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    New question here. Snap

    Has anybody seen this happens before.. ?
    I just wonder if that break has anything to do with weight?
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    Wow! That's a fantastic pic! Bummer for the owner though.

    Any explaination as to what happened?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Err
    Wow! That's a fantastic pic! Bummer for the owner though.

    Any explaination as to what happened?

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    my money is on a 50/50 (i did that once a few years ago and it looked exactly like that).....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil4bc
    YEA ..... it was a Boxxxer
    haha, yeah no love for RS here either

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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    my money is on a 50/50 (i did that once a few years ago and it looked exactly like that).....
    that is correct!

    http://ridemonkey.com/forums/showthr...ghlight=boxxer

    (the picture that isn't showing up on the first page is the same one that this guy posted)
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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    my money is on a 50/50 (i did that once a few years ago and it looked exactly like that).....
    I'm with you on that! but, i came short many times on all my forks and never ever seen anything like this !!!!!!!!! Did you snap your fork like that, how big of a double or drop, it was?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pvflyer
    .... Did you snap your fork like that, how big of a double or drop, it was?
    it was a while back, i was on a '99 Boxxer and came up short on a ~15' double. the fork looked just like that after i peeled myself up out of the dirt and the dust settled. sometimes things hold up forever, sometimes they don't....


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    I quess the guy who's fork wrote this...."See, what really happend was that the day before a race, he got a new goodridge brake line, he found out the line was too short, and he didn't have time to get a longer line, because it was sunday, and all the shops were closed. So he decided that he would just make do by compressing his fork, and have a buddy put the brake on while he held the fork. Because he was using a goodridge line, which is uber strong it kept the fork at seven inches of travel. Half way down his race run, he hit a 1.5m drop, and topped it off so hard, that the strength of the brake line, and the fact that his brake line was routed on the front of his fork lowers (see picture) was the actual cause of his WC snapping. Or it could be the fact that the fork is just over six pounds....breakage."
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    ...plagiarism in progress....
    you could have at least been original instead of stealing someone elses response from another forum.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    Or it could be the fact that the fork is just over six pounds....breakage.
    huh, my guess would've been racing at a pro world-cup level and crashing hard. but I guess assuming that since something is 6lbs so of course it'll break is much easier...

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    It says on the forums that the most reasonable answer is the "paper" thin lowers...

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    It broke right where the bushing overlap stops.

    Boxxers have been extended to 8" of travel while still using 32mm stanchions.

    I don't think this is a mystery. Looks like it was cased, but any and all forks will be cased at some point. There's a reason why the 888 and fox 40 use significantly larger stanchions.

    RS is probably savin money though!

    It looks like the boxxer has taken the back seat in the last few years, especially with all the 07 single crown RS forks that are going to come out, which use sigificantly bigger stanchions by the way. The boxxer chassi should have gone to bigger stanchions back in like 02 or 03...
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    Haha, my brakeline broke my fork!

    Not hating on RS though, super light is good for racing but has it's downsides too.

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    bad landing... in this case, some people call it a "slap" landing - one in which the rear wheel comes down first (with front end still very high) and then slaps the front wheel down with the fork fully extended

    another NSMB poster wrote:
    "i've seen forks break like that before.

    it's just like someone said previously about landing tail first.
    watching guys jump d.h.bikes by pulling the front up too high and slapping the front down is hilarious. a couple of years ago, a guy was jumping with that style and we watched him rip the headtube right off a foes d.h. frame.
    forks aren't designed for that type of stress load.

    i'm not saying that this was the case with this particular fork.
    but seeing where it broke right at the end of where the stancion tubes would be if it was at full extention. sure makes it look like rider error not an inherent flaw in the fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B100
    a couple of years ago, a guy was jumping with that style and we watched him rip the headtube right off a foes d.h. frame.

    WCH??????????
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    Quote Originally Posted by coma13
    WCH??????????
    i'm not sure, but i think Swoop was the only other person who was there when i did that to my Mono. more people did show up a few minutes later though.....

    (edit: mine was a 50/50, not a "slap" landing...)


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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    i'm not sure, but i think Swoop was the only other person who was there when i did that to my Mono. more people did show up a few minutes later though.....

    (edit: mine was a 50/50, not a "slap" landing...)
    Lol

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    Sure, this is all the product of a badly setup fork. See, what really happend was that the day before a race, he got a new goodridge brake line, he found out the line was too short, and he didn't have time to get a longer line, because it was sunday, and all the shops were closed. So he decided that he would just make do by compressing his fork, and have a buddy put the brake on while he held the fork. Because he was using a goodridge line, which is uber strong it kept the fork at seven inches of travel. Half way down his race run, he hit a 1.5m drop, and topped it off so hard, that the strength of the brake line, and the fact that his brake line was routed on the front of his fork lowers (see picture) was the actual cause of his WC snapping. Or it could be the fact that the fork is just over six pounds....breakage.
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    hehe old picture. the story i heard with that one was that he changed forks, his front brake hose was too short so his fork was ran slightly compressed and he basically bottomed it out and instead of the brake hose giving way it destroyed the fork. (end story that i heard)

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    A Zocchi would never have done that

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    Quote Originally Posted by tacubaya
    Lol
    it looked much like the magic card....




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    Quote Originally Posted by mtb_biker
    ...more plagiarism in progress....
    maybe you should have read, SMT already tried that one dude.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    you could have at least been original instead of stealing someone elses response from another forum.....
    sorry I edited it
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    Quote Originally Posted by hardcore newbie
    ...even more plagiarism in progress....
    i'm beginning to think there is a joke i'm not seeing...


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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    i'm beginning to think there is a joke i'm not seeing...
    we just didn't know this was a term paper....so we didn't give credits professor
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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    maybe you should have read, SMT already tried that one dude.....
    I didn't see he wrote that when i posted (dont' know if he edited his post.?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    it looked much like the magic card....


    Duuuuude hahahahaha, you've got a Dickey Hat on!

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    ha ha thats funny,well maybe not but there is a point,most pro racers have more than one bike and set of forks,us mere mortals who pay for our own stuff have one set of forks.something that light gotta go some time

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    It would have snapped the other way if it was the brake line.... sheesh
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    Far as I know,the lowers are the same as they ever were. THe lower weight comes from the air cart.

    It snapped because he 50'd a gap at race speeds, end of story. Most other forks would have snapped as well. This ins't rocket science.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]
    It would have snapped the other way if it was the brake line.... sheesh
    don't think so. the way he had the cable routed would make it bend up that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dropmachine.com
    Far as I know,the lowers are the same as they ever were. THe lower weight comes from the air cart.

    It snapped because he 50'd a gap at race speeds, end of story. Most other forks would have snapped as well. This ins't rocket science.
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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    it looked much like the magic card....


    I remember that day. Wish I would have got there a little bit sooner...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zedro
    no, but they are shinier....it's like the fututre, where everything is really really shiny.....but still really just the same ol'crap

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    Quote Originally Posted by konabiker
    .......JM, still hating as usual I see.
    i heard he could smell a rock shox thread.....


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    I took that pic. he cased a big double on the world cup downhill track in willingen




    and here's a pic of that section of the dh course



    I cased the same jump and was lucky enough to just bruise myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtb_biker
    don't think so. the way he had the cable routed would make it bend up that way.
    It would have folded to the left side...
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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]
    It would have folded to the left side...
    That really doesn't make sense from what i see and have heard. If you case a jump and the fork breaks where it broke why would it fold to the left side?

    The way its routed in front of the stancion would be pulling up on the brake. and i'm guessing when he landed the fork broke the lowers into a similar position as you see in the pictures and as a result of the front brake being routed in front pulled it up.

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    it folded to front, not left, side. that's what happens when you 50/50 a jump at high speeds

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    Quote Originally Posted by trueflyer
    it folded to front, not left, side. that's what happens when you 50/50 a jump at high speeds
    we were talking about the joke where it broke from the brake line being too small...

    I realize he broke it crashing....
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    Trueflyer, Crazy photos bro, good stuff ! The second double looks gnarly. Any more pictures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trueflyer
    it folded to front, not left, side. that's what happens when you 50/50 a jump at high speeds
    Is that the same course as last year? if so, which double is that? the first one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuffer
    Is that the same course as last year? if so, which double is that? the first one?
    nah, I think it was the one with landing pampered with hay.
    and yes, course was nearly identical to last years.

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