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In-Line Skaters From Essex Build The World’s Most Unspectacular Skate Park In Their Back Garden

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Believe it or not, there’s some people out there who think in-line skating is not a cool thing to do. There’s people in this world of ours who think it’s crap, that it makes people look like salsa dancers from the future, and that it’s a past time for absolute twozz-buckets.

These opinion-holders, with their opinions and their comments, say things like “Stewart Power, mate. You look ridiculous,” and “Seriously, Stewart, mate, promise me you won’t leave the house with those things on your feet.” Stewart Power, a 28 year old handyman from Barking in Essex, knows this all too well and decided to do something about it.

With the help of his best friend Alec Baker, also 28, he built up some ramps in his back garden over a period of about seven months. And, I mean, just look at what he’s created. It’s magnificent, it’s breathtaking, it’s the ninth wonder of the world. Say what you want about Stew, but those are definitely some ramps in his back garden.

Tell him to put his hat on the right way round, but don’t tell Stewart that he hasn’t got ramps in his back garden. Tell him that in-line skating is a silly way to spend his time, and that his hat is on the wrong way, but never-ever accuse him of not having a fairly unspectacular skating set-up in his back garden. Just, don’t…ok?

When you factor in that Stewart Power has also got a trampoline in his back garden, it’s fair to say that what we’re left with here is effectively Disneyland Essex. A million thanks to the Barking and Dagenham Post for bringing this story to light. It’s made our morning, our week, and quite possibly…our year. Top stuff.

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