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Re: You can only go down...

Post by Stu » Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:49 am

Looks interesting. Photo one does look like a cliff but it's been taken on an angle (look at the angel of the tree), still looks interesting.


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Re: You can only go down...

Post by Bodsy » Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:51 am

It was a Black run. We didn't do any brown runs. (Well except the one in johns car when he sat at a funny angle...) I'm sure that the scrapping sound the last two cars made when they went over the edge, was mostly the plastics scrapping. Possibly some metal underneath, but reasonably unscathed. It was certainly an experience that they won't forget in a hurry! They did have the benefit of watching three of us go down it first though.


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Re: You can only go down...

Post by Bodsy » Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:54 am

I took the pic from standing on the track, it really was that steep. The tree really was at that funny angle. Don't know if we copied any Blackview footage off the camera.


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Re: You can only go down...

Post by Stu » Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:48 am

It can't have been as steep as it looks, well not to me, it looks like it's an 18ft vertical cliff, and no D3 or D4 is going to make it down that.

It would be good to see a video though as it does look pretty exciting!


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Re: You can only go down...

Post by Bodsy » Fri Oct 09, 2015 12:11 pm

Black view video being processed. It wasn't vertical quite, but it was very steep over that step.


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Re: You can only go down...

Post by anglefire » Fri Oct 09, 2015 12:55 pm

Bodsy wrote:It was a Black run. We didn't do any brown runs. (Well except the one in johns car when he sat at a funny angle...) I'm sure that the scrapping sound the last two cars made when they went over the edge, was mostly the plastics scrapping. Possibly some metal underneath, but reasonably unscathed. It was certainly an experience that they won't forget in a hurry! They did have the benefit of watching three of us go down it first though.
Is the V gully a brown then? I thought it was black last year.


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Re: You can only go down...

Post by JF Lux » Fri Oct 09, 2015 1:51 pm

Stu wrote:It can't have been as steep as it looks, well not to me, it looks like it's an 18ft vertical cliff, and no D3 or D4 is going to make it down that.

It would be good to see a video though as it does look pretty exciting!
It is as steep as it looks but for sure it's not a long drop (2 meters maybe a touch more).

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Re: You can only go down...

Post by Bodsy » Fri Oct 09, 2015 1:54 pm

It was quite a bit taller than me, so I think 2.5m coming out maybe 1m or slightly more at the bottom.
It was by far, the steepest drop I've experienced in a Disco.


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Re: You can only go down...

Post by Stu » Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:41 pm

Best way is to join next year and see for yourself ;)
Didn't even see an invite or sign up for this years trip!


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Re: You can only go down...

Post by Bodsy » Fri Oct 09, 2015 6:32 pm

Les Comes sign up will be around May next year

Its been going for 9 years.

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