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^^I see he's wearing the "uniform", white t shirt and blue jeans! Haven't seen that for ages dude.
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This is a film about girls skateboarding in Afghanistan that just won at the Oscars.

http://www.girlisnota4letterword.com/2020/02/girls-skateboarding-movie-wins-oscar.html



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Just a teaser for now:



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AND - Unfortunately currently closed down. They got Grade II listing for the place which means it can’t be destroyed but it also prevents them doing anything to it without a lot of red tape etc. There was a fire last year which destroyed the barn and wood ramps inside it. Never really recovered after that and those indoor ramps helped the place a lot (it rains here). New management were a bit of a screw up and it’s been shut down since September. I’m hoping that the management and the park users group get their act together and get it re-opened.

It’s the sister park to Harrow which is also still going, built by the same company.

Who knows when the full version of this film will ever see the light of day. I hope it gets completed.

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I had heard Romford was listed by English Heritage some years ago from the planning department at work, apparently there was some discussion about whether it could be classified as a "structure" or a "surface", it didn't fit their usual criteria[rofl]
Here's some footage of Rom's sister park, Harrow. This should please TonyB:



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RAD! Never skated Harrow, but it looks and sounds rough. Exposed aggregate in the concrete?

I've skated the ROM a couple of times in the late 80's. That pool is far from perfect, wavy bowed out vert. Needs some time and patience to get to know that one.
A goofy footed mate of mine, who resides in that old London town, just rolled in, carved up, double axle ground frontside, with the longest, loudest gnarly gggggrrrind! I swear the park stopped silent for a minute!
Cool films. 🤘

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Harrow is my park. Interesting that they didn’t show any skating in the pool. It’s even more fucked up(transition) than Rom. Yes it gnarly and rough it’s 42 years old and has been exposed to our weather. But the concrete is still good after all these years. I wonder what today’s parks will look like in 40 years if they are still around. They made concrete that lasts bitd.
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Well then, the pool you say? I may as well post up the Rom footage from the same Sidewalk series of classic concrete then!
 Bloomin' Heck[eek]

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Hmmm! Much respect for the new wave there! Full commitment, no pads, little hard wheels and gnarly Crete.
True what you say Tony! Concrete was better the old school mix! Look at the WWII gun emplacements and pill boxes, eroded from The cliffs but now free standing, intact on the beach! Subjected to 80 years of salt and battery? Amazing! Too many additives in concrete these days, ppf, plasticisers, proofers, workability, cost etc etc. The British parks were shotcrete, at best. Less cracks on them now than some of the new parks. They are all repairable though.

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The concrete half pipe thing is similar to the capsule pool we had at our old park (Surfin' Turf/The Turf).  The city has agreed to allow the restoration of the park (if possible), which has been buried for years, along with the construction of new bowls and other features.  Tony Hawk Foundation is involved, but there is still a lot of money to be raised.  There is a design meeting tonight that I will probably go to.  Grindline is on board.  I'm not really a fan of their parks, but I know a lot of skaters like them.  So, who knows, maybe one old classic 70's skatepark may be resurrected in the near future.
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Moonscapes of Montana, sounds like it should be a Frank Zappa track... 

That's how a skatepark should be, just yes!

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Wow, very interesting design.  Looks fun!
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Really Good Vids & Trippy Parks!!!

Skateboarding: The Endless Sidewalk

Burgers, bongos and the ‘Supreme Challenge’ of skating down perilous pavement on a little, tiny board



https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/skateboarding-the-endless-sidewalk-228822/amp/

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I saw this today with this post.


Skateboarding in the 1970's in San Diego before there was a Dogtown and it was just the very beginning of pool riding! About the 12 minute mark you will see the Escondido Reservoir with both my brothers Bruce, Brad my sister Robin, also Lance Smith and a few others. The Reservoir was every skaters favorite place in that era in skateboarding! Take notice how far advanced Bruce was in his skating those early days! Bruce was also skating just like this in the 60's on inferior equipment! This video was taken by Randy and Ryan Becker who lived a couple of houses away from my Mother and my siblings in Leucadia Ca. So cool to find old stuff like this in your life."



I thought it was kind of funny cuz looking at the boards they looked like RR4's & production trucks & boards?   

If Ya look at these boards there home made maybe chicago trucks & cadillac wheels, just because you didn't know about something doesn't mean it wasn't there?  [rofl]



B. Paul on a Zephyr board with an EZ Rider Team Shirt on.

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