Sea Otter Super-D course - - is anyone familiar with it?

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  1. MinorThreat

    MinorThreat Turbo Monkey

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    I'm about to (finally) get my entry in for Sea Otter. Besides the downhill, it looks like there is time in my schedule to enter the Super-D.

    My question is: does anybody here know specifically what this year's S.O. Super-D course is supposed to be like? It seems from what I've read about a lot of the NORBA Nats, the XC guys clean up because there is too much climbing or not enough real down. I've seen footage of last year's course which looked like a snore-fest; but this year's is purported to be much different.

    The last super-d I did was on my AS-X, which was competitive on courses like the one at the Schweitzer, ID Nats. Now that I'm on a Gran Mal, I'm unsure. I don't want to waste entry fee money on a race that is going to be able to be dominated by guys on full-on XC bikes. That was never the intent of Super-D but it's gotten that way.
     

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    F the sea otter superD

    it'll be lame for sure, i can guarantee it
     
  3. PatBranch

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    At sonoma, XC guys killed the super D too...
     
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    Do the slalom and forget the Super D.
     
  6. gonefirefightin

    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    the otter super D is nothing more than a two track mass start. dont need more than 2 inches and gotta pedal your arse off. it is more XC than anything. spend your time on the DS course or poaching the DH course after 6
     
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    it probably won't make much of a difference, but i heard that they're redesigning the super d course for this year, could be good, i just can't see there being anything that would make it too exciting, the park just doesn't have the best terrain.
     
  8. gonefirefightin

    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    just race a cccx course and you will know what it could be like if they want to make it more single trackish, not alot of options in those hills
     
  9. MinorThreat

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    That's what I'm afraid of. I'll probably just stick to the DH and add Super-D at Tamarack instead.
     
  10. black noise

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    The best part is, across Hwy 68 is Toro Park (where the CCCX guys have been running races) which has the perfect terrain for a super d. A good amount of pedaling, not so technical, and a long distance. It could even be a decent substitute for the DH course if SOC put a little work in.
     
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    I hope you bring an extra pair of spandex 'cause the Super D is a doozie