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@boardaddicktd no worries on taking a break this week I just went out & rode again today so I might be taking this week off too just depends how i'm feeling come Wednesday/Thursday.

Alpine Valley today was stellar, lift lines were thin to non-existent although the slopes seemed a little busy. They are killing it with their park this year. Haven't been to AV in a few years but they easily have the best park in SE Michigan. Their kickers were pretty sketch like some of them were nearly vert and the tables were short so they're the jumps that shoot you too the moon which I don't like.

They have a halfpipe if you're in to that, and a boarder-x course (which was nothing special, but at least they had one).

Their rail/box features were superb with many very long flat rails/boxes they had one rail that was easily 40 feet long like a 4" OD pipe, a few down rails/boxes, some kinked flat/down or down/flat boxes etc.


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post #362 of 6625 (permalink) Old 01-09-2011, 06:44 PM
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yea that first kicker was a lot bigger until that last rain we got killed it. you're right, dave and i were skipping it too because you can't clear the flat unless you come barreling in from above.
Ah shit one would think they'd close it off? Guess not. I'll just be more aware and realize people are probs going past the jump for a reason lol.
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Ah shit one would think they'd close it off? Guess not. I'll just be more aware and realize people are probs going past the jump for a reason lol.
when we were there everyone was just sitting on the knuckle didn't even see anyone trying it because it looked so sketch.

I think it was still hittable and not totally dangerous so they wouldn't close it off but you needed to be really cooking to have enough speed to clear it.


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Yeah Dave, I preferably will ride alpine over pk. Less people, same features.


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Yeah Dave, I preferably will ride alpine over pk. Less people, same features.
Better features

PK is just so much easier to get to for me after work... the kickers at PK are way better than Alpine, but the rest of the park there makes up for that shortcoming. Plus they have a half-pipe.
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FYI all you daytime people I know gls:maverick plans on riding at Alpine Valley every Friday starting at 10am for the day session.


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Better features

PK is just so much easier to get to for me after work... the kickers at PK are way better than Alpine, but the rest of the park there makes up for that shortcoming. Plus they have a half-pipe.
nice boardslide dave. sounds like AV is pretty good! looks like we're ready for a game of SKATE!

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thanks the boardslides I felt a little hesitant at first but then just went for it on the bigger boxes and got pretty comfortable on them.

I think the game is called "SHRED" when you're on the snow :P


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yea too bad AV is an hour away from me. little too far for a night sesh after work. maybe a wknd sumtime.

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