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    Building transitions?

    I have a few questions on building transitions.1 is how do you know how far to build them from the jump? 2 is there a method for determining how long tansitions need to be? And last but not least whats the best material to build transitions out of?
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    have other more experience people help you out....you really can't say, but the transition should be the same height as the jump....step downs at least a bike length
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    have other more experience people help you out....you really can't say, but the transition should be the same height as the jump....step downs at least a bike length
    thanks also where i live im the only freerider in my township besides a couple of college kids that local bikes shops but there away at college
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    You want to start here: www.transitionbikes.com

    Oh wait, you meant landing transitions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khemical
    You want to start here: www.transitionbikes.com

    Oh wait, you meant landing transitions?
    yes i meant landing transitions
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    i would think it would depend on if its a drop/step down or a jump. I'd rather overshoot a transition then undershoot it and eat ****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gman
    i would think it would depend on if its a drop/step down or a jump. I'd rather overshoot a transition then undershoot it and eat ****.
    Its off a 6' ladder drop but soon it will be an 8'-9' ladder drop but up until now i have been using one of my launch ramps but now its to small and i overshoot alot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by free-rider_down-hiller
    Its off a 6' ladder drop but soon it will be an 8'-9' ladder drop but up until now i have been using one of my launch ramps but now its to small and i overshoot alot.
    Would you post some pics of your ladder drop?
    I want to build one soon.
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    This is what i do:

    Spacing- further than you think it should be but not too far that you can't see it happening.

    Length- depends on how big the drop/jump and how fast your going. the more the better but dont make it too shallow.

    Material:logs/rocks/sticks/anyhting/even leaves. then cover with dirt. It saves a lot of time digging since where i live its tough to dig a lot. That's how i make all my landings and my friends couldn't even tell there was anything but dirt in the landing.

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