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Whistler 2013 Bike Park Conditions

May 26, 2013, 3:18 p.m.
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The park is unreal. Thew new section on A-Line is looking good as well, change is good!

Crabapple Hits are buffed up and riding great. They are lipped up from last year, so be careful. Prepare for air.

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May 26, 2013, 7:54 p.m.
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Another day in paradise. 5 down, 45 to go!

This trip to Kelowna was definately an undertaking - Liam and I had been planning this project for 24 hours. We worked really hard to pull out all the stops in this video. We had slo-mo goggle shots; time lapses; pedal flips; outrageous product shots; unloading and loading the bike; walking through the field with your hand in wheat. At the end of the day this trip was all about just getting out and riding with all my friends.

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May 27, 2013, 5:33 p.m.
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I know there's still a lotta snow up top, but when does the Garbo zone typically open?

May 27, 2013, 9:07 p.m.
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Agreed. Crushing it, killing it, all time conditions.

Raceplate's on, all year long.

Yeah, interested to see the Aline reroute. Big difference? Anyone?

Brrr

May 27, 2013, 10:13 p.m.
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I know there's still a lotta snow up top, but when does the Garbo zone typically open?

Garbanzo official opening day is slated for June 15 2013. Should be doable - not a lot of snow last winter and this spring has been warm and wet.

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Raceplate's on, all year long.

Yeah, interested to see the Aline reroute. Big difference? Anyone?

After opening weekend, lower A-line was closed for rerouting, seems like there will be a tunnel in there at some point. Other than that A-line jumps are all pretty much the same as far as I recall maybe a little more lip on the biggest tabletops/stepups on the last section.

May 28, 2013, 9:42 a.m.
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Here's the new ending hip.
http://instagram.com/p/Z1YNlwApGs/

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Photographer: Mad Dog

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May 28, 2013, 9:50 a.m.
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That looks glorious.

May 28, 2013, 5:46 p.m.
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Here's the new ending hip.
http://instagram.com/p/Z1YNlwApGs/

Rider: Peter Matthews
Photographer: Mad Dog

That looks glorious.

Seconded. That's probably my favorite jump at WBP.

May 29, 2013, 5:23 a.m.
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I'll be back on friday! Can't wait :D that looks like a good jump for me to set up with my camera and test out photographing the elusive mountain biker…

May 31, 2013, 7:05 p.m.
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Is the temperature warm enough that you can wear shorts and just one layer?

May 31, 2013, 7:10 p.m.
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I've worn a shirt and shorts all five days in the park I've had this year. From opening day to today.

May 31, 2013, 7:11 p.m.
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Holy crap.. had my first trip down a newer lower aline today. The first of the last three has a transition that lasts for six stories.

June 2, 2013, 9:40 a.m.
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Holy crap.. had my first trip down a newer lower aline today. The first of the last three has a transition that lasts for six stories.

That tabletop/transition is the "overpass" over Lower Easy Does it, which goes through a tunnel under A-line.

June 2, 2013, 4:31 p.m.
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Great conditions today.

Watch out for the trail obstacles!

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June 2, 2013, 8:21 p.m.
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Could not be much better today,the bear we saw had three tiny cubs with her. Close to HOD,very bad news if you hit one of them:damn:

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