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Title: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
Post by: maggotspawn on June 11, 2018, 07:20:51 PM
What's your favorite skateshop? Brick and mortar and online.
My fave local shop is Val's Surfshop. Online is Tactics.
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Post by: CrumblingInfrastructure on June 11, 2018, 08:25:34 PM
Nollies in Maple Valley. R.I.P.

35th North/Black Market brick and mortar
Tactics online cause its PNW and they employ local skaters.
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Post by: Xen on June 11, 2018, 09:31:01 PM
Rip City here in Santa Monica - great selection most of the time but limited as most LA shops (had to go into the fucking MALL to fucking Zumiez and the Xtreme (ugh) boardshop 'XB' or whatever to letm my kid pick out truck for her birthday - but damn if the XB shop didn't have a massive selection of decks and trucks (a big ass box of ACE 44s behind the counter took me by surprise) and I was able to stand on a bunch of decks I've been eyeing which is great as the local Active closed. But the fucking MALL.

Online Socal/Skate Warehouse depending on needs (SW has faster shipping by a day or two usually); I'll make the hour+ drive (each way) once a year or so for kicks.

You'd think being LA, especially on the West Side that there would be more core shops, real skate shops other than Rip City and to some extent, Venice Originals, instead of having to go to the boutique shop shit around Fairfax or sadly, the mall.

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Post by: planman on June 11, 2018, 10:57:11 PM
Brick and mortar is 3rd Lair in Golden Valley, MN and online is Tactics
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Post by: redux on June 12, 2018, 05:49:43 AM
Plus Orlando.
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Post by: Zurg on June 12, 2018, 07:39:22 AM
Xen, i dont live in LA, but is Lottie's any good?

my fav is Blue Tile Lounge in Toronto. They've got an online store as well for any canadians looking to avoid paying duties.

https://bluetilelounge.ca/ (https://bluetilelounge.ca/)

they're currently working on a new vid that'll be out soon which should be dope as theyve got morgan smith, bobby dekeyzer, jed anderson, lee yankou and a bunch of other sick locals on the team

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d38b-HmdWy8

Old Adrift in Toronto when it was on augusta was awesome too. loved going there as a kid to watch videos and skate in the back in the winter.
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Post by: patrick c. on June 12, 2018, 08:17:49 AM
Antisocial irl
35th online
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Post by: tony volume on June 12, 2018, 09:59:34 AM
Well, Cardinal skate shop in Norfolk, VA when Iím out there for Buisness, and at home the only shop left is 510. My local used to be Metro Skate shop.

Online is Tactics
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Post by: art hellman on June 12, 2018, 10:33:52 AM
i have several based on where i've lived over the years

MN: Cal Surf
WI: Alumni
Tokyo: Hesh Dawgz
NY: Labor
IL: Tie--Uprise/FA Skateshop (only recently visited and it was awesome) (and previously Yeah Boardshop.. RIP)
IA: The Full Kit

Online: Seasons

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Post by: emchen on June 12, 2018, 12:11:17 PM
Nocturnal in Philly! Ambler Skate Shop is sick too if you're in the Philly 'burbs.

Went to Bill's Wheels in Santa Cruz before I knew what it was. Holy SHIT that place is INCREDIBLE. I've never seen that many skateboards in one place, let alone legit pieces of skateboarding history.
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Post by: Firebert on June 12, 2018, 01:02:03 PM
No Comply ATX
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Post by: El Chupacabra on June 12, 2018, 01:24:35 PM
Bills in Santa Cruz is rad. So is Skateworks.

Locally for me, its gotta be Kingswell in Los Feliz. DJ is the man. Plus they carry my stuff, whats not to like?
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Post by: baustin on June 12, 2018, 01:28:50 PM
Humidity in New Orleans

SW or Tactics online
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Post by: Firebert on June 12, 2018, 02:16:00 PM
Humidity in New Orleans


2nd Fav.
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Post by: Not Local on June 12, 2018, 02:24:18 PM
-Local shops, no order just depends what I want: Shrunken Head, Cal's Pharmacy, Cal's skate

-online Tactics, Socal
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Post by: doublesteveburger on June 12, 2018, 02:40:05 PM
Cowtown
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Post by: DirtyBurger on June 12, 2018, 04:12:59 PM
Cowtown

All time favorite, but I recently moved to Kansas City and Escapist is really cool.

Skate Warehouse always wins me over if I'm online with those random sales they do too though.
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Post by: Skate_lurker_Rob on June 12, 2018, 04:22:27 PM
Shrunken head in Portland hands down, 35th and North Seattle, 3rd Lair MN, RIP Coliseum Boston, Comfort Chattanooga, RIP MIA, Shred Shed Lake Worth,
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Post by: El Chupacabra on June 12, 2018, 05:36:08 PM
Humidity in New Orleans


Dude, right on with Humidity. I went to NOLA kind of on a whim with no real plans, walked into the shop was like "whatup, Im from LA Im here to skate" and they totally took me in.
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Post by: JerrySeinfeld on June 12, 2018, 05:54:48 PM
So many good shops

Labor - the Owner, James really makes you feel at home and their product selection is alway on point

Homebase - Bethlehem Pa, this shop is great. Iíve never seen a shop support not just the local skate community but the local community in general as much as this shop. They have recently opened a second shop that has cool vintage clothing too.

Armada - Charlotte NC. great product selection here too. They got whatever hard goods youíre looking for and they also have a great sense of community.

Humidity. Iíve had an experience here thatís already mention before. Show up from out of town and get hooked up with spots and what to do at night. .

Tons more but those are my top of the list picks. I did not proof read this
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Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on June 12, 2018, 06:05:08 PM
Tokyo - Mortar, akrtz
Fukuoka - Latitude, Grande
Online - http://r-fskate.com (cuz they nerd the fuck out over shapes)
Title: Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
Post by: planman on June 12, 2018, 08:48:26 PM
i have several based on where i've lived over the years

MN: Cal Surf
WI: Alumni
Tokyo: Hesh Dawgz
NY: Labor
IL: Tie--Uprise/FA Skateshop (only recently visited and it was awesome) (and previously Yeah Boardshop.. RIP)
IA: The Full Kit

Online: Seasons


Cal Surf is fucking great

Surprised no one else's mentioned Uprise yet. Definitely my favorite shop in Chicago
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Post by: Pigeon on June 12, 2018, 08:54:21 PM
Labor or DLX
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Post by: SJ on June 12, 2018, 09:00:20 PM
Circle A in San Jose, Bobs a cool dude.
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Post by: botefdunn on June 12, 2018, 09:46:36 PM
Chucky's skate shack was the first shop anywhere near me (5 hours away). It consisted of a padlocked shed in a suburban backyard where a fat guy named chucky who as far as i know never skated, lived with his mom. You'd ring the doorbell and hear the mom yelling for chucky, then  after awhile he'd appear and take you around back where you could buy an Armando Barajas everslick, or a pair of size 42 Plenty jeans. Those were the days.

Ninetimes is a great shop
SHRN is good too and has an espresso maker.
Search and Destroy has the best magazine and book selection
Dime has the best parties
Can't forget Antisocial
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Post by: Francis Xavier on June 12, 2018, 10:15:00 PM
Skatethis (RIP)
Identity,back in the day
Jokers
Contenders
Programme

The last time I got something online was either from Active or CCS years ago
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Post by: Sad Hippo on June 12, 2018, 10:29:55 PM
I'd save my lunch money and ditch school, ride bart in to the city, take the 6 or 7 bus up to Haight and go to FTC when it was on Shrader. Then I'd get a rap tape from Amoeba and eat some McDonalds.  FTC is still my favorite shop, I just hate going up there now.

Online, Tactics.
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Post by: Bristol_Palin on June 12, 2018, 11:32:47 PM
My favorite shop was Threds and Sleds in Haddonfield NJ. RIP.

Nocturnal- Had a lot of friends working there on and off over the years. My last apartment in Philly was on S. 5th so I'd still just skate or ride my bike over a couple times a week. A lot of the time just to chill and waste time.

Kinetic- Awesome dudes, running an awesome shop in Wilmington, DE. If you're semi close to it in DE/South Jersey/PA I'd advise checking it out then skating 7th street. It's a super nice diy park.

Humidity- I have lots of family in NOLA, but never got to check it out til my last trip during Halloween. It rules. The dudes who worked there were sick. No vibes. They're cool and genuinely seem like they want to talk to you. As someone who doesn't quite identify as cool, it made me feel cool. Not to mention they carry pretty much only carry the brands I like including ones I hadn't seen in any shops before.

Orchard- It's really sick and the bowl is cool. People are nice too.

This is getting kinda tiresome. I like most shops I've ever been too. I like going and checking out new shops, it's kinda neat.

Title: Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
Post by: CrumblingInfrastructure on June 13, 2018, 04:15:30 AM
i have several based on where i've lived over the years

MN: Cal Surf
WI: Alumni
Tokyo: Hesh Dawgz
NY: Labor
IL: Tie--Uprise/FA Skateshop (only recently visited and it was awesome) (and previously Yeah Boardshop.. RIP)
IA: The Full Kit

Online: Seasons


Cal Surf is fucking great

Surprised no one else's mentioned Uprise yet. Definitely my favorite shop in Chicago

Lived in Chicago for awhile and never hit Uprise. I used to live off Bryn Mawr and Howard red line and only hit that shop off of Sheridan(?). I'll be back at the end of the month so I hope to finally drop by.
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Post by: Esmith5488 on June 13, 2018, 08:49:57 AM
VUís my local and Gary and the crew kill it

No comply atx is a must stop when Iím down that way and always gets rad colabs and had plenty of roger boards when they were around
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Post by: planman on June 13, 2018, 09:43:15 AM
i have several based on where i've lived over the years

MN: Cal Surf
WI: Alumni
Tokyo: Hesh Dawgz
NY: Labor
IL: Tie--Uprise/FA Skateshop (only recently visited and it was awesome) (and previously Yeah Boardshop.. RIP)
IA: The Full Kit

Online: Seasons


Cal Surf is fucking great

Surprised no one else's mentioned Uprise yet. Definitely my favorite shop in Chicago

Lived in Chicago for awhile and never hit Uprise. I used to live off Bryn Mawr and Howard red line and only hit that shop off of Sheridan(?). I'll be back at the end of the month so I hope to finally drop by.
The shop you're talking about is Citizen on Wilson. James is a rad dude and they sponsor my homie too. They do shit at Wilson every so often and I've gotten old shoes/decks from their used bin when I was broke. They definitely deserve an honorable mention because they've been holding it down for a sec.
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Post by: fang on June 13, 2018, 11:18:10 AM
St Louis:
Skate World RIP
Sunset Surf Shop RIP
Island Water Sports RIP
Splash RIP (rock hill and chesterfield)
Altered Skates RIP
Infinity Skate Shop,  still alive and the best
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Post by: Matthew_James on June 13, 2018, 11:27:01 AM
Supreme.



Nah just kidding, I used to love Special Sauce in Long Island before they closed their doors almost a decade ago though. Man I miss that place...
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Post by: Baron Samedi on June 13, 2018, 11:28:49 AM
Bill's Wheels in Santa Cruz is #1 for me. I shopped there as a kid and Bill gave me a job when I was 17, which I worked on and off for like 6 or so years. I've spent so much time there it literally feels more like home to me than my own parents' house at this point.

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Post by: DaveFuck on June 13, 2018, 02:09:22 PM
My favorite shop was Threds and Sleds in Haddonfield NJ. RIP.

Nocturnal- Had a lot of friends working there on and off over the years. My last apartment in Philly was on S. 5th so I'd still just skate or ride my bike over a couple times a week. A lot of the time just to chill and waste time.

Kinetic- Awesome dudes, running an awesome shop in Wilmington, DE. If you're semi close to it in DE/South Jersey/PA I'd advise checking it out then skating 7th street. It's a super nice diy park.

Humidity- I have lots of family in NOLA, but never got to check it out til my last trip during Halloween. It rules. The dudes who worked there were sick. No vibes. They're cool and genuinely seem like they want to talk to you. As someone who doesn't quite identify as cool, it made me feel cool. Not to mention they carry pretty much only carry the brands I like including ones I hadn't seen in any shops before.

Orchard- It's really sick and the bowl is cool. People are nice too.

This is getting kinda tiresome. I like most shops I've ever been too. I like going and checking out new shops, it's kinda neat.

forever the best shop
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Post by: redcurb12 on June 13, 2018, 02:25:23 PM
shred fucking central

rip
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Post by: Mr. Kamikazi on June 13, 2018, 02:55:12 PM
Holistic Skateshop in Reading, PA. The owner is a genuine as they come and always makes sure the shop is stocked with the best stuff. He's been cool in letting me place special orders and letting me know when something I want has just landed in the shop.

Online store is Tactics for certain. Quick shipping and their customer service is helpful. Skatewarehouse is next in line.

https://holistic-skateshop.myshopify.com
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Post by: GardenSkater77 on June 13, 2018, 05:10:33 PM
Pacific Drive in SD has got to be the best location in the US for a skate shopóone block from the Pacific Ocean. Plus, Truman Hooker works there, so itís cool to be waiting on by a legitimate skater.

In NJ times is tough for skate shops. Closest one to me is Prime. NJ skate shop had 4 locations but is down to two. Division East is closed. Just Learned Threads and Sleds is closed.

Didnít Thrasher or Transworld used to publish a list? I used like to see how many shops each state had.



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Post by: Spicy boi. on June 13, 2018, 05:40:57 PM
Limitless in Kentville, NS. Real good friends with the owner, live  2 hours away and he'll ship me stuff, it's awesome
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Post by: mattdlx on June 13, 2018, 07:20:02 PM
Labor or DLX

thank you! (our Todd Francis pigeon out front probably helps, huh?  ;) )
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Post by: nosneb on June 13, 2018, 07:28:12 PM
My local favorite is Labor James, Tom, Adam holds it down!
KCDC Amy is always so kind.
Favorite online to shop is Socal skateshop they are usually the first to get the good stuff and if im desperate skatewarehouse/tactics.
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Post by: Frosty178 on June 14, 2018, 08:04:00 AM
To visit:
Slam City
Natterjacks

Online:
The Palomino
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Post by: Xen on June 14, 2018, 08:28:52 AM
My local favorite is Labor James, Tom, Adam holds it down!
KCDC Amy is always so kind.
Favorite online to shop is Socal skateshop they are usually the first to get the good stuff and if im desperate skatewarehouse/tactics.

Amy (mrs. Ellington now, right?) is awesome; we hung out in our teens.
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Post by: Jonny Utah on June 14, 2018, 08:40:36 AM
1. Drill Surf & Skate (Malibu)
2. Rip City (Santa Monica)
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Post by: curbsmash on June 14, 2018, 09:37:54 AM
I used to love Special Sauce in Long Island before they closed their doors almost a decade ago though. Man I miss that place...

Special Sauce was so sick. Miss that place.
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Post by: JerrySeinfeld on June 16, 2018, 08:13:05 AM
Gotta add seasons in Albany. Order some shoes Wednesday morning and they arrived her in NC on Friday. They threw in a bunch of stickers too. Good shit
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Post by: Sundaynuggets on June 16, 2018, 05:59:26 PM
Exit in Philly is my favorite. Everyone that works there is super friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the stuff they carry.
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Post by: Silky Johnson on June 16, 2018, 06:35:11 PM
Circle A in San Jose, Bobs a cool dude.
Lol
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Post by: Silky Johnson on June 16, 2018, 06:35:43 PM
Atlas
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Post by: Sad Hippo on June 16, 2018, 11:24:24 PM
Circle A in San Jose, Bobs a cool dude.
Lol
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Post by: NJ_SKATE27 on July 25, 2018, 01:33:42 PM
Pacific Drive in SD has got to be the best location in the US for a skate shopóone block from the Pacific Ocean. Plus, Truman Hooker works there, so itís cool to be waiting on by a legitimate skater.

In NJ times is tough for skate shops. Closest one to me is Prime. NJ skate shop had 4 locations but is down to two. Division East is closed. Just Learned Threads and Sleds is closed.

Didnít Thrasher or Transworld used to publish a list? I used like to see how many shops each state had.
Title: Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
Post by: backinaction on July 25, 2018, 02:44:42 PM
Circle A in San Jose, Bobs a cool dude.

I had a Circle A Bob Couch Guy deck around 1990 - see sig. Still one of my favorite graphics.

These days I'm a Tactics guy.   They have a brick and mortar less than a block from my office.
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Post by: streetsoup on July 25, 2018, 04:41:38 PM
Salty Peaks in SLC! Raddest collection of old school skateboards hanging from the ceiling, and Dennis is the man.
Raunch too.

Online has gotta be skatewarehouse.
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Post by: curbdrop on July 26, 2018, 11:24:39 AM
Plus Orlando.

All day.

Then SkateWarehouse online. The promos they do and the free shipping both ways are solid.
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Post by: wake and bacon on July 26, 2018, 11:29:45 AM
no comply followed by humidity
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Post by: alonelikeastone on July 28, 2018, 03:21:55 AM
Sunday in Buffalo

Biriling in Ottawa

BTL in Toronto

Labor in NYC

Uprsie in Chicago


all time favourites was OOPS in Hamilton Ontario Canada

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Post by: drunk guy on July 28, 2018, 07:05:11 PM
Online- seasons
Physical shop location- seasons
Shop closest to me I fuck with - labor
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Post by: carbonite on July 29, 2018, 07:12:03 AM
Venue
Seasons
Supreme
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Post by: Sleazy on July 29, 2018, 05:29:17 PM
no comply in austin

a-front in houston owned by anthony correa was an amazing shop RIP
and special mention to kingpinz, good friend in houston's shop RIP
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Post by: Monkey_Mcpott on July 29, 2018, 06:02:38 PM
Xen, i dont live in LA, but is Lottie's any good?

my fav is Blue Tile Lounge in Toronto. They've got an online store as well for any canadians looking to avoid paying duties.

https://bluetilelounge.ca/ (https://bluetilelounge.ca/)

they're currently working on a new vid that'll be out soon which should be dope as theyve got morgan smith, bobby dekeyzer, jed anderson, lee yankou and a bunch of other sick locals on the team

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d38b-HmdWy8

Old Adrift in Toronto when it was on augusta was awesome too. loved going there as a kid to watch videos and skate in the back in the winter.

I live about 2-3 miles form Lotties so its the closest shop to me and yes they are a good one to go to. Good atmosphere, good people working there, and a lot of locals hanging around skating in the front. It gives it that old school feel of a shop where grooms go there to hang out before session. Met the owner Mike and hes super cool, went there yesterday actually to get one of their shop tees. They typically do a couple of one of a kind one of's tees for their shop. Saw the land before time one and just had to get it.

Iv'e also been to Rip City. Good little shop with a huge collection of rare boards on the walls and ceiling. Told the owner i would keep bugging him for the Gonz Beemer board he had but so far no dice.

(https://i.imgur.com/CojmAot.jpg?1)
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Post by: Smartass on July 30, 2018, 07:13:19 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/CojmAot.jpg?1)

Damn that shirt is awesome and sad at the same time. Wish they had this available online.
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Post by: Monkey_Mcpott on July 30, 2018, 09:05:58 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/CojmAot.jpg?1)

Damn that shirt is awesome and sad at the same time. Wish they had this available online.

They actually just posted it in their online shop today. For anyone that is interested.
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Post by: sasha basta on July 30, 2018, 09:09:14 AM
Pitcrew and Palace5ive (RIP) were my favorites. Pitcrew was the best for both in store and online, still bummed theyíre gone.

Havenít gotten a chance yet to check out Embark in Fredrick or Bureau in DC since moving to Philly tho.

But since then Nocturnal has been solid and Exit is a cool shop too as my new locals.

Going on a road trip soon and NOLA is on my list of cities to hit up so im excited to check out Humidity, especially after what everyone has been saying about them on here.
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Post by: ShoeProblem on July 30, 2018, 10:03:13 AM
Literally just got back from NYC and Labor was rad.
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Post by: boogs on July 30, 2018, 07:34:04 PM
that are still in business:
Select
No comply
Humidity

out of:
A-Front
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Post by: Davie Dick on July 30, 2018, 09:14:54 PM
antisocial is neat but i prefer the vibe and selection at the drive
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Post by: skateshoeguru on August 01, 2018, 01:46:04 AM
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Post by: SneakySecrets on August 02, 2018, 07:24:00 AM
Pretty much just hit up the Zumiez and get an auntie Anneís on my way out that bitch
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Post by: CHOW on August 02, 2018, 09:00:20 AM
Travel is my favorite shop in the Tri-State for sure. NJ and Labor are close seconds, but Josh supports Union County skateboarding in an unprecedented way, so he gets most of my business.

Furnace and Jokers in OC are dope. I went to One Up in Pittsburgh recently and loved it. Dime is obviously great and their staff is incredibly nice, which you wouldn't necessarily expect from a boutique shop. I'll be driving through NOLA in a few weeks and I really look forward to stopping at Humidity. I might cop Philly's board for the wall.
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Post by: Andmoreagain on August 02, 2018, 11:25:31 AM
orchard
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Post by: Mark Renton on August 02, 2018, 12:55:18 PM
Iíd love to say SlamCity in London but their approach is awful at times. So Iíll say StreetLab in MalmŲ.
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Post by: Mr. Kamikazi on August 06, 2018, 06:22:22 PM
Just went to Venue and it was cool. Rather small in terms of inventory but the kid workings nice. Bought a shirt then walked over to Gil's shop, Cee Blues.My wife and I got some shirts, one of which is the store shirts they just made. Also bought some cat salt shakers which is what I wanted as I'm a sucker for knickknacks. His mother was there as I believe she is the primary owner, etc. Super nice and will be back when I go to Richmond again.
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Post by: Lowkey_imaghost on August 08, 2018, 04:02:37 AM
Here in Oregon it's gotta be Shrunken Head PDX
Or ...
Tactics Eugene.
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Post by: CINCINNATI on August 08, 2018, 05:59:03 AM
coexist in ohio was sick when it was around

dlxsf is tight.
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Post by: Elderly Gentleman on August 08, 2018, 06:14:46 AM
Franklin Skate Shop - Franklin TN (R.I.P): Was the best shop in the area, but Donny moved to a different location on the main drag for more room and it just killed the business.  Miss that place.  We still skate together a lot.

Hunt's Supply Skate Shop - Nashville:  Cool little hole in the wall shop.  Good selection and cool guys.  Really, really hard to find if you are from out of town.  It's in a tiny alleyway behind some restaurants in 5 points.  GPS is useless to find it, but worth the search.  There's always a crew skating a wooden ledge out front or a flat bar in the alley.

Online - Toss up between Tactics and Skate Warehouse.

Relief Skate Supply - PCB FL.  I was there on vacation and really impressed with the place.  The owner and crew were awesome.  They had just got in a new batch of shop stickers while I was in there and the owner tossed me a handful of them before I left.  His shoe section was as big as any mall shoe store (but all skate shoes).   A little trendy and looks more like a clothing store really, but was still a nice joint.
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Post by: fs overkrook on August 09, 2018, 12:21:07 AM
Asylum skate shop in Oceanside ca.

I donít buy any hard/soft goods online.
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Post by: Nth syd bear on August 09, 2018, 02:22:31 AM
Phrunt syde....
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Post by: CINCINNATI on August 09, 2018, 06:26:36 PM
Asylum skate shop in Oceanside ca.

I donít buy any hard/soft goods online.

is route 44 still around?
Title: Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
Post by: blo0mz on August 10, 2018, 01:35:24 PM
Real life: Hard tie between Zumiez and Tilly's
Online: CCS fo sho
Title: Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
Post by: nooky on August 11, 2018, 12:03:46 PM
venue
bureau dc
cal's pharmacy was always chill when I lived in pdx
Title: Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
Post by: RossDailey on August 12, 2018, 12:47:46 AM
Furnace Skate Shop

Cypress CA
Title: Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
Post by: Dad you're embarrassing me on August 12, 2018, 10:48:11 PM
335 Skate Supply
http://youtu.be/C5p1YY3PqNU
Title: Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
Post by: Team Player on August 13, 2018, 04:08:32 AM
My favorite online shop is the online shop of my favorite Brick & Mortar shop, duh. Support your local.
Title: Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
Post by: TheLowerBack on August 13, 2018, 07:48:42 AM
Itís a pretty tough decision, Portland has some rad shops. I try and alternate between them each time I need something. Shrunken Head is pretty  much the perfect shop. No frills, compact, quality product, itís in my neighborhood and Justin is awesome. I also really like Cal Skate downtown. Paulís the man and their antique board collection is incredible.
Iím fortunate enough to live in a city with multiple excellent shops, so I see no need to shop online. Vote with your dollar, support the scene, etc., etc.
If I had to choose itíd be CCS because they employ a few of my friends.
Title: Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
Post by: Esmith5488 on September 25, 2018, 06:56:47 AM
Online- seasons
Physical shop location- seasons
Shop closest to me I fuck with - labor

Just went to seasons this weekend while on a trip and the dude behind the counter was super rad and we had a good convo and hooked me up with a deal on two shirts .
Was in nyc that morning and didnít have a chance to swing into labor even though I was a few blocks away at Les
Title: Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
Post by: SoapyEyes on September 25, 2018, 09:02:06 AM
Texas Skate in San Marcos
Southside in Houston
Don't go to austin often but i heard no-comply is rad.
Title: Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
Post by: jc on September 25, 2018, 11:45:50 AM
liberty boardshop forever.  :-[
Title: Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
Post by: booty on September 25, 2018, 11:55:10 AM
Humidity without a doubt kid
Title: Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
Post by: Ziad on September 25, 2018, 03:30:06 PM
Skateimpact USA
Skater owned, lots of good product and good customer service
skateimpact.com/us
Title: Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
Post by: Weon on September 25, 2018, 04:35:06 PM
Local: Labor for ever. Lived 3 blocks from it for a couple of years. Moving to the LES really made me get back into actual skating rather than just cruising the city. James et al. were always mad cool to this noob, and in general.

Just moved to O'ahu, so gotta scope out the shops here at some point. I only know of APB and 808 Skate so if anyone has other rec's my ears/eyes are open.

Online: If I shop online it is usually something very specific, so wherever I can find it for a good price.
Title: Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
Post by: burn_to_live on September 25, 2018, 05:16:52 PM
Local: I like 5 Points Skateshop in Ventura.

Online: Skate Warehouse has a lot of AWS boards.
Title: Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
Post by: IHOP on September 25, 2018, 06:25:41 PM
tons of great skate shops, but just wanted to shoutout Humidity in new orleans, been to a lot of skateshops and that one really had heart.


For online its always 35thave.com
If you are buying mega discount shoes on tactics and skate warehouse does that even count for much? always felt a bit too ccs/zumeiz for me.