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slyder 06-25-2014 04:09 PM

Snowboard built for skate park
 
this was cluttering up a fellow members thread so I thought to just start it's own.
SO...
I've seen the parkboards of Woodward @ Cooper and thought this would be some awesome summer training. We don't have great skate parks but we do have some indoor and outdoor parks.
I decided to do a rapid prototype of this board to see if I could do it. It does have many flaws. I have lined up another board for a more controlled build.

I have a very bad video of me just rolling down the driveway, not worth sharing but it did roll :eusa_clap:

I need to get some bolts and finish bolting the wheels into place then hoping to have a vid of it in the skate park, win or fail :icon_scratch:

Here are a few pics.

http://i423.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps8e010933.jpg



http://i423.photobucket.com/albums/p...psc288cf4d.jpg

http://i423.photobucket.com/albums/p...psbab72122.jpg

http://i423.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps685bc81a.jpg

larrytbull 06-25-2014 04:12 PM

Slyder,

one thing i noticed on the park boards were that the wheels followed the curve of the side cut , right at the edges. perhaps to help simulate the carve?

Tatanka Head 06-25-2014 04:16 PM

Swivel wheels and line the edges with old school skate deck rail guards. Done. My idea. I want a cut.

slyder 06-25-2014 04:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by larrytbull (Post 1738202)
Slyder,

one thing i noticed on the park boards were that the wheels followed the curve of the side cut , right at the edges. perhaps to help simulate the carve?

True, I have seen both variations. I assume that was the best version of their trial & error process. Like them I may try to improve my design as well. This was just whipped up in the garage, I didn't do it at the shop where I can make much better brackets and machining tools.

If this works as is, excellent. If not a good exercise in learning what doesn't work.

Hoping this works :thumbsup:

Rotcoddam411 06-25-2014 04:34 PM

Wouldn't this be nearly impossible to ride?
couldn't ollie, grind, go up half/quarter pipes, can't go in a bowl.

larrytbull 06-25-2014 04:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Rotcoddam411 (Post 1738242)
Wouldn't this be nearly impossible to ride?
couldn't ollie, grind, go up half/quarter pipes, can't go in a bowl.



slyder 06-25-2014 04:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rotcoddam411 (Post 1738242)
Wouldn't this be nearly impossible to ride?
couldn't ollie, grind, go up half/quarter pipes, can't go in a bowl.

not sure we'll find out. but from the videos in the other thread there is some good riding that can be done.
Mostly straight drop-ins I've seen them jump direction changes, 3's, boxes not sure about board slides.

We'll have to see





Again I'm no spring chicken but I figure why not try. I have nothing else doing during the summer. I like tinkering and fabricating and if this works I can have a few hours of fun every now and then. I can't afford a real trip to this type of facility so I'm trying to bring the facility to me

chomps1211 06-25-2014 04:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rotcoddam411 (Post 1738242)
Wouldn't this be nearly impossible to ride?
couldn't ollie, grind, go up half/quarter pipes, can't go in a bowl.

Google "parkboards of Woodward." You'll see vid of these boards being ridden just like that! I was amazed!

Slyder,.. Good luck on your build! :thumbsup: Looks fun!

Rotcoddam411 06-25-2014 04:48 PM

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Originally Posted by larrytbull (Post 1738258)


OH! True, but you are using a full sized snowboard, it could never go up that quarter with scraping.

Great idea though! If you perfect them I will defiantly be buying one if possible! :yahoo:

Manicmouse 06-25-2014 05:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by larrytbull (Post 1738258)

Awesome! Wish we have facilities like that here...


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