The Black Rock Roller Disco brings great joy to thousands at Burning Man. We're gearing up to bring it back to the playa in 2012
In San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, there is a small patch of asphalt where the most wonderful world of roller skating resides. We call it "Skatin' Place". We have been maintaining and improving upon this scene for 32 years. For the past 11 years we have been sharing our fun, exciting, inclusive, and interactive skating experience at Burning Man as the Black Rock Roller Disco. It is is one of the many theme camps that are part of the Burning Man event in northern Nevada.
Last year Kickstarter helped us tremendously to get a new floor for the roller rink. We brought 225 sheets of 1 1/8 thick which created a roller rink 120 ft. by 60 ft. This is better than some real roller rinks I've skated in. The problem we found is we need to apply another surface on top of that to make it absolutely perfect!!! The bare OSB surface was skateable, but it was bumpy and uneven in places. It also tends to flake, leaving wood chips.
This year we will cover the entire skate floor area with tarps first before we lay out the OSB.sheets on top. Once that is in place we will put a 1/4 inch layer of underlayment on top of the OSB sheets. This is really smooth and resistant to moisture. It will hold up to anything that playa conditions can throw at it and give the people the kind of skating experience that is as magical as Burning Man itself!!!
This year everyone running theme camps at Burning Man are scrambling to adjust to the ticket situation and I am having my share of problems as well. However I had a fire at my house in January that is making things even more difficult as everything in life must continue to go on. We're all doing fine, but the added pressures has made it harder to focus to say the least.
We are hoping Kickstarter can help us raise at least $2,500.00 towards the new top layer roller disco surface. We're presenting two roller disco fundraiser events at the Cellspace in San Francisco. We will raise the rest of the funding through our camp fees.
Thank you for your help!!! Any help big or small is greatly appreciated. Stay tuned for updates and check out the videos we post.
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If you make a donation of $10.00, we will send you a beautiful 3 inch 2012 Black Rock Roller Disco button. It's very cool swag!!!!Estimated delivery:
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If you make a donation of $25.00, we'll send you a 2 beautiful 3 inch 2012 Black Rock Roller Disco buttons along with 2 window decals that can be placed in the corner of your back car windshield. Remember, all those people waiving at you at random are burners that are proud of you!!!Estimated delivery:
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If you make a $50 donation to the cause, We will reward you with the 2012 Black Rock Roller Disco medalion. It is the coolest swag we have ever created for the theme camp. It is very high quality and something you will be proud to wear.Estimated delivery:
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If you make a $50 donation to the cause, We will reward you with A COMPLETE SET of Black Rock Roller Disco swag including the 2 buttons, the 2 window decals and the 2012 Black Rock Roller Disco medalion.Estimated delivery:
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Anyone that is making donations like this is not doing it for the swag. Anyone that makes this kind of committment will get the complete set of swag and have it presented to them at the halftime ceremonies at the roller derby game on the playa on Thursday night!!! We'll even have you sitting in the VIP section where the rollergirls sometimes may crash into your lap!!!Estimated delivery:
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