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    Posted: Sep/07/2009 at 7:54am
anyone know wat i can use to set up a rail or 2 in my back yard?
ive been using ice, but thats expensive and dosent last too long.Pinch
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/07/2009 at 10:57am
try some thick PVC pipe like the kind used for plumming but bigger
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/07/2009 at 12:03pm
 i think u mis uderstood me. sorry didnt explain my problem correcttly. i have shit load of rails, i just need some "snow" for a take off and a landing.....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/07/2009 at 12:04pm
oh maybe some astro turf (grass carpet) thats wet?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/07/2009 at 12:32pm
find a local ice rink and load it into your truck and bring it home.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/07/2009 at 12:36pm
Buy a snow maker and stop screwing around
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/07/2009 at 12:48pm
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Buy a snow maker and stop screwing around

if u pay for it...
im thinking of turf
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/07/2009 at 3:15pm

Depending on where you live, you can make your own snowmaker for pretty cheap:

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/08/2009 at 2:53am
alright so by wat i understood from that website is that os has to be below 32 degrees for you to make snow. how is that going to work during the summer....?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/08/2009 at 6:12pm
it won't
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/08/2009 at 7:50pm
Why not try getting one of the turf stuff? Check out http://powderpak.net/. The site really needs a makeover but I think you'll see what you're looking for if you click the "Home and Backyard Runs". They used Powderpak to make a summer rail run at the resort I go to:


Looks pretty good to me. I would contact them to see how much a backyard run would cost. Sounds like it could be relatively affordable because when I checked Snowflex and Astroglide neither mention small scale setups like you want.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/08/2009 at 8:14pm
Originally posted by gofeman

Originally posted by E13

Buy a snow maker and stop screwing around

if u pay for it...
im thinking of turf
yes, go with turf, plenty of instructional material and vids of people using turf for their backyard jib setups, seems to be the cheapest and most effective means of building a landing and takeoff zonel.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/08/2009 at 8:35pm
air compressor+hose+piping=ghetto snow machine
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/09/2009 at 3:21pm
Originally posted by Dynames

air compressor+hose+piping=ghetto snow machine

where can i get an air compressor and how much are they?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/09/2009 at 4:45pm
snowmachines aren't that hard to make actually
your idea of using a compressor has u on the right track but think more "scientific"
i've heard of a snowlike material that "freezes" at higher temps than snow
you can find this magical white stuff at most sites that are serious in snow recreation and snow making machines
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/09/2009 at 4:50pm
hey try that orange construction fence stuff with the wholes in it. i saw someone on youtube using itLOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/12/2009 at 4:22am
so i actually got a bunch of astro turf and im in the process of builgind a drop ramp right now. im not sure about this but turf look slike a pretty rough surface, is it ok to snowboard on with a pretty decent deck or should i use my shitty one?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/12/2009 at 4:33am
i highly doubt the astroturf material is more dense than your base.  thats the only way its going to scratch, so says science.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/12/2009 at 7:02am
Originally posted by gofeman

so i actually got a bunch of astro turf and im in the process of builgind a drop ramp right now. im not sure about this but turf look slike a pretty rough surface, is it ok to snowboard on with a pretty decent deck or should i use my shitty one?
Well since you have the option I would go with the older one first and see how it looks after several attempts.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/12/2009 at 11:59am
Originally posted by gofeman

so i actually got a bunch of astro turf and im in the process of builgind a drop ramp right now. im not sure about this but turf look slike a pretty rough surface, is it ok to snowboard on with a pretty decent deck or should i use my shitty one?
 
 
I would use the crapy one first, also could you post a pic of the turf because theres two kinds of it and you may have gotten the thicker kind
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/12/2009 at 8:19pm
definitely use your worse deck 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/13/2009 at 4:11am
ya ill post the final setup when im done with it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/24/2009 at 4:54am
taking a bit longer then i thought.....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/24/2009 at 4:55am
also, does anyone know when resorts open in Alaska?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/27/2009 at 12:31pm
maybe a truck full of beans?? i'm not sure. no actually there is this stuff called dry slope, it's used for non-snow snowboarding. get some of that. (woodward at copper uses it).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/28/2009 at 4:51am
Originally posted by dudeguy-man

maybe a truck full of beans?? i'm not sure. no actually there is this stuff called dry slope, it's used for non-snow snowboarding. get some of that. (woodward at copper uses it).
It's called Snowflex. From the looks of the Snowflex site it looks like they deal more with companies building big attractions but it never hurts to give them an email and see if you could buy some for a backyard setup. As I stated above Powerpak does deal with people who want to make their own personal jib hit.
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