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editor's note:
Orcas Island

* Outdoor: 'Crete!!!
* Free
* Trannie
* Rating: "Scott Stamnes Memorial"

"A group of Orcas Island WA residents have rallied together to build a world class skate park. Contributors include ski legend Warren Miller, Hobie Alter, Mike Brown, and the Tony Hawk Foundation."

"'This park is being built for that overlooked [skater!] who is not interested in playing organized sports because they are more interested in their pursuit of individual freedom,' Miller said."

" The park was designed and built by renowned skate construction firm Grindline [206.910.3402]. This will be the 23rd park for Grindline, famous for their work on Burnside in Portland OR, and a number of other Northwest skate parks. Paul Garwood, of Island Supply, was the contractor on the job and has lent his valuable expertise to keep the project on schedule."

- Ross: May '02

"Here's some photos of Orcas Island. Keep in mind, the park was only 15,000 sf when these photos were taken - it's going to be twice as big when complete."

"Monk Hubbard [with Grindline] says it's the best ever, and he doubts he'll ever be able to top this one - final size will be about 30,000 sq ft."

"The park has hips and bowled corners all over, so it's carving nirvana - but it has multiple ledges and fun boxes, too. It's got an over-vert snake run, an 11ft deep bowl, a crazy extension/roll-in and more!"

- Chris Hildebrand

Directions: "To get there you need to take a ferry from Anacortes." We're gonna let the locals handle directions from there. Submit and we'll post!

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^ Jay on an oververt carve at
the new park at Orcas Island!
[Photo: Grindline]

^ "Most of the depths are 5-6 ft,
so it's pretty easy to skate."
[Photo/Comments: Grindline]

^ The designer himself - Monk
Hubbard - with a frontside air
in the 11 ft bowl.
[Photo: Grindline]

^ "There's a love seat in a vert
wall, and pool coping all over."
[Photo/Comments: Grindline]

^ "A bowl/snakerun wet dream!"
[Photo/Comments: Grindline]

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