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Travis Pastrana Double Backflip

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But still uber-gay. He practices it 100s of times into a foam pit, then has event organizers build a special ramp just for him so he can get a guaranteed win. These guys might as well put on unitards and start practicing their ice dancing. This is a stunt, nothing more.

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Definitely an interesting take on the video. To my eyes it looked like something that took tons of skill and serious heuvos to pull off.

 

I doubt that there are many people who happen to participate in both climbing and Moto-X, but it'd be interesting to get their take on how the risks in each sport affect them.

 

For me, risks that involve making a truly irreversible commitment - like hitting the lip on a larger jump or drop when skiing, or heading into a rapid at the top end of my ability when kayaking - make me way nervous than the incremental and largely reversible risks constitute the majority of the dangers that I expose myself to when climbing. Maybe these guys are wired differently.

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Hey TrogdortheBurninator...step up and show us how easy it is to send a dbl into the foam pit..

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Hey TrogdortheBurninator...step up and show us how easy it is to send a dbl into the foam pit..

 

The triple slam from the ropes isn't easy physically either, but that wasn't his point

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and people who climb "hard" don't practice either...

 

both are merely stupid human tricks....and trix are kids...but whatever.................

 

FUCKING KANGAROOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Sure it is crazy, but the logistics of it make it pretty lame IMO. Seeing him do the same thing off natural sand dune would be infinitely more impressive.

 

Regarding your assesment of reversible vs irreversible commitment, they definitely create different levels of nervousness, however I personally feel more nervous climbing vs dropping cliffs in the snow, largely because the fear is so much more sustained

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Seeing how he's probably done it dozens of times in practice, the whole running around freaking about it act was most certainly for the (TV) audience's benefit...

 

"...then after you land, your going to throw your bike down, and then run up to the top of one of the jumps for a pose. Got it? Good boy, now here's your thousand bucks."

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The comment about practice in foam pits is more a comment on the direction motoX has gone since it started going mainstream. It seems these guys used to go out and seriously push it in old crusty demons videos. Now it is all so choreographed, that for me at least, it has lost any allure.

 

This particular stunt, with the custom ramp, seems a lot more befitting of an evil kneivel style exhibition than any sort of competition.

 

I predict the level of exposure currently witnessed in FMX will be relatively short lived and the sport will soon go the way of many other 1 dimensional "extreme sports".

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I predict the level of exposure currently witnessed in FMX will be relatively short lived and the sport will soon go the way of many other 1 dimensional "extreme sports".

I'd like someone to plot XGames events vs. media coverage on a yearly basis. Curious what rockclimbing earned in it's short day in the sun.

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Seeing how he's probably done it dozens of times in practice, the whole running around freaking about it act was most certainly for the (TV) audience's benefit...

 

"...then after you land, your going to throw your bike down, and then run up to the top of one of the jumps for a pose. Got it? Good boy, now here's your thousand bucks."

 

I've seen quite a bit of celebrating in the Olympics on the part of competitors who nail stuff in comps that they've been working on forever in practice sessions.

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I've seen quite a bit of celebrating in the Olympics on the part of competitors who nail stuff in comps that they've been working on forever in practice sessions.

And in many of the "extreme" events it's just as forced. A media spectacle filled with hype and "human intrest"

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Looks sincere to me. The physical aspects may be the same, but the context and the consequences couldn't be any more different. Personal satisfaction versus gold medal.

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But still uber-gay. He practices it 100s of times into a foam pit, then has event organizers build a special ramp just for him so he can get a guaranteed win. These guys might as well put on unitards and start practicing their ice dancing. This is a stunt, nothing more.

 

 

I don't think it is much different than those guys who work a route on top rope so that they can get a hard solo in. Still pretty damn impressive, since whne they do pull it off there isn't any foam just a lot of air time and dirt.

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i think the thread drift here is that while mr. pastrana's actions were largely theatrical in nature they are none-the-less not likely to be easily repeated by other attention seeking individuals.

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Nope probably won't be repeated soon. I am just wondering what the hell he is gong to work on next to top that off?

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You must be new.

 

The first single backflip was performed only a few years ago. Now everybody is doing multiple singles per run.

 

By 2007, everyone will be doing it.

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But still uber-gay. He practices it 100s of times into a foam pit, then has event organizers build a special ramp just for him so he can get a guaranteed win. These guys might as well put on unitards and start practicing their ice dancing. This is a stunt, nothing more.

 

 

I don't think it is much different than those guys who work a route on top rope so that they can get a hard solo in. Still pretty damn impressive, since whne they do pull it off there isn't any foam just a lot of air time and dirt.

THANK YOU KEN!

 

Stupid human trix rule!

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its called a "job" !!!!!!

 

if you were payed 7 figures to practice a stunt and perform it- wouldn´t you. bigdrink.gifbigdrink.gif

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