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This 19-Year-Old Wants to Re-build His Local Skatepark… And You Can Help

Sponsored feature: Freshwater park on the Isle of Wight is about to get a new ramp

How sick would it be to have a brand-spanking new ramp built in your local skatepark – one that you yourself had designed?

That might seem like a pipe dream to most skateboarders, but not to this enterprising teenager. James 19, first got into skatepark design through a game, but steadily started to take it more seriously, sketching out ideas on CAD programs.

Along with other local skaters James had talked about getting a new ramp at his local park, Freshwater on the Isle of Wight. So he applied to Youtube Channel Us, sponsored by McDonalds, to help him make it happen.

Now they’re stumping up the cash to get it built and drafting in experts, including Isle of Wight skateboarding institution John Cattle and skatepark design Jedi Andy Willis to help make his design a reality.

They’ve also roped in fans of the Youtube channel and ordinary members of the public to help out with hints and suggestions.

But… there’s a catch. To meet Channel Us’ criteria, the project must be completed within 72 hours. Which as any skatepark designer will tell you, is not a long time to build a new feature.

We’ll be following the progress of the project here on Mpora, so keep your eyes peeled for the new videos as they drop.

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