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adamsilcio 01-12-2012 8:02 AM

How to build a kicker?
 
some buddies of mine want to build a kicker and so i figured i would check on here for some good tips. i have asked around town but i know they are some obstacle building ninjas on here as well so please share with me your knowledge.

what dimensions/measurements? materials/lumber? simple yet specific instructions on how to build.

we aren't trying to build something big, just wanna get booted. if you have built a kicker, just let me know how you built it and what you built it with. thanks you guys!

gnarslayer 01-12-2012 1:02 PM

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...6_531769_n.jpg

mikejones 01-12-2012 1:23 PM

I want the plans to that thing!

adamsilcio 01-12-2012 1:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gnarslayer (Post 1725550)

JB will you be nice enough to give us some tips?

PS, will I be seeing you kill it again at mid summer classic again this year or what?

gnarslayer 01-12-2012 2:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adamsilcio (Post 1725559)
JB will you be nice enough to give us some tips?

PS, will I be seeing you kill it again at mid summer classic again this year or what?

yea il be at MSC!

im not sure how much wood i used but let me drag some pics from my facebook

i have no plans i built this just from my brain when i had a broken leg and was bored... this is for bmx bikes not wakeboards, but im sure if i floated it you could LAUNCH monster high on a wakeboard!

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...8_494007_n.jpg

^^^ i basically just laid 3 peices of ply wood on flat ground and cut the curve like above.
to cut a perfect curve i just staked a piece of rope in the ground and put a pen on the end of the rope and just dragged the pen across the wood and kept the rope tight... after cutting these 3 pieces out i made a replica of each one. then just drilled 4 foot long 2/4s across. i made some reinforcements below, like diagonal boards and whatnot cause its so tall, but yea i think everything is pretty self explanitory to put the rest together... the wood i had was hell to bend but luckily i just parked the cart on top. two peices of thinner plywood stacked would be ideal and easier to bend.

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._5346847_n.jpg

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._5115005_n.jpg

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._7439042_n.jpg

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craig_f 01-14-2012 12:36 AM

By BMX standards that is pretty mellow.

mikejones 01-15-2012 7:00 AM

3 Attachment(s)
Here's what we started building this weekend, waiting on 55gal barrels to finalize. Will post some pics when we start hitting it.

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adam_balon 01-15-2012 11:44 PM

holy ship you planning on getting into orbit? that thing has soo much pop and is massive!

smitty1258 01-19-2012 9:40 PM

How many 55gal barrels are you using and what will the placement be?

mikejones 01-21-2012 8:40 AM

I've got 6 barrels, may only use 4, depends on the final layout. We're making some adjustments now to lengthen the kicker and allow for a mellower transition.

smitty1258 01-23-2012 5:39 AM

Man I wonder how 4 or even 6 barrels will stabilize this thing when you get someone going 18mph up it, very interested to see how this pans out.

wakeworld 01-23-2012 12:32 PM

That was my first reaction. That first pic looks more like a wall than a kicker. That being said, I don't know crap about building one, so don't listen to me. Would love to see how it turns out. They are super fun!

skiboarder 01-23-2012 1:31 PM

When it comes to kickers, less is always more.

A 8ft kicker would need about a 30 foot face. I am serious.

DEFIANTwake 01-23-2012 5:04 PM

^^ He's right... This is 24ft end to end so a little more up the face. But if you don't have the dangle angle...

http://www.redbull.co.uk/cs/Satellit...21243062620722

Goodnight knees...


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