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Hey donutz, have you thought of making a box to practice on this summer? I'm dying to make one, but live in a condo, plus my wife thinks it's the dumbest idea ever. She just doesn't understand. If you are thinking of building one. Let me know! I'll go halfers with you, and you can keep it.

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Do it paint it tan and it can double as a bench.

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Do it paint it tan and it can double as a bench.

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How difficult was that to make, money wise and difficulty wise? I need a summer project to do, and why not make a box My dad said that he would help me build it, but to show "responsibility" I have to pay for everything T_T Can't blame him for making me pay, though.


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Donutz, hope I"m not thread jacking.

I have a thread on this just search my name. My boy and I built this in a few hours. He measured, I cut, he got to use the framing nailer though and did the paint. I had most of the material and I dumpster dove a construction site for the rest. So free but I would guess $50 in materials??? Carpet was $40.
This was a great father/son time!!

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Donutz, hope I"m not thread jacking.

I have a thread on this just search my name. My boy and I built this in a few hours. He measured, I cut, he got to use the framing nailer though and did the paint. I had most of the material and I dumpster dove a construction site for the rest. So free but I would guess $50 in materials??? Carpet was $40.
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Alright, thanks for the info! I'll be sure to check out your thread. But yea, it should be some good father/son time for us, and the best part is that my whole family can enjoy it! I'm great at park, and my mom and sister are trying to learn. My dad refuses to try a rail, but who knows... hes bound to try it eventually


Quick question, what is the red base of the drop in made out of, and what is the box made out of?


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Did you mean the red sides of the drop in ramp?? If so those were free too, they are a part of a pallet racking system used in warehouses. The black/red ramp at the base was a skateboard/bike ramp my boys have.

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Did you mean the red sides of the drop in ramp?? If so those were free too, they are a part of a pallet racking system used in warehouses. The black/red ramp at the base was a skateboard/bike ramp my boys have.

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Ya, I meant the lining. But yea, I can't wait to build this! It looks super easy, and we have a swing-set resembling yours. The drop in was going to be the hardest part, so lucky for us that problem is solved


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Slyder real quick question for you. This isn't a build question but out of curiosity I noticed the 2nd photo appears to have the astro-turf over top of the box itself(?)

Was this to get your son comfortable with riding onto it or is there another reason for this as well?
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Slyder real quick question for you. This isn't a build question but out of curiosity I noticed the 2nd photo appears to have the astro-turf over top of the box itself(?)

Was this to get your son comfortable with riding onto it or is there another reason for this as well?
It is what makes you move. Without it, you wouldn't slide. It resembles snow, so if you put on some water and dish soap, it makes it slippery enough for your board to glide across it.


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Hey donutz, have you thought of making a box to practice on this summer? I'm dying to make one, but live in a condo, plus my wife thinks it's the dumbest idea ever. She just doesn't understand. If you are thinking of building one. Let me know! I'll go halfers with you, and you can keep it.
I've thought of doing a lot of stuff, then reality sets in Seriously, a box is an order of magnitude more work, because you have to build a ramp to get moving, and a smaller one to get some loft (as in slyder's pix). The balance beam is a good return on effort because it doesn't get much simpler that a 4x4 and two cross-pieces (which I had lying around anyway).

I'm supposed to be finishing the last of the basement into a rec-room this summer, and if I spend too much time on "useless second-childhood playing around because you're not a kid anymore" stuff, I Will Hear About It.


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