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The rising costs of DIY skateparks

Despite the rising costs of cement and repairs, DIY parks continue to endure

Updated: January 20, 2012, 4:22 PM ET
By Keith Hamm | ESPN.com

Skateboarding was born from the do-it-yourself ethos. Indeed, the very first skateboards were skates nailed to boards, allegedly by bored surfers when the waves were flat. These days, skateboarder DIY DNA is evolving at a heady pace, especially when it comes to the progression of skater-built terrain.

But it takes more than a favorable genetic disposition to brainstorm, build, and maintain a legitimate DIY skatepark. It takes money.

Ask any of the old or new-guard ...

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