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Offline Conrad Moser

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Backyard parkour equipment
« on: September 27, 2011, 05:07:10 PM »
I built a few pieces of equipment from scrap lumber around the house, then my son and I spent a few minutes trying it out.

http://youtu.be/mdM7HcpQ6eo
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Re: Backyard parkour equipment
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2011, 07:59:44 PM »
Ahh that's awesome! You would be the coolest dad ever! :D

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Re: Backyard parkour equipment
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2011, 08:48:54 PM »
I actually built something similar to your precision things a while back. I found the idea online somewhere, only instead of a flat surface for the top, I used PVC pipe.

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Re: Backyard parkour equipment
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2011, 04:28:47 AM »
Great work! Cute kid.

It doesn't matter how they look (as you pointed out in your video). Functionality and reliability are really all that matters.
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Re: Backyard parkour equipment
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2011, 06:11:01 AM »
Thanks for the comments guys!

I actually built something similar to your precision things a while back. I found the idea online somewhere, only instead of a flat surface for the top, I used PVC pipe. 

Yeah, the next set I make will probably be with steel pipe. Is PVC really strong enough to jump on at that length? I once considered PVC with a wooden dowel inside, but I figured steel would be better.
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Re: Backyard parkour equipment
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2011, 08:09:12 AM »
Yeah, I don't really jump too far between them. I used like really thick PVC so it's like a legit pipe. I'd imagine that steel would work better though, I just didn't have the resources. I made mine to where I can practice indoors like when it's raining or something like that. If you want to do that, add velcro to the bottom to make it stick to carpet and not slide around.

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Re: Backyard parkour equipment
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2011, 05:16:24 PM »
Love it man, good to see you moving about!   Your son is epic :)

Hopefully we can meet again soon, after I'm done with college applications :P
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Re: Backyard parkour equipment
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2011, 09:12:02 PM »
I showed your video to my friend, and he adapted it.

http://youtu.be/d5-0BylIPyE

I was super stoked that they worked great.
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Re: Backyard parkour equipment
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2011, 09:16:40 AM »
I showed your video to my friend, and he adapted it.

http://youtu.be/d5-0BylIPyE

I was super stoked that they worked great.

your video has been removed....

Belhade, what type of bars did you use? metal...

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Re: Backyard parkour equipment
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2011, 04:22:09 PM »
I haven't done the metal bars yet, but I was going to use steel pipe from Home Depot...30" straight pipe, maybe 1/2" or 3/4"... 90 degree elbows, and flange screwed to the wood.
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Re: Backyard parkour equipment
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2011, 12:40:28 PM »
That little kid's got a pretty good climb-up! :) I love seeing DIY stuff.