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Constructive Criticism on Unfinished Skate Park Design
« on: June 30, 2018, 12:55:36 PM »
Hi! This is my first post. You can call me SkateParkDesigner. I’m trying to design a skate park (for fun). I’m trying to make something that I can feel proud of, so my ideas are coming kinda slow and I’d really appreciate some constructive criticism. What do you like/dislike about the design so far? What would you add/remove? How can I improve the style of the park? How would you change it?

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I want to make a ramp over these chains, but don’t know how to make it look cool or where to put it. Also, I want one of the poles to be a pole jam. And I want it to look like a natural street spot.






I’m kinda going for a natural vibe with lots of vegetation and shade. Sorry about the clutter in the background and stuff… It’s still a work in progress.


Here’s an update after editing it a little bit.


« Last Edit: June 30, 2018, 01:11:35 PM by SkateParkDesigner »

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Re: Constructive Criticism on Unfinished Skate Park Design
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2018, 01:03:58 PM »
have you think about transition?  it look like city park, look like nice place to eat lunch.  it not smooth lines from one obstacle to another. 
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Re: Constructive Criticism on Unfinished Skate Park Design
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2018, 01:18:14 PM »
You're right, the park definitely needs better flow with smooth lines from one obstacle to another. I also want to divide the park into sections somehow, so the park doesn't turn into a crash derby. I'm considering putting transition into the skate park, but I'd want it to look like a natural skate spot. Feel free to post pics of a skate spot with transition that you'd like to skate.

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Re: Constructive Criticism on Unfinished Skate Park Design
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2018, 03:02:30 PM »
"no scooters a loud" sign and maybe some fetish restraints

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Re: Constructive Criticism on Unfinished Skate Park Design
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2018, 04:35:00 PM »
A "No Scooters" sign would help keep the ledges from chipping, so that'd be reasonable. I don't want to use coping on the ledges because metal rusts and I'd rather grind concrete. Metal is very expensive, so eliminating coping would reduce costs too. Lol... I think the city wouldn't allow fetish restraints unless it was a private facility.

Here's a chain gap. I'm still not satisfied with it though... The unused part of the bank looks kinda boring. I think it'd be fun to hit a ramp over some chains though.
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Re: Constructive Criticism on Unfinished Skate Park Design
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2018, 05:06:33 PM »
how about more banks styled like ones from famous spots instead of your typical qp or bowl type transition? that would probably fit in best with the “natural” spot approach you have going.

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Re: Constructive Criticism on Unfinished Skate Park Design
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2018, 05:11:47 PM »
"no scooters a loud" sign and maybe some fetish restraints
have you think about transition?

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Re: Constructive Criticism on Unfinished Skate Park Design
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2018, 05:25:07 PM »
"no scooters allowed" sign and maybe some fetish restraints

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Re: Constructive Criticism on Unfinished Skate Park Design
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2018, 08:01:57 PM »
fetish restaurants

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Re: Constructive Criticism on Unfinished Skate Park Design
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2018, 08:38:21 PM »
A restaurant at the skate park would be a great idea, but I think it'll need a more family friendly theme. Also, grindable banks would be fun. They're one of my favorite obstacles actually.

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Re: Constructive Criticism on Unfinished Skate Park Design
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2018, 01:31:01 AM »
You could use some planters that have transition in them and have vegetation on top of it to have more natural parkish theme going on as an easy fix. One could even have water there or maybe a little fountain which could emptied if necessary..
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Re: Constructive Criticism on Unfinished Skate Park Design
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2018, 04:34:34 AM »
A restaurant at the skate park would be a great idea, but I think it'll need a more family friendly theme.
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Re: Constructive Criticism on Unfinished Skate Park Design
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2018, 04:44:40 AM »
You could use some planters that have transition in them and have vegetation on top of it to have more natural parkish theme going on as an easy fix. One could even have water there or maybe a little fountain which could emptied if necessary..

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Re: Constructive Criticism on Unfinished Skate Park Design
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2018, 08:00:55 AM »
how about more banks styled like ones from famous spots instead of your typical qp or bowl type transition? that would probably fit in best with the “natural” spot approach you have going.
Look up Brotherhood Plaza Stockholm. This place kills it with the "natural" look.

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Re: Constructive Criticism on Unfinished Skate Park Design
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2018, 08:07:51 AM »
All skateparks should have a flat bar, a foot to foot  and a half tall regular ass ledge,  a foot tall regular ass Manny pad, and at least a four foot tall mini. A six foot quarter with pool coping is icing on the cake.a big steep bank too.

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Re: Constructive Criticism on Unfinished Skate Park Design
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2018, 11:11:57 AM »
Brotherhood Plaza Stockholm is cool and I love the brick quarter pipe. I'm definitely planning on adding a flat rail. I kinda want it to look like a barcelona round rail.

 It's interesting to read about what you all want in skate parks. Personally, I'd prefer the skate park to be all street spots, but a lot of you think it needs transition. Most people are street skaters, so I wasn't expecting people to want mini pipes and stuff... Chances are you already have transition at your local skatepark, but there isn't a street park in the area. Adding a street park would diversify the terrain of parks. It'd be a legal skate spot. If you went to a street park, would you get bored if there wasn't transition?
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Re: Constructive Criticism on Unfinished Skate Park Design
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2018, 01:09:03 PM »
If you want to skate street spot go skate the fucking street. Kids are so lazy and sheltered they disgust me.

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Re: Constructive Criticism on Unfinished Skate Park Design
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2018, 01:25:10 PM »
how about more banks styled like ones from famous spots instead of your typical qp or bowl type transition? that would probably fit in best with the “natural” spot approach you have going.
Look up Brotherhood Plaza Stockholm. This place kills it with the "natural" look.

that’s a fun-looking park. but like you said actual street spots are better.

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Re: Constructive Criticism on Unfinished Skate Park Design
« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2018, 01:27:47 PM »
dont put trees in a fucking skatepark

if you want street skate fucking streets

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Re: Constructive Criticism on Unfinished Skate Park Design
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2018, 02:06:32 PM »
Brotherhood Plaza Stockholm is cool and I love the brick quarter pipe. I'm definitely planning on adding a flat rail. I kinda want it to look like a barcelona round rail.

 It's interesting to read about what you all want in skate parks. Personally, I'd prefer the skate park to be all street spots, but a lot of you think it needs transition. Most people are street skaters, so I wasn't expecting people to want mini pipes and stuff... Chances are you already have transition at your local skatepark, but there isn't a street park in the area. Adding a street park would diversify the terrain of parks. It'd be a legal skate spot. If you went to a street park, would you get bored if there wasn't transition?
we have a fat sausage flatbar at one of our local parks and  everyone i know wishes it was a normal round rail
you cant pinch your shit on a sausage

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Re: Constructive Criticism on Unfinished Skate Park Design
« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2018, 02:17:55 PM »
I did a redesign on a park once for a project, it wasn't very good but I've done a lot of research into landscape architecture. I do agree that there could be a stronger sense of continuity in the park and a way to integrate sections more, but I also appreciate that this just seems like a nice place to hang out, skating or otherwise. I like the trees, and natural elements, and the direction this is going looks pretty good. I think it would help inform some of your decision making in the layout if you research what makes a successful public space and then applying those principles to skateable components. But keep updating, I'd like to see how this develops.
You know I thought these forums were a for skating not discussing fetishes

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Re: Constructive Criticism on Unfinished Skate Park Design
« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2018, 01:36:42 PM »
maybe a little fountain

I like that idea... I made one with a little bit of tranny & street mixed together. It still needs something though. Maybe a statue of a woman in the middle of the top deck or something. Someone pointed out it's harder to certain grinds on thick rails, but I think they look easier to balance on.
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Re: Constructive Criticism on Unfinished Skate Park Design
« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2018, 01:47:55 PM »
How about a few skate stoppers for popover tricks

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Re: Constructive Criticism on Unfinished Skate Park Design
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2018, 02:23:22 PM »
maybe a little fountain

I like that idea... I made one with a little bit of tranny & street mixed together. It still needs something though. Maybe a statue of a woman in the middle of the top deck or something. Someone pointed out it's harder to certain grinds on thick rails, but I think they look easier to balance on.


with this whole "i think" shtick i think you dont even fucking skate

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Re: Constructive Criticism on Unfinished Skate Park Design
« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2018, 02:57:44 PM »
water fountain so you dont die of dehydration, ample parking, toilet, lights for nighttime skating

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Re: Constructive Criticism on Unfinished Skate Park Design
« Reply #26 on: July 11, 2018, 04:44:52 PM »
it just looks like a kid on top of a 7 stair w/ a wooden stick. it wouldn't play for me.
maybe you can make sausage flatbar for thems who's wants em and skinny minnie flatbars for the other guys/
60/40?

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Re: Constructive Criticism on Unfinished Skate Park Design
« Reply #27 on: July 11, 2018, 06:31:58 PM »
Make a rail that's not a double kink.  Most normal skaters wouldn't be able to do much on that thing. 

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Re: Constructive Criticism on Unfinished Skate Park Design
« Reply #28 on: July 12, 2018, 03:25:58 PM »
My thought process about the double kink rail was that pros might not feel challenged enough on an easy rail. I wanted to put in at least one pro obstacle, while the rest of the obstacles cater to the average & beginner skill level. I removed the planter gap and put in some pole jams into a bank. They're at various angles for different skill levels. Also, you could gap over the chains into the bank or over the chains out of the bank.
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Re: Constructive Criticism on Unfinished Skate Park Design
« Reply #29 on: July 12, 2018, 04:10:54 PM »
My thought process about the double kink rail was that pros might not feel challenged enough on an easy rail. I wanted to put in at least one pro obstacle, while the rest of the obstacles cater to the average & beginner skill level. I removed the planter gap and put in some pole jams into a bank. They're at various angles for different skill levels. Also, you could gap over the chains into the bank or over the chains out of the bank.


How many pros skate your current local park?  You've got to cater to your main audience.  Fuck, just put in a 30 stair 5 kink incase K-Walks shows up.  Definitely need a 30 foot drop in case Jaws drops by.