Analysing terrain data
The exposure grade describes the potential consequences of falling or slipping off the path.
Low Exposure: The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.
Medium Exposure: The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.
High Exposure: Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.
Extreme Exposure: Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.
A very steep roll in will put off those who are not confident.
This is good as while the trail is a Red there is way more to it than some other Red Bike Park trails.
Raw, rough and narrow at times with berms that are just in the right place to keep you on the hill side, this thing starts with a no holds barred style.
There will be dust flying as you zip across the hill and into the forest. Here the corners come at you thick, fast and relentlessly.
Each one is its own little masterpiece and there is no auto pilot riding.
The odd jump and drop but for the most part, cornering, brake control and looking ahead are the key skills required. Coming out to a fireroad you can let your forearms rest and gabber along about the close calls had.
It can be a polarising trail where not everybody is ready for it though...first thing in the morning, not warmed up, compression settings, rebound settings etc etc.
Wouaiy will find chinks in your armour BUT the next section starts treating you a little nicer. An immediate drop into a semi hip jump, fast into woods with a little step up and natural berm have most screaming for joy! Over the road and into one of the best sections of track in Verbier.
Fast, safe, perfect berms and then drops and high speed jumps that have you feeling like you are flying through the tree canopy.
This continues with no let up untill you are forced to slow down for some barriers that signal the end of the trail. Few stop here for very long as they want more of the same.