After blowing out his knee on round two with these jumps, we were reminded of just how nuts the aussies really are when we revisited Round 1
I have a theory about Australians and why there jumps are so outlandishly large. Many moons ago when the first Australian came to the States, we think it was Wade Bootes, but dont hold us to that, he saw “big” American dirt jumps and took his stories home with him. Here in lies the problem; lost somewhere in the translation, Wade, or whoever it was, told stories of jumps that were 15-feet long. Unfamiliar with the American “foot” as a term of measurement, it was converted to the more familiar “meter” measurement used down under, which for those in the know, one Australian meter, equals 3.2808399 American feet. Oops! Hence their 45-foot long jumps and ability to shred them. We have no one to blame but ourselves really, by the time Wade came back with Corey Bohan(don’t hold us to this, it could have been Dave Dillewaard), the damage was done and the Aussies are winning everything. The lesson? Dont hate Australians, hate the metric system.