Worlds first-TOYOTA/Olympics2020 promotional skatepark build/design incorporating wheelchair athletes and Pro show demo NOV2017/Copenhagen.
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This is our most recent project we just completed. We were asked by Toyota to construct a mobile skatepark based on a design presented to us.  The task was that it had to be able to travel with minimal trucking, It had to be a quick install and it had to be an even quicker breakdown and venue clear out. Plus we only had 18/19 days from start to finish to pull this off. This is the first park of its kind that has been designed and built to accommodate wheelchair athletes.

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Toyota is the main sponsor of the 2020 Olympic games so considering BMX, skateboarding and wheelchair athletes are a part of this seasons Olympic program they decided to celebrate that fact at their recent 2017/18 product launch in Copenhagen at the Bella center venue. We are going to ROME in the new year with this set up to install it permanently into a local skatepark there donated completely free of charge by TOYOTA!!..Respect!

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Every platform height was accessible by the wheel chair athletes that came to perform. Its actually pretty scary watching them drop into ramps. Wild and respect!!

 

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We at Ramp-Riders did not design the park but we did design it structurally, we designed how it would be broken down into components that were easily transportable and assembled quickly. We also tweaked a few radius dimensions to suit certain functions.

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The park features a 10 meter wide mini ramp @ 1.8 meters tall. It also had a 3.8 meter wide jump box @1.5 meters tall with a 2.5 meter tall quarter pipe and roll-in parked in front of it to allow for some speed to be generated for it.

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There was a 3.8 meter wide 4.5 meter tall free standing vert wall with plexiglass installation. 2 small roll-ins for the mini street section along with a ledge and a rail.

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(Below) Grind rail built for everybody but more intentionally for the wheelchair athletes. One thing that we did discover on this journey of ramp building and functionality was the difference between wheelchair geometry and what we are used to catering for. Wheelchair sports in this field is at its infancy. The transitions that we normally use don`t actually suit these guys or suit their current equipment. There is still a lot of research and development required to push this sport to its fullest potential. Sergio Layos(Pro BMX rider) and I discussed the failings in the equipment as a starting point. Their centre of gravity is too high on the current chair set ups. This needs to be redesigned and developed radically to improve its functionality and feel. Once that has been achieved then perhaps the standard transitions we use for all will suit them also.

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(Below) The wheelchair crew were a great bunch of people.

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(Below) Jacob Nedler throwing down a huge 360 no hander over the box jump.

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(Below) Jason Phelan sending a perfect flip to fake on the mini ramp.

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(Below) Sergio Layos sending a flair on the mini ramp.

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(Below) This guy was doing these hand plants all day on the quarter pipes. I would`t know where to start trying to figure out how to do this.

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(Below) The skateboarders put on a great show that day also.

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(Below) Jason Phelan with a quick foot jam tail whip on the box jump landing ramp.

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(Below) Martin Jessin boosting some nice height on the vert wall.

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(Below) Bmx crew and myself having a quick chat about it all on the test ride.

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The ramp arrived on site raw. Painting and graphics had to be done at the end.

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We had 3 days to complete the install which was great but considering the tight window to pull this whole thing off in the first place we had issues that had to be dealt with constantly until the very end. But we never fail no matter what those issues happen to be.

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(Below) the vert wall was the last thing we put together. Its a 15mm thick acrylic  translucent plastic we used in the end. It was going to be 18mm but the weight difference was too much to justify it.

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(Below) Paint crew wizard the lovely Nina enjoying a sip of champagne on the show day while taking it all in.

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We got the truck count down to 3 in total, 2.5 to be more correct but thats still 3. 3 open  bed articulated trucks carrying their own crane arms. So we had the 3 trucks roll in at the same time and loaded everything all at once as there was a very tight trucking schedule at the venue due to there being so many vendors at that event that required trucking, loading/unloading time. We had it all loaded within an hour.

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(Below) translucent vert wall section breakdown. This thing was heavy so it could`t be manhandled into place. 2 fork lifts either side with a bit of rigging made light work of it though.

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The venue itself was the worst venue I have ever worked in. The security was constantly resisting you. Doors for loading and unloading very never allowed to be open it seemed and when they were we had to be really quick about what we were doing. Very difficult circumstances to try install a skatepark within.

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The in-house fork lift guys were great though!! They always made themselves available without any drama! Respect!

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The breakdown took us about 6 hours I think. It could have been faster but we celebrated the night before so that had a slight impact, plus everybody was truly busted and wore out anyway at that point.

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A giant thank you goes out to all the unsung heroes that are ramp builders who normally never get a thank you or any appreciation in this industry, except from me, All you guys and gals are awesome thank you so much…these folks are.

Jonas Møller, Gene rosmarin, Allan Dean Russell, Konstantine dragun, Magnus, Per skafte, Torben Banke petersen and Nina Yazgur.

A gigantic thank you goes out to all the BMX riders that jumped on board this mission to perform on this set up and choose to kill it for the shows. Very much appreciated guys!!…These dudes are.

Sergio Layos, Jason Phelan, Jacob Nedler, Martin Jessin and Marcus diemar.

 

And of course a big thank you goes out to Thomas Skou for taking on the MC responsibility and doing a great job at it also.

 

The Skateboard and wheelchair athletes were not a part of our contract but thank you guys for doing an amazing job also.

 

ROME here we come in the new year with this park to install somewhere permanently!!

 

Danalund Youth Club park build, Copenhagen.
Jun 2017 25

This is our latest mini skatepark project we designed and built for a really cool youth Club here in Copenhagen.

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This was produced in our workshop over the course of 4 weeks and installed over 2 days.

 

This design allows the kids to play with the set up/design themselves by being able to move most of the components around to wherever they please.

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The weather was really bad during the loading and delivery.

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Its always great to see the sardines finally getting crammed into the truck and sent to their new home.

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The car park for the truck was pretty tight actually but the driver was a pro so that always makes the difference.

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(Below) Jonas directing in the first piece of the puzzle sporting the R-R Logo sweater. Which are for sale along with other soft products at PORT4130 skatepark(check Facebook page for details and address)

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Weather was so bad that day all we could do was drop it off and leave. Normally we would get stuck into the assembly straight away but…not that day.

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The youth club and their kids were super happy with their new ramps. They look great, ride great..total success.

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Call or email us if any of you out there are looking for ramps of all shapes and sizes!

 

Bosnia Stunt commercial Project
Jun 2017 23

This project happened way back in oct/nov 2015 but due to both legal and fairness reasons we are now finally able to release our media on this story. This project was for a series of 10 commercials, based on extreme sports for the american communications network  `Verizon`. So with that a certain amount of the official commercials had to be released first before we could get on with ours.

This film shoot was located in Sarajevo, Bosnia and what can I say folks. This was the single most challenging thing Ramp-Riders has ever done.. Its was tough on just about every level and at every moment throughout the 14 days. This project was such short notice that we only got to see the locations the day before we had to build something….oh ye and design something also.

(Below) Myself(right) and the riders taking a visualising measurement of a crazy death gap that they are about to jump. It was a sketchy run up and the surroundings kinda overwhelming.

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(Below) This was a last minute extra material collection at the local suppliers before we left Copenhagen, Denmark that night in a convoy of cars toward the ferry and the great unknown that was the adventure waiting for us in Bosnia.

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(Below) This was a quick pit stop somewhere in Austria. Myself and Jonas(right) 90% of all photos and video footage is taken by James Elms. Master photographer!!

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(Below): This was our first build location. Design and build a ramp on a weird transitioned roof down town Sarajevo. And we only just saw this location the night before in the dark.

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(Below) This was the service lift area on ground floor for destination roof ramp(Corridor of hell). We were told that the lift could handle all our needs. But of course it was too small to take ANY of the building materials required. So day 1 unexpectedly started with a huge hump of materials up 9 sets of stair cases before we could even start building anything….Nice!

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Once we could actually get started on the build, myself and Jonas started working on the transitioned base for the ramp. We and the producers/directors agreed to keep with the natural shape of the roof for the ramp.

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Originally we were told we could sheet directly onto the roof until we got there and we discovered that the roof was both made of concrete and also kommune protected so we were not allowed to damage it in any way even though it was properly ruined anyway before we got there.

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Bazar situation to find oneself in 7 days after the job was confirmed. On a rooftop in Sarajevo, Bosnia building a ramp.

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Fantastic roof structure.

(Below) Don`t let the sunshine fool you, it was actually freezing.

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(Below) Jonas and Samo setting up transitions.

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(Below) Heres Jonas and Andy chilling with a beer taking in the city night view after we finished for the night. Day 1…done!…wow! what a day that was.

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It was a really interesting and beautifully shaped concrete roof we were working with.

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(Below) Shot of the ramp from the street below.

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(Below) As the guys were working on the roof ramp I went to take a look at the next location with the film crew to conceptualise a stunt so that I could get the next design started for the following days build…This photo is of a frantic material calculation in a dump yard of a cafe beside the timber suppliers that didnt have anything we needed. We didn’t speak the language or know where to go to get stuff…Brilliant! The roof ramp consumed more materials than originally planned as we could not drill the concrete. Order by the city council. 3 builder suppliers later we left with materials we would never use for even a bird house..Totally wrong feelings being generated on this project and its only day 2. oh man!! Ha

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The Shoot for the roof ramp was set for night time. Locations and times were forever changing  though. At one point the roof was first, next thing it wasn`t so we had to go power build some jump box stuff down stairs by the corridor of hell with only a few hours to actually build this new expectation as the film crew were ready to go with this but failed to inform the ramp building crew..DIRECTLY.

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This guy was a shredder.

The night view up there was amazing.

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(below) Me looking out for the cavalry in the horizon..But nobody else was coming. We just had to suck this up. Ha

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These 2 brothers were really good. This guy actually back flipped down a set of stairs on the streets during this filming trip without the aid of a ramp. Crazy stuff!

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Next mission was to head for the mountains in Savarjevo to an old bombed out hotel which was the setting of a 3 year defense line during the war. This was a very unsettling location. It was impossible not to imagine the chaos and madness of war here as we built ramps of all things.

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We were very lucky in fact to have an individual assisting us who in fact was actually here defending this site during the war. He didn`t speak much about it but when he did it stopped us in our tracks to listen intensely.

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A huge thank you to all the crew who put up with this mission and me throughout this entire process. Portrait shots below taken by James Elms. He was the designated media pro throughout this whole thing.

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Our new style of outdoor timber-frame ramp construction. Ballerup Kommune, Denmark
Jan 2017 09

Over the years we have been constantly building and developing our timber frame ramp construction techniques to the point now we have the ultimate Timber ramp solution.

In the past timber ramps have been built very poorly by both D.I.Y er`s and amateurs masquerading as professionals. This has created very poor results that has been giving timber ramps a bad reputation. Poor material recommendations by project architects and poor timber supplies can and will have an impact on the final results. There are many factors that need to be addressed and knowledge of timber to be known in order to get the maximum performance from this great sustainable building material.

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We recently designed and built the latest Skatepark addition to the Ballerup Kommune in Denmark with  our new techniques.

Firstly within this design concept and considering the small budget we had to play with we decided to create something that in time with smaller amounts of money, could be developed into something that could function similar to a bowl, We Ramp-Riders even intend on supporting the development of this great public space by donating a new obstacle in 2017.

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This is a modular styled construction set up.

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We produced it in our workshop 4-5 weeks prior to deadline. It took 2 days to install. This is a great system as it clean, effective and creates minimum obstruction and mess to the client.

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(below) all our ramps feature this overhanging ventilation system both internal and external. Correct ventilation amongst other elements is the key to outdoor timber ramp longevity.

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The wish list from the local scooter riders was to have a jump box and some bowl corner elements.

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With that information along with budget restrictions we went for the timeless ramp options.

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We decided to create a space that integrated with its environment, the surrounding architecture and how the public would use it on a daily basis also.

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(below) Our functional design makes our ramps look like they are floating when viewed from certain angles.

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So this is where it started. At the Ramp-Rider workshop buried deep inside PORT4130 skatepark. What a place. If you haven`t come visit this skatepark yet you really have to get on that soon.

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The MAC of all mini ramps
Aug 2016 24

We have been very busy in the R&D department here at Ramp-Riders recently and have developed an awesome new stylish and life changing product for all you committed ramp riders out there. The MAC of all mini ramps is the perfect back garden, youth club and even school session ramp. It rides amazingly and the slick floating structure lines are aesthetically even better.

The price for your fully loaded Mac of all mini`s, Birch plywood finish with lights and integrated sound system in 2017 is just 38,000 DKK including moms. Thats €5,100 Euro including VAT for those in Euro land. Shipping and assembly/assembly consultation is extra.

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Join the revolution of home Ramp-Riding.

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We went for the vintage look for PORT4130 skateparks MAC of all Mini`s

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This is the perfect size Ramp for every back garden and indoor setting.

It will fit anywhere and everywhere.

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(Below): A-FUK skate-school having a fun session on it recently

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(Below): Stranges Skate-school doing some board lessons.

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Kids can`t get enough of it

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(Below): This is what your MAC of all Mini ramps will look like at night time.

She looks beautiful doesn`t she??!!

This also comes with a fully integrated sound system so all you you gotta do

is plug your phone into your ramp when its time to listen to those tunes of

yours and get your roll on.

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So pick your colour folks, make your order and we will deliver your MAC of all Mini ramps within 2 weeks of that order. Get on it and start your ramp riding home experience now.

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Wavefloor Berlin university installation for Olafur Eliasson, Raum für Bildung und Bilder, 2015 Bilderbuchwerkstatt (Concept: Kirsten Winderlich)
May 2015 03

We were given the task not so long ago to produce a very creative and challenging project conceptualised by the world famous artist Olafur Eliasson. To build and install a 54 SQM wave like floor in the Music and Arts university in Berlin. This space was to become the setting for a children’s library.
Located in the grund_schule der künste at the Berlin University of the Arts, Olafur Eliasson’s Raum fuer Bildung und Bilder (2015) was developed in dialogue with Kirsten Winderlich and responds to her concept of a Bilderbuchwerkstatt (German: picture book workshop), a space that welcomes children to discover art and books.ramp-riders, best skatepark building company in the worldThis production was one of the most interesting things we have ever done and truly challenged our shape building abilities.ramp-riders, best skatepark building company in the worldWe approached this in a very ambitious way by producing the floor in our workshop here in Copenhagen and shipping it down to Berlin for a quick install. This however created very significant challenges.ramp-riders, best skatepark building company in the worldThe entire floor had to be made mobile and modular. There is absolutely no consistency in its shape so to produce this in a modular format rather than build on site required a lot of precise work and calculation.IMG_2228The main body of floor was broken into 3 very different long sections. Each of these sections were then divided into another 3 very different sections again, so in total it was 9 sections.IMG_2251In order for the mirrors on the walls at either end of the room to be changed out due to repair and/or replacement. A 30cm wide quick release section or sections had to run down each side of the room to allow this to happen. Six very customised pieces in total as nothing was consistent in this shape at any one point.IMG_2279Once the loads were off the truck and the packages open, within 30 minutes after that the room looked like this. It was quick. We did however decide not to work it too late that day and go have dinner and enjoy Berlin that evening instead. It was going to be an easy finish the next day anyway before heading back to Copenhagen.IMG_2329An infinity room.ramp-riders, best skatepark building company in the worldThe next part of the project was for the floor to get a padded carpet. An especially designed and hand made carpet from Argentina.ramp-riders, best skatepark building company in the worldThe people who made it also flew to Berlin to install it. It was also very customised work. In fact, we all met here in Copenhagen in our office/ port4130 skatepark prior to introduce each other and go through the entire process along with Olafur Eliasson`s main coordinator Frank Haugwitz.ramp-riders, best skatepark building company in the worldThis truly was an exciting project to be a apart of. And to get to work with such a renowned Mainstream artist in ones lifetime is quite the honour. One of the perks of doing this job in Berlin was to be just 20 minutes from his Studio. So we obviously were given the incredibly impressive tour through his 4 story studio building with a staff of 100 people, Artists, designers, architects etc.

A big thank you to Andrew Callaghan for this one. He holds up well in the suck!! A big thank you goes out to Mark Hvirring and Jonas Møller also for putting up with the assembly mission in Berlin.

Address of university: Though it might be difficult to get in and see it.

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Port4130 Phase2. Street course build/ Copenhagen

We have finally finished the 2nd phase of our new indoor park project here in Copenhagen, PORT4130 in alliance with the CopenhagenBMX Association and Ramp-Riders.com.

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It is located in the old ship building quarter in Copenhagen city.

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The unit is 12,500 SQFT/ 1,100 SQM of wall to wall park fun.

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The street area is just under 300 SQM in size. We tried to put as much as we could into the design while at the same time keep it some what simple and traditional but with a twist.

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Really happy with the way this step up Euro gap worked out in the end. This was all done with recycled Skatelite which was collected over the years. Weather worn and shades that can never be replicated again.

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(Quick reminder)This is whats on the other side of the street course area where the guys are standing. The super bowl.

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This is probably one of the most recycled skateparks projects ever to have been produced. There are materials from old ramps and skateparks dating back 10 years in this place.

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We pulled down some of the old fælledparken before the concrete park was built. We built hall12 with that material then pulled hall12 down and built some of this place with those materials. Thats just one example, there are many many more within this project. Exceptional levels of recycling go down around us when we build certain projects. ha

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We experimented here a little bit with overhanging hollowed out ledges over china banked style sections.

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This was an organic design to a certain extent so the final result revealed itself slowly. This is similar to how the bowl was done also. Nothing is ever 100% though, but as long as you are prepared to change and evolve and take risks then in time the results will truly be unique.

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This is just phase one of that thought process.

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We got a nice big mini ramp here also. 6 meters wide and 1.8 meters tall. You can never beat a simple mini ramp session. Its timeless and every park should have one as well as a sick bowl.

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The Resi area. We were hoping we would have had room for a more spacious jump box resi area but in the end it was not possible. What we got is more of a spine/mini box jump resi with resi quarter.

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The quarter rolls right into the landing of the jump but considering what this actually is and its overall function, it still totally works, it just takes a little getting used to.

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You can still throw moves over this thing and feel safe.

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And once again just to remind everybody of the super bowl in the back of all this with an ocean view terrace. This place rocks. Its got lines forever in the bowl, its got street, mini ramp and resi area all under one roof. So come along everybody and get behind this place. We are only getting started. Next phase of this is building a 500SQM outdoor concrete park on the south side of the building with full terrace.

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The build starts…. Once again.

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Giant clean up and move first batch of materials in.

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The first thing that went up was the mini ramp.

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That giant insulated wall had to come down also to gain more space. Theres a full meter of floor space behind that thing. Ramp-riders is the best skatepark building company in the world

Moving quickly ahead, taadaa… We eventually started running out of space for anything and everything around here. using recycled materials forces your hand a little bit. The building plan is dictated by the pre cut materials you have and don`t have.

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Overhanging china bank chaos paired with recycling nightmare.

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It was a cause for celebration finally taking down the partition wall between the bowl and the rest of the place.

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It was amazing to finally see how both sides of the unit would interact together visually.

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Andy here getting it done as usual.

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Of course being in Denmark and it being that time of the year you can`t escape the Siberian effect out here. Frosty cold coastline.

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Ryan, Jonas and Mark here hitting it hard as usual.

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China banks meet central bank meets plateaus meets quarter pipes… quite the blend.

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Quite the finish.

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The step up euro gap Skatelite hell.

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This was finished around 3 am, the night before the first opening, The first of many mini opening events we had.. I think we had 3..ha

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Look at that though!! Looks a million bucks!! A rainbow rail is the next thing we will probably build into it. Something hard up against the outer edge but moveable at the same time.

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The resi area was the last thing we hit to give us some sort of spacial breathing room. Just moving a dodgy light here, or should I say move a light in a very dodgy way.

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Getting the foam was a happy day, it was good stuff and brand new.

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We got this new toy for the build to do some fancy filming. These things are amazing fun and some interesting moving images are going to be coming out of this place soon.

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Every so often a few fires would go down in the snow with a few beers.

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Good fun and well deserved.

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The roof has been giving us some problems so we had to go  up for an inspection. It is really high up there, 11 meters or something like that.

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What a view though and the roof is finally fixed.

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Ramp-Riders.com/The best Skatepark builders in the world

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A big thanks go out again to Mark Hvirring, Jonas Torsbjerg Thomsen Møller, Andy Callaghan, Allan Pedersen, Ryan Carruthers, Charles Barbee, Razmus, Balder, Torben Banke Petersen, Mik Krogh Andersen.

Again a big thanks to Monster Energy, Blaqe, bmxbutikken, Simplebikes.co and deluxe for this years support, and last but not least us, yes thats right us, Ramp-riders for supporting this project so whole heartedly.. haha. Lets hope we can thank the Kommune this year also.

Click the link below for the write up on the bowl.

http://ramp-riders.com/portfolio/port-4130-copenhagen-2/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hall12`s Bowl Roskilde 2013

We finished this bowl sometime in oct 2013. Its by far one of the simplest designs we have worked so far.

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PORT 4130 Copenhagen

We have recently finished the first phase of our latest project. This one however is our very own skatepark facility right here in Copenhagen. Together with the Copenhagen BMX Association we call it Port4130 and it is Rad as hell. The total footprint of the unit is 1,100 Square meters but for now all we built is the bowl section 450 SQ meters. Street course and other extras are coming next.

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This being our very own place we had to make it extra special.

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It`s a complicated bowl design with lots of hips and volcanos and many many lines.

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We ran Skatelite trim to hi-lite certain shapes and lines. Again there is alot happening within this ramp so the extra hi-lites really helps.

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RR logo goes in there of course.

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The place looks and rides amazing. It pretty much has everything in it, Spine ramp, jump box, lots of hips and walls/ bank walls. This will pretty much free up the remaining space in the warehouse to build street stuff.

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Its quite the Roller coaster!!

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A Room with a view.

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In order to really capitalize on the unique location we have here, we opened up 8 meters of the external wall and built a 5 x 10 meter terrace that overlooks both the bowl, the dry dock and has a giant ocean view also.

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Its a great place to have a session with your friends! Really great vibe barbecuing on the terrace while watching the ramp being ridden. In time this terrace might grow right down the full length of the warehouse and the whole wall get opened up.

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Next year a wake boarding cable park is being installed into the dry dock so more fun and games is on the horizon.

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The signature stripe across the volcano

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Really happy with the way this ramp looks.

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(below) But this is where we started from.

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The warehouse really needed a bit of work before we could  even get started properly. There was no electric out there at all, or any lights whatsoever.

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So we had to start right there, Purchase a bunch of lights and cable and wire the place up.

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Mark here doing some final touches.

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It took about a week or so to get the place lit up properly but we still kept building ramp sections by day and by night under lamps.

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Marklings and I up 11 meters in the ceiling on a scissor lift in the dark running cable and for the lights and rope systems for lowering and raising lights. Travis was there on the far side doing a real scary tight rope mission in the dark.

Its a long way down.

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It was super cold when we started this thing.

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Plus being down so  close to the water makes it far worse but what a location, bring on the summer time.

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The partition wall being constructed. Its quite the wall build.

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Finally the lights got turned on.

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This was the first day the lights went on and we could actually set up the basic shape of the ramp.

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It was great to finally be able to get on with the build and work all day and night.

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It was pretty surprising to see  5 lamps was all that was needed to light the place up.

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Once we could start building for real we hit it hard.

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Christopher and Allan did a great job on this one.

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This was another hellish experience working all day and night to try get it done on time so we could both get the place open and head for the next project.

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James was at it again, churning out tasty pics at night time when everyone was kicking back with a beer and unwinding.

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Most nights we had a bonfire and a few beers around it.

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Mind warping ramp details late at night, don`t try this at home kids.

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Andy sun in the zone again.. He did a staggering 17 days in a row on this gig.

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The water view from the Terrace

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The bowl view being cut open.

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The Next phase of the park is being started in a matter of weeks. It will be a full street course along with foam pit and a bunch of resi quarters for some extra fun. We hope to have it open within a few weeks of us starting it so stay tuned for some more Radness!!

Big thank you goes out to Travis johnston, Andy Callaghan, Mark Hvirring, Jonas Møller, John coggins, Barry Farrell, Christopher Friedl, Allan dean russell, James Elms, Allan Pederssen, Torben bank petersen, Mik Krogh andersen, Christian Møller, Kasper Strange, The Royal guys for hooking up some stuff, The electricians for hooking up so much stuff for us and all the Bmx crew who came by to volunteer their time when possible.

Check out the video of the opening event.

This will be a yearly event called `The Copenhagen BMX Open`

Big thank you to BMX Butikken.dk, Monster energy drink, Simple bike Co, ALIS, GOPRO, Vans, Odyssey, Sunday Bikes

ADDRESS: 189 Refshalevej, Copenhagen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flipside Camp Norway

After 7 weeks away in Norway, many many truck loads of wood,Many many hours and a little bit of drama here and there from time to time, we finally completed our latest project…. FLIPSIDE CAMP.

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This was a pretty extensive build.  The unit is 2500 SQ meters in total and was built especially for this purpose. Though it looks brand new it was actually moved from a location in OSLO where it stood for 10 years previously or something like that.

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The street course has everything you would expect to see in a park but with a little twist. It was really great to work with Mike from FLIPSIDE. He gave us 100% freedom to design and build whatever we wanted.

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Hopefully when we go back there again it will be a blank cheque scenario so we can really go wild with the design.

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The bowl is hidden up there behind the giant raised platform.

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A few guys were taken right out while test riding this stuff. Mitch Yeates went down real hard popping off these steps for some reason. He smacked his head real good. Always wear a helmet kids, its no joke when you get a head impact.

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The foam pit and Resi area is fully loaded. You can air into the pit both ways and air into the resi quarter both ways. So there is no stopping the progression session in this place. And of course the resi box jump.

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This is the start off point for the Pit area. Its a 15 meter wide rollin divided into 3 sections. The outer rollins are the same but the center one has more bank than trani just to make it a little easier on some of these younglings thats going to sign up for camp.

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The other side of the rollin is the rhythm section. The boxes get progressively bigger as you go through it.  The last box is 5 meters wide. Perfect for a huck!!

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We wanted to build something a bit more shapely in this area with alot of hips etc, but with a certain lack of space we decided to keep it a little simpler and less complicated for the moment for some of these younglings. Its a fun rhythm section and the 2nd two boxes are sweet. Its hard to tell from this picture but there is a banked wall running along side the 3rd box.

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The Bowl: The bowl rides amazingly and in my mind its the jewel of the park. There is alot of lines going on in this thing and it is exceptionally smooth and fast.

The raised end is a 6 foot tall bowl that drops down through a 3 foot tall waterfall leading you into a 9ft tall bowl.

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We tried to squeeze as much as we could into this whole place, The bowl was no exception. It has a double coping spine, 5 hips, 3 volcanos with blended waterfall and a bunch of vert walls and extensions.

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It has a very organic natural feel to it when riding, It almost flows like a river.

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I love this thing. It was great fun to ride and it was great to see the concrete guys/ skaters kill it afterwork before they left for Oslo. Darryl from the concrete company took it hard transferring the double hip on his board. A trip to the hospital was needed the following day.

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Decided to experiment with a few things. China bank style mini ramp ditch thing set at an angle?? Sure why not!

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We also designed and built dirt jumps just outside the unit. Its not a crazy complicated design, but there is alot of hips and step ups etc which will keep the kids busy for this season.

Axel and Allan did a great job on these.

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We got a 2.44 meter tall rollin with a 5 meter deck to stand on.

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We took a day off one sunday when the weather was really good and just chilled by the dirt jumps with a few beers and watch a few guys test ride the dirt. It was a good day.

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This is what the site looked like just 2 months before we got there.

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The warehouse was pretty big and the crew making it were still finishing it a few weeks into our build. So there was quite a few people and machines under one roof for a period of time.

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Every so often James got busy with the camera at night time to try get a few unique perspectives of the build.

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Heres Andy sun sporting the R-R  T`s while doing great work on the corners.

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Barry getting all sexy style with the ramp. The bowl didn`t appreciate that one bit and gave him a bit of a spanking on his first roll of it. She cut his eye brow ridge open real good for this little gesture.

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Heres Allan Pedersen finishing the last section on the china bank ditch thing.

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Coping fun.

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Welding fun.

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Cristoph and mean gene doing there thing.

 

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This is more about blending out a vert wall than it is an actual escalator.

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Axel and Allan talkin dirty!!

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This is a fun set up for all. We decided to make something a bit more universal for all riding levels. The table tops help that situation. Kids can just roll over them and not have to commit to a big scary double set jump. Some big sets will be there for next season.

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This place actually used to be an old air force base the Nazis`s built back in 1942. And when I say the Nazis built it, what that really means is that they pointed guns at russian captive soldiers and made them build it.

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Its a great way to do something positive with such a place.

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This is the restaurant area that Campers will be eating at. Its got great food and the people running it are amazing.

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Picture of the crew with Aina and Ruth from the restaurant, These 2 women hooked us up right the way through this build with anything we needed. truly great and thank you from all of us.

A giant thank you goes out to the crew: Mark Hvirring, Andy Callaghan, Jonas Møller, John Coggins, Allan dean russell, Meane gene, Allan Pedersen, Barry farrell, Christoph  Friedl, James Elms, Axel Jurgens and Mitch Yeates. You are awesome!

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These are the dorms that will be your home for the duration of your stay. They are clean and nice and fit quite alot of people.

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We stayed in these while we did the build. It was fun. They are real close to the park so no worries there.

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Each building block has a communal room upstairs which is good for chilling, watching flicks or just generally causing trouble..ha

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Henning and Helga decided we needed a good sending off party after we finished the job so they took us out on their speed boats for an all day party and barbecue.

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Those boats were fast and probably shouldn`t have been driven by some of us as the day went on.

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Norway is a beautiful country. There is so many amazing views. The drive from Christiansands, (where the airport is or boat pier) to Lista(FLIPSIDE) is a 1.5 – 2 hour long drive packed with amazing scenery all the way. It gives you a great sense of the country and where you are as you make your way to the camp.

Its well worth the trip and the camp is just what you want for a week or 2 so get your finger out and book some time for yourself at FLIPSIDE.

www.flipsidecamp.no

Below are some Videos that Marrius put together during the build. He is the head of the arts and media side of things at the Camp.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10201596782827714&set=vb.444320718962637&type=2&theater

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10201554336286577&set=vb.444320718962637&type=2&theater

http://www.tacky.no/skateboard/video/?id=270918