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.
This being our very own place we had to make it extra special.
It`s a complicated bowl design with lots of hips and volcanos and many many lines.
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.
RR logo goes in there of course.
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.
Its quite the Roller coaster!!
A Room with a view.
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.
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.
Next year a wake boarding cable park is being installed into the dry dock so more fun and games is on the horizon.
The signature stripe across the volcano
Really happy with the way this ramp looks.
(below) But this is where we started from.
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.
So we had to start right there, Purchase a bunch of lights and cable and wire the place up.
Mark here doing some final touches.
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.
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.
It was super cold when we started this thing.
Plus being down so close to the water makes it far worse but what a location, bring on the summer time.
The partition wall being constructed. Its quite the wall build.
Finally the lights got turned on.
This was the first day the lights went on and we could actually set up the basic shape of the ramp.
It was great to finally be able to get on with the build and work all day and night.
It was pretty surprising to see 5 lamps was all that was needed to light the place up.
Once we could start building for real we hit it hard.
Christopher and Allan did a great job on this one.
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.
James was at it again, churning out tasty pics at night time when everyone was kicking back with a beer and unwinding.
Most nights we had a bonfire and a few beers around it.
Mind warping ramp details late at night, don`t try this at home kids.
Andy sun in the zone again.. He did a staggering 17 days in a row on this gig.
The water view from the Terrace
The bowl view being cut open.
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.