Hornsby Jumps

Discussion in 'Dirt Jumping / 4x / Street' started by pink poodle, Jul 20, 2017.

  1. pink poodle

    pink poodle Clinically Inane

    Does anybody have any feedback on the matter?
     
  2. Are you referring to the ones at OMV? I wouldn't travel any great distance to go there but if you're already in the area and have a bike and some time to kill them they are well built and good fun. Coupled with some of the "local" lines on the new trail network you can kill a few hours.
     
  3. pink poodle

    pink poodle Clinically Inane

    That's the ones - only opened a few weeks ago. Was wondering how they sized up etc? Do I tag them into a street session or an enduro session and so on.
     
  4. Ultra Lord

    Ultra Lord Likes Bikes and Dirt

    Endurobro session. You're pivot would be good fun down there on the trails.

    The big line is pretty fun. Weird 90* step up step off that has too shallow a berm, but aside from that its pretty good.
     
  5. spikenet

    spikenet Likes Dirt

    not hornsby, but well worth the 2 1/2 hour drive... put green valley on the "to-do" list ;)
     
  6. steve jobs' pancreas

    steve jobs' pancreas Likes Bikes and Dirt

    I googled this, long drive for me but I reckon I'll hit it up soon with the boy, looks good.
     
  7. steve jobs' pancreas

    steve jobs' pancreas Likes Bikes and Dirt

    Rode OMV the other day with the boy and then H20.

    OMV has promise, the jumps were popular, no-one else was riding the rest of the track.

    I chose not to jump, it's even cooler than jumping, kinda like listening to the notes that aren't being played, glaven.
     
  8. spikenet

    spikenet Likes Dirt

    Went there yesterday for first time, mate on his 24" bmx, I had my dirtjumper.. a good time for a few hours, had the place to ourselves. Was super sandy and I couldnt find a broom anywhere down there. agree with Ultra Lord, that last berm should be bigger. Some strange design choices but its a very compact area they had to work with. As far as I know these are the closest dirt jumps to me but I'm yet to checkout castle cove, red hill and northbridge, all of which I'm keen to try, not in that particular order tho.

    I hope in the future they have access and parking right near the jumps as coming down and up the hill wasnt particularly fun on our bikes.
     
  9. pink poodle

    pink poodle Clinically Inane

    I'm out. .
     
  10. Ultra Lord

    Ultra Lord Likes Bikes and Dirt

    Tar access road to get out. It's not that bad.
     
  11. spikenet

    spikenet Likes Dirt

    workers wouldnt let us ride on the road, trucks and stuff...
     
  12. pink poodle

    pink poodle Clinically Inane

    Is this not a public road?
     
  13. inthesmoke

    inthesmoke Squid

    Pretty sure that part of the road is beyond a gate, part of the construction (dump fill) area


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  14. pink poodle

    pink poodle Clinically Inane

    Fair enough.
     
  15. Ultra Lord

    Ultra Lord Likes Bikes and Dirt

    Huh. Nobody said anything to me when we bombed down it sunday morning, and a few hours later nobody could be seen around there. Weekend only session then
     
  16. pink poodle

    pink poodle Clinically Inane

    I didn't have much on today so caught the train to hornsby...

    The location of the jumps could be marked better at the trail head!

    Anyway I quite enjoyed myself. I was riding like to total noob though and didn't get a constant enough rhythm on the middle line to balls up and hit the A-line. Next time I'll be staying for a bit more than 1.5 hours. I did feel the lander on the last of the middle jumps was a bit short compared to the rest of the set. Loved the set up and thought is really well made.

    Fuck me it is sweat down there too!!!
     
  17. Ultra Lord

    Ultra Lord Likes Bikes and Dirt

    it is a sweat down there isnt it.

    You really gotta go nose heavy into the last hit on the middle line, it's a pretty short downramp. weird jump
     
  18. pink poodle

    pink poodle Clinically Inane

    The middle line reminded me a lot of the dirt jumps at glenrock lagoon, but built a lot better. The spacing and shapes aren't matched or progressive into the rhythm. That last one could be 500-1000mm higher and about that much shorter and be nicer.

    The big line doesn't look any longer, just has the gaps and awkward entry. Which do a great job of keeping the noobs out and the jumps in good shape.

    That dirt down there is hard stuff! Almost like concrete.
     
  19. spikenet

    spikenet Likes Dirt

    ooh, I'd be keen to checkout glenrock lagoon... no idea where they are tho :)

    agree about the rhythm, the middle jump is easy to flat land and wouldnt be plesant to hit the dirt either!

    We didnt try the A line, the sketchy entry turned us off but your on the money, the actual gaps look fine.

    I'm keen to check out red hill, there is supposed to be a small squid line so at least something I could do!
     
  20. bikesarefun

    bikesarefun Likes Bikes and Dirt


    The entry turn is awesome; makes sure people have some general jump skills before getting into the bigger jumps.

    Go have fun on the red hill beginner line; it's running well. The second last feature is a bit weird; plan is to replace it with a proper jump next time there's big rains. After 6 months of digging, it was time to make the line work....
     

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