Skatepark elements (A-Z)

A skatepark is a fun place. It’s purpose-built recreational environment made for skateboarding, scooter, BMX and aggressive inline skating. We all know that however it is still complicated to list all elements that make up a skatepark and to put a name in front of each element. Indeed, each one can have its own definition. That’s why the RMP team has created this list of skatepark elements with visuals. If you want some fun fact you will learn that the first skatepark in the world, Surf City, opened for business in Tucson, Arizona on September 3, 1965 (wikipedia article here). By the way, we count on you if some elements are missing :). You can find here the FR version.

Bank

Flat launch ramp

Bench

Bench to sit on and grind

Bowls

Like an empty swimming pool

Bumps

Different from a volcano which has a flat part

Cradle

Half sphere, usually in a bowl

Curbs

Horizontal element to grind

Euro gap

Wedge ramp with a flat section & a step up to the deck.

Funbox

Combination of banks, flats, rails, and ledges

Flat rail

Grind bar but flat

Flat area

Fairly large flat area

Full pipe

Complete tube element

Gap

Gap between two elements

Handrail

High rail (usually at the hip)

Hubba

Angled ledge that usually runs down a set of stairs

Hips

Any two transitions that meet to create a corner.

Jersey barrier

Safety module, atypical shape

Ledges

Sloping curb

Manual pad

Very low flat area to do manuals

Mega ramp

Large ramp with a vertical section (4M)

Micro ramp

Very small ramp (1-1.2M)

Mini ramp

Medium size ramp (1.5-2.2M)

Little launcher

Small, low thrower for jumping

Polejam

Short inclined rail emerging from the ground

Pyramid

Four-sided ramp with a flat section at the peak

Quarter

Single transition ramp

Roll-in

Large rolling quarter pipe with no coping for speed

Rainbow

Small element to jump and gain speed

Set of bumps

Set of bumps (2 or more)

Step-up

Cool element for jumps

Snake

Extended bowl in shape of a snake

Spine

Two-quarter pipes meeting back-to-back.

Stairs

Staircase steps to jump

Table

Slight rise then identical fall

Volcano

Cylindrical cone with a flat top

Wall

Vertical wall connected to a quarter or not

Whoop

Bump which can vary in size and shape

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