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    Fontana DH wreck photos

    Pro rider Hank Cadle went down, I missed his head actually spearing the ground (it was spooky, must have gasped and paused shooting for a milisecond), but got the before and afters. Can't believe he didn't get hurt, serious spinal compression.









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    Very nice shots!

    I'm guessing you were the photographer up on the hilltop doing curls with the 6 pound lens.
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    What made him endo? It looks pretty smooth.

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    Wet during practice, but it stopped raining when the race started.

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    ok that pic answered my question

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    Quote Originally Posted by skankinpickle
    What made him endo? It looks pretty smooth.
    G-out with a mud puddle just out of the photo, it was deeper and thicker mud than he expected. Grabbed the front end and took him down HARD, he was movin'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skankinpickle
    What made him endo? It looks pretty smooth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winston
    Very nice shots!

    I'm guessing you were the photographer up on the hilltop doing curls with the 6 pound lens.

    Thanks!

    Yeah, left arm isn't as sore as I expected, right hand hurts though. ~10 lbs with the camera body!
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    New question here. Ah,...

    How the heck did he end up on the bars like that? Did he just grab to much front brake?
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    Rumor has it a g-out threw his weight forward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigred67
    How the heck did he end up on the bars like that? Did he just grab to much front brake?
    G outs.......they bucked you pretty good if you didn't hit them right
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    lol....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1000-oaks
    Rumor has it a g-out threw his weight forward.
    Look how mashed his front tire is! Gives you and idea how hard he hit the bars. Then look at the expression on his face durig the tumble. Ouch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckie108
    Look how mashed his front tire is! Gives you and idea how hard he hit the bars. Then look at the expression on his face durig the tumble. Ouch!
    There is that and it looks like he is holding his gut pretty tight too.
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    hahha, that's a good picture... Cadle went down hard. I remember he came across the finish line with his bars bent 45 degrees pointing towards the ground. He must of hit damn hard... chances are like 1000oaks said the puddle caught him off guard and the handlebars gave out. ...I donít think it was rider error, between the last practice run and the race run the course conditions got about 10x worse. It went from having a small portion that was a little slick, to the almost the whole downhill section completely coated with slippery ass mud. I remember as I was fish tailing down in my race run thinking how could it get so bad so quick? This was first time Iíve actually seen mud at Fontana.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alloy
    hahha, that's a good picture... Cadle went down hard. I remember he came across the finish line with his bars bent 45 degrees pointing towards the ground. He must of hit damn hard... chances are like 1000oaks said the puddle caught him off guard and the handlebars gave out. ...I donít think it was rider error, between the last practice run and the race run the course conditions got about 10x worse. It went from having a small portion that was a little slick, to the almost the whole downhill section completely coated with slippery ass mud. I remember as I was fish tailing down in my race run thinking how could it get so bad so quick? This was first time Iíve actually seen mud at Fontana.
    the beginners and sport had the best trail of the day.......the sun came out and they had perfect conditions
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    Congrats on your finish Mark... I guess you weren't fish-tailing as bad as you thought you were!
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    Quote Originally Posted by coma13
    Congrats on your finish Mark... I guess you weren't fish-tailing as bad as you thought you were!
    Nice finish Mark! You mean this fishtail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    the beginners and sport had the best trail of the day.......the sun came out and they had perfect conditions
    Like SMT said when I went at 2:30 it was perfect super tacky and sun shining. I guess there is some benefit to having to wait all day to go cause practice sucked, just ask all the racers walking around with pants that looked like they ate curry for breakfast and SHAT themselves. By the way COMA 13 hows the white riding gear after that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fsdmusic
    Like SMT said when I went at 2:30 it was perfect super tacky and sun shining. I guess there is some benefit to having to wait all day to go cause practice sucked, just ask all the racers walking around with pants that looked like they ate curry for breakfast and SHAT themselves. By the way COMA 13 hows the white riding gear after that?
    Surprisingly well! I threw it in the washing machine and everything came out sparkling clean, the ass of my shorts has a little yellow tint but I'm gonna give it a little more attention and it should be good as new!
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    Damn...the photo links are blocked by my server at work. Can you upload them here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1000-oaks
    Nice finish Mark! You mean this fishtail?


    hahahah That's was one of many! The whole way down I was zig zaging from one side of the tape to the other... The night before I thought I would out smart my competition and run a slick on the rear. I think god must have got wind of this because it rained all night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coma13
    Surprisingly well! I threw it in the washing machine and everything came out sparkling clean, the ass of my shorts has a little yellow tint but I'm gonna give it a little more attention and it should be good as new!
    Nice! looks like Rogue is getting a small army of believers at the races good job and I like the gloves they are comfy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fsdmusic
    Nice! looks like Rogue is getting a small army of believers at the races good job and I like the gloves they are comfy.
    Yeah... I'm certainly stoked! It's a shame the debut of our shiny white gear had to coincide with a freak mud-fest... but it was alright!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1000-oaks
    Nice finish Mark! You mean this fishtail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1000-oaks
    Wet during practice, but it stopped raining when the race started.

    Is that dude taking a sh*t or what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1000-oaks


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alloy
    hahahah That's was one of many! The whole way down I was zig zaging from one side of the tape to the other... The night before I thought I would out smart my competition and run a slick on the rear. I think god must have got wind of this because it rained all night.
    I had semis on the rear as well on Sat but when I got wind of a 223% chance of heavy rain overnight and early morning, I switched to full knobs and soft compound...Irregardless, my wings dragged quite a bit on the high speed sections. Mark, you're a ripper. Congrats!

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    Looks like a front flip pre-load.
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