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    Place to practice tabletop jumps

    I'm looking at improving my jumping, specifically tabletops. Are there any places in the bay area with table tops? Most trails with jumps have small kickers or gap jumps (doubles). I'm comfortable with the small kickers, but would like to work my way towards hitting the doubles.

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    Well, until last Monday I would've said the Epicenter pumptrack...

    Now I think your best bet is the small gaps, hips, and jumps around UC Wilder (and Demo). We'll be out there tomorrow if you want a little tour...

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    Thanks for the invite dirtvert. I can't make it tomorrow, but will take a rain check and PM you when I plan to hit the area again. I've been exploring the UC Wilder area and would love a tour.

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    Well, until last Monday I would've said the Epicenter pumptrack...

    Now I think your best bet is the small gaps, hips, and jumps around UC Wilder (and Demo). We'll be out there tomorrow if you want a little tour...

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    BMX area of Calabazas Park near DeAnza and 85. The kids there could probably give you some pointers.
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    hey dirtvert, would you be averse to giving slow people tours at some point?


    +1 on calabazas---although the tables are a bit weird (even in the beginner section). if you have time, i would recommend visiting the bmx park in pleasanton instead (the tables are much easier to learn on, imho).

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    There are the polo grounds in Aptos, and then I hear the new pump track in Scott's Valley has a tabletop or two (I'm so lame for not going out there yet - yes I'm afraid of 8 year olds):

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    Quote Originally Posted by shredchic View Post
    There are the polo grounds in Aptos, and then I hear the new pump track in Scott's Valley has a tabletop or two (I'm so lame for not going out there yet - yes I'm afraid of 8 year olds):

    http://forums.mtbr.com/california-no...ea-733599.html
    Thanks! Scott's Valley came up in my google search so it is on the list. Looks a lot nicer than Calabazas...

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    Pleasanton Bike Park on Stanley Blvd

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    ^^^^this. Been to both, PBP is much better. it also changes every few years.
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    Wow, I never knew the BMX track in Pleasanton existed. I'm definitely going to hit that place up to have some fun and to get some practice in with jumps. Riding all mountain it's hard to find a trail in the east bay that can offer a practice area for consistent jumping. It might be a little weird rolling there on my Bronson but I haven't had a BMX bike since I was in middle school.

    Looks like a great place for kids too. Even though my boys are still on glider bikes it'll be a cool time for them watching the other groms!

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Bay Rich View Post
    ^^^^this. Been to both, PBP is much better. it also changes every few years.
    Thanks. I just youtubed it and yes it looks much nicer, might be closer too! I took my daughter to Calabazas yesterday. Turns out my jumping technique is decent. Time to start trying bigger jumps...It was so much fun, I don't know who was having more fun, haha.

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    There are two very nice table tops at foster city. Pm me. One is a small one and one a very decent one. Otherwise its all doubles there.

    You can also try the double that some one infilled to become a table top. Terrible really. That is in belmont.

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    What bike should I practice with at these bike parks, I have a single speed hardtail and my full squish AM bike?

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    Place to practice tabletop jumps

    You should also consider the new trails at Crockett Hills:

    http://www.bermstyle.com/crockett-hills-regional-park/

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    Quote Originally Posted by shredchic View Post
    There are the polo grounds in Aptos, and then I hear the new pump track in Scott's Valley has a tabletop or two (I'm so lame for not going out there yet - yes I'm afraid of 8 year olds):

    http://forums.mtbr.com/california-no...ea-733599.html
    If you work in the area go on lunch break! I'm thinking of doing that if I can find a cheap BMX bike. I was at the Scotts Valley skatepark a few days ago over lunch and no kids in sight!

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    I went to Dublin bmx @ Fallon Sports Park last Thursday with my 26" Blkmkt Mob+Argyle. There's maybe 4 tabletops there and everything else are rollers. However, the flow is more suited to bmx racing, than dirt jumping, as it's more of a roll-everything type of track. It's very over-grown as you can tell. Eastern winds were not a big issue as it can be with San Ramon BMX (and sometimes Pleasanton). Perhaps it's because it's because it's in a pocket corner next to the fire station. I only rode for 30 min at around 630p before sunset. The baseball fields had music playing, so that was nice. I was looking at Strava, and fast riders are in the high teens (mph) https://www.strava.com/segments/7905602?filter=overall

    Also, looks like other locals have made a mini cyclocross loop around the park
    https://www.strava.com/segments/5226880

    Place to practice tabletop jumps-dublinbmx20150318.jpg

    Overall, I'd say it's comparable to San Ramon BMX in a few ways. If you're in the 925 and have a choice between the 3 parks, I'd go to Pleasanton first. SR is a standard S-shape, while Dublin is more of a B-shape that ends right at the start hill. SR has a couple of transfer lines if you pedal hard. Didn't see that through the weeds and gopher holes at Dublin (but there might be some...).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasone510 View Post
    What bike should I practice with at these bike parks, I have a single speed hardtail and my full squish AM bike?
    The hardtail, if it's a 26er, or full squish on lockout or climb mode. Use less knobby tires too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by shredchic View Post
    The hardtail, if it's a 26er, or full squish on lockout or climb mode. Use less knobby tires too.


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    Thanks! I've started building a 26" dirt jumper so I'm good in that department now =)

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    and lesser known is the BMX race track in Livermore. mostly empty of riders

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    408mx - bmx track

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasone510 View Post
    Thanks! I've started building a 26" dirt jumper so I'm good in that department now =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SOG View Post
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    Anybody hit this yet? It's only about 5 minutes from our new house. I'm gonna try and check it out this Wed.
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    Shells in Foster City usually has a table top or 2 mixed into the pump and rhythm lines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtvert View Post
    Anybody hit this yet? It's only about 5 minutes from our new house. I'm gonna try and check it out this Wed.
    Report back if you go tomorrow. That's not too far from me. I hope that Lake Cunningham Bike Park gets approved and built, that would be a 2 block bike ride for me!

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