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March 2nd, 2010, 06:11 PM
Hello all, I'm a new guy. As you can see my names Mike and I'm from Maine. What better way to do my first post then with some pictures.
So here they are. All video screenshots so don't heckle me too bad about quality. Myself in the orange in softboots and friend Matt in brown on a 168 Renntiger.
Hope you like em.
March 2nd, 2010, 10:00 PM
What run is that on? One looks like Grey Ghost maybe?
Did you try Tight Line? That run is pretty much amazing on an alpine setup!
March 3rd, 2010, 03:23 AM
The trail is Grey Ghost and yes, we were there for the USASA races.
March 3rd, 2010, 07:05 AM
March 3rd, 2010, 07:53 AM
Yeah, thought it was Grey Ghost! That's a pretty phenomenal carving run, huh?
Did you get a chance to try the rest of the mountain (http://www.saddlebackmaine.com/downloads/saddleback_trailmap_2009.pdf) at all? There are definitely some solid carvers on that hill. "Silver Doctor," "Gray Ghost," and "Green Weaver" are all great blue runs that make you feel like a hero!
"Tight Line" is just friggin awesome! One really wide black going straight down the mountain, with a huge headwall that makes you pick up way too much speed at the start... just great, great stuff.
It's too bad the lifts are so old and slow at Saddleback... takes forever to get up that first double, it's really pretty criminal! I guess that's the charm though... that and the $35 lift tickets I suppose ;)
March 3rd, 2010, 06:53 PM
I hit up as much of the Mt. as I could after the race. I stayed under the lift line for the rest of the day. Felt like showing off some good carves to the lift riders.
Heh heh... I wasn't a big fan of the lift run when I was there early last month, but they'd just had that big rainstorm and then it hit -30-something with high winds when I was there - closed down the quad chair - so too much of the unexpected ice-dense snow-ice going on to be very rideable. But in general I find it's got too many cross-trails and it makes me nervous that someone's gonna T-bone me! And I find that long flatter section with the rollers starts getting a little boring after a few runs.
Definitely take the quad to the top if you go back! Head left a few hundred feet and Tight Line is right there. Enjoy! It is, honestly, one of the best black-diamond carving runs I've ever ridden.
March 4th, 2010, 02:48 PM
I forget if I met you in person. I was the guy from the NH series. I had the Donek 182 and the Oxygen Proton 156.
Man! I missed the gate at the bottom. Wasnt ready for the delay gate at all.
Plus, the set up was way more aggressive than what I've been training on. No excuse; but it was fun as hell.
Possibly talking to Jason Burril and wearing a pair of Track 700's?
March 9th, 2010, 05:00 PM
Yup, that was he.
If you are ever at Sunday River send me a message, I and a friend are usually riding there.
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