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Rainy Day Thoughts From The Cliff

Discussion in 'MX/SX General' started by BriarcliffMx, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. BriarcliffMx

    BriarcliffMx PR Founding Father

    So I sit here thinking about my starting line once again. I'm down to two options. First, move it forward, and angle it out or away from the opposing lane after the first turn. As suggested in a previous thread. Or moving it to it's previous location by the kids track and reversing the big track. Thoughts??
  2. MX315

    MX315 PR Addict

    No reverse.....flow to good..OG way
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  3. Jhamilton463

    Jhamilton463 PR Member

    I say leave the gate where it is and move the first turn more twords the center of the gate. And maybe a good railing berm around the outside of the first turn. That shifts the good gates to the middle or far right if you got the berm.
  4. BriarcliffMx

    BriarcliffMx PR Founding Father

    Another wacky thought I have is to move it up to the woods where my buddys park, this would basically turn it 90 from the orientation its at now. It would come into that first turn from the side, and do more of chicane back through the current gate location and tie in.
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  5. nitrofish

    nitrofish PR Addict

    Just angle it, if you move it to the woods you create a lot of dead space. Definitely no reverse, perfect layout right now! Quite thinking and relax for a change, have one of your fancy drinks and chill!
  6. Romanyak256

    Romanyak256 PR Member

    I miss how it was when you had the spring series in 07
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  7. premix

    premix PR Member

    Think it would be pretty bitchin backwards.
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  8. GeorgiePorgie

    GeorgiePorgie PR Founding Father

    Ohio the 440
    Racing Number:
    Talladega berm.
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  9. KTM555

    KTM555 PR Member

    Jewett, Ohio
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    Yeah angle it out a tad and add a Talladega berm.
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  10. GeorgiePorgie

    GeorgiePorgie PR Founding Father

    Ohio the 440
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    And during your next battle race don't leave all the mud scrape in front of the first three inside gates.....
  11. JB19

    JB19 PR Member

    Marion, Ohio
    In my opinion Red Bud has the most fair start. The slight left followed by the right gives nearly anyone a shot.
  12. Scoob

    Scoob PR Founding Father

    Nashport, OH
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    Put it right under the power lines heading towards parking lot. That will get everyone juiced...
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  13. BriarcliffMx

    BriarcliffMx PR Founding Father

  14. nitrofish

    nitrofish PR Addict

    Gate would be too far from the track in the one thought, no fun for us old parents.
  15. efbride

    efbride PR Member

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    Your gonna be buzzin on the outside in the second picture with those power lines above the start gate. Clutch levers should give a nice shock as you touch them for the old dads pushing their kids bike without gloves.

    Should leave a new feeling to the saying " Electric Start "
  16. Vet261

    Vet261 PR Addict

    Valley City, Ohio
    I think the start is fine the way it is now, but if you are determined to change it, my opinion is pic #2.

    That still gives you the start straight, first turn, second straight, and second turn to have "accidents" and not impact the racing on the track that would be coming around after lap 1.
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  17. Meister

    Meister PR Founding Father

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    2nd pic. But dont move the inside any closer to corner. Dont shorten it. Just bring the outside in a few feet n build a berm..

    Or quit being a pussy and build one like the monster cup.
  18. BriarcliffMx

    BriarcliffMx PR Founding Father

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  19. BriarcliffMx

    BriarcliffMx PR Founding Father

    I think the line are high enough to avoid shock at that point, I could be wrong, I never get shocked on starts like I do riding to the house. I think it's because the lines dip more by the driveway. I will test it more before making a move
  20. ck1racerx

    ck1racerx PR Addict

    Iron Chef Chili Kitchen
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    1 My Chili Trophy tells me so
    I can save you a ton of work. Option 2 (changing the angle) is the least amount of work and that work can be complete in about 35 seconds.
    Assuming you have a 90 degree angle from the front of the gate to the first turn round bale. Your plan is to "angle" the gate to the first turn by 23 degrees. (Figure 1)
    If you simply move the round bale to the left (as looking at the picture) you will accomplish the exact same result as moving the gate.

    Basic Geometry.

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