Skateboarding is always a good way to pass the time. Its even more fun with friends. This is how I got introduced to a new skate park located in Southdale at the YMCA. This park is a cement park and the first cement park I have been to yet. All the other parks that I have been to where made with wood. The cement park has this look to it that just says to ride in it. The cement is smooth with no worries of running into random nails sticking out and has big round metal edges on the top to grind on. This park was simply amazing. It was probably a medium sized park compared to others, but good non-the-less. It was a little intimidating at first because if you fell, you knew that you would be feeling it. Scraped elbows and knees were a given. Bruised hands and bones were also very common. If I had all the pads, I might have gotten as many scrapes and such, but I cant skate with all that on. I can deal with a helmet, but the rest of the ads seem to get in the way for me. Wrist guards would be a good Idea though.
It fun just to watch the other people ripping it up in this bowl. Some of the guys there really had this park down , doing transfers and all sorts of grinds. It was a fun time. I learned a new style of riding and got to hang out with some friends. Everyone at the park is usually really nice too, everyone waits there turn and don’t complain if someone just went. The rotation of people in the bowl is more of, who ever looks ready to go gets the run. If you just stand there holding your board, no one knows that you want to drop in. this park is a little drive from my house, but well worth it.