Cam's Blog: Jedi and BX Success
10 Aug 2013
We made it! Jedi Mind Trick is fully open (for this year). For those of you that had a sneak peak last weekend you will be happy to know Stage 1 of this new Top to Bottom trail is complete. Reports are in and it is a hit! I think once people start riding this trail and it gets up to full riding speed, packed in, we may be forced to push Stages 2 & 3 in as soon as possible. Jedi is a blue trail but is not for the faint at heart. The jumps will feel big, the berms will press you through the corners and the overall feeling is exhilarating. All the jumps are rollable and nice and wide, giving a safer feeling. We pushed the features a little further apart than a lot of the other trails at Silver Star. This gives you more time to set up in between each jump. The only question now is what trail to link up to find Jedi on Paved Path (Cross Mtn.) Enjoy and watch for the next stage summer 2014.
The new BX Creek XC trail turned out pretty good too. I have to admit this one still needs a little more refinement but some people do say I am my own worst critic. The line is great, the flow is prefect, we just need to do a little more side hill work and bang out a few of the bumps. But for a 4 km first year trail I have to say I am quite happy. And even more excited with how our New XC product is coming along. We are in the middle of Flagging out 3 more new trails for next summer and working with Sovereign Lakes to bring in even a larger network for next year.
I have to give a huge shout out to Bas Van Steenbergen for making our Bike Park look so darn fun! After watching his and Harrison's latest edit it gave me goose bumps, knowing that we are a part of something so amazing. I am happy to call Bas and his brother Tom locals and even more stoked to know their skills were refined in our Bike Park. Thanks Boys! If you have not seen the Vid click on the link below and tell me you don't want to go ride your bike after watching this.
ABOUT CAM SORENSEN: Cam has been heading up the trail crew at Silver Star since 2005 and has designed the master plan for the bike park trail network that you enjoy today with the help of some of his closest friends and colleagues on trail crew. There is no one that knows this park better because he's built every berm, designed every jump and dreamed up every new trail.