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Miles Roderick
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« on: February 09, 2012, 09:09:51 AM »

I have a mini ramp in my yard. When I skate at night my neighbors try and eat my dick off and call the cops. please help! any material that could help me silence it?
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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2012, 10:28:56 AM »

Fill the coping with sand/stuffing/foam. Box and seal off  the sides of the tranny and under/back of the decks with plywood. Now you go two storage sheds. Tack up some insulation/sound absorption underneath the tranny. Those steps should help A LOT, but if your neighbors are fixated on the sound, they'll probably still be listening for it. Just like how people get annoyed by the sounds of boards on the street even the the traffic noise is way louder.

Plant some dense foliage around the ramp. Stab your neighbors in the ears with an ice pick. Make yourself deaf to their complaints.
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2012, 05:45:18 PM »

I've always wanted to see what it would be like to fill an outdoor ramp with this stuff



The do's and don'ts of expanding foam


No matter what you do I still don't think you will please your neighbors. Maybe you should build a house around your ramp...
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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2012, 06:38:07 PM »

i can't think of anyone who would have a ramp inside a house.  that's crazy.

i filled my coping with expanding foam. also going to line the back and drape some carpet to box it in.  it's in a garage though.

what sorts of hours are you riding into the night till?  setting up a reasonable curfew that you and your neighbors can agree on works and makes friends, not enemies with them.
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2012, 09:33:02 PM »

ride soft wheels at night like oj p-stones or spit HD. It cuts the noise way down and when you get back on hard wheels in the am you skate faster. A tight solid ramp with smooth joints makes it way quieter too
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2012, 01:19:02 PM »

concrete is quieter than wood. skatelite will make you ramp a lot better, but will do nothing to quiet things down.
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2012, 04:06:56 AM »

Noise proof your ramp: Put old carpet, foam rubber insulation or old blankets on the inside of your transition, the ramp deck and the plywood you seal the open back of your skate ramp with. Thus you create something similar to a sound-proof band rehearsal room. More advice here: http://bennys.tv/en/skateboard-spots-ramp-plans/92-legality-liability
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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2012, 05:43:35 PM »

I have to wear earplugs when my friend Dave skates 'cause he loves to hear that loud ass smack at the lip. It doesn't matter what you stuff in your ramp Dave will ride it loud.

If you live in a loud neighborhood stuffing your ramp will help because the white noise of traffic will help hide the sound of radness.
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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2014, 08:12:17 AM »

I think you need some kind of silent wheels
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