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« Reply #30 on: October 12, 2009, 08:09:52 PM »

o yea, and this place! so well built it looks like an actual skatepark.
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« Reply #31 on: October 13, 2009, 10:36:01 AM »



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« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2009, 10:39:03 AM »

i really cant find anywhere in my area with a deserted little slab of concrete to make a spot. real bummer, this type of shit gets me more hyped than most stuff
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« Reply #33 on: October 13, 2009, 10:51:56 AM »

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« Reply #34 on: October 13, 2009, 10:54:20 AM »



yeah, that's the foundation here in atl. it's been built on for a few years and it's seriously the best slab-type spot i've ever seen (and many others from around the world). the owners of the property found out about it and shut it down with barriers and razor wire fencing. thomas taylor from stratosphere (and a crew of OG's) lobbied like a sumbitch and somehow got the city to buy the land from the owners and turn it into a city park. it's not done yet, but they're gonna rip it out and put in a proper park setup that'll be the only skatepark in atlanta city limits. the new design looks fresh and we've been to two design meetings so far. STOKED.

don't worry though. there's more underground spots here that people are building on, i'm just not at liberty to talk about them due to the "locals only" non-disclosure agreement. otherwise known as the "fuck yo friends" clause.  Cool

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« Reply #35 on: October 13, 2009, 12:47:01 PM »

theres a decent jersey barrier in my city, but some nerds came in and trie dto "fix" it even though it was fine, and made it really mellow and lumpy.
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« Reply #36 on: October 13, 2009, 01:06:45 PM »

Just fixed up a curb last night with a rub brick and some clear coat. Damn so much fun.
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« Reply #37 on: October 14, 2009, 11:24:17 AM »

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Someone put a grinding plate on this brick ledge.
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« Reply #38 on: October 14, 2009, 12:49:19 PM »

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« Reply #39 on: October 14, 2009, 01:12:54 PM »



yeah, that's the foundation here in atl. it's been built on for a few years and it's seriously the best slab-type spot i've ever seen (and many others from around the world). the owners of the property found out about it and shut it down with barriers and razor wire fencing. thomas taylor from stratosphere (and a crew of OG's) lobbied like a sumbitch and somehow got the city to buy the land from the owners and turn it into a city park. it's not done yet, but they're gonna rip it out and put in a proper park setup that'll be the only skatepark in atlanta city limits. the new design looks fresh and we've been to two design meetings so far. STOKED.

don't worry though. there's more underground spots here that people are building on, i'm just not at liberty to talk about them due to the "locals only" non-disclosure agreement. otherwise known as the "fuck yo friends" clause.  Cool

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That's good to hear. Last i heard it was bound for demolition.
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« Reply #40 on: October 14, 2009, 05:43:57 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ij7N8z-LGuE

Someone put a grinding plate on this brick ledge.

DIY shit this needs to be in head bonk.  Saw Tom a few days after this.  homie was pissed they quite filming after he slammed.  said he started talking jibberish just after they stopped filming.
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« Reply #41 on: October 14, 2009, 05:49:20 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ij7N8z-LGuE

Someone put a grinding plate on this brick ledge.

DIY shit this needs to be in head bonk.  Saw Tom a few days after this.  homie was pissed they quite filming after he slammed.  said he started talking jibberish just after they stopped filming.

Yeah I posted it there too, some fags were talking about how you only hit your head if you are "uncoordinated."
But yeah Tom rips, skated with him at Marsh Creek recently, the whole time he was talking about how much the park sucked though haha.
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« Reply #42 on: October 14, 2009, 06:05:58 PM »

These are images of some of the spots that I have helped build around Austin:



this was the last edition at 5 Hip (my avatar being the ledge there)



I have built a various number of these types of ledges around Austin over the last 5 years.


 




I couldn't really find a good image of the jersey barrier via google. All of these projects took a day or less. I build a lot when we get bored with our normal spots. 

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« Reply #43 on: October 14, 2009, 07:29:51 PM »

I want to move to Austin so bad. I had my heart set on UTA but the out-of-state tuition is fucking retarded. ($20,000+)
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« Reply #44 on: October 15, 2009, 06:42:37 AM »

These are images of some of the spots that I have helped build around Austin:



this was the last edition at 5 Hip (my avatar being the ledge there)



I have built a various number of these types of ledges around Austin over the last 5 years.


 




I couldn't really find a good image of the jersey barrier via google. All of these projects took a day or less. I build a lot when we get bored with our normal spots. 



austin kicks ass. I miss that ledge at house park

plus five hip is always wet, at least is was this summer

remember this place?
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« Reply #45 on: October 15, 2009, 09:38:23 AM »

I was never a fan of the Red River slab. The Dallas Nightclub slab was the best of those types of spots. I was pretty bummed how quickly the ledges we built at the Lizard ditch were demolished.

This is another DIY that  Luke built out by his house....




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« Reply #46 on: October 15, 2009, 10:49:37 AM »




How is this shit done? Seriously. Because I would love to create one.
Especially under a shelter for a winter getaway spot.

Is that quickcrete or some shit?
Fill me in.

Where do I get it?
How much?
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« Reply #47 on: October 15, 2009, 10:55:21 AM »

We use standard quick crete and water. We have started to chip away existing concrete in order to make the base flush and less likely to chip. The Austin High transitions were free hand with a trowel. Whenever we make a full quarter pipe like the one below, we build forms/ fill the forms with backfill/ then add concrete to the top. You trowel the finish and use a straight edge wider than your obstacle to stay true to your form.



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« Reply #48 on: October 15, 2009, 11:02:39 AM »

Yeah I posted it there too, some fags were talking about how you only hit your head if you are "uncoordinated."
But yeah Tom rips, skated with him at Marsh Creek recently, the whole time he was talking about how much the park sucked though haha.
That's the stupidest shit i have heard in a minute.  if your head hasn't hit pavement then you aren't pushin it hard enough.  and anyone saying tom is uncordinated obvisouly hasn't seen that kid skate.  dude rips!!
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« Reply #49 on: October 15, 2009, 11:08:59 AM »

Yeah I posted it there too, some fags were talking about how you only hit your head if you are "uncoordinated."
But yeah Tom rips, skated with him at Marsh Creek recently, the whole time he was talking about how much the park sucked though haha.
That's the stupidest shit i have heard in a minute.  if your head hasn't hit pavement then you aren't pushin it hard enough.  and anyone saying tom is uncordinated obvisouly hasn't seen that kid skate.  dude rips!!
HAHA nice to see the head hitter crew having a pity party.
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« Reply #50 on: October 15, 2009, 08:36:05 PM »

We use standard quick crete and water. We have started to chip away existing concrete in order to make the base flush and less likely to chip. The Austin High transitions were free hand with a trowel. Whenever we make a full quarter pipe like the one below, we build forms/ fill the forms with backfill/ then add concrete to the top. You trowel the finish and use a straight edge wider than your obstacle to stay true to your form.






that qp is huge!
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« Reply #51 on: October 15, 2009, 10:31:33 PM »

How is this shit done? Seriously. Because I would love to create one.
Especially under a shelter for a winter getaway spot.

Is that quickcrete or some shit?
Fill me in.

this should get you started...

http://www.thrashermagazine.com/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=53&topic=2323.0
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« Reply #52 on: October 16, 2009, 12:50:15 AM »

How is this shit done? Seriously. Because I would love to create one.
Especially under a shelter for a winter getaway spot.

Is that quickcrete or some shit?
Fill me in.

this should get you started...

http://www.thrashermagazine.com/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=53&topic=2323.0

I appreciate it.
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« Reply #53 on: October 16, 2009, 05:13:41 AM »

I was never a fan of the Red River slab. The Dallas Nightclub slab was the best of those types of spots. I was pretty bummed how quickly the ledges we built at the Lizard ditch were demolished.

This is another DIY that  Luke built out by his house....





 


Is that 290 slab still there? it was fun
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« Reply #54 on: October 16, 2009, 05:05:58 PM »

Last that I heard, it is still there.
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« Reply #55 on: October 16, 2009, 10:37:49 PM »

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hippo land, a great diy spot in Richmond, VA
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« Reply #56 on: October 17, 2009, 01:00:19 AM »

Our local DIY Park just got teared down. It was special in that way that it was in the centre of the city... It was really close also that it would have gotten the position of a official skatepark.. fuck it! next summer we are gonna build it again! WAMMA!
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« Reply #57 on: October 17, 2009, 09:27:24 AM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGZdDUr1kJ4

hippo land, a great diy spot in Richmond, VA

Was wondering where that was.  The YOUGOTTAGETTHAT guys have been filming there.
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« Reply #58 on: October 17, 2009, 09:14:51 PM »





austin kicks ass. I miss that ledge at house park

plus five hip is always wet, at least is was this summer

remember this place?



i do remember that place.  i spent a good amount of my adolescence there and it brings a tear to my eye to see it here.  thank goodness they put some skate spots around the museum that replaced it.

edit: this photo is awesome is there a high-res file?
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« Reply #59 on: December 11, 2009, 08:13:12 PM »

a homie and i were building this spot at a place that has been abandoned for well over 10 years. that is of course until we got rolled for it. it may be hard to see but we set up a little double sided curved ledge to mani pad(amongst other thing). so we drug those 3 heavy ass fucking blocks of concrete down a sketchy hill and then across 200 yards off grassy field. after that we took 6 full sized bags of concrete, a 5 gallon bucket of full gloss exterior paint and about 20 cinder blocks. it took a month to settle on what we wanted to build, and then get everything collected and down to the spot. the day we finally got everything in place, the owner of the property showed up with a camera taking pics of our cars and faces, and threatened arrest if we ever came back. but we aren't discouraged, just smarter for the next time. if you are gonna build something get some help, and crank it out in a weekend or less. lesson learned

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