Certified Piece of Suck: Hall of Shame


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A DECADE AGO, there was an epidemic of shitty skatepark construction. Like toxic mushrooms sprouting out of manure, these lousy lumps were a real bummer. Certified Piece of Suck was our attempt to shine a spotlight and disinfect the problem. Times have changed and now parks have far more skater-input and attention to detail. Here’s a frightful stroll down the Hall of Shame with some of the worst offenders...


suck animation 1500 FNL D
Animation and words by Adam Creagan

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A mysterious tribe of tweakers built this structure but they went extinct before they could finish a runway or landing.


2cs19Circling the toilet bowl of despair—behold the wimpiest pit of all time.


3cs5If you squint, this park is OK. Better yet, just imagine you’re somewhere else.


4cs20Even a leprechaun couldn't sack on this tiny rail. Which is a shame, because that footage would be gold.


5cs3Those European musical festivals need to chill.


6cs4Someone laid serious pipe here.


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Is he 9-feet tall or does this park just suck balls?


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Take a snooze cruise.


9cs2A Rosemary’s Baby that should have never been conceived.


10cs8So bad it’s almost rad. Here’s a monument to brain transplants.


11cs17Rain or shine, this King of Crap is all too real.


12cs18Captain Crust



13cs7You can’t spell simplicity without limp and pity.  


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Drop in and wish upon one of the stars you see from your concussion.


15cs15Nowhere is safe from Suck!


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A Winchester Mystery Handrail that can only be ridden by skate ghosts.


17cs25This dish seems harmless but skaters have actually fallen asleep and died while riding it.


18cs10Even a summer rain can’t wash away the stink on this sucky slab.


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Ancient Proverb: beware bogus turd on the path to wisdom.


20cs11Circular logic: We clearly have here a lousy park. But that’s OK because it’s shitty anyway.


21cs16Hope your pushing leg is strong.


22cs23Five handrails to hell plus a devilishly kinked corner pocket.



23cs29The locals here are gnarly! They stink, drop turds, and will head-butt you.


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What’s important is that they tried.


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Got quick feet? Not quick enough.


26cs13Color Me Badd.


27cs27Might as well fill this bird-bath with water and make it a spa for pigeons.


28cs1Until next time, attend those damn park-planning meetings!


Email us photos of any Certified Piece of Suck skatepark designs that you find: mail@thrashermagazine.com 
(300dpi, 5 inches wide)
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