Plans for a little pump track were made a while ago but since yesterday things started moving, quickly! Dirt was transported to the spot in Brandevoort all day long and this morning the digger started to shape the dirt into a little pump track. Good thing is that this place is 1km from my house, they're building it to a few drawings I made and it will be public for everyone to use. Of course you'll get your updates here on the FATBMX site and we'll let you know when the place needs shaping. That is if you can make your way through the snow to get
Fids is looking for people who can help out getting an old skatepark back. But how? Well, the park is still there but filled in with sand and other rubbish. From the looks of the photos it looks like a great place to ride/skate once the filling is out. Doing this on your own will take forever, but if 100 people show up with shovels and one of your friends owns a little digger, the place could be rideable in the summer time. Instead of sending petitions to the local council for a
If your local park is about to be closed because they want to build something else on the property that makes more money, it's time to get loud. Help the Trick Factory keep their place up. Here's the latest status: -The Trick Factory may have to close/relocate if permission is granted to build houses on its current location.
Here's an update on the plans and status of the banks:
The Brooklyn Bridge is in urgent need of rehabilitation, and this project is slated to begin in 2010 and expected to finish in 2014. During this time, a portion of the Brooklyn Banks will be closed for use by the contractor. When the storage area is established, more
We'd heard about this spot in Geldrop but had never been to it. A little search on Google gave us the street name (Thorin) and the search was on. On the way we passed a little miniramp and street ramps and just 2 minutes after that we made it to the dirt spot. A zigzag fence was placed to keep the mopeds out which was good. I'm not sure where you rode when you were a kid but this is certainly one of those places for starters. Once they get better or grow older the jumps will grow with it. Basically it has one starting hill and three
Camp-Ramps just finished the action sports park in Düsseldorf Ulenberg Park. The Skate- and BMX-Scene organised the money from the council and managed to get a huge skatepark.
The Camp-Ramps Team build a huge line of different elements. A big Roll-In gives the speed to jump over a Jump Box with Hip-landing, followed by a Spine with two different height levels. A big Quarter completes the run. For further information check our homepage camp-ramps.com.
A special Thanks goes to Alexander from skAIDboard e.V. and to Sebo for their engagement and help! So if you want to ride a excellent set-up with a lot of airtime, meet a really friendly and strong scene and enjoy a perfectly build wooden Skatepark you should come to Düsseldorf!
This is the person who needs to hear concerns about the brooklyn banks closing. If you have time and could send him an e-mail or call (if you really have time). I was told that if enough people call/email in then they will realize how important this spot is to the NYC "action sports" community.
Regardless of what happens down there(and I will have updates this week) the more people that contact him the better chance we have of making sure that any work done near/at skate spots is done in a manner that keeps the community that uses the space in mind.
The new e-mail address to send your concerns to is:
We'd visited the park in Middelburg before but while we were in the neighborhood we stopped by again. It was rather crowded on the October day because of the school holidays but there was no stress at all getting a run in. Skateboards, scooters and bikes got along fine and with a park like this there are several areas where people can do their thing. It's got a lot of rails, ledges, flat banks and a little tranny left and right. Not really a park that flows like crazy but if you're into street riding you do not need to explore the city for that
For the time being Eindhoven has an indoor place to ride. We've got to thank Klaas and Pim van den Bos for that. So even when it gets cold and starts raining in the next few weeks, you've got an indoor location in Eindhoven city to work on your skills. An opening jam is coming up. We fired over some questions to Pim and here's what he had to say.
You and your dad have been lobbying for years to get an indoor place in Eindhoven. It looks like you have a place this winter. Is it a perfect situation? Pim: Actually it’s far from perfect but we didn’t have any indoor location in this area so it’s a good start. The park is located in an old Philips machine factory exploited by a foundation called ‘Straatcultuur en –sport’ (streetculture and –sports)and they called it ‘The Building’. My dad and I had started a foundation called ‘BMX Freestyle’ to fight for an indoor place in the area of Eindhoven (areacode: 040). Since our foundation was the only party working together with ‘Straatcultuur