Ross W.

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Ross W. last won the day on September 26 2017

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  1. I took a trip down to Arizona in the southwestern U.S. for some warm weather and sun. Many great riding spots in this area, such a pleasure to ride.
  2. I would call your bar rolled forward yeah. Not super extreme, but enough so I would go for the Breath bar over the Trilite if it was me. Also, something else to consider for cockpit comfort, my general rule of thumb is if your bar is rolled further forward than the angle of rise of the stem (yours is) then you might consider using a lower rise stem so you don't have to roll the bar as far forward to get the same hand position. Since you're running the 150 x 30 Echo stem, switching to something like a 145 x 25 Crewkerz/Clean/Bonz stem would keep your reach the same but allow you to roll the bar back a bit while maintaining the same hand position (relative to the rest of the bike).
  3. The Breath bar will be much more comfortable rolled forward because it has less sweep. If you run the bar at a fairly normal angle, either bar will be fine.
  4. Took a trip down to Lake Tahoe California to ride some of the amazing spots there, here is the video. Couldn't find a song that I liked for it so no music sorry.
  5. Was fun times for sure, so many good places to ride! Thanks for putting it together Albert.
  6. Super cool natural spot in Idaho, USA I visited earlier this year..
  7. I have to chime in, as a comp rider who can watch comp footage all day but normally gets bored with street trials videos pretty quickly (yeah, blasphemous I know), I have enjoyed watching some of your vlogs Ali. It's fun to watch the process and it seems like you're genuinely enjoying making them as well. They have motivated me to get out and ride even if my riding style is nothing like yours whatsoever. I appreciate that you're taking the time to make them, I know what a pain in the ass filming can be. I also agree that vlogs are a good way to appeal to younger riders.
  8. Cheers guys! Haha, yeah I'm not a huge fan of the graphics on those Breath bars either, but their geometry is unique. I've switched to the Clean bar now anyway, more comfortable and more "clean" looking.
  9. My first video on the Jealousy, absolutely loving the bike!
  10. There is a trials club with a park/indoor spot near Moudon (or at least there was when I was there 3 years ago).
  11. Turn your front wheel towards the wall as you land and preload deeper (let your ass get down further towards the tire). Also, let the front wheel drop a bit more as you're preloading, that lets you transfer more power into lifting the bike. Here's a good video to watch, he has very good sidehop technique:
  12. I have a 145 x 25 stem with the white Breath bar and like the setup a lot. The lower stem and the fact that the Breath bar has very little backsweep (essentially upsweep once you roll the bar forward) allows you to run the bar rolled further back while still having your hands in the same place as with other bar/stem setups rolled forward. Kind of hard to explain, but if you like running your bar Carthy style, I definitely recommend a 25 degree stem, allows you to run your bar in a more comfortable angle for your wrists. I would be interested to try the Hashtagg bar with a 145 x 25 stem as the Hashtagg has less forward (up) sweep than the Breath bar, could be even more comfortable on the wrists (although it has more backsweep so might just be different).
  13. Thanks guys!
  14. Some training from May and June: