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Home > Magazine > Skis > Give an XC Course a CX Makeover!

Give an XC Course a CX Makeover!
January 21, 2013

MORE "CX for XC!" ... We don't have terrain around here. But this past fall I finally got into CX biking and had a blast. Those guys really know how to make a fun course out of nothing. Give em a little contour and they'll lay in crazy twisties, offcambers and scramble-ups. Yet they can still keep good flow. It's a gas.

I just got back from looking at my local woodsy ski course with a new eye. I ...laid it out years ago and call it "advanced fun" -- it takes full advantage of all the highs and lows of a modest little ravine and gentle gully system. It even has some swing-over berm-turn sorts of deals. But I never thought of it in the CX way with intense twisties and S'es (especially on the downhills!) and offcambers. I now see how a bunch more fun features can be included in this course to greatly enhance the ski fun. ...And make it unlike any ski course I've seen in recent decades. I look forward to it!See More

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