One of the toughest pools to really ride in all of Orange County. It used to be a proving ground during the later 1990s pre-pool fanaticism until everyone pussed out in favor of skate park bowls. During its run as the only real backyard pool hosting regular sessions in Orange County when everyone was stuck riding made to skate bowls, this place hosted some of the most hardcore skateboarding sessions anywhere. Real punk shows next to the pool were the regular, most were too scared to show up. I seen some of the best and worst pool skateboarding go down and probably have it on video. I hate to say it, most skaters were too scared to ride. I’ve seen pro skateboarding legends refuse to take a run here. It goes to show how rad this place really is or was or will be when it decides to open up again and give this new generation a good shot of adrenalin.
Billy skating a couple backyard pools and the infamous metal pipes that happened a few years back here in Los Angeles, California. I surfed with Billy yesterday at his favorite spot and we caught some good ones…Until the next session!
3 insane skatepark pools to carve and grind with cement coping make this funner than most skateboard parks you will have the pleasure of skating. Bring your bow and arrows for the archery range next door.
taking skateboarding bowl and pool design a step further is the idea of a tiltable platform, not to keep the bowl flat on a irregular surface, but to tilt it to open up more possibilities.
i’m imagining a pool/bowl supported by 4 hydraulic lifts working in unison, one on each side holding the structure off the ground allowing for tilt in either direction….kind of like the turning point ramp but as a pool/bowl. a tiltable skatespot. you could have your cradle anytime you want! how rad would that be?
never did ride this one but i always wanted to…thanks zack grove for the photo
I say both. Dig it up, clean it, scrub the shit out of it (literally), repair it and ride it! The pop out may have made it better. Worse is sometimes good. A tilted pool can be a mixed blessing. Its like a new pool, sort of. Look at Basic bowl for reference.
Thanks Zack for bringing this up. Maybe I’ll get to finally do those shallow stairs!
The easiest way to eradicate a mosquito infested pool is to drain it and keep it dry.
This local TV news report was about West Nile Virus in empty swimming pools at vacant residential properties here in Los Angeles, California aka pool skating mecca (FYI: Orange County is thought to contain roughly 100,000 backyard pools). The footage was interesting and compelling. I wonder how many people drained their pools after viewing the story.
Need help draining your pool? Drop us a line, we will gladly help you.
A drained pool is a safe pool.
Health hazard at best. At worst its a skateboard park for the local kids.
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This website is outreach for my ongoing photography project documenting the pools of the greater Los Angeles area. If you have a pool constructed between roughly 1940 and 1975 in any condition, I would love to document it before it gets demolished or remodeled. With redevelopment moving at a brisk pace, its a challenge to discover and document each unique location before they disappear. I need the public’s help to steer me towards these cultural gems before they all disappear. Thank you and have an amazing day!
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Draining and cleaning pools is an essential part of the pool skating process and has to be done no matter what. Here are some tips to get you prepared to potentially unearth a previously uncharted skating spot or at least make a solid contribution to your local skateboarding scene. This partial list was put together to give some idea of what to think about when planning a pool skating adventure and hopefully increase your chances of successfully opening up a new pool skating spot and building on our collective pool skateboarding history.
1) Bring some buckets and learn how to scoop water. 2) Team work using a human chain works best. 3) 5 gallon buckets are the easiest to use. 4) Even numbers of buckets work the quickest and most efficient with the least amount of people. 5) Use a gas or electric submerse-able pool pump. 6) Wear shoes you don’t mind getting wet. 7) Bring extra socks and a t-shirt. 8) If mosquito larva are present in the water, use extreme caution. 9) Standing water alone can get you sick depending on whats in it and often contains microscopic bacteria that can infect you through even the slightest of skin cuts. Take appropriate cautions instead of jumping in barefoot. 10) Don’t forget your brooms.
In Southern California, cases of the West Nile Virus have been on the rise in empty unused backyard pools. Stagnate water and rising daytime temperatures are the perfect breeding ground. Use extreme caution in dealing with anything questionable, for more info click here.
If its professional pool cleaning you need on a skating or skateboarding level, give us a ring and we’ll be happy to access your situation.
9th Annual Speed Demon Race is on, Registration at 4pm.
Check back for more info or call the skatepark for more details about what is happening today 949-916-5870
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Come down on August 18, 2012 and get a grind in every pocket in every bowl…then ride the flow bowl and street areas…its like 5 skateparks combined into one…If you can legitimately ride every aspect of this park in one session, you are a madman…