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Old 07-22-2013, 03:50 PM   #316
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Cool!

I just cut a piece of plywood and put in the center of the one I drug home.

Maybe stack some pallets to help you get off the back side of it at first. You probably won't kill yourself getting onto it, but the departure is where things might go south the first few times, so take it easy. You can always remove the pallets when you want to get the "down" part going.

jap zaps, roll ups, double blips, etc.

There is lots you can do with that thing, so enjoy!
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:51 PM   #317
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Open to ideas if anyone has any, especially ideas of what to put over the big hole in the center.

Not your leg, that's for sure.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:56 PM   #318
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I `installed` one of those this year. I stood it up on end instead of flat. Makes quite the expert obstacle(so put yours flat) for my son to practice. He got cross ways going up too slow, knocked the kick starter open and landed side ways flat on the ground. Broke the lever. That now has become an expensive `free obstacle.`
Wow! I won't be doing anything that crazy for quite some time. Hopefully the "free" tire doesn't end up costing me money!

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Cool!

I just cut a piece of plywood and put in the center of the one I drug home.

Maybe stack some pallets to help you get off the back side of it at first. You probably won't kill yourself getting onto it, but the departure is where things might go south the first few times, so take it easy. You can always remove the pallets when you want to get the "down" part going.

jap zaps, roll ups, double blips, etc.

There is lots you can do with that thing, so enjoy!
Ha! I was more worried about getting up on it than getting down. I was going to try and round up some pallets, but wasn't sure where to look for free ones. Also, what's the difference between jap zaps and splatters. I tried to youtube some how-to's, but didn't come up with much. Not sure what a roll up is, but have been practicing the double blips on the small logs I have.

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Not your leg, that's for sure.
I jotted that down on the don't do list.
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:28 PM   #319
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Learn to do this & you'll have no worries about that hole.

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Old 07-22-2013, 04:54 PM   #320
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Some of you have extremely kick ass trials courses set up. I decided to start putting one together in my backyard against the wench's wishes. I have been working on turns and small logs for a couple months now and "think" I am doing pretty well. I feel like I need something more challenging, so I picked this tire up from a local shop for free tonight. I was thinking I could learn the basics of splatters on it maybe? The tire should be more forgiving than rocks when I dump the bike . Was also thinking I could add some board ramps on it or something too. Open to ideas if anyone has any, especially ideas of what to put over the big hole in the center. Side note, the Montesa runs a billion times better on 110 octane!

As I scrolled down into your picture I thought I was looking at an early season snow storm!

Cool find - for free! I'm kinda wearing my little course into bit of a dust bowl. Thinking I need to venture farther afield.
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:38 PM   #321
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Thumb Me too!!!

I want one! Lucky me the wife rides trials too, just have to figure out where to put one first.
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:44 PM   #322
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Our big tire is at the bottom of a little basin, so you have to lift your front wheel while descending, and then hold pressure enough to not get stuck in the hole.

We have several tires, and they're not my favorite obstacles. When you skidplate, it sticks, rather than clanking or sliding as if on rocks or logs. Also they absorb your front suspension and dampen the rebound.

Which is not to say that altering your bike's response doesn't teach you something...
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:21 PM   #323
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Which is not to say that altering your bike's response doesn't teach you something...

Great points!

I was feeling pretty good after a day at the salt mine so I hit up Camp Gordy for a bit this evening. I didn't too much of the bigger stuff though........
........since I was on the KTM 300.
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:14 AM   #324
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There's a truck tire place near me that will (I think) be happy to give me old equipment tires. I've avoided them because once I have it home, it'll cost me $$ to get rid of it. I try to stick to stuff that can go into the bonfire when it is no longer useful.

I'd love to get my hands on some big rocks though. They can easily double as landscaping...
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:17 AM   #325
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There's a truck tire place near me that will (I think) be happy to give me old equipment tires. I've avoided them because once I have it home, it'll cost me $$ to get rid of it. I try to stick to stuff that can go into the bonfire when it is no longer useful.
We use tires like that for fat wood down here in the sticks.

Just picked up a skidder tire that looks just like that one yesterday. Measured 38" tall on it's side. Gonna be fun!
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:56 AM   #326
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We use tires like that for fat wood down here in the sticks.

Just picked up a skidder tire that looks just like that one yesterday. Measured 38" tall on it's side. Gonna be fun!
Considering that you just stole my local riding buddy, I may have to come and check it out...
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:05 AM   #327
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Considering that you just stole my local riding buddy, I may have to come and check it out...
That's just hear say. I have yet to meet or see any rider that came down this way from your parts.

Maybe that'll get GER out to A53.

You're welcome at A53 anytime.
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:17 PM   #328
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That's just hear say. I have yet to meet or see any rider that came down this way from your parts.

Maybe that'll get GER out to A53.

You're welcome at A53 anytime.
Ouch... but a true statement.

Got my head above water wrt the new house and job now... so let me know when you need help working on sections and I'll bring the Monty out.
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:49 PM   #329
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Wow! Also, what's the difference between jap zaps and splatters. I tried to youtube some how-to's, but didn't come up with much. Not sure what a roll up is, but have been practicing the double blips on the small logs I have.
Go to the Trials Training Center website and look at the training videos.
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:54 PM   #330
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Ouch... but a true statement.

Got my head above water wrt the new house and job now... so let me know when you need help working on sections and I'll bring the Monty out.
Come on out anytime. Plenty for ya to help with. The skidder tire and drums I picked up yesterday, along with this rock pile are going to make a nice start on a new section...



My JRT "Bean" executed a perfect Jap Zap onto the tire...amazing!

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