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im gonna build one too. mines gonna be 20 feet long, 15 feet wide, and 5 feet deep with a 7 foot dirt kicker. only problem is thats a shiii load of foam and i dont know where im gonna get any. 1500 square feet of foam to fill it, well its gonna be less. anyone have any ideas?? besides google and the phone book(tried those)
 

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konabiker said:
im gonna build one too. mines gonna be 20 feet long, 15 feet wide, and 5 feet deep with a 7 foot dirt kicker. only problem is thats a shiii load of foam and i dont know where im gonna get any. 1500 square feet of foam to fill it, well its gonna be less. anyone have any ideas?? besides google and the phone book(tried those)
it's 1500 cubic feet, not square, just thought i'd point that out. I 've run into the same problem with finding foam. I'm gonna call around tomorrow. good luck. ps if you go onto ebay there is a guy selling foam for $.41 for a bundle of 225 6" by 6" squares, it's like $25 for shipping though. He's in Kansas so if you live near there... good luck with your search for this springy gold. :D
 

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matt said:
it's 1500 cubic feet, not square, just thought i'd point that out. I 've run into the same problem with finding foam. I'm gonna call around tomorrow. good luck. ps if you go onto ebay there is a guy selling foam for $.41 for a bundle of 225 6" by 6" squares, it's like $25 for shipping though. He's in Kansas so if you live near there... good luck with your search for this springy gold. :D
yeah cubic, square, stupid dimensions. 41 cents for 225 squares, im so buying it. thanks for the tip.
 

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just remember it's 25 for shipping, go on the ebay home page and type in foam pit if you wanna see it. it would take a lot of bundles to fill it though. because that onyl takes up like 28 cubic feet, I think, you work it out, make sure. good luck
 

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thats alot of foam...
yeah. ive decided to make mine smaller. i dont really think ill need it to be 20 feet long or 15 feet wide. its not gonna be 10x15x5, and i also just remembered i have a 7 foot quarter pimp i used to skate, so im gonna use that as the lip so we can move it around.

now i only need 750 cubic feet of foam...... :rolleyes:
 

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hehehehehehehehehe...good luck...:D
ok, its getting late and i dont think my math is right. to fill my 10x15x5 foot foam pit i would need 3000 6'x'6 inch cubes. right? :confused:
 

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hey kona biker- I think you would need like 26 bundles. because i figured that each bundle of 225 is 28 cu ft. so divide 750 by 28. it's 26.78. i hope i did this right. anyway, i probably didn't but i think i may of, ahh whatever- too late. so 26.78 x 225 is 6025.
 

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it's the foam

that is hard to come by. Go to the dump, and get all the old couches you can find. It's very smelly stuff, but it's very cheap or free. I wanted to build one years ago, after visiting a dude who had one... He got all his foam at either salvage yards or the dump. I looked into buying the foam, and it would have been more $$ than two fully built up DH bikes....

I became better friends with the dude, and used his smelly ass foam pit.

good luck!
 

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hehehehheheheh...konabikers gunna have a smelly foam pit...:D
arrrgh. i dont think i would mind the smell i just want one. im gonna go on a search tommrow and find out if i can get enough. a couple of guys might be willing to pitch in to help pay for it, so well see how it goes.

and can someone tell me if my calculations were right?
 
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