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Old    Joel Ruark (jkruark)      Join Date: Mar 2009       02-06-2014, 7:50 AM Reply   
Please compliment our work?!?
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Old    Chris Jobil (cjobil43)      Join Date: Dec 2013       02-06-2014, 8:03 AM Reply   
pshewww my knees hurt just lookin at it. It looks REALLY well made and has tons of potential. I would imagine you will have to weight down the ramp end to lower it under water a few inches, but doing so will make it even more steep. I would guess it is going to be PLENTY PLENTY steep, so I would weight the launch end of the kicker as well.

If you used barrels, you can just add some water to all of them and equally lower it. Otherwise, find some lead weights and sink it in a bit.

Looks awesome though and should be a lot of fun!
Old    Dave O (wakedaveup)      Join Date: May 2012       02-06-2014, 8:14 AM Reply   
That's sweet!! What did you use for the top sheets? Are you using 50gallon drums to float it? It would be cool to see more DIY like these
Old    R{west Side Ryder} W (rmotoxxx711)      Join Date: Oct 2008       02-06-2014, 8:38 AM Reply   
Looks good, it'll def put you up. If your doin a pwc don't hesitate to take it slow around 19mph first few hits. Tranny looks great only thing if I was picking it apart was maybe a little wider. But great build!
Old    Andrew Wilson (awakewilson)      Join Date: Sep 2013       02-06-2014, 9:07 AM Reply   
Could you post a pic of your design? Been meaning to build one for a wile and not sure of all the measurements.
Old    MICAH HARPER (MICAH_HARPER)      Join Date: Apr 2010       02-06-2014, 9:08 AM Reply   
Where in East Texas?
Old    Orion (chillinoj)      Join Date: May 2009       02-06-2014, 9:26 AM Reply   
That looks sweet! Please tell us where it's gonna be!

And I agree some build pics/ design would be cool
Old    John (stoked_32)      Join Date: Aug 2007       02-06-2014, 9:34 AM Reply   
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That's sweet!! What did you use for the top sheets? Are you using 50gallon drums to float it? It would be cool to see more DIY like these
The one we just built over the holiday break. Forgot to post these until now. Still riding in beautiful Southern California!

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Old    Joel Ruark (jkruark)      Join Date: Mar 2009       02-06-2014, 9:44 AM Reply   
Lake Palestine.

Got a hundred foot rooftop over here too
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Old    A-dub (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       02-06-2014, 1:22 PM Reply   
Looks better than most of the cable parks'. I was in Palestine for work yesterday, would love to meet up once it warms up.
Old    Joel Ruark (jkruark)      Join Date: Mar 2009       02-06-2014, 3:44 PM Reply   
Anytime adub. We ride 3 or 4 times a week. Lake never has other boats on it til July. Will start next month. I'll private message my number. Just call the day before.
Old    Bill Montanye (bill)      Join Date: Feb 2001       02-07-2014, 5:57 AM Reply   
nice
Old    Bill Smeltzer (runin90lx)      Join Date: Sep 2009       02-10-2014, 7:04 PM Reply   
Nice! I ride tyler mainly. Never been on Palestine.

I live in longview anf micah harper livrs in gilmer

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Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       02-11-2014, 6:31 AM Reply   
Nice! I come to Palestine a few times each summer and stay at a house in Emerald Bay. Where are you guys?
Old    Joel Ruark (jkruark)      Join Date: Mar 2009       02-11-2014, 7:15 AM Reply   
right past the villages marina
Old    Justin Harrelson (skiboarder)      Join Date: Oct 2006       02-11-2014, 8:41 AM Reply   
Those are some great looking kickers. I always check the "I built a kicker" threads to laugh at the deathtraps, but I'd hit both of those all day long.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       02-11-2014, 2:13 PM Reply   
drove by the rooftop and few months ago and thought damn! thats a nice lookin rail!

Agree on the kicker, its gonna be snappy!

Also for those using those blue barrels, make sure you either silicone the caps on the end. Spent a day building one and had to pull the barrel out, drain it and put it back under the kicker.

looks solid!!
Old    Surf Addict (Desi) (phathom)      Join Date: Jun 2013       02-13-2014, 1:36 PM Reply   
That looks sweet. I've never gone off a kicker before, mainly because I ride river all the time and they have these stupid laws about not putting that stuff out. I would love to try one some day and that certainly looks like a nice one. Good job, post the results when it gets floating.
Old    Preston Schenkel (Prestoooooo)      Join Date: Jun 2011       02-14-2014, 7:26 AM Reply   
where do you get the top sheet material from?
Old    Charlie Zulu (Pad1Tai)      Join Date: Jan 2013       02-14-2014, 9:18 AM Reply   
Nice job.......... everything goes better in texas with a Shiner Bock....
Old    Joel Ruark (jkruark)      Join Date: Mar 2009       02-16-2014, 8:02 AM Reply   
Hey nacho, do you ride on Palestine?
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       07-09-2014, 8:26 AM Reply   
Joel, I do. Sent you a pm. Let's ride.
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       07-09-2014, 5:02 PM Reply   
I'll be there this weekend and all next week. You guys gonna be there and still have these in the water? I will have to come pay you a visit!
Old    Jack (element8456)      Join Date: Feb 2008       04-07-2015, 5:24 PM Reply   
What did you guys use for a top material? HDPE?
Old    Red (Redheadd)      Join Date: Apr 2014       04-07-2015, 8:21 PM Reply   
That looks sick!
Old    Erik Koning (Thekoning)      Join Date: Mar 2015       04-17-2015, 11:30 AM Reply   
This thread is missing some key details, such as the dimensions so others can build successfully.

What is the takeoff angle?
And what is the flat length?
Old    Stephen Pliler (stevo8290)      Join Date: Sep 2008       04-17-2015, 12:07 PM Reply   
I would love to ride that thing. Im out of shreveport we ride the red river often. Joel, sent you a pm lets ride.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       04-17-2015, 12:29 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thekoning View Post
This thread is missing some key details, such as the dimensions so others can build successfully.

What is the takeoff angle?
And what is the flat length?
Angle: to the moon
length: just right
Old    Erik Koning (Thekoning)      Join Date: Mar 2015       04-20-2015, 12:50 PM Reply   
Im guessing its 35 degrees :P

therefore flat length is 11.2 feet
and height is 7.1 feet
and when i draw the curve with a pencil i need to make the rope 16.7 feet long to result in a ramp that looks like these in this thread.


The math:
Old    Joel Ruark (jkruark)      Join Date: Mar 2009       04-21-2015, 6:33 AM Reply   
You are incorrect in two very important variables in your math. 1. Height and 2. Radius. and since those are the two most important details your kicker will be the bigger and steeper than even the biggest kickers anywhere.

So good luck. if you are serious about building a kicker. Do a little googling, take some measurements of some kickers that you ride, or talk to someone that has built and hit kickers. This post wasn't created so people could figure out how to build kickers, it was created to get folks in East Texas to stop by and hit the kicker and rail.

good luck with the 7 ft. tall, 16 foot tranny kicker you build!
Old    Erik Koning (Thekoning)      Join Date: Mar 2015       04-21-2015, 1:21 PM Reply   
Im trying to learn how to make a kicker why are you shooting me down?, there is no information about dimensions on this thread so i have to do math using what details i can see in photos. This thread is in the *#$*#$ DIY section! Not the "check out my kicker if you happen to live in Texas, if you dont than f-off" section. So YES im expecting this post to help people make a kicker, and others believe that also since there are countless posts above from people with answered questions.

Joel if you dont have any helpful information can you not respond please.

Does anyone know what dimensions a kicker should be leaning more towards. I want to make it huge but apparently the one i have in mind is too big?

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Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       04-21-2015, 1:33 PM Reply   
Then go start your own thread! Its a damn ramp! it isn't complicated!
Old    Red (Redheadd)      Join Date: Apr 2014       04-21-2015, 1:58 PM Reply   
Lmfao!!!'make 1 side as long and as high as you want throw it in another piece of plywood trace it then you got your 2 sides. Not a exact science it's what ever you want. Cut 30 or so support pieces however wide you want it and screw your 2 sides together as on the pics above then use a couple layer of 1/4"ply ( because they are bendable)and a top sheet then add flotation devices. Boom! Kicker done scientifically and to spec!
Old    Erik Koning (Thekoning)      Join Date: Mar 2015       04-21-2015, 2:07 PM Reply   
Eh, this Nacho thread either
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       04-21-2015, 2:14 PM Reply   
yea, but I'll be hittin that kicker while you're still trying to figure out how to use google.

Now, you've got your instructions from Red. have fun with it
Old    Erik Koning (Thekoning)      Join Date: Mar 2015       05-28-2015, 8:49 PM Reply   
Loving the kicker, always a fun session with it

Old    Tom (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       05-29-2015, 3:58 AM Reply   
Any information on the source for the top sheet? How wide are you guys making these? 6-8ft?
Old    Walter (Walter)      Join Date: Apr 2012       05-30-2015, 6:43 PM Reply   
I used a sheet of 1/4" HDPE plastic from grainger on the one I built
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Had to make it portable so I can take It to multiple places, a single 4 x 8 sheet worked out good for my needs
Old    Walter (Walter)      Join Date: Apr 2012       05-30-2015, 6:48 PM Reply   
Here's my 8 year old hitting it for the first time
http://youtu.be/x9LxgMGfSnk

I put in 3/8 eyelets in the corners and used yard anchors In the lakebed, then ratchet strapped the ramp to pull it down under water
Old    Walter (Walter)      Join Date: Apr 2012       05-30-2015, 7:04 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thekoning View Post
This thread is missing some key details, such as the dimensions so others can build successfully.

What is the takeoff angle?
And what is the flat length?

I talked to the guys at TSR and he told me their kickers were 12' long, 8' wide and 5' tall, the arch I'm not sure about, I just made mine 8' long by 4' wide by 3' tall and no arch so I can keep it mobile..... 2 people can move and set mine up with ease.

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