What went wrong? It looked fairly reasonable in the 2nd pic.
It's hard to say exactly what went wrong. You know how it goes...someday's you're the fly...someday's you're the windshield. But, VonHeckler was killing it up until that section. This move is called the "Final Exam". It's a nasty piece, no doubt. You have to navigate a tiiiight left hander,which drops you into a hole. You really have less than a bike length to be lined up. If you are lined up and pull the trigger...the rock spine narrows rather quickly into maybe a 3-4" section. If you slip off to the left or right, bad things are likely in your future.
I won't ride this line unless I'm totally feeling it. I pass on it most times.
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