This weekend I received the pretty badass privilege of getting to skate the Street League Super Crown course at the Prudential Center in Newark, courtesy of our friends at Stoked. Here's what I learned in the process:
- After the obstacles are set up, the coping and rails are given a fresh coat of paint. This likely makes them appear nice and photogenic for the viewing public, but is quite the chore to grind though. Street League needs a wax sponsor.
- In case you missed it, here's what can be done after a proper waxing.
- The Euro gap-esque setup pictured above was really fun to skate, however it should be noted that there is a pit between the kicker & box big enough for a person to fit in (see above). This made for a very intimidating obstacle. Grinding into the kicker is nuts.
- The big quarterpipe (see above) has about a foot of vert and is extra scary to those of us who usually skate ledges.
Conclusion: Everything done on a Street League course is gnarlier than you think.
If you live in New York or LA, check out Stoked and see what you can do to get involved. They help kids get a leg up in the world through skating and surfing, which means volunteer opportunities where you get to skate and help out your community.