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Old 09-09-04, 06:23 PM
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Biginner Bike Drops and Crap

undefinedundefined Me and my Friends r tryin 2 build drops and stuff out of wood and logs so if u could give me some tips or things NOT 2 do tell me.
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Old 09-09-04, 06:28 PM
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Old 09-09-04, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by bike_snowboard
if u could give me some tips or things NOT 2 do tell me.
-Don't post here again until you learn English.

-Don't build drops more than forty feet high until you have experience at that height.

-Don't build drops where the landing zone is primarily broken glass or scrap iron.

-Don't not wear a helmet.

-Don't build uphill drops, they're not much fun.

-Don't ride barefoot.

Hope this helps. Welcome to the forums.

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Old 09-09-04, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by bike_snowboard_
undefinedundefined Me and my Friends r tryin 2 build drops and stuff out of wood and logs so if u could give me some tips or things NOT 2 do tell me.



Speak in English or leave!
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Old 09-09-04, 07:34 PM
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Don't go big.

Don't drop to flat.

Don't use xc bikes

Don't think that you will nail everything immediately

Don't think that you will stay injury free.
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Old 09-09-04, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by KonaRider24
Don't go big.

Don't drop to flat.

Don't use xc bikes
Sorry, but I disagree. Where would our sport be if the early MTB pioneers had subscribed to these rules?
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Old 09-09-04, 07:51 PM
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First off back then 4' was huge. Remember we are talking BEGINNER not experienced.
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Originally Posted by bike_snowboard_
undefinedundefined Me and my Friends are tryin to build drops and stuff out of wood and logs so if you could give me some tips or things NOT to do tell me.
My brain hurts....

What is with the undefined?

Please don't use aolese. This is excessive. Finish your words please.

What kind of terrain are you on. Do you have a tranny or to flat? How big?
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Originally Posted by KonaRider24
Don't think that you will nail everything immediately
Just be sure you nail all the wood on the ramps and ladders though. Other wise it could make for an interesting ride.

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Actually, screws will hold better. Nails will back out over time!

So, make sure you screw it!

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Well said,screw it.
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