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a flat or almost flat rear tire would cause that for an unexperienced rider
So would jumping heavy on the front brake on wet pavement...

...Which is what it appears he did.
..........Look at the sun shining... broken overcast sky.. I don't see any puddles or other indications of wet pavement. He just f***d up somehow and we can beat this dead horse as long as we want. It's still dead. I hope that the "pirate" survived with just some lost skin and ego bruised.

I mean it this time, this is the last I'm going to comment on this.


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Then you'll love this oldie but goodie.

"Hold my beer and watch this".

I have a hard time feeling sorry for that guy.
Ditto.

I'm glad he got up and walked away instead of headed to the A&E with a fracture, but that kind of stupidity really is its own reward.
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I hope that riders insurance company got to see a copy of the second video!

("hold my beer and watch this".)

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..........Look at the sun shining... broken overcast sky.. I don't see any puddles or other indications of wet pavement. He just f***d up somehow and we can beat this dead horse as long as we want. It's still dead. I hope that the "pirate" survived with just some lost skin and ego bruised.

I mean it this time, this is the last I'm going to comment on this.
Hobie, you live in the midwest, you know it can be raining when the sun is still out.

Road isn't puddle wet, the mist that flies up when the front of the bike isn't tire smoke, there's too much of it.

He did screw up...Horribly. Too heavy on the front brake.

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Road isn't puddle wet, the mist that flies up when the front of the bike isn't tire smoke, there's too much of it.

He did screw up...Horribly.* Too heavy on the front brake.
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Sorry Kramer But I think yer wrong on this one. That road is dry. And I don't think he ever even touched the front brake. His left foot was coming off the board and head for the road before the front of the bike started to dip down. The front end doesn't actually dive but just stars to dip down to the left.

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In fact, with the volume cranked up I coudl hear the rear wheel sliding.

There isn't the slightest bit of spray or mist from any of the tires of any of the other bikes. I think Dave is right, he down shifted in order to crack off his exhaust for the camera. He was sloppy with it and moving to fast for what ever gear he dropped to. Had he pulled in the clutch and kept his foot off the ground he could have recovered.

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I've tried to look at this critically, and - here's something I was kickin' around

Do you think - possibly

He was putting his kickstand down to do a "spark show" for the camera?

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The pavement is wet, and if you watch the front suspension, he jumped on the front brake too hard and the front tire slid out from under him.
Agree , i watched it over and over . in the first replay you can see the front dive just as the carnage takes place . bike 2 just over reacted and put his self down .




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The pavement is wet, and if you watch the front suspension, he jumped on the front brake too hard and the front tire slid out from under him.
Agree , i watched it over and over . in the first replay you can see the front dive just as the carnage takes place . bike 2 just over reacted and put his self down .



I'm sure the #2 rider is phrasing this one, "I had to lay-er-down to avoid a worse wreck."



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Not funny. Period. Not the sounds, not the crash, nothing.

The only thing good that can come from this video is the reminder to be aware at all times and drive sober (whether the rider was or was not is immaterial).

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