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    Future National Champ Vids

    So in addition to CC's run, this young gun, Tom Doran, was also with Team Balzac during the SV Nationals. He and Deadbolt came in from Cali. Hopefully, DB will post his fine art photos later.

    Tom is a Cat1 DH, and literally just took delivery of an 09 DHR (non DWL so maybe 08?) on Friday night at 6PM via Fed Ex at Sol Vista. His DH race was the next freakin day at 230PM. So Tom built up his comp rig at 10PM the night before, big sheit eating grin. He had never hit a 40' booter before the Nats, and the Lip Skidder was waiting for him. Of the 32 Cat1 riders we watched hit the Lip Skidder, Tom was one of few with speed and steeze.

    BTW, the pro gapper is 47' from take off to tranny, it's just a wee higher elevation off the ground. Tom was looking at it hard, and I wouldn't bet against him.

    On board chest cam to follow next.

    <object width="400" height="300"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="movie" value="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=5670248&amp;server=vimeo.com &amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portr ait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1" /><embed src="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=5670248&amp;server=vimeo.com &amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portr ait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="400" height="300"></embed></object><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/5670248">Flying Irish</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user1871657">Moosehead</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
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    Vid from Tom's onboard cam. Props to DT for getting him on a DHR, it was one of the only rigs that was quiet.

    Deadbolt said that Tom exploded with more speed off the DH run than any other rider. He came in 13th out of 32 Cat1's, including a 10 second fall.

    Exclude the fall, Tom would've come in second.

    <object width="400" height="300"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="movie" value="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=5670518&amp;server=vimeo.com &amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portr ait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1" /><embed src="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=5670518&amp;server=vimeo.com &amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portr ait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="400" height="300"></embed></object><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/5670518">Flying Irish 09 Nationals Race</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user1871657">Moosehead</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
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    Damn, that was rad to watch! Thanks, props to Tom!

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    Looks like the video was in fast forward!!!

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    way to keep your cool after the crash and get back in there.
    well done Tom!

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    That's sweet. The crash sux - he was ripping it up!

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    Slowmo post from Sol Vista pros:

    <object width="400" height="300"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="movie" value="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=5657400&amp;server=vimeo.com &amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portr ait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1" /><embed src="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=5657400&amp;server=vimeo.com &amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portr ait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="400" height="300"></embed></object><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/5657400">Pro Downhill Slowmo - 2009 U.S. National Championships</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/littermag">Litter Mag</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

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    Thanks for posting the vids!

    I love watching the chest cam one in full screen, it's as close as I'll ever get to hitting 40ft gaps!

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    Man I saw that vid right after we got home from the race and it still blows my mind, damn he was flying!! Great work there Tom, looking forward to seein ya again, and not having to assemble your bike at the last minute!! LOL!!

    happy trails...

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