5 myths about pump tracks
What are the most common myths and rumors about asphalt pump tracks? Here are some of them that have been circulating most frequently. We will explain each one to you.
Myth #1: Pump tracks are only for kids and teens
Even though teenagers may be more frequent users of pump tracks, they are suitable for everyone from toddlers to seniors alike because while children develop their coordination skills, teens and adults can improve their fitness and riding technique too.
Myth # 2: Only bikes are allowed on the pump track
There is a common misconception that only bikes are allowed to ride on pump tracks. In fact, all wheeled sports equipment- from bikes and scooters to skateboards, rollerblades, and even wheelchairs – can be used on them. Moreover, they’re suitable for both beginners as well as experienced riders.
Myth #3: It takes a very long time to build a pump track
Of course, the term “very long” is subjective. However, we believe that 3 weeks is fast enough to build a pump track. For smaller pump tracks, we may even need less than 10 days.
Myth #4: All pump tracks are the same
One could assume that all pump tracks are the same at first glance. However, once you get to know them more, you’ll see there’s a lot of variety in their shapes and sizes. But beyond these differences, we also distinguish between pump tracks by what they’re designed for: Some are best suited for toddlers or younger children on striders; others have beginner-friendly berms and rollers. All-round tracks might be attractive if you’re looking for something suitable no matter your skill level while racetracks can be incorporated into top-tier races or events. Add onto that the option of adding jump lines (which consist of many jumps) which many riders find enticing. So when comparing pump tracks and their costs one has to take each trail’s diversity into consideration.
Myth #5: Pump tracks need a lot of space
The largest pump tracks we have built span more than 5000 square meters, but most of the pump tracks are built in areas the size of a basketball court. Custom-built pump tracks mean they can be made to fit any shape and size. As they are multifunctional sports objects the use of land is even more efficient.