The Cinder Cone – The making of a treehouse skatepark


We all have dreams. Some of them are realised, others just move on after we wake and drift into the ether. Dreams can be achieved though if you really want them. You just have to make them work, by hook or by crook, and that’s where Foster Huntington achieved the ultimate pleasure by pushing his until they became a reality.

He put a crew of friends together, each bringing their individual skills to the table including carpenters and skateboarders and then over the space of a year, something incredible happened. The ultimate dream treehouse, hot tub and skate bowl with a view of the Gods was completed.

You may have seen this image before but check out how The Cinder Cone was built in Skamania County, Washington in the Columbia River Gorge in this amazing new documentary. Huntington is now starting a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a book on the project. It’s part photos and part DIY manual, and something to keep forever.

Keep those dreams of yours alive. They are all out there, we just have to work hard to find a way of making them happen, and fast.

New bowl in Bishops Park, West London

A brand new fun-sized bowl has been built in Bishops Park in West London. The bowl looks small, whippy and could well be fun to skate but we have no idea who built it as we write this. Allegedly, the bowl has been sat there since November doing nothing but word is that it will be open to skate this Spring when the rest of the park that has been restored this winter is re-open to the public.

Bishops Park is situated in Putney/Fulham borders on the north side of Putney Bridge, just off the Fulham Palace Rd. Horror film lovers may remember that All Saints Church near to this park featured in the first ‘Omen’ film. Get in’spire’ed.

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Clissold Park bowl opens Easter Weekend

London’s bowl skaters will be stoked to know that the new Freestyle built bowl in Clissold Park in Hackney will be officially open to the public and ready to skate from this Thursday 21st April 2011. The bowl has been sessioned by friends of ours who say that the hips naturally line up in front of you and generally feels great. Other additional goodness includes decent seating and mounded hills that are perfect for lazing about in and watching sessions.

The Freestyle team have grafted hard to have this one up and running for you for Easter Weekend so get down there this week and have a ride on what looks likely to be a popular choice for many this summer. Big shouts to John Flood, Steve Crawford and the lads there for all their hard work on this one.