Westkingsdown Skatepark

From Random Bmx:
Just got some info and a new park Kevin Garwood has been building…
“West Kingsdown skatepark, it’s been open for the last couple of weeks… The park is real small, but it’s got a loada stuff crammed in, nice volcano, few quarters, wallrides, driveway/grind box, hip line, and a box/sub-box/mellow quarter type thing there, so it’s all good and rideable! ”
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I went to this skatepark at the weekend. There are some good things about it and some bad things. The street spine was really nice, and it was fun to just air the quater, do the spine, tyre tap and go back. Next to this line is a 5ft lip and 6ft platform box, which is probably 6-8 ft long. It is really big and has a trany landing which is great, but it’s just too big for me to be able to get the speed. Also if you can get the speed you are shot into a small quater which is very hard to air at that speed so it’s brakes time. As you can probably see from the pictures, the ramps are very close together which means you can’t fit those pedal strokes in.
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The other side of the park is driveways and stuff to keep the skaters out of the way, which is good. Also there is an inset quater which is good for walltaps, which I can’t do. The hip is fun but thin if you want to do it regular. In fact it seems that most of the park is built from someone that rides left foot forwards. The ramps are well built though and ride nicely. The transitions are good and well finished and it all feels right.
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Here is some tricks. Air, Someone who could actually clear the box, and a trye tap which is harder than it looks from this angle.

6 thoughts on “Westkingsdown Skatepark

  1. This skatepark, quite recently, has been burnt down, i think it was mainly the mini ramp towards the hipped quarter so some of it is rideable..

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  2. This skatepark, quite recently, has been burnt down, i think it was mainly the mini ramp towards the hipped quarter so some of it is rideable..

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  3. yes, the hipped quarter has been replaced by a small curve to curve box and spine and the remains of the mini ramp with the steep quarters plus an added small vert wall. very fun park 🙂

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