Thursday, 1 October 2020

Knifeside DIY. Somewhere in Niagara Region

 Knifeside DIY

Somewhere in Niagara Region


DIY's Rule! But DIY rules prevent me from revealing the location. I was invited to Knifeside by a local friend we'd met up with at the Virgil Skatepark. 

Oh look, another tree!
Imma jump outta it!
(Full disclosure - I don't know if THIS was a make. You'll have to check out the Alex's Video when it comes out.)

Niagara-on-the-Lake Skatepark. Virgil, ON

 Niagara-on-the-Lake Skatepark

Virgil, ON

1565 Four Mile Road

It wasn't without some challenges (See Here) but the new skatepark in Virgil, ON is open and it is awesome. There are some easy ledges and small quarter pipes but there's definitely some gnar her too.

This extension is ~6ft tall with a lot of vert and topped with pool coping. I didn't figure it out but the locals were ripping it.

There I go, climbing trees again.

 Kudos to Pro-pour Concrete Services on another great park.

Thursday, 17 September 2020

Kilbride Park. Burlington, ON

 Kilbride Park

Burlington, ON

2175 Blessington St.

In this sleepy Burlington community sits a pretty good park. 

It was fun but has all the negative hallmarks of a prefab/precast skatepark

Looks nice but where is the flat ledge. Fundimentals, People!

The pump track is concrete. It's nice to tool around on.

But pre-cast never lines up perfectly

I'm still trying to figure out what happened here. Are there grounds bolts on the new ramps, replacing transition plates? Are they put in drilled holes or put in wet concrete? What pushed the ramp back 2 inches?  Either way, it's another pre-fab fail.

Consecon, ON

 Consecon, ON

In the park off Porter St.

It's not great but if you wanna send it...

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Chornick Park. Winnipeg, MB

 Chornick Park

Winnipeg, MB

One of the oldest parks in Canada. Got a total replacement.
Located on Chornick Drive. 

Happyland. Winnipeg, MB


Little old snakerun
Happyland Park - located at Marion St. and Archibald Ave 
in the East Area along the Seine River.

Red River Skatepark. Winnipeg, MB

 Red River Skatepark

Winnipeg, MB

293 Murray Rd.

Interesting park/plaza hybrid

Sargent Park. Winnipeg, MB

Sargent Park
Winnipeg, MB
Located at Wall St. and Sargent Ave. 

Old but good concrete park with different layout and interesting ditch feature.

Fort Garry Skatepark. Winnipeg, MB

 Fort Garry Skatepark

Winnipeg, MB

Located at Gary Hobson Memorial Park / Fort Garry Community Centre at 

880 Oakenwald Ave.