- rob warner, how did he get the gig
He’s great entertainment and I love listening to his commentary but he was a bit of an animal to say the least, when he was a bit younger. I remember in the late 90s, early 2000’s at various motocross GP’s in the UK Warner was one of biggest instigators of a lot of trouble. All alcohol fuelled of course but he was an absolute nightmare.Posted 4 years agoJunkyardMember
The commentator chemistry in this modern DH classic is astounding.
First time i heard him with his how does danny sit down and his excitement i liked him
I did not realise it was all he had in the locker though
It is like listening to a shouty excitable drunk from what little i have heardPosted 4 years agomuddyfoolMember
Some excellent videos in this thread. Shows how excitable he is when the competition heats up. Although he does tend to be almost as excitable when the competition is a bit crap… Still, that is his job.. He’s a damn sight better than the average script reading commentator on the average sports channel with no passion for and only a vague knowledge of the sport.
(I also tend to forgive people who were involved in the occasional bit of alcohol fuelled mischief in the 90s. As I hope people would forgive me…)Posted 4 years agomikewsmithSubscriberwordnumb wrote:
Probably the last person I’d want to sit next to on a long haul flight but pre 2012 his commentary made the WC DH essential viewing. Stop censoring him, nobody gives a [bleep].
really, it could be a great laugh, or there is also a chance they would land and throw him off….
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at the last wc he said 650b was bang in the middle between 26 inch and 29 inch wheels. caught my attention as it’s coomon knowledge it is not.
very true, very very true but dull. more commentary on fun stuff less bs about technical crapPosted 4 years agolondonerinozMember
Didn’t he do some spots/presenting on Mountain Biking Britain in the late 90’s or early 00’s that followed the NPS? He was also in some of Peaty’s and others videos performing his legendary antics – IIRC there were even Rob’s World segments which Red Bull have also got him doing.
What did he do when he stopped riding for Giant? It must have been a decade ago now.Posted 4 years agochakapingSubscriber
It is like listening to a shouty excitable drunk from what little i have heard
If you listen a bit more closely you’ll realise he has a depth of knowledge of the scene, riders and history of DH that no professional commentator could rival.
And he has the knack of delivering useful insights in the heat of the moment.
I heard some non-specialist guys doing the commentary when Eurosport showed a round of the WC DH once. They didn’t even appear to understand that the fastest guys came down last.Posted 4 years ago
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