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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.


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