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How to built a Kicker?
« on: June 04, 2021, 07:01:32 AM »
So now I have some nice new ledge opportunities, some of them are quite high and I would love to use a kicker to get up to some of them
I have this pallet sitting around thats quite heavy and i think it would be a solid base for a kicker. it sjust a mini one its about 3x3 feet fairly square.  I can get a sheet of plywood pretty easily. should i just start from scratch or can i make this into something half decent?

the skid :
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Re: How to built a Kicker?
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2021, 06:31:16 PM »
You may be able to pull it apart and use the slats as bracing but in my experience pallets usually suck for structural stuff. Id say start from scratch

Get a sheet of wood, trace out the transitions to your desired height/length, use 2x4s to connect them, put a sheet of wood accross get a piece of metal for the bottom.

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Re: How to built a Kicker?
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2021, 07:57:13 AM »
You may be able to pull it apart and use the slats as bracing but in my experience pallets usually suck for structural stuff. Id say start from scratch

Get a sheet of wood, trace out the transitions to your desired height/length, use 2x4s to connect them, put a sheet of wood accross get a piece of metal for the bottom.

i think i am just going to leave the skid at one of my spots for a ghetto kicked. i found some shit to prop it up against + a sign for rollin transition so thats what this skid will be now


sorry buddy complete newb here - i am not able to go into the home depot still because we are still on lock down
are you able to recommend the type of plywood i should buy? I think MDF is NOT what i want

would this work? https://www.homedepot.ca/product/revolutionply-4-ft-x-8-ft-x5-2mm-plywood/1000811055

this looks pretty big but maybe could use it for some other projects too

would this work?
 https://www.homedepot.ca/product/alexandria-moulding-standard-hardboard-panel-1-4-inches-x-2-feet-x-2-feet/1000434567

I also dont have like ANY tools really... maybe i should buy a Circular Saw?
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Re: How to built a Kicker?
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2021, 05:50:23 AM »
5/8" or 3/4" sheet of plywood not particle or mdf board but get something layered. A2x4 for bracing and a 1/2" top sheet of plywood should work. Some 2.5" screws and a peice of a sign or 1/16" sheet metal for the threshold. There are several kicker instructions google. I build all my ramps quarter pipes and boxes and its alot cheaper. Just started to weld so would love to find a pipe bender to make some rails like bluntsteel rails.

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Re: How to built a Kicker?
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2021, 12:57:41 PM »
I would use the Keen ramp design and size. I'm about to make one for a friend that is having trouble popping out of transition 'cause he grew up jumping down stuff not over



https://keenramps.com/collections/personal-favorites/products/kicker

I have made more than I handful of ramps totally out of found materials including a halfpipe made from pallets and crates

if I only had one saw it would be a circ. Cutting transition with a circular saw is tough but it can be done

My guess is that the transition on the kneen ramp is 8 foot maybe 7 or 6 maybe 10. Don't know till I draw it

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Re: How to built a Kicker?
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2021, 02:44:23 PM »
Snowboarders build kickers - skaters build jumpramps.

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Re: How to built a Kicker?
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2021, 03:41:11 AM »
5/8" or 3/4" sheet of plywood not particle or mdf board but get something layered. A2x4 for bracing and a 1/2" top sheet of plywood should work. Some 2.5" screws and a peice of a sign or 1/16" sheet metal for the threshold. There are several kicker instructions google. I build all my ramps quarter pipes and boxes and its alot cheaper. Just started to weld so would love to find a pipe bender to make some rails like bluntsteel rails.

thanks for the awesome information.

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Re: How to built a Kicker?
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2021, 06:19:18 AM »
I want to build a little ramp like && out of two old decks.

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