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Messages - Manic_Schizo

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General Discussion / Re: Modern Track Design
« on: December 02, 2013, 09:57:43 AM »
Damn, sorry to hear Moggy. She is a bit sketchy through there.

General Discussion / Re: Wheel Builders
« on: November 25, 2013, 01:55:45 PM »
Wow that's awesome. Didn't know of them. That could work out real well, being kinda close and good opening hours. Thanks Big Block.

General Discussion / Wheel Builders
« on: November 25, 2013, 10:39:36 AM »
Can anyone recommend any good wheel builders in Brisbane please ??


General Discussion / Re: Vic States predictions
« on: November 19, 2013, 09:49:55 AM »
On the pulse Fletch !!

General Discussion / Re: Modern Track Design
« on: November 09, 2013, 09:12:15 PM »
Great to see some good discussion going. Time will tell what happens with track design i guess. Will the talked about tracks change to give them back some more flow, or will other tracks follow suit and build up their tracks? Will be interesting.

General Discussion / Re: Modern Track Design
« on: November 08, 2013, 05:43:26 PM »
Look at it the other way. How many of those younger riders who ride those tracks will have had serious injuries, broken bones, concussions in 12 months time. Or, how many people will have left that club or how many newer riders to the sport have decided that the sport isn't for them because the "local" track is too advanced and dangerous. Claiming to be developing riders towards national and international success by building the local clubs bmx track into a gnarly, dangerous set of dirt jumps is narrow minded and delusional. The building blocks to success on an international level already exist and have done for years if you are good enough. Look at Willoughby. Trying to speed up the process by building up local tracks is not the way to go about it. 

Leave the big, peaky, gnarly stuff for pro straights, and pro straights only. Plenty of kids out there hitting them once they have the skills and confidence to do so. A lot of years up their sleeve also.

General Discussion / Re: Modern Track Design
« on: November 08, 2013, 10:41:31 AM »
I rode another practice night last night, and overheard and was involved in a couple of discussions regarding Beenleigh's last straight, as well as the Pine Rivers track. Not one person had a good word to say about either track, and this was from guys that can ride. When guys are telling other guys to not even bother riding there, something is majorly wrong with the track design. It will be interesting to see if anything changes on either of these tracks in the near future.

Mid school video / Re: crash bash video staring Wally
« on: November 07, 2013, 09:36:39 AM »
Funny as. Interested to see the original clip you are looking for. Post a link if you find it.

General Discussion / Re: Modern Track Design
« on: November 06, 2013, 03:42:50 PM »
No matter how many times you have a go at Beenleigh's last straight there is no quick way to get through it without killing yourself.  I have spent hours trying to figure that last straight out.  I won't be doing the shootout round that Beenleigh has because of it.  All the other tracks in Brisbane are great to race on and have a play on to

I know many riders share your sentiments, and have voiced them to the club, likewise I have heard several riders are also talking about skipping the track during the shootout.

There are ways to build a track that can still be a challenge to pro's as much as it is for sprockets.

I would love for the clubs to see rider feedback positively, and not as complaints!

Totally agree. Building tracks for 1% of riders isn't any good, and you are just gonna scare people away. That's not what the sport needs. Rode the Bayside track last night and damn, for a track that was very average for so many years, that track is awesome right now. The layout is great, the track flows, there are decent size jumps that still flow really well, and allow for good speed around the whole track. Other tracks should take notice. Their club membership is at an all time high and guys and girls drive from all over Brisbane to ride there. The track is always prepped perfectly, and from speaking with the guys running it, needs very little maintenance to keep it that way. Having a look at all the race tracks from all the big races in the USA, all their tracks have heaps of flow and rhythm. The big gnarly peaky jumps are all left for either the pro straights or purpose built Supercross tracks. We should be doing the same thing here. As for boycotting races, Beenleigh's last straight definitely is ordinary, and wouldn't be too upset missing that race, but would go out of my way to not race Pine Rivers. I am sure others also feel the same way. Dirt jump inspired bmx tracks are not the way track design should be going !!

General Discussion / Re: Modern Track Design
« on: November 04, 2013, 04:06:25 PM »
Yeah that's true. One of the reasons I got back into the sport was because there are so many good tracks around to ride. I rode Pine Rivers yesterday for the first time in years, and remember how good that track used to be. Now it is gnarly and everything is peaked up. Any tips on which tracks are peaked up similar would be more than welcome. I might avoid them for the time being. I have ridden Beeleigh too, and that last straight is pretty sketchy as well.

General Discussion / Modern Track Design
« on: November 04, 2013, 10:49:57 AM »
I am only recently back into the sport, but am having a blast riding again. Have been out riding several different tracks across Brisbane over the last few weeks, and noticed quite a few tracks really lipping up jump faces a lot more than they used to. Is this a common trend lately with the development of the Supercross style tracks and the Olympic spec tracks becoming more popular? I much prefer the tracks that have good rhythm and flow and allow different lines and combo's through sections. Some of these sections I have ridden lately only really allowed one line and if you got it wrong, expect to get bucked and squirelly. Is this current trend happening across Australia??

The world according to the Merk / Re: Just Because - V-2
« on: October 29, 2013, 04:56:36 PM »
Scary !!

General Discussion / Re: Ozzies Overseas
« on: October 28, 2013, 09:47:48 AM »
Some great results. Good to see so many Aussies over there racing.

General Discussion / Re: Shoes for flat pedals
« on: October 26, 2013, 11:12:01 PM »
Yeah cool Big Block, the Vans do seem to be very popular. Is this just cos they are super grippy??

General Discussion / Shoes for flat pedals
« on: October 26, 2013, 10:09:07 PM »
I know a lot of guys here are running flats. What shoes are you guys running. I bought a set of FiveTen Freerider shoes today and they have an awesome level of grip. Super comfy too. If anyone was thinking about some new shoes, I can give these a very high recommendation.

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