UCI DH Racers vs EWS or Hardline?

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UCI DH Racers vs EWS or Hardline?
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Posted: Jul 26, 2021 at 18:52 Quote
I'm a huge (but recent) fan of DH races and the Redbull serial. My understanding is that these guys are the best DH riders across the world. My question is, how would they fare if they competed on an EWS race or the Hardline. I understand that they are a bit different disciplines but mostly consist on going down as fast as possible.

Please share your thoughts!

Posted: Jul 28, 2021 at 8:24 Quote
pretty sure several of the riders do all 3 disciplines.

Posted: Jul 31, 2021 at 10:41 Quote
it's a mix.. you have Rampage guys and World Cup guys all doing Hardline. The biggest difference i think besides bigger jumps and drops are there are less riders in Hardline verses World Cup which allows one rider at a time, not traditional 1 to 1:30 min intervals. Because of the virus/travel restrictions still going on world wide, UCI scheduling, contracts, insurance reasons lots of World Cup riders more than likely would like to race Hardline but are unable to

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