MXA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK: WHEN THEY SAY “HANG IT OUT” THIS IS WHAT THEY MEAN
Justin Muscutt (116) hangs his Yamaha YZ250 two-stroke out as far as humanly possible in this banked berm. What you can’t see is that it is 6 feet down to the rock-hard ground below and Justin has his rear wheel hung over the backside of the berm just about as far as it can go. In fact, if you look closely, of the 38 rows of knobs on Justin’s rear tire, only two rows of knobs are actually in contact with the dirt. This is the edge of disaster.
Debbi Tamietti shot this photo by standing directly in the path of where Justin’s bike would have headed if his rear wheel had gone any farther over the berm. But, after seeing how far Justin hung his tire over the edge, she backed up — largely because she got the shot.