In these days of home quarantine, how does it feel to have a place to ride right out of the door?
Ryan Nyquist: It’s amazing and I feel very fortunate to have what I have. Being able to ride whenever I want is making this quarantine so much easier.
Who helped with the design?
Ryan Nyquist: I made the design up. Used SketchUp to draw everything out. I knew most of the dimensions from working on ramps for years. I made it have everything I needed to have fun. Vert wall, box, spine, 10’ quarter with a mellower landing, 7’ quarter, and a little kicker to hit as a long and low over the box for speed to boost the 10’.
How long did it take to build the ramps and who offered help to put it together?
Ryan Nyquist: A couple of months but that was because of the weather and supplies coming in at separate times. Ron Kimler and his company LiveWire Construction did two separate trips. They killed it!
How does it feel to be able to ride the backyard with the kids and the locals?
Ryan Nyquist: It’s the best! My kids mainly use it as a slide. Hahhaa! But my sometimes Jameson is getting into riding a bit more so that’s pretty fun to watch.
Who sweeps the leaves?
Ryan Nyquist: Mainly me. Hahhaah! But I got a leaf blower and anyone who has shown up to ride has lent a hand.
What are the Covid-19 restrictions where you live at the moment?
Ryan Nyquist: No large group gatherings. Stay home except for essential needs. So sessions have been pretty limited lately.
If you need something built or moved, who are you gonna call?
Ryan Nyquist: Me and maybe a neighbor. Hahaha!
What was the sickest session in the yard so far?
Ryan Nyquist: Hard to say. We’ve had a few awesome sessions with close friends. Jeremiah Shinn, Marcus Tooker, and Paul Smith. I’ve had some great sessions with Perris Benegas, Hannah Roberts and Angie Marino too! I’ve gotten used to riding by myself though, so sometimes I get pretty radical out there on my own.
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