Riders are on track as they check out the course for this weeks packed schedule of racing. Wednesday will be the first race of the week before everything starts over again for the final race of the 2021 DH World Cup on Saturday. Check out some of the rider reactions from the track walk.
"No whips here - that would be risky business"
Snowshoe is back on the menu and it's tasting pretty sweet so far. A couple of changes have been made, the main aim of the game being to carry speed as this track has some of the flattest sections seen on the WC circuit.
Bring on round 1. Ding ding.— The Syndicate
The Fox team gets set up in Snowshoe while the double-header race week begins with track walk.— FOX
Well sports fans we have travelled to the U S and A, scootered around Washington DC and walked the track at snowshoe so come along for the ride!— Bernard Kerr
I think the problem was it wasn't sized perfectly. Sizing is critical with a whale tail since overshooting makes you slam into the uphill exit/jump instead of landing on the downhill entrance/lander. We recently removed a whale tail from a local park for the exact same reason and replaced it with a steel ramp to dirt lander. It is safer now because you can be going a little too slow or too fast and still not die.
Also small world, but if you're by chance talking about Dr. J at North Park I'm a local rider and I have to disagree. I thought that whale tale was built fine and was a fun feature. I think the honest issue was people just sucked at hitting it. Kinda bummed when it was taken out. But not hating on the new ramp, glad it was replaced with something else fun.
Surely there’s better US tracks the could use or is it a case of $ and facilities over track quality?