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Old    powerchordkid87            03-19-2005, 5:35 PM Reply   
I'm about to start building a kicker that will float out on the water. I have a couple of questions though. What is the best way to attach barrels to keep it afloat? Or are there better ways to float it? Also, what are some good materials to put on the top of it as the surface? Thanks for your time and any input given.
Old    Alex Murry (tripleup)      Join Date: Apr 2004       03-19-2005, 11:23 PM Reply   
perma-board for the surface its a synthetic wood
Old    Kevin Bird (kevin_bird)      Join Date: Dec 2002       03-19-2005, 11:29 PM Reply   
I made one it has two 555 gallon drums one in front and one in back they actually are in the frame of the kicker and i just tied them in, the kicker will not come off of the drums especially if it is anchored down well. With the drum positioned the way i had them you could make the kicker less steep or more steep by filling which ever up with more water. The one thing i found was that no matter what at least fill them half each because it will make it much more solid when you hit it.
Old    Chris Waters (gdillyfunk69)      Join Date: Nov 2003       03-20-2005, 8:21 PM Reply   
Heres the one we built:
Old    Lloyd Smith (nlitworld)      Join Date: Feb 2005       03-21-2005, 12:38 AM Reply   
Chris, that thing looks a little abrupt to hit at 20 mph. Does it launch you pretty smooth or is it like hitting a wall?
Old    yearling            03-21-2005, 7:03 AM Reply   
This was our ghetto wall kicker. Weve definetly learned from our mistakes.
Old    Chris Waters (gdillyfunk69)      Join Date: Nov 2003       03-21-2005, 7:06 AM Reply   
No we thought it was going to be too abrupt but it turned out to be perfect.... tehre was an outlaw rider at me house one day we used it and he was getting sooo close to double frontrolls of it... he would like get teh scond rotation around and then land on his but with the board skidding out.... it was sweet!
Old    Kevin Bird (kevin_bird)      Join Date: Dec 2002       03-21-2005, 9:03 PM Reply   
Chris yours is cool with the ones on the side that is how mine is but with no drums of the sides. Nice job man.
Old    Mark N (tallman)      Join Date: May 2004       03-22-2005, 7:29 PM Reply   
I'm goig to try FRP this year. It is basically An 1/16 inch thick plastic sheet that comes in 8 foot by four foot pieces. I'm going to glue it to the top of the kicker. It should be smooth after that. I don't know how durable it will be.

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