yes. patrol had a look for us and general feeling was that spoons of jumps were soft and would be damaged if opened.
more work going down on a-line zone 4 and hopefully 5.
expect good things from lower a-line for the weekend so long as the monsoons hold off. had to keep zone 3 closed yesterday for the rain. would've likely been fine today but elected to keep the machine going down trail in an effort to get the whole thing touched up before the inevitable dry season hits us.
we gambled that it would work out. if it's too soft we'll close it for a bit while the oly Williams weather forecast rolls through. it was surprisingly dry still in places. boys had to bust out the snowmaking equipment to get the hand tooling complete.
It's been quite a few years since things have been wet enough mid July to want to do a rebuild on a-line. good times!
With all due respect, there's no golden ticket to getting better at jumping. time. you need to invest time.
The guy who likes c-more: try going slower and popping harder. then try going faster and soaking or even doing baby scrubs. then learn to transfer left to right and vice versa. if you feel disaster is around the corner when speed increases, you haven't really mastered the trails you're comfortable on. try following someone you know is slower than you and learn to pop harder to still make the landing. In all likelihood, there's still a lot CIU and C-More have to teach you. The new jump at joyride jump park is meant to be more or less a representative a-line feature so swing by there as well. you're not actually going that much faster on a lot of a-line.
Do you yank up on the bars when you jump? if so, this could be the issue. does it happen anywhere else? often happens when people are needing to work for speed. a bit like overcompensating for speed if that makes sense? try and generate more pop through your legs maybe? hard to say from a keyboard...
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Posted by: nickel
up to the moment you crash. then they don‘t
I've crashed plenty of times with no gloves and with gloves. I'm not convinced a bike glove does anything. certainly not enough to make up for the awful feeling.
We'll no doubt do something about that step up in the not so distant future.
As for midguard/misfire, we went in and dropped the crazy hangup that was stopping work for the contractors so they're back at it buttoning up whatever needs buttoning. AFAIK it's mostly railings and such at this point.