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    Default Fee for pump track designers

    I find that I have managed to aquire a large backyard (~250-300m2) which I detest mowing the grass for; the yard slopes steeply. I'd like to give my partner (and myself!) a present of a pump track. Yay!*

    How much would it cost to get someone in to design a pump track? Who are the companies or people who do this?

    Does anyone have examples of pump tracks on slopy land?



    * I was going to put a granny flat in, but it will never work. The backyard is a bit inaccessible and steep. Oh well, silver linings and all that.

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    Surely some Rotorburners could help you out for this, paid by cartons of beer.
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    There is/was a place up here on Sunshine Coast (QLD) that makes Pre-fab pump tracks.
    They had one set up in city a while back.


    http://www.mtbdirt.com.au/forum/topic/22997

    http://trinityskateparks.com.au/pump-tracks/

    Probably bit expensive for backyard jobbie, but I guess if you ever move can always pack up and take it away with ya hehehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by scblack View Post
    Surely some Rotorburners could help you out for this, paid by cartons of beer.
    Well, that would be lovely. However a professional adds a level of ...hmmm...professionalism. Plus I have NFI how to go about making one (which didn't stop me from building a deck large enough to see from space).

    I also want to incorporate features like being able to turn part of the track into a water slide (hey, my land is slopey and pond liner is a fantastic material) and I have some boulders that could be interesting

    Here is an early view of my backyard - I now have a chicken coop and a small vege garden and an almighty deck off the house (it is about 4m high and covers 50m2)
    Backyard view 3.jpg
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    Looks more suited to a trials/compact north shore setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knuckles View Post
    Looks more suited to a trials/compact north shore setup.
    not sure of the slope, but looks like gravity.

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    Hard to pump up hills. Go northshore.
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    Cypher - Knuckles, Calvin and Moorey are right.

    A pump track is generally flat, and use the pumping of the bike to maintain momentum around/over jumps and berms around a loop.

    Yours is gravity fuelled. I would love to see a Slopestyle type track in there. You'd have to be a bit careful though, if you put too big a jump off one of those rocks I reckon you might land in the next suburb.

    Northshore style sounds good - put some of your woodworking skills from making the deck to good use.
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    Drop off the roof with a kicker built over the rocks for stability and strength.
    How friendly are your neighbours?

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