How To Build A Good BMX Dirt Spine
Learning how to build a good BMX dirt spine is not too difficult in theory, but the actual process takes a lot of time and effort. You will need some serious equipment to build a spine for biking, which consists of a series of steep ramps. Much of this will need to be rented. Following is some advice on how to build a BMX dirt spine.
How to Build a Good BMX Dirt Spine: Supplies
- Backhoe, bobcat, or bulldozer
- Flat dirt area for the spine
- Measuring device (long tape measurer should work)
- First, find the place where you will want your dirt spine constructed. It should be a flat area with a lot of dirt (rather than rock or sand) in the ground. If you are going to build a track, build it around your spine, so start with this area. Call the local utility company to make sure that there are no important pipes or wires in the area before you proceed.
- Rent the backhoe, bobcat, or bulldozer for a few days. You may have to hire the operator as well, which can be a good idea, as a professional can get the job done much more quickly and efficiently.
- Start building large moguls, one at a time. These must be built with dirt. First, have a large mound of dirt set at the sire of the first one. This will be compacted, so use more dirt than you may think that you need. Then, have the backhoe, bobcat, or bulldozer shape it. The flat part of the bucket should be angled to the slope of the ramp, and then pressed down firmly onto it. Do this on the front and back, and compress the sides of the mogul so that it does not crumble. Once done, compact it further, to make sure that it does not crumble when you ride on it.
- Continue building ramps, as you see fit for a nice BMX spine. Build them apart by enough space so that anyone on a bike can easily recover from one trick or jump, and prepare for the rest. There will also need to be space for the machine to fit between the last one and each new one that is built. Make the spine as long as you want, and when you are done with it, you may build a dirt track that includes it. Try to fill in the areas where you got the dirt as best as you can, also, to make the area more sightly and safer.
Learning how to build a good BMX dirt spine simply involves your learning how to build a series of large dirt ramp-like moguls. You will need to rent some machinery, and have a nice space for your project before you can begin, but once you are done, you can have a blast biking your homemade playground.