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editor's note:
Pacific Skatepark

* Outdoor: 'Crete
* Free
* Trannie / Street
* Rating: Well "rounded"

"The Pacific skatepark is one of three free parks in Ventura - the rest of the family includes Ventura's West and Hobart skateparks."

"This skatepark is primarily made up of 3 ft banks that form a hip on one side and shape the side of the bowl on the other. The bowl - a perfect circle - is 3 ft deep, with coping on the inside, and transfer lines out of the bowl into the center of the park."

"Pacific skatepark has no rails, but there are various low ledges in a circle around the perimeter of the park. The downside to these ledges is that they block a lot of the space for getting speed or landing flyouts."

"Even thou' this park is small and doesn't have a lot of options, it's not a bad park. For a more upscale skatepark experience, check out Ventura's SkateStreet."

- Todd Griffiths: Dec '01

Directions: Take Highway 101 to Ventura. Exit at Seaward Ave. and head north. Make a right [west] onto Main St. Make a left onto Mills Rd, followed by a right onto Dean Dr. Then make a left onto Chapel Dr. The skatepark is on the right, adjacent to the Pacific High School football field.

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^ You know those plastic balls
you put your hamster in, so he can
roll around the floor bumping into stuff?
That's what Pacific skatepark reminds me of...

^ This is the "spine" part
of the bowl that connects to
the flat middle part...
[Photo: Griffiths]

^ Flyout: (fli-out) verb
To fly-out of a bowl or ramp,
may or may not utilize an ollie.

^ Lunch for the ledge heads.

^ Shot from another angle,
here's the bowl again, and
the main hip on the left.
[Photo: Griffiths]

^ Double "B-boy gap" flyout...

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