| YMCA Magdalena Ecke Skateboard Park|
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|Description: Encinitas Re-Grand Opening Galery Two (18 pics) |
Dave Hacket, LynZ Adams, Kevin Staab, Jake Piasecki, Rob Loriface, Brian Howard, Tony Mag, and others.
Photos taken by JayDubz and Bill Hensley of SkatePark Guides.
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|Description: Encinitas Vert Ramp and Flow Course Overview (8 pics) |
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|Description: Encinitas Grand Re-Opening Gallery One 6.13.04 (18 pics) |
Images from the event including the vert ramp demo.
Photos taken by MH.
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|Description: Encinitas Pre-Re-Opening Session 6.11.04 (16 pics) |
Kevin Staab, Jimmy the Greek, Buddy Carr, Lance Mountain, Jake Piasecki, Aaron Astorga, Colby Carter, and others.
Photos taken by MH and Joe Runkle.
|Description: Chris Miller |
| YMCA Magdalena Ecke Skateboard Park Details|
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| Park:||YMCA Magdalena Ecke||
| County:||San Diego||State:||CA|
| Location:||YMCA Magdalena Ecke|
| Address:||200 Saxony Rd|
| Has Lights:||No||Ownership:||Private|
| Designer:||Site Design Group||Year Opened:||Unknown|
| Terrain:||Tranny, Street, Has Vert, Vert Ramp, Pool ||Surface:||Wood and Concrete |
| Inside/Outside:||Outside |
| Park Size: ||37,000+- Sq Ft ||Visited?||Yes|
| Review:|| San Diego County is home to the vast majority of pro vert skaters making the Encinitas Skatepark a perfect fit for the premiere vert skatepark in Southern California. The skatepark is now home to the 2003 X-Games vert ramp which is one of the largest vert ramps build to date.|
X-Games Vert Ramp
Here are the dimensions for the vert ramp:
- 13' with 2-feet of vert
- 12-foot-wide, 20-foot-high roll-in
- 15-degree hip
- 160 feet in length, including the roll-in
The 11' backyard pool style kidney is perfect and is by far the best skatepark pool that SoCal has probably ever seen. The shallow is 7' and with fairly mellow transitions which leads into the 32' diameter 11' with 2' of vert deep end. There is a death box in the deep and 2 concrete steps with tiles in-between that are extremely rippable and do not hinder lines throughout the pool. The tile is black and the coping is set perfectly!! Witnessing Kevin Staab blast a 6' to 7' backside ollie in this thing tells all - need I say more.
Encinitas Skatepark 11' left hand kidney
The combination bowl has a 6' square with perfect corners, 9' slightly over-overt bowl, and a 9' bowl with perfectly set pool coping and tile all around. The hip between the oververt bowl and the square and the hips in the 9' bowl are perfect for blasting transitional airs. There is a slight waterfall in the 9' bowl that slows you down a little but overall the combination bowl is a blast to skate. To me, skating it sort of reminds me of a combination of skating the Glendale Skatepark combi-bowl and the Clairemont Skatepark pool.
The skatepark also features a wood street/flow course that was designed and constructed by Team Pain. This section of the skatepark features some unique pyramids, rails, 1/4 pipe trannies, vert walls, ollie gaps, and other interesting terrain. Since the other sections of the skatepark are for advanced skateboarding, this will most likely be the most utilized section of the skatepark for beginning skateboarders. The street flow course has a great setup for kids learning how to skate as well as for intermediate skaters and veteran street park skaters.
Bottom Line: The YMCA Magdalena Ecke seemed to do everything possible to make their skatepark the premiere vert SoCal Skatepark to date including:
- Hooking up with one of the premiere skatepark design firms Site Design Group and having them both design and build the skatepark!
- Working with Team Pain to build the wood street/flow course and incorporating the 2003 Team Pain designed vert ramp into the design of the skatepark.
- Teaming up with local pros like Chris Miller, Lance Mountain, Brian Howard, and many others to help design the kidney pool and combination bowl.
The skatepark rocks big time!! Road trip worthy 4-SURE. Go get some when you get a chance.
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| Tele:||760.94.9622 x.1434|
| Contact:||Mark Flores|
| Directions:||From the 5 and 55 interchange:|
Encinitas Blvd (Go East)
Saxony Road (L)
YMCA Magdalena Ecke will be on your left
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