11 Tips for getting, and keeping speed
These are tips for people having trouble with speed.
1.) Keep EVERYTHING wet. Everything. The rail, the turf/construction fence, thelanding.
2.) A smooth tranny is KEY. A tranny, or transition, that is too sharp willlose you more speed then could ever imagine. Make your tranny smooth and curvy,do whatever you have to do.
3.) Less friction = more speed. Yes, a ladder-style drop in will have way lessfriction as apposed to a drop in with the whole ramp covered in turf. Keep thisin mind when building.
4.) Construction fence works wonders. Trust me.
5.) Taller= More speed. The taller your drop in, GENERALLY the more speed youwill get, although all of the things mentioned above could come into play.
6.) Keep everything clean of dirt and other things. This stuff will slow youdown like no other.
7.) Poles help. A lot. If your still that no-pole kinda guy, use some woodenposts at the beginning of your ramp to push off of.
8.) The condition of your skis play a big part, or the bases for that matter. Asmooth base with help with a lot of things, from reducing friction on the dropin, to keeping your speed on a rail.
9.) Wax your rail. It will keep it smooth. Candle wax with work, just slide onsome wax, then splash some water on. This should do the trick.
10.) Lube your drop in. Soap. Use it.
11.) Make sure your tranny is hard as a rock. Any moving will make you loseyour speed.
Add more tips if you want!
this. i used two sheets of 1/4 inch to make the curve. it bent in nice and works real smooth