Sup all, been a ghost for a while but heres a lil guide for building a summer / winter backyard rail session.
1) Order some 2 X 4 tubular steel from a local metalshop. the one near me makes it 24' long and 1/8' thick for 5.74 buks a foot so its about 130 bones.
2) Weld some legs and cut it to your desired dimensions or take it somewhere that does welding if you can't weld
3)Set it up on a hill and either dig some holes for the legs dependin on how you built it
4) Go truck in some snow from your local ice rink since after the zamboni clears the rink, the waste product is snow. or use the carpet and detergent trick - ive never done it this way but i hear it works well.
5) shape it how you want and slide yer lil heart out
Numbers for the NoVa for products
Numbers for pittsburg area
Roessing Montgomery Co
Blade runners Ice COmplex
i'll update with some philly and NYC stuff later or if you guys that read this and care feel free to chime in with any more tips and help