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OWP Mid-weeks sessions

Postby Drsplib » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:37 pm

Started going up to ride the OWP bowl at Oxford - it rocks, but Im finding it helluva hard to get a good line going, seems to be set up better for Goofy riders or BMX...
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Re: OWP Mid-weeks sessions

Postby flash » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:44 pm

Lovin the pics mate , my kinda shit, , Looks like ya got a nice thing there ..-
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Re: OWP Mid-weeks sessions

Postby gonecarving » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:59 pm

That bowl looks fantastic, your lucky to have that near you!
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Re: OWP Mid-weeks sessions

Postby Cookie » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:10 pm

I'm sure Sean Goff must have had a few lines for you.
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Re: OWP Mid-weeks sessions

Postby wood tinka » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:13 pm

This bowl does rock. but there is little time to work out your next move. Easter jam with BBQ and BEER tomorrow, might see you there.
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Re: OWP Mid-weeks sessions

Postby Drsplib » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:22 pm

Nope - I live in Cornwall but work in West London, so pop up to see my buddy Ben for a skate mid week.

Sean's skating was really inspiring to see - he was carving fakie around the bowl way better than I could forwards!
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Re: OWP Mid-weeks sessions

Postby Brian S » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:24 pm

Goofy riders you say, Hmm, sounds like a plan for me then, visited once there on my way to south coast for family stuff & it was pissing it down with rain, looked nice though :D
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Re: OWP Mid-weeks sessions

Postby toddtwist » Thu May 01, 2014 8:21 pm

Seems fine as a regular footer to me..
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Re: OWP Mid-weeks sessions

Postby ben2 » Fri May 02, 2014 9:47 pm

It's ok goofy, not so good in a monsoon though...
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Re: OWP Mid-weeks sessions

Postby Drsplib » Fri May 09, 2014 12:39 pm

Had a real good sesh at OWP this week, was super quiet, me and Ben had the bowl to ourselves for the second part of the evening. Finally managed to get the nerve to hit the coping and started making (very short and whippy) frontside grinds.
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Re: OWP Mid-weeks sessions

Postby Keith method Ayers » Fri May 09, 2014 3:05 pm

just joined the OWP

members get the last 2 hours sessions before closing.

try and get thier next week at some point :)
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Re: OWP Mid-weeks sessions

Postby wood tinka » Fri May 09, 2014 7:28 pm

I'm up for this Keith,


see how the weather goes !!!


did you have a day in mind ?
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Re: OWP Mid-weeks sessions

Postby Drsplib » Fri May 09, 2014 8:41 pm

Tuesday eve is usually a good sesh but weds is quieter...
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Re: OWP Mid-weeks sessions

Postby wood tinka » Tue May 13, 2014 11:20 am

The weather is looking good for Wednesday, anyone fancy a skate around the OWP bowl ?
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Re: OWP Mid-weeks sessions

Postby Keith method Ayers » Tue May 13, 2014 11:27 am

got parents meeting tomorrow night.

so no can do.

got thursday booked for RUSH
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Re: OWP Mid-weeks sessions

Postby Keith method Ayers » Tue May 13, 2014 11:30 am

Just got my OWP pass with some freebies :-)
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Re: OWP Mid-weeks sessions

Postby wood tinka » Tue May 13, 2014 11:41 am

The freebies what a bonus :o

I've got some time off so fancied a daytime skate on Wednesday,

but might well do Rush on Thursday.
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Re: OWP Mid-weeks sessions

Postby ben2 » Tue May 13, 2014 7:55 pm

I'm working during the day so I won't be there until 6-630
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Re: OWP Mid-weeks sessions

Postby Drsplib » Tue May 13, 2014 8:49 pm

Yep, be there sevenish...

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Re: OWP Mid-weeks sessions

Postby Drsplib » Wed May 14, 2014 11:14 pm

A nice mellow eve skate, made my first rock fakie/tail stall combo in there, so quietly stoked. Still got shown up by Ben ripping tho.

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Re: OWP Mid-weeks sessions

Postby Drsplib » Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:37 pm

Hoping its gonna dry up in time for an eve at OWP - got my first spine transfers last week, would like to see if i can still land a frontside air (stinkbug, naturally!)

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Re: OWP Mid-weeks sessions

Postby pete » Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:37 am

i'm gona take Friday off work and pay OWP a visit if anyones around, hopefully around 12-3ish :)
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Re: OWP Mid-weeks sessions

Postby pete » Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:12 am

anyone know how deep the bowl is at OWP? hoping its not over 5ft to drop in..never done anything bigger than that and pictures can be deceiving sometimes :shock:
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Re: OWP Mid-weeks sessions

Postby ben2 » Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:43 pm

Shame, I normally work late Fridays so I could have met you, but not this week. Going down tonight though if you fancy it?
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Re: OWP Mid-weeks sessions

Postby pete » Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:51 pm

i'd love to but its a bit far. i'm going as its kind of half way between here and luton airport where i'm heading on Friday afternoon :(

you couldn't tell me how deep the shallow and deep ends are in the bowl could you. I'm hoping its not over 5ft :?
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Re: OWP Mid-weeks sessions

Postby ben2 » Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:50 pm

It's mostly 5-6 foot all round, the pool bit is about 8foot and the extension is about 9 foot. If you can drop in you'll be fine, just carve about, find your confidence and don't worry about the lip too much at first. I find half the fun of OWP is finding the lines, which are endless in that bowl, and working out which way to go frontside to backside etc. Let me know how you get on!
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Re: OWP Mid-weeks sessions

Postby pete » Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:41 am

cool, I do 5ft, its over that where I start to shit it!

i'll let you know how I get on 8)
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Re: OWP Mid-weeks sessions

Postby Drsplib » Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:33 pm

Wicked old boy session last night (until I buggered my knee.) Good vibes though, tuesday nights at OWP rock! Only a few more weeks though before the evenings draw in too far... :(

Looking for an indoor spot for winter evenings!

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Re: OWP Mid-weeks sessions

Postby Ben-G » Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:37 pm

Drsplib wrote:Looking for an indoor spot for winter evenings!

XC is skateboards only on Tuesday evenings ~..
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Re: OWP Mid-weeks sessions

Postby pete » Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:24 am

yeah I reckon I've got about 30-50 days before the deck goes away for the winter and the snowboard comes out 8)

Every winter I promise myself that i'm going to try and do a bit of skating through the winter but it never happens. Hopefully this winter i'll keep my promise to myself!
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Re: OWP Mid-weeks sessions

Postby Keith method Ayers » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:00 am

What time does OWP close on a Tuesday ?


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Re: OWP Mid-weeks sessions

Postby Drsplib » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:42 am

When it gets dark!!
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Re: OWP Mid-weeks sessions

Postby pete » Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:15 am

skated owp on Friday for an hour or so.

its a tricky bowl for sure. I was dropping in from the right in the first picture and going over the waterfall/mound and carving round the bowl. couldn't really find a line that I could generate enough speed to really get the coping though :( Only way I could get to it was just dropping in and going straight to the spine like a mini ramp.

think its one that you'd need skate for a few sessions to get used to 8)
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Re: OWP Mid-weeks sessions

Postby Drsplib » Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:48 pm

The easiest line for speed in my book (if you're regular) is to drop from the hip just outside the pool section and kick backside on the big wall, then aim for the camel and back along the long wall where you started. You can generate some serious speed on this line, and its pretty easy. Not much chance of hitting the coping tho, unless you wanna try a 50/50 at mach 1!

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Re: OWP Mid-weeks sessions

Postby ben2 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:13 pm

Yeah it took me most of last summer to figure it out, although some of that was finding my skate legs again after a long break. The lines are there, and it's way fun when you find them, if you go back give me a shout and I'll try and meet you. I would say try and make a Tuesday night but the evenings are pulling right in now so it's probably a bit far for a long trip.
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Re: OWP Mid-weeks sessions

Postby Drsplib » Sun Sep 28, 2014 12:20 pm

Almost the last of these sessions as the evenings are drawing in rapidly. Fun times.
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