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Does anybody have any tips or designs they would like to share on building stunts/drops or anything else in the woods? Going building today, have some wood, just wondering best support designs, ideas on what to build, safest way, things like that. Thanks.
 

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use your imagination...if you think it isn't safe then it isn't....make sure everything is supported real well...bring others with you for a different view
 

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www.imba.com

Follow their stuff, most of it has been researched and will be ok'd by alot of land managers, but that of course means you already have permission to build...
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Buck said:
www.imba.com

Follow their stuff, most of it has been researched and will be ok'd by alot of land managers, but that of course means you already have permission to build...
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Permission to build..... interesting concept!
 

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shiggy said:
That is actually what most of the IMBA standards are based off of. Great stuff! Here in MN we got 2 awesome DH trails this summer, following the IMBA standards was very influential with the land managers. It proved we weren't some college kids who were go to tear up the landscape.
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Use screws besides nails, easily removable if need be, and easily put in with cordless drill, dont rust or slide out misteriously....
 

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Try to use pressurized wood in any area that comes in contact with dirt, it tends not to rot as quickly. Also when using fasteners (nails, wood screws, and bolts) get ones that are galvanized (zinc coated) because they will not rust. Good luck and have fun.
 

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Try to use pressurized wood in any area that comes in contact with dirt, it tends not to rot as quickly. Also when using fasteners (nails, wood screws, and bolts) get ones that are galvanized (zinc coated) because they will not rust. Good luck and have fun.
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Q.Does anyone here know the quickest way to get your trail in which you have spent many long days working on to build, ripped down?

A.Nailing or screwing to standing trees.

Try not to build your trails using standing tree's, instead cut to length fair sized fallen trees or if necessary make your own supports from 2x6's/2x8's and make pillars to support your elevated skinnies, drops, and other stunts. If it's necessary to built using standing trees, tether (tie rope) and securely fasten the rope to the tree.

The best wood to use is rough cut ceder as it is the 'grippiest' wood to use, birch and douglas fir is also another good building material. If you cant find any at the build site, you can buy rough cut wood at most hardware/lumber stores.
If absolutely necessary (its cheaper and you can probably get construction site scraps for free) you can use pine 2x4's to build but take into consideration, it will be ugly and it will be slippery.
To counter sliperyness, you can use log skins to cover the 2x4 pine boards, its readilly available if you live near a saw mill just screw it on and makes for great traction.

Galvanized screws are better than nails, they dont pull out nearly as easily, dont rust badly plus you can take a cordless drill to build site instead of a hammer.
 

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MknzBikR said:
Q.Does anyone here know the quickest way to get your trail in which you have spent many long days working on to build, ripped down?

A.Nailing or screwing to standing trees.

Try not to build your trails using standing tree's, instead cut to length fair sized fallen trees or if necessary make your own supports from 2x6's/2x8's and make pillars to support your elevated skinnies, drops, and other stunts. If it's necessary to built using standing trees, tether (tie rope) and securely fasten the rope to the tree.

The best wood to use is rough cut ceder as it is the 'grippiest' wood to use, birch and douglas fir is also another good building material. If you cant find any at the build site, you can buy rough cut wood at most hardware/lumber stores.
If absolutely necessary (its cheaper and you can probably get construction site scraps for free) you can use pine 2x4's to build but take into consideration, it will be ugly and it will be slippery.
To counter sliperyness, you can use log skins to cover the 2x4 pine boards, its readilly available if you live near a saw mill just screw it on and makes for great traction.

Galvanized screws are better than nails, they dont pull out nearly as easily, dont rust badly plus you can take a cordless drill to build site instead of a hammer.
good thing about using growning trees is that the stunt will grow vertically over the years and become harder but easier becasue u have more experience :D :D :D
 

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urbanfreerider666 said:
good thing about using growning trees is that the stunt will grow vertically over the years and become harder but easier becasue u have more experience :D :D :D
Did you fail biology?
 
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urbanfreerider666 said:
good thing about using growning trees is that the stunt will grow vertically over the years and become harder but easier becasue u have more experience :D :D :D
Those are the best kind
 
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