One Way Only:
This is designated as a directional trail.
It's difficult to describe the experience of Rubber Duckie as beginner riders can still roll this trail easily enough. But intermediate and advanced rider can take full advantage of the designed features of this trail with their ability to jump and carry higher speeds in the berms.
The trail starts to the right of its sister trail, Splish Splash
. Rubber Duckie has more opportunities to get some air. As such, riders should pedal up to speed at the top to clear the opening tabletop and step-up into a right-handed support berm. Immediately after that right, is a metal drop that is rollable, if necessary, followed by another table. turn at high speed to the left and the trail goes uphill slightly and just enough to manage rider's speed before entering a long 180-degree descending berm. If one carries enough speed, it's possible to clear a mild step down before the trail turns hard right with an optional wall ride. The following feature is a tabled-gap jump. Depending on how one exits the turn and enters this feature will determine how much pop one can get off the lip.
Another table and a series of berms spice up the next section. Watch for the tighter left-handed berm coming up because it set one up for a special alternate feature. As one exits the berm, a metal and wood kicker quickly appears. Dive out of the berm early and this will allow riders to go wide in the following right turn into the kicker jump that lies on the left side of the trail. the go-around is to the right of the jump on the inside of the turn. The trail is very steep past this feature and speeds can increase dramatically.
Regardless of whether one takes the go-around or the jump, it is very important to set up properly for the next feature. Coming out of the G-out from the jump, a big step-up jump is ready to take on all that speed. KEEP THIS IN MIND: The step-up is hipped to the right and coming into it perfectly straight will cause one to land out of position for the following berm after the step-up.
Coming out of this berm is a natural berm back to the right and riders can exit the previous left a variety of ways either to catch the next berm or cut it off entirely. This leads into an interesting section of jumps. What makes it so interesting is that there are rocks. Yep, rocks at River Bluffs Trails Park. Advanced riders will hardly notice them. It's fairly straight here and be sure to watch for riders merging from Splish Splash
on the left.
Shared By: Lee Clark