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    Rainmaker/Bootcamp like trails @ Whistler?

    Hi all,
    I've got a friend going to Whistler that I think would really dig some trails similar to Rainmaker-it'd push their limits, but not too far. Anybody here ridden both WP and Whistler? Can you recommend trails in Whistler that are similar in character to either Rainmaker or Bootcamp at WP? Looking for the same fun factor/rather low commitment (i.e. no gap jumps).
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    80% of the lower zone dood. A-line, B-like, Crank, Dirt merchant.....crap apple (no berms).
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    Ditto what Jurichar said.
    B-Line is the best trail to get warmed up. Then A-line and Dirt Merchant are classics there. Also, lower freight train is a good one.

    There is a new drop trail that opened last summer but was closed when I was there. Can't remember the name but it looked sweet.

    Generally speaking the Garbanzo zone (upper part of the mountain) has more downhill type trails and the the lower part (Fitzsimmons) more freeride type trails.

    But the place has tons of sweet trails. Just tell him to hit the classics (A-line, Dirt Merchant) then go explore.
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    With all due respect to the above posters, Dirt Merchant and A-Line (as they sat when I was there last September) are on another level than Rainmaker. Though all trails mentioned are fun, the lips and landings on the jumps on DM and A-Line are considerably taller and steeper for the most part, and the speeds on those trails are a fair bit higher. As such, I would advise a bit more caution riding them.

    Really, it's just a look before you leap ethos that should be adopted when riding any new trail for the first time. Similarly, trails and features are often changed in the off-season and even during season at lots of bike parks. There ARE small gaps on those trails at Whistler that should be seen before hitting, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikesolvista
    With all due respect to the above posters, Dirt Merchant and A-Line (as they sat when I was there last September) are on another level than Rainmaker. Though all trails mentioned are fun, the lips and landings on the jumps on DM and A-Line are considerably taller and steeper for the most part, and the speeds on those trails are a fair bit higher. As such, I would advise a bit more caution riding them.

    Really, it's just a look before you leap ethos that should be adopted when riding any new trail for the first time. Similarly, trails and features are often changed in the off-season and even during season at lots of bike parks. There ARE small gaps on those trails at Whistler that should be seen before hitting, IMO.
    What he said

    Plus, regarding warm up, I would highly recommend 'Crank It Up' over B-line. Crank It Up trail is much closer to what your friend has experienced at WP than A-Line & DM. It is a really fun trail & nothing is too big or intimidating, even on your 1st run. B-line is far too boring

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    crank it up

    REALLY FUN trail

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    Can't wait to go back to Whistler...and BC in general. So much amazing riding all across the province.
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    Thanks for all the responses, especially the suggestions and video of Crank it up. That's exactly the sort of thing I was thinking of.

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