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building a wooden kicker - radii?

jcook90

Turbo Monkey
Mar 3, 2006
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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?
 

Spero

ass rainbow
Jul 12, 2005
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Tejas
Most of the dirt jumps I've made or helped make don't have a constant radius...if that helps any.
 

kidwoo

Celebrating No-Pants Day
Aug 25, 2003
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In my pants
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.