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Old 05-19-2013, 04:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=kev711;956626]Whoa! that's sick! i never thought of the rolling latter as a drop in tower, such a good idea! i've seen pictures of the pvc drop in..it definitely makes a lot of sense. i'm getting plenty of speed on my drop in but the turf is a little slow so i'm going to put on some orange construction fence on it next. i want to avoid having to use water to add speed cuz i want to avoid making a mess.
any more advice, please feel free to shoot[/QUOTE

Yeah, it works well, the right height, steps already made,light, and very sturdy...as an added bonus, you have handrails, which are good if you are a parent like me, whose kids like to also take their sleds down the old mans backyard drop and hit the kicker.

Menards and Lowes typically have the parked around their stores for stocking shelves. You might touch base with the Manager to see if they have one in the back that they aren't using, or is broke (wheel bearing shot,etc) that you could score on the cheap. I have seen these all the way up to 11 feet...now that would be a drop in tower!

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Old 05-26-2013, 04:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Do u happen to have any pictures of the setup?
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:29 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Do u happen to have any pictures of the setup?
I'm building another bigger one now. Heavy winds came through here and destroyed a bunch of trampolines, so I have been salvaging galvanized steal tubing to add additional height to my tower and build a larger ramp. Tower is built and is just under 7' tall. I am using galvanized steel piping from trampolines to make the ramp. Since some of them are bent to form the circle of a trampoline, they will make a nice transition from ramp to ground.

If you want, PM me your cell # and I'll snap a couple picks tomorrow and send them to you...it take me forever to learn how to load pics from my Mac onto here.

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Sounds like it's a serious park you're cooking up!
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Any new set ups?
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Hey Kev,
I just sent you pics of the nearly finished drop in ramp. Let me know what you think. The kids are trying to talk me into letting them use it as a drop in for their slip n slide...the wife may divorce me soon...

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