In Pendleton, they keep things extra real. The first kid that saw me asked if he could buy my board. I had to politely decline. But the park was fun and I saw what would be a trend across all the parks of the northwest: rocks built into the landscape with transitions as part of the obstacle. Sean Sheffey once famously said: “I just don’t understand the vibe of skating rocks.” but the kids at the parks in these parts don’t seem to mind. Especially the kids on scooters and BMX bikes.