Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: cmc4130's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    1,297

    helped a buddy get started on a beginner jump line out at their ranch

    This past weekend, I was helping a buddy and his neighbor get started on a beginner jump line for him and the 9-12 year old boys out at their ranch.

    The native dirt was surprisingly good--although we'll see how it holds up when it gets hotter and drier out there, I'm guessing probably still pretty well. It was almost like bmx track dirt, with a sand/clay mix.

    This was just a few hours of work. Stuff will need to get dialed in more and shaped, probably built up a little more after the boys learn to ride them like this.

















  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    40
    Looks awesome. The kids will love that

    One thing, the transitions on the takeoffs look a bit steep for mtb use. Are they riding full sus? If so it seems to me like they would have to carry crazy speed to actually clear the table. That would result in mega air as well which may freak the kids out. Make the takeoffs a lil less booter-ey and a bit more sender-ey and it'd be perfect in my opinion. Lower air and longer gap is less scary to me than the bmx big air and closely spaced dirtjumps

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: cmc4130's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    1,297
    Thanks!

    I agree the faces were a little on the steep side, and I often advise people to start with mellow angles as well ( DJ , Pump Track plans ), but in this case the my buddy who lives out there is already an experienced bmx rider and the boys have already been jumping the beginner line (not pictured) on bmx bikes. So, I was deliberately going for a small version of a typical bmx box jump like this:



    But yeah, if it's not working well, I'm sure we'll mellow it out. I cleared them easily on my DJ 26".

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: cmc4130's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    1,297
    You make a good point though. This is a different jump I did which I agree is a better example of "beginner":

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    40
    I see, I thought they were intended for mtb.


    Quote Originally Posted by cmc4130 View Post
    That looks great. Id like to find that much dirt to mound something up for my girlfriend to practice on

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation: cmc4130's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    1,297
    I jump everything (and more) on my Dirt Jumper mtb that I would jump on a BMX !

    ; )

    As for "finding" dirt ... you just dig it!
    . We moved all the dirt at this spot by hand:

    wcpt random edit - spring 2010 on Vimeo
    Last edited by cmc4130; 12-24-2013 at 04:28 PM.

Similar Threads

  1. Project: Jump line at the in-laws house!
    By Terminator Z in forum Trail Building and Advocacy
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 11-08-2013, 03:01 PM
  2. Stevens Pass Bike Park : Advanced Jump Line
    By Eerie in forum Washington
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-29-2013, 10:21 PM
  3. Beginner - Dirt Jump Bike conversion
    By xZach in forum Urban/DJ/Park
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 12-02-2012, 07:01 AM
  4. Walker Ranch Expert Line, Drop
    By pocgnikcuf in forum Colorado - Front Range
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 08-26-2012, 09:18 PM
  5. Good Versatile Jump Bike For a Beginner?
    By Fureak in forum Beginner's Corner
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-07-2011, 02:06 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •