Posted by:on July 27th, 2007
Dan Hughes tipped me off to Tony Hawk’s appearance on HGTV‘s show called Sizzling Summer. This particular episode had to do with sizzling backyards, and Tony Hawk’s cement “skatepark” was one of the backyards featured. I tried get this recorded on my own but all I could seem to find were episodes on a bunch of arts and craft projects. Dan was kind enough to digitize it himself. One of the related links that came up with it is a Red Bull authored video on Ryan Sheckler’s backyard skate ramp. It looks like Red Bull must have built it for him because it’s got Red Bull’s color scheme and a cheesy little built in fridge stocked with Red Bull. Watch them both after the jump. Update: Added Bob Burnquist’s house after a reader request.
Tony Hawk’s backyard skatepark
I’m actually surprised that a skater of Tony’s financial means has a somewhat generic and uninspired cement structure in his back yard. Of course it is highly possible that he’s tired of the gnar all the time and just wanted something to dink around in – a place where his kids could learn. His actual swimming pool is what looks the most interesting.
Ryan Sheckler’s backyard skatepark
Man, this kid is irritating to listen too. He comes off like such a… well, teenager living his dream getting paid a shitload of money to skateboard. Ryan’s spot shows a little more imagination. Maybe it’s just the paint job though. Tony has ledges, a rail and a pyramid in his yard too.
Bob Burnquist’s backyard mega ramp.
From NY Times video, mostly about the ramp and not the rest of his complex.
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Posted by:on July 26th, 2007
Backyard skate facilities of the rich and famous.
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