You may have seen them in any number of backyard training videos or pro demonstrations: all those hand built training items, from the four sided, trapezoid-looking vault boxes to the precision trainers to the big climbing boxes. And you may have wondered “How can I build one of those?” Well search no more, because I’ve collected several of the best sources for all your construction plan needs.
San Francisco PK’s Vault Box Design
Just recently published, and designed by Brian “NoSole” Orosco and Team Tempest, this is probably one of the most detailed plans available for free online. A word to the wise, cut hand holds in the end panels to make moving them easier. You might also want to put a few strips of skateboard grip tape on the wide sides or even the top to give better traction during movements.
Definitely the most advanced project short of pouring cement and making walls. This big box is a great tool for training any number of techniques depending on the size you make, from vaults to precisions to climb-ups.
Toshido’s Precision Trainers
A great little video that shows how to make the simplest of training equipment, the precision trainer. It’s honestly as easy as nailing three boards together. Of course, you could get more adventurous and attempt to build NinjaBoy’s style of combo-precision trainers. I couldn’t find written plans for them but you may be able to figure them out from the video alone.
There you have it, three sets of plans to make some very versatile training equipment. Of course, there are hundreds of variations on these and loads of unique things you can make too. Just get creative: try sinking a few square posts into the ground and making a precision garden. Or jamming steel poles or branches in between tree limbs to create your own jungle gym. The possibilities are endless.