Tired of being on the injured list? What if there was a way to keep progressing, but reduce the chances of being out for weeks or months do to an injury? Follow me as I take you through the magical journey of putting a dialed mulch jump in my backyard.
Story and video inside,
In this episode of the Transition NBD series. I'll show you how to properly build a sweet mulch jump in your back yard so you can practice like the pros! I'll take ya through all the steps.
Even took my good buddy Old Blue (66' C-10 pickup) to go grab some hay to help form and hold the landing:
From there I stopped by Perry Pallets in order to get some wood for the lip. Went back to the shop and started doing work on what would be the lip for my new aggression session pit in the yard.
For the wood kicker I decided to go with a 6ft tall lip, designed around an 8ft radius. And it came out super nice. After it was finished, I brought it back to the house in order to see how it looked and sized up in the back yard.
From there I had the mulch delivered and we sorted it out inside the hay frame. The design worked out really well. And the mulch was exactly what I was looking for. It was hard enough to roll out of, but soft enough to save your life! From there I started working on the roll in. My buddy Grant Breshears was in town and decided to help me out. He hasn't ridden in awhile, but this guy is off the hook and was the first person I knew to be throwing flips on a DH bike years ago when no footers were comp winners, lol.
|Grant back in the day!|
We made sure to use 1/4 inch plywood because I really wanted to be able to make the roll in smooth and not wedge style. Then we doubled it up to make sure it was sturdy.
After the roll in was done, it was time to session, and session we did. All along I knew the jump would come together well, but it honestly works 10 times better than I thought it was going to. Landed some pretty cool stuff and was able to roll away. But more importantly I took some pretty nasty falls and was able to walk away with no issues. All in all the video and over all project was a success, no big deal, and be on the look out to see what the next No Big Deal will be!