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2011 - Jay's Ramp
Photographic story of the construction of Jay Salillas' backyard ramp.
Prep
Clearing the backyard began March 12 before a trip to Cullman to skate. The yard is fairly unlevel and one side had a massive bamboo thicket.
Clearing a spot
Clearing a spot
Ramp Move - March 20,2011
Spent roughly 10hrs on this Sunday tearing down this ramp in Liberty Park and moving the usable pieces to Jay's house. The work crew consisted of Peter Karvonen, Patrick Jackson, Andy Birdwell, Chris Solomon and Jay Salillas. None of it was all that fun but the very worst was moving the sheets of steel...each weighing about 160 pounds. The layer of the ramp was so rotted in most places that it fell apart in your hands. Several of the screws were rusted out or stripped which required additional work taking each one out. What seemed an easy move turned out to be a long and exhausting day. Started at 10:30 am and finished roughly 8:30 at night. Cold beers followed.
Seeing the ramp for the first time
Seeing the ramp for the first time
Looks like fun eh? Kinda tight and about 5 1/2 ft high
Looks like fun eh? Kinda tight and about 5 1/2 ft high
Steel layer removed and tearing up flat bottom
Steel layer removed and tearing up flat bottom
taking layers off transitions to move
taking layers off transitions to move
taking down platforms
taking down platforms
transitions skeletonized
transitions skeletonized
Peter gets an artsy shot with his iPhone (Birdwell, Solomon and Salillas)
Peter gets an artsy shot with his iPhone (Birdwell, Solomon and Salillas)
first transition gets loaded on the truck
first transition gets loaded on the truck
There was once a ramp here....the AFTER photo
There was once a ramp here....the AFTER photo
another view of the original spot
another view of the original spot
cleaning up as if a ramp never was there
cleaning up as if a ramp never was there
final bits of clean up to be done
final bits of clean up to be done
the ramp resting in Jay's yard
the ramp resting in Jay's yard
Can you see being skated again? Coming soon!!!!
Can you see being skated again? Coming soon!!!!