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2012-11-12 11:04:57 AM  

Teufelaffe: I like how the padding on the poles is at the right height to partially protect the bike, but not high enough to do much of anything for the rider.


It's because they don't expect the riders to ride into to poles.The reasoning being that if you're going to hit a pole, something's already gone wrong. With terrain like that, if something goes wrong, you won't be on the bike for very long.
 
2012-11-12 11:10:32 AM  
I'm getting weird in my old age. The only thing I thought was "Wow. Look how clean the area is. That's nice". What the hell?
 
2012-11-12 11:24:19 AM  

Masso: Holy Crap.

Awesome. Heh, one of these days, Red Bull sponsored stunt will be the dead of someone, lol.


So far they've:
Crashed a plane into a river
Crashed a dirt bike into a crowd
Had a close call with another cyclist
Lost one of their sponsored base jumpers (but not at an event)
Crashed an F1 car 
Nearly killed a snowmobiler

So ya, I'd say it's a safe bet that someone's luck will run out at one of these things.
 
2012-11-12 11:58:30 AM  
My buddies and I used to get baked and play a game on the PS2 called Downhill Domination that looked exactly like that. My thumb would get tired from holding the right analog stick down to pedal.

Great game though, wonder if they're making it for phones yet.
 
2012-11-12 11:59:38 AM  
1) What was the vertical?

2) I'd be more impressed if it was on roller blades.
 
2012-11-12 12:03:14 PM  

aniyn: Masso: Holy Crap.

Awesome. Heh, one of these days, Red Bull sponsored stunt will be the dead of someone, lol.

So far they've:
Crashed a plane into a river
Crashed a dirt bike into a crowd
Had a close call with another cyclist
Lost one of their sponsored base jumpers (but not at an event)
Crashed an F1 car 
Nearly killed a snowmobiler

So ya, I'd say it's a safe bet that someone's luck will run out at one of these things.


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2012-11-12 12:28:36 PM  
At the very end there are a couple photos taken from the side. So now I'm wondering why they don't have more of that kind of thing. They do the helmet-cam, but imagine if they had some HD GoPros shooting from along the route as he did some of those jumps and other insanity. It would look awesome and make you want to cheer! As opposed to the helmet-cam that makes your nuts want to shrivel up and hide...
 
2012-11-12 12:41:45 PM  
Fark this guy and the Red Bull he rode in on.
 
2012-11-12 12:44:54 PM  
I was hoping for a video of the Pope shiatting his pants, but this was a good one anyway!
 
2012-11-12 12:45:22 PM  
I was like BFD until he hit the stairs and then about the 2:30 mark when it was just rocky dirt with cliffs. Guy has some serious balls.
 
2012-11-12 01:33:10 PM  

degenerate-afro: toyotaboy: I was going to say "seriously? this is like the 3rd or 4th time a video like this was posted", then I watched it. Yea, holy crap is a good title. narrow paths, poles sticking out everywhere, massive flights of stairs. That does NOT look fun.

There have been a few of the mountain biking threads like this one and this one, but this one is like a combination of the two. At least this time they had padding on the poles and no animals randomly roaming across the race path. Of course even with padding on the poles, there's still 100 other ways to get injured doing that.

There were a few random zebras.

 
2012-11-12 01:35:35 PM  

OnlyM3: 937 steps, speed-bumps, ramps and unpaved roads and the camera was more stable than anything jjabrams has ever shot.


Or any UFO sighting.
 
2012-11-12 02:11:59 PM  

INeedAName: but it's like Red Bull just makes up random crap for people to do so they can slap their logo on it and call it exTREME!


Actually downhill racing predates Red Bull by a good bit. All Red Bull has done is pull together a disparate group of riders, many of whom it doesn't sponsor, and create a new racing series.

joeshill: Yeah this was a really tough, dangerous course, but it was also not just a random dude making a speed run.


the courses are well marked and the riders get practice sessions where they'll work on each segment of the run separately just to make sure they have it worked out, especially the hard parts.
 
2012-11-12 02:18:08 PM  

Devolving_Spud: It's good to see my Red Bull dollars going to good use.

Going back up probably isn't as fun.


Motocross, Rally cars, BMX, Orbital Drop Shock Troopers: these are why Red Bull is expensive
 
2012-11-12 02:27:51 PM  

SpikeStrip: sure seems to slow up a lot. extreme, but not EXTREME.


It only gets EXTREME when it's run on a SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY. You can buy good seats, but you'll only use the edge.
 
2012-11-12 03:10:46 PM  
"Aw, dammit. Left the lens cap on."
/if I tried it and somehow survived
 
2012-11-12 03:31:45 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: You can buy good seats, but you'll only use the edge.


You can buy the whole seat, but you'll only need the edge.
 
2012-11-12 03:35:46 PM  

degenerate-afro: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: You can buy good seats, but you'll only use the edge.

You can buy the whole seat, but you'll only need the edge.


Damn, I was trying to remember how that went.
 
2012-11-12 03:39:04 PM  

degenerate-afro: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: You can buy good seats, but you'll only use the edge.

You can buy the whole seat, but you'll only need the edge.


I believe it was:

"thunder Thunder THUNDER!!! This weekend at the Roanoke Civic Center it's GRAVEDIGGER!!!! You'll pay for the whole seat but you will only use the edge!!!"
 
2012-11-12 03:40:57 PM  
It was cool, but why couldn't everybody have been in a Zebra suit?
 
2012-11-12 04:06:42 PM  
I'd rather see it shot in a narrower, more realistic field-of-view. While I am sure the course was hair-raising, that fish-eye nonsense blows it out of proportion.
 
2012-11-12 04:30:26 PM  
I first I was like: Oh good, he reached the finish line.

But then I was like: STAIRS!
 
2012-11-12 04:43:19 PM  
I just love how they've padded the telephone poles in case of accident.

And who's idea is it to just hang out on the side of a mountain - on the OTHER SIDE of the handrail for the sidewalk, watching a downhill biker?

/Gene pool - get out of it NOW!
 
2012-11-12 05:04:16 PM  
La Paz - the world's highest and worst capitol city.

/not obscure
 
2012-11-12 05:19:48 PM  
For some reason I thought this link was going to be about 50 Shades of Gray. I'm not disappointed at all.
 
2012-11-12 05:41:55 PM  
Huh funny thing that's my exact route to work.
 
2012-11-12 06:32:45 PM  
fish eye lens makes it look scarier
 
2012-11-12 07:30:35 PM  
Ouch. I would think the average dude would be completely sterile three quarters of the way through that course.
 
2012-11-12 07:31:19 PM  
I like how some metal poles were padded. For safety.
 
2012-11-12 07:32:49 PM  

Teufelaffe: I like how the padding on the poles is at the right height to partially protect the bike, but not high enough to do much of anything for the rider.


I really don't get thepaddin
 
2012-11-12 07:33:36 PM  
I was expecting a video of a priest taking a dump.
 
2012-11-12 08:49:53 PM  
Meh, I did that at 4 years old sitting in my Tonka Truck

/stupid childhood
 
2012-11-12 09:06:17 PM  
Now to climb back up. Wonder how many feet he dropped?
 
2012-11-12 09:32:07 PM  
Thanks subs, that was farking awesome.
 
2012-11-12 10:49:24 PM  

Kibbler: They seem to keep pushing this stuff closer and closer to the straight-up suicidal.


^^^^^^^^^This. but i admit, i love every second of it. balls deluxe!
 
2012-11-12 11:20:22 PM  
Jesus, what kind of tires does he use?
Also, AAAAAAAAAAAAAAahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!
 
2012-11-12 11:54:50 PM  
like another poster up there, i thought within the first few seconds, "oh no not one of these videos again" but was amazed!
i cringed or whispered "oh god' or 'oh no!" while watching it more than once. crazyness.
 
2012-11-13 12:08:17 AM  

degenerate-afro: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: You can buy good seats, but you'll only use the edge.

You can buy the whole seat, but you'll only need the edge.


As opposed to these bikers, who are told: "you might has well buy a small seat, because it's probably going to end up in your arse."
 
2012-11-13 10:04:10 AM  
if this were 3-d on an imax I would never unclench my sphincter again
 
2012-11-13 11:03:25 PM  

KrispyKritter: Kibbler: They seem to keep pushing this stuff closer and closer to the straight-up suicidal.

^^^^^^^^^This. but i admit, i love every second of it. balls deluxe!


So you're a Jeff Beck fan?
 
2012-11-14 07:30:19 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: degenerate-afro: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: You can buy good seats, but you'll only use the edge.

You can buy the whole seat, but you'll only need the edge.

Damn, I was trying to remember how that went.


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