Words and photos by Robin Pearson
Above image: Alvis Norde, moto transfer.
An indoor park has popped up in Barking, far east London. It’s nice and bright, open and nicely spaced out with a pleasing selection of elements. The main street area has several sections that worked pretty well separately but really felt best when you could ride the whole lot at once. Good sized ledges, fun little bank set-ups, a few fairly small rails and some nice quarters. The one you see Alvis boosting into above is a banked quarter, which is a nice whippy shape.
Down the far side of the park you have a small mini ramp and the bowl. The bowl is a kind of keyhole shape, which works pretty well but the lines aren’t immediately obvious! You have to figure out how to land long on the hips to set you up right for the corners, but it’s good, we like a challenge sometimes…
Right down the front there are also some baby manual pads and a very mini mini ramp.
All in all, a decent skatepark, especially if you can catch it when it’s not busy.