How To Build A Snowboard Grind Rail
Learning how to build a snowboard grind rail can take some time, but it is not too difficult a process. All you need is the perfect location, the right materials and the time to make it. When the weather is right, you can put the grind rail to use! The following is some advice on how to build a snowboard grind rail.
Materials for building a grind rail:
- Outdoor, metal stair railing
- Shovel or post hole diggers
- Tape measure
- Find a spot for the rail. The rail must be on property that you are allowed to use and build. Preferably, the rail should be installed on a slope, so that boarders can gain momentum by going downhill before jumping onto the rail. Once you have a nice location selected, you can begin to gather materials which will be used to construct the rail.
- Get the right materials. You will need an outdoor (metal) stair rail and some cement. Visit any home improvement store to find out about these items and select a stair rail that is the right size for your snowboarding desires. The right supplies will help you learn how to build a snowboard grind rail that works perfectly and looks nice.
- Once you have a rail and some cement, pinpoint exactly where the rail will be installed and dig holes where its supports will be in the ground. The holes should be one to two feet deep and about one foot in diameter. Using post hole diggers can expedite the process of digging the right hole.
- Mix the concrete in a large container or wheel barrow and pour concrete into the holes (this must be done while the temperature is well above freezing). Before the concrete has begun to set, place the rail into the holes filled with wet cement and prop it up so that the rail will cement into place in the right position. After the concrete has dried and the weather is right, you may use the rail for grinding.
Learning how to build a snowboard grind rail takes some time and funding, but it is not too difficult. With the right supplies and effort, the whole process doesn't take its toll on your wallet, person and busy schedule.