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Re: Post your DIY spots
« Reply #480 on: January 12, 2017, 04:53:44 PM »
Didn't want to start a new thread but any idea how to repair ledges with this kind of damage? I know bondo is an option but I was hoping for something you can quickly apply and dip because the bust factor is kinda high.




If you want it to be a bit more perminant try this shit.


You need to brush and wash the crack out extremely well. If you have access to an impact hammer drill it makes it even better. Drill in a concrete tekscrew if the crack is deep enough and you can use that as an anchor when you pack the steel stick over it. I put in a few of those and they seem to last a solid six months or so on heavily hit spots. If it is just your own private spot then it could last years. I can't stress enough, clean the shit out of that gap. Any dust will cause the epoxy not stick properly.

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Re: Post your DIY spots
« Reply #481 on: January 12, 2017, 05:20:56 PM »
Exactly the type of thing i was looking for thanks homie +1

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Re: Post your DIY spots
« Reply #482 on: February 23, 2017, 04:09:38 PM »
what's up phx pals...just made this little ledge at a pretty popular spot


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Re: Post your DIY spots
« Reply #483 on: February 23, 2017, 06:53:50 PM »
what's up phx pals...just made this little ledge at a pretty popular spot



I live on the other side of the world and will never skate this, but if I did live in the area I would buy you a cold one!

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Re: Post your DIY spots
« Reply #484 on: February 23, 2017, 07:46:18 PM »


If you want it to be a bit more perminant try this shit.



Used something very similar on a concrete block i keep in the garage for lazy days. It's held up incredibly well.

Followed this basically


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Re: Post your DIY spots
« Reply #485 on: June 16, 2017, 09:54:51 AM »
Built this guy with the boys last week.


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Re: Post your DIY spots
« Reply #486 on: June 16, 2017, 06:10:57 PM »
Hell yeah looks proper

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Re: Post your DIY spots
« Reply #487 on: August 28, 2017, 01:02:45 AM »
We started a little crowdfunding with our local skateshop to repair / build spots in our city.
This is the first thing we did this weekend :

It is still very new, so it is hard to grind and it fucks trucks a lot but I guess it is kind of a normal thing ?

« Last Edit: August 28, 2017, 01:05:02 AM by Thomas »
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Re: Post your DIY spots
« Reply #488 on: August 28, 2017, 04:40:06 AM »
We started a little crowdfunding with our local skateshop to repair / build spots in our city.
This is the first thing we did this weekend :

It is still very new, so it is hard to grind and it fucks trucks a lot but I guess it is kind of a normal thing ?


You can always take a rock or a piece of griptape and sand down that sharp edge.
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« Reply #489 on: August 28, 2017, 05:38:11 AM »
Quote from: Krooked antihero  link=topic=39424.msg2679414#msg2679414 date=1503920406
We started a little crowdfunding with our local skateshop to repair / build spots in our city.
This is the first thing we did this weekend :

It is still very new, so it is hard to grind and it fucks trucks a lot but I guess it is kind of a normal thing ?


You can always take a rock or a piece of griptape and sand down that sharp edge.
that and if it's hard to break in, paint the metal. whole new game!

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Re: Post your DIY spots
« Reply #490 on: August 29, 2017, 12:06:08 AM »
I sanded it with a piece of griptape yesterday and yeah, it grinds way better now !
Thanks pals !
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Re: Post your DIY spots
« Reply #491 on: September 15, 2017, 04:53:24 PM »
What's the best adhesive for applying angle iron to concrete?

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« Reply #492 on: September 15, 2017, 05:04:41 PM »
What's the best adhesive for applying angle iron to concrete?
i've always used gorilla glue to positive effect but i think liquid nails might be more the 'industry standard'. gg expands so you put it on there then weigh down the angle iron til it's dried into it's final form

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« Reply #493 on: September 15, 2017, 05:22:07 PM »
Rad thanks Sharktits

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« Reply #494 on: October 05, 2017, 02:05:40 AM »
We started a little crowdfunding with our local skateshop to repair / build spots in our city.
This is the first thing we did this weekend :

It is still very new, so it is hard to grind and it fucks trucks a lot but I guess it is kind of a normal thing ?


You can always take a rock or a piece of griptape and sand down that sharp edge.
that and if it's hard to break in, paint the metal. whole new game!

What kind of paint would you suggest me ?
Will it also protect from rust ?
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« Reply #495 on: October 05, 2017, 04:35:24 AM »
just like a gloss black spraypaint. i spose any color would work  but i've had luck w/ it. i think it gets grinded of but by then you're rocking. if you kept it painted after most sessions i'm sure it would weatherproof it.
sadly none of my ledges have lasted long enough to test that theory. sposedta build one or 2 this wk, letchaz know how it comes out.

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Re: Post your DIY spots
« Reply #496 on: October 06, 2017, 12:25:54 AM »
We managed to get three iron corner on that little plaza, now the spot is ridiculously sick.
We filed down the corners, then sanded them down with griptape and waxed them, everything is grind real fine, but it is still destroying trucks a lot.
For that reason, a lot of people don't want to skate there...
Do you guys think we must make those corner more roundish by liming them down again, or painting will be enough ?
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Re: Post your DIY spots
« Reply #497 on: October 07, 2017, 05:02:16 PM »
destroying trucks is part of skating. i kinda dig it vs plastic ledges or whatever.
my 'L ledge' aka boardslide popover


polejam

mainstream ledge

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Re: Post your DIY spots
« Reply #498 on: October 07, 2017, 06:11:55 PM »
Hell yeah dude looks like a shit ton of fun

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Re: Post your DIY spots
« Reply #499 on: October 07, 2017, 07:53:05 PM »
sick sharktits! gililland days inspiration on that l ledge?

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« Reply #500 on: October 07, 2017, 07:57:36 PM »
sick sharktits! gililland days inspiration on that l ledge?
that stokes me out that you recognize it!
that's absolutely what i was trying to recreate, i even sent hash slasher a vid of it to sell him and his crew on the idea.

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« Reply #501 on: October 07, 2017, 08:08:02 PM »
sick sharktits! gililland days inspiration on that l ledge?
that stokes me out that you recognize it!
that's absolutely what i was trying to recreate, i even sent hash slasher a vid of it to sell him and his crew on the idea.

that's going on be so much fun .. can't wait to see you guys pop over that thing

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Re: Post your DIY spots
« Reply #502 on: October 09, 2017, 07:54:45 AM »
Mail carrier fit on point as well.

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« Reply #503 on: November 08, 2017, 09:29:32 AM »
appreciate ya'lls!
funny, this dude that lives at the spot 'shadow' called me 'the postman'. goes 'thats what we all call you.'
i'll run w/ it i guess. so we cemented the polejam in place, bondo'd some ground and one intrepid soul made a curved curb.


and we fattened up the mainstream ledge and made it 8 feet instead of 6.

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Re: Post your DIY spots
« Reply #504 on: November 08, 2017, 11:07:39 AM »
the postman, nice .. curve curb looks so fun

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Re: Post your DIY spots
« Reply #505 on: November 08, 2017, 11:18:44 AM »
know what's funny? the kid who made it 'fuckinquinny' is the same kid who helped stabmaster build that pink ramp up top on this page. he's a wormside kid on loan to us. i've been hanging around the bridge and tranny diy to sort of apprentice since they've been at it a long time.
i like that pink ramp's style, mr arson. if we decide to do a bank or something i'd like it to be thin, free standing cement but idk if we're that versed in rebar.

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« Reply #506 on: November 09, 2017, 01:10:19 PM »
started a tribute piece of art. will continue as i get more paint, like to tie the whole spot together. name the album, get a gnar.

my old DIY was slightly skateable but mostly in disrepair but now it's covered in wood chips. RIP Arctic Plaza. gonna try to get my crew to deconstruct the pyramid and bring it's innards to the new spot.

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« Reply #507 on: November 15, 2017, 11:40:22 PM »
started a tribute piece of art. will continue as i get more paint, like to tie the whole spot together. name the album, get a gnar.

my old DIY was slightly skateable but mostly in disrepair but now it's covered in wood chips. RIP Arctic Plaza. gonna try to get my crew to deconstruct the pyramid and bring it's innards to the new spot.

elliott smith - figure 8

i just built a quarter pipe at a local park. there's a ditch at this park by my house that coincidentally enough was actually made in the 80s for skateboarding (at least so they say) the ditch goes along for a while, maybe 100 yards or so with a few different spots where the banks come up to rock walls of different heights. tonight we went and built a quarter pipe coming out of one of the banks and flushing up to the top of a rock wall making the top edge the lip. we just did a few hours ago and we're waiting for a few weeks to make sure it doesn't get torn down before building more. i'll post a photo here in the next few days when i go back. wish us luck!

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Re: Post your DIY spots
« Reply #508 on: November 24, 2017, 03:46:56 PM »
This school by my house built New ledges and they cut out sections to act like a skate stopper

Took it upon myself to fix it up with some steelstik(shout out to Pabst for the recommendation)
Only had enough to make the front part flush enough so i can do slides over it but I'm planning on finishing it sooner than later and filling in the back part, but for now I'm stoked on having a ledge I can frequent

Photos are kinda crap but I'll make sure to take more as soon as finish it up
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Re: Post your DIY spots
« Reply #509 on: March 27, 2018, 07:33:54 PM »


Some stuff my friends and I have done in DC area, if you're ever around hit me up for the address we love seeing new people skate our work.