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Old 07-23-09, 06:15 PM   #1
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"Technical Trail Features" Plans

Does anyone know of a website that has plans to build TTFs? The only thing I have found so far is Diesel Bike's pageand the IMBA's site. They have some good basic plans, but I assume there is more out there. Is Technical Trail Features a universal name? What else do people call them?

At this point, I am not going to build anything highly technical. My skills would not allow it yet. I think what I am going to do first is take some fallen trees and use a chainsaw to cut a flat strip along the top.

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Anyone? Anyone at all?

I built this on Saturday up at our ranch. The chainsaw blade went dull, but I am going to cut a flat spot on top of the log; and the either add some more dirt or put board on one as a ramp up. Sorry for the poor picture quality.





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the flat strip you cut off the top, maybe you could use it as a ramp to get up or down? it'd just be narrow.
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the flat strip you cut off the top, maybe you could use it as a ramp to get up or down? it'd just be narrow.
I don't know if it would be strong enough. I am thinking I will cut the top 1/3 off. The log is about 14 inches wide. I have plenty of trees that have died over the years that I could use. This is just a trial build to see how it would go.
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you don't need to cut it flat, though that makes it easier. if you don't, you actually have pretty good traction with the bark. until it falls of, which it will, eventually. then just cut some cross hatching into the top.

dirt or wood or built up rocks for your on. or don't built it so high to start with, so that you can get your wheels up there without needing a ramp. some of the trickiest skinnies i've ridden have been very low to the ground. width and curviness can make things pretty damn challenging to stay on even without having it high up.

exit? same thing, unless you want to always exit by wheelie dropping off the end or sides.

IMO, features like these are far better built into the flow of a trail rather than just "there" on their own. build into corners, front wheel only moves, uphill onto rocks that you then can drop or jump off, or have another skinny off the backside = challenge being you have to get angled right when on the rock to hit the new one. teetered versions. all sorts of stuff you can do.
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Not much specific to skinnies but the Whistler Standards have some text on TTFs.

http://www.whistler.ca/images/storie...st_edition.pdf
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Here is a preliminary plan I drew up.

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