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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by dump, May 20, 2005.
This is looking quite good!
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should call it "S-Line"
Looking Sweeeet!We'll be on it next Saturday!
I want to make a trip up there and try out the new FreeRide park. Looks and sounds pretty sweet.
Only if I could too. There would be so many jumps up if I did. Haha.
Oh i can't wait to move there. Sadly i cant get out this coming week and gotta wait till after the us open oh well ill be there all summer. MWAWAWHWHAWHA
I sure wish the people running deer valley would talk to the people at snowshoe to find out how to really do things.
I'll be up there next fri, sat, sun.
I've already ridden it.
I was up helping them on Tuesday, they've got it 98% done. Coolest trail I've ever ridden, berms are perfect, jumps are easy to clear, plenty of flow. It's called "Power Line", and this is just 1/3 of what it's gonna be in the next few years. Snowshoe has certainly stepped it up.
How wet is it down there?
When I was there, they had plenty of sun, and there were only a few muddy spots. Drainage is a big concern, and they have been trying to take care of any problems. Not sure what'll be like in a typical Snowshoe downpour....
Yea when the mtb park opened up last year, there were some sections that had really bad drainage issues and ended up turning into giant ruts.
It's supposed to rain there next Friday so I'm expecting a mudfest.
Well, they can maintain the durability of the trails by rock armoring and installing french drains in sections. I'm sure first priority is cutting the trail in, but they really might want to take into account long term durability.
I'm sure the crew will have to shut it down on certain days when it's too wet. Don't they do that at Whistler sometimes?
regardless of the mud, this is a good step towards the progression of the riding at snowshoe.
hah hah...no doubt. I just want to make sure that trail is there for me for many, many years to come... hee hee....I'm grinning just thinking about beating Kalen on his home trail! :love:
what's the length & speed like?
Sweeeet! Keep up the good work.
It's actually pretty long, I'd say like 1.5 minutes, but I didn't time myself. Speedwise, you can haul pretty fast, it's fairly steep, and it's got very long and tall berms.
The jumps are great, nothing huge (yet), but there is a pretty big triple, probably about 30 ft if you air it all the way down the tranny. It's the 4th jump in the main set. There's also a good variation of jumps, some stepdowns, floaters, rollers, etc.
Also this is just a test run for them, they will eventually take it all the way to the top of the mountain.
By the end of the season they had gone back and reworked many of the muddy sections. Last year was their first attempt and they've learned well from their mistakes.
that looks soo damn fast and flowy
Yeah i rode in july out there and it was bone dust dry.
Also, the western territory drains a lot better then the FR side as many know.
oh yea. i think he spells his name KalAn.
does this trail deserves a dh bike?
A good jump HT or 4x bike would be better on it. It's absolutely smooth from top to bottom, it just goes on for days. There are many other new (and old) trails on the western side that will give 8-9 inches a real good workout however.
I pretty sure the shot looking down on Mike in the Bobcat digging a stump out isn't on "Powerline" it's part of a new trail called "Heaven" and he's clearing out the landing for a 8 foot drop. To get to it you go all the way to the end of the midsection of "Ball-n-the-Jack" (Sport DH course) and cross the dirt road (Rockgarden). It comes out the same place as "Powerline".
8 foot drop whaaaaaaaaat? Sounds like snowshoe is adding some stuff i wanna see!
hhmm...do we smell a keyword here children?
I believe you're right, if my mind serves me, then it has like 3 different drop sizes. It also has a cool double log jump/drop thing, think Durango DH course.
Yer gonna love it, if you live!!! neaky:
I understand that after he removed the stump he shaped up a nice tranny for the landing. He also reworked the big rock under the lift line on the Mayhem course with a tranny.