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Switch and Signal Skatepark is a 12,000 sqft. indoor skateboard park for learning and open sessions in Pittsburgh, PA.
Switch and Signal Skatepark is a 12,000 sqft. indoor skateboard park for learning and open sessions in Pittsburgh, PA.
224 backers pledged $13,869 to help bring this project to life.

Building the perfect skatepark

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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.  

Thrasher June  2016
Thrasher June 2016

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.  

The Omni-Banks, still there, but increasingly dangerous to get to and you'd better bring a broom.
The Omni-Banks, still there, but increasingly dangerous to get to and you'd better bring a broom.

 

Switch and Signal Skatepark street light sessions, coming soon.
Switch and Signal Skatepark street light sessions, coming soon.

 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. 

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