Folkestone’s Multi-Storey Skatepark gets green light

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Good news arrived on the South Coast this week with an announcement that Folkestone’s proposed £10m Multi-Storey Skatepark has been approved to be built by Shepway District Council.

The world’s first ever project that would see multiple floors of skateable structures have been developed by the forward thinking talent at Guy Hollaway Architects and Maverick Skateparks who will start work on the site soon. It’s a new development for the Roger De Haan Charitable Trust who obviously have exceptional vision.

The skatepark, that will be built inside two layers of perforated mesh for ventilation, will also host climbers and bouldering, a café, boxing club and more and will take between 18 months and 2 years to build. Watch this space.

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Duck Lane: New combi bowl opens in Bournemouth

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If you have ever taken a trip down to Bournemouth for a day out skating then you will know that their scene is full of characters who frequent Kings Park. We’ve had some great days down there over the years so the news that a new park was being opened not far from there by Maverick was music to our ears, whose design and build on this new combi-bowl looks solid.

Duck Lane has been built as part of a new Mansell Homes housing development in Kinson, put together by Bournemouth Council. It consists of a unique combi-bowl and uncompromising design as explained by Maverick’s Russ Holbert who has been working on the project:

“The design has a retro feel with endless, flowing lines. At the top end, the facility features a micro clover bowl with a superfun, triple 8 pumpline. The clover bowl opens out into a unconventional snake run with offset hips and links up with a large bowled mini ramp. The walls of the mini ramp and snake run have been designed to direct riders straight down into the pool which is 9ft deep and features two monster hips. We are so stoked on this project and just so happy to have been a part of it. Hats off to all involved!”

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One of the locals involved to make this happen was Richard ‘Geordie’ Inskip, whose input working alongside the council was key:

“Being stoked with my involvement of this park is an understatement. This is by far the most american style bowl I have skated in England. The design is amazing and the lines bring concrete surfing to a whole new level, saying that, so does the build quality. Maverick have just lifted the bar for UK skateparks. If this is what we can expect from new parks, UK skating is about to enter a whole new dimension.”

Duck Lane’s new combi-bowl opened this weekend, timed perfectly for the summer months ahead. Note that the site around the bowl is newly seeded, so if you visit, make sure you respect the site and clean up after yourselves.

We will leave you with a quote from Maverick‘s Ian Jennings who sums up this new feat perfectly: “It has tons of lines, it’s progressive and accessible – yet also really gnarly, fast and above all, LOADS of FUN!” Start planning your trip as this area has a variety of parks to skate.

You can find the park just off the Ringwood Rd (A348) on Holloway Avenue, Kinson, BH11 9JS. Directions and map here.

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Maverick unleash new Winchester Skatepark design

It looks like the area of Hampshire is to receive more treats from the concrete designers of Maverick this year following the unleashing of this new design for a new park in Winchester overnight. Exact details will follow but for now this looks like it will be a really good addition and we are loving the brick wall and the rock on the top of the hip.

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Maverick Skateparks build skate-able boat in Norfolk

Good to see that the creative work force at Maverick are back out there building parks. Their concept park that includes a skate-able boat at Sheringham Skatepark in Norfolk is finally being built this month. Check out the photos of The Strip. The video design may have changed since it’s original mock up two years back but you get the idea. It has taken a while but the Norfolk scene will have a park to skate this Xmas.

The new park faces the North Sea. Google map it for directions and visit www.sheringhamskate.co.uk for all info.

The Strip – Sheringham Skatepark from Maverick Skateparks on Vimeo.

New Maverick skatepark in Market Harborough, like?

The new skatepark in Market Harborough that we saw under construction a while back whilst getting the train to skate Nottingham is open and looks worthy of a shred. Built by the good fellas of Maverick the new park replaces the legendary concrete spot that has seen some amazing sessions over the years with new, exciting transitions and lines.

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Watch our good friend Jono roll round and show you its curves from this weekend and let us know what the park is like in the comments below if you have skated it.

You can find this at Bellfields Recreation Ground, Bellfields Street, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 8AB. Click here for a map.

Dorchester Skatepark Jam April 28th

Dorchester’s concrete will have it’s annual roasting from locals this year on Saturday April 28th with cash money prizes for best tricks and free stuff from various sponsors. Get down to one of Maverick Skatepark’s best builds for a full day of it between 11 – 6pm. The park can be found at Weymouth Avenue, DT1 1QZ and the Facebook event page to join is here.

Redlight do Dorchester

The Redlight crew have posted up a video blog of their recent trip to Dorchester Skatepark.

Get stuck in to some South West Skateboarding from Ryan Chamberlain, Leon Clark and Namir Al-Mukhtar. Includes classic British weather, rough spots, Maverick Skateparks and a giant penis!

New Maverick park in Newbury opens 3rd July

maverickskateparksThe guys at Maverick Industries have been super busy of late finishing off the new concrete skate park at Victoria Park, Newbury, West Berkshire. The park is now complete and will open officially on Sunday, July 3rd with a big jam so if you are down that way, get yourself there and join in the celebrations.

The park has a deep bowl, a pocket bowl, tombstone, flatbank, jersey barrier, quarterpipe hip, brick half penny, manny pad, curved ledge, gap and much more. Check the photos and layout below and click here for directions of the location on Google maps.

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