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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Msisle Dad, Aug 23, 2005.
I was wondering what it' s like
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they'll probably start the morning of the race
A grassy dual slalom thrown together the morning of the race still nets a better race than a sucky arse 4X track they spend big $ and tons of man hours on.
Amen, the DS course in DV was kinda sucky, but man was the racing good.
very true. . . . especially when the 4x track is made of that beach sand crap mt. snow loves so much
I had a ton of fun racing the grass DS track at snowshoe.
No offense, but I doubt there was more than an afternoon into the construction of it.
The key with DS is that there are seperate courses so that the racing is intense right up to the finish line instead of most 4X tracks that are just a drag race to the first corner and the all blocking the rest of the way down.
Actually, The Grass DS was great at SnowShoe , but so was their 4x..
Mt Snow could have had a good 4x last year if they didnt put it on a spring
Dig out your old spike tires and memories of Trail 66 races from years past. Almost makes me wish I had a slalom bike together!
Panaracer Spike's for everyone!
I just checked out the course. 1 sand starthill, 2 sand berms. Grass, gates. Starts up at the exit from yardsale and finishes at the lift, so at least it's long...
I am custom cutting some IRC tamashi deep contacts right now. Like spikes with stiff casings... The course is still outrageously horrible to serve as the sole gated event at the NCS finals. I am hoping that they are still working on it though.
Maybe you could run a 50 up and down a few times and help 'em out!!!
Quick, Transcend boys, round up your 50 posse. Maybe they'll give you a discount on parking or something....
BWAHAHA. They have an entire 50 posse now too...they can cut a course faster then you can blink your eyes!
For proof of this, check out their front lawn....
EVERYONE in West Virginia was saying how ****ty the Slalom course was when I got there. Yet practice and qualifying was the most fun I have had on my bike in years. The race though, That was a different story
It looked super lame, but it made for some sweet racing.
Especially seeing a kid I have been racing with for 10 years get 2nd in Pro,
and giving Graves a run for his money.
Slalom is where it is at when it comes exciting racing. They need to ditch 4X and start putting some effort into GOOD slalom courses!
They need to combine them and make 4 person slalom courses. Now those would rule! They also need to make the obstacles WC 4x sized.
Huge obstacles, 4 riders, seperate courses. WOO
There will be NONE of that!! Having actual fun is strictly forbidden at any Norba National race.
That would take more work, but it would be sick for sure!
You did qualify well though.
What corner did you fall in? On the left hand course, the right hand turn after the jump had a flat rock right behind the gate that was taking out a bunch of folks. I was railing that corner in practice and lost the front tire instantly. Several pros crashed on it one afer another.
Panracer Spikes did rule back in the day. I still have 4 fronts. I think the Maxxis Wet Screams would work nicely too. I ran Maxxis Swamp Things and they worked well. Kirkaldee had XC tires and was somehow railing the corners.
You are OLD.
You are OLDER.
I guess we just like to break the rules, todd-man.
You are.... dammit.
Chris is a good kid(well not a kid anymore I guess) that deserves this recognition. I have never seen him melt down or get pissed about anything. He represents himself well. Lots of pros (well lots of racers) could learn a thing or two from him.
As folks crashing and him getting to the podium because of it, BAH. Its good that he said it but the reality is that crap happens and it doesn't diminish it at all.
The last 2 times i went there i just drove by the parking people everyday......smile, wave and keep driving....