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    Soft Landings-Use wood chips

    So last week I meant to post this but didn't get a chance. SO anyways I was on a ride and stumbled across this playground that had like a small one foot drop. It went into the playground and instead of gravel like most playgrounds have, this one had wood chips. Not loose but pretty compacted wood chips. So I did the drop into it, and BAM, so smooth. I'm telling you, if you guys want to take off some of the harshness of your bigger drops, put down a bag or two of wood chips. Really small wood chips though, not too big. There might be a teriffic downside here that I don't know about though...

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    Withdrawal Symptoms! Cornish_Rdr_UK's Avatar
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    Might be wrong, but youll probably find that landing on woodchips off something huge will compress the chippings and buck you off, i'd rather land on something hard that I know whats going to happen to it when i land personally...

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    I saw some big jumps on woodchips 2 weeks ago.They saved Jim DeChamp major hurt on a front flip gone wrong.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Canon fiend MadMan2k's Avatar
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    Wouldn't they stick into you and hurt a lot if you crashed?

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    Not if you have them soaking wet. I haave used them for about a year now on the drops I make. I used old downed willow trees that have been laying there for 10+ years and break them up. Trust me falling into them feels very nice compared to hardpacked.

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    Canon fiend MadMan2k's Avatar
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    Better than loose dirt? I don't like landing on loose dirt, especially on steep slopes because its easy to crash. I avoided a huge drop I could have hit because the landing was super loose (and steep), glad I did lol

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