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editor's note:

* Outdoor: 'Crete
* Free
* Trannie / Street
* Rating: Hassle-free hangout

We here at SPL aren't into the rules and regulations that a lot of public parks have been dreaming up. "Crap on that," we say. Unfortunately, on our trip to San Diego this spring [2001], we ran into waiver wavers everywhere we went. Locked gates and "full pads required" were standard just about everywhere, but not Santee skatepark! No bullshit, just skateboarding... now that's more like it!

You see, ole' Santee is little - just 6,500 sq ft - but certainly rideable. She's a fine Purkiss Rose [714.871.3638] production and they build good parks [see Diamond Bar and Santa Barbara for more of their work]. This project was completed in 1998 and cost $125,000 bucks.

For a little more action, we can make a couple of suggestions: Check out Robb Field at Ocean Beach, San Diego, the Encinitas YMCA. And for one of the best indoor parks in the world, cruise out to the Ollie House in Temecula.

Directions: Coming from the Los Angeles area, take Interstate 15 south to Highway 52 east. The highway will come to an end and become Mission Gorge Road. Stay on Mission Gorge Rd. heading east and make a left [north] onto N. Magnolia. About a 1/4 mile up the road, turn left [west] onto Woodglen Vista Drive. The skatepark is on the right inside Woodglen Vista Park.

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^ Tiny Santee

^ Tosh Rice - 5050

^ You know in
videos when pros
skid to a stop
on their tail
just at the top
of a big rail - big
dramatic pause -
Tosh has that
part down pat.

^ Blastable corner

^ On that Matrix
tip, Shaun Miller
does a front flip
up out of the bowl...
What? Seriously!!!
[Check that coping -

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