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Ramp 48's Indoor Vertical Ramp

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57 year old legendary skateboarder and pioneer Mark Lake's vision of having an indoor vertical half pipe in South Florida available to all who wish to drop in has finally been realized (almost). After working together with motivated skate dad Peter Tust for months and conducting presentations and attending meetings with Calvary Chapel's leadership, they have finally been given the green light and have secured a location in Ft. Lauderdale at Calvary Chapel's Ramp 48 Skatepark. We are set to start construction once we are able to secure the funding required for materials and Team Pain's master ramp builder Mike Kruse and crew. The ramp will be 10 1/2 ft transition with 1 ft and 10 inches of vert and 24 ft wide or potentially 28 ft wide. The surface will be Russian birch. This ramp will be as solid as a ramp can be. Mike Kruse built Chris Guilfoose's ramp as well as being a big part of the construction of Olliewood. Kruse is the best in the business. Ramp 48 currently has a mid sized bowl, mini ramp and a street course. We are real stoked to bring a vert ramp there for all of us South FL riders and for all of those who visit the South Florida area as well. In order for this to happen we need the support from as many people and places that are willing to support our mission of vertical skateboarding for the young, the old, the girls, the boys and anyone that wants to have vertical skateboarding as a positive outlet for those in South Florida. Please support and share our mission as we embark on one heck of a ride that will involve some airs, handplants and some lip tricks too. The following is from Mark Lake: We are finally ready, we have permission to construct an indoor vert ramp at Calvary Chapel in Fort Lauderdale. It will be almost 13 ft tall.
No construction will begin until we have a stack of checks totaling $23,600 which is the total money needed. We've raised over $10,000 already. Please contribute, if we don't raise the money all checks will be returned. 

Please make your tax deductible checks payable to Calvary Chapel and mail them to:
Lake Skateboards
1534 NW 3rd St
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

More photos and updates to come, but for now this is a start. Let's get this going! Thank you all in advance for your support and remember every lit bit helps a great deal.


  • Alex Brunet
    • $750 (Offline)
    • 9 yrs
  • Darron Ricketts
    • $100 (Offline)
    • 9 yrs
  • Jeffrey Patterson
    • $50 (Offline)
    • 9 yrs
  • Peter Furnee
    • $50 (Offline)
    • 9 yrs
  • Doug Button
    • $450 (Offline)
    • 9 yrs


Adam Effertz
Fort Lauderdale, FL

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