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The Two-Stroke Croaks

The Two-Stroke Croaks
The bike that helped usher in the modern era of flipping, whipping, and everything else associated with freestyle motocross is finally being retired. Looks like it's time to stop fearing the four-stroke reaper.

Updated: June 17, 2008, 1:01 AM ET
By Jon Alain Guzik | EXPN.com

Motocross and golf exist on opposite ends of the athletic spectrum, but they do share a glaring similarity: In both sports, no matter what, you have to trust your equipment. Issue a "new and improved" putter to the world's top golfers, for instance, and you'll still have some very frustrated people misreading putts.

So what happens when that new club is actually a modernized dirtbike, and "making the shot" means landing a 120-foot backflip?

It's a question most motocrossers will face ...

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