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Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by WhiteRavenKS, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. WhiteRavenKS

    WhiteRavenKS Well-Known Member

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    -trials shack
    -adam burns
    -vail worlds
    -jj riding
    -seats
    -before the boon got fashionable, nailseatrials
    -island style
    -(shit for that matter) the grommitts on vhs
    -reed merchat
    -seat tube length was the only geo that mattered
    -CO Bikes
    -coust on megamo

    etc.... tons of older referances but these are just some fun ones that poped into my head right away.

    if not, dont worry, some day you will look back and be like "dang, remember when bb's were up 60.23mm and hydroformed tubesets were all the rage and that OTN site..."
     
  2. darkside

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    another one of these types of threads? Okay, I'll bite:

    -the trials mailing list (before it was on topica even)
    -Goatwheels
    -EWR
    -Doug White's Norba sections
    -Hell, the Norba trials series itself
    -Trials in the X-Games
    -Libor
    -OTM (not N)
    -Beast of the East
    -Nathan Clay Sturman :sadwavey:

    and on and on and on...
     
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  3. MegamoMidwest

    MegamoMidwest chicago crew

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    -brisa
    -when x-hydra's weren't vintage
    -ups to bash
    -"raceline yellow" maguras
    -echo es4
    -the CO Dean crew
    -trialskings
    -Jeff's awesome homegrown
    -leech balling himself in Evolve
    -Chris in the Megamo one-piece
    -motorama in general for that matter
    -Chicago Trials crew (sniff)
    -Crescent Illions

    oh nostalgia, how you do the things you do...
     
  4. Blackstick

    Blackstick Well-Known Member

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    - Bash to rear :bowdown:

    The Grommits - " iiiii remember when we neverrr had to look behind, one more hanging out to dry, on a sunny daaaaaayyy"

    I had forgotten about trials shack, hilarity.

    I remember getting OTM in the mail twice without paying for it. :dunno:

    Leech in Evolve "being that he dented in in with his arse"


    - What was that web page with heaps of outdated trials websites?

    - PaulG's first ? web page.


    Thanks guys. :)
     
  5. darkside

    darkside New Member

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    Bonus points if you've seen Natural Riding Style. Major bonus points if you bought it.

    And if anyone has a vhs of the Norco Team demo tape, I'd love to get a copy. Lost mine a long time ago.
     
  6. Blackstick

    Blackstick Well-Known Member

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    Supportage! :bowdown:
     
  7. WhiteRavenKS

    WhiteRavenKS Well-Known Member

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    i remember paying for OTM and getting one issue... then i remember a long time later i got some 180 'magazine' pamphlets and laughed.
     
  8. perkins

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    I have the Norco Team demo tape... it's at the end of a "Larsen" video that I got years and years ago... "Time...?" [checker] "1:30" "Left??!" - JJ... back when sections were three minutes long. I'll see if I can make a copy for you...
     
  9. RomanC

    RomanC Well-Known Member

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    -http://lists.topica.com/lists/mtb-trials/ (prob the first forum in US)
    -BikeTrials.com CDs
    -Nelson Reis
     
  10. trialsin usa

    trialsin usa New Member

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    Alright, I'll bite....

    SPANDEX

    Marc Brooks doing half time demo at Hula Bowl in HI (when sponsorships were much easier to find!).

    Plazmatic Citric Acid brake pads

    Lance Trappe riding a Megamo mod!!

    IBC hydraulic rim brakes.

    Altek hydraulic levers (rocked....12.5mm pistons) and lever blades for HS-33s.

    My first trials event was X-Games at Mt Snow VT. Very cool as it was during the week and there were next to no spectators.

    Pictures in french VTT magazine (circa '96) of top riders bikes.... Bruno Arnolds Vario I still think was waaaay cool.

    No one has mentioned Robin Coopes website! That was the center of the universe when it came to finding comps and results.

    Ah yes,the mailing list pre-topica. Scones!

    do I need to say it?..... Cosmopolitan !

    The event I always wanted to attend......... Lajitas. It always used to be around the same time as Motorama........ but much warmer!

    Scott mod bikes.

    Heavy Tools trials bikes.

    Sunn (can you say chopper head tube angles!) stock frames.

    What was the Canadian company in Quebec?.... think they are still around, but once upon a time they made mod frames. Their top rider also used clipless pedals.......

    Zink park in Tulsa.

    Brets MWTT (Mid West Triple Threat) three day event in Indiana.

    ....and on and on.......
     
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    Chris New Member

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    stocktrials Mitch.

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    remember zak maeda?
     
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    Lagerhead New Member

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    :drool:
     

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    Team No Sleep

    Candytown

    getting snowed in at candytown for three days in '93, living on rice crispy treats and still having the competition

    NEPS

    being able to ride mod and stock and crosscountry in the same day

    Jim Trigonis

    Lenosky competing on mod

    Clean Tech aftermarket forks for Montys (double crown)

    checkers and volunteers

    American Steeplejack stock bike (ridden by Josh Nowell)

    Scooby

    I could go on and on. Good times.
     
  16. SLB

    SLB New Member

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    LINKIN fucking PARK!
     
  17. ewen

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    Reid Rose is still sure popular among Americans isn't he? wow, amazing guy. Not even doing trials but the memory of when he did trials still lasts to this day. we should get him on this forum, he would be happy.


    a long time ago:
    learning trials on your own since there was no internet, lack of magazines, and in general lack of info about trials

    we'd get excited to just see a pic of hans in a magazine let alone a story or having other info on trials
    club roost
    biting off the mtb xc and dh industry for parts to be used on trials bikes
    people commenting on why our seats were so low
    tire folds from landings
    norton
    monty was the only dedicated company making trials stuff
    sea otter
    irc elgato and getting lots of flat tires
    rhyno lite rims
    marc brooks trials bike
    stevie morgan
    ned tuda-something
    shaun miller
    tar
    canti-lever brakes
     
  18. Stock

    Stock Tumescent.

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    D521
    Irc Mythos
    the zebdi
    trials-online
    the words 'japslap' and 'lurch'
    tank
    using the bashguard
    cotrials :hsugh:
    the long TRA echo movies
     
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    Reid Rose!!! hahaha I saw his original promo vid! crazy
     
  20. cruisercrazy

    cruisercrazy Learning 1 injury @ a time

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    Does anyone remember a young Spanish rider by the name of Jordi Tarres who went on to win 3 or 4 World moto trials championships in a row. Have a old vid of him doing a 5' up on a triple clamped Monty. I was in Awe!