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rockjunky


Mar 23, 2002, 8:46 PM
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Has anyone ever had success with making there own crash pads? I have visited some web sites that sell foam and from My estimation I can make 3 crashpads for the price of a new one. Material is rather cheap and it seems that you can puchase high quality foam that is very dense for cheap on the web? Any suggestions? I am curious and want to try to make a few to see how they turn out unless otherwise advised.
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The Fish website explains how Russ found that gymnastic-type padding was the best.

http://www.fishproducts.com



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I recently made a crash pad that works great for semi-high falls. The bottom is made from heavy nylon and the top is made from a heavy canvas upholstry fabric. The inside consists of three layers- the bottom is a four inch thick slab of open cell foam from an old couch, on top of that is two layers of that foam padding that they use under carpet, and on top is one layer of closed cell foam from a thin coleman sleeping pad that I bouhgt at the store for seven clams. In all I would say it cost me about 20 bucks to make although I found the open cell foam in the trash in front of some dude's house. But despite its bulky size (about 1x1 meters by 15cm thick) and weight it's offered the softest landings that I've ever had. But I would only recommend it if it were being used by you and several other people because it would be a bitch to lug around all by yourself.

Happy trails bro's and sis's
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rockjunkie


Apr 21, 2002, 9:36 PM
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p.s. nice name rockjunkY
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jdcox_9


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we (dynamic and myself) went to a fabric store that sold open cell foam and from our calculations, it would cost about as much to make one as it would to buy one, and we don't even have to take the time to construct one.


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an egg crate, old carpet padding, large trash bag, all wrapped in duct tape (takes about two rolls)....nicest thing I ever landed on.


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