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July 12, 2019, 7:31 a.m.
Posts: 112
Joined: May 25, 2012
Re: WBP 19

yes. patrol had a look for us and general feeling was that spoons of jumps were soft and would be damaged if opened.

July 11, 2019, 7:23 p.m.
Posts: 112
Joined: May 25, 2012
Re: WBP 19

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.

July 9, 2019, 6:45 p.m.
Posts: 112
Joined: May 25, 2012
Re: WBP 19

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!

July 9, 2019, 5:23 a.m.
Posts: 112
Joined: May 25, 2012
Re: WBP 19

Posted by: ReductiMat

Crab #2 went under the knife and it looks done.. I can't really tell what was changed but maybe it's been moved a bit in? I suspect I'll get a chance to try it tomorrow.

less twang, bit bigger.

July 8, 2019, 6:24 p.m.
Posts: 112
Joined: May 25, 2012
Re: WBP 19

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.

July 3, 2019, 5:41 a.m.
Posts: 112
Joined: May 25, 2012
Re: WBP 19

Do you still case last dm when coming from the rutabaga side?

July 2, 2019, 3 p.m.
Posts: 112
Joined: May 25, 2012
Re: WBP 19

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...

June 25, 2019, 5:08 a.m.
Posts: 112
Joined: May 25, 2012
Re: WBP 19

it's really quite easy to get to. it's well below the end of totw

June 23, 2019, 7:57 p.m.
Posts: 112
Joined: May 25, 2012
Re: WBP 19

Posted by: Sethimus

Posted by: nickel

gloves suck.

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.

June 23, 2019, 9:21 a.m.
Posts: 112
Joined: May 25, 2012
Re: WBP 19

gloves suck.

June 22, 2019, 1:06 a.m.
Posts: 112
Joined: May 25, 2012
Re: WBP 19

it was open at end of day today i think, at least from our end it was done. going to be hard work keeping them moist while they ride in. 

rain could come swing by any day now...

June 19, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
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Joined: May 25, 2012
Re: Whistler Trails 2019 (not WBP)

June 22nd falls into the "not a chance" category

June 19, 2019, 5:20 a.m.
Posts: 112
Joined: May 25, 2012
Re: WBP 19

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.

June 16, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Posts: 112
Joined: May 25, 2012
Re: WBP 19

Glad you're liking new DM. It's definitely a lung burner for not actually pedalling. I'm out of breath every time at the meeting area. I think I forget to breathe in some places.

June 12, 2019, 2:19 p.m.
Posts: 112
Joined: May 25, 2012
Re: WBP 19

like i said; good things come to those who wait

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