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Hey in my few years of riding i've built and werked on 100+ jumps, both wood and dirt. As a result of this ive experienced any kind of problem and short cut. So if you have any questions or disagree with some of my ideas I'd like to hear em. :)
 

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If you cant think of where to start just bring up a certain area of building and I could give you every little detail on the process. and trust me I have looked at the sites and they sound like they plan to break your back and waste your time.
 

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I want to find a place to build some jumps, but I have never done it before. I also haven't done a lot of jumping myself. What kind of area would I be looking for as far as building and what are some ideas for pretty easy and fun jumps.

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JOSH130 said:
I want to find a place to build some jumps, but I have never done it before. I also haven't done a lot of jumping myself. What kind of area would I be looking for as far as building and what are some ideas for pretty easy and fun jumps.

JOSH
Well first thing if back yards no go see if you cant find one of those drop off spots they have after new onstruction for subdivisions, you know what i mean. They're are wicked sources for dirt. But if those are no go tell me what kinda area you live in and i'll see what i can think of. Now fer kinds of jumps i suggest grave diggers, ones that are dug out of the ground so that the take off is almost all below ground level, unless it rains alot then you should go for a simple table that comes to maybe 30 degree.And always make them just a bit bigger that you think you can do ( it gets you into it way more trust me) and oh yes landing should almost always have the same angle as the take off. Simple laws of physics. If i fergot something just give me a heads up and i'll keep on talkin and talkin and talkin. Hope that helps.
 

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Yo teach!
Yeah, 1 question...
Where is a company that will buy my design/s, mass produce them, and give me the rights to retire and ride bikes all day? :D
<img src="https://www.teamsally.com/galleries/pictures/pic700.jpg">
<img src="https://www.teamsally.com/galleries/pictures/pic701.jpg">
(edit- I should add that this booter/landing ramp was designed to be 1 man handled, to completely fit into the back of my 2 door Blazer. Very lightweight, sturdy, and most importantly...FUN AS HELL!)
 

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ieatsoap said:
Yo teach!
Yeah, 1 question...
Where is a company that will buy my design/s, mass produce them, and give me the rights to retire and ride bikes all day? :D
<img src="https://www.teamsally.com/galleries/pictures/pic700.jpg">
<img src="https://www.teamsally.com/galleries/pictures/pic701.jpg">
(edit- I should add that this booter/landing ramp was designed to be 1 man handled, to completely fit into the back of my 2 door Blazer. Very lightweight, sturdy, and most importantly...FUN AS HELL!)
Well i must say those do kick some wicked ass dude. Now concerning the business part. It depends on the skateboarder industry in your area because they are the only ones ive seen that build any kind of portable **** to ride. Which of course is not fair. I know this sounds gay but i saw one on a Monster Garage with that p.o.s half pipe. I cant remember the name but so far thats all ive see. But if you could by chance start a personal business and advertise as much as possible you may get an offer. Thats all i can think of because ive wanted to sell porta booters aswell. Sorry i cant help more but im no good at sellin ****
 

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Ieatsoap-Will that table break if you land on it really hard?
Nah. I built it so it will 'flex' and give a little, but it pretty sturdy. I made it out of 5/8" plywood, then layered some 1x's underneath it to give it some stability.
We land on it hard once in a while. It creaks here and there, but no one had gone through it yet (knock! knock!) ;)
 

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Whats the best way to build a couple consecutive little jumps with dirt? I'm only looking to get 3-4 ft of air right now on my buddies bike, just something we can cruise through and get some air on. He's got a heavier full suspension but we can bunnyhop it pretty nice.
 

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I hate digging, it's so tiring and I don't have a tractor to do the work for me. How can I build jumps that won't cost $400 in lumber and won't take 10 years of digging in the sun to buil?. I live on 4 acres of hillside, I'd like to make a DS course but I can't get excited enough to dig through the rock and sand long enough to build anything worth riding. There is only one spigot at about a third of the way up the hill, so I'd need a long hose to reach the top of the property and I'm not sure our well would push water that high anyway, I'm not overly excited about carting buckets of water up the hill either. What do I do?
 

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Whats the best way to build a couple consecutive little jumps with dirt? I'm only looking to get 3-4 ft of air right now on my buddies bike, just something we can cruise through and get some air on. He's got a heavier full suspension but we can bunnyhop it pretty nice.
Well i figure some six foot gaps maybe 2-2.5 feet tall and come to a 45 degree or steeper should do you good. Make the take off really deep at the top to avoid some serious casing opprotunities. Also make the landing the same angle as the take off, ive said it before but i stress it also. shallow landings hurt and suck ass for rythym sections. Now depending on the size of bike i suggest maybe 1.5-2 bike lengths between landing of first and take off of second. It doesnt really matter if you keep a continuos curve or flatten it out in between em. I find with a continuos curve you lose speed because of the extended climd time. If gaps dont suit you a reinforced sheet of ply wood over top can get you into it and isnt as mcuh of a hassle to get rid of. Now if you wannu use sod as filler make sure its at the very bottom farthest away from the use surface. It will come out like a ***** if its to close. If you have the yellow clay in the area mix that up with some black dirt. trust me its wicked good. Wow i went on for a while. Any thing i missed just tell me and i'll keep goin
 

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Jumps depend on the rider and thier personal style: personally i like table tops and step downs. They are along the easier of the jump types but also can be just as big and fun as the harder ones
 

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I hate digging, it's so tiring and I don't have a tractor to do the work for me. How can I build jumps that won't cost $400 in lumber and won't take 10 years of digging in the sun to buil?. I live on 4 acres of hillside, I'd like to make a DS course but I can't get excited enough to dig through the rock and sand long enough to build anything worth riding. There is only one spigot at about a third of the way up the hill, so I'd need a long hose to reach the top of the property and I'm not sure our well would push water that high anyway, I'm not overly excited about carting buckets of water up the hill either. What do I do?
Whoa you have quite the crappy situation. Using that hill would be nice but if there are any wooded areas around your house i suggest goin into those. The trees make werking not so bad just stay away from spruce, the roots dont go deep enough. Also the shade keeps the jumps from cracking after theyre packed. (plus hell it actually makes it more exciting and the trees actually make the dirt waaayyy nicer) And if you live near sand you might aswell just leave that area for some other use. sand is a dirt jump makes nightmare
 

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Jumps depend on the rider and thier personal style: personally i like table tops and step downs. They are along the easier of the jump types but also can be just as big and fun as the harder ones
True that. I just went with gaps cuz theyre easier to extend take less werk and can go anywhere. But i must agree step downs are some wicked. What style are you hittin easy launch or hard lip?
 

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Wooden palets

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To get wood for cheap, collect the wooden pallets from retail stores. You can take them apart and build with them. They are very sturdy. Great for North Shore style bridges!!!
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Hey,

To get wood for cheap, collect the wooden pallets from retail stores. You can take them apart and build with them. They are very sturdy. Great for North Shore style bridges!!!
Sammy
True that. They are good bridge material but require a crap load of skill to turn into a jump other than a launchair. But as its said in Fubar " Jsut Giver' Eh"
 

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Hey,

To get wood for cheap, collect the wooden pallets from retail stores. You can take them apart and build with them. They are very sturdy. Great for North Shore style bridges!!!
Sammy
Maybe you've found some more durable pallets than what I've seen, I could actually bring pallets home from work all day long but most of them get thrown in the trash when we're done with them because the wood is so knotty and brittle they break really easily. The planks that cross the top of a pallet are less than an inch thick which just isn't strong enough to support the impact of a falling bike with a contact patch of a few square inches, the shear strength needs to be pretty enormous in comparison to the actual strength of a common pallet.

Try this test, find a pallet, lay it flat on the ground, get a spare tire out of your trunk, raise it above your head and let it fall on the pallet. After two or three strikes the pallet will be broken to pieces. A spare tire weighs roughly 1/6 an average rider and would have a contact patch about twice that of two normal bicycle tires. Put the pallet on a slope and the condition becomes even worse. I wouldn't trust a pallet as a tranny anymore than I'd trust a piece of glass, sure it may be fine for the first couple of hits but beyond that it'll be pretty dangerous.
 

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Maybe you've found some more durable pallets than what I've seen, I could actually bring pallets home from work all day long but most of them get thrown in the trash when we're done with them because the wood is so knotty and brittle they break really easily. The planks that cross the top of a pallet are less than an inch thick which just isn't strong enough to support the impact of a falling bike with a contact patch of a few square inches, the shear strength needs to be pretty enormous in comparison to the actual strength of a common pallet.

Try this test, find a pallet, lay it flat on the ground, get a spare tire out of your trunk, raise it above your head and let it fall on the pallet. After two or three strikes the pallet will be broken to pieces. A spare tire weighs roughly 1/6 an average rider and would have a contact patch about twice that of two normal bicycle tires. Put the pallet on a slope and the condition becomes even worse. I wouldn't trust a pallet as a tranny anymore than I'd trust a piece of glass, sure it may be fine for the first couple of hits but beyond that it'll be pretty dangerous.
Yeah the one Im talking are pretty old and made out of oak. But i tottally forgot about the new ones. The best thing to with those is have a bunch of budies over build some jumps with dirt and then use the pallets as fire wod for a party.
 

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soap that kicker is wicked...i could really use one of those babies for a couple of hucks me and the boys wanna do...i should build one...

im not to sure on ur lander tho...ud have to carefull that u dont miss it (it looks to small to me...u dont use over massive gaps do u...)
 

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Hey maestro... what do you think of my RampaMobil...!!?
Any potential for mass production...?
 

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