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    Crunch II

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    I feel cheated out of gnarly crash... this is what crunch means to me - a broken bone or bicycle part!!
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    Nice impact!

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    First I was like " Sweet, Would love to ride this... "

    Then I 'd.
    My EBB so loud
    I'm mashing...

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    My palms were actually getting sweaty wondering which feature would be your undoing.

    No permanent damage I hope? At least your posting fingers seem to be intact (unless you're now typing with a mouth-held stylus).
    Please enjoy seeing this terrible collection of me - something wonderful is about to happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    My palms were actually getting sweaty wondering which feature would be your undoing.

    No permanent damage I hope? At least your posting fingers seem to be intact (unless you're now typing with a mouth-held stylus).
    Sprained one wrist and two fingers of the other hand. I was obviously jumping above my ability level. Any thoughts as to what I might have been doing wrong from what little you can see in the video?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raganwald View Post
    Sprained one wrist and two fingers of the other hand. I was obviously jumping above my ability level. Any thoughts as to what I might have been doing wrong from what little you can see in the video?
    I watched it twice trying to figure out what went pear shaped. Did you land back-wheel first and then endo? (I find that the perspective from the head-cam almost always make people look like they're on the verge of an endo. ).
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    I watched it twice trying to figure out what went pear shaped. Did you land back-wheel first and then endo? (I find that the perspective from the head-cam almost always make people look like they're on the verge of an endo. ).
    Iím wondering about that. back wheel first requires some serious shock absorption from the legs. If I landed back wheel first and failed to absorb, I might have been thrown violently forward onto the front wheel, and then... Bluey!

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    Was this your first-ever attempt of said feature?

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    Yup! First... So far.

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    Be honest - it was that paint, wasn't it?

    It seems like you came off leaning to the left, probably hit rear-first too hard and it was curtains. Maybe to square up earlier and try to match the angle of the transition more with a (may need more speed)... just a guess i can't see where you landed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by raganwald View Post
    Any thoughts as to what I might have been doing wrong from what little you can see in the video?
    It looks like the front wheel spun sideways when you landed, why is something which I can't really see from the video. If I were to take a guess it could be from being off-balance coming off the drop and/or having a harder landing than expected and not being able to soak it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by electrik View Post
    Be honest - it was that paint, wasn't it?
    Oddly, I saw red after the crash too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by raganwald View Post
    Oddly, I saw red after the crash too!
    lots of people crash on that when it is wet. not really a jump, more of a drop. it tends to pitch you forward off balance if you don't have enough speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raganwald View Post
    Sprained one wrist and two fingers of the other hand. I was obviously jumping above my ability level. Any thoughts as to what I might have been doing wrong from what little you can see in the video?
    Glad you're alright. That looked painful!
    My EBB so loud
    I'm mashing...

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    Hey, where is that? Looks like fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck50 View Post
    Hey, where is that? Looks like fun!
    It's Blue Mountain.

    Ironically, there was a thread kicking around here somewhere about a month ago debating the quality/safety of that feature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    It's Blue Mountain.

    Ironically, there was a thread kicking around here somewhere about a month ago debating the quality/safety of that feature.
    Coolio! I would never try that feature, I just know I could not clear that! There is somethign similar on my reg ride. I wish I could though!

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    I'm thinking not enough speed - from 1.35 it looks like you are grabbing brake.
    Last edited by tommy; 09-27-2011 at 08:46 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck50 View Post
    Hey, where is that? Looks like fun!
    The trail is called Haole and its one of 5 intermediate level runs. Each trail is unique and has varying levels of difficulty (steepness, features etc). Haole is wide with berms and has several wooden drops and dirt jumps. Over the summer my skills accelerated with practice riding steep/ rooty rocky (often very narrow) decents and managing drops/jumps. I'm doing the advanced trails with ease. And I'm much faster now than I was at the beginning of the season.

    Singlesprocket and I are at Blue most weekends. We've had a great time (the village is also rocking) . There are some but not many females riding dh, so we stand out. If you want to learn more let me know. I'm more than happy to share .

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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    It's Blue Mountain.

    Ironically, there was a thread kicking around here somewhere about a month ago debating the quality/safety of that feature.
    The feature seems fine to me, and itís 100% optional. If people donít want to find themselves parting ways with their bikes from time to time, there is a nice Mountain Coaster to enjoy :-D

    Quote Originally Posted by tommy View Post
    I'm thinking not enough speed - from 1.35 it looks like you are grabbing brake.
    Hmmm... Iím comfortable wheelie-dropping things that size from a track stand, so I wouldnít normally worry about being too slow. But perhaps more speed would have helped in some way. The other suggestion is coming down rear wheel first, so perhaps I sailed off the end and failed to push the nose down to get both wheels onto the dirt together.

    What do you think of that possibility?

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    Hard to tell what went wrong. Without another camera angle can't really give any feedback on what may have gone wrong. Need to look at body position, bike position, and such which can't see in the helmet cam angle.

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    see what happens when you ride with clips!
    it tied the room together man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by canadian-clydesdale View Post
    see what happens when you ride with clips!
    Mallets: The worst of both worlds ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by raganwald View Post
    Mallets: The worst of both worlds ;-)
    I retract my earlier speculation regarding the cause of your crash.
    Your crash was clearly caused by the use of an inferior Crank Bros. product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raganwald View Post
    Mallets: The worst of both worlds ;-)

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