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editor's note:
Rye Airfield

* Indoor: Wood / 'Crete
* Pay: $12 per 3 hour sesh
* Vert / Trannie / Street / Dirt
* Rating: Skater in the Rye

"When are you going to review the newest park in NH? Rye Airfield is probably the best park in the Northeast. It just opened last weekend and I skated it for 6 hours straight. I highly recommend that you go check this park out."

- Mike Wilson: Apr '02


"The place is huge. It's expensive, though. 12 bucks for three hours - but Tuesdays are 'Ladies Nights,' so I can get in free. Ha ha."

- Peach Acid: Aug 02


"Rye is big and fun. I live up in Portland ME and try to get down there once a week."

- Tobias: Sep 02


Directions: From the South via I-95, go through the Hampton Toll Booth. Take exit 3, just after the toll. Take a left at the end of the ramp, it's a light, then go through 3 sets of lights to the fourth light, and make a left onto Ocean Road. Continue on Ocean for 2 miles to route 1, and make a right. Heading South, Rye is about 1 mile south on route 1, just past the Rosewood at Rye plaza.

From the north via I-95, take exit 3B just south of the Portsmouth Traffic Circle [it's the last exit before the toll]. Take a left at the end of the ramp, it is a light. Go through 1 set of lights. At the 2nd set of lights, take a left onto Ocean Road. Continue on Ocean for 2 miles to route 1, and make a right. Heading South, Rye is about 1 mile south on route 1, just past the Rosewood at Rye plaza.

For more info on Rye Airfield, call the park direct at 603.964.2800.

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^ Roadside signage for the
skatepark at Rye Airfield





^ Nothing like a couple hundred thousand
dollars in skateable terrain...





^ More trannie than a roller
coaster, Rye has not one, but
three concrete pools - the two little
ones above are a mix of soft and hard
edged concrete lips, plus some metal
coping in some places. As for the BIG
one here on the left...





^ Modified peanut-shaped
skate pool! Burley pool
coping all the way around...
With the big pool at Nashua NH
just a few miles away, this part
of NH is so pool-rider friendly
it hurts!





^ Proper respects are written
in stone! Big ups to concrete
crew RCMC [714.536.4400]
for their work on these bruisers...



^ Facing back toward
the entrance, here's
a big street gap,
a curved rail up top,
and this blaster hip
up front.



^ In the opposite
direction from that
hip in the last
shot, is this fun box
and vert wall set-up.
Most people use the
down slope from the
last shot to hit this
line...



^ Monster vert ramp,
complete with a big
roll-in channel.





^ Tucked just behind the vert
ramp is a separate flow-zone
with big country kickers, big
banks, various spines, and some
wall ride options... there's also
a little Chin style mini
ramp up on one of the decks.





^ Sweet little miniramp. It's got some righteous
grind lines, a kicker transfer and a long spine.
With enough speed, you can grind the back wall [in
this shot] all the way back into the street course.





^ Three nice concrete pools, a full vert
ramp, AND one of the most creative
an intricate wooden bowls ever
! Three
pockets, extensions, transfer lines... this
thing is just gravy on an already insane
laundry list of lines in this place!




^ A round "concrete" hip
done the hard way... In
the background you've
got a vert wall w/
"native" concrete
blocks at the top




^ In yet another distinct
pocket of the park, they've
got the street stuff set on
"grommit"...





^ Off of the parking lot is a full
BMXer playground, with a rhythm
section, electric gates, etc.



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