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Biggest tap ever? (Tunnicliffe - Zoo 32)

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So - I was endlessly clicking through videos trying to find the one I should post in the Favourite Videos thread and re-watched this.

The tap at 1:48... I really don't know if I can think of a bigger tap. Porter had a couple, but I don't think they were quite as big. Ten points go to anyone who can post footage of a bigger one.
Must be a regular, vertical tap. No kickers or sloping runups etc.
Especially for f**king BUNNYtapping an old-school Pitbull. Just... f**k That.

(Or for anyone who's not seen it, enjoy this video - it's an absolute slammer - then go watch all his others.)

 

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Joacim's taps are more of a frenchie, not a tap. he's hitting the top of the wall, not the front of it. think its more efficient for comp use. 

how big was kyles one in coventry behind the gym? that wall is pretty darn sizeable and slightly over-vert.

only other one that springs to mind is one of porters ones. but i dont think its as big.

 

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on second watch neils is just daft in comparison. i got nuthin.

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Tap was impressive, also at about 1:20 I really like the hooky thing on the black gate. I forgot how poor the quality was on these videos! Imagine seeing this in glorious go pro footage these days!

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Funny looking back on his riding after a few years, you automatically assume the size of riding always progresses but those are still some of the biggest hooks and taps I’ve ever seen.

 

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2 hours ago, Ali C said:

Funny looking back on his riding after a few years, you automatically assume the size of riding always progresses but those are still some of the biggest hooks and taps I’ve ever seen.

Think part of that is due to riding techniques changing quite a lot. The riders people tend to emulate these days are usually the UCI guys like Carthy and co., and they're all pushing more on ups to front and moves like that so I guess taps have just fallen out of favour. For the moves that those riders are still pushing on, heights are still progressing. There are some unknown/random riders on Instagram doing some massive ups to front these days, kind of similar to how a lot of people were going out and trying to do bigger taps back in the day.

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Always thought Matt Arkwright at blackpool was insane 

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That certainly is a big-boy. It might be close to the same (I think probably a shade smaller from my memory of being at those two spots, but that's not much to go on), but the issue is that that wall is sloped. Makes a huuuuuge difference.

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2 hours ago, gage-mann said:

Always thought Matt Arkwright at blackpool was insane 

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I've never seen that before, that's a decent sized hook even with the slope...pretty sure that's close to chin height! Yes the slope makes it easier but I still never considered that tappable!

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 Not sure it's quite as hefty as the Brum tap in question, but the tap at 1.35 always blew me away, especially with the short chalky run-up! 

Also stumbled upon some other old vids in my liked with some rather sizable taps on offer:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aurelien Fontenoy is also one of those who do monstrous taps! Almost sure I saw him do 150+ cm (around 59inches) in some vid :blink:

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Here is at minutes 2:00 :S

 

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Holy crap! Fontenoy might take the win with that one. I'd forgotten how big he went.

Bricks are usually a standard 65mm with a 10mm mortar gap. Counting up the rows and the soldier course on top, I got a super sketchy TF-tape result of about 1.46m.
They just stop looking like they make sense, after a certain height.

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Didn't nick manning tap something huge in GET one? 

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On 2020. 11. 26. at 9:53 PM, aener said:

So - I was endlessly clicking through videos trying to find the one I should post in the Favourite Videos thread and re-watched this.

The tap at 1:48... I really don't know if I can think of a bigger tap. Porter had a couple, but I don't think they were quite as big. Ten points go to anyone who can post footage of a bigger one.
Must be a regular, vertical tap. No kickers or sloping runups etc.
Especially for f**king BUNNYtapping an old-school Pitbull. Just... f**k That.

(Or for anyone who's not seen it, enjoy this video - it's an absolute slammer - then go watch all his others.)

 

What a madman. After all these years, his vidz are always gettin me to a state like JEEEEEEZ, that's insane... That hook to the gate is still unreal to me. Neil is an absolute prodigy in the TGS world.

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bring back Neil!!!!!!!

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I know this isn't specifically what you have asked for however the best tap that I ever saw on a video was this: Adrian Lengyel TNN at 01:36. This guy can pedal up, tap and bunny hop and whichever technique it seems so dialled. 

It's both high and a pretty tech setup. 

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19 hours ago, aliao said:

I remember seeing this one from Fontenoy's account a while back: 

https://www.instagram.com/p/8bA-dfpWlY

That's just ridiculous. 

This thread is pretty much the best.

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I messaged Aurelien and asked, he said his highest tap was on Koxx a super long time ago about 155cm

 

edit: But no video, so didn't happen?

 

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I think we have a winner, in that case.

But you don't get the ten points because there's no footage :lol:

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03:38 Does this count? Also how casual is that first move! 

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