So redbull contacted me in the summer and asked if I could build some jumps with a loop in it. I said sure. Then I was thinking how and where! Well the where was easy TRA owner Mike Gentilcore said we could use his land! Now how are we going to build this thing and figure out the speed going in and coming out to hit a jump. Also could you even hit a jump coming right out of a loop. So Chris Janis, Shawn Sheoner, and myself figured it out. It wasn’t easy! Here’s some build pics enjoy!
So the crew and I just got done with a bike park in Basalt Colorado.It turned out really good super fun to ride!http://pumptraxusa.com contracted the job to Dirtsculpt to build and design this park.It was a three week build with unseasonal weather lots of rain but we still pulled it off.The park consist of a down hill berm and jump line that continues into a small jump line. It then connects to the Pumptrack if you want to make the longest run.You can turn out of any line if you just want to hit just one of the lines at a time.Here is some pics and a Ion camera vid coming soon.
check out Cory Bohans new show Hanging Foul!It has some real good footage of Redbulls Dirt Conquers
Press Release: Dave King and Mike Gentilcore expand Dirtsculpt, launch Trail Riders of America, and announce TRA Grindlab Jam August 3rd.
Posted on July 2, 2013 by gentlicorebmx
Bethlehem, PA (July 4, 2013) – It’s been a busy year for Dave King and the Dirtsculpt crew. After bringing Mike Gentilcore on board to help out on the business side of things, Dirtsculpt designed and built dirt courses for ESPN’s X-Games Brazil and Red Bull‘s Dirt Conquers in Mexico, as well as other projects across the U.S.
Mike and Dave are now launching a new events organization, TRA: Trail Riders of America. Mike explained the motivation for the new project: “It’s awesome to be a part of some of the world’s biggest BMX dirt events. Everyone we‘ve worked with has been dedicated to producing the best pro-level contests possible. At the same time, we‘ve also recognized the need to do something for the core of the sport with amateur contests and jams that every rider can be a part of. TRA is our outlet to run events independent of anything else out there and create contests for riders of all levels“.
TRA’s first event is Saturday, August 3rd at the Grindlab Indoor/Outdoor Bike & Skatepark in Camp Hill, PA. The facility features a 15,000 square foot dirt pump track with a 6 pack jump line designed and built by Dirtsculpt. The will be an all-day open jam, beginner and expert classes for both dirt and park, and cool prizes from Ion, Shadow, and Subrosa. Ion will be on-site providing camera demos and the 1st place expert dirt rider will receive a brand new Ion Air Pro HD Sport Video Camera. For more info, check out http://www.TRABMX.com and http://www.Grindlabskatepark.com. Also be sure check out the event sponsors at http://www.ioncamera.com and http://www.sparkysdistribution.com
The weekend was amazing!One of the best comps I ever watched!The riding was so good and everyone used the course to its fullest.
The build was the hardest job I ever did but the outcome was so worth it.Congrats to Ryan Nyquest for the win!It must of been so hard to judge this one.Thanks to redbull.com and http://mutantebmx.com/ for making this thing possible.Gilly and Clint killed it!