Posted by:on October 6th, 2009
I forgot I had taken a few photos at Madras until the one of the kids in the pics emailed me and asked for them. So here you have the Madras, Oregon skatepark, built by Dreamland. It’s a nice little park about an hour outside of Bend, Oregon. The combi bowl is fairly deep, but everything else is pretty small. There’s a nice spine and plenty of odd bits of skate terrain to screw around on. The locals are colorful and friendly. There’s also a bathroom and electrical outlet. Not a destination park per se, but if you are anywhere in the area you should definitely check it out. Don’t get too excited about the Black Bear Diner. The onion rings were really tasty, but the rest of the food was dry and bland, and the waitresses look like they subscribe to Sensible Women’s Wear Daily. I don’t know what that means, except to say that if you’ve ever seen the HBO show Big Love, think of the compound.
Boombox? Fuhgettabout it! They know how to live large in Madras. This “car stereo” setup was alternately blasting punk rock, nu metal gangsta rap and dance club music.
Panorama from the bottom.
I didn’t catch this kid’s name, or face, apparently.
This is Anthony.
The Combi bowl is nice, but a bit narrow for my taste at the small end.
Grover just happened to be mid-fakie ollie when I walked by, so I stuck out the camera and snapped it.
Here’s another transfer shot of Anthony. He was flying all over the place.
Here’s the small bowl. It seemed a bit confining at first, but it was a lot of fun if you could master the whippiness. Again, maybe a bit too deep for the footprint.
A view from the top.
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