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Old 12-15-2004, 10:47 PM
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Not sure if this is a re-post or not but please take 2 minutes and read this.

http://www.dynoport.com/safety-article.html
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Old 12-15-2004, 11:29 PM
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Yeah its been on here before. Good post
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Old 12-15-2004, 11:43 PM
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I dont believe it is the goverments job to protect us from our self.It would be nice if all jumps were table tops and woop sections were limited in length.But it is human nature to push the limit to progression.This is why dragsters are now doing over 300mph,guys are jumping dirtbikes over 200ft,doing backflips on quads,base jumping and waiting till the last second to let the shoot go,land speed record over 700mph,and so on.It's just human nature.We are always trying to do bigger and better than the last person. So after all that said,if they put to many limits on mx I think it would hurt the sport more than help.Pesonaly I no better than to jump somthing I don't feel comfotable with.Nomatter what the reward.$$$$$$$$$$$$$ And I plan on teaching this same idea to my son.
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Old 12-16-2004, 12:50 AM
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I agree with you 100% good speech.
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Old 12-16-2004, 01:06 AM
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i think perhaps... making the doubles closer together rather then makign them table tops, or posable making few of them. adn the woop sections, i think that look cool when there long ang gnarly lookin. jest what i think tho
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Old 12-16-2004, 01:18 AM
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Here's my Idea of a good track
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Old 12-16-2004, 01:35 AM
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That is a very good track i think because its got easy tabletops and big doubles along with other big jumps, good drawing to man.
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Old 12-16-2004, 09:10 AM
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The government has been in the safety regulatory business for a long time. Seat belt laws were something I grew up without, and initially it seemed pretty weird to have the gov. advancing a "buckle up or pay up" campaign for public safety. I guess there is a fine line between sane public policy and government assuming a weird parental role.

Later, in 1987 the government ensured that there would no longer be three-wheelers in production due to the huge number of severe injuries and deaths. I grew up riding those things with our neighbors, but one guy down the road from us went over backwards and was killed. Now everyone rides quads and less people die or are paralyzed.

I am not in favor of the government dictating personal safety in a sport that is inherently dangerous to some extent. But a case could be made for the A.M.A. to step in to a greater degree and take a hard look at amateur level track design. In this sense, we would be self-governing and make government intrusion in the sport unnecessary.
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Old 12-16-2004, 09:20 AM
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After reading that I feel its got good and bad points. Pros are getting paid to risk their life by doing these things, but beginners shouldnt be required to do a huge double that they have no experience on or the funds to build their own track to learn.

I for one would love to race in a beginner motocross just to learn how to make myself faster, but at the same time be in a competition... cause we all know we learn to go faster when in a race.

As for most tracks Ive seen someone like myself could seriously kill myself by one wrong move. Id like to see nice long jumps like that front part of splendora we always see in the videos. What would be wrong with a track thats mostly all like that for beginners? Could we still get hurt? Heck ya, but the impact from a longer, less elivated jump keeps us from shattering our spines if we miss.
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Old 12-16-2004, 09:32 AM
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I am not in favor of the government dictating personal safety in a sport that is inherently dangerous to some extent. But a case could be made for the A.M.A. to step in to a greater degree and take a hard look at amateur level track design. In this sense, we would be self-governing and make government intrusion in the sport unnecessary.
Good point D. Look at the track in Mesquite. Look at what Jim has to do to meet the standards for IMSA/AARA to insure the riders. They're not out there just trying to make a few dollars. They're conserned with our safety and make sure Jim is doing what is needed to keep the track safe for all levels of riding. The government doesn't need to get directly involved with this. More of a independent observer to let the AMA and other sanctions of racing know what needs to be done. They were right about 3-wheelers and I think we can all agree that they were right about seat belts. We all hate seing people get hurt riding motorcycles but it happens. We as a group need to do something.....but what?
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