Street Luge

Introduction: Street Luge

About: I'm Ben. I'm currently weaseling my way through undergrad at MIT where I'm majoring in physics and nuclear science and engineering. I made this account back in middle school (hence the cheesy name), and I real…

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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    7 Discussions

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    carlsands
    carlsands

    8 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Higgs Boson
    Higgs Boson

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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
    freeza36

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Why dont you make an nstructable on your newer luge?

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    Higgs Boson
    Higgs Boson

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

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

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    freeza36
    freeza36

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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.