How to Build a Skateboard Ramp
There are several things to know about building your own skateboard ramp. Whether it be a halfpipe, quarter pipe, grind box, vert ramp or any other mini ramp; the initial idea appears to be quite easy. Unfortunately, this is not the case. We will begin to review the main issues people face in buidling your own skate ramp and how our company has resolved them. For this very purpose, OC Ramps has developed several skateboard ramp kits- in an easy-to-install fashion. Assemble in hours…Skate for life!
One of the most difficult challenges in building a skate ramp is the slope, aka the transition. The transition holds high value due to the fact it cannot be too steep, nor too mellow. If the ramp is too steep, now you have a ramp that turns into a verticle wall. Too mellow, and you’ve got yourself a simple launch ramp! Most ramps hold a mathmatical ratio to develop this perfect transition. The height of the ramp is a huge part of the equation.
To eliminate such a hassle, OC Skateboard Ramps have their transitions blueprinted to a computer router. No hand can create such a perfectly smooth cut!
The second biggest obsticle in created your own ramp is how to lay the coping. The coping is typically a metal tube that is anywhere between 1-3 inches in diameter. This coping is used to grind and do tricks. Every sport uses a coping for their ramp- BMX, In-line skating, scooters and skateboards. To cut corners and make a terrible mistake, some people use PVC pipe for the coping—not recommended at all! Where the coping will lay is important because you do not want it to stick out too much, nor be too recessed. Remember, the primary purspose of the coping is to grind, not to be hidden nor become a hurdle.
With our electronically blueprinted transitions, our computer router also creates the perfect position for the coping for every installation. All OC Ramps’ copings are galvanized- meaning, they will never rust.
Get ready to dust off your ole’ chalk-line. Once the transition is up and your coping is set, now its time to lay down the plywood or whatever skating surface you’d like to use. (Masonite is not recommended. It reality, it’s a glorified cardboard.) As you lay down the plywood and screw it in, you will need a chalk-line to make sure you’re drilling into the 2x4 supports.
OC Ramps skateboard ramp kits have all the necessary boards already pre-drilled and cut. Every screw hits a 2x4 beam-every time! No additional tools needed. We also offer wheels on the back on all quarter pipes for easy mobility- push your ramp into the garage our side-yard when done skating. OC Ramps count out the exact quanity of screws, include the instructions manual, box up the pieces and its shipped! Their so easy to install, even a “Skater Mom” can do it!
No need to spend money on skateboard ramp instructions and ramp plans. Save endless hours on building your own ramp with the purchase of an OC Skate ramp kit. Please visit our website; www.ocRAMPS.com for more information on photos, videos, how to’s etc.
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