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I'm intrigued by some of the landing ramps in Episode 1. They appear to be made of logs with a thin layer of dirt covering the landing area. Anyone have any insight as to how those are put together?
 

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TXhucker said:
I'm intrigued by some of the landing ramps in Episode 1. They appear to be made of logs with a thin layer of dirt covering the landing area. Anyone have any insight as to how those are put together?
It's more like a log frame to hold the shape, they're solid dirt other than that.
 

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Yeah, I saw those also but there were some others. The one that sticks out in my mind is, towards the end of the video, the guy does a big hip jump onto the landing. That landing appears to be propped up against some trees. I don't know...maybe I'm just seeing things. I'll go back and look again.

I'm starting to build a new jump spot this weekend and would love to be able to do less digging. But on the other hand, solid dirt is the way to go.
 

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TXhucker said:
Yeah, I saw those also but there were some others. The one that sticks out in my mind is, towards the end of the video, the guy does a big hip jump onto the landing. That landing appears to be propped up against some trees. I don't know...maybe I'm just seeing things. I'll go back and look again.

I'm starting to build a new jump spot this weekend and would love to be able to do less digging. But on the other hand, solid dirt is the way to go.
I know the one you're talking about. I have no idea what the deal is on that one. Solid dirt is always your best bet. The problem with overlaying a piece of wood with a thin layer of dirt is that the wood will always flex and your dirt will never pack solid since it's always being dislodged.
 

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TXhucker said:
Yeah, I saw those also but there were some others. The one that sticks out in my mind is, towards the end of the video, the guy does a big hip jump onto the landing. That landing appears to be propped up against some trees. I don't know...maybe I'm just seeing things. I'll go back and look again.

I'm starting to build a new jump spot this weekend and would love to be able to do less digging. But on the other hand, solid dirt is the way to go.
that was the only one that isnt much dirt...it's all log framing with logs running horizontal inside the frame and then dirt on top...I'd say only about 9-12 inches of dirt...and I don't believe the frame was propped up on any trees...
 
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