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Stunt Junkies on Discovery Channel

Anyone watch "Fastest Nose Wheelie" on Discovery tonight? A stunter wants to do the fastest stoppie at 135MPH. The record is 98MPH. He has to pick out the bike, get the suspension stiffened (at Race Tech), break in new tires, stretch out, and practice at an airport runway. Half-hour show is repeated Aug. 31 at 2am (Eastern), and Sept 1 at 7pm and 11pm (Eastern).
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-31-2006, 02:01 AM
 
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wow that was pretty cool, zx-10R is pretty rediculous too
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seems like alot of work for something useless.
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seems like alot of work for something useless.
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Just because you cant do it, does not mean that it is gay. It takes a lot of skill and hard work to be able to do a stoppie, let alone at 135mph. I think it is an amazing feat and congratulate him on breaking the record. Seems like we have alot of haters in this forum.
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Just because you cant do it, does not mean that it is gay. It takes a lot of skill and hard work to be able to do a stoppie, let alone at 135mph. I think it is an amazing feat and congratulate him on breaking the record. Seems like we have alot of haters in this forum.
yeah, some people certainly are climbing up on the soap boxes more.
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Just because you cant do it, does not mean that it is gay. It takes a lot of skill and hard work to be able to do a stoppie, let alone at 135mph. I think it is an amazing feat and congratulate him on breaking the record. Seems like we have alot of haters in this forum.
funny but i'm
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post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-31-2006, 10:55 AM
 
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bummer, i missed that episode. I've seen some good high speed stoppies at the track. especially the 250 GP in AMA. fun to watch the rear ends lift while breaking into the turns.

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bummer, i missed that episode. I've seen some good high speed stoppies at the track. especially the 250 GP in AMA. fun to watch the rear ends lift while breaking into the turns.

-a|ex

I too love seeing the tail come up. Ive seen a couple of the 600 class do it too. Last time, it was Jason Disalvo going deep into braking and jis rear tire lifted. I love it.
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post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-31-2006, 12:04 PM
 
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I heard about it but don't have cable. I've heard rumors that it's a guy from Vegas that I went to high school with. Anyone know the guy's name for confirmation?
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It's like painting a window. It only takes me 15 minutes to paint the frame, but it took me hours to scrape, sand, caulk, glaze, and wash. The preparation is the important part. Same with this guy attempting a record.

As freaky as the guy looked with his piercings, he was an athlete. Did you see him stretch before getting on the bike? The techie from Race Tech taking apart and explaining the fork was interesting to me. The guy's mother worked at the ER, and was hoping not to see her son there after the record attempt. And the guy explaining all the things that could go wrong was enlightening. I couldn't care less about stoppies, but I'm going to watch this again on Friday evening.
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I heard about it but don't have cable. I've heard rumors that it's a guy from Vegas that I went to high school with. Anyone know the guy's name for confirmation?
Kane Friessen. He is absolutely badass. ive seen him perform live at Stuntwars and he held it down.
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Actually it is who I thought it was.

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Kane Friesen was a friend of mine in high school here in Vegas, although I haven't seen him in a while. Pretty weird to hear about him being on TV.

I even found Kane's stunting site while I was at it.
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yea i thought it was pretty cool, i think stunters are cool, i think twisties are cool, im more of a twistie guy cause im nervous of dropping my new bike
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Just because you cant do it, does not mean that it is gay. It takes a lot of skill and hard work to be able to do a stoppie, let alone at 135mph. I think it is an amazing feat and congratulate him on breaking the record. Seems like we have alot of haters in this forum.
Hater in the house.



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post #16 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-01-2006, 01:42 PM
 
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evil kenievel was a squid cause he jumped bikes and could have hurt other people.

it's a planned practiced stunt, not some douche in a tshirt and board shorts doing a stoppie down an offramp....
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I'm going to watch this again on Friday evening.
i'll catch it then as well. thanks for the heads up NW.
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post #18 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-01-2006, 06:33 PM
 
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just saw it. i'm not usually a fan of the stunting but he's doing it on a closed, controlled runway, in full gear, hell his mom even watches him do it. its much more planned and professional than your avg squid.
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evil kenievel was a squid cause he jumped bikes and could have hurt other people.

it's a planned practiced stunt, not some douche in a tshirt and board shorts doing a stoppie down an offramp....
No... Evel Kneivel was a f*cking maniac because he jumped a motorcycle that had absolutely no business leaving the ground...
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