What's up with JH46?

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1/30/2019 8:35 AM

Does he have it or not?

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1/30/2019 8:42 AM

He's exactly where I expected him to be. He did enough to get his 450 ride and he will just mail it home from here.

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1/30/2019 8:42 AM

Been a Bummer so far, got him high on my list before the season. Hope he turns it around

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1/30/2019 8:47 AM

I think going to JGR was a bad move imo. Don't think it is working for him.

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1/30/2019 8:53 AM

I’m so confused. After his 450 rides last year I thought at the beginning of this season he’d be up there. I figured he’d fade away toward the end with the long grind. But I never would have guessed Savatgy to be better.

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1/30/2019 8:58 AM

I still think he has the best chance of all the rookies to win a race. I also think he has the best chance to finish out of the top 10 more than any other rookie as well.

When he is "feeling it" he can qualify #1 and even win a race. The problem is when the stars don't align he just quits and rides around in 10-15th place.

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1/30/2019 9:00 AM

A leopard doesn't change it's spots.

He has great potential, but rarely lives up to it.

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1/30/2019 9:01 AM

Spooked from the Pieck crash.

He’ll race himself into shape and get 2 podiums by the end of the season.

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1/30/2019 9:01 AM

He just yard sailed over a invisible steve matthes catch net. Give the guy a few rounds.

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1/30/2019 9:01 AM

mx 219 wrote:

A leopard doesn't change it's spots.

He has great potential, but rarely lives up to it.

He won a race last year and he won a championship the year before. He’s a rookie. Calm down.

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1/30/2019 9:04 AM

I have faith. He'll come on later in the season and when he does it will be like a light switch. Everything will align and he'll be battling up front.

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1/30/2019 9:05 AM

c0ncEpT wrote:

I still think he has the best chance of all the rookies to win a race. I also think he has the best chance to finish out of the top 10 more than any other rookie as well.

When he is "feeling it" he can qualify #1 and even win a race. The problem is when the stars don't align he just quits and rides around in 10-15th place.

I’ll take a healthy ZachO over Hill everyday of the week.

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

1/30/2019 9:14 AM

He needs a start. So do 20 other riders.

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1/30/2019 9:20 AM

BobPA wrote:

I’ll take a healthy ZachO over Hill everyday of the week.

I totally agree that when Zach-o comes back he'll have some great results. Probably finish ahead of the rest of the rookies most nights.

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Race Bike: 2018 KTM 350SXF

Other Bikes: 1985 CR80R, 1990 CR250R, 1998 PW80, Giant Stance 2.

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1/30/2019 9:26 AM

The missing factor for Hill

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1/30/2019 9:56 AM

Doddy wrote:

I think going to JGR was a bad move imo. Don't think it is working for him.

I think it is the other way around. He isn't working for JGR. I get the impression that he is ordering a pizza and taking a nap when he should be out training.

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1/30/2019 10:03 AM

Marty1028 wrote:

He just yard sailed over a invisible steve matthes catch net. Give the guy a few rounds.

That was brutal. I had just sat down from mowing the lawn and the camera was on him. I said "I hope he has a good ride tonight, he's looking good right now" and then he tried to jump into the upper deck of the stadium... I did not think he was going to walk that off.

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1/30/2019 10:27 AM


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

1/30/2019 10:30 AM

I just don't think Hill has it...whatever "it" is that the top guys have (ant its not a lack of talent....I think its mental).

I think he should follow in his brothers footsteps and start making money on freeride videos...he definitely has the talent to do that.

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1/30/2019 10:39 AM

I just think a lot of people had too high of expectations for him. It seemed a lot of people here saw him jump that quad at Tampa last year and started thinking he could contend for race wins and titles. Meanwhile the very next week he broke his foot doing a jump only Tomac was doing.

I'd say he's about where I expected, I thought we'd see some more flashes like Tampa last year but I'm sure it will come.

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1/30/2019 10:41 AM


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

1/30/2019 10:43 AM

Doddy wrote:

I think going to JGR was a bad move imo. Don't think it is working for him.

can you say me for who it worked ?

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1/30/2019 11:02 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/30/2019 11:05 AM

Some things i have heard:
- he eats like shit (i heard he eats chicken nuggets and shit. cookies and candy on race day)
- can't cook
- not much initiative unless supervised
- not smart (he makes dumb decisions. poor race craft. poor choice of friends)

it may not have affected him as much in 250s but it's weighing him down in 450s.

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Not much to say to Vitards.

1/30/2019 11:08 AM

"not smart" and "can't cook"

Well, I'm done with vital today.

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1/30/2019 11:22 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/30/2019 11:22 AM

I think he's average at best when he isn't the only person on the track doing a quad nobody else is jumping.

However, if he gets a good start I think he can finish in the top 5. Tampa gave people a lot of unrealistic expectations of him on a 450, including myself... What place was he in last year when he broke his toe going over the bars?

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1/30/2019 11:24 AM

OneWordResponseGuy wrote:

Some things i have heard:
- he eats like shit (i heard he eats chicken nuggets and shit. cookies and candy on race day)
- can't cook
- not much initiative unless supervised
- not smart (he makes dumb decisions. poor race craft. poor choice of friends)

it may not have affected him as much in 250s but it's weighing him down in 450s.

Say one word , or fuck off.

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2009 RMZ 250 (sold)
2004 LTZ 400
#nukethequads

1/30/2019 11:48 AM

give him time he is a 450 rookie after all, the main issue he has is the others are doing so bloody well

i hope he comes through, it is sad if he cannot get the potential out and the wheels fall off

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1/30/2019 11:49 AM

OneWordResponseGuy wrote:

Some things i have heard:
- he eats like shit (i heard he eats chicken nuggets and shit. cookies and candy on race day)
- can't cook
- not much initiative unless supervised
- not smart (he makes dumb decisions. poor race craft. poor choice of friends)

it may not have affected him as much in 250s but it's weighing him down in 450s.

Does that mean most of the top guys are good cooks?

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1/30/2019 12:04 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/30/2019 12:41 PM

JBernard_401 wrote:

"not smart" and "can't cook"

Well, I'm done with vital today.

Not Smart, can't cook... So the one thing this thread makes clear: you can date JH46, but he just isn't marriage material.

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1/30/2019 12:09 PM

I'm not a Hill believer. Unless you are on the inside and truly know what he is doing as a professional athlete to be ready each and every week, we just don't know for sure. It is fairly evident that whatever he is doing is not working and he represents the true definition of insanity. I believe he was the guy who said he was healthy and happy and fit and ready to take on the 450 class. He set the bar pretty high from what I recall. He best get to it then as to date his results are pretty underwhelming. J-Bone better light a fire under his ass. You KNOW what you are going to get with Joey and Zach-they are on regimented programs and will be working their ass off every week and digging for results and improvement. I'm not sure that paying for a full time 450 ride is worth the odd "lightening in a bottle" ride is a great investment. Wilson or Hill? I mean, come on.

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