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Anyone have a "Skinny" setup in their backyard ??

Old 10-12-08, 05:06 PM
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Anyone have a "Skinny" setup in their backyard ??

If so...What kind of setup do you have ?? Any curves or drops ?? For practice on our local skills trail,I was thinking about putting some two by six's on cinderblocks then leading to some two by four's but I'm not sure...Would you have a small ramp to ease into it or just hop up on it ?? I would prefer something kinda portable & not too expensive if possible...Some pics would be great...Thanks...
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I've done this in the my drive way. Not to hard, but a ramp is best. Also make sure the boards are not going to fall off the cinder blocks. Bad experiences. . .
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Here are a couple of pics of one a few miles from my house. It's in a skills area where kids can develop there riding skills without getting all busted up.



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if i can get more wood, i plan on building a skinny system @ the local trail. i'd use both 2x6 and 2x4s.

i personally don't like it when my tires leave the ground... so i wouldn't include any serious drops. it depends on how high the "starting point" of the skinny system is. if it's less than 6", you could simply hop onto it. if it's a foot or more, i'd use a ramp.
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Old 10-12-08, 08:14 PM
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'66, is that where you broke your RD recently?

Stuff like that looks like a bunch of fun, I haven't come across anything like that around here, but maybe I'm just looking in the wrong places.
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Old 10-14-08, 07:17 AM
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Wouldnt it sweet to have this in your backyard...

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yes. yes it would. that would be a sweet backyard to have even without it.
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Does anyone else call the no-so-skinny skinnies fatties?
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Does anyone else call the no-so-skinny skinnies fatties?
A fattie is what you smoke, before hugging a tree!
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I'd just make it kind of modular. cinder blocks with 2x4s sounds great. Start with a longish straightaway, with a ramp on one end but not another. Start by using the ramp to ride onto the skinny until you build up your confidence level, and then you can ride up the non-ramped end. Once you get those down you can make something with some turns.

Ben, let's go for a ride before the weather turns to complete crap.
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Wouldnt it sweet to have this in your backyard...

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I don't get it. Why not just ride on the ground there? What is that structure there for?
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it's fun
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My kids and i have built a few ramps, jumps and log rolls in the back yard.
it's alot of fun, I even put dirt mounds in the way back to do jumps and bridges works out pretty well

got alot of scrap wood from friends who were working on house 2X6, 2x4 and plywood wood. we change it up when we get bored
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Hey!!! Are you 66's evil Nemesis?!!
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OMG
Im scared.
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his alternate ego; he forgot to switch!
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that is pretty funny
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Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
Hey!!! Are you 66's evil Nemesis?!!
The fact that the word "roadie" is there pretty much sums it up. How much of a "nemesis" could he possibly be.
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So he's the evil twin?
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Here's a nice teeter...

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Would you guys try this ??...Not me...

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They are building something like this in the canyon behind my school. Me and some friends are going to go help out on saturday.
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Originally Posted by vyper005 View Post
Would you guys try this ??...Not me...

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Sure, why not? Just like coming off a steep hill.
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Sure, why not? Just like coming off a steep hill.
Penalty for failing=High
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Unless your on flatties. Just like jumping off the roof after you're done cleaning the gutters.
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