Constructing Skateboard ramps is simple but not that easy. Smooth and well polished Skateboard ramps will help you to roll on it without any hesitation. It should be challenging enough that you won’t bore of it easily.
The internet is one of the simple ways to get plan for your personalized ramp. Most of the plans are free for everyone; there are paid plans also available on the internet. At the time of searching for plans consider your skills, liking and surroundings. Building a skateboard ramp which takes your entire backyard is not worth for money and for you. Smaller, portable skateboard ramps are useful in this situation. Always select a ramp plan that is an appropriate size for your skills as well.
Now after deciding plan you need material to build ramp. Generally material includes treated plywood, which survives in rain, snow, cold and from nails or screws and…
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Passing by Somerset Skate Park and watching a skateboarder in action, I was reminded of a time when skateboards first made an appearance in Singapore some three and a half decades or so in early 1976. Then, there were no skate parks catering to skateboarders to speak of and many would take to footpaths and even the streets. This was until a ban was imposed on skateboarding in public places including parks and void decks in May 1978 when I was in Secondary 2 – with the police warning that they would not hesitate to prosecute anyone caught as skateboarding was thought to be not just a nuisance, but also a dangerous activity. With a rink in Sentosa which had been popular with skateboarders (it was also possible to rent skateboards there) deciding to also close their doors to skateboarders not long after that, many skateboarders had to turn to…
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OLD SCHOOL SKATEBOARDING:
Please allow me introduce myself, and the purpose of this blog. I’m a 40-year old married father of 2, working as a graphic designer. I have loved skateboarding since as far back as I can remember. Names like Tony Hawk, Christian Hosoi, Mike McGill, Lance Mountain, Steve Caballero, and Danny Way were the guys I looked up to as a kid. Companies like Powell-Peralta, Santa Cruz, Independent, Tracker, and Vision, were the big names in skate gear. I skated with a group of guys I knew from church and from my neighborhood. We would skate launch ramps, half-pipes, and parking lots until we were just plain exhausted – then eat a ton of junk food, drink some Gatorade, and go skate some more. In the interest of honesty, I should say up front I never was an awesome skateboarder, though not for a lack of trying. I…
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