Sunday the 30th of October 2005 saw the opening jam of one of Europe's biggest(3400sqm)skate plazas! The day started off wet and a little glum, come two O'clock in the afternoon and the weather had dryed out enougth for a good session and all that attended the jam were stoked. Good too see the work of some of Stokes most productive skaters has payed off! Too check out more about the guys behind the Stoked fundraiseres/plaza/stokes skate scene check out www.sketchy skateboarding.co.uk. There is some cool shit on this site including the design of the park and cool videos.
Getting trails in Helmond has been in the works for a long time. Meetings were had at the council and solutions needed to be found. A location was the first problem. After a spot at the fenced off motocross track did not work out, I gave up hope. But not Mike van de Kerkhof. He went on and finally checked out a spot at the Johannes-Vermeerlaan in Helmond-Noord.
Saturday 17th September heralded the official opening of the groundbreaking new GBH Ramps skatepark in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, England. The revolutionary flagship skatepark is the proud owner of the world’s first massive bowled mini ramp, with 6m wide spine and volcano sections fashioned completely out of steel. Christened â€˜The Playboy’ this monster structure gives props to the engineering and craftsmanship of the GBH design & installation crew, who have created an immense, seam free curved bowl structure, so smooth it’s obscene. All this has been made possible by the company’s massive investment into new engineering technology and the future of Skate and BMX.
For the last year, Paul Covey has been working at a youth sports center in Joplin, Missouri called "The Bridge." This place is a non-profit organization and is pretty incredible. They've got a ramp park, pro shop, concert venue, rock climbing, ect.
Anyway, a brand new facility was built through many generous donations, and they had Nate Wessel and his crew come into town to construct the ramps.
ENERGY SKATEPARK, Telford, UK.
Whilst of street riding today I got a chance to check out a new park; The ENERGY SKATEPARK is now the midlands premier skate park facility... In fact with the exception of kidderminster this is the only indoor park available to bmxers in the Midlands area making it a life saver considering in less than a month it will probably be dark by five o'clock. Any way on with the crack the park has some good lines and plenty of potential to expand into a much better facility. Some of the ramps include; a 5ft spine, a small volcano, a small jump box, a sloped wall ride (which is the bollox to learn tricks on!), a midi ramp, a large wallride, various qtrs and grind rails!
The parks situated on Tweadle industrial estate, in an area called brookside just outside Telford, UK, bmx sessions are on; Tuesday 7pm-
The Midwales scene report, part 1, Welshpool ramps'
I live in a small town called Welshpool just inside the welshborder. Up until relatively recently there were just a few streetspots andsome trails in the near by hills for the small scene of riders to session, In the last few years all that has changed; It started with the introduction of a new facility into the area a small but adequate skatepark know by some as The library and by the majority just 'the park' .This youth facility came a little late, but realistically with bmx and action sports being at an all time steady high just the right time.
As soon as Stubbylee was identified as an area lacking in fun facilities the local Groundwork charity, Groundwork Rossendale, rushed to their rescue by phasing into the improvements strategy a brand new GBH Ramps Skatepark.
Kevin Heeffer and his buddies have started diging their own trails in Goirle, The Netherlands. The trails are all hand built and feature plenty of doubles, a table top and a big berm. Trails are never finished and the Hellentrails crew can use some help from riders with strong arms and skills to build some hills.
If you want to learn more about the new spot you're in luck.
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.