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Ollie's Skatepark

* Indoor: Wood / 'Crete
* Pay: $10 per 3 hr sesh
* Oververt / Vert / Trannie / Street
* Rating: More kick than Jim Beam

Many requests for this one - Ollie's Skatepark in Florence KY. Built by Team Pain [407.366.9221], and those guys don't f*ck around when it comes to skateparks!

"There is a new skatepark in Florence Kentucky that NEEDS to be on the SKATEparkLIST. It's the fattest skatepark in the Midwest. They have the smoothest miniramp I have EVER seen. The street course has banks, bowls, hips, you name it. Like chunky soup, 'It's in there!'"

- Gary Hall: Dec '02

"This place has something for everyone. The enormous birch trannie sections are awesome. The 3 halfpipes range from mild to wild - 1.] 3 ft to 4 ft, 2.] a 60 ft long miniramp offering 6 to 8 feet of trannie with extensions and banks, 3.] "The Monster" - 13 footer with an oververt section - gotta have game for that one. Did I mention that if you are over 18, no pads or helmets required... only in KY."

- Richard Gleason: Jan '03

Directions: From the North: Take highway 75 south to highway 42 [exit #180]. Make a left [east] on highway 42, the a right [southeast] on Industrial Rd, then another right onto Dixie Highway. From the South: Take highway 75 north to Zion Rd [exit #178]. Make right [west] on Zion, then a left [north] onto Dixie Highway. The park is located at 8171 Dixie Highway. For more info, call the park direct at 859.525.9505.

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^ Bigtime skateables and the
mo-flow show at Skate Ollies
in Florence KY [Photo: Richard Gleason]

^ "A local kid, 15
or so. The guy is
definitely a ripper."
Richard Gleason]

^ "Throwing down a
big-long-fat frontside
grind on a halfpipe
is still the greatest."
Richard Gleason]

^ "Same local kid
going 360 stalefish
UP over the stairs
- very impressive"
Richard Gleason]

^ "There is an extended bank about
2 ft above the coping, giving rise
to some fatty airs." [Comments: Gary Hall
- Photo: Richard Gleason]

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