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The New Vert ramp in Kimberly

The MMC vert ramp in Kimberly is now complete and looking good! The following pro vert skaters will be in Kimberly next week to compete for the $75000 prize money up for grabs:

  • Alex Perelson
  • Bob Burnquist
  • Pierre Luc Gagnon
  • Sandro Dias
  • Elliot Sloan
  • Andy MacDonald
  • Adam Taylor

MMC Vert Ramp finish

Updated progress on ramp frames

Since my last post we finished and painted primer on all flatbottoms and deck boxes. Next step the transition which will start today. This is some photos of the completed frames:

Frame update

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Latest draft of 12ft vert ramp plans…

The latest draft version 4.2 of the 12ft vert ramp plans has be uploaded to the downloads section. It’s got lot more detail of the complete ramp design. I will change the information as we progress with the ramp build and post updated versions. The final version will reflect the final ramp.

Pilot phase done, and looking good!!

We have completed the pilot phase and everything looks pretty good. The work done is very accurate and we will not have any problems with the fixing of the surface to the frame. We have decided to use 5mm Countersink bolts with locknuts to fix the plywood and metal sheet to the surface. This will ensure that they don’t pull out after a while… or at least we can tighten them or replace them if required.
It will be bit of a mission to drill all the holes through the 5mm angle iron for ever bolt we need and if you look at the 2500+ screws required it might take a while. But we’ll do anything to make sure the surface is 100% for skating.
The other issue we will face is to put the nuts onto the underside of the flatbottom if it’s flat on the base frame, because we don’t have access under the ramp. We have a working solution and I will give you more info after we have done the flatbottom surface.
The flatbottom was very easy to build:

Pilot flatbottom frame

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New vert ramp design

We have new plans for a 12ft vert ramp and you can download the plans from the ‘Downloads’ section. This new vert ramp design is based on a lot of research on the internet and some personal experience skating vert ramps. The final dimensions for the vert ramp design:

Total hight: 12ft

Transitions: 10.5ft

Vert: 1.5ft

The design is a steel construction (cheaper than wood in SA) with a 5mm plywood as first layer and 3mm metal sheet as second and final layer. We have cross/support bars +- 25cm apart and believe it should be enough and strong to take impact of high fling airs and bails !

The ramps design is also semi-modular to allow us to move the ramp if required, or extend additional sections in the future with ease.

If we make any changes to the ramp plans we will post them here.

If you decided to use the plans, please feel free to do so and email us the pictures of you new ramp (and the construction process..) We only request you put up a sign on the ramp with reference to www.vert.co.za and designed by Werner du Plessis. :-)

12ft vert ramp

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