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    going to build a PUMPTRACK in my back yard, please advise,

    I got "Lee likes bikes" book, but Vegas ground is very special, anybody else have done this? what kind of tools?

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    Have you thought about importing some dirt it doesn't cost as much as you might think and you would get a much better overall product...
    I dig dirt!

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    Oh wow thanks for your reply, trailmaster yoda, (aka Imafred) what do you mean by importing? Adding extra dirt? Yes for sure, right now I am in the cleaning process, then I will lay a "floor plan"

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    Yes adding/bringing it in... that way you have some selection/control over what your working with... different dirts behave differently depending on sand/clay mixture. If you go to the trail builders forum you can read up on this..for example; are native soil is obviously a very sandy mix, southeastern US is very clay heavy. For your berms/jumps you can build foundations/structures out of other building materials such as wood, cinder blocks, etc .to support the dirt( personally I would just spend the money on more of the better dirt then wood)
    Any thought of a sprinkler system? You know, for ongoing moisture control.
    Do you have a sketch of your design you'd care to share?
    If you wanna keep it on the dl u can pm me.
    I dig dirt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaFred View Post
    Yes adding/bringing it in... that way you have some selection/control over what your working with... different dirts behave differently depending on sand/clay mixture. If you go to the trail builders forum you can read up on this..for example; are native soil is obviously a very sandy mix, southeastern US is very clay heavy. For your berms/jumps you can build foundations/structures out of other building materials such as wood, cinder blocks, etc .to support the dirt( personally I would just spend the money on more of the better dirt then wood)
    Any thought of a sprinkler system? You know, for ongoing moisture control.
    Do you have a sketch of your design you'd care to share?
    If you wanna keep it on the dl u can pm me.
    The area is the "garden" in the back of the house, so it does have a sprinkler system, and yes once I clean the area, I plan on getting exra soil, mostly clay I think, is not gonna be anything big, and still has to look like a garden.
    Once I clean the area, I will PM you for more advise, thanks a lot for your help!

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