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It is possible to use dirt, but not recommended. Sand is preferably used because when you land on it there is a lot of "give" to it to help absorb shock so it is better on your joints. It is less likely to pack down like dirt would do, which causes a harder surface. It would not be good for your knees.

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Look in the yellow pages for Sand and Gravel and ask for washed sand. You can buy it by the cubic yard.

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