Swigg: Track Work/alterations

Postby wachtourak on Thu 5/Aug/10 5:37pm

Hey all, just a heads up on a couple of minor alterations of Swigg;

A couple of corners before the wooden bridge near the end of the track, the left hander has been bermed up some more, mainly at the start where the old berm had fallen into disrepair and it has been also extended slight down the hill exiting the corner too, the surface is only semi packed down, so if you are riding down there this weekend please try not to brake too hard/skid in the middle of the berm, if you can rail it no brakes then this would help pack it down for sure :) even now it is running pretty fast. This will be tweaked in the future most likely, as it's hard to get these things 100% perfect first try.

One corner further up the track work has started on a couple of rollers that could possibly be hipped if you were keen, or to pump for more speed into the new berm below, or rolled slowly if you desire.

Further up the track again on the open straight where you aren't under the trees we have slightly emphasised what was already a natural roller before the corner at the end. The straight/braking area before the corner was getting rutted from people dragging their brakes in a straight line, hopefully this will slow less confident riders further up the track as it is a visible obstacle. If you can corner at speed without skidding into it you can pump it and actually gain more speed down that area than you used to, or even jump it, though it has no real lip so you gotta be pinning it :D It seemed to work pretty well as something to slow riders down a little before that braking zone as evidenced by a couple of riders we saw come past. Hopefully it continues to work.
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Re: Swigg: Track Work/alterations

Postby Owen on Thu 5/Aug/10 5:44pm

:paranoid:
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Re: Swigg: Track Work/alterations

Postby wachtourak on Thu 5/Aug/10 5:48pm

That corner there is the one we have done the work on, that is a before shot. The berm is about twice the height now...
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Re: Swigg: Track Work/alterations

Postby AJK on Thu 5/Aug/10 7:05pm

Some images of the new features - berm does need packing down a bit more (riding and rain should help), and the bumps around the higher corner probably need alteration though will see how it looks after some bikes have gone over it.
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Re: Swigg: Track Work/alterations

Postby its that guy on Thu 5/Aug/10 7:20pm

Dam thats so mint! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

That hip jump looks the bizzzzz nusssssssss.
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Re: Swigg: Track Work/alterations

Postby sifter on Thu 5/Aug/10 10:09pm

Cheers for your efforts. I look forward to checking it out. :)
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Re: Swigg: Track Work/alterations

Postby Robbie on Fri 6/Aug/10 8:45am

its that guy wrote:Dam thats so mint! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

That hip jump looks the bizzzzz nusssssssss.


What he said!!

Great work guys:
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Re: Swigg: Track Work/alterations

Postby thelongwalk on Fri 6/Aug/10 9:03pm

yep, thx heaps for spending the time and doing a quality job.
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Re: Swigg: Track Work/alterations

Postby speeding_ant on Sun 8/Aug/10 10:15pm

its that guy wrote:Dam thats so mint! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

That hip jump looks the bizzzzz nusssssssss.


Dude - is that you on the pump track vid you posted? Where is it?
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Re: Swigg: Track Work/alterations

Postby Hardy3 on Wed 11/Aug/10 8:09pm

Rode this tonight, great to see some work being done on swigg/starfish! Cant wait to double those little rollers during the day. That track is never slushy...sick!
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Re: Swigg: Track Work/alterations

Postby Robbie on Thu 12/Aug/10 1:16pm

:thumbsup:
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Re: Swigg: Track Work/alterations

Postby Owen on Thu 12/Aug/10 1:32pm

A rider was claimed by a 'death ditch' last night :) I will count the number of box drains required tomorrow, plus remove some puddles from the bottom section of the trail.
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Re: Swigg: Track Work/alterations

Postby speeding_ant on Thu 12/Aug/10 1:41pm

Owen wrote:A rider was claimed by a 'death ditch' last night :) I will count the number of box drains required tomorrow, plus remove some puddles from the bottom section of the trail.


:D yeah i almost did that.. Also there's one on the run-out on one of the berms. Can't remember which one.

Sweet fun though, much better, and far less slushy. Top job.
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Re: Swigg: Track Work/alterations

Postby Owen on Thu 12/Aug/10 1:51pm

speeding_ant wrote:
Owen wrote:A rider was claimed by a 'death ditch' last night :) I will count the number of box drains required tomorrow, plus remove some puddles from the bottom section of the trail.


:D yeah i almost did that.. Also there's one on the run-out on one of the berms. Can't remember which one.

Sweet fun though, much better, and far less slushy. Top job.



Was that you on the green commencal who commented on how busy it was, when you first turned up?
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Re: Swigg: Track Work/alterations

Postby speeding_ant on Thu 12/Aug/10 2:00pm

Yep
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