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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by ridiculous, May 5, 2008.

  1. ridiculous

    ridiculous Turbo Monkey

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    there was a berm at the end of alpine. After the steep step down right at the end. It seems like just after that would be a perfect place for another huge berm or wallride, maybe even something cool that spits you out inline with the phantom drop deck. I think anything would be better than the rutted out, rocky exit to skinny bridge thats there now. I dont know just my .02, in my mind that would be the perfect way to end such a good flowy trail. Any body else have the same wish?

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  2. captainlawndart

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    no.

    its nice having something that you might fall on if you go fast enough. you can still flow through that pretty fast.

    saturday i had the same conversation on the first lift ride up. and after one ride through there, i think its fine.

    what i think diablo should do is open during the weekdays already so i can skip out of work and ride...which i would have done today :bonk:
     
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  3. FOXROX

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  4. NorseManiac

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    Leave it. You can gap that step down nicely then still rip around that corner well. I hit it all weekend and didn't have a prob, but it kept me on my toes and brakes.
     
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  5. jcaramia

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    i think the berm at the end of alpine after the double should be bigger. right before you go for the sram berm, it would be easier to keep speed...
     
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  6. ridiculous

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    Im not saying theres something wrong with it per se, I hit it all weekend in every condition myself. I just think that that area has a ton more potential to a end a fun flowy trail. Since diablo has such a great crew working it maybe something like that would happen if enough people liked something. Again this is just my wish that Im sharing, Im certainly not demanding or anything I just wanted to know if anyone was thinking the same as me.
     
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  7. ridiculous

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    Yeah that berm on sunday was about gone.
     
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  8. Timekiller

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    eh.... I think that part is pretty fun. I'd rather see them doing the awesome work they have planned for other/new trails.
     
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  9. Runner

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    Am I the only person who can't come close to having enough speed for the cheese wedge jumps? I probably am :D, but does anybody else dislike them too?
     
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  10. road2nowhere

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    i love those cheese wedges. if you want a good run up for them do this. when you go into the first set of trees towards the end of alpine where everyone stops to hit the table top into the sram berm. by the progressive drops. jsut go straight across and it brings you out behind the little shed by the cheese wedges, it was closed this weekend but thats normally the way i go when i wanna nail those. or you cuold just go the regular way and walk up to the shed
     
  11. ROBSNUTZ

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    I Wish Diablo Would Stay Open Later On Weekends.
    That Would Be The Best Improvement
     
  12. Runner

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    Yeah I'll probably get them the next few times I go.

    Back on topic, I like the little section at the end, no reason blasting through it if there's nothing to ride after that but the phantom drop which requires little speed anyway.
     
  13. Timekiller

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    Na... thier a pain for me to clear also, but still fun. As road2nowhere said, after alpine, go straight. You def. can get a lot more speed that way.
     
  14. konarider1283

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    sorry for being an idiot here, but youre talking about right before the little wooden bridge right? cuz i wouldnt even consider that a step down so much...but hey thats just me
     
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    You're right, it barely counts, but that's the only way to describe it.
     
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    i think that the small berm in the woods could be bigger but not at the cost of new trails. when it becomes an issue diablo crew will fix. they are always on top of the trails there
     
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    You knew where we were talking about tho'. ;)
     
  18. road2nowhere

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    i know some people wouldnt consider it a step down, but it all depnds on how you hit it. i think it probably wasnt ever supposed to be a jump just a speedbump. but alot of people have started airing off of me and landing on the hill and blasting through the trail. thats how i ride it. but a berm would deffinetly be sweet
     
  19. konarider1283

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    id like a berm there as well actually. you definitely lose speed there with the lack of ability to turn at the speed you carry out of there. Oh well