Private bowl

When this bowl was being built, the owner learned that a neighbor’s son was a skateboarder – so the bowl builder went out of his way to invite the kid over, assured him he would have access, get a key to the chain, etc. The kid looked at it and said, ”so it’s just a bowl?”

The bowl is 3’6″ in the shallow and 7’4″ in the deep.

9 Comments

  1. Is there a deathbox, light(s), etc…? And how much fun was it to skate? I think Big Baby needs one of these.

  2. There are inset lights a la Lincoln City but they have not been wired yet. Geometry and smooth concrete and coping and no having to accomodate anyone but yourself — if you are the owner that is.

    Pretty fun in the sense that Donald is fun. The basic pool skating thrill is there and lots of potential stuff to do. Grinding the hip was non-trivial for example.

    I think we all need one of these. I want to see more homes with skatebowls than basketball hoops.

  3. Danimal on January 30, 2007 - Reply

    any mention of what the price tag for that thing was? less than a new car?

  4. sideshow on January 30, 2007 - Reply

    vert all round?
    how much?
    TASTY

  5. No info on cost yet. The bowl has maybe 6″ of vert all around.

  6. danimal on January 30, 2007 - Reply

    i’m puttin it on my christmas list and mailing it to the north pole today.

  7. Here’s some info on approximate costs assuming someone did the digging, forming, rebar themselves. (rebar is $1.50 a stick) Cheaper to dig by hand, but your back might want you to rent a digging machine for a day or two.

    The concrete runs about $100/yd. The bowl used maybe 28 yards. Glenhaven bowl was somewhere between 35 and 40 yards. You need to pay rental and maintenance on the concrete pump – $1500 for a one day job, not sure what extra costs are for multiple days. Then you need to pay the crew. Seven or eight guys if you want to do the thing in one day – you could get them cheaper if you are a bro and live nearby where they can use your bowl, if you feed them, etc. But maybe a couple hundred bucks each average for a one day job (a little more for the foreman, a little less for the laborers?) so call it another $1500.

    So maybe $6000-7000 total to shoot and finish the concrete once the hole is ready. Don’t forget coping — probably 50 blocks. I’ll try to get a number on that.

  8. danimal on January 30, 2007 - Reply

    so tempting.

    do you know if it affects property tax?

    i would assume HOMOSwner insurance would go up if you told them about it.

  9. Oh, I’ve seen this setup. Not a novice wannabe. It’s the curl and shoot even pros can dig into. The dogs love it too, as long as de master is in de bowl as well. He has to dive from the shed to fully indoctrinate it. You listenen? DIVE!

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