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Box Jump gone from London SX Olympic Track
Payton
post Feb 18 2012, 07:19 PM
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First jump lowered and box jump is gone.


http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/17/...E8DHA7I20120217

So does mean no cereal bowl and spoon either?? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)
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post Feb 18 2012, 07:32 PM
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''Britain's Shanaze Reade, who won that women's test event at the Olympic Park last August, said afterwards that the track was on the limit when the wind picked up''

Even before the wind would take up, the womens track was too tough for most of the girls.. Shanaze just didnt notice cause she was way out in front (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Feb 18 2012, 07:35 PM
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QUOTE (Payton @ Feb 18 2012, 07:19 PM) *
First jump lowered and box jump is gone.


http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/17/...E8DHA7I20120217

So does mean no cereal bowl and spoon either?? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)


In the last DH podcast, Pete D. said that Johan had listened and that we could expect to see the consequences of this. So this is probably the first sign, that he has been listening

Thus; I dont think we will see any cereal bowls this year (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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post Feb 18 2012, 09:05 PM
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It's good that they are working with the athletes. I'm glad the box jump is gone.
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post Feb 18 2012, 10:48 PM
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post Feb 19 2012, 10:09 AM
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QUOTE (thebondtrader55 @ Feb 18 2012, 11:48 PM) *
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Or common sense prevailed.
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post Feb 19 2012, 10:13 AM
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QUOTE (bmxundergrounddotcom @ Feb 19 2012, 10:09 AM) *
Or common sense prevailed.

Right.

It's a strange world where common sense just isn't very common.

Thanks and hope you're having a great weekend.
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post Feb 19 2012, 10:16 AM
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I thought the box jump was kind of a neat idea, but it just seemed to kill the entire flow of the track. Glad to see it gone.
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post Feb 19 2012, 10:47 AM
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QUOTE (Bclark281 @ Feb 19 2012, 05:16 PM) *
I thought the box jump was kind of a neat idea, but it just seemed to kill the entire flow of the track. Glad to see it gone.

I was not against it in theory, but the execution was not right.
If it had flowed like normal dirt jumps, then no problem, but it was basically jump to land on flat box and ride off flat box to landing.
It could be cool to have obstacles constructed out of wood or metal, but they would need to be built to mimic normal dirt jump shapes and transitions.
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post Feb 19 2012, 10:52 AM
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Right.

I have nothing whatsoever against new, and even weird, obstacles. But they can't be instituted at the expense of flow.

A track with bad flow is a pretty sad sight. It's about as bad as it gets.

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