Yeah, readin this is what kinda brings me to my post about it. People seem to do better on mods, but on the other side of teh coin, there are people that are doing just as well, if not in some case better on a stock.......perplexing....
Hans Rey makes a living off demos as well. He's not pro, he's retired.First off, the only pro in NA that is making a living at trials is Hans Rey
Exactly...maybe a subliminal marketing ploy? Having a seat and matching colored wheel and a suspension fork make it look like "you too can do this with MTB" And most noobs when looking at forks, look to Marzocchi....good marketing...silus2000 said:Hans Rey makes a living off demos as well. He's not pro, he's retired.First off, the only pro in NA that is making a living at trials is Hans Rey
In America, you cant make any money off riding a mod. Thats why I think Ryan Leechs front suspension has some marketing ploy in it. It really just looks like he's doing all that shite with a plain o'l mountain bike. That is a lot more accepting to Americans than some crazy looking mod bike that you cant ride anywhere.
mmmmmmmmmmmmm pizza :bigthumb:AndrewT said:PIZZA.
sponsored??? yes. look at leech. while he is an amazing rider he is certainly not the most comp oriented person out there. he is well taken care of by sponsors.silus2000 said:
Yeah, it's TOTALLY possible. It's possible to be not as good as alot of people but still be sponsored. It's all about how you can sell yourself to the company and make it look as if you could be the best thing for them. All you're asking for is product, and in return, they get free advertising.silus2000 said:
YES. How one does in competition might only account for 5% of their likely hood of being sponsored. As every one else has pointed out, there are a lot of other things that go into being sponsored. You do though have to be an AVERAGE trials rider. This is to say that you should be roughly expert level. No matter how nice you are, if you can only trackstand, sponshorship doesn't make any sense.silus2000 said: