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Vale Skatepark Tombstone Session

Here are a few clips from a little session that went down yesterday at Vale Skatepark. The clips feature Ryan King, Tom Guest and Max Allen throwing some madness up and down the tombstone. Be sure to check out their Insta accounts to see more clips and things.

Credit goes to Ryan for putting together into this nifty little edit.

Aylesbury Vale Skatepark 2015

On Wednesday 5th August it was the official opening of the refurbished Aylesbury Vale Skatepark. It was a small turn out due to it being mid-week at 1pm and a lot of the locals are big boys now with responsibilities, but nonetheless there were nothing but good vibes.

A few of the locals got chatting to the council members expressing their joy for the new park and how it has already attracted skaters from surrounding areas, something that hasn’t happened down vale for who knows how many years!

Cam Barrett getting gnar - Early Grab Melon

Cam Barrett getting gnar – Early Grab Melon

Further on in to the day we had a mini competition covering three obstacle within the park. These being the tombstone gap, stair set and the curved ledge and wall. We topped it off a large game of skate which got pretty tense towards the end between two of the locals. Three out of the four were won by Sam Barker, an 18 year old with a damn load of talent that covers a broad spectrum of skateboarding.

The new Aylesbury Vale skatepark caters to a variety of different styles of skateboarders such as the techy ledge wizards, the impact stair set skaters and a bit to the gnarly transition riders. With nothing too large nor too small, this really is a great place to get learning and to also test your already known skill. We really hope that this park spawns a new breed, a new generation, a new scene of skateboarders to the town of Aylesbury.

Aylesbury vale Locals

Aylesbury Vale Locals

(Photos taken from the Bucks Herald Article on the opening of the new Aylesbury Vale Skatepark)

AYLESBURY VALE SKATEPARK NOW OPEN

The long awaited skatepark is finally open! After a rainy Wednesday morning, we heard news of the park finally being cleaned up and opened to the public. We left the skate shop early and went down there to have a push about and throw down a few tricks on its opening day.

Everything is just straight up enjoyable. Everywhere you looked the skateboarders, rollerbladers and bmxers alike were loving it. The curve ledge was a winner, as were the stairs but the tombstone to manny pad seemed to be a favourite for most. None of us here at Aylesbury Skateboards or any of the locals had skated a pad like it so it was very refreshing and we believe it is going to be enjoyed by everyone that bothers to travel to our rad new local (and the rest of the park of course!).

You can tell it pushed people to skate hard and to their full potential as the new park managed to claim 3 boards in the space of a few hours which we thought was somewhat impressive.

Here is a mini edit from the opening day, hopefully many more videos of the new park and maybe some Aylesbury street footage to come:


And here is a small gallery of images of the park. Credit goes to Bendcrete Skateparks for building the park and taking these great pictures (minus two of them). Photos were taken from their Facebook page.

Vale Skatepark Progress Update

So this is the weekend we were told the park would be finished and by the looks of it, it pretty much is! While many of us are gutted we aren’t able to skate it yet, it’s still great to see in its (almost) final form. From the rumours we’ve heard, all that is left to do is a few finishing touches and some tidying while the concrete cures, then it needs to be checked off and approved by the Council, THEN it will be open to the public. We are hoping everything will be sorted by next weekend but as you’re probably aware, the Council are not known for getting things done quickly, just think how long it actually took to get them to even build the new skatepark in the first place.

A couple of the locals were staring longingly through the fence, and the builders were nice enough to let them go in and have a look around. Credit goes to Ryan King for the two exclusive pictures below.

Vale Skatepark Progress

If you’ve been following us on Facebook, we’ve been keeping up to date with the latest news about the progress of the park. I went past today to have a look at how its coming along around 5 days before its supposed to be finished.

While I was there, they were hard at work making and smoothing out the box and it looks rad. The park as a whole is a HUGE improvement over the old metal ramps and tarmac that was there a few months ago. The ground looks like the perfect skating surface and will by far be the best park in the Aylesbury Area.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get to speak to any of the builders (they looked pretty busy) but as far as I know (and saw) it’s on track for being finished this weekend. Whether or not it is opening this weekend is another question but we can always pray.

 

 

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Welcome!

Hello and welcome to the ASB blog! This blog has been started as a way to keep people informed about the latest skateboarding news, be it upcoming product releases or the latest about the skate scene in and around Aylesbury.

As many of you may know, the skatepark in Vale Park is currently being rebuilt into a beautiful concrete park which looks perfect. We’ve been posting updates on our Facebook and Instagram with images of the progress and have been chatting to a few of the builders trying to get a finish date. As it stands the proposed finish date is next weekend (Around the 4th July) but whether or not that means its opening then is another question. The builders are hesitant to give us exact date, presumably as they don’t actually know when its opening to the public.