Skateboard ramps are made in every size, shape and color these days. With the turn of the century, skateboarding is one of young America's favorite pastimes. Skateboarding ramps serve the purpose of adding variety to practice locations and to practice jumps, tricks and grinds. Skateboard parks are opening all over the country, providing several different styles of ramps and different courses to broaden and excel the skateboarder's skills. Of course, making your own ramp is more rewarding, but if insisting on purchasing a skateboard ramp, they’re reasonably priced and just require assembly. The bigger the skateboard ramp, the more expensive you can expect it to be (anywhere from $25 to $500.
These are just a few variations of modern skateboard ramps:
- Original Wooden Ramps The first skateboard ramps ever made were made out of wood. Wooden ramps are easy to make from scratch at home or can be purchased. They can be made as tall and wide as you prefer.
- Wedge Landwave Ramps Landwave ramps are a straight-curved ramp. It adds the effect of a hill in the middle of the street. Some smaller landwave ramps have curves on both sides, creating an uphill, downhill effect.
- Sunwave Wave Ramps The Sunwave ramps are plastic ramps that have a peaked top instead of a flat one, creating a wave effect (hence the name). These ramps are good for practicing balance and stability.
- Grinding Box Ramps These skateboard ramps are a rectangular box with 90 degree angle edges either made out of wood or plastic. The edges or rails are for grinding.
- Portable ramps Portable ramps are ramps that can be taken apart and moved around in just minutes. These ramps are also easier to store.
Just about 90 percent of skateboard ramps fall under these five categories, however it would take days to go over every single ramp that’s out there. Remember when picking a ramp, chose one that fits your riding style and will help advance you the most.