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editor's note:
Dublin Skatepark

* Outdoor: 'Crete
* Free
* Trannie / Street
* Rating: Rollin' on Dubs

Dublin skatepark: She's big and not that pretty - kinda like my date to the prom. But don't let that stop you from getting sweaty... it didn't stop me - ha!

Seriously thou', I think we're looking at a few trouble spots in the middle of an otherwise pretty good park. Prob #1: That bowl has definite signs of "mash potato" walls... We didn't ride this park, but the walls had too many random shadows where the pour was uneven. It may ride fine, but it doesn't look like it should. Prob #2: The spines?!? What's going on here? Spines are supposed to have trannie, not steep banks on either side... I'm guessing they're less fun and more dangerous than they should be. Another "kill the contractor" job. Shit. Anyway, the upside is lots of room, lights, and no ugly ass fence to make you feel like more of a villain than you already are!

The Bay Area has too many parks to hang out here for too long. For comparison, check out Novato, the spine at Healdsburg, the 9 ft craziness at Redwood City.

Directions: From Oakland take Highway 580 east to the Santa Rita Road exit in Dublin. Head north on Santa Rita Road for about a mile. Turn left [west] on Gleason Drive, there is a big sports park on the left. The skatepark is right next to the parking lot in the west end of the sports park.



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^ That's a lot of
concrete - Dublin skatepark





^ Here's a crazy old
school power slide by Vai
Schierholtz.
We met
him at this park in
Apr '01. He was pro,
back in the day...
[Submitted by Vai]




^ It must be
bizarre for this
guy to see parks
get built, then torn
down in the 80's, then
get rebuilt 20 years
later... meanwhile he's
still skating. That's
hard core.
[Submitted by Vai]







^ Chris Bailey coming
with a layback
sumpin'-sumpin'. [Submission: Bailey]





^ Just for clarification,
he's going about 100 mi.
per hour when he starts
these slides, and his body
never touches the ground.
His feet never leave the
board and he always rides away.
It's not my kind of trick,
but it's still amazing to
watch. [Submitted by Vai]



^ I think the
techies out there
would think this place
was cool...



^ Get some gravy
[ummmm, gravy....]
for those mash
potatoes!



^ Lots of ledges




^ Chris Bailey airing out
[Submission: Bailey]





^ These spines have
"we don't know what
we're doing" written
all over them...



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