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wooden kicker dimentions?

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:33 am
by nimrod
Im making a kicker with some wood i have left over.
I will put it at my house after a gentle slope so i will have a moderate amount of speed approaching, i would place the kicker in front of a 3 foot wall and build a landing in the feild which it leads into. The landing would be lower than the height of the wall for more air time.
I would like it to have enough pop off it to spin nice 360s and maybe to learn 540s at a push.
Anyway, does anyone have good dimentions for a kicker between 3 and 4 foot high?

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:14 am
by belac
I think if you search the word ramps you should get a thred from about a year ago that has a quick photo tutorial i did on a one meter junk wood kicker. Sorry cant find it for you as on my phone. Make it wider for big spins :)

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:17 pm
by WSG7
I cant find it, wouldn't mind having a look if somebody could find it?

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:37 pm
by leapb4ulook
Since the jump is stepping down you can have a mellow kicker as it won't need to throw you up. A mellow radius would be about three times the height of the kicker, so if its three feet high you can make the radius about 9 feet, which will make the kicker about 7 feet long. For more pop, just shorten the radius.
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Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:41 am
by belac
this is the post I was thinking of: http://www.surfingdirt.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3197&highlight=kicker the link to tutorial is under the phoyos.

I've been looking into a big bike ramp style for my new setup when we move to a new house. they tend to look like big sweeping curves of wood held up abit like a deck chair. seems like you'd use a lot less ply on the sides, and you could raise or lower it abit like a deck chair.

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:18 am
by nimrod
Thanks for the replies everyone!
Think im going to go for a 3.5 ft high, 7ft long kicker with a 9ft radius to give a bit more pop.
Will post pictures when its finished, thanks again