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  1. #76
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    dave, that vid of you and brooke is awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewon View Post
    dave, that vid of you and brooke is awesome!
    It's so fun. I laugh out loud every time I ride it. Lucky enough to get paid to build that a block from my house. It feeds directly into this run, the lower mtn. beginner (but still fun) stuff.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmhHKNmKP0Y
    Last week my 4 yo hit the jump I one-hand off to the transition. He was stoked. This week hard crash but be shook it off. Flow trails may get boring if they are too "perfect", but that are transformative for riders looking to break though to the next level of riding.

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    sick!

    that's alotta dh! what's the total vert t2b of both sections from both vids combined?

    you riding flats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewon View Post
    sick!

    that's alotta dh! what's the total vert t2b of both sections from both vids combined?

    you riding flats?

    902 vert. feet. Norwich Ski Hill is the second biggest "Lost Ski Area" in New England....was the biggest until Ascutney closed. From the Summit of Paine Mtn at 2400...to the lot is 1600 vert and a mix of old school single track, machine built flow trail and a bit of double track blasting. That last bit was shot after a work day, work boots on my time z pedals. The single track on the ridge is tight and technical. it's taken 7 years but my backyard is finally good enough that I only loaded the bike on the car to ride 2-3 times this year...Snippet of the ridge trail...
    https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v...23634574946670
    Last edited by DaveVt; 11-04-2014 at 06:51 AM.

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    work boots. sick.

    sounds like an amazing network. putting it on the list!

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    Damn...that is pretty sweet Dave.

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    That is some nice flowy trail Dave!
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    Added a transfer line to the pump track and it finally rained last week so I'll be adding a bit more.

    Also got about 14 loads of dirt, so, I'll have something to keep me busy for a bit. Now, just need to decide what to do with that new dirt......some sort of jump line off the pump track, no doubt.



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    Build big things
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo View Post
    Build big things
    Thank you captain obvious.

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    No, I mean bigger than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo View Post
    I've been there... there was a huge hole where the wood met the dirt on the bottom.
    ok, now i believe you
    pretty sure that is a blackrock trademark, the actual solution is to send that shit gas to flat BRaaaappp!
    if you are landing on wood, you are coming up short


    Quote Originally Posted by telebobski View Post
    Hey Forty, left you my digits in a PM - got asked yesterday to help create a pump track (thru IMBA) in our little piece of paradise. Given the photo of the Troy Lee kids upthread I couldn't say no. So your input will be really helpful.
    "Mom (who was HAWT!) said they would rather come to the pump track than watch TV or play computer games."

    i see where you get your inspiration


    Quote Originally Posted by LeeLau View Post
    Been doing some work involving the glamour of filling in mudholes. Funny I can always get the bros out to ride trails after we've fixed them up but if you go - hey broo--- I've got some huge mudholes to fill in - not much interest.

    Some cedar mmmm

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/zgcbznmk79...20(1).jpg?dl=0
    mining gold isnt eveyones idea of a good time?

    cedar link no workie, i need some tree porn please!


    Quote Originally Posted by CS View Post
    Thank you captain obvious.
    +1 more biggerer
    taller berms?
    bigger drop in (longer not necessarily taller)
    raised surface track for drainage?
    looks like decent sized pile of fresh dirt, better get busy!
    any thoughts on using some wood? land looks fairly flat, if you can get some elevation change for momentum reset points with a second drop in spot or high point to stall out on that would be even more raddererrer also
    looks fun, i wanna ride it

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveVt View Post
    happy as a pig in shit




    we are starting to close down the dj lines for winter, anyone have experience tarping jumps?
    got a sweet system dialed?
    rope, chain, anchors, sandbags?
    whats your technique?
    we want to design a semi permanent system, open to ideas...

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    Here goes


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    Quote Originally Posted by forty View Post
    +1 more biggerer
    taller berms?
    bigger drop in (longer not necessarily taller)
    raised surface track for drainage?
    looks like decent sized pile of fresh dirt, better get busy!
    any thoughts on using some wood? land looks fairly flat, if you can get some elevation change for momentum reset points with a second drop in spot or high point to stall out on that would be even more raddererrer also
    looks fun, i wanna ride it
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    I like the high point in the middle idea. Though, it'll probably come in the form of some sort of step up in the jump line. At this point, the pump track will stay as it is, though I'll prolly build some berms up and definitely make the start hill longer (already started doing that). Wood would be fun, but, I'm cheap and don't want to pay for it, so, won't be happening any time soon.

    Started the first double. The only problem with digging alone is there is no one else to turn to for the guinea pig duties. Should be interesting since I've never actually built a jump line before!




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    Quote Originally Posted by forty View Post
    if you are landing on wood, you are coming up short

    I was calling it passing the IQ test

    Quote Originally Posted by CS View Post
    The only problem with digging alone is there is no one else to turn to for the guinea pig duties. Should be interesting since I've never actually built a jump line before!
    You gonna die.






    I need to kill some vacation before the end of the year. You want some help? What do you have for machines hanging around?

    And how much elevation difference do you really have there? Looks flat as shit in the pics.
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    I'll have to hit you up to get the tour when I'm back east in July. I worked at SkiRack and raced at UVM 05-09 and know Brooke from that. Haven't ridden those trails, but my mom lives in East Montpelier now so access will be easy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo View Post
    I need to kill some vacation before the end of the year. You want some help? What do you have for machines hanging around?

    And how much elevation difference do you really have there? Looks flat as shit in the pics.
    Deal!

    I have a small/mediumish front end loader tractor I can use any time.

    It looks flat, because it is. There may be a few inches of drop in there somewhere.

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    Your bike is older than your kids!

    That your yard?
    Remind me. We'll send him a red cap and a Speedo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagtagley View Post
    Your bike is older than your kids!

    That your yard?
    Yup, it's my backyard.

    It's quite convenient.

    Got another double built. I'm probably not building these big enough, but, they are fun. I should probably make the jumps steeper too. I'm just moving dirt around, figuring it out. Fun times.




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    Starting ramp on the barn maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo View Post
    Starting ramp on the barn maybe?
    Actually, that car port on the right of the barn needs to be rebuilt. When I do, I'm going to do it so we can someday use it as a big freaking drop-in. But, that one will be a bit off in the future. For now this will have to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CS View Post
    Got another double built. I'm probably not building these big enough, but, they are fun. I should probably make the jumps steeper too. I'm just moving dirt around, figuring it out. Fun times.
    looking good, im super jealous you can still play in the dirt, there is currently 4in of snow on the ground here and i wont see brown pow till march

    as far as steep lips, i got some great advice from a dj shredder/digger about a good beginner line and way to learn the steepness factor
    he called it a "spine line", basically exactly what it sounds like, like a tabletop without its middle, something you would see on a street bmx course or skatepark
    you can ride them slow or fairly quick, and use pumping front/back to control finding the landing
    i havent tried building any yet, but want to try out a few as a practice line next season, seems like a great way to get comfortable with the steepness intimidation factor, which is what frustrates me mentally more than anything else


    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo View Post
    Starting ramp on the barn maybe?
    this is what i see too haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CS View Post
    Actually, that car port on the right of the barn needs to be rebuilt. When I do, I'm going to do it so we can someday use it as a big freaking drop-in. But, that one will be a bit off in the future. For now this will have to do.
    What's your water table and ground material situation? That looks like a bunch of backfill but can you go down to get some deep bowls?
    It's looking good man!

    I wanna come see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CS View Post
    Actually, that car port on the right of the barn needs to be rebuilt. When I do, I'm going to do it so we can someday use it as a big freaking drop-in. But, that one will be a bit off in the future. For now this will have to do.
    efff yeah!

    even if this is far off into the future keep it in mind during your current design and building, easy to turn current rollers into doubles with a nice big drop in for speed

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