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Triple R Skatepark

* Indoor: Woodie / 'Crete
* Pay: ???
* Trannie / Street
* Rating:

As we walked into Triple R skatepark, the first thing they said to us was that they were "sorry."

They were just about to redo the park, so the pics we have below [from Jun '02], may already be out of date - but that's the nature of wood parks. As long as they don't go outta business, consider yourself lucky!

The truth is, Triple R has nothing to apologize about. This park is well built, has great features, lots of space, and that "neighborhood vibe" that no amount of corporate blood money can buy. Nothing but killer space, and the raw inspiration to push yourself.

For the Chicago area, this is probably your best bet for sophisticated slashing. The public parks in northern IL are pretty weak, there are a couple of good pay parks nearby [WARP and Four Seasons for starters], but this park is a classic indoor session, just waitin' to go off. They can remodel all they want, it'll still kick ass!

Directions: From Chicago, take the 90/94 north toward Mundelein. At the 90/94 split, make sure you stay on the 94, north toward WI. As you pass the town of Deerfield, take the highway 60 west [might be called "Town Line Rd"]. Next, make a right [north] onto Butterfield Rd, then left onto Campus Dr. Triple R is at 1025 Campus Drive. For more info, call the park direct at 847.549.9950.

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^ Little mini,
about 4 ft

^ SHITEO: Check the
ani-magic on this
kgrind from Andrew

^ Big mini
- with extensions - about 6 ft

^ This park has great flow,
including a roller in the middle
of the floor we didn't shoot for
some reason

^ Here's your first
peek at the bowl...

^ Andrew here again
on this one...

^ They've got a
great kicker

^ SHITEO: Jordon
Trais with the styly
hand plant

^ Heart-shaped bowls
kick ass, and this 6
footer will kick yours!

[ click pix to enlarge ]

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