Category: Spot Checks

Rumble In Ramona

  Ramona, California was the epicenter of vert last weekend. Now in it’s fifth year, Rumble in Ramona attracts the worlds best vert skaters while maintaining a backyard vibe. This year the ramp got a new layer...

Mikeapalooza 5

Mikeapalooza is annual backyard vert gathering that occurs on June 20th in Dunkirk, Maryland.  Vert skaters from all over the country make the pilgrimage every year for this special weekend. There are no judges, Athlete lounge’s,...

Spring BowlBBQ

If you go to a public skatepark, chances are it will be well designed and the transitions will be poured near perfect. But there is something missing at a public park- the vibe. Growing up in Maryland...

The Yard : 2-year Anniversary Party

About 3 weeks ago I received a text message from this guy: Jeremiah Risk, seen here doing an indy air over the hip in his backyard, invited me to come celebrate the 2-year anniversary of his private bowl,...

Exposure/ Cabby’s 50th Bday

11-8-14 Saturday was a great example of how skateboarding transcends the categories, classifications, and barriers we create for ourselves. Amelia Brodka continues to build momentum for the female skate scene and this year’s Exposure was the...

Scott Greene Bowl Crawl

11-8-14 The stoke was high at the fourth annual Scott Greene Bowl Crawl over the weekend. People from all over the mid Atlantic came together to honor Scott, who passed away three years ago...

Resurrection of Ramona

Skating is serious business these days. There’s big money, stiff competition and…. No, that’s bullshit. Skateboarding is as rad as it’s ever been. Thanks to guys like Darren, skateboarding is still 100% about having...

BackYard Vert- Rich Pond

Owner: Rich Pond Location: Jeddo, Michigan Size: 13′,  11′ Tranny, 2′ Vert,  32′ wide Surface: Ramp Armor Built 2008. 4 months of initial construction. Shed and storage room was added after. Party at the...

Mike-A-Palooza #MAP

Mikeapalooza is an annual Backyard Vert Jam held in Dunkirk Maryland, on the property owned by Mike Thompson. The ramp is 10.5′/1.5′v, Ramp Armor Surface. Friday evening MAP gets going and doesn’t stop till...

Spot Checks by Packy: Swayne’s Ramp

  ADDRESS: CLASSIFIED Ln, CLASSIFIED, VA Hours: When he calls you.   The Good: Jeff Swayne’s ramp is about a year or two old, 6ft tall and has two 8ft extensions that are 8ft wide with federal...