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    plastic bike ramps

    I remember when i was about 12 years old i use to have a plastic launch ramp for skateboarding/ bike riding. it was very portable and handy. does anyone know if they still make these things or where to buy them?
    it was something like this..
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    I remember seeing them at sports authority, and academy, but I'd think most big box stores with bikes might have them. Good luck
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    Thanks i want to set one up on a hill behind my house..but i havent seen one in years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kylebooth
    Thanks i want to set one up on a hill behind my house..but i havent seen one in years.
    be sure to get video and post on youtube
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    will do!!

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    If it wasn't dirt/gravel, I used lumber and cinder blocks...

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    some of those plastic ramps don't support the forces of going into them and break....just build a wood one
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    Lol!!!! :d
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    i was going to pack some dirt under it for more support. i need plastic because i live in a appartment and need to bring it inside every day .
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    some of those plastic ramps don't support the forces of going into them and break....just build a wood one
    So true, we have one and moves when you hit; if you go that route make sure it's secure to the ground.

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    They flex out when you hit them, there are tons on the market though. Every little kid in my neighborhood has one, They have quite the little set up when they all get together.

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    Some of the above things are very true. Make sure you fill it in underneath for support. I've been looking into one too.
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    why can't you build a similar wood ramp and bring it into your house?

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntandride
    Some of the above things are very true. Make sure you fill it in underneath for support. I've been looking into one too.
    speaking of support watch the ramp supports for Pedro and then look when Napoleon hits it,.....the middle block is missing
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    Awesome

    Quote Originally Posted by brillantesdv
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    Nice

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    thanks guys..ill check out that link, if you find any other places that sell them tell me about it:")
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    Quote Originally Posted by kylebooth
    thanks guys..ill check out that link, if you find any other places that sell them tell me about it:")
    anywhere, walmart, sports authority, dicks sporting goods, ect.

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    One thing you can do as well is once you get a plastic ramp, fit the underside with some braces of 2x4's or whatever to strengthen it up and just put the screws right through the plastic to hold it all in place. this way you don't have to fill the bottom area with dirt and you can just lay it out there and hit it.

    You should be able to find these at a lot of stores such as:

    Academy - $15
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    Walmart - $15 and free shipping to the store near you
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    Thank you all, i found one here if anybody is interested http://www.sportsauthority.com/produ...entPage=family
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    You could build one out of blandex (aka plywood sorry Im a carpenter) and one 16 foot 2x4 for alot cheaper than 15 bucks. Go to a local construction site and ask the foreman onsite if you can have some scrap 2x4 and some plywood (blandex is preferable because its treated for the elements) then find a skillsaw and adjust the bevel on it (the plate on the bottom that moves up and down) between a 4 and 6. This will give you the right pitch needed for a jump. Cut horizontally across 3 equal length pieces of 2x4. Once they are all cut, cut a piece of your plywood to length desired, nail to or screw preferably to the 2x4s, then take the rest of your scrap and build up the back at a desired height. WA LA you have a ramp.
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    Or you could just get a huge piece of plywood and a couple of cinder blocks or bricks, slap on top of blocks, and pray it doesn't move when you pin it. It does wonders on the knees if it does.
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    i wanna see some pics and vids of people tricking it up off these things!!!

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    l was "this" close to buying this stuff for the store... l was going to set it up out in front of the shop BUT --- two words: law suit (waiting to happen).

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    The weight limit is generally 200 #s. I don't use it any more becasue with my bike, im more like 250. It wroked well before it cracked. I had to put a sandbag in front of it to keep if from moving though.
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    I just built a couple out of 2x4 and plywood. They rock. Here's my nine year old demonstrating:
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