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Will be out to skate the Combi and the new, reverse Combi in 2 weeks- April 24&25.
The outdoor Vans dug up the old, slippery bowl and built a mirror image of the original, so may be one of my last opportunities to skate it as the rumors of it closing may come true.
If anyone is in the area or wants to do a quick strike mission...
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I took a look at the new Combi at Huntingdon Beach a few weeks ago. It’s big! Shallow end is a bit wider. New flow bowl is also Big, no roll in.
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Yeah, I'm stoked. Trying to get as much skating in as possible before I go, but it's been snowing every few days her in the Denver area and looks to do the same for at least the next week.
It was made by California Skateparks who made the indoor Combi, so I hope that it is the same grippy surface.
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California Skateparks combi at Bowling Green, KY.  Like butter.  Two other nice bowls there as well.  You still have to get there Paul.

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great stuff
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Lance makes it look easy!
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70's-
looks like I'm retiring on New Year's Day so planning a lot of skate and surf trips. You've mentioned that park before so will keep it on the radar. My brother lives in Cincinnati- how far to Bowling Green?
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looks like I'm retiring on New Year's Day so planning a lot of skate and surf trips. You've mentioned that park before so will keep it on the radar. My brother lives in Cincinnati- how far to Bowling Green?


 Bowling Green is a little over 3 hours from Cincinnati, but Louisville is right on the way, so you could have an epic session at Louisville then head on to Bowling Green.  When I was doing annual road trips from Wisconsin, we would hit Louisville, Bowling Green and Nashville, then sometimes Ft. Wayne or Kokomo, IN.  When you're in Cincinnati, you should hit Centerville in the Dayton area.  It's another Wally Hollyday park with a nice 10 foot pool (with roll in) and a flow bowl. 

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Thanks Chris-
I see a road trip in 2020.....
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I see a road trip in 2020.....


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Paul, I forgot to mention one other park.  It's Bloomington, IN, which is about 2 1/2 hours due west of Cincinnati.  It's really only one big bowl, with the rest of the park being pretty much unremarkable.  The bowl is about 12' deep with a big roll-in and waterfall.  If you take the roll in, you are flying by the time to hit the back wall.  They had pool coping when I was there 10 years ago, but no idea what they have there now.

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Wow.
Off the plane, at the outdoor reverse Combi by 9:30. Much smaller, much tighter, less transition, less vert. 2 bad falls in maybe 10 runs, decided to go to the indoor Combi to get my head together since I've skated it several times. This new bowl does not compare to the indoor Combi.
There by 10:30. Only a few guys there- first person I see and start talking to is Lance Mountain. Watch Salba do his stretch routine while we're talking- he's a gentleman, asking where I'm from, where I skate, that kinda thing. Skate until 1:30 with them, Nicky Guerrero, Pat Ngoho, Jed Fuller and a few younger guys that will try to qualify. Maybe 8 of us, they're calling me in and hitting the coping with their boards when I do something that they might not expect an old guy to do. A few young rippers show up and gets crowed, so walk across the mall for a few beers and lunch. Come back an hour later to watch the destruction and only 1 guy skating now. Bucky Lasek and I trade runs for 2 hours until I can barely walk. Charlie Martin shows up while I'm packing up- skated with him a lot at Roxborough in Colorado as he was growing up. Took more runs that day than probably all the runs combined from prior trips.
A 2 hour session yesterday morning before driving to the airport, and this one with Pat and Jed again, and Moto Shibata. And Andy Mac Donald.  
I've been smiling non-stop since. It was so cool that the best skaters in the world treated me like I was one of the crew, like we treat everyone we skate with.
Had to be a kook and take some pics with them. Will try to post them if I can figure out Photobucket again.  
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Very cool. You don’t have to be famous to earn respect. You know what you know and do what you do.
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Wow, that is just epic.  So cool how that turned out.
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Skip Photobucket and use postimages.org instead.  Choose "640 x 480 (for message boards)" when uploading your pictures.  Then, when you post your pictures here, copy and paste the "hotlink for forums." 
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