Hit the equally infamous A-Line for another two runs which is the recommended step up from the blue run to the diamond but its a fair step up, take off ramps go from 4-6ft to 6-9ft height etc. so it kinda pushes the comfort zone. What it does have in abundance is speed, so much so that you barely see the warning sign approach that tells you there a pretty respectable drop approaching fast (thank god for Saint discs!).
By this stage the lift was only open a few mins so i called it a day because my girlfriend was waiting on me, then, quick as a flash i did a 180 hit the lift and flew down Crank It Up one last time just to tempt faith! I would really really recommend visiting whistler for some riding, yes its expensive, a days lift pass is $145 and bike rental is $100 BUT a seasons pass is only $450 so if you bring your own bike its not that bad at all. The village is cool, the people are all riders, there's about twenty bike shops in a row and everyone is helpful and friendly. Flying with Globespan Airline from Dublin to Vancouver direct is like €600 which is nothing compared to the usual fare and its $50 on a bus for 2hrs to Whistler. GET INVOLVED!