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editor's note:
Kirkstone

* Outdoor: 'Crete
* Free
* Trannie / Street
* Rating: "Come and enjoy!"

"Check out the latest Jim Barnum creation in North Vancouver - Kirkstone! Here goes..."

"Kirkstone is the latest park built by Spectrum Skateparks [604.986.5683] in North Vancouver, BC. This is the same team that built Hastings Bowl, so you know it's sick."

"This set up is unique and has something for everyone. It has two pyramids, about 9 rails in the park, a bunch of ledges, a 6 ft bowl area with gaps that connect with a spine and funbox to a gnarlier 9 foot bowl. There's perfect coping everywhere - until the bmx bandits do their dirty work."

"The park adds to the NVLoc claim that North Van has more and better skateparks per capita than anywhere else. 4 classics in the ground already [Seylynn, Griffin, Parkgate and this one!], and a new street/plaza park on the way next summer."

- Chris Parry: Apr '02

Directions: Take Highway 1 to North Vancouver. Exit at Lynn Valley Road, and head north. Make a right onto Kirkstone Road. The skatepark is on the left in Kirkstone Park.

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^ Sign of the times at
Kirkstone skatepark
in NorVan BC





^ This series was from our
first submission of Kirkstone
[Photo: Chris Parry]



^ The simple pleasure
of going trannie-to-
trannie never gets old...
Cam Weishaai over the
tabletop.



^ SHITEO: Jeff
Fox puts the deathbox
to use in this ani-clip.



^ Jeff here again
- 5050 on a rail.





^ Brent goin' noser to coffee table




^ Here's another wide-angle series,
shot from a different point-of-view.
This shot is actually VERY distorted...
the spine is in the middle of a STRAIGHT
wall, and the left side of the spine is
a square bowl. The right side of the
spine is a big pump-bump heading toward
the deathbox.




^ Here's a detail
of the side wall,
looking back at
the bowl... that
curved slice of
concrete has metal
edges for grind/slide
access from the
transition. There's
a version of that
feature
at
Bellflower skatepark
in Southern CA.




^ Canadian ingenuity
running wild, look
at how this park
blends the bowls
and the rails
together... the
bigger rail leads
down from the top
of the bowl, the
smaller rail drops
into the open side
of the bowl. Mean-
while, hits and flow
EVERYWHERE!!!





^ A little flatter and more
technical... street lines
at Kirkstone.



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