Were you riding in 1993? If you were, downhill mountain biking was just starting to gain traction in the sport. As suspension started to extend what the bike was able to accomplish, riders were charging the hill with their 30mm travel suspension forks (The downhill RockShox Judy DH at 63mm wasn’t released until 1995…yes…you read that right. 63mm for downhill) and early rear suspension designs.
Sometimes we forget how far the sport has come in such a short period of time. This video taken in the World Cup downhill event in 1993 will give you an idea where downhill mountain biking gets its roots.