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Making Dirt Jumps

Old 10-24-07, 02:11 PM
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Making Dirt Jumps

Okay, I plan on making a pretty good trail, so I have 2 questions.
1. What kind of dirt is best for this, where/how can I get it, and how much does it cost?
2. Any tips on making them? Are there people who can be paid to make them?
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Old 10-24-07, 08:58 PM
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no no no you have it all wrong, you find a place with dirt thats usable and make them yourself.
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Old 10-25-07, 08:00 PM
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I would suggest using clay and just take free way and make yourself
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Old 10-26-07, 12:34 PM
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well i tried making my own jumps, and now i have a huge hole in the ground, which reached water, and only 3 jumps and one bein a decent size. I was just looking into it, paying for anything is most likely not going to happen at all lol. I was just trying to find out.
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Old 10-26-07, 12:59 PM
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why a hole?!
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Old 10-26-07, 02:46 PM
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lol, where he got the dirt.
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Old 10-29-07, 04:00 AM
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when you make dirt jumps its best to just get as much dirt as you need (from where your your making the jumps) now pour some water on it as start shaping the jump. when the dirt gets to dry add some more water. once your happy with it pour more water(quite abit) and compact it. pour more water,compact keep doing that until its hard enough for you
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Pile up some small logsand cover them with some fill dirt. It works very well.
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Old 11-01-07, 03:18 PM
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You want montmorillite or kaolinite soils, preferably ones with strong B-horizons.
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Old 11-01-07, 04:16 PM
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I got a dumptruck load for $140. 10 jumps, one tabletop, a four bump rhythm section, and two berms about 2 ft high. Have enough dirt for maybe two more, but saving it for repairs. Soooo much work. I wish had rented a bobcat.
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Old 11-01-07, 04:38 PM
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you better hope this is on your backyard.
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Old 11-01-07, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by live4muzic2 View Post
you better hope this is on your backyard.
There's nothing like home ownership brother :-) Who wouldn't want a track in the back yard? And a cool wife
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Old 11-06-07, 05:52 AM
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If you don't have dirt with clay or rich in iron then you can use concrete.

Mix two bags of concrete with a decent sized pile of dirt and stir well. Just like everyone has said before earlier.

what also helps shape the dirt after you packed it, you can use an old carpet (modest amount) that you can get from a dump and just lay it on top so the jump can get nice and flat.
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Old 11-06-07, 08:19 AM
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d00d people throw away carpet all the time.
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