See-saw, Tetter-totter At Top Of Vic Park

Postby Heckles on Sat 22/Mar/08 9:04pm

Hiya, is everyone enjoying the new see-saw that we`ve put into the entry of "Brake free" track at the top of Vic park? Here's the lo-down:
- The pivot point is 700 high
- We have built it so that it can be serviced and will hopefully hang in for ten years
- We have considered all feedback from the people that have turned up on our advertised help days
- We've not been paid - it's been built with blood, sweat & a lot of laughs
- We were mindful that if it was to easy on the first attempt that it would be totally boring from then on
- It is designed to require skill to ride (it's a mental game!)
- It does not have to be ridden to enjoy the rest of the track
We've tried to meet the needs and wants for the majority. This wasn`t designed to alienate anyone and I hope that you all give it a fair go.

ENJOY!!! ;)
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Postby Wobbler on Sat 22/Mar/08 9:08pm

silly q, is the fence post thing there still on the lhs of it? when I was up there earlier in the week it was and a big pointy bit of metal about 30cm from it didnt seem to be hugely awesome.

I'll need to get my ass up there and ride it, top work all around chaps
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Postby Heckles on Sat 22/Mar/08 9:14pm

The warratah was shifted before it opened for use. The fence is modified and all relevant safety points have been addressed. Get up there and ride it! :)
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Postby Butch on Sat 22/Mar/08 9:16pm

Nice one. When do we get to come and build the track running into it? :)
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Postby Wobbler on Sat 22/Mar/08 9:16pm

Heckles wrote: The warratah was shifted before it opened for use. The fence is modified and all relevant safety points have been addressed. Get up there and ride it! :)


roger roger :cool:
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Postby Heckles on Sat 22/Mar/08 9:18pm

The top track will be a winter project. We are concentrating on finishing the lower track and mintifying it before the winter.
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Postby goatie on Fri 28/Mar/08 9:58am

Hearing a few folks aren't liking the narrow nature of the see-saw. Thoughts from Vorb folks?

We can widen it with some outrigger add ons if needed but I would be keen to hear others thoughts on the current implementation...
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Postby CaptainCaveman on Fri 28/Mar/08 10:04am

Don't do that. If you can't ride it as is then you probably aren't going to enjoy the rest of the track anyway. What happened to learning how to ride, rather than just dumbing everything down?
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Postby jayc on Fri 28/Mar/08 10:05am

iv ridden lots of see-saws so il go up today and then il give my opinion on if its to narrow
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Postby Henry Dorset Case on Fri 28/Mar/08 10:05am

I am a middle aged wobbler and I see it as something that I aspire to ride as-is. I am going to wait till I have some pads (and no audience....) before giving it a crack.
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Postby CaptainCaveman on Fri 28/Mar/08 10:10am

Henry Dorset Case wrote: I am a middle aged wobbler and I see it as something that I aspire to ride as-is. I am going to wait till I have some pads (and no audience....) before giving it a crack.


I find audiences useful in case I require a trip to A and E :crazy:
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Postby Henry Dorset Case on Fri 28/Mar/08 10:13am

Ive only recently become able to ride the tiny wee one at bottle puddle.

turns out the secret is enough speed going in, and looking at the end of it when your front wheel hits the beginning part.

as the first poster said, its mainly a mental thing

MENTAL~!!!!!
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Postby jayc on Fri 28/Mar/08 11:42am

well just got bak from the vic park see-saw and its alot of fun, its a bit on the easy side but its sketchy as if you brake while riding off it as its steeper as your coming off. i hit it 4 times and suceeded each time.
but if ur not sure i took some photos so u can sus it out
enjoy
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Postby CaptainCaveman on Fri 28/Mar/08 12:07pm

Wow. Maybe you should go pro afterall?
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Postby inzane on Fri 28/Mar/08 12:10pm

I think it is good....

I hit it way too fast when I first hit it. You need to go reasonably slowly to give it time to tip over.

Leave it as it is, people will learn to ride it.
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