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Project by bubbyboy posted 11-02-2011 08:52 AM 1209 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a ramp I built for my grandson, for his birthday in September. He turned 13 and as you can see from the pictures he was very happy to have it. Since he got it he has tried his best to wear it out. All the neighbor kids are on it constantly, as they live on a cul-d-sac so there is rarely any traffic. I have also built him slide rails and other smaller ramps in which they do there tricks. It is alot of fun to watch all the kids having fun and knowing that there not out terrorizing the neighborhood. I also built them a set of cornhole boards so when they get tired of skate boarding they go to the cornhole boards. Always some kind of competition going on. Anyways a little challengeing but overall not to bad a build, for you LJ’S who have kids or grandkids who like to skate. Hope you enjoy the pics, Please excuse the quality of the pictures I am not very good with a camera. Thanks, Ron

-- I just don't understand. I have cut it 3 times and it is still to short.





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 11-02-2011 10:23 AM

Nice job and what a great present. Love to see the kids ouside in my area out playing and and having fun. Helps keep them in shape. Great work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Mike

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#2 posted 11-02-2011 03:03 PM

What material did you use for the deck and also the back rail?? It looks great too. Keep it up and you might be part of the training for the next Tony Hawk or Shawn White!

-- look Ma! I still got all eleven of my fingers! - http://www.termitecrafts.com

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Bertha

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#3 posted 11-02-2011 03:21 PM

You are by far the coolest grandad around. Awesome build for a good cause. I made my neighbors miserable as a kid with a halfpipe in my backyard;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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steviep

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#4 posted 11-02-2011 03:29 PM

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-- StevieP ~ Micheal Tompkins - you were not here on earth long but left a giant mark on us. RIP Brother

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bubbyboy

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#5 posted 11-02-2011 04:21 PM

Thanks everybody for the comments, Mike I used a material overlay caleed Skatelite, its a little pricey at about $200.00 dollars a sheet but the stuff lasts forever. I built one a few years ago and used 2 sheets of masonite and it lasted about 2 years, but after being left out in the rain many times it finally gave up. So, I am hoping this stuff will last much longer. I did build this one so it can be tipped on its back and rolled into the garage. The rail on top is 3/4 inch square tube powder coated yellow. The rail installs into pockets so it can be removed and the ramp can be butted against another ramp. Funny you say that Al, my grandkids call me Gramps as do all there friends, we live close by and whenever there is repair work on bikes, skateboards whatever, this is where they come. Ron

-- I just don't understand. I have cut it 3 times and it is still to short.

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toxicoval56

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#6 posted 11-03-2011 02:07 AM

That is a really nice ramp. I have built several of them in my life and I would be proud to have had one like that. Now you need to build a duplicate ramp and they can skate a half pipe. Loads of fun!!!

-- The view only changes for the leading dog.

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bubbyboy

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#7 posted 11-03-2011 03:55 AM

Thanks toxicoval56. My grandson has been telling me the same thing since the day after his birthday.
Ron

-- I just don't understand. I have cut it 3 times and it is still to short.

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bondogaposis

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#8 posted 02-10-2012 11:39 PM

Kowabunga dude! Looks great.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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