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Additives with water to make dirt jump harder/last longer???

Discussion in 'BMX & Dirt Jumping' started by morvo11, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. morvo11

    morvo11 Chimp

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    i just had a dozer over at my house and made a killer six pack. I was just curious though. When i was up in whistler while there were making the red bull jumps. i talked to some of the guys and they had a mixture with water to help the dirt harden and hold together better. i was wondering if anyone had any recomondations about it. thanks..
     
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    Wood glue works great. My buddy Hacksaw told me about it, and it works killer on my DJ's. Mix it with water in a pump sprayer, and apply to lips and landings. You can pick up a gallon for about 13 bucks.
     
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    that is awesome
     
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    I have used sugar in the past
     
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    I know when they build thoes giant sandcastles they use a mixture of regular white glue [elmers] and water.
     
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    There is always sackrete... if you are having rain problems covering the lips with old carpets works good...
     
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    yeah old carpet works good, it'll let them firm up
     
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    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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    glue doesn't seem like a good idea if you live where it rains alot....(like Seattle)
     
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    yea which is where i am at. however i could have sworn that it was a agricultural mixture from like a lawn store. im goin down to a place to ask them about it.
     
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    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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    different dirt packs differently. clay packs really really well. I don't know if you've been to greenlake but those jumps become cement.

    that dirt is the red clay used for soccer fields. Top soil, I've heard, packs well too.
     
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    soiltac. not cheap