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9/21/2009 1:20 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/4/2011 5:10 PM

im building a step up any advice?

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9/21/2009 5:12 PM

Are you talking about a step up trick jump with a soft landing or a jump thats in a set of DJ's that is a step up?

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9/21/2009 8:20 PM

soft landing

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9/22/2009 4:40 PM

Build it somewhere, where I can ride it, and let me know if you need help building it, build the landing a little flatter than you would a normal landing so you are less likely to loop out trying things and back smack, keep it soft

distance and height will depend on what you are looking to accomplish, bigger jumps give you more time

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11/18/2009 7:04 AM

build it on a hill so that you can just dig into it instead of piling dirt

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11/18/2009 10:11 AM

d gobbi wrote:

build it on a hill so that you can just dig into it instead of piling dirt

Thats a good point

Also check out the step up trick jumps in the movies, the one in Aptos is built into a hill and has a super sandy landing. A lot of trick jumps I have gotten to ride tend to have flatter landings so you dont run the risk of looping out

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11/18/2009 12:29 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/21/2016 10:18 AM

The best way to learn tricks is on a step up this a soft sand landing. Try and find a spot that you can dig into the hill side. Also make sure you have a nice run in to get lots of speed.


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This step up has a super tall and long lip and is about a 4 foot step up. You have to rebuild the landing every time but its worth it. IMO it is better than a foam pit, it allows you to ride away from the trick yet the landing is comparable to crashing into foam. This is built against the hillside with plywood and 2x4s under it for support.


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This is step up lip was made in my backyard first and then carried into its location. We dug out an area for the lip to go and then dug a fat landing into the hillside. Wood is the way to go with a step up like this because it will not get beat up from the rain or from people carving of it trying to do spins and shit.


hope that helps














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11/18/2009 12:34 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/18/2009 12:36 PM

the pic from flickr wont show up...

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11/18/2009 4:46 PM

I think the step up Cob posted is probably one of the best out there. It definitely is one that has seen the most use, progression, and exposure. If you can build one similar to that, you would be able to learn a lot. It doesnt hurt that the guys who typically ride that step up shred to to begin with.

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11/18/2009 7:06 PM

I suggest building this, or better. You'll be famous. smile

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11/23/2009 5:10 PM

i built one over in littleton colorado and we reformed one at holly

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2/14/2010 11:11 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/14/2010 11:17 AM

Or if you dont have a hill to dig in to you can dig a hole in to the grownd and put the ramp there and it has the same efect.....like this one i built in my yard http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/3391569/

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