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The New York Times landed in Vista today. Here’s what they found:

VISTA, Calif. – The largest skateboard ramp in the world can be found on a 12-acre farm north of San Diego among the green foothills of the San Marcos Mountains.

Pilots routinely adjust their flight paths for a closer look, which is as good a way as any to sum up the scale of the Mega Ramp. The wooden structure is longer than a football field, as tall as an eight-story building, with a creek bed running through a 70-foot breach.

The Times: “Only two dozen skaters in the world have the skill and guts to ride such a ramp.”

Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk: “If something goes bad it could be a tragedy. It’s not like you blow out your knee. You could fall 50 feet.”

Read the full article here.

ANDREW DONOHUE

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