4,114 ft
Distance
17 ft
Climb
-367 ft
Descent
00:07:28
Avg time
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Ripper Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Arapuke Forest
    Palmerston North
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #19066 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #2701 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in E-Biking
  • Land Manager
    Palmerston North City Council

This is a grade 5 jumps trail, and while there are not specifically any gap jumps, this is NOT a trail for those learning to jump. You should consider yourself a confident jumper, comfortable with a bit of hang time, before you attempt this trail. We have other trails in the park, including a soon to be opened Jumping Jack, for those who are still attempting to dial in their jump techniques.

The design brief was to make this a cruisy, pedal free, brake free, fun airtime ride. The result is a track where all the features are big and wide and well designed and doable at the speed the trail gives you.

WARNING

Only attempt this trail if you are a confident jumper

Be aware of the WIND - this trail is exposed to the wind and surprise surprise, Palmy has more than our fair share of that

DO NOT STOP and stand in the middle of the trail looking at features. Other riders will approach at speed and potentially fully committed in the air.

DO NOT PUSH back up the center of the trail to session features.

Access Info

Ripper shares a starting point with Rhythm and Vines (but heads in the other direction).

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More Stats for Ripper mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -350 ft
  • Altitude min
    906 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,257 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,257 ft
  • Altitude end
    906 ft
  • Grade
    -8.5%
  • Grade max
    -33%
  • Grade min
    10%
  • Distance climb
    207 ft
  • Distance down
    3,507 ft
  • Distance flat
    400 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:28
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:08
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Status:
on Nov 25, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.25 (8 votes)
Your vote: 0

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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
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  • Ideal
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      Ripper Trail Reports

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      Nov 25, 2021 @ 11:52pm
      Nov 25, 2021
      fast and smooth
      Mar 12, 2021 @ 4:06pm
      Mar 12, 2021
      Feb 22, 2021 @ 6:54pm
      Feb 22, 2021
      Dropped in from the old section of Ripper (adjacent to where Humpty Starts) into the section approx 2/3's down the new. Be good once the OLD...
      Dec 16, 2020 @ 11:55am
      Dec 16, 2020
      reporter
      Mar 11, 2020 @ 10:37pm
      Mar 11, 2020
      This track is shit because you can literally not even see where the trail is mostly (nearly died about 5 times) And also the 9 meter needs to be...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 101 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,441 rides
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      48 |
      Apr 25, 2021 @ 12:24pm
      Apr 25, 2021
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      Dec 21, 2020 @ 3:07pm
      Dec 21, 2020

      Routes with this trail

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      SeanLally (Mar 2, 2021 at 0:19)
       Epic track. ????????
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