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Summer Setups and box material question

does anybody do a summer setup so they can board in the summer? i have a decent hill in my backyard and would love to be able to ride in the summer without going to a camp. so does anybody know any cheap ways to get enough speed to learn some grinds during the summer time?

also, i'm probaly going to buy a box and don't have money for hdpe or anything...would like 5 small pvc pipes work if i just screwed them into the top of the box?
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Tarp and water.

Yes.

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ya the PVC pipes would work but it gets sketchy when you try spinning on the box. buying HDPE is worth it if you use it enough

i do a summer setup at my house with water and a tarp.
just get a garden hose and leave it running at the top of the tarp then you ride down the stream of water to the box.
Its sketchy at first because you cant turn at all but you get used to it


I have a few videos too
YouTube - summer sesh 2
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ya the PVC pipes would work but it gets sketchy when you try spinning on the box. buying HDPE is worth it if you use it enough

i do a summer setup at my house with water and a tarp.
just get a garden hose and leave it running at the top of the tarp then you ride down the stream of water to the box.
Its sketchy at first because you cant turn at all but you get used to it


I have a few videos too
YouTube - summer sesh 2
haha that's awesome...i'll probably do that. how much did your hdpe cost? and is that 10 feet?

i already have a rail made out of pvc which is pretty fun, but it's so hard to learn to board on a rail...

about how much do you think it will cost to make a 10-12 foot box that's a foot wide?
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i think i spent like $80 for the plastic on my box
its 12 feet long by 1 foot wide

heres the website i get it from
i get the 24"X48"X 3/8" thick sheets
High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Sheeting | U.S. Plastic Corp.

to make a whole box from scratch i would say it would be almost $100 if you want to make a nice one thats going to last with the plastic being by far the most expensive part
my box used to be an old picnic table bench so i didnt have to pay for any wood
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if you really cant afford the HDPE you can use the fake wood 2x4 that most places like home depot or lowes have in their patio section ... obviously its not as good but itll do if you really need to pinch pennies
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if you really cant afford the HDPE you can use the fake wood 2x4 that most places like home depot or lowes have in their patio section ... obviously its not as good but itll do if you really need to pinch pennies
thats a good idea and i think it will slide about the same on a cold day but your going to catch an edge in that stuff easier because its softer
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actually it tougher than you think .. we made a 12 footer just to test it and its actually so tuff we even use as a skate rail too ... its a good cheap alternative
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Do you mean that fake wood stuff that they use for decking?
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exactly ... you can use one for a thin rail and two for a box
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