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NEW Thame Skatepark 2015

Just up the road from Aylesbury you will find Thame. Thame is a small market town in Oxfordshire and was home to a small skatepark that featured metal ramps on a fairly small area of concrete. This skatepark was built in 2002 and has catered to local skateboarders since and helped create some extreme talent. Now, in 2015 after a years of hard work, dedication and a hell of a lot of fundraising, the locals and Thame’s council have come together to reach their target to start building a new and beautifully rad skatepark in the same area as the old park.

The new Thame Skatepark will be built by Wheelscape (who are known for their brilliant skatepark design and construction) and will feature a street course complete with stairs, hips, ledges, pole jams, hubbas and gaps and a large bowl section to please all types of skaters and to also give the opportunity for all to learn the different styles of skateboarding. This monster of a park should be built by the end of 2015 and us here at Aylesbury are looking extremely forward to it with it only being about a 15 minutes drive from us! We applaud everyone involved with this project, especially the locals who have put their heart in to all sorts of events and fundraisers to help make this happen. Goes to show what difference you can make when you put the effort in (*ahem* learning new tricks *ahem*).

You can find the skatepark at –

Tythrop Way
Thame
Oxfordshire
OX9 3DF

Below is a link to an article about the new Thame skatepark.

http://www.thametoday.co.uk/news/local-news/heaven-is-a-halfpipe-for-thame-skaters-as-new-park-works-begin-1-6863033

Globe EuTrippin Demo at OWP – Oxford

 

On Sunday 5th July, the Globe team blessed Oxfords OWP Skatepark with grace, gnar and just straight up amazing skateboarding. The likes of David Gonzales, Chris Haslam, Mark Appleyard, Louie Barletta, Paul Hart, Ryan Decenzo and even the legendary Rodney Mullen were present that day, bringing the vibes with their intense shredding.

Things kickstarted almost instantly with David Gonzales, Ryan Decenzo and Paul Hart going straight in with practically no warmup. We saw wallrides, huge frontside 360’s, noseblunts with not much more than a few ollies, 50-50’s and kickflips in preparation.

The Globe team skated every inch of the park, showcasing their abilities for all that attended and made the ones who missed it regret not coming.  They are a team of true skateboarders that can skate almost anything placed in front of them. It was one of the raddest demos I have been to and I hope that they skate to their best ability for the rest of the tour.

(Sorry for the lack of images and footage, it was too good to keep our phones constantly out)