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post #1991 of 6348 (permalink) Old 03-07-2012, 09:58 AM
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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.

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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.

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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.
I looks to me that you aren't even supposed to clear it lol. Like a very low table top that you do small tricks onto.

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I looks to me that you aren't even supposed to clear it lol. Like a very low table top that you do small tricks onto.

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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...
On Saturday man I found every single stump, rut, branch, etc., that was buried by the fresh snow. Got worked once or twice but mostly it just stopped me/slowed me down enough to make the rest of the run not very fun because I didn't have enough speed... Shit happens.

Saturday is going to be a game-time decision I think. C-burg is not a bad drive but it'/s still 2.5 hours give or take and if the conditions locally are acceptable (no black gunk of death?) then I would prefer to stay at MTH and maximize my riding time rather than spend 5 hours in a car...

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I looks to me that you aren't even supposed to clear it lol. Like a very low table top that you do small tricks onto.
yeah almost like a manny pad or butter pad. you use the lip just to get a little air and then do ground tricks or small air tricks on to the table.

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But it dips and then you have the knuckle.

It wasn't a table, it was a valley.

See the attachment and behold my paint skillz


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The lip was more rounded towards that valley so you could just ride the little dip if you wanted instead of jumping it.
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oh then it was gap jump, or it was just a bad table. that wouldn't surprise me.

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Hey guys, is it worth driving to Michigan from Chicago on the 16th to 17th? Me and a bunch of friends were thinking of both Boyne resorts.
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Everyone up north got hit with 15-18" of snow last weekend night (March 2-4). That built up some awesome base for them. It was warmer this week I think, but there should still be plenty of snow I'd expect the hills to be ~90% of terrain open, parks should all be open, what will most likely be lacking is any gladed/off-piste terrain which suffers the most because they can't groom it.

FYI they are doing Krazy Daze at Boyne Mountain this weekend, place is probably sold out and will be a wild party, although I hear the slopes are usually pretty empty since everyone is busy drinking beers instead of skiing/riding.

IMO as long as it isn't raining, it would be a great way to cap off your season up there. Wish I could join you

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