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Title: Indoor Cement Parks?
Post by: Paper/Scissors on October 04, 2009, 06:55:08 AM
Is there such a thing as indoor cement parks? I'm thinking there wouldn't be because of the money, but how amazing would that be...


Title: Re: Indoor Cement Parks?
Post by: C H U C K on October 04, 2009, 04:06:04 PM
There is one in Grand Rapids MI isn't there? And what about the old Turf in Milwaukee?


Title: Re: Indoor Cement Parks?
Post by: Paper/Scissors on October 04, 2009, 05:48:10 PM
Grand Rapids has Modern Skate with one cement bowl. It's not worth the drive right now, maybe in the winter.

I was talking about full blown cement inside parks.


Title: Re: Indoor Cement Parks?
Post by: killthegnar on October 06, 2009, 05:24:51 PM
the old vans park, now called "black diamond skatepark" has an indoor concrete section... sadly, it kinda sucks...


Title: Re: Indoor Cement Parks?
Post by: The Beard on October 06, 2009, 05:51:06 PM
well, there is the combi-bowl.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mmc-2-hBlg



Title: Re: Indoor Cement Parks?
Post by: Paper/Scissors on October 06, 2009, 08:29:59 PM
The bowl looks intense. One thing I couldn't roll in on.

And I actually sat down and wrote down any and all reasons why there wouldn't be one (procrastination at its finest) and realized that there isn't any versatility in obstacles which doesn't allow the possibilities for new obstacles. Also, the up keeping of them would be costly and time questioning.

A man can dream though...


Title: Re: Indoor Cement Parks?
Post by: killthegnar on October 07, 2009, 08:01:33 AM
im sorry, not that vans park... the one in dirty fuckin jersey.


Title: Re: Indoor Cement Parks?
Post by: The brycickle on October 07, 2009, 08:55:49 AM
well, there is the combi-bowl.. [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mmc-2-hBlg[/url]


That's not the "combi bowl", this is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVfkPBiLjjY


Title: Re: Indoor Cement Parks?
Post by: The Beard on October 07, 2009, 09:28:23 AM
o fuck thats rough! one of my biggest fears. hanging up like that. ugh

my bad. combi-bowl replica?


Title: Re: Indoor Cement Parks?
Post by: C H U C K on October 07, 2009, 10:04:39 AM
o fuck thats rough! one of my biggest fears. hanging up like that. ugh

my bad. combi-bowl replica?

Yup replica... I thought I read some place it's not quite as gnarly as the original though. I'm probably wrong though.


Title: Re: Indoor Cement Parks?
Post by: DirtyCajun on October 14, 2009, 01:23:16 AM
o fuck thats rough! one of my biggest fears. hanging up like that. ugh

my bad. combi-bowl replica?

Yup replica... I thought I read some place it's not quite as gnarly as the original though. I'm probably wrong though.

it's gnarly...I don't care who you are...I build concrete skateparks for a living...the vans Combi in Orange County is Legit...as for Indoor Concrete...maybe in the future...we're working on it!!!


Title: Re: Indoor Cement Parks?
Post by: Johnny Copp on October 14, 2009, 08:10:15 AM
There is one in Grand Rapids MI isn't there? And what about the old Turf in Milwaukee?


The Turf bowls were covered up years ago in the 90s pressure flip death of skating.   The park remained open for a while with wood ramps.   I'm pretty sure its completely done.

The City Museum in St. Louis was about to get crete and even has some of the first remnants left but they don't let people skate there.(normally)   They still call it the "skatepark" but its for non-skaters to run around on so they can get the "feel" of skateboarding.      As sick as that place is, that whole premise is lame as hell.   


Title: Re: Indoor Cement Parks?
Post by: bailgun on October 14, 2009, 12:04:24 PM
that's one of the stupidest things i've ever heard of. way to go, st louis!


Title: Re: Indoor Cement Parks?
Post by: WiteNite on October 14, 2009, 12:57:18 PM
it's gnarly...I don't care who you are...I build concrete skateparks for a living...the vans Combi in Orange County is Legit...as for Indoor Concrete...maybe in the future...we're working on it!!!

You better be thankful that you get to work around skateboarding for a living. What company do you work for?


Title: Re: Indoor Cement Parks?
Post by: bailgun on October 14, 2009, 06:06:33 PM

...I build concrete skateparks for a living...
what company?


Title: Re: Indoor Cement Parks?
Post by: vimal on November 24, 2009, 09:26:40 PM
Not that i know of, But there some good outdoor concrete parks in these areas.

if you want to ride some amazing indoor parks, its worth your while taking a trip to scotland. Dunbarton has an amazing indoor wood park, featuring a foam pit and trampoline room! and at 12 quid a Day pass, you cant go wrong.

Aberdeen also features a great indoor park, with oververt walls, a 15 footer bowl, and lots of technical lines, along with a rockclimbing wall.

There are also a lot of good concrete parks near and in glasgow.
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Title: Re: Indoor Cement Parks?
Post by: Team No Way on September 16, 2012, 02:24:09 AM
Poor Turf up in Milwaukee, laying buried under rubble, waiting for the day when the MAN finally decided to just crush those beauties into oblivion.  That place was the shit in it's day.  Just check out Santa Cruz "Streets On Fire."  Awesome soundtrack too!


Title: Re: Indoor Cement Parks?
Post by: Concrete Warrior on November 02, 2012, 03:32:43 PM
Yes, there are a couple. I ran a search filter on Concrete Disciples and  here's what came up:
http://www.concretedisciples.com/component/jreviews/search-results/criteria:2/query:any/cat:58/jr_indoorsx:Indoor/jr_surfacex:concrete/order:alpha.html (http://www.concretedisciples.com/component/jreviews/search-results/criteria:2/query:any/cat:58/jr_indoorsx:Indoor/jr_surfacex:concrete/order:alpha.html)


Title: Re: Indoor Cement Parks?
Post by: colorblindbowen on November 06, 2012, 03:26:05 PM
http://www.plazaskatepark.com/ (http://www.plazaskatepark.com/)

This is in Rutland Vermont.  It's very small and everything is tight and close together.  AKA it's awesome.  The owner has made several changes since opening.  He's actually tearing out one of the main features to put in something better in the next month.

It's about 6500 sq. ft if I recall correctly, and it is so fun!  There's a bowl and a really fun street course...

The way my buddy built Plaza, it actually ended up being cheaper than using metal or skatelite for a surface.  Not only is concrete a better riding surface, in my opinion I would say it is easier to work with if your building anything with weird curvy geometry.

Cutting, drilling, countersinking and screwing metal or skatelite down is a bitch!

Maintenance intervals and labor intensity are the same.  As far as changing things goes, you can still do it, I wouldn't say it's any more difficult, I know my friend has made several since opening.  Besides, if you take your time and make a good design, you shouldn't really have to make changes.

Excuses dispelled!  Git r done!