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    lucky for that guy. i've actually gone over that corner. my bike and i tumbled pretty far down. took about a half hour to climb back up that with my bike over my shoulder. ZD and the boys had no idea where i was since you cant see down there from the trail...

    same corner at :41 in the full trail vid...


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    Oh wow, I remember that section quite well. I actually went down a bit lower and had I not landed on my feet it could have been a lot worse than it was (badly sprained finger and dented swingarm). That trail is pretty awesome but not very forgiving.
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    I want to see HD footage of the 'Spineology' trails so someone ride those, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitewerks View Post
    I want to see HD footage of the 'Spineology' trails so someone ride those, please.

    believe me.....not many people can clean that trail,....exposer really is intense
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    [QUOTE=SHIVER ME TIMBERS;9705975]Near death crash on mountain bike in Virgin, UT - YouTube

    Nice pajamas!

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    yeah...not me ....no thanks
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    The right hand turn where pajamas crashes is tight. If you don't start wide or hop your back end, you can get hung up ...which he did. That exposure after the move makes that turn mentally difficult. I have clipped a pedal there.

    Interesting that in the second video, Berrecloth and his buddies cut the corner on that turn and eliminate that tight right hander.

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    Here's another video of Flying Monkey. I like the section with the huge boulder which I didn't notice in the other vid (probably moved by now):

    earn em, & flying monkey - YouTube

    You don't need to ride Spineology clean, I don't mind a dab here or there.

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    The crash vid in the OP is my friend Kelly, with Mel out in front. Kelly was a fairly new rider at the time. He can clean that trail easily now.

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    This trail is crazy looking. His videos are all pretty sick.

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    That looks like so much fun.

    If you were 12" from death every second...

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    Wow, why the hell was the guy on that trail? Looks like he's about 10 levels below what he should be. Very dangerous.

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    I've seen some crazy stuff on that trail. I've seen one of the most talented tech riders I know make a small mistake that resulted in a 20 ft cliff fall. Luckily only minor injuries, but was so shaken up he could barely finish the trail. I've also seen a friend ride it on a 24" BMX bike with a suspension fork and only a back brake. He actually ripped it much faster than I could believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemini2k05 View Post
    Wow, why the hell was the guy on that trail? Looks like he's about 10 levels below what he should be. Very dangerous.
    He rode it again last weekend. Cleaned the whole trail including a big 15 foot drop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuenteK25 View Post
    He rode it again last weekend. Cleaned the whole trail including a big 15 foot drop.
    there are no 15 foot drops on that trail....not even pinkbike measurements
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    If you've ridden much of southern Utah as I assume you have you know not every feature is directly on the trail. Shoot, monkey has 100 foot drops if you want, just not adviseable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuenteK25 View Post
    Shoot, monkey has 100 foot drops if you want, just not adviseable.
    Haha, good call there.
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    That trail looks amazing, and ridiculously dangerous at the same time. I like it.

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    that's cray cray
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuenteK25 View Post
    If you've ridden much of southern Utah as I assume you have you know not every feature is directly on the trail. Shoot, monkey has 100 foot drops if you want, just not adviseable.
    be realistic.... no one hits that
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    Damn that is burly. Lucky he didn't die on that one.
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    Great videos. I'll have to practice a little more before I do anything like that.

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    Love the FM vids. I so want to ride this trail (I think) but for one reason or another have never had the opportunity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott@GO-RIDE.com View Post
    I've also seen a friend ride it on a 24" BMX bike with a suspension fork and only a back brake. He actually ripped it much faster than I could believe.
    Bender used to ride that twice a day, (Once at 7:00 A.M. and again at 4:20 in the afternoon...) day after day, month after month, back in 2001, on a 24" Arrow hardtail, with a 7 1/4" Marzocchi Shiver on the front, 24" x 3" Arrow tires, NO FRONT BRAKE and an old set of Hayes Mag rear brakes that barely worked, because he had gotten some kind of goop on the pads...And some of the idiots on here say that boy has no skillz...
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuenteK25 View Post
    The crash vid in the OP is my friend Kelly, with Mel out in front. Kelly was a fairly new rider at the time. He can clean that trail easily now.
    There used to be a fat 4 1/2 foot rattlesnake that liked to hang out and sun itself right about where Mel's rear tire is stopped at the end of the video. My friend, Carmen and I first saw it one afternoon, and then Bender saw it several mornings in a row, the following week, and after trying repeatedly to convince it to relocate with no success, he finally smashed it's head with a rock because he was afraid that sooner or later, it might get one of his girlfriend's dogs that he took with him every morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuenteK25 View Post
    The crash vid in the OP is my friend Kelly, with Mel out in front. Kelly was a fairly new rider at the time. He can clean that trail easily now.
    I've ridden the Monkey dozens of times, but NEVER cleaned it. I've had three runs where I had just one dab per run, and all at different places on the trail, but have never been able to hold it all together on the same run. Bender and I rode it without lights on the full moon in May of 2002, and I was over 1/3 of the way down without a single dab, and thinking how bizzarre it would be if the first time I cleaned the whole thing was in the dark; but within 30 seconds of thinking that, I had my first of SEVENTEEN dabs...
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    Dean great stories...lots of respect for Bender...it's a shame people don't know the real story....IMO that Bender is the Father of the Rampage

    Miss you this year...we were riding up when you left talking to my girlfriend at that BMX track...would have loved to have seen and talk with ya"

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS View Post
    Dean great stories...lots of respect for Bender...it's a shame people don't know the real story....IMO that Bender is the Father of the Rampage
    I absolutely agree. I would doubt most other stories but because it was Bender I don't. I never had the opportunity to meet him but have ridden with many people in that area who have and they had nothing but the best to say about him.
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    Did anyone ride it this year?? Video??

    Flying Monkey is my "bucket list" trail. I'll die happy if I'm ever able to make a 1/2 way respectable showing there. Those stories about Bender hitting that trail with no front brake & compromised rear brakes are crazy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by B-Mac View Post
    Did anyone ride it this year?? Video??

    Flying Monkey is my "bucket list" trail. I'll die happy if I'm ever able to make a 1/2 way respectable showing there. Those stories about Bender hitting that trail with no front brake & compromised rear brakes are crazy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS View Post
    go to next Red Bull Rampage....I will be your tour guide

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS View Post
    go to next Red Bull Rampage....I will be your tour guide
    I'll join as I'm sure my friend will too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    KRob-----> Marking calendar. (Hope you meant me too.)
    No bluff
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS View Post
    No bluff
    No bluff. If the date works (and I'm not in Whistler ) I'm there!

    No interest in watching the RBR but I can get in some other rides while I'm there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    No bluff. If the date works (and I'm not in Whistler ) I'm there!

    No interest in watching the RBR but I can get in some other rides while I'm there.

    absolutely amazing ...you should watch it...better then cranxworks
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS View Post
    go to next Red Bull Rampage....I will be your tour guide
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