I saw on some of the social networks progression photos of Override Skatepark in South Shields. It’s been around for three years and a couple of the local BMX guys work there part time and have been given some input to what should happen to freshen up the street/driveway section. Below you can find a couple of quick run and gun snaps I took last night on the way home of how its getting on. There’s still another two weeks of building to go on but i’ll do my best to explain in the photos below whats happening..
So what you can see here is they’ve started with a flat bank in the far corner leading up to (the right hand side of the picture) whats going to be a bank to bank wall ride. In the grey floor area thats going to have a nice long flat rail put in with plenty of run up and run out. The edge of the bank to bank on the right where you can see under it is going to have a double ledge running along the side of it. A low ledge perfect for the beginners and above it like a step a higher ledge. It’ll be something you can ride from the flat or take on from the bank to bank on the other side.
So here you can see the bank to bank wall ride which still has its wall ride to be built but you’ll be able to go at it from either side and learn to do bank to wall rides and all your other tech you want to throw in there.
New rail has been put in, perfect height to train on before hitting the real streets. The ledge in the middle of the shot will be grindable on both sides, like the one in the foreground when the said forground ledge gets pushed further back towards the shutters. Also where the scooter kids are and the piles of wood behind them is, thats going to become a quarter maybe with something else to allow you to get a full run of the entire section.
Other little mods will be happening but soon this section will be complete and ready to ride properly then onto the next bit of the park to get revamped with some quarters, spins, bowl bits and who knows.. the plans are getting drawn up and the Ramp Smiths are sharpening their tools. Keep your eyes peeled for the report right here on the Phire.