Author Topic: TAKAHIRO IKEDA -June 2010- Ground Tactics  (Read 3521 times)

Offline 2flat2furious

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Re: TAKAHIRO IKEDA -June 2010- Ground Tactics
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2010, 05:09:10 PM »


That's a fair point...but just as the baseball players with the best swings often have the best batting averages (and therefore do help their teams win), the riders with the best style (or form, or whatever) often are more likely to hit their tricks, in addition to making them look better.

Now you are judging in hypotheticals.

What is the "best" style?

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Re: TAKAHIRO IKEDA -June 2010- Ground Tactics
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2010, 12:44:54 AM »
that was sick!!!!  :mellow:  -_-  -_-

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Re: TAKAHIRO IKEDA -June 2010- Ground Tactics
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2010, 01:34:32 AM »
Style/form: Either you got it or don't...but powerful to encompass and be. Those who know their craft inside out, its part and parcel to their expression and being. A simple gesture becomes amped.

Skills/Tech/Form = Style. YOU GOT TO EARN TO BURN IT!

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Re: TAKAHIRO IKEDA -June 2010- Ground Tactics
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2010, 02:07:51 AM »


That's a fair point...but just as the baseball players with the best swings often have the best batting averages (and therefore do help their teams win), the riders with the best style (or form, or whatever) often are more likely to hit their tricks, in addition to making them look better.

Now you are judging in hypotheticals.

What is the "best" style?

It IS all hypothetical.  Let's say for the sake of argument Shintaro is the smoothest pro right now...someone might come along tomorrow that's twice as smooth.  But obviously there's something to be said for fast riding (a la Marcos de Jesus), and own-the-bike riding (a la Pete Brandt), and who knows how many other styles.  That "style" is often a main thing people take from watching them ride.  It matters.  Sure it's subjective, but in the end you have to trust that the judges know what "looked the best."

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Re: TAKAHIRO IKEDA -June 2010- Ground Tactics
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2010, 02:22:21 AM »
I wonder how hard that rideout at 1:36 is.  That is soooo bad ass.

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Re: TAKAHIRO IKEDA -June 2010- Ground Tactics
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2010, 06:19:10 AM »
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Sure it's subjective, but in the end you have to trust that the judges know what "looked the best."

I don't trust judges to pick out a clear winner based on consistency alone let alone something as subjective as style. I've seen so many stupid f*cking decisions by judges in the last few years that adding another category they can shelter their idiotic opinions/biases in just seems highly counter productive.

Not all judges are idiots, just saying some I've seen and sat with are.

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Re: TAKAHIRO IKEDA -June 2010- Ground Tactics
« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2010, 03:52:33 AM »
I just watched this video like ten times in a row.

this rider is amazing at his tricks.   verry consistant
verry difficult style of trick / link I see.  verry fast also
I realley liked this video alot.

the speed of his tricks are amazing
Old dudes can still rip

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Re: TAKAHIRO IKEDA -June 2010- Ground Tactics
« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2010, 06:04:39 AM »
He really brought the heat it seems with this edit. I dont really remember seeing edits like ive seen from these ground tactics entries.Its really raw.

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Re: TAKAHIRO IKEDA -June 2010- Ground Tactics
« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2010, 10:19:51 PM »
pza do you even ride? Seems like you just try to attack tj instead lol

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Re: TAKAHIRO IKEDA -June 2010- Ground Tactics
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2010, 12:36:09 PM »
oh i don't care what you say to tj, im sure he doesn't need me "helping" him.

It just hurts me so bad that I waste few seconds of my life pressing on the "new" button next to a thread just to see something posting bullsh*t about tj\any other person.

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Re: TAKAHIRO IKEDA -June 2010- Ground Tactics
« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2010, 02:47:28 AM »
*sighs*
Stop ruining good threads people. This goes to everyone. If you have nothing good to contribute, don't post it.

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Re: TAKAHIRO IKEDA -June 2010- Ground Tactics
« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2010, 03:44:10 AM »
*sighs*
Stop ruining good threads people. This goes to everyone. If you have nothing good to contribute, don't post it.

Sometimes I just need to take a break from all this god damn sunshine and rainbow nonsense pouring out of my ass Karl; why you gotta hate?

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