Throwback 80 Track Design Yes or No?

WeaverMX
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2/1/2019 5:10pm
I was watching the Seattle SX on Youtube today and was thinking how cool it would be to see our riders today tackle a track with breaking bumps, deep ruts, uneven whoops, Singles to the flat and really no big doubles or triples.. Just head to head racing..

Am I the only one?? hahaha
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JustMX
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2/1/2019 5:13pm
It would be awesome, but only if the current rIders also had to ride 80's model bikes
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gsxr6
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2/1/2019 7:07pm
The tracks from the late eighties, say 88 and up were gnarly. Watching 86, 87, and then 88 rounds on YouTube, I feel like between 87 and 88 a ton of progressing happened. More than any other 1 year span by the YouTube eyeball test.
gsxr6
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2/1/2019 7:11pm
An all sand round ala early Miami sx would be pretty amazing. 1 round with an endurocross rock bed, or a huge mudpuddle the slow guys can't clear shouldn't be too much to ask for either.
2/1/2019 8:18pm
I thought the ‘86 anaheim track was a cool throwback. Cant remember what year they did it but it was definitely a change of pace comparatively.
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zippytech
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2/1/2019 8:29pm
they all may find out the 4 stoke is not all that great..wait till they have to ride a 90's track
Bineano
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2/1/2019 8:30pm
Not only do I think it would make for more interesting racing, I believe it would make the racers themselves better. The tracks from the 80s lacked the flow of today... but we’re technical as all hell. That is one reason I feel the US had an advantage over everyone back in the day imo. Square edged bumps/ jumps/ obstacles all over the place, not the typical 65 ft triple that is exact from round to round.
Put it this way... bring back 80/90s style SX tracks, the racing improves AND... the US goes back to dominating MX des Nations as a bonus ;-)

Try it for one round, 100%!
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Falcon
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2/1/2019 9:40pm
Weird tracks without a ton of 90 and 180 degree corners, lots of sand, way more dirt.... I'm all in.
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2/1/2019 10:07pm
WeaverMX wrote:
I was watching the Seattle SX on Youtube today and was thinking how cool it would be to see our riders today tackle a track with...
I was watching the Seattle SX on Youtube today and was thinking how cool it would be to see our riders today tackle a track with breaking bumps, deep ruts, uneven whoops, Singles to the flat and really no big doubles or triples.. Just head to head racing..

Am I the only one?? hahaha
Yes!!!
FiendzCC
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2/1/2019 10:12pm
Gator pits or gtfo
Denn700
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2/1/2019 11:11pm
I would love to see throwbacks of 70’s, 80,s 90’s and early 2000’s tracks. They need to pick the great races and do replicas.
2/1/2019 11:29pm
that would be awesome. having a track they cant jump 90% of 1st lap of practice and actually make them think for a change.

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