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    DYI Park Ramp

    I had the scrap wood. I thought I'd build a ramp for the local park. Light enough to set up and take home on slow days Maybe even leave it at a secret site I thought some jump practice might be amusing on slow days.

    I built one first. Thought that 3 might be a good number for a little round course.

    The first one is 1.5 feet high with a 3.6 foot ramp.

    Any thoughts?





    I think another 1 footer and a taller dropoff/ladder type ramp might be good. Gotta figure out how to fit it all in the boot though.

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    Looks good, I'd probably made it a bit longer and put a small curve in the face. Make it more of a kicker ramp. Giving me some good idea's though, I've got a ton of wood left over from building the shed.

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    The build quality looks good, well done!!

    However, take it from me, who has built one just like that and eaten it, build it with a curve if you will be hitting with any kind of speed. Straight like that will buck you like you would not believe. I drew a 10ft radius circle on my garage floor with a string and chalk and cut out the plywood following that profile. Using radii around that value will give you a much more smooth launch.

    Good luck!

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    Nice

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    changed it up from the comments. I cut it down to 1 foot. I looked at some other designs. Apparently, if I want a 2 footer, I need a 5 foot ramp for a proper slope up. Thanks for the feedback!




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    This first ramp has a steep slope and would be good on a downhill slope, not so much on flats or low grade descents. I can imagine hitting that any speed would compress your fork and lose speed/momentum to navigate the jump.

    The second one looks perfect for any slope. Great workmanship.

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    If I saw the 2nd ramp on the trails, I'd hit it.

    My only concern would be if you left it out in the woods and it rained. That looks like plywood and un-treated 1x4's? That stuff will warp and rot fairly easily when left out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marpilli View Post
    If I saw the 2nd ramp on the trails, I'd hit it.

    My only concern would be if you left it out in the woods and it rained. That looks like plywood and un-treated 1x4's? That stuff will warp and rot fairly easily when left out.
    Or someone will tear it out...

    I built up a new trail this summer... And someone wrecked a log-over and a tree ladder I had built.
    They left the rest of the features alone though...

    Here are some pics...
    Some of the stuff thats still there...






    My buddy Troy hitting the pallet drop in the photos...


    And the tree ladder that someone stole along with all our extra wood...




    Quote Originally Posted by William Blake
    Great things are done when men and mountains meet. This is not done by jostling in the street .

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    Oooooooo, tips please. How deep in the ground do I need to get the 2x4s in to make it stand up to weather/wear and tear?

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    better than half the janky stuff i built in my life, heres some of the old janky stuff, it hasnt got much better since then...

    DYI Park Ramp-janky-3.jpg

    DYI Park Ramp-janky-4.jpg

    ONE OF THE BEST JUMPS IVE EVER BUILT!

    DYI Park Ramp-janky-8.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by bing! View Post
    Oooooooo, tips please. How deep in the ground do I need to get the 2x4s in to make it stand up to weather/wear and tear?
    I went down about a foot... Nothing crazy.
    Quote Originally Posted by William Blake
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    some good looking stuff! Here are some vids of some stuff I had built up a few years back!

    log drop - YouTube

    wall ride - YouTube
    [[SIZE=2]Go big then go home[/SIZE]

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    Moosey, I'd take the dirt packed jump (2nd pic). But, there's no way I'd try that first one. Looks like a recipe for a broken arm and splinters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moosey View Post
    better than half the janky stuff i built in my life, heres some of the old janky stuff, it hasnt got much better since then...



    awesome engineering ftw!!!!!!!!!!
    Keep trying to do the awesomest thing you've ever done.

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