depends on how tech you are and what you are looking for--you can buy like a ten foot round metal pipe for super cheap and make a ghetto stand for it if you are just starting out or you can get a pro welder to make one for you if you're looking for a more technical one - it might be the way to go if you really want quality. draw up some rough plans and go get an estimate
Ya so I'm making a really sick park in my backyard for next year. I drew up some quality plans for a box a 20' long kink , a straight rail, a c-rail, and maybe a rainbow as well as quarter pipe and a real big step down jump. Send me a message if you have any questions.
How good your own rails turn out really depend on how much time and money you wnat to spend. If you want an cheap and easy rail buy some pvc. Its pretty easy to maked kink rails with pvc aswell. But if your lucky like me and have your own welder you can make some sick metal rails. Yeah ive got a couple of small straight metal rails and im planning to build a double kink. But building the rails is alot of work.
SimFSR400- don't bother with the quarter pipe its going to be too much work and its not going to be that good, just stick to rails and boxes in your backyard.
it you have rusty metal, just put a coat of spray paint on it, as you slide on it, the rust will wear off w/ the paint making a perfect rail. my dad puts towers up so i get some sick rails. tower sections are great cause the have a stand built in to them.
if you dont want to do any work, you could try your high school metal shop. i went to our metal shop, and asked the teacher if i could buy some metal for a rail, and he said that he could order any metal, and he could have one of his students weld it and buid it how i wanted it.
To bend the rails, find 2 trees that are close together and put the pipe in between them.
Also, about the rust. Just get a power sander and sand it off, it comes off really clean. Then just give it a coat of spray paint. If you notice, the rainbow is already all sanded, it took me about 2 hours to do, nothing hard.
cruZ- how big is your yard?
i live on a farm in the east so i got big hills and lots of open areas. i use hay/multch to build up jumps in the fall. it works well. if i really work at it i can keep a nice park all winter. my niegbors use it more than i do.
Really they were, its all technique. You bend a little in one spot, then you move to another spot and bend there, and build it up little by little. It takes me about 20 minutes to do one curve and make it nice and smooth.
if u really want someone who knows what they are doing email jesse james or one of his bros at west coast choppers. i met a few of the guys last year at a bike show in daytona and i was asking him how and what i should use to build rails. he said email my plans to him and theyd help me out and tell me people on the east who can bend them. i now have a perfect c-rail, 2 flat to down kinks and a ever so sweet rainbow
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