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06-24-2011 09:19 PM
slyder I'm thinking more like this:

Beaulieu Mainstream Ivy Green Outdoor 12 ft. Carpet Store SKU # 273076

As it is 12 foot wide and I just cut mine into 3 4 foot wide strips IE 3 pieces of 12X4 strips

-Slyder
06-24-2011 08:03 PM
uh oh a virus So would this work?
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053
06-24-2011 05:43 PM
uh oh a virus
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I got it at Menards and it is just called indoor/outdoor carpet.
Some of the forum members said just get the cheapest stuff and the one that was the least dense.
As you can see in the pics the blue is most dense, then the dark green, and least dense was the lighter color green. I hope that helps you out.

-Slyder
That helps a bunch, thanks!
06-24-2011 05:32 PM
slyder I got it at Menards and it is just called indoor/outdoor carpet.
Some of the forum members said just get the cheapest stuff and the one that was the least dense.
As you can see in the pics the blue is most dense, then the dark green, and least dense was the lighter color green. I hope that helps you out.

-Slyder
06-24-2011 04:27 PM
uh oh a virus
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The stuff we got was like 40 cents a yard. It is very sparse and you will see the matting in between the grass/carpet blades.
The blades are more of a plastic rather than a fabric if that makes sense.

Here are some pics of the different types I found: we choose the one in the middle



-Slyder
Does it have a specific name though? Because when I went to home Depot, their is like 6,000 different types of it, and I don't know which kind will work, and which kind wont.
06-24-2011 04:16 PM
slyder The stuff we got was like 40 cents a yard. It is very sparse and you will see the matting in between the grass/carpet blades.
The blades are more of a plastic rather than a fabric if that makes sense.

Here are some pics of the different types I found: we choose the one in the middle



-Slyder
06-24-2011 03:59 PM
uh oh a virus Nice post! Haha, lucky for me, I have a swing-set that is similar to yours, so I'm going to have to steal your design =P One question, whenever I see astro-turf it always comes in like the pre-grass form. That just looks like a green-carpet type of astro-turf. Please clarify the type, because I don't want to be the idiot buying the wrong type of turf
04-29-2011 10:26 PM
slyder I got a piece of HDPE 1' x 10' for $30 I think that is a good price.
I wish I could afford Snowpak....
I may have to try to find the soilmoist stuff.

-Slyder
04-29-2011 09:33 PM
john doe http://home.earthlink.net/~zymurgyjw...board-ramp.jpg
http://home.earthlink.net/~zymurgyjwt/snowboard-box.jpg

That is what my friend and I built in his backyard. We found the same thing about the astroturf being slow. The sharp tips of the blades of "grass" make alot of friction. We had to add a few feet of height to get the ramp to work good. Final height is 6ft. We also use soilmoist Amazon.com: Soil Moist SMN10 10 oz Natural Absorbing Granules: Patio, Lawn & Garden We put it in an old blender to make it a powder and it makes a slimy gel once water is added. Close to snowgel. We want to get some powderpak to replace the astroturf.

Unless you can find HDPE for really cheap save the cash and get some PVC boards from Lowe's. The PVC top on our box is 8ft long and cost less then $35.
04-27-2011 09:18 PM
xxfinnellxx Highly recommend putting half a dozen things of PVC Piping over that thing so it actually slides. Way cheaper than HDPE. I'd love to make a long PVC/2x4 rail thingy for my back yard, but it doesnt snow down here, nor do I want to use astro turf.
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