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I must have missed something this Supercross season......

It came to my attention that there is a controversy regarding the track layouts and whoop sections on the tracks being built.

Carmichael is saying there too easy, others say there too hard?

Can anyone fill me in on whats going on?

G

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I tend to agree with Ricky... the whoops this year have seemed less agressive than in the past :cry: . I haven't heard complaints from other riders contradicting him though. I think that Ricky's thought is that he loses some of his advantage if the whoops are mild. He wants the most technical track possible in order to slowdown the competition.

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I tend to agree with Ricky... the whoops this year have seemed less agressive than in the past

Ezra, needs to make a comeback. :cry:

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If you guys ever check out the videos on sites like transworldmotocross.com you will see that the pro's practice tracks are very technical. And that the whoops sections are just short of insane. They have whoop sections where you land in the middle of the whoops, where you have doubles at wierd whoop intervals, everything. The SX whoops look very dull and easy in comparison.

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Last year I saw a picture of someone standing in the middle of 2 whoops at a supercross. They were litterally square edge bumps that came up to his waist! I see why they say you have to skim theem and not fall in between 2 of them. And as for arenacross, they basically have the same size jumps, just a lot smaller area to compete in.

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I have to agree with the world about ricky being fast but i thought he was slow at the woops and that was his disadvantage cause he is so short?

Mabye its just me and my buds that knowtice this plz reply.

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ya i heard the same thing from one of the announcers on tv. i think he's fast but there are plenty others who can go faster through the whoops.

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i agree that there are begining to look to easy. but even so, i don't have any room to talk cause i cant go through whoops :) but being 14 years old and 5'5 ridin a CRF250R dont help neitha.

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Opie is just saying that now that he is better on the whoops. He used to have a hard time and would cry like a baby...

Carmichael is saying there too easy, others say there too hard?

Can anyone fill me in on whats going on?

G

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According to the ESPN2 anouncers, Dirtwurx has said the tracks will start out relatively easy and progressively get harder. This may have something to do with the whoops being "easy" so far. That being said, I thought the whoops at Anahiem III looked a lot tougher than in the previous rounds.

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Opie goes down in the whoops, Suzuki remains winless in the San Diego SX main. :)

Opie is just saying that now that he is better on the whoops. He used to have a hard time and would cry like a baby...

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Yeah, I just got through watching San Diego and the whoops look knarly with plenty of guys bobbling or taking soil samples including RC. They are definately bigger than the beginning of the season.

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Yeah I agree with panhandler the whoops at Sandiego where gnarly. I know because i was there at the race and watched about 1/2 the riders go down in both sections of the whoops. The only ones going thru them good were the top runners and they were having their ups and downs with them also.

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Reed still manages to beat RC through the whoops. Can't be that easy?

What about at 2 weeks ago, Reed past 1/2 the field through the whoops when he crashed in the first corner of the main.

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So if the whoops getting harder from race to race , does that mean RC will have a hard time to hold CR off from winning??

Heard RC got much trouble in San Diego and CR flys throug it :)

What do you Guys think will the whoops affect the next Races??

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I am glad to see CR making a race out of it. I like Carmichael but don't want to see anyone run away with it. I agree with the San Diego announcers. Reed made up so much time do to lappers getting in RC's way and then knowing CR was coming, moved aside. But Reed did handle those whoops with precision. And ultimately Carmichael went down in them. I don't think Dirtwurx can make them much harder/deeper than San Diego. I guess we'll see though huh! Anyone know when 259 will be back. I am going to St Louis and would like to see him run.

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I am glad to see CR making a race out of it. I like Carmichael but don't want to see anyone run away with it. I agree with the San Diego announcers. Reed made up so much time do to lappers getting in RC's way and then knowing CR was coming, moved aside. But Reed did handle those whoops with precision. And ultimately Carmichael went down in them. I don't think Dirtwurx can make them much harder/deeper than San Diego. I guess we'll see though huh! Anyone know when 259 will be back. I am going to St Louis and would like to see him run.

He's back on the bike and riding at least (so is Pastrana). I have a feeling he won't be returning in time for St. Louis. It's just my opinion, but I have a feeling he's going to hold out until the outdoor season begins. I hope I'm wrong.

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