7. The Bubba Scrub


Two words are all you need: Bubba Scrub. There might be no greater recognition of skill than creating a new technique that everyone now follows. Kenny Roberts wowed the road racing world by putting his knee on the ground, and James “Bubba” Stewart did the same for motocross with the Scrub. Recognizing that in certain situations getting airborne was losing him time he could better use accelerating, Stewart invented the Scrub to minimize the hang time and maximize the amount of time power gets delivered to the ground. Say what you want about Stewart’s racing style or attitude, but there’s no denying his talent.

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