|Arto Saari Backyard Pool Sesh|
I know those days, it’s not really that uncommon to have a backyard mini ramp, but what about a full-blown pool? Must be nice. Most skaters have one now. I'm thinking about Ozzie, Lance Mountain, Bucky Lasek, Tony Hawk and Arto Saari, just to name a few. It is so awesome to have what everyone’s dreamed of.
This is something that was written by Kevin Duffel, when Arto's pool was first Christened... "I found this house that had enough space to either build a mini ramp and not touch the garage, or dig a hole, take part of the garage out, and build something bigger. I was like, “You know what? F—k the mini ramp.” And I knew Lance Mountain had built a pool, so I got in contact with him, like, “What do I have to do in order to get a pool built?” He pretty much just hung up the phone and was at my house like 15 minutes later. We came to a conclusion that a left-hand kidney would be perfect. Lance has been riding the pools for 30 years or something, so it just made sense to talk to him about it. It was finished last May. He was there every step of the way. I also wanted it to be a swimmer. You can actually fill the pool up with water.