Serious Tomac crash question

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1/7/2018 4:33 PM

Watched it a dozen times, looks like he just hit a slick spot and had his weight forward assuming the bike was going to be pulling and when it spun the front dropped. Thoughts??

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1/7/2018 4:36 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/7/2018 4:37 PM

That bike seems to be set up uniquely compared to others on that track. It works well for him, but leads to a lot of front pushing and quick little moments like that.

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Washed up moto and enduro weekend warrior.

1/7/2018 4:59 PM

oilman400 wrote:

Watched it a dozen times, looks like he just hit a slick spot and had his weight forward assuming the bike was going to be pulling and when it spun the front dropped. Thoughts??

Yup... Novice move.

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1/7/2018 5:09 PM

Same thing happened to Benny Bloss. Rear spun, lost traction, front end dove, end of that

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1/7/2018 5:44 PM

oilman400 wrote:

Watched it a dozen times, looks like he just hit a slick spot and had his weight forward assuming the bike was going to be pulling and when it spun the front dropped. Thoughts??

BobbyM wrote:

Yup... Novice move.

Wilson's looked more amateur hour. I remember doing shit like that repeatedly. wink

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1/7/2018 5:45 PM

Watching that crash it couldn't have got any more mellow than what he did. You can't make a Kawasaki turn like a Honda he had great front end steer bikes his whole career Suzuki and Honda are the best turning bikes out there

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1/7/2018 6:27 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/7/2018 6:27 PM

Watching the replay there is no evidence of wheelspin visible. That was some kind of weird kick off of a tiny little smooth hump. Looked like the shock had no rebound dampening all of a sudden.

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1/7/2018 7:33 PM

Looked like a classic bog to me,

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Was once there, now old, fat and tired... require much more horsepower now...

1/7/2018 8:10 PM

Poorly-torqued sprocket bolts sheared off and the sprocket spun. Game over.

M

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1/7/2018 10:07 PM

Hammer 663s wrote:

Poorly-torqued sprocket bolts sheared off and the sprocket spun. Game over.

M

Are you trying to start ww3?

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I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not too sure.

1/7/2018 10:42 PM

wildbill wrote:

Wilson's looked more amateur hour. I remember doing shit like that repeatedly. wink

Wilson gave a pretty good explanation. He was wheelie tapping that set during practise and qualifying, got a bit carried away trying to make the pass, paid the price.

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1/7/2018 10:53 PM

classic seat bounce move

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Free Jeffro

1/7/2018 11:12 PM

Chassis can't be world's diff than what RV's rode. Villo had no issues putting the Kawi where he wanted in corners. Been waiting for Tomac jus flat out dominate since 2014 especially outdoors. Would have bet on him winning 80% of the 450 Nat overalls. I'm finally thinking he just doesn't have "it." Amzing rider jus not gonna come close to RD/Villo's ststus. Roczen may lock out of quite a good few titles.

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