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PancakeBones

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Purpose of using elliptical vs circular transition radius?
« on: August 25, 2023, 11:54:29 PM »
I've just heard a quarter pipe can be built with an elliptical radius, what is that used for? What does it help?

Does it feel completely different or skate similarly?

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Re: Purpose of using elliptical vs circular transition radius?
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2023, 07:12:45 AM »
Elliptical pushes your weight into the ramp when you’re approaching the coping which helps you stay on top of your tricks… circular is very hard to control

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Re: Purpose of using elliptical vs circular transition radius?
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2023, 02:10:22 PM »
Why make a new thread for this?

I've made dozens of miniramps and quarterpipes and always draw elliptical transitions. For small ramps, it gives you a mellow transition that's easy to land tricks with a workable lip (gets it closer to vert). If you can find Neil Blender's Speed Freaks part, his backyard ramp is a good example (I wouldn't recommend making it that steep though). I'd be surprised if it's even 4' tall, but he can still lock into smith grinds.