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My plan for a minimalist backyard setup
I have a low budget and zero construction ability and tools, so here's my plan:
Get one big pvc pipe (at least 1 ft radius), use some bricks or shit to keep it in place. Astroturf with orange fencing on a solid downhill slope for inrun, without fencing for landing. For a lip, just pile some wood (it will be stable, really!) so that it's approximately vertical, with maybe a little lip. Anybody forsee any difficulties?
try at actually make a lip and a frame or legs for the pipe, it will be soooooo much better if you do. dont be lazy
I have zero construction abilities and I was able to make mine, kind of. It isn't done yet but it's going pretty well.
I think the pvc is going to move around to much once you get up onto it. I mean, maybe if you completely filled the tube with bricks and sand so its super heavy, have bricks on the side for support, and maybe dig a little trench so that it seats in the dirt a little better.
I think you'll find that digging in the dirt is a real pain in the ass to get things stable and level. It would almost be less agggrevating to just secure it down to a simple wood frame. Are you puting the pvc on the hill or is it gonna be on a flat section?
1 foot radius = 2 feet in diameter. Now I don't know if you have ever tried to move one of those things (the big ass green ones) but they are already pretty damn heavy, a trench would probably be all you need.
Actually meant a 1 foot diameter, but I think the sand will help too, with bricks and shit on the side.
just screw a couple 2x4s to the bottom so it doesnt roll
Ok well I have a 1 foot diameter one, not as heavy but still pretty heavy so just put something on the sides to hold it in place or make a |V| type of shape out of 2x4s to hold it off the ground.
Yep, I get what you're saying, I think I'll do that.
a vertical lip? Do you know what vertical means?
derp, i meant horizontal haha
I did something similar last summer. It works pretty well, and it's quick. I just had a problem finding a nice slope.
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