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    My stunts are too slippery....

    I have been building soem stunts on my property and when the conditions are moist they are slippery as hell. For instance I have a skinny teeter and after a light rain recently I rode it and slid off the back side of it as if it were a sheet of ice. What works best.....metal screening, sandpaper, etc.... I'd like to hear what others have used or encountered
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    Roofing shingles work well. But I recommend tarring them as well as nailing, otherwise the nails will probably just rip out. You may be able to get them cheaply if you go to a lumber yard and buy broken bundles.

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    I've seen chicken wire used.

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    chicken wire and a staple gun = fast traction

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polk
    Roofing shingles work well. But I recommend tarring them as well as nailing, otherwise the nails will probably just rip out. You may be able to get them cheaply if you go to a lumber yard and buy broken bundles.
    We used to use shingles. They do provide traction but do a lot more damage to your bike and body when you fall on them vs. just wood alone. We lost many a stanchion to roofing shingles in the early days!

    Besides that if you ride in snow over the Winter as I do you'll find that the shingle will hold snow and water and ultimately turn into ice shingles. They have a tendency to stay that way long after snow melts and wood dries too. At least with simple wood I could just sweep off stunts with a broom.

    We don't cover the wood with anything anymore. If you must and snow isn't an issue, just water, I'd opt for chicken wire or wire screen and a staple gun.

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    might want to just cut some grooves into the wood...but chicken wire works the fastest and easiest
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    chicken wire seems kinda sketch. I recomend takind a saw or chainsaw and cutting a buch of criss X Cross groves in the wood.
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    Slippery Cunning Stunts are the best!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Polk
    Roofing shingles work well. But I recommend tarring them as well as nailing, otherwise the nails will probably just rip out. You may be able to get them cheaply if you go to a lumber yard and buy broken bundles.
    Bam... This is the best way I have seen yet. Chicken Wire gives ya flat tires when it starts to degrade an the little wires start to seperate.
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