The trail flows better if you manual the whoops, or simply pump them.
Arcylon also really wasn't designed for big bikes. The more you tend towards a shorter travel slopestyle-type rig, the easier it is to grok the design decisions and compromises. And actually, the puzzling out of technique(s) to flow the trail is, to me, more compelling than simply being able to pin it and hang on.
There IS one table that is shockingly short. You need to scrub a lot of speed lest you flat land well past the transition. Other than that I think most of the rest is tuned pretty well, if not quite to Whistler standards. Given the fact that it's a first-of-its-kind trail in the area, built almost entirely with donated time and labor, it's an amazing piece of work.
Much the same can be said about the new Trailside. There, though, a DJ bike is the clear choice. At least for the current Phase 1 trails.
Thank goodness for Basin Rec (and WAFTA). Without the foreword thinking that began in Bob's Basin we would largely still be trading punches with the Forest Service over scraps of more aggressive trails.
I hear ya, but with how close I'm coming to really hurting myself on my bigger bike I'm a bit scared to try it on my Reign X. The whole make or break nature of many of the hits is my issue. I'm not saying anything needs to be made smaller, just safer. Not all of us are ok with a few crashes. Those times are over for me. Hell, the idea of riding a true hardtail dirt jumper anywhere but a skate park doesn't thrill me and would make me hobble for weeks. I'm sure you are a better rider then I (probably a whole other league) and probably much better at judging your speed, pop, timing to get you the distance, but for me, if that's how a trail is built, I'll probably ride other stuff cause it's not worth injuries to me. Also, I don't think the trail serves as well to get others into this form of riding. My wife loves riding DH but I kinda doubt she'll love this trail, just sayin.
There are similar issues with the Bob's basin area and it seems like once they get built, that's it. Refinement is why I-street has fun doable lines for a guy like me. Pumping the whoops is what I'm doing for the most part, but all that's doing is making it even harder to clear the hits cause they feel too tight for me to gain speed with them.
If this was a secret/private trail I'd feel totally different. It will be sad if this trail is only fun on a true short travel slopestyle rig, cause not many people own those types of bikes, and they aren't meant for climbing with such short seat tubes. Hopefully it can be more universal than that since it's a public trail.
I'm gonna try and get up there this weekend with my Reign X and test it out, maybe I'll eat my words, but I doubt it since my Glory jumps just fine for me at I-street. BTW - Nothing against Basin rec (Bob is killing it overall) or WAFTA, but right now I'm kinda missing the scraps we were fighting with the forest service for, those trails actually suit me better. Slower tech, with short sections of hard pedaling to clear hits.