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editor's note:
Jungle Bowl

* Outdoor: 'Crete
* Free
* Trannie
* Rating: It's a Jungle out there

EXTINCT: This famous pool is no longer skateable - RIP!

"My friend was at the Jungle Bowl 3 days ago, and I guess someone bought the house. The first thing they did was jackhammer the pool!"

- Jerry Nolan: Dec '01

Once upon a time, I saw this cool pool in some skate ads. It was covered w/ graffiti, surrounded by bushes, etc., and it looked like fun. A little snooping around and a few years later, I got to ride that pool. While I think this place might have more than one name, we'll call it the Jungle Bowl until we hear otherwise.

It rides nice. I don't think it originally had coping, but somebody went all DIY on this place and installed some in all the right places... It's as rough as it looks, but the transitions are nice and it's virtually BUST FREE!

In the two hours or so that we spent riding this marked up slash spot, about 10 other kids showed up. Weird thing is, only one of them had a skateboard. It seems this place is as much of a graffiti hang out and general "teen lounge" as anything else...

Directions: Go ask somebody else... this place is technically "underground," so we're keeping our mouths shut over here.

...scroll down for pics

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^ Back from the Jungle with
the evidence...

^ Todd Griffiths in a
timeless lip shot
[Photo: Mark Sizemore]

^ Old schooler, John
Jacobs, breaking off
a piece

^ Shiteo: Todd
going over the light
in this animated clip

^ At the top of the
lip, sometimes you
have to struggle a
a little just to
hang on...

^ Looking back at the steps
[Photo: Mark Sizemore]

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