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Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by D-eye, Jan 1, 2019.
He described it as intermediate Flow, with good techy A lines, a good track for progression.
Road looks good
Platform being built. It has changed High Noon. Narrower on skiers left now. I think the mid load and snow guns down the centre will come into play
as well as navigating humans on a few high speed groomers next season and beyond.
Plenty work going on for the top station.
Only the bottom of Dream Run has been opened up.
13 days to go, can't come quick enough. You up there over New Years?
Widening lower Dream Run
such #gnarly rock 'features'
I'm up 27-30 dec, not sure after that yet
I'll keep and eye out, up from 29-1st.
The two young ones are catching up again, they loved those photos you took earlier this year. Just please keep the camera off me, I seem to stack when you pull that camera out!
They're opening Ricochet Dec 26th
Nice. The summer trail map is starting to look like an actual bike park.
One connector that would be nice would be a Sundowner trail, connecting the Kosci side to the Gunbarrel side. This would remove almost any reason to ride the road bash between Valley Terminal and Friday Flat. Then you could do e.g. Gunbarrel - Easy Street - Bunny Walk section of Cannonball - Sundowner - back to Friday Flat. Or start on the Flow Trail, peel off and do Sundowner, then back up and over to Home Run.
I've been thinking that too. Maybe it could peel off the Cannonball as it crosses under the Snowgums, or peel off the Flow trail and cross the Cannonball with a bridge
Hope they don't close the AM until after NYE. Though a sneak peak, it looks good. Wish it would bloody rain though.
What's this about closing the AM?
It will close, to allow the snowmaking works up DR.
How does the Ricochet compare in difficulty to AM? Just from observation of course, it’s not open yet
I would imagine that it is like the steep bermy bit, but heaps longer, with some big features off the side, and some built into the main line for those with the ability to see them, just nice pumpy bumps for those that dont. The bit that I may or may not have kind of walked up and checked out was pretty smooth. It looks really good. No closed signs were ignored.
Which is the steep bermy bit? I’m happy so long as there’s not lots of rocks, berms are ok.
Down the bottom, after the straightish run down DR after the bridge. One of my favourite sections.
Cool I’m ok with that. Except one berm that’s a bit tight. Rode it all though.
Sitting in candlelight not able to see highnoon through the white, doesn’t have the level of excitement in summer as it does in winter.
There was a video posted elsewhere in the forum that mentioned it being Green - assuming I haven't gotten the runs mixed up.
Might be this one?
From what I've read, Ricochet is supposed to be a midpoint between blue and green.
Thredbo posted an overhead shot of someone riding it. Tight berms but didn’t look techy. I’m keen.
Green with some decent sneaky a-line side hits. Best kind of trail for riding in a group with mixed ability levels because it gets harder the faster you ride it.
Question, if someone does easy street, how do they get down to the bottom? Is the bottom half of the flow trail easy enough for a beginner to get down without killing themselves? I’m not a beginner but will be feeling like one by the time I get back on the bike again.
When we were at Thredbo over Easter this year, I didn’t get out much on the bike as I was really wobbly and didn’t want to risk even putting a foot down when riding. There were sections of the TVT that freaked me out at the time. Not that it was hard, but it was just psychological (riding close to the edge up higher, the rocky sections on the uphills etc).
I’m totally fine back on the Bright trails, but I know them and I haven’t been going when there is a lot of crowds. I love flow trails.
We will be up for the week on the 16th of Jan. I will just be out of my “you are not allowed to do any kind of sport for 6 weeks” post surgery window and won’t be wanting to chance any kind of stack ha ha.
I could be way over thinking it.
@telecrag not sure if this meets your strict triple crown but I’ve been for a ride, had ski boots fitted and now we have discovered the pond!
Pics of all 3 or it didn't happen
Zac you are much younger than I thought
You need to be wearing the ski boots on the boat and for the proper like triple on the bike as well.
Why not ride the bike on the board wearing the boots?
The super duper triple right there.
Maybe I’ll ride the bike in the boots with the board
Ski boots on, track standing on bike on SUP.
Strava with pics or it didn't happen
do I have to pump the board up first?
Cant wait for next year when you post the picture of your skis attached to your kayak as you ride it down hill whilst trackstanding your bike on top!
The flow is not a beginner run. It has some steep tight berms, with fast riders coming up behind you. I don’t even really think Easy Street is a beginner run. Anything on the (upper) TVT is easier than anything downhill on Thredbo. Perhaps only because it’s steeper.
I think @Sadie has ridden Flowtown at Falls? I would say the lower Flow would be on par (not as fun though).
Yes, Flowtown is one of my favourite tracks.
I dont mind berms. The only berm on a track that I ride often that still freaks me out a bit is the first one on Down DJ at Bright. The rest I’m fine with.
I guess that coming off my broken leg, and the final surgery 4 weeks ago, I am more cautious and I won’t want to hold quicker riders up.
Withbthe TVT, I was fine riding from Thredbo, it was the way back that I struggled a bit but it was more due to fitness (apart from one part that was pretty high up, uphill and pretty narrow).
Yeah I knew it wasn’t a beginner track. I was just wondering if the lower part was easier as Easy Street merged into it.
How on Earth do the kids on trikes and people on town cruiser bikes manage to get down it
They don’t! I’d be surprised if they were allowed up the lifts.
I can ride all of Flow and I’m a pretty conservative rider, you just need to commit. But there are fast riders on it and I get nervous hearing others behind me. There’s a few places to pull off though and let them pass.
I saw some pretty suspect bikes coming down it when I was there over Easter.
I guess that's me. I'm pretty conservative, but even more so now at the moment. The fitness is still the other issue, but its ok when you are just going straight down. I guess I ride keeping in mind that I still have to get up for work the next day ha ha
Even on the trails that I know at Bright, we have been going later in the day when the shuttles have finished so I don't have to have some aggressive rider up my rear end.
Is this where we're posting pics of the Gondola? From yesterday, I couldn't believe the smoke from the fires - all the way from Melbourne.
Anyway certainly looks like they are cracking on with it.
So I believe from January 6 Doppelmayer are getting more crew in to really push the Gondy along. Towers up Schuss are to be air lifted out. Along with all the materials coming in.
Has anyone ridden Ricochet yet? If so, what's it like?
Also, I remember hearing something about the Schuss run being closed after the Gondola is complete. Is that true? Maybe I'm misremembering.
Rode Ricochet today, it needs good rain. It all needs it, but it's extra fresh.
I'm not sure what it has been eating