The Orlando Fountain
Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 by Rob Meronek
After sitting in traffic for two hours, I think it was safe to say that I was pretty stressed on the potential of this trip. Upon arriving in Orlando and meeting up with Ryan Nix and Will Durham, Lenoce and I decided to have a go at the Orlando Park. Down the street from Covert Skateshop the cement park is a fun time and good place to warm up. After the warm up we ventured on to a double-set that Nix had no trouble kickflipping, into traffic no less. Then it was on to the brick quarter pipes and over to Mesh Skatepark to wait until the time was right to take on our greatest feat of the day.
They said there was fountain gap, but there were also some problems attached. It was nothing that couldn’t be taken care of with a well-thought-out strategy and the right tools though. The mission was a success and only two boards went in the water. Looking back on the day, my stress was alleviated thinking that we had skated two parks and three street spots, shot multiple photos, and got to hang out with some cool people. Thanks to Will for getting wet for the cause, homey at the Orlando Park, Simon at Mesh, and of course Pike’ Nix for the fun times.