Recently I realized that my street luge instructables are pretty vague, so here I will show many pictures. I will also explain the function of anything on the luge, and point out my newest modifications. I will include a few tricks I picked up, and will go in depth about the construction of a street luge.
As for the extreme contest, street luge is very extreme. Rolling down a busy road at nearly 30 mph? Dangerous, yet fun. While riding a street luge, you are just one pebble away from falling off and crashing. Street luge is so extreme that I was ordered to stop doing it by my parents. If dangerous+fun=extreme, then street luge=extreme!
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Step 1: Construction of the Luge
Step 2: New Bearings?
Step 3: Padding!!!
Padding is a very comfortable option. I put some old foam on mine so that crashes wont hurt as bad, and so that laying on it is more comfortable. Look into padding, as it makes street luge overall mmore confortable.
Step 4: List of Pieces and Video
-2 small pieces of plywood (seat and backrest)
-small piece of pvc (footrest)
-scooter/rollerblade/skateboard wheels with bearings
-various small bits of 2x4
-very many screws and or nails
Step 5: The Importance of Safety
Step 6: Last Notes
I origionally had a metal hook on the front end of my luge so I could pull it easier. I crashed, and the hook slammed against my coccyx, or tailbone. Also, it isnt a bad idea to always carry around an allen wrench and a small screwdriver when you are out luging.
If you have any questions, feel free to comment or send me a personal message. You can also ask instructables member Higgs Boson
(https://www.instructables.com/member/Higgs+Boson/) anything you want. He is my friend, and is one of the co-creators of our type of street luge.
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