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    How/Where to practice tabletops?

    Just got back from a trip to Big Bear. Wow! What a blast! First ever trip to a MTB park. I managed to get better run after run. I just never got the bawls to try to go fast enough to clear a tabletop and land on the downslope.

    Anybody know where I can practice clearing tabletops locally? Any tips on how?

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    do you already have restraining orders at ASHLEY and MOR?

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    NRA; great area for jumping
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    Quote Originally Posted by longhairmike View Post
    do you already have restraining orders at ASHLEY and MOR?
    Ha! No, never heard of any jumps near Ashley and Mor. Is that in Ray/48th? But I guess it's banned.

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    Find NRA, respect the work that's been done out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nomoclips View Post
    Just got back from a trip to Big Bear. Wow! What a blast! First ever trip to a MTB park. I managed to get better run after run. I just never got the bawls to try to go fast enough to clear a tabletop and land on the downslope.

    Anybody know where I can practice clearing tabletops locally? Any tips on how?
    McDowell Mountain Park, comp loop parking area. There are table tops and a pump track. GROAZ will be out there this Saturday morning from 7:30 am till about noon working on the pump track.

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    Most the BMX tracks around town will let you ride on Practice nights for $5
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckybastard View Post
    Most the BMX tracks around town will let you ride on Practice nights for $5
    But will they let you ride a mountain bike? I thought they only allowed bmx bikes with no front brakes.

    Regarding NRA... looks like now's the time to go when the weather's right.

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    There are only two baby tables at nra the rest are gaps or jumps to natural landings. Just find someone who knows the lines and learn/follow them to gauge speeds needed to clear them .Also as EDR said just be respectful of the many years of hardwork that has gone into the place . No blowing or rolling off the sides of jumps and try to keep the skidding to a minimal .
    We have been trying to work with the FS but they are once again upset about some recent building and scars. One day it could be an even better place with more stuff but first us as a community have to stop building altogether out there and only do maintenance on existing and/or fixing erosion. Once the MTB community can comply then they will once again entertain the idea of the adoption process of the area. I have done my part by complying with their verbal cease and desist that we were given a couple years back .

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    A motocross track is where I learned to jump. Wish I still had my CR 125. I miss going to practice at Canyon Raceway. That was good fun.

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    Nah, for practice nights you can run a DJ. Racing has more restrictions. (In reference to the BMX tracks)
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    Thanks for the tips on NRA... No worries needed about tearing the place up.

    Darn, now I need to buy a DJ too?

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    I hear ya man I'm in the same boat. Hit Big Bear twice this year and my goal for this winter is learning to jump. Did you hit cruiser at all? Damn that trail is fun!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeeter97 View Post
    I hear ya man I'm in the same boat. Hit Big Bear twice this year and my goal for this winter is learning to jump. Did you hit cruiser at all? Damn that trail is fun!!
    Yeah, I hit all the trails up there. Nice and smooth landings. No need to worry about the rocks we have here.

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    Clockwork; thanks 4 the update. You have done a wonderful job at NRA. Its a great place to learn.
    Cheers.
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