I am very lucky to know this pocket of skaters fairly local to me that are so enthusiastic about concrete construction. Helped by local authorities appearing to either ignore or approve of the project, it takes shape slowly.
This park is small, but a growing, interesting place. Covered by the standard concrete motorway bridge with a large bank on one side and pillars on the other, surrounded by lush green with the added danger of a river. Many boards have been lost to it's depths.
With every build, the quality improves and the large quarter pipe - a recent build which received massive input from skaters with building skills and equipment from all over the region, was the main focus of the session for the short period I was there.
One of the nice things about local events is that you get to see a lot of the skaters you meet at different parks and spots around the region when visiting, all in one place, and most of them know the spot a little. And if you look, you see the interactions between skaters from various areas which have also met on different occasions when visiting and the various crews that intermittently settle on the edges of the park.
There is usually an 'MC' with a megaphone getting the skaters hyped or more likely taking the piss. And sometimes a friend surprises you or you get your first good picture of a friend.
--I've included both colour and black and white copies of these photos. I would appreciate any comments you may have about the tweaks. Thanks.--
|Mikey Joyce, No Comply F/S Crail Revert|
|Nick Remon, B/S Feeble F/S 270 (?)|
|Mark Munson, Invert|
|Mark Munson, F/S 360|