Vert Sucks.

Beaverton

No, it doesn’t. But try telling that to the kids at Beaverton Oregon’s skate park. These ramps were originally garbage picked, well donated by the X-Games. If you wanted to ride the vert ramp it usually meant you had to kick the kids off the flat bottom. These pics are from such a session, circa 2001. When the bottom rotted out of the vert ramp, local officials decided to replace it with more street obstacles made of concrete, even, I hear. Does anyone want to send in some pics of the new street developments? That would be great, mmm-kay? More after the jump.

One of these guys might be famous, I don’t know. There a few pics of the vert ramp rescue efforts as well. Click these pics to see larger versions.

Yep, that’s jpeg corruption. Awesome. I don’t know where the original print is. Back up your data kids!
Beaverton Street

It’s an ollie party in your baggy pants.
Beaverton Street

So MC organized a rescue effort to remove the pieces and cart them over to a hay baron’s field for eventual reconstructive surgery. The parks board was kind of difficult about the whole thing, not making it especially easy considering we were doing them a favor.
DESTROY ALL VERT

The water damage was pretty bad. The whole project was annoying, especially for those that helped on multiple days.
DESTROY ALL VERT

Taking time out to skate on a pile of rubble that was the flat bottom.
DESTROY ALL VERT

All the pieces were hauled out to a field in rural Oregon, where they sit rotting in the rain to this day. I’m sure MC is not Larry’s wife’s favorite person these days.
DESTROY ALL VERT

0 Comments

Leave a Reply

Want an avatar? Upload a Globally Recognized Avatar for free at gravatar.com Note: Avatars are tied to a single email address, including comments left before the system was activated.

  SOTW  
 eBay Watch 
   GVK   
  Kid  

Shot of the Week
December 2nd

American GI

May - June 2015 - 68 items

eBay Action

Grover's Video Korner #100
Burnside Halloween 2015

Grover's Video Korner

Annoying Kid of the Month
Generic Segway at the skatepark

Annoying Kid of the Month

Categories and Archives





Tag Cloud

Search and Annoy

Search Skate and Annoy - Daily


Search in Features, Ebay Watch, GVK...


Search in Galleries


Search in Reviews

This is none of your business