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Old 2006-10-04, 11:47 PM   #16
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Another factor is probablly at the top, there's not a lot of competition for him (ecept Ryan Atkins) so he doesn't have a lot of motavation.
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Old 2006-10-05, 02:53 AM   #17
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its so sad to hear that he quited the unicycle.
he is a amazing trial rider and i cant stop seeing his movies.

i hope he come back some day and if he dont i wish him good luck on the new projects
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Old 2006-10-05, 04:53 AM   #18
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I agree with you on why you think Zack quit for awhile. And see your point on the muni part of it. Fortunantly for street there is no end on anything that can be done. Always one more flip, always one more spin, always one more twist. And if not, it's time to do it late. Bigger sets, bigger gaps, bigger tricks.
Spoken like a master. lolbut I think Zack quit becuase he didnt enjoy doing it on his own. He todl me a while back that he wasnt riding lately cause there was noone to ride with out in AZ. But who knows we can only hope to see his face pop back up in the forums and see some new mad trials clips...
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Old 2006-10-05, 09:08 AM   #19
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I've heard he's doing little, but not much.

It makes sense though, A LOT of people quit around 18, 19, 20. They might just think it's something to do when you were a teenager, not 20 years old. Unless you have some sick motivation behind you, nothing will be there. I guess Zack wasn't good enough for himself to keep it going. Everyone needs their eye on something, with Trials it must have not been enough.

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Old 2006-10-05, 02:20 PM   #20
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I guess he lied. haha.

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p.s. So did I, I always get flustered and angry when I ride, even though all it does really take is practice. haha.
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Old 2006-10-05, 05:16 PM   #21
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Trials is great fun and insane exercise but there's only so many overall moves (endless variations) you can do hopping up and down stuff, and the repetition can get to you after a while....I suspect that Zack simply got tired of doing the same old thing day after day after day.

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Except that Zack also enjoyed freestyle, street, muni, and distance riding. Zack's family moved to Arizona, and with no one to ride with, he dosen't really get out to ride much anymore. Zack was planning on riding cmw this year, but his ride bailed on him.
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Old 2006-10-05, 05:58 PM   #22
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I think that the excuse I have no one to ride with is useless. I ride by myself more than anything else. Everyone dropped it over here (including me) I got back into it and rode alone for about 3 months before getting Jerad back into it (we've ridden together once in the last 2-3 months or so) and Keaton (we've ridden together twice in the last 2-3 months) and I usually get abut 25 hours a week on my uni. So about 98% alone. It's not so bad, get an Ipod.
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Old 2006-10-05, 06:09 PM   #23
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Yeah, i spend almost all of my time riding alone, some rides with my bro, but mostly solo. too bad he quit, he was one talented young rider. Oh well, maby Kris Holm will let me take Zack's spot!
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Old 2006-10-05, 06:34 PM   #24
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Oh well, maby Kris Holm will let me take Zack's spot!
Good point, does this mean KHU will be looking for a new rider? Or do you think he'll be kept on even though he isn't riding so much?

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Good point, does this mean KHU will be looking for a new rider? Or do you think he'll be kept on even though he isn't riding so much?

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He'll probably be retained. His past is worth more most rider's futures.
Besides, it's not like his skillz just vanished.
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Old 2006-10-05, 07:19 PM   #26
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True about the vanishing part. And well look at it this way. It's not costing Darren anything (time, money, etc) if Zack isn't riding. lol.

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Old 2006-10-05, 07:34 PM   #27
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and I usually get abut 25 hours a week on my uni
Holy sh*t Shaun!!! I get nowhere near that amount of time while going to college. I'm lucky if I get two hours a week in (especially with all of the rain we've been getting lately).

No wonder people quit for a while.

I think one of the strongest things keeping me going is the fact that while I want to go out and ride every day, I simply don't have the time or energy. So, when I do get out, it feels so good!


But, during summer...I average 2-4 hours a day.

99% of my riding is alone. I feel like I don't accomplish much if there are riders with me. And the only times I get to ride with others are trials bikers.
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Old 2006-10-05, 08:11 PM   #28
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I think that the excuse I have no one to ride with is useless. I ride by myself more than anything else. Everyone dropped it over here (including me) I got back into it and rode alone for about 3 months before getting Jerad back into it (we've ridden together once in the last 2-3 months or so) and Keaton (we've ridden together twice in the last 2-3 months) and I usually get abut 25 hours a week on my uni. So about 98% alone. It's not so bad, get an Ipod.
You'll most likely get more done.

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Good for you! I hope you stay that interested...
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I think that the excuse I have no one to ride with is useless. I ride by myself more than anything else. Everyone dropped it over here (including me) I got back into it and rode alone for about 3 months before getting Jerad back into it (we've ridden together once in the last 2-3 months or so) and Keaton (we've ridden together twice in the last 2-3 months) and I usually get abut 25 hours a week on my uni. So about 98% alone. It's not so bad, get an Ipod.
You'll most likely get more done.

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I find I get more done with friends, probably cause im just out to have fun and end up trying new things and interesting lines form my friends and they help push me to get better.

I am with you with the Ipod though. When I ride alone, I get my mp3 player and load it up with some good fast paced music that will get me going and feel like I can do anything, and then im off having fun by myself unicycling for hours.
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Old 2006-10-05, 08:44 PM   #30
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Another reason why kids quite around 19-20-21 is due to college, booze and girls! Doing all three of those things takes a lot of time and effort. The whole 5 years in college I didn't ride much at all (although now I wish I would have), but now I'm back into it. Ryan Woesner (s?) the freestyle world champ is going to college this year and more than likely he'll stop riding too. Unless you california guys can keep him in it!
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