How does someone rip a seat in half?

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3/1/2017 12:49 PM

So I was on instagram and I came across a post from bmx1news and it had me thinking.. HOW THE HELL DOES SOMEONE RIP A SEAT LIKE THAT?! I've never even heard of people breaking seats at all before this. Someone please enlighten me on how tf this kind of thing goes down.
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3/1/2017 12:58 PM

I've seen it a few times, either a hard landing on the butt (which I can imagine sucks a lot) or by the bike being thrown or falling after an attempt.

I forgot where I saw it, but a long time ago there was this clip of a dude trying to double peg this rail that began on the top of a stairwell and stayed at the same level parallel to the ground the whole stair set. It was maybe a 10 or 15 stair. He jumped off at the end and his bike landed seat first upside-down and severed it just like this photo here.

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3/1/2017 1:33 PM

If you land sitting down often, you can quite quickly and easily crack a pivotal base. Only takes one bad landing to snap any part though.

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3/1/2017 1:51 PM

I fucked up a no footed can and snapped my old seat, but it didn't tear cause it was kevlar which is usually stronger I think. If it were leather or vinyl I bet it'd have ripped just as the one in the photo had

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3/1/2017 4:06 PM

My friend snapped his primo mac seat in half from messing up hop-whips...

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3/1/2017 4:18 PM

Got an update.
Apparently he snapped it on a grind that went wrong.

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3/1/2017 6:19 PM

Saw it happen to someone who had his seat slammed and kept stepping on the seat during tailwhip tricks.

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3/1/2017 10:39 PM

In Chad Kerleys / Theotis Beasleys split edit you can see Chad do a hop whip and kinda slips a pedal , and his ass hits the seat and you can see it cracked . Shit happens , it isn't too common .

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3/2/2017 6:11 PM

Slip your pedals and ball ride out from high up.

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3/3/2017 4:29 AM

I broke 2 seats trying whips and stepping on them repeatedly and a seatpost when tried to do double crankflipps and landed on the seat hard with my ass ( i still dont know hows that possible)

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3/6/2017 12:21 PM

coldmajki wrote:

I broke 2 seats trying whips and stepping on them repeatedly and a seatpost when tried to do double crankflipps and landed on the seat hard with my ass ( i still dont know hows that possible)

what did the seat post look like? And how did you manage to get the cranks around twice? Sounds crazy

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3/6/2017 2:54 PM

One of my friends snapped his seat post and seat messing around trying to flip into foam. Guess his gooch took the blunt of it

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