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    soft dirt?

    Got a nice new spot for diggin DJ's, its ALL undertrees and leaves cover the ground, there is a beautiful top layer of soft compactible dirt which I guess is decomposed leaves from the years.

    Well the thing is, its almost too soft, its really hard to get a good speed goin, you get to a point and youre just not going any faster.

    Anything I could do you think? Other than trying to build on a down-slope?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toyota kawasaki
    Got a nice new spot for diggin DJ's, its ALL undertrees and leaves cover the ground, there is a beautiful top layer of soft compactible dirt which I guess is decomposed leaves from the years.

    Well the thing is, its almost too soft, its really hard to get a good speed goin, you get to a point and youre just not going any faster.

    Anything I could do you think? Other than trying to build on a down-slope?
    Keep riding the same lines a lot, it will pack down eventually, or you can just go at it w/ a tapmer or shovel till it's nice and packed.
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    try to dig deeper into the ground,the dirt wil be wetter and usualy harderl

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    yeah we have that prob.. at a few of the spots i ride at.

    what you got on your hands is what trail builders would call Humus soil mixed with Loam soil. best way to work with it is rake it up as much as you can then lay down a layer of top soil or clay then tamp it down the spred the humus soil back on top and tamp it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RYAN E
    try to dig deeper into the ground,the dirt wil be wetter and usualy harderl

    word i would try this, it doesnt even have to be that deep to becuase eventually erosian will help out. if your to lazy to dig raked down as much as u can
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    well I know yesterday in the rain I was able to actually 'cut' layers of the dirt off with my flat edged shovel

    I think there may be sand below the dirt, I know one spot is kind of sandy so Ill be on the lookout for that I guess.

    Im gonna head over there by myslef since none of my friends want to go.. they always seem to want to go ride the jumps but no one wants to go dig *sigh*
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    Quote Originally Posted by RYAN E
    try to dig deeper into the ground,the dirt wil be wetter and usualy harderl
    this and over time it will get harder with riders.....and summer helps too
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    well I got back from digging/riding there by myself.. got the newest double finally made, but gotta work on the landing runway (and then antoher after it).. I have a vision

    Was kinda nice doing it by myself it was just me, my ipod, my bike, my shovel and nature all working together for a greater cause. Next time i go ill try to grab pics of the area
    Youll see whbat I mean by there are a lot of trees.. thje sun cant even reach the ground really.

    It really pisses me off though that my friends all love to hit the jumps but rarely come build.. I guess they think jumps build themselves. And a bunch of them wanted to cut downt rees and **** and gah my riends are morons.

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    where are you doing this building? i would help if its near me, cuz i love to build stuff
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    in toronto but too many people already know about the spot

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    oh, tat suks, oh well i live in California
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    i build in SAND, yes sand but i have learned to deal with it. basically building on downslopes helps alot, also watering them down is good. use ruggs and ply wood to maintain speed on the landings

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebfreerider510
    i build in SAND, yes sand but i have learned to deal with it. basically building on downslopes helps alot, also watering them down is good. use ruggs and ply wood to maintain speed on the landings
    I was real surprised how much carpets help out....strongley recommend them
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    I was real surprised how much carpets help out....strongley recommend them
    i was suprised to, and how they can give you a tasty little rugburn, its sweet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by free rider
    i was suprised to, and how they can give you a tasty little rugburn, its sweet...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    I was real surprised how much carpets help out....strongley recommend them

    ya carpets are awesome for dj's, better then wood or anything else IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    trick is not to fall
    fall? whos falling....i was just rubbing my face on them

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    just take a rake and make a line in which you ride in clear of this dirt... just leave it on the side cause u might want to use it sometime... ?

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    hmm went to the spot today adn some kids were leaving when me and my buds were going there.. they totally cased the landing for the jump I made.

    It pisses me off when you dont get to be the one to guinea pig a jump

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