DH 2018

Discussion in 'Gravity Junkies' started by herzalot, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. tbarnesarc

    tbarnesarc Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Taylor
    Current Bike:
    2016 Giant Reign
    Looks like Cathro is slowly working out the issues with Redbull. I think they should just hire him to be honest. He would really add to the production value.

     
  2. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    That track is nuts. I imagine most of us would be ecstatic to clear one or two of the features on the course, or maybe one of the sections. To hit all of it, at top speed is just...:confused:

    ...World Cup DH at its best!!!!!!!!
     
  3. tbarnesarc

    tbarnesarc Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Taylor
    Current Bike:
    2016 Giant Reign
    Man, I love his vids. Here's another one he put out late this afternoon for day 2 practice. That track is gnar balls. Also, was it just me or was Sven being kind of an @$$? o_O

     
  4. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Those Cathro videos are quite informative. Thanks for posting. :thumbsup:
    What's the deal with this "3 minutes" thing he keeps referring to? Some kind of limitations for Red Bull? Pinkbike?

    BTW - After watching over "therrrty menutes" of Cathro, I am beginning to think, speak and hear with a slight Scottish accent.
     
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  5. tbarnesarc

    tbarnesarc Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Taylor
    Current Bike:
    2016 Giant Reign
    He pissed redbull off by breaking some rule unintentionally from what I remember. Since then he's been trying to get back on their good side slowly but surely. Like I said before they should just put him on the team and move on from there. Looking forward to seeing him on PB's between the tape manana. It should be great.
     
  6. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    It's just crazy........

     
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  7. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    BEAST of a course!

    I wish we could see just how many 3'-5' ledges and holes are in that course. It looked like hundreds. Plus little slots between rocks that could easily shred a wheel, snag a pedal or break a rotor, roots everywhere - any one of which can send you sideways in a split second. And stupid steep. I like this sooooo much better than just a series of big jumps.
     
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  8. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    This
    my clavicle hurts just watching this:Roflmao:eek:
     
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  9. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    I like this one:
     
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  10. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    LOVE watching this stuff, so many amazing riders out there!
     
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  11. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    BH Lynx6
    Our SoCal brother is hurt again. But I would not be surprised if he still puts down a top 10 run.

    Screenshot_20180706-075653_Instagram.jpg
     
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  12. Grego

    Grego Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    Bad ass course and shredding riding. Is he the guy on the V10 29er? Me likey.:thumbsup:
     
  13. tbarnesarc

    tbarnesarc Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Taylor
    Current Bike:
    2016 Giant Reign
    Looks like inside the tape came out today as planned. :thumbsup:

     
  14. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS

    Yup.....that'd be him.
     
  15. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    "That's racing... Success is never owed..." Aaron Gwin. Class act.

    I hope his thumb is good enough to ride tomorrow, but if not, I hope he can salvage some of his season. Maybe a World Championship if the World Cup is a wash.
     
  16. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    What a race! I am glad it was dry and consistent for all racers. I'll pretend there are people on this site who don't want me to throw out a spoiler, so I will refrain from telling you all who did well and who didn't.

    But man, them Commencal bikes are sure seeing a lot of podium time on the WC-DH and EWS. Single pivot FTW I guess.

    PS: LOVED Laurie Greenland's run best. Damn near got dumped on the first turn, then rode like a man possessed!
     
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  17. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Here's a link to the results for those who are mildly curious, but not quite curious enough to visit Pinkbike:

    Val di Sole WC DH Results
     
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  18. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Good to see some fresh names up near the top.

    Sucks that some of the regulars got hurt.
     
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  19. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Yes - I think Thumb-Boy is really trying to make nothing out of something. Or maybe he's trying to make lemonade from his lemons. Maybe heal and wait for World Champs? That strategy may have been better implemented a week ago however. 20/20 hindsight.

    On the women's side, seeing the #1 plate airlifted out and subsequently cheering from her hospital bed isn't really what anyone wants. Glad it was a bruise and not a broken back. The women's competition has certainly become more interesting as others have found speed that compares with or betters Rachel Atherton's.
     
  20. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Well, the enthusiasm for World Cup DH on IMTB is nearing a frenzy, and by that, I mean that nobody even noticed there was a WC DH today in Mt. St. Anne Quebec.

    Great race, although Mr. Gwin is home resting his thumb and trying our his new 29er Tues. Getting ready for World Championships, no doubt.

    French DHers have been on fire (pardon the local reference) this season, and today was no different. The overall World Cup was sewn up today by a heroic ride by a dude who had a horrific crash in practice this morning.

    Good to see an Aussie and Brit in the mix too. Also cool to see Mission Viejo's Charlie Harrison sit on the hot seat for about an hour. He ended up 7th, 2nd American, right behind Luca Shaw! Good on ya, Chuck! I remember him racing as a junior at Fontana. I think he even beat @doublewide back then. Top 20 in every WC DH this season for the youngster.

    Link to link to results.
     
  21. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    I was even able to watch this one live. The winner has spent considerable time in this state. In fact some on this site claim to have ridden with him. I saw the pics.
     
  22. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Yes and one former prolific IMTB poster, now IMTB lurker or recluse, even claimed to have a crush on him - in a perfectly acceptable, non-creepy, age appropriate kind of way, of course.
     
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  23. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    Yes, he has overcome his heart break and continued on, somehow, some way. He is even able to smile again.
     
  24. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    That was cool......good race.

    Seems as though the top 10 stay the same, just shuffled the order.

    The new right hand turn that seemed to bite of few of the bigger names just didn't fit the course....forced the riders to come to almost a stop compared to the high speeds on the rest of the course.
     
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  25. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Yeah - definitely go from the highest speed on any WC DH track to shutting it down completely on marbles on the left into the dark woods, then the subsequent slow right caught out Minnaar, Iles and a couple of others.

    The top ten may be shuffling around this year, but it looks about 5 riders different than last year. Bulldog, Pierron, Shaw, and a couple of others that have been popping in there regularly.

    Well, Pierron has done a little more than pop in there, now hasn't he?
     
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  26. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Covina
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
    I usually try to make this one of the races I watch, but missed it this year... oops
     
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  27. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    You can watch the replay on Redbull.tv
     
  28. doublewide

    doublewide iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    The last "World Cup" of the season is this weekend.



    It's weird seeing a number "9" on Gwin's plate... and he's on a 29'er.
     
  29. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    OK Here's my call...

    1. Gwin
    2. Minnaar
    3. Hart

    Based on absolutely nothing. OK, maybe sentimentality.
     
  30. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
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