yeah at lowes its 18.99 for 4'x8' and 11.99 for 2'x8'. For the skinny ones i got the 4x8 cuz its cheaper and i just cut it in half. super easy to cut, i used a jig saw and it took less than a minute, you could use a hand saw and do it in under 5. I wouldnt use a circular or skill saw, cuz it might shatter? For the other set-ups i used normal indoor outdoor green synthetic carpeting aka turf. 44 cents a ft^2, so not too different from the lattice. I tried construction fence and its not as fast as lattice.
Pros- Requires a spray of water, so close to no mud, fast as crap
Cons- No edge control (can be fixed by using lattice to get speed then using turf on the lip for edge control)
Pros- Pretty fast, good edge contol
Cons- Requires lots of water and soap= mud and soap= death to your lawn (cannot be fixed easily)
All problems solved.
Park skiing allows skiers to enjoy skiing without good snow and terrain. It is better to be a park skier then to not a skier at all. Most of these kids would be shredding powder if they could be. ~nomensteven