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« on: February 01, 2012, 01:17:25 AM »

i just moved here from S.F. and i'm in need of an actual apartment. i'm having a tough time finding one (craigslist.austin is crammed with realtors who seem to complicate every little thing) i work downtown and have a lot of free time to skate and drink beer. if anyone wants to indulge in skating or drinking or giving a shout where there's an opening to live (long shot i know) that'd be great. i'm essentially just trying to say i live here and what's up. or more what's cool to do here (i'm from Dallas and used to come down a lot but never got down to where i was on some local let's go here or there shit)


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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2012, 04:49:53 AM »

i live on the northwest side and mostly do family stuff so have no idea about bars and dives but if you feel like hitting up house park or cedar park, i'm always down for that when not busy. also a guy i know from cedar park has a sick 3 foot mini in his back yard here on the NW side and there's usually an old guy session once a week or so there. if you want to check it out let me know and i can text you when the next one gets set up.

i'm sure you've heard of all the well known spots like lego land, 5 hips, austin high, ect... but if you wanted to find spots the easiest way would probably be to go to no comply which is right next to house park and ask those guys.
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2012, 06:52:20 AM »

Welcome to Austin. I was surprised about the realtor thing too when I came from the bay, but was told that's how most rentals were handled here. Quite a change from Oakland but give Rock & Roll Realty a shot, they're less annoying than most and will find you a cool place. Also, I got some really good responses when I put a "looking for room" ad.

Spots are easy, they're everywhere and skatespotter.com will show map locations of spots so that's easy if you know them by name.

Like Sleazy said, No Comply is a cool shop and good place to meet people. If you like the more punk rock kind of shop check out Apparition. We have a super mellow mini that's fun to mess around on and people are welcome to pull out the flatbar and parking block inside the store. This weekend will probably be wet so Capital is worth checking out. Fun place and Allen is a cool ass dude, definitely someone good to know if you want to get involved in the local skate scene.

Good luck man, welcome again.
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2012, 02:12:29 PM »

Come to House Park and drink some beers and skate!

I kind of remember your handsome face from random pictures on here (creeper-status) so if I ever see you there I'll make sure to make you feel internet famous.
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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2012, 10:07:11 PM »

thanks guys, i'll PM all you guys once i get a bit more settled in.
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2012, 11:27:12 AM »

i lived in austin texas for two years and miss it dearly.. cedar park bowl was/is the best. have a good time man!
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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2012, 01:22:26 PM »

Come to House Park and drink some beers and skate!

I kind of remember your handsome face from random pictures on here (creeper-status) so if I ever see you there I'll make sure to make you feel internet famous.

didn't realize house park had ice chest sessions going. need to make the drive out and get some.
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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2012, 05:32:47 PM »

yo mvb this is sir vaeth. i still live in dfw but i plan on taking a trip down there soon. i'm down to chill & skate if you'd like once i arrive. hopefully you have a place by then. hit me back up. cheers mate.
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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2012, 07:24:46 PM »

as far as bars go, the best bar in Austin is the Yellow Jacket Social Club.  It's run by a bunch of good friends, most of which skate, and the bar itself is rad.  There's also the Jackalope and Shakespeares, if you feel like doing the 6th Street thing.  Rad spot for art shows is Common House or Okay Mountain.  If you want to hug smelly hippies and swim near dog poops, go to the free side of Barton Springs.  I'll post more later if you're interested.  Oh, and don't go to black eye skate shop.  it's an empty storefront full of wind and ghosts
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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2012, 08:51:20 PM »

i concur with all things posted so far especially going to no-comply and yellow jacket.

also, go to trudy's, drink two mexican martinis, and then, get cut off.
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« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2012, 11:38:53 PM »

been to yellowjacket, it's a nice blend of outside and inside drinking, i dug it.
i've been going to the grand on monday nights, it's a scene out of dazed and confused in there on mondays.
bars i remember i've gone to have been shangri la, liberty, side bar, barflys, and spiderhouse/29th street ballroom
i'm staying in a shitty area. north austin. N. Lamar and Airport. but might move to dean keeton and red river.

where is lego land located?
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« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2012, 06:27:11 AM »

been to yellowjacket, it's a nice blend of outside and inside drinking, i dug it.
i've been going to the grand on monday nights, it's a scene out of dazed and confused in there on mondays.
bars i remember i've gone to have been shangri la, liberty, side bar, barflys, and spiderhouse/29th street ballroom
i'm staying in a shitty area. north austin. N. Lamar and Airport. but might move to dean keeton and red river.

where is lego land located?

Legoland is in south Austin, as is 5-hips. Both worth the trip.

If you're near Lamar and Airport you're close the Patterson Park (cement miniramp) and about a mile from Apparition. Also not too far from Best Banks and the dept of transportation office with the DIY 4' vert quarterpipe built into the ditch.
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« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2012, 06:29:13 AM »

kilgore, PM'd with spot location
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« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2012, 05:54:56 PM »

Duval and 45th here... Let's skate!

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« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2012, 07:25:03 PM »

Oh, since you asked about bars this place on Mopac/Parmer called Weirdos and they got a sick 5'ish mini out back. It's not public but if you get to know the guys that work the place they might let you skate it. You can see it from the hwy and it's worth checking out if you like to drink while you skate.
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« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2012, 04:44:43 AM »

i don't think wierdos would be worth the drive.

it's the wrong kind of dive and it's got the whole extreme bmx\motorcross bro vibe going on. i could totally imagine some shitty "grind core" type band playing with a mosh pit full of bro hawks going on while the epic bmx session was going down on the mini (all right after the volleyball tournement). plus the mini looked like it wouldn't be that fun to me. too tall and suspect construction with that weird corner thing that's unskatable as far as i can tell.

i'd rather get a 6 pack and hit up any other spot mentioned in this thread.
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« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2012, 09:47:56 AM »

Never actually been in the place, just seen the ramp from the hwy and going on what I've been told. Gotta disagree, it looks potentially fun, trannys look good and it's pretty wide. 5-6' isn't very tall, just big enough to get decent speed and lock into the lip well. Personal preference.

The 1/2 vert ramp on the side does look weird but I can imagine coming out of a tailslide or 50-50 and cutting over to carve or toss ollies lower on the tranny, but most likely it would just be ignored by skaters. Again, haven't seen it up close.

Also agree it's not worth the drive for me just to hit it up, but dude said he's living in the north central area. If I was living around there I'd check it out for sure to see if it's worth dealing with some douchiness to skate it.
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« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2012, 10:03:16 AM »

kilgore.... hit me up if you need tips around town. I am still here, and I am down to help a DFW transplant. I cannot really skate until May (2nd ACL surgery). I live down near the Yellow Jacket, and you can find me there a couple of times a week.

Welcome to town. I hope you sorted out a living space. Lamar/ Airport is a bit north for me, but nothing in Austin is more than a 20 minute drive. 
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« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2012, 03:01:56 AM »

Anyone around for sxsw?

I'll be in town for the week. I'm with people who don't skate but got the board. Anyone want to skate/drink/see a show with 31 year old dude from nyc, get in touch

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« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2012, 03:18:52 AM »

Anyone around for sxsw?

I'll be in town for the week. I'm with people who don't skate but got the board. Anyone want to skate/drink/see a show with 31 year old dude from nyc, get in touch



my schedules tight but i'm always down for an old timer session. shoot me a PM and we can see if times match up.
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« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2012, 09:07:49 AM »

Anyone around for sxsw?

I'll be in town for the week. I'm with people who don't skate but got the board. Anyone want to skate/drink/see a show with 31 year old dude from nyc, get in touch




We've been trying to spread the word about this show and backyard ramp session tomorrow. I'll be there skating from opening through the afternoon, hope some of you guys can make it. Come on, a miniramp and BYOB show for $5, can't really lose.

http://www.slapmagazine.com/component/option,com_jfusion/Itemid,4/index.php?topic=60619.0
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« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2012, 09:54:12 AM »

I'll be in for SXSW.

Tomorrow I'll be at 1808 for most, if not ALL of the day.  Swing by the Kill The Client merch table if you're there, I'm hanging with/helping those dudes out.

Friday will most likely be at Scoot Inn all day for the Thrasher Death Match

Saturday- Longbranch for most of the day and then wherever augustmoon's show is at.

I'll be drinking and probably riding around on a bike also.
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« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2012, 10:13:47 AM »

1808 is only about a mile from the shredhouse so if you get a free minute between 1 PM and midnight come by and skate. If you have an iPhone you can actually the see the ramp on satellite if you search maps for "2713 E 22nd st Austin"

Bummed I can't make any of the Thrasher party days, really want to swing by for the Cro Mags and Fear today but stuck in my office instead.

Have a good time in Austin.
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« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2012, 10:38:33 AM »

Damn dude, that's super close!  If I can get out of there I will, for sure!

I was supposed to go to the Cro-Mags tonight, but I don't think I can get out of town.  I still have another possible show tonight at the Barbarella Patio tonight, but it all depends on when I get out of here.
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« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2012, 11:37:23 AM »

i'm seeing cro mags tonight
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« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2012, 11:39:26 AM »

Enjoy dude!  The show on the Barbarella patio is wristband only, so I'm saying, "Fuck it" and getting there tomorrow morning.  Anyone going to the 1808 show, come say what's up!
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« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2012, 05:16:24 PM »

so we were at the fader fort this afternoon drinking beers and stuff. at some coffee place now charging the computer phones. I'll figure out where some of those places are and hopefully see some of you tomorrow. what are the thrasher parties, anyone have some links???
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« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2012, 07:42:10 AM »

so we were at the fader fort this afternoon drinking beers and stuff. at some coffee place now charging the computer phones. I'll figure out where some of those places are and hopefully see some of you tomorrow. what are the thrasher parties, anyone have some links???


1308 East 4th Street at a place called the Scoot Inn, in the east downtown area on the other side of hwy 35. I don't know about the weekend schedule but yesterday and today the last band for the Thrasher/Cons party played at 5 PM so it's a good noon-6 kind of thing, then they had a separate SxSw showcase in the evening. They aren't great about posting far in advance but hopefully these links will help you out.

http://www.scoot-inn.com/calendar.html
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Thrasher-Magazines-Death-Match/347581481920736


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« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2012, 01:43:38 PM »

I guess I'll put it out there that my buddy Theron's new band The Greater Good is playing at Lovejoy's sunday at 8:00. I haven't personally heard them yet, but I'm sure you can bang your head to it.
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« Reply #29 on: March 19, 2012, 01:10:38 PM »

Well I missed linking up with any of you guys. Also didn't skate at all except some curbs in a parking lot of a hotel for about ten minutes.

Anyway had a pretty great time down there and hope everyone else did. Very glad to be back in NY though just in time for the spring.
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