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Did you know that in 11 hours you could have a really cool half-pipe in your backyard? According to this website it’s possible, and resulting half-pipe looks a lot more fun than the ramps I would make as a kid. Make sure you check out the link to the build photos before you try making one yourself.

How to build a skateboard halfpipe in 11 hours. Myself and retiree skateboard enthusiast Rob Maggi went over to a friends house to put up a halfpipe for him. I haven’t built a halfpipe from scratch in many years so Rob was on point on this one. The ramp was to be 5 feet tall by 12 feet wide with a 7 foot transition which is pretty mellow but you can still blast airs out of it.

Read more about How to: Build a skateboard half-pipe in 11 hours [digg] [build photos]

Marc de Vinck

I’m currently working full time as the Dexter F. Baker Professor of Practice in Creativity in the Masters of Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship Program at Lehigh University. I’m also an avid product designer, kit maker, author, father, tinkerer, and member of the MAKE Technical Advisory board.



  1. Foo_Plinger says:

    As an ex-skateboarder, I like the looks of this ramp. As a homeowner formally forced to live in this suburban nightmare, I see lots of issues down the road with noise and neighbors. Halfpipes are loud. Skateboarders are loud. This one is butted right against the property line. Aside from being in the way, that wall will reflect a ton of heat and noise, making the users and the listeners unhappy. Which part of Phoenix is this in?
    Good Luck.

    1. Marc de Vinck says:

      I agree, the ramp looks good…and the neighbors are going to call the cops!

  2. Josh says:

    Im trying to do the same thing i just dont know what angle to make it can you help me?

  3. Marc de Vinck says:

    @ Josh

    Did you check out the link? There are a lot of dimensions in the build description.

  4. Nick says:

    What’s the angle im13 and need to know for my ramp!!!!

  5. ryley says:

    how much did it cost