OC Ramps CAUTION – SKATEBOARDING
Caution Skateboarders will like this sign! Put your skateboard out on the street and tell drivers to slow down because you're ripping. Alternatively, use your kickflips and ollies to propel yourself over the edge.
HOW DO I QUIET MY RAMP?
The internet is full of awful suggestions for quieting or dampening the sound of your skateboard ramp, especially tiny ramps (or halfpipes).
You can read about old wives' tales about insulating the ramp, filling the coping with whatever you choose, or adding cushions and blankets behind the ramp. We've come to clarify the air.... that is all nonsense
There are only two suggestions for making your mini ramp more silent.
1. 34” thick plywood can be used to close the back of your skateboard ramp. This will considerably reduce the hollow sound. Again, don't believe the nonsense about filling in the empty space before covering it with plywood. It's not going to work. The noise can be reduced by just closing the backend. Some customers will get creative with it; for example, we've seen multiple clients use backend hinges to create a custom door for storage, and so on. To make use of the room, that is absolutely optional. Close it up, though, in terms of noise levels.
2. Using a softer gel wheel will also help you maintain an unobtrusive vibe that your neighbors won't mind while shredding your skateboard ramp. The harder the wheel, the more they hear you approaching! Many skaters own multiple skateboards, each with a different set of wheels; most like the tougher wheels for typical street skating, and then switch to the gel-softer wheels at night so your neighbors can get some rest as you rip your heart out! Riding a gel wheel isn't for everyone. There are numerous advantages and disadvantages. For the purposes of this discussion, the most significant benefit of a softer wheel is the reduction in noise. Put on the soft wheels if you have neighbors that are going to be narcs!
- Weight: 2 lbs
- Height: 2 feet
- Width: 11.5" base
Shipping Cost: FREE!