Joined: 27 Feb 2006 Posts: 92 Location: Bozeman, MT
Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 9:20 pm Post subject: Biulding a backcountry booter
Last year, i was out in utah, and a couple of friends and I tried to to build a big kicker. It looked perfect, just like anything we'd find in a park, but when i guinie pigged it, my skis broke through the lip, and i came up 10 feet short, destroying my knee. but im back for more, and was wondering if anybody could outline proper kicker building tequnique. we're looking at about 4-5 feet high, to clear 50-75 feet of low angle onto a 30-35 degree landing zone, with a long steep inrun
It is always good to let it set up overnight. with certain types of snow it isn't necessary, but still a good thing. other than that just make sure it look and feels smooth in the tranny and you're set. _________________ ..Drop Knees..
>>Rocky Mountain Underground<<
Joined: 02 Mar 2006 Posts: 42 Location: Park Silly
Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:27 pm Post subject:
You can use skis to create a sort of a framework for the shape of your jump, i.e. brace the back and sides of the jump then fill in where the skis are. If the snow is right you can create a brick jump(cut the snow into bricks and build the jump like you would with building blocks) but if you can do that with the snow the landing will prob be miserable. Make sure the snow is packed down as much as possible to eliminate the possibility of the lip collapsing on take off. Generally you want the lip to match the angle of the landing. So if your landing at 30-35 degrees but your jump at around 35. Always give your self a ton of tranny so the take off is real smooth. Ski pack the take off and in run as much as you feel is neccesary. If more speed is needed ski pack a greater distance.
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