The sort of ramp you construct will be based on how much cash you’ve got for materials, and how much time you are able to invest working on the project. I’ve listed the essential steps plus some recommendations for materials you will need to get started.
It is advisable to ask for professional advice if you are a beginner in this area. It is better to use screws instead of nails since it holds the set-up better. Place the ramp on a concrete area or anywhere above the ground if you are planning to leave it outdoors to protect it from premature rotting. Do not forget to use safety goggles and gloves to avoid any untoward accidents.
When you have the design you want sketched on paper you need to draw the shape of the transition (sides of the ramp) on some plywood. The best way to do this is to lay a large sheet of plywood on the floor, tie some string about 8 feet long to a pencil, place the pencil on the corner of the plywood, stretch the string out along and extending past the shortest edge of the plywood and anchor the end of the string to the floor. You can then draw a curve keeping the string taut as you do it. You may need to play around with the length of the string and the anchor point to get the curve you want.
So there you have it, a quick look at the past and a peek into the future – and the future looks good!
The best way to start building your own skateboard ramp is by getting your hands on a good plan. I will tell you later where you can get these for free.
Once you have your plans, carefully read through all of the instructions. If there is anything you don’t fully understand then you need to contact the issuer of those plans. You need to understand all of the details involved or you won’t be successful with building a quality skateboarding ramp.
Whenever you are going to skateboard it is always important to purchase a helmet, elbow pads and knee pads. Skateboarding is dangerous and wearing safety equipment should always be your first priority.
The quality of the materials that you use is very important as well. You want the skateboarding ramp to hold up for a very long time. It also needs to be able to withstand the elements. You will find the internet is an excellent place for you to find plans for building a skateboarding ramp.