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Best Way to Build an Urban Lip?
So I'm planning on hitting some urban this week, and it will be one of my first times so I'm wondering how to build a good lip.
I've seen people use salt and water? I'm just wondering what is the best way/procedure to build a legit lip for a handrail.
good info in the first post. depending on how moist the snow is, you may not need to use salot or water. but if its powder like snow then pack it down as best as possible and sprinkle some salt on it and some water and it should be good to hit!
what so you guys think about using snow that has been pused around by a plow so you don't need to pack as much
its usually pretty compact but if it isnt packing down well then just throw a little salt or water on and ull be fine
piles of snow in parking lots are key, packs well. Build the lip, spray water on it, let it set up for ten minutes, do a trick.
if outside temps are < 32 degrees, use water.
If temps are > 32 degrees, use salt.
Where is this logic coming from?
The whole reason salt works is it lowers the freezing point of water, therefore melting the snow around it. After some time has elapsed the melted snow will freeze again leaving you with a nice firm jump. If it's too warm the snow won't re-freeze...
Acquire blow torch.... Build lip pack well.... Turn on blow torch and to the top of the snow. Makes for a solid lip, even with powder snow that doesn't pack to well.
This is good. Usually plowed and processed snow packs better. I always make a pile and then boot pack the crap out of it. I made a drop in our front yard this way back around Christmas. I boot packed and added salt while I was stomping. We have had some seriously warm days in the fifties here in Denver and my dropin has shrunk less than a foot.
Make pile, boot pack while sprinkling salt, repeat. Then carve out your lip. Doneski!
I wish it were that easy.
Uhh you probably haven't hit urban then cause it is that easy...
so thats why at hood when its 80 degrees on snow they throw salt on the features to harden them up?
if you get snow from plowed snowbanks be careful because most of the time it will have a good amount of aids from the road salt. however the abundance of it will help you get a solid base. throw some fresh white stuff on the top of the infected snow. spray some water. wait a min. add a lil more white stuff. session
What about snow that has been plowed and is still around from a month ago and now is frozen solid. Is there anway of bringing the life back to the snow?
water the lip when it's really cold (like -15 C + ish). Watering only needs to be done when it's freezing, and you only have super light fluffy snow, and you don't have any pre packed boulders to work with. Watering in general is a pain in the ass because you have to haul the heavy water to the spot, and make sure it doesn't freeze in the mean time. Salt is great when it's above 0 C out. Ultimately though, you really never need water or salt, unless you want absolutely bombproof lips.
dont build a lip if you wanna be gnarly...
you should probably use snow and a shovel.
dont know how well salt and water would hold its shape. i find snow works great though stays in the desired shape better then salty water
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