This will be a dirtbike jump but thought yall might get a kick out of it. Dirt, especially good dirt, commands a time premium out here. When I build jumps, I use rocks layed up in concentric tiers to a.) keep the powdery stuff from washing out under compression and b.) use the least amount of the good stuff as possible (because it has to be brought, from where ever it is, to where ever I need it). That this is built on a little peninsula, the bigger the tier 1 stones, the more jump face I have ultimately, as each concentric ring decreases the amount of ramp surface. I did try to flip, drag and slide a few of these bad boys but...apparently I'm not as strong as a horse. My wife and Red made pretty short work of some stones that are easily clocking 450+ lbs.
This gap goes left to right in the first pic, it's about 25 feet over the wash, and the landing will be about 6 feet up from the lip.....It's looking like I'll be renting a machine in the nearish future to try and cut down the build time, which means, there's a Raptor gap over a separate wash coming to.
In the second pic you can see part of the approach, and it flows right to left.
This place is a play ground....everywhere I look there's another beautiful jump. At the moment there are 4 going up simultaneously, all in the 20-40 foot range, all over different parts of this wash and all either jumping down into, or out of. I've definitely got a thing for landings and take offs being in different planes. Depending on how the machine work goes (just don't know how well the machine is gonna do in this ground, because....I've never done any of this before hah!) 2 will be dual purpose. I'll be flying the Husky and the Raptor over'em. The other 2, are too narrow on approach to get the Rappy on.
I am currently chronicling my daily dirt bike/quad adventures on IG - @ danger.spike - for any that might want to follow along. The goal has become explicitly clear: I will compete in the X Games or die trying (Real Moto 2024). Either way, it's gonna be a helluva ride, because on my journey to that goal, I will do some things on both dirt bikes and quads that haven't ever been attempted (prolly for good reason, I hear ya
) , some may not have even been thought of yet (can't change who I am, I denied it for a long time, but the moment I got my Raptor unloaded into that ditch, something changed. The last year of my life has been the most incredible yet, and there's no turning back.)
Hope everyone is staying safe out there.