When it comes to urban snowboarding, we have pretty much seen it all. People are out there all winter trying to 1up each other one the most creative tricks & features. From dumpsters to propane tanks, if it slides it’s only a matter of time until some crazy bastard tries to trick off it.
I’ll be the first to admit, some of the things I’ve seen on video are pretty ridiculous, Such as the common “drop and stop” off of rooftops with minimal landing space. It seems stunts like those more commonly end up in injuries than anything else.
With that said, im always in the market for some good features to throw down on. Let’s explore a few possibilities for that junkyard park you’ve been wanting to build all summer but haven’t had the motivation.
Probably one of the of the most common backyard features. Sewer pipes come in all shapes and sizes, but the cheapest and easiest to transfer are the ribbed black plastic ones. Although they are ribbed, they are still great for butters and 50-50’s. Not to mention if you’re sporting a rocker board you can easily pull some spins and other tricks, that is, if you have the style. Just don’t go snagging these puppies from your local construction sites, stealing IS wrong kids, and the risk is not worth the feature. If you’re that interested, try asking around or even contacting a few contractors to find out where they shop.
Not your grilling tank, I’m talking the big guns here: 500 gallon tanks. OK, so not your easiest item to maneuver around. However if the possibility presents itself, one of these suckers tipped on its side makes for a very sweet feature. Check local junkyards for some old empty ones, and don’t forget your flatbed trailer haha.
They come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes may require a little cutting to remove any snags, but light posts are a great possibility for some backyard features. Again, check your local junkyard for some of these, and definitely bring a truck or trailer for transporting. You may need to remove some rust and brackets, but once cleaned up you can end up with a pretty solid rail.
To sum it up, the above items are just some ideas. There’s a lot of possibilities out there for some junkyard jib’s, it just takes the right eye and possibly getting your hands a little dirty in the process. A friend with a trailer or large truck comes in handy as well. Just keep in mind, we are NOT promoting stealing any of these items. In fact, chances are you will get caught trying to move such a large object and paying a hefty fine that could have gone towards lift tickets or a new board. Check your local junkyards and dumps – there’s a lot of stuff there, generally it’s free or really cheap depending on circumstances.