Balls of Steel

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Balls of Steel

Postby Mugglechops » Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:24 am

I would be scared to walk this trail

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Re: Balls of Steel

Postby DaveOZ » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:52 am

:shock:

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Re: Balls of Steel

Postby Jean » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:55 pm

:shock: Part of me likes the look of that and wonders, why not? The other part looks over edge and gulps. Though I think the wide angle lens give an extra 'freak out' factor.

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Re: Balls of Steel

Postby }SkOrPn--7 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:27 pm

Jean wrote:Though I think the wide angle lens give an extra 'freak out' factor.


I think your spot on it's not as bad as it seems it's just the lens making it worse than it is.

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Re: Balls of Steel

Postby steve-waters » Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:36 pm

Ah yea it is just the lens making that track look really skinny and the drop big...maybe a little but that is still pretty impressive and would not catch me up there.

Maybe the lens but you watch the riders in front there anit much room between them and the rocks and some of the little bends
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Re: Balls of Steel

Postby jbchybridrider » Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:02 pm

Wide angle lens or not I'll pass on riding it but notice the camera "where he's looking" is always focused on where he's going and not over the edge. That would be the key to successfully doing it.

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Re: Balls of Steel

Postby jet-ski » Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:14 pm

they were very close to scraping their bars along the edge of the cliff!! ;P
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Re: Balls of Steel

Postby Apple » Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:23 pm

:shock: maybe balls of steel but brains of sand, why would anyone do that. Death looks so near. :shock: :shock:
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Re: Balls of Steel

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:18 pm

'Cos it's huge fun Apple. (Tho' I suspect large parts of that trail would be too much fun for my taste these days).
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Re: Balls of Steel

Postby dynamictiger » Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:17 am

Oh for the folly of youth...

I would have done this once upon a time...and have even fell off from a similar height
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Re: Balls of Steel

Postby Apple » Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:25 am

dynamictiger wrote:Oh for the folly of youth...

I would have done this once upon a time...and have even fell off from a similar height

:shock: :shock: :shock: and you live to tell the story.
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Re: Balls of Steel

Postby gcouyant » Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:40 am

I struggled to watch that.

Having had to do something similar in years gone by, that feeling of sheer terror returned.
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Re: Balls of Steel

Postby jules21 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:03 am

if i had their skills, i'd consider doing it. they know how to hold their line - it's all about having (justified) confidence in your ability. if i did that i'd definitely end up peering over the edge and of course the front tyre would follow..
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Re: Balls of Steel

Postby trailgumby » Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:49 pm

jules21 wrote:if i did that i'd definitely end up peering over the edge and of course the front tyre would follow..

Been there ... almost done that :lol: :oops:
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Re: Balls of Steel

Postby Sadhaka » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:55 pm

Wow!

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Re: Balls of Steel

Postby ghostpoet » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:32 pm

:o

Love how the rider in front nearly has an off right at the start. How close are their bars going to be to clipping those rocks?

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