How technical/steep are the descends on the Tanasi trails compared with the rocky sections at Fontana ?
Tanasi trails are relatively smooth, buff, wide trails. Think Tsali but with hills. its not a tech place at all but it is an incredibly fast system with outstanding flow.
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Yeah, there are a couple of sections that will get you if you come into them too fast not looking, but for the most part it is just really fast and smooth. I'm pretty sure that is one of the best hardtail courses around.
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Only descents that one should really pay attention would be Thunder Rock Express(loose rocks and such, w off cambers, couple few sharp blind corners with big dropoffs, and FAST the whole time down. And, to a much lesser degree maybe coming down from Boyd Gap since its really fast too and can get dusty blind in traffic and has some loose skitchy turns. The rest are just smoothish roller coaster descents, where over cooking something would be more of a factor then anything.
Altho, theres diff some decent climbs there, Tanasi is one of the few courses where high speed descending skills(ie:railing) can win the day over a otherwise somewhat stronger opponent.
Agree. Not really comparable to Fontana(where I live) w Tanasi being much more buffish, fast and flowy. (edit: )Altho, it is rougher in many sections then many give it credit for otherwise. especially at speed.
Last edited by Duckman; 04-28-2009 at 09:41 AM.
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