There is some piece in the world that, when you saw them, you can’t barely understand
     how it works and it came to life. This bowl was created in 1979, coming out a 10 years old kid’s
    mind. Deep and though, it has been made following the way to build blokaus during the WW2…..

    The place to be...


    "There's karma in this place", said legend Steve Alba once about his long gone home spot,

    Pipeline Skatepark in Upland, aptly nicknamed "The Badlands".

    If I understood him right, having never been there myself,it was an attempt at describing a 

    place that is not just another skate spot, and is almost impossible to describe just because

    of that.A place where you have to pay your dues, spiritually as well as physically, and which 

    gives the lucky few able to experience it-and in the best case ,dominate it - something to 

    remember for the rest of their lives. Poolriders know when a place is special.

    Ask the Z-boys what made the Dogbowl special and they'll probably tell you that its 

    surroundings and history was as important as its size and shape.

    Most skaters have places that mean a lot to them, but in this case, we're big-headed enough

    to tell you that we have more than that.

    This is the real thing.

    Special Guest....


    This place could be called "Animal bowl" or "Trap bowl" just because of the amount of interesting

    creatures you end up finding on the flat bottom.Imagine this : you show up for a session, head

    across the field with Dominique to the bowl and hear him go:"looks like we have a visitor".


    You look down and you're like to see snakes, rabbits, birds and the occasional dog or cat.

    In the summer, any animal who stupidly slides down the roll-in channel is done because the heat

    kills him within a few hours.


    It is a good place to study behavioural science.It seems like the bowl brings out the beast in anyone,

    including white rabbits.Just like a gnarly skater using some anger on the coping, the little things go

    nuts in there.


    You come to rescue them and they try to attack you ! No joke, even if most of you are probably 

    laughing at the thought of some furry little animal trying to bite you. You have to be careful,

    the owner knows.Ask him about his last encounter with the vert rabbits from hell.


    The snakes "dry" very quickly in the sun, so there's not much to fear .But the most interesting discovery

    we ever made was a huge eagle-like type of bird.The poor bastard decided to land at the bottom because 

    he had found a rat to chomp on. By the time he was done , he didn't have enough space to spread his wings.


    That tells you about how tight the place is.Let's just say that the firemen freed him, and seriously thought the

    bowl was designed to be a trap.The horses were smarter, luckily for us. But imagine what it feels like to come

    up on a frontside grind and meet up with a horsehead.Even if they are gone now, the more-known visitors

    who came thirteen years ago still remember.


    At night, the boars come out and do a lot of damage to the surroundings.If one of them ever gets too curious,

    you're in for one of the best french cuisine dinners in your life...



    The place where we test all the Decks.......