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building a wooden kicker - radii?

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  1. jcook90

    jcook90 Turbo Monkey

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    Planning on building a wooden portable kicker w/ dtg tomorrow, and was just wondering about the curve of it, should it be a constant radius up the entire ramp or have a progressively smaller radius (gets steeper) throughout the ramp surface? It would seem that a progressive radiused ramp might be more inclined to throw you off balance or buck you because of the change, whereas a constant radius would be smoother and more predictable. Input?
     

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  2. Spero

    Spero ass rainbow

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    Most of the dirt jumps I've made or helped make don't have a constant radius...if that helps any.
     
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    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    Constant radius.


    8-10 feet for a dirjump style lip, slightly more for longer jumps.

    Depends on what you're looking for.

    But definitely constant radius.
     
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    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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