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PostSubject: Re: GYMKHANA 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   August 17th 2011, 4:23 pm

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car people will reject it due to mass appeal. We don't like to understood or accepted.

LOL Mission successful!

I don't feel like using the word be today. Smile

Point being, a piece of our sub culture just went ultra main stream. So in order for our sub-culture to stay a sub-culture we will just reject the portion that just went main-stream. However, we will all sit around and say things like, "I liked it better when he drove the Subura." Or "The second video was better." These things may or may not be true, but we say them so everyone will know how O.G. we are and how we knew about K. Block before he became super popular.

That is just my theory. In reality this is probably his best video as it has the most mass appeal.... and I think we hate it for that.

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PostSubject: Re: GYMKHANA 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   August 17th 2011, 4:59 pm

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car people will reject it due to mass appeal. We don't like to understood or accepted.

LOL Mission successful!

I don't feel like using the word be today. Smile

Point being, a piece of our sub culture just went ultra main stream. So in order for our sub-culture to stay a sub-culture we will just reject the portion that just went main-stream. However, we will all sit around and say things like, "I liked it better when he drove the Subura." Or "The second video was better." These things may or may not be true, but we say them so everyone will know how O.G. we are and how we knew about K. Block before he became super popular.

That is just my theory. In reality this is probably his best video as it has the most mass appeal.... and I think we hate it for that.


But none of us are truly OG besides possibly heretic I think hes the only one over 30

Mass Appeal FTW
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PostSubject: Re: GYMKHANA 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   August 17th 2011, 5:05 pm

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car people will reject it due to mass appeal. We don't like to understood or accepted.

LOL Mission successful!

I don't feel like using the word be today. Smile

Point being, a piece of our sub culture just went ultra main stream. So in order for our sub-culture to stay a sub-culture we will just reject the portion that just went main-stream. However, we will all sit around and say things like, "I liked it better when he drove the Subura." Or "The second video was better." These things may or may not be true, but we say them so everyone will know how O.G. we are and how we knew about K. Block before he became super popular.

That is just my theory. In reality this is probably his best video as it has the most mass appeal.... and I think we hate it for that.


The first videos were cool because they were raw and focused on driving you don't see every day, now its all about cheesy fucking intro's and ugly fucking clothing. Aaaaand stupid monkey suits that makes me wanna punch the person whos underneath it in the face like im going for a high score on the UFC punching bag machine..

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PostSubject: Re: GYMKHANA 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   August 17th 2011, 5:07 pm

I like the old Dc mountain lab video.
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PostSubject: Re: GYMKHANA 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   August 17th 2011, 5:26 pm

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The first videos were cool because they were raw and focused on driving you don't see every day, now its all about cheesy fucking intro's and ugly fucking clothing. Aaaaand stupid monkey suits that makes me wanna punch the person whos underneath it in the face like im going for a high score on the UFC punching bag machine..

/end rant Very Happy

This is what I am talking about. I get where you are coming from but Ken block is a marketing machine. His videos are pretty much commercials and they work. Think of how many people wear the Block gear now compared to two years ago. Nobody, is going to keep spending the money he does just to impress us. And truthfully the market that would find this video unreal, is bigger then the "us" market that would find it less then unreal. So as Cam says "Mass appeal FTW".



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PostSubject: Re: GYMKHANA 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   August 17th 2011, 5:27 pm

Ken Block is so old he makes me look young.

DC shoes have been around forever too, and that's his Company no? I'm pretty sure everybody was wearing them before these videos hit? But Monster energy sales definitely shot up!
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PostSubject: Re: GYMKHANA 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   August 17th 2011, 5:59 pm

There supposed to be commercials, it costs him money to make them he may as well justify them slightly.

Now what I would like to see is since formula D is yawwnn Id like to see competitive gymkhana with some of the crazy shit that k. Block does
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PostSubject: Re: GYMKHANA 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   August 17th 2011, 6:04 pm

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Ken Block is so old he makes me look young.

DC shoes have been around forever too, and that's his Company no? I'm pretty sure everybody was wearing them before these videos hit? But Monster energy sales definitely shot up!

It isn't his company anymore he sold it a while back. At first he was going to sell it to Quicksilver ( I think) But him and his partner backed out. They later sold it to Billabong (I think) for way more money. Block is still the Brand supervisor, he over sees develpment and stuff like that. So, yes D.C shoes has been around forever but their car inspired gear for Block and Travis P. are pretty new. If you notice the video is staring a hat and jacket in the opening credits.

Fun fact, I am pretty sure he owns that hill in the video posted by Noops, it is in Utah outside park city.
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PostSubject: Re: GYMKHANA 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   August 17th 2011, 6:07 pm

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There supposed to be commercials, it costs him money to make them he may as well justify them slightly.

Now what I would like to see is since formula D is yawwnn Id like to see competitive gymkhana with some of the crazy shit that k. Block does

Man that is a great idea! You think Ken Block himself would organize it and invite all of his friends to drive in it. Vaughn could drive a old Rally Escort and Ross Petty could drift the whole track and make horrible time. Meanwhile Dai could destroy the RWD heat..... hhhhhmmmmm but what would they call it? Oh I don't know, maybe Grid. They could probalby also hold it in the year 2010!!!

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PostSubject: Re: GYMKHANA 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   August 17th 2011, 7:02 pm

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Ken Block is so old he makes me look young.

Do you feel like you're living a teenage dream?
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PostSubject: Re: GYMKHANA 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   August 17th 2011, 7:07 pm

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Now what I would like to see is since formula D is yawwnn Id like to see competitive gymkhana with some of the crazy shit that k. Block does

they do, there are tons of amature events like this happening in the US. Ive only seen one on TV, but lots of videos seem to make it online.
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PostSubject: Re: GYMKHANA 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   August 17th 2011, 9:18 pm

I believe Mr.Block has now sold the mountain.
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PostSubject: Re: GYMKHANA 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   August 17th 2011, 9:56 pm

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Now what I would like to see is since formula D is yawwnn Id like to see competitive gymkhana with some of the crazy shit that k. Block does

they do, there are tons of amature events like this happening in the US. Ive only seen one on TV, but lots of videos seem to make it online.

That post I made wasn't wishful thinking that actually happened. You might also like Rally Cross. Like Marshal said people have been doing Gymkhana for a very long time... it just isn't as interesting to watch. Well depends on the person.
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PostSubject: Re: GYMKHANA 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   August 17th 2011, 11:49 pm

its about to fun to watch as auto-x. Much more fun to do, but when you realize its not as smokey tire and slidey slidey as k.block makes it looks, its not that fun to watch.
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PostSubject: Re: GYMKHANA 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   August 17th 2011, 11:57 pm

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Ken Block is so old he makes me look young.

Do you feel like you're living a teenage dream?

No but I'd like to, at least for one night.


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PostSubject: Re: GYMKHANA 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   August 18th 2011, 9:23 am

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There supposed to be commercials, it costs him money to make them he may as well justify them slightly.

Now what I would like to see is since formula D is yawwnn Id like to see competitive gymkhana with some of the crazy shit that k. Block does

lol I liked your post benoit hahaha...and now for you cam Smile

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PostSubject: Re: GYMKHANA 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   August 18th 2011, 10:20 am

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its about to fun to watch as auto-x. Much more fun to do, but when you realize its not as smokey tire and slidey slidey as k.block makes it looks, its not that fun to watch.

Ya i know ive seen it on the web lots, im saying id like to see it done in the same skillset and ability that Ken does it in, otherwise yes it would be boring to watch.

But people seem to watch formula D and thats just as boring to watch as nascar, pretty much the same to just a bunch of v8s going round and round.

IMO formula D ruined the "cool" factor of drifting just as people have stated K.Block ruined the cool undergroundness of his first gymkhana videos
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PostSubject: Re: GYMKHANA 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   August 18th 2011, 10:35 am

ok ok , the V8s put the cool in nascar.


But i completely agree with you, most amature events arent fun to watch becasue they dont have the corprate backing. Everytime they go into a corner, a little parts of their mind knows is wondering how they are going ot pay for this if shit goes sideways real quick.
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PostSubject: Re: GYMKHANA 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   August 18th 2011, 1:09 pm

what are you guys talking about

dug up an old fav vid.how isnt this fun to watch??



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PostSubject: Re: GYMKHANA 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   August 18th 2011, 1:56 pm

reminds me of shubas old dsm.
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PostSubject: Re: GYMKHANA 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   August 18th 2011, 2:39 pm

another vid from my stash
if we got this going around here id be interested

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PostSubject: Re: GYMKHANA 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   August 18th 2011, 2:43 pm

one more everyone should have seen
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