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Old May 9th 06, 10:41 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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while scootin around on my uni yesterday i noticed this old abondoned
tennis area behind my building...i had seen it before but it never
clicked till now. ive decided to create a trials course in there. i
just need some ideas(maybe even pictures) of what to put in there...ive
never seen a real trials course. i have a way to get some cheap pallets
and theyre doing construction to my building so getting some wood
shouldnt be too much of a problem but i just need to kno what i should
put in. if anyone has any ideas please reply.

thanks
-Phil


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Old May 9th 06, 10:47 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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build some skinnies, some sandwich boards, and then get some pallets.
then you have a course that you can switch up.

personally i have 4 sandwich boards, 2 of them are a foot tall when
they are set up and the other ones are about 2 feet tall when they are
set up. i have a few skinnies built out of 2x4s and then i built some
boxes to jump around on. but pallets will work just as well(if not
better) if you can get em.


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Old May 9th 06, 10:48 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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www.unicycletips.com has some great directions to buidling some
structures, other than that you can pretty much use your imagination.
Depends what you want to ride on what you end up building.


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Old May 9th 06, 11:21 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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gapping bars


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Old May 9th 06, 11:40 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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go grab/steal some pallets from random grocerie stores

go to construction sites and take trash wood/steal wood.

thats what i do accept i dont steal.


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Old May 9th 06, 11:44 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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watch trials course love99, it shows a great trials course, you can find
it here or go to unicycle.tv


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as much as i would love to have a course like in love 99 i dont have
quite that much room...thanks all for the help but i dont really need a
portable course...this is gonna be pretty permanent.


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The idea is not to make a permanent course vs. non-permanent course. You
want to make a course that you can switch up. This week I think you
said you are gapping 2.5 feet, so you build a course with say a 2.5 ft
gap. Next week that will be easy and boring, so you don't want
permanent. Get/make stuff you can move around.

Just get wood and make stuff that'll look interesting to ride on then
use more wood to make it stable. Start off little maybe with a couple
pallets or whatever (though they are good for working on hop heights
they can get a bit boring) then just keep adding and use your
imagination.

Make something like skate ranch from Tony Hawks American Wasteland.

David


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Old May 10th 06, 04:13 AM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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yeah, just go to some grocery stores and ask the manager if they can
spare some pallets. (usually they will throw them in your face) they
are stackable and they are easy to move around


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If you want to make it interesting, then get random junk that people
have thrown out, like water heaters, car seats, swamp coolers, broken
windows, etc. I find that jumping from one pallet to another gets
pretty boring after a while.


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