'Curiously, the house we moved to had a drained swimming pool in its garden. It must have been the first drained pool I had seen, and it struck me as strangely significant in a way I have never fully grasped. My parents decided not to fill the pool, and it lay in the garden like a mysterious empty presence. I would walk through the unmown grass and stare down at its canted floor.'
--J.G. Ballard, Miracles of Life (2008).
Clearly what Ballard needed was a board.
- Good pool skating stuff at Blue Tile Obsession.
- Also see Iain Borden, Skateboarding, Space and the City: Architecture and the Body (Berg, 2001).