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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #60 on: July 04, 2010, 06:50:16 AM »
Fingers crossed I am going to skate one today. Great to celebrate Independence day!

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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #61 on: July 04, 2010, 10:21:49 AM »
Grim - Looked like a good time, getting over that light looked tough.
Definitely no park transition! haha, it was fun but like I said, being there alone was sketch because I really didn't want to get knocked out only to be found the next day by the construction people. My girl (now wife) would have tripped... hitting it side to side like a ramp was doable, but I wasn't comfortable about hitting the brick lip while solo. I can still take getting pitched, but prefer to do that when someone in the crew is with me.

Also, kamltoe posted that pic of Mike Barnes doing a huge stale at the bricks in Orlando... it's hard to explain how insane that is! those fuckers are tough to ride... hit 'em a few years ago when attending the Surf Expo:

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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #62 on: July 04, 2010, 04:38:41 PM »
Skated a gnarly one today, couldn't do much because the left side was really kinked and there was a small puddle of water cutting off going up the face wall, want to go back and clean out the little bit of water and see what I can do.

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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #63 on: July 05, 2010, 11:35:13 PM »
might as well share some of my footage.

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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #64 on: July 06, 2010, 09:06:42 PM »
Grim - Looked like a good time, getting over that light looked tough.


(Thanks to Shannon May for the pic)



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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #65 on: July 08, 2010, 05:08:30 PM »
..............................bump

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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #66 on: July 10, 2010, 10:19:39 PM »


yeah i know the drop in, is wack.

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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #67 on: July 10, 2010, 11:37:04 PM »


yeah i know the drop in, is wack.

awesome spot, but dude, you need some friends.
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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #68 on: July 11, 2010, 08:16:51 AM »
^ Fucking gnar spot.

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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #69 on: July 11, 2010, 11:27:12 AM »
Had to dig through a ton of old photos on my hard drive to find these.



This is my buddy Donovan at a now defunct pool in Woodburn, OR. It was the first pool I ever got to skate, and I was lucky enough to session it a handful of times before it got filled. Square bowl, real tight trannys, with a light in the deep end, and staris built into the lefthand wall. I carved over the light in the rain one time, I was pretty hyped on that.



Rivers Inn pool in Klamath Falls, OR. This pool has made it in the mags a couple of times. I remember Drehobl had a photo doing a boardslide to fakie around the corner in the shallow. This is the first pool that I grinded the coping on. It was rad because if you stayed at the Rivers Inn they let you skate the pool for free. Pretty convenient on skate trips down to the Klamath Falls park. As far as I know the pool is still there, but I know it has gotten pretty cancered and the coping is kinda fucked.



Sorry about the cheesyness of the graphic. It was a little promo for a video my friends and I never put out back in 05/06. This is the only pool I've ever skated in Wisconsin. It was on January 1st, and it was in some kid's parent's house. Super random, and pretty shitty. It was essentially a tight ditch, with a flat wall on top. I remember it was some russian kid that hooked it up, and the whole time his mom was being all sketched out and wanting us to leave. But he kept being like "fuck you mom, why don't you go fuck off?" and talking shit in Russian. It was crazy.
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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #70 on: July 11, 2010, 01:11:57 PM »
saw that first photo and thought, "looks like a slamavan trick."

then i read your caption.
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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #71 on: July 11, 2010, 10:13:31 PM »
I'm still not sure if I should be proud or embarrassed to be the one who taught him how to do staple guns. :)
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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #72 on: July 12, 2010, 06:22:55 AM »
Here's the pool I was talking about. it's so fun. From that patch of quickrete to the top is about 3 ft just straight up. This angle doesn't really show how high up the wall is though. (photo by bradford bishop. skater is drew windon)

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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #73 on: July 12, 2010, 01:23:29 PM »


yeah i know the drop in, is wack.

awesome spot, but dude, you need some friends.

yeah. no one else was at the spot. so propped the cam on the bailing bucket.

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Re: Backyard Pool Appreciation Thread
« Reply #74 on: February 11, 2011, 09:22:14 PM »

watch the video until the end.
if you live in this area of florida. you should go find this. drain it. and skate it.
the shallow end looks sick as fuck.