This past weekend saw one of Australia’s largest skate pilgrimages hone in on Canberra’s Belconnen Skatepark for Belcopalooza 2013.
Tommy Fynn, Tim Williams, Reece Warren, Bjorn Johnston, Matt Cheney, Bugs Fardell, Gabriel Summers, Jack Kirk, Max Couling, Shane Azar, Mitchell Howse, Alex Campbell, Harry Clark, Andrew Brophy, Sam Giles, Robert Pace, Marty Girotto, Sammy Winter, Will Hine, Pat Dandy, Mat Kinsman, Dean Palmer, Joel Mcilroy, John Dickenson, Rowan Sercombe, Andrew Beauchamp, Pedro Day, Dean Parsons, Joel Wilshere.
It was pretty amazing seeing people rock up to Belconnen Skatepark for their first time. For those who have an average-sized park at home, I feel the experience was akin to someone who grocery shops at a corner store suddenly being given the keys to the world’s largest mall. Not only is there an excess of space, but there is also a whole lot of choice for skate consumption. It is not unusual for a Belco first-timer to be crippled upon arrival: doubled up due to obstacle-based anxiety. Unlike cricket hero Don Bradman, Canberra has only just now clocked its first century. The capital was so delighted that it flowed us the opportunity to hold a contest at this sheer behemoth of a skatepark. (continued here: http://sba.org.au/Blog/belcopalooza-2013)
and Rob Crawford