Author Topic: Different types of flatland surfaces?  (Read 794 times)

Offline noposer

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Different types of flatland surfaces?
« on: January 05, 2023, 05:57:54 PM »
Iíve noticed a lot of flatlanders riding on wood surfaces? Just wondering if their cheaper than concrete or asphalt to place in backyard.

Offline nicobass

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Re: Different types of flatland surfaces?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2023, 08:38:27 PM »
Hello,
May be that wood surface is the main surface in contests ?...If it is, daily riding on wood is an advantage.

Offline DaddyCool

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Re: Different types of flatland surfaces?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2023, 12:05:38 AM »
Hello, I remember the first time I rode on a wooden floor at a contest and it was horrible. But not because of the surface but because it was flexing a lot. I think it became an option for contest because you can build it up and remove it after the contest. You can also protect a sensitive indoor floor for example. If you think about building a spot I guess it will be cheaper. It also leads to less wear of your tires.
My personal opinion is that I prefer a fine asphalt or concrete.

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Re: Different types of flatland surfaces?
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2023, 03:27:12 PM »
I hate wood floors in contests, the flex and wobble is terrible.
if you want a cheap solution for your backyard then yes, go ahead with it.

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Re: Different types of flatland surfaces?
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2023, 01:59:49 PM »
I've had mixed results with wood floors, if you do built one - put the extra money and time to do it right. It will be worth it, if you go cheap you will hate it.
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