ironicly enough i went skiing today, just some urban shit, and we had 2 rails made of pvc, its alright but kinda har to attach it to the base without it cracking, i went to grind it and it broke, so we slid wood all day.
your a dumbass if you crack PVC. i have made 2 rails out of PVC which involved drilling 8 pvc pipes 4 times each..so i drilled 32 holes never cracking one. get four 1/2 inch pvc pipes and drill them into a 2x4. take a drill bit and drill a hole in the top of the pipes in 4 places..then take a screw, put it down into the holes and out the bottom into the 2x4..easy enough. just build your frame before you put the pvc on.
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i wasnt the one who actually built them my friends did and i think they did a pretty damn good job if they only had a hammer and nails. im not hardcore in to building pvc rails because id rather use metal ones.
Also not reading the thread
But ull scrape the shit out of the rails with ur edges. you'll get one or too attempts at a slide and the 'rail' will be trashed...along with ur face, and nuts
BAD BAD BAD idea
I kinda likve pvc.. it's extremely cheap (or free, you can find it at pretty much any construction site), it slides fast and hurts less to fall on. it's easy to attach (just drill some holes and screw through them, then fill the holes in with putty or something). we made a 20 foot rail last year, and it was alot of fun... just yeah, you can catch an edge on it if they're too sharp
well, the thing is, real parks can (usually) afford metal and really nice things. when you're just screwing around in your backyard, you can make a nice pvc rail for like 20 bucks, whereas the same rail in metal would be hundreds. metal is a luxery rail. for poor slackers like myself, at least.
PVC works really well or at least the ones that I have, I never have to angle my skis or anything for them.
^^ya i was talking to defy and they might hook me up with a t-shirt and some condoms. -Lj5
Pvc rails are so eay to slide though cause your back edge hold into the pvc better the metal. If you land with ur weight a little back on metal you bust your ass but on pvc your fine but for a cheap back yard rail they are great I have two