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p.lochnerI just have a bunch of 10ft pipes that I Can move to make whatever, and make them as high as you want its easy to change with snow.
SammyDubzLower than your balls
I have 4 eight foot segments that I can arrange differently...works like a charm
funkynuggzi learned 270 on by doing a 180 over the rail to get the feel of how much pop i would need, once i felt comfortable about i would do a 180 and shifty my skis. made sure my weight was centered and dig my left foot inside edge into the rail "my natural is left foot forwards" to stop my rotation and come up switch of forwards or pretz out from it. id least make it long enough where you can learn to keep your balance on the pvc pipe so you can get used of sliding both ways.
theabortionator10 minimum imo. Anything under 10 is a bit short other than a "I'm trying a spin on for the first time".
Always good to have multiples for combos as people mentioned.
As far as height keep it low. This helps with speed and obviously not eating shit. Go wide on the feet if possible so it doesn't wobble.
For length in general it depends on the speed you're taking in. A basic flat rail flat bos that's considered small ish in a park is 16'. It sounds like a long rail but when you hit it it's not very. Plenty long too switch up and not too short, but rails don't seem as long when you actually ride them.
I think pvc is usually sold in 10' sections but i'd say 12' 18' is a good backyard rail length for learning new tricks if you have the speed. I would keep it under knee height and go wide.
Basically the point is to allow you to learn new shit without being scared. If you get gnarly, a bigger longer rail is only a few hours and 50 bucks away. Don't build a 6 foot long rail, but no need for a 4' tall at both ends a frame either.
also check into build a jib cult
Skier_75get thick pvc or else it will crack which is super annoying. 1-2 feet is plenty you can always raise it with snow