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Old 10-20-2010, 09:42 PM   #11 (permalink)
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If you remember my ramp http://www.snowboardingforum.com/sno...rd-set-up.html it has since been made about 2 1/2 feet taller with about 4ft foot longer ramp. Total height is about 6ft. The handles proved to be a very important part. With out them it is very hard to get off the flat and onto the ramp with out turning sideways. It is also important to have a good transition from the ramp to the flat.

The deck and ramp are easy to build. Just use two boards as the side rails. Then make ribs running side to side about every foot. 2x6's is what we use for this. Then you just skin it with 1/2" plywood. Our ramp is about 30" wide and the deck is 30" by 4ft.
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The problem with not using pressure treated for something thats gonna be outside in the snow/rain all the time is that it will rot rot rot. If your gonna make a semi-stationary ramp with plywood and 2x4's, use pressure, then you don't ever have to worry.
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Old 10-20-2010, 11:23 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Scaffolding always works well! We had a ton of snow in this picture, and since then we have made ramps that attach to the scaffolding. It is also pretty easy to take down and put back up! Like others have said, the banshee bungee has solved a lot of this. With the drop in ramp you don't need anyone else to ride though! Here is a crappy pic of the scaffolding. It is 10ft tall also. We went 15ft, and it was to high for the backyard. I think everyone in the neighbor hood could see it.
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I'm trying to work something out for my back yard as well. My problem is I have a small space and no hill at all. I don't need anything too serious though because I'm just looking for enough speed to hit a small box. I'm thinking 3-4 ft high.
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Old 10-22-2010, 03:44 PM   #15 (permalink)
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If you don't mind sharing, how much did the elevators run you?
$79..$99 shipped. I was looking to build something I could take down and rebuild each year so I think it'll be worth the money in the long run.

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Scaffolding always works well! We had a ton of snow in this picture, and since then we have made ramps that attach to the scaffolding. It is also pretty easy to take down and put back up! Like others have said, the banshee bungee has solved a lot of this. With the drop in ramp you don't need anyone else to ride though! Here is a crappy pic of the scaffolding. It is 10ft tall also. We went 15ft, and it was to high for the backyard. I think everyone in the neighbor hood could see it.
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My first choice was scaffolding but its way too expensive...even at my local pawn shop it was close to $1000 for a 10ft section. But 10ft will probably be the height I'm going to start with, and a 16ft down ramp.
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You should be able to find scaffolding cheaper than that. Keep your eye out on craigs list. You can buy the stuff new for $1000, that is crazy! Wood is always good though!
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You should be able to find scaffolding for much cheaper than that. Check your local scrap metal place. A friend of mine got scaffolding that is six feet tall for twenty dollars. It was missing some hardware but the hardware could all be found at lowes for a few bucks.

Also rails can be found at scrap metal places. I have a fourteen foot rail from there and another friend has an eight foot rail. Just look around. You shouldn't have to spend too much.
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