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In this section of Void Lifestyle Magazine we are focusing upon the parks that the riders session. In this issue we are putting the parks that the Grit scooter team rider Billy Kendal rides regularly under the spot light.
Brixham skate park is located at the bottom of Monksbridge road, which is just before you leave Brixham and enter Churston. This skate park has a little bit of a space outside that can fit maybe 3 cars to park in, this makes it not very accessible for people that are driving down to this park. Brixham consists of a 5 ft. quarter pipe leading to a fun box with a hubba up across and down it and a rail up and across it, this then leads to too a flat bank connected to another one from the side with a gap in the middle creating a pyramid, this goes down into a5 ft. Hip transfer from 2 quarters then to a another quarter, this quarter is a big volcano that leads into two 4ft mini ramps connected in the middle by a smaller 4ft volcano, the second mini is next joined next to another 5ft quarter that is next to a flat bank, this then connects back to the first quarter.
Pro’s – Ramps flow really well. Mini volcano is perfect. Copings stick out a perfect amount on the quarters and mini. There is a hut for people to chill out in on hot days and also to go in if it starts raining.
Con’s – Quarters and mini’s are quite mellow. Hardly any parking available. At the bottom of some quarters there are bumps.
Paignton skate park is located in Victoria Park. The skate park has very minimalistic parking with only short time sparking just outside the park; there is however a multistory only a short way downs the road. The skate park is just a few minutes ride from a few shops. There are two different parks right next to each other; the first is a smaller one consisting of a 5ft Mini ramp, a 5ft flat bank leading to a 3-foot box that is followed by a 4-foot quarter, a 3-foot kicker and a grind box. The second, bigger park consists of Big 5ft fun box with hips and a hubba across and down both sides, a 5ft quarter that is behind a 6 ft. half pipe, this has a hip on the right, this leads to a big flat bank with another one on top, there is a 4 block with a hand rail and a 3 block with a rail, going down on the left of the flat bank there is a hump with hubbas and on the left side of that is a grind box. In the middle of the park there is another flat bank with a 3 block and a hubba down it and there is also a round bar just as you enter the park.
Pro’s – Good to have two parks to ride. Lots of variety of ramps, not just transition. In the middle of a park so the scenery is nice and also means if parents are taking kids there is somewhere for the parents to hang out.
Con’s - Not very many places to park that are free. The half pipe takes a while to dry up after it rains.
Decoy Bowl is located in Decoy Park in Newton Abbot. The skate park has quite a bit of parking as it is near a big park and also a Decoy mud trails. The Bowl is 5 ½ ft. with a 2 hips in it, a volcano and a step up, there is also a 6 ½ ft. quarter in the bowl, the bowl has a little spine that leads into a 3 ft. mini bowl.
Pro’s – Really well looked after, all the ramps are smooth and not cracked. Really good drainage system so when it rains the bowl dry’s up fast. Really flowy and easy to pump round.
Con’s – The skate park is quite a ride from the shops. The copings stick out a bit.