Trick riding started with bernie and the pivot turn, 3rd gear slipping the clutch in southern mud, then the bunny hop and so on, all when the rules were no stop called progress something you cannot stop whatever the sport and that was way before any stop allowed.
All sports change and evolve and harping back to the good old days wont help us now, we need to look at what we are doing to make the sport attractive and affordable.
It did in a way, but the fact that Bernie which Bernie?? Clifton ??? did his floaters everywhere really did not require a rule change, neither did 3rd gear mud burning... (apart from banning mud!)
Anyway I'm with you on this bit.... What do we need to do to make the sport attractive and affordable? 2nd hand bikes are affordable! don't need riding kit as modern trials clothes are no better than a tracksuit. Helmet £30 .. boots .. erm £100...
Attractive.... erm?? let me see? Sunny weather? Bikini clad officials? (preferably slim ... oh and female!)
I don't see going no-stop as turning the clock back its a small change to the definition of a 5! .. Yes it would be nice to see FIM make the decision, or Spain as all the others would then have followed on.
Edited by Rosey, 01 December 2011 - 01:49 PM.