Upton Skatepark, Upton, UK.
Everyone wishes for a local indoor park to ride. The people in Upton, England made it work. We put Ben Manuel in front of the microphone and had him talking about his local park.
FATBMX: What's the name of the park?
Ben Manuel: It's called Upton skatepark, it's named after the village that I live in.
The newly completed skatepark in Coxhoe, Durham is the latest, sickest installation by GBH Ramps so far. Rain, hail or even snow couldn’t deter the GBH site crew as they fought against the elements to finish the impressive construct.
This beast of a park is full to the brim of the slickest transitions with 2 Volcanos; one hipped and one with a spine, a sloped coping mini ramp, pyramid with profile grinds, spine mini with rollin and volcano sections.
Leave waxing up to your girlfriend.
When shit doesn’t flow, it doesn’t flow, which brings me to a local park around my work. It is located in Hawthorne, CA. This park is having a hard time flowingâ€¦most lines have to cross in the middle, since all obstacles are on a outside of a huge bowl, which causes riders to collapse expectedly unexpected... then again I can’t complain when there is a 15.000 sq ft park a spitting distance awayâ€¦
It might be far away from home but you never know where your bike takes you. We show you some pictures of a new park in South America courtesy of Mauricio at [url=http://www.lbrbmx.com.br]LBRacing.[/url]
Mauricio: "Here is the brand new skate park from Guararema City, the park is located 1 hour away from San Paulo, Brasil and has steep transitions, rollers and berms and a sort of Volcano in the middle of the park. The skate park was designed for Daniel Arnoni one of the best skaters from Brazil.
After a 90-100 mph drive from Huntington Beach to Oceanside, it took me almost and hour or so to get to a Sunny Oceanside.. It rained just yesterday and my schedule at work hasn't really allowed me to ride in the last couple weeks, so maybe that's why I was ignoring the speed limit to finally get on my bike and have at least a good session on some ramps.
I found out about this park through my friend Mike Jarboe (artist friend and flatlander), who lives down here. So I took a mission and
New Bristol Skatepark: A Benchmark in Teamwork
GBH Ramps have built a brand spanking new skate park on the mean streets of Withywood, Bristol. The park was officially completed on the 21st January, so if you fancy some free fun, mosey on down to this tasty slice of skatepark.
This outdoor park has a 5ft Spine mini, driveway flatbank to quaterpipe
When you think of Oklahoma, what do you think of; Hoffman Bikes, Mat Hoffman, the secret ninja warehouse, Cowboys and Indians? Well now there is one other item you can add to that list; cement bike/skatepark..
That is right February 3, 2005 marked the official grand opening of the 1st cement bike\skate park in Oklahoma City.
This is not just a bike/skatepark, this is a 26,000-square foot facility that features an 11-foot half pipe, 10-foot over vert pocket, Panda bowl with 3 shapes, Volcano with a sub box on top, 8-stair with two hubba
Tips when you go USA
When you ride BMX, most likely you want to check out the scene in the USA. If you don’t live in the USA and you have never made the trip over, here are a few tips. I could list a whole bunch of good stuff and a whole list of bad stuff about the land of the free and the home of the brave. Here’s a mixture so you don’t get your hopes up of a perfect world but it shouldn’t hold you back from discovering the country where it all started.
We at FATBMX like to bring you some spot checks every now and then. When we passed the Etnies park in Lake Forest we had to make a U-turn and shoot a couple of pictures to share with you.
To our surprise we weren't allowed in the park with a camera. Even after asking if they wanted a good or a bad report, the person at the entrance stuck to the "Company Policy" of only allowing photographers
I'd been to quite a few tracks in the LA area but had never been to the Bellflower facility. It not only had a BMX track but also trails. When I looked around the corner I saw a pile of wood that happened to be all ramps. Turns out that the skatepark had to move for a bigger paintball field right next door.
The Bellflower sports facility looked pretty professional. It was clean, gated off, had bleachers and a nice parking lot. A safe place to drop of the kid for an afternoon of BMX riding.