THANK YOU! I've been saying this all along...how many times does it take Ryan to pull off a move with no hops? For all we know, it could be the 4000th time and that's just the one they put into the movie. Manifesto should be good, but I would rather watch people corrective hop a *gasp* little amount and then do a huge move, rather than fuck up a bunch of times, pull it once, and just have that on video.RomanC said:Yeah, but how many takes it takes Leech to do his moves? Will we ever know? In the comp you are live so to speak and have no chance to redo.
:eek3: You've told me similar stories about him before, I'm VERY glad you've decided to share them with everyone else. Leech is an incredible rider, end of story.BrettM said:K I got to watch a bit of Manifesto filming and this is what I saw. Rubber a 3 foot high, 4 inch wide, 10 foot long cement wall. Ride to the end and gap about 4 feet down and 7.5 feet across to the same width wall but it was turned 90 degrees. But instead of going strait on he did it as a 90 gap and landed both wheels on it. (not your typical trials 90 either, usually you hit rear a bit first and cheat and twist. Ryan hit both wheels down at the exact same time.) Then a 270 off.
Here's the scoop.
Not once did he mess up the up to both wheels.
Did the gap strait to rear probably 5 times to get a feel for it.
2nd try landed to both wheels.
Took 4 or so tries to get the 270 out. (there was a root below he kept hitting)
Did the line probably 8 or 9 times in total.
Here's another example. During his demo he nailed a sidehop to rail second try.
Sure there is stuff that takes more than one try. Or even a whole ton of trials. It's called tech. All the new school bmx stuff coming out is dominated by tech riders.
That polish vid is amazing and I can't believe half the stuff I saw in it. But believe me none of those dudes would be doing the 90 to the ledge like i saw leech do it. Sure they could go to rear and twist. But not the full commitment. I've also seen him do a clean 360 up 5 stairs. A lot of people will be surprised by whats in his manifesto video. And a lot of people will have to try to shoot it down by trying to use the "how many tries did it take?" argument.
Again I'm not saying Leech is the best rider. Just defending some comments.