The OFFICIAL Snow Summit Thread!!!

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  1. madridg

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    I struggled initially with the steeper jumps at ss until I decided to stop and session the jumps. It kind of sucked initially, I had to Hab back up which kills your energy and flow. However, after a few attempts, you get the feel and speed, you'll go faster, get more confident and eventually clear it. I've done this with the 650b, the 22, and the 3 jumps after the wall. Now my goal is a completely smooth clean run all the way down. Good luck!
     
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    Hey guys, I had a question. I wanted to go to SS before the season was over and i was wondering, how difficult are the trails there? Ive seen videos, but we all know videos aren't really great at showing the difficulty of the trails. I can't jump to save my life, but i am pretty confident with everything else.

    The place I normally ride is El Prieto if that helps in gauging my skill level. I did go to Santiago for the first time yesterday and rode Coachwhip and Chutes Ridgeline pretty easily. Do you think ill be fine at SS? Any tips for a first timer there? Thanks
     
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    Take the first run slow and gauge all the jumps.
     
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    I don't think ill be doing any of the jumps, (maybe if i get some flats before). For some reason being in the air scares the crap out of me.

    Sidenote: Anyone in the North OC area want to teach a noob how to jump on a mountain bike? Lol
     
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    Everything there can be rolled straight over without issue, if I remember correctly. No "required air". Lots of fun to be had even if your wheels never leave the ground.
     
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    Yup Yup, everything can be rolled or a bypass can be taken. I took my gf up there last weekend and she rode park and didn't have to walk anything. It was her 4th time on a mtn bike.
     
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    Don't listen to these people . . . you're supposed to show up and be able to hit everything there. No trying, learning, or progression allowed. Go big or go home!!!
     
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    Lol sounds good. Thanks.

    Are there any chunky rocky parts? I feel like id have more fun on that than getting any air time
     
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    Miracle Mile is much less of a flow/jump trail and more technical w/ rocks, steeps, tight turns, etc. It's fun.
     
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    I'll show you how it's done.:bang:



    (if you've read much of this thread you will recognize my response as self deprecating humor)
     
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    Who's going tomorrow?
     
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    I got to go today, and it was probably the most fun I've had on my bike in a while. I really need to learn how to jump though. Lol. Miracle Mile was my favorite
     
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    You also overshot a jump by 10 feet once
     
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    I really liked Big Bear, but the more I think about the 2 hour drive there, the two hour drive back, and the admission ticket as well as gas price... I feel like I can get more "butt pucker" on trails around here. Maybe I am getting old, texting Herz too much, and just overall being lame, but I could only do jump lines so much. Even in Whistler, after Crank it Up, Freight Train, and A-line I was excited to get on technical trails.


    (I am probably just trying to justify that I like technical trails so I have an excuse of why I am going so slow over features)

    When the tech trails come in - please ignore the drive and gas cost comments, haha
     
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    hahaha that's true
     
  17. ridinrox

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    Why on earth would you be texting Herz?? He even thinks his lips are too lippy...hahaha

    Go up and enjoy yourself - variety is the spice of life!!!
     
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    So what's up with the T-storms up there on the weekend??? I wanted to go up tomorrow, but I'll pass if there's gonna be down-time due to lightning.
     
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    If you are worried about t storms, I wouldn't go, you never know when the report is showing possibility of t storms.
     
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    Also there's only about 2 1/2 trails up there.
     

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