Alright, so I have the wood collected up to build between a 16' - 18' rail/box. I'm new to the park, only hit jumps last year, no rails/boxes and want to start at home.
I've read tons of posts and have an idea of what I'm going to do - but I wanted to get input from some more experienced guys on what's the best way to get started on rails. My initial thought was to make a wide box (1.5-2 feet), but now I'm thinking it'll be better to force myself to learn on something narrower.
I'm basically going to follow this setup:
but I was thinking about making it wider by another 2x4" so the width would be 8", most likely using HDPE for the top, with either PVC or metal piping - depending on if I can find the metal for cheap/free
My other question is whether I should make it 16-18' straight, or make ia flat/down - basically, will thinning the width and making it flat/down be more useful to someone just learning rather than a 1' wide, flat box.