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  1. #1
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    Vote! big drop or flowy section

    1. Build a big drop ~10 feet that goes over top the rainbow teeter and drops you onto the landing for the 8footer. it will start with its own bridge to the left of the current bridge

    2. Flowy section with 2 gaps in it first one over the rainbow teeter then the second one landing on the downside of the 8footer.

    or any other suggestions.

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    Here's a thought. The big drop is smooth - so smooth, from the looks of things, that the smaller drop is actually more of a hazard and less fun (2 people crashed hard enough to get hurt on it the other day - nobody crashed on the larger drop) - how about reworking the smaller drop so that it extends out a bit further - turns 90 degrees (downhill) and drops you 10' onto the current landing for the 6' - which will be moved to match the drop, and beefed up a little bit. I am fairly certain that this could be done without too much extra work, and it would allow for better use of the existing space. I will draw a picture and attach it below. This would allow us to pursue both options mentioned above. Just a thought....

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    Here's a drawing

    edit: sorry I cannot seem to get it sized better than this, hopefully you get the idea.

    If we decide not to go this way right now - my vote would be for the flowy section.
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    I like that idea Josh, although I think as long as we made it so that its not really climbing uphill to where you have to pedal a lot to get to it. Dont know if Todd's idea for the seperate one to the 8ft drop bridge owuld be the best because its angled for the 8fter and would be weird for a different angled drop.
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    Dunno - I think that Todds proposed 10' would actually line up better for the 8' landing than the 8' itself, since it is kind of off-camber now. I also think, though, that we could get my proposed bridge to run in such a way that it would not be in the way of the 8' drop (or run out) - and would not climb too dramatically at all. It would be easier to say for sure if I were looking at the site though.

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    Definitely. it seems like at this point we shoudl almost make a 15-20ft tall bridge up in the trees thats wide enough to be just attached to the trees, and is long enough that we can pedal enough for stuff and just build some drops/stunts off of it and have a pulley going to the top so we can lift our bikes up and a ladder so we can climb up. That would be cool I think.
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    ... and if we just ...

    Quote Originally Posted by s1ngletrack
    Here's a drawing

    edit: sorry I cannot seem to get it sized better than this, hopefully you get the idea.

    If we decide not to go this way right now - my vote would be for the flowy section.
    I'm in favor of a flowy section and a rework of the 6' drop and landing like Josh mentioned.
    Then there would be no need to build a Wall Ride/Berm/Drop. Leave the 8' drop intact and build a bigger drop like 12' or so...Do whatever, I'm sure everyone has a million Ideas Flowing...I know I do. It will make everyone more comfortable riding the latter bridges and on skinnys. In any case I know it will be a blast to ride...2 heads are better than one and in this case, there are many heads with great Ideas. I think there are enough great ideas to come up with something really cool that would be sweet!

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    Yeah - I was thinking the same thing about avoiding the wall ride (not that it wouldn't be cool somewhere else) - the landing on the 6' just seems very short - if it were re-routed and made bigger - you would have 60 feet or so of run-out (if for some inexplicable reason you needed this much) I think that we could have the ladder for said drop hug the SW side of the run off too so that it would not be built IN the run off - additionally, the new bridge would probably not need to gain more than 2' in elevation since the new drop would spit you out at a point after which the ground begins dropping away.

    Another thought:

    We could build a teeter into the end of the 6' that would stop 4' or so above the existing landing. You would take the right-hand 6' option, ride onto the teeter, it would drop down about 2', and you could drop 4' off of the end onto the the landing.

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    I submit, for your viewing pleasure, a dude on a chopper dropping proposed teeter. Please excuse my lack of artistic ability
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    wow

    you guys sure have had the gears turning in your heads. Sounds to me like we should let Singletrack build/design the whole thing. Some great ideas, can't wait to see what actually ends up happening. Really like the teeter/drop idea

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by s1ngletrack
    I submit, for your viewing pleasure, a dude on a chopper dropping proposed teeter. Please excuse my lack of artistic ability
    i like!

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    Ewok village and no house. Flow and jumps in the trees. Something that can't be mastered on the first try, yet with little chance of putting a victim out for the winter. I'd like to see a discombobulater (sp?) as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s1ngletrack
    I submit, for your viewing pleasure, a dude on a chopper dropping proposed teeter. Please excuse my lack of artistic ability
    Man, Now you really got me thinking...
    Good Call.

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    Ewok village and no house. Flow and jumps in the trees. Something that can't be mastered on the first try, yet with little chance of putting a victim out for the winter. I'd like to see a discombobulater (sp?) as well.
    Yeah - I personally like the idea of stuff that is hard / challenging but not gonna kill a person should things go wrong. I think that we should have no problems building things this way. And, uh, what is a discombobulater? - a rotating teeter totter?

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    Not to get too crazy posting the drawings or anything - but I had another idea. Anyone who's hit the wide teeter @Keystone should understand this instantly. A teeter built at the end of a 2' or 3' bridge (3' wide) - with enough speed on the teeter @ Keystone, you are airborne before the teeter ever has a chance to rock. We could build our teeter so that you could hit it with speed and gap the bridge to the tranny shown in the picture, or you could roll it onto the bridge and hop the gap (2' or so) to the tranny.
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    Can we just turn his land into another CPX out in Illinois?
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    nice no footer!



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    Thanks - I was kinda sketched out that my stick guy might not pull it off and could rupture something on his re-entry, but then I figured ah, hell he needs to go big for illustrative purposes

    So did you get the bike totally built up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by s1ngletrack
    So did you get the bike totally built up?
    Hell yeah, under 15 minutes too (all the cables still fit the 19"). Getting ready to bundle up and take it outside.

    Taking it to my official new bike testing grounds in the morning. Hall. We'll see how it does with a single ring up front. I'm sure that'll have to change.

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    Should be interesting, I haven't tried out the chainguide yet - you'll have to let me know how it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s1ngletrack
    Thanks - I was kinda sketched out that my stick guy might not pull it off and could rupture something on his re-entry, but then I figured ah, hell he needs to go big for illustrative purposes

    So did you get the bike totally built up?
    i like the ideas that youve come up with, hte teeter one most of all. Id like to keep the 6 footer tho, my goal is to have a 4' 6' 8' and lot of other fun stuff. Maybe we can redo the 6' to have more of an angle or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by s1ngletrack
    Thanks - I was kinda sketched out that my stick guy might not pull it off and could rupture something on his re-entry, but then I figured ah, hell he needs to go big for illustrative purposes

    So did you get the bike totally built up?
    nuttin like a double post

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowskilz
    nuttin like a double post
    10 foot gap over a pit of fire with Pirahnas in it, along with ninjas on the sides of the ramp. I mean really, if your gonna make it h-core, make it x-core...
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowskilz
    i like the ideas that youve come up with, hte teeter one most of all. Id like to keep the 6 footer tho, my goal is to have a 4' 6' 8' and lot of other fun stuff. Maybe we can redo the 6' to have more of an angle or something?
    Sounds like a good plan, I'm going to run up there in about 1/2 hour and drop off the wood. I'm sure it wouldn't take too much work to change the 6'

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    Quote Originally Posted by s1ngletrack
    And, uh, what is a discombobulater?
    discombobulater = a bunch of teeter totters in a row attached front to back. Teeters are about a bike's length maybe a bit shorter. I've seen some in the Flow Show, i'm not sure if there are any on actual trails though.

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