- Look before you leap!!!
- Larry wrote:
Genuine Q* – not to excuse the shifty layout of the decking, but if you were cycling Chatel’s ‘Black Shore’ in the Alps, would you not check out the course before you rode it in anger?
*I’m an XC buffoon with no discernible skill or fitness.
Yes no & maybe, as they were stopped they had probably checked it out and this was the resultsPosted 4 years agopeachosMember
it’s not a set up, they meant to hit boost over the fence into the field. the woodwork on black shore actually turns left around the tree and back into the forest, they’d obviously spotted the gap (or been told about it) and went to follow each other through it. first dude stacks it for whatever reason & there’s nothing the rest can do. guy in the field is the spotter making sure there’s no family having a picnic or anything!Posted 4 years agomikey74Member
That is very bad trail design. There should have been something at eye level as you roll towards it forcing you in the direction of the trail.
Looking at the POV shot, it looks just like the previous drop-off and when hooning it you could quite easily mistake it for another drop.Posted 4 years agobellefiedMember
The headcam gives you the same POV as the rider, you can only see the change in direction a split second before you leave the boards, even if you were able to brake exactly at that point, you’d still stack it at that speed, only into the railings not the field?
the bloke in the field’s bike is almost exactly where the first rider lands, so looks like he stacked it there a minute or so earlier and was just recovering as he had his helmet off?Posted 4 years ago
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