Okay so I live in a tiny cul-de-sac, and the neighbors will get mad if I leave stuff in the middle of the street, so I need something thats cheap, reliable, and small, while also being fun to mess around on. I tried making a little box today but my idea failed and I lost one of my three pallets in the making of it.
So does anyone have any ideas of what I could build myself or something I could buy and transform into a trials obstacle.
If you have something like this, feel free to post a picture of it, I’d like to see it.
I seached this subject by the way, and all that came up was pictures of big trials courses with people with a large amount of property.
Well what am I supposed to say? You have no wood and no money. If you can’t “throw” the necessary cash and time into the course, it will suck ass. My advice is to get some pallets, but you already knew that.
I just practice on kurbs and drains and then next when im better i will practice at the skatepark which is like 5kms away. Ill have to think of something…so i dont have to travel to the skatepark for 5kms. the park down the road has urban structures like benches, kurbs, drains, a playground, bridge,. but making a trials obstacle course…well at my circus school our trainer just put like brooms and chalk on the ground and we had to jump over them but thats probably what u not really lookin for.
You dont need to throw money at it to get a good course (well not were I live) I have spent no money at all on my course and now its getting pretty awesome. If you keep an eye out you will soon start to realise how many pallets there are around. I have got all mine (30-40) from asking people. They are normaly happy enough for me to take them away. At my house we always have alode of scrap wood lying around which is useful but you can always sacrifise a pallet and use that wood. I will take some pics of what I made to give you some ideas. I have to move my course and put it away pertty frequently, when its dry I move it out onto my lawn but only leave it for a day. Either get yourself or make yourself (weld up) a sacktruck this will make it much eisier to move larger obstacles around.
Yea I know I can get more pallets to use for wood but I need some kind of basic design. Like if someone could build a basic 1ft. by 1ft. box out of uneven pallet boards and maybe a thin sheet of wood for the top I’d like to see how you managed to do it. ALSO UN1-R1D3R I’d like to see the pictures of some of your stuff, its sounds just like what I’m looking for.
Or get scrap wood for free at construction/demolition sites and lumber yards (If you get it from demolition sites, beware of lead paint. I’d sand the paint off in a very well ventilated area, while wearing a REALLY good mask.)
My grandfather built a 6’ high, 300’ long fence almost entirely from scrap wood by making daily trips to a construction site for almost a year.
At a lot of places you can get free pallets, if you ask nicely.
It’s the third picture down, but my beams rise and fall in a pyramid fashion.
It came out really strong and really sturdy but I’m having trouble keeping balanced on the 3.5" square beams. I get up on the first one and my tire rolls off. Do you think it has to do with the fact I’m running 125mm cranks? My new nimbus with 137’s is coming on Tuesday, will this make the obstacle much easier? Thanks