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|09-07-2014 12:06 PM|
Originally Posted by timmytard View Post
|09-06-2014 06:45 PM|
These Glades are all natural and un-managed and marked as glade runs on the trail map. This is a state park and they frown on cleaning them up, even though I wish they still would. A ton of large rocks if there isn't enough snow can and will mess you or your board up.
The year before the oldest nosed a boulder and dented the steel on his brand new board good. I was able to pull it out a bit.
It is pretty shallow in the video I posted, higher up the hill there is a "much" steeper grade. Way over any of our abilities to ride in. Actually I don't think anyone in the group hit the harder stuff last year. The same year my oldest broke his board in the glades, Hurricane SBF member that road with us and his buddy, were hitting the harder stuff. I couldn't follow them. I joined them where it mellowed out.
Last year when we were there, they had a ton of fresh snow. Some of our lines were fresh powder on the path. Some lines were untracked till you hit them!! We had a blast in there. We didn't ride the park at all that weekend, since most of us that met up dont have this kind of tree riding. We all kinda just wanted to hit the kind of terrain we either don't have or never ridden much. I can confidently say we all had a blast riding in there.
Here is a pic of my sons best friend messing around you can kinda see the boulder under the pile and the fresh snow
|09-06-2014 06:28 PM|
Oh wow! That looked fun. You're fortunate to have some really wide open tree riding there! Now, I'm not trying to take anything away from your son's riding,.. but it appeared like that glade had some pretty mellow slope to it. (…could just be a trick of the wide angle view, but even so, it didn't seem to have any real "steep" to it.) Do you know if that's a thinned, maintained, or marked glade run, or did he just venture into some trees off of a marked run?
I only bring it up because the so called "Glade Runs" that we have at Boyne? As far as I or anyone I've spoken to can determine,.. even tho they are marked as Glades. They are not thinned or maintained at all. I think they are just using the summer bike & hike trails thru the thick woods!
Whenever I have gone in? The trees are tight enough that there was usually only a choice or two of lines you could take. And since I attempted this after some of the deeper snows, those few lines where a packed & rutted chute! Not unlike a toboggan run. As a result, I couldn't pick my own line around trees and if/when I couldn't turn as tight or quick as the chute required? I would find myself being launched up n out the side of it. Hence my tendency to try and hook a tree or branch to stop myself! LOL!
I would love to have some tree areas like that around here to get some practice in!
|09-06-2014 05:19 PM|
Originally Posted by Deacon View Post
Btw Slyder,.. Can't view the clip. It's listed as private. Can you change settings on it?
Yup! I'd say it's official,.. This is a threadjacking!! Everybody remain calm and nobody gets hurt!
|09-06-2014 03:49 PM|
|Deacon||Btw, taco, your thread has officially been jacked.|
|09-06-2014 03:03 PM|
Originally Posted by slyder View Post
|09-06-2014 03:02 PM|
amazing how strong those little saplings really are.
Here is my middle son riding our "trees" at last years Orphaned Dad's weekend. Yes the kids got the use the GoPro and us dads got left out again.
Also forgot to mention that at 9am it was -9 F without the windchill added
Video compiling as I edit thread if not up will be shortly
Fixed settings should be public now let me know if there's an issue
|09-06-2014 02:57 PM|
Originally Posted by chomps1211 View Post
|09-06-2014 02:53 PM|
Originally Posted by slyder View Post
|09-06-2014 01:15 PM|
again all the subtle differences of Midwest riding to real riding.
you would laugh at what we call trees or "the glades" as I learned they are called. Again we love it and ride what ya got !!!! better than not riding.
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