I'm hoping to rework my track this summer and am thinking about making a sloped track a la pinewood derby rather than a straight downhill. It wouldn't be one long, continuous slope...just the initial downhill into the longer straight like normal.
Just wondering about ways to create that slope and still have it be sturdy without any give or wobble. And moreso, a method that lends itself to all lanes being even on the slope.
Here's an example I found out there...the blue line is what I'm after, just scaled down to a shorter distance.
I know thinner plywoods will have a natural bow to them but (without any testing) I'm expecting that for the short distance I need, any natural bowing in the wood will be less than I want. The doodle in my brain right now is using the plywood but some bungies or something that would pull down the board until it has the slope I'm after. But I'm guessing there are a host of issues with that idea...I just dunno yet.
If you have experience making such a sloped track or otherwise just have ideas on how to execute, please share your thoughts. Or if you see any possible problems with what I'm thinking, please call it out. Any time/effort I can save, the better.