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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by mtnbiker7, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. mtnbiker7

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    How much can you learn from just going to watch the races at Diablo. When I went to a quad race I picked up on alot of things the riders were doing. I was wondering if it was the same at Diablo.
     

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    u can learn ALOT but do u want to watch or do u want to ride....
     
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    proably both. I'd watch some of the races and ride some that day on a different trail.
     
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    What you can do is sign up to race, and on your practice runs, stop at a lot of the technical spots and watch all the different lines and techniques riders use to clear that section, then you can try them right after and keep riding.
     
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    How fast are most times I'll proably wont be going to fast. I'd be riding on a hardtail.
     
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    Tell if me if I'm wrong, but I thing that most people run full suspension at most downhill races. This most likely means that they would take crazier lines than people on a hardtail would becuase the extra plush out back can suck up drops and such. I do think that watching other people do thier lines would help with technique though.
     
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    I know thats why I wasnt planning on racing.
     
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    Ohhhh you mean like just tips for riding in general. I'm sure watching anyone ride sections will help you improve, just in racing its ideally the pinnacle of each riders abilities, thus you should be able to pick up more
     
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    Yeah I'm gonna try to make it to the U.S Open. It will be my first time at the open and I cant wait.
     
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