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Skatepark Catalog

WOODBRIDGE, Va. -- Ramptech offers a full-color, 24-page catalog for its line of modular skatepark systems. The catalog includes the anatomy of a ramp, the company's ramp systems and ramp models, the anatomy of a skatepark, sample park layouts, creating your own skatepark with Skatepark Creator, the riding surfaces, a Q&A section and site locations around the world. Ramp systems and models include renderings with size specifications. For more information, call (888) RAMPTECH or go to www.ramptech.com.

Skatepark Obstacles

MINNEAPOLIS -- Skatewave introduces its Urban Series line of skatepark equipment. The series is modeled after items found on city streets and plazas, including picnic tables, benches, stairs, fire hydrants and highway barriers. The items are designed specifically for riders and can be grouped together to create the feeling of an urban plaza, or paired with quarter pipes, launch boxes and other obstacles to bring a street-skating dimension to traditional skateparks. The first item in the Urban Series is a 6-foot Skate Table, which has a tubular steel frame topped with 11-gauge steel support plates. Polyethylene "boards" are attached to the steel plates for grinding performance. The two-inch thick grinding boards are also interchangeable. It weighs over 500 pounds and is constructed with stainless steel tamper-resistant hardware. The top surface is 27.5" high and its benches are 15" high. PVC-coated steel panels fill the spaces between the benches and the top of the table. The Urban Series also includes two height-adjustable Skate Benches that measure six feet in length. Buyers can pick between height ranges of 11"-15" or 16"-20". The Urban Series also includes its new Skate Stairs, a bright red Fire Hydrant, a 14" Kicker Launch Ramp and two Skate Barriers that can be filled with sand or water for added stability. For more information, call (866) SK8-WAVE (758-9283), or go to www.skatewave.com.

Adjustable Child's Table

MAGNOLIA, Ark. -- Southern Aluminum introduces the Al-u-lite Child's Table, which is available in 16" to 24" adjustable heights. The legs adjust in one-inch increments, featuring a safety push button, which prevents children from adjusting the legs. The Child's Table is offered in a variety of colors (including primary colors) and various tabletop sizes. The company says they are heat-resistant, rust- and dent-proof, and will not melt or warp under extreme weather conditions. For more information, call (800) 221-0408 or go to www.alulite.com.

Campfire Rings & Cooksites

CHEROKEE, Iowa -- Pilot Rock Park Equipment offers a larger diameter campfire ring. The group campfire rings can be 48" or 56" in diameter, with several side height options, ranging from 7" to 18" tall. Standard equipment includes a cooking grate. They can be fabricated without the cooking grate, and there's also a choice of several optional anchoring systems to keep the ring secured. Campfire ring designs providing wheelchair accessibility are also available. For more information, call (712) 225-5115 or go to www.pilotrock.com.

Drinking Fountains

Most Dependable Fountains Inc. offers pedestal drinking fountains. Multiple options are available on each foutain, including attached pet fountain, jug filler, hose bib with locking cover, hand wash station, foot wash, hose hook, leash hook and a plaque. Additional options include valve boxes, sand catch basins, chillers, surface carriers, sand strainers and cut-off valves. For more information, call (800) 552-6331 or go to www.mostdependable.com.

Log Roll

FORT PAYNE, Ala. -- GameTime's new Log Roll is a molded round timber with "beaver" sculpted ends. The Log Roll features tactile "bark" and woodland creatures that chase each other as the component rolls around. The company says that children will improve their balancing skills while performing a cardiovascular-enhancing rolling motion on the new design. For more information call (800) 235-2440 or go to www.gametime.com.

Waste Container

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Cascade Container Group, a division of Cascade Engineering Inc., has expanded its line of waste container products with the Waste-Mate, designed for municipalities, universities, stadiums and other public spaces. Features include a two-piece tub and base combination, one-piece covered or open lid option and a lockable lid option. The covered lid is open on four sides, the open lid is open from the top, the open lid has snap-in recycling options to accommodate plastic, glass and aluminum sorting, and the container can be moved with a hand truck. For more information, call (616) 975-4800.

Utility Vehicle Catalog

MEDINA, Minn. -- Polaris introduces a catalog for its Professional Series of utility vehicles. The catalog includes information on its utility task vehicles (UTVs), personal task vehicles (PTVs), all-surface loaders (ASLs), pumps and generators, accessories and packages. Each product is detailed with specifications, photos and work applications. For more information, call (800) POLARIS, or go to www.polarisindustries.com.

Mower Catalog

MCDONOUGH, Ga. -- Snapper introduces its commercial product catalog for its line of mowers. The catalog includes specifications, photos and descriptions of its Pro Cruiser, Turf Cruiser, Pro Hydro, Pro Express lines and its Cutting Decks. For more information, call (888) SNAPPER, or go to www.snapper.com.

Aquatics Catalog

MISSOULA, Mt. -- Spectrum Aquatics offers its 128-page aquatics catalog. The catalog includes sections on handicap access, deck equipment, clean-up, facility equipment and accessories, filters and pumps, flows and fittings, heaters and covers, lanes, floats and hardware, paint and patch, safety and rescue, training and exercise, toys and recreation and water treatment. Specifications and prices are included with each product description. For more information, call (800) 776-5309 or go to www.spectrumaquatics.com.

Road Sealant

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Transpo Industries offers Sealate T-70MX30, a specially-formulated, high molecular weight methacrylate (HMWM) resin system for sealing concrete cracks. The low viscosity of the product allows it to penetrate deep into fine cracks by gravity alone, and then seal them, the company says. Once the material has cured, the high-bond strength heals the cracks and restores the concrete strength to reduce crack propagation. The rapid cure assures minimal down time, and the sealing and healing of the concrete cracks will extend the service life of the structure at a minimal cost, the company adds.

Sports Equipment

SUSSEX, Wis. -- Huffy Sports offers poolside and basketball equipment. The line now includes portable and in-ground basketball systems, youth basketball systems, pool volleyball systems, twilight-lighted sports balls and accessories. For more information, call (262) 820-3440 or go to www.huffysports.com.

Nature Education

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. -- Nature Watch offers its Fall/Winter 2002 catalog. The catalog includes resources and products for indoor and outdoor nature educators. The catalog includes hundreds of products and programs, like nature books, models and other nature education products. For more information go to www.nature-watch.com.

Banquet Table

MAGNOLIA, Ark. -- Southern Aluminum offers its Al-u-lite lightweight folding banquet tables. The company says that because of their aluminum construction they are heat- and fire-resistant, rust- and dent-proof, and will not melt or warp under extreme weather conditions. The company adds that the setup and take-down is easily handled by one person. For more information, call (800) 221-0408 or go to www.alulite.com.

Sports Equipment Catalog

DALLAS -- The Discounter, a division of Collegiate Pacific Inc., offers its latest catalog. The catalog includes a wide variety of sports and outdoor equipment for volleyball, soccer, baseball, hockey, canoeing, archery and more. Brands carried include Champion, Diamond, Spalding, Indian Archery, STX, Wilson, Brine, Gared, Stearns, Motorola and more. For more information, call (888) 909-8809 or go to www.campexpress.com.

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