Anyone who’s ever built a pump track before knows that there’s usually a lot of trial and error involved. Figuring out how to properly lay out the track, and shape the individual rollers and berms can be a challenging and time consuming process. Easy Pumptracks is hoping to change that.
Instead of using heavy equipment to try and shape the dirt into something usable, Easy Pumptracks is letting cardboard do the work. Yes, cardboard. Apparently made from a special type of eco-friendly cardboard that is completely biodegradable, the cardboard forms are shipped in the form of pre-cut 120x175cm sheets.
After punching out the individual pieces, they fit together in a grid pattern that holds its shape.
From there, you simply lay out the forms to create your pumptrack, and then fill it up with dirt. The pumptrack will still require some shaping once the dirt is filled over top of the forms, but it should require far less work than building one from scratch.
The design also allows the pumptrack construction to be modular with turns, transitions, and roller sections to choose from. Currently, Easy Pumptracks offers two options – you can either buy the specific modules and build it yourself, or they offer a full package including transport, assembly, dirt fill, and shaping.
For now, there is no word of pricing or availability, but it seems like it might be limited to their home country of Italy… for now.