Posted by:on October 15th, 2007
Windell’s Snowboard Camp has evolved over the years. They had a bunch of outdoor ramps including a crazy spine bowl and various street and mini combinations, then they built a crazy indoor bowl setup and then later the indoor Bobcomplex with a 75 foot miniramp. The latest and greatest seems to be concrete. Old School Skateboarding had a party there last Sunday.
The $15 entry fee seemed a little steep considering the drive and the number of choice free skate spots available on a perfect fall day. The fall foliage combined with clear views of snow covered Mt. Hood made for a nice drive and they provided food and a nice Windell’s t-shirt, so it was money well spent in the end. I took my kid to a concert a while back and two tickets set me back over a hundred bucks.
Windell’s is about an hour from Northeast Portland. I got a late start and by the time I got there things were in full swing. Tobin and Russ couldn’t get enough of the foam pit launch.
Chuck grinding the mini bowl.
Kilroy, Chuck, CSkate, Skateboard Archivist Mike, a couple of Ricks, Auggiedawg, Thor, Mel, Wally, Isaac and a few other guys were hard at work in Dreamland built minibowl and young rippers Adam and Brogan were making it look easy. Damned kids.
Brogan and Russ working the mini bowl.
Donovan, Chris, Kevin and Andy showed up to show us how it was done.
There are numerous concrete transitions in various configurations off the asphalt drive that snakes through the place.
The big mini is still there but I couldn’t bring myself to stay indoors on a sixty-six degree day in October. I hope I get a chance to skate it a few times during the rainy season.
I’m going to ask my mom to send me to skate camp.
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