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    Quote Originally Posted by Haven_Hamilton View Post
    So disappointing, of everything they could've done with the pretty cramped space they went a built a pretty gnarly looking transition heavy setup. Hardly the most accessible thing to skate, especially for kids...
    It's funny - to me that looks amazing. There are lots of places for kids and beginners to learn. Council skateparks and stuff. But the number of big, smooth, indoor bowls in London is - well, hardly any. And one more will be welcome. Kids will learn quick enough - I used to watch 8-year-olds drop in the old Bay66 vert ramp after a few days at Skate Camp with Gary, so I wouldn't worry about them. Especially when there's mellowed stuff in another tunnel. The only thing I'm not so sure about is those two arched 'windows'. Bit of a novelty, I reckon. Will look good in photos but you'd open up so many more lines by not having them.

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    Good point, being opposite it makes it almost impossible to pump/carve around them.

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    I agree, it's almost like you read my mind. ahem.

    Surely they must be there due to fire regs or ventilation or something meaning the existing doors can't be totally covered up. One I could understand but nobody would put two in unless they had to. Not that it makes much difference to me, it's not like I'd be blasting out of the hip into smiths on the pool coping anyway.

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    "Long-term" so years at least.

    As for the tinfoil - as you all know I'm game for that more than most of you but build and FOP, you're way off the mark here.
    As Spanky says - this has been in the pipes for over two years.
    Oh come off it, Anon. You've been in the game long enough to know that you need a better refutation than that.

    I'm going to do some digging and what I find will no doubt get me litvinenko'd by the powers that be at SS headquarters.

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    For starters: I notice the absence of a hi-vis vest on the human being in the right half of the picture. Which makes me think. Who is that man who so blatantly disregards his H&S obligations?
    Don't even get me started on how the shadows are cast.

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    Don't even get me started on how the shadows are cast.


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    The miniramp looks very good indeed.
    It's essentially the much-missed BaySixty6 long mini, but in concrete and with a gap in the middle on one side for a doorway.
    That was pretty much the most popular feature of Bay, pre-rebuild, judging by how packed it got with 10-year-olds during the school holidays

    http://houseofvanslondon.com/news/skatepark

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    I think trying to make any connection to this and LLSB is kind of pointless, I don't think they're remotely connected or will have any effect on each other.

    As for the comment of the bowl not being very accessible to kids…………Southbank's just down the road, they can skate there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicfromsidcup View Post
    I think trying to make any connection to this and LLSB is kind of pointless, I don't think they're remotely connected or will have any effect on each other.

    As for the comment of the bowl not being very accessible to kids…………Southbank's just down the road, they can skate there!
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    Different sort of thing to South Bank.
    If you like South Bank you probably won't like this.
    And if you like this, South Bank's probably not for you.
    There's room for both in skateboarding.

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    That is like saying if you like Public Enemy you wouldn't like The Smith, not true.

    Peace.

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    I don't like very much.
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    Some people like both.
    But in general you're either a Public Enemy sort of person or a Smiths sort of person.
    And in general you're either a South Bank sort of skater or a House of Vans sort.
    Me, I lean towards House of Vans, looking at the pictures.

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