The shot in the top frame of a newly completed skatepark in the UK looked pretty clean and made me want to find out more about the spot. In the course of looking it up I saw that the builder Four One Four Skateparks, are using the CNC process to cut transitions and horizontal some supports, especially on bowl corners. It’s interesting that they use a stepped completely horizontal approach in those bowl corners. Notice that where the surface meets the back braces are not perpendicular. Instead they rest on two adjacent corners. I’m not sure if that makes in difference in the longevity of the bowl, but it’s got to make the design and assembly process a hell of a lot faster. I’ve always held wooden bowl builders in high esteem, and this approach means any monkey could assemble it. It’s a case of nostalgia vs. progress, but I can’t imagine there are that many ramp builders out there with access to big enough CNC machinery. Some of the shots on the site make it look like the surface isn’t included in the CNC process though, so there’s still room for John Henry on the ramp building floor. This park is part of “building 2″ at Adrenaline Alley in Corby, England.
Bryan from right here in S&A’s back yard sent in some pictures of a ramp he built in his garage.
Longtime reader here, just got back from Afghan and finished up the last corner of my garage ramp. Two main sides are 6ft radius and 4ft and 7.5 ft tall, house door side is 4.5ft radius and 2ft tall and garage door side is 3ft radius with 6.5ft tall near-vert wall. The newest corner has a 1ft tall roll-up to 4ft radius quarter to wall ride. The corner at the base of the 7.5ft tall section is a compound curve-based hip.
Looks pretty excellent. What are you using on that top layer?
Another frankenramp creation, Barnside (unofficial name) is somewhere in the Kansas City area. Four videos after the jump. Chin Ramp indeed.
- Thanks to Dave Campbell for the tip.
Down in the basement! Although if this was in my basement it would be a different story. Check out this incredibly tight (transitioned) mini bowl in Nate Latimer’s basement.
It’s (going to be) called the Garage, and it just got funded by Kickstarter. They’ve got 16k for building materials, now I guess it’s time to build.
New skatepark is goin to have a soft opening this weekend. The 1/13 check Kevaland on F-book for updates. These are the ramps from the old freemont project. There is room for a vert ramp we just need to stoke the owner. It is located in Clackamas close to the highway. GPK on the scene and out.
I was at the DOS bowl a couple months ago and noticed a rack on the wall with a few boards up there, more than there were people there. It was almost like one of those bowl of pennies at the store counter. The D.O.S. Bowl in Portland was full up over the summer, but now there are a few open spots in the membership roster, just in time for the rainy season. The facilities are clean and just like the Ramones sang, There was (is) beer in the soda machine.
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.
- Fitz : Still, building corners is a pain in the ass. If I had access to a huge CNC-machine, I'd be all over it.
- Heath : You can now design and cut the structure for a ramp by sitting on your ass in front of a computer. Thanks, NASA!
- hurton : do you think the cnc cuts the corner sheet good material too?
- conahan : Cool how they take the riding surface right up into the rafters.
- Fitz : I'm not sure if that's carpentry, or machining, but either way, what an amazing piece of work! Great find!
- Bevilacqua : 100% agree : I go to bed early when I know I can go for a ride early the next morning !
- spurr : My knee is on vibrate , because my hearing is shot . Thank you usmc.
- seedy : Dude. She's soooo alter-native and edgy and xtreem.
- kilwag : That's a fingerboard!
- brad : This only doesn't make sense if you are a little kid. Skate and annoy.
- houseofneil : I guess no licensing allowed from PP…
- Eric : Here's a new one that I don't think has been covered. Jinx Link
- Concretin Nik : And his grammy looks like an elderly man in drag.
- Jerry : Looks like it's a hefty $129 :/ Link
- andre : Burton shirt... haha
- NWForty : NICE.
- cold ones : CRAMBONE
- despartelyseekingloosin : who is doin the Coos Bay addition?
- kevin : and it came out pretty smooth with very little imperfections . we just used mag trowels then a finishing trowel with a sprinkle of water. i am...
- Red : they are saving you from yourself.
- swelbow : Haha ya. someone should sue the crap out of them because they broke their left cheek trying to sit on a bench with a spike...
- Bevilacqua : Another casus belli coming from perfid Albion ? We shall reject this ridiculous provocation with disdain... pff !
- kevin : i want it . kermy goes skating
- kevin : here is the same story , the rain never lets up it has been rainning 5 days out of seven. i will send randy the...
- zeno01 : Oooof dah!
- Animal Testicles : ...cuz he COULDN'T go courtin', cuz he dunt have a unit.
- wes : i am so into Golden Showers!
- conahan : Carlsbad mogul field!
- backyardskatepark : awesome, thanks Kevin, lets see a finished pic of it...started to pour it today & got rained off, need to call it in the next...
- colin : This is awesome!
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