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scrublover said:
Here's one of ibmkidIII down in Sedona last November. Short, but steep.

<img src="https://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f12/scrublover/IMG_0143.jpg">
Ahhhh... How Short??:eek:
 

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LyNx said:
Well I don't know about the Lidarman image ( I know prob photo angle that makes it hard to appreciate) but the others are just a little bit Woah :D my skills have improved a lot since I started riding just over 2 years ago and more so since I got my Trance, but I'm not sure I'd attemp any of those (maybe the short concrete wall) My big problem is keeping the weight over the rear and stopping the fork from compressing like hell and the sending me OTB if I try stuff like that. Lot's of respect to you lads for riding that stuff and even though I don't ride stuff like that I too know the "Oh my *** I hope he doesn't pull brakes now, 'cause I can't stop and if I do apply brakes now I'll prob end up on the ground".
I agree w/LyNx - how the hell do you guys pull off the landing? What's the technique???
 

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my friend Kira

From a photo shoot last spring.

Hiking up!

Checking out the line

Riding down!

(photos 1 and 2 from Ian Miller - Modest Bike Magazine: www.modestbike.com)
(photo 3 from Harookz - www.harookz.com)
 

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knollybikes.com said:
From a photo shoot last spring.

Hiking up!

Checking out the line

Riding down!)
I would never do that. I've got a kid, you see...

I'd love to see video of someone rolling that out.
 

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knollybikes.com said:
From a photo shoot last spring.

now that's impressive! looks like that'd take a whole lotta' commitment at the lip. not much room for error if you decide to not do it at the last second.

looks nice and straight/smooth, with a great runout.

mind you, i'm not saying i'd ride it or anything!
 

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scrublover said:
now that's impressive! looks like that'd take a whole lotta' commitment at the lip. not much room for error if you decide to not do it at the last second.

looks nice and straight/smooth, with a great runout.

mind you, i'm not saying i'd ride it or anything!
Here's some more fun information about this drop!

Right before the lip, there is another smaller roll in - about 4 feet high and with a run out of just over one bike length - that's all you have to get lined up.

Secondly, we switched springs out of Kira's fork the night before (because she's all of 115-120 pounds). Little did we know that the bolt on the underside of the fork leg became slightly loose and some oil leaked out on her rotor.

So, she rode that drop 8 or 10 times without a front brake which wasn't so much of a problem for the drop itself, but combined with the small roller at the start, made her roll-ins really fast.

The rock itself is totally not smooth - it's stiated diagonally all the way down. However, you pretty much don't touch the rock (tires skip maybe 2 or 3 times) so it's not such a big deal. The first picture gives a more accurate size of the drop. There's another one further up this trail that is longer but not quite as steep - it's a toss up which one is the worse of the two!

Ya, this girl rips!

Noel
 

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LyNx said:
:eek: :eek: HOLY F*CK :eek: :eek: don't think you could pay me enough to try that (right now at least, maybe in a year or 2) AND as I said photo angle is key, that's the same place as Lidarman and yet his image looks like a nice, quite steep, but fun and rideable roll down. The images kadeater attached however tells a different story.
That is the same spot I took all right. And here is almost the exact same pic with me chasing Michael down.



But Noel's pick takes the cake is steepness and length. Once you he a point where you can't use brakes, the length becomes really important.
 

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OK's I just have to say, that although I've been told that I've got some stuff loose upstairs, some of you guys/gals definitely take the cake. I mean I know I started MTBing late in life (34 and have a whole loads more respect for stuff and my bones now) and am self employed (and hence screwed, if I get seriously injured), but even when I was younger and fearless I don't know if I'd have tried something like that KNOLLY pic.
 

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Whoa I don't think I'd try 1/2 of those
 

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knollybikes.com said:
From a photo shoot last spring.
Nice. There's one like that in flagstaff. It's actually the easiest way down...if you can commit.
 
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