You’ve got to admire the guy/girl who’s first up, takes a hit for the team and tests the kicker. Even if they’re only in that tight spot for loosing a game of roshambo, it takes some stones to send it and gamble that you’re gonna get the speed right.
For anyone who’s ever hit a knuckle, it can be tempting to just go full pelt, nothing’s worse than getting caught short right? Well that’s true up to a point, and once you’ve past that you’re in for a whole world of pain – sending it way past the landing sucks really hard. And the worst thing? If you’ve overshot and you’re hanging 20ft above the knuckle, there’s a lot of time for you to watch your landing coming. If you remember them afterwards – they’re sure to be some of the longest seconds in your life.
Here’s a bunch of riders who should have a scrubbed just a little bit more speed…