Our very own pro rider Devon Low shares with us his favourite parks to ride in his local area.
Bottesfords skatepark is a fairly flowy park with a huge rollin to 5ft box with a 9ft quarter opposite, connected to the 9ft there is a long wall ride with two 4ft quarters with a bank in the middle separating them, Opposite the wall ride there is a 6ft quarter connected to the rollin and behind the 6ft quarter there is a 6ft half pipe with an 11ft quarter extension. On the other side of the skatepark there is a little 3ft halfpipe which is behind a little street course which consists of a ledge on the other side of the ledge’d pyramid coming up to a 4ft quarter wall ride!
Pro’s – the skatepark doesn’t have bulky copings and the quarters aren’t too Melo or low, they’re the right height. The wood is good and isn’t slippery so you won’t fall off. Bottesford get relayed when ever it can so the wood is always new.
Con’s – the park has no backboard on the 3ft due to people kicking it down that don’t use the skatepark. The box has a few dodgy nails that haven’t been hammered in a lot and stick out a tiny bit, also the scuff plate needs to be put in on the 9ft as its hanging off.
Ruff skatepark is a newly opened skatepark which was joys of grind, under new management they’ve made some changes to the skatepark which includes removing the sub box, removing the fun box and replacing it with a grind ledge and removing the wall ride next to the stairs and putting a bank there! The changes to the park is better and and nearly everyone likes the park. The park has a bowl with a spine to a half pipe with two quarters, from the quarters there is a decking leading to a box and a foam pit, right of the jump box there is two quarters with a huge wall leading back to the bowl!
Pro’s – the park is good to flow about, the copings are waxy!
Cons – should make the box bigger
Adrenaline alley is such a good park with all the rooms that it has but the scooter room is probably my favourite part of the whole park because the layout is sweet. In the room there is a big roll-in to the first box followed by a step up straight to a quarter, left of the box there is a resi box to another step up to a quarter opposite it. On the left of that there is a volcano to rollover to a quarter. On the right hand of the skatepark there is a street section with a small quarter leading to two rails with a long stair set in the middle leading to a ledge with a bank on the left to a quarter.
Pro’s – the park is set out nice for what style of riding you chose either park or street, the wood is smooth and isn’t slippery, the copings are waxy.
Con’s – they should’ve extended the room.