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Did someone say power?

Postby ninearms » Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:34 am

Don't know if anyone's seen this before, but some of the things this guy does are about as close as I've seen to a bike equivalent of the snatch or the clean and jerk. Some serious power generated by this guy to shift that bike.
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Postby cyclebot » Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:00 am

waw
just waw.
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Postby fredrikw » Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:00 am

Yeah, that video is truly amazing. The guy is apparently an ex-gymnast. Mind you that the bike probably weighs less than 10kg, so the weight he's shifting is not that huge. Doesn't make it less impressive though :)
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Postby SpugFab » Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:07 am

Was watching that yesterday, stunning stuff.

He's a mate of a mate of mine (or maybe more accurately a mate of a mate of a mate).
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Postby buzz » Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:14 am

Awesome video, saw it the other day. Edinburgh as well eh, and he's a mate of a mate of a mate of mine (spug's mate's mate).
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Postby SpugFab » Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:17 am

I think i might have overstated the quality of our relationship. I think he's a mate's mate's mate's mate.
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Postby SpugFab » Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:18 am

I love the shots where people come running to check what happens when he drops over a wall :D
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Postby bob_summers » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:03 pm

buf! namedropping? :wink:

i saw this on bikesnob, juxtaposed with a video of someone doing tricks on a fixed wheel bike. guess which video ended up looking just a little bit sedentary...!

the really cool thing about it is, when i rode bmx years ago, all we did was complain that the council wouldn't build facilities for us. this guy can clearly do without!
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Postby Dave Noisy » Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:35 am

Aye, this was forwarded to me last week, pretty amazing skills!!

My fav was when he got his front wheel on the railing, and the rear was just pressed against the wall..damn!!
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Postby xrodolfox » Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:45 am

wow.

Just wow.

Now, can I say that this guy is a (mate)^4 of mine?
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Postby Fallen_Horse » Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:58 pm

Actually yes, but only if you are spugs mate. :D


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Postby Johnstuff » Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:35 pm

Thanks for the link!

That's Danny Mac, he's one of the best street trials riders ever! I saw him at the outdoors show.

I do trials but I'm nowhere near his level. I can't believe some of the stuff he's doing.

I'm thinking of getting that frame (Inpsired Foreplay). It's a 24" trials frame that's well suited to street trials, almost like a cross between a bmx and a mtb.
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Postby helmut » Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:08 am

wow thats amazing! that vid really made my day. i love the bit where he rides straight up the tree, the first time! i wasnt expecting that. and then he does it again, but does a somersault! wow. vid was really well put together too, not repetitive at all :D
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Postby baldy » Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:07 am

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/8012235.stm
Got this related news story off a mtb forum.
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Postby SandGroper » Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:23 am

Yup, he's good alright. This vid was doing the rounds a while ago:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYIKfEU8yl8

A good story there too, Baldy. I like this guy's attitude.

John, be sure to post some pics if you get the new bike.
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