Skate Park Elements

Skate Park Elements

Ever wondered what a skate park element was called, but were too afraid to ask? Well here at ProScooter we have got your back. We give you all the info you need to sound like a Pro, even if you can’t ride like one.

We’ve added a photo for each element and show you the name. If the photo doesn’t explain it well enough, hover over it. On the other side you’ll find a detailed description.

Each one of the photos below is from a Skate Park listed on this site.

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What’s That Called? – Pictorial

Cradle

Cradle

A cradle is half a sphere. So think of a ball, cut it in half from top to bottom, and you have a cradle. A cradle does not have to be straight up but it does have to go over Vert.

Full Pipe

Full Pipe

A full pipe is a complete circle with open ends. This allows you to ride over vert.

Vert Ramp

Vert Ramp

A Vert Ramp is where a transition goes to vertical. So you will have the curve, then a straight up section at the top. Vert Ramps are generally big half pipes and quarters.

Wall Ride

Wall Ride

A Wall Ride has a transition or bank leading to an extended section or wall of Vert.

Flat Rail

Flat Rail

A Flat Rail is a horizontal metal bar that is raised off the ground. It may be rounded or square.

Bowl

Bowl

A bowl is an in ground series of transitions similar to a swimming pool. They come in many different shapes and styles and can be open or enclosed.

Volcano

Volcano

A full rounded transition that merges from all sides and creates a top. The top can be either flat or rounded.

Rainbow Rail

Rainbow Rail

A Rainbow Rail is a curved metal bar that forms the shape of a rainbow.

Grind Box

Grind Box

A Grind Box is a block that’s normally rectangular in shape, although it can be curved. It uses metal coping on the outer edge.

Spine Ramp

Spine Ramp

When 2 half pipes or quarter pipes join, the point at which they form is called a spine.

Hubba

Hubba

A ledge that runs down the side of a bank or stairs.

Pole Jam

Pole Jam

It look like a pole jammed into the ground at an angle. Launch off it if you can.

Pyramid

Pyramid

A pyramid is a combination of 4 banks or transitions joining together to form a pyramid shape with the top cut off.

Half Pipe

Half Pipe

2 quarter pipes facing each other with a section of flat in between. If the half pipe extends to vert it becomes a vert ramp. If it’s 4 foot or under it’s a mini ramp.

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