Added a comment to bammo83's bike check 3/19/2016 1:23 AM
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it is AMAZING how much better bikes look when the brakes are CS brakes...

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    104935 bammo83 http://p.vitalbmx.com/photos/users/104935/avatar/c50_http_3A_2F_2F25.media.tumblr.com_2F87523d6dfad5cb4c3fa4477f481fc1d3_2Ftumblr_n1icuqj8qu1qgq2oco1_1280_1394562453.jpg?1394561799 http://www.vitalbmx.com/community/bammo83,104935/all 04/23/13 http://www.vitalbmx.com/community/bammo83,104935/setup 4 10

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Added a comment about news blog Ryan Nyquist Commits to BMX & MTB in 2016 2/5/2016 3:22 AM
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you need to pump some air into that front tire hahaha

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Added reply in a thread A Sticker That Makes Helmets Better? 2/4/2016 4:53 AM

I wonder when helmet companies will incorporate this technology into the shells of their helmets.

Added a comment about news blog Harry Main on Vocal 2/3/2016 3:18 PM
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They have nice products and a few creative stuff like the foot pump that pumps 100psi in only 2 pumps (http://vocalbmx.com/project/dual-pressure-analogue-foot-pump/) and this little guy here to help keep the cranks in place during tailwhips (http://vocalbmx.com/project/vice-drs-bottom-bracket/)
Even their rise gyro plate is a good idea (http://vocalbmx.com/project/rise-gyro-plate/)

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Added a comment about video Vital BMX Explained: Sprockets 1/10/2016 8:15 PM
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there's one thing about sprockets... why don't companies make more 30t versions of their sprockets? Sure there are quite a few options out there, but whenever some company releases a cool designed spocket, it's always 25 ou 28 t... for example, I'd like to ride one of those 'new', 'solid' sprockets (like odyssey's, kink's OG or Primo's) but I can't. If I want one of those, I have also to buy a new 10 or 9t cog, and lose my 11t one. Even if I already had a 10t cog, I wouldn't be able to ride a more responsive 30-10 ratio...

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Liked a comment on the item 2015 BMX Contest Rankings 1/5/2016 3:07 PM

The numbers don't lie!

Added a comment about feature 2015 BMX Contest Rankings 1/4/2016 5:55 PM
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so, Daniel Sandoval and Dennis Enarson pretty much owned 2015...

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Added a comment about feature The Lightest Bike in Freestyle BMX 11/19/2015 10:59 PM
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I have a few friends that are going the opposite way: they're trying to build the heaviest bike ever, but using only stock parts. hahaha! They're on a hunt for old frames and everything else. So far the heaviest frame they've found is a hoffman condor that is over 8 pounds for the frame alone! hahaha!

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Added a comment about feature The Lightest Bike in Freestyle BMX 11/19/2015 10:22 PM
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Taj once said that the weight of the bike doesn't necessarily have to be the lightest possible. It's gotta be an ideal weight for every person. Some riders may find it very difficult to ride a very light bike, and at the same time, these riders prefer heavier bikes and still ride comfortably ('heavier bikes' does NOT mean ride a tank, of course... unless you have the body of, say, The Rock)
I used to try to get the lightest bike possible, but that ended when I rode a friend's bike that was extremely light, and I just couldn't ride it properly! I even crashed on easy tricks! So instead I started seeking the perfect weight for me. I have today the perfect bike, and today I don't see myself going any lighter soon (or heavier), but this project is very cool indeed! By the way, thanks Taj, you were so right about it!

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Added a comment about video Hoffman Bikes 2015 Team Mix 10/3/2015 6:31 PM
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It's always a treat to see Hoffman and Wilhelm ride... Wilhelm is not afraid to use brakes on flatland (both, no less!) and create such amazing lines, and Mat... well, he's the godfather of BMX, so... and that barhop is awesome! Such a Hoffman original!
By the way, who shot this? Maybe it's just me, but it has such a 'eddie roman' feeling to it, you know, with the slow motion, the music.... which is great, his videos are pure BMX, pure fun and always so good to watch over and over again.

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Added a comment about feature The Five Best Products at Interbike 2015 by Josh Betley 9/26/2015 9:13 PM
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I always wondered why something like WTP's stem hasn't been created before. Many years ago I thought about how our stem and bars should be knurled just like the splines on cranks! Then we would be able to always get the bars where we want every time we had to reassemble our bike (on trips for example), and the slip would be almost completely gone! On the down side though, it would make bars bend a lot more due to pressure...

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Added a comment about video Haro 2016 DMC Master - Interbike 2015 9/16/2015 10:58 PM
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goodbye life savings, I'm buying this bike!!

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Added a comment about video Dāvis Dudelis - Worlds Longest Nose Manual 9/16/2015 10:51 PM
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For the people that have no idea of what 263 meters means, it's something like 862 feet.

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Added a comment about news blog Drew Bezanson: Uncontainable Video + Q&A 8/26/2015 12:52 AM
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Mat Hoffman must be DROOLING over this setup!

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Added a comment about photo Skyway 50th Anniversary Celebration 8/22/2015 10:51 PM
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These wheels scream 'BMX', but I'm still waiting for a high pressure model...

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Added a comment about video Dave Freimuth - Standard Style Cats Section 7/20/2015 7:51 PM
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this was 21 years ago and he did all that with a 40 pound bike!!

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Added a comment about video Impact Skatepark Mix 6/30/2015 1:03 AM
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They should've added some front brake tricks to the video, but that's cool, at least you're one more rider giving a shot at front brakes! Nice!

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Added a comment about video Impact Skatepark Mix 6/28/2015 4:16 PM
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I don't get it. The last dude has front brakes but he kept pulling footjams all the time?

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Added a comment about video Profile Z-Coaster - Chad DeGroot Explains 4/15/2015 3:24 PM
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what about if you pedal just a bit duriing roll backs? How do I adjust the slack on these?

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Added a comment about video 20 Years of Caracas Trails 3/4/2015 1:12 PM
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Here goes:
"- Thank you Fernanda. Even without any kind of support or sponsor, the dirt jumpers are able to maintain the trails in Carapicuiba, in the metropolitan area of São Paulo, by international standards.
- For 20 years, this place, right in front of Carapicuiba's main market, is Brazil's most famous spot for dirt jumping, a radical form of BMX.
- Dirt jumping is jumping with tricks, in big ramps, small ones, trails and so on.
- Going up and down, the craziness, the dirt...
- We're here since 1995, we have the small jumps area, an intermediate trial section, and the big jumps, they are Caracas' best.
- These jumps here get up to 9 meter (29 feet) gaps and around 4 meters (13 feet) high... you forget about the world, it's only you and your bike up there, floating, you think about many things at the same time, it's a great feeling, you have to jump to understand.
- This spot is essential, they're riding great, at a pro level, with such a structure. I'm jumping the first two jumps and throwing a superman seat-grab at the third jump. You take both feet off the pedals, grab your seat and stretch.
- I've been riding here for 2 or 3 years, and here is special to me because it's where I learned how to ride jumps.
- I'm from Capao Redondo, and this is my son, my big boy, he's been riding for less than a year.
- You feel like a bird, you go very high, and the landing is nice.
- I've been riding here for 5 years already, and this is like an amusement park.
- These jumps go through daily maintainence, people come to ride, kids come too, they see the riders and they understand they have to pick up a shovel and build their own jumps, make it happen so they can practice their sport.
- To be this fun, maintenance is important, so people willing to work hard are born here, it's very nice, that's what dirt jumping is all about, you build these things with no personal interest, not thinking about getting money, it all starts for fun.
- It's very addictive, I've been riding here for more than 10 years, addicted to the feeling.
- Caracas Trail !!!"

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