Rampage 2018

Discussion in 'Gravity Junkies' started by herzalot, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    If you're like me, you will get physically nauseous just looking at these drops and hits. To have the skill, confidence and courage to do this is incomprehensible to me.

     
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  2. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Some of those hits are just ridiculous. :eek::eek:
     
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  3. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    I got the willies just watching that. :eek:
     
  4. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    I can only fantasize about developing the skill to do the drop, let alone the tricks they do along the way!
     
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  5. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Covina
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
    Even the steep runs down to the drops.....
     
  6. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    I don't get it....... on so many levels.
     
  7. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    I tried turning in, but they're just showing motorcycle and dune buggy stuff.
     
  8. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    Holy FAKKK!!!!! What a great event. Huge respect for all the riders AND THEIR DIGGERS.
     
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  9. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    BH Lynx6
  10. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    There was thievery afoot!

    Did I watch the same runs as the judges?
     
  11. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    The scores always seem.... uh, not right. I think the northerner that won deserved it. The young kid that got the people’s choice award placed like 6th. He woulda been the winner had he stuck his first run.

    Oh yeah, those lines are SSSSTTEEEEEEEEPP!
     
  12. scottay

    scottay Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Gods Country
    Name:
    Scottay
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    I think the guy who got second woulda been the winner......had he stuck his second run.
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  13. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I only watched the top three runs replayed, but of the three, I agree with their order. All outstanding. Combination of tricks, speed and craziness of line defined the difference.

    These guys are crazy talented. Year in and year out, I think I enjoy watching Lacondeguy the most. Every year - critical line, speed, flow and tricks. This year, maybe a little too much skidding to check his speed.

    Glad no one died. :thumbsup:
     
  14. Cisco Roots

    Cisco Roots Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Maple Valley WA
    Name:
    Cisco
    Current Bike:
    YT Jeffsy 29
    YT with 2 podiums! Yessir!

    Yeah Andreu was headed for the too spot on his second run, was actually about to smash it but he crashed and I think Rheeder was deserving of the win. I’m actually glad there was not a repeat champ.
     
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  15. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Agree with that... But help me understand why the guy who went completely over the top with his line choice was voted into 10th place? That was nuts!

    The boulder move by itself was point worthy! :eek:
     
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  16. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I didn't see any runs but the top three yet. Must be talking about the favorite Brit Free-Racer BF. I'll have to watch the whole thing.
    Rampage scoring has always been controversial. It gave us the famous Pinkbike mantra "Norbs got robbed!"
    But at least the winner's bike "looks like a Session."
     
  17. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    This kind of riding just blows me away!!! I love that there are people out there who have the cajones
    to come up with and ride this stuff...just amazing!!!!!!!!!
     
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  18. Grego

    Grego Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    Watched it last night. What a mind blowing course. Thankfully all the riders that crashed just got up and walked (or rode) away.
     
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  19. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Ride along with Brendan...



    Gulp! :eek:
     
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