Site Update Archives

August 29th, 2012

Ramp Plans Now Officially On Sale!

You can now purchase hard copies of our original ramp plans! The best way to show your support of this website and our mission is by purchasing a set of plans. You can think of your purchase as a donation with a reward! I've had more than one person ask if they could buy the plans, so finally the answer is yes.

You will be directed to Paypal to make your purchase. The Paypal checkout process is a snap, and you absolutely DO NOT need a Paypal account to buy through their gateway! Check out the PayPal FAQ for more information.

RPO 3' Driveway Quarter Pipe: $20 Buy Now

RPO Launch Ramp #1 The Driveway Dock: $15 Buy Now

RPO L-HD Launch Box: $10 Buy Now

The ramp plans are printed on full size 24"x36" paper, and are shipped in a sturdy cardboard tube mailer with endcaps. Each order is processed the same day, and will immediately ship out the following work day. A $1 processing fee will be added to each plan set at time of checkout. Shipping is FREE to anywhere in the USA!

Sorry, NO INTERNATIONAL ORDERS at this time! (United States of America only)

Feel free to contact RPO with any further questions!

November 22nd, 2011

Submit your Website or Link to RPO!

The world wide web is an amazing place; I know there are hundreds of sites out there where local photographers showcase local talent in all action sports! Part of the aim of this website is to promote skateboarding, and other action sports, on a local level to the rest of the world. Visit the links page to connect to other photographers and riders, or submit your website or photo blog below!

Check out a few links here.. Or click here to submit your Website or Photo Blog!

April 24th, 2011

Masonite and Hardboard Riding Surfaces 101

Please read this quick introduction to Masonite and Hardboard before you decide which surface to buy for your ramp. If you skip the read just know this: Masonite and Hardboard are not waterproof! You need to take steps to protect your ramp if you decide to use either surface for a permanent outdoor ramp.

Masonite and Hardboard Riding Surfaces 101

April 22nd, 2011

The Driveway Dock Launch Ramp Photo Tutorial is up and ready today! There are 150 pages of information to browse. Maybe it's been overdone, maybe not. In the aim to provide as much information as possible, little was omitted from the master photography archive of this build. Videos are next.

Click the image below to launch the free slideshow.

RPO Driveway Dock Launch Ramp Slideshow Image

April 12th, 2011

There seems to be a lot of interest in this design; a lot of people emailed about the completion date. Well I'm proud to say that the plan set is done! The ramp itself has been done for quite a while so the next step is completing the photo and video tutorials. They're both currently in the works, hope to have them done... eventually haha!

Click the plans and follow the link to download the free PDF set.

RPO Driveway Dock Launch Ramp

February 2nd, 2011

Ross M. submitted this photo of a 3' Driveway Quarter Pipe he built for his son! It looks fantastic! It's the first ramp he's built; very well done! From the pic you can see he opted for metal coping instead of PVC, and used a few bolt-on handles for easier mobility. Congratulations on your new ramp Ross! I hope you and your son get plenty of enjoyment from the project!

Thanks again RPO for the 3' quarter pipe plans. The ramp came out looking professional, and my son loves it. I spent hours online looking for the best plans I could find and clearly yours are the best. Not a detail is spared with clear photos and diagrams at every step. I don't think I could have put together a ramp half as good as the one I made if I had used any other plans. Keep up the good work! Donation sent.
-Ross M.
3' Driveway Quarter Pipe built by Ross M.
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January 22nd, 2011

Finished making the box part of the Driveway Dock today; so now it's completely done. It looks better with the box for sure, something more along the lines of what I wanted to build. It just wasn't looking and feeling right without it.
RPO Driveway Dock Launch Ramp - Complete
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I also recorded a fair amount of video while building this ramp. I'm excited to integrate the video with the picture slide show; further explaining the process of ramp making! Some of the clips will also be used for construction tip visual aids. Shown below is an abridged version of how to pre-drill angle iron for grind ledges. More to come when more is done!

January 19th, 2011

Finished construction of part of the RPO Driveway Dock Launch Ramp today. I finished the ramp! I'm amazed at how tedious the construction process becomes when I also have to throw in time for setting up and taking photos and video. However I think the time taken will be well worth it. It's a great feeling to begin seeing a coherent database of information that will be able to help others out there who are building ramps too! This ramp is solid so far, I'll have to wait on building the rest because cold weather blew in this evening. Here's a nice shot of the ramp as of now.
RPO Driveway Dock Launch Ramp - Ramp Only
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January 17th, 2011

Began construction of the RPO Driveway Dock Launch Ramp yesterday. As of today, 95% of the wood is cut and waiting to be assembled. Plan to pick up steel plate for ground threshold tomorrow; and continue with construction. Will finish in the next few days because we are expecting SNOW and cold weather again in a few days! Things are moving along, I'm excited! A few pics are posted below.
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January 4th, 2011

Re-packaged the 3' Quarter Pipe plans today. Some users were unable to open the 'packaged' PDF file type. Should be working fine now! Sorry for any inconvenience!

January 1st, 2011

2011 is here. Happy New Year everybody! Did not get to build this weekend because the weather was windy and cold. We recently established a YouTube channel wich will feature all of our original video content.

Also, RPO underwent a coding change last week. It's tough to find all errors right away so please excuse any missing, broken, or wrong-way links! If you find any problems, please drop us an email so we can fix the error! Email to:

December 7th, 2010

Some things in the works: We have a few clips of a session on the 3' Driveway Quarter Pipe and the L-HD Launchbox. This will give you a better idea of how the ramps size up and ride in the real world; pictures, I think, don't do enough justice.

Also, there is another build in process. Expected to be complete in late January... I hope it's not a snowy winter!! We're deciding to build either a launch ramp, or a micro quarter pipe. Honestly I think we'll go with the launch ramp unless we hear otherwise from our user base.
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This launch ramp design emulates a loading dock.. with a launch leading to a flat section to clear before dropping back down. I think it's a fun little ramp! And as always, we take into consideration material usage and cost for all our ramp plans. This design uses only ONE sheet of 3/4" plywood and TEN 8' wood studs. This brings the total materials cost to around USD$50! It's a great ramp, and we look forward to building it.

One last note: A lot of folks have been asking about the 3' Mini Light plans, mostly wondering when they'll be available. Here's why they're not up yet. The intention of this website is to provide professional quality plans AND tutorials. As of today, we are still securing a place to build the ramp. What I may do is go ahead and release a plan set, and a virtual construction process. This takes time! I'd dare to say it's almost as slow as builing a real ramp. We would like to have a real construction process before going to all the trouble of uploading the plans.

In the meantime, smaller ramps will have to suffice! I've got room for those!

October 21st, 2010

This is awesome, I had to share it! I remember doing this stuff back when I was younger, looks like this guy pushed 'trampoline boarding' to a whole new level, haha!

September 10th, 2010

The tutorial slideshow for the RPO 3' Driveway Quarter Pipe is almost done. I've added the images (over 140) to the site, but I'm still working on supplemental diagrams and wording. In the meantime, download the free plans and check out the construction photos!
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August 30th, 2010

Crazy.. it's been four long months since any serious updating, my apologies! However, I have some good reason. I've been traveling in Asia for over a month, and the rest of the time I've been busy with different jobs in different cities. Things are beginning to find normality again, so I'm dedicating more of my time to the website.

The biggest news for this update is the COMPLETION of the RPO 3' Driveway Quarter Pipe. The plans cossist of a complete materials and tools list, step by step instructions, and lots of helpful 3D and 2D drawings and diagrams. They include snippets on how to install coping on your ramp, and how to install a proper steel plate ground threshold for smooth transitions from concrete to coping and back! I have all the photos of the construction process and I'm currently working on the code for the complete tutorial.

This is really a great ramp! I can't say it enough... I'm welcoming anyone to send in pictures of their builds; we'll feature a home page article on every submission we recieve! Send pics and images to

April 14th, 2010

Tomorrow is Tax Day in the US! Hope everyone gets it postmarked and sent in on time!!

If you haven't already, check out the RPO Launch Box. You can download the free plan, and have a look at the construction sequence. More of these tutorials to come. The next one will feature the RPO 3' Driveway Quarter Pipe.

Finally, I'm gathering information (and hopefully photographs) on some of the most debated issues of ramp design; namely curve profiles, surface treatment, and using steel. Stay tuned for that as well. Cheers for now.

April 2nd, 2010

Finished the inaugural tutorial today! It will be uploaded to the servers by the end of this weekend for sure. Just working on some other maintenence, and updating the free vs. purchase nomenclature. Very excited to share the information!

Still looking for some more good photos to add to the sidebar in the first tutorial. This is a great opportunity to have your photography or riding skills seen by hundreds of people! I credit photographers and riders alike, and you can include contact info to post for viewers as well.

One final update for today: we've added a DONATE button instead of a buy button, feel free to send us some good Karma! We'll keep building and keep documenting as long as we can with your help! Thanks!

March 16th, 2010

My goodness time flies, I can't believe the last entry was over two weeks ago, doesn't feel like it..

There are some BIG changes headed to the RPO website. I know in the last update I mentioned a monthly free plans give away.. well we are going one step further. We plan to go to an ALL FREE format - with the hopes of being able to go at least ad and donation supported (hence the Google ads sneaking into the sidebar).

The main reason for this change is that I understand ramps are awesome and we all dream of building one... but they are hard work and costly, and most people just want to look at free information. And I also know that looking at ramp stuff all day can be almost as fun as planning your own ramp.

So, because of all that, we want just want to give away all the best free info we can -- to "spread the good word" if you will!

A lot of site traffice is being shot over from, especially from the posts I left in the project log area featuring the build of our RPO 3' Driveway Quarter Pipe. This style of tutorial is what we plan to expand upon. A nice guided step by step instruction for building ramps.. with free plans to download and print out for yourself. Obviously this will take some time, so bear with us while we generate at least a few tutorials. Until then, thanks for clicking through!!

February 24th, 2010

Look for a NEW construction sequence of our RPO 3' Quarter Pipe in the coming days. This really is an awewome ramp that is perfect for the driveway. Almost every drop of material is used, so you save money, and the ramp is just the perfect size for beginners and experts alike! We are waiting on a few more shots of the construction sequence and hopefully some action pics as well.

Also, we will be launching our FREE PLAN give away soon! We want to spread the wealth of information to as many people as we can, so we will be giving away a free set of plans on a monthy, or bi-monthly basis.

And last, look out for new pricing in the next couple of weeks. We will be doing away with shipping costs altogether so it's easier to calculate your total cost.

January 16th, 2010

New photos added to the RPO Sidebar courtesy of Delilah Anaya Photography out of Las Cruces New Mexico.
Many thanks to Delilah for sharing her work with our site! Click here to see her submissions.

January 16th, 2010

New photos added to the RPO Sidebar courtesy of Delilah Anaya Photography out of Las Cruces New Mexico.
Many thanks to Delilah for sharing her work with our site!
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December 27th, 2009

Thanks to everyone for supporting this project! The fan base on Facebook is still growing, and Google Analyitcs is showing a steady rate of support abroad! That being said, look for translated all original metric content coming soon! Hope everyone had a good holiday season!