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Old    chris cote (c_cote)      Join Date: Jun 2008       08-13-2008, 8:33 PM Reply   
For a winter project my brother and I are going to build a basic PVC pipe slider. Its going to be an up slant, flat, then down slant you could say. I was wondering when you go up slant to flat is there any way to smooth the transfer out. I would really love a smooth angle. Would I have to cut the pipes or buy attachment pieces. If no one has any feed back should I just hop of the entry to the flat. My brother is worried about banging up boards and stuff so if anybody has any ideas it would be great.

thanks
chris
Old    Jonny (wakeboardlasvegas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       08-13-2008, 9:50 PM Reply   
Your gonna tear up your boards regardless what you do, Cut the angles so they touch at the top.. maybe smooth it out with sandpaper when its all said and done.
Old    scott clark (snwmot)      Join Date: Sep 2006       08-13-2008, 9:56 PM Reply   
give trex a try it's a bit more pricey but it's easier to work with and bend imo.
Old    Mitch (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       08-13-2008, 10:23 PM Reply   
definitely use trex. so easy to work with and it slides really well with out being too slippery.
Old    Jonny (wakeboardlasvegas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       08-13-2008, 10:28 PM Reply   
Still.. plan on thrashing your board. And I would 3rd Trex.
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       08-14-2008, 5:44 AM Reply   
gap the connections a little bit... then you don't have to worry about any edges sticking up and catching your board's edge
Old    RileyBangerter (steezyshots)      Join Date: Feb 2008       08-14-2008, 10:19 AM Reply   
Go for Trex PVC will tear up your board faster than trex.

Also maybe just start with a nice long flat bar..
Old    WakeViolater (wakeviolater)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-14-2008, 1:15 PM Reply   
trex is good. I used a trex substitue we got from lowe's at my last event, and it was slippier (sp?) than the trex. Ithink it is cheeper too. i dont know the brand. It has three groves on the bottom and a wood grain on the top.
Old    Jason Shehan (norcalbordr)      Join Date: Feb 2006       08-14-2008, 2:27 PM Reply   
Trex board for sure is the way to go. I built an A-frame last year, and I used 3-16' sections. it looks big but it is seriously a touch and go once you hit it so I would reccommend using 20' sections.
Old    Chris Hopf (chrishopf)      Join Date: Sep 2007       08-14-2008, 3:15 PM Reply   
home depot sells veranda and lowes sells choice decking.. both are great off brand versions of trex.

We are about to build an A frame. would 20 up, 16 across, and 20 down be too short? We already have a 72 ft rooftop like the one on the PWT, but are wanting something to gap.. Any suggestions??

CH
Old    WakeViolater (wakeviolater)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-15-2008, 11:10 AM Reply   
those are good dimentions. I would start with a rise of 4 to 4.5 feet from the bottom of the 20' to the top of the 20'. once you are mastering this gap you can angle more, and increase lenght of flat section
Old    Dustin W (dustin_w)      Join Date: Jun 2008       08-15-2008, 11:34 AM Reply   
Buy an epoxy or other filler, fill, sand, and seal.
Old    j hill (jhilltn)      Join Date: Jul 2004       08-15-2008, 2:27 PM Reply   
chris, i would say go at least 30 up (esp if you're going to have a 4.5 ft rise) 20 ft flat and at least 30 down. that would be a legit rail. most people would be happy with a smaller one, but if you already have a rooftop that's 72 ft i think you'll be more happy with these dimensions.

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