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Old 02-22-2008, 11:39 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Composite decking material works really well also. Check into it
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:49 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Oh perfect, I think I could get two sticks of trex for about $20. I could probably even hot wax it Thanks for the idea, I'll probably give it a shot. I'll post pics when I get it all finished up.
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Old 02-22-2008, 01:08 PM   #13 (permalink)
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yeah i'm gunna try and build a box tonight too. i got 5 sheets of hdpe off of ebay. hopefully that'll be good enough for a top. Any suggestions if it isn't? what can i use to make it slicker (and sicker HARHARHARHAR)
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Where did you order the polythylene?? I've been trying to get ahold of some because I am in the process of building a little flatrail at work, I just don't have anything to skin it with.
i never bought any so i dont know specifics, but i think my friend got it off a website. so google that shit and see what u can find.
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hdpe will be plenty slick as far as i know

/oh muh god 999 post. i better make the next one good.
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Me and my bro built this yesterday. Its 8 feet and the top is HDPE (picked it up off of ebay).

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Old 02-26-2008, 10:15 AM   #17 (permalink)
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they're probably way to expensive unless you make 'em yourself, but I'm thinking something like a gymnasium balance beam ought to be perfect for a backyard terrain park?
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Old 02-27-2008, 04:51 PM   #18 (permalink)
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theres gotta be someplace to buy pre made hand rails (like actual hand rails) that u cud just stick into some kind of a solid support... they'd prolly be pretty big though if you went that route..

I've been thinking of doing this for some time, but the snow I ended up getting this season is telling me not to bother... lol.
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theres gotta be someplace to buy pre made hand rails (like actual hand rails) that u cud just stick into some kind of a solid support... they'd prolly be pretty big though if you went that route..

There are premade rails you can get, but they're wicked expensive. A 4ft rail can be between $100-$150. It's a rip.
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:45 PM   #20 (permalink)
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If you made a wooden base, couldn't you mill out a groove and just put a large piece of pipe in there? glue it if you really want to....

Let's see if I can ascii draft this here:

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The view is a cross-section, the hexagonal shape representing the pipe, the saddle being the wooden base. Throw a few coats of varnish on the wood for water resistance and I think it may work. There shouldn't be issues with the board touching the base given a large enough diameter pipe and the fact that you'd be falling off by then anyways. Plus you could round off the edges of top of the wooden base structure.
Sound idea? or am I way off my rocker?

ok had to edit, ignore the dots...for some reason the forum didn't like my formatting.
If you can't understand what I "drew" I can try to get a gif or jpeg up.

edit again...i see this idea has already been mentioned....
Would scrapyards be a good place to find rails? Or dumpsters behind machine shops?

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