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your backyard trials setups?

Discussion in 'Trials' started by fiep, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. fiep

    fiep Long timer

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    want to create a little more trial fun in my yard
    and need some input

    found someone willing to trade my XR350 for hardscape
    now I need a plan
    so please show me your setup
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  2. jetdoctor

    jetdoctor Master of the Obvious

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    I have a hill behind my house that works well. I have cut down a bunch of those pesky GA pines that are in my yard and they can make good obstacles I used spikes/PVC pipe to hold them in place. It is good training for any kind of riding.
    Cheers,
    Doug
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  3. Cowboy

    Cowboy Ceteris non Paribus

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  4. Putts

    Putts Gettin' there.

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    Here's my little backyard set-up.

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  5. Krabill

    Krabill Long timer

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    This video was taken over at HighFive's house. He's got this stepped wall you can see in the video, a couple spools, a couple dirt mounds, and a few large logs to play on.

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  6. fiep

    fiep Long timer

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    let em rephrase
    I have a - for downtown - fairly roomy backyard
    with some little ravines and lot's of trees

    I need ideas for some rock shapes/placements
    to get the most use out of them

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  7. R.Markus

    R.Markus Damage Addict

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  8. gybeman

    gybeman Been here awhile

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  9. rwamf

    rwamf Follow me

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    Had two loads of rocks delivered, Used my Durmax to position a couple of them.
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    Try to find some railroad ties or old trees, they are great to practice on, Any old junk can be fun.
    I know of one fellow who just made mounds of dirt, covered them with chicken wire and then cement, he made some real cool stuff to play on.
    r
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  10. BorisTas

    BorisTas Ageing Adventurer

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    Got plenty of room in my backyard, put this lot together first

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  11. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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  12. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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  13. Putts

    Putts Gettin' there.

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    Noice!

    Boy, some great stuff in this thread. Making my head think about more stuff in my back yard. Thanks folks!
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  14. jjustj

    jjustj Long timer

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    what a cheapskate!:thwak
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  15. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I've got one. I listen to the cops all the time.
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  16. rodgertheshrubber

    rodgertheshrubber Adventurer

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    some sweet pics. i would really like a couple of truck loads of big rocks! i have some tractor tires, loader tires, logs, pallets and blocks. i'll try to get some pics. glad to see the trials forum getting some mileage.
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  17. KellyC

    KellyC TimeKeeper

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    I was hoping this thread would pick up steam. How about more pics of trials obstacles. I've got a good sized back yard and would like to build a couple of features that don't stand out but are worth the effort.
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  18. Cowboy

    Cowboy Ceteris non Paribus

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    This thread shows some of the obstacles I made using wood scraps and haybales.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=467137

    You can challenge yourself until you're a sweaty mess with some very simple obstacles. Invite your friends over and the competition can get downright fun!
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  19. Hair

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    Nice Putts, It would be better if you replaced those cones with old beer kegs. Oh by the way you scorred a 1 in that section. Can't put you foot down when crossing a log. :lol3


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  20. KellyC

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    Awesome! Thank you.
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