Thursday, 8 June 2017

June 7, 2017

June 7, 2017
I planned a day out to the Windsor area and to work my way back. I few years ago, I was out hitting Tecumseh and Forest Glade and my old GPS didn't have Vollmer Rec Complex in it yet.
I hate letting parks get away.
Got up and decided to take Gnorman just for fun.
Gnorman is my co-pilot.
 West Lorne was first.
171 Graham St, behind the arena.
Rodney was second.
Roughly @ 261 Ridout St in the middle of the track.
Two pretty bad parks. One decent ledge.

I made it to La Salle.
I was disappointed with a lot of features of this park. I don't know who the designer/builder is yet but here's my speculation.
Some company built a park or two in the area based off professional designs and thought "hey, we could do this ourselves." The park came out ok but missed the mark on some key features. (*update* It was Hardcore. Hardcore messed it up.)
Over all it looks pretty good.
 The overhead view shows the 2 entrances to the park have a pier 7 ledge and a small stair and hubba section. These sections slope down, away from the park, and they are asphalt.

 The Pier 7 section also has some gnarly sunken concrete. 
 Coping on the tombstone is a little wack
 The step-up is a little cockeyed. 
The 5 foot quarter is uneven and goes to vert.
The park is missing a flat rail and the pitch of the hubbas and down rail is steep.
While it's not the worst park I've ever been to, it fell short of expectations.
2121 Laurier Parkway.

 Essex was next. It's a typical modular park but shows a great example of why visibility is important to a skatepark. The only graffiti is on the section hidden from the street.
60 Fairview Ave W

Erieau, ON. That's the run up to the stairs, rail and hubbas.
Gnorman is sick of waiting for me.
Near the end of Mariners Rd, Erieau.

Blenheim, ON Another bad park but these kids could rip it. Bulging QP, crazy pyramid, no run up stairs. Fantastic.
 Gnorman saw stuff go down.
199 King St @ the Arena

20 Ebenezer St W by the watertower
So glad I didn't go to college here.
Ridgetown, ON. Even worse. Messing up the cameras. 
Home time.

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