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  • he'll land that no problem.

  • IS this a general thread for them, or just that picture?

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  • IS this a general thread for them, or just that picture?

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    Bring 'em on...

  • I'd just about got the oooooh sh...bit out of 'oh shit' at this point.

  • I'd just about got the oooooh sh...bit out of 'oh shit' at this point.

    Lovely bike.

  • It was before the what happened next.... ;)

  • It was before the what happened next.... ;)

    Christ. Don't tell me. You need to rebuild the left side of that beautiful bike. After sliding it along the tarmac. Not-so-superman stylee.

  • Yes indeedy. Needing a good hammering back into shape, half a roll of duct tape and about a zillion cable ties to get home. Not bad for how fast we were going went we parted company though!

  • riding with nosferatu and crane last weekend and we all overtook a bus on a narrow road, then all of a sudden a bus appears around the corner in the other direction. i think we all shouted oh shit in sync...

  • Repost but what the hell, it's relevant.

  • Repost but what the hell, it's relevant.

    ^^^ Did that guy actually think he'd land a jump like that on a hardtail bike, without a landing ramp?

  • Ooohh.....when one wishes to pop up on air traffic control radar....landing ramp and 12inches of suspension are a must, dudes.

  • At that precise moment, I reckon he probably didn't.

  • ^^^ Did that guy actually think he'd land a jump like that on a hardtail bike, without a landing ramp?

    Why wouldn't anyone be able to?

  • i had one today, coming up bedford ave towards McCarren park (where Williamsburg meets Greenpoint) it was the first nice day here in NYC in a while, place is packed. (imiagine an america sized birck lane) some really cute girl is taking my picture with her DSLR, i was looking over my shoulder at her and smiling, considering stopping to say hi, look up, see a taxi, see the light come on, see the one (that's right ONE) passenger exit street side, nose fills with the scent of blod, I pull into a skid, and some how avod the door and the yuppie by inches, i also managed not to fall on a bag full of gear as i was leaving a shoot. I yell "curbside, Cunt" at the yuppie, and ride off.

    three "oh shits" fist "oh shit door, there goes my face" 2nd, "oh shit, i surrived that" 3rd "oh shit i just called that cunt a cunt infront of those girls, well i hope i make it on their blog any way".

  • At that precise moment, I reckon he probably didn't.

    =D

    Why wouldn't anyone be able to?

    Physics. The amount of force he'd hit the floor with from that height is alot more than you'd think. And no suspension = all force through his arms and legs = knees buckle and he plants himself against his bike.

    Using a landing ramp transfers your downward momentum into forward momentum, just enough that you can stay on the bike, with a load of suspension.

  • he is not as high as he looks in that photo, its shot with a fish eye from a low angel

  • he is not as high as he looks in that photo, its shot with a fish eye from a low angel

    You may be right. I'd guess he'd have still planted himself though =p

  • i am right, he is maybe 6ft in the air tops, i would say more like 5ftish look the kids in the photo near him are all young, early teens at the oldest, and sitting on bikes so would be shorter then you giving them credit for.

  • still probably hurt a bit though.

  • =D

    Physics. The amount of force he'd hit the floor with from that height is alot more than you'd think. And no suspension = all force through his arms and legs = knees buckle and he plants himself against his bike.

    Using a landing ramp transfers your downward momentum into forward momentum, just enough that you can stay on the bike, with a load of suspension.

    Well, as someone's already pointed out, it was shot with a wide lens, which exaggerates distances. You get used to the false sense of height when you've looked at thousands of wide angle BMX photos over a couple of decades.

    Not only that, but you can clearly see that he's travelling downhill, and would have landed on a downhill bit of road had he not bailed. Hence no need for a landing ramp. If there had been a normal landing ramp there it would have been a bit too steep to land on.

    I've had much harder landings myself and lived to tell the tale, and I've seen other riders land from much higher, onto flat ground. I think the guy in the photo bailed because he was scared, or lost control - which could have happened on any type of ramp setup.

  • Today when cycling back from the Memorial Ride - Ped on Oxford St stepping out in front of hael and flipping him over his bars and onto his arse!

  • yeh two women today looked me in the eyes, and then stepped out in front of me, it was a fucking green light as well. my shoulder literally brushed one of their noses. fucking gormless idiots.

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