Metal Ramp Kids: Preserving the Legacy of Pre-Fab Skateparks
Exploring the Hidden Gems of Skateboarding Culture
Pre-fab metal skateparks may be a dying breed, but they hold a special place in the hearts of skaters. These first-generation parks, while lacking the modern amenities of slick concrete courses, are overflowing with character and nostalgia. A new video series titled “Metal Ramp Kids” aims to capture the essence of these unique parks and the tight-knit communities that thrive within them.
A Journey to Fishkill, NY: Uncovering Hidden Treasures
In the inaugural episode, filmmaker Nic Mosher takes us to Fishkill, NY, a village located just 90 minutes north of New York City. Despite the scorching summer heat, Mosher discovers a motley crew of skaters lurking behind the metal ramps. Alongside them are local biker kids and a determined skateboarder, all making the most of their modest environment.
Mosher believes that every pre-fab skatepark harbors its own unique community and aims to document these overlooked scenes before they fade into obscurity. While cities like New York and Los Angeles dominate the skateboarding spotlight, these lesser-known towns deserve recognition and celebration.
This video, filmed and edited by Nic Mosher, showcases the grit and authenticity of Fishkill’s skateboarding scene. These hidden gems may not boast the grandeur of Olympic-style training facilities, but they hold a special allure that resonates with skaters and their pursuit of boundary-pushing creativity.
For more information and updates on the “Metal Ramp Kids” series, be sure to check out the original article on Jenkem Magazine’s website.
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