Concrete Surf in Japan

Villa Spica Japan

Today is the day I retread all of yesterday’s posts. This is Concrete Surf at a place called Villa Spica in Japan. 1000 Yen will get you a full day of skating. As of Today that was about $9.56. There aren’t many photos on the official web site. I got these from Black Flys Japan, where you can find more. Looks like there’s a sort of combi bowl in the raised platform and left handed kidney at ground level, and of course the crazy amorphous snake run oozing off the platform. It has “Wooden Toy” embedded a few times in the coping. Anyone know what that’s about, besides the whole Useless Wooden Toys reference? There are three more (blah) pics on Volcom Japan, but it’s worth checking out becasue one of the shots shows the scale and is from a different angle than all the overviews. I have to say, from halfway across the globe, and without ever riding it, I’m a fan. Wacky snake run and all. I like the fact that the lip is raised and spills over onto the flat. I think it needs a bank around the whole perimeter though. japanese readers, send in some pics! Translators, what the heck is Villa Spica anyway? Danimal?

[Source: Skate Daily]

1 Comment

  1. Danimal on April 25, 2008 - Reply

    it’s a resort chain, that includes onsen (hot spring), delicious food, and other activities, spa type resorts are popular in japan. If you stay the night then you skate for free. Its in Chiba which is near the coast thus the surf/skateboard connection.

    I found a little vid on the transworld japan website
    http://www.twj.to/skate/index.html

    (In case it leaves the index – direct link)

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