Tag: suburbia

So happy. My little #diyskate ledge has survived two weeks in the suburban wilderness. Even better, it looks like it’s being used by unseen local skaters. A photo posted by Repurposed Ruin (@repurposed_ruin) on Feb 5, 2016 at 1:49pm PST

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I’ve been inspired by The Build Project and the Cinder Block Ledge by DIY Skate to build a ledge in the stormwater-run-off-turned-bike track (a place I call The Ditch) of a nearby suburb. This blog post documents the process of building my DIY ledge at The Ditch – from inception to implementation. The ditch A photo posted […]

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I have driven past this stepped ledge thousands of times. Located in a light-industrial area of a nearby suburb, the ledge can be seen nestled amongst factories that never seem to close. That’s always made it difficult to find a time to attempt skate the ledge. I hadn’t noticed the addition of the barriers until […]

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Fakies and kick turns in the kidney A video posted by Repurposed Ruin (@repurposed_ruin) on Oct 31, 2015 at 9:19pm PDT No one likes rails that rattle. Sunday surgery on sloth. A photo posted by Repurposed Ruin (@repurposed_ruin) on Oct 31, 2015 at 8:24pm PDT

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Arrived early enough at skate park to bump into council employee who cleans checks the area every morning at 6.00 am. We chatted about the park and the importance of these types of facilities for the community. It’s great to connect with people directly involved in the operational aspects of the facilities you enjoy. Thanks.? […]

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“What is the strange profound attraction that this rectangular piece of concrete holds for them? Do we now observe the rights of passage of a newly emerging civilisation?” – Dr Eugene D Mander (Public Domain, 1988) “I think skateboarding is a way for people to reassess and redefine everything around them.” – Ian Mackaye “Skateboarding […]

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Repossessed to skate is the name I’ve given my activity of learning and practising how to skate (again), specifically in the context of ongoing sessions at local skateparks. I’m relearning how to skate so I can show my kids how to skate. Repossessed to skate is about having fun, learning new-old tricks that interest me and […]

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The Silhouette Story. Chapter 3 – Some birds on some wires, originally uploaded by Rowan Peter. The Silhouette Story started from a response to a blog post. Then came Chapter 1 – My hand which was closely followed by Chapter 2 -The sun and the street light. Now Chapter 3 – Some birds on some […]

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