Also known as kickers, these are designed to give you more air time. These ramps give you enough of a boost to practice moderate flip tricks, and are excellent for gap setups.
Consisting of two kickers and a flat plane, box jumps allow for easy trick transitions, so you can practice combo runs.
Practice transitional skateboarding and nail more complicated tricks with a skateboard quarterpipe. Great for keeping speed and flow in a skate park, quarterpipes are recommended for intermediate to experienced skaters.
Perfect your grind and use it as a smooth transition between tricks with grind rails. Many grind rails can be used with additional ramps and rails making them a versatile skatepark accessory. Grind rails are a better, smoother alternative to grinding on concrete.
These are only a few of the types of skateboard ramps available. Read our guide, Types of Skateboard Ramps, to learn more!
Securing Your Ramp
To stay safe while riding, it’s important to secure your ramps so they don’t slide and shift while you’re using them. There are a number of quick and easy ways to keep ramps in place.
Asphalt Anchor Screws
Asphalt anchor screws and washers fix the ramp in place through the pre-drilled mounting points at the corners of the ramp. Simply drill the anchor screw into any asphalt for a firm grip in seconds. Many of the ramps sold by Discount Ramps come with these screws included.
Please note, these screws are designed only for asphalt and will not work with concrete. To fix the ramps to a concrete surface, it’s recommended to pre-drill pilot holes and use anchor screws designed for concrete, available at hardware stores.
If you can’t use the included anchor screws, sandbags are an excellent alternative to keep ramps from sliding during jumps. Simply place one or two sandbags behind the ramp in a location that will not affect the initial launch, trick, or landing.
If using asphalt or concrete screws isn’t an option, plywood can help. Screw the ramp onto a large sheet of plywood. This greatly expands the surface area in contact with the ground and adds extra weight, which reduces the ramp’s tendency to slide and shift.
Most skateboard ramps can double for use during winter. It’s easy to secure a snowboard ramp, simply dig the ramp into the snow, and use snow to pack it around the edges of the ramp.When skateboarding, always wear the proper gear and be aware of your surroundings