In skateparks you come across of a variety of different obstacles.On this page these terms will be verbally described.
A ramp is a diagonale ramp that you can go up and down on. You mostly use the ramp to catch speed, or you can land on it if you jump over a funbox
Literal translation of a rim is a curb.Curbs are not only rims but they are also edges of blocks of marble or metal, that you may come across everywhere on the streets. On curbs you can glide. Because curbs aren't always smooth enough, a lot of skaters tend to use wax in order to glide more smoothly and faster on rough curbs.
A pyramid is a box with a minimal of 3 sides ramp.
A drive is a funbox with two ramps that are across from each other, so you can make a lot of speed.
A half pipe is in principle is half circle, but in practice there is often just a space between the two diagonale sides. Half pipes is the collective name for two different obstacles, the mini ramp and the vert. The difference between these two are the heights and steepness. All half pipes contain a coping,a rail that along the upper ramp of the half pipe runs. Because of the coping you can easily glide on the half pipe.
The half pipe originally comes from pool skating. Empty swimming pools in America were used of this first time. A pool is a quarter pipe that goes through, where it is completely closed off. There are ofter pools indoors that have different heights so you are on the coping which you can either glide onto higher levels or lower.
A vert is a half pipe which is a vertical piece at the top. The heights are often similar or slightly higher than other half pipes, most people think it's a half pipe if the vert is higher than 3 meters.
The mini ramp is the smallest form of the half pipe, you can mostly also find these in the skate parks. Mini ramps often also have a lot of space inbetween one side and the other side.
Not all curbs are straight, some rund down on, for example, along a staircase. If a curb we don't usually call it a curb if it ends diaganolaley, but a ledge. Ledges are often quit rough to glide on, so that's why it's always handy to have wax with you.
One of the most coolest thing that you can do on with your skates, is gliding on a handrail. This is a metal or plastic coping where you can nicely glide on and lock the trick good. Banisters are often used for this, but a lot of people also have a garden with their own rail, for example a scaffold metal tube.
Een flatbar is vierkante rail, deze kom je ook vaak tegen als leuningen bij trappen. Een flatbar lockt minder lekker.
A vulcano is a spine where there is some space between the two quarter pipes. In this way it seems as if the obstacle looks like a vulcano.
If ontop of a ramp a piece that is removed is called a wembley gap.
A wallride is a wall or a very steep ramp which you can jump upon against it. Sometimes there are seperate wallrides in skate parks,but often the wall behind another obstacle is used as a barrier of a half pipe.