- Peaty !!!
I watched the DH last night and whilst I love riding it I came to the conclusion that it doesn’t work on TV. It’s just not that interesting watching another guy go over the same rock garden over and over again. The drops don’t look that big, the speed doesn’t look that fast and it is difficult to tell riders from each other, hell, even the crash wasn’t that spectacular. It’s got no stories or hidden stuff going on, it is a time trial down a hill and for me at least it makes very poor TV.
find it the opposite miself.Posted 6 years ago
i doubt armour would have helped barel, hill, or fairclough.
but a kneck-brace would have helped Dan Atherton.
Agreed, except Dan would have to have been wearing a full face helmet too – unlikely on dirt jumps.
Personally, I think DH is better than it’s ever been – the mix of riders and their different personalities, nationalities, backgrounds and riding styles makes it one of the most interesting sports around, especially with the limits they’re taking it to now.
And yes – Peaty is a proper legend; over 15 years at the top, and through so much change and progression in the sport.Posted 6 years agoLiferSubscriber
Often hear that skin suits are faster for DH but is there any actual evidence for this (like extended trials)? The only thing I see quoted as proof is that Mosely beat Atherton by 4 seconds ‘because she was wearing a skin suit’. But Mosely has beaten her by 4 seconds without the ‘help’ of skins suit on other occasions..?Posted 6 years ago
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