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Since 1994, IOU RAMPS has been building professional skating facilities.
There are probably 1000 reasons why skaters just love to skate ramps from IOU RAMPS. We don’t think too much about that, we simply build them.
We supply the right equipment for young skaters at home, plan your community skate park, realize your skate spot and we’re the right partner for the industry.
With our over 300 implemented projects for
we are without a doubt also the right partner for your project.
Wood, plastic, granite, concrete or metal ...
Each material has its pros and cons. Also, each site has different requirements. Just as every customer has specific needs.
Some sites are situated in residential areas, others are used multi-functionally, while still others have no restrictions whatsoever. As diverse the circumstances, as individually the planning must be made. The right kind of material always resulting from the given circumstances, your wishes and the available budget.
We at IOU RAMPS speak the skaters’ language and have the expertise in building standard, high-valued and especially popular skating facilities. As connecting link between the youngsters and the community, with us as your partners you can be assured that the wishes and needs of all parties involved will be met.
IOU RAMPS is co-creator of the DIN EN 14974-2006 norm. This is the European standard for skate parks in the
public sector. With us you can be sure that any facility planned and built by us will meet all required Standards.
We are happy to advise you and help you in implementing your project as your competent partner.
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Your IOU RAMPS Team
Who is behind IOU-Ramps?
Founder and Owner is Andreas Schützenberger. Also big part at the IOU-Family are: Ingo Schulz, Stefan Lehnert and Pius Aellig.
Why and When did you start Skateboarding?
That was Summer 1988, after finishing a summer job at Mc-Donald´s to buy the first goo board. I get inspired by TV those days and from that on i was infected.
How did you get into Rampbuilding?
This is pretty simple – as i started skating i also started to learn my job as a carpenter. Skateramps didn´t exist by that time so we started building our own backyard ramps.
Where do you get the ideas for the ramps?
Lots of ideas you find on the streets, after a while you get a certain look, many ideas come of playing around with friends, skaters and lots from stefan lehnert, he is an architect and a really good skateboarder – so he has the perfect combination.
Do you think you have influence with
your ramps in the development of skateboarding?
Yes i think so, i influence the skaters and they influence me with their creativity. It´s logic, if you have something you really like to ride on, you spend of course more time and you get better naturally.
How did everything start?
The first offical park i builded for a small comunity in Austria – Ried i. Innkreis. The skaters wanted to have me. The breaktrough came with the DC-Challenge in Frankfurt where i also founded the name IOU-Ramps.
How come your name?
I produced clothing for years named IOU-Clothing as i needed a name for my ramps i decided to stick on the name. Bye the way IOU stands for „Innovative – Original – Unique“.
Who finances a skatepark?
In the public it happens throug the community´s, they get a request form the skaters. Also the skateindustry and those company´s who have interests in skateboarding. Sometimes private people.
So what´s up with the „German-TÜV“
and where is the connection to skateboarding?
Germany is known for their norms and there is also one for skateboarding – the din 33943. This norm is valid for public skateparks and is important for injurance reasons. Till May 2003 we are also members in that Normcomittee.
How is a ordinary day in your life look
I´m mostly on the road and build some ramps from the morning till late night. At home i organize my office and spend the little time i have with my friends.
Do you shape your ramps on the computer?
Yes, but just for my customers do give them the right impression.
What´s you like to build the most
( halfpipes , pools, street-obstacles )?
Do you have your own building technic?
The whole structure and building system is developed by us. The skatesurface SKATESMART® is also our own development.
How long does it take to build Ramps?
A small park 3-4 days, a big project like the european championships up to 8 days.
You still produce clothing?
Not really, i try to make a IOU-Ramps collection in the near future.
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