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Post your, Backyard Practice Sections

Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:32 pm
by sharvie
On Mark's prompting, here is a thread to post your backyard practice sections. I must thank my 35 week pregnant wife for taking these pics.

Don't be put off by the slightly over-the-top style of my obstacles, post anything

Steve

Re: Post your, Backyard Practice Sections

Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:35 pm
by Reinald
Great snaps Steve and congrats on the new bub on the way.
I still get a shiver from just thinking about how spectacularly I could crash off "the ramp".

Re: Post your, Backyard Practice Sections

Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:29 pm
by sharvie
This next one, "The Log Gap" when ridden in the forwards direction (shown) requires comittment, when reveresed gives that shivers feeling Mark describes.

The sun had gone behind the hill so the pics are not as good as the first lot.

Steve.

Re: Post your, Backyard Practice Sections

Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:55 pm
by sharvie
The Rocks, I like these, a good warm up

Re: Post your, Backyard Practice Sections

Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:09 pm
by David Lahey
Steve I hope you are going to show the steps. They were what scared me most

Re: Post your, Backyard Practice Sections

Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:04 pm
by sharvie
Ok, here's the steps, most of these sections are more scary in reverse

You can see how lucky the neighbours are to have such a great view

Re: Post your, Backyard Practice Sections

Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:28 pm
by sharvie
This is the first balance beam I built, the first three planks line up and the last one kinks off to the right, before a dropp-off

I was supprised to see that the front tyre was almost off the edge in pic 2, didn't notice while ridding

This can be reversed but I reckon I have only cleaned it a half dozen times from countless attempts

Re: Post your, Backyard Practice Sections

Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:49 pm
by sharvie
The small balance beam is curved and good to ride in both directions

Re: Post your, Backyard Practice Sections

Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:05 pm
by sharvie
This section hasn't been named

Re: Post your, Backyard Practice Sections

Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:03 pm
by sharvie
This one is called "rock log combo"

Fairly difficult, though I have managed a few cleans on it