How to build a halfpipe
Many skaters often take on the task of building their own halfpipe. When building any skateboard ramp, understand that you typically get what you pay for. Of course you can make a skate ramp for as little as a few dollars, but you'll be skateboarding wooden pallets. A halfpipe is one of the most popular skate items for any rider. Skaters love riding half pipes simply because they can be used by all levels of skaters- Pros like Tony Hawk to young kids. There are many tools that will be needed when installing a half pipe; 2 miter saws- one for wood and one for metal, several electric drills-preferably cordless, jig saw, table saw, skill saw, clamps and chalk line. Materials needed to build a halfpipe are; multiple sheets of 1/4" thick plywood, 2x4s, 2x3s, galvanized metal tubing, stainless screws, and an ipod to help the time go by- cause its going to take a while!
The installation of the halfpipe can be difficult if you're building your own. You want to be extremely careful about the slope of the ramp you create. It would be a waste to spend all the time and money on your ramp and come to realize the transition is not what you want it to be- thats not something that can easily be corrected.
With OC RAMPS skateboard ramp kits, we offer a professional line of quarter pipes and half pipe mini ramps. All of our skateboard ramps arrive in a box- ready to be installed. All materials are included, pre-cut and drilled. That means no need for the 6 different saws, clamps, etc. No need to borrow your friend's pick up truck to go around town all day picking out materials for the halfpipe ramp. Best of all, OC RAMPS offers FREE delivery on all halfpipes. Yup...you can skate on your driveway while we deliver it to you. Check out our photo gallery with Ryan Sheckler on our 8ft wide mini ramp halfpipe. We offer two size halfpipes; 8ft wide half pipe and the 16ft wide half pipe. Any questions? Call us at 1-888-789-OCRAMPS