Vintage Harrow Performance Bowl

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Vintage Harrow Performance Bowl

Postby SimonB » Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:41 pm

I knew I had some old pictures of me skating the Performance Bowl at Harrow and I managed to find them yesterday :D :D :D

I think they are from 1978 and I had forgotten how big that bowl was :shock: Also for those of you who never skated Harrow back it the day, it was actually smooth once !!

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Re: Vintage Harrow Performance Bowl

Postby Ben-G » Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:45 pm

Love it - great pictures Simon! That is a healthy amount of vert on the top of that bowl :shock:
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Re: Vintage Harrow Performance Bowl

Postby mrrobgee » Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:05 pm

Great pictures Simon. :)
I hear 50's are the new 30's so maybe I will remember them this time round :)
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Re: Vintage Harrow Performance Bowl

Postby richardmanchester » Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:43 pm

that was an insane amount of vert
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Re: Vintage Harrow Performance Bowl

Postby Piers C » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:26 am

Great photos Simon.
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Re: Vintage Harrow Performance Bowl

Postby Brian S » Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:23 am

Went to the full performance bowls at both Harrow & Rom in the old days, Rom cut theirs down to ground level for some reason, wonder why Harrow didn't do this rather than just knocking it down & filling it in, is the Harrow one completely destroyed under the soil?
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Re: Vintage Harrow Performance Bowl

Postby bazza5070 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:17 pm

Rom performance bowl was fucking insane and scary as hell. I once saw some lunatic drop in to it from the lip, think they probably cut it down before someone killed theimselve and raised the insurance premiums even higher!! :-)


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Re: Vintage Harrow Performance Bowl

Postby TonyB » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:17 pm

Brian S wrote:Went to the full performance bowls at both Harrow & Rom in the old days, Rom cut theirs down to ground level for some reason, wonder why Harrow didn't do this rather than just knocking it down & filling it in, is the Harrow one completely destroyed under the soil?


It only takes one idiot! In the case of Harrow someone apparently tried to ride it on a motorbike or moped and didn't make it. Harrow council buried the deepest bowls for safety reasons BITD. Yes they just knocked the protruding walls in and if we ever get to dig it out I believe the the pieces are in the bottom of the bowl.


Simon nice one for finding those pictures, really great to see it again.
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Re: Vintage Harrow Performance Bowl

Postby richardmanchester » Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:32 pm

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Re: Vintage Harrow Performance Bowl

Postby Ian C » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:54 pm

great pics mate !
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