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    buying dirt

    Hey I am thinking of making some dirt jumps near my house and was wondering if anyone has any ideas about where to buy dirt. It would take ages to dig up all the dirt I would need and would make it a lot easier if anyone knew some place in or near MA where you can buy dirt.

    Please respond if you know anything or have any ideas of how I should get dirt or other ways of how to make good jumps near my house.

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    Try Stow sand and gravel.Be sure to specify what you want(sand,loam,clay,mix,etc,etc).

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    thanks

    Thanks, what material would you suggest for building a jump. I am building it on grass and am going to build in the spring, using only for bikes mainly bmx and hardtails, might go off with my freeride if I make it really big.

    I have no idea what kind of dirt to use so please help

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    Your gonna want a clay loam that is approximately 70% clay.

    3x3x3 = 1 cubic yard

    Approximate amount needed for one 3 foot wide x 3 foot high table top = 4 yards

    Dimensions:

    4.5 foot long entry and exit ramps and 6 foot long table platform.

    These are only approximations.
    Michael Vitti
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    o

    I called the places on stow street and in the city stow and neither sell clay loam with 70% clay. Anyone know any other places or other types or soil which would be good to use?

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    You can test the soil yourself using this method ( Test B ):
    http://www.calpoly.edu/~agmesa/soil_...il_samples.htm

    If you have more than 50% clay you'll be good to go.
    Michael Vitti
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    www.IMBA.com
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