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    Should I Take my Hal 6 to a DH Mountain?

    I'm a little on the fence... I'm heading to Thundermountain in western MA tomorrow and not sure if I want to take my Hal 6 expert or rent a bike. I've ridden a lot of rough stuff on local trails, but it was definitely more AM riding and not any long 10 min + descents. Not sure if the Revelation fork, rear shock, and SLX brakes would be seeing too much stress for extended periods or anything like that. Anyone have any experience or thoughts?

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    I should probably add, I don't plan on doing any of the double blacks, I'll probably give at least one black a try though. Not looking to do any large drops, but definitely plan on hitting most jumps/smaller drops.

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    Ended up opting for the rental, though with the riding I did, I think the Hal6 would have handled everything just fine.

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    I have a 2014 Phantom DS 6x6 that I take to Highland. It handles the intermediate and black diamonds just fine. 2-4' drops no problem

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    I was checking out highland... want to try that place out soon. I loved the jump trails at TM but I was a little disappointed in the lack of small drops to hit. I know that the Hawleywood double black has a lot of large drops, but I'm not ready for those yet.

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    You would like Highland. It has some great intermediate trails. Cats Paw has a bunch of 2-3' drops. Nothing crazy and super smooth landings

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    Wow, that trail does look sick and is exactly what I was looking for, thanks!

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    The Hallie on a DH would be totally sick bro

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