QUOTE (nickdawghaters @ Jul 25 2011, 10:32 PM)
Very very possible. And I shall follow those red white and blue shoes as close as possible. Practice session #2 today USA boys n girls have been so fortunate to get the first rack of the day. Off in the distance for the first time since Ive touched down here I actually see a clearing in the cloud cover. It is far from even being remotely sunny, but with the weather the past few days even knowing that their is a small break in the clouds is kinda nice. As mentioned before that triple into turn 1 is serious business and could have been really cool as a step double on the am side and the booter triple on the pro side if anyone recalls how Canada 07's second straight worked into turn 2, picture that and you would likely have a very nice remedy to the situation. I did however see a few guys "man up" and risk back wheels trying to send the whole thing. Its likely that may get more popular as the day goes on but alot of double in roll out is more than likely going to be the option of many. Only trouble is that roll option on the way out has a hefty drop LOL. Flip vid will be going on today and Ill try n get a clip or two loaded onto my blog but no promises- my TV says 5:30 am and I already showered and waiting for breakfast to start. I fell asleep after midnight but have been wide eyed and ready to go since 3am? Id say it was nerves but its definitely not that, just body still adjusting I guess? hehe crazy...
That triple is one of the major reasons why I didnt bother racing the worlds and decided to watch it from the sideline instead..
If you arent coming from the 8meter, the triple is just lame. I watched hours of training yesterday and I only saw Dorus Brink clearing it. When the french started training i think 5 guys went for it, after those 5 had had very limited succes in trying, nobody else tried..
I foresee the triple causing many many crashes during the actual race. Watching practice from the stands next to the triple, it was very obvious that pretty much no one was able to find a good way over the triple. Come race day, nobody will hit the brakes before the triple or stop pedaling - thus people will end up flying over their bars landing face-first into the first turn or suddenly fly sidewards resulting in themselves and other riders going down hard.