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half pipe help

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Motha Fuka, Apr 11, 2002.

  1. Motha Fuka

    Motha Fuka New Jack

    Joined: Oct 19, 2001 Messages: 25 Likes Received: 0
    ait guys here's my problem
    ok im makin a half pipe for me ofcourse and im plannig it to be 5' high 1' 1/2" platform and one half of the pipe ima make 6' high with a 1' drop onto the 5' one so here it is im wonderin how long do i need to make the flat platform part and should i make it into the two halfs or make a separate piece and oh ye how wide should i make it im planning 15'
     
  2. i built a half pipe in 8th grade shop. it was awful. i got pissed and set it on fire. that was far cooler than riding on it
     
  3. platapie

    platapie Guest

    sounds way cooler and far more amusing then to skate it if you lit it on fire.
     
  4. vinyl junkie

    vinyl junkie Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 17, 2002 Messages: 4,725 Likes Received: 0
    the advice i'll give you (i haven't built real ramps in a long time...): if yer gonna do it as 2 quarters put a strip of sheet metal at the bottom... it'll keep the wood from getting all fucked and unridable... but, in the end, if you have the room, i would say go for a half, not two quarters...
     
  5. el barto

    el barto Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 14, 2001 Messages: 2,627 Likes Received: 1
    get some one good at ramps to cut the tranny then follw his lead, dont make it vert, please. that death unless at least 10 ft high.
     
  6. ODW

    ODW Member

    Joined: Dec 28, 2001 Messages: 462 Likes Received: 0
    u shouldnt put vert on a mini ramp. there are plans online on how to build ramps...just scale it down with a ratio.
     
  7. blahblahblah

    blahblahblah Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 30, 2001 Messages: 5,527 Likes Received: 0
    the string with a crayon tied to it...best method for making small er half pipes with smooth transition.
     
  8. vinyl junkie

    vinyl junkie Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 17, 2002 Messages: 4,725 Likes Received: 0
  9. willy.wonka

    willy.wonka Guest

    i think my friends and i built the most ghetto half pipe in the world..it was funny cause it attracted a lot of different skaters of the island....and my friend knocked the shit out of some cop with brass knuckles...he didnt know it was a cop until the flashlight was out of his face....hahahaha
     
  10. el barto

    el barto Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 14, 2001 Messages: 2,627 Likes Received: 1
    damn thats ghetto
     
  11. DITDxCULT

    DITDxCULT Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 13, 2001 Messages: 1,192 Likes Received: 0
  12. willy.wonka

    willy.wonka Guest

    yeah,see our ramp looked nothing like that...we used plastic pvc pipes and we had no platform....
    shit was cool as fuck though.
    just plywood...
     
  13. Rhubarb

    Rhubarb New Jack

    Joined: Nov 27, 2001 Messages: 63 Likes Received: 1
    my stepbrothers and stepdad made a mini ramp one day with vert on it. i used to have fun painting because thats all it was good for. although me and my friends made the crazyiest half pipe ive ever seen home made.

    8ft at both ends
    spine
    rollers on both sides of spine
    2 foot extension on one side
    2 foot rollins and 2 foot tall 1 foot recessed sub box on the other side

    that thing was fun.
     
  14. shameless self promotion

    shameless self promotion 12oz Legend

    Joined: Mar 7, 2001 Messages: 16,306 Likes Received: 104
    In my area in dc there is this old lady that owns a half pipe in her back yard(her son skated awhile ago), around 9 feet or so...and she aways used to make us cookies and sandwiches whenever we would come over and ask to skate it...she was the coolest...we would session that shit for ever, she would never care what we did out there..
     
  15. High Priest

    High Priest Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 1, 2002 Messages: 4,928 Likes Received: 3
    Ive got the nice banks of the L.A. river not too far from me to roll on when im bored..
     
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