The Skateboard Cafe’s Midsomer Norton session

skateboardcafeA sunny afternoon at Midsomer Norton skate park with Shaun Currie, Josh Arnott, Korahn Gayle, Barber and more is served up in this latest edit form the Skateboard Cafe.

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Scooters and the Death of the Skatepark

scootersaregayThe scooter problem in the UK has forced the skateboard community of Midsomer Norton to make a short documentary on the problem they are facing at their local park. Remember the build up to the opening jam back in August 2010 and the elation this skatepark gave the locals? It seems that this sentiment has long passed and has now been replaced with the words Death of their local skate park instead from this recent docu put together by Lewis Jelley.

The question is, what problems do you have at your local park and how do you tackle them? Is this problem just discipline based? Is the obvious answer actually teaching kids how to respect others around you at a skate park instead of just shouting at them? Is it a case of they are so young they don’t actually listen? How long will it be until there are hundreds of skaters at your park instead once these kids realise skateboards are actually the way forward. Will you still get a run when this happens? By building so many concrete parks are skateboarders naturally enjoying being pushed back into the streets where skateboarding belongs?

So many questions, but only you hold the answers.