Floating skating ramps are not to be seen very often, quite on the contrary – they are extremely rare thus they are considered as exceptionally beautiful and enjoyable places for skating. Bob Burnquist, a professional skater, is one of the few who have made his dream come true; he came up with the idea of the floating ramp and with the help of a panel of experts in various fields they situated the amazing floating ramp on Lake Tahoe in California.
Though this exceptional structure took a lot of time and engineering brilliance to be accomplished, it was well worth the efforts since it promotes tourism in California is some pretty effective and original way and besides its practical side is even more valuable – skaters all over the world come to experience the thrill of literary skating on water.
The ramp is a huge project, unlike any other of its kind – it took 300 manual hours and more than 1,250 screws to make the floating ramp come into life; additionally, all the engineers and designers did their best to create a structure of this type that would not sink in the water when used by so many people.
This floating ramp went even further, it has not only attracted tourists from different nationalities, generations and from all walks of life but most importantly it inspired them to dream big. It teaches kids that computer games could be fun but skating in the open air and experiencing the sheer thrill of balancing your board on a floating ramp is something enormously inspiring and worth boasting about.
Besides Lake Tahoe has already become famous thanks to the ramp as it is a place of amazing natural beauty and peace. Although water and skateboards does not go together, the ramp helps them to become quite a nice couple and bring joy to people from far and wide. Insanely awesome, isn’t it?