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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-03-2002, 11:59 PM
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Can Anyone SURVIVE SX may Dirt Rider mag

Super Hunky, Finally a young gun writer with some of your qualities,Scott Hoffman. Scott's article is many years late but I congratulate him for addressing the serious pro rider injuries. We all know that this sx whoop & jump design has ended up at a lot of local tracks & serious amatuer injuries. Check out & its up to all of us to talk to local track owners on track design.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-04-2002, 05:27 PM
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I agree that the jumping thing has gotten outta hand. Baja Acres in Birch Run Michigan started to follow the big jump fad and then quickley went back to nothing but tabletops after a 125C rider came up short, went over the bars, and broke his neck. His familly and twin brother were there and had to watch it all. They cleared the pits for the chopper to land and take him away. To top the day off their only bike that they shared was stolen from their locked garage while at the hospital that night.

Since that day all doubles and stepups have dissapeaered. There is still a rhythm section of doubles, but if you can't clear the first one (which is flat if you come short) you can't even attemp the rest, so it is pretty safe. I think this is better, since 90% of the riders there aren't ready for any big jumps. Local racing is meant for family fun, not big air showmanship.
post #3 of (permalink) Old 05-05-2002, 10:06 AM
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Re: Can Anyone SURVIVE SX may Dirt Rider mag

The doubles arent bad when they just have that little "slope" landing That way when you come up short it just kinda hurts but theres not much of a chance of goin over the bars.
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