Professor Paddle: 2011 Big Air Ramp
Professor Paddle Professor Paddle
  RegisterRegister  LoginLogin
Home Calendar Forum FSBO Gallery PPages Reviews Rivers Trips Links
  Active TopicsActive Topics  Display List of Forum MembersMemberlist  Search The ForumSearch
Events
 Professor Paddle : General : Events
Message Icon Event: 2011 Big Air Ramp - Event Date: 29 May 2011 Post Reply Post New Topic
Page  of 2 Next >>
Author Message
James
Admin
Admin
Avatar
Sum Dum Guy

Joined: 31 Dec 2004
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 3568
  Quote James Replybullet Calendar Event: 2011 Big Air Ramp
    Posted: 07 Mar 2011 at 1:15pm
Over the last couple years we have sported a big air ramp at the PP Ball and this year were looking to continue the theme. We already have a ramp fabricated and all we have to do is rent the scaffolding and transport the required equipment on site for this gauntlet of gravity.

Help us help you.

We need volunteers to meet and or discuss the requirements to make this happen. Please use this discussion thread to help facilitate the Big Air Ramp this year.




Edited by James - 26 Apr 2011 at 9:08am
IP IP Logged Send Private Message Send Private Message
rokmnky
McNasty
McNasty
Avatar

Joined: 18 Aug 2008
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 253
  Quote rokmnky Replybullet Posted: 08 Mar 2011 at 1:01pm
The ramp is in my yard in seattle. I can most likely borrow the same trailer as last year which is in tacoma. However my truck cant haul it. We need a truck with a brake controller willing to drive it to and from the site. Last year set up went really quick with plenty of breaks for beer and boating. I expect this year will go even quicker.

The big hang up is the scaffolding. We rented it last year and the ball paid for it. We need to work out where to get it from, pick up, delivery, and payment. I have all the info from last year and will dig it out when I get home and remember.

We will also need people to come up the weekend before to help put it in place. It should take about a day with 5-6 people. I'm down but I cant do it alone, who's with me?
IP IP Logged Send Private Message
tiziak
Forum Moderator
Forum Moderator
Avatar

Joined: 31 Aug 2008
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1213
  Quote tiziak Replybullet Posted: 08 Mar 2011 at 3:23pm
I have to say, I'm suprised here.
 
If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.

Daniel Patrinellis
360.434.4616
IP IP Logged Send Private Message
James
Admin
Admin
Avatar
Sum Dum Guy

Joined: 31 Dec 2004
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 3568
  Quote James Replybullet Posted: 08 Mar 2011 at 3:30pm
Adam, The scaffolding will of course be covered in the cost of the Ball again this year, but we need to make sure we have all the help required. I will put you down on the volunteer list to head up the Ramp plans.
IP IP Logged Send Private Message Send Private Message
water wacko
Master Poster
Master Poster
Avatar
Team Jackson

Joined: 07 Nov 2006
Online Status: Online
Posts: 2110
  Quote water wacko Replybullet Posted: 09 Mar 2011 at 9:46am
Is the ramp the same design as last year?
"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive." ~Howard Thurman
IP IP Logged Send Private Message Send Private Message
James
Admin
Admin
Avatar
Sum Dum Guy

Joined: 31 Dec 2004
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 3568
  Quote James Replybullet Posted: 09 Mar 2011 at 10:32am
The runway portion is the same, the transition which is what makes most of the difference can be changed or left the same. That will be up to those that want to chip in with Adam. Adam worked like mad last year on this ramp and it is an amazing piece of equipment. So I think that it is only fair that others chip in this year. Adam can help/oversee if he desires but it should not rest on his shoulders, if you want to help out WHICH I encourage everyone to do, contact Adam!
IP IP Logged Send Private Message Send Private Message
Yotes
Big Boofer
Big Boofer
Avatar
Daddy Dutch Oven

Joined: 30 Oct 2005
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 703
  Quote Yotes Replybullet Posted: 09 Mar 2011 at 10:34am
I should be able to help out with the setup weekend, but it's too early to tell if that's a sure thing yet.
IP IP Logged Send Private Message Send Private Message
rokmnky
McNasty
McNasty
Avatar

Joined: 18 Aug 2008
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 253
  Quote rokmnky Replybullet Posted: 09 Mar 2011 at 10:47am
If the ramp is a go then I plan on opening up the transition some by reworking the bottom half of the ramp. I'm open to opinions but once it's in place all we can do is tilt it a little like we did last year. May try and come up with some way to help stiffen it up as well. We are fairly limited on stiffness since it's not the most stable place to build a ramp.
IP IP Logged Send Private Message
James
Admin
Admin
Avatar
Sum Dum Guy

Joined: 31 Dec 2004
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 3568
  Quote James Replybullet Posted: 09 Mar 2011 at 11:30am
Adam - The ramp is a go. We will find someone to get the ramp over there even if it means that we rent a u-haul or something like that.

Who has a truck that can pull a flatbed trailer? I think I might be able to convince Dave that Raymond handling should let us use the Raymond truck since there are tons of folks coming that work in warehouses like K2, Outdoor Research, Moving Companies etc... Great chance for Dave to call it a work weekend and expense his beer cup!
IP IP Logged Send Private Message Send Private Message
Chuck e fresh
Master Poster
Master Poster
Avatar
Post Jester - Round Tres

Joined: 16 Jun 2005
Online Status: Offline
Posts: -362
  Quote Chuck e fresh Replybullet Posted: 10 Mar 2011 at 5:56am

     I would like to help with the design portion of the bottom of the ramp. I may not be at the event because of my new job and baby but, sense I know about building transitions and building different kind of ramps for different sports and why this transition doesn’t really work for kayaking. Especially if you want to go inverted… which I do, and if it is built right, I will.

     I would at least like to devote some time to helping Adam out, even if I'm not going to be there. I used hucked off the ramp the first year and couldn't quit get the flip around. From being a spring board diver in high school, and hucking off 60 foot table tops on my snowboard. I can only give this advice for success when performing any aerial moves. 1) approach. speed / technique / surface.2) set up...which in this design allows for no time to set up.( the transition from down to up is too fast to adjust your body in the right position for inversion) for barrel rolls is good though. 3) Trick 4) the landing. If you don't have the right progression you will not make it to steps 3 and 4. I definitely am not knocking the ramp because it is fun but I always try to make things better. I have looked up other ramps they use for kayaking big air comps and the biggest difference I see is  there needs to be at least a four foot to six foot flat spot leading from the down position to the up tranny.

 It can only happen with collaboration and work. I have volunteered building many different skate parks in Seattle wood and concrete, I have some background in engineering and Architecture but they bored me.( that’s why I’m a tattoo artist now) I could draw up some plans and schematics if that helps but I think it would be easier if I just hooked up with Adam. So I will try. I'm just busy as heaven I have only paddled twice this year....sad I know but if I can lend a hand I will.

There's no such word as can't!so stop making excuses!!!!
IP IP Logged Send Private Message Send Private Message
water wacko
Master Poster
Master Poster
Avatar
Team Jackson

Joined: 07 Nov 2006
Online Status: Online
Posts: 2110
  Quote water wacko Replybullet Posted: 10 Mar 2011 at 6:25am
I'm down to help. I was on the Clack-fest ramp last year and it had a sweet transition. No flat spot, just a larger diameter arc at the bottom with the 'up' part at the end not being as 'tall' as the PP ramp. I couldn't tell ya the radius of the transition, but it feels nice. It doesn't feel nice to land on your side from 15 feet above the green water, though.
"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive." ~Howard Thurman
IP IP Logged Send Private Message Send Private Message
James
Admin
Admin
Avatar
Sum Dum Guy

Joined: 31 Dec 2004
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 3568
  Quote James Replybullet Posted: 10 Mar 2011 at 7:18am
Chuckles for shure hit up Adam I am sure he would love to hear your thoughts!! Maybe we can pick a date to get together and discuss ramp designs.  Who is your boss, I will write a work pass to get you off, we need our chuckles!!

Brett your right, every ramp I have seen for paddling has a really low angle tranny and that makes a huge difference. Perhaps you would care to help adam too!


IP IP Logged Send Private Message Send Private Message
rokmnky
McNasty
McNasty
Avatar

Joined: 18 Aug 2008
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 253
  Quote rokmnky Replybullet Posted: 10 Mar 2011 at 7:34am
Just replied to chuck's PM. When he and I find a time that works I'll post up for anyone else that wants to come along and put in their $.02. The ramp is at my place in georgetown so we can just meet at my house and play with it in the yard.
IP IP Logged Send Private Message
dave
Master Poster
Master Poster
Avatar
D4

Joined: 29 Apr 2005
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 4191
  Quote dave Replybullet Posted: 10 Mar 2011 at 10:23am

My new ride should be able to tow any trailer! We would have to put gas in it though...right now it costs $120.00 to fill the tank and I would imagine it will take at least a tank and a half to get there and back....This truck is sure sweet though!!!!
Nomad
IP IP Logged Send Private Message
Blair
McNasty
McNasty
Avatar

Joined: 08 Jul 2010
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 351
  Quote Blair Replybullet Posted: 11 Mar 2011 at 12:18am
Originally posted by dave

My new ride should be able to tow any trailer! We would have to put gas in it though...right now it costs $120.00 to fill the tank and I would imagine it will take at least a tank and a half to get there and back....This truck is sure sweet though!!!!


get out of here with that humpty dumpty bullsh*t!
IP IP Logged Send Private Message Send Private Message
James
Admin
Admin
Avatar
Sum Dum Guy

Joined: 31 Dec 2004
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 3568
  Quote James Replybullet Posted: 14 Mar 2011 at 7:28pm
So I have discussed this with a few of the Ramp planners and here is what we have.

Next week 3/22 or 3/23 in georgetown. The ramp is at Adam's house so first step is to make sure that Dave, Chuck and Brett + any others interested can make it over there at some time on one of those days. If you have a prefered time please PM me so I can help coordinate. We are going to discuss the transition (angle, length) frictionless material, and assembly/transportation.

Please if you are willing to help come out and discuss it, beers will be provided and input appreciated!
IP IP Logged Send Private Message Send Private Message
dave
Master Poster
Master Poster
Avatar
D4

Joined: 29 Apr 2005
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 4191
  Quote dave Replybullet Posted: 14 Mar 2011 at 9:51pm
I would like to come out. I belive I am free on either day. Tuesday after work will work for me (the 22nd).
Just name the day and time and I will be there.
 
Dave
Nomad
IP IP Logged Send Private Message
James
Admin
Admin
Avatar
Sum Dum Guy

Joined: 31 Dec 2004
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 3568
  Quote James Replybullet Posted: 15 Mar 2011 at 4:02pm
Ok time and date are set. 6:00pm at Adam's House in Georgetown on 3/22 next tuesday.

If you need directions to Adam's place please PM him.
IP IP Logged Send Private Message Send Private Message
dave
Master Poster
Master Poster
Avatar
D4

Joined: 29 Apr 2005
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 4191
  Quote dave Replybullet Posted: 15 Mar 2011 at 4:17pm
oki doki
Nomad
IP IP Logged Send Private Message
James
Admin
Admin
Avatar
Sum Dum Guy

Joined: 31 Dec 2004
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 3568
  Quote James Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2011 at 11:03am
Check out the Ramp This year.

By far the best year yet, this thing is a launcher and your going to love it !!!!





See ya out there!!!!
IP IP Logged Send Private Message Send Private Message
dave
Master Poster
Master Poster
Avatar
D4

Joined: 29 Apr 2005
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 4191
  Quote dave Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2011 at 4:07pm
Nomad
IP IP Logged Send Private Message
dave
Master Poster
Master Poster
Avatar
D4

Joined: 29 Apr 2005
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 4191
  Quote dave Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2011 at 5:51pm
Nomad
IP IP Logged Send Private Message
dave
Master Poster
Master Poster
Avatar
D4

Joined: 29 Apr 2005
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 4191
  Quote dave Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2011 at 5:51pm
I cant get you tube link to work....
Nomad
IP IP Logged Send Private Message
dave
Master Poster
Master Poster
Avatar
D4

Joined: 29 Apr 2005
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 4191
  Quote dave Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2011 at 5:52pm
Nomad
IP IP Logged Send Private Message
Blair
McNasty
McNasty
Avatar

Joined: 08 Jul 2010
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 351
  Quote Blair Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2011 at 7:24pm
Get Pumped!

IP IP Logged Send Private Message Send Private Message
Page  of 2 Next >>
Post Reply Post New Topic
Printable version Printable version

Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot create polls in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum