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Not my thing. In summer I am taking advantage of the things I can only do in the summer like river rafting and back packing. If I want summer shredding, I am packing my board with me hiking and riding glaciers in the Washington Cascades, hitting a rail in the backyard is about the most boring thing I can think of personally so to each his own; I'd rather be up here:

i definently here ya, i guess it is just easy to impress an east coast jibber!haha
 

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sick vid! dude has some skills. i'm almost done building my little backyard setup.

i know there are other summer time sports. i surf, play tons of soccer, longboard(sk8), competitive powerlifting(i'm #5 in my weight class in the US) and skimboard BUT like Extremo said jibbing on a snowboard beats them all any day.

i'll be at Loon this weekend for my gf's oakley progression session if anyone is down to ride
 

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sick vid! dude has some skills. i'm almost done building my little backyard setup.

i know there are other summer time sports. i surf, play tons of soccer, longboard(sk8), competitive powerlifting(i'm #5 in my weight class in the US) and skimboard BUT like Extremo said jibbing on a snowboard beats them all any day.

i'll be at Loon this weekend for my gf's oakley progression session if anyone is down to ride
yeah man that guy is seriously technical!

Down here in NC our season is already over and like u said i do other stuff, mtn bike, mx, and wakeboard some but im still about to get some astroturf make a little rail see if i can improve my jib skills

Lets all get to work and post up pics when finished, u too extremo
 

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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.

Good Luck Building:thumbsup:
 
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