MY D.I.Y. – Atwater, California

“I’ve been doing concrete work for about fifteen years. It was just a job and had never occurred to me to use my knowledge of concrete for skateboarding until I met the Vagabond crew. Since then I’ve had my hands in a few projects. I did most of the setup work on my own, starting with the first quarter pipe. I then built another quarter pipe with a hip directly across from it. Then I started digging a hole. I couldn’t make it very big, but it had started to catch on. After that, I got some help thanks to a few friends who donated their time and sponsors for donating product. Anyone can do it. Get out there and build!”  – Gene Boles

Photos: Jamie Camp

Pre pour.

Pre pour.

Kyle and Rocky shaping the backyard bowl.

Kyle and Rocky shaping the backyard bowl.

MY DIY overview.

MY DIY overview.

Gene Boles.  Feeble in his own backyard paradise.

Gene Boles. Feeble in his own backyard paradise.

Gene Boles. Tailblock.

Gene Boles. Tailblock.

Rocky. Frontside smithgrind.

Rocky. Frontside smithgrind.

Rocky. Stand up 5-0 grind in the bowl.

Rocky. Stand up 5-0 grind in the bowl.

Gene Boles. Tailblock.

Gene Boles. Tailblock.

Rocky blasting an air as the sun sets in the Californian central valley.

Rocky blasting an air as the sun sets in the Californian central valley.

Want more? Check out the links:
Gene Boles’ MY DIY
Jamie Camp’s poolskating.blogspot.com

MY DIY graphic by ROLO.

MY DIY graphic by ROLO.

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