• 07-06-2012
    jamwellman
    New DH run at Slaughter Pen
    I'll be driving down from KC this weekend and was curious if anyone has ridden the new dh line in slaughter pen. Is it open? Does anyone know where the trail starts? Any gopro footage yet? I'd appreciate any info.
    Thanks,
  • 07-07-2012
    crazyapple92
    Not sure if it's quite open yet, last I was up there was a few days ago and the workers said "It wasn't officially opened" But I rode it and no one shot me, and others ride it too. The trail is complete so no worries about hurting anything (the trail or you) and it's no longer blocked off. I was told they're just adding in a few features here and there I figured they meant some skinnies or something like that.

    I doubt there's any footage up yet. And If you head up the left side of phase one it branches off right near the beginning of Medusa, I'd suggest hitting it after you've finished all of your phase one riding.

    It's big, it's fast, it's flowy. You can get pretty respectable air. It's the most fun I've had in years! You'll definitely enjoy it as long as you remember to put on your big boy bike shorts. It's still a lot of fun even if you don't launch off the jumps, but I suggest you give that a shot!

    Also some slight changes have been done to the rest of phase one. Most notably is the end (left side) of Armadillo's last stand has been revamped and now has a bunch of little 1-2 foot jumps that are a lot of fun. Just don't hit them at more than 70 or %80 steam, there's not nearly enough room to land at full tilt! I found that out the hard way!
  • 07-09-2012
    Steele501
    I can not wait to ride this!!
  • 07-26-2012
    rfxc
    Hoping I can drive down with a group from Omaha this fall/early winter to practice on this trail!
  • 08-04-2012
    Jrkimbrough
    Anybody know where I can find a map with the new sections of Slaughter Pen or can someone explain to me where they are? Going over in a month to visit family and race.
  • 08-29-2012
    FalconAR
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Jrkimbrough View Post
    Anybody know where I can find a map with the new sections of Slaughter Pen or can someone explain to me where they are? Going over in a month to visit family and race.

    Park in the parking lot near the doctors office off walton blvd, Once you enter that trailhead, take the far left trail. This should take you to the very bottom of the jump run. from there just go up and follow signs till you see the trail head.

    Rick.
  • 11-26-2012
    dremags
    Drove down from KC and rode Slaughter Pen for the first time last week. I was blown away with how good it is, did the down hill 3 times. Also hit Blowing Springs, these are super nice too! The trails are so smooth that my rigid SS 29er had no problem, there is some climbing though. I'll be back in a couple weeks!
  • 11-26-2012
    jamwellman
    I also drove down thursday night and rode slaughter pen on friday. I was very impressed with everything I saw. I wish we had a set up like that in KC. I'll definitely be back again.
  • 11-26-2012
    Jrkimbrough
    Here's some Gopro footage I shot a few months ago.... fyi, I'm a scary XC/endurance rider so I was brake checking quite a bit! Look forward to riding it with my new full suspension bike!

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/49138599?badge=0" width="500" height="375" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/49138599">Slaughter Pen Downhill (unedited)</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user5530199">Evan Murphy</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
  • 11-27-2012
    keithrad
    Thanks for posting up the go-pro footage...been wanting to check out slaughter pen for some time now.