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PostPosted: May 27, 2008 2:02 pm    Post subject: Kicker Help Reply with quote

Hey guys,
I'm looking into building a kicker for the summer but haven't been able to find good plans after searching. All the old threads on this site are missing the pictures, and the step by step process on the hompage is missing pictures as well. I was just wondering if anyone could hook me up with some plans with pics, or maybe just some detailed plans.

Thanks for any help
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PostPosted: Jan 26, 2010 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey
i think were in the same boat cause i wanna build a small portable kicker
havent seen many plans or how to float it
just gonna have to build it i guess
but if you come across anything pleae let me know too
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PostPosted: Jan 27, 2010 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

curtblanchette wrote:
For a kicker i'd say check your local car washes for discarded waste barrells. They'll probably sell them to you. Use them for floats and build a 2x4 frame around those.

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PostPosted: Jan 27, 2010 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

please elaborate how many and stuff per say four foot thats the max width mine will be and keep them whole or fill them with something?what about anchoring so i can hit it ? and .... lets start with those questions firts if you can
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PostPosted: Jan 27, 2010 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is how you want to mount the plastic barrels for your base.

You'll want to cut your own fill hole in the side of the barrel's facing up so you can fill them and level the ramp out while its in the water.
Once you have all four together then you can start building your ramp. The ramp basically will just sit on top of these barrels. (but will
be screwed together of course.) Heres a picture to give you an idea of what your ramp could look like.

this is a very small ramp obviously. Your's will be much bigger. If you need plans for how to build a ramp there are plenty of them online
for skateboarding or anything it's all the same. Just dont make it too steep.
And dont sheet it with steel either lol Laughing you should use either vinyl or some kind of thin plastic. I'm sure someone on here can tell you what to use for a surface. Laughing
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PostPosted: Jan 29, 2010 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thankyou you so much man for giving some input
couple more questions tho if you dont mind
fill hole you mean by ?filling with foam?
and barrels will on bottom of ramp?
like two separate peices like it shown ?dont really understand but any help is appreciated
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PostPosted: Jan 29, 2010 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it really all depends on how precicesly you build the ramp thats going to be put on top of your floating base. The ramp should cover over the barrels ( kinda like a hat). Not rest On top. This way the ramp will hopefully sit at the water line or just above it. If that is the case...Fill the barrels with some water to weight them down a bit so your ramp just breaks below the water (Then plug those holes so that it doesn't sink. Toss in some anchors and voila...a floating ramp
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PostPosted: Jan 29, 2010 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dude thats awsome
thanks so much
ill be sure to post some pics eventually
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PostPosted: Jan 29, 2010 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wicked awesome Cool
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PostPosted: Jan 29, 2010 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont think I mentioned this, but, you will want to use 4 barrels so that it's as stable as possible.
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PostPosted: Jan 29, 2010 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how do you attach the barrels to the wood?
every time i read the post i think of a different question lol
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PostPosted: Jan 29, 2010 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


make your wood frame just like this, and the weight of everything will hold it together, tie ropes from the wood, around the under belly of each barrel to keep them in place. Those corner peices are crucial so the barrel doesnt pop out the top, they will be bearing most of the weight as well. Follow that picture exactly
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PostPosted: Jan 29, 2010 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alright cool
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PostPosted: Jun 14, 2010 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this should help

http://kitescoop.com/articles/article/kicker/

here is a pic of mine, used trex so kinda top heavy. only needed 3 barrels. would have been better if i made it wider. but I use it for kiteboarding.
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