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Old 09-14-05, 04:33 PM   #1
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Dual Slalom

I want to start dual slalom racing, but I'm not sure how to train. I live in Fort Collins Colorado and as far as I know there are no dual slalom tracks near here. Does anyone have any tips, of if you live near fort collins do you know of any good trails? Any advice would be great. Thanks
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A good substitution would be dirt jumps or a bmx track.
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Fort Collins, the one in Colorado? No tracks near there? Dude! I live in Florida, "Near" is a relative term.

I'm sure there are a lot closer dual slalom trails to you than to me.

O.k., besides the point.

Any BMX tracks nearby? I've got a buddy that races a lot of the Norba Series. He does the majority of practising at the local BMX track. Dual is very similar just downhill.

Also, DS isn't as popular as it once was. MountainCross or 4x is gaining popularity every year. 4x is even more like BMX.
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Fort Collins, the one in Colorado? No tracks near there? Dude! I live in Florida, "Near" is a relative term.

I'm sure there are a lot closer dual slalom trails to you than to me.

O.k., besides the point.

Any BMX tracks nearby? I've got a buddy that races a lot of the Norba Series. He does the majority of practising at the local BMX track. Dual is very similar just downhill.

Also, DS isn't as popular as it once was. MountainCross or 4x is gaining popularity every year. 4x is even more like BMX.
DS is getting more popular again.
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Thanks, I wouldn't know much more than what I read. Remember, F-L-O-R-I-D-A! The only slalom we have involves a single ski, a boat and a body of water.
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Thanks, I wouldn't know much more than what I read. Remember, F-L-O-R-I-D-A! The only slalom we have involves a single ski, a boat and a body of water.
True, the reason that Dual Slalom is getting popular again is that racers are finding that they are more competitive than 4x is, closer races, better to watch for the fans. With 4x the winner is often decided by the first turn.
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Slalom rocks. I wish we would set up a course anywhere near bc. I would be intrigued to try it, mano - a- mano...I think it is a much better competetive idea.
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BMX tracks you say, I have one of those near by. Thanks for the advise
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