However, a â€˜core crew of Little Rock locals never forgot the park. In 2005 they took what was a lifeless flat ground area of the park and began to breathe new life into Kanis. With hard work and their own money they began pouring concrete and the Kanis D.I.Y. was born. This photo spread is to celebrate the effort to keep Kanis Park clean, fun and free for local skaters and the masses who once again make the journey to Little Rock, Arkansas. The following tales of Kanis provided by Oby Berry:
The first pour: After learning mud magic from Jimmy the knife Ratsman, we poured the spine. During the pour a drug dealer came up to me and asked if I needed that 5th wheel. I told him I did not have a truck that could handle a gooseneck trailor. He looked at me weird and walked backwards to his cadillac. Allen Taylor laughed at me. He said, "Dude, he wanted to know if you wanted drugs. Redneck ass...." We placed a curb on top. It was super chunky. 50kent took it off. I placed it again. 50kent took it off.
The second issue of Luchaskate Magazine. This issue features Kanis D.I.Y. in Little Rock, Arkansas.