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    Horn hill

    Do you need a full suspenpension bike to ride this or will hardtail do? intermediate rider is there any beginner trails? Won't be going too fast probly braking alot but just wanna try it
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    I've been wanting to go there...Here's some videos of it.

    Horn's Hill trail 1 - YouTube
    Horn's Hill Trail 2 - YouTube
    Horn's Hill Trail 3 - YouTube
    Horn's Hill Trail 4 - YouTube

    Horn's Hill 4.3.2010.avi - YouTube

    It doesn't look like it'd be too bad on a hardtail.
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    where you from? google spokes n jokes or spokes n jokes akron.. Thats my social biking group i created. What is the difference between a jump and a drop? What is the limit i should do with a hard tail? 3 feet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by icecube89 View Post
    where you from? google spokes n jokes or spokes n jokes akron.. Thats my social biking group i cre ated. What is the difference between a jump and a drop? What is the limit i should do with a hard tail? 3 feet?
    I'm from brecksville. I'll have to check out your group. A jump has a lip that will get you up in the air or you can just roll over it. A drop is when you ride up on something an then the landing is below, you can't just roll over it. As for what a hardtail can do, it just depends on the strength of your bike and wheels. 3 feet should be fine though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaotikkaos View Post
    I've been wanting to go there...Here's some videos of it.

    Horn's Hill trail 1 - YouTube
    Horn's Hill Trail 2 - YouTube
    Horn's Hill Trail 3 - YouTube
    Horn's Hill Trail 4 - YouTube

    Horn's Hill 4.3.2010.avi - YouTube

    It doesn't look like it'd be too bad on a hardtail.
    Thanks for posting the videos, which are some of the best Horn's Hill videos I have watched. I too need to get up there.

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    is there walk arounds? I dont know if i could do them at full speed.. Are the trails rated? Like easiest to hard? I want to do it and will, but dont wanna have to go 4549599 miles an hour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by icecube89 View Post
    is there walk arounds? I dont know if i could do them at full speed.. Are the trails rated? Like easiest to hard? I want to do it and will, but dont wanna have to go 4549599 miles an hour.
    I don't know if they're rated or anything but from the looks of those videos it looks like you can avoid any of the more difficult features.

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    I'd imagine either FS or HT would be sufficient. That trail looks like fun! Where's it located? Somewhere in Ohio I presume?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wheatgerm View Post
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    Yup, Horn's Hill Park which is at the corner of Waterworks Road and Horn's Hill Road on the North End of town.

    I have done it on an FS bike but I've seen lots of HT's there too.
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    never did downhill in my life.. Not even sure how to do a basic drop right. Do i just go into this gung ho or be very cautious? I might be a brake baby my first few times.. Any advice for a newbie?
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    Quote Originally Posted by icecube89 View Post
    never did downhill in my life.. Not even sure how to do a basic drop right. Do i just go into this gung ho or be very cautious? I might be a brake baby my first few times.. Any advice for a newbie?
    I'd get the basic form down and comfortable for hitting drops before I ventured to HH for the first time. Not knowing your comfort level or ability, I can tell ya there's no better way to really **** yourself up than DH and most of the "survival reactions" you have to hitting air are the kind that send you over the bars.

    I did a lot of drops off of small obstacles, moving up to picnic tables, and so on till it was muscle memory for me, before tackling a course where speed can get away from you.

    It's not my game, too old for wadding myself up and missing a month of work, but I can do it. It's fun, no doubt, but a young man's game.
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