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Offline Ronster82

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Building Backyard Obstacles
« on: January 20, 2012, 03:25:01 PM »
So I'm going to start building a parkour course in my backyard for personal use but also for teaching people who want to learn. Because it won't be all at once I will probably be adding obstacles over time I just wanted to get some opinions on what you feel would be the most beneficial obstacles to start out with. I'm already planing on building some boxes, so does anyone have any size suggestions as far as those go? Also if any one has any drawn out blueprints or diagrams for building them that would be sweet. Cool thanks!

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Re: Building Backyard Obstacles
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2012, 08:38:39 PM »
im gonna do that too, as soon as this rain stops....but i was thinking like a frame of a box made of pipes, maybe 10 ft tall and like 10 feet across for lacheys, maybe a smaller version of that for learning new things then take it to the big one? also scaffolding are good.
check out tempest freerunning academy on youtube, they have a lot of things that would be easy to build, good luck man
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Re: Building Backyard Obstacles
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2012, 11:24:06 AM »
Around about how big is your backyard?

If it's pretty big, then you could turn it into a mock personal PK gym similar to David Campbell's ninja warrior homemade course thing. Just add railing, walls, and vault boxes. Plus Matteresses would be helpful for some sort of padding.
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Re: Building Backyard Obstacles
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2012, 09:48:42 AM »
Hey Ronnie, contact me I have designs for vault boxes and ideas for that kind of thing.
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Re: Building Backyard Obstacles
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2012, 10:25:36 AM »
I just finished building a vault box. It took me three weeks just because I had to hunt down pieces and I could only spend 30 minutes on it a day, I made it during my woodshop class. It has been paintes and looks nice:-)
I also want to build some boxes that are taller than I am so that I can climb.
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Re: Building Backyard Obstacles
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2012, 11:21:07 AM »
I'm doing the same once the weather nicens up some.

My plan is a few vault boxes. Some precision trainers like Ozzi made.  I'm even thinking about welding together so pipe and cement it in the ground for rails.  And a jungle gym type thing, gotta have swings on one side for me kiddies.

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Re: Building Backyard Obstacles
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2012, 11:28:23 AM »
check out lappset parkour on youtube that should help you out
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Re: Building Backyard Obstacles
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2012, 03:56:14 PM »
check out lappset parkour on youtube that should help you out
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IY6YyQF2cU

I just asked around my school for any wooden boxes they dont use anymore and i got to take home some medium sized boxes. there wide but not very tall.
my next project will be to make a tall box  :D
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Re: Building Backyard Obstacles
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2012, 06:49:50 PM »
Try picking up wooden pallets from stores. Stack em, nail em and cover them in plywood, you can make boxes and platforms.
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Re: Building Backyard Obstacles
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2012, 09:23:42 PM »
ya thats what I had in mind
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Re: Building Backyard Obstacles
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2012, 05:34:30 AM »
 I'd like to build a larger box for wall runs and the such. how should I go about making it not fall over during training?
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Re: Building Backyard Obstacles
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2012, 09:11:22 AM »
I'd like to build a larger box for wall runs and the such. how should I go about making it not fall over during training?
do you mean like a straight up vertical wall?
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Re: Building Backyard Obstacles
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2012, 10:12:15 AM »
Search for the parcube.
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Re: Building Backyard Obstacles
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2012, 03:11:49 PM »
do you mean like a straight up vertical wall?

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Re: Building Backyard Obstacles
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2012, 03:25:43 PM »
http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php/topic,33875.msg423587.html#msg423587

Hope this thread helps, go to end of the thread for the most updated entry.

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Re: Building Backyard Obstacles
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2012, 05:20:26 PM »
Try picking up wooden pallets from stores. Stack em, nail em and cover them in plywood, you can make boxes and platforms.
Not trying to randomly insert myself into this thread, but will stores do this? O.o Because if so, I would sooo love to do so, I would enjoy my very own vault box :3

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Re: Building Backyard Obstacles
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2012, 09:03:21 PM »
They might; it depends. Easy enough to find a manager and ask them about it.

I saw a few weeks ago that a local ATV shop had left a stack of pallets out by the road; when I had a chance the next day I went back. The pallets weren't there but there was a sign that said "Free".  :-\ I'm gonna go in some time and ask them when they will likely be disposing of more.
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Re: Building Backyard Obstacles
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2012, 12:04:10 PM »
It's worth a shot :P Thanks :D

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Re: Building Backyard Obstacles
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2012, 12:38:34 PM »
The Field behind the Wal-Mart near my house has hundreds of them just sitting there. I'm sure most places would at least turn a blind eye to people taking them. I know the warehouse I used to work at just trashed them all
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Re: Building Backyard Obstacles
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2012, 06:16:17 PM »
Just wanna say, my dad, who is a manager of a Kroger, said that Kroger reuses their pallets. So, i suppose don't try Kroger :P
Just a heads up.