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Save Holland's Best Skate Spot!

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One of the most notorious skate spots in Holland, the Yard in Utrecht, is about to be destroyed. The Yard has been home for a lot of Dutch skateboarders over the last few years. The water gaps and some ledges at the spot have been there forever, while some others have been installed more recently with the support of the local skate shop, E-Zone.
To prove to the city council of Utrecht that there are more than enough skateboarders who care about this great, simple and cheap skate spot, Emerica Holland is holdng a Wild in the Streets event, and Emerica pros Bryan Herman and Braydon Szafranski are even flying out to support the cause!

It all goes down at 12:00 noon on Sunday, September 24, 2006. The event will start at the Griftpark bowl (which was poorly built by the city council and quite expensive), then proceed through the middle of downtown and end up at the Yard. At the Yard, there will be a Best Trick contest over the water gap. We even built a rail over it for some extra gnarlitude!

We are working on a Save the Yard web page with some info on the event, as well as some history of the spot. Be sure to check it out.

P.S. Here’s a list of tricks that have been done over the big water gap so far. I’m sure there are more.

Backside kickflip – Andrew Reynolds
360 flip – Bryan Herman
Hardflip – Sean Malto
Kickflip – Bas Janssen
Frontside flip – Bas Janssen
Backside heelflip – Bas Janssen
Heelflip – Lindsey Robinson
Switch heelflip – Dennis Durant
First Ollie – Jos Theissens
Ollie to hang-up – Jonny Ganseman (Utrecht local)

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(13) responses to: Save Holland's Best Skate Spot!

  1. 1st comment yeah reynolds

    03andrewda's Emeritar 03andrewda Posted:
  2. you should start a petition or something on this site

    03andrewda's Emeritar 03andrewda Posted:
  3. 3rd

    DEFYkid's Emeritar DEFYkid Posted:
  4. mad spot

    DEFYkid's Emeritar DEFYkid Posted:
  5. word up

    k-dog's Emeritar k-dog Posted:
  6. just bring like 2,000 skaters there and stand in the middle of the yard. and when they come to tear it down. just let the bull dozers kill you. At least you will die for a cause. no for real, they wont tear it down if your standing there.

    josiah's Emeritar josiah Posted:
  7. that is the sweetest skate spot ever if i lived there id go stand there forever just to keep it

    livefreeordie's Emeritar livefreeordie Posted:
  8. hey this is great but how come emerica never came out to san francisco to save all of it's destroyed spots?

    mikey's Emeritar mikey Posted:
  9. ya bryan

    ipledgetoemerica's Emeritar ipledgetoemerica Posted:
  10. I wanna see footage of bryan herman tre fliping that shit, maybe it'll be in the next emerica video or baker project.

    mikethedyke23's Emeritar mikethedyke23 Posted:
  11. yo i wanna back lip that rail; i can fully see reynolds backside flipping that.

    EmericaSkate1213's Emeritar EmericaSkate1213 Posted:
  12. holland is gangsta...

    green14's Emeritar green14 Posted:
  13. Check out the pictures of Wild in the Streets in Utrecht with Braydon and Bryan on: http://www.rootdown.nl/index.php?keuze=4&sub=55&item=800

    _rootDOWN's Emeritar _rootDOWN Posted:

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