- Redbull Hardline – mental downhill!
Scary.Posted 3 years agochiefgrooveguruMember
“Only a few riders were invited and I was ecstatic to be one of those! The course was incredible, scary and difficult; usually tracks have average sections linking up the jumps, but Dan did an amazing job of making the sections link together seamlessly and scaring the living daylights out of us!”
says Danny Hart, the man who did this a few years back:
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfMQdFGTKAs[/video]Posted 3 years agoroverpigSubscriber
Much as I admire their courage I wonder whether that does anything to widen the appeal of mountain biking to the general public. Even I tend to look at it and think “that’s just stupid” and I imagine a lot of folk would just view it as Darwinism in action. Fair play to them though, they seemed to be having fun.Posted 3 years agoJonEdwardsMember
Much as I admire their courage I wonder whether that does anything to widen the appeal of mountain biking to the general public. Even I tend to look at it and think “that’s just stupid” and I imagine a lot of folk would just view it as Darwinism in action. Fair play to them though, they seemed to be having fun.
Whereas I look at that and think that its a lot closer to what grassroots DH is actually like (except the woodwork stunts). Proper SINGLEtrack. Gnarly tech sections, where you could really come a cropper if you go off line. Dodgy looking jumps with an assortment of death if you come up short. Sure it’s on a bigger scale to your local woods, but the ethos is the same – build it then shred it. I’d love a crack at the tech rock bits, but sod doing the jumps and drops!Posted 3 years agodiggaMember
On another level entirely. If Dan Atherton is blowing before he’s even halfway into the course, it must be absolute nails.
One of the great shames with POV cameras is how tame they make everything look (gave up with mine because it just seemed to take videos of me hyperventillating about nothing) but even allowing for the standard Go-Pro flattening, that still looks fiendishly difficult.Posted 3 years ago
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