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Old    Garrett Skeen (nautigarrett)      Join Date: Apr 2008       01-09-2010, 4:39 PM Reply   
I plan on constructing a rooftop rail. The plans are there except for one missing piece to the puzzle. how wide to make the plastic that the board comes into contact with?! After talking to riders I have heard anywhere from 8" wide to 2 1/2' wide! What do you suggest?
Old    Luker (xbones)      Join Date: Mar 2007       01-09-2010, 5:45 PM Reply   
Ours is 12 inches (2 trex wide) and absolutely perfect. Narrow enough to be tech but wide enough to not frustrate the crap out of you.
Old    Ben B (benbuchholz)      Join Date: Oct 2009       01-09-2010, 6:35 PM Reply   
I've never ridden rails wakeboarding before, but from hitting rails on a snowboard, I'd think anywhere from 8 to 12 inches would seem to work? 2.5' seems like a ridiculously wide rail, it might as well be a box/slider. But then again its two completely different styles, so I'm really not sure. That's just probably the width i'd pick though if i were building one.
Old    Caleb Rountree (dlwsrider)      Join Date: Apr 2007       01-10-2010, 1:09 AM Reply   
What's up Garrett! Yeah, 12 inches is money. It's a quality slide that requires effort, but isnt narrow enough to make you feel like your on a glorified hand rail.

I'm going to U of A Fayeteville, so i'll be up there come spring at least a couple of times.

(Message edited by dlwsrider on January 10, 2010)
Old    benj_t            01-10-2010, 12:27 PM Reply   
Make sure it's not too steep. The mellower the better
Old    WakeViolater (wakeviolater)      Join Date: Sep 2004       01-11-2010, 12:58 PM Reply   
12" wide is fine.

try not to exceed 15 degrees on your incline/decline angles.
Old    Luker (xbones)      Join Date: Mar 2007       01-11-2010, 1:12 PM Reply   
Before the trex went on... but you get the idea:

Old    sdahockey21            01-11-2010, 2:45 PM Reply   
that looks perfect

(Message edited by sdahockey21 on January 11, 2010)
Old    Luker (xbones)      Join Date: Mar 2007       01-11-2010, 3:14 PM Reply   
it is :-)


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