Yo, over here in New England it's gettin warm out and the snow is melting, sadly :( I want to keep up my rail skillz over the summer to get em betta. what do i need and how do i make a rail in the summer and what do i ski on? someone ik said tarp but idk bout how that'll work.
Dude, seriously, PVC is definitely the way to go. You can make a PVC rail in a few hours and it takes no maintenance, whereas you have to sand, paint, lubricate, etc. a metal rail to make it smooth, and to make it nice you have to weld and it would take quite a while. Unless you buy one, which even tho u make a lot would be a shit ton you can spend on other stuff.
for a 10 ft rail: take 4x4s of however tall you want it to be and screw 3 of those into a 10ft 2x4. then screw supports into the bottom of the 4x4s, maybe like 2 or 2 1/2 feet. then turn the whole thing upside down and get like 2 inch pvc and put screws down through the top 2x4 into it. takes about an hour, cost of about 30 dollars