In Search of the Canna Ramp Part 3 – Junkyard Skatepark
Day 3 sees the crew head to the excellent indoor skatepark in Saltash for some much needed recuperation from the effects of the sun and in the hope of preserving a little energy for the Canna Ramp itself.
As we started getting ever closer to Newquay, the knowledge that we’d be getting into a heavy session on Cornwall’s newest and gnarliest ‘crete meant that stopping off at a miniramp for a mellow warm up (and continuing our ode to Haslam and Daewon) was top of everyone’s list.
Local ripper Matt Beer had access to the goods we needed, offering to open up The Junkyard Skatepark’s outdoor miniramp for a session, but when we arrived it was what lay inside that grabbed our full attention. This bowl is one of the strangest, hardest to skate yet most satisfying things I’ve ever skated. Made from the skeleton of the spine bowl which used to reside in The Source’s second incarnation (the one in a church near Hastings train station), the crew behind it have eschewed convention and created a truly unique set of spines, hips, sub boxes and more in a space which seems like it should be incapable of containing such a beast.