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Building a mini ramp, what transition radius should I use?
Posted by: dan.sf (71.202.2.---)
Date: January 02, 2012 07:07PM

I know you duds have built many a ramp.
Wanna make it mellow, but not too mellow.
Gonna be 3 feet 6 inches high, 8 feet wide and 8 feet of flat bottom.

6'10" transition looks too mellow....

I'm thinking maybe 6'1"....

Is there a magic radius that just feels "right"?

What do you think duds?

Re: Building a mini ramp, what transition radius should I use?
Posted by: Poopsea (50.131.117.---)
Date: January 02, 2012 07:19PM

666

Re: Building a mini ramp, what transition radius should I use?
Posted by: dan.sf (71.202.2.---)
Date: January 02, 2012 07:25PM

Ha!

Poopsea your concrete in your backyard is super tight, what transition is that?

Here's where the ramp will be going... That area is about 11 feet wide and 25 feet long.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v625/dmnugent80/3a107859.jpg

Re: Building a mini ramp, what transition radius should I use?
Posted by: Pacific Hessian (98.210.28.---)
Date: January 02, 2012 07:34PM

RAD!

Re: Building a mini ramp, what transition radius should I use?
Posted by: colin (71.36.114.---)
Date: January 02, 2012 07:39PM

i had a 3ft mini that had 5ft tranny's and it was mellow and rad.

Re: Building a mini ramp, what transition radius should I use?
Posted by: tmg (76.170.148.---)
Date: January 02, 2012 08:00PM

colin Wrote:
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> i had a 3ft mini that had 5ft tranny's and it was
> mellow and rad.


Word. Nothing bigger than that or you'll feel like you're skating a shitty bank.

Re: Building a mini ramp, what transition radius should I use?
Posted by: dan.sf (166.137.9.---)
Date: January 02, 2012 08:15PM

Word. Thanks guys.

Looks like 5' it is!

Re: Building a mini ramp, what transition radius should I use?
Posted by: colin (71.36.114.---)
Date: January 02, 2012 09:06PM

do 5.5 if you're worried about it. it'll be fine no matter what

Re: Building a mini ramp, what transition radius should I use?
Posted by: Poopsea (50.131.117.---)
Date: January 02, 2012 10:28PM

5.5 is guuuuud. mine is about that.. for the space you have it will be rad.

Re: Building a mini ramp, what transition radius should I use?
Posted by: Pacific Hessian (98.210.28.---)
Date: January 03, 2012 12:49AM

And of course holla 1 tim should you need any help.
I've got a bitchen set of tools.

http://content8.flixster.com/question/57/53/54/5753542_std.jpg

Re: Building a mini ramp, what transition radius should I use?
Posted by: Pickles (24.220.177.---)
Date: January 03, 2012 01:10AM

I can't remember anymore.

Re: Building a mini ramp, what transition radius should I use?
Posted by: dan.sf (71.202.2.---)
Date: January 03, 2012 04:51AM

thanks duds!

I'll prolly make it 5'5" or somewhere around there just to be safe, definitely want it mellow.

Yeah definitely will need help! Gonna stockpile materials over the rainy months and start construction as soon as the rain stops. Will definitely need extra hands and extra tools once the building starts!

I've got a B&D drill, and also just bought these on amazon:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41LYrnpf1QL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51zQTtHN7qL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Re: Building a mini ramp, what transition radius should I use?
Posted by: Poopsea (50.131.117.---)
Date: January 03, 2012 03:58PM

cordless skill saw is awesome.. Just need that impact driver/drill combo kit and its 'sawn! $249.00 at whitecap...

I'd Love to help

Re: Building a mini ramp, what transition radius should I use?
Posted by: Stew (141.110.189.---)
Date: January 03, 2012 04:24PM

I am dealing with a five ft tall ramp with nearly 8 ft trannies. Many seem to like it but, though I destroy it, I long (sometimes tearfully) for a tighter and / or taller wall. Too mellow is NOT the answer. It is not, unless you need to work on axle stalls, going to help you.

Re: Building a mini ramp, what transition radius should I use?
Posted by: dude (167.246.62.---)
Date: January 03, 2012 05:36PM

dewalt onlee pls

Re: Building a mini ramp, what transition radius should I use?
Posted by: headlock (204.11.104.---)
Date: January 03, 2012 05:52PM

ayo, where them photos that were posed vert rampy photos...it was like a vinyl photo background or some shit..

Re: Building a mini ramp, what transition radius should I use?
Posted by: Pacific Hessian (98.210.28.---)
Date: January 03, 2012 06:25PM

Don't buy any new wood for the framing. I sourced 99% of the wood and screws for my putt-hut
(from Habitat for Humanity and C&K Salvage) and payed a little under $150 total!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/Sheaboy/PuttHut.jpg

Re: Building a mini ramp, what transition radius should I use?
Posted by: bad seed (71.218.45.---)
Date: January 03, 2012 06:37PM

Also, if you wait for whenever campaign signs go up, they also come down. Lots of 4x8 plywood & studs to be had.

Re: Building a mini ramp, what transition radius should I use?
Posted by: Panda Watch (63.232.239.---)
Date: January 03, 2012 08:18PM

Good idea pachess, rustic half pike tims 1up.

Steeper is fast and fun, and fellow old duds might convince you how have to be able to smith grind it no matter how tall it is, but don't take this too far or you'll be working so hard on the basics you' might never feel like skating it.

Between 5' and 6' trannies should be good. Here it is at 5.5 radius and 3'6" high. Looks good on paper, but I'd draw a couple out and just do what looks right to you.

http://img864.imageshack.us/img864/7499/radius.jpg

How close is your nearest neighbor?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/03/2012 09:02PM by Panda Watch.

Re: Building a mini ramp, what transition radius should I use?
Posted by: headlock (204.11.104.---)
Date: January 03, 2012 08:24PM

how your rampy is an inverse relationship...

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