Keeping Your Lines Close

Many times I have looked with wonder at the empty space in my garden… is there enough space for a drop-in and rail? Would a mini ramp fit down at the bottom? Man, how nice would it be to snowboard/skate in your own garden?

I don’t think it’s something that I can do right now, but had I a bigger garden it’s something I’d really like to do.

Anyway, over the last couple of weeks I’ve stumbled across a few related things that I think might be interesting… To begin with, check out brummyskier’s garden setup (from the SCUK forums):

Then there’s the professional approach of high quality ramps offered by companies like Transitions Skate Ramps. These ramps look totally sick! And they’ve got back yard specific ramps.

This setup takes the biscuit! Skating in your living room – sweet.

It’s not all fun and games though!
You’d be mad to think that this kind of operation wouldn’t attract the attention of you neighbours. Check out this post, entitled “Skateboard ramps in back gardens of residential areas” from the Noise Abatement Society 🙂 Imagine if you had built the perfect garden setup only to be limited to one hour per day! Gutted.

I love the offering by OperaticCyd to the thread:

How sad that you feel such a need to complain about children playing.
Perhaps if your campaign works the children can get into quieter, indoor hobbies like playing computer games and taking drugs.

I guess close proximity to neighbours and back yard skate ramps don’t go well together…


  • Reply April 10, 2010


    hiya afterbang, we had a 4 foot mini in our yard in 1999, itonly lasted a year !it only took one local livin 2 doors away to complain. we were called yobs and the local powers that be set out to fine me up to 20k if i did not remove the timber framed skateboard ramp. we tried really hard to appeal but it feel on deaf ears. so it came down.but we stuck our finegs up and built a metal framed one instead, limited the numbers! in the end we got one built in a local park, so if ya gonna make one be ready for a lot of shit. skaters appear to have no rights. yours noisy skater scum.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Gavin Hope

    Man that sucks! So did you end up keeping the metal frame one in your yard? At least you got one built in your local park!!

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