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    Building ramps

    I don't have much experience jumping, but love it when I do. I want to get better before I get to the bike parks this season. I've built a ramp 4 feet to lip, 16" tall based off Seth's bike hacks ramp. It's fun, can't get the height he got of the 14" version, but it got me comfortable jumping. It's a very mellow slope and feels like more of a sender. I'm wanting to go bigger, to 26" tall by 60" to the lip, it's a steeper slope and quite a bit bigger, but I hit 3 foot drops to flat fairly easy on the local trail.

    I'm wanting to use my current ramp as a lander, and even plan to make a platform to connect the two as a tabletop until I can make the gap comfortably... is 26" tall x 60" long a good ratio? New to jumps and ramp building so open to advice.

    Another crutch is speed... in my yard I don't have room to generate a ton of speed to hit the ramps, then have to brake as soon as I land or I run into the fence. There is a gravel road behind the house where I could set up for speed... but haven't dragged the ramp out there yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevBro View Post
    ...based off Seth's bike hacks ramp...
    Yeah, be careful about that. I love Seth's Bike Hacks but the stuff he builds is so janky. The angles, curves, radii and spacing for all kinds of constructed features are well known and you won't find them on places like Seth's or Backyard Builder.

    This will save you some time: https://trailism.com/trail-science/jump-design/

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    Thanks for that link... it helped confirm my design.

    26" tall, 60" to lip, and radius of 8ft.* It puts the angle of take off right at 45 deg....* will be a big upgrade to my previous ramp...

    Already starting on the build!

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    Ramp is done! Built a little table top to help me get comfortable that I extend another 12 inches and then remove if I feel like I'm landing correctly every time.

    It's Fun!

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