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Kicker building tips
ok so me and my friend go backcounrty a lot, and i was wondering the easiest way to build a MASSIVE kicker. like weve mastered medium size booters with a nice shape, but we just cant successfully build a massive size jump without it looking like crap. should we start with a wider and bigger base? it seems to work best when you dig up bigger snow chunks and pile them as high as you can, then compact as the last step. otherwise the snow just doesn't want to stick to jump after compacting. any help is appreciated. k+++ for actual help
it depends on the kind of snow that you have, but the only "rule" i have when building jumps is to cut the biggest bricks of snow as possible (bigger than a basketball).
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If you can, cut blocks instead of just pulling chunks out of the ground. building a wider jump will make it easier to make a bigger jump, and it will just look better. Also, to have a stronger jump, have a flat spot a few inches wide after the lip, and give it a bit of a slope on the other side of the lip instead of just dropping strait down, because the jump will keep its form much longer this way.
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when my buddies and i go hit the backcountry we usually use our skis as the structural support around the jump to hold the snow, then we can pack it down without losing a ton of snow. using the top layer of snow isn't the best way to do it either, you can use it but to get the big chunks for building is usually deeper down unless you had a really wet snow fall. Pack don't stomp, and if you are filming, remember not to mess up the area around the jump to much, because it'll look better on film if the snow is more pristine.
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