We have sad news. The New West skatepark is gonna get torn down. To honour the gift that is the new west skatepark Team Pizza held a rad jam and invited all of us out to come skate it!
A lot of skaters first got air and spat their chickletts in the New West skatepark. Its full of cracks, the coping is in weird places, and the transition has some questionable curves, and its one of the raddest parks we’ve had the pleasure of skating. If you know the lines (Like Dave Helmer) this park is a sleeping giant and will throw you some huge air if you work it right.
So the first half of the day was beautiful and sunny, the second half not so much. It got a little cloudy but we were lucky enough to not get rained on. The rest of the flatspot team showed up for the afternoon and started smashing the extension!
I want to give a shout out to Selwynn Sharples. He moved to vancouver recently and I couldn’t be more stoked that he is part of the Vancouver skate scene. Dude skates every day, encourages others to do the same, and if he says he will meet you to skate, he will ACTUALLY DO IT! Its incredible. So here’s to you Selwynn, you’re a beast!
If you haven’t been out to skate the New West skatepark yet, make sure to do it fast! Its still there, and we aren’t sure what’s gonna replace it. But according to the district of New West, there will certainly be something.
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