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Title: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Beer Wizard on October 08, 2009, 06:11:30 PM
Post your local DIY spots.
Mike D River (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrA_q8Scv5c#ws)

More spots to come.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Beer Wizard on October 08, 2009, 07:30:13 PM
Here is another local one. 
(http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/yy122/maruddia/tsm_0709_slash-cover1.jpg)

I recently came across some old concrete in the woods which I'll be building on.  I'll get pics up of that.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: gabekehoe on October 08, 2009, 07:56:08 PM
St. Louis

http://prettyskateboards.blogspot.com/search?q=shitside
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: trafficjam on October 08, 2009, 07:59:16 PM
i was gonna post em up gabe but figure i dont technically live there. shitside is the best spot

p.s. sorry i reply to every single one of your posts it seems
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: vegan*shawn on October 08, 2009, 08:06:02 PM
If there are any in Sacramento I don't know about them. I have been wanting to do one here, but it is hard to motivate anyone to do anything.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Lenny the Fatface on October 08, 2009, 10:07:05 PM
Bumfights R.I.P (Raleigh NC)
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0jQHYVsyzc
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: get some on October 08, 2009, 10:49:37 PM
If there are any in Sacramento I don't know about them. I have been wanting to do one here, but it is hard to motivate anyone to do anything.

There's been a few over the last few years, actually. There's one in Citrus Heights right now. google it ;)
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Acrid Avid Jam Shred on October 09, 2009, 06:41:10 AM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ksT2NIPCBqw/Sp3pUrusP6I/AAAAAAAAAC8/z-KKoKJ4pzs/s400/IMG_5345.JPG)

The Alien Pod, hidden in the ghetto forest of austin.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Acrid Avid Jam Shred on October 09, 2009, 07:03:38 AM
(http://www.austinskatenotes.org/images/gallery2/d/213604-2/end_january_skating+-+14.jpg)

More POD
(http://www.nocomplyatx.com/images/june%202009/alevygoskate_button.jpg)

This ledge is gone now

austin, tx
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Beer Wizard on October 09, 2009, 08:05:01 AM
Bumfights R.I.P (Raleigh NC)
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0jQHYVsyzc
Hell yeah, was gonna post that up but it got destroyed... Well so did the satellite dish.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: gordon bombay on October 09, 2009, 08:09:13 AM
Here is another local one. 
(http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/yy122/maruddia/tsm_0709_slash-cover1.jpg)


holy crap this cover is fucking sick, never seen this version before. I have the "alternate" version thats been sitting on my bathroom floor, and i hate going into my bathroom because i have to look at the godforsaken green slime cover
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: rawbertson. on October 09, 2009, 08:49:31 AM
where i live we dont need diy spots there is just too much ill shit to hit
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: NCSB on October 09, 2009, 09:05:20 AM
china banks
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ine0-sPJSAQ/RiZMMsTGr0I/AAAAAAAABD4/APsVayoQM90/s320/4rob+nostrand.jpg)
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: J_Rog on October 09, 2009, 09:49:42 AM
where i live we dont need diy spots there is just too much ill shit to hit
Thanks for contributing nothing yet again.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: MexicanSpaniard on October 09, 2009, 10:00:21 AM
Post your local DIY spots.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrA_q8Scv5c

More spots to come.
You used beef bud!
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: vegan*shawn on October 09, 2009, 05:51:48 PM
If there are any in Sacramento I don't know about them. I have been wanting to do one here, but it is hard to motivate anyone to do anything.

There's been a few over the last few years, actually. There's one in Citrus Heights right now. google it ;)

Thank you
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Henti Hero on October 10, 2009, 02:05:06 PM
(http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/yy122/maruddia/img_231905_8891587_2.jpg)
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: lurkinginNC91 on October 10, 2009, 09:55:25 PM
Here is another local one. 
(http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/yy122/maruddia/tsm_0709_slash-cover1.jpg)


holy crap this cover is fucking sick, never seen this version before. I have the "alternate" version thats been sitting on my bathroom floor, and i hate going into my bathroom because i have to look at the godforsaken green slime cover

this isnt a spot anymore.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Beer Wizard on October 10, 2009, 10:25:29 PM
Here is another local one. 
(http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/yy122/maruddia/tsm_0709_slash-cover1.jpg)


holy crap this cover is fucking sick, never seen this version before. I have the "alternate" version thats been sitting on my bathroom floor, and i hate going into my bathroom because i have to look at the godforsaken green slime cover

this isnt a spot anymore.
Yep neither is bumfights.  Said that above.  Its a shame. 
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: alrightythen on October 11, 2009, 08:30:47 AM
ive been looking hard to find a descent place to start building. many cool diy's here!
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Pabst on October 11, 2009, 09:46:31 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLLH_Qbsm7I


this spot was too much fun for a good chunk of time before it all got dozed. rip
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: larry bertlemann on October 11, 2009, 11:19:35 AM
this thread is the shit.


some pretty cool stuff in here in denver, co.  alot of sweet stuff built in drainage ditches n' such. ill try to get some pics.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: alrightythen on October 11, 2009, 11:20:56 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLLH_Qbsm7I


this spot was too much fun for a good chunk of time before it all got dozed. rip
thats the spot dylan rieder has that line ending with the fs heel in mindfield right?
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Beer Wizard on October 11, 2009, 11:28:13 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQSGYOZLQ60
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: 420 on October 11, 2009, 12:10:44 PM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ksT2NIPCBqw/Sp3pUrusP6I/AAAAAAAAAC8/z-KKoKJ4pzs/s400/IMG_5345.JPG)

The Alien Pod, hidden in the ghetto forest of austin.

Sick obstacle!
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Acrid Avid Jam Shred on October 11, 2009, 07:10:58 PM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ksT2NIPCBqw/Sp3pUrusP6I/AAAAAAAAAC8/z-KKoKJ4pzs/s400/IMG_5345.JPG)

The Alien Pod, hidden in the ghetto forest of austin.

Sick obstacle!

yeah ALien pod is the best.

I've been thinking about starting something at a slab

all you really need is a cinder block ledge and a pole jam and your set, just get some liquid nails!
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Pabst on October 11, 2009, 07:38:51 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLLH_Qbsm7I


this spot was too much fun for a good chunk of time before it all got dozed. rip
thats the spot dylan rieder has that line ending with the fs heel in mindfield right?


indeed sir, it was in chino/norco.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: DEDBBIS on October 12, 2009, 06:48:07 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0f6ggZoNgs

First line. Supposedly Plan B built them, lasted maybe three months.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: The Drew on October 12, 2009, 06:51:01 AM
(http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/yy122/maruddia/img_231905_8891587_2.jpg)

どこ???
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Sony MDR V2 Headphones on October 12, 2009, 08:41:01 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68dgmGXZfUQ

best of all time
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: gabekehoe on October 12, 2009, 09:09:52 PM
o yea, and this place! so well built it looks like an actual skatepark.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkMhG6P9AWU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9DehF-sgEU
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Beer Wizard on October 13, 2009, 11:36:01 AM
(http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/yy122/maruddia/l_7012893581b5445ca4c43e4846bf7fa8.jpg)
(http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/yy122/maruddia/harrisrock.jpg)
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: trafficjam on October 13, 2009, 11:39:03 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
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Beer Wizard on October 13, 2009, 11:51:56 AM
Good cause

(http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/yy122/maruddia/l_ded784a76b874b33ab99c857527ebffc.jpg)
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: kamltoe on October 13, 2009, 11:54:20 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68dgmGXZfUQ

best of all time

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.  8)

k
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Beeda Weeda on October 13, 2009, 01:47:01 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.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: foiedonk on October 13, 2009, 02:06:45 PM
Just fixed up a curb last night with a rub brick and some clear coat. Damn so much fun.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Beer Wizard on October 14, 2009, 12:24:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ij7N8z-LGuE

Someone put a grinding plate on this brick ledge.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: cheep on October 14, 2009, 01:49:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/user/able1039#p/u/0/tI2U-3xZYMY
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Sony MDR V2 Headphones on October 14, 2009, 02:12:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68dgmGXZfUQ

best of all time

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.  8)

k

That's good to hear. Last i heard it was bound for demolition.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: very_undude on October 14, 2009, 06:43:57 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.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Beer Wizard on October 14, 2009, 06:49:20 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.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: csumers on October 14, 2009, 07:05:58 PM
These are images of some of the spots that I have helped build around Austin:

(http://www.mcaskateboarding.com/data/mcaskateboarding/product/be3978af62.jpg)

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

(http://www.nocomplyatx.com/images/june%202009/alevygoskate_button.jpg)

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

(http://www.colormagazine.ca/app/webroot/img/fck/Image/Austin.jpg)
 
(http://www.unitedbikeco.com/teamblog/kye/pannyaustin.JPG)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2084/2514125999_7291ca9e41.jpg)

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. 

Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Sony MDR V2 Headphones on October 14, 2009, 08:29:51 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+)
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Acrid Avid Jam Shred on October 15, 2009, 07:42:37 AM
These are images of some of the spots that I have helped build around Austin:

(http://www.mcaskateboarding.com/data/mcaskateboarding/product/be3978af62.jpg)

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

(http://www.nocomplyatx.com/images/june%202009/alevygoskate_button.jpg)

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

(http://www.colormagazine.ca/app/webroot/img/fck/Image/Austin.jpg)
 
(http://www.unitedbikeco.com/teamblog/kye/pannyaustin.JPG)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2084/2514125999_7291ca9e41.jpg)

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
(http://www.austinskatenotes.org/images/gallery2/d/15253-2/SLab_overview.jpg)
remember this place?
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: csumers on October 15, 2009, 10:38:23 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....

(http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x222/1linedrawing/Dom_Kickflip-into-kicker.gif)


**edit** Found some better photos:

(http://www.fourduos.com/articles/fourcheck/luke-mckirdy/i/Luke_Switch%20Blunt.jpg)

(http://www.fourduos.com/articles/fourcheck/luke-mckirdy/i/Luke_Back%20Noseblunt.jpg)

(http://www.fourduos.com/articles/fourcheck/luke-mckirdy/i/Luke_Switch%20Crook.jpg)


 
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Thom Verlaine on October 15, 2009, 11:49:37 AM
(http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/yy122/maruddia/l_7012893581b5445ca4c43e4846bf7fa8.jpg)
(http://www.colormagazine.ca/app/webroot/img/fck/Image/Austin.jpg)

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?
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: csumers on October 15, 2009, 11:55:21 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.

(http://www.jeffgilmer.com/images/Trace_BS_Disaster_small2.jpg)

Title: Re: DIY
Post by: very_undude on October 15, 2009, 12:02:39 PM
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!!
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: ChildoftheGhetto on October 15, 2009, 12:08:59 PM
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.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: larry bertlemann on October 15, 2009, 09:36:05 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.

(http://www.jeffgilmer.com/images/Trace_BS_Disaster_small2.jpg)



that qp is huge!
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: somekid on October 15, 2009, 11:31:33 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
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Thom Verlaine on October 16, 2009, 01:50:15 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.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Acrid Avid Jam Shred on October 16, 2009, 06:13:41 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....

(http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x222/1linedrawing/Dom_Kickflip-into-kicker.gif)



 

Is that 290 slab still there? it was fun
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: csumers on October 16, 2009, 06:05:58 PM
Last that I heard, it is still there.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: pyrex vision on October 16, 2009, 11:37:49 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGZdDUr1kJ4

hippo land, a great diy spot in Richmond, VA
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: vihreekerma on October 17, 2009, 02:00:19 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!
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Beer Wizard on October 17, 2009, 10:27:24 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.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: lurkstatus on October 17, 2009, 10:14:51 PM



austin kicks ass. I miss that ledge at house park

plus five hip is always wet, at least is was this summer
(http://www.austinskatenotes.org/images/gallery2/d/15253-2/SLab_overview.jpg)
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?
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: the whompler 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

Title: Re: DIY
Post by: crest on March 10, 2010, 07:01:00 PM
(http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/3025/20100308202328.jpg)

(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/330/201003071201093.jpg)
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Acrid Avid Jam Shred on March 10, 2010, 08:31:16 PM
(http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs450.snc3/25786_360874276102_23850931102_4628260_7677766_n.jpg)
(http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs274.ash1/20140_344813561102_23850931102_4562286_3009823_n.jpg)

This guy named Grapes built this tight spot in Austin, I have no clue where it's at though.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: HyperBeam on March 10, 2010, 11:55:28 PM
bordertown in west oakland. really fun place, despite the hood factor.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on March 11, 2010, 01:01:51 AM
(http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs450.snc3/25786_360874276102_23850931102_4628260_7677766_n.jpg)

This thing looks really fun to skate.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: burm on March 11, 2010, 03:21:58 AM
(http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs450.snc3/25786_360874276102_23850931102_4628260_7677766_n.jpg)

This thing looks really fun to skate.

That looks like art
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: violentpizza on March 11, 2010, 07:21:05 AM
acrid...

do you live in austin? i live in austin. i like about 5 blocks from the pod. I think im gonna go skate it right now.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Sleazy on March 11, 2010, 08:26:30 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.

(http://www.jeffgilmer.com/images/Trace_BS_Disaster_small2.jpg)



that qp is huge!

trace with the sick style
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Acrid Avid Jam Shred on March 11, 2010, 03:39:55 PM
acrid...

do you live in austin? i live in austin. i like about 5 blocks from the pod. I think im gonna go skate it right now.

Yeah, I'm a couple blocks north of Psycho ditch. I wish I lived closer to the pod so I could actually figure it out.

 Seeya around sometime.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: jack burton on March 11, 2010, 03:59:45 PM
(http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs450.snc3/25786_360874276102_23850931102_4628260_7677766_n.jpg)

This thing looks really fun to skate.

That looks like art

I dont know how I would skate that but I would have a fuck load of fun trying to figure it out.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Acrid Avid Jam Shred on March 11, 2010, 08:50:54 PM
acrid...

do you live in austin? i live in austin. i like about 5 blocks from the pod. I think im gonna go skate it right now.

Yeah, I'm a couple blocks north of Psycho ditch. I wish I lived closer to the pod so I could actually figure it out.

 Seeya around sometime.

HEY PIZZA,

I think I sent you a message, but hit me up with fun spots to skate in Austin.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on March 12, 2010, 01:13:55 AM
(http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs450.snc3/25786_360874276102_23850931102_4628260_7677766_n.jpg)

This thing looks really fun to skate.

That looks like art


I dont know how I would skate that but I would have a fuck load of fun trying to figure it out.
exactly. You know there are probably so many things to figure out to do on it too, and all of them would be fun.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: iwshilvdnfinland on March 12, 2010, 01:18:34 AM
this thing is in Bethlehem PA.  378 ditch.  hard to believe that's picture is 5 years old.  i wish i still had that Rasa Libre shirt

(http://b2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/00610/29/80/610580892_l.jpg)
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: manute bol on March 12, 2010, 08:08:02 AM
^sick
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Acrid Avid Jam Shred on March 12, 2010, 08:59:26 AM
^^FC's
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Allen. on March 12, 2010, 09:39:29 AM
http://www.vimeo.com/5322390 Spot featured in a lot of footy in this was SUPER fun and was around for about 2 months. Going there last year was always a great time. Got my wallet stolen there, learned a few tricks, and got a lot of footage.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Acrid Avid Jam Shred on March 12, 2010, 05:13:56 PM

(http://www.fourduos.com/articles/fourcheck/luke-mckirdy/i/Luke_Back%20Noseblunt.jpg)
 

anybody in Austin know where this is?
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: happy face on March 12, 2010, 07:39:10 PM
BEST THREAD EVER!  It would be so cool if all the message board threads where about shit like this and not how wack this or that is. 
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: violentpizza on March 14, 2010, 12:53:01 AM
BUMMER CITY FOR AUSTIN

I went to the alien pod early this morning (i can't sleep late) and there were these contractors there. Nice guys, but they informed me that the pod is going to be demolished on June 1st for some weak ass condos.

For a guerilla spot. it lasted a bit over 2 years. that rules. Fuck Condo's and fuck the city for not taking care of something really cool that they got for free.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Acrid Avid Jam Shred on March 14, 2010, 09:13:08 AM
BUMMER CITY FOR AUSTIN

I went to the alien pod early this morning (i can't sleep late) and there were these contractors there. Nice guys, but they informed me that the pod is going to be demolished on June 1st for some weak ass condos.

For a guerilla spot. it lasted a bit over 2 years. that rules. Fuck Condo's and fuck the city for not taking care of something really cool that they got for free.

NOOOOOO!

I'm going to skate there everyday of this week then, damn!
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: bumptobar on March 14, 2010, 09:22:52 AM
Some buddies of mine carried concrete and cinder blocks out into the woods to hook up this spot.  So fun to skate

(http://i42.tinypic.com/begps.jpg)
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: rockhardcock on March 14, 2010, 01:53:09 PM
BUMMER CITY FOR AUSTIN

I went to the alien pod early this morning (i can't sleep late) and there were these contractors there. Nice guys, but they informed me that the pod is going to be demolished on June 1st for some weak ass condos.

For a guerilla spot. it lasted a bit over 2 years. that rules. Fuck Condo's and fuck the city for not taking care of something really cool that they got for free.

NOOOOOO!

I'm going to skate there everyday of this week then, damn!

not saying that it won't happen, but i've run into contractors/construction workers out there who have said similar things that didn't pan out.  still amazing that the spot has lasted as long as it has.  the pod rules.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: heckler on March 14, 2010, 02:07:45 PM
Some buddies of mine carried concrete and cinder blocks out into the woods to hook up this spot.  So fun to skate

(http://i42.tinypic.com/begps.jpg)
That looks like it'd be amazing to skate.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: kevbo999 on March 14, 2010, 02:14:12 PM
Yeah that's a fuckin amazing spot.  Why is there even a smooth, un-used, concrete ditch in the woods?  I swear you Americans build shit with skating in mind, where I'm from everything is rough and square.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: pancake man on March 14, 2010, 02:29:58 PM
Some buddies of mine carried concrete and cinder blocks out into the woods to hook up this spot.  So fun to skate

(http://i42.tinypic.com/begps.jpg)

where is this? it looks similar to the ditch near my place
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: jack burton on March 14, 2010, 04:24:31 PM
^ If my memory serves me correctly nick is from jersey. that means ill be using google earth all night to find it.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: pancake man on March 14, 2010, 10:03:30 PM
guess it's not close to me then, oh well
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Acrid Avid Jam Shred on March 31, 2010, 05:28:29 PM
This is so amazing, the brick bowl and the weird banks.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmcDLGmlRp8&feature=player_embedded#
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: alienlurkshop on March 31, 2010, 10:45:18 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/XksYlDBOXvY&hl=en_US&fs=1&"under the bridge
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: projectBNE on April 01, 2010, 01:41:35 AM
Not a spot as such but I made this gem last week.  Had such a good time making it and it skates so good!

Note the trucks/wheels for east transport! haha...

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs441.ash1/24353_374862716318_577191318_4158551_5134449_n.jpg)
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: MostlySkateboarding on April 01, 2010, 05:31:57 AM
Found a 20ft piece of angle iron in a dumpster last weekend so a friend and I rescued it and liquid nailed it to a ledge at the local tennis courts. Turns out it's a bit close to the fence, so we're trying to work out a solution... Nothing special just something simple that only cost us some time and some liquid nail.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/modest2929/IronOnCar.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/modest2929/ledge.jpg)
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: kilgore. on April 01, 2010, 10:55:31 AM
(http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs432.snc3/24883_1372704127666_1533679290_30936217_2879330_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs452.ash1/24883_1372560004063_1533679290_30936041_3613628_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs470.ash1/25805_1384222775625_1533679290_30958928_1369145_n.jpg)
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: sectachrome on April 01, 2010, 11:52:40 AM
I would skate any of these spots over a skatepark any day.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Acrid Avid Jam Shred on April 01, 2010, 04:26:35 PM
(http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs432.snc3/24883_1372704127666_1533679290_30936217_2879330_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs452.ash1/24883_1372560004063_1533679290_30936041_3613628_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs470.ash1/25805_1384222775625_1533679290_30958928_1369145_n.jpg)

so tight!

looks fun and easy to have a good time on
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Doritos And Coke on April 01, 2010, 06:28:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YOg362JsB0
It's gone now.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: luc on April 01, 2010, 07:43:59 PM
(http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee136/dr0psy/perryville-1.jpg)

perryville, MO
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: jack burton on April 01, 2010, 10:16:43 PM
I would skate any of these spots over a skatepark any day.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: tonysean on April 02, 2010, 08:22:55 AM
i'm not from atlanta, but the foundation is the best DIY i've ever skated. the halfpipe there is better than most skateparks(but its made of metal ouch)
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: MaryhillVibe on April 02, 2010, 01:27:54 PM
I love this thread!

Its 28 Celsius here today, I have a rucksack full of bricks, two stolen bags of cement, and the concrete foundation of a small building in the woods near my house down by the river. Came on here to get pumped up to put the work in.....bring on sundown!
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: alrightythen on April 11, 2010, 04:10:02 AM
bump.
found this spot and started building a qp. hope to get some more ideas
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Kirtap on April 11, 2010, 09:18:28 AM
I love this thread!

Its 28 Celsius here today, I have a rucksack full of bricks, two stolen bags of cement, and the concrete foundation of a small building in the woods near my house down by the river. Came on here to get pumped up to put the work in.....bring on sundown!

I want pics!
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: palmtree12233 on April 18, 2010, 08:40:46 PM
good friends backyard

just skip to  like :50 for the skating

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOMp8sf4Hjc

also a couple spots ive built with friends have been in the mags.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Beer Wizard on April 20, 2010, 01:10:58 PM
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs470.ash1/25805_1384222775625_1533679290_30958928_1369145_n.jpg)
(http://www.skatenc.com/easy/san6/rocker.jpg)
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: jack burton on April 20, 2010, 01:15:46 PM
this thread makes me so jealous.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Acrid Avid Jam Shred on June 02, 2010, 12:37:33 PM
(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/1636/picture2xc.png)
I whipped this up in sketch-up, but has anybody else tried to build something similar? I want to make it where you could wallie it and get stuff on the bank without the whole box flipping, but I also want it to be portable.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: friendly dave on June 02, 2010, 12:48:41 PM
(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/1636/picture2xc.png)
I whipped this up in sketch-up, but has anybody else tried to build something similar? I want to make it where you could wallie it and get stuff on the bank without the whole box flipping, but I also want it to be portable.

I've helped build essentially that same box before. As long as it's gonna be at least 6 to 8 feet long it should be heavy enough not to move. For transport, just screw some casters to one end, and a handle the other and you're set.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: luke_gardner on June 02, 2010, 12:54:20 PM
(http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee136/dr0psy/perryville-1.jpg)

perryville, MO
this place is so fucked up and fun. i didn't realize it's diy...i've only gone once and i ate shit so hard
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Acrid Avid Jam Shred on June 02, 2010, 03:36:52 PM
(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/1636/picture2xc.png)
I whipped this up in sketch-up, but has anybody else tried to build something similar? I want to make it where you could wallie it and get stuff on the bank without the whole box flipping, but I also want it to be portable.

I've helped build essentially that same box before. As long as it's gonna be at least 6 to 8 feet long it should be heavy enough not to move. For transport, just screw some casters to one end, and a handle the other and you're set.
ok cool,

you have any idea of the angle that the bank should be at?
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: leftcoast415 on June 02, 2010, 08:57:27 PM
(http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs432.snc3/24883_1372704127666_1533679290_30936217_2879330_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs452.ash1/24883_1372560004063_1533679290_30936041_3613628_n.jpg)

are those banks still there?
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: csumers on June 02, 2010, 09:10:27 PM
For those of you posting about the Alien Pod in Austin.... the rumors are true. There have been tractors posted outside of there for weeks. RIP.....

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_EMuc6jj6dL4/TAB1srnjd-I/AAAAAAAAANI/m55HW2uMRGg/s1600/Luke_Front+Pivot.jpg)

Someone asked about the Bannister ditch previously. Look under Ben White overpass at Bannister in south Austin.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: jeremyrandall on June 03, 2010, 12:33:17 AM
(http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs432.snc3/24883_1372704127666_1533679290_30936217_2879330_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs452.ash1/24883_1372560004063_1533679290_30936041_3613628_n.jpg)

Did you help build this??  We found an abandoned foundation in Saskatoon and some friends and I are gonna start making shit.  How hard was it to build??
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: kilgore. on June 03, 2010, 01:14:07 AM
didn't help build it, it got bulldozed down by the city within 2 weeks or so. i think there was an Anti-hero ad with a picture of p-body helping build it.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Klaus on June 03, 2010, 10:03:17 AM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/ajuy4k.jpg)
(http://i50.tinypic.com/w9h354.jpg)
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Acrid Avid Jam Shred on June 03, 2010, 10:57:51 AM
^looks nice


For those of you posting about the Alien Pod in Austin.... the rumors are true. There have been tractors posted outside of there for weeks. RIP.....

Someone asked about the Bannister ditch previously. Look under Ben White overpass at Bannister in south Austin.

yep everybody was saying june 1st, but thats okay i landed what I wanted to do there.


as for the bannister ditch I was thoroughly disappointed, it was way weirder and steeper than I expected.

you got any news on when the bowls at Cedar park are going to be done? or if the "concrete criminals, dream destroyers" are gonna build something else anywhere?
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: KillHumans on June 03, 2010, 11:32:38 AM
It's a shame about alien pod, I always wanted to skate it. Last time I went to Austin I didn't get to skate at all and it was the middle of summer. I should have just sucked up the heat and went!!
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: gandzha on June 11, 2010, 02:09:16 PM
Built my first box today. Stoked!

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_48SiJch8CQA/TBKJlS9lUAI/AAAAAAAABbk/zasBxyf28kw/s1600/IMG_4875_.jpg)
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: csumers on June 11, 2010, 08:43:24 PM
^looks nice


For those of you posting about the Alien Pod in Austin.... the rumors are true. There have been tractors posted outside of there for weeks. RIP.....

Someone asked about the Bannister ditch previously. Look under Ben White overpass at Bannister in south Austin.

yep everybody was saying june 1st, but thats okay i landed what I wanted to do there.


as for the bannister ditch I was thoroughly disappointed, it was way weirder and steeper than I expected.

you got any news on when the bowls at Cedar park are going to be done? or if the "concrete criminals, dream destroyers" are gonna build something else anywhere?

I want to build here, but I am feeling it out with some ledges before I tell where it is at:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HqTP6rK5myY/TAAtXt8GWXI/AAAAAAAAAGQ/W5RcCNgTsfU/s1600/Photo0418-730494.jpeg)

I am also on the hunt for this currently:

(http://suv.topcities.com/nat_pics/DSC05270.jpg)
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Acrid Avid Jam Shred on September 12, 2010, 01:50:39 PM
Anybody have any recommendations for industrial wheels/casters for a portable box? I want to be able to roll it around by lifting it up on one end, it's a pretty heavy box also.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: MostlySkateboarding on September 12, 2010, 06:10:28 PM
Anybody have any recommendations for industrial wheels/casters for a portable box? I want to be able to roll it around by lifting it up on one end, it's a pretty heavy box also.

Check out Harbor Freight. Their stuff is dumb cheap.

http://harborfreight.com/ (http://harborfreight.com/)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Acrid Avid Jam Shred on September 12, 2010, 06:34:54 PM
Anybody have any recommendations for industrial wheels/casters for a portable box? I want to be able to roll it around by lifting it up on one end, it's a pretty heavy box also.

Check out Harbor Freight. Their stuff is dumb cheap.

http://harborfreight.com/ (http://harborfreight.com/)

thats cool, I'm pretty sure I got it figured out though..
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: bonerjams03 on September 12, 2010, 09:32:17 PM
stealing someone else's footage, but a bunch of locals got together to fundraise for and build this.

Bison (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8DSXuPvrrQ#ws)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: camel filters on September 12, 2010, 09:35:01 PM
http://mybrotherisaproskateboarder.blogspot.com/2010/03/cherry-park-skate-park-long-beach-ca.html (http://mybrotherisaproskateboarder.blogspot.com/2010/03/cherry-park-skate-park-long-beach-ca.html)
spend so much of my spare time here.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: luc on September 12, 2010, 10:49:04 PM
(http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee136/dr0psy/perryville-1.jpg)

perryville, MO
this place is so fucked up and fun. i didn't realize it's diy...i've only gone once and i ate shit so hard
yeah forever ago there were tons of wooden ramps and stuff in the courts and then this local kid became a concrete worker and started pouring all over the place. where do you live? im in cape girardeau about a half hour south?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: poor alice on September 13, 2010, 07:29:32 AM
i ahve some kerbs that are pretty waxed up
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: luke_gardner on September 13, 2010, 08:12:00 AM
(http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee136/dr0psy/perryville-1.jpg)

perryville, MO
this place is so fucked up and fun. i didn't realize it's diy...i've only gone once and i ate shit so hard
yeah forever ago there were tons of wooden ramps and stuff in the courts and then this local kid became a concrete worker and started pouring all over the place. where do you live? im in cape girardeau about a half hour south?
Chicago now. Formerly STL, about 2 blocks from Shitside/the DIY project under Kingshighway. Saint Louis' scene is going to blow up soon I think.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: A.J.K. on September 13, 2010, 09:41:59 AM
stealing someone else's footage, but a bunch of locals got together to fundraise for and build this.

Bison (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8DSXuPvrrQ#ws)

Holy shit that is sick
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: jildo on September 13, 2010, 07:41:09 PM
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs280.snc1/10731_133006797899_125873417899_2356577_7086135_n.jpg)
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs280.snc1/10731_133007657899_125873417899_2356597_2614830_n.jpg)
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs280.snc1/10731_145138352899_125873417899_2448985_6833350_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: jack burton on September 13, 2010, 08:55:47 PM
stealing someone else's footage, but a bunch of locals got together to fundraise for and build this.

Bison (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8DSXuPvrrQ#ws)

This is amazing.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: TomTom on September 13, 2010, 11:02:06 PM
never thought I'd be so in love with concrete.

We got this bowl project going behind the biggest fiercest squad in Hamburg, Germany.
We got this section first:
(http://www.skateanddestroy.de/uploads/magazinbilder/freshconcrete/rote_flora_skate.jpg)
then there was like a years break and we got this deepend!
(http://cleptomanicx.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/flora-bowl-phase-2.jpg)
(http://www.sevenply.de/images/news/2009/04/floraeins.jpg)
(http://www.sevenply.de/images/news/2009/06/deepend.jpg)

The bowl is a shitload of fun but it takes some time getting used to it

Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Beer Keg Peg Leg on September 14, 2010, 08:56:30 AM
so sick
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: heckler on September 14, 2010, 09:02:38 AM
Here's Atlanta's newest DIY spot, so far there's only a ledge and an a-frame (which is so fucking fun) but someone just leased it out for a year, so hopefully some cool shit will be built.
AFTERGLOW PREMIERE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wFv0ZEmY4c#)
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: ccc333 on September 14, 2010, 11:45:58 AM

Chicago now. Formerly STL, about 2 blocks from Shitside/the DIY project under Kingshighway. Saint Louis' scene is going to blow up soon I think.

Shitside is gonna be so sick in a year or so once more things are built.  I cant wait to visit again.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: friendly dave on September 14, 2010, 01:29:02 PM
Portland's newest little treasure. It's in the process of getting bowled out.

(http://www.earthpatrolmedia.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/grover_bspivotnose2_brooklynstreet.jpg)

(http://www.earthpatrolmedia.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/jack_smile_brooklynstreet.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: black priest on September 21, 2010, 10:20:16 PM
Untitled (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzNLurOsFF0#)
we made a DIY spot called burnsland
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Matze on September 22, 2010, 01:31:48 AM
oh, that topic exists? sick spots, everyone.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: pekkaaa on September 22, 2010, 03:37:06 AM
(http://i55.tinypic.com/fbj2bt.jpg)
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: professional on September 22, 2010, 06:51:59 AM

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs452.ash1/24883_1372560004063_1533679290_30936041_3613628_n.jpg)


what kind of concrete is used for a project like this? I've used the regular quickcrete before and it comes out really rough with all the rocks in it. How is this so smooth?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: lem on September 22, 2010, 08:48:03 AM
I believe it's portland cement. The main dude who built one of our DIY spots said to make sure I use portland cement, otherwise it'll be rough and crappy.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Beer Wizard on September 26, 2010, 10:13:21 AM
My favorite shitty spot:

jarvisclip#2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMUV5niWPUk#)
(not me in video)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: thomas on September 27, 2010, 01:16:32 PM
I believe it's portland cement. The main dude who built one of our DIY spots said to make sure I use portland cement, otherwise it'll be rough and crappy.
portland is only part of the equation. you need the rocks(aggregate) for strength. you want to float the rocks down with a mag(magnessium) float, and bring up the cream(portland). you can add a few scoops of portland to each bag that you mix. check out the d.i.y. section of skatepark.org  good luck
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: thomas on September 27, 2010, 01:32:55 PM
built this the other day at a shitty prefab park
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Beer Wizard on October 10, 2010, 01:11:24 PM
My favorite shitty spot:

jarvisclip#2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMUV5niWPUk#)
(not me in video)

(http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/yy122/maruddia/SAM_1171.jpg)

underwater sesh?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Al Borland on October 12, 2010, 10:23:13 AM
found this in my city, needs to be fixed, and we're probably going to patch the ground because there's a ton of cracks and shitty ground in the run up.
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs746.snc4/64666_10150294685985298_740735297_15602983_2525709_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Jay E-Quails on October 12, 2010, 01:51:38 PM
T-mo, body, and some other anti-hero dudes have made most of the well known DIY projects in the bay area I think, I know Bordertown/Wasteland in Oakland was their work. I see them just using those cheap ass bags of quick crete, but then some sealant stuff on the top that looks yellow at first and makes it super smooth.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: thomas on October 13, 2010, 07:48:31 AM
T-mo, body, and some other anti-hero dudes have made most of the well known DIY projects in the bay area I think, I know Bordertown/Wasteland in Oakland was their work. I see them just using those cheap ass bags of quick crete, but then some sealant stuff on the top that looks yellow at first and makes it super smooth.
there is no sealant that you can just put on concrete to make it smooth. it is all in working it smooth with your floats and trowels. the quick crete bags work fine, it is all in how you work the crete...
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: StokedTaco on October 14, 2010, 03:57:56 AM
T-mo, body, and some other anti-hero dudes have made most of the well known DIY projects in the bay area I think, I know Bordertown/Wasteland in Oakland was their work. I see them just using those cheap ass bags of quick crete, but then some sealant stuff on the top that looks yellow at first and makes it super smooth.
there is no sealant that you can just put on concrete to make it smooth. it is all in working it smooth with your floats and trowels. the quick crete bags work fine, it is all in how you work the crete...
there is plenty of finer more expensive crete that you can put over cement. me and a couple buddies made this spot over the course of a couple months. there's a lot more to it than what's showed. shot some footage on it yesterday. mega fun!
(http://i56.tinypic.com/dc5stv.jpg)
YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOoXWgySp4A&feature=player_embedded#)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: StokedTaco on October 15, 2010, 11:52:42 AM
here's a photo of the bowl.
(http://i54.tinypic.com/1zxmypg.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: sparksandblood on October 15, 2010, 12:02:34 PM
Stoked, have you done any more work to the bowl?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: StokedTaco on October 15, 2010, 12:04:56 PM
Stoked, have you done any more work to the bowl?
no, the bowl is still a big pile of shit. but the new quarter is mega fun and perfect. finished the mini spine also.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: sparksandblood on October 15, 2010, 12:09:10 PM
Stoked, have you done any more work to the bowl?
no, the bowl is still a big pile of shit. but the new quarter is mega fun and perfect. finished the mini spine also.
hahaha ok, but yeah the new quarter looks way better than the last one. if i dont come this sunday, then i will next weekend. good work dude.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: alrightythen on October 15, 2010, 02:12:47 PM
Going home in the summertime and fixing up/building some new stuff. Stoked. Also working on getting support for a new project in my current town.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: the whompler on October 16, 2010, 01:44:31 AM
ledge im buildin in the backyard....
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs619.snc4/57933_1562301947610_1537185371_31436176_115914_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Beer Wizard on October 20, 2010, 01:48:20 PM
more of river spot

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd_zLNZMH-8#)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: StokedTaco on October 23, 2010, 04:39:57 PM
working hard on this spot
YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBYEZkpfvJo&feature=player_embedded#)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: ASonUnique on November 04, 2010, 07:32:46 PM
working hard on this spot
YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBYEZkpfvJo&feature=player_embedded#)
That place is amazing.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: luc on November 05, 2010, 12:53:09 AM
ledge im buildin in the backyard....
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs619.snc4/57933_1562301947610_1537185371_31436176_115914_n.jpg)
whats that top material called??
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: P Casanova on November 05, 2010, 08:41:52 AM
looks like the composite deck wood.....expensive but good.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: daniel on November 05, 2010, 11:01:23 AM
that plastic fake wood grinds & slides so easy.

but honestly gets boring. all of our city benches are made with it.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: the whompler on November 05, 2010, 12:49:03 PM
ledge im buildin in the backyard....
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs619.snc4/57933_1562301947610_1537185371_31436176_115914_n.jpg)
whats that top material called??
im not sure but im pretty sure you can find it as plastic decking material at any home depot. it's kind of expensive but it's worth it in my opinion.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: the whompler on November 07, 2010, 01:26:30 AM
so bummed r.i.p.
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs947.snc4/74086_1527598302314_1005386441_31242078_6797560_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: earlygrab on November 07, 2010, 08:35:39 AM
so bummed r.i.p.
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs947.snc4/74086_1527598302314_1005386441_31242078_6797560_n.jpg)

I'm so glad my favorite skatespot is once again just a place for bums and high school kids to get high. sigh...
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Beer Wizard on November 14, 2010, 06:35:04 PM
YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxa29VvX81M#)

More of our DIY river spot, I'm gonz adidas.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: marginal way on November 14, 2010, 07:06:18 PM
I believe it's portland cement. The main dude who built one of our DIY spots said to make sure I use portland cement, otherwise it'll be rough and crappy.
portland is only part of the equation. you need the rocks(aggregate) for strength. you want to float the rocks down with a mag(magnessium) float, and bring up the cream(portland). you can add a few scoops of portland to each bag that you mix. check out the d.i.y. section of skatepark.org  good luck
^this^

also, you just gotta KEEP WORKING THE CRETE. a lot of people see how crappy it apears at first, assume they fucked up somehow, and abandon ship. DON'T. the longer you run the magnesium float, the more the cream will rise and the rocks will sink.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: StokedTaco on November 18, 2010, 01:42:47 PM
latest addition.
(http://i52.tinypic.com/29mlwqr.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: no fun on November 18, 2010, 01:59:25 PM
^
Thats so sick. I need to go search for an empty lot and get some money together.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: marginal way on November 18, 2010, 11:50:59 PM
you wanna get money for a spot together?

two words:  keg party.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: no fun on November 21, 2010, 02:55:11 AM
what's going to happen to marginal when they tear down the viaduct?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: marginal way on November 21, 2010, 10:23:21 AM
we chain ourselves to the pillars.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: gmgscigmgsci on November 22, 2010, 08:35:00 AM
i've got a few bags of nice concrete laying around.

how many would you want to build Like a mini bank-type deal?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: marginal way on November 22, 2010, 12:25:31 PM
http://www.quikrete.com/calculator/main.asp (http://www.quikrete.com/calculator/main.asp)  use this. but buy a few extra bags.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: StokedTaco on November 22, 2010, 01:15:31 PM
just made this boob yesterday, want some new creative ideas for stuff to build. anyone got anything?
(http://i56.tinypic.com/smcdgk.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: marginal way on November 22, 2010, 01:32:01 PM
i've always wanted to see a waterfalled spine.
kinda like a really big polejam, but with trannies on the sides.

we build a really janky version out of wood for a fundraiser awhile back, and it was super fun.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: DrEW on November 23, 2010, 05:35:42 PM
NEW YORK CITY PARKS AND DIY SPOTS

http://gridskipper.com/archives/entries/274400/274400.php (http://gridskipper.com/archives/entries/274400/274400.php)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: the whompler on November 23, 2010, 09:48:02 PM
i've always wanted to see a waterfalled spine.
kinda like a really big polejam, but with trannies on the sides.

we build a really janky version out of wood for a fundraiser awhile back, and it was super fun.

funny you say that cuz i've spent the last 2 weeks sweeping out this ditch and steeling long ass parking blocks. we've pretty much built a skate park at this place. here is one obstacle...
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i320/natrix777/154.jpg)
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i320/natrix777/2553.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: marginal way on November 23, 2010, 11:55:30 PM
looks like fun.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: StokedTaco on November 24, 2010, 05:25:07 AM
be careful with that shit, me and a couple buddies stole a parking block for our diy project and got caught. $250 fine and a misdemeanor of larceny <$200.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: the whompler on November 24, 2010, 01:09:17 PM
be careful with that shit, me and a couple buddies stole a parking block for our diy project and got caught. $250 fine and a misdemeanor of larceny <$200.

fuck, are you kidding me?? thanx for the heads up, how did you guys get rolled? we've just been pullin up in broad daylight thinkin nobody would give 2 shits. i'm not stressin to hard cuz everything is done now but good looks for the future missions.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: jildo on November 28, 2010, 01:41:29 AM
latest addition.
(http://i52.tinypic.com/29mlwqr.jpg)
this right here!
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: friendly dave on December 11, 2010, 03:39:30 PM
be careful with that shit, me and a couple buddies stole a parking block for our diy project and got caught. $250 fine and a misdemeanor of larceny <$200.

fuck, are you kidding me?? thanx for the heads up, how did you guys get rolled? we've just been pullin up in broad daylight thinkin nobody would give 2 shits. i'm not stressin to hard cuz everything is done now but good looks for the future missions.

I remeber going out with Vegan Shawn and stealing parking blocks for his old mini ramp. We did it in the middle of the day from an abandoned fred meyers. I don't think anybody even looked twice. I was always a little more careful when I would steal those orange plastic road barriers. Those things are great.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: the whompler on December 12, 2010, 01:59:54 AM
heres the spot we finished. the is another obstacle that isn't shown. didn't get a pic of it but it sure is fun to skate...
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i320/natrix777/44.jpg)
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i320/natrix777/154.jpg)
 
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: StokedTaco on December 12, 2010, 03:05:15 AM
shit's tight!
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: earlygrab on December 12, 2010, 08:29:32 AM
heres the spot we finished. the is another obstacle that isn't shown. didn't get a pic of it but it sure is fun to skate...
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i320/natrix777/44.jpg)
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i320/natrix777/154.jpg)
 

that spot looks like it has alot of potential, any chance it's in west LA? Yes I want to skate it.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: scumline on December 22, 2010, 01:22:56 PM
YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNUmjT0X_8E#)

a spot we made but its gone now
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Analog_Art on December 29, 2010, 09:31:24 PM
ledge im buildin in the backyard....
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs619.snc4/57933_1562301947610_1537185371_31436176_115914_n.jpg)
whats that top material called??
im not sure but im pretty sure you can find it as plastic decking material at any home depot. it's kind of expensive but it's worth it in my opinion.


Its Buttery
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: the whompler on December 29, 2010, 10:17:50 PM
ledge im buildin in the backyard....
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs619.snc4/57933_1562301947610_1537185371_31436176_115914_n.jpg)
whats that top material called??
im not sure but im pretty sure you can find it as plastic decking material at any home depot. it's kind of expensive but it's worth it in my opinion.


Its Buttery

you've skated it?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Mandrew on February 14, 2011, 05:44:25 AM
This is our DYI spot.. Took ous 4 months to build, we did it for free.. It's called the Bunkern and it's hella gnarly. It's in a town called Gefle in Sweden.. Nothing for pussys that cant take a slam!

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZM9dShCUtY#)

All hail the bunker! The skating is Element Europe summer 2010.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: dlx111 on February 14, 2011, 10:53:16 AM
couple questions. i want to build a curb ledge and ive seen some good curbs around town but i wanted to know how hard they are to actually pick up like from the rebar or whatever, like should i just use a crowbar and shimmy it up?
and also if i were to build an A ramp or kicker out of concrete and i was pouring on concrete would i have to do anything other than form it and pour it?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: friendly dave on February 15, 2011, 12:29:33 PM
This is our DYI spot.. Took ous 4 months to build, we did it for free.. It's called the Bunkern and it's hella gnarly. It's in a town called Gefle in Sweden.. Nothing for pussys that cant take a slam!

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZM9dShCUtY#)

All hail the bunker! The skating is Element Europe summer 2010.

That place looks sick.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Froston on February 15, 2011, 05:39:14 PM
working hard on this spot
YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBYEZkpfvJo&feature=player_embedded#)

That bowl looks like it sucks dick.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: EastCoastLove on February 25, 2011, 10:45:07 PM
on an abandon highway stretch thats really secluded from everything. pretty much just out in the woods, super nice on a good day
(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk195/ehaust/IMG_2233.jpg)
  just a few hours away from me in Burlington VT
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: sixpackoftablets on March 31, 2011, 11:57:26 AM
I just got a warehouse, and I want to see some pics of homebrew indoor spots. Anyone have some fun/creative designs to share?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: vegan*shawn on March 31, 2011, 04:52:00 PM
couple questions. i want to build a curb ledge and ive seen some good curbs around town but i wanted to know how hard they are to actually pick up like from the rebar or whatever, like should i just use a crowbar and shimmy it up?
and also if i were to build an A ramp or kicker out of concrete and i was pouring on concrete would i have to do anything other than form it and pour it?

Crowbars work fine, just make sure you don't chip up the curb when you pull it up. I also recommend a heavy duty hand truck to move it around or an old board that you don't mind ruining the grip tape on. Post pics when you are done. 
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: idealhandmades on April 18, 2011, 11:47:46 PM
(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk195/ehaust/IMG_2233.jpg)

that is still to this day my favorite spot I've ever skated. its on an old abandoned highway, its a short walk through the woods to the Burton bowl, and one time, I almost got a bs bluntslide to fakie on it over the channel (but opted to hurt my hip and then catch pneumonia from too much partying afterwords.) Last time i went there, some asshole had covered the entire thing in paraffin wax. me and my buddies had some crazy ideas about possibly liberating it with some blow torches or something, but i guess someone else already took care of it.
I love that spot so much, I even spent the time to make this:
(http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/7990/coolspot.jpg) (http://img847.imageshack.us/i/coolspot.jpg/)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: VictoriousOG on April 30, 2011, 10:49:46 PM
My friends actually did something right and made this ledge on a slab they found. Skated it today and it was so awesome.
(http://xmages.net/storage/10/1/0/e/a/upload/c582f4ca.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: marginal way on May 02, 2011, 02:41:49 PM
working hard on this spot
YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBYEZkpfvJo&feature=player_embedded#)

That bowl looks like it sucks dick.
yeah, what were they thinking? everyone knows that building concrete trannies is super easy to get right your first time....

i'm sure the one you built is way better. why not post some pics and dazzle us?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: EastCoastLove on May 10, 2011, 09:27:15 PM
(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk195/ehaust/IMG_2233.jpg)

that is still to this day my favorite spot I've ever skated. its on an old abandoned highway, its a short walk through the woods to the Burton bowl, and one time, I almost got a bs bluntslide to fakie on it over the channel (but opted to hurt my hip and then catch pneumonia from too much partying afterwords.) Last time i went there, some asshole had covered the entire thing in paraffin wax. me and my buddies had some crazy ideas about possibly liberating it with some blow torches or something, but i guess someone else already took care of it.
I love that spot so much, I even spent the time to make this:
(http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/7990/coolspot.jpg) (http://img847.imageshack.us/i/coolspot.jpg/)
glad someone else enjoyed that spot as much as I did.  and yeah I did hear that same thing about it being coated in wax then melting down tranny but apparently its been skateable for the last year or so. I guess theres also some other DIY creations down there like a few other tighter trannies and maybe a cinder block ledge or two and yesss you can actually hear people skating the bowl from that spot ahhhh I love Burlington.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: professional on May 11, 2011, 07:23:51 AM
how do you guys move parking blocks? just get like 6 dudes to heev-hoe and bring it to the spot?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: idealhandmades on May 11, 2011, 09:38:03 AM
how do you guys move parking blocks? just get like 6 dudes to heev-hoe and bring it to the spot?
2 dudes one pick up truck.
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/fisherwy/R1I8OazeSII/AAAAAAAALsk/COb1bLyQjnM/2+Girls+1+Cup+Video+Author+Marco+Fiorito+picture%5B4%5D)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: aleksander on May 19, 2011, 08:07:42 PM
I set up a thing in an old barn here. It's pretty hoopty but it is something for being in the middle of nowhere.

In one pic you can kinda see the bank ramps, a little ledge and a railroad tie curb I put in the middle.

(http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee290/jb3000_photo/P5140210-1.jpg)

(http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee290/jb3000_photo/P5140202.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Jonorhea on June 19, 2011, 07:53:53 PM
I set up a thing in an old barn here. It's pretty hoopty but it is something for being in the middle of nowhere.

In one pic you can kinda see the bank ramps, a little ledge and a railroad tie curb I put in the middle.


that looks fucking awesome
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: William Jefferson Clinton on June 19, 2011, 09:10:51 PM
My friends actually did something right and made this ledge on a slab they found. Skated it today and it was so awesome.
(http://xmages.net/storage/10/1/0/e/a/upload/c582f4ca.jpg)
Damn that spot is tight, just like all the spots in this thread.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Simon Sandleshit on June 19, 2011, 10:10:41 PM
be careful with that shit, me and a couple buddies stole a parking block for our diy project and got caught. $250 fine and a misdemeanor of larceny <$200.

fuck, are you kidding me?? thanx for the heads up, how did you guys get rolled? we've just been pullin up in broad daylight thinkin nobody would give 2 shits. i'm not stressin to hard cuz everything is done now but good looks for the future missions.

how hard was it to pick it up/move it?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: pica on June 20, 2011, 03:17:03 AM
HELDEN VON HEUT` (http://vimeo.com/25284283)
was our diy spot for almost 2,5 years, its gone now and going to be a business park or something soon. rip.
Title: Re: DIY
Post by: Kitto Horsley on June 20, 2011, 06:14:15 AM
This is so amazing, the brick bowl and the weird banks.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmcDLGmlRp8&feature=player_embedded# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmcDLGmlRp8&feature=player_embedded#)
Me and a friend are hopefully going to Malmo next summer bit in advance i know but she knows loads of guys over and has actually met pontus at at wedding.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: tom on June 24, 2011, 03:00:13 PM
(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk195/ehaust/IMG_2233.jpg)

that is still to this day my favorite spot I've ever skated. its on an old abandoned highway, its a short walk through the woods to the Burton bowl, and one time, I almost got a bs bluntslide to fakie on it over the channel (but opted to hurt my hip and then catch pneumonia from too much partying afterwords.) Last time i went there, some asshole had covered the entire thing in paraffin wax. me and my buddies had some crazy ideas about possibly liberating it with some blow torches or something, but i guess someone else already took care of it.
I love that spot so much, I even spent the time to make this:
(http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/7990/coolspot.jpg) (http://img847.imageshack.us/i/coolspot.jpg/)
glad someone else enjoyed that spot as much as I did.  and yeah I did hear that same thing about it being coated in wax then melting down tranny but apparently its been skateable for the last year or so. I guess theres also some other DIY creations down there like a few other tighter trannies and maybe a cinder block ledge or two and yesss you can actually hear people skating the bowl from that spot ahhhh I love Burlington.
(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/5999/75171535396805585702055.jpg)
this is from four summers ago when i first went there. rumor has it that the burlington park used to be up there before they made a new one on the water. burton bowl aint too bad either if you have a key/know someone with a key

there have been talks of the town tearing out the pre-fab park and remaking the whole thing from scratch. colonial(doug death and crew) is most likely going to rebuild it if that happens. pretty much it's a whoever wants to show up and help out make stuff from scratch crew. we might just try and built onto the molded pieces of shit though and see what happens with it
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: idealhandmades on June 25, 2011, 08:15:04 AM
Here a little more action from the burlington barrier that I got
some footage from a while back (I'm thinking 2007-ish) I'm really looking forward to seeing what the new stuff there looks like.
burlingtonbarrier (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMmBczKVAFI#)

and my buddy that lives and works in burlington sent me a facebook message with this picture of a miniramp he's recently gotten access to. looks like so much fun.
(http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/2904/22868619981088701321165.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/3/22868619981088701321165.jpg/)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: popsiclesandskatin on June 29, 2011, 04:20:46 PM
Late night session at the park we noticed the wooden garbage cans height was perfect for how wide quarter pipes in a garage needed to be. Used them to make 2 quarters. had everything else I needed. Just need to put masonite on the top since the old wood flaked.
Used the measurements from the launch ramps in the thrasher book.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk103/aaronsnamehere/IMG_3107.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: JustHeshingAround on July 11, 2011, 01:54:37 PM
anybody know of some DIY spots around in Minneasota or the western half of Wisconsin?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: G.Lewis on July 22, 2011, 01:27:43 AM
working hard on this spot
YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBYEZkpfvJo&feature=player_embedded#)

That bowl looks like it sucks dick.
yeah, what were they thinking? everyone knows that building concrete trannies is super easy to get right your first time....

i'm sure the one you built is way better. why not post some pics and dazzle us?
Yes, I was going to say that was a prickish thing to say.  Besides, the guy that helped build it already said it sucked.  Try, try, try again.  You never learn if you don't try.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: marginal way on July 22, 2011, 12:02:13 PM
and if trying or learning is just too much for you, there's always critiquing the work of others on the internet, right?

you should see how horrible some of the first things we built at the bridge were. if you decide you wanna build your own stuff to skate, guess what? your first few attempts will most likely suck. especially if you're trying to build tranny. 

Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: vegan*shawn on July 22, 2011, 12:56:00 PM
That spot looked fun, though I can't get behind tagging spots, quick way to get shit closed down!!
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: marginal way on July 22, 2011, 05:50:01 PM
^troof. to most of the "powers that be" tags=gang activity, and gang activity=shutdown.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Eschaton on July 31, 2011, 09:32:25 AM
That's a shame though. In Europe you can get away with a lot more tagging, people don't seem to mind as much there, or they gave up on stopping it. I feel like over there it's not really associated with gang activity.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: planman on August 19, 2011, 04:51:21 PM
any good DIY's around chicago? I just moved here and could use some help finding spots
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: EastCoastLove on August 28, 2011, 10:35:01 AM
(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk195/ehaust/306959_253278751359504_100000321423507_811044_5119757_n.jpg)
(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk195/ehaust/315470_253280994692613_100000321423507_811062_5728051_n.jpg)
just finished this thing yesterday
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Escapist on August 28, 2011, 11:24:20 AM
(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk195/ehaust/306959_253278751359504_100000321423507_811044_5119757_n.jpg)
(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk195/ehaust/315470_253280994692613_100000321423507_811062_5728051_n.jpg)
just finished this thing yesterday

How many bags did this take?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Uniden on August 28, 2011, 03:33:56 PM
Here is a video of a spot we made in Wellington New Zealand.

Planning to build more soon.

Vox X Manual DIY competition 2010 (http://vimeo.com/17201813)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: 3.14 on August 28, 2011, 05:00:13 PM
that looks like fun
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Uniden on August 28, 2011, 05:42:26 PM
The build was a lot of fun and after we made the video we were contacted by the local council who were surprisingly into what we had made. They are allowing us to build more stuff up there too which is epic.

https://www.facebook.com/newtownghettospot (https://www.facebook.com/newtownghettospot)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: EastCoastLove on August 28, 2011, 07:59:03 PM
(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk195/ehaust/306959_253278751359504_100000321423507_811044_5119757_n.jpg)
(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk195/ehaust/315470_253280994692613_100000321423507_811062_5728051_n.jpg)
just finished this thing yesterday
How many bags did this take?

13 of regular quikrete (80lb bags) and 4 portland bags for the surface (94lb bags)

although we might add another portland bag to ease out that vert kink
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: marginal way on August 28, 2011, 08:35:58 PM
(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk195/ehaust/306959_253278751359504_100000321423507_811044_5119757_n.jpg)
(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk195/ehaust/315470_253280994692613_100000321423507_811062_5728051_n.jpg)
just finished this thing yesterday
How many bags did this take?

13 of regular quikrete (80lb bags) and 4 portland bags for the surface (94lb bags)

although we might add another portland bag to ease out that vert kink
use more fill, pack it better, and you won't need as much concrete next time. if you got some kind of rebar stiffening things up, it only needs to be a few inches thick.

if you've got a good cheap/free wood hookup, you can also save concrete by building backer boards. basically, you build a quarterpipe with forms on the sides, reinforced REALLY well. use LOTS of screws. then throw some rebar in there, and you're good to go. pour it and screed it just like normal, but now the wet mud is sitting on a uniform surface, instead of some super uneven rubble pile.....  remember, the rubble under the concrete isn't supporting the weight of the concrete, the rebar inside of the concrete is.

Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: marginal way on August 28, 2011, 08:42:22 PM
(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk195/ehaust/306959_253278751359504_100000321423507_811044_5119757_n.jpg)
(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk195/ehaust/315470_253280994692613_100000321423507_811062_5728051_n.jpg)
just finished this thing yesterday
How many bags did this take?

13 of regular quikrete (80lb bags) and 4 portland bags for the surface (94lb bags)

although we might add another portland bag to ease out that vert kink
use more fill, pack it better, and you won't need as much concrete next time. if you got some kind of rebar stiffening things up, it only needs to be a few inches thick.

if you've got a good cheap/free wood hookup, you can also save concrete by building backer boards. basically, you build a quarterpipe with forms on the sides, reinforced REALLY well. use LOTS of screws. then throw some rebar in there, and you're good to go. pour it and screed it just like normal, but now the wet mud is sitting on a uniform surface, instead of some super uneven rubble pile.....  remember, the rubble under the concrete isn't supporting the weight of the concrete, the rebar inside of the concrete is.

Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: EastCoastLove on August 28, 2011, 09:46:49 PM
(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk195/ehaust/306959_253278751359504_100000321423507_811044_5119757_n.jpg)
(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk195/ehaust/315470_253280994692613_100000321423507_811062_5728051_n.jpg)
just finished this thing yesterday
How many bags did this take?

13 of regular quikrete (80lb bags) and 4 portland bags for the surface (94lb bags)

although we might add another portland bag to ease out that vert kink
use more fill, pack it better, and you won't need as much concrete next time. if you got some kind of rebar stiffening things up, it only needs to be a few inches thick.

if you've got a good cheap/free wood hookup, you can also save concrete by building backer boards. basically, you build a quarterpipe with forms on the sides, reinforced REALLY well. use LOTS of screws. then throw some rebar in there, and you're good to go. pour it and screed it just like normal, but now the wet mud is sitting on a uniform surface, instead of some super uneven rubble pile.....  remember, the rubble under the concrete isn't supporting the weight of the concrete, the rebar inside of the concrete is.
yeah we packed that thing full of bricks and broken tiles. you add a layer of mud then rubble then mud and so on. we used two layers of chicken wire as well. maybe next pour well cut some rebar in place of the wire.  also the form looks a bit crooked but thats because the wall is borderline oververt. our plan is to build an exact replica 4 feet away you so you can have a channel gap that will be just as challenging to wallride over. but as of right now we have no permission with the property owner.  the dude works 7days a week right next door....
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Gnarwhal on August 29, 2011, 11:26:37 AM
any good DIY's around chicago? I just moved here and could use some help finding spots
under the thorndale red line stop, check the chicago thread.  and at ravenswood and leland someone built a quarterpipe
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: marginal way on August 29, 2011, 12:35:20 PM
(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk195/ehaust/306959_253278751359504_100000321423507_811044_5119757_n.jpg)
(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk195/ehaust/315470_253280994692613_100000321423507_811062_5728051_n.jpg)
just finished this thing yesterday
How many bags did this take?

13 of regular quikrete (80lb bags) and 4 portland bags for the surface (94lb bags)

although we might add another portland bag to ease out that vert kink
use more fill, pack it better, and you won't need as much concrete next time. if you got some kind of rebar stiffening things up, it only needs to be a few inches thick.

if you've got a good cheap/free wood hookup, you can also save concrete by building backer boards. basically, you build a quarterpipe with forms on the sides, reinforced REALLY well. use LOTS of screws. then throw some rebar in there, and you're good to go. pour it and screed it just like normal, but now the wet mud is sitting on a uniform surface, instead of some super uneven rubble pile.....  remember, the rubble under the concrete isn't supporting the weight of the concrete, the rebar inside of the concrete is.

Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Eschaton on August 29, 2011, 02:25:24 PM
So is getting rebar worth it or can I just be cheap and use chicken wire?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: marginal way on August 29, 2011, 05:48:48 PM
depends on how much support is under it, and how supportive that support is. if its just a bunch of dirt and shit that will settle over time or leak out the sides, you'll need to have some rebar (or something similar. you can get pretty creative if you have to. scrap metal yards are your friend.) in there stiffening it up if you want your obstacle to last. and you don't necessarily have to use rebar. chainlink fence is pretty good, if you put a couple layers together. and remember, for the rebar (or whatever) to do its job, it's gotta be COMPLETELY ENCASED in the concrete. you want at least 2 fingers of clearance below your rebar. i've heard the analogy that the rebar is the bones, and the concrete is the muscles.

on the other hand, if you build a well-framed, stiff form like i described in my earlier post, you can probably get away with chicken wire (you'll probably want to put a few screws sticking up here and there to suspend the chicken wire from to insure total encasement) and it will probably last until the wood underneath rots away. probably.  i'm pretty sure this is how a lot of the temporary concrete parks for contests are being built. they're probably using custom fabbed metal backers and stuff, but the theory is the same.

hope that helped.

Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: pekkaaa on September 15, 2011, 01:01:02 PM
(http://i53.tinypic.com/2rr0z5u.jpg)

Finished up this one a couple of days ago, will make more stuff this weekend, stoked!
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: poopmonkey on September 15, 2011, 04:37:55 PM
me and a friend wanna fill all these cracks, to make it grind-able

should i use concrete or cement?
really new to diy

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MUzrQhvz8xI/Tm6ALBXkuPI/AAAAAAAAHjM/NSp1TQrwhLQ/s1600/12092011934.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: happenstance on September 15, 2011, 05:03:56 PM
me and a friend wanna fill all these cracks, to make it grind-able

should i use concrete or cement?
really new to diy

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MUzrQhvz8xI/Tm6ALBXkuPI/AAAAAAAAHjM/NSp1TQrwhLQ/s1600/12092011934.jpg)

The cracks are too fine to really use either concrete or cement on it. It would just crack and chip away. Use bondo, fill the cracks liberally so it pours over a little and sand it down after it dries thoroughly. Before you use the bondo you should use a screw driver to sort of clean out the crack of loose pebbles, sand off any wax and then maybe pour some water over the whole area so that it is nice and clean so that the bondo actually bonds (of course you should let that water dry completely before you use the bondo).
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: poopmonkey on September 18, 2011, 12:01:07 PM
result! sorry for the big pics

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ict0MbYUvwQ/TnS4cywe-mI/AAAAAAAAHl0/k-6PoDxBuPE/s1600/17092011937.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QD62RWVCxvE/TnS4ctabPnI/AAAAAAAAHls/T8Pwzz4j6NY/s1600/17092011939.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7B0tN0WxbSA/TnS4cYZ6OqI/AAAAAAAAHlk/3bLCWkACBK8/s1600/17092011941.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZCxHToKFjfA/TnS4cYGEjCI/AAAAAAAAHlc/p8n__5Qavkk/s1600/17092011942.jpg)

we might smoothen out the downward manny soon, and fill up the gap between the grinding surface and the tiles. the wallrides face the ledge/miniquarter, so tons of possibilities for lines and stuff. hyped!
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: pica on September 18, 2011, 04:08:31 PM
result! sorry for the big pics


(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QD62RWVCxvE/TnS4ctabPnI/AAAAAAAAHls/T8Pwzz4j6NY/s1600/17092011939.jpg)

we might smoothen out the downward manny soon, and fill up the gap between the grinding surface and the tiles. the wallrides face the ledge/miniquarter, so tons of possibilities for lines and stuff. hyped!
you used too much water on this one, rest should hold up good, but this aint gonna work.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: floop on September 18, 2011, 04:26:47 PM
result! sorry for the big pics

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7B0tN0WxbSA/TnS4cYZ6OqI/AAAAAAAAHlk/3bLCWkACBK8/s1600/17092011941.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZCxHToKFjfA/TnS4cYGEjCI/AAAAAAAAHlc/p8n__5Qavkk/s1600/17092011942.jpg)

we might smoothen out the downward manny soon, and fill up the gap between the grinding surface and the tiles. the wallrides face the ledge/miniquarter, so tons of possibilities for lines and stuff. hyped!

sick.  i want to see someone wallride the oververt part
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: poopmonkey on September 20, 2011, 05:40:57 AM
result! sorry for the big pics


(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QD62RWVCxvE/TnS4ctabPnI/AAAAAAAAHls/T8Pwzz4j6NY/s1600/17092011939.jpg)

we might smoothen out the downward manny soon, and fill up the gap between the grinding surface and the tiles. the wallrides face the ledge/miniquarter, so tons of possibilities for lines and stuff. hyped!
you used too much water on this one, rest should hold up good, but this aint gonna work.
worked out pretty well actually, someone had the idea to pour some water over it to smoothen it out or some shit. grinds great!
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: marginal way on September 20, 2011, 01:01:25 PM
adding that much water will make your crete really weak and brittle. in that applocation, it really doesn't matter to much, since it's just filling in the gap, but for future reference, you make concrete smooth by working it, not adding water. besides, you have what's called a "cold joint" there, so the new concrete won't stick to the old.

there's a ton of epoxies that would fill that kinda shit in and look pro as hell. after all the crapcrete you have in that crack chips out, just use bondo or something similar.

remember.... when you're spotfixing, you usually wanna make it look as good as possible to insure that people don't notice your "repairs," and if they do, they won't get bummed on how crappy it looks.

i might sound like a dick, but i'm honestly trying to help.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: poopmonkey on September 21, 2011, 04:55:54 PM
it's not concrete in there. it's stuff for fixing holes in concrete floors, les brittle than actual concrete when it comes to filling cracks, since the texture's smooth. it bonded to the old concrete really well and skates really well.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: frank on October 27, 2011, 12:52:45 PM
in the past couple weeks parts of my local park have been disappearing. i don't know the actual reason but rumor is the town is turning it into a beginner's park? so far two quarters and the best mini i've ever skated have been removed, leaving it to a flat bar, one quarter/bank mix, a small ledge/fun box with a fucked up kinked down rail (apparently when they removed the mini they bumped it with some heavy machinery) a spine, and a qp/bank/5 stair fun box. any way, i've been thinking about getting some people together to build some shit. i figured if i got 5 people to pitch in, a cinderblock ledge would be doable. i was just wondering if i should get permission or just give my self the go ahead. also, i watched this video but was hoping i could get some extra insight/tips to tweak it to make it better. this would be my first diy project by the way.
How to build a DIY skateboarding ledge (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_gEV4vL-5I#)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: happenstance on October 27, 2011, 01:06:17 PM
^ Honestly, I have made a few ledges out of only liquid nails and they have all lasted. Just use a lot, especially when glueing the cinderblocks to the ground. I built mine differently though. I think a kid posted a picture earlier using the same design I always use (it was a ledge in his driveway so look for that and you can see what I mean). I stack two cinderblocks high the other way than what is featured in the video above (as in the way so you can not see the holes). You could also get these little cinder block bricks if you want it a little lower. You would then use one layer of cinderblocks and then the cinderblock bricks on top. I then glue the plastic deck material on top (there is this stuff at home depot that is great where three strips fit perfectly). I have also seen people glue wood and angle iron on top but I like the deck material. With all the glue, cinder blocks and deck material a ledge costs around 60-80 dollars. Hope that helps. Respond if you have any questions.

edit: this is the easiest way. I could explain the way to make them out of solid concrete with angle iron but that takes a lot more time.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: BraveUlysses on October 27, 2011, 06:08:30 PM
I always wondered what DIY stood for. Then I thought about it and I finally figured it out myself.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: marginal way on October 27, 2011, 07:26:10 PM
clever....
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: BraveUlysses on October 27, 2011, 07:49:34 PM
Haha that joke was unintentional. I just noticed it.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: happenstance on October 27, 2011, 07:54:03 PM
Haha that joke was unintentional. I just noticed it.
Ha! I noticed earlier and totally thought you were being witty.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: BraveUlysses on October 27, 2011, 08:39:13 PM
I shoulda just went with it.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: RoedGroed on October 29, 2011, 01:27:22 PM
We have this place outside the city where people who wants to live organically and ecological and all go to build houses in harmony with the nature and stuff.. It's all good! One of the guys out there is a dude who builds concrete parks for a living. He bought the property next to his house and invited all of us from the city out there to start building a DIY park. He is learning us the techniques and basics of building with concrete. So far we have build one part of the bowl. We are going to close it off with a corner in one end, and then expand it in the other direction with a bigger part. It's great having a dude showing us how to do it properly, the mini-ramp has even got drains so the water runs off. The transition is so fast, but its so fun to skate.

(http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/4126/diyp.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/829/diyp.jpg/)

(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/4948/diy2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/84/diy2.jpg/)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Pabst on November 01, 2011, 07:02:57 PM
We have this place outside the city where people who wants to live organically and ecological and all go to build houses in harmony with the nature and stuff.. It's all good! One of the guys out there is a dude who builds concrete parks for a living. He bought the property next to his house and invited all of us from the city out there to start building a DIY park. He is learning us the techniques and basics of building with concrete. So far we have build one part of the bowl. We are going to close it off with a corner in one end, and then expand it in the other direction with a bigger part. It's great having a dude showing us how to do it properly, the mini-ramp has even got drains so the water runs off. The transition is so fast, but its so fun to skate.

(http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/4126/diyp.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/829/diyp.jpg/)

(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/4948/diy2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/84/diy2.jpg/)




that thing looks too fucking fun!
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Josh McLaughlin on November 01, 2011, 07:55:13 PM
wow thats amazing
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: RoedGroed on November 02, 2011, 11:08:01 AM
It is so hard to skate though. And the hip is kinda hard to hit as it is now. But the corner is being build in the widest part of the ramp, and we are gonna expand it from the narrower part. Don't know if we should build it higher or dig it down into the ground. Its gonna be sick either way!

The coping is even made in one piece over the hip. This is the funnest project I have ever been a part of, and we are only like 5-10 guys who knows where it is at. Everybody is welcome to come out and help out though.

(http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/4959/diy3.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/440/diy3.jpg/)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: planman on November 02, 2011, 03:51:35 PM
I always wondered what DIY stood for. Then I thought about it and I finally figured it out myself.
I don't care if you meant it or not, I'm sigging this
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Eschaton on November 02, 2011, 07:04:01 PM
That shit looks awesome RoedGroed! Truly an inspiration to us all!
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Jack Smith on November 29, 2011, 05:28:31 AM
This place is rad
Brooklyn Street Skate Spot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYYrHZKG6Wo&feature=related#)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Uniden on December 12, 2011, 02:15:33 AM
(http://i43.tinypic.com/9azel3.jpg)

We just made this addition to our spot in Wellington, New Zealand.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Eschaton on December 12, 2011, 08:43:10 AM
Damn! Looks well made and fun to skate!
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: floop on December 12, 2011, 02:37:23 PM
that dog in the photo rules
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: marginal way on December 12, 2011, 05:23:25 PM
i know this probably isn't the case, but that photo kinda makes it look like you mixed all the concrete for that bank/ledge in that little yellow bowl.... and that paints a really funny mental picture.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: EastCoastLove on December 27, 2011, 11:08:25 AM
(http://i40.tinypic.com/262qtl4.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Josh McLaughlin on December 29, 2011, 03:25:56 PM
(http://i40.tinypic.com/262qtl4.jpg)
woah thats rad. looks crusty and gnarly but fun.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: EastCoastLove on December 29, 2011, 08:19:54 PM
woah thats rad. looks crusty and gnarly but fun.
yeah for sure its a fuckin' blast but it takes a bit of effort getting up to the top (7ft) because the runway is so short.  basically you have to sprint at full speed and throw down your board with no setup time.  you might get one push in if your lucky. its a full on workout trying liptricks on that thing.  I like it.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Josh McLaughlin on December 30, 2011, 05:45:26 PM
woah thats rad. looks crusty and gnarly but fun.
yeah for sure its a fuckin' blast but it takes a bit of effort getting up to the top (7ft) because the runway is so short. ? basically you have to sprint at full speed and throw down your board with no setup time. ? you might get one push in if your lucky. its a full on workout trying liptricks on that thing. ? I like it.
a challenge is always good. sick photo too.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: sorryworld on January 02, 2012, 06:21:45 PM
Here is a spot we started this summer in portland maine.
(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/5923/img007ed4dragged.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/16/img007ed4dragged.jpg/)

check out some more here sorryworld.tumblr.com
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Josh McLaughlin on January 03, 2012, 06:52:47 PM
Here is a spot we started this summer in portland maine.
(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/5923/img007ed4dragged.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/16/img007ed4dragged.jpg/)

check out some more here sorryworld.tumblr.com
that looks fucking tight. lovin these diy spots.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: brianwilson on March 08, 2012, 01:28:59 PM
I can look at this thread forever. DIY everything.
Definitely want to make some things with concrete, now.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: MaryhillVibe on March 15, 2012, 07:59:59 AM
This place is rad
Brooklyn Street Skate Spot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYYrHZKG6Wo&feature=related#)

the song choice weirded me out a little bit , haha

but I might be through portland this summer and I would love to check this place out it looks too fun!
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: poopmonkey on March 18, 2012, 03:05:51 PM
spring's here! last fall the city decided to dump 2 tons of sand at our diy spot for storage, they finally removed all of it about 2 months ago and now that the sun is shining, we can finally update our spot.

Here's some pics: http://utown.tumblr.com/post/19133945672/diy-2-0-vanaf-morgen-skatebaar (http://utown.tumblr.com/post/19133945672/diy-2-0-vanaf-morgen-skatebaar)

Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: noileum on March 19, 2012, 02:23:39 AM
spring's here! last fall the city decided to dump 2 tons of sand at our diy spot for storage, they finally removed all of it about 2 months ago and now that the sun is shining, we can finally update our spot.

Here's some pics: http://utown.tumblr.com/post/19133945672/diy-2-0-vanaf-morgen-skatebaar (http://utown.tumblr.com/post/19133945672/diy-2-0-vanaf-morgen-skatebaar)



sweet, I worked in Utrecht 1 week a month for a year or so about 5 years ago.  Love that place and rad to see some DIY going down
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: poopmonkey on March 19, 2012, 03:47:27 AM
spring's here! last fall the city decided to dump 2 tons of sand at our diy spot for storage, they finally removed all of it about 2 months ago and now that the sun is shining, we can finally update our spot.

Here's some pics: http://utown.tumblr.com/post/19133945672/diy-2-0-vanaf-morgen-skatebaar (http://utown.tumblr.com/post/19133945672/diy-2-0-vanaf-morgen-skatebaar)



sweet, I worked in Utrecht 1 week a month for a year or so about 5 years ago.  Love that place and rad to see some DIY going down
sweet! the city's been getting more and more spots lately. where did you work?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Jack on March 19, 2012, 10:27:07 PM
i gotta make something damn
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Tarquin on March 28, 2012, 02:23:02 PM
Here's ours. It's quite rough and needs a lot of work but it's still a lot of fun the way it is.

N.B. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWa7d8_EC10&feature=plcp&context=C4c5a8c7VDvjVQa1PpcFM2ylt8AJ1Dtpl4hOU41Jjf0xNhZwnFEE0%3D#ws)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: SwiftFootedBird on March 31, 2012, 02:47:17 AM
Kulto a la Mugre (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uPEeAyrnnU#)

1:54 to 2:54. everything built during the night. cost, 0$.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: JUSTICE BEAVER on April 25, 2012, 02:05:02 PM
Found this old military base in the middle of the woods. About the size of two football fields, and perfect concrete with banks all around it. So stoked! Started building last week, will post results!

(http://distilleryimage8.s3.amazonaws.com/02b924008a5811e1a87612313804ec91_7.jpg) 
(http://distilleryimage1.s3.amazonaws.com/a27a55768a5911e1b9f1123138140926_7.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Eschaton on April 25, 2012, 03:26:22 PM
Fuckkkk you're lucky as hell finding that! You better use it to it's full potential
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: JUSTICE BEAVER on April 26, 2012, 05:11:13 AM
Fuckkkk you're lucky as hell finding that! You better use it to it's full potential


Yeah! We also found ridiculous amounts of metal coping inside the base. Plus a 3 m concrete block witch is perfect as a curb. The base is also full of leca blocks, witch is extremely handy. Only problem is transporting the concrete, but its ok when we are 7-8 guys.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: the whompler on April 26, 2012, 11:43:34 PM
new snake run.mp4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpQG_4C-AV4&feature=youtu.be#ws)
kind of a diy... either way, this place is a lot of fun and has tons of potential. i swept it out, and then rub bricked and painted everything. i've got plans to ad a ledge half way up one of the banks and then possibly a flat bar on top of that hip. any other ideas?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Uniden on April 27, 2012, 06:08:39 PM
That place looks so rad man!^

We are having a show tonight at a bar called San Fran in Wellington New Zealand to raise money for concrete to build more stuff!

I'll post up some pics of what we decide to build soon. I would love to get some feedback.

(http://manualmagazine.com/files/2012/04/580340_388038374552439_160049324018013_1239702_280705928_n-494x700.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: JUSTICE BEAVER on April 28, 2012, 10:54:57 AM
(http://distilleryimage3.instagram.com/9bbdb096914f11e192e91231381b3d7a_6.jpg)
 First qp is up!
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Eschaton on April 28, 2012, 10:59:43 AM
I envy you! Where is this place located?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: JUSTICE BEAVER on April 28, 2012, 12:36:57 PM
In the Norwegian woods! Broke into one of the old millitary barracks today, and found more leca blocks, perfect coping and tiles!
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: happenstance on April 28, 2012, 01:03:29 PM
Whompler - That ditch looks so fun! I would suggest rub bricking and painting 5 or 6 inches more down the bank for tailslide tricks.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: the whompler on April 29, 2012, 10:33:49 PM
Whompler - That ditch looks so fun! I would suggest rub bricking and painting 5 or 6 inches more down the bank for tailslide tricks.
for sure, look me up if you are ever in the la area and we'll get a sesh on it!
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: JUSTICE BEAVER on May 01, 2012, 01:32:07 PM
(http://distilleryimage11.instagram.com/1bb72a8293c811e1989612313815112c_7.jpg)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7065/7133171581_04d042b0d7_b.jpg)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8028/6987115944_350ec5d267_b.jpg)
Skated it for the first time! So fun!
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Eschaton on May 02, 2012, 10:41:10 AM
Lookin good! What's the next thing you guys are building there?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: JUSTICE BEAVER on May 04, 2012, 04:22:03 AM
Lookin good! What's the next thing you guys are building there?
Got some fake grass. So came up with this idea!
(http://i50.tinypic.com/fw2j41.png)

4 big leca blocks on both sides with metal coping. Building on monday probably!

edit:
Some clips from the spot: THE COOL CATZ VOL.1 on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/41859706)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: essal on May 18, 2012, 12:33:01 PM
Is that the old military base in Groruddalen?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: JUSTICE BEAVER on May 19, 2012, 05:44:02 AM
Is that the old military base in Groruddalen?
Nope! Nittedal around Varingskollen!
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: RoedGroed on May 21, 2012, 12:59:35 PM
We started on this quarter a month ago, but only got around to the speedbump this week. There is a wall underneath it, so it is necessary to have the speedbump to clear it.

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/2672/38969836956199429891050.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/11/38969836956199429891050.jpg/)

Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Eschaton on May 21, 2012, 01:50:31 PM
Looks sick man! I need to get something like that started in South Jersey. Any Camden area folks get at me! I got some spots potentially picked out!
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: hasama on June 02, 2012, 02:39:55 PM
new snake run.mp4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpQG_4C-AV4&feature=youtu.be#ws)
kind of a diy... either way, this place is a lot of fun and has tons of potential. i swept it out, and then rub bricked and painted everything. i've got plans to ad a ledge half way up one of the banks and then possibly a flat bar on top of that hip. any other ideas?
GREAT spot, I wish to have a snake run in my city someday...
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Mandrew on June 05, 2012, 05:07:48 AM
This is our DYI spot.. Took ous 4 months to build, we did it for free.. It's called the Bunkern and it's hella gnarly. It's in a town called Gefle in Sweden.. Nothing for pussys that cant take a slam!

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZM9dShCUtY#)

All hail the bunker! The skating is Element Europe summer 2010.

Here is some pictures from Bunkern aswell.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Jonorhea on June 05, 2012, 10:07:35 AM
Stoners Night (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SmFVk2kJpo#ws)
just random shit that gets moved around a lot. we've had way cooler stuff before but it was either stolen or destroyed.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: G.Lewis on June 13, 2012, 08:44:54 PM
Built this today.  Just a little fun curb ledge/spine deal.  Planning on doing a pole jam next and then work on the wallride on the side of the building.  This area has a lot of weed intrusion in the asphalt, so there really isn't a design.  More of a work around the worst areas and build whatever is possible. 

(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/3690/photo7vot.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: pile on June 14, 2012, 09:06:17 AM
new snake run.mp4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpQG_4C-AV4&feature=youtu.be#ws)
kind of a diy... either way, this place is a lot of fun and has tons of potential. i swept it out, and then rub bricked and painted everything. i've got plans to ad a ledge half way up one of the banks and then possibly a flat bar on top of that hip. any other ideas?

holy shit that place looks fun as fuck. i'm extremely jealous of your option to skate such a thing. do you ever get vibed by graffiti dudes there?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: the whompler on June 14, 2012, 04:10:58 PM
new snake run.mp4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpQG_4C-AV4&feature=youtu.be#ws)
kind of a diy... either way, this place is a lot of fun and has tons of potential. i swept it out, and then rub bricked and painted everything. i've got plans to ad a ledge half way up one of the banks and then possibly a flat bar on top of that hip. any other ideas?

holy shit that place looks fun as fuck. i'm extremely jealous of your option to skate such a thing. do you ever get vibed by graffiti dudes there?

nope, i've never seen living soul anywhere near there. if you are ever in lb hit me up and we'll shred it
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Josh McLaughlin on June 16, 2012, 09:19:27 PM
Built this today.?  Just a little fun curb ledge/spine deal.?  Planning on doing a pole jam next and then work on the wallride on the side of the building.?  This area has a lot of weed intrusion in the asphalt, so there really isn't a design.?  More of a work around the worst areas and build whatever is possible.? 

(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/3690/photo7vot.jpg)

damn that looks awesome. great job dude. post more!
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: G.Lewis on June 17, 2012, 10:09:14 PM
Thanks, I will.  I'm cutting out a small section of asphalt and putting in a pole jam next week.  I'll post pics when done.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: MostlyLurkin' on June 18, 2012, 06:22:48 AM
(http://distilleryimage11.instagram.com/1bb72a8293c811e1989612313815112c_7.jpg)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7065/7133171581_04d042b0d7_b.jpg)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8028/6987115944_350ec5d267_b.jpg)
Skated it for the first time! So fun!

Fyfaen s? r?tt! More pics please!
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: zombiesoybot on June 18, 2012, 10:59:25 AM
i'm part of a collective that builds DIY spots. we've made a bunch of stuff over the years but here's a bunch of photos that i had laying around that i didnt have to dig around for.

here's a bunch of old stuff we made here in Pittsburgh:
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5008/5252401933_b1972776db_z.jpg)
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/148548_462903171303_5588066_n.jpg)
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5007/5252392501_325cd1865d.jpg)
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/419949_362997807054361_1288119364_n.jpg)

stuff thats still around:
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5206/5252396705_fa8ed81a74.jpg)
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5162/5252399113_4cb41457f8.jpg)
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/155959_462903251303_8107696_n.jpg)
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5282/5253006980_f305f98f43.jpg)
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/430003_676392956394_1058923126_n.jpg)
(not the quaterpipe, but the wedges to sub box and kicker on the side)


stuff in NY:
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5045/5253005354_f1853461e3.jpg)
at my friends skate park (HCS):
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5042/5252392495_c02be8021f.jpg)
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/181088_3876541666422_770817144_n.jpg)
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/s720x720/541971_3876540026381_1608049342_n.jpg)
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/196220_3876545026506_2038819882_n.jpg)

Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Eschaton on June 18, 2012, 12:28:25 PM
Some of that shit looks great!
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: garbage plate on June 20, 2012, 03:25:16 PM
Some of that shit looks great!

thanks, most of the stuff at the top was experimenting with found materials over 6 years ago.

That spot in the strip used to be dope.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: finknoos on June 21, 2012, 01:33:40 AM

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/s720x720/541971_3876540026381_1608049342_n.jpg)


This thing looks fucking rad, i love an interesting steep bank
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: grimcity on June 21, 2012, 06:21:00 AM
Fuckin hats off, zombiesoybot! So fucking good, man.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: JUSTICE BEAVER on June 24, 2012, 07:14:15 AM
(http://distilleryimage11.instagram.com/1bb72a8293c811e1989612313815112c_7.jpg)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7065/7133171581_04d042b0d7_b.jpg)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8028/6987115944_350ec5d267_b.jpg)
Skated it for the first time! So fun!

Fyfaen s? r?tt! More pics please!
Will take more pics next time im going up there! Ill be sure to invite you when we get some more stuff up!
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: G.Lewis on July 05, 2012, 09:43:21 PM
Added some new stuff today.

Pole jam.  A little on the short side (probably 18" from ground), but it'll work for me.

(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/461/photo11es.jpg)


I had some left over concrete, so I added a few more bags and made this whale back slappy curb thing.  I'm still trying to get the hang of finishing concrete, so hard to do.

(http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/4194/photo9fs.jpg)


Wallride is next up.  That metal shelf thing on the wall is going to get shitcanned.

(http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/9483/photo10rr.jpg)


Got paint on the curb and some sanded down bondo at the bottom, so this thing is pretty much good to go...I hope.

(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/8669/photo12hx.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Josh McLaughlin on July 06, 2012, 11:54:31 AM
Got paint on the curb and some sanded down bondo at the bottom, so this thing is pretty much good to go...I hope.

(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/8669/photo12hx.jpg)

[/quote]
don't be afraid to rub brick that curb, then wax it. it will make it last a lot longer and will slide/ grind a hell of a lot better.
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100318060/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=rub+brick&storeId=10051&relatedSearch=rub%20brick (http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100318060/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=rub+brick&storeId=10051&relatedSearch=rub%20brick)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: G.Lewis on July 06, 2012, 02:34:10 PM
Thanks for the heads up.  I'll do that.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Josh McLaughlin on July 06, 2012, 10:42:10 PM
Thanks for the heads up.?  I'll do that.
Yeah for sure. Looks like a sick spot, nice work.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: professional on July 12, 2012, 12:13:14 PM
does anyone have experience building one of those cinderblock bank ledge things? I'm trying to wrap my head around how to build one, mainly the bank/grinding part.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Eschaton on July 12, 2012, 04:39:30 PM
stack a curb on top of cinder blocks, fill it with mortar. Let that all dry. Build a small wood frame at the angle you want. Put that next to the ledge and fill it with rubble then put good concrete on top of it all. Let it dry as long as you can stand before skating it. It'll be more solid. Hit the top with some spray lacquer and it'll slide great.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: ryan hopkins on July 17, 2012, 06:07:46 AM
drain spot close to where I live. My friend and I just finished building the pole jam and ledge with a wallie at the end. Turned out pretty well.
http://youtu.be/Ff5AAibO14A (http://youtu.be/Ff5AAibO14A)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: MostlyLurkin' on August 01, 2012, 05:29:01 AM
(http://distilleryimage11.instagram.com/1bb72a8293c811e1989612313815112c_7.jpg)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7065/7133171581_04d042b0d7_b.jpg)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8028/6987115944_350ec5d267_b.jpg)
Skated it for the first time! So fun!

Fyfaen s? r?tt! More pics please!
Will take more pics next time im going up there! Ill be sure to invite you when we get some more stuff up!

Fuck yeah! Gjor det! :)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: diybitt on August 06, 2012, 02:57:08 AM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7ocxklbC11rc4t2mo1_1280.jpg) (http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7vq8k12VZ1rc4t2mo1_1280.jpg)
http://diybitt.tumblr.com/ (http://diybitt.tumblr.com/)
http://youtu.be/Vv1VI2qKba0 (http://youtu.be/Vv1VI2qKba0)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Foray on August 12, 2012, 11:32:04 AM
all we did was glue a nice long parking block on a mellow bank using leftover PL Premium.  not too DIY but still more fun than anything else around recently.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h271/psen2001/IMAG0162.jpg?t=1344796280)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: A.J.K. on August 12, 2012, 02:00:11 PM
^That looks super fun.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Josh McLaughlin on August 12, 2012, 09:29:00 PM
all we did was glue a nice long parking block on a mellow bank using leftover PL Premium. ? not too DIY but still more fun than anything else around recently.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h271/psen2001/IMAG0162.jpg?t=1344796280)
yeah that thing looks awesome. nice.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: ontheswarm on August 21, 2012, 02:00:25 AM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7ocxklbC11rc4t2mo1_1280.jpg) (http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7vq8k12VZ1rc4t2mo1_1280.jpg)
http://diybitt.tumblr.com/ (http://diybitt.tumblr.com/)
http://youtu.be/Vv1VI2qKba0 (http://youtu.be/Vv1VI2qKba0)
awesome spot
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: zombiesoybot on August 29, 2012, 07:05:20 PM
Some of that shit looks great!

thank you, our concrete work gets better with every pour.

Some of that shit looks great!

thanks, most of the stuff at the top was experimenting with found materials over 6 years ago.

That spot in the strip used to be dope.

i miss that spot so much, we had something great for those 4 years.

Fuckin hats off, zombiesoybot! So fucking good, man.

thank you.

Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: zombiesoybot on August 29, 2012, 07:09:24 PM

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/s720x720/541971_3876540026381_1608049342_n.jpg)


This thing looks fucking rad, i love an interesting steep bank

thanks. its very steep and interesting to ride. its one of those objects where you have to commit to the trick or it pitches you to flat.

(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/270956_3876548266587_1057066938_n.jpg)
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/527762_3876547226561_1507856024_n.jpg)


another new thing my friend made:
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/398777_3876551066657_1152107204_n.jpg)
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/533132_3876551746674_774168841_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Made In China on August 29, 2012, 10:59:23 PM
Those last two things look kind of weird and really hard to skate. They'd make for sick photos though.

That parking block on top of the really mellow bank is more of my style though, I could skate that for weeks.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: finknoos on September 07, 2012, 03:52:42 AM
(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/253479_117833528363657_545489627_n.jpg)

(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/644304_117833558363654_1366131720_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: JUSTICE BEAVER on September 08, 2012, 02:04:12 PM
Made this today! Bank to ledge/ledge to bank. It looks huge in the picture, but reaches about knee heigth.
EDIT: Since we had some extra cement left, we just added a little bump on the rigth side. For speed and fun.
(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/251726_10152089687400057_2093112415_n.jpg)
(http://distilleryimage7.s3.amazonaws.com/8f421890fa8911e1b1c522000a1de671_6.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Hercules Rockefeller on September 10, 2012, 12:08:43 AM
*pictures of pool spot*

FUCK.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: JUSTICE BEAVER on September 14, 2012, 09:45:37 AM
Holy fuck! Perfectly steep and tons of fun!
Fs tail over it by me btw.
(http://distilleryimage0.s3.amazonaws.com/ee365e4efdcf11e19c1122000a1e8a73_7.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: chris311x on September 16, 2012, 10:16:56 PM
this was at cherry park in lb the other day. not my work but i figured it was worth posting.

(http://i48.tinypic.com/2uix36r.jpg)
(http://i46.tinypic.com/34jds3l.jpg)

inevitably rolled on by the cops while the dude was about to add coping to the top.

(http://i46.tinypic.com/1z2koll.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: BoAtZ on September 19, 2012, 08:14:11 PM
Here's some Baltimore DIY. Been doing things here in random phases over the last 2 years, but most of the stuff is from the last 2-3 months.
 A friend started the first quarterpipe for some sort of school project and its just grown since.

This QP was the start of the spot. The wood ramp in the background we took apart and used all of the pieces in different places. placed the QP from that in the very back to add some flow from the bottom up.
dave and elton (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyaUwXf5GEM#ws)

Added a roller/boob thing that goes from the top of the gap to the bottom, connects to the QP and building a little bank next to that to flow easier:
(http://i.imgur.com/Dtnw3.jpg)

The BBQ. Almost everything at the spot:
(http://i.imgur.com/2mljR.jpg)

Bank to bank over the gap and the start of a ledge:
(http://i.imgur.com/mbvpv.jpg)

And everyones favorite, the hipped bank:
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/304839_10151309436016959_449271411_n.jpg)


The owners of the building apparently have seen everything and don't care about it too much. We've had a big BBQ, multiple 3am build/shred sessions and have never had any problems from anybody. If you're in Baltimore, go shred it!
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: no fun on September 19, 2012, 09:14:52 PM
^
where is that? I've got a friend going to school in Baltimore and he'd like to know
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: BoAtZ on September 22, 2012, 09:15:34 PM
^
where is that? I've got a friend going to school in Baltimore and he'd like to know

It's called the bell foundry. Pretty close to the lyric, which every Baltimore skateboarder should know about. It's on the corner of E Federal Street and North Calvert Street. It is behind a locked gate and has a bunch of art/graffiti all over it and the building as well, so its pretty easy to spot. Unless people are skating already, you will probably need to hop the fence cuz that's how everyone who doesnt live in the building gets in anyway, but that is fine and shouldnt be a problem.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: no fun on September 22, 2012, 11:37:09 PM
Thanks man, my friend will appreciate it. If you see him there, he is name is Jon and is asian and has a mustache.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: corn flakes on October 16, 2012, 06:06:03 PM
lol my boy derek built some ledges in cascade theyre perfect lol just dont go there or hell get mad at you and try to kick u out, spot is bust free unless my boy derek is there he built them its his spot
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shitflea on November 16, 2012, 05:15:23 PM
I'll get some photos up soon of some crappy shit I made...
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: pica on April 17, 2013, 04:56:36 PM
right in front of the shop this sweet slappy spot has been sittin for years. gave it a makeover today.

(http://s7.postimg.org/4hsiuz20b/Bild_1.png)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: The Human Condom on April 17, 2013, 05:31:39 PM
right in front of the shop this sweet slappy spot has been sittin for years. gave it a makeover today.

(http://s7.postimg.org/4hsiuz20b/Bild_1.png)

What kind of paint did you use?  Is it just super high gloss red?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: mex.ceferino on April 17, 2013, 08:50:48 PM
right in front of the shop this sweet slappy spot has been sittin for years. gave it a makeover today.

(http://s7.postimg.org/4hsiuz20b/Bild_1.png)

What kind of paint did you use?
  Is it just super high gloss red?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: The Human Condom on April 18, 2013, 02:11:22 AM
We're looking to expand.
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/3adc6911f12f7996cd77837bae26b8d7/tumblr_mlaafxMHNx1snus7eo1_500.jpg)
Any tips, ideas, and tricks appreciated!
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: mex.ceferino on April 18, 2013, 03:24:13 AM
that itself is too rad! is this why you asked about the kind paint?
it would be cool to see a mellow slab of concrete just on one side of this and not on both sides like its usually seen
cheers on your new obstacle, human condom
keep us updated
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Paco Supreme on April 18, 2013, 04:00:05 AM
That parking block on top of the really mellow bank is more of my style though, I could skate that for weeks.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: pica on April 18, 2013, 05:20:01 AM
right in front of the shop this sweet slappy spot has been sittin for years. gave it a makeover today.

(http://s7.postimg.org/4hsiuz20b/Bild_1.png)

What kind of paint did you use?
  Is it just super high gloss red?

montana black (colour is called "fire rose")

(http://yard5.de/shop/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/mig/1757_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: The Human Condom on April 20, 2013, 06:26:16 PM
that itself is too rad! is this why you asked about the kind paint?
it would be cool to see a mellow slab of concrete just on one side of this and not on both sides like its usually seen
cheers on your new obstacle, human condom
keep us updated

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/81260d921661b6acf311992b7ea992d0/tumblr_mljho5HCag1snus7eo1_500.jpg)
Phase two is almost finished. 
All four sides of the twinkie are cooked and we just poured the top slab to cap it off today. 
Bondo on the seams and it's complete!

Phase three: pole jam?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Nick on May 15, 2013, 10:58:30 PM
21 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4_ceerNAic#ws)
I am not featured in this video, but I think yall may find stoke in the scene
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: The Human Condom on May 26, 2013, 04:19:35 AM
Here we are on 4/20/13,
(http://distilleryimage7.s3.amazonaws.com/ba2ebe42aa0511e2bd6e22000aaa07e4_7.jpg)
I'm in the back with the shovel, mixing 'crete.

Some locals ripping:
(http://distilleryimage8.s3.amazonaws.com/45e790f4c24c11e2917a22000a9f1587_7.jpg)
(http://distilleryimage11.s3.amazonaws.com/b1b929c8bb4911e2b87b22000aaa07f6_7.jpg)
Sadly, our parking block ledge is no more.  Lost to bum country.
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/fb519381b0ee6cb599638a62879d773b/tumblr_ml14beJkmD1snus7eo1_500.jpg)
R.I.P.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Stoeipoes on July 22, 2013, 01:27:49 PM
Our newly made diy in amsterdam

D.I.Y sesh vol. 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeK4ZKlB9dM#ws)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: coneklr on July 22, 2013, 02:06:32 PM
Our two newest additions when they were just about done!  Giving them a few days then time to skate!

"barrier"
(http://imageshack.com/a/img5/8171/2616.jpg)

banked ledge with regular ledge on the backside
(http://imageshack.com/a/img580/5028/tm1m.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: benjamindanklin on August 02, 2013, 11:57:02 AM
I'm not in this video, but some homies are. But yeah, our local little diy.

Paraffin Wax (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zUF8mkm828o#ws)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: floop on August 13, 2013, 03:28:21 PM
Fingerboard concrete quarter pipe (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaqEuEoULNE#ws)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: StimCoCruzer on August 13, 2013, 03:46:08 PM
21 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4_ceerNAic#ws)
I am not featured in this video, but I think yall may find stoke in the scene

+1 for Bonzo goes to Bitburg, the greatest Ramones song ever.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Bluntmane on August 13, 2013, 03:59:32 PM
The bridge spot in newport kentucky is popping off, new stuff being built all the time
May 11, 2013 Edit (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iP2AHUYblM#)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: the_unknown_soldier on August 13, 2013, 04:02:29 PM
Prospect DIY Park. Might not be the prettiest skatepark, but I'm grateful for the locals responsible for it.


Prospect Parkin' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEyeInrICaI#ws)



If you care, I do the no-comply 180 line, pivot fakie and the backside disaster line.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: JUSTICE BEAVER on August 24, 2013, 01:00:20 PM
Painting this badboy tomorrow!
(http://i.imgur.com/Mid1Dzj.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Nydoggular on August 24, 2013, 01:34:31 PM
Painting this badboy tomorrow!
(http://i.imgur.com/Mid1Dzj.jpg)

I could skate that all day. Looks so fun.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Paco Supreme on August 24, 2013, 08:45:53 PM
Anyone ever put pre cast concrete coping/pavers on a ramp? saw some decent sized bullnose at a hardware store and figured it might be worth a shot on my little quarter, i figure just liquid nails should hold it pretty well, does spraying clear coat on the blocks help it grind better or what? i keep hearing about it
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: JUSTICE BEAVER on August 25, 2013, 12:56:05 PM
$$$$$$$!!!!! Filmed some lines on it today! Stoked.
(http://i.imgur.com/0ftFyPx.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/CPt1Xrj.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/fglzcIN.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Enjoi San Jose on August 25, 2013, 01:49:14 PM
 that shits sick ^
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Albatross on August 25, 2013, 11:33:38 PM
sick shit guys, got me hyped to post mine - all i have for photos are screengrabs from an old unfinished montage so you will have to bear with me there  ;D

welcome to the dream DIY spot gone (kinda) wrong

so a few years back some of my buddies talked about how they found a bit of concrete poking out of the dirt while they were hiking off trail through the woods by the river one time. we decided to check it out and start digging to see what it was... turns out it was a massive pool from the 1920s, so old it had trees growing out of it.

(http://i.imgur.com/JIKPK24.jpg)

it took us around 2 weeks of digging to finally have the pool out of the ground, and it was in ROUGH shape. It had been a part of the forest floor for so long that it would have taken an incredible amount of work to make the main bowl skateable, and getting concrete to it was an incredible pain in the ass because you have to descend a very steep slope with a very narrow washed out path to get to it. we decided to concrete the the little bowl then go from there.

(http://i.imgur.com/FO0WD35.jpg)

we kind of took a "build it and they will come" approach, hoping that some of the other people that would find out and stumble on the spot would realize how sick it was and chip in. its a sick bowl literally in the dark woods in the city where deerman lives, how could this dude not come out here and put some work in to film a part?

(http://i.imgur.com/vXNEKtU.jpg)

anyway, a year goes by and people come by and thrash the place, leave garbage everywhere, and basically no work gets done. I come and do little patches sometimes, some other people have patched a couple spots as well, but only the small part is skatable and its falling apart REALLY fast. my buddies that helped me at first had either moved on, moved away, or had some drug problems or whatever. I think im basically the only person who skates the spot on a regular basis and people generally hate going to the spot other than a couple of my close friends.

(http://i.imgur.com/hHyhiX8.jpg)

i dont get it. the place is so perfect it even seem real to me, but it just got neglected for so long and probably wont ever get fixed up. it might be because people in vancouver are just so sick of getting every half decent spot torn down that they have given up, but it still sucks knowing we never got it together to help this place become as amazing as it should be.

(http://i.imgur.com/AiwgaGt.jpg)

probably gonna fix it up a bit and film a good short montage down there in the fall, ill post it up here when its done  :)

Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: BoAtZ on August 26, 2013, 12:10:36 AM
sick shit guys, got me hyped to post mine - all i have for photos are screengrabs from an old unfinished montage so you will have to bear with me there  ;D

welcome to the dream DIY spot gone (kinda) wrong

so a few years back some of my buddies talked about how they found a bit of concrete poking out of the dirt while they were hiking off trail through the woods by the river one time. we decided to check it out and start digging to see what it was... turns out it was a massive pool from the 1920s, so old it had trees growing out of it.

(http://i.imgur.com/JIKPK24.jpg)

it took us around 2 weeks of digging to finally have the pool out of the ground, and it was in ROUGH shape. It had been a part of the forest floor for so long that it would have taken an incredible amount of work to make the main bowl skateable, and getting concrete to it was an incredible pain in the ass because you have to descend a very steep slope with a very narrow washed out path to get to it. we decided to concrete the the little bowl then go from there.

(http://i.imgur.com/FO0WD35.jpg)

we kind of took a "build it and they will come" approach, hoping that some of the other people that would find out and stumble on the spot would realize how sick it was and chip in. its a sick bowl literally in the dark woods in the city where deerman lives, how could this dude not come out here and put some work in to film a part?

(http://i.imgur.com/vXNEKtU.jpg)

anyway, a year goes by and people come by and thrash the place, leave garbage everywhere, and basically no work gets done. I come and do little patches sometimes, some other people have patched a couple spots as well, but only the small part is skatable and its falling apart REALLY fast. my buddies that helped me at first had either moved on, moved away, or had some drug problems or whatever. I think im basically the only person who skates the spot on a regular basis and people generally hate going to the spot other than a couple of my close friends.

(http://i.imgur.com/hHyhiX8.jpg)

i dont get it. the place is so perfect it even seem real to me, but it just got neglected for so long and probably wont ever get fixed up. it might be because people in vancouver are just so sick of getting every half decent spot torn down that they have given up, but it still sucks knowing we never got it together to help this place become as amazing as it should be.

(http://i.imgur.com/AiwgaGt.jpg)

probably gonna fix it up a bit and film a good short montage down there in the fall, ill post it up here when its done  :)



wow... people are definitely sleeping on that spot for sure. that looks incredible. definitely looking forward to the video!
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: BRIX SKWIKZ on August 26, 2013, 04:58:58 AM
MAGICAL :o
sick shit guys, got me hyped to post mine - all i have for photos are screengrabs from an old unfinished montage so you will have to bear with me there  ;D

welcome to the dream DIY spot gone (kinda) wrong

so a few years back some of my buddies talked about how they found a bit of concrete poking out of the dirt while they were hiking off trail through the woods by the river one time. we decided to check it out and start digging to see what it was... turns out it was a massive pool from the 1920s, so old it had trees growing out of it.

(http://i.imgur.com/JIKPK24.jpg)

it took us around 2 weeks of digging to finally have the pool out of the ground, and it was in ROUGH shape. It had been a part of the forest floor for so long that it would have taken an incredible amount of work to make the main bowl skateable, and getting concrete to it was an incredible pain in the ass because you have to descend a very steep slope with a very narrow washed out path to get to it. we decided to concrete the the little bowl then go from there.

(http://i.imgur.com/FO0WD35.jpg)

we kind of took a "build it and they will come" approach, hoping that some of the other people that would find out and stumble on the spot would realize how sick it was and chip in. its a sick bowl literally in the dark woods in the city where deerman lives, how could this dude not come out here and put some work in to film a part?

(http://i.imgur.com/vXNEKtU.jpg)

anyway, a year goes by and people come by and thrash the place, leave garbage everywhere, and basically no work gets done. I come and do little patches sometimes, some other people have patched a couple spots as well, but only the small part is skatable and its falling apart REALLY fast. my buddies that helped me at first had either moved on, moved away, or had some drug problems or whatever. I think im basically the only person who skates the spot on a regular basis and people generally hate going to the spot other than a couple of my close friends.

(http://i.imgur.com/hHyhiX8.jpg)

i dont get it. the place is so perfect it even seem real to me, but it just got neglected for so long and probably wont ever get fixed up. it might be because people in vancouver are just so sick of getting every half decent spot torn down that they have given up, but it still sucks knowing we never got it together to help this place become as amazing as it should be.

(http://i.imgur.com/AiwgaGt.jpg)

probably gonna fix it up a bit and film a good short montage down there in the fall, ill post it up here when its done  :)



wow... people are definitely sleeping on that spot for sure. that looks incredible. definitely looking forward to the video!
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Rusty_Berrings on September 20, 2013, 06:54:42 AM
Yo Albatross- Where's that at? I'm down to bring some patcher/buckets of water there to cover those cracks in it if you want my dude... Should only take one load of portland cement (dunno if it's called that outside of new england) bags and gallon jugs of water in a wheel barrow to fix all that shit my man. Also might be fun to add some DIY shit to it yeah? DIY spot thread nah?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Albatross on September 30, 2013, 03:39:55 AM
Yo Albatross- Where's that at? I'm down to bring some patcher/buckets of water there to cover those cracks in it if you want my dude... Should only take one load of portland cement (dunno if it's called that outside of new england) bags and gallon jugs of water in a wheel barrow to fix all that shit my man. Also might be fun to add some DIY shit to it yeah? DIY spot thread nah?

yo, its in vancouver.

i went to film a couple new things recently but it was completely thrashed and basically unskatable now. basically gotta wait through the rainy winter to get a chance to do proper work on it next summer. the trail you have to navigate to get to it is not doable with a wheelbarrow and makes getting cement down there a pain, but fortunately it is situated on a riverbank so water isnt an issue (nor is keeping beer cold, and its stocked with salmon).

and yeah we had some serious aspirations for the place man. hot dog in the middle of the big bowl and sub boxes at the top of the banks and shit, adding DIY shit to it would be amazing for sure.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Rusty_Berrings on September 30, 2013, 05:26:41 AM
Yo Albatross- Where's that at? I'm down to bring some patcher/buckets of water there to cover those cracks in it if you want my dude... Should only take one load of portland cement (dunno if it's called that outside of new england) bags and gallon jugs of water in a wheel barrow to fix all that shit my man. Also might be fun to add some DIY shit to it yeah? DIY spot thread nah?

yo, its in vancouver.

will be out there when i get my passport then my nig
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: janky858 on October 06, 2013, 11:43:18 AM
this is now gone but was so much fun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue9Paup7Fu8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue9Paup7Fu8)

im the one in all black.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Rusty_Berrings on October 25, 2013, 10:56:33 AM
this is now gone but was so much fun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue9Paup7Fu8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue9Paup7Fu8)

im the one in all black.

could've used a quarter or something. good skating.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: ice nine on October 25, 2013, 11:19:31 AM
Yo Albatross- Where's that at? I'm down to bring some patcher/buckets of water there to cover those cracks in it if you want my dude... Should only take one load of portland cement (dunno if it's called that outside of new england) bags and gallon jugs of water in a wheel barrow to fix all that shit my man. Also might be fun to add some DIY shit to it yeah? DIY spot thread nah?

yo, its in vancouver.

i went to film a couple new things recently but it was completely thrashed and basically unskatable now. basically gotta wait through the rainy winter to get a chance to do proper work on it next summer. the trail you have to navigate to get to it is not doable with a wheelbarrow and makes getting cement down there a pain, but fortunately it is situated on a riverbank so water isnt an issue (nor is keeping beer cold, and its stocked with salmon).

and yeah we had some serious aspirations for the place man. hot dog in the middle of the big bowl and sub boxes at the top of the banks and shit, adding DIY shit to it would be amazing for sure.

can you pm me whereabouts this is? im not gonna trash it, i live in white rock and wanna skate this. would also be down to help clean or whatever in the spring, it looks perfect for my horrible skate abilities. also im guessing it didnt get fixed up because its so hard to find?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Rusty_Berrings on November 06, 2013, 03:09:44 PM
best method i've found for making ramps so far. needs more 'crete and some bricks ontop of it, but you save alotta cement by using a hollow back and some rebars.
(http://i41.tinypic.com/2lm0vf6.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: yungthug on January 20, 2014, 12:50:53 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/xTcViHtl.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/1h86wFbl.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/QTpBDEal.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/8ltureml.jpg)
This DIY isn't much, but it's really fun to skate. It's an old building foundation in Harrisonburg, VA. There is a stack of parking blocks right next to it so my friends and I made this spot. The parking blocks grind really well.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Rusty_Berrings on January 20, 2014, 11:37:22 PM
^are all 4 pictures the same parking block?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: yungthug on January 21, 2014, 10:34:32 AM
^are all 4 pictures the same parking block?

Nah there's two at the spot. One is level and the other one slants down.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Rusty_Berrings on January 22, 2014, 04:46:13 AM
oh, well, since you said there's a "stack" of the parking blocks near the spot why don't you line some up and attach em with cement for one long grand parking block? if i had a "stack" of parking blocks I sure as hell wouldn't just throw two on the ground and call it a day..
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: yungthug on January 22, 2014, 08:51:18 AM
oh, well, since you said there's a "stack" of the parking blocks near the spot why don't you line some up and attach em with cement for one long grand parking block? if i had a "stack" of parking blocks I sure as hell wouldn't just throw two on the ground and call it a day..

I hear you man. I definitely have plans for expansion. There are several logistical challenges though. For one, the spot is right next to the staging area for JMU's service vehicles. The parking blocks are technically University property.  If an employee sees us working with concrete there and decides to call the police, we're fucked. Speaking of police, the campus police roll through there often. So we had to be stealthy just moving the two parking blocks. Hopefully I'll be able to do more with the spot once the weather warms up. For now it serves it's purpose.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: InternetDaddy on January 22, 2014, 05:13:38 PM
oh, well, since you said there's a "stack" of the parking blocks near the spot why don't you line some up and attach em with cement for one long grand parking block? if i had a "stack" of parking blocks I sure as hell wouldn't just throw two on the ground and call it a day..

I hear you man. I definitely have plans for expansion. There are several logistical challenges though. For one, the spot is right next to the staging area for JMU's service vehicles. The parking blocks are technically University property.  If an employee sees us working with concrete there and decides to call the police, we're fucked. Speaking of police, the campus police roll through there often. So we had to be stealthy just moving the two parking blocks. Hopefully I'll be able to do more with the spot once the weather warms up. For now it serves it's purpose.
Looks like it could be fun, and if you can throw some more concrete at it you could make it a great little DIY. All of my friends at JMU have graduated, but if I'm ever in Harrisonburg again I'll definitely ask you for where that's at.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: mattofallmatts on January 29, 2014, 01:10:02 AM
Just moved to the Bay, this aint my spot but I've been going here a little bit and I'm trying to get in on the cleaning/work crew when I have some time. Lots of rad people working on this one.

(http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad246/pulledit27/photo1-4.jpg)
(http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad246/pulledit27/photo3-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: goathead on January 29, 2014, 06:11:54 AM
Suvilahti DIY park in Helsinki, Finland.
http://vimeo.com/84109846
Don't worry there is also sick skateboarding footage in there!
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: jack burton on February 01, 2014, 09:39:35 PM
(http://i57.tinypic.com/2hptyjd.jpg)

Found this a couple weeks back.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Nydoggular on February 01, 2014, 10:03:53 PM
Just moved to the Bay, this aint my spot but I've been going here a little bit and I'm trying to get in on the cleaning/work crew when I have some time. Lots of rad people working on this one.

(http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad246/pulledit27/photo1-4.jpg)
(http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad246/pulledit27/photo3-3.jpg)

This one looks fucking amazing. It looks nice and secluded too for minimum attention from cops and shit.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: art hellman on February 05, 2014, 03:01:04 PM
(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag108/arthellman1/DIY_zps705f64fd.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Exposure on February 05, 2014, 04:13:39 PM
Just moved to the Bay, this aint my spot but I've been going here a little bit and I'm trying to get in on the cleaning/work crew when I have some time. Lots of rad people working on this one.

(http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad246/pulledit27/photo1-4.jpg)
(http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad246/pulledit27/photo3-3.jpg)

holy fuck that is amazing
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Made In China on February 05, 2014, 06:02:23 PM
Just moved to the Bay, this aint my spot but I've been going here a little bit and I'm trying to get in on the cleaning/work crew when I have some time. Lots of rad people working on this one.

(http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad246/pulledit27/photo1-4.jpg)
(http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad246/pulledit27/photo3-3.jpg)
Is this the diy that's somewhere behind the cow palace?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Hash Slinging Slasher on February 05, 2014, 08:16:55 PM
Just moved to the Bay, this aint my spot but I've been going here a little bit and I'm trying to get in on the cleaning/work crew when I have some time. Lots of rad people working on this one.

(http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad246/pulledit27/photo1-4.jpg)
(http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad246/pulledit27/photo3-3.jpg)
Is this the diy that's somewhere behind the cow palace?
Google maps is your friend. And yes, it does seem to be behind whatever "The Cow Palace" is.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: sufodiv on February 05, 2014, 08:35:47 PM
(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag108/arthellman1/DIY_zps705f64fd.jpg)

location?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: art hellman on February 25, 2014, 07:21:05 AM
(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag108/arthellman1/DIY_zps705f64fd.jpg)

location?

hoth
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: JUSTICE BEAVER on April 05, 2014, 01:14:23 PM
Making a new quarterpipe, and its real important that the sides look super nice. Does anyone know if plates like this come of dry concrete easy?
(http://www.byggmax.no/media/!Item!10090!productImage!0_10090.jpg/large/OSB_plate_med_fals.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Rusty_Berrings on April 05, 2014, 02:20:54 PM
you can ALWAYS patch the sides up later with cement or patcher.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Willie on April 05, 2014, 07:15:08 PM
I agree with the above. When you take off the forms the concrete never looks that wonderful once you get 2" or so deep. If
beauty is a concern skim it later.

And yes, that stuff is probably ok for forms. You just want to get something sturdy enough not bow out with the weight of the crete. Cheap is always a bonus.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: JUSTICE BEAVER on April 06, 2014, 02:53:54 AM
I agree with the above. When you take off the forms the concrete never looks that wonderful once you get 2" or so deep. If
beauty is a concern skim it later.

And yes, that stuff is probably ok for forms. You just want to get something sturdy enough not bow out with the weight of the crete. Cheap is always a bonus.
Nice, i am going to fix up the sides with tiles anyway. Thanks for the response!
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: 4wheels on April 09, 2014, 08:08:22 PM
gonna try to make a concrete block spine thing. never made concrete tranny before, pretty excited to try
(http://i.imgur.com/1uY80r9.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/BqtwFHu.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: StabMasterArson on April 10, 2014, 09:33:55 AM
I'm in the process of adopting this park from the city of Detroit. We have a fair amount of money donated to start us off. If you're going to be in the area around the beginning of June, hit me up and check it out.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Dr Steve Brule on April 10, 2014, 10:42:19 AM
I'm in the process of adopting this park from the city of Detroit. We have a fair amount of money donated to start us off. If you're going to be in the area around the beginning of June, hit me up and check it out.
Hey man where's this at in Detroit?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Hamish on May 02, 2014, 11:42:55 PM
So I'm thinking about building a curb for slappy shenanigans, do I need a particular type of paint?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: silkyjohnson on May 03, 2014, 02:39:15 AM
So I'm thinking about building a curb for slappy shenanigans, do I need a particular type of paint?
Try a can of krylon
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Hamish on May 03, 2014, 03:13:02 AM
So I'm thinking about building a curb for slappy shenanigans, do I need a particular type of paint?
Try a can of krylon
I've never heard of it, but I'll give it a look. Can it be any kind of industrial spray paint?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: silkyjohnson on May 03, 2014, 04:39:36 AM
So I'm thinking about building a curb for slappy shenanigans, do I need a particular type of paint?
Try a can of krylon
I've never heard of it, but I'll give it a look. Can it be any kind of industrial spray paint?
Pretty much, if you prefer a cheaper alternative to cans of krylon paint walmart sells store brand spray paint for a buck.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Willie on May 03, 2014, 06:45:56 PM
gonna try to make a concrete block spine thing. never made concrete tranny before, pretty excited to try
(http://i.imgur.com/1uY80r9.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/BqtwFHu.jpg)


Is one side of this spine right up against a bridge pillar?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: JUSTICE BEAVER on May 18, 2014, 01:24:58 PM
Took a fuckload of time, but built a Gaudi inspired quarterpipe with a rounded coping i will finish tomorrow.
(http://i.imgur.com/659084Y.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/6Ak8OA9.jpg)

In full quality(2 big to embed) It looks WAY better in these photos, but they got all fucked up when i would embed them.
http://i.imgur.com/ob4hIDZ.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/ob4hIDZ.jpg)
http://i.imgur.com/nzDI0B2.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/nzDI0B2.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Made In China on May 18, 2014, 03:58:07 PM
I love how that little quarter looks ornamental and not just some bland slab of concrete. I feel like people would be less inclined to tear it down if it looks nice. 
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Enjoi San Jose on May 18, 2014, 04:24:25 PM
Noob question but, I recently found a spot I'd like to start building some stuff, I've only really had experience in making various types of ledges, I'd like to make a mellow quarter pipe, anybody have any tips at all?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shark tits on May 18, 2014, 04:29:23 PM
we built 2 banks so you wallride over a gap. here's a warmup wallie offa one of the banks. hopefully we'll have new footage of it soon. i've given up on the idea of one major DIY and just doing a little midnight construction here and there.
Handsome jack (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKmzouf15xc#)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: JUSTICE BEAVER on May 19, 2014, 06:50:37 AM
I love how that little quarter looks ornamental and not just some bland slab of concrete. I feel like people would be less inclined to tear it down if it looks nice. 
Yeah, at first the owner of the property got a little angry because i used concrete again. But when i started covering it with tiles he started taking pictures of it all happy. Pretty stoked on bypassers giving compliments also.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Cogito on May 19, 2014, 04:19:34 PM
Our DIY wooden bowl and miniramp in Slovenia.

Blog; http://skalprem.blogspot.com (http://skalprem.blogspot.com)

Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/skalprem (https://www.facebook.com/skalprem)

(http://s28.postimg.org/ya6i1pyfh/kamnk_7.jpg)
(http://s29.postimg.org/mltkhdenb/kamnk_4.jpg)
(http://s27.postimg.org/jb4c25dkj/IMG_20140516_213552_1.jpg)

Everyone is welcome to shred it when its finished. Free sleep and beer or two!
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: rly on May 19, 2014, 04:21:14 PM
Our DIY wooden bowl and miniramp in Slovenia.

Blog; http://skalprem.blogspot.com (http://skalprem.blogspot.com)

Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/skalprem (https://www.facebook.com/skalprem)

(http://s28.postimg.org/ya6i1pyfh/kamnk_7.jpg)
(http://s29.postimg.org/mltkhdenb/kamnk_4.jpg)
(http://s27.postimg.org/jb4c25dkj/IMG_20140516_213552_1.jpg)

Everyone is welcome to shred it when its finished. Free sleep and beer or two!
oh lawdy that looks like a dream...
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shark tits on June 06, 2014, 07:46:31 PM
new midnight construction built from shiny, shiny, shiny piece of granite
New spot by ghmcc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u_8qdbyiG4#)
Ghmcc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mpv-S0QeA8M#)
Ghmcc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9vBvzDuLgg#)
Ghmcc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piKB5Se4_9k#)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: JUSTICE BEAVER on June 08, 2014, 10:15:12 AM
http://instagram.com/p/o_SH_CIjka/ (http://instagram.com/p/o_SH_CIjka/)
Always expanding
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: DJSoftspot on June 29, 2014, 04:45:41 AM
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LnT4bMXrfsc&feature=youtu.be (http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LnT4bMXrfsc&feature=youtu.be)

Started a DIY in an abandoned pirate ship restaurant. A little chalky, but it rules nonetheless
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Wizard Fight on June 29, 2014, 12:22:55 PM
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LnT4bMXrfsc&feature=youtu.be (http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LnT4bMXrfsc&feature=youtu.be)

Started a DIY in an abandoned pirate ship restaurant.

That is the coolest sentence I've ever heard. And the video was rad as well.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: DJSoftspot on June 30, 2014, 05:04:48 AM
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LnT4bMXrfsc&feature=youtu.be (http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LnT4bMXrfsc&feature=youtu.be)

Started a DIY in an abandoned pirate ship restaurant.

That is the coolest sentence I've ever heard. And the video was rad as well.

Thanks dude. Looking to paint the ramps this week. Anybody know what kind of paint to use? Or some kind of sealant? Like I said our shit is kinda dusty
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: JamesNtheGntPch on June 30, 2014, 05:54:09 AM
I think any acrylic house paint would do the trick.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: ttching! on July 01, 2014, 11:49:46 AM
(http://37.media.tumblr.com/af8e4dc8fc9e0e0374f6ea293d0e6831/tumblr_n7xnweoF3M1sq04mco1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shark tits on July 23, 2014, 04:19:44 PM
hopefully yuze guys can see this. we put curbs on top of it so you can boardslide it from 'street' side and transfer into 'ramp' side. our little spot is coming along but it's one step forwards 2 steps back like paula abdul sang. mostly cause people keep knocking over the rainbow rail.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=686156564798561&set=t.100002017893210&type=1&theater (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=686156564798561&set=t.100002017893210&type=1&theater)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: JamesNtheGntPch on August 02, 2014, 08:40:13 PM
(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t1.0-9/p526x296/10559749_10152640755390477_5457611406282994856_n.jpg)

I started this project last week. It's my first ramp build.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shark tits on August 02, 2014, 09:06:23 PM
(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t1.0-9/p526x296/10559749_10152640755390477_5457611406282994856_n.jpg)

I started this project last week. It's my first ramp build.
lookin good, guy! i can't skate tranny but that looks like something i'd play around on.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Willie on August 03, 2014, 06:58:24 AM
(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t1.0-9/p526x296/10559749_10152640755390477_5457611406282994856_n.jpg)

I started this project last week. It's my first ramp build.

Nice work! This it the one in Camden, right? What are you doing for a riding surface?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: JamesNtheGntPch on August 04, 2014, 08:42:59 PM
Hey Willie, that is the one.  I'll be out there working on it tomorrow.  We started putting down luan underlayment today. We will paint it at some point.  We had planned on finishing everything on the site by Tuesday, but it seems like we are behind a bit. We should have the whole ramp together except paint tomorrow.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Foray on August 04, 2014, 08:51:43 PM
(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t1.0-9/p526x296/10559749_10152640755390477_5457611406282994856_n.jpg)

I started this project last week. It's my first ramp build.

this is awesome, is there going to be another ramp on the other side of the pump bump?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: JamesNtheGntPch on August 05, 2014, 07:43:58 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10580160_10152649726955477_8483349270261742461_n.jpg?oh=219ee3e3b549ad856ba8426ca37c0d57&oe=545AA54C&__gda__=1414491482_3ec3f82ff04b1f3b8075ea604767b714)

Check it out Foray. We did a double bump and are planing to put a quarter on the end tomorrow.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Hash Slinging Slasher on August 06, 2014, 08:44:19 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10580160_10152649726955477_8483349270261742461_n.jpg?oh=219ee3e3b549ad856ba8426ca37c0d57&oe=545AA54C&__gda__=1414491482_3ec3f82ff04b1f3b8075ea604767b714)

Check it out Foray. We did a double bump and are planing to put a quarter on the end tomorrow.
I could literally skate this all day. So awesome.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: JamesNtheGntPch on August 07, 2014, 07:05:18 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t1.0-9/p526x296/10487465_10152654094675477_4586411856809642893_n.jpg)

update
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Foray on August 08, 2014, 03:12:55 PM
yeah that looks like a lot of fun.  good work.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: JamesNtheGntPch on August 25, 2014, 06:41:27 AM
We got a bit of press!

http://www.nj.com/south/index.ssf/2014/08/camden_pop-up_skatepark_gives_life_to_vacant_lot.html (http://www.nj.com/south/index.ssf/2014/08/camden_pop-up_skatepark_gives_life_to_vacant_lot.html)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shark tits on August 25, 2014, 11:54:02 AM
We got a bit of press!

http://www.nj.com/south/index.ssf/2014/08/camden_pop-up_skatepark_gives_life_to_vacant_lot.html (http://www.nj.com/south/index.ssf/2014/08/camden_pop-up_skatepark_gives_life_to_vacant_lot.html)
so you got a million dollar grant and...... built a mini ramp and snake run?
did you get paid by the hour to build? cause if you're an employee i don't think it's considered 'DIY' anymore. why is it only gonna last 4 months? we have winter where i live but the spots don't disappear and if they did get covered in snow they'd return in spring like the swallows of capistrano.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: ttching! on August 25, 2014, 12:29:56 PM
We got a bit of press!

http://www.nj.com/south/index.ssf/2014/08/camden_pop-up_skatepark_gives_life_to_vacant_lot.html (http://www.nj.com/south/index.ssf/2014/08/camden_pop-up_skatepark_gives_life_to_vacant_lot.html)
so you got a million dollar grant and...... built a mini ramp and snake run?
did you get paid by the hour to build? cause if you're an employee i don't think it's considered 'DIY' anymore. why is it only gonna last 4 months? we have winter where i live but the spots don't disappear and if they did get covered in snow they'd return in spring like the swallows of capistrano.

You may want to get some glasses Shark Tits. The article says the $1m grant is for a series of projects & that the work was done by volunteers.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shark tits on August 25, 2014, 12:37:26 PM
guess i just started daydreaming after i saw $1m.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: JamesNtheGntPch on August 25, 2014, 01:19:48 PM
I work by contract and our budget was far from a million dollars. I think it is still considered DIY because I am not a professional ramp builder and neither are the community members who were involved. 

The project is temporary due to the legal nature of things.  I don't know the specific details, but essentially it was temporary or never to be in the first place.  When you think about it everything spot is temporary, just a difference of months, years, or decades.

My hope is that we will find someone in the community who can stick it in a warehouse once the 4 months are up.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: FancyHerling on August 28, 2014, 09:43:04 AM
For all those with concrete diy spots, what cement are you using to surface quarterpipes, banks, and such.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shark tits on August 28, 2014, 09:47:50 AM
you're sposedta use portland cement but i rarely do. what you can do though is use quickcrete 80 lb bag mixed w/ a handful of portland. make that $8 bag go further. if you just use the $3.75 bag it works but it's a bit coarser. i've even used mortar cause i get all benzo'd out prior to home depot and think i'm getting a steal. shtooops! it works to a degree but is more likely to turn into dust after a while.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: jack burton on August 31, 2014, 02:51:35 PM
We got a bit of press!

http://www.nj.com/south/index.ssf/2014/08/camden_pop-up_skatepark_gives_life_to_vacant_lot.html (http://www.nj.com/south/index.ssf/2014/08/camden_pop-up_skatepark_gives_life_to_vacant_lot.html)

Oh shit im going to have to ride my bike to that thing soon!
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Willie on September 02, 2014, 06:46:20 AM
For all those with concrete diy spots, what cement are you using to surface quarterpipes, banks, and such.

If you get serious and make something big then it's cheapest to get sand, gravel, and portland separately then mix yourself (I forget the ratios).

Premixed quickrete is fine though.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: troy on September 05, 2014, 10:24:06 PM
how do you make the concrete smooth? I tried making a small quarter pipe in the backyard but the concrete is too crumbly. How do i fix this?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shark tits on September 05, 2014, 10:40:33 PM
how do you make the concrete smooth? I tried making a small quarter pipe in the backyard but the concrete is too crumbly. How do i fix this?
did you use some sort of metal/rebar? cause concrete doesn't want to stick to itself the way it bonds to metal. if you've got a fullblown ramp maybe use some coathangers or street signs to give a new layer something to adhere to.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: troy on September 05, 2014, 10:42:55 PM
i had some chicken wire, but i kinda fucked up putting shit in before so it barely shows in a couple areas. Whats the best way to make coping stick to cinder blocks? Thanks for the advice!
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shark tits on September 05, 2014, 11:03:53 PM
i had some chicken wire, but i kinda fucked up putting shit in before so it barely shows in a couple areas. Whats the best way to make coping stick to cinder blocks? Thanks for the advice!
i'm not 100 because i mostly build street spots. i've built solid banks for wallrides and i use gorillat glue to adhere angle iron or granite to cinderblock ledges but haven't really done anything w/ pool coping. we did make a small bank and cemented parking blocks to the top but a few thuggish rock fakies shook them loose. maybe if we'd used more mortar/cement?
i know that gorilla glue does us justice for ledges so long as the grind surface is flush and supported, otherwise we hafta replace the glue every so often.
what i would try [if you can't get more experienced advice] is make a bed of cement to support the coping and glue the bottom to the cinderblock proper. good luck and you'll figure more stuff the more you play w/ materials.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: StabMasterArson on September 07, 2014, 06:50:38 PM
I adopted an abandoned park in the city of Detroit and started building last week, check us out.

http://instagram.com/communitypush (http://instagram.com/communitypush)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: paraquat on September 07, 2014, 06:57:34 PM
I adopted an abandoned park in the city of Detroit and started building last week, check us out.

http://instagram.com/communitypush (http://instagram.com/communitypush)
Followed. Might make a trip from Toledo in October, can I get directions? I will gladly buy a tshirt
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: JAesop on September 07, 2014, 07:08:31 PM
how do you make the concrete smooth? I tried making a small quarter pipe in the backyard but the concrete is too crumbly. How do i fix this?

You have to float concrete if you really want a good finish. Buy, borrow or steal a magnesium hand float.
Then you can finish with a finishing trowel to smooth it as it sets up. Concrete really doesn't work unless it is about 2 inches deep and it needs to be supported by screens or rebar.  Learning to get the mix just right helps too, overly wet is bad and will lead to cracks and uneven settling and not wet enough is worse. If you use premixed concrete look for the stuff that is high traffic/high weight rated. I think Sakcrete makes like a 5000 psi. It usually has fiberglass or some additive and I have found that it holds up much better.
You can use construction adhesive or stone adhesive for angle iron. It's in the stores usually near caulk. ( stuff like Liquid Nails works)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shark tits on September 07, 2014, 07:42:44 PM
I adopted an abandoned park in the city of Detroit and started building last week, check us out.

http://instagram.com/communitypush (http://instagram.com/communitypush)
my comp won't let me see your pics but where exactly in the D are you? when i was out there, the model who owned the bbq in corktown was sposedta do something w/ in front of the train station. don't suppose that happened?
i seen footage of justin bohl busting the stupid dope moves on a granite homemade bench in a basketball court w/ a backdrop of deserted projects. don't know exactly where that is but looked rad. [prolly could've figured through context]
is that the same spot w/ the 10 foot polejam/up flatbars? looked scary/fun.
i mostly skated griswold plaza but detroit has the potential to be on some sustainable ag/DIY paradise shit if the economy/powers that be allow.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: ttching! on September 17, 2014, 02:02:54 PM
A Uhaul truck full of concrete debris, hopefully bound for an abandoned building in New Jersey:

(https://33.media.tumblr.com/39eebdebb33d7e081578e5ac6d9d298d/tumblr_nc2cofKGdN1rb4enho1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: StabMasterArson on September 18, 2014, 10:34:45 AM
I adopted an abandoned park in the city of Detroit and started building last week, check us out.

http://instagram.com/communitypush (http://instagram.com/communitypush)
my comp won't let me see your pics but where exactly in the D are you? when i was out there, the model who owned the bbq in corktown was sposedta do something w/ in front of the train station. don't suppose that happened?
i seen footage of justin bohl busting the stupid dope moves on a granite homemade bench in a basketball court w/ a backdrop of deserted projects. don't know exactly where that is but looked rad. [prolly could've figured through context]
is that the same spot w/ the 10 foot polejam/up flatbars? looked scary/fun.
i mostly skated griswold plaza but detroit has the potential to be on some sustainable ag/DIY paradise shit if the economy/powers that be allow.

Ha, I've been working on and off with that model for four years on that project. Nothing yet. That spot with the benches was the Brewster Projects, they got demo'd this year.

But we are less than three weeks into our build at the new spot. Doing an opening BBQ on Oct 4th.

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f236/Communitypush/Evan%20Hutchings/ledge2_zps6b18f263.jpg) (http://s48.photobucket.com/user/Communitypush/media/Evan%20Hutchings/ledge2_zps6b18f263.jpg.html)

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f236/Communitypush/Evan%20Hutchings/redbullwallride_zpsb239d382.jpg) (http://s48.photobucket.com/user/Communitypush/media/Evan%20Hutchings/redbullwallride_zpsb239d382.jpg.html)

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f236/Communitypush/Evan%20Hutchings/banktoledgeandwallride_zpsad76cca5.jpg) (http://s48.photobucket.com/user/Communitypush/media/Evan%20Hutchings/banktoledgeandwallride_zpsad76cca5.jpg.html)

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f236/Communitypush/Evan%20Hutchings/matthartzel5-0fence_zps69ad7996.jpg) (http://s48.photobucket.com/user/Communitypush/media/Evan%20Hutchings/matthartzel5-0fence_zps69ad7996.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shark tits on September 18, 2014, 01:12:33 PM
sick, i forgot his name, i think cooley, right? i can't remember the name of the bbq place either but people spoke well of him. met some skater at griswold who was dating dude's sister. i loved it out there, could see doing a lot of stuff if folks were interested in doing work. i have trouble getting a load of debris driven a mile and i can't skate it over.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: tortfeasor on September 23, 2014, 12:10:48 PM
I adopted an abandoned park in the city of Detroit and started building last week, check us out.

http://instagram.com/communitypush (http://instagram.com/communitypush)
Followed. Might make a trip from Toledo in October, can I get directions? I will gladly buy a tshirt


thats really something special.  amazing work!!
is there a place online i can order a t-shirt?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: yungthug on November 16, 2014, 12:17:27 PM
A friend and I started this DIY in Harrisonburg, VA called "Country Club."
What's been built so far:
(http://i.imgur.com/NuV73aZ.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/PeGKLz9.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/EAFI5Wj.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/cRGhQYm.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Rusty_Berrings on November 16, 2014, 04:59:43 PM
looks good! you guys plan on pouring any 'crete?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: yungthug on November 16, 2014, 07:43:31 PM
looks good! you guys plan on pouring any 'crete?
We have poured, to a limited extent. The angle iron ledge required roughly 12 bags of quikcrete and a top layer of grout. Any stuff beyond that, like quarterpipes, kickers, or bank ramps is not an option at least for the time being.

The DIY has mostly been built and paid for by me and my friend. The only exception is the flatbar.

We're college students, so this shit costs a pretty significant amount of money for us. Most of the people who skate the project, when talked to, are all like, "Hell yeah man. I wanna get involved and build stuff." But then when I hit them up they're magically busy all of the sudden. Until we can find more committed guys who are down to put in time and money, more extensive stuff is off the table. I can't afford to keep improving this project without more support.

This isn't meant to be some sort of sob story. I'm happy we built here. We now have a place to meet up and skate and hangout other than a shitty prefab park. Building something and then being able to enjoy it is really fun. I just wish more people would get involved, rather than just be free riders.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shark tits on November 16, 2014, 07:59:59 PM
looks good! you guys plan on pouring any 'crete?
Most of the people who skate the project, when talked to, are all like, "Hell yeah man. I wanna get involved and build stuff." But then when I hit them up they're magically busy all of the sudden.
yep, that's my experience. too cold for any cement til april-ish but i'm thinking of making temporary obstacles from now on. i like a bit of reciprocation and since it's lacking i'll glue some angle iron to crummy cement, film a day's labor then take it down. even my work partner lets me down alot when it comes ti-time ti-time for some action which leads me to purchase heroin like 'eff this project'.
it's self defeating but such a letdown when i'm on welfare and everyone else has more  money than me but unwilling to kick in/give me a ride to purchase/mix 80 lb bags. doesn't have to be donations, just caring enough to give me a ride since i don't drive or lend a hand would travel a great distance w/ me.
oh and this kills me, motherfuckers in my town going on the detroit diy thread talkin about 'i wanna send you some money' when they're never gonna go there but i'm steady building here where you can access it, wormside is here for anyone to skate but you wanna donate to something you will never skate.
your spot is looking tit anyways, yungthug. don't let da man get you down!
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Rusty_Berrings on November 16, 2014, 08:35:08 PM
12 bags? you don't think it would've been cheaper to use cinder blocks without holes in them and one and a half bags? it shouldn't be more than like 7 90 pound bags of portland cement ontop of some debris/rocks/gravel to make a lil bank really
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: yungthug on November 17, 2014, 12:40:10 PM
12 bags? you don't think it would've been cheaper to use cinder blocks without holes in them and one and a half bags? it shouldn't be more than like 7 90 pound bags of portland cement ontop of some debris/rocks/gravel to make a lil bank really
I wanted to make the ledge to the best of my ability. With the twelve bags, that ledge is not going anywhere. It's gonna last for a while.

I hear you with the bank, but after these last few weeks of building, I'm gonna chill for awhile and enjoy what we've currently got.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: pile on January 25, 2015, 12:21:04 AM
that's crazy that you refer to yours as the country club as well. the one i've chipped in a bit at is built on the tennis courts of an old country club. they filmed the hockey scenes from happy gilmore there!
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: YoungChum on February 03, 2015, 01:05:23 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPtyy3HJubo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPtyy3HJubo) our chill little street diy that is gonna be bulldozed soon :'(
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: HyperBeam on February 13, 2015, 09:41:03 PM
looks good! you guys plan on pouring any 'crete?
Most of the people who skate the project, when talked to, are all like, "Hell yeah man. I wanna get involved and build stuff." But then when I hit them up they're magically busy all of the sudden.
yep, that's my experience. too cold for any cement til april-ish but i'm thinking of making temporary obstacles from now on. i like a bit of reciprocation and since it's lacking i'll glue some angle iron to crummy cement, film a day's labor then take it down. even my work partner lets me down alot when it comes ti-time ti-time for some action which leads me to purchase heroin like 'eff this project'.
it's self defeating but such a letdown when i'm on welfare and everyone else has more  money than me but unwilling to kick in/give me a ride to purchase/mix 80 lb bags. doesn't have to be donations, just caring enough to give me a ride since i don't drive or lend a hand would travel a great distance w/ me.
oh and this kills me, motherfuckers in my town going on the detroit diy thread talkin about 'i wanna send you some money' when they're never gonna go there but i'm steady building here where you can access it, wormside is here for anyone to skate but you wanna donate to something you will never skate.
your spot is looking tit anyways, yungthug. don't let da man get you down!

nobody owes you anything.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shark tits on February 13, 2015, 11:33:10 PM
looks good! you guys plan on pouring any 'crete?
Most of the people who skate the project, when talked to, are all like, "Hell yeah man. I wanna get involved and build stuff." But then when I hit them up they're magically busy all of the sudden.
yep, that's my experience. too cold for any cement til april-ish but i'm thinking of making temporary obstacles from now on. i like a bit of reciprocation and since it's lacking i'll glue some angle iron to crummy cement, film a day's labor then take it down. even my work partner lets me down alot when it comes ti-time ti-time for some action which leads me to purchase heroin like 'eff this project'.
it's self defeating but such a letdown when i'm on welfare and everyone else has more  money than me but unwilling to kick in/give me a ride to purchase/mix 80 lb bags. doesn't have to be donations, just caring enough to give me a ride since i don't drive or lend a hand would travel a great distance w/ me.
oh and this kills me, motherfuckers in my town going on the detroit diy thread talkin about 'i wanna send you some money' when they're never gonna go there but i'm steady building here where you can access it, wormside is here for anyone to skate but you wanna donate to something you will never skate.
your spot is looking tit anyways, yungthug. don't let da man get you down!

nobody owes you anything.
no shit dummy. i never said i was 'owed' anything just like i don't 'owe' it to people who live in close proximity to build spots for them to play on. i found it questionable that people want to donate to something in another region of the country as opposed to helping out someone who's building in your area. not necessarily me, there's wormside and i've got nothing to do w/ that spot, don't even enjoy it. if i didn't make spots i'd prolly donate to wormside on the strength, certainly before i'd donate towards anything out of state.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: HyperBeam on February 14, 2015, 08:15:41 PM
from your reaction to your friends' lack of support, it sounds like you think they should do more to help you out. yeah?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shark tits on February 14, 2015, 08:36:33 PM
from your reaction to your friends' lack of support, it sounds like you think they should do more to help you out. yeah?
not really because i don't have any friends but i do like to complain so i think everything is where it should be
[lord knows i trespass on all sorts of spots i didn't build]
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: QUIT SINNIN on February 14, 2015, 09:10:09 PM
looks good! you guys plan on pouring any 'crete?
Most of the people who skate the project, when talked to, are all like, "Hell yeah man. I wanna get involved and build stuff." But then when I hit them up they're magically busy all of the sudden.
yep, that's my experience. too cold for any cement til april-ish but i'm thinking of making temporary obstacles from now on. i like a bit of reciprocation and since it's lacking i'll glue some angle iron to crummy cement, film a day's labor then take it down. even my work partner lets me down alot when it comes ti-time ti-time for some action which leads me to purchase heroin like 'eff this project'.
it's self defeating but such a letdown when i'm on welfare and everyone else has more  money than me but unwilling to kick in/give me a ride to purchase/mix 80 lb bags. doesn't have to be donations, just caring enough to give me a ride since i don't drive or lend a hand would travel a great distance w/ me.
oh and this kills me, motherfuckers in my town going on the detroit diy thread talkin about 'i wanna send you some money' when they're never gonna go there but i'm steady building here where you can access it, wormside is here for anyone to skate but you wanna donate to something you will never skate.
your spot is looking tit anyways, yungthug. don't let da man get you down!

you're in detroit?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shark tits on February 14, 2015, 09:30:52 PM
looks good! you guys plan on pouring any 'crete?
Most of the people who skate the project, when talked to, are all like, "Hell yeah man. I wanna get involved and build stuff." But then when I hit them up they're magically busy all of the sudden.
yep, that's my experience. too cold for any cement til april-ish but i'm thinking of making temporary obstacles from now on. i like a bit of reciprocation and since it's lacking i'll glue some angle iron to crummy cement, film a day's labor then take it down. even my work partner lets me down alot when it comes ti-time ti-time for some action which leads me to purchase heroin like 'eff this project'.
it's self defeating but such a letdown when i'm on welfare and everyone else has more  money than me but unwilling to kick in/give me a ride to purchase/mix 80 lb bags. doesn't have to be donations, just caring enough to give me a ride since i don't drive or lend a hand would travel a great distance w/ me.
oh and this kills me, motherfuckers in my town going on the detroit diy thread talkin about 'i wanna send you some money' when they're never gonna go there but i'm steady building here where you can access it, wormside is here for anyone to skate but you wanna donate to something you will never skate.
your spot is looking tit anyways, yungthug. don't let da man get you down!

you're in detroit?
nah, massachusetts. i was calling out someone for wanting to donate to a place they'd never been [detroit] when there's diy construction here [mass]
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: HyperBeam on February 15, 2015, 12:15:05 PM
alright man. good luck with your spots. I hope you find some friends who will help you out.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: QUIT SINNIN on February 15, 2015, 01:10:54 PM
How would I go about getting a nice, heavy metal flatbar? Not  some shitty one sold at a shop, but the kind you would see at a park. Would I have to weld something?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shark tits on February 15, 2015, 01:14:41 PM
alright man. good luck with your spots. I hope you find some friends who will help you out.
thanks pal but i've got a better chance of seeing god.
quit sinnin, don't steal the park's flatbar. what i would do is find a handicap flatbar [3ish feet high] and bury it up to it's knickers in mulch gap rendering it 'knee high' or so. take it from a vacant place, just sawzall where it connects to the ramp/ground/whatever.
 someone stole the flatbar from marlboro skatepark and now i can't help but think of the place as a gelding or eunuch. for all that is holy, don't steal the park's flatbar.
but if you do, break up the ground around the feet, no welding required.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: QUIT SINNIN on February 15, 2015, 01:30:11 PM
nah i would never dare steal the park's flatbar
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: uesty on February 15, 2015, 06:51:51 PM
local seacoast NH DIY i enjoy skating when we aren't receiving record snowfall. i'm not the one in the video, but it gives you the a good idea

Will Mazzari @ ShitPark (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vZDDbVoMy8#)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Janet F. Doss on May 07, 2015, 12:41:26 AM
I want to become a professional skate boarder and need your guide guys. Can you help me on it? I am sure you can guide me to a better way. I really loved this forum for its cool information.

http://www.loveandbuyit.net/product/nabi-2/ (http://www.loveandbuyit.net/product/nabi-2/)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Rusty_Berrings on May 07, 2015, 09:12:03 PM
I want to become a professional skate boarder and need your guide guys. Can you help me on it? I am sure you can guide me to a better way. I really loved this forum for its cool information.

Post a fit Janet!
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shark tits on May 07, 2015, 09:29:17 PM
i wanna stab whoever keeps fucking w/ my diamond plate on the launch of the pyramid but here's a bail to show our new obstacle. one of these days i'll glue the diamond plate down, add some potting soil to the flat and throw some nasturtiums and wild flowers in there for aesthetic value and flavor [nasturtiums taste like pepper]. you can't see in the video but on the north side i affixed some moss covered bricks and gonna add yogurt so more moss grows. i've got the motivation to make more QuirkWave obstacles if anyone in my area has a car to help me or just wants to skate my ramps and nibble at my satchel.
i'm calling it a land, pyramid of Cheops (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcqxOa1kcDo&ab_channel=jackmackeral#)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Dengles on May 09, 2015, 03:54:46 AM
Here's a shot of a local DIY by where I'm studying abroad at the moment in Queensland.  This place has this kicker over the bar and a few perfect marble ledge that you can kind of see in this shot.  It also has a wally-able rock. 


There's a few more DIY's that I know of back in Maryland that haven't been posted here but the images I have are too large to post. 
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: mex.ceferino on August 14, 2015, 01:48:17 PM
Started cleaning an abandoned mcdonalds parking lot for a couple of months and added  some  layers into the curbs, put a pole jam and now gathered some locals to build a spine, which we will hopefully finish today
The ground is smooth and theres walls, so many possibilities to build shit!
(http://s21.postimg.org/kwao0byw3/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/kwao0byw3/)
(http://s21.postimg.org/smhg5h17n/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/smhg5h17n/)
(http://s4.postimg.org/da3tfsrc9/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/da3tfsrc9/)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: yungthug on August 14, 2015, 02:02:01 PM
Started cleaning an abandoned mcdonalds parking lot for a couple of months and added  some  layers into the curbs, put a pole jam and now gathered some locals to build a spine, which we will hopefully finish today
The ground is smooth and theres walls, so many possibilities to build shit!
(http://s21.postimg.org/kwao0byw3/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/kwao0byw3/)
(http://s21.postimg.org/smhg5h17n/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/smhg5h17n/)
(http://s4.postimg.org/da3tfsrc9/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/da3tfsrc9/)
Sick!
How did you build the spine? Thinking about putting one in at my local DIY
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: mex.ceferino on August 14, 2015, 02:08:23 PM
The materials are basically cinder blocks, a parking block, portland cement and rubbish to fill in and shape the vert
Check out skatediy on insta or some older pages from this thread
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Rusty_Berrings on August 14, 2015, 06:04:43 PM
The materials are basically cinder blocks, a parking block, portland cement and rubbish to fill in and shape the vert
Check out skatediy on insta or some older pages from this thread
QP looks smooth did you need to rub brick it after it dried? ^Serve DIY's not burgers!
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Paco Supreme on August 14, 2015, 10:31:18 PM
Don't know if any of you guys have seen this but Deluxe has put up some basic how to's on DIY stuff

http://www.dlxsf.com/thebuildproject/resources.html (http://www.dlxsf.com/thebuildproject/resources.html)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: mex.ceferino on August 15, 2015, 11:09:32 PM
The materials are basically cinder blocks, a parking block, portland cement and rubbish to fill in and shape the vert
Check out skatediy on insta or some older pages from this thread
QP looks smooth did you need to rub brick it after it dried? ^Serve DIY's not burgers!
"IM SKATIN' IT"
Nah but Its smoothish as is, but thats a good idea thanks for the heads up
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: elcarlSD on November 21, 2015, 10:42:51 AM
The Szaber Bowl, Not my local DIY but helped a few days being there. Is in Warsaw, Poland.. Is next to another DIY spot named POWISLE, is under a bridge and is amazing.......

  (https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/11043194_839867689393115_4534382388403257194_n.jpg)

Check this pics I post in my web the day of the building..

http://culturapatinetera.com/194722/europost-3-varsovia-d-i-y/][url]http://culturapatinetera.com/194722/europost-3-varsovia-d-i-y/ (http://[url)[/url]


Varsovia D.Y.I - Powisle & Szaber on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/103063000)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: JAesop on November 21, 2015, 11:18:48 AM
(http://i66.tinypic.com/ndqtrt.jpg)

Just finished this about an hour ago from scrap lumber I found. Time to go find a good wall.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Willie on November 23, 2015, 04:15:02 PM
^I'd love to skate a wall ride ramp again someday! I made one when I was around 13 years old and didn't have much tranny background.

The funny thing was I wasn't particularly comfortable with FS stuff at the time so I spent a lot of time bailing backside wallrides. When I finally did try frontside wallrides I immediately started out landing them and was fairly decent with them.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: HATE! on November 29, 2015, 09:11:08 AM
Kansas City DIY.


http://harrisonstreetdiy.blogspot.com/ (http://harrisonstreetdiy.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Coenobita on April 20, 2016, 11:32:54 PM
Kansas City DIY.


http://harrisonstreetdiy.blogspot.com/ (http://harrisonstreetdiy.blogspot.com/)

Dude... Thanks a million for posting that blog! Can't believe after years and years, I just noticed this thread.

My friend and I invested in a bunch of concrete bricks for our next DIY adventure. Last try our angle iron was stolen and the spot was sledgehammered. Hopefully I'll have something to post soon.  :)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Krooked antihero on June 19, 2016, 11:00:03 PM
https://instagram.com/p/n8ZHE5MFwn/

Our diy, old photo. Just finished this on the left corner of that first pic: https://instagram.com/p/BGcvlM4g-X6/
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: essal on June 22, 2016, 07:34:53 PM
Kansas City DIY.


http://harrisonstreetdiy.blogspot.com/ (http://harrisonstreetdiy.blogspot.com/)
my buddy was just there, looks pretty damn cool!
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: FirstBlood82 on June 23, 2016, 08:25:44 AM
did this, like 5 years ago

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c364/gristryne/100_1364.jpg)

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c364/gristryne/IMAG0029.jpg)

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c364/gristryne/100_1367.jpg)


then i moved away and now its getting more and more fucked

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c364/gristryne/IMG_0129.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Andrew on June 23, 2016, 11:25:06 AM
I'm looking to build something like this

(http://quartersnacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/pop-up-spots-1.jpg)
on the left,

but made of wood. Has anyone done something like this before? Seems easy enough but I'm not sure what sort of wood would be heavy duty enough to not just topple over or move anytime someone hit it.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: pabloalvarado on June 23, 2016, 11:46:00 PM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13419282_10154079263426391_6054775543434208983_n.jpg?oh=c499488221ebeb66b415abdddf9ba5ea&oe=57FEC73D)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: StabMasterArson on August 02, 2016, 09:06:54 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BIY6Kz1DMIk/?taken-by=communitypush&hl=en (https://www.instagram.com/p/BIY6Kz1DMIk/?taken-by=communitypush&hl=en)

Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Silky Johnson on August 02, 2016, 09:46:43 PM

That looks like such a fun spot, I have my eye on a similar bank spot I came across recently that could use a little tranny on the bottom just need to stop being lazy.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: pointandclick on August 02, 2016, 10:55:28 PM
(https://scontent-sea1-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e15/11325360_957054364346864_561871393_n.jpg?ig_cache_key=NTMyODE2MTE1MTQ4NDgzMTQ5.2)
(https://scontent-sea1-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e15/11274328_1640868159495539_510587446_n.jpg?ig_cache_key=NTQwNjk3OTU2MzQxNzM4Mzgw.2)
bottom picture had an old concrete blob jump built by bmx'ers that has been taken out.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Squirrel Girl on August 31, 2016, 12:03:28 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Ti04xKyl.jpg)

18 cinder blocks and 18 slabs, angle iron from lowe's, and countless tubes of Loctite construction adhesive and liquid nails. It cost me about 80 dollars and took an hour and a half to build. It's higher than it looks from this angle.

Can't wait to build more stuff! Unfortunately, with the scene around here, everyone is all talk and no show. Several people said they'd pitch in money and help me build it. That never happened. But guess what? They sure skate it...  ::)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shark tits on August 31, 2016, 02:35:45 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Ti04xKyl.jpg)

18 cinder blocks and 18 slabs, angle iron from lowe's, and countless tubes of Loctite construction adhesive and liquid nails. It cost me about 80 dollars and took an hour and a half to build. It's higher than it looks from this angle.

Can't wait to build more stuff! Unfortunately, with the scene around here, everyone is all talk and no show. Several people said they'd pitch in money and help me build it. That never happened. But guess what? They sure skate it...  ::)
That's one of my pet peeves but I feel your pain & I survive. Ledge looks a lot of fun/manny-able/wallride-offable. I got cash in pocket if anyone in central mass wants to build functioning if sometimes artsy spots. I'll buy, you drive
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: tortfeasor on September 01, 2016, 11:21:03 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BGuLU1kuZfe/?taken-by=somervillediy (https://www.instagram.com/p/BGuLU1kuZfe/?taken-by=somervillediy)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Krooked antihero on September 07, 2016, 12:26:40 AM
(http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u372/axonautti/657AE18C-C5A3-4141-A2A2-CFCFF99C5D1A_zpsxinsbecq.jpeg) (http://s1064.photobucket.com/user/axonautti/media/657AE18C-C5A3-4141-A2A2-CFCFF99C5D1A_zpsxinsbecq.jpeg.html)

Current state of our diy, urheilujuomapuisto in turku,finland. 5 years deep and growing.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Silky Johnson on December 06, 2016, 09:38:52 PM
Didn't want to start a new thread but any idea how to repair ledges with this kind of damage? I know bondo is an option but I was hoping for something you can quickly apply and dip because the bust factor is kinda high.
(https://s12.postimg.org/uxxiw5opp/20161127_163545.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: StabMasterArson on December 17, 2016, 09:37:10 AM
Nothing is quicker than bondo.

Slap it down, come back and sand it.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Marsellus Wallace on January 04, 2017, 03:02:26 AM
add bondo roughly - sand it down - add lacquer
it propably won?t go any easier or faster
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Pabst on January 12, 2017, 04:53:44 PM
Didn't want to start a new thread but any idea how to repair ledges with this kind of damage? I know bondo is an option but I was hoping for something you can quickly apply and dip because the bust factor is kinda high.
(https://s12.postimg.org/uxxiw5opp/20161127_163545.jpg)



If you want it to be a bit more perminant try this shit.
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51djRdf7YkL._SY355_.jpg)

You need to brush and wash the crack out extremely well. If you have access to an impact hammer drill it makes it even better. Drill in a concrete tekscrew if the crack is deep enough and you can use that as an anchor when you pack the steel stick over it. I put in a few of those and they seem to last a solid six months or so on heavily hit spots. If it is just your own private spot then it could last years. I can't stress enough, clean the shit out of that gap. Any dust will cause the epoxy not stick properly.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Silky Johnson on January 12, 2017, 05:20:56 PM
Exactly the type of thing i was looking for thanks homie +1
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: straight on February 23, 2017, 04:09:38 PM
what's up phx pals...just made this little ledge at a pretty popular spot

(http://i.imgur.com/ooODGIT.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Suit Up! on February 23, 2017, 06:53:50 PM
what's up phx pals...just made this little ledge at a pretty popular spot

(http://i.imgur.com/ooODGIT.jpg)

I live on the other side of the world and will never skate this, but if I did live in the area I would buy you a cold one!
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Paco Supreme on February 23, 2017, 07:46:18 PM


If you want it to be a bit more perminant try this shit.
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51djRdf7YkL._SY355_.jpg)


Used something very similar on a concrete block i keep in the garage for lazy days. It's held up incredibly well.

Followed this basically

https://vimeo.com/38442249
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: StabMasterArson on June 16, 2017, 09:54:51 AM
Built this guy with the boys last week.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BVYgEoVAmPV/?taken-by=communitypush (https://www.instagram.com/p/BVYgEoVAmPV/?taken-by=communitypush)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Silky Johnson on June 16, 2017, 06:10:57 PM
Hell yeah looks proper
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Thomas on August 28, 2017, 01:02:45 AM
We started a little crowdfunding with our local skateshop to repair / build spots in our city.
This is the first thing we did this weekend :

It is still very new, so it is hard to grind and it fucks trucks a lot but I guess it is kind of a normal thing ?

(http://i.imgur.com/0MD77Fl.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Krooked antihero on August 28, 2017, 04:40:06 AM
We started a little crowdfunding with our local skateshop to repair / build spots in our city.
This is the first thing we did this weekend :

It is still very new, so it is hard to grind and it fucks trucks a lot but I guess it is kind of a normal thing ?

(http://i.imgur.com/0MD77Fl.jpg)
You can always take a rock or a piece of griptape and sand down that sharp edge.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shark tits on August 28, 2017, 05:38:11 AM
Quote from: Krooked antihero  link=topic=39424.msg2679414#msg2679414 date=1503920406
We started a little crowdfunding with our local skateshop to repair / build spots in our city.
This is the first thing we did this weekend :

It is still very new, so it is hard to grind and it fucks trucks a lot but I guess it is kind of a normal thing ?

(http://i.imgur.com/0MD77Fl.jpg)
You can always take a rock or a piece of griptape and sand down that sharp edge.
that and if it's hard to break in, paint the metal. whole new game!
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Thomas on August 29, 2017, 12:06:08 AM
I sanded it with a piece of griptape yesterday and yeah, it grinds way better now !
Thanks pals !
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Silky Johnson on September 15, 2017, 04:53:24 PM
What's the best adhesive for applying angle iron to concrete?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shark tits on September 15, 2017, 05:04:41 PM
What's the best adhesive for applying angle iron to concrete?
i've always used gorilla glue to positive effect but i think liquid nails might be more the 'industry standard'. gg expands so you put it on there then weigh down the angle iron til it's dried into it's final form
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Silky Johnson on September 15, 2017, 05:22:07 PM
Rad thanks Sharktits
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Thomas on October 05, 2017, 02:05:40 AM
We started a little crowdfunding with our local skateshop to repair / build spots in our city.
This is the first thing we did this weekend :

It is still very new, so it is hard to grind and it fucks trucks a lot but I guess it is kind of a normal thing ?

(http://i.imgur.com/0MD77Fl.jpg)
You can always take a rock or a piece of griptape and sand down that sharp edge.
that and if it's hard to break in, paint the metal. whole new game!

What kind of paint would you suggest me ?
Will it also protect from rust ?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shark tits on October 05, 2017, 04:35:24 AM
just like a gloss black spraypaint. i spose any color would work  but i've had luck w/ it. i think it gets grinded of but by then you're rocking. if you kept it painted after most sessions i'm sure it would weatherproof it.
sadly none of my ledges have lasted long enough to test that theory. sposedta build one or 2 this wk, letchaz know how it comes out.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Thomas on October 06, 2017, 12:25:54 AM
We managed to get three iron corner on that little plaza, now the spot is ridiculously sick.
We filed down the corners, then sanded them down with griptape and waxed them, everything is grind real fine, but it is still destroying trucks a lot.
For that reason, a lot of people don't want to skate there...
Do you guys think we must make those corner more roundish by liming them down again, or painting will be enough ?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shark tits on October 07, 2017, 05:02:16 PM
destroying trucks is part of skating. i kinda dig it vs plastic ledges or whatever.
my 'L ledge' aka boardslide popover
(http://i67.tinypic.com/35kmyvt.jpg)
(http://i67.tinypic.com/9kv4ol.jpg)
polejam
(http://i64.tinypic.com/2d7d7qf.jpg)
mainstream ledge
(http://i66.tinypic.com/xaowhf.jpg)
manny pad
(http://i64.tinypic.com/2vim1qp.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Silky Johnson on October 07, 2017, 06:11:55 PM
Hell yeah dude looks like a shit ton of fun
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: straight on October 07, 2017, 07:53:05 PM
sick sharktits! gililland days inspiration on that l ledge?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shark tits on October 07, 2017, 07:57:36 PM
sick sharktits! gililland days inspiration on that l ledge?
that stokes me out that you recognize it!
that's absolutely what i was trying to recreate, i even sent hash slasher a vid of it to sell him and his crew on the idea.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: straight on October 07, 2017, 08:08:02 PM
sick sharktits! gililland days inspiration on that l ledge?
that stokes me out that you recognize it!
that's absolutely what i was trying to recreate, i even sent hash slasher a vid of it to sell him and his crew on the idea.

that's going on be so much fun .. can't wait to see you guys pop over that thing
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: ttching! on October 09, 2017, 07:54:45 AM
Mail carrier fit on point as well.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shark tits on November 08, 2017, 09:29:32 AM
appreciate ya'lls!
funny, this dude that lives at the spot 'shadow' called me 'the postman'. goes 'thats what we all call you.'
i'll run w/ it i guess. so we cemented the polejam in place, bondo'd some ground and one intrepid soul made a curved curb.
(http://i65.tinypic.com/2wptn3q.jpg)
(http://i64.tinypic.com/155kyaa.jpg)
and we fattened up the mainstream ledge and made it 8 feet instead of 6.
(http://i65.tinypic.com/219rrk6.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: straight on November 08, 2017, 11:07:39 AM
the postman, nice .. curve curb looks so fun
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shark tits on November 08, 2017, 11:18:44 AM
know what's funny? the kid who made it 'fuckinquinny' is the same kid who helped stabmaster build that pink ramp up top on this page. he's a wormside kid on loan to us. i've been hanging around the bridge and tranny diy to sort of apprentice since they've been at it a long time.
i like that pink ramp's style, mr arson. if we decide to do a bank or something i'd like it to be thin, free standing cement but idk if we're that versed in rebar.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shark tits on November 09, 2017, 01:10:19 PM
started a tribute piece of art. will continue as i get more paint, like to tie the whole spot together. name the album, get a gnar.
(http://i63.tinypic.com/34gmvlc.jpg)
my old DIY was slightly skateable but mostly in disrepair but now it's covered in wood chips. RIP Arctic Plaza. gonna try to get my crew to deconstruct the pyramid and bring it's innards to the new spot.
(http://i67.tinypic.com/13zo9zb.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shouldn't on November 15, 2017, 11:40:22 PM
started a tribute piece of art. will continue as i get more paint, like to tie the whole spot together. name the album, get a gnar.
(http://i63.tinypic.com/34gmvlc.jpg)
my old DIY was slightly skateable but mostly in disrepair but now it's covered in wood chips. RIP Arctic Plaza. gonna try to get my crew to deconstruct the pyramid and bring it's innards to the new spot.
(http://i67.tinypic.com/13zo9zb.jpg)
elliott smith - figure 8

i just built a quarter pipe at a local park. there's a ditch at this park by my house that coincidentally enough was actually made in the 80s for skateboarding (at least so they say) the ditch goes along for a while, maybe 100 yards or so with a few different spots where the banks come up to rock walls of different heights. tonight we went and built a quarter pipe coming out of one of the banks and flushing up to the top of a rock wall making the top edge the lip. we just did a few hours ago and we're waiting for a few weeks to make sure it doesn't get torn down before building more. i'll post a photo here in the next few days when i go back. wish us luck!
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Silky Johnson on November 24, 2017, 03:46:56 PM
This school by my house built New ledges and they cut out sections to act like a skate stopper
(https://s18.postimg.org/qpbfykrex/image_1.jpg)
Took it upon myself to fix it up with some steelstik(shout out to Pabst for the recommendation)
Only had enough to make the front part flush enough so i can do slides over it but I'm planning on finishing it sooner than later and filling in the back part, but for now I'm stoked on having a ledge I can frequent
(https://s18.postimg.org/sh4ethihl/image.jpg)
Photos are kinda crap but I'll make sure to take more as soon as finish it up
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Just Giver on March 27, 2018, 07:33:54 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/wqrg0mEl.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/1ZSAQgBl.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/f3lv1Mgl.jpg)

Some stuff my friends and I have done in DC area, if you're ever around hit me up for the address we love seeing new people skate our work. 
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Krooked antihero on March 28, 2018, 06:06:40 AM
Nice work man! That place looks fun to skate, are you guys gonna build more there? Cant wait for summer to come here so we can start to play with concrete... posted our DIY couple pages back,hopefully we can add some more there before they turn it to parking lot.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Just Giver on March 28, 2018, 06:38:22 AM
Yours looks amazing, like everything I've ever wanted to build.  We're resuming work on the Pyramid the week of 4/14, finishing that and possibly building some other little goodies if there are bags left over.  The long term plan is to build a bowl corner, similar to what you built, in the one shady part of the spot.  This spot has been around since 1995, there's footage of a young Bobby Worrest skating it, and Marc Johnson rambling about something in the Pizza place next door.  Bobby came through and murked the new ledge the other day, it was a sight to see for sure. 

Bobby is around the 4:10 mark
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFvoD2SjrKE  (ftp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFvoD2SjrKE)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shark tits on April 23, 2018, 06:04:18 PM
so this disheveled concrete is gonna be the deck of a ramp. we dug out a lot of dirt to find the shape of the concrete and we found/ate wild carrots. pretty neat! they're white and have a little more spice like radish, less sweet taste.
(http://i67.tinypic.com/2wq5s2t.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shark tits on April 28, 2018, 06:23:54 PM
double post!
we made a curved flatbar elevated curb. painted it grey.
http://www.instagram.com/p/BiImMPIhDKF/?taken-by=fuckin_quinny
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Silky Johnson on April 28, 2018, 07:03:03 PM
Glad to see the spot is continuing to grow, great job Shark tits
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: straight on April 28, 2018, 07:08:29 PM
duuude that curved ledge looks like so much fun
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Bruh Man on April 28, 2018, 11:42:46 PM
double post!
we made a curved flatbar elevated curb. painted it grey

You guys rule! I should be able to contribute some funds next payday.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shark tits on May 06, 2018, 01:49:33 PM
new flatbar!!
i've had this fence/handicap rail in mind for 2 yrs and finally got the crew and tools to cut of the ends, sink it into this grass gap we dug out and cement it in place.
if you know where it's at, stay of til tuesday, let 'er dry and the curvy curb too [we re-cemented it].
(http://i67.tinypic.com/30ac902.jpg)
(http://i67.tinypic.com/o8w0u1.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: zzz on May 06, 2018, 03:04:06 PM
Sharkside really coming along nicely, good stuff
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Silky Johnson on May 06, 2018, 03:21:28 PM
Sweet! you gonna lay down a run way or just keep it going over the grass?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shark tits on May 06, 2018, 03:27:09 PM
thanks bawtawd.
silky, that dirt will go back in the hole when the cement dries. the flatbar is 8 plus feet in a 6 foot grass gap. the ends are on concrete. it's a thick slab so we just built it how we can but yeah, gonna leave the grass, whole car or no car.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Silky Johnson on May 06, 2018, 03:44:37 PM
Make em earn it,  I like it
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Bruh Man on May 06, 2018, 05:47:17 PM
new flatbar!!
i've had this fence/handicap rail in mind for 2 yrs and finally got the crew and tools to cut of the ends, sink it into this grass gap we dug out and cement it in place.
if you know where it's at, stay of til tuesday, let 'er dry and the curvy curb too [we re-cemented it].
http://i67.tinypic.com/30ac902.jpg
http://i67.tinypic.com/o8w0u1.jpg

Oh my damn, "That's the skills to end tonight in the RAIN!" Lolol again, you guys fucking rule.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shark tits on May 06, 2018, 05:50:03 PM
hahaha.
i showed your old video of keegan skating the shaws flatbar to explain to hash slasher and them what i meant by sink the rail. everything comes full circle.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shark tits on May 10, 2018, 07:18:30 PM
my homie jacob made us a logo mural from found tiles and some mural cinderblocks i saved from destruction.
(http://i64.tinypic.com/2lx6qn7.jpg)
me on the 'gillian inspired ledge' and bruh man doing a sw wallie on our newest obstacle, found wallie.
http://www.instagram.com/p/BinKgw-lMH1/?taken-by=namean07
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shark tits on May 11, 2018, 07:39:20 PM
is anyone else building?
we did some diddling to the L ledge, left enough of a corner to still necessitate pop outs but scrapped enough to recycle into an off the curb/down some grass hubba. will it work? idk.
has anyone else built a downhill ass ledge?
any tips?
i'm guessing this will be big fun until the angle iron pops out and we have to re-attach it.
we built a small 'learning ledge' w. the other angle iron.
spot keeps improving, great guys!
(http://i67.tinypic.com/sn1oir.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Bruh Man on May 12, 2018, 01:13:25 AM
is anyone else building?
we did some diddling to the L ledge, left enough of a corner to still necessitate pop outs but scrapped enough to recycle into an off the curb/down some grass hubba. will it work? idk.
has anyone else built a downhill ass ledge?
any tips?
i'm guessing this will be big fun until the angle iron pops out and we have to re-attach it.
we built a small 'learning ledge' w. the other angle iron.
spot keeps improving, great guys!
http://i67.tinypic.com/sn1oir.jpg
Sick, kinda frees up the approach to the rock should anyone else feel like switch pop shuvs over it lol.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: sk84s8n on May 13, 2018, 06:55:23 AM
I've turned my backyard into a free and public diy spot.  Looking at doing more of a Lost Bowl layout over the next few years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9QhRnJ5X-U
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: sk84s8n on May 13, 2018, 10:56:21 AM
is anyone else building?
we did some diddling to the L ledge, left enough of a corner to still necessitate pop outs but scrapped enough to recycle into an off the curb/down some grass hubba. will it work? idk.
has anyone else built a downhill ass ledge?
any tips?
i'm guessing this will be big fun until the angle iron pops out and we have to re-attach it.
we built a small 'learning ledge' w. the other angle iron.
spot keeps improving, great guys!
(http://i67.tinypic.com/sn1oir.jpg)

Some tips right out the gate would be to stomp some gravel into the ground, and then use some rebar, broken golf clubs, or whatever and hammer them into the dirt in the cinder block holes and crete em up.  After that you could drill some countersinks into the angle iron and bolt that fucker into the side, in addition to the liquid nails.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Manolo on May 21, 2018, 02:23:23 PM
We built a solid granite ledge on this new plaza the city just did. There's a yard not far where they had these big pieces of granite scraps from the plaza, so we just had to carry these things glue and seal everything. It was heavy as fuck though. 13.5inch low and 6.5 feet long. It grinds like a dream after 5 minutes of skating...
It does look like legit bench enough i hope for the city not to tear it down.

(https://i.imgur.com/5tyNyF1.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/W8KaO7K.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ROKZmrW.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/9IHpB6b.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/dxBhrcm.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/f0hZ9vs.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/OeNVb8s.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Bruh Man on May 29, 2018, 07:38:34 PM
^damn, looks like perfection! Hoping it lasts for you
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: StabMasterArson on June 06, 2018, 10:31:36 AM
That ledge is fucking beautiful. I hope it lasts.

The city postponed our "late July" demolition date and gave us some more life so we popped the top off this bench and made this.....

https://www.instagram.com/p/BjnXW7zgUau/?taken-by=communitypush

If you're within a car ride from Detroit, head out for Go Skate Day, we are having a Real demo as part of the "Actions REALized" tour.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: SUPREMENECKPROTECTOR on June 14, 2018, 02:16:34 AM
Here is our local DIY. Its in a medium sized city in Germany. Weve been at it for about 5 or 6 years now. Love this place.

(https://i.imgur.com/mDvUolt.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/WvoVWm8.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/CeAEkzl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/GJqpheV.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/OOVoPcM.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ycR5mas.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/HHB7laO.jpg)

edit: I fucked up the links
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: somethingmustbreaknow on June 14, 2018, 02:57:49 AM
looks really dope. where?
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: SUPREMENECKPROTECTOR on June 14, 2018, 03:17:28 AM
Brunswick, Germany
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shark tits on July 01, 2018, 04:56:25 AM
at long last we did one side of my pyramid. gonna do the other side today, plant nasturtiums in the flat part at the top.
spot is coming along!
(http://i68.tinypic.com/2yl9oc7.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv2pudoCN5o
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Bruh Man on July 01, 2018, 08:23:33 AM
You must be hyped he finally brought the saw hahaha
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shark tits on July 03, 2018, 08:20:39 PM
"couple killer running out of time"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJpukhtinCw
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: StabMasterArson on July 09, 2018, 09:28:39 AM
Fucking Quinny.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Skate_lurker_Rob on July 11, 2018, 07:31:42 AM
Palm Beach has a decent D.I.Y. builders, just extremely fastidious when including others in their projects. If I had a truck I'd help out.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Rulla_lauta on July 17, 2018, 10:40:33 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BkAHaWCHiJf/
Coolest(and biggest) diy park in finland
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shark tits on July 23, 2018, 05:38:57 PM
sharkside gang is finally working in granite.
this is a tribute to Auburn, obviously.
nate keegan stole a block of granite from a worcester ledge and drove it to the suburbs decade ago. it was a daring piece of theivery but a karmically shitty thing to do, rob the city to feed the suburbs? and rob a street spot to feed a park?
but that's exactly what he did and the granite ledge had been a mainstay of that derelict park for a long time til it broke in 2 and one end is on blocks like our DIY version and another on the ground that i landed my first noseblunts on.
TL, DR me and hash slasher built a new ledge at our spot, granite manny pad in progress
(http://i64.tinypic.com/r8uhrs.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: shark tits on July 24, 2018, 07:36:52 PM
hash slasher and i swooped up these pieces of granite detroitus from somewhere and set em on blocks for a manny pad. w/ no adhesive, they're sturdy enough going one way but they're not level.
do any pals have a good idear how to get them all even before we glue them together for all eternity? or should we keep em loose so we can make a gap and noseslide to noseslide like our hero handsclapanan?
(http://i63.tinypic.com/axfz0w.jpg)
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Skate_lurker_Rob on August 17, 2018, 06:14:12 AM
hash slasher and i swooped up these pieces of granite detroitus from somewhere and set em on blocks for a manny pad. w/ no adhesive, they're sturdy enough going one way but they're not level.
do any pals have a good idear how to get them all even before we glue them together for all eternity? or should we keep em loose so we can make a gap and noseslide to noseslide like our hero handsclapanan?
(http://i63.tinypic.com/axfz0w.jpg)
Anyway you could slide a piece of plywood under that one that's dramatically uneven? I am just as clueless and I build spots with whatevers around and angle irons. wood I am decent at concrete however is a sketchy. Stealing granite is rad. fuck em the city probably taxes the shit out of it's residents and a slab of granite isn't going to put you guys in the poorhouse.
Title: Re: Post your DIY spots
Post by: Dr.spraytan on September 19, 2018, 04:19:54 AM
Not sure if this ones been mentioned, but shoutout to the homie Ben for finding and culminating our DIY in south GA.

https://vimeo.com/117704310