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Post by rabid squirrel on Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:23 pm

Holcomb227
also known as: Holcomb
@Holcomb227

The first person in Line Rider to make all-manual tracks, and the first person to show everyone that manuals weren't as hard as we thought they were. But, beyond that, the first person in Line Rider to make an entire track that followed some sort of theme with its tricks, and the first person to make tracks in a style that people are still indirectly copying to this day.

Even though his videos have been lost, the entire genre he created lives on, and we still have evidence of his mastery from two collabs and a compilation video.

Best One Ever [2006]
Nothing is know about this track except that it is his first track to appear in the Linerider.org archive on December 16, 2006.

The Amazing Nose Manual [2007]
Released January 20, 2007. Video has been lost. The first all nose manual track ever created! It caused a huge buzz.

[Many other videos that have been lost]
Lots of manuals, smattering of gravity wells.
Some fragments can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUy_PHzZYnk#t=27m08s (27:08 - 28:54)

Make Believe [2007]
(Bare Track)
Spoiler:
He was so good TechDawg wanted to collab with him. All nose manual tracks were considered incredibly difficult at the time, and you can see that he even has a great sense of flow, rotation, direction, and speed variation.

Watch it Now [2007]
Video has been lost, release date unknown. Entry for the first Tournament of Champions as "Manuals". This is the track of this clip from DaPoe's compilation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUy_PHzZYnk#t=27m53s (27:53 - 28:54). Nose Manuals, gravity wells, and some very simple scenery.

Scorpion [2008]
(collab with Hedgehogs4Me)
Spoiler:
Here is proof that he was also good at tail manuals, as he totally owns Hedge in an all-tail manual collab.
[partial sol]


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Post by IGLima on Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:14 pm

Holcomb's manuals are still amazing - they're so clean, even for today's standards

Also, more of his work can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUy_PHzZYnk from 27:08 to 28:54

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Post by rabid squirrel on Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:58 pm

whoa woohoo thanks IGLima! Glad to see at least some sections of his tracks preserved! I remember that lightly scened track in particular. (updated the OP)

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Post by rabid squirrel on Fri May 01, 2015 4:22 pm

sorry for double post, but I also think I remember one track of his where it started out with an upwards nose+tail pinch, which everyone called an elevator, and trying to duplicate it and failing miserably haha. Not 100% sure it was holcomb but I think it was him.

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Post by ICantRememberMyPassword on Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:33 pm

Wow, I had no idea people were playing LR anymore, let alone talking about old players. Thanks rabid, this made my day.

And I didn't do elevators so I don't think that was me.

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Post by rabid squirrel on Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:09 am

I'm slowly writing bios about big names from the past because nobody knows who you guys are anymore! :P

Glad that you got to see this.

I suppose I will be forever mystified about that elevator video I remember from 2006, haha. But thanks for clarifying.

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Post by Holcomb227 on Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:30 am

I want to say !wendel! was doing tail manuals before I was. And he's a pretty good artist for the time. Check out his youtube channel for some old awesome stuff.

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Post by ACwazHere on Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:13 am

The bare Make Believe track was 2006? Damn son.

(hey holcomb)

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Post by rabid squirrel on Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:09 pm

Scorpion video is broken at least for me so I reuploaded it to IRTLTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSDTMQIGpF4

Also found a partial .sol with Holcomb's first part:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/88470717/Other%20.sols/Holcomb%20Scorpion%20%5Bpartial%5D.sol
Hedge must have given it to me way back when

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Post by Rafael on Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:59 pm

Lol, Holcomb can still teach us things about manuals.

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Post by rabid squirrel on Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:41 pm

Data dredged up from the linerider.org video index

Jan 20
Line Rider - The Amazing Nose Manual
By:Holcomb227
it has music

Jan 02
Line Rider - Super Crazy
By:Holcomb227
one of the best

Feb 04
Line Rider - Crazy Cave
By:Holcomb227
It is very cool

Dec 16
Line Rider - Best One Ever
By:Holcomb227
This is a very cool line rider, perfect jumps, crazy tricks and some other stuff.
The track I remembered watching when I was first starting out was The Amazing Nose Manual.

I think the video he entered in ToC was called Watch it Now but he entered it with the name "Manuals", based on chih's list and the playlist I made.

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Post by rabid squirrel on Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:56 am

So this history stuff is fascinating. I am about to publish an unfinished and unreleased 90% nose manual track by wendel that predates crazy castle run (12-29-06), or at least I think it does because the save is earlier in the .sol file.

So that brings us to this progression:
November 2, 2006 - Valo/rollerboots makes Beta 1 nose loop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2Uli37BcLs
December 2006 - wendel makes first (90%) nose manual track but doesn't finish it or release it (recently discovered in Chih's old .sol files)
January 20, 2007 - Holcomb releases first nose manual track, "The Amazing Nose Manual" (video lost)
February 3, 2007 - Wendel releases "Manuals" which include the first tail manuals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmDDAS5jKsQ This is his only manual-related track release. (followed up with a tail manual tutorial three days later: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1z8b6DbNaY)

Also, I found the thread where he posted the naked make believe sol via archive.org but the link was broken Sad It's so old though that I wasn't surprised. But I KNOW people have it :|

I will edit the OP with some error fixes (Notably, naked Make Believe track was made in Feb 07, not 2006)

This is all before my time (I signed up on .org in February 2007) so if anyone has corrections to this (CHIH IF YOU'RE READING THIS!!!) please let me know.


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Post by Sheldon on Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:02 am

Tail manuals didn't even exist until after beta 1 :O
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Post by rabid squirrel on Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:38 am

^ That is correct, sir! Tail manuals didn't exist until people figured out how to balance manuals with accel lines.

Here's the video of wendel's track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ-hCfr_EYs

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Post by rabid squirrel on Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:04 pm

More Holcomb material recovered:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt-hMx_TTRs&list=PLoKj2krkU6XfTEywsxiW0tEZc0hvUbQN8

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