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Trails in progress, show us your building skill.
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Posted: Nov 18, 2018 at 21:10 Quote
justinhoelzl wrote:
m-boltz wrote:
start drop on the line i'm building... lots of time splitting wood for this one.
coming soon

How do you split the boards so evenly, is it really only a cedar thing, b/c i see it all the time in BC but nowhere else. I was just planning on an alaskan mill to make board for my next trail, but if i could split them thatd be awesome, lot less resources.

splitting cedar is an art... this took lots of practise. From my experience i've found the best is the old dry wood, it splits like a charm. I usually use the thick end of my wedge for a ballpark on how thick to split it. You also have to see the direction of the wood grain and split with it... Also cedar last the longest because it naturally resists bacteria growth - This landing is 7' wide

Posted: Nov 19, 2018 at 5:18 Quote
m-boltz wrote:
justinhoelzl wrote:
m-boltz wrote:
start drop on the line i'm building... lots of time splitting wood for this one. *snip*


How do you split the boards so evenly, is it really only a cedar thing, b/c i see it all the time in BC but nowhere else. I was just planning on an alaskan mill to make board for my next trail, but if i could split them thatd be awesome, lot less resources.

splitting cedar is an art... this took lots of practise. From my experience i've found the best is the old dry wood, it splits like a charm. I usually use the thick end of my wedge for a ballpark on how thick to split it. You also have to see the direction of the wood grain and split with it... Also cedar last the longest because it naturally resists bacteria growth - This landing is 7' wide

You probably dont want too wide of wedges cause it will yank on it too hard and not want to break in a linear fashion right?

Posted: Nov 19, 2018 at 15:08 Quote
Started building with a digger for the first time at the weekend, worked out allright shape wise but I judged the scale just so wrong, the jump itself feels alright but could be bigger, but the gap for the landing and landing size was just all wrong, the whole thing just needs to be increased in size really, but i'm not too sure how to go about it. I think i'm going to shift the landing forward and to the right (from lip view), but any thoughts or general digger tips are appreciated.

Getting building..
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Sorry for the shitty video by the way

Posted: Nov 19, 2018 at 21:44 Quote
justinhoelzl wrote:
m-boltz wrote:
justinhoelzl wrote:


How do you split the boards so evenly, is it really only a cedar thing, b/c i see it all the time in BC but nowhere else. I was just planning on an alaskan mill to make board for my next trail, but if i could split them thatd be awesome, lot less resources.

splitting cedar is an art... this took lots of practise. From my experience i've found the best is the old dry wood, it splits like a charm. I usually use the thick end of my wedge for a ballpark on how thick to split it. You also have to see the direction of the wood grain and split with it... Also cedar last the longest because it naturally resists bacteria growth - This landing is 7' wide

You probably dont want too wide of wedges cause it will yank on it too hard and not want to break in a linear fashion right?


yup! i've found the best thing to use it two small hatchets, the plastic wedges don't last long

Posted: Nov 20, 2018 at 3:44 Quote
Use the mini ex to create bigger piles of dirt.

Boltz- that drop is sick. How many feet down is it?

Posted: Nov 20, 2018 at 12:37 Quote
m-boltz wrote:
justinhoelzl wrote:
m-boltz wrote:
start drop on the line i'm building... lots of time splitting wood for this one.
coming soon

How do you split the boards so evenly, is it really only a cedar thing, b/c i see it all the time in BC but nowhere else. I was just planning on an alaskan mill to make board for my next trail, but if i could split them thatd be awesome, lot less resources.

splitting cedar is an art... this took lots of practise. From my experience i've found the best is the old dry wood, it splits like a charm. I usually use the thick end of my wedge for a ballpark on how thick to split it. You also have to see the direction of the wood grain and split with it... Also cedar last the longest because it naturally resists bacteria growth - This landing is 7' wide
really good work...art work!Camera
I like that the surrounding area wasn't damagedSalute

Posted: Nov 26, 2018 at 13:13 Quote

Some awesome trail building in this.

7:51 is the jump with the stone archway in that I posted in here before. Pretty legendary bit of trail building.

Gone now I believe. RIP.

Posted: Nov 28, 2018 at 0:17 Quote
tom666 wrote:

Some awesome trail building in this.

7:51 is the jump with the stone archway in that I posted in here before. Pretty legendary bit of trail building.

Gone now I believe. RIP.

Unfortunately it has been demolished. Although from what I heard when they tried driving diggers over/ through it to get rid of stuff it all just stayed in place and took the weight of the machinery. Like that stone arch supported the weight of one of the excavators suposedly

Posted: Dec 7, 2018 at 12:56 Quote
Fricken killer trail dude! Looks so hoonable.

Posted: Dec 7, 2018 at 14:34 Quote
That's a beautiful spot for a beautiful trail.

Posted: Dec 8, 2018 at 2:54 Quote
Mate I'm well jealous ! You have some fantastic terrain and a good eye for using the terrain and putting well thought lines upon it.

Posted: Dec 9, 2018 at 11:05 Quote
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=105&v=QYqS3lPIGmA
just found this!Salute Salute Salute

Posted: Dec 9, 2018 at 15:15 Quote
hey guys,

following up on my drop post last week, here's a video of the whole trail if you'd like to take a look!

Posted: Dec 9, 2018 at 17:44 Quote
m-boltz wrote:
hey guys,

following up on my drop post last week, here's a video of the whole trail if you'd like to take a look!
That’s next level right there. Awesome trail design. Love the mix of steep tech stuff combined with well built senders. You usually see one or the other as the focus of a trail. This looks balanced and flowy.


 
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