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Hey Concrete Disciples!
Lots of progress at the new Las Vegas park. The peanut bowl is poured as is the snake run with the full pipe being the only thing remaining. My guess is that the bottom of the full pipe will be poured this week. Most of the street course obstacles are finished with
just a few more rails to be installed and then the flat areas and sidewalks. This is another Site Design creation and this one shows that the city listened to the skaters. The peanut size and transition brings to mind the Encinitas kidney. No small walls here, this is definitely a big wall drop in park, no roll-ins or waterfalls. There are lines to be had everywhere. Just standing above it you see drop in points and places to hit. The snake run / over-vert section is laid out in such a way that no matter if you’re goofy or regular you can hit everything.
The park will be attached to the rec center and will have an enforced helmet law. I have heard talk of separate bike and skater hours, but the city is still has some things to work out so there is no final work yet. The guys tell me they will be finished in March with
an April opening.
I was there late in the day and there were shadows everywhere. I plan on going again next Sunday a little earlier to hopefully cut down on the shadows and get you some brighter photos.
Chris (in Vegas) Sneddon
Saturday was a good skateday. All kinds of stuff giong on. Jeff covered the Pedlow contest and I ventured down south for the Clash at Clairemont event. The old (last years) X Games ramp found a home at the Mission Valley YMCA. The vert demo consisted of most the big names. Bucky, Bob, Lincoln, and of course Tony to name a few. You know if Tony shows up the crowds will follow. He and the other skaters went right to work on the beast ramp.
Tony Hawk stalefish
I’ve be lucky enough to cover The X Games and stand on the deck of these huge ramps many times. But it always blows me away when a guy throws a ten foot plus air in front of me.
Lincoln sky master.
The demo moved into the pool and the session raged.
Chris Miller classic FSA.
Bob was on fire.
Mike Rogers got into the mix. Grind For Life was one of the event sponsors. Always cool to catch Mike skating.
Lots of booths , food and give aways. Big Bonus…. Agent Orange played pool side. It was sick!
Good times all around. Big thanks goes out to Laszlo Kelemen and to everyone else who made this event happen.
Check out the gallery for more photos here:
surfrat46 posted this into the Bulletin Boards today and I had to make it into the news section. Construction dates have been lingering for a long time, but finally there is movement…
2007 MASS (Mid Atlantic Skate Series)
Press Release: 25 May 2007
For more info contact Curt Kimbel at 301-481-4233 or firstname.lastname@example.org
What: The 5th Annual Mid Atlantic Skate Series sponsored by Ledo Pizza
• 7 contests
• 9 bowl classes, 3 street classes plus Red Bull Best Trick Manny Mania.
• 100 – 150 competitors per event (over 500 individual skaters will participate)
• Possibly the largest amateur skate contest series in the country!
• Jam session format
• All ages and abilities welcome
• Raising funds for Mike Rodger
Appearing in Person
Jeff Ho, Founder of Zepher Skate Team, Nathan Pratt,
Chris Cahill, Wenzel Ruml, Allan Sarlo, Cris Dawson,
Paul Constantineau, Paul Hoffman, Baby Paul Cullins,
Peggy Oki, and Ray Flores
Huntington Beach Art Center
538 Main St.
For more information:
ANALOG TEAM SIGNING AND DEMO: INDUSTRIAL RIDESHOP