Sunday, February 11, 2024

CSEF and Skate Obstacles. February 11, 2023. Mostly Skateboarding Podcast.

This week, Templeton Elliott, Patrick Kigongo, and Jason From Frozen in Carbonite speak with Thomas Barker about the College Skateboarding Education Foundation and skate obstacles. Listen here and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify.

Montreal's new plaza
Avenue Skatepark in Ventura, CA
Mitchell Park
Perry Park

This week, Thomas Barker is stoked on Loosey Loves You and their skits.
Jason is stoked on Venture Trucks, Juice, the Run DMC doc, and the We are the World doc
Patrick is stoked on Spitfire WheelsStop Making Sense by Jonathan Demme/Talking Heads, Arsenal beating Liverpool, Static VI, and the new Kader adidas Sambas.
Templeton: Learning Figma for work

1 comment:

Justin said...

It was cool to learn about the CSEF. Good to see people putting emphasis on college in our current ignorant anti-education era. I know there are a ton of problems with higher education, but overall it is for the best.

There used to be a bunch of benches for sitting down on at my local park. A few years back the local pickleballers had issues with one of their courts somewhere in the city so they removed a couple of the benches to put down tape for a pickleball court at the skatepark. I never ever saw anybody play and it was the dumbest thing ever to take out the benches people actually sat on.

Preferred obstacles for me would be low, long manual pad style ledges. It's been so long since I've skated something like that. Also lots of empty space and flatground around said obstacles. I know these don't make efficient use of the limited space of a skatepark, but it would be better to have something fun to skate from all sides. The other thing I would want would be an exact concrete replica of the old hip at the Jamestown skatepark. It was the mellowest and widest hip ever, but it was built out of Skatelite so it is long gone. I wish they had thought to include a remake of the hip in the new concrete park Jamestown.