your backyard trials setups?

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

  1. alpineboard

    alpineboard Been here awhile

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    Just testing, will remove the pallets, it is too easy with them. And also should add another layers of logs, maybe 2 more layers of logs.

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  2. Gordy

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    If you pull the pallets and don’t “ramp up” the logs, that should be tough.
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  3. alpineboard

    alpineboard Been here awhile

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    Understood, Possibly do a vertical stacked at each end.
  4. sceep

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    OH YEAH!! Another hot tub trials machine! Nice!
  5. ZippyGasGas

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    Well it's that time of year everyone, Mother nature rearranges Zippy's Backyard Trials Playground!!!
    This year was an exceptionally wet event. I will spare you exact details, but must share this bit. We fought the flood waters for 6 days, got close to needing to evacuate. Thankfully that was not required. The water at the deepest point in the backyard I estimate at 4 feet based on markings on the wood fence, but quite possibly was deeper.
    No major damages, mostly lost sleep.

    On to the photos!!!!
    (this should illustrate why nobody should ever ignore flood warnings - had these logs been located far away and traveled to my yard there would have been very significant damages)

    Here is a shot of some of the flood waters. so many logs moved.
    2020 Flood waters.PNG

    Same corner of the yard, flood waters receded
    2020 Flood Log huddle.PNG

    What happened in the rest of the yard you may ask????
    Well some BIG logs moved this time. This is a first that the big logs moved. This log is 4 Feet in Diameter.
    (Flood water got to the top of the Central Air unit)

    2020 FLood Big Log move.PNG

    When the large log in the photo below dropped onto the smaller one while cutting down the tree, it drove the little log halfway into the ground.
    Both have moved...........
    2020 Flood Y-Log Move.PNG

    New Section!!
    The Half rotted log in the photo below actually started out parallel to the one large log that did not move. (that location is many feet away from where it now rests)
    (Oh and 3 panels of the fence went on a trip to the other side of the yard)
    2020 Flood New Section.PNG
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  6. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Long timer

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    It's more natural now.
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  7. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    Can't "like". Too much possibility for things going horribly wrong.
  8. ZippyGasGas

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    We are safe and healthy, house is safe and healthy. not much more can be asked for. Logs can be moved where I want them.

    It will be re-arranged and made fun again. some of it will be different, some will be the same as before.................


    (Honestly though, I am getting a little tired of this shit)
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  9. Gordy

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    Dang Zip! :uhoh
    Glad all are OK.
  10. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Long timer Supporter

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    I feels. We get some huge deluges, to the extent that a few farmers locally have jet ski's and jet boats to reach stock stranded on high ground.

    Touch wood, it's been a few years since the last Ark event.

    Way down South they recently had close to a meter of rain in 36 hours.
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  11. Gordy

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    You guys are messed up. Almost a meter of rain? Just say over three feet and the world will be impressed. :rofl
  12. ZippyGasGas

    ZippyGasGas Long timer

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    Much water really fast be bad.

    (does that work???)
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  13. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Long timer Supporter

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    I was going to translate it for y'all but couldn't decide on 3ft or 36 inches. :-)

    Either way, when momma nature lets rip it's scary. Glad Zippy GG just had a few floaters in the back yard and nothing more severe.
  14. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Long timer Supporter

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    Yeah, the deluges can be lethal.

    Vehicles getting swept away over fences is not uncommon.
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  15. ZippyGasGas

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    Thank you Me too.

    Nature has some tremendous power
  16. Gordy

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    I’m going to work on a 1.1m zap later today. Probably get stumped somewhere around .8m. If that doesn’t work, I’ll go back to inches.
  17. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Long timer Supporter

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    Excellent, genius idea! :clap Next time I baulk on something I will try again with different measurements.
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  18. geewizard

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    I have a small flat backyard and need some kind of off-camber training setup. Has anyone built a plywood "slope" for doing off-camber turns, etc?
    This is what I have for obstacles now: pic 1.JPG
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  19. Huzband

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    So I'm guessing that sweet rocky waterfall feature is out of the question? :evil
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  20. geewizard

    geewizard Adventurer

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    I'd be killed by SWMBO....
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