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Title: The Worm Hole Bowl
Post by: dj berg on May 10, 2011, 06:18:54 PM
i donno where to really put this because i'm new....

but basically "we" built a wooden concrete style tranny park.

my buddy bought a building for his skate shop Suburban Blend, and we were given a 5' mini and we put it upstairs...  and as of right around chrismas we converted that mini and a shit load of lumber into "our heaven"

so i'll do some digging around and get what i can of shots of the last 5 months of us building the beast and get them all up here for yall to see.

it's awesome to say the least, pool coping, and steel.  5-12' tall and an over vert pocket.  here's some pretty up to date shots, history to come.

i also apologize, these other than the skateing shots were taken with my cell phone, while the skating shots were taken with my d700(i know get off my ass and do some real shots with the good camera...).

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5107/5687166763_80be5e81e2_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djberg/5687166763/)
WP_000060 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djberg/5687166763/#) by dj.berg (http://www.flickr.com/people/djberg/), on Flickr

this is the entrance, 6' other than the vert wall that's 12' and the "worm" aka pump bump.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5146/5687167543_35027555d5_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djberg/5687167543/)
WP_000061 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djberg/5687167543/#) by dj.berg (http://www.flickr.com/people/djberg/), on Flickr

to the right of the hip in the above photo, huge vert wall and coffin door pocket.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5226/5687736520_13b0ed68fd_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djberg/5687736520/)
WP_000062 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djberg/5687736520/#) by dj.berg (http://www.flickr.com/people/djberg/), on Flickr

to the right of the coffin is the escalator.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5106/5687737206_4686f1993b_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djberg/5687737206/)
WP_000063 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djberg/5687737206/#) by dj.berg (http://www.flickr.com/people/djberg/), on Flickr

at the bottom of the escalator a slingshot 180 pocket 6-5' deep.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5224/5687171087_a7e8e911c4_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djberg/5687171087/)
WP_000066 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djberg/5687171087/#) by dj.berg (http://www.flickr.com/people/djberg/), on Flickr

the twinkie and the over vert pocket door to the right.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5142/5687169643_0f38548cb1_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djberg/5687169643/)
WP_000064 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djberg/5687169643/#) by dj.berg (http://www.flickr.com/people/djberg/), on Flickr

full view of the over vert door and the start of the steel coping side.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5285/5687170361_3bb9a15c42_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djberg/5687170361/)
WP_000065 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djberg/5687170361/#) by dj.berg (http://www.flickr.com/people/djberg/), on Flickr

and the steel coping side 5-6' over vert tot the left and entrance to the right.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5095/5422209306_e4416ffa8e_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djberg/5422209306/)
DSC_4567-2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djberg/5422209306/#) by dj.berg (http://www.flickr.com/people/djberg/), on Flickr

nick bettenger over the hip before any masonite or floor leveler.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5055/5421600885_2ae5b8c7eb_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djberg/5421600885/)
DSC_4552 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djberg/5421600885/#) by dj.berg (http://www.flickr.com/people/djberg/), on Flickr

nick again but over the entry way gap.


Title: Re: The Worm Hole Bowl
Post by: C H U C K on May 10, 2011, 08:01:53 PM
That place looks super bad ass! When can we come shred it?


Title: Re: The Worm Hole Bowl
Post by: killthegnar on May 10, 2011, 08:03:52 PM
where the fuck is this?!!?!


Title: Re: The Worm Hole Bowl
Post by: dj berg on May 10, 2011, 09:25:58 PM
in western ny. if you can find it.


Title: Re: The Worm Hole Bowl
Post by: krusher on May 10, 2011, 09:29:06 PM
Found it. Here's their website (http://www.shoptheblend.com/blog/)

From the video you can tell that the air is really thin so you have to skate super slow

Suburban Blend 1-1-11 Skateboard Session (http://vimeo.com/18363991)

Can you post some more pictures? Those ones are good but not good enough to steal... I mean blog




Title: Re: The Worm Hole Bowl
Post by: dj berg on May 10, 2011, 09:41:03 PM
<iframe width="560" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/YEkT2dnCJP8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

pre masonite, but we finished the pump bump that day...

and yeah i know i need to go actually shoot the damn thing, but when i try i just skate, or there are way too many skaters to get good angles safely... from the deck shots suck...


Title: Re: The Worm Hole Bowl
Post by: krusher on May 10, 2011, 09:55:12 PM
Bowl Session (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEkT2dnCJP8#ws)

No body likes to jump so I put the video in for you. Good session


Title: Re: The Worm Hole Bowl
Post by: asdf072 on May 11, 2011, 12:06:50 AM
31 Water Street, Jamestown, NY. Is that still right?
Great job! That looks fun as hell.


Title: Re: The Worm Hole Bowl
Post by: susej on May 11, 2011, 07:07:09 AM
Holy fuck!

I mean, to be accepted as a new member to the boards, you must let the board members skate this thing on their NY-PA trip in July...


Title: Re: The Worm Hole Bowl
Post by: dj berg on May 11, 2011, 05:44:48 PM
truely anyone is welcome as long as you can abide by these rules:

you are over 18 or have a parent with you to sign a waiver.

skateboards only.

respect the ramp/building/locals.

pay the donation tool at the door. keeps the ramp repaired and or built...

dont bring any idiots with you it's there to be skated not loitered.

207 pine street 14701



Title: Re: The Worm Hole Bowl
Post by: dtotherob on May 11, 2011, 08:26:57 PM
Holy fuck!

I mean, to be accepted as a new member to the boards, you must let the board members skate this thing on their NY-PA trip in July...

this!  i would love to skate this place.


Title: Re: The Worm Hole Bowl
Post by: susej on May 12, 2011, 03:30:04 AM
Let's do it.


Title: Re: The Worm Hole Bowl
Post by: ttching on May 12, 2011, 07:42:28 AM
I have some bad news guys.  That spot is like an seven hour drive west of the Philly/NYC area...


Title: Re: The Worm Hole Bowl
Post by: susej on May 12, 2011, 05:02:02 PM
Ouch! :(


Title: Re: The Worm Hole Bowl
Post by: dtotherob on May 12, 2011, 06:36:22 PM
ya i google mapped it last night.  that's too bad.  it looks so good.


Title: Re: The Worm Hole Bowl
Post by: dj berg on May 12, 2011, 11:05:03 PM
yeah were out here in the middle of nowhere, but if you make another trip, you should hit our bowl, the polish hill bowl in pittsburg, then do wheeling wv, athens oh, columbus oh(3 grindline parks), and end it at skatopia! but make sure skatopia is last or you wount skate anything else, i've heard word that bruce does not like to let people leave.


Title: Re: The Worm Hole Bowl
Post by: dj berg on October 23, 2011, 01:48:01 PM
so i finally got around to shooting some skating on the ramp...

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6173/6261708299_8ee27e7173_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djberg/6261708299/)
_DSC8852 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djberg/6261708299/#) by dj.berg (http://www.flickr.com/people/djberg/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6219/6262228306_cbaa02c055_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djberg/6262228306/)
_DSC8826 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djberg/6262228306/#) by dj.berg (http://www.flickr.com/people/djberg/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6166/6262225644_0a28ce875f_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djberg/6262225644/)
_DSC8732-2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djberg/6262225644/#) by dj.berg (http://www.flickr.com/people/djberg/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6056/6262223398_291977498c_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djberg/6262223398/)
_DSC8704 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djberg/6262223398/#) by dj.berg (http://www.flickr.com/people/djberg/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6117/6262222124_d8d09bc4b8_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djberg/6262222124/)
_DSC8690 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djberg/6262222124/#) by dj.berg (http://www.flickr.com/people/djberg/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6053/6261693723_9f0d22255a_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djberg/6261693723/)
_DSC8647 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djberg/6261693723/#) by dj.berg (http://www.flickr.com/people/djberg/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6211/6261692079_c5e8fe8ef0_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djberg/6261692079/)
_DSC8580 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djberg/6261692079/#) by dj.berg (http://www.flickr.com/people/djberg/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6036/6262214300_c79cfe2964_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djberg/6262214300/)
_DSC8514 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djberg/6262214300/#) by dj.berg (http://www.flickr.com/people/djberg/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6097/6261685943_4549e8a6c3_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djberg/6261685943/)
_DSC8513 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djberg/6261685943/#) by dj.berg (http://www.flickr.com/people/djberg/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6229/6262207618_df9d0e6ffe_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djberg/6262207618/)
_DSC8512 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/djberg/6262207618/#) by dj.berg (http://www.flickr.com/people/djberg/), on Flickr