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Back yard setups or whatever in the summer?

There's just slightly over a month of season left here, and I'm beginning to obsess. There are a few things that I can practice in the back yard in the off season, like ollies, board shuffle, etc, but that's not going to be enough to keep me happy.

I'm just wondering what others have done in terms of setups in the backyard for cheap. OK, you Bill Gates types who can build your own private mountain, I don't wanna know. But how about ppl who've built a small ramp using astroturf surface, or plastic tarp plus water or some such? Share your experience. Pix would be nice.


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this thread seems to come up every year around this time.

heres a video of what i have done at my house
YouTube - summer sesh 2

Its just a tarp with a garden hose at the top. You ride the stream of water down to the jump and hit the box. As long as the hill is steep enough it works pretty well

you can throw in some dish soap if your not getting enough speed but i didn't really need to do that after the run was dialed in
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My sister's boyfriend is a carpenter, so I'm going to have him help me construct a box. And then I'm going to invest in some PowderPak. I hope it doesn't suck. :P


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this thread seems to come up every year around this time.
<agent86>I wonder why that is......</agent86>


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powder pak is the way to go.
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There's just slightly over a month of season left here, and I'm beginning to obsess. There are a few things that I can practice in the back yard in the off season, like ollies, board shuffle, etc, but that's not going to be enough to keep me happy.

I'm just wondering what others have done in terms of setups in the backyard for cheap. OK, you Bill Gates types who can build your own private mountain, I don't wanna know. But how about ppl who've built a small ramp using astroturf surface, or plastic tarp plus water or some such? Share your experience. Pix would be nice.
Carpet, water, wood, and tarp!!! lol and maybe some plane tickets to Moscow they have 365 days of snow!!!

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powder pak is the way to go.
Where can you buy powderpak?
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kind of crazy....there HQ is like 10 minutes from my house...never knew they existed, much less, right down the road
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