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Summer setup landing idea?
Alright had an idea last night. For my summer setup I’ve got ample speed so I was thinking an up rail with a few feet of drop to a landing would be dope for working on bigger spins off. So for the landing, I was thinking about finding an old free mattress, putting an angled piece of wood underneath it and then covering it with a tarp that can get soapy water put on it. Do you guys think a tarp covered mattress would be satisfying to land on or is the cushion totally pointless? Anyone tried something like this?
Personally I use turf on concrete for my landing, it absorbs some of the blow but not all of it
Doesn’t sound like a terrible idea. I think it’s easier to land tricks on a firm surface tho. Turf on top of grass feels like snow
Soft landings aren’t core. Throw some broken glass down there with concrete and exposed fibreglass
It would be soft, but I think you'd run into some unexpected issues. I dont think you'd land like soft snow would allow you to. Skis would be more likely to get caught up in it, as well as if you actually slammed, chances are you'd slam on the ground away from the mattress anyway since they're not that big in relation to how much ground you can cover on skis doing even basic tricks and things. Astroturf is still sort of the gold standard
summer landings already don't slide amazingly, that plus a weird bounce as you land seems like it'd screw you up way more than it would help. i feel like you'd kind of stick and bounce and land next to the mattress haha
Why not use hay or straw bails under the turf?
I got a turf rug on top of grass for mine and it works great
The mattress could be cool. The bounce it’ll give might be annoying though. But I think the biggest problem with this idea is the tarp. If you can, definitely get some turf. The edges of your skis will probably rip through the tarp and then you’ll just have a flappy landing to get caught up in. Turf is good because you can semi hold an edge into it. You couldn’t on a tarp
Astro turf or just grass to be honest..landing on grass you gotta be dialed af on the trick so it all plays out pretty well
pine needles/ dry leaves is the best summer landing I've ever used. My briefly lived summer setup was in a pine grove behind my parents house and the landing was easily the fastest part of the whole thing to the point where if I had my longer rail I actually had to turn to try and stop before the trees about 10 feet after it (slight downhill slope too though). just had to rake the leaves back into it every 10-15 mins (less if I was shuffling all my landings like a noob)
good points boys, I think you guys are right that the mattress might have too much rebound and the tarp would just be kinda shit. The way to do it would be to basically make a turf resi. A sloped plywood platform with a 4” foam pad instead of a mattress and then with turf on top. I’ll update the thread this summer if I find some cheap materials and actually do it. A turf resi would be mint.
maybe use only one layer of foam from and old foam mattress under turf
you could cut strips in it to help with some stability (in the direction you are going)
Puke is actually really slippery on grass plus when you drink that much you get really sendy and high vibes
I think depending on the mattress, get a foam one, cover it with astro turf and u should be good
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