Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Park Profiles: Danvers MA (with Skatepark Tours video)













The Danvers skate park, at Plains Park, is another park with potential if it had been designed better. Its downfall is that it’s a concrete park with small-misplaced objects.


On the left, when first entering the park, there is a grinding wall, which is concrete with no copings, and a long-round metal rail with a small kink. It goes from about 1 foot high down to about 3 inches off the ground.




In the back left corner is a square flat top pyramid with 2-flat and 2-banked sides. This object has promise but it is virtually useless in the corner that it sits.





Along the back left fence is the parks best feature, a flat roll-in leading up to a 6-set of stairs which has a low round rail running down its middle. This is a great object and more parks should add one like it.










On either side of the parks back fence is a flat kicker, about 1-½ feet high, but neither has a good line to approach it. The right kicker does have a small flat-top spine hip but this isn’t great.










In between the stair-rail and the spine hip is a very high, four foot tall, 4-sided pyramid, which I have yet to find a use for (except for setting my camera on it).





The parks last object, which is directly right of the main gate, is a small 3-section mini-ramp. The ramp is not easy to ride though, due to its steep banks and long flat bottom.

This is not a very good park but the stair and kink rails make it one worth visiting for some short sessions.

shutupandskate

EMAGDNIM

EMAGDNIM

Chris Farmer Profile Section from the Video WORDS

ONE Blade Mag

ONE rollerblading magazine

Razors

R A Z O R S

Street Artist Urethane

TheConference News