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Ramp Plans

All ramp plans and information provided by Heckler.com

Feel free to copy these and reproduce them and give them away to as many people as possible.

Tired of skating the same old curb? Don't have a ride or five bucks for the skate park? No problem. Homemade, portable wooden ramps are relatively inexpensive and easy to build. A boring driveway or an empty parking lot can be quickly transformed into a shreddable playground with just a few ramps.

General Guidlines
Helpful Hints
Materials Needed
Possible Ramp Shapes
String & Compass Method
A Word on Bracing

The Plans...
Lo-res (7-10k) scans (load faster, hard to see detail):
Fun box overview
Funbox A
Funbox B
Funbox C
Funbox D
Funbox E
Funbox F

Pyramid Overview
Pyramid A
Pyramid B
Pyramid C

Quarter Pipe

1/2 Pipe Overview
Half Pipe Detail
Transition Specs
Coping Detail

Drop In

Launch Ramp
HI-res (20-35k) scans
(better detail, slower to load):

Fun Box Overview
Funbox A
Funbox B
Funbox C
Funbox D
Funbox E
Funbox F

Pyramid Overview
Pyramid A
Pyramid B
Pyramid C

Quarter Pipe

1/2 Pipe Overview
Half Pipe Detail
Transition Specs
Coping Detail

Drop In

Launch Ramp

Text & illustrations by Drew Lawson

Advice from John:

I Have some good advice for those wishing to build halfpipes that are 4 to 5 times stronger than your rib method. The method employs the rib method but expands the method to take advantage of every little bit of power. CUT OUT NOTCHES WHERE THE RIBS GO. This will allow the rib to distribute the pressure throughout the structure. In addition, use vertical braces on the bottom 3 ft of transition, this will extend the life of those ribs by 3 fold. Lastly, USE PACK DIRT UNDER THE FLAT BOTTOM AND THE FIRST 2 FT OF TRANSITIONS. That trick will dead sound and also make the ramp 5 times stronger. If the ramp is to be a lifelong structure, then REPLACE THE DIRT WITH CEMENT.

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