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Monday, Aug 13, 2007 from Bellbrook, Ohio

It’s official, I have gained too much weight. Not only did I feel slow and lethargic while skateboarding, I actually snapped my skateboard! It didn’t take too much to snap it either (it was just a simple fakie kickflip), the only reason could be the weight. That was a little disappointing. But I’ve lost my skateboard game, I can’t do what I used to. Anyways, rather break a skate deck than an ankle.

The tale of the broken skateboard comes from no other than what’s probably the greatest skatepark in the country. It’s known as the Skate Plaza, designed by Rob Dyrdek of the popular MTV show Rob and Big. The Skate Plaza is only a few mile drive from where I was staying, in Kettering, OH. Perfect! It didn’t even cross my mind until they mentioned it to me.

The Skate Plaza is set up like “natural” street skating. It’s not a park with wood ramps and strange features. It’s full of features that you find in downtown areas around big buildings. So they brought those true street skating features to a park and there is nothing else like it in the world. Thanks to Dyrdek growing up in the area and donating some big dollars, Kettering is now somewhat of a skateboarding destination. Well done Rob, well done.

Blog Date Posted: Aug 13, 2007 | 220 words | comments 0 Comments