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editor's note:

* Outdoor: 'Crete
* Free
* Trannie / Street
* Rating: Hassle Castle

We've got a user submitted review here from homeboy Tommy B. Take it away Toms:

"I'm here to let the world know - don't come to Carlsbad skatepark. The park is actually so pathetic that it actually brings down your ability level every time you skate there.

"Ok, first, the worst example of bad craftsmanship is the stairs at the side of the park. The runway is about 4 feet, maybe, and there is a ledge blocking any possible way to make this set possible. Next is the fact there is no coping on the corners of the bowls. The quarter pipes feel more like climbing walls because of the zero consistency of the pitch of the walls. Also they didn't do the sufficient research [also known as common sense] to figure out that as time goes on and skateboarders grind ledges, the ledges chip until about a month goes by you can't grind the ledges anymore. This is true for about 75% of the ledges here.

"Then there's the cops. Oh yes, the cops. Every little thing they get you for. The worst instance I saw was when a cop came to give a kid a ticket and the kid got mad and threw his board, so the cop grabbed him and pulled him to his car. The kid, trying to get his board, walked away from the cop. So the cop popped the kids shoulder out of place and threw the kid on the ground. Arrested the kid and took him away.

"I HATE CARLSBAD. Don't go there, please."

- Tommy B. April 2001

We took the pics below and can confirm everything Tom had to say... it's a pretty shitty park. We could also cite a quote from an article we read where a cop "wrestled this kid onto the ground, and dragged him to a light pole, where he then handcuffed him and dragged him away." Sounds like these cops are compensating for small penises by beating up skaters - again! Bullshit, bullshit, bullshit!

For parks that don't suck, check out the Ollie House in Temecula, the Encinitas YMCA, and San Clemente. Oceanside and Escondido have decent parks, but the full fences/waivers deal is in effect [which is also bullshit for a *PUBLIC* skatepark].

Directions: From San Diego, take interstate 5 north about 20 miles. Exit at Palomar Airport Road and head east. Make a left [north] on El Camino Real. Make a right [east] on Faraday Avenue. Make a left at the end of the street followed by a right onto Orion Way. The skatepark is on the right side.

...scroll down for pics

[ click pix to enlarge ]

^ It's big enough
but ole' Carlsbad
is pretty jacked
[Scroll to see the
whole image]

^ Like Tom said,
nothing here but
beat up ledges...

^ This spine might
be fun to transfer,
but the lack of
coping on the
corners of the bowl
are an embarrassment

^ Ledges, ledges,
ledges - all beat
to shit.

^ Here's that 5 stair
that Tom was saying
is so stupid...

^ SHITEO!: Ani-
magic of some rail
action from our visit

^ Okay, I like the
stencil art... but
that's it!

[ click pix to enlarge ]

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