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Skateboarding in Abandoned Swimming Pools!

Have you ever skateboarded an abandoned swimming pool? If not, your chance has come! It’s relative easy: All you have to do is to travel to one of these small villages in the United State like Fresno, find one of these empty houses with its big swimming pools, clean the pool and start to skateboard! And if you take some cans with you, you could paint the pool afterwards, like street artist D*Face did it some month ago…

Some of them are full of black water. Others have become graveyards for old lawn furniture and rodent carcasses. They are shaped like jelly beans and manufactured by companies named Sunny Side and Champagne. Once upon a time, Fresno was the California Dream. Own a car. Own a house. Own a pool. Everyone wanted it and the wonderful world of credit made it all possible.

But now, with the foreclosure monster running wild, the dream is dry. Thousands of pools are festering in the hot Central Valley sun. For most people this is tragic. But for some, it’s an opportunity.

Today I found that real nice video, showing some guys skateboarding in abandoned swimming pools and talking about the economic crisis and its effects…

Via nerdcore.de.

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  1. Auf jeden fall cool :) Aber neu ist das nicht, das gabs doch schon in diesem uralten Skateboardfilm an dessen Namen ich mich gerade nicht erinnern kann…

    Schade, dass es hierzulande keine(?) solchen Betonpools gibt.

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