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…
It’s pretty hard to believe how casual Lance Hakker is about this overshoot. We guess it’s a little bit easier to be chill if you’ve checked your body parts are all still attached, and you’ve (somehow) ridden out undamaged. It looks like Lance manages to take the hit on his tail after getting over-zealous on this huge kicker at the Mammoth Superpark – luck or experience, this could have gone a whole lot worse.