Monday, December 20, 2010

Windy Gap Video Part 2: Air

Windy Gap Part 2: Air from Greg Heil on Vimeo.



This section of trail was about as close to a groomed downhill run as a I've ever ridden! Every corner I rounded revealed jump after jump that, while they may have been designed as waterbars to control erosion, provided perfect lips and angled landings. There were even some berms nearing 8-10 feet in height! Check the video out above for the proof.

Want to see Part 1: Tech? Check it out here!

Want more info? The in-depth trail review is available here.

9 comments:

Christopher December 20, 2010 at 8:50 AM  

Nice video. Looks like you had a blast.

Jeremy (GoldenGoose),  December 20, 2010 at 9:10 AM  

Good vid. Makes me want to go back right now. The camera still just doesn't do justice to the views. 3:25 comes to mind. That was Fort Mountain in the background and it looks like a hill from the wide angle. Anyways, we need to try to get back out there before they shut down the road from January to April.

Greg Heil December 20, 2010 at 9:28 AM  

@Christopher, Like Jeremy said, the video still doesn't do this justice. We had so much fun tearing this up!

@Jeremy, we need to get out there and shoot some more stills and like some 3rd person angles. IDK if I can make it before January though. Leaving to visit family on the 23rd and will be gone through the 3rd

eastwood,  December 20, 2010 at 7:38 PM  

That was a great video. Love that slow-mo air - you get a clear shot of your shadow showing the air you got.

stranded December 20, 2010 at 8:16 PM  

Can you give any beta on directions to the trail head and what trails to take? That's a killer vid and I gotta get me some!

AJ Heil December 20, 2010 at 9:57 PM  

Sick. Greg - This is the kind of biking that we were made for!

AJ

Greg Heil December 21, 2010 at 7:30 AM  

@eastwood, thanks for the kind words man! Glad you like the vid!

@stranded, in-depth post chock full of beta coming right up early tomorrow morning!

@AJ, yeah dude, I am so hooked on DH. If I lived anywhere near a resort, I would have a season pass in the summer & the winter! The mentality is exactly like that of a downhill skier. Once you learn to adjust your physical responses, you're ready to rock and roll!

Jeremy (GoldenGoose),  December 21, 2010 at 10:13 PM  

Greg,

If your GPS didn't record a good copy of the track, I can send your the GPX version of mine. Probably good beta for the post tomorrow. Still waiting for it to be posted to Singletracks.com but it should be approved soon.

Greg Heil December 21, 2010 at 10:21 PM  

Yeah dude that would be awesome if you could hook me up with that! You can shoot it to me in an email.

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