Duty Now For the Future Retrospective – Mark Scott

DUTY NOW FOR THE FUTURE RETROSPECTIVE

MARK “RED” SCOTT

INTERVIEW BY JIM MURPHY

PHOTO BY ELIAS PARISE

We started the Duty Now for the Future articles to honor those skateboarders building concrete for other skateboarders. These skaters are dedicated to building skate structures, day in and day out, where quality is job one and money doesn’t matter as much as the finished product. They are the ones carving the future for generations to come and we want to bring their stories to you in order to understand what goes into building those killer parks that you get to ride! We want to thank these skaters for all their sweat, hard work and dedication to skateboarding! They’re not afraid to lay yards of pool coping down, so get out there and grind it up!!! That is our Duty Now For The Future! D-E-V-O. We dedicate our Duty Now For the Future Retrospective to Bob 2 aka Bob Casale. R.I.P.

What is your favorite backyard/DIY spot to skate?

Burnside.

Who is the one person that influenced you the most in building skateparks?

My dad. He brought home scrap wood to me so I could build with it.

What’s your favorite skatepark now?

Lincoln City, Burnside, Hailey, and Bologna.

What do you think has been the biggest innovation in skatepark building over the years?

Perfection of park construction through having “quality firms” design and build.

Where do you see park building going in the next ten years?

Space.

Do you see skatepark building as a long-term trend?

Yes.

What innovations have happened in skatepark building that have become obsolete and aren’t being built right now?

Fiberglass ramps. They were unique, but I have not seen very many since many moons ago.

What is your favorite pool shape and why?

Amoeba, because this is an open-ended answer with many variables.

“Pave the planet, be positive and “power ride” with the rippers.”

Favorite pool coping?

Homemade exposed aggregate.

What is the one thing that hasn’t been built to skate yet that you’d like to build or see built in the future?

I would like to see more one hundred-foot or longer downhill curbs, rails and spines, so someone could lock on for the ride or get served.

Who is on your crew right now?

Great friends and family  & Jack “Black Bear”, Tavita “Ceviche”, Jesse “McTrowell”, Cody Lockwood, Skip, Burke, Tyler and more.

Anyone you want to thank?

Many thanks to a loving wife, family, and friends. Good times!

What is your Duty Now for the Future?

Pave the planet, be positive and “power ride” with the super rippers.

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