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Good rider to be good stunter?

I've watched like three stunting videos that I have:

1. X.G.B - X-Factor's Greatest Bits
2. Reasonable Doubt - Street Bike Stunts
3. Street Anarchy

They are all pretty good but the question is, do you think that it takes a good rider to be a good stunter? and vice versa?

Or do you think that it just takes an idiot to do the stunts that you see on the videos and stuff like that?

**My Personal Opinion**

I don't think that I've seen like any SBK Professional rider do anything but maybe a wheelie, stoppie (occasionally) and a burnout. But in my opinion, the amount of damage that is done to these bikes be it when the people mess up or are practicing is kinda ludicrous. I have respect for the machines and their power and I don't think that I can bring myself to do what I see on the videos no matter how experienced I get. Now, maybe with like an old bike that I don't care about or like a Buell, that'd be fine. But not like a brand new bike or a bike I care about.

I also know some people who can "stunt" but then they also tell me that they won't do the things that like SBK Pro riders do because "that's just nuts, corners at like 200+!" They say that you just need big cohonas (sp?) to do the "stunting" but it takes talent, skill and coordination to do the stuff that SBK Pro riders do.

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I don't think you have to be a good rider to stunt because I've gone riding with some stunters and I was way ahead of them. i think they spend most of their time stunting and not in the twisties. Don't get me wrong it takes skill to do the stuff they do and i respect it. So they are good riders to be able to do that but not the same as carving in the twisties you know what I mean? Two different animals I think.
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It takes little balls to be a stunter. Stunters slap a huge sproket on the back of their bike and think they are great beacuse they can slow wheelies....Gay.

Any squid can ride a wheelie. The only stunters I have ever had respect for were the StarBoys because they used stock bike parts in the begining but now have went the way of the squid.
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I don't think you have to be a good rider to stunt because I've gone riding with some stunters and I was way ahead of them. i think they spend most of their time stunting and not in the twisties. Don't get me wrong it takes skill to do the stuff they do and i respect it. So they are good riders to be able to do that but not the same as carving in the twisties you know what I mean? Two different animals I think.

I agree. I have respect for them cause it does take talent to stunt. I just can't disrespect a bike or at least my brand new R6 with only 500 miles on it doing stunts if I was capable. I'm not even gonna let my friend who races for Honda ride my R6 when I see him (he got pissed when I told him that). He doesn't particularly care for the stunters though. I asked him already. That's why I posted this question; figured I'd find out how others feel.
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I could care less that I can't ride a wheelie. I've done some on accident and got some head shake on a few of 'em and not a big fan. I will never learn how to wheelie, I don't care.
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I don't think you have to be a good rider to stunt because I've gone riding with some stunters and I was way ahead of them. i think they spend most of their time stunting and not in the twisties. Don't get me wrong it takes skill to do the stuff they do and i respect it. So they are good riders to be able to do that but not the same as carving in the twisties you know what I mean? Two different animals I think.
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depends on what do u mean by a good rider, anyone that can sit on top of the gas tank with their legs over the handlebars, do a standing burnout and make figure 8 marks then snap the front wheel straight up in the air and take off is a pretty good rider to me...is he a good rider in the twisties, some are some arent....

I know a few of the "ridingtoendanger" stunters roadrace at loudon and do well so kind of goes back to what u consider a good rider...

i think you mean are all stunters good road racers and no, its a different thing, you dont have to be a good roadracer to be a stunter..., just like dragracing, some dragracers are good in the twisties and some are not...but dont go betting against a good pro-star dragracer in a dragrace on the street for money just becuause you are better than them in the twisties, ...
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I will be glad when the stunt fad dies out.
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Wont die completly, not anytime soon. it has to get somewhat mainstream first THEN get played out.
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It's getting there pretty fast. It was cool when LVX first came out. Now everyone and there dog has a stunt crew, MTV is doing specials on it etc etc. I've lived in Dallas and in Daytona and seen the scene up close and I dunno, it's just never been my cup of tea.
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watch "stunt gone wild" is seeing guys legs snapping dont change your mind, have fun!! LOL
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In order to do stunting you have to be able to turn off the safety concern, for you and your bike, "off". I blieve that is the most difficult part..




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I care to much about myself and my bike.
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I will be glad when the stunt fad dies out.
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Wheelies are kool!
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Those ain't WOS riders, are they? *Joking*
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