Pump Track Night Jumping

On Friday night we went to ride the pump track, there was me (Jeff) on my hardtail, Irwin on his dad’s rigid, Pete on Irwin’s full-sus, and Tim (Pete’s mates not his brother) on his full sus, so attention soon turned to the jump. We had enough lights to light the jump and landing, so Tim was first, he later found out not only had anyone present done it in its’ current state, but also no one had done it in the dark, oh and that it’s structure was mainly metal based.

I had some new flash accessories meaning I could place the flash so its’ light was coming from a different angle, giving a lot more deep to the image than when it’s mounted on the camera. I’m quite pleased with the results, the biggest problem I had was focusing the camera in the dark.

With it being freezing (literally) and the prospect of something feet warming from Irwin’s drinks cupboard we only stayed there for about half an hour.

Picture links 08-02-15 PumpTrack Night, 8 Pictures


  1. alex said,

    Wrote on February 19, 2008 @ 5:29 pm

    what do you think of that jump? ive been tweeking it today to see if i could get more height so i could build a bigger landing to build a second

  2. James Irwin said,

    Wrote on February 19, 2008 @ 8:01 pm

    Yes more height would be better, but make sure you keep it nice and wide. Why not dig the landing in aswell give you some soil for the next kicker.

  3. alex said,

    Wrote on February 20, 2008 @ 9:09 am

    im gonna build a steeper trannie on the landing as well to gain speed and i am going to dig the landing into the ground for pump and speed only thing im worried about is the second jump colliding with the new section of the pump track. i might use the side of the landing as a pump! anyways can you come down and help sometime?

  4. James Irwin said,

    Wrote on February 20, 2008 @ 9:38 am

    Sorry Alex i will not be in Bamford for a couple of weeks. Sounds like you have got the right idea so go for it 🙂

  5. alex said,

    Wrote on February 20, 2008 @ 3:34 pm

    should i re-shape the whole jump or not! i tried to on tuesday and the ground is rock hard

  6. James Irwin said,

    Wrote on February 20, 2008 @ 4:35 pm

    Just get some more dirt on the landing, so it is a little higher. You can get dirt by digging the bottom of the landing out. Make sure you leave enough space between each jump so that the transition between the landing and take off is smooth.

  7. alex said,

    Wrote on February 20, 2008 @ 5:09 pm

    how long do think the hole between the 1st and 2nd jump should be?

  8. King_Jeff said,

    Wrote on February 20, 2008 @ 5:13 pm

    Remember this “hole” has to drain, otherwise you’ll be losing speed in its mud.

  9. tim said,

    Wrote on February 21, 2008 @ 8:47 am

    Off subject – check the teaser for the new Collective movie ‘Seasons’, looks awesome:

    Does the very brief bit of Peaty pinning some switch-backs look a lot like Wharncliffe?

  10. James Irwin said,

    Wrote on February 21, 2008 @ 10:17 am

    Well the landing wants to be at least 2 bike lenghts and just make it smooth up to the next kicker to give it flow. Not sure any of that teaser was in wharncliffe but they did film there, so should be something in the full movie.

  11. alex said,

    Wrote on February 21, 2008 @ 5:39 pm

    ive just come back for brentwood and have made the landing higher and have started to dig into the landing maybe saturday i will go down there to finish the hole off. the landings about 1 1/2 foot higher than what it was about 2inchs of the size of the kicker. i spent most of the time trying to smooth out the hole but have not finished digging it yet. it taking some time to get it right but hey, you end up with better results with more time taken and im in no rush. i only wish id started it about a two months ago that way wed have a full line of jumps then i cant wait until their finished and their all dusty in the summer its going to be great. irwin maybe we should have a dig day there if you could get loads of people that would be awesome.