While poking around in some comments left at Skate DIY I saw a link to what I thought was spam based on the thumbnail image generated by Facebook, but in fact turned out to have some pretty unique skateboarding terrain built by a company called Gallagher Concrete, located somewhere in SoCal, guessing by the area code. Sure they do bowls and the like, but the stuff that caught my eye could be classified as residential private skateparks. I don’t know who these guys are but it looks like they’ve built some fun terrain. A few more pics and a video after the jump.
The Daily Mail has photos of a backyard skatepark allegedly built on the property of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Boy do I hate the Daily Mail, they’re always blowing out spots. I’m definitely not telling them about the next pool I find. I know these guys are absurdly rich but this seems like overkill, considering their kids are’t likely to progress to a point where they’re able make use of things like a cradle. What I mean is that it’s hard to progress in the isolation those kids are likely to be skating in. Am I off base here? It looks pretty nice though. Maybe they’ll be hiring pro skaters as tutors. If not, I here GVK is available. Someone out there knows who built this. Is it you?
Chris Cantwell operates a skateshop in Bradenton, Florida, and even though it’s got a really nice skatepark, Chris decided he needed his own concrete. I once built a 6 foot tall miniramp in the front yard of a house I was renting, but Chris’s vision and execution is so much more amazing. The closest thing I can think of is that small front yard skate obstacles set hidden somewhere in Seattle, and this is at least an order of magnitude larger. The Seattle front yard was built for a little kid, nothing over2 feet or so. The owners got some flack from the neighbors but the zoning was OK. I remember seeing it in a video, and I’d swear I posted it here, but it’s getting harder and harder to find old posts on S&A – We’re past 6k posts on the blog part alone. Chris’s project is also legitimate in the eyes of the city where he lives. Check out the pics after the jump.
– Thanks to Tito for the tip.
This week’sShot of the Week is Andy Adams at the DOS/FOB bowl in Portland, as shot by Elias Parise. I’m going to get it out of the way now because I know someone is going to ask again. This is the DOS bowl from the now defunct Department of Skateboarding in Portland, but now it’s a cooperative open to members only, not affiliated with D.O.S.. Fob refers to the electronic key fob that controls access via computer instead of keeping track of a thousand keys. But who cares? That’s a boss lien air. I can’t recall a DOS photo I’ve liked more.
This week’s Shot of the Week is a Mike Goetz photo of Tyler Martin skating the DOS bowl. OK. Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. Here goes. The DOS bowl is now a members only collective with a limited roster. What? Oh the other elephant. This was a make.
I guess there was was a decent turn out at Tobin’s house the day after the Trifecta. Chad Balcom shot some phonecam video.
Here’s a quick video of Darren Navarrette bonking the ceiling at the private bowl in Minneapolis, Minnesota that some of you thought was too mellow to be worth the effort.
…when you pay someone else to do it for you. Still, it’s got an appeal that leans that way. Look for it nestled in between a bunch of hippies in southeast Portland. Jesse built this. He’s on the crew that built
Coos Bay and Gold Beach.