Introduction: Street Luge

Building a street luge is very simple, and can be the source of a very good time.
Here is what you need:
-2 two by fours
-a piece of flat wood that is at least 1' by 2' and .5 in thick
-fence screws
-skate board trucks and wheels.
-a piece of pvc pipe

Tips:
-Make sure the trucks are not much further apart than they would be on a skateboard. if they are handling and speed will not be very good.
-make sure the front wheels are closer to your body than your feet. this gives it better handling. the best weight distribution has the majority of the weight on the front wheels (this improves speed) so keeping the front wheels close to your body also improves speed.
-lubricate the wheels before you use it each time with wd-40.
-long board wheels or roller blade wheels work better than the wheels on most cheap skate boards so use them when available.
-braking with your shoes will wear the souls down really fast. use old shoes when using the luge.

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carlsands made it! (author)2012-07-09

with the video it looked like you flew off the street luge

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Higgs Boson made it! (author)Higgs Boson2012-07-10

Well I didn't fly off but I had to get out of the way quickly to let my friend who got going faster pass me.

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freeza36 made it! (author)2012-06-09

Why dont you make an nstructable on your newer luge?

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Higgs Boson made it! (author)Higgs Boson2012-06-10

Working on it. Haven't really had the motivation to finish lately.

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freeza36 made it! (author)2011-12-21

shoes don't have souls, they have soles

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zazenergy made it! (author)2011-10-26

looks like fun! I'd love to see a video!

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freeza36 made it! (author)freeza362011-11-04

I ride with him a lot (as he is my best friend) and a video is on its way. As soon as the snow melts, I (or he) will put one up.

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