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    Best dirt for jumps

    I live in Florida and all there really is sand mix which doesn't hold lips and landings too well at all. So what kind of dirt should I order in?

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    FILL DIRT
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    TOPSOIL
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    50/50 MIX
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    STRUCTURAL FILL FOR PADS
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    SITE PREP & GRADING

    Just some choices I copied and pasted off a local dirt suppliers website.

    Any advice would be grand,

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    plastic
    hirse manure (should find plenty on trails)

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    I just shovel dirt from beside a river, pack it down real hard(Jumping up and down with both feet on it) then water it down. Let it sit like that for 24hours and ride.

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    100% clay, then use a flamethrower to bake it.
    seriously though, I've never personally ordered up some dirt, but I do know that when I'm digging, if I do find a nice mix with clay, it makes the build very very strong, smooth and solid.
    Schralp it Heavy.

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    clay clay clay, find something with clay in the name and order it

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    Found this... says screened loam with a fairly high clay content is ideal.

    http://www.imba.com/resources/trail_...ride_park.html

    Hopefully, you can see it and touch it before you buy. You should be able to tell how well it will work.

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