Windham WC DH Practice Video

Aug 26, 2010
by Windham Mountain  
Here is a quick video from DH practice at Windham, NY for this weekend's World Cup race.

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  • 5 0
 That was the first practice session. They're not going to be going anywhere near full speed yet. That and the fact that this is the first time this venue has been used, so no ones going to know how it rides. Looks like it'll be good to me.
  • 4 0
 I like the fact that the track is not made to a blue print from some other WC race track, seems a little different, different soil type and not just big but flowing lines if you can hit them.
Some more picky stuff to sort the boys out from the men. I think the race will be an interesting one with bigger time gaps than some other tracks (here is hoping).
  • 7 0
 That was Iggz @ 2:00! Get some Iggz!

Going to be a sick weekend!
  • 2 0
 The bottom of the track is real fast, the top is REAL steep and tech turns. They were prolly all over the breaks to keep from dying...The steep resorts in europe seem to be more cut into the hill. This place is straight down the hill. The vid doesn't do that rock drop justice, if you try to walk down the runout its more of a slide.
  • 3 0
 My thought is..... the track is currently wet (and in previous videos the USA riders have said the rocks are like ice in the wet due to the clay). It is going to dry out so they are all up just having a rough sighter and cutting lines in, no point killing yourself in the wet, getting hung up on sketchy rocks etc. if you are going to race in gripy, dry conditions.

I doubt this track is even close to steep to these boys tbh. Steep to us mortals though. haha
  • 1 0
 It's not even as steep as the tracks I ride every weekend in south wales/monmouth ,thats not saying its bad tho , not even close , I think it makes a great change to the usual heavy braking steep stuff Smile
  • 5 0
 Did I see rachel back on the bike in that vid?
  • 5 0
 Yes, unless Gee is rocking a clip on blonde pony tail now. If he is, he totally pulls it off!!!
  • 1 0
 Maybe it's part of the new 2011 helmets Razz BADASS GEE.
  • 1 0
 i talked with rachel @ crankworx and seen her ride and she looked pretty pinned
  • 5 0
 Did I see Mr. Hill in that video Razz
  • 4 0
 i think so too dude...green demo,sporting the leatt and the number 1 jersey...please be true...
  • 2 0
 he doesnt look very comfortable on his bike yet tho....looks hesitant, but i guess it is just practise
  • 2 0
 I thought I saw miss Atherton, I take it she's gonna make it back in time for the Worlds.
  • 2 0
 i saw hill and that is him hes back!! and rach atherton rock a neck brace
  • 2 0
 Yeah, Rach was a Crankworx riding, but hadn`t heard anything of Hill. And everyone looks awkward on that track, it looks kinda tight and not as fast as most WC courses.
  • 5 0
 I hope Gwin kills it. Take one home in America.
  • 3 0
 sam hill sighting?number 1 jersey,green demo,and a leatt????please be true...
  • 3 0
 yeh it is i paused it and on the back of his helmet it says hill love that bike its such a cool colour
  • 2 0
 hell yeah then...im such a fanboy,now he's back,chances are he might take the rainbow jersey since he's sooo pinned at msa...
  • 3 0
 Shame that colour option ain't hitting the UK!
  • 1 1
 Really? We don't get the black and yellow bumblebee demo here.
  • 1 0
 oh i love it
  • 1 0
 bike color looks even better in person
  • 3 0
 All i got to say is i hope Sam Hill kills it and wins Windam and World champs..and Gee wins the WC overall.
  • 2 0
 I with you ,man.
  • 1 0
 Dingus: my name is my name because at the time thats the only bike i HAD..i broke it haha but id change it in a heart beat if i could ha..can you? now i have a blk mrkt so its all good
  • 3 0
 gnarly, allan made it into a video twice at his first world cup haha
  • 1 0
 SUPERREAL!
  • 1 0
 NALLAAAA
  • 2 0
 They beat me to using that song, but if anyone wants to know what the name is it Let the Drummer Kick-Citizen Cope.
  • 1 0
 Actually i like that song. good to see Sam Hill back.
  • 4 1
 i wonder if the yanks have figured out why we seem to hate them...
  • 7 0
 i promise not all of us are ignorant d-bags
  • 5 0
 I wonder if all the Pinkbike Commandos will ever realize how dumb their "my country's dick is longer than your country's" bickering sounds.
  • 1 0
 You cant hate a whole country just because a lot of the ones that post on here are cock bites
  • 1 0
 i must admit that was a poorly thought out response, but i'm sure you can understand my feelings
  • 1 0
 I think its wonderful to see some harmless nationalism. Remember when national pride was a good thing?? Oh, and I love our brothers from across the Atlantic, but my country's dick IS the longest.
  • 1 0
 In the spirit of fun-minded and harmless nationalism, I'm gonna share a joke I thought of after reading all the arguments about ft bill and orange bikes:
Why are British people convinced that Ft Bill is such a gnarly track? Because they've only ridden it on Orange 224s!
  • 1 0
 Yeah I see where you are coming from propza Smile
  • 1 0
 and its the thickest and hairiest too.
  • 1 0
 and definitely the sweatiest, and therefore the saltiest too.
  • 2 0
 That looks SO MANLY! I would give my left ear to ride that course... Would probably bottle it at the gap though...
  • 2 0
 i would love to race that track
  • 2 0
 look fun , nice jump .....
  • 2 0
 @ 1:32, good to see Rach. Atherton with a neck brace.....
  • 2 0
 is this gon be live... Mad road gap btw
  • 2 0
 Sorry to burst the sam hill bubble but...............GWIN for the WIN
  • 2 0
 Sweet :-)
  • 9 1
 Road gap is sweet. :p
  • 8 7
 that whole course is sick!
  • 17 16
 Riders seemed to be going slower than I though they would be
  • 29 17
 That's because you're an idiot.
  • 9 0
 suicidedownhiller from the photos of walking down the track i thought that rock drop at the beginning was flat out, but i can see now that i was very wrong
  • 5 0
 It does seem the riders aren't quite as pinned as I thought they'd be. But it's the first day, I imagine the track and riders will get a lot faster by tomorrow.
  • 2 0
 The track actually looks pretty sweet, was a bit sceptical about it at first but it looks sweet now. Can't wait to see how fast the top guys go on that, seeing some riders going huge on the jumps!
  • 9 2
 When I saw that rock booter in the pictures on the course walk article I thought that they would be flying off there, but like the guys above say they are going slower and just droping off, its obviously allot steeper and tighter than what it looks in the pictures or video... gnartail - the only idiot is you my friend COME ON GEE MAN.....
  • 6 0
 any one else spot the lime green demo?
  • 7 4
 Yeah, I just thought the pics showed it as a wide open fast course. But apparently I'm an idiot XD
  • 2 0
 ^^^^^ see comments below vvvvvv
  • 2 0
 Heh, its pretty sloppy and slippery so getting zesty is a pretty big gamble
  • 1 0
 Well yeah it is, but if Greg put a fast time in and Gee is after or vice versa then there gonna have to get wild, should be a good race!

Btw UK people, it's live on eurosport UK on Sunday afternoon but without the epic freecaster commentary );
  • 1 3
 that course looks like a blast! so flowy
  • 1 0
 can anyone tell me when the mens downhill starts in english time?
  • 2 0
 Anyone else think the course looks boring? Like a big wide scar cut through the trees and a couple of features thrown in? Its hardly comparable with the rest of the courses on the WC circuit imo. Feel free to disagree, but take into account what Champery, Ft William, Leogang, Maribor etc look like in comparison.
  • 1 0
 shudda done this @ diablo US open course. more fun to watch
  • 1 0
 freecaster is your friend
  • 1 0
 was that brendan or sam on the green demo
  • 1 0
 Good to see TV at a World Cup again !!!
  • 1 0
 maybe he'll even qualify!
  • 1 0
 just kidding, gotta love TV... he's just warming up for rampage anyways.
  • 1 0
 He's just warming up for the Worlds at Mont Saint Anne.
  • 1 0
 noice road gap
  • 1 0
 whats song??
  • 1 0
 It looks so fun!
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