Originally Posted by Leo
You know what Sam? I don't recognize where either of those runs are. Those weren't the runs I was thinking. They look fun!
Man, that jump did look very long haha. Tree riding is a skill that you have to learn over time. You have to do a lot in the trees... paint brush turns, dynamic skidded, hop turns, nose lifts (to avoid buried branches), etc...
I'm still not super fast in the trees yet, but I'm getting better each time I ride them.
That run was really fun. This particular pass through I didn't hit a lot of stuff because I wanted speed for the jump (not that it helped). I also edited out the first half with log bonks and the like. It starts out on Mr. Moll and the part you saw was Chmielewski.
That gap was ridiculous and the jump wasn't that big. I dunno if it was bad design or just really slow snow. I can tell you that Mike (the guy ahead of me) didn't even try to clear the jump and he's a billion times better than me.