If you’ve ever dreamed of taking a local monument and making it your own personal riding playground, this is your video. Check it out as a local swimming pool is transformed into a rad skate park.
The Pool was more than a BMX comp, it was one of the most extra-ordinary gatherings of the BMX community this century. From the draining of a soon to be demolished local authority swimming pool in Dagenham, East London, into a world class park in less than two weeks was a feat in itself, but to see the diversity and level or riding on display at the launch event was truly remarkable. 40 international riders with a brand new team format saw non-comp riders, veterans, street destroyers and park animals all throw down into something far better than we could have dreamt of.
Results after the break!
Dennis Enarson, Chad Kerley, Josh Harrington and Jeremiah Smith
Best Line: (Awarded to Ruben’s team)
Ruben Alcantara, Kevin Kalkoff, Sergio Layos, and Tom Dugan
Best Rider: (Rider’s choice)
Brian Foster – Gap to curved wallride out of the deep end
The Pool is free to ride until the 12th June 2011
Shot and Edited by Hadrien Picard
Additional camerawork by Peter Adam