Building the Backyard "Maim Frame"

Today, we embark on another home improvement project, and not without help from some friends. Phil, Hailey, and Kevin help construct a wooden A frame with a 45 degree turn at the top. We named it "The Maim Frame" for its tendency to throw riders off the side.
As it turns out, the Maim Frame is not so easy to get over. I purposely chose the slowest corner of the trail for this feature to make things more interesting, but it turned out to be a little too slow. Because of the approach, you need to take a really hard crank in a tight space to make it to the top. In the future, I'll definitely be making the approach a bit easier so that the Maim Frame can be hit with more speed.
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Aside from the stuff I build on Berm Creek, (which was pretty far removed from an actual mountain bike trail) I haven't had much experience building stuff like this, so the Maim Frame was a learning experience. Stumpthorne (the area at the top of my yard) is going to be a training ground for building features like these.
One of the challenging things about this build was the use of rot resistant hardwood, like locust. I really like it as a riding surface because it's grippy, but it's very time consuming to obtain (where I live) and expensive. In the future I'll be using locust as a riding surface, and a mixture of other lumber for framing.
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  1. Ian Farquharson

    Ian FarquharsonПре 3 дана

    phil aired it, did it from the other side, but didn't air is in reverse 😊

  2. Delta November

    Delta NovemberПре 27 дана

    I love Phil’s GT. I couldn’t afford one so I got a GT sensor. Now I just gotta get the cajones to do shit like this.

  3. cayden bray

    cayden brayПре месец

    maim frame

  4. dane greer

    dane greerПре месец

    Sketch but fun looking

  5. Homestead know how life is good

    Homestead know how life is goodПре 2 месеца

    Let me know if you hit wind rock I'll join you

  6. Gumm Gumm

    Gumm GummПре 3 месеца

    The way the title says “Maim Frame”

  7. Malik Campbell

    Malik CampbellПре 3 месеца

    anyone else love the music seth picks for his vids?

  8. Jack Quicker

    Jack QuickerПре 3 месеца

    i have a gopro video of haley going over a berm in vermont

  9. Bardo Biking

    Bardo BikingПре 3 месеца

    At 4:12 does anyone else see how Phil is just staring at Seth cut wood with his arms crossed it’s almost creepy ,’()

  10. Conor Evans

    Conor EvansПре 3 месеца

    3:17 ❤️

  11. Jeff Lamey

    Jeff LameyПре 3 месеца

    Seth - I love your channel. I gotta ask - does your wife ride? I have my wife warmed up to green trails. Fitness and fewer knee issues compared to running is the appeal. I am trying to build her confidence up to do blue trails and hopefully black. She is an amazing skier - will do double blacks but skiing is different than biking. Suggestions?

  12. Captain Tanner

    Captain TannerПре 4 месеца

    Now I want to grab my mountain bike

  13. Cooper Burchell

    Cooper BurchellПре 4 месеца

    The meme frame

  14. iamthehell

    iamthehellПре 4 месеца

    8:50 its a sheep its a goat no its a WOMAN

  15. Charles W. Warner

    Charles W. WarnerПре 4 месеца

    Can people come and ride the trails?

  16. Itsyehippo HD

    Itsyehippo HDПре 4 месеца

    still the most scary name on berm peak

  17. Callum Smith

    Callum SmithПре 4 месеца

    4:14 statue Phil

  18. Oop Avacado

    Oop AvacadoПре 4 месеца

    This stuff is crazy!

  19. Eddie Egan

    Eddie EganПре 4 месеца

    We love how you build everything you build

  20. Carr0t

    Carr0tПре 4 месеца

    4:12 phil looks like that one kid in your group project that just watches and puts his name on the thing, yet does nothing and takes the credit.

  21. Kamote Ph

    Kamote PhПре 4 месеца

    seeing a man build this and dreaming to have the tools to build these are the best combo ither than strawberry jam and cheese

  22. Gold the deer

    Gold the deerПре 4 месеца

    When watching this series my phone broke and something is wrong with my head

  23. Carter Rides

    Carter RidesПре 5 месеци

    Dude thanks so much for ur help I’ve been looking for videos on trail building and so much of your stuff is giving me good ideas cause your showing me to not give up much appreciated!!

  24. Aidan Grumm

    Aidan GrummПре 5 месеци

    fast forward to 2020 and he’s renting excavators

  25. Michael Klein

    Michael KleinПре 5 месеци

    How steep can you make a feature? I’m thinking about the angle of the runout, so as not to ride yourself into the ground. Is there a way to check, if your able to roll it without going OTB when you hit the bottom?

  26. Michael Klein

    Michael KleinПре 5 месеци

    I guess the Pucker Plank in the previous episode answers my question. Thx.

  27. yerb214

    yerb214Пре 5 месеци


  28. Ian Farquharson

    Ian FarquharsonПре 5 месеци

    can phill air it from the other side?

  29. Torbjørn Solberg Strand

    Torbjørn Solberg StrandПре 5 месеци

    You should travel to Trysil in norway

  30. Harry LeFever

    Harry LeFeverПре 5 месеци

    You are lucky, my place only has rocks out back

  31. Bravo

    BravoПре 5 месеци

    Moral of the story, Phil is a beast on the bike

  32. Model.Paradise.I. -2020

    Model.Paradise.I. -2020Пре 6 месеци

    Anybody else noticed he wrote “maim frame” and not “main frame” in the title?

  33. Get Nae nae’d

    Get Nae nae’dПре 6 месеци

    4:14 we need a poster of Phil’s face in the background that literally just says *RIDE*

  34. Team Heckler Bmx

    Team Heckler BmxПре 6 месеци

    At 413 why does Phil look like a statue

  35. Gibbon Pender

    Gibbon PenderПре 6 месеци

    october 10 is my birthday

  36. Amelia Harrison

    Amelia HarrisonПре 6 месеци

    “But hand cut single trail is quickly becoming an endangered species.” My god that cracked me up!

  37. Sillyzombie666

    Sillyzombie666Пре 6 месеци

    i know you just did a re route on the maim frame but i think alot of the sketchyness from your early features like this and pucker plank is how step they are and once you add a slight curve like on the pucker plank alot of the sketch is solved i think the frame needs abit of a roll on the top banking it slightly but i know you love the sketch

  38. PointlessPickle2

    PointlessPickle2Пре 6 месеци


  39. David Appell

    David AppellПре 6 месеци

    Don't you feel kinda weird building bike trails in your backyard like you're a 12-year old??

  40. Myst SkY121

    Myst SkY121Пре 7 месеци

    off the front part of the main frame if you get enough speed you can hit it as a jump and then put a trail behind it

  41. Cash Basketball

    Cash BasketballПре 7 месеци

    can u do a vid of your whole place like all the runs

  42. Jesse Garrett

    Jesse GarrettПре 7 месеци

    I’ve recently gotten in to building dirt bike trails and one tool that is a must have for me is a good weed eater with a brush cutting attachment. It will cut any vines, weeds, tall grass and even saplings. As far as I’m concerned it can’t be beat when starting a new trail. Your DIY videos are awesome and give me a lot of inspiration, like I want to build a driveway gap for my dirt bike now

  43. Sam Holmes

    Sam HolmesПре 7 месеци

    "MAIM Frame" check ur spelling

  44. Alex Kahn

    Alex KahnПре 7 месеци

    no one: Seth: intence harmonica music

  45. guyAlpha

    guyAlphaПре 7 месеци


  46. day hawk1537

    day hawk1537Пре 7 месеци

    what if these wood stuff get termites

  47. Logan Curran

    Logan CurranПре 7 месеци

    4:13 Phil’s face tho

  48. MilezPB

    MilezPBПре 7 месеци

    Why does the title say "Maim Frame" lmao

  49. Shredding With Sean

    Shredding With SeanПре 6 месеци

    MilezPB I don’t know man, maybe cuz that’s what the feature’s called 🤷🏼‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️

  50. DerpieGaming

    DerpieGamingПре 7 месеци

    Maim frame lol

  51. Trails with Tanner

    Trails with TannerПре 7 месеци

    You should try just laying some anti-slip tape on the roller climb and deck

  52. Batly

    BatlyПре 7 месеци

    Notice Phil does a little chuckle every time he does something sketchy haha, gotta love these guys.

  53. City Fab Werks

    City Fab WerksПре 7 месеци

    Totally need to hip to manual that thing!! Love the vids man!

  54. Spruce Benton

    Spruce BentonПре 8 месеци

    Why does Phil look like a mix between Dave Grohl and Frank Zappa?

  55. Mason C

    Mason CПре 8 месеци

    would you let people ride your trails

  56. Mike KLM

    Mike KLMПре 8 месеци

    I'd love for you guys to come to my property and build an epic trail and features for my onewheel!!

  57. Scott Mazerolle

    Scott MazerolleПре 8 месеци

    When compacting Clay soil it is helpful to lightly wet it to help it compact tighter. Great work Seth.

  58. Nopea 3

    Nopea 3Пре 8 месеци

    4.12 i skipped a heart beat when i saw the guy in the background

  59. A fellow Clikkie I-/

    A fellow Clikkie I-/Пре 8 месеци

    I don’t care how bad I am at riding bikes. This dudes videos makes me just want to go out and full send down a steep trail

  60. SPECTRL RunDown

    SPECTRL RunDownПре 8 месеци

    When will berm peak be open... lol... I’m serious... is no one else asking for it to be open...???

  61. C I

    C IПре 8 месеци

    You have a voice that could make you a lot in voice over work.

  62. Fedor van Meeuwen

    Fedor van MeeuwenПре 8 месеци

    0:51 i recognize that log from the new mill video

  63. Cody Busch-Weiss

    Cody Busch-WeissПре 8 месеци

    Seth please get an axe and chop at this feature so you can say you’re hacking into the mainframe

  64. Truman Callaway

    Truman CallawayПре 8 месеци

    3:21 was sketchy as helllll

  65. MichaelCoolGuy86

    MichaelCoolGuy86Пре 9 месеци

    Could you turn the Maim Frame into a Crazy Carousel? Seems like you would keep up your speed, and less likely to eat it. lol

  66. Jarrod's mtb

    Jarrod's mtbПре 9 месеци

    Love the intro music

  67. Brycen Hamilton

    Brycen HamiltonПре 9 месеци

    do a walmart bike challenge on the trails

  68. Vibez Jhyperz

    Vibez JhyperzПре 9 месеци

    Meim frame do u mean main frame

  69. Eva Junker

    Eva JunkerПре 9 месеци

    Does only my title of the video say "Maim Frame"?

  70. Nick Pearson

    Nick PearsonПре 9 месеци

    Cool but scechy

  71. sam how

    sam howПре 9 месеци

    nice terrapin shirt kevin!

  72. PIE Files of the Paranormal

    PIE Files of the ParanormalПре 9 месеци

    You should build a north shore drop with some logs in snake pit skinny’s

  73. Josh Hewer

    Josh HewerПре 9 месеци

    how did you draw your map

  74. Random Stuff In Oregon

    Random Stuff In OregonПре 9 месеци

    I just rewatched this video because I like it.

  75. Levi Chandler

    Levi ChandlerПре 10 месеци

    Are you sponsored by ryobi

  76. Wouter Dobro

    Wouter DobroПре 10 месеци

    hey seth, what if u would fill up the area underneath the mainframe with dirt/clay. then on the inside, u can create some kind of wallride to mix up the tricks u can do on the feature. to make sure the dirt doesn't drown u could use some wooden honeycomb structure: to reinforce the surface. I know u already changed the approach, but I think this would still be interesting.

  77. lewis dykins

    lewis dykinsПре 10 месеци


  78. Oliver Knight

    Oliver KnightПре 10 месеци

    U could put a wall ride on top of the maim frame so you could hit it faster, like go up then put some 2x4s around the decent and then it’s another jump. Or put some wood on the bottom to create an artificial berm

  79. Bruno Bruce

    Bruno BruceПре 10 месеци

    Hey, Seth when you are trying to compact the dirt you can use the end of the crobar and pack it around the poles this is what I do when putting in fence poles...

  80. Jack Harrington

    Jack HarringtonПре 10 месеци

    Seth, the title is wrong I think unless it is the maim frame

  81. Protomtb 7134

    Protomtb 7134Пре 10 месеци

    oh look, more wooden lawsuits.

  82. Lewis Potter

    Lewis PotterПре 10 месеци

    Put a strip of grip tape or something on each wooden plank that way you can walk or ride without slipping 👍

  83. Our BODAcious Adventures

    Our BODAcious AdventuresПре 11 месеци

    I miss drama drop 😭😭😭😭😭😭

  84. Brandon Paulsen

    Brandon PaulsenПре 11 месеци

    Did u guys noticed that main was spelled wrong

  85. Kinang Eagle

    Kinang EagleПре 11 месеци

    With Phil, you wouldnt know who's hairy arm you're looking at.

  86. Nicole McCally

    Nicole McCallyПре 11 месеци

    If you want rocks move to New England

  87. The mountain biker Ebbers

    The mountain biker EbbersПре 11 месеци

    I have a dream to have one trail in my backyard. Seth is working on a bike park

  88. Lance Steele

    Lance SteeleПре 11 месеци

    if you want moving the logs and transportation of supplies to move faster i recommend a quad with a few chains you can move basically anything and it could also act like a lifeline if the injury is severe

  89. Brayden’s Bike Hack’s and Builds

    Brayden’s Bike Hack’s and BuildsПре 11 месеци

    Is it just me or does phill remind me of joe dirt

  90. El CHAPO

    El CHAPOПре 11 месеци

    You should make a part we’re if you fly off you can connect back to the trail

  91. alder caouette

    alder caouetteПре 11 месеци

    1:25 “But hand cut single track is quickly becoming an endangered species.” I’m dying. Love you Seth.

  92. Spoh.

    Spoh.Пре 11 месеци

    i feel like you should build an alternative to the A ramp thingy.. such as a berm going around the back of it?

  93. turbohayabusa01

    turbohayabusa01Пре 11 месеци

    Phil is a mad man

  94. Marc Hourican

    Marc HouricanПре 11 месеци

    What is that acoustic song you play when trailbuilding

  95. TC Downhill

    TC DownhillПре 11 месеци

    That tire slide was nuts dude! Always pushing the limits lol

  96. QuanterTrex

    QuanterTrexПре 11 месеци

    You’ve inspired me soo much, i even started building a trail by my self, a shovel and a quadbike and the advantage of living on a farm ♥️

  97. Ropenator

    RopenatorПре 11 месеци

    Phil in the backround with his cold stare at 4:12

  98. Jake Dodd

    Jake DoddПре 11 месеци

    Maim frame ) isn’t it meant to be main frame *

  99. XxPRI MOxX

    XxPRI MOxXПре 11 месеци


  100. Davin Alt

    Davin AltПре годину

    Seth, you should do the 20 million tree project with other creators on RSclub. You already do A lot of stuff outside, why not protect it?

  101. MC Curry - The Vindallo

    MC Curry - The VindalloПре годину

    You should do something for team trees

  102. CoolCitySlicker

    CoolCitySlickerПре годину

    How much does it cost to ride Berm?