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Re: Post your DIY spots
« Reply #390 on: May 19, 2014, 06:50:37 AM »
I love how that little quarter looks ornamental and not just some bland slab of concrete. I feel like people would be less inclined to tear it down if it looks nice. 
Yeah, at first the owner of the property got a little angry because i used concrete again. But when i started covering it with tiles he started taking pictures of it all happy. Pretty stoked on bypassers giving compliments also.
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Re: Post your DIY spots
« Reply #391 on: May 19, 2014, 04:19:34 PM »
Our DIY wooden bowl and miniramp in Slovenia.

Blog; http://skalprem.blogspot.com

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Everyone is welcome to shred it when its finished. Free sleep and beer or two!

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« Reply #392 on: May 19, 2014, 04:21:14 PM »
Our DIY wooden bowl and miniramp in Slovenia.

Blog; http://skalprem.blogspot.com

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Everyone is welcome to shred it when its finished. Free sleep and beer or two!
oh lawdy that looks like a dream...

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« Reply #393 on: June 06, 2014, 07:46:31 PM »
new midnight construction built from shiny, shiny, shiny piece of granite




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« Reply #394 on: June 08, 2014, 10:15:12 AM »

Always expanding
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« Reply #395 on: June 29, 2014, 04:45:41 AM »
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LnT4bMXrfsc&feature=youtu.be

Started a DIY in an abandoned pirate ship restaurant. A little chalky, but it rules nonetheless

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« Reply #396 on: June 29, 2014, 12:22:55 PM »
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LnT4bMXrfsc&feature=youtu.be

Started a DIY in an abandoned pirate ship restaurant.

That is the coolest sentence I've ever heard. And the video was rad as well.

I wouldn't even try to aquire an elephant that would be mad selfish I don't have the means to give him a comfortable life

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« Reply #397 on: June 30, 2014, 05:04:48 AM »
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LnT4bMXrfsc&feature=youtu.be

Started a DIY in an abandoned pirate ship restaurant.

That is the coolest sentence I've ever heard. And the video was rad as well.

Thanks dude. Looking to paint the ramps this week. Anybody know what kind of paint to use? Or some kind of sealant? Like I said our shit is kinda dusty

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« Reply #398 on: June 30, 2014, 05:54:09 AM »
I think any acrylic house paint would do the trick.

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« Reply #399 on: July 01, 2014, 11:49:46 AM »

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« Reply #400 on: July 23, 2014, 04:19:44 PM »
hopefully yuze guys can see this. we put curbs on top of it so you can boardslide it from 'street' side and transfer into 'ramp' side. our little spot is coming along but it's one step forwards 2 steps back like paula abdul sang. mostly cause people keep knocking over the rainbow rail.
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« Reply #401 on: August 02, 2014, 08:40:13 PM »


I started this project last week. It's my first ramp build.

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« Reply #402 on: August 02, 2014, 09:06:23 PM »


I started this project last week. It's my first ramp build.
lookin good, guy! i can't skate tranny but that looks like something i'd play around on.

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« Reply #403 on: August 03, 2014, 06:58:24 AM »


I started this project last week. It's my first ramp build.

Nice work! This it the one in Camden, right? What are you doing for a riding surface?

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« Reply #404 on: August 04, 2014, 08:42:59 PM »
Hey Willie, that is the one.  I'll be out there working on it tomorrow.  We started putting down luan underlayment today. We will paint it at some point.  We had planned on finishing everything on the site by Tuesday, but it seems like we are behind a bit. We should have the whole ramp together except paint tomorrow.

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« Reply #405 on: August 04, 2014, 08:51:43 PM »


I started this project last week. It's my first ramp build.

this is awesome, is there going to be another ramp on the other side of the pump bump?

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« Reply #406 on: August 05, 2014, 07:43:58 PM »


Check it out Foray. We did a double bump and are planing to put a quarter on the end tomorrow.

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« Reply #407 on: August 06, 2014, 08:44:19 PM »


Check it out Foray. We did a double bump and are planing to put a quarter on the end tomorrow.
I could literally skate this all day. So awesome.

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« Reply #408 on: August 07, 2014, 07:05:18 PM »


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« Reply #409 on: August 08, 2014, 03:12:55 PM »
yeah that looks like a lot of fun.  good work.

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« Reply #411 on: August 25, 2014, 11:54:02 AM »
We got a bit of press!

http://www.nj.com/south/index.ssf/2014/08/camden_pop-up_skatepark_gives_life_to_vacant_lot.html
so you got a million dollar grant and...... built a mini ramp and snake run?
did you get paid by the hour to build? cause if you're an employee i don't think it's considered 'DIY' anymore. why is it only gonna last 4 months? we have winter where i live but the spots don't disappear and if they did get covered in snow they'd return in spring like the swallows of capistrano.

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« Reply #412 on: August 25, 2014, 12:29:56 PM »
We got a bit of press!

http://www.nj.com/south/index.ssf/2014/08/camden_pop-up_skatepark_gives_life_to_vacant_lot.html
so you got a million dollar grant and...... built a mini ramp and snake run?
did you get paid by the hour to build? cause if you're an employee i don't think it's considered 'DIY' anymore. why is it only gonna last 4 months? we have winter where i live but the spots don't disappear and if they did get covered in snow they'd return in spring like the swallows of capistrano.

You may want to get some glasses Shark Tits. The article says the $1m grant is for a series of projects & that the work was done by volunteers.

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« Reply #413 on: August 25, 2014, 12:37:26 PM »
guess i just started daydreaming after i saw $1m.

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« Reply #414 on: August 25, 2014, 01:19:48 PM »
I work by contract and our budget was far from a million dollars. I think it is still considered DIY because I am not a professional ramp builder and neither are the community members who were involved. 

The project is temporary due to the legal nature of things.  I don't know the specific details, but essentially it was temporary or never to be in the first place.  When you think about it everything spot is temporary, just a difference of months, years, or decades.

My hope is that we will find someone in the community who can stick it in a warehouse once the 4 months are up.

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« Reply #415 on: August 28, 2014, 09:43:04 AM »
For all those with concrete diy spots, what cement are you using to surface quarterpipes, banks, and such.

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« Reply #416 on: August 28, 2014, 09:47:50 AM »
you're sposedta use portland cement but i rarely do. what you can do though is use quickcrete 80 lb bag mixed w/ a handful of portland. make that $8 bag go further. if you just use the $3.75 bag it works but it's a bit coarser. i've even used mortar cause i get all benzo'd out prior to home depot and think i'm getting a steal. shtooops! it works to a degree but is more likely to turn into dust after a while.

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« Reply #417 on: August 31, 2014, 02:51:35 PM »

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« Reply #418 on: September 02, 2014, 06:46:20 AM »
For all those with concrete diy spots, what cement are you using to surface quarterpipes, banks, and such.

If you get serious and make something big then it's cheapest to get sand, gravel, and portland separately then mix yourself (I forget the ratios).

Premixed quickrete is fine though.

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« Reply #419 on: September 05, 2014, 10:24:06 PM »
how do you make the concrete smooth? I tried making a small quarter pipe in the backyard but the concrete is too crumbly. How do i fix this?