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theabortionatorYou can always add a little more lattice. You have more grip with turf but if you're going into a rail straight its not that big of a deal. Maybe just put a few strips across and see what that does.
Or if you have more turf put some thin strips of that across so you're still on turf but you're touching less of it, less friction. That's also good for holding snow.
r.simpThanks for the quick reply. I have a whole roll of turf left. So I should cut that into thin strips and put em over the lattice? I was thinking of maybe putting some 2x4s on the deck part to push off of.
theabortionatorI would leave the lattice but try adding strips over the existing turf. So your skis aren't sitting on so much of it at one time. Idk how much speed that will gain you but it could be a bit.
Or running your lattice a bit farther down.
I mean you could adjust the transition, the jump, and maker the drop in taller, but I feel like those would be the best to try first to see if you can avoid doing more work.
If you end up messing with the jump or transition, it might help to raise the flat bottom up and mellow out your takeoff. You wouldn't drop as far down, but wouldn't have to go back up as far either.
Idk. It's been a while since I rode turf ramps regularly so feel free to ignore everything I'm saying.
These are things I think would be good to do, but not necessarily the best thing to do you know?
Do you have a picture from the side angle? It would make it easier to judge the drop in angle, transition, jump etc.
theabortionatorWord. Hows your speed before the lip? Are you losing lot on the takeoff? It could help to build a ramp like a skate ramp with a curved transition at the base to take away some of the compression.
That would be more effort though, and you'd want to be fairly sure of your height and angle before building it.
I loose speed rght around the beginning of the lip/end of the flat. it gets so slow that I almost have to step on to the rail
theabortionatorTransitions don't look bad.
2 things that I would try.
Extend the lattice farther down and or add strips of turf so you aren't digging in.
Add 4x4 posts on top of the drop in so you can pull yourself in
Idk if building a takeoff with a curved transition is reasonable or will help that much but I might do that after getting the speed better just to dial it in a tiny bit more.
And then worst case you can always add a touch onto the drop in. If you're going to do that I'd add 2+ feet though, other wise what's the point. If it's less than that you can probably solve it through more lattice, strips of turf or I guess fucking with the transitions a bit.
But they look pretty good to me. Enough space in between that you aren't totally slamming down right at the base of the kicker, but not too long to lose speed on the turf, and a slight downhill.
I feel like even if changing the jump helps a bit, that won't solve your speed issues much.You could screw another bit of lattice down just as a trial maybe to the mid flat bottom and see how that speed you up.
Or maybe some of that orange plastic fencing used at construction sites.
r.simpIf I extended the lattice would I lose any edge control? For the turf do I just put small strips over the existing turf? I hit it tonight for a bit in the rain and it was sliding better I could actually get onto the rail and throw some stuff.