Ryan Swain and the team have been working hard to get the Halfpipe ramp at Norton Skate Park back up and running for local people and visitors to enjoy.
Ryan said: “Myself and King Ramps have being working tirelessly and around the clock this week. We’ve totally cleaned up and polished the steel framework which was left bare for 18 months.
“Our welder Dave Nendick put in some brand new steel struts. We’ve also changed all of the old bolts and fittings to newer and much safer ones and we’ve tidied out 18 years of litter, debris and moss under the ramp which has been storing moisture.”
This week they will be gearing up to re-skin it using high-tech state of the art surfacing called Skatelite.
Ryan explained: “It’s a major job but will be totally worthwhile as the Halfpipe is a crown jewel of the skatepark and the local area. It is now only the second free to use and free standing Halfpipe in the whole of the UK so people will travel nationally and internationally to see it and use it of all ages. I’m so excited to see all generations coming together to use it and get satisfaction from it like they have from the rest of the skatepark we salvaged earlier in the year.”
King Ramps and Ryan are back on site this week resurfacing the ramp and it should be ready to be reopened officially in mid to late September.