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    Anybody else here spend any time building these? In an effort to get the kids outside more, a little more technically adept and use this property I have, we've been busy the past few weekends building stuff. Fortunate to also have a few levels of yard, lots of old tires from work and some rock walls to work with. Lots of teeter totters and a few bridges at this point. Looking to add a little more variety though (in a challenging yet kid-friendly sorta way). What have you built?










     

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    AWESOME! Dad for the win.
     

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    Rad!!

    Other additions ::

    Drops - something they have to lift the front wheel to keep the bike level when riding off of. Start small (a simple sidewalk curb is great actually), so if they don't lift the front wheel, they don't eat sh*t haha. Teach them how to go UP the drops too.

    Ramp - start out low and long. After they're okay with drops. You'd be shocked how much fun a long jump competition is with a 1ft tall kicker!!

    Logs - being able to ride over a down'd tree (up to a certain size) is a skill every MTBer needs in their quiver.

    Bunny hop / Limbo bar - anyone can play bike limbo, and once they learn to jump/bunny hop they can start trying to go over the bar, not under.
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    awesome ...add skinnies!!
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    Shoogs has the right of it! A 2x4 literally on the ground and see if you can ride it's length does wonders for balance and control. Raise it off the ground by 6-12" once they can ride the straight line with confidence.

    Good stuff. "No child left inside"
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    Dad of the year award.

    It is in french but here is a pdf file showcasing all the stunts we had to learn and do in gymkhana at cycling school when I was a kid :
    https://www.vsnarbonnais.com/app/dow...f?t=1272630951

    There are lots of slaloms but you'll see other cool stunts such as riding below a bar, lateral bunny hops. I personnally loved doing the "barre tombée" (p.53) : you need to push down the first bar (A) with your front wheel without hitting the second one (B) then go around it without putting a foot down. This kid is about to fail I think:

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    Quote Originally Posted by fortyfour View Post
    Shoogs has the right of it! A 2x4 literally on the ground and see if you can ride it's length does wonders for balance and control. Raise it off the ground by 6-12" once they can ride the straight line with confidence.

    Good stuff. "No child left inside"
    I used some old decking boards with my kids... you can also put two together end to end with a slight angle.
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    Winning life right there! Keep up the great work dad.
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    I should be honest and admit that dad has ridden and enjoyed the stunts many more times than the kids!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmplum View Post
    I should be honest and admit that dad has ridden and enjoyed the stunts many more times than the kids!
    At my house we call that "modeling."
     

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