Posted by:on June 1st, 2007
Jake Feranti (No relation to Ferrante and Teicher) sent in some pictures of an no defunct ramp built in a condemned house, which may I say is an excellent idea, provided the house isn’t condemned for asbestos or black mold. Look closely and you’ll see duct tape on the ramp, which was originally garbage picked. It just goes to show that there are small scenes hiding out all over the place. Keep your eyes open and your thinking cap on.
I asked Jake about the history of the ramp, if they just barged the house and built it, etc…
Full on barge? It would appear so. I did not build it, and IÂ use the term “build”, loosely as there was repair tape all over that poor lil’ guy or girl, or whatever fucking endearment we use whilst referencing old ramps. We literally ran that thing into the ground, ie: deck of ramp (both sides)Â was jimmy-rigged countless times to avoid a total collapse, same gig with the coping. Loose screws; niether end seemed to stay in place for too long. Truth is, whoever built it originally(roughly 6 years ago) left both pieces out to be garbage, a couple of friends put those pieces in the aformentioned house, and from there we 1/2 assed rigged it, and for awhileÂ it was fun and very skateable. (Only been here 2 years, same w/knowing these guys) You have to love these things to keep them around rather than just ungratefully dismiss them as debris. Old fun boxes,ramps etc. You never know when you will want to make something handy out of an eyesore. (like that time I used pinkeye to my advantage)
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