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  • Premier Icon chakaping
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    I’ve been watching these videos with enjoyment. Love his enthusiasm for MTB, I’m feeding off of his stoke – as the kids used to say.

    Have you seen Nyquist riding Whistler?
    https://www.pinkbike.com/news/basecamp-chronicles-with-ryan-nyquist-first-ever-trail-ride-video.html

    noltae
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    “YES LAD”

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    HAhahaha i enjoyed that. He’s got some balls !

    Premier Icon Garry_Lager
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    Harry Main – phenomenal park BMX rider, has been putting up some MTB stuff on his youtube channel recently – This one at Farmer Johns in Marple is pretty good. Cool to see someone amazing at another discipline try something new – not bad for a first go at a drop off.

    [some NSFW swearing]

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92L2-kscI44[/video]

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    Nice little touch innit!
    😀

    Premier Icon howsyourdad1
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    cheers for that great stuff

    I have mixed feelings about Harry Main. Fair play to him for giving this a bash, but he seems to be living off the same tricks in BMX (not saying I can flair etc 😆 ) and pushing his garbage bikes.

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    He doesn’t ride comps anymore so I guess he doesn’t have the same pressure for progression as others.

    As for his ‘garbage’ bikes, really? They seem fine to me. He rides them himself and also did a video where he cuts them up to show wall thickness etc.
    He’s just a business person at the end of the day.
    Sound bloke I think.

    P-Jay
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    I enjoyed that, he’s obviously got a lot of transferrable skills, but he only bricks it like the rest of us and does it anyway. Most pro vids they’re portayed as fearless.

    newrobdob
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    Despite all the swearing I love that video!

    Someone who is happy riding and gets excited. Seems a lot of people are too cool for that sort of thing nowadays, but that video makes me want to try it, so job well done!!

    He certainly divides opinion, but he can do a good bar tweak….

    TheBrick
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    Amazing rider who is just playing the bullshit media game. His channel is his main marketing tool. Not too keen on his videos tbh but I am not his target market.

    Never heard of him so just watched one of his BMX videos.
    Wow.

    Premier Icon xherbivorex
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    at least it’s better than a video of him driving his nissan gt-r around warrington with some instagram attention seeker in the passenger seat.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Entertaining . Bet my kid would enjoy that.

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    Harrymania 2 is still some of the best riding I’ve ever seen. It makes me sad that 3 is never looking likely

    Fock a rocker.

    [video]https://youtu.be/xOE3OEA_nVU[/video]

    Premier Icon alexpalacefan
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    Read the thread title as Hairy Man.
    Disappointed.

    APF

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    Yes lad! New video at Havok Bikepark is mint.

    [video]http://youtu.be/bEk3_PfD0hA[/video]

    Premier Icon Garry_Lager
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    Sail a 25 footer on your second session – Yes Lad.

    Great stuff – keeps it real with his nerves / enthusiasm for biking.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Awesome stuff.

    Shall we have a sweepstake on how long that frame’s gonna last then?

    Premier Icon firestarter
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    Hes got some kahunas

    noltae
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    Y E S L A D !

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    [video]http://youtu.be/xaAFq3P-tOo[/video]

    TheBrick
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    It’s as much him getting accustomed to a different type of bike as anything. Getting comfortable with how it handles.

    mehr
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    Nice to see someone skilled get enthused about MTB, though video progression to a crash/injury was quicker than Dave Jenvey 😀

    One thing he was spot on about was just letting the bike do the work, nearly every crash i’ve seen off drop offs etc is when someone tries to yank the front of the bike up and it just does the opposite and pitches straight down

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    Though video progression to a crash/injury was quicker than

    Seeing how he started off going completely full on, it was never going to be more than a few vids before he stacked it.

    Impressive balls for sure though.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    One thing he was spot on about was just letting the bike do the work, nearly every crash i’ve seen off drop offs etc is when someone tries to yank the front of the bike up and it just does the opposite and pitches straight down

    In his case maybe someone had said you need to spring off the end of the drop, and of course his idea of a bunnyhop is a bit bigger than the average MTBer’s.

    Did anyone post this yet?
    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2P-mQ1mIjQs[/video]

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Just watched the ‘my first ride’ vid linked to from the one in the OP, where he’s at Grizedale red.

    On a fire road climb:

    “How long have we been out?”
    “15 mins”
    “I’m ****ed!”

    Then finishing covered in mud, laughing at his mate’s crash and grinning – how everyone’s first ride should be 🙂

    Stevet1
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    Ah my local skatepark in that vid. Almost didn’t recognise it without the 100’s of sulky teens sitting on the decks.
    Incidentally, he was banned from the local BMX trails after one visit.

    Andy_K
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    His enthusiasm cant be faulted, his clickbait youtube channel less so. Still, that’s the business, and i’m sure the 10s of grands a month is more than enough justification.

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    Incidentally, he was banned from the local BMX trails after one visit.

    Why ?

    Stevet1
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    Why ?
    Breaking rule #1 mainly.
    He’s got skills though that’s for sure.

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    and what exactly is rule #1 ?

    Premier Icon firestarter
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    I like the way after landing a trick he’s always got a smile on his face he always looks like he’s enjoying himself. The stuff he can do on those mini bmx is crazy it’s hard enough just to ride one in a straight line

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Did anyone post this yet?

    That’s just ridiculous.

    TheBrick
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    I don’t know if its the same rule as I know but #1 or close to it would be don’t advertise the spot.

    Premier Icon howsyourdad1
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    I think they are brilliant videos. I’m sh#tting myself on his behalf and we can all relate to that rush you get when you push yourself and survive unscathed, size of drop etc is irrelevant

    Rule #1? Not talking about fight club?

    ziggy
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    A couple of weeks in and he’s already doing world firsts 😯

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfs2NJDdHTY[/video]

    mark90
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    I suspect he may have also been the first person to run 200psi in a 36.

    It’s kinda weird to watch his riding, he obviously has amazing trick and jumping skills from BMX and is clearing jumps plenty of mountain bikers (myself included) would not even consider, yet rides the trails (rocks, roots, mud) like a total noob. No disrespect as he is clearly new to the sport. It’s just the odd mix of skills/no skills in the different aspects, unlike most riders who start from scratch in all areas and develop accordingly.

    TheBrick
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    It’s true what you are saying but due to his bike control he will learn the off road side very quickly.

    dirtyrider
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    i clicked thinking he’d be like a low rent youtube clickbait Bam Magera, however he’s quite likeable aint he, tons of enthusiasm

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    I think some of his sketchiness on the rocks and mud may be down to having the tyres rock hard and the suspension set-up a bit squiff.

    Premier Icon eddie11
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    agree with mark90, i think he puts on some of his fear of big stuff of the youtube chanel as its nothing he hasn’t done on a bmx but the minute he hits mud, roots rocks he is genuinely all over the shop. its heartening. He’s good a swearing too, not everyone can do that, i like it.

    drew bezanson has also tried this journey too from amazing bmx rider to mtb. Albeit at crankworx. Seemed to face pretty genuine struggles with bigger wheels and bigger jumps

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