A common reaction (within our community) to the words “World Record” is an eye-roll and a headshake considering the past “records” that have been broken up to this point in our sport. The past records have indeed been records, but not necessarily feats that are indicative of what our sport really is. Instead the records have always felt a bit more like a big, obnoxious, PR stunt.
Hey everyone thanks for coming back. The newest installment of CSB focuses more on the basic aspects of turning a stock sportbike into a well prepared stunt bike. We started the process by doing a few basic installs of the "standard" stunt parts, which consisted of an Impaktech cage, Atown subframe brace, CSB 12 bar and gearing using a 54 tooth sprocket and an appropriate chain. I know in the first series we jumped into the deep end with the frame build but now we're back tracking to show from start to finish the process of creating a stunt bike.
Nick Apex’s “Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle” video screamed into our lives last month to help cure the winter blues and get us dreaming about riding this upcoming season. While Nick’s drift skills were the star of the show, the machine he tore up the track on was a close second.
Jorian brought in another underground sport to add a unique aspect to his newest video. Working with Montepellier based artist Antonin Grenier http://antonin-grenier-photo.com/ to do a majority of the camera work and Break dancer "Bboy Keemo," Jorian produced a fun video that appeals to more than just stunt riders.
Anthony and I approached the StuntWars vs LotWars debate by attending both, and after the complete experience we concluded comparing the two is like comparing apples and oranges. Clearly each event offers something different. If you’re competitive enough to qualify for StuntWars, that’s your chance to earn some cash. But if you’re looking to have a good time in the sun with your friends, LotWars is the way to go.
It was a pristine Florida day, blue skies, the occasional cloud floated over the sun and the sound of motorcycles on the rev limiter floated over the Florida racetrack. StuntWars 2011 had full grand stands, a bustling vendor area and a handful of qualified riders shaking off the rust of winter with the first competition of the year.
Bill Dixon took first away from Jesse Toler by 5' this year at StuntWars. With a questionable "curved" competition area, the riders were required to carve thier endos - if they plan on going the distance.
Sickest trick at StuntWars 2011 took place at the end of the day for a very specific reason: to make riders feel comfortable potentially wadding their bikes. Fortunately (or unfortunately - however you look at it) no bikes were wadded, but every rider went all out trying to impress the crowds and judges.
The two countries with the most influence on the global stunt scene are arguably America and France. While excelling in different areas, both countries are pushing the evolution of this sport hard; with new skills, tricks, styles and competitions. We do our best to communicate and share with our freestyle brothers and sisters abroad, but still, some things are lost in translation.
To continue our look into legal spots around the world, after the first article these lucky legal-riding brosephs sent us their stories. If you or someone you know has a legal spot, or had a legal spot, send me the story at email@example.com for part 3.