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Old 03-29-2013, 10:00 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I've got to find something slick like the dish soap that won't kill my lawn.
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i've heard good things about this stuff

M-Snow synthetic snow surface will revolutionalize how you train, play, compete

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Old 04-01-2013, 08:09 PM   #13 (permalink)
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As someone who has used both, m-Snow beats powderpak 8 days a week.

It costs more, but it's a much better surface that doesn't require the constant attention/lubrication that powderpak does.

My friend built this rig with m-snow, we jammed on it last summer:
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I've got to find something slick like the dish soap that won't kill my lawn.
don't take my word for it; but im pretty sure dish soap wont hurt your grass

also did a quick google search and its pretty much the consensus that dish soap wont hurt it
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As someone who has used both, m-Snow beats powderpak 8 days a week.

It costs more, but it's a much better surface that doesn't require the constant attention/lubrication that powderpak does.

My friend built this rig with m-snow, we jammed on it last summer:
sweet set up!!! i've been looking for advice on what to use. M-snow is having a big sale. it's about 50% off right now. i wish people would post up their summer set ups....i def will when i'm done with mine
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As someone who has used both, m-Snow beats powderpak 8 days a week.

It costs more, but it's a much better surface that doesn't require the constant attention/lubrication that powderpak does.

My friend built this rig with m-snow, we jammed on it last summer:
That looks legit!, i dunno about paying 5+$/sq.ft. though
i went to Lowes today and bought outdoor carpet for 52 cents per sqft and i still spent 130$ on about 30ft... will post pics/vid soon when i get it all finished
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don't take my word for it; but im pretty sure dish soap wont hurt your grass

also did a quick google search and its pretty much the consensus that dish soap wont hurt it
Yeah I've been doing some research. I think I'm just going to set up the same thing that kid has. The mSnow and powder pak looks like too much money for a small temporary set up.
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That looks legit!, i dunno about paying 5+$/sq.ft. though
i went to Lowes today and bought outdoor carpet for 52 cents per sqft and i still spent 130$ on about 30ft... will post pics/vid soon when i get it all finished
yeah the m-snow definitely ain't cheap, easily a few hundred bucks just for the m-snow on a drop like my friend built. indoor/outdoor carpet, astroturf, etc. will work in a pinch for sure, the m-snow is just a much better surface though that gives you a more consistent speed with less effort to maintain.
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I definitely wouldn't spend hundreds on m-snow. I just use turf and it works fine. The speed is sometimes hard to master but after a while you'll get used to it. Plus you can probably get about 6-10x as much turf than m-snow for the same price if you wanted multiple jibs.

Here's my set-up. Took a couple weeks for me to make but it was by far worth it (building is the fun part). Cost about $100-150 maybe. Some of the wood I had already.

The top is made of 4x4 posts w/ 2x4 cross beams. Drop is 3 2x4s layed parallel. Then plywood over all of the top. I also made 2 boxes which have relatively the same construction (4x4 posts w/ 2x4 cross). I used 1 inch PVC on the sides and some sort of composite topsheet found at LOWES. I looked around forever for topsheets and this is probably the best, and cheapest. Unless you want to buy HDPE (what they use on real boxes). I think it's called PLC board? Not sure but I think it's around ~1/4in. Smooth on one side and bumpy on the other. It was about $30 for a 4ftx8ft sheet.






Since this, I decreased the slope of the drop by a bit because it was too fast. Also, this summer i want to make the flat part at the bottom of the drop bigger so I get a little more time to think and spin.

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hey TopThriller, sweet set up! hope you put up some vids of you hitting that set up. BBQ at your place!
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