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How do you build a proper table top?

Discussion in 'Trail Building & Advocacy' started by Burnt-Orange, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Burnt-Orange

    Burnt-Orange Monkey

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    Is there some dimension or angles that go into the design of a table top?
    I was at copper harbor in Michigan and was intimidated and intrigued by a trail that had about 30 table tops in a row.
    I have access to a nice patch of land with a good run up and would like to build one so I can learn a new skill.
    Also if someone could point me in the right direction for proper technique it would be greatly appreciated.


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  2. Trail Ninja

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    #2 -   Jan 10, 2013
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    thank you
     
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    A little hard to read but this drawing from cmc4130 gives 3 different difficulty levels.

     
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    That is perfect
    I think I will start about 3 feet high and work my way up
    good stuff :clue:
     
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    A photo journal of the build?
     
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    we are snow covered now but I will post pics
    a friend and I are going to piggy back on an established motocross track
    we just need to bed in a hard line and build a couple of things
     
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    Copper Harbor has some great trails!

    Do you live in Michigan?
     
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    Make the launch ramp slightly longer than the wheel base of your bike. The table can be 7 to 9 feet for starters. The landing ramp should be about 50% longer than the wheel base of your bike. Keep the ramp angles mild to start off with. Steepen the launch ramp as you get comfortable with the jumps.