Video: Course Preview for the iXS European Downhill Cup 2022 in Lošinj

Apr 2, 2022 at 2:05
by Ed Spratt  

bigquotesSlippery rocks, flat drops and sea view – Welcome to the first stop of the iXS European Downhill Cup 2022 in Lošinj. Enjoy the first shaky and windy Course Preview with @lukaberginc and @zabjekjure! Racement



50 Comments

  • 64 2
 I hereby recant every time I ever called for less stabilization on GoPro videos.
  • 6 2
 How do big sponsors continue to allow such awful videos?
  • 2 2
 @netposer: For real. This is just embarrassing
  • 4 0
 That video felt like riding a hardtail lol.
  • 14 1
 Wet limestone, the stuff of nightmares.
  • 5 0
 Polished/wet Limestone or roots are the worst surface right after ice.
  • 1 0
 @KalkhoffKiller: You have visibly have never ridden chalk trails in the wet?
  • 1 0
 @aljoburr: Not that I know of and I don't plan to have this experience haha
  • 12 0
 You couldn't pronounce Lousã properly? Welcome to Lošinj!
  • 5 0
 Lo-shin is close enough! J as the last letter in words is generally silent in this part of the world Smile
  • 2 0
 @winko: you cant fail as Pilgrim did Smile
  • 11 0
 NJ we pronounce as a one letter (its also in alphabet), the sound of that leter is same as italian for GN together, for example Bologna.We also have LJ that read also as one letter and pronounce is as italian for GL, for example quadrifoglio.
  • 3 0
 @winko:
The Lošinj DH race, sponsored by Jergens.

Sorry, that setup was just too easy. What won't be easy is hanging on to handlebars down that track. That looks rough!
  • 2 0
 @nlitworld: it puts the lo-shin on its skin. Between Canyon Collective's vowel-hoarding and Croatian's consonant-hoarding, soon there will be no more letters
  • 2 0
 @winko: Not correct. Only in some parts of Slovenia people make the "nj" sound like "n" and it is incorrect.
  • 2 0
 @bemix: Or like gnar pronounced by Barelli.
  • 2 0
 @bemix: or like gnar pronounced by Yoann Barelli.
  • 6 0
 Can someone please copy and paste the cordless pump review to this comment section. I am TOTALLY DYING to read it.
  • 4 0
 its one thing watch this on video, to be there and see this is truly birth place of rock garden Smile Last Lošinj DH had teach my fist how to close backward during OTB.
  • 7 2
 Haven't seen Hero 4 footage in a while, don't miss that nauseated feeling. Pretty much unwatchable for me :/
  • 7 2
 at least is not the new Dh Track in Vallnord! and it's tough too!!
  • 3 0
 No hate, but this video looks like it had been recorded in 2008
  • 2 0
 somebody get that man a gimble
  • 1 0
 That track still looks like a pain in the ass, with all those flat jumps and sharp as stones. :/
  • 1 2
 Chest mounted GoPro looks a lot rougher than a helmet mounted camera. Just need to do the mic well on the helmet mount to get decent audio.
  • 2 1
 I assume they're using a camera with no image stabilization, looks terrible
  • 1 0
 Is this available to watch live anywhere?
  • 5 3
 Right up the road in Lošinj, Croatia. Avoid the right-hander to UA
  • 1 0
 I liked his commentary - sounded like a Croatian Claudio.
  • 2 0
 He's Slovenian
  • 1 0
 @FRKA: Ah ok, thanks for letting me know.
  • 2 0
 Is this a gopro 3 ?
  • 1 0
 Start: bike park green. Finish: urban downhill minus the stairs
  • 1 0
 Look's like someone forgot to turn the stabilizer on
  • 4 7
 Not a huge fan of this venue, the tarmac at the end isn't very fitting for a DH track.
  • 14 1
 Losinj isn't very high and I understand why they wanted to have a finish line by the sea. If you count in how nonexistent is DH on Croatian islands, I think the guys made something unbelievable.

I'm just wondering why they didn't go with island Cres (just next to Losinj island). It would be much easier to build a proper DH track there
  • 2 3
 @pakleni: Why not Brač then with almost 800m of vertical descend? Big Grin
  • 5 1
 Way better than the bermarama on the new vallnord track. They try to use every hm while vallnord has plenty and wastes it. The Worldcup there was gnarly.
  • 1 1
 @winko: Well I guess the guys responsible for the race are local

Beside that, nobody from the North will go and organise the race in the South Big Grin
  • 3 0
 @winko: property problems.
People have fields, so it would be hard to build one, and not to got through someones property.
  • 1 0
 @pakleni: Its organized by Slovenian club "MTB Trbovlje" so not really local... Still closer than Brač thats for sure Big Grin There will be a national DH race in Split this year though
  • 3 0
 When you're looking for World Cup methadone you can't be too choosy.
  • 3 0
 @pakleni: the mayor of Lošinj was for idea because it bring tourisam one month earlier Smile
  • 1 0
 @redguy13: as long they have full apartaments they dont mind Smile
  • 2 1
 I actually quite like it as a spectator. You get to see more of the track and offers with the tarmac a nice change of surface and needed skills. Similar to Rallye Monte Carlo with tarmac and snow... If i think of tracks like e.g. typical Leogang it's not quite like this. Although the new woods were a great addition.
  • 1 0
 @optimumnotmaximum: I'm really hoping they spice that up before July. Bummer the old track was lost as it was so good.
  • 1 0
 @BenPea: so damn true lmao.
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