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    Length of official DH Course?

    Does anyone know how long a DH course has to be to be able to hold NORBA or other big races?

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    3 to 4 minutes for pro riders is a good length for a DH course.
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    World Cups aim for 4 minute courses. NMBS courses ran anywhere from 2 minutes (Fontana and Sea Otter) to 4.
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    . . .the downhill at Fort William is listed as 1.75 miles long.

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    Mont Sainte Anne World Cup DH course

    ...then of course there's Whistler's Crankworx Garbanzo DH course which takes 15 minutes for a run (3400 feet of elevation), and Golden's Mount 7 Psychosis DH at 13 minutes (4000 feet of elevation) for a run...

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