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Snowboard built for skate park

this was cluttering up a fellow members thread so I thought to just start it's own.
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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

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

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

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

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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.

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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

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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! Looks fun!

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