Lance Mountain / Peck Park

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Lance Mountain called me up one day about a year ago. He wanted to stop by Ridiculous and measure the pool. He explained that the city was designing the new Peck Park in San Pedro with the assistance of the original San Pedro locals. The new park would be built by California Skateparks. San Pedro veterans – Robbie and Andy Harris called Lance and asked for his help. Lance wanted to build a pool at the new skatepark which would ride very similar to a real backyard pool. He came by and measured everything and the results look pretty amazing. I spoke with Lance today and he explained – “I usually build hybrid skatepark pools and bowls. I design ones that are similar to the 1970’s era…  I try to keep the majority of skaters in mind so that the pool or bowl that we are building can be used by many skaters. If we build a real-feeling backyard pool, it may limit the people that can actually ride it. When Peck Park was being designed, the San Pedro skaters all wanted a pool designed off of a real backyard pool. I measured Ridiculous and incorporated its obstacle layout and shape similarities.”

Tristan Rennie at Ridiculous

Tristan Rennie at Ridiculous

Peck Park Pool

Peck Park Pool

“It isn’t a replica of Ridiculous, but its design is taken from that pool. It will ride differently as this pool doesn’t wrap around quite as much and the mid wall isn’t as steep as Ridiculous. It was an opportunity to build something new and I hope the skaters like it.”

Thank you to Lance Mountain for his time and energy in helping build quality skateboard parks. Thank you to California Skateparks for doing good work.  Thank you to MRZ for the images. Skate- Ozzie

 

 

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