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Best way to tarp a mini-ramp

Postby Rockjunkie804 on Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:58 pm

Hi,

I followed the plans for the "Mini Halfpipe"
Thanks for making such a great site man!

Anyway, I covered the mini with masonite and use a tarp to cover it.
I made the mistake to let the tarp lay right over the ramp the first time it rained on it.
The water pooled and ruined a piece or masonite.
Right now I have a piece of rope tied between two trees on opposite sides of the ramp to keep the water from pooling on the top.

Anyone have any better solutions? I'm sure plenty of people here tarp their ramps.
How do you guys do it?

I've attached some pics I took during construction, I'll upload newer ones soon ...

Thanks!,
-Kenny
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Re: Best way to tarp a mini-ramp

Postby dss454 on Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:10 pm

i tarp my ramps by getting a good tarp then in the middle just put a long peice of block i built from scrap wood so it just goes too the side then around my pipe i built a little dam so the river just goes down it and dries up.
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Re: Best way to tarp a mini-ramp

Postby Bobby on Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:28 am

Hey Kenny, that is a sweet halfpipe, my pipe is in a leaky barn, i used the pillars and ceiling to place the tarp in a way the water would drain off outside of the halfpipe. Using the trees and ropes sounds like a good approach, i'm not sure what the best way to do that is though.
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Re: Best way to tarp a mini-ramp

Postby coolskater on Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:24 pm

btw will the ramp still be good when it rains when its completed i mean?
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Re: Best way to tarp a mini-ramp

Postby dss454 on Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:40 pm

it should aslong ad you tarp it every time you dont skate it
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