Saturday, August 26, 2006

Merci RIO! New paint job!



Depuis hier, une belle peinture beige arbore les murs du pipe. De plus, la peinture est de très bonne qualité, sans trop être glissante comme c'est déjà arrivé. Magnifique. IL DOIT RESTER DANS CET ÉTAT AUSSI

The Pipe is now covered with a beige concrete paint. It never looked as good. We hope it's in part because of all of us and hope it will stay that way.

Keep the faith.

13 Comments:

Blogger Cyriac said...

Can somebody put a picture of the pipe with the new color online, or send it to cyriacgourdin@hotmail.com please?

Thanks you advance

1:35 PM  
Blogger Parfonsk said...

Beautifuuuuul !

Cyriac je t'enverrai ça bientôt.

Beige is nice although a nice salmon or velvet pourpre or pool blue would have been totally sicko.

The REAL question is, why have they decided to paint it? Media purposes?
Would you paint something to demolish it soon after? It goes against all logic.

Are you thinking the same thing as I am? Have "they" secretly decided to leave it intact considering it's the best kept secret of the whole '76 olympics disgrace, and above all, the only thing that wasn't a financial failure?

I sincerely hope so.

Why move it when you can leave it there; it's a lot cheaper ($50,000 cheaper)!

Let us pray for it to stay right THERE.

PA

1:18 AM  
Blogger Parfonsk said...

Also, I don't know if it's the picture or whatnot, but fuck! The pipe now looks like A GIFT FROM THE SKATE GODS.

Behold! the mighty mecca!

1:23 AM  
Anonymous Nikki 6 said...

wow, much respect to everybody with time to take up this cause, hopefully the pipe will be saved, or moved er sumthin. Big up all Montreal skaters and their dedication to future generations of skateboarding, Lookin at the big pic.....

1:21 PM  
Anonymous guillaume said...

Richard Bergeron, conseiller municipal montréalais, propose sa solution...

Relocaliser le Taz et le Big-O au Parc olympique

Arrondissement.com : http://www.arrondissement.com/rosemontpetitepatrie/Fildepresse/FilPresseDetail.asp?id=4211

Le Devoir : http://www.ledevoir.com/2006/08/28/116830.html

2:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CAUTION!!!
This in many ways smells of the city's usual tactic of giving out candy to shut up the whiners until we are too busy rotting our teeth out to realize they have pulled our biggest and only healthy tooth behind our backs. I will not shed dark fealing over the faith...but a very stern voice of caution. All comments are getting things to move maybe and possibly beyond just the pipe. Do not give up and stay on top of it until answers are given. Good luck.

8:23 PM  
Blogger Parfonsk said...

Yet another Gazette article published Sat, Sep 2nd:

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/saturdayextra/story.html?id=ede30f37-bd2a-40ad-b394-21d93f6dd6c8&p=1

1:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey by the looks of the pic i would love to skate this spot but i havent had the chance yet. i think if they wanna build a soccer feild they could find a differant spot cuz this is obviously a great spot for skaters to go and have some fun!

9:39 PM  
Anonymous nicole suchecki said...

I never seen the pipe before. but its so natural.. like it happened for a reason. I want to sign the petition but i dont know how?

1:38 AM  
Blogger Big O said...

Thanks Nicole, you just sign the petition by posting on this blog your comment. Thanks

9:30 AM  
Blogger Maui said...

Mon mari et moi nous sommes rencontré quelque part dans l'ouest de l'Ontario. Lui est Américain, moi Montréalaise et un de nos premiers sujets de conversation a été le Big-O... La premiere fois que lui en a entendu parlé, il devait avoir autour de 10 ans. A la vue de cette merveille sur une page glacée d'un magazine, il s'était bien promis, un jour, de fouler le sol Canadien afin de "skater" cet endroit des dieux.

Qui prend femme prend pays...Ce jour s'est donc finalement concrétisé. C'était génial de l'ammener la pour la premiere fois. Tout était dans le sourire et l'excitation!! Bref, malheureusement, a cause de problemes d'immigration (ca c'est une autre bataille...), il a dû retourner aux États-Unis mais tous les deux suivont de très près les développements du dossier. On ne les laissera pas faire!!!

Cet endroit a vraiment une énorme réputation et ce, a travers le monde.

C'est bon de voir combien nous sommes à vouloir conserver cet endroit d'une valeur inestimable.

The/Le Reid & Maui

11:30 PM  
Blogger Mike Love said...

Hello, I just moved to Montreal from Vancouver, BC. I stumbled across the pipe while surfing online for places to skate. Unlike Vancouver and the lower mainland, Montreal doesn't seem to embrace skateboarding as a way to keep kids out of trouble. I myself have been skating for seventeen years. I know that if it wasn't for skateboarding I would have definately gotten into serious trouble as a teenager. For me skateboarding was everything. I avoided drugs for fear that it would affect my skateboarding.
This park is already paid for. It isn't perfect, but isn't that the beauty of skateboarding, rethinking a structure and finding an alternative use for it. This structure is the base for a welcoming community. I have never walked up to a skatepark and had someone say hi to me before I was finished approaching. Thank all of you for that. I want to say that I support you one hundred percent.
Mike Love

8:44 PM  
Blogger davidsk8er7 said...

yé bin plus beau dememe lol

4:30 PM  

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