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Anaheim One Preview on the Pro Taper Kickstart Podcast



Presented by Pro Taper

Can you believe that Anaheim One is already this weekend? The off-season has flown by and we can’t wait for the first gate drops of the new season! Today’s show was chock-full of interesting stuff, predictions, contests, and more. Thanks for listening!



Donn Maeda

Donn Maeda is a 30-year veteran in moto-journalism, having worked at Cycle News and Dirt Rider before launching MXracer Magazine and TransWorld Motocross Magazine. Maeda is the Editor-In-Chief at Swapmoto Live and you can catch him on a dirt bike or in the saddle of a mountain bike on most days.

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  1. Jim Krause January 3, 2023

    If someone named Sketchy Puss wins the handlebars, I’m calling cheating.

  2. Tim A. January 4, 2023

    Great show swap moto!

  3. Douglas Barber January 4, 2023

    I am commenting reguarding the pro taper handlebars to try and win them! I hope I do! I need them bad

  4. Phil Mykrakkin January 4, 2023

    How bad is ARay about picks. Sexton Good Webb WTF?
    sexton, webb, rocksen, eli, anderson, mucky, ferandes, craig, marv, pleassinger. Where is AC?
    That is a Sketchy Line up.
    Lets go! Good Luck ARAY We are pulling for you.Team SWAP


    Aray LCQ 2nd place

  5. Brendan Noerper January 4, 2023

    Yall should keep track every week of top 5, 7, or 10. Each person gets a point for every rider who placed in the position of your guess. At the end of the 17 rounds, count up your points! Or add extra points if you get at least 3 correct.

  6. Colter Morrison January 4, 2023

    DON you are featured in fail army’s 2022 compilation on YouTube. Bike load fail lol… no such thing as bad press right!?

  7. Kelli Gullett January 4, 2023

    I thought this was going to be a record long kickstart podcast. But turns out, the first one ended then went straight to the Melbourne review where Anton was stuck in a train and ARay got strechered off the track. I still listened to both. 😂 great show!

  8. Jordan Nezbeth January 4, 2023

    I feel like I deserve/might need these Pro Taper ACF handlebars because I volunteered my new YZ 250F to A-Ray to race at the AMA arenacross in Lexington Ky…..my bike may never be the same.

  9. Kevin Clark January 5, 2023

    Alright Team Let’s Swap out and get Sketchy as hell, Put that SML rig in the main good luck stay off ur head like Don !!! lol

  10. Emmersom Biggins January 7, 2023

    I’ll subscribe to Aray’s premium Instagram if it’s pictures of him wearing only RDX 2.2’s

  11. Jim Krause January 7, 2023

    Why isn’t Barcia pronounced like Garcia? Thank you for the great content.

  12. Phil MyKrakken January 9, 2023

    I was wrong A Rays pics good especially the Webb call.. I admit it. Sorry I was wrong on the LCQ I was pulling hard for you Bros. Swap Moto Racing T Shirt Please

  13. Ayden G January 10, 2023

    yo what up donn. Lets hope I win the handelbars!!!!!

  14. Kent Baumgardner January 26, 2023

    Fire and aluminum frames don’t mix. 15yr firefighter I’ve seen aluminum melt into a blob. Steel getting too hot can warp or get brittle.