MC’s bowl pour time lapse

MCs private bowl pour

This is a still from a time lapse video of a pour at MC’s backyard bowl on 6-6-09. The crew consisted of Deamland regulars and about 20 onlookers. Even at two frames a minute, I managed to catch the one time someone fell into the bowl, as seen above. I did miss the first 45 minutes of the operation. I as I was driving to Mark’s house house I was thinking “8:00… Well that’s when people will start showing up and milling around, figuring out what the plan is. I won’t be too late.” When I turned the corner on to Mark’s street, the first concrete truck was already blocking half the street. The last trowel was pretty much done around 4:00. The trees make it look like it’s in some lush tropical locale, but it’s just a backyard in Portland. The stills were taken with a laptop and a web cam, so the quality is fuzzy. You’ll notice the iSight camera had a hard time focusing too. The finished bowl is… beautiful! Those guys did amazing work, like a well oiled machine. Everyone knew what to do pretty much without being told. It was amazing to watch.


  1. somerandomdude on June 7, 2009 - Reply

    rad dude. ur own peice of heaven

  2. That came out great. Nice song choice as well. Couldn’t have asked for a better crew and the weather was perfect for concrete work. Cheers to everyone involved.

  3. A W E S O M E !

  4. Lmobb on June 7, 2009 - Reply

    looks like peter was in the hole the entire lapse…
    looks perfect!

  5. Really cool. Amazing how it only took as long as that music.

  6. This wil haunt me for as long as it takes to get to Portland and behold this jewell.
    Superb time-lapse documentation!!!
    Make good on all your dreams.

  7. pkoncrete on June 7, 2009 - Reply

    nice work on that time lapse, incredible work on the bowl!

  8. So cool

  9. This is a great movie. The Hymenoptera (ants, bees, etc.) would envy such efficient and telepathic division of labor!

  10. sleezyskates on June 8, 2009 - Reply

    looks sick.
    where’s the drain??

  11. Super good job!

    Always dreamed of doing this… now I have to secure a back yard as the condo parking lot will probably not be a go.

  12. pinchy on June 8, 2009 - Reply

    Congrats MC! It is incredible. Really enjoyed checking it out on Saturday!

  13. Wormhout should show this to the guys that do his shoddy crete work. The massive amount of hand-troweling is why Dreamland stuff is so smooth. Congrats Mark!

  14. BJJPDX/Tom on June 8, 2009 - Reply


  15. Tom Miller on June 8, 2009 - Reply

    Stating the obvious…

    I think it’s rad a guy who’s north of 45 is building his own pit. How often does that happen?

  16. Yep looks like it turned out a bit bigger than the start of the hole!! North of 45 what freeway is that? Where is it located… LOL
    Congrats MC for sure! Let me know about the countless endless BBQ’s you the Master of Ceremony will be sponsoring all summer!!
    WHooo HoooO!

  17. bobcat on June 9, 2009 - Reply

    stakbot has a poacher on it

  18. bobcat on June 9, 2009 - Reply

    it’s on the top of page 529 of the stakbot thread. yeah, 529.

  19. I took that picture this morning. I asked permission from owner to post on stakbot.

  20. that bowl is dreamy, pictures do not do it justice.

  21. I thought the “swellbows” thread was going to literally be swellbows, so I didn’t look a it.

    Thor, that shot makes it look really big! It’s a small bowl, fast, but not an issue really. I was worried it was going to require a lot of getting used to, but i had no problem injuring myself on it last night at all… Haw haw. Ouch! Stupid death box form is still in place…

    But yeah, the finish is sweet, and the walls are all round, so it’s easier to ride than you’d think. Still, the stakbot phot makes it look twice the size that it is.

  22. what an inspiration! great to be able to follow along on the web and watch the progress. Thanks Kilwag and EPM, and congrats to the proud father! Dreamland rulz!

  23. Shane Bell on June 11, 2009 - Reply

    You lucky jerk! Stoked.

  24. When you get something like that in your yard…you are
    a true lifer. Good on you, and well deserved old man.

  25. How about bringing the time laps up to date and full speed so we can see some skating in it.

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