In order to build a board, you have to know a bit about the drainage pipes. The key facts are the following:
Top Width: 33 inches
Height: 20 inches deep
I quickly figured out that normal trucks, even street luge trucks, just wouldn't be large enough. The largest skateboard trucks I could find were 15 inches wide: nowhere near the 30 inches width that I was shooting for.
We ended up going to a store and picking up two crummy skateboards for $8 a piece and taking them apart. The boards and bolts we ditched (got other projects in mind for those), but kept the trucks. Parts List
- Four skateboard trucks with bearings and wheels
- 16 - 2 inch 10/24 bolts, washers and lock nuts
- 3/4 inch plywood, 28 inches wide x 36 to 48 inches long (depending on how long you want the board)
- Wood glue
- Four C clamps (Size? as long as they open up enough for 2 inches)
- 3/4 inch plywood strips, 28 inches wide, 4 inches long
- Sandpaper or electric sander
- Drill (bits: 10/24 and1/2 inch)
- Two pieces of rope, roughly 8 inches each, thickness of 1/2 inch.
And for when you're riding:
- Boots or sturdy shoes (for stopping)