Spot or Not: Backyard Gap
By Adam Aslanian
This spot was recently discovered on my move over to east side orlando. I’d like to say I have some great story about how I found it, but truth be told, sometimes you just get lucky. The place I moved into backs up to a nature preserve and is surrounded by multiple small ponds perfect for winching. At first sight I thought this might be a great place to build a little flat bar, but after a short walk with my dog, I realized it was much more. As it turns out the lakes are connected by a cement landgap 15- 20 ft long, with about a 3 ft. drop. Not the biggest drop by any means, but it sure takes one heck of an ollie to clear it.
Thinking it might be a little hairy for a wakeskate (although definitely do-able I’m sure) I got on the horn and hit up the Shredtown guys. Always amped to hit something new they came out the next day and shredded it for hours, hassle free. We didnt get kicked out or even harassed by neighbors. In fact one guy even offered to help us with the winch! It turned out to be a perfect, bust-free gap, right in my backyard no less. I don’t think I could ask for anything better.