I know everyone always does this, but we just made a nice rail, and don't really know the technicallities of the stuff to use to ride up to it. Astroturf? Carpet? Do we wet it? Wet with soapy water? Let me know what is the consensus on what works best!
doesnt sound like it would hold up well...and ice rink snow is gonna melt in about 2 seconds in a lot of summer climates...
if youre desperate, go to a couple driving ranges and collect some of the old practice pads they use in the tee boxes, those work pretty well if you soap em up, and theyre thick so you wont destroy them in 2 days
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Bump. We just finished out flat down setup, and only need to build a jump up to it. I think our best bet so far is to use the astroturf stuff from Home Depot, and maybe a few layers for durability. If we use a bunch of soapy water should we be good? We're just gonna need a good amount of speed for our setup, so we need something that will go pretty fast.
do not use astroturf whatever you do. BIG waste of money.
no matter what you put on it its ridiculously slow.
go get some orange construction fence/snow fence. it slides really well.
thats what i used in the summer and it was fine... it holds up really well too.
turf is really expensive too, and most of the time you can just find snowfence at construciton sites.
otherwise you can get it at home depot. make sure its the thickest kind that they sell.