Info From the Web
There's definitely a lot of junk out there on the Internet. but there are a few gems as well. The thing that inspired us to begin R.P.D.O. was the fact that we could barely find anything that helped us. Since we started however, readers like you have pointed us at a few good sites, and more are popping up everyday. So we're linking them here. ( We like to think of the new ones as part of RampPlans.org, at least in spirit. ) Some of them we've also cached on our site. hopefully unlike other sites, our list won't clutter your browser with junk. We're trying to only list stuff that seems useful.
Rick Dahlen's Mini Ramp [ offsite ]
Rick has put together an awesome set of diagrams and walk throughs all downloadable as a PDF. This is truly one of the most professional set of Free plans we've seen yet. [ Thanks to Jarrod Barretto for pointing us at it and much thanks to Rick for his hard work ]
Slap Magazine's Ramp Plans [ offsite ]
The folks at slapmagazine.com have provided the world with some good simple ramp plans. As the reader who sent in the link to us put it: “ <a href= "http://www.slapmagazine.com">http://www.slapmagazine.com</a> has great plans, from everything to a Neil Blender'ish 2' micro mini (goes almost vert) to a vert wall, to a bank, and lots more. The guys that run the site are really nice, and it has a great forum” [ Thanks to David Beale ]
Pieter has made plans for all kinds of ramps, spines, minis, jump boxes, etc. He provides some walk through, and plans in Autocad, con Autocad lite, jpg screen dumps, and other formats. He did a Great job.
The Modular Halfpipe [ offsite ]
This guy did an incredible amount of work on his plans for a half pipe. Lots of diagrams and lots of explanations, some cool techniques for bending plywood with one person, techniques for making the templates that are higher than a single sheet of plywood. It's definitely worth a read. We're surprised we didn't see this before. We've linked to a good starting point on his site. Just follow the little next page links ( looks like a door with an arrow in it ) at the bottom of each page. We didn't link to the main page because that link has some horrible Java Applet on the front page for navigation, which of course doesn't work for and it makes it difficult to get into the page to see what's up for some people. Anyhow post a note on his message boards. Tell him thanks, and tell him RampPlans.org sent you. [ Thanks to Mychael Jones, Vancouver Washington ]
freerampplans.cjb.net [ offsite ]
This guy documented the ramp he built, has an FAQ, materials lists, other helpful hints. It's quite a good site. (despite the crazy background on the first page.) click through the menu on the left. Specifically click on his <a target="top" href= "http://www.geocities.com/pukeboy1616/index.html">Ramp Plans</a> link. The site is a little hard to follow. But we're glad he put the work into it. [ Pukeboy gave us permission to copy his site into ramp plans we've just not gotten a chance to do it yet. This will help with the Geocities hosting issues. ]
Bobby Schwalbe's ramp plans [ offsite ]
Bobby has made simple plans for an 8' halfpipe, and he walks you through step by step. [thanks to Bobby Shwalbe]
(Dansworld) Ramp Building FAQ [ cached ]
one of the earliest skateboard ramp building FAQs on the net.
Heckler Ramp plans [ offsite ]
Heckler Magazine produced some images (look like scans of blueprints ) and stuff. these are known as the Heckler Ramp Plans. they're everywhere, so we haven't gotten to putting them up here. But since everyone does it. eventually we'll pay our respects to them and cache them on RampPlans.org.
Tum Yeto Ramp plans. [ offsite ]
The Tum Yeto ramp plans are the other plans you'll find on everyones web pages. There like blueprints. we're not even sure they're any different from the Heckler plans. [ does anyone have any more history or story to these plans ]
David Beale's ramp plans [ offsite ]
David has made some simplistic plans for a quarter and a railslide. The railslide looks like a nice easy way to make a rail that doesn't involve welding. It's worth looking at. His site lists a kicker and a grind box but doesn't seem to have them there. David is also the maintainer of the "Where to find ramp plans" resource which has been around for a while.