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Old 10-07-2009, 06:15 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Alumanim tears really easy, it was one of the first top sheets I tried when I was trying to save money. HDPE is soft and scratches easy and doesn't slide very good. You'll want to throw it away after a season or two. UHMW means Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene, its like HDPE's big brother. It is more expensive but only by a few dollars a sq ft. and it's well worth it. It slides like ice, its impact resistant, doesnt scratch or gouge, and it lasts for years. It's been 3 seasons with heavy use and it's still in great shape.

But you dont want to waste your time with anything under 15 ft. 7 ft seems like a lot in your garage but when your sliding across it it's nothing.
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Old 10-07-2009, 04:31 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Alumanim tears really easy, it was one of the first top sheets I tried when I was trying to save money. HDPE is soft and scratches easy and doesn't slide very good. You'll want to throw it away after a season or two. UHMW means Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene, its like HDPE's big brother. It is more expensive but only by a few dollars a sq ft. and it's well worth it. It slides like ice, its impact resistant, doesnt scratch or gouge, and it lasts for years. It's been 3 seasons with heavy use and it's still in great shape.

But you dont want to waste your time with anything under 15 ft. 7 ft seems like a lot in your garage but when your sliding across it it's nothing.
ok, ill see if i can get my hands on some of that.
I would love to build a monster box, but i have no place to keep it besides the bed of my truck, I figure if it comes down to it ill build another box and just connect them with a slide joint. Im up at school and cant imagine moving a 15ft rain around, much less a 7ft rail.
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But you dont want to waste your time with anything under 15 ft. 7 ft seems like a lot in your garage but when your sliding across it it's nothing.


I disagree.

Short boxes are great for just practicing tricks in the backyard or whatever, not totally trying to "steeze" them out.



The box looks good, but it'll be way overkill. Tone it down a little and you'll thank yourself Keep us updated on the progress!
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I disagree.

Short boxes are great for just practicing tricks in the backyard or whatever, not totally trying to "steeze" them out.



The box looks good, but it'll be way overkill. Tone it down a little and you'll thank yourself Keep us updated on the progress!
I think if i can get this box to work and get some solid use out of it, especially on NAU campus once the snow comes down! Ill make another one and just line them up.
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i cant believe i didnt look at this sooner. im at NAU too i just transfered up here. i cant wait to do some urban assault! i got some nice places staked out near the dome
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Old 10-10-2009, 01:17 AM   #26 (permalink)
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sounds good!

Rail is about have way done. skeleton is built, 1/4 of the ply wood for the sides is cut, got to where i couldnt use the reciprocal saw cause it was loud and getting late. but just gotta cut somemore ply wood, screw it in, and paint it and its done!......cept for getting my hands on the sliding surface....
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Old 10-10-2009, 04:41 PM   #27 (permalink)
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heres were to get HDPE or UHMW
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in my opinion HDPE is good enough for what you might be doing. it does scratch kindof easily but i have had it on some of my boxes for 2 years now and im still going to use it this season
but UHMW is probably better
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where can you guys find that plastic stuff for the top of the boxes.. i called every hardware store where i live no one has it

i need it locally
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where can you guys find that plastic stuff for the top of the boxes.. i called every hardware store where i live no one has it

i need it locally
shipping actually isnt very expensive from that site.
under $20 im pretty sure
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shipping actually isnt very expensive from that site.
under $20 im pretty sure
i ordered mine from online metal shops? Got 1/4" thick 2 X 4ft sheets of green recycled UHME and shipping was 20 bones.
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