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pvc rail help?

Hey all, I just bought two 10' long pieces of 1 1/4 pvc pipe. I'm planning on making a rail with them. Would it better to make the rail by putting the two pipes next to each other, touching(on a 2x4), or should I put them next to each other with about an inch or so of space between them(filled in by a piece of wood a little lower than the pipe)(on a 2x6)? Which would be better for an intermediate rider who is relatively new to park riding?
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Put them together...with double barrel rails you'll end up laying the board flat across them the same way you would a flat rail or a box. You'll notice it really lock on. But at the same time with them being close to each other you can also learn to "catch" the rail at an angle when doing 50-50's and 180's and such. It'll both be easy to learn on and help you progress faster. I like learning tricks on double barrels rather than flat rails and boxes because it's easier to tak them to single barrels.
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I'm not sure what you mean by "catch." Like, lock in to 50s and boardslides and stuff? And so you're saying to make them touching, right?
edit: Just for clarification, if you were looking down the rail, the rail where they would be touching would look like this: OO
and the rail with the gap between would look something like this: O-O looking directly down it.

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Can anyone else help? I am not entirely sure what you mean, Extremo.
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do the OO

I think extremo is just saying OO (double barrel shotgun rails as I call them) are sick because you can ride them similar to a box or flat rail, but they also help you progress on to doing legit rails with one barrel. Thus, you should do OO


I can't really think of any reason why you would want to do O-O
that just seems like a bad idea haha?
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I am wondering. What are you using to secure them to the 2x4?

I'm kinda thinking about doing this myself. Sounds fun!

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do the OO

I think extremo is just saying OO (double barrel shotgun rails as I call them) are sick because you can ride them similar to a box or flat rail, but they also help you progress on to doing legit rails with one barrel. Thus, you should do OO


I can't really think of any reason why you would want to do O-O
that just seems like a bad idea haha?
Well with the O-O, it would just be wider and it seemed like it would be easier to get on to.
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I am wondering. What are you using to secure them to the 2x4?

I'm kinda thinking about doing this myself. Sounds fun!
Well after I make the whole frame, I was going to put liquid nails onto the top 2x4, and then drill holes in through the pvc a bit bigger than the head of the screw, then screw it through with a washer to secure it.
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Yeah sorry for the long delay...when you come onto a single barrel down raill you have to "catch" the rail with your board at a slight angle, otherwise you'll just slide right off the other side. It's kind of a skill you have to learn so It'd be beneficial to you to have the pipes close together to ride it more like a single barrel.
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