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Whos ready to watch the pain on the Sea Otter this year?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Total Heckler, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. Total Heckler

    Total Heckler Beer and Bike Enthusiast

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    I found some pictures of the new top section... people will be getting hurt. It looks like they did a total rebuild of the top section.

    30ft double:


    Another view of the top section:


    Here is a description from SFDirtlab:
     

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  2. jonKranked

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    they should put a pond in between the take off and the landing, then pretend its the NZ world campionships
     
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    And then put rabid Sea Otters in it for Sh!ts and giggles.

     
  4. Racerx7734

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    I'm leaving for Otter in the morning..........I hope it doesnt rain............oh wait.........it always rains........still a blast though.

    Biggest sandbagger race of the year in my opinion....
     
  5. big-ted

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    Has someone been using the Pinkbike ruler again?
     
  6. boone

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    Yup! I'd be goin round that or straight into the face...BAMMM!
     
  7. mandown

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    not me. i don't even have pantz on yet.
     
  8. Total Heckler

    Total Heckler Beer and Bike Enthusiast

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    Ha thats a possibility. I haven't seen any of the new stuff in person yet.
     
  9. Internal14

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    I'll be there working for SRAM doing Road Nuetral service work.
    And sneaking off to go check out the dirty things too!
     
  10. Arkayne

    Arkayne I come bearing GIFs

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    I'm bummed. I've meetings up the yin yang with our realtor. I suppose a home is more important? That course sounds so fun!
     
  11. enjoydirt

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    huh, I wonder how hard it will really be to keep speed for that double. Especially in the rain...

    And it does actually look like 30ft to the landing to me in that picture.

    too bad im stuck in Seattle... bah.
     
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    Looks like it could easily be 30ft to me, ya big cynic :)
     
  13. Total Heckler

    Total Heckler Beer and Bike Enthusiast

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    Also, its not supposed to rain. I think this is the only year I have seen it (supposedly) clear.
     
  14. dump

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    we haven't had rain in a while... it's been remarkably dry all spring.
     
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    i'm stoked. i always used to hear that the course was a little boring after the top section, it looks like they're trying to keep it interesting.
     
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    ill be down there tmrw walkin around. think theyll have the course closed to riding????
     
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    hmmm...now the decision...to race HT DH or Sport XC...hmm...what do I want to waste $90 on more...

    -ska todd
     
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    The answer's at the top of this page : "Ridemonkey.com > Biking Forums > Downhill"

    Doooooooooooooooooooooooo it :)
     
  19. ska todd

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    Yes, but do I want to waste most of my day on Fri & Sat trying to get maybe 2 practice runs in and then racing DH or do I want to "race" (and I use that term quite loosely) XC at 8am while hung over from the F1RST and Seasons premiers?? decisions, decisions!

    -ska todd
     
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    Text me Friday so we can meet up for drinks.
     
  21. connor

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    I think they said it's a 10ft gap.. with 20ft table after..

    the gap looks 10ft ish, don't you have some lasers you could measure it with?
     
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    .....?
     
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    need a downhill bike? I got one you could borrow:biggrin:
     
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    If you're at all competitive in your class (whatever class it is) you'll have no problem clearing a 10' gap. But even still I hope there is a couple minute video of crashes on it.
     
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    bha

    ska todd runs on scotch whiskey

    and fraser on PBR

    personally, I like to keep one in each hand
     
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    That is more than a ten foot gap. The wheelbase on a bike is just short of 4' and that gap is at least 3 wheelbases long. I would guess it is over 15'. I was surprised last summer how short 30' was when we started measuring out the jumps we were building.
     
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    with a lip like that you won't have to worry about clearing the gap if you are carrying a reasonable amount of speed.
     
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    I've been out in San Jose for a few days now and I hear that it's definitely more of a big bike course than ever before, still going to take the little bike down though. We'll be headed down Thursday sometime I suppose.
     
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    goin back to cali, cali, cali, goin back to cali!
    I might be in still! Work load got backed up really bad, wifes the one actually pushing to go. :D
    Where is a good place to stay motel wise within 20 minutes of the otter?
     
  30. fred.r

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    If you don't mind staying with a few rowdy DHers we have a spot open in our condo, it's closer than 20min from the event and only $50 a night. Open invite to you, as I'd like to see the price drop for us a bit. We'll be there Thurs, Fri, and Sat. night.
     
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    goin back to cali, cali, cali, goin back to cali!
    If it were me Fred Id be all over it! :thumb:
    I appreciate the invite, but I am packing wifey and kids and we are doing the coast thing as well. Rep for invite!!!
     
  32. HaveFaith

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    Pat and I will have room at our campsite. Hit me up if you are interested!
     
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    [Offtopic-ish stuff]
    I wonder, why there aren't more helmet cam videos from different
    tracks before big races. It would be soooo much better, than trying to
    describe tracks in words.

    I think riders would appreciate it pretty much. Just my $.02.
     
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    no better way to get rid of that hang over then going out riding. :biggrin:
     
  35. MDJ

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    Here is a video of part of the Otter track.

    http://www.ashlandmountainadventures.com/otter08.html
     
  36. Sandwich

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    that's cool, but where's the DH course?
     
  37. Total Heckler

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    Will you guys have room on Friday night? I'm thinking it might be easier to just stay that night for the practice/race in the morning.
     
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    Yep.5
     
  39. beaverbiker

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    the jump is about 30 ft.

    it'll be easy to clear when it's dry and hard, which it should be by now. we were hitting it right after it was built and it was pretty much clearable then.
     
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    looks like a 3 ft lip