Under 30 $125 for 1st - $75 for 2nd - $50 for 3rd
Over 30 $125 for 1st - $75 for 2nd - $50 for 3rd
Judging will be done by everybody skating. I know that I've set it for a long ass time, 12-6 but that doesn't mean that you have to skate the whole time. As long as your there when the time comes to kick down the money, you have a chance. But if you don't skate, you can't win. This isn't going to be a popularity contest. I'll be breaking down the days events and times in a few weeks so everybody will know what's going on.
Make sure you don't forget to be at Burnside on August 21st, if you do, you'll be missing one hell of a session.
I can understand why they would be upset about the fence. I think that they paid for it to be installed a number of years back since that side of the park borders their property. I think it was for liability issues. But what they don't understand is that the fence had deteriorated into a death trap for anybody not paying attention. If you weren't paying attention you could end up with a pipe in the forehead. The fence was torn down to be replaced, at the skateparks expense, with a safer, new fence. Unfortunately, the fence was taken down a bit earlier than the money or supplies could be rounded up. This weekend a few of us put back up about half of the old fence on the top of the elbow. I think that should be good until the new fence is put up in a week or two.
And about the "No Parking" signs, I couldn't really tell what the problem was. One sign was painted over but it was on a side wall that you really never see. The two that are easiest to spot are still intact. So I'm not sure what the deal is but there is one thing that will help.
PARK ON THE STREET! DO NOT PARK IN THE PARKING LOT! YOU WILL BE TOWED!
If the tow truck gets your car lifted it costs something like 75 bucks just to have them set it back down, and that's if they don't speed off before you notice. You've been warned.
What is it with these fools who think it's cool just to do random vandalism? Sometime on Friday, I think, some fools pushed a highway divider off of the ledge above the park into the parking lot below. The divider ended up out far enough from the wall to cause a problem. I recruited the entire park to help try and move it and, I don't know how many people have tried to move a highway divider but they are very heavy, it took about 6 or 7 guys to just stand it up and then we had to try and push it up against the wall. At first we all just tried pushing and pulling it but it wasn't moving. Then somebody found a pole and brought it over and we kind of walked it over by leverage. It got put against the wall and everything should be cool. Whoever pushed it off the ledge is a fool. No matter how hard we try to keep the park and it's surroundings in good shape, there's always the few who are just plain stupid.
Other than all that crap, the skating was good and fast. Just how I like it.