Kinghighway is a D.I.Y. skatespot under a bridge in St.Louis, Missouri, USA. Built by local skateboarders. We Skateboarders come together here & build whatever is on our minds to skate. With this motivation in the right direction STL can have a bridge as good as Burnside, or FDR!! We own the tools/knowledge to move barriers & build ramps. It"s all about being creative and having fun! WE NEED HELP!! Bring cinder blocks, dirt, rock, rebar, concrete, mason mix, tools, and work!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Stolen from the bridge who skates you?

After the love seat pour on Tuesday there were 6 or more bags of concrete stored down at the bridge...  Someone took them Late Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.  All signs say it was a skateboarder who knows where & how we cover our extras..  If it was a skateboarder who took these bags...  Keep your lameness away from K.H.V.T. & realize you are skateboarding's shame!!

As for the rest of humanity, if you skated here, and never have contributed in any way... Your stealing as well.

Keep your rubbish away from the Bridge.. This is not "Shitside"

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

K.H.V.T.





























      
         50bags of concrete were mixed at the bridge Dec ,22 2009. This 14 foot wide wall with a love seat in the middle is set.Much thanks & respect for the skateboarders who have the motivation to come out away from their warm homes into the cold night & build this stuff.

Remember: This is not "shitside"... Don't bring your trash here.







Sunday, December 20, 2009

Concrete this Tuesday!!!






We are gonna pour some concrete at the Kingshighway bridge this Tuesday!! come on down all day long or any time you can!! bring a shovel... concrete bags and some gallons of water.  We could use all the help we can get!!!

PLEASE STOP DUMPING YOUR GARBAGE AT THE BRIDGE!!

WE NEED CINDER BLOCKS!

CONCRETE, FILL DIRT, RUBBLE, OR ROCKS!!

TOOLS?!!

WORKERS!!
  MONEY FOR CONCRETE!!!
  REBAR?

 GOOD PLYWOOD AND 2X4 PIECES.
GALLONS OF WATER FOR MIXING CONCRETE!!
AND HOW ABOUT SOME BLOOD, SWEAT, AND TEARS?
NEXT TIME YOU WANT TO DUMP A LOAD OF SHIT... GRAB A BROOM OR SHOVEL AND FILL UP A WALL WITH DIRT INSTEAD... THANKYOU!!
WE DON'T NEED YOUR GARBAGE.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

??!!Patching ground!!??


Finding the best product in ST. Louis at all is hard.. they just don't sell it here.. The only way to get good ardex is to drive to Kansas City and buy it from a store there. Or you can order it off the the website for $60 a bag.
  Well STL skateboarders there is a solution!!  Go to a concrete supply store called "Nu-Way" (There is one south of the city off hwy 55, and another in Wentzville.)  Go to the counter and say you want $100 worth of "Conpatch VO"

  YOU COULD RESURFACE HALF THE BRIDGE WITH THAT MUCH!!!!


 This stuff really works for concrete patching and will last a long time with loads of skateboarding.  It's less than $20 a bag.. It's easy to mix and you can trowel it fairly thin over rough concrete surfaces.  Get a small finishing trowel while your there!! 

This is what we put on the big pump bump to make it skate correctly!! It's also on the jersey walls that have skated for over a year!! 
 

GO BUY SOME FOR THE BRIDGE THIS CHRISTMAS!!

Mission

First of all this Blog is here to spread the good word about the King's Highway Skatespot...  Really you can call it anything you want... If your constantly riding the coat tails of others, and want to continue, but with and slightly negative attitude, and a quinge for the grottiest... Call it "ShitSide"  Locals who work there call it "The Bridge" same as in other cities who have these spots.  Along with "Under the Bridge" and the "V.T. spot" which means "volleyball team" for the layman.  Above all we who have built the skateables under the bridge have the good sense to recognize that this skate park should be respectfully titled "Kingshighway".  Sorry if that's too simple for y'all.  But really call it getting done cause that's what we are doing.  Who cares?!


Hey Shit talkers!!!

Do you think the city officials would be stoked if we asked them to help, contribute, and/or give us the land if we approached them with a plan?  Should we tell them "it's known by many as shitside"...?? I'm sure they'd love that name... sounds very professional. 




  

What have you built?


Joe Lopes had a wooden half pipe in his back yard in the 1980's....It's was an epic spot for west coast skaters to come meet, work and skate... Lopes has since passed away, and is now compost like his wooden ramp...The point is... Skateboarders have built terrian for them selves to ride for decades.. Don't go to the grave without contributing to skateboarding.




What have you done for skateboarding today?


Friday, December 18, 2009

PRETTYSIDE!!!











Kingshighway would like to thank Pretty Skateboards for all the help, and support!!!





You  have done so much for the spot!!




 



Shitside!!!!????? That's Lame!!


Shitty Fundraiser For DIY Skatepark, Shitside (St. Louis)

Randy Ploesser is organizing a shitty event to help raise money for St. Louis's DIY skate park under the Kingshighway viaduct (at Southwest and Kingshighway). This spot is known to many as Shitside, in reference to the famous Portland skate park that was built under similar conditions called Burnside. There will be boxes, rails, and ramps for skateboarding at the fundraiser, but anything that rolls is welcome (excluding bikes). There will be drinks available at the St. Louis Skatium bar and a large raffle giving away lots of product from all of the event’s sponsors. There will also be organized games of S.K.A.T.E. with half of the money pool going to the winner and the other half donated to helping Shitside. Come join the party and help make a great spot even better. What else do you have to do on a Tuesday night?
Shitside Fundraiser