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DIY Wall of Death Answered

The wall of death is a large cylinder with a banked floor that allows motorcycle daredevils to ride on the walls. These guys wanted their own and with a spare field, 850 pallets, and some plywood they did it.

Check out the video to see the build process and an example of what can go wrong while riding in it.


via Make blog

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SuperCoPilot

10 years ago

you won't believe it we actually tried to build a sphere of death once it worked out well enough until it became loose and i nearly broke by neck lol

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ezcheese

10 years ago

If any of you ever get the chance watch an Irish movie from the 80's called Eat the Peach about two guys who build their own Wall of Death.

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Plasmana

10 years ago

That is amazing! I wonder how long it took them to build it??

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lemoniePlasmana

Reply 10 years ago

Looks like quite a while to me. If they'd been American, or German maybe, they'd have made plans and bought wood, and made a door so they didn't have to lower the bike in... That's what I like about this "What can we do with all these pallets?" - "Massive fire!" - "No, let's build a wall of death!" - "OK I'll get some nails..."

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Kiteman

10 years ago

WoD is very cool. There is only one (other) proper set-up working in the UK now, and I've seen it twice.

When the bikes get to the top edge of the wall (and they get within a tyre's width), the whole thing moves inches side-to-side.

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=SMART=Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

My uncle used to ride the wall of death !! He rode motorbikes and sometimes go-karts, I dont think i have a picture of him, there all at my grandparents house. ill look for one tomorrow. actually i might have a book, ill scan a photo in and show you :D

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Kiteman=SMART=

Reply 10 years ago

Oh, that is a very cool kind of uncle to have!

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lemonieKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

They run with classic bikes don't they, do steam-fairs? (missed 'em every time) L

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Kitemanlemonie

Reply 10 years ago

They do, plus a go-kart. They even have a pretty blonde who takes a turn with the bikes.

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lemonieKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

I've an intent to catch them when I can. Go-kart is interesting, you'd think the wide-wheelbase a problem (have to see for myself eh?) L

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Kitemanlemonie

Reply 10 years ago

Definitely worth a watch. Get a space near the wall.

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Zorink

10 years ago

Where did they get so many pallets?

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lemonie

10 years ago

British idiots.
All that and they only had a 50cc bike? Ah, exactly the sort of thing I'd do if I had the wood...

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A.C.E.

10 years ago

man i would love to have a go at that with my dirt bike lol