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last weekend, i went for a ride with few of my mates and we found this hidden section next to a downhill track and it was coverd with north shore stunts and stuff..i am not too keen on doing drops..i m more of a downhill perosn...anyway..we saw this drop and i didnt really want to do it becasue i have never done a drop to a tranny...i wasnt feeling that confident and after being peer pressured i did it and it fetl GREAT. it felt soooo smooth and was waaaayyyy better than droping to flat..now i will never drop to flat and that drop that i just did was a great confidence booster!!!

take a look..its not as big as wat u guys do..but a good start though..now i m looking foward to going to whislter :D
 

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TurnerDHRider said:
last weekend, i went for a ride with few of my mates and we found this hidden section next to a downhill track and it was coverd with north shore stunts and stuff..i am not too keen on doing drops..i m more of a downhill perosn...anyway..we saw this drop and i didnt really want to do it becasue i have never done a drop to a tranny...i wasnt feeling that confident and after being peer pressured i did it and it fetl GREAT. it felt soooo smooth and was waaaayyyy better than droping to flat..now i will never drop to flat and that drop that i just did was a great confidence booster!!!

take a look..its not as big as wat u guys do..but a good start though..now i m looking foward to going to whislter :D
thats cool, but it strikes me as weird taht you have such a pimped out dhr, and you havent even done a drop. and your going to whistler?!? plenty of drops there my freind so i would get used to it.
 

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Great pic!

TurnerDHRider said:
i am not too keen on doing drops..i m more of a downhill perosn...anyway..we saw this drop and i didnt really want to do it becasue i have never done a drop to a tranny...i wasnt feeling that confident and after being peer pressured i did it and it fetl GREAT. it felt soooo smooth and was waaaayyyy better than droping to flat..now i will never drop to flat and that drop that i just did was a great confidence booster!!!

take a look..its not as big as wat u guys do..but a good start though..now i m looking foward to going to whislter :D
I hear you on the drops versus downhill and I was hesitant on my first real drop too. Now since I've discovered drops to tranny and mild flat, it ain't a big deal anymore. Also makes me more confident on the downhill. It's all about the ride!!
 

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That last pic - Northstar? Funny, almost all the drops there are to flat, not tranny.

Yeah there's no question drops to tranny are way easier. There's much less of a smack when you land and you're less likely to crash because momentum keeps you going and upright. Takes a few to build confidence, but just keep it straight, don't endo, and you'll be fine.

Edit: Be sure to hit the drop park at Whistler, four drops to tranny in a row, each a little taller than the rest but all landing on the same tranny, great way to build confidence for some of the bigger drops on the mountain.
 

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Yup... Northstar...

OGRipper said:
That last pic - Northstar? Funny, almost all the drops there are to flat, not tranny.

Agreed most are pretty much to flat with some real mild tranny to it (sucks). Carlmont or LimeRidge has some good tranny drops.
 

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X-Vert said:
Agreed most are pretty much to flat with some real mild tranny to it (sucks). Carlmont or LimeRidge has some good tranny drops.
Have you seen this one yet? I think it's new. The tranny is off-camber (not in line with the ramp). Depending on the direction and speed you come off the ramp, the drop amount can vary.

As with the original poster, I'm also new to doing drops to a tranny. I was really digging this one and finding it surprisingly easy.
 

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Have you seen this one yet? I think it's new. The tranny is off-camber (not in line with the ramp). Depending on the direction and speed you come off the ramp, the drop amount can vary.

As with the original poster, I'm also new to doing drops to a tranny. I was really digging this one and finding it surprisingly easy.
That's at northstar? if so what trail is it on?
 

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huh? the DHR is a race bike....

...and not everyone likes drops anyways
yeah I know that, but most races have drops incorporated in them and such.(maybe that's not such a valid point, but whateva). its just that most people who have dropped that much coin on a bike would have had some experience with drops to tranny and such. You know? I don't have any problems with it or anything, just kinda struck me as weird.

oh yeah dhr is plenty capable of drops. just cause its a race bike doesn't mean it cant be dropped 5 feet :rolleyes:

cool drop by the way
 

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konabiker said:
oh yeah dhr is plenty capable of drops. just cause its a race bike doesn't mean it cant be dropped 5 feet :rolleyes:
never said it wasent, but its not a bike people buy to do drops, which is why i thought the comment was strange. Didnt realize bike cost and dropping were analogous either...
 

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sweet !

that drop too the right handed tranny looks SICK ! that has soem huge potential to be busted of in a large manner and hipped out hardcore... looks like alot of fun. Might make a suggestion to the trail builders where I ride to put together somethign liek this. Makes a change for the normal drops to tranny...
 

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CanadianHooligan said:
Looks fun,about how high is that?
NOOOOOOOOOOO ! ! ! dont ask that question, oh well... there went this thread.....
 
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