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    Default Cost of a Halfpipe?

    Im going to be moving out of my house soon into a much bigger one so theres plenty of space in the backyard and im looking to build a halfpipe in the backyard and i was wondering about how much it would cost.
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    depends on the size. how many feet high?
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    Quote Originally Posted by skatinflip View Post
    depends on the size. how many feet high?
    5ft tall by maybe 12ft wide by 13ft long something like that

    I have plenty of space someone should give me a good measure of how big it should be all i want it to be about 5 ft tall.
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    http://www.diyskate.com/mini_03.html
    thats 3ft tall you could proberly change some of the lengths to make it wat you want.

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    I can't give you a price but I sure can tell you it ain't gonna be cheap.

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    it cost heaps. you can save money by ummmm retrieving (*wink wink *) off cuts and wooden palets and skids from constuction sites and the likes,

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    Hmm i think ill just call the local skateshop and see who he gets to build his ramps.
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    A general rule of thumb when building halfpipes/mini ramps is to double the hieght of the tranny for the flat bottom. Are you planning to build it yourself or have a someone build it for you? If you build it yourself you will most likely save alot of money, aslong as you already have the tools you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caleb Kid View Post
    A general rule of thumb when building halfpipes/mini ramps is to double the hieght of the tranny for the flat bottom. Are you planning to build it yourself or have a someone build it for you? If you build it yourself you will most likely save alot of money, aslong as you already have the tools you need.
    I might have someone else build it cause i make benches and ledges and street **** i dont **** around when building tranny so ill have a guy do it.

    What are you saying there i dont understand.
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    definitely don't call it a half-pipe with those dimensions
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Label View Post
    definitely don't call it a half-pipe with those dimensions
    Ok then... Mini-ramp, happy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2h2skater View Post
    I might have someone else build it cause i make benches and ledges and street **** i dont **** around when building tranny so ill have a guy do it.

    What are you saying there i dont understand.
    For example if you have a 5 foot high drop in then generally the flat bottom should be twice that (10 feet in this example). It's not a super strict standard, it's just something to give you an idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caleb Kid View Post
    For example if you have a 5 foot high drop in then generally the flat bottom should be twice that (10 feet in this example). It's not a super strict standard, it's just something to give you an idea.
    OK ok i get now.
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    Will you need to build a foundation for it, or will it sit on a flat, unmoving surface (concrete or asphalt?) The material cost for the ramp alone should be about $1000, less if you can find 'bargain pricing' for your materials like fuzzy says.
    You can get a lot of material from construction sites from drops and rejects without scaling barbed wire fences after dark if you ask the right person. Especially if you framed the halfpipe in 4' sections, then all your cross pieces would be >4' long, which you should definitely be able to find in scrap piles.

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