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Old    Adam Silcio (adamsilcio)      Join Date: Oct 2007       01-12-2012, 7:02 AM Reply   
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!
Old    J.B. O'Neill (gnarslayer)      Join Date: Sep 2008       01-12-2012, 12:02 PM Reply   
Old    MJ (mikejones)      Join Date: Jun 2009       01-12-2012, 12:23 PM Reply   
I want the plans to that thing!
Old    Adam Silcio (adamsilcio)      Join Date: Oct 2007       01-12-2012, 12:28 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by gnarslayer View Post
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?
Old    J.B. O'Neill (gnarslayer)      Join Date: Sep 2008       01-12-2012, 1:06 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by adamsilcio View Post
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!



^^^ 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.







Old    Craig F (craig_f)      Join Date: Feb 2008       01-13-2012, 11:36 PM Reply   
By BMX standards that is pretty mellow.
Old    MJ (mikejones)      Join Date: Jun 2009       01-15-2012, 6:00 AM Reply   
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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Old    Adam Balon (adam_balon)      Join Date: Jul 2003       01-15-2012, 10:44 PM Reply   
holy ship you planning on getting into orbit? that thing has soo much pop and is massive!
Old    Tyler Smith (smitty1258)      Join Date: Jun 2009       01-19-2012, 8:40 PM Reply   
How many 55gal barrels are you using and what will the placement be?
Old    MJ (mikejones)      Join Date: Jun 2009       01-21-2012, 7:40 AM Reply   
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.
Old    Tyler Smith (smitty1258)      Join Date: Jun 2009       01-23-2012, 4:39 AM Reply   
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.
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       01-23-2012, 11:32 AM Reply   
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!
Old    Justin Harrelson (skiboarder)      Join Date: Oct 2006       01-23-2012, 12:31 PM Reply   
When it comes to kickers, less is always more.

A 8ft kicker would need about a 30 foot face. I am serious.
Old    DEFIANT Wake (DEFIANTwake)      Join Date: Jan 2011       01-23-2012, 4:04 PM Reply   
^^ 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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