Richard Taylor Memorial Skatepark – Clearing of site and construction beginning!
SÃ¤mi Raimann, 15.06.2007
Well the long awaited news is out! Next week we will be dismantling the old Knap Skatepark and any money gained from the scrap will be going to the Fund!
To date we have Â£51,000 in the fund with about Â£1,500 due to come from various donors – but I’m sure we will be able to raise the necessary Â£2,500 in time I’m attaching the plan for the skate park for you to display.
This plan costs Â£60K but as we have capped the fund raising now at Â£55K the long quarterpipe attached to the midi ramp is the same width as the midi, the spine ramp is smaller and there is a small piece taken off the jump box combination.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council are also putting in Â£30,000 for the excavation and surfacing works. The Richard Taylor Memorial Fund are only contributing to the equipment costs.
Week commencing 25th of June 2007 the engineers will be on site to begin digging up and then preparing to lay the new surface and then Andy Peerless of Fearless Ramps will be on site around 20th July. The official opening of the Richard Taylor Memorial Skatepark, The Knap, Barry, is scheduled for Sunday 26th August 2007
One of the most exciting sections from QUO. Jeff Stockwell is my favorite rollerblader of all time and I was very excited to include just a small glimpse of his rolling on the DVD.
James St. Ours is another rollerblader that I have enjoyed watching from the first clips I saw of him. He was generous enough to supply some additional footage to what I already had despite also filming a section for Brandon Negreteâ€™s DVD Forever Now.
Finally, Brian Murphy is without a doubt one of the most underrated rollerbladers in the world and has been so for a very long time. Hopefully, we will be able to show the world what Brian is capable of on skates with his profile in the upcoming Six Won Six DVD.
Six Won Six posted the Jeff Stockwell, St. Ours & Murphy Quo Section :