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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Portland Oregon: Commonwealth Skateboarding

Portland Oregon, Commonwealth Skateboarding, Bryce Kanights
It’s true that new skateparks are popping up everywhere those days I Skate, Therefore I Am -Home- Yes! isTia skateboard blog talks about skateboarders, skaters, vert, ramp, skateparks, pool, backyard pools, kidney pool, pink motel, supreme skateboard, copying, skateboarding photography, skate rock, concrete disciples, daily skate news, Vans, Venice skatepark, skate spots  and skateboard news. There are plenty of other skate websites that publish skateboard news faster than me, and better than me (Transworld, The Berrics, Thrasher, Slap magazine, skatedaily, crailtap, juice magazine, skate and annoy,…), so I won’t just give the skate news, I’ll also tell you what I think about it even if I’m wrong. Then you can conform and think like me too and impress your friends with your profound knowledge of the skateboarding industry.
but most of them are made (i.e. sponsored) by the cities, so it is noteworthy when a new skatepark is actually created by skaters themselves. And that’s what is happening in the city of Portland, Oregon. After the unique skatepark closed last summer, two skaters decided to build their own skatepark and the opening is this week-end, that is in 4 days. The story is brought by legendary Bryce Kanights on Go visit Focal Point for more insights. Here is an excerpt of the report.

The Birth of Commonwealth Skateboarding (by Bryce Kanights)

If there’s one underlying attitude that skateboarding has instilled within many of us since we took that all-important first push, it’s the independent conviction of “doing it yourself” without rules, a coach, schedules, or a uniform. Individual creativity runs deep in skateboarding and it’s become a character of our lifestyle. Once we begin to fall in line or follow by exactly by what is acceptable or normal, the adventure can get boring and apathetic very quickly. Right? Right.

During the fall of last year while sitting indoors as the rain of the Northwest continued to pour outside, Portland skateboarders Jennifer Sherowski and her boyfriend Lance Normine brainstormed with a few friends to create a unique indoor skatepark. The metropolitan area’s only indoor skatepark, The Department of Skateboarding, had shut its doors back in the middle of August and looking ahead, there was no viable alternative for the wet winter months that were on the way.

More reading and pictures of the skatepark on and Focal Point.


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