Portable Kicker....?

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Posted: Sep 14, 2015 at 13:45 Quote
Hey Guys,

Would love to get your feedback on this, Its not available to buy yet so I hope I'm not breaking the rules.

I've been riding BMX and MTB for almost 35 years and this is pretty much the result of my life experience.. It's taken almost ten years to develop, not to mention every spare £, but thankfully the design stage is now complete.

The idea was to create a ramp that could go everywhere you go.. The ramp in the vid is only a prototype.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6G7JXUw9oE


Would love to know what you guys think Smile

Phil

Posted: Sep 14, 2015 at 15:06 Quote
How much is it?

Posted: Sep 14, 2015 at 19:06 Quote
This is nothing new

Posted: Sep 14, 2015 at 19:09 Quote
Yeah, looks interesting. Obviously it's pretty small but I could see it being really handy to a street rider. Maybe not as an every day tool to lug around but you could easily find a sweet spot that just needs a little kicker to hit. I can't personally see much use for it off road when shovels are pretty versatile and cheap, and dirt is generally just lying around. I think cost would be a big thing and availability..... This is a Christmas present.

Posted: Sep 15, 2015 at 8:44 Quote
pumptrack wrote:
This is nothing new

ricar wrote:
Yeah, looks interesting. Obviously it's pretty small but I could see it being really handy to a street rider. Maybe not as an every day tool to lug around but you could easily find a sweet spot that just needs a little kicker to hit. I can't personally see much use for it off road when shovels are pretty versatile and cheap, and dirt is generally just lying around. I think cost would be a big thing and availability..... This is a Christmas present.

I agree. Yeah, BMX and skateboarding have a history of building launch ramps and taking them to interesting spots.

The fold-out aspect and portability of this looks well done. But, it seems like it might catch more attention if it was a bigger ramp. Obviously, it might not be backpack size anymore, but if you could build one that was still lightweight, easy to move, and strong, but was at least 2'6" tall, or maybe even another big version like 4' or 5', it could be very popular with BMX and DJ-mtb guys.

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Various companies make pre-fab ramp setups for companies that do demos/shows.
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If these were made to be super-light and modular (maybe that already exists) it would be helpful for the guys doing these shows....
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Posted: Sep 15, 2015 at 8:49 Quote
I can see this being popular among various rider types..it would be a great Christmas present for young riders particularly, but the sale price must be low.

Posted: Sep 15, 2015 at 8:56 Quote
nordland071285 wrote:
I can see this being popular among various rider types..it would be a great Christmas present for young riders particularly, but the sale price must be low.

True . . . but the low end version is probably already taken by those plastic ramps at Walmart, Academy, Amazon, etc.

http://www.amazon.com/Skateboard-Free-Style-Launch-Ramp/dp/B004ZKURTK

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I guess these are the more expensive ones. Never seen one up close.

FreshPark Professional BMX and Skateboarding Launch / Kicker Ramp
http://www.amazon.com/FreshPark-Professional-Skateboarding-Launch-Kicker/dp/B000OYIV4O



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Modular Freeride MTB features still seems like a growing market....
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This dude could have used a bigger ramp!!!!!!

Posted: Sep 15, 2015 at 14:33 Quote
If you could just keep adding sections it would be great, but would turn on it's side lol

Posted: Sep 15, 2015 at 18:49 Quote
sals wrote:
If you could just keep adding sections it would be great, but would turn on it's side lol

That, I could see. Two kids, two back packs one double high ramp.

Posted: Sep 15, 2015 at 19:03 Quote
Whenever I start thinking about high-tech well-designed ramps, I can't help also thinking about the ghetto-est, kookiest, craziest of ramps.

Like the FBM Ghetto Street comp. Or Texas Toast Jam.

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Posted: Sep 15, 2015 at 20:55 Quote
cmc4130 wrote:

This dude could have used a bigger ramp!!!!!!

Reminds me of the Morales ditch jump fail back in the day. Scary stuff!!

Posted: Sep 16, 2015 at 5:49 Quote
ricar wrote:
cmc4130 wrote:

This dude could have used a bigger ramp!!!!!!

Reminds me of the Morales ditch jump fail back in the day. Scary stuff!!

Morales would have cleared that gap it if he had this guys little kicker or the one the OP is planning to sell.

Posted: Sep 16, 2015 at 9:28 Quote
Cool ass concept, and looks engineered really well.

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