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Old 04-15-2012, 12:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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best way to build a hill n hole??

I got invited to help make some improvements to our local wheelin area and am considering addin the hill to the hole so we can create more action. We have a very large mud pit to work with (160 wide x 500+ feet long). I would like to start with 1 hill (jump) about 60-80 feet into the pit so it can be a good launch for rigs with power. How do you guys keep the hlils in such good shape? I am considering burying a culvert to help achieve and keep the shape of the hill. Anybody got any advice for me? I am just tryin to help step up the local scene. I want to make the first hill and after people get used to it I would like to add one or maybe even two more. Alot of guys are ready to launch so I want to do what I can to help. Any suggestions are appreciated.
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As with any pit, you'll have to do maintenance on it to keep it in good shape. That may mean tearing it out & starting over now & then. I would make the "landing zone" very deep & sloppy to keep parts breakage as low as possible.
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Here's an example of what I'd consider a bad hill-n-hole design. Chime in if you feel otherwise.

Hill n Hole 1 Hillbilly Racing Mud Bog 7-3-11 - YouTube
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Here's an example of what I'd consider a bad hill-n-hole design. Chime in if you feel otherwise.

Hill n Hole 1 Hillbilly Racing Mud Bog 7-3-11 - YouTube
I agree. Thanks for the input guys
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I have never heard of or seen any hill and hole events in my area, but I like the idea of the "hill" pretty close to the start line. Then a deep sloppy mud hole to land into. No "hill" after the mud hole either.
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:01 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Here's ours....more like a bump-hill-bump. Maintenance is important, like was said above. Track will change from race to race as it gets worn down or chewed up. My run is at 3:07 and as you can see I like to have a mushy landing strip.

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Here's an example of what I'd consider a bad hill-n-hole design. Chime in if you feel otherwise.

Hill n Hole 1 Hillbilly Racing Mud Bog 7-3-11 - YouTube
i agree. i watched 3 trucks go through this then turned around and walked out. i was very unimpressed.
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Rada's facility is a whole mix of good and bad ideas, in my opinion. You have literally a 1/4 mile of shutdown room, which is great for those fast guys who sometimes have to throttle out of a slide. However, they allow spectators and racers to pit towards the "hot end" of the track, which is a recipe for someone getting hurt. Their regular pit is quite nice and level. Their hill-n-hole is just a disaster as far as the hill angles. They have them quite steep, which can really be seen in the video for how it launches the trucks.

I didn't go this year, but maybe they've fixed this?
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