Twingate analysed our dirt, interesting stuff. By the way its in Swedish. The results are 5% gravel, 32% sand, 49% silt, 14% clay.
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Twingate analysed our dirt, interesting stuff. By the way its in Swedish. The results are 5% gravel, 32% sand, 49% silt, 14% clay.

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 now thats taking trail building to the next level, very impressed. so Twingate, is your council going to try and replicate this compound for your trails?? I know Dans trails are awesome, but why have you sampled the earth in swansea as oppose to a purpose built venue like woodward, where they shipped in the dirt for the place? or have you sampled many spots that you consider to be 'the best around'?
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 dude, you guys are millllles in front of us here from brazil about buiding ramps. that´s crazy cool you got a graphic with a good combination of components. Props 4 you ! i thought i would never see something like this. ! \o/
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 Grus is my favourite
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 wow, very interesting, every trailbuilder should dabble in a bit of soil science
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 interesting stuff. but who paid for that analysis and why?
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 Twingate wanted to know what dirt we had as he's making djs for his council I think they paid for it
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 ah i see, i only ask becuase when our council did that it was the first step towards our old spot (BK trails) getting ploughed. they were sorting out quotes for soil for a new spot which they then decided were too expensive and instead dumped aload of building rubble in a field for us. beware, councils often say one thing then do another!
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 @haighd2: Wow, that's a real backstab. The really valuable part of any spot would be all the work-hours put in to develop it...
In our case the biggest pain is the painfully slow process dealing with them.
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 so basically for perfect dirt, I need this mix?
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 well this is the mix from the spot where I took the sample, but the dirt does change quite a bit from place to place.
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 darn haha
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 What the he'll is grus
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 haha its gravel
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 Ah so sandy gravel dirt makes epic trails will have to remember that
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 haha its the silt and clay thats the good bit, percentages are in the discription.
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 Good post, hehe
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 interesting !

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