The largest Skate Park in Las Vegas Valley opened its doors on April 27. The Hollywood Skate/BMX Park at Clark County's Hollywood Recreation Center, 1650 S. Hollywood, between East Charleston Boulevard and East Sahara Avenue, is gated and costs $5 bucks for a supervised session. Opening times: Sunday-Thursday 1-9 pm. Friday 1-10:30 pm Saturday 9-10:pm. Monthly passes available for $50.00 or Season Pass (3 months) for $120.00. Fullpipe, bowls and lots of rails/ledges ("real street"). Worth a visit for sure.
TJ Lavin's backyard is not for pussies. With Interbike taking place in Las Vegas, this place might see a session or two. Jose took us there last year. TIme to refresh: After a few calls to TJ we made it into his backyard to be impressed by the place. Before you can even hit the first jump you will need to conquer that roll-in gap first which looks hella scary. After that the jumps are steep and big. Pros only? Maybe, but TJ has been on the pro dirtjump circuit longer than pretty much anyone.Enjoy the pics.
Now click on that little photo on the right and be jealous. It is one of the spots that we visited after the 08 Interbike show, yup it is in Vegas and they have around 25 other concrete parks there to choose from.
It only makes sense to have a '70-s style skatepark near the beach. Or better, a surf town like St. Jean de Luz in France. If they did it in Dog Town, they must have lived like that in France. When there are no waves, you build the waves and ride it on the skateboard. It must have happened something like that and you know what, the spot is still around. It's only a 10 minute bike ride south of the 2ndsky bowl and not further than 100 meters from the beach. That should give you enough directions for your next photoshoot.
Gotta give credits to Philip for spotting this park. "Skatepark!" was yelled from the backseat and the right turn followed. After checking it out with the camera the bikes came out of the van and "the test" was on. The trannie part is the oldest bit but a whole section of ledges of all sorts were added to the spot. Excellent for street riders who like to get their grind on and don't want to search forever for the perfect ledge.
13 truckloads of dirt, a crane and guys with shovels turned the Sugar Hills into a new place. Just in time for the annual FAT-JAM this upcoming Saturday 22 August. New challenges for all and rollers and tables for those who want to ride dirt for a day without finding themselves climb out of the holes in between the take-off and the landing. It's going to be good and you know you want to be there. On Friday afternoon you can come help the locals shape things up.
Damn, it's nice when it's sunny out. Sometimes it gets a bit too hot but it beats the rain. More likely than not the sun's out in Guethary, the surf town in the South of France. But when the waves are non existent, the fun doesn't stop. You gotta check out the 2ndsky bowl which recently received a DIY extension which spiced up the spot. Bikes, Beach, BBQ, Beers, and Bowls. Awesomeness..........
We can’t complain about the number of concrete parks being built, but sometimes they’re just too far away. Sure, you hit the streets looking for spots, but have you tried the local BMX track? Times of sticking out your foot when entering the first turn are over. First of all, the MX part has disappeared out of BMX. Dirt first turns with loose dirt where you had to stick out your foot are hard to find. BMX Tracks have concrete or brick turns now and with everyone clipped in, it will be rare to see a rider dive in the first turn with his foot sticking out.
Here's a scene report without giving out the exact address. Might be worthless that way but I managed to find the place and nobody was there so it was not possible to speak with the locals on how they thought about getting their trails some publicity. Needless to say, the place took some time to get to where it's at right now. The take offs are steep, the berms are fun and there are all kind of transfer possibilities. It's a bit downhill too so difficult to judge the speed at first but once you've got that part down it's all about the flow.
It rained for 6 hours straight last night but the trails didn't show any damage. In fact, a little rain was welcome now that the final work is taking place at Patrick Guimez' local spot. The set up with two drop-ins needs to be ready for the upcoming Lords Of Dirt comp (15-16 August) as many top dirt riders are coming over for the event. Expect FATBMX to bring you a report from Tosse. For now we've got a few photos of the place as it was today.