Building the perfect skatepark
Last night I put out the challenge to get this project to 70%, well right now we are at 74%! The incentive was of course what you all really want, a look inside the park.
From the very beginning it was important that we build a skatepark that had balance. For many of us, skating in the streets was where we started and still where are hearts live. Making that feeling real inside, and keeping people interested, engaged, and challenged required our obstacles to be the right size and the right materials. Here are just two of our inspirations from San Francisco to Pittsburgh.
Inspired by the China Banks in San Francisco, an iconic spot in skateboarding for decades. It's been appearing in photos and videos for decades.
Dennis Busenitz made the cover of Thrasher with an insane kick flip over one of the benches in the rain!
Inspired by the Omnibanks in Pittsburgh. Local skaters of generations past will know this spot. Nestled under high way overpasses, on ramps and off ramps. Omni-Stone is a Pittsburgh made product from the R.I. Lampus company. It was huge in the 70's but hasn't been in production for years. We searched all over the region to find these. Some came from a retiree who once used them as a patio around his pool. Other bricks we found on a farm that had been dumped down a hill side.
I hope these photos are exciting for everyone, and rest assured this is just the tip of the iceberg! We've got 26% to go! Please keep sharing and tagging our Kickstarter campaign on your social media platforms. Remember, memberships, rentals, and t-shirts make a great gift.