I grew up in ramp country. Crusty vert ramps in barns and metal mini ramps behind welding shops. Stories of crashing pools and sessioning concrete parks were only told in Thrasher and Transworld. The world of paved goodness eluded us, but we always dreamed.
Then last week my time came. I had only one hour to spend at the Cocoa Beach Skatepark, so I had to move fast. The park has one large section of six-foot bowls, trannies, and humps, with a deeper section made up of three vert bowls. Two sections of oververt and great coping throughout make for a fun setup.
Unfortunately, after fifteen minutes I realized that carving and pumping sideways through the bowls would take some practice, no matter how many hours I had spent imagining it. As the the park began to fill up and that last slam on my knee began to kick in, I got out my camera.
The local shorties were really tearing it up, and knew all the lines…damn them! Making it look so easy. They were cool though, and I got some good snaps (coming soon!). Hopefully I’ll have some more time and patience with my skating next time. Not quite living up to the dream, but certainly no nightmare…this park is going to rock the future me!