I wanted to basically build like my own version of sadlands, I never skated that place so its a kind of warped idea of it, hence the spot name ‘Antifornia’. Anyway it makes me feel great about life when I skate it, so it does the job.I built it all by hand and largely on my own, over two years.
Here is another wonderful little DIY spot, looks like an amazing atmosphere. Really green and wonderful. A good place to escape to after a day of stress in the city. Keep up the good job and make it bigger and bigger.
Found these on the world wide web. Ha some of them I didn´t even knew existed. By the way I am still thinking of a company name. GRAY. I could work with this.
I’ve attached a pic of our spot, its kinda weird runs down a really long alley way and is pretty deadly to skate!! Was gonna ask do you make your concrete mix quite dry for the first layer? just I always find that ours slip down and leave ripples/waves down the transition. I think its because the concrete mix is too wet.. fuck knows one of them things I guess, just makes it more of challenge to skate it like that.. haha
Hi Vince, first of all that spot looks sick, it reminds me a bit of TBS. Same kind of shape…Well to answer your question: First start of with filling up your mould with rocks and other solid materials. This is your base of what to come, the more work you put into your base the easier it will be to get it right later on. Another option is to fill it up kind of rough and make a first layer of concrete. It all depends on what kind of obstacle you are doing. If it is vertical stuff or bigger things I always make a first rough layer with concrete to get a really solid base. So about the mix, the concrete should be medium not to wet but not to dry. It is really important to you use normal sand with small stones, cement and water. Make sure you mix the sand and cement first, mix it well until it becomes dark grey…Then it is ready for water. Make sure that you mix it well and don´t add more water to make the job easier. You can add some concrete glue in your mix to make it sticker. So then the next step is the shaping, the most important thing is, ONLY SHAPE WITH WOOD TOOLS and do not MESS AROUND WITH THE STEEL TOOL. So this is the main rule shape with wood wait let the concrete go harder shape again wait shape again shape again wait wait wait. This can take hours, it all depends on the weather conditions. I would not recommend strong sunlight, it makes it dry to fast and it becomes really weak and cracks up easily. Early spring and fall have the perfect conditions. The concrete dries forever.. Which makes it super strong. So what about the steel tool? Well right before the concrete is almost done then attack it with steel and polish your perfect finish. So the main thing is wood let it dry and go hard work out your shape, get rid of the kinks then towards the end attack it with your steel tool. Have patient it takes time if you want it good. But you can also just shape it really rough and wild and leave it. It works I skate it, it all have it´s charm.