You will be fine with the SS and I do recommend it. Actually, what I recommend the most is the Friday night swamp party along with the Saturday bon fire. The two main reasons I would return to do this ride if I ever do. Karlos described it just right. There are some twisty but not too rooty trails, there are some climbs but I think I only remember two but very short. There is a ton of double track (ala boyette style), there is some pavement. Other then the double track and pavement, the trails are a bit more like Misery. Some good Grampa single track, very very little or none like Panther. Maybe a little short trails like Techno pick. ONE nasty drop somewhat like dropping with Gator Pit with stair type drops but they make you walk it. It is mandatory. LOL... Enjoy the ride.