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Old March 30th, 2007, 01:10 AM   #1
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Default Buildng a Practice Rail

Any sugestions on the best and cheapest way to do this?
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Old March 31st, 2007, 06:01 PM   #2
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Heres a ton of ways. The last one is actually my how:to. So if you want to build that feel free to ask questions.

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US THESE AND DONT MAKE POST ASKING HOW T O BUILD ONE ! :evil:
THE PLANS IN BLUE ARE FROM switch-blade OF ANOTHER BORED

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Prail demensions
-----------------------------------
Total Length 10.5ft(angle on cuts for vertical supports = 6(exact)degrees)
-----------------------------------
Vertical support 1
Hight1 13.25inches
Hight2 12.8inches
-----------------------------------
Vertical Support 2
Hight 1 10.2inches
Hight 2 9.8inches
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Vertical Support 3
Hight 1 7.7inches
Hight 2 7.3inches
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Vertical Support 4
Hight 1 5.3inches
Hight 2 4.9inches
-----------------------------------
Vertical Support 5
Hight 1 2.9inches
Hight 2 2.5inches
-----------------------------------
2inch pvc(HAVE ALREADY 10FTWORTH)
-----------------------------------
Metal Screw Holders
straight-14
90degree angle-16
-----------------------------------
Total Length in Wood=28ft
2-12ft 2x4
4-8ft 2x4
14-straight screw holder
16-90 degree holder
-----------------------------------
if you dont know what the metal things
are just look on the drawing you'll
figure it out
-----------------------------------




KINK BOX


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Dimensions
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Angle slope= 9degrees
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First 3 supports
HIGHT=18inches (1.5 ft)
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angle support 1
HIGHT1=18 inches
HIGHT2=17.4inches
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angle support 2
HIGHT1=15.5inches
HIGHT2=14.8inches
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angle support 3
HIGHT1=13inches
HIGHT2=12.3
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last 4 supports
HIGHT=9.9 inches
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angle cut for sloped plywood,2x4,and pvc
=9degrees
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bottem horizontal supports are 1.5ft long
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plywood width
=26 inches
48inches long



and some of my own







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for the frist plans i took from switch-blade of another messagebored ,

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How To Build A Rail

Materials: 8 foot 2x6, 10ft 2.5inch PVC pipe (get 8foot if can) about a 6 foot 2x4 (maybe more), and screws.

First, cut 1/2 inch off the PVC on the diameter (use a table saw). Then stretch it over the 2x6 with a screw driver pull it over. Then tap it the rest of the way with a rubber mallet. Make sure the PVC is straight. You do not need to put screws in, it will stay on.



Next, cut out 3 18inch pieces of 2x4. Place the 2 outer supports 1 foot from the end (place the end of the support at the 1 foot mark, not the middle), and the 3rd one 4 feet from the end, place the middle of the support there the 4 foot mark is. (look at figure below)



Finally, cut out 6 pieces of 2x4, each end at a 45 degree angle. I donít know how long they should be or, really are, just kind of improvise. Place them on the support and the main beam.
Be sure to pre-drill all the holes before putting the screw in, failure to do so can and will result in the wood splitting.
Tip: When cutting them, get your skate out, you donít want them too long, otherwise when you are doing souling tricks, you might hit them.




Tips: The PVC will stay on there, it hasnít moved since I built the rail, and it has been about 4-5 months. You can snowboard on it; it will take the metal edges, just watch out and donít put too much pressure on it. I havenít fallen yet, but Iíve scraped some off already. It will slide really well at the beginning, but after a while it looses the top layer and will slow down. Put some wax on it, candle wax or pretty much any wax will work. It doesnít eat up the wax like a ledge does either so donít worry.
The only trouble there is that if you go too slowly on a grind, and you reach the end it might pop the back end up. If you go at a moderate speed it will do fine, but if you are a truly beginner and you grind slow, put the supports more to the ends so it wont pop up.

STICKY!! PLEASE
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 12:47 AM   #3
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Thank you very much I went a head and built one kinda of my own design clost to the flat one you have but i did not cut the pipe up or nothing and it only cost me $6 and 3 hours total to think up and build. My first one kinda lost its legs so I figured a nice way to reinforce it with more wood and it is fine now. I will post some pictures as soon as I can hold a grind all the way down it.
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Old April 4th, 2007, 09:31 PM   #4
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Practice rail? Hah. I'm gonna build me a practice ledge with the square metal coping. Prolly 1.5 to 2 feet tall. It'll be so dope!
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Old April 5th, 2007, 04:14 AM   #5
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+1 on the rail in the last pic, thats how I built mine and hasn't failed me yet.
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Old April 5th, 2007, 07:03 PM   #6
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grey vain...didnt he quit skating? or was that some1 else im thinking of
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Old April 5th, 2007, 11:46 PM   #7
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that's cool!
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Old April 6th, 2007, 01:16 PM   #8
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Hey, I recently saw this thread and thought what an awesome idea it would be to make my own practice rail. Well, I don't have the resources to build a rail, so I went to my Tech. teacher and this is his exact response : "I see what you're saying, you know, we could do some research and then I can order the materials and the other tech guy can weld." So now I'm getting my own custom skate rail, welded and all, all metal construction, for free with the help of the whole Tech wing at my school. It's a pretty sweet deal.

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Old April 6th, 2007, 01:27 PM   #9
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Old April 6th, 2007, 01:53 PM   #10
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uh just wundering... would liqiud nails work good enough?
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worked 2 put the coping on my spine ramp...id say it would, but screws are better
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Old April 8th, 2007, 11:33 AM   #12
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can someone put the measures(i don't know if that's how it's spelled) of the 1st rail (the downward rail)
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Old April 8th, 2007, 04:39 PM   #13
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Quote:
Prail demensions
-----------------------------------
Total Length 10.5ft(angle on cuts for vertical supports = 6(exact)degrees)
-----------------------------------
Vertical support 1
Hight1 13.25inches
Hight2 12.8inches
-----------------------------------
Vertical Support 2
Hight 1 10.2inches
Hight 2 9.8inches
-----------------------------------
Vertical Support 3
Hight 1 7.7inches
Hight 2 7.3inches
-----------------------------------
Vertical Support 4
Hight 1 5.3inches
Hight 2 4.9inches
-----------------------------------
Vertical Support 5
Hight 1 2.9inches
Hight 2 2.5inches
-----------------------------------
2inch pvc(HAVE ALREADY 10FTWORTH)
-----------------------------------
Metal Screw Holders
straight-14
90degree angle-16
-----------------------------------
Total Length in Wood=28ft
2-12ft 2x4
4-8ft 2x4
14-straight screw holder
16-90 degree holder
-----------------------------------
if you dont know what the metal things
are just look on the drawing you'll
figure it out
-----------------------------------

Just read more carefully when you look through the post
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Old April 8th, 2007, 04:42 PM   #14
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soz... i forgot to end wot i was writing:

can someone put the measures(i don't know if that's how it's spelled) of the 1st rail (the downward rail) and the box in CENTIMETERS?

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Old April 8th, 2007, 04:51 PM   #15
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Just multiply all the measures in inches by 2.54 and you'll have you're centimeter measurement.

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Or just use this if you're lazy like me http://www.metric-conversions.org/le...entimeters.htm
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Old April 8th, 2007, 07:03 PM   #16
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Old April 9th, 2007, 05:03 PM   #17
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it only cost me $6 and 3 hours total to think up and build.
what kind of wood did u used? plywood or wot?
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Old April 9th, 2007, 09:04 PM   #18
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I used 2x4's and made my own kinda custom rail a little bit different then the ones posted here. Most of the wood was given to me though. what cost me money was $2 for nails and $4 for the 10' pvc pipe.
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Old April 11th, 2007, 09:22 PM   #19
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where did u get those from??
and is there one with a kink (but a circle rail not a ledge)
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Old April 13th, 2007, 02:59 AM   #20
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From another forum i go to. But for building a kink rail. Just do the same height and length dimentions. You dont need width. Just guess for the supports. You cant always go stricly to plans, you gotta mix it up.
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