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    Skills - Building Practice Tools

    I had the opportunity recently to attend a bike clinic for building skills. The clinic had teetor-totors, boxes to jump off/on, switchback practice boards, etc.

    I wanted to try to build some of my own and was wondering if someone could recommend a book or something that would give me the details about how to go about getting this done (i.e, correct measurements and materials needed.)

    Thanks!

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    Given the nature of obstacles on a standard mountain bike trail, exact measurements are a waste of time. Just build stuff to ride over. Size is irrelevant. Do you live in a city? Ride up and down stairs. Ride off of curbs. Set up cardboard boxes and learn to bunnyhop over them (that way, if you hit them, they just crush underneath you).

    Pele grew up playing soccer with a sock stuffed with newspaper. You can build a teeter-totter with a 2x4 and a piece of firewood.

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    I like your idea...

    Quote Originally Posted by MrMook
    Given the nature of obstacles on a standard mountain bike trail, exact measurements are a waste of time. Just build stuff to ride over. Size is irrelevant. Do you live in a city? Ride up and down stairs. Ride off of curbs. Set up cardboard boxes and learn to bunnyhop over them (that way, if you hit them, they just crush underneath you).

    Pele grew up playing soccer with a sock stuffed with newspaper. You can build a teeter-totter with a 2x4 and a piece of firewood.
    Hey, thanks. I think I was getting way too caught up on duplicating what I had seen at the clinic.

    You're absolutely right...almost anything will do if I just put a little creativity into my thinking.

    I appreciate your input.

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