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« Reply #1095 on: October 31, 2012, 02:47:21 PM »
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So they concreted the jumps? Crazy.

Lol@ the dog knocking over the camera too.


It's a good ideia against kids destroying your jumps.
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« Reply #1096 on: October 31, 2012, 03:19:28 PM »
There's a set of trails around here that has a entire line of 5 jumps, one berm and one roller that is cement. The dirt isn't the kind that would set up well as it has lots of sand/organic material (I"m not a technical dirt expert, i just know the dirt doesn't pack/stay packed)

The locals did a VERY good job of using cement and the jumps ride amazingly.

I'm pretty sure they're doing this to some extent at Catty* in the berms.

* I know they are using cement in some east coast/PA trails.

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« Reply #1097 on: October 31, 2012, 11:20:59 PM »
You dont even need to use the amount of concrete these guys are. I've used a concrete a bit before and I normally only use two shovel of concrete to about a 3/4 barrow. that way it's solid but can still be changed.
From what I saw at catty they use way more concrete that what i'd do (they've done a berm and two lips) but then again they get crazy freeze and thaw cycles there so they have to use a high concrete to clay ratio for it to hold up to the freeze.
More concrete = stronger but less changeable so you need to get it right first time.

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« Reply #1098 on: November 01, 2012, 03:36:52 AM »
But if you for example get lots of rain that might drain (not necessarily all) the soil from under the concrete. Then you just end up with a thin hollow cement lip that will crack easily right? How durable is a concreted lip/jump?

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« Reply #1099 on: November 01, 2012, 11:19:55 AM »
If done correctly, a concrete lip is as durable as a skatepark lip/bowl.

I know people that used chicken wire/rebarr and made a cement quarter in the woods. That's kind of overkill but they wanted it to last for years and it's still there today(10 years later)

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« Reply #1100 on: November 01, 2012, 12:16:22 PM »
We just recently got permission to build on some local parks district land. Just made a small pumptrack and finished the clearing of our trail so far... I think it has mad potential though! There's a large abundance of clay and fresh dirt on the property, so we have it pretty well off.  

Here's a map of the area.


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« Reply #1101 on: November 01, 2012, 01:01:27 PM »
SICK!

Let us know when they're running so I can come shralp 'em! :)

Have you any plans or ideas what the jump line will look like? Do you have any size requirements? Doubles or tables? rollers, hips, berms? what what what??? :)

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« Reply #1102 on: November 01, 2012, 02:07:22 PM »
All of the above! It's in a public park so we want to do something that can appeal to everyone and hopefully get people stoked on bmx! The plan is to start out with a medium size line of doubles just to get things rolling and add the small and big lines later on. I'm not exactly sure what it's going to look like, but I want it to be extremely flowy with lots of variety. Each line can be about 100 yards long. I'll post an update when we get something done.

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« Reply #1103 on: November 01, 2012, 03:04:30 PM »
You should try and make each line end near where they start. Pedaling back to the start is so 1995.

I'm right across the water from you (w.seattle), if you want help in any way give a holla'. :)

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« Reply #1104 on: November 01, 2012, 08:20:28 PM »
That would be ideal... It wouldn't really work out at that spot though, there's too much elevation loss.

I'll let you know, maybe we'll get a work party going!

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« Reply #1105 on: November 02, 2012, 09:34:09 AM »
InTheWoods - Did you ever visit the trails in Lynnwood?

Here's some inspiration. Love those high speed berms and rollers.
http://vimeo.com/52479739
How do we ***** vids?

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« Reply #1106 on: November 02, 2012, 10:45:45 AM »
Nope, I never made it to Lynnwood unfortunately. I used to go to SST before the flow park got plowed. Haha.

Rad video, I can only dream of a spot like that...

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« Reply #1107 on: November 02, 2012, 02:23:24 PM »
only dream? if you have a place to dig you're half way there!

another sick vid. I love the run that starts around 1:40

http://youtu.be/2oQEcjoQaSc

*check canyoudigitbmx.com for more sick trails vids.

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« Reply #1108 on: November 20, 2012, 06:29:57 PM »
I'm moving like 20 mins from here




too bad theres already snow on the ground

not that i could jump any of those anyway
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« Reply #1109 on: November 20, 2012, 08:28:47 PM »
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I'm moving like 20 mins from here




too bad theres already snow on the ground

not that i could jump any of those anyway


that place looks soo good.

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« Reply #1109 on: November 20, 2012, 08:28:47 PM »

 

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