Brisbane Rollerbladers started organically as a Facebook group, where members can post anything rollerblading-related. It is used mostly for local content like potential new spots to skate, skate parks, photos and edits, or even just to say “Hey, I’m rolling tomorrow, who’s keen?”.
It was through the Brisbane Rollerbladers facebook group that the Wednesday night RampAttak sessions first started and popularity continues to grow. Mostly headed by Luke Stonebanks, it has turned into a great mid-week roll for those that don’t get the chance to roll on the weekends. The vibe is ‘all are welcome’, and on any given night anyone from beginners, to some of Brisbane’s best, are likely to show up.
It is a sizable indoor skate park with almost everything you need for a well-rounded roll. Covered in plywood, Ramp Attack is smooth and much more forgiving than concrete. There is always someone up for a game of B.L.A.D.E. or doing some filming, whether it is professional or just using an iPhone.
Cost $13.50 or $11 for members, with helmet hire $5. Under 18s need to have a consent form filled out by their guardian before they can skate at Ramp Attack for the first time. For more information on RampAttak, see their official website.
Story by Nat Rawlings from 4Sqair Australia. All photos by Dale Travers. Skaters include Nat Rawlings, Gerard Ahrens, Luke Stonebanks, Sam Bradley, Jamie Sims, Tom Dobson and Joseph Huxley.