely loving what Deano is doing.

Deano is letting you peak behind the curtain with his latest "Privateer" videos.
Deano is PROVING that we can make this FUN and be "Seriously COMPETITIVE"...ALL at the same time.

Most importantly: Deano is proving the Never Quit Rule.

People want to know. Deano's letting them know. Hell, he's sharing the real world of being a pro and making it happen, on his matter what life throws at ya. I think this is great and makes me even more stoked about the accomplishments of other privateers like The 7-Deuce-Deuce. Also, it reminds me that The Privateer Journey is still out there.

My favorite thing Deano's shared?

It's an old one...A few years ago, he shared the depression he was experiencing...his knee had let go on him...again...he'd talked about the challenges of trying to get his knee right and going back out there...again...or not. He shared what I've seen many of these guys go thru, and if you recall, he was brutally honest and kinda let the emotions come out. It was refreshing in it's "brutal honesty".

His brutal honesty and willingness to share it all is refreshing.

I'm a true Deano fan these days. I was there when he filmed that Old-Dude was epic. It was as funny as KR's CRF intro video.


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11/7/2018 9:27 AM

Everything Dean is doing today, will also give him leverage after racing, it's smart on many levels. Once he reaches enough scale he can sponsor himself and ensure he is adding to his financial future and developing more income streams....


11/7/2018 9:55 AM

Question wrote:
2.2 millions views in less than 2 weeks... and it is bad ?

I think you want to hear he did it right as it is a huge ...more

Some car guys on YouTube make over 7k per million views so depending on all the factors that could have been a rather profitable video.


11/7/2018 10:32 AM

deano is such a disgrace to this sport. I rather listen to reed telling us how old he is at least 3 times in every interview or how zacho can't get enough of the lord.


11/7/2018 10:41 AM

Question wrote:
2.2 millions views in less than 2 weeks... and it is bad ?

I think you want to hear he did it right as it is a huge ...more
Naanak wrote:

Some car guys on YouTube make over 7k per million views so depending on all the factors that could have been a rather ...more

Your CPM on YouTube is quit ranging. Typically vlog channels are much lower CPM then hobby or tech related channels, due to the ads YouTube will place against them. Also the location of the viewers makes a big difference in what sort of kick back you'd get.

While a tech channel like a car reviewer or GCN (global cycling network) can pull in around 6-8k on a million views, some of the biggest vloggers on YouTube might only get around 1-3k on the same amount of views.


11/7/2018 11:22 AM

Anyone that doesn’t like what Dean is doing, please get the fuck out of our sport. We don’t need you.


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