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Drop-In Plans?

Anyone have any pics or diagrams of a decent drop-in that you've either designed or come across on the web? I'm gearing up to build one for my back yard and need some ideas. I was planning on building something out of staging this year but it look's like that would cost thousands. So it's back to the drawing board.
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are you thinking about a portable one for hitting handrails and street stuff?
something as simple as a ladder and a long board would work for that.

I made a permanent drop in at my house out of an old swing set
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I'm looking to build something semi permanent. I just need it to last the season in a spot in my back yard. My hill doesnt have much grade so I was thinking of something 8-10ft tall with enough room for 2 people to strap in on. Ideally it would be nice to be able to take it down for the season in sections small enough to store in my garage for the summer
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made this drawing today. I'm gonna make a dry park in my backyard in the up and coming weeks.


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Ya I would just go with a Banshee Bungee (Banshee Bungee - Changing the way we ride). Drop in ramps are sketchy, heavy and hard to take with you if you are doing urban jibbing also hard to hide from the cops. A 10ft banshee package will probably be the same price as lumber for the ramp and your saving trees!
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Just bought a set of these. Hopefully they'll be a good investment.

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I just built this: How To: Build A Drop In Ramp

I made some adjustments though. I made the top 3 feet by 3 feet. I also added a 2x3 cross brace to one of the sides. I recommend using regular nuts rather than wing nuts because you can get it tighter with a wrench than your hand. But then again mine is meant to be fairly permanent. Also, I raised the 2x4 that holds the ramp in place. The way they have it on the website has a pretty significant gap between the ramp and the top part, and I didn't really want that. So I lengthened the ramp to eight feet and raised it. It, combined with a small slope in my yard, should give me sufficient speed for the season. Good luck bro

By the way, I saw that you ordered those elevator things. They look pretty interesting. This post was more other people who stumble upon this thread looking for the same info
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Yeah that's a pretty good little set up...I'm not really sure what the dimensions will be yet for mine but I really have no hill, just a slight sloping hard, so it will probably need to be at least 8-10ft high with a decent down ramp. There really isn't much info out there so I'm going to post some pics of the build and set up and prob some video of the riding.
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I look forward to seeing that. If you don't mind sharing, how much did the elevators run you? After buying all the 2x4s, hardware, and pressure treated plywood, my ramp came to about $120. Although if you made the top smaller and didn't use pressure treated plywood I'm sure you could save a lot of money.
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