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  • How to Drop in on a Halfpipe (or any other Skateboard Ramp)
  • Dropping in on a halfpipe is way easier said than done.  It is an extremely difficult thing to do especially on vert ramps.  Once a skater has a lot of experience with riding transitions- it becomes like riding a bike and very natural.  That initial step forward on your skateboard to roll down a long mountainous ramp can be very intimidating. Shaun White, winner of the 2010 Olympic Men’s Snowboarding Halfpipe, understands the physics of [read more]

  • Top Skate Surface
  • It is a common question skaters have about which top surface to use for a skateboard ramp.  The main possibilities are plywood, Masonite and Skatelite.  The skating surface on any ramp much depends on where the ramp will be placed.  For example, a halfpipe inside a warehouse would receive a different surface as opposed to it being outdoors with the rain and/or snow. Lets start with plywood.  There are hundred of types of plywood.  CDX, [read more]

  • OC Skateboard RAMPS on Facebook
  • Yes, we are on Facebook with thousands of friends.  Come join us.  Our Facebook page is updated on a daily basis.  Its a great way to communicate with other skateboarders from all over the world.  We post skate videos, skate pics, random facts about skateboarding and FREE contest give-aways.  There is always a FREE Hat Friday.  Its a simple contest of different questions- the first to answer wins the hat!  We also have contests for [read more]

  • New Quarterpipe coming soon!~
  • OC Ramps is working around the clock to consistently provide the best products at the best prices.  We are currently working on a new size quarterpipe skate ramp.  This new mini ramp will be available around April of 2010.  It will be slightly smaller than the other quarterpipes we currently offer.  Due to the nature of its size, we will be able to ship this skateboard ramp kit in a smaller box–which enables us to [read more]

  • Ramp Plans
  • Are skate ramp plans worth using?  I recently purchased some skateboard ramp plans on eBay for $3.00.  It was the worst three dollars I’ve ever spent!  The problem with these plans, is they are extremely vague.  Most of the time, they are created by some 13 year old kid…so how accurate can they be, right?!  Another issue we’ve seen with skateboard ramp plans for halfpipes, quarterpipes, grind boxes and other items is that the time [read more]

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