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Old 02-13-2010, 07:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ok guys, i know some of you have setups in your backyards...i was just wondering how you build your jumps and drop in's and stuff. normally i just pile a ton of snow on and form it how i want it...but when i try packing it, it just falls apart... how do you guys go about doing it? or do you build ramps and put snow on top of them? thanks...
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Old 02-13-2010, 12:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i do it the same way you do
you have to be persistent or if its really powdery you can pour water on it
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Old 02-13-2010, 12:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Take about 2.5 feet of snow. Lightly shape it. ride over it. Lightly Shape. Ride over it. Repeat till perfect.

The friction of the board and snow make a thin layer of ice.
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Dang...alrighty. Whenever I go over it each time i end up taking out the top half of he jump but whaever...I guess I'll just do that. Thanks
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Build it, pack it, water it, pack again, let freeze a bit.

Hell I bring out a watering can and water the jump like flowers, works perfect though.
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Haha alright I'll try that then. Generally if I let it go withoub ridin it for a while it will start to harden up some but that's not always very convenient...
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finding a small hill is the way to go - build the jump 1-2ft back from the hill/transition, or whatever distance you feel you can cover, and your set, assuming you have some sort of run-in behind said hill.

as for the snow staying set, best thing is to leave it for 30m-1hr (longer the better) for the snow to set, add water in even amounts if you have the means to. pack it down with boards/ shovels enough first.
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