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Old 02-04-2011, 11:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Drop in off a roof?

Have any of you ever made a drop in on a roof? I moved from the inlaws to my own house now and the next 3 houses to the left of me are good friends of mine. One has the perfect roof to make a drop in off so we did. We have been snowblowing and shoveling for the past month and tonight I finally just got shit done. I spent 6 hours shoveling and grooming today, moving the 2 1/2' kicker twice. At minimum we have a 6" base and still have a ton of snow to move that we shoveled off the roof next door. Just finished an hour ago but in the next couple days I will get some pics and in the next few weeks I'll have some video.

Anyone else ever build a 2nd story drop in?

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Old 02-05-2011, 12:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 02-05-2011, 12:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i've aired off some roofs. no drop ins though, but sounds sweet! would definitely get you the speed you need for just about any feature. let's see some more pics!
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Old 02-06-2011, 06:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Moved a ton more snow and here is what we have so far. Still need to grab my box from the inlaws and set out our skate rail.

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