Five Reasons Not To Fence Your Skatepark

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Outsiders Profile – Bamboo Skateboards

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Los Angeles CA – Skateparks for the future

Here are some answers I received from 10 quick questions I sent over to Craig Raines who is lead on the Planning, Construction and Maintenance Division, Department of Recreation and Parks, Los Angeles CA. I am doing several of these so you readers can point your cities representatives who have fallen behind the times to get up to speed on building multiple skateparks across urban cities. Starting with Los Angeles CA., who has 16 skateparks now in operation and they are a variety of Prefab (being replaced!), small Skate Spots, Street Plaza’s, and full blown skateparks. Read more

Skateparks – Jim Gray

QUESTION: List your five personal favorite skateparks. And tell us why they rank tops on your list.

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1964 – For Landlubbers

1964 – This is the earliest skateboard article I have ever seen. Coming from Popular Mechanics magazine in 1964, I loved the read. Even more then that I loved the fact the skateboarding was fun even back in 1964. Given all the commercialism, greed, attitude, and lameness that can creep into everyones skateboarding existence, having fun is still at the heart of skateboarding 46 years later…. (thanks to my Brother-In-Law Mike for spotting this and sending it my way) Read more

Skateparks – Jeff Hedges

Q1: How many parks have you skated?: 30 or 40 maybe? There weren’t a lot of parks in the 80’s and then I had a while where I wasn’t skating much around the years all the newer parks came out, so that just means I have a lot of places that I get to skate for the 1st time now.

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Skateparks – Josh Rodriguez

This park is very mellow and smooth. Its a real fun place to learn tricks and just roll around. It has a round bowl connected to a square bowl with a 6 ft spine, and a nice little flow area.

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Lynndale Washington Skatepark

– the project was 6 years in coming, but the partnership between the 2 cities and the local youth, symbolized how we can work together as a team, and enhance the quality of life for everyone. Read more

Lynndale Washington Skatepark

– the project was 6 years in coming, but the partnership between the 2 cities and the local youth, symbolized how we can work together as a team, and enhance the quality of life for everyone. Read more

ART OF BOARD

Here’s a little Spotlight on a small company making an impact on skateboarding that you may not have heard of yet. I put together a small questionnaire and sent it to Rich Moorhead for answers about his company and goals. Read on… Read more