R-Kade Skatepark, Redcar – Session 1

Mike, James and I were at the R-Kade Skatepark in Redcar, last Saturday morning. We did the 2-hour slot from 10 ’till 12, taking some footage over the last 45 minutes or so. This was pretty much James’ first time in a skatepark – and I was well impressed when he dropped in on a mini ramp for the first time, no problems!

Despite it being fairly quiet there was a good vibe in the park. Everyone friendly, no cliques etc. To be honest, at this stage I kinda like it being a little quiet: more room to practice, more room to get things wrong 🙂

Anyway, I’ve put together a short sequence from what we took. I had fun putting this together; tried a few new things. The music is by Jack Johnson from his album In Between Dreams. It is without doubt one of my favourite albums. You should own it.

Hope you enjoy it!

7 Comments

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    Hey, nice video man, hope i can do that someday 🙂 anyway i was just wondering if you knew what would be the best times for begginers to go to R-Kade, i wanna go when there arent many people there because i think id feel a little more comfortable with me just starting out, any advice would be appreciated, thanks.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Gavin Hope

    Hi, we used to go on a Saturday morning for the first session, for exactly the same reason. I didn’t check out many other sessions, but the 1st one on a Saturday morning was pretty empty…However, I’d guess that at the moment with it being winter it’s probably a little busier than the summer.More recently we’ve been skating on a wednesday night… if you ever fancy meeting up just give us a shout (email)… although I’ll probably not be skating at R-Kade until April time.Gav

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Anonymous

    Ah, cool thanks for the info, im going tommorow to become a member even though my board hasnt come yet lol, ordered it from routeone on sunday and hasent even been dispatched yet 🙁 anyway erm thanks for the offer with sakting with you but ill probably suck, but if you start skating again in april i might be half decent by then and migth take you up on that offer.

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Gavin Hope

    No problem mate. I hope the new board has arrived by now 🙂 I’ll make some posts when we start skating again, so just let me know if you’re heading to R-Kade…

  • Reply August 16, 2011

    randy

    what time does it open on wednesday????????:)

  • Reply August 17, 2011

    Gavin

    Hey Randy, it’s been a long time since I’ve skated there. Pretty sure the info is on their website:
    http://www.r-kadeskatepark.com/

    Cheers, Gavin

  • Reply August 17, 2011

    Gavin

    Oops – that doesn’t seem to be their site anymore, sorry for the wrong link – has the place closed down or something?

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