It’s a training facility, all the children are there of their own volition
Glad I scrolled through the photos because if it was just the rails and hubbas I’d be bummed as a competitor.
One of the best comments on the GB skateboard page ,
Where’s the slappy curb?
I wasn’t sure if this has been posted before?
He has done loads of other non skate ones as well.
Someone needs to message that to skater xl/ea skate quick smart
ah yes man! I filmed a really shite line there about 15 years ago. great spot!
What did you think of this, buildafire?
My take was: really well executed but a bit ideologically odd. Incredible workmanship on the modelling, and a really strong aesthetic and atmosphoere, but it was strange to see an installation in Muirhouse (north Edinburgh, one of the city’s poorest areas with many ongoing social deprivation issues) by a non-local, rich artist presenting a satire of housing scheme life. Like is that the most useful target for your “punk political” art? The critique of that kind of housing as the source of social ills seems pretty outdated/simplistic and unhelpful imho. Maybe it caught me on a bad day.
@llllloyd @ciaran not sure how I missed this, I lived in Totterdown for years, just a couple minutes walk from this place.
The old bumps could be fun if you had softish wheels, one even had a Wembley gap.
I could be wrong but I heard that the original plans had the spot filling the whole area, about 3 times the size it ended up, and that at the last minute it all got squeezed into that tiny space. Ended up pretty much unskateable, not enough room to get enough speed for the driveway, the flat bank and quarter were about all you could hit,…
From the R.A.D. Insta:
Spot searching and sussing lines 1990. Simon Evans and crew repurposing suburbia. Biddick bank to wall, Washington, Tyne and Wear UK. TLB
Looks fun. Anyone know if it’s still there?
Woah! Asking now…
Looks like Navigators to me (Southsea).
There were quite a few photos of Don on that bank.