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Just in case you are going to Trestle soon, DO NOT MISS Rain Maker. It is at the end of Jump Trail.

Huge berms. Beautiful jumps. Immediately going into more huge berms and beautiful jumps. It is truly dreamy.

And if you happen to catch some video, please send it our way so that everyone we are beaming to about this section will believe us. Because it is pretty much not believable.
 

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I had ridden it when it first opened, and was disappointed with the amount of pedaling. Today I dropped my gambler down to 8", let off the brakes... and had a blast on rainmaker! As long as you trust the berms it seems to flow pretty smooth & all the landings are relatively easily attainable. I was surprised how much faster it is now than it was the first weekend. (still got 2 hits I screw up every time though!)
 

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Holy Crap! That run looks awesome! Why don't I see it listed on the trail map? I'll have to make my way to Jump trail when I'm up there for Crankworx! Looks like a lot of air time with some nice berms. :thumbsup:
 

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Wow, so very glad I didn't take my 19 year old bike down that trail LOL ;) Those jumps look like fun, just not for the Manitou 2 I have on the bike I rode up there a couple weekends ago ;) hehe
 

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Wow, so very glad I didn't take my 19 year old bike down that trail LOL ;) Those jumps like fun, just not for the Manitou 2 I have on the bike I rode up there a couple weekends ago ;) hehe
Thought i had a old bike ? I have a 14 year old Klein mantra Pro ,man I feel for you Dude. I will Never ride this bike up there again.My legs were in pain for 2 days. Now I am saving up for a Yeti 575.I am not going to be bombing the DH but a 3 inch bike( Klein ) is not good.

my new Quote is "don't let friends ride old bikes on DH Trails " :thumbsup:

i am not sure how the dude that was in front of me ride a N/S Bike on the Blue runs he must of felt it at the bottom for sure.
 

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So those of you that have rode this, and have more experience with this kind of trail (lots of jumps / air, but not technical), what kind of bike would you ideally ride on this trail? Just curious, my previous experience at Winter Park was a lot different (many many years ago).. some very fast, bumpy down hills, along with some slower technical spots (haven't rode it recently, but the top of Mountain Goat used to be fun for me, getting up, down, and around rocks, trees, tight areas).
 

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CONoobie said:
So those of you that have rode this, and have more experience with this kind of trail (lots of jumps / air, but not technical), what kind of bike would you ideally ride on this trail? Just curious, my previous experience at Winter Park was a lot different (many many years ago).. some very fast, bumpy down hills, along with some slower technical spots (haven't rode it recently, but the top of Mountain Goat used to be fun for me, getting up, down, and around rocks, trees, tight areas).
i am lucky enough to have a decent fleet to choose from and i would have to say that the Scott Voltage 10 is amazing on this type of trail. it is so springy and lively, it flys off the lips. its my first choice.

Demo 8 II is also crazy good. a little heavier and you have to pedal a stroke or two more but the landing is so solid.

BTW no bike is good on the pedal out of Mountain Goat. did it today and that will be the one time for the year.
 

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Wow, ok, I have never ridden anything like either one of those bikes :) They look like they would be fun flying down a mountain, but definitely not so much fun on the slow technical rides! ;)
 

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CONoobie said:
Wow, ok, I have never ridden anything like either one of those bikes :) They look like they would be fun flying down a mountain, but definitely not so much fun on the slow technical rides! ;)
I found plenty of technical but nothing that was real slow.......well except for the few little up hills...
 

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CONoobie said:
Wow, ok, I have never ridden anything like either one of those bikes :) They look like they would be fun flying down a mountain, but definitely not so much fun on the slow technical rides! ;)
slow technical? do you mean technical down? or technical up? Winter Park is lift assisted so DH bikes, Slope Style bikes and aggressive trail bikes all have good times there. Technical is only slow if you want it to be. I remember riding Mountain Goat last year on my M6 and having fun other than getting to it and back from it. It almost needs a pack lunch to make that expedition over to ride it.
 

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slow technical? do you mean technical down? or technical up? Winter Park is lift assisted so DH bikes, Slope Style bikes and aggressive trail bikes all have good times there. Technical is only slow if you want it to be. I remember riding Mountain Goat last year on my M6 and having fun other than getting to it and back from it. It almost needs a pack lunch to make that expedition over to ride it.
Ok, I haven't done Mountain Goat in YEARS (probably 10+??), but when I did it, on my Stumpjumper M2 with the uber Manitou 2 fork back then... There were some very tricky / tight areas that required very slow going with my arse way back over the seat (steep drops, with tight turns and trees / rocks in the way). No clue if that run is the same or not, or if people can just go flying through that stuff now, but that is what I was considering slow technical stuff.... Is that the wrong terminology? I haven't been doing much riding in years, just starting back up again recently. :p
 

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CONoobie said:
Ok, I haven't done Mountain Goat in YEARS (probably 10+??), but when I did it, on my Stumpjumper M2 with the uber Manitou 2 fork back then... There were some very tricky / tight areas that required very slow going with my arse way back over the seat (steep drops, with tight turns and trees / rocks in the way). No clue if that run is the same or not, or if people can just go flying through that stuff now, but that is what I was considering slow technical stuff.... Is that the wrong terminology? I haven't been doing much riding in years, just starting back up again recently. :p
What was slow/tech downhill for that bike... is blow & go for the 8-10" dh bikes now.

Mtn Goat is still a pretty tech trail, but on a big bike you fly down it.

Btw for WP, trestle DH & mtn goat aside, I'd be on a bike like Mutchie mentioned. Something intermediate travel/ 7"ish & fun in the air. I think the new SX trail would be the near perfect bike for WP.
 

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Rode Rainmaker 2-3 times yesterday. It is SO much faster than it was a week or two ago. That said, I'm still struggling to make some of the larger jumps, and landing flat on any of them robs me of all my speed. Whoever said trust the berms is dead on.

ps: riding a 6x6" RFX and its just fine for almost everything at the park.
 

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I think we rode it 4 times, maybe 5 times yesterday.. It is definitely fun, the berms are fantastic, best I have seen in Colorado.. There is one section I was unable to make the transitions on every time, just a bit flat on the top part right before the wood jumps.. Had one really good run down where I didn't have to pedal much but if you lose your speed you have to get it back quick.. good stuff, i am sure with time and minor tweaks it could be perfect..

My favorite part of the day was the wood step up on Be all u can be.. so fun.. went to sleep dreaming about that one..
 

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My ideal WP bike is.



I hope you weigh 300 pounds with a 100 poound bike to be complaining about the mtn goat climb, we used to lap that on 50 pound bikes before they opened the lift.
 
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