Rating the Skate Parks
This park gives the fastest ride of the group. Its three bowls, which are shaped like cereal bowls, are connected to each other with half bowls that form a “snake run” between them. The run, which looks like a winding snake, lets you ride over into the neighboring bowls, giving you more speed every time. Petaluma ParkThis park has only two main obstacles two bowls so it’s not very diverse. Also, because of its layout, riders can’t flow easily from one bowl to the other, which forces them to stop after each trick. This park gets three stars, however, because a lot of younger skaters prefer to practice complicated tricks slowly instead of cruising really fast.Sonoma Marin Fairgrounds, East Washington Street and Adidas Country OG Unisex Dark Blue White Malaysia Outlet Kenilworth Drive intersection. Outdoor, concrete, free. (707) 778 4380. Alameda ParkThis park has everything: a bowl, Adidas NMD S1669 Primeknit Women White Pink Malaysia Outlet several ledges, rails and quarter pipes. Its “volcano” which is three steep ramps cemented to each other is the best obstacle because one side has a mellow incline, which is good for beginners, and on the other side has a steep incline, which is good for experts.While the varied obstacles are fun, the park is windy, which can slow skaters down and ruin an entire afternoon of skating.In the Alameda Point Naval Station. Outdoor, concrete, free. (510) 748 4565. Palo Alto ParkRating: one skateboard.This park would be great if the surface of the ramps weren’t covered in slippery graffiti. You can pick up a lot of speed here, but you spin out on the graffiti paint. This makes the park very difficult to ride. If the graffiti was cleaned up, this park would get a three or four skateboard rating.Colorado Avenue and Simkins Court intersection. Outdoor, concrete, free. weekends. (650) 329 2261. Vans Shoes SkateparkRating: four skateboardsThis park is the best for both beginners and experts. It has a wooden street obstacle course with small ramps that is intended for smaller skaters. And, for the experts, it has a large street obstacle course and three cement bowls.The park’s best feature is the Winchester Washboard, which has a three sided bowl on one end, and Air Jordan 1 Pinnacle 705075-130 High Men White Gold Malaysia Sale three giant humps extending out on the flat ground like the ripples on a washboard stomach. It’s fun because it merges ramp skating, which uses the bowl, with street skating, which uses the humps.