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Old 02-18-2008, 09:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, Here in ny the snow is starting to melt. ive been thinking about carpet boarding. But im not sure what type of carpet to use, can anyone give me any suggestions? I know it should be outdoor carpet but ive seen some capeting used the doesnt really look like capet. Like in this video. But they have a real slope, i just have a starting ramp i made of wood so im not sure if this type of carpet would work. Also i found this stuff called snowgel. The same company also sells a kit with a carpet and tarp but i figure i can buy the stuff myself cheaper. But im still not sure what carpet to use.
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sweet I'm building one this summer. You know what would probably work great would be that green shit they use for putt putt golf courses. Another good thing to check into would be that thin commercial carpet they use in schools etc. that is designed for high traffic and will be durable and not too long like shag carpet.
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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they sell outdoor carpet at homedepot and thats where i plan on getting it i think. just not sure if any of the 10 types of carpet would work better than any of the others.
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hmm, I would think the lowest profile (shortest) carpet would be your best bet for less resistance/friction. I'm stoked because I could weld up any handrail needed for the project. I already planned on making a small rail for St. Mary's glacier this summer.
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Old 02-21-2008, 04:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
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let us know what carpet you get and the cost, i'm thinking about doing this. do you have to use snogel or can you just wet the carpet?
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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sure ill post all the info when i do it. Ive read in places that you dont really need the snowgel you can use water and detergent or other soap.
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Any thoughts/ideas on how carpet/grass/tarp/etc. would affect the board, since its not a bed of nails, and it is pretty soft, im assuming it would be pretty forgiving.
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I'm very interested in this and despite some minor research I am still confused. You put down carpet and then wet it/soap it up? or do you just leave it dry and use a very low profile carpet? How does wax factor into the equation?
The only setups I've seen are tarps with water/detergent combination.
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Old 02-22-2008, 06:57 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Hi,
Ill try to make this as clear as i can becuase im not to sure my self. But what i think happens is you first put a tarp on the ground so if you get off the carpet you wont wreck the board. Then you put outdoor carpeting on the ground starting on a starting ramp and run it all the way down to the box or rail. Then you either put snowgel or just wet the carpet with detergent and water. Once its wet and slippery you start riding down it.
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Hi,
Ill try to make this as clear as i can becuase im not to sure my self. But what i think happens is you first put a tarp on the ground so if you get off the carpet you wont wreck the board. Then you put outdoor carpeting on the ground starting on a starting ramp and run it all the way down to the box or rail. Then you either put snowgel or just wet the carpet with detergent and water. Once its wet and slippery you start riding down it.
Yeah I think that is exactly how they do it. I don't think water alone would work but I bet some good dish soap or even laundry detergent would work well.
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