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Old 09-18-2012, 08:44 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Dude I still like this but videos asap. The ramp is gonna fuckin' bust.
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:03 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Dude I still like this but videos asap. The ramp is gonna fuckin' bust.
Lol I will get some video of it as soon as I can (when the hockey rink near me starts up). I can assure you it's 100% safe unless you're a dumbass
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:53 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Dude I still like this but videos asap. The ramp is gonna fuckin' bust.
Ummm yeah... The first time you weight that second section it will buckle the leverage will push the saw horse out. You need a fixed leg support, have a few ideas. Cudos for the work so far.


disclaimer: I've build everything from garages to skyscrapers over the past 25 years, never a SB ramp, so my insight is totally speculative
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:45 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Those wood gussets look nice but they don't do shit for stabilizing the joints. Having all the vertical supports be butt joints is down right scary. You need to add "sandwich" boards at each joint and some diagonal supports. The ramp also needs support in the middle and they should have been built as boxes. By that I mean the slats should have been between the main boards and perpendicular to the ramp surface.

Just so you know I'm not talking out of my ass this is the ramp my friend and I build in his back yard. It's 6ft tall. http://home.earthlink.net/~zymurgyjw...board-ramp.jpg
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:30 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Those wood gussets look nice but they don't do shit for stabilizing the joints. Having all the vertical supports be butt joints is down right scary. You need to add "sandwich" boards at each joint and some diagonal supports. The ramp also needs support in the middle and they should have been built as boxes. By that I mean the slats should have been between the main boards and perpendicular to the ramp surface.

Just so you know I'm not talking out of my ass this is the ramp my friend and I build in his back yard. It's 6ft tall. http://home.earthlink.net/~zymurgyjwt/snowboard-ramp.jpg
This.

I mentioned it to him in my earlier post, but he apparently didn't want to spent the extra $15
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:29 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Just so you know I'm not talking out of my ass this is the ramp my friend and I build in his back yard. It's 6ft tall. http://home.earthlink.net/~zymurgyjw...board-ramp.jpg
John doe's ramp is ugly as fuck but it will live a long time.

I think your platform is fine despite what others have said. And I'm not disputing their ideas, I just think the platform you made will work. Your ramp is fucked. It will break at the joint and I don't understant why, after the craftmanship you have displayed building this thing, you still have a fucking sawhorse wedged under there.
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It'll work. He said the horse was temp(probably because it slid out while testing). Replace the saw horse with two 2x's from the joint to the base of the platform. That will tighten everything up. Add vertical ones from the joint to the ground if the first pair didn't do it for you. I use screws for everything but have used whatever in the past. It might get a little rickety as you use it and you just add a 2x here or there. You'd shit at the half pipes we used to build in the woods back in the '80s. They'd last maybe 6 months before someone's dick parents would destroy them. We'd hit the construction sites again and do another location. We were in 7th and 8th grade. 3 or 4 sheets of plywood on the tip of our old school ramp boards riding 2 miles, etc. No one ever even questioned us.
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It'll work. He said the horse was temp(probably because it slid out while testing). Replace the saw horse with two 2x's from the joint to the base of the platform. That will tighten everything up. Add vertical ones from the joint to the ground if the first pair didn't do it for you. I use screws for everything but have used whatever in the past. It might get a little rickety as you use it and you just add a 2x here or there. You'd shit at the half pipes we used to build in the woods back in the '80s. They'd last maybe 6 months before someone's dick parents would destroy them. We'd hit the construction sites again and do another location. We were in 7th and 8th grade. 3 or 4 sheets of plywood on the tip of our old school ramp boards riding 2 miles, etc. No one ever even questioned us.
Everything you said was legitimate and hilarious. And i get he said the saw horse was temporary but fuck if I can say I would go on this and I know I'm not a contractor or a proffesional when it comes to building things. And it probably wont matter, in the end you'll be like der OUCH! but I'm still advising you build the fucking ramp more stoutley.
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We did stupid shit. Cinder block + plywood = ramp. Pile of tree limbs + plywood = ramp. 1x10's also work(have to focus a bit more on the approach). Lots of scrapes, pain, getting the wind knocked out of you only being able to mutter, "Don't touch me!" to your friends and thinking your parents are going to kill you if you broke anything. Wood, tools, and supplies cost money(limiting factor for most young people). There's always gonna be the "right" way and then there's something that might work and is within your reach. I admire that he's doing it.
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We did stupid shit. Cinder block + plywood = ramp. Pile of tree limbs + plywood = ramp. 1x10's also work(have to focus a bit more on the approach). Lots of scrapes, pain, getting the wind knocked out of you only being able to mutter, "Don't touch me!" (I laughed so hard. I did excactly the same shit) to your friends and thinking your parents are going to kill you if you broke anything. Wood, tools, and supplies cost money(limiting factor for most young people). There's always gonna be the "right" way and then there's something that might work and is within your reach. I admire that he's doing it.
Me too but you have to admit he's doing it wrong and he could build it safer.
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