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Big Drop at Salem Lake

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  1. sstalder5

    sstalder5 Turbo Monkey

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    Has anyone done or seen anyone do the big (15ft+) drop at Salem Lake?
    ive been by it alot but ive never met anyone whos done it....

    I'll take a picture and post it next time i go out there
     
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  2. skyboss

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    I haven't done it myself, but there are pics of it being done in this thread. Maybe 100 pages or so ago if you feel like investing the time to look.
     
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  3. manimal

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  4. bullitman

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    I haven't done it nor do I plan on doing it..:crazy:I walked up on that jump and I got nervous..:redface:But if someone is gonna hit it post up,cause I wanna watch,and I'll video you for FREE!!:biggrin:
     
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  5. OffCamber

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    Is this the one your looking for. I'm from S. Fla, where is this at? Looks fun. Don't know about 15', maybe 10'x10'.

     
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  6. bullitman

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    OC,That is not it,nice drop but that is not the one.
     
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  7. OffCamber

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    Ahh, I'm just looking for new places to ride. I need to make it a point to get to that part of the state sometime. All the stuff I've seen in pics look like a fun area.
     
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  8. manimal

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    it's big with a steep tranny and the penalty for failure is pretty bad. but smooth nonetheless ;)



    this dude landed at the bottom of the lander. he rode up to it, did one speed check run and boom! nailed it. i was rather impressed.


    i don't like to hit it anymore. i knocked myself out on it when it was about 2' lower and closer to the lander. i've hit it once since the rebuild, got sketch on the landing and haven't been back. the fun:danger ratio is way out of wack for me at my age and career status. but yes, people hit it from time to time but i think the riding style of those who may or may not build things in that region has transitioned more to tech dj lines instead of big hucks.
     
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  9. manimal

    manimal Ociffer Tackleberry

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    this is what it looked like before the rebuild
     
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  10. escapeartist

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    I may or may not have been involved on build day. Its not 15ft.
    There's a no ambulance rule out there, so if you crash, you must sacrifice yourself to the trailbuilding gods, take one for the team, and slit your wrists with your still warm disk rotors to avoid drawing attention to the area.
     
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    Sounds like S.Fla. where you have your buds drag you to another area and tell the Doc you fell out of the back of your pick-up.:redface::biggrin: Manimal, I know what you mean by age and career but I think I'd have to hit just to say I did it. I'm 43 and still have a hard time walking away stuff as long as it not skechy. Brain tells you, you can do it but your body saying please don't.:think:
     
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    i dont' mind hitting the big stuff at santos, but there's something about the salem drop that just freaks me out. probably the fact that i lost a good chunk of memory when i ate it back in '04 when it was smaller. the one time i did hit it since the rebuild was more than enough to prove to myself that it doesn't owne me. been there, done that...don't want to do it again.
     
  13. danielsapp414

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    yeah that stuffs way sketch. there aren't really drops like that much anymore, apparently people learned that it's harder to ride something techgnarcal than it is to pull up and pray :)
     
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  14. Basher

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    "techgarcal" is great but I still crave the rush you get after hitting a biggish drop or gap. It's all good in my book. :banana:
     
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    Where is Salem Lake?
     
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    It doesn't exist....it's a fantasy place made up in the minds of folks on ridemonkey.
     
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    I dunno man, that line is pretty ridiculous. 12X20ft drop to big curved wallride to step up? It would take a lot of prayer for most people to be able to hit that. Plus, they were hitting it on hardtails with 24in wheels, 4in of travel, and no front brake.

    That said, it doesnt exist. Those photos are obviously photoshoped.
     
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    i'm not saying it's not hard, rediculous, and crazy, it's just over the top, most of the stuff even on the shore that big was built for movies and is usually an out of the way one hit wonder that is very rarely ridden haha...good thing it doesn't even exist
     
  19. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    The skid marks on the top of it are interesting.

    That is if it really existed.
     
  20. rewster

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    WTF?!?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is vid of our "hush hush" freeride park, I built most of the stuff there. Actually just got back from digging. And to think, there is a sign at the trailhead that clearly states "KEEP THIS **** OFF OF THE FORUMS" ....guess there needs to be a footnote about youtube

    dumb motha f#$)(@*#$)@*#$ ahhhhhh!!! kill kill killllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll



    looks like tomorrow's work includes digging pungi pits and installing piano wire
     
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  21. rewster

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    he could have ATLEAST styled it up a bit.....






    noooooooobs
     
  22. OffCamber

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    Sorry, I just searched NC freeride looking for the other drop. Like I said, I'm from Fl. just looking for places to ride when I head north.










    Does this mean I can't ride it when I come.:biggrin::redface:

    If you come south you can ride this.
     
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    yeah dude, no hard feelings towards you....only the dumbasses that posted it up. people like that ruin all the fun for the rest of us.

    PM me if you're ever in the charlotte area....might know a trail gnome that could show you around :cheers:
     
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    No, worries. Like I told Manimal, I need to make it a point to head your way. I always seem to stay west in NC.
     
  25. sstalder5

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    it does exist!!!! its a 6.5 mile gravel road around a tiny lake in winston Salem, NC
     
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    yeah, that's where the real fun is at. nice to have something to shred in the "backyard" during the week tho
     
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  28. manimal

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    here's the deal. it's not like it's a huge secret but at the same time you're probably not going to get specific trail directions to individual stunts by posting about it publicly. there are plenty of pics floating around the net of the stuff out there but we try and keep the locations somewhat ambiguous. with that said, don't hesitate to PM any of us locals here for directions or a time to meet up w/ you.
     
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    Yeah you'd have to be uber lucky to just go out there and find all the goods. First time I went I had know idea where to look and spent the day peddeling around for nothing. Next time went with some locals and was super stoked at all the nuggets out there. So just knowing the general location don't mean ****e. But here in Hickory we had first had experiance what will happen if stuff get's built to close to main trails and when the wrong people start catching wind of it. R.I.P Hickpark.