The stone skatepark is a creation of our great friend Adrián Otero, a native of the city of Pontevedra and with more than 25 years on a board. Years ago he began as a student in the school of stonemasons of Poio to finish as a teacher of the same and now carrying out a personal project associated with the school, stone skateparks.
Here we leave you a brief but substantial interview of this beast of stone and wood;
Hi Adrián, can you tell us when you started to merge leisure and work?
The truth is that a skater stonemason or sculptor, chámalle x, could only leave a project like this.
How do you merge it? Well, in Pontevedra province capital we always die of disgust in the field of skateboarding, so I came up with the idea of doing a course project of my students of the Escola de Canteiros with the idea of modernizing the craft and riding something different near of the illa of the sculptures of Pontevedra, something that in the end did not fit, but if it became a reality in or Grove losing a little the main focus for other people’s reasons.
Something or someone in what inspires you to create the parks?
I do not get inspired by anyone, the truth is that it came up very naturally with the idea of doing something different and innovative.
What module would you add to Stonehenge?
Regarding stonehenge is clear! a stonepool … in the middle.
This is your second stone skatepark, the first is in O grove, the second one is Ponteareas, do you have any other project in mind?
I have a couple of proyectillos in mind one of them is to go with my friend Olaf to the Philippines to make a “skateparksocio artistosostenible” to call it somehow, the idea is to go there a month and soak the country and its culture and make a pathetic sculpture in his first skatepark. Almost certainly that project is going ahead the other is in the process of gestation.
Apart from the aesthetic difference with respect to a conventional skatepark, does it have any advantage or disadvantage in a stone skatepark with respect to those that are not?
From my point of view, all are advantages. Aesthetics; since when using stone it gives a sculptural touch and the visual impact is more pleasant. Techniques; It has a very hot pop, grinda a saco and lasts longer.
Thank you very much Adrián for your contribution to the skateboard and thank you for granting us your time !!!