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Old 06-04-2008, 11:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is my latest ramp, made with a couple of my mates in my backyard.
It's on about a 45 degree angle and is 3 metres high give or take a a few centimetres.
It cost nothing to build as all the wood has been 'found' on either building sites or taken
from rubbish skips.


Carpet - someone paid us to take it off their hands - therfore we made money!
Wood - ours/rubbish/building sites
Nails - already had them
Sheeting on top of box/rails - plastic wall of an old shower and a plastic gutter
Saw, Hammer, Nail gun(builder mate's).

To be built: kicker and the curved bit at the bottom of the ramp to ride out smoothly.


About as homemade as it could be.


Just add ice rink snow (own a big trailer and have ice rink 5km away)

View from up high (mate who is 6 foot, on top with his moterbike helmet still on, no idea why)




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View from on top





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Ramp


Better gauge of the size of the ramp

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Old 06-05-2008, 08:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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nice job! now lets see it in use!
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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That drop in looks like something I've had built once.



We use Ice Rink snow and blocks of ice through a wood chipper. Rink snow is much better. YouTube - How to make a Rail Jam

From what I see, you need an angled mid section for the feature. This event flopped due to that flat feature section.

plus the drop in wasn't as big as yours. Maybe if the feature is over the neigbhors fence!

All in all something is better than nothing. Add a case of Speights and you've got a party!
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Dude that things pretty jawesome. Good work.
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snowathome.com much easier, I'm about to buy it
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thats a freak'n hefty price tag compared with the price of gas to my local rink.
and you can only make good snow if your temp is below about 25F... no use in summer which is when ya need it most.
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nahhh, no rinks around where i live. Im good with my hands, ima just buy the parts and put it together myself, gonna run me like 50-100 bucks. and its always humid in MD so it can make snow at around 28-30 degrees
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and its always humid in MD so it can make snow at around 28-30 degrees
It seems to like less humidity

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shit idk, friend of mine has the machine thing and it works around 28-30, hell, maybe he just has better equipment(air compressor and shit)
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that ramp looks skethcy as hell! how do you climb it once it is covered in snow and ice?

and why did you name your yard couch michael? LOL
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