How To Make A BMX Half Pipe In Backyard

Learn how To make A BMX half Pipe in your backyardHaving your own half pipe can be a great way to improve your riding skills.  This is important if you are serious about riding, and wish to move up in the ranks.  Your pipe can also be used to make new friends with other BMW riders.

Here are the supplies you will need:

  • Lumber (exact amount will depend on the pipe size for your backyard).
  • Tools for cutting wood, joining, and building foundation in your backyard.
  • Permit from your town
  1. Perform a site survey.  You do not want to purchase material to later find out that your backyard is not big enough for your halfpipe.  Be sure to measure the total area of your back yard.  You will need room for the pipe, along with sufficient clearance around the structure.  Be sure to check over head as well.  You may need to have branches removed as well.
  2. Obtain a building permit.  The last thing you will want is to have to take down an illegal structure.  You can also face fines as well, if you do not first obtain permission from your municipality.  Be sure to obtain the proper permits from your town before you start to build your BMX half pipe.  It may be tempting to skip this step, however this is very crucial.  Your neighbors may report unauthorized structures in your backyard.
  3. Raise funds.  If you do not have enough money for the material, you may want to start a pool with your friends.  By combining your financial resources, you will be off to a quicker start on your BMX half pipe.
  4. Obtain a planning kit.  Once you know the size of your pipe to be built, you will want to obtain a half pipe building kit plan.  The plan will give you information with regards to how much material (such as 4 X 8 plywood) you will need for your BMX pipe. 
  5. Build the physical half pipe.  If you do not have all of the tools, you can rent tools as well.  Be sure to take your time on building your half pipe.  Rushing on the construction can result in a pipe which is unfit to ride on.  If you do not have all of the tools, you can rent tools as well.  Be sure to take your time.  Rushing on the construction can result in a pipe which is unfit to ride on.
  6. Obtain an inspection.  It is important to have a third party inspection performed on your structure.  This will most likely be required as a condition of your building permit from the town.  This can reduce the risk of injury to yourself and others on you BMX backyard half pipe. 
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