• 02-09-2011
    supramk388
    29er seeing some air time with Lance Canfield
    Not sure if you all have seen this but I fig. I would post it up.

    Check out Lance Canfield getting some air time on his Yelli Screamy :thumbsup:

    <iframe title="YouTube video player" width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/upM6JhS_TPc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • 02-09-2011
    big_papa_nuts
    It's a bit like watching guys jump 26s when you are used to watching 20s, not as bad though. And I have to ask, why? All the advantages of a 29er come from it being on the ground. I guess if you were REALLY tall, but it just sees like fixie tricks to me.

    Sorry to be Mr. Negative.
  • 02-09-2011
    Slurry
    you cant do that on a 29er
  • 02-09-2011
    Varaxis
    Doesn't quite convince me that 29ers get way less air than smaller diameter wheeled bikes. I keep a 26er around, since I miss getting air sometimes.
  • 02-09-2011
    dvo1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Slurry
    you cant do that on a 29er

    I would bet most on this forum couldn't do that, given any bike.
  • 02-09-2011
    OldHouseMan
    The day I rode the Yelli Screamy with Chris on my local trails, the few jumps I hit, the YS felt very stable in the air, and I wasn't going anywhere near as big as Lance in the clip,
  • 02-09-2011
    Varaxis
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dvo1
    I would bet most on this forum couldn't do that, given any bike.

    You have quite a lowly impression of plp on this forum, but I do imagine not many being able to do that. I'd point out that a large percentage of those people likely haven't seen anything like that sort near them or have free access to it.

    I know I'm a bit wary of doubles unless I see someone else on a similar bike nail it.
  • 02-09-2011
    supramk388
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by big_papa_nuts
    And I have to ask, why?

    because jumping is fun
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by big_papa_nuts
    And I have to ask, why?

    because he can
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by big_papa_nuts
    And I have to ask, why?

    and because he is on a 29er and this is the 29er forum ;)

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by big_papa_nuts
    Sorry to be Mr. Negative.

    NP, happens to the best of us from time to time. I find hitting some jumps or going on a nice ride takes care of that problem.
  • 02-09-2011
    LandSpeed
    I remember jumping my 1998 specialized hardrock like that after downing a few. Ended up with a taco for a fork.

  • 02-10-2011
    flymybike
    I haven't had a chance to get any air time on the Yelli yet so I took the opportunity to try it out. 29ers are more difficult to get through tight transitions and I'm sure a 26" bike would be better for this kind of riding but it was still alot of fun. It had great traction it the dry conditions, jumped surprisingly well. Nothing to big and I'm not much of a dirt jumper anyway but was a good day.
  • 02-10-2011
    dblvanos
    Looks fun, what wheel build is he riding?
  • 02-10-2011
    mellowme17
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dblvanos
    Looks fun, what wheel build is he riding?

    i would say the wheels that they sell
  • 02-10-2011
    cSquared
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mellowme17
    i would say the wheels that they sell

    Yep- Our 29er wheels are pretty tough-
    A 27mm wide rim-
    Although- I can't seem to stop riding like a downhiller on them- :madman:

    Maybe one day we'll have our full sus frame out-
  • 02-10-2011
    meltingfeather
    KILLER!
    :thumbsup:
  • 02-10-2011
    hydrogeek
    That looks like fun!
  • 02-10-2011
    thefriar
    Where was that.. not specific location, but country/state... looks tropical.
  • 02-10-2011
    Padre
    Fun stuff!
  • 02-10-2011
    LyNx
    Yeah, that's some nice air, but then again I guess if you've already sent a 29er bike like he has a few years back, then this wouldn't be consider anything big.

    I'm gona throw a wild guess at the local being in Taiwan, somewhere near the factory :skep: Looks kind of familiar from some other vids I've seen from other manufacturers who have frames produced in Taiwan.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by thefriar
    Where was that.. not specific location, but country/state... looks tropical.

  • 02-10-2011
    meltingfeather
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by LyNx
    I'm gona throw a wild guess at the local being in Taiwan, somewhere near the factory :skep: Looks kind of familiar from some other vids I've seen from other manufacturers who have frames produced in Taiwan.

    Not a bad guess... it definitely ain't Utah! :D
    I don't know if we're spoiled or something, but there's plenty of stuff like that around here... to address the comment about access.