Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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I tried it several years back when I lived in Flagstaff. I lived in a single level home. I used plastic crates covered with plywood to form the base. We were hammered with snow that year. One storm dropped 42" in 48 hours. I moved snow around my yard to create a litte kicker and cover the ramp.
I used a ladder to get on the roof and from there stepped onto the top of the ramp. It worked great, expect my yard wasn't large enough and I planned to use a trampoline as my landing pad. Basically, all that did was propel me over a 6' foot fence and partially into my neighbors yard. The top of the fence tore my pants and gouged me in the thighs.
Luckily, there were a couple of kids playing in the back yard as I smacked into the fence. Saying they were startled when I hit the fence and was left with my upper body hanging into their yard and my board and lower body in my yard, is an understatement.
Later, I took down the trampoline and redesigned the landing. We built a 1/4 pipe style enbankment against the fence. That worked better, until one of my boarding friends tried to do a nose press into a 180. What happens when you are 170lbs and try to force you weight against a wood fence? Yes, the fence fell down and we spent the rest of the weekend putting in back up.