What Ever Happened to the HB Park Bar?

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So, its about time I came clean on the HB park bar. On the day the fences went up, we got there to skate and the cops were there kicking us out. Remember that post a while back?
Well, Griffin, Jared, Rob, Austin and I were hanging out by out cars as the cops rolled away. We thought, 'This shit is real!' The park is officially over!' I mean if fences were up and cops were actively kicking people out, it was in fact a done deal. So we instantly started to plan a scheme for getting the park bar.
Of course the normal idea would be to wait until cover of night and bring an electric 'saws-all'...
But then we remembered all the random people who we heard were going to steal the famous park bar... Rumors abounded that Geoff Rowley wanted it, the the Element team was going to steal it, etc... It became the Holy Grail of Huntington Beach. The Grail-!!!!!!! Griffin belted out, 'Lets do it right now~!!!!" And I was like, 'Fuck yes!' But wouldn't the saws-all make a lot of noise? I mean it's only 6pm, it's totally light out.
Lets do it like men, by hand, with frickin' hacksaws...
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So that is what we did. Went directly to the store and bought 4 hacksaws with extra blades. The idea was that 4 of us would saw, each guy with a post of his own to get through.
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And one guy would be the lookout, tapping his board on the ground if a copper came rolling by, see?
Jared, Rob, Grif and I started sawing, Austin was the lookout. When it became clear that this was a beast of a job and that it would take forever to saw each bar by hand, Rob wussed out. Jared, Grif and I kept plugging away.
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It was hard as hell. We were sweating like pigs, and our arms were getting super sore. We were trying to cut close, so our knuckles were scraping on the cement. We couldn't get any further. We stopped to take a break. This is exactly the time that most skaters would be showing up to skate, and nobody came. It was a ghost town. The fences just went up, where were the locals? Just when we left the park to rest, the police chopper flew over head. What luck...
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We went back in for the final stage, Rob was lookout now. Jared and I had gotten through our bars (like men I might add) And we had to start Rob's bar from the beginning and Grif had to finish his. We worked in shifts.
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I would go as hard and fast as I could, and when I was exhausted, I would roll out and Austin would roll in and start sawing. We got through! The bar was warped. Grif got close to his edge and we gave it a kick, toppling it over with an amazingly loud and clunking ping.
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We got it!----Grif's knuckles show the hardship well.
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Now the bar is in good hands. The locals have it. (blood on the cement to prove it)
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Now the scary part. We slid it under the fence and loaded it into my car in broad daylight. That thing was sticking half-way out of the back! I had to slide it all the way up to the front windshield.
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Of course the first bump we went over, it broke my window. Fuck.
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We took it into my backyard.
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And we then stood around it like an episode of King of the Hill, and just l stared at it saying, 'Yup.'
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This bar is OUR bar, come visit you locals! You are all invited.
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And when the new park is being planned, I will propose to install this very bar in the new park!
I'm keeping it safe until then.
Posted September 30th, 2008 by So warped and lonely here without cement
YOU GUY`S ARE MAKERS! (CAN I SAY THAT IN YOUR CRAPPY LANGUAGE?)
Posted By: NIETSCHIE on September 30th, 2008 at 02:47AM PST
Well the parks closed.Probably wont matter.Remember kids doing it aswell.Take care.
Posted By: Work on September 30th, 2008 at 03:32AM PST
That will make one fucking amazing bedtime story!!! let it be known by all!!
Posted By: Ash on September 30th, 2008 at 05:11AM PST
Yeah,tell everyone.Why,dont cha.
Posted By: Good work on September 30th, 2008 at 05:18AM PST
fuck yeah, thats amazing. HB park was one of the number one parks i wanted to skate when i go to the states. im glad to hear there is still a chance for a little piece of HB.
Posted By: callum on September 30th, 2008 at 05:40AM PST
No wonder its called bueno,it looks mexican.I mean the pool.Come on,I'm on Futurama,for crying out loud.
Posted By: Huntington on September 30th, 2008 at 05:49AM PST
Total Huntington.
Posted By: Good on September 30th, 2008 at 05:51AM PST
Its so hard to cry on camera.I guess I'll have to film another one.
Posted By: Oh no listen on September 30th, 2008 at 06:01AM PST
Its so hard to cry on camera.I guess I'll have to film another one.
Posted By: Oh no listen on September 30th, 2008 at 06:01AM PST
BBT.
Posted By: Give Angie an Oscar on September 30th, 2008 at 06:02AM PST
What?
Posted By: Oh no listen on September 30th, 2008 at 06:03AM PST
Watch that movie with Johnny Depp in it.That pirate movie.
Posted By: Work on September 30th, 2008 at 06:14AM PST
Frontside air,frontside rock n roll.Hm.
Posted By: Poet on September 30th, 2008 at 06:25AM PST
Keep on Ed.
Posted By: Work on September 30th, 2008 at 06:26AM PST
Good job,Ed.Work on.Pleased to blog.
Posted By: Happy on September 30th, 2008 at 06:47AM PST
Unless you're mister Ed.Hu ha ha ha.
Posted By: Rock off on September 30th, 2008 at 06:48AM PST
You're a good skateboarder,man.
Posted By: Work on September 30th, 2008 at 06:49AM PST
Yeah.
Posted By: Britney looks hot on September 30th, 2008 at 07:05AM PST
I remember Munster.Ed,won and Bod.
Posted By: Good work on September 30th, 2008 at 07:06AM PST
God,I love the way you hold that,whatever it is.Metalsaw.
Posted By: Just roll with the punches on September 30th, 2008 at 07:32AM PST
Go,Ed.
Posted By: Good work on September 30th, 2008 at 07:32AM PST
Good work,Ed.Take care.
Posted By: Good Work on September 30th, 2008 at 07:47AM PST
Good mind.Fucking with people.
Posted By: Anonymous on September 30th, 2008 at 08:17AM PST
Thank you Ed.
Posted By: Good Work on September 30th, 2008 at 08:17AM PST
Good work.
Posted By: I love hype on September 30th, 2008 at 08:40AM PST
Thanks.
Posted By: Work on September 30th, 2008 at 08:40AM PST
That is fuckin sick
Posted By: Keeth from Jersey on September 30th, 2008 at 08:58AM PST
HAHA!! Frikkin awesome! My chances to be able to skate the legendary rail still exists! Better go buy me a plane ticket to the USA!
Posted By: John (Sweden) on September 30th, 2008 at 09:22AM PST
WHAT THE FUCK ARE ALL THE COMMENTS ABOUT!! I'M SO CONFUSED!!



The rail story is legendary you guys fucking RULE...


Posted By: Confused!! on September 30th, 2008 at 10:05AM PST
OMG ED I KNEW THAT YOU HAD THE RAIL :P
Posted By: Lolercopter on September 30th, 2008 at 11:22AM PST
i tried to hit that rail on several occasions. it was notched up from byke pegs or somethin'..........the banks were the best for me.
Posted By: manatee on September 30th, 2008 at 12:16PM PST
Give me heaven.
Posted By: Miser on September 30th, 2008 at 01:07PM PST
Please tell me to read more.Why skater of the year?Take care.
Posted By: Dude on September 30th, 2008 at 01:23PM PST
No shit.
Posted By: Work on September 30th, 2008 at 01:23PM PST
Bye.
Posted By: Work on September 30th, 2008 at 02:23PM PST
You guys are kings I say! Especially Ed. Toy for life.
Posted By: TurtleBoy'sTwin on September 30th, 2008 at 04:17PM PST
MONUMENTAL!!!!!
Posted By: Crabdagger on September 30th, 2008 at 04:25PM PST
nice team work, good hustle, high fives all around
Posted By: dildo on September 30th, 2008 at 04:34PM PST
honest to allah best story ive read in awhile.
Posted By: wow on September 30th, 2008 at 05:22PM PST
That's
HELLA GHETTO.seriously.

ed,you got a sweet ride
Posted By: Jgonzalez on September 30th, 2008 at 05:53PM PST
Rob is a puss.
Posted By: Red Hot Chilly Palpers on September 30th, 2008 at 07:02PM PST
Nice going Ed!
Ill be sure to check out the show at Roberts&Tilton, Your work is awesome!
Posted By: Greg O. on September 30th, 2008 at 08:34PM PST
THIS FUCKING RULES!!!!!!!!
Posted By: N666 on September 30th, 2008 at 08:36PM PST
My "Precious".
Posted By: garry on September 30th, 2008 at 09:44PM PST
This is quite a gnarley incident/story. You guys did well, handled it like men. Props to you all!!!!!
Posted By: Cody Neal on September 30th, 2008 at 10:19PM PST
shoulda stole a bank. and in response to confused...its everyone in an attempt to be artsy and poetic or intrique to impress ed or some shit. anyways flat bar slides and grinds for miless baby
Posted By: the dude on September 30th, 2008 at 11:03PM PST
i loved everything about this story haha. the fact that you kept it secret by asking who had it in your post about the death of hb park, the fuck it lets get it now, mission to the store, sneak attack with the lookout, breaks your window, has a glove on the end of it, and snuck it in the back yard to just look at it hahaha. ed is definitely the man.
Posted By: Luciano on October 1st, 2008 at 12:44AM PST
I always hated Hitler.
Posted By: The miser on October 1st, 2008 at 02:00AM PST
Thanks.
Posted By: Good work on October 1st, 2008 at 02:01AM PST
Thank you Ed Templeton.
Posted By: Good on October 1st, 2008 at 03:34AM PST
Yeah,congratulations.
Posted By: Take care on October 1st, 2008 at 03:47AM PST
Dont fuck with Japan.Jason and Nrcker.And play?W.T.F?Take care of yourselves.
Posted By: Anonymous on October 1st, 2008 at 08:37AM PST
Who are those two shit fellows?Wise up.
Posted By: Wtf on October 1st, 2008 at 08:46AM PST
Yep.
Posted By: Good work on October 1st, 2008 at 08:46AM PST
Brag.I saw hatless cab drivers.Aggro heads up and shit.Hope you remember.
Posted By: Just for the record on October 1st, 2008 at 08:47AM PST
Palin,Sarah,sir.
Posted By: Just a joke on October 1st, 2008 at 09:00AM PST
Palin?Ha ha ha.Ha.
Posted By: Good work on October 1st, 2008 at 09:01AM PST
Thyeah.
Posted By: Unexisting presense on October 1st, 2008 at 09:02AM PST
Thank you for the photographs,Ed.
Posted By: Good on October 1st, 2008 at 09:03AM PST
why is there never any skate coverage of austin? he's either saving so much footage that he has none to spare, or he doesn't skate very much.. bummer.
Posted By: J on October 1st, 2008 at 09:35AM PST
im so happy, i knew you would get something from there
Posted By: the mulv on October 1st, 2008 at 11:38AM PST
with your chrome flatbar shining in the sun......long may you run
Posted By: neil young on October 1st, 2008 at 11:44AM PST
thats cool, at least i got the pyramid..
Posted By: dane on October 1st, 2008 at 06:05PM PST
haha now everyone can ride ed's pole in his backyard
Posted By: mcmanus on October 7th, 2008 at 03:02PM PST
wow, amazing work guys. Super cool.
Posted By: emilie on September 26th, 2011 at 01:49AM PST
THATS WHATS UP!!!!!
Posted By: colin on January 24th, 2012 at 08:15AM PST
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