The “Catch Fence”

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2/24/2018 4:55 PM

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2/24/2018 4:57 PM

Just saved Baggett's life! Wow!

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2/24/2018 4:58 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/24/2018 5:01 PM

Matthes just took his shirt off !! tongue

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2/24/2018 4:59 PM

Saving lives.

Matthes should get a Nobel prize.

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2/24/2018 4:59 PM

I think it did just save Blake’s bracket.

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2/24/2018 5:06 PM

Matthes!!!!

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why does Kermit's fingers always smell like pork?

2/24/2018 5:13 PM

Brembo should sponsor the nets.

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2/24/2018 5:28 PM

I raced a few arenacross’s back in the late 90’s early 2000’s and they had those nets after the catapult jump.

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2/24/2018 5:37 PM

Ebs wrote:

Brembo should sponsor the nets.

lmaooo Brembo should sponsor the nets......all i can say is

STEVE!! STEVE!! STEVE!! STEVE!! STEVE!! STEVE!!

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2/24/2018 5:42 PM

It is so lame they haven’t given Steve credit and I hope Bagget and whoever else buys Matthes a drink. He’s already saved them a few trips to the hospital:

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2/24/2018 5:43 PM

They oughta become part of Endurocross. Slide the bike under, climb over, climb down, get back on, ride.

That was cool how Baggett climbed down.

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2/24/2018 7:52 PM

It cracked me up they didn’t say the word “nets” at all, God bless you Matthes, but the nets themselves, that was awesome, I’m sure Baggett was happy they were there as well.

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2/24/2018 7:58 PM

The Steve Matthes memorial nets are probably the best thing to happen to Supercross since they invented the wheel!

Matthes for Supreme Overlord of Supercross

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2/24/2018 8:05 PM

Man that would have been pretty nasty I reckon... It was awesome how he ended up back on the bike!

Three cheers for the Manitoba Manatee!

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2/24/2018 8:16 PM

crowe176 wrote:

I raced a few arenacross’s back in the late 90’s early 2000’s and they had those nets after the catapult jump.

Haha yes they did! Ate shit into one at the Shark Tank in 2002.

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2/24/2018 8:17 PM

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2/24/2018 8:19 PM

Thelen20 wrote:

Just saved Baggett's life! Wow!

It definitely helped. Langston whiskey'd a bowl turn like that in the Astrodome many years ago and landed on the hard concrete far below and busted his ass up but good. That net is a damn good idea.

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2/24/2018 8:19 PM

Bagget needs to wear a spider man butt patch next week!

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2/24/2018 8:34 PM

A Canadian contribution. Matthes has been kind of humble about them on his podcasts (hard to believe?).

Certainly was an excellent demonstration.

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2/24/2018 8:35 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/24/2018 8:42 PM

Spider Man fence saved Superman. They will have a little Spider-Man image on it next week

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2/24/2018 8:57 PM

Looked like an audition for american ninja warrior.

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2/24/2018 9:02 PM

Catch fence is a NASCAR term. We've reached a new low.

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2/24/2018 9:15 PM

langhammx wrote:

Matthes just took his shirt off !! tongue

As long as he left his cargo shorts on!laughing

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2/24/2018 10:47 PM

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2/25/2018 12:16 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/25/2018 12:17 AM

They just need a dig dug lying under the net so he can pick up the rider's bike and get it set for the rider to let go of the net and drop on and resume.

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2/25/2018 12:19 AM

Saved Baggett tonight. I’m worried about a rider getting their arm caught in them or the bike falling straight down directly on them though.

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2/25/2018 12:25 AM

It saved Baggett. It saved his bike....the grips didn't even hit the ground. It saved his mechanic from working his ass off even more. Shit he fell out of the net back onto his bike, and if the tuff block wasn't there he would've rode away smoothly. In fact, I say get rid of the tuff blocks wherever there are Matthes nets!

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2/25/2018 12:30 AM

Duuuuuude that net saved Blake's season!! Both indoors AND especially the outdoors......if that net hadnt been there to save "Brake Baggit" he woudve dnf'd for sure and wouldve surely been interviewed by Mr. Tom Broke-off himself ....in the wise words of Kenny Watson ....Blake wouldve been "Rooned" had the STEVE MATTHES MEMORIAL NETS not been there to save his ass, the Great Outdoors wouldve been an incredibly boring season this year.

Funny, I was watching the races with my parents whom rarely watch the races unless I talk them into it, were blown away by how that net save Bagget and I explained how Matthes has been going on and on for the last 4+ years regarding the implementation of the nets in order to bring back bowl berms and why Chris Blose's wild ride spurred the inital spark that Matthes needed to "Make Supercross Great Again"

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2/25/2018 12:44 AM

Its absolute BULLSHIT that Feld has snubbed Matthes on the nets AND how they (Feld) were definitely patting themselves on the back when Matthes' Nets saved Blake from what couldve been (with a high probability) a season ending series of injuries.

COME ON FELD!!! GIVE MATTHES THE CREDIT HE DESERVES FOR, AT THE VERY LEAST, PLANTING THE SEED OF A REVOLUTIONARY "UPGRAYEEDD" TO SUPERCROSS.

Its a two-fold win for supercross in general, the nets not only saves fans from getting the ultra rare possibility of "Faced" by a bike that flies into the stands AND brought back the use of Bowl Berms that riders can attack with reckless abandon....i beelieve the racung and tracks have positively impacted by this ingenious inception of nets, once laughed at by many, Steves Matthes stuck by his concept and those whom scoffed at him now have plenty of egg on their faces ...lol

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2/25/2018 1:30 AM

Baggett handled that situation like a superhero, was kind of cool how he grabbed the net and got back on the bike. Props to safety nets !

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