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    what size halfpipe?

    Or Quarter- My brother and I have been talking about building a half, what height and width do you guys think is a good average for bikes. If I build one at my place it will be in town so I need to keep it a respectable height so it doesn't stand to far above the fence. What do you think... 8ft?
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    6ft tall 8-9ft wide if your a begininer.

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    I'm not a beginner to bmx, I'd say advanced-intermediate... but i've only been riding vert for a few months so in that respect i'm a beginner.
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    Depends on your riding. Some like minis(3-4'tall x 8-12'wide) and some like vert ramps(6'high x 8-12'wide).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dustin07
    I'm not a beginner to bmx, I'd say advanced-intermediate... but i've only been riding vert for a few months so in that respect i'm a beginner.

    Between6ft-10ft high.

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    9 ft radius, 6 - 12 inch vert, 24 ft width, 4 ft deck, 20 ft between arcs.
    just ride....

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    9 ft radius, 6 - 12 inch vert, 24 ft width, 4 ft deck, 20 ft between arcs.
    I'm drooling-

    Found bunch of free masonite in good condition on Cragslist too
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    do you want a vert ramp or a mini ramp? even if the ramp transitions go to vert, if it's under 8 feet it's usually considered a mini ramp....

    masonite and seattle weather don't usually mix too well. it doesn't like water...

    where do you live in seattle?
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    Bone Crusher Dustin07's Avatar
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    hey pnj, thanks for the reply. I actually live south, Enumclaw... but nobody's heard of Enumclaw so...

    I was under the impression that a good coat of paint could help it last longer. What do you suggest?
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    Paint could make it slippery
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    No, painting it would be fine.
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    Yeah I just remember from 8 years ago or so a local guy built a great halfpipe and we got to help... Didn't get to ride it much afterwards, but i remember he built almost the whole thing out of second hand lumber and then was going to paint it a million colors... not intentionally, just sealing it with any free paint he could get.

    It was a great halfpipe though.




    I suppose it would be Slippery When Wet............. but then it is anyways without paint.
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    well im only going off the fact that our local halfpipe was being remade and they painted over the top of it. this was a big mistake because it has been uber slippery ever since then. it is definatly the paint because we rode it before it was painted and it was fine
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    If you paint it, I would highly, highly recommend renting portable sandblasting equipment and roughing the paint up to make it more grippy.

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    paint won't help much. but if it's free, use it.
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    If you paint it, I would highly, highly recommend renting portable sandblasting equipment and roughing the paint up to make it more grippy.
    that's not a bad idea. I think the type of paint a person uses can make a difference too. What's that thick oil based stuff called? Like a latex paint? That stuff would be a bit more rubbery. and if it put a nice coat on, would actually do a better job water proofing then the cheap stuff.
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    i remember hearing somewhere that you could put sand on the paint or mix it in or somthing and that would make it have more traction, but i have yet to try that

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    I wonder if that would hurt to land on... for that matter then, a person could probably just mix in pearl dust and whatnot and really give it a cool look

    now that I think of it, if the paint was applied with a compressor/paint gun then you would probably get an orange peel type of finish anyways, like on a car before it's wet sanded/waxed after first being painted.
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