Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Persistence

When I rode flatland, I was always amazed by how quickly Japanese riders seemed to pick up on new things, and by how fast the Japanese scene progressed as a whole. The same thing is true now for the fixed gear thing, and I believe these two videos show why that's the case.

I think there's something ingrained in the Japanese psyche that makes them amazingly persistent about learning new things, to the point where creating a vid of them trying the same thing over and over until they nail it doesn't seem odd, but rather seems natural.

Maybe that's why I, and many of the rest of you who are into this stuff I suspect, identify with the Japanese riders/scene so much. If I get an idea for something new that I want to do, I pretty much can't get off of my bike until I learn it (or seriously injure myself). In America this means that I have an obsessive compulsive disorder. In Japan, however, I believe I would simply be normal...


3bancho part34 from hc100 on Vimeo.


YFG 2 from YFG on Vimeo.

2 comments:

Prolly said...

Dead on Burd...

MG said...

Danm straight Burd... The Japanese are SO persistent, and seriously amazing. Check out Magic Fruits, they rock!