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krusher
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« Reply #30 on: March 12, 2012, 06:01:27 PM »

I have learned the hard way, that if you are going to build a spot to skate build what you want. Your friends are going to give you so much advice and opinions about what to build but at the end of the day you are the one that is going to be skating it all the time not your friends. So if you are the foreman on the job make the decision you want, make some coping out of bottle caps and soda cans, they grind too, WHO GIVES A FELCH! JUST SKATE>.. haha

Back to diy advice: People use to much water

Whenever I'm in charge of a concrete job at work people bitch and complain about how I don't use enough water but at the end of that job everyone says it was the perfect amount. I learned this process from my own mistakes and listening to old timers.
For every 90 pound bag of ready mix I never use more then 2 gallons but most of the time it is more it 1 & a 1/2 gallons of water (3 liters?).

Here is a video of me using the tarp technique to mix concrete(0:49). I make a mash potato crater, pour the water and when it gets near the top I stop; it's almost 2 gallons of water

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« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2012, 10:42:48 AM »

Yeah wish it was that easy krusher! We've gone for the full DIY deal and it's being built in a abandoned stockyard or something. So I'm not really in charge and need funds from the others to build it (besides who wants to build a spot on their own). I will try to convince them a lip is quicker/easier and just as skate-able as 'real coping' but seems they are pretty set on a proper qp.
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« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2012, 04:43:04 PM »

What is a proper quarter pipe? And what is "real coping"? One with Metal coping? One with pool coping or one with concrete noping/hand formed coping?

Just build it and skate it. If you want a little perfect quarter to skate then build one outta wood with metal coping in your garage and call it a day.
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« Reply #33 on: March 13, 2012, 09:38:50 PM »

chainlink fencing will work in a pinch. just be sure that whatever you used for reinforcement is COMPLETELY encased by the crete. use dobies (little rocks or chunks of brick) to ensure that your cage gets raised up enough to be completely encased by the mud.
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« Reply #34 on: March 13, 2012, 10:26:24 PM »

(besides who wants to build a spot on their own).

I built my ramp on my own and skated it by myself most of the time. I have to say it came out pretty good...

The next spot I'm planing on building will probably only be built by me and it's a 40 minute drive from my house, so I don't believe I will skate it that much.

The name is in the title, Do it Yourself. If you can't do it yourself, for yourself then who the fuck are you?
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« Reply #35 on: March 14, 2012, 07:09:20 AM »

If you can't do it yourself, for yourself then who the fuck are you?

Best quote ever.
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« Reply #36 on: March 14, 2012, 01:47:14 PM »

Yeah wish it was that easy krusher! We've gone for the full DIY deal and it's being built in a abandoned stockyard or something. So I'm not really in charge and need funds from the others to build it (besides who wants to build a spot on their own). I will try to convince them a lip is quicker/easier and just as skate-able as 'real coping' but seems they are pretty set on a proper qp.
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