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2012 Conditions... (Whistler Bike Park)

June 26, 2012, 12:19 p.m.
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Dirt merchant sure seems to have changed. The lips seem much steeper. Also at the top there is a table, step up, table step up and then a fade away drop that kicked everyone in our group super nose heavy. Am I on crack?

The lips are definitely steeper, in particular the one before the first big right-hand berm (just after the first set of jumps), and the one around the next corner after the step down.

June 26, 2012, 12:42 p.m.
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I'll echo that. A bit too lippy for my skills, but that rock drop was something else!

June 26, 2012, 12:57 p.m.
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The lips are definitely steeper, in particular the one before the first big right-hand berm (just after the first set of jumps), and the one around the next corner after the step down.

yep, both of those are a little funky. just let go of the brake and hang on? i always ditch speed for them and meet the knuckle

June 26, 2012, 1:38 p.m.
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I'm not a fan of the new lip on the lone jump after the first s-curve.

June 26, 2012, 1:45 p.m.
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Thanks for the heads up guys :lol: Now I'm scared!

June 26, 2012, 2:13 p.m.
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oh good. i got absolutely schooled by 8 year old nephew on the weekend. now I can blame the change in the take offs since I last rode them. yeah that's what I'm going with

"We've been attacked by the intelligent, educated segment of the culture"

June 27, 2012, 6:35 a.m.
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thanks for the info everyone.

June 27, 2012, 1:46 p.m.
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that step up in the first straight after the corner in DM, just throws me straight. and on such a weird angle… i dunno why id like to blame my bikes suspension, but it could be my skills…

June 27, 2012, 1:50 p.m.
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did a couple of laps of garbo yesterday. was rad. i cant believe how much its dried out. a few manuals through some streams, and slow ish in the top left me pretty clean and dry. then went into freight train on one lap then turned into side track/renegade on another lap. renegade had that rocky damp corner that was slick the rest wasnt too bad. heard rain last night so dont quote me on those conditions today

June 27, 2012, 6:21 p.m.
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Can you take the gondola to the top yet? It's a deciding factor on when I go… Definetly not walking from the fitz to Garbo chair..

June 28, 2012, 8:39 a.m.
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Can you take the gondola to the top yet? It's a deciding factor on when I go… Definetly not walking from the fitz to Garbo chair..

You don't have a bike you can ride???

June 28, 2012, 8:48 a.m.
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Can you take the gondola to the top yet? It's a deciding factor on when I go… Definetly not walking from the fitz to Garbo chair..

They have a shuttle from the top of fitz to the garbo chair now, too many touristz complained

June 28, 2012, 8:56 a.m.
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You don't have a bike you can ride???

Maybe I do, maybe I don't. What's it to you?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF0-kWahHx4

June 29, 2012, 1:11 a.m.
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Maybe I do, maybe I don't. What's it to you?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF0-kWahHx4

Classic.

July 2, 2012, 11:59 p.m.
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SUPER wet in the morning. Never been so muddy in my life and half our crew looked like drowned kittens but after 2 o'clock it stopped raining and Dirt Merchant and A-Line were AMAZING. Even Joy Ride and Rock City were in good shape all day.

If tomorrow is not raining it's going to be mint. A few greasy spots but overall great on the lower part of the hill.

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