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Title: Chicago.
Post by: luke_gardner on December 30, 2010, 05:58:06 PM
All things Chicago. Hello Chi heads. I am by no means arbiter of all knowledge Chicago, I'm pretty damn ignorant in fact.

City is a deathtrap right now - it's winter. Don't visit until summer you fucks. Goddamn we (I?) need a good indoor facility.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: oyolar on December 30, 2010, 06:04:46 PM
Yes, we do. An indoor facility that isn't Krush.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on December 30, 2010, 06:31:48 PM
I haven't been to Asylum yet, but I heard it's fun.  A change of pace at least.

http://www.facebook.com/asylumskatepark?ref=ts (http://www.facebook.com/asylumskatepark?ref=ts)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Austin on December 30, 2010, 06:44:18 PM
Chicago's awesome, my 2nd  favorite pesident and favorite baseball team are there.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: luke_gardner on December 30, 2010, 06:55:52 PM
Lake Bluff is not Chicago. okay?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on December 30, 2010, 07:30:25 PM
Lake Bluff is not Chicago. okay?

If you are talking to me, Tinley Park is not Chicago either.  Just throwing things out there.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: oyolar on December 30, 2010, 08:08:12 PM
Lake Bluff is not Chicago. okay?

If you are talking to me, Tinley Park is not Chicago either.  Just throwing things out there.

Very true. But that's part of the reason we need an actual Chicago indoor facility.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on December 31, 2010, 05:19:13 PM
fuck logan park, that shitty prefab park does not stay dry under there, so it doesnt really accomplish anything being underneath the freeway, its only good for skating every once and a while in the winter
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: luke_gardner on January 03, 2011, 09:54:49 AM
yeah Logan is baffling in winter.
I don't mind the wetness so much as the incredible slippery surfaces.
there are some good parking garages around though.

[edit] I went to Wilson today (January 3) and it was dry except for the bowls. there were like ten people there, I skated for 3 hours or so. the cold was bearable with thermal socks and a couple of layers
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: BriDen on January 03, 2011, 12:35:46 PM
Really glad to see more Krush hate on here, that place is the worst.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on January 03, 2011, 05:38:24 PM
ive never been happy with any indoor park ive ever been to. i'll just wait out the winter and skate on dry days like today. this whole week is looking pretty good aswell
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: oyolar on January 03, 2011, 09:07:16 PM
ive never been happy with any indoor park ive ever been to. i'll just wait out the winter and skate on dry days like today. this whole week is looking pretty good aswell

Yeah, it looks nice. Stupid school work.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on January 04, 2011, 11:06:51 AM
It is completely fucked that we have been conditioned to think that if the sun is out and the streets are dry, it's go time.  It is 12 fucking degrees out, but here we are seshing a parking lot.

Kill me.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: CUDDLEMONSTER on January 04, 2011, 02:58:30 PM
my friend's brother is opening a skatepark out in the burbs somewhere. i've seen pictures of it and it looks pretty sick but they're talking about charging $12 which is way too much.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on January 04, 2011, 03:24:29 PM
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Office-Skatepark/145528438819392 (http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Office-Skatepark/145528438819392)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: BriDen on January 04, 2011, 04:37:17 PM
my friend's brother is opening a skatepark out in the burbs somewhere. i've seen pictures of it and it looks pretty sick but they're talking about charging $12 which is way too much.

That's what Krush charges, and if the prices aren't lower, nobody's going to go somewhere else. Fine by me though, Krush heads should there and never leave.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on January 13, 2011, 06:04:21 PM
any of you currently go to school in the city?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on January 13, 2011, 08:10:25 PM
my friend's brother is opening a skatepark out in the burbs somewhere. i've seen pictures of it and it looks pretty sick but they're talking about charging $12 which is way too much.

That's what Krush charges, and if the prices aren't lower, nobody's going to go somewhere else. Fine by me though, Krush heads should there and never leave.
You left out some verbs here, but I think I get what you are saying, and growing up around there, during certain times of year, I paid whatever the fuck they asked me to go to skateparks. Triple r was pretty expensive and pretty much weekends january-april the place was packed to the gills. The only reason it shut down was because the owner's blader son got into a car accident while he was coked up after having an argument with his girlfriend, and the med bills bankrupted the owner.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: BriDen on January 13, 2011, 08:44:16 PM
my friend's brother is opening a skatepark out in the burbs somewhere. i've seen pictures of it and it looks pretty sick but they're talking about charging $12 which is way too much.

That's what Krush charges, and if the prices aren't lower, nobody's going to go somewhere else. Fine by me though, Krush heads should there and never leave.
You left out some verbs here, but I think I get what you are saying, and growing up around there, during certain times of year, I paid whatever the fuck they asked me to go to skateparks. Triple r was pretty expensive and pretty much weekends january-april the place was packed to the gills. The only reason it shut down was because the owner's blader son got into a car accident while he was coked up after having an argument with his girlfriend, and the med bills bankrupted the owner.

Hah whoops. My point was that Krush has a huge following of 99% douchebags. They prob wouldn't go anywhere else unless they have lower prices, but they should all stay there anyways because they really know how to suck the fun out of a session.

There's an "indoor" park up in elk grove village run by the park district (16 year old girls), but last time I went there, it was wet inside. One of the walls is just a fence with a tarp over it, so the whole "indoor" aspect doesn't prevent freezing cold or rain/snow from fucking up the session.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on January 14, 2011, 10:36:36 AM
my friend's brother is opening a skatepark out in the burbs somewhere. i've seen pictures of it and it looks pretty sick but they're talking about charging $12 which is way too much.

That's what Krush charges, and if the prices aren't lower, nobody's going to go somewhere else. Fine by me though, Krush heads should there and never leave.
You left out some verbs here, but I think I get what you are saying, and growing up around there, during certain times of year, I paid whatever the fuck they asked me to go to skateparks. Triple r was pretty expensive and pretty much weekends january-april the place was packed to the gills. The only reason it shut down was because the owner's blader son got into a car accident while he was coked up after having an argument with his girlfriend, and the med bills bankrupted the owner.

Hah whoops. My point was that Krush has a huge following of 99% douchebags. They prob wouldn't go anywhere else unless they have lower prices, but they should all stay there anyways because they really know how to suck the fun out of a session.

There's an "indoor" park up in elk grove village run by the park district (16 year old girls), but last time I went there, it was wet inside. One of the walls is just a fence with a tarp over it, so the whole "indoor" aspect doesn't prevent freezing cold or rain/snow from fucking up the session.
was it audobon? ive heard about that place, but never been
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: BriDen on January 14, 2011, 11:00:03 AM
Yeah that's it; you're not missing anything.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on January 19, 2011, 07:25:23 PM
any of you guys been to logan in the past few days?  i was wondering before i go if any of that shitty ice that froze all over got under the bridge...
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Stonesthrowplease on January 19, 2011, 07:36:52 PM
Logan was perfectly dry today.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on January 21, 2011, 09:28:26 PM
i think there is something wrong with me, going skating today when its zero degrees out
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on January 23, 2011, 12:56:57 PM
i think there is something wrong with me, going skating today when its zero degrees out
One of the first gnars I've given in a while for you sir. Nothing wrong with you at all, you are just a rad and committed skateboarder. I love where I live, but something about California doesn't even give you the opportunity to be hard like that. I still treasure the memory of going to a local skatepark with some friends, digging 2 feet of snow off of the mini ramp, drying it, and skating it.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on January 23, 2011, 02:09:26 PM
Audoban sucks other than their mini ramp(the big one not that 2 foot piss poor excuse for one), but the temperature is so low in there you might as well be outside. I haven't skated anything but flat ground and a few spots around my apartment this winter. My trucks get so cold and I just tick tack around like an asshole but whatever.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on February 02, 2011, 02:39:01 PM
briden, were you walking around in the city today?  i swear i saw you with some chick
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on February 02, 2011, 07:14:04 PM
briden, were you walking around in the city today?  i swear i saw you with some chick
Everybody looks tubby in a winter jacket.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: BriDen on February 02, 2011, 08:45:38 PM
Good one gipper.


I actually was walking around with my girl today. Do I know you in real life? Or have you just seen one of the dozen or so threads that cigbeer made about me?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on February 03, 2011, 07:06:04 AM
 no, i dont know you in real life and yes, i saw one of your pictures in one of cigbeers threads about you.  were you walking around down by right off of irving park on leavitt and around there?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: BriDen on February 03, 2011, 11:34:52 AM
Nah man that wasn't me. But it's good to know I've got a doppelganger out there...
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Stonesthrowplease on February 04, 2011, 02:19:46 PM
does anyone know a street that would be parkable by Logan to shovel and sweep it? its friday 4th at 4pm. just so this makes more sense if anyone sees it.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on February 05, 2011, 08:26:17 PM
does anyone know a street that would be parkable by Logan to shovel and sweep it? its friday 4th at 4pm. just so this makes more sense if anyone sees it.
right on logan boulevard, like by the houses, not the movie theater
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Stonesthrowplease on February 07, 2011, 07:19:35 AM
i shoveled and swept out the part with the little boxes and rails. the rest of the park is pretty fucked. at least its something though.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: ginz2 on February 07, 2011, 11:06:50 AM
late to this thread. but ill contribute what no one in here cares about.

The Office blew it. I think they are perpetuating the idea that their park will sometime exist but they got evicted from where they were in Schaumburg. Got to skate there a couple times when they were letting people in during their eviction wait time or whatever, but it wasnt anything to rave about.

Personally, I think Krush would be cool if they kept it nice. IE fixing holes in ramps and sweeping up. IMO Its worth the money and drive to skate, I just dont want to feel like im on ice the entire time while also avoiding holes. Even with those problems, I think its still the best bet for a decent indoor winter session.

Havent been to Asylum, but I heard its decent. Apparently, Very small and can get packed easily.

Obviously Audubon is so cold because theres no heater at all, you basically are skating outside. What sucks the most is all around helmet rule for every age. Weak.

Warp. Why even bother. Last time I was there, their set up was pretty weak. And I heard that they got rid of the long box that was aight.

Not that anyone cares, but I know a couple of suburban skate parks were somewhat shoveled previous to the snow storm. but that doesnt matter now!!!

 :-*
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: BriDen on February 07, 2011, 12:41:19 PM
I'd say let's go shovel out whiting, but they tore it down.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: ginz2 on February 07, 2011, 01:09:50 PM
I'd say let's go shovel out whiting, but they tore it down.

villa park is supposed to get a grindline park, eventually...
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on February 07, 2011, 07:55:34 PM
who wants to help go shovel out most of logan this weekend?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on February 07, 2011, 08:34:47 PM
im justis guys im from homewood and i skate
woop
swag
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: BriDen on February 08, 2011, 01:29:34 PM
im justis guys im from homewood and i skate
woop
swag
Does the homewood park still have a labyrinth entrance? I only went once and there was some gang fight going on so we booked, but the park is basically the exact same as Mokena. Wonderful mini ramp.



who wants to help go shovel out most of logan this weekend?

When exactly? I've got work and school on weekends but who knows.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: anblue on February 08, 2011, 01:42:08 PM
late to this thread. but ill contribute what no one in here cares about.

Personally, I think Krush would be the best if they kept it nice. IE fixing holes in ramps and sweeping up. IMO Its worth the money and drive to skate, I just dont want to feel like im on ice the entire time while also avoiding holes. Even with those problems, I think its still the best bet for a decent indoor winter session.

Havent been to Asylum, but I heard its decent. Apparently, Very small and can get packed easily.


that exactly
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: gnarnel on February 09, 2011, 12:53:13 AM
Chicago is one of the best places to skate honestly ive skated philly new york and chicago and honestly had the best times skating in chicago some of the sickest spots ever! it needs to be skated more!
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Froston on February 09, 2011, 09:32:35 AM
Chicago is one of the best places to skate honestly ive skated philly new york and chicago and honestly had the best times skating in chicago some of the sickest spots ever! it needs to be skated more!

Deffinatly a hidden jem of the skateboard world.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: GOKU on February 09, 2011, 10:03:26 AM
I miss those lil brick pyramids on Sheffield. I work right by em and would skate them on all my breaks. I almost learned backside noseblunts on one of em, then I had to go back to work.

Next day, we get our first snow, and them shits have been buried ever since :<
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: ginz2 on February 09, 2011, 11:26:42 AM
I miss those lil brick pyramids on Sheffield. I work right by em and would skate them on all my breaks. I almost learned backside noseblunts on one of em, then I had to go back to work.

Next day, we get our first snow, and them shits have been buried ever since :<

i work 2 min away from northbrook park, so i go there on my breaks. i miss that too....
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: GOKU on February 09, 2011, 12:52:05 PM
I miss those lil brick pyramids on Sheffield. I work right by em and would skate them on all my breaks. I almost learned backside noseblunts on one of em, then I had to go back to work.

Next day, we get our first snow, and them shits have been buried ever since :<

i work 2 min away from northbrook park, so i go there on my breaks. i miss that too....

cool man, maybe I'll see you there one day. I'm the goofy footed goofball with a brown-bagged tall can
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on February 09, 2011, 12:52:30 PM

Does the homewood park still have a labyrinth entrance? I only went once and there was some gang fight going on so we booked, but the park is basically the exact same as Mokena. Wonderful mini ramp.


yep still has it
good old homewood and its fights
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Monty Burns on February 10, 2011, 09:25:27 PM
If you are in Chicago be sure to check out

http://www.alinea-restaurant.com/ (http://www.alinea-restaurant.com/)   
http://www.theworlds50best.com/awards/1-50-winners/alinea (http://www.theworlds50best.com/awards/1-50-winners/alinea)


amazing experiance
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on February 10, 2011, 09:56:35 PM
I'd say let's go shovel out whiting, but they tore it down.
hahaha remember how years ago they wanted to put in a street course? They did what was cheaper I guess and just tore it the fuck down. Wasn't their skatepark mentioned on a welcome sign for the town itself?

So is Logan shoveled out? I might go there this weekend for a bit takes me like 20 minutes via public transportation, but I don't wanna make the trek if it's gonna be all snowed in. It's gonna be awesome, I'm gonna eat so much shit when/if I go. 
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: BriDen on February 11, 2011, 12:15:48 AM
Yeah there was like a town mural or something, and the skatepark was the centerpiece of it all.


Even if it's not shoveled, I'm still gonna skate.

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKPCixad07s#)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on February 13, 2011, 07:27:11 PM
looks like we wont have to dig out logan, with this heat wave
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: BriDen on February 13, 2011, 09:07:33 PM
^^ Haha, get your sessions in quick cuz they're calling for snow in less than a week.

Bummed when I went out to skate today and the melting snow covered everything except a 10x10 patch of flatground. But got damn it was nice not having to wear a hoody.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: GOKU on February 13, 2011, 10:10:02 PM
Anyone ever skated the Park Ridge outdoor park? I live near it, never been though/can't find many pics online.

Yo I just moved here a few months ago, one of you duders should shred with me sometime
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on February 13, 2011, 11:40:49 PM
If its the one with the green ramps its pretty fun, a little different from the rest of the shit you find around. I think they have a good mini ramp. They have a super fun spine thats long and good for grinds. They have some weird kinked flat bar an up ledge. The hip is like missing a side so you can go up an gap to flat real easy. I think they allow bikes, but it's a pretty fun park. At least I think so.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on February 14, 2011, 05:05:23 PM
yea ive been to that park a few times when ive been out to park ridge, the up ledge and the spine are the best part of the park.  Now that i thnik about it, the quarter pipes they have there are pretty fun too, small enough to learn shit on and take it to the bigger ramp extensions
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: ginz2 on February 18, 2011, 12:49:20 PM
Anyone ever skated the Park Ridge outdoor park? I live near it, never been though/can't find many pics online.

Yo I just moved here a few months ago, one of you duders should shred with me sometime

http://www.snakeboarder.com/parkridge.html (http://www.snakeboarder.com/parkridge.html)

never been. but in my opinion, this park doesnt look like that much fun.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on February 19, 2011, 06:44:18 AM
skated wilson last night, still alot of snow.   Both the bowls are fucked, the quarterpipe is the only thing really skateable besides the little ledge
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: luke_gardner on February 20, 2011, 08:57:40 AM
Chicago is great for about 4 or 5 months out of the year, the rest of the time you spend looking for a dry spot that isn't covered in grime from the dirty snow. I've skated even less this winter than I did last winter, fuck fuck fuck, I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE SUMMER
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on February 25, 2011, 08:27:02 PM
you know what, fuck this place.  i slipped on the ice walking back from 7-11 today and pulled my quad
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: ginz2 on March 04, 2011, 08:50:15 AM
 ::) if only it didnt rain today! ::)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: BriDen on March 04, 2011, 03:36:37 PM
::) if only it didnt rain today! ::)

felt like a little kid again, looking around just for a dry spot.


(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff19/briden108/dry.jpg)


Worth it
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: CUDDLEMONSTER on March 04, 2011, 04:09:39 PM
your clean ass grip tape almost made me nut. fuck salt forever.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on March 06, 2011, 04:25:40 PM
skater austin sent me a pm today, "lol when I move back to Chicago in the summer your ass isnt going to    Milwaukee Ave.
 be  abe to get any shit from Uprise on Miwuakee Ave. or L'Myreo's over on West Touhy if I have anything to do with it. Asshole"
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on March 06, 2011, 04:35:06 PM
skater austin sent me a pm today, "lol when I move back to Chicago in the summer your ass isnt going to    Milwaukee Ave.
 be  abe to get any shit from Uprise on Miwuakee Ave. or L'Myreo's over on West Touhy if I have anything to do with it. Asshole"
Moves back to Chicago? 

We should have a (un)welcoming party.

Also what the fuck is L'myreo's?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on March 06, 2011, 05:36:37 PM
i love how he listed the addresses and how he acts like he's gonna be working there
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: anblue on March 06, 2011, 05:53:55 PM
skater austin sent me a pm today, "lol when I move back to Chicago in the summer your ass isnt going to    Milwaukee Ave.
 be  abe to get any shit from Uprise on Miwuakee Ave. or L'Myreo's over on West Touhy if I have anything to do with it. Asshole"
Moves back to Chicago? 

We should have a (un)welcoming party.

Also what the fuck is L'myreo's?
pretty sure its a shop never been though has anyone?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on March 06, 2011, 05:56:35 PM
skater austin sent me a pm today, "lol when I move back to Chicago in the summer your ass isnt going to?  ?  Milwaukee Ave.
 be?  abe to get any shit from Uprise on Miwuakee Ave. or L'Myreo's over on West Touhy if I have anything to do with it. Asshole"
Moves back to Chicago?? 

We should have a (un)welcoming party.

Also what the fuck is L'myreo's?
pretty sure its a shop never been though has anyone?
ive been once, just because someone told me they let you skate flat in the store.  the dude there seemed pretty kooky
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on March 06, 2011, 06:01:52 PM
"He dipshit, did i say i was working at uprise?no. im working at L'Myreo's dumbass.  You wanna fight? no joke."  looks like austin is  joining the ranks of kookyness at lymreos
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: BriDen on March 06, 2011, 06:15:32 PM
As if them advertising on the berrics wasn't reason enough for me to not go there.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on March 06, 2011, 06:19:14 PM
now skater austin is suggesting him and i fighting at navy pier
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on March 06, 2011, 07:52:48 PM
now skater austin is suggesting him and i fighting at navy pier

you should do it. id be glad to come and watch. and i went to lmyreos once aswell; kook central.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on March 06, 2011, 10:18:10 PM
This thread got pretty hilarious. I can't believe the snow melted today in like 6 hours, that put  huge smile on my face, I'm hoping the good weather is here to stay.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: oyolar on March 06, 2011, 10:49:46 PM
now skater austin is suggesting him and i fighting at navy pier

you should do it. id be glad to come and watch. 

I would go to this as well.

As for L'myreo's, I've never been but everyone knows that Uprise runs Chicago. Which is why they don't need Berrics ad space to stay open.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: TheBouncingSoul on March 06, 2011, 11:05:15 PM
Sup dudes,

I just moved to Chicago about six months ago. I'm totally digging it so far. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to skate much because I broke my ankle three days after I moved. Some places I got to check out were Wilson and Logan. Both are pretty sick parks. Logan had a pretty strong "you've never been here" vibe, but aside from that, it was pretty chill.

I wanted to post on here because I'm looking for some good spots. I love just crusin' the streets, but aside from downtown I haven't really found much to skate. I live in Lakeview, could you dudes give me some suggestions on some gnarly spots. Nothing to gnarly, I've been skating for 11 years, so i can't jump down things as much as I'd like anymore, but rails, ledges, banks, manny pads, etc,. Would be appreciated. I totally expect some douchebag comments, but it's all in good fun.

Peace,
J.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on March 07, 2011, 12:15:21 AM
You can probably google map a lot of the stuff I'm about to fire off so here goes:

The picaso statue is a big metal bank.

University of Illinois in Chicago, theres ledges (you have to pop out of them cuz they lead into pillars) small stairsets and a big bank. Theres some banks and a ledge by student center east too. Also, ,theres a weird thing by the Daily Library you might wanna check out, it's like a C shaped thing you might be able to do manuals on, its kind of hard to skate.

Theres a hospital just west of the UIC, there are flatbars on the sidewalk, an up ledge in a parking garage (just a yellow curb that gets taller, it's pretty fun. The parking garage I'm talking about is off of Ashland on Harrison), and a fun steep bank thingy over there right across the street from the up ledge, well a little bit west but not even a block.

University of Chicago has some cool spots if you decide to head south. It has a curved ledge, a mellow ledge down some stairs, this cool metal bank thing you can grind and like pop or roll into.

You could check out the ravenwood barrier too. I'm not too sure on the address for that one, but there's another barrier spot on the corner of pershing and normal.

W Fulton St. west of Halsted has some coping ledges and a couple gaps.

Careful skating the loop, the cops have been known to hand out tickets these days.

That's the stuff I got off the top of my head. I hope you like them or get a chance to check them out. There's a shitload more spots, just skate around a bit more closer to the city. A bit west of the loop has a ton of spots.

Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: TheBouncingSoul on March 07, 2011, 12:30:16 AM
You can probably google map a lot of the stuff I'm about to fire off so here goes:

The picaso statue is a big metal bank.

University of Illinois in Chicago, theres ledges (you have to pop out of them cuz they lead into pillars) small stairsets and a big bank. Theres some banks and a ledge by student center east too. Also, ,theres a weird thing by the Daily Library you might wanna check out, it's like a C shaped thing you might be able to do manuals on, its kind of hard to skate.

Theres a hospital just west of the UIC, there are flatbars on the sidewalk, an up ledge in a parking garage (just a yellow curb that gets taller, it's pretty fun. The parking garage I'm talking about is off of Ashland on Harrison), and a fun steep bank thingy over there right across the street from the up ledge, well a little bit west but not even a block.

University of Chicago has some cool spots if you decide to head south. It has a curved ledge, a mellow ledge down some stairs, this cool metal bank thing you can grind and like pop or roll into.

You could check out the ravenwood barrier too. I'm not too sure on the address for that one, but there's another barrier spot on the corner of pershing and normal.

W Fulton St. west of Halsted has some coping ledges and a couple gaps.

Careful skating the loop, the cops have been known to hand out tickets these days.

That's the stuff I got off the top of my head. I hope you like them or get a chance to check them out. There's a shitload more spots, just skate around a bit more closer to the city. A bit west of the loop has a ton of spots.



Thanks! You are the man! I just sold my car, so I'll likely be crusin' or riding the CTA to these spots. Again, I really appreciate this.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on March 07, 2011, 12:37:05 AM
No problem, just PM me if you need help finding them or are looking for more.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on March 07, 2011, 07:53:32 AM
Sup dudes,

I just moved to Chicago about six months ago. I'm totally digging it so far. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to skate much because I broke my ankle three days after I moved. Some places I got to check out were Wilson and Logan. Both are pretty sick parks. Logan had a pretty strong "you've never been here" vibe, but aside from that, it was pretty chill.

I wanted to post on here because I'm looking for some good spots. I love just crusin' the streets, but aside from downtown I haven't really found much to skate. I live in Lakeview, could you dudes give me some suggestions on some gnarly spots. Nothing to gnarly, I've been skating for 11 years, so i can't jump down things as much as I'd like anymore, but rails, ledges, banks, manny pads, etc,. Would be appreciated. I totally expect some douchebag comments, but it's all in good fun.

Peace,
J.
i also live in lakeview, lets skate sometime
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on March 07, 2011, 10:27:27 AM
w8 austin told me he was gonna move to my town awhile back
hmmm
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on March 07, 2011, 10:41:13 AM
Is he going to fight you at your local tourist spot?  Ban you from your local skateshops? 
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on March 07, 2011, 11:02:24 AM
Is he going to fight you at your local tourist spot??  Ban you from your local skateshops?? 
I hereby invite all slap pals to witness a fight between austin and i, so i can put his dumbass in line
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: BriDen on March 07, 2011, 11:37:19 AM
Is he going to fight you at your local tourist spot??  Ban you from your local skateshops?? 
I hereby invite all slap pals to witness a fight between austin and i, so i can put his dumbass in line

Time and place, please. I'll be there.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on March 07, 2011, 12:21:34 PM
Is he going to fight you at your local tourist spot???  Ban you from your local skateshops??? 
I hereby invite all slap pals to witness a fight between austin and i, so i can put his dumbass in line

Time and place, please. I'll be there.
according to austin, he's moving here mid june
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chrisB on March 07, 2011, 12:22:26 PM
Hey guys, I'm from Minnesota but we travel all around the midwest during the summer. Wondering if anyone can help me out with the locations of these spots.  Not sure if these are all near Chicago or even in Illinois at all but any help would be very appreciated.  If anybody needs a tour guide for Minneapolis I'd be happy to show you around ;D
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Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on March 07, 2011, 01:20:35 PM
first one is in sincinatti

last one is in the city
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on March 07, 2011, 02:06:10 PM
first one is in sincinatti

last one is in the city
i'm pretty sure the last one is on webster
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on March 07, 2011, 02:12:36 PM
#5 is a couple of blocks from me in Rockford, IL.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on March 07, 2011, 02:29:20 PM
first one is in sincinatti

last one is in the city
i'm pretty sure the last one is on webster
Yea corner of webster and ashland

The one before it is on the corner W Fulton and N May St. I think.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on March 07, 2011, 08:21:36 PM
5th one is rockford
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: TheBouncingSoul on March 07, 2011, 09:53:04 PM
Sup dudes,

I just moved to Chicago about six months ago. I'm totally digging it so far. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to skate much because I broke my ankle three days after I moved. Some places I got to check out were Wilson and Logan. Both are pretty sick parks. Logan had a pretty strong "you've never been here" vibe, but aside from that, it was pretty chill.

I wanted to post on here because I'm looking for some good spots. I love just crusin' the streets, but aside from downtown I haven't really found much to skate. I live in Lakeview, could you dudes give me some suggestions on some gnarly spots. Nothing to gnarly, I've been skating for 11 years, so i can't jump down things as much as I'd like anymore, but rails, ledges, banks, manny pads, etc,. Would be appreciated. I totally expect some douchebag comments, but it's all in good fun.

Peace,
J.
i also live in lakeview, lets skate sometime
That would be killer. I need some chill dudes to skate with. I also need a nice parking lot or something. Have to get my heelflip tricks back. They still kind of sting my ankle.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: TheBouncingSoul on March 07, 2011, 09:54:25 PM
Hey guys, I'm from Minnesota but we travel all around the midwest during the summer. Wondering if anyone can help me out with the locations of these spots. ? Not sure if these are all near Chicago or even in Illinois at all but any help would be very appreciated. ? If anybody needs a tour guide for Minneapolis I'd be happy to show you around ;D
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Please tell me where the 4th one is at! That ledge looks beautiful!
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on March 08, 2011, 06:56:01 AM
i have no clue where the fourth one is but there's a bunch of ledges just like that scattered throughout alleys downtown here
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Stonesthrowplease on March 08, 2011, 08:18:49 AM

That would be killer. I need some chill dudes to skate with. I also need a nice parking lot or something. Have to get my heelflip tricks back. They still kind of sting my ankle.
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Random smooth parking lots in lakeview might be kind of hard to come by.  Are you old enough to go to the bar?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on March 08, 2011, 10:13:35 AM
4th pic is in St. Charles, IL.
It's been in about 30 clips, but I haven't skated it,  and I don't know where it is specifically.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: anblue on March 08, 2011, 10:16:29 AM
its coke ledge its really really nice and theres a few ditches around it
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: ArizonaGreenTea on March 08, 2011, 11:38:28 AM
Yea I used to live about 10 minutes from the ledge. Never a bust and has great run-up on either side. If I can remember correctly it's right off of 64 by a Zimmerman Ford dealership. There are also these banks right by that are pretty tight.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on March 08, 2011, 04:07:05 PM
Yea I used to live about 10 minutes from the ledge. Never a bust and has great run-up on either side. If I can remember correctly it's right off of 64 by a Zimmerman Ford dealership. There are also these banks right by that are pretty tight.
would be the banks be worth it making the trip up there? i always love skate a good bank
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: ArizonaGreenTea on March 08, 2011, 07:07:06 PM
With both spots literally on either side of one intersection, definitely.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: ginz2 on March 09, 2011, 09:51:05 AM
someones inspired by pfranx...
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chrisB on March 09, 2011, 02:28:40 PM
someones inspired by pfranx...
If me and my friends having similar spot tastes as some guy in Illinois means we're inspired by him, sure.

Thanks for the help guys. I found everything I was looking for.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: heat1 on March 09, 2011, 07:21:23 PM
That spot is about 15 minutes away from my house, its in roselle its right by the mcdonalds!
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: FancyHerling on March 10, 2011, 11:21:00 AM
1. ledge into bank is in cincinatti at a xerox place i forget the name though
2. Can't remember right now ha
3.somewhere on western ave on the southside of chicago
4.Coca cola ledge in st charles. just look up coca cola factory of whatever and youll find it.
5. Flinn school, rockford Illinois.  Go to rockford if you are in illinois, plenty of other spots.
6. Fulton market area in chicago.
7. same as above, literally next to each other. a few other spots are in that block.
8. bridge banks i believe are on chicago avenue somewhere. they suck though.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: jildo on March 11, 2011, 03:43:17 PM
anyone know the location of any of these spots?

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Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: ArizonaGreenTea on March 11, 2011, 04:06:52 PM
1st, 4th and 5th are in Arizona.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on March 11, 2011, 04:28:09 PM
2nd one is about 3577 N ashland
3rd one is at the thorndale red line stop I think. Not sure though, I've yet to go there.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: jildo on March 11, 2011, 04:33:35 PM
2nd one is about 3577 N ashland
3rd one is at the thorndale red line stop I think. Not sure though, I've yet to go there.

Nice. Thanks.
is the second spot worth a stop?
The only time I've seen it skated was a photo of Silas doing a pole jam.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on March 11, 2011, 04:43:24 PM
2nd one is about 3577 N ashland
3rd one is at the thorndale red line stop I think. Not sure though, I've yet to go there.

Nice. Thanks.
is the second spot worth a stop?
The only time I've seen it skated was a photo of Silas doing a pole jam.
Kindaish. There used to be some really nice banks right down the street there in front of a bank, but unfortunately they were gone last time I visited the city.

If people are talking suburban spots- anybody else ever skated the palatine ditch? I loved that spot. First ditch I've ever skated.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on March 11, 2011, 05:13:21 PM
2nd one is about 3577 N ashland
3rd one is at the thorndale red line stop I think. Not sure though, I've yet to go there.

Nice. Thanks.
is the second spot worth a stop?
The only time I've seen it skated was a photo of Silas doing a pole jam.
Kindaish. There used to be some really nice banks right down the street there in front of a bank, but unfortunately they were gone last time I visited the city.

If people are talking suburban spots- anybody else ever skated the palatine ditch? I loved that spot. First ditch I've ever skated.
Yea the palatine bank is so fun, its right down the street from  downward manual pad too. I hope next time I go there the rail is still there.

Also, that spot is okay depending on what you wanna do there, its kind of hard to skate. Its pretty close to the metal bridge bank that was mentioned earlier in this thread.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: jildo on March 11, 2011, 05:27:22 PM
yeah, it looks pretty rough.

any other cool places you dudes recommend checking out?
anything. skate/non-skate-related/whatever

i think a friend and i are making a two/three day trip up that way sometime within the next few weeks.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on March 11, 2011, 07:57:31 PM
I wouldn't say the spot is rough at all, its just blue paint coming off the concrete itself is fine, so if you like how it looks, you might wanna check it out. I'm pretty socially retarded and don't do much besides skateboard and school work anymore. Taylor st. has a ton of good food places though.

If you're coming from the west, Rockford has a ton of cool spots. I would go there if its not too far out of the way.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on March 11, 2011, 08:21:50 PM
yeah, it looks pretty rough.

any other cool places you dudes recommend checking out?
anything. skate/non-skate-related/whatever

i think a friend and i are making a two/three day trip up that way sometime within the next few weeks.

eat alot. we have the best food in the world
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on March 11, 2011, 08:23:06 PM
anyone have any information on that third pic, the DIY quarterpipe?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on March 12, 2011, 07:53:45 AM
It's the Thorndale Red Line stop, under the bridge.  It's also an I-Go parking lot.  There's also a wallride with a love seat quaterpipe in the middle just behind that jersey barrier.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on March 12, 2011, 09:11:57 AM
It's the Thorndale Red Line stop, under the bridge.?  It's also an I-Go parking lot.?  There's also a wallride with a love seat quaterpipe in the middle just behind that jersey barrier.
shit, i think i'll go check that out today
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: jildo on March 12, 2011, 03:34:32 PM
thanks for all the help. red line stop sounds real cool
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on March 12, 2011, 05:21:37 PM
have any of you guys skated the bank to wall at the chase bank on Ashland and Roscoe?   
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: BriDen on March 12, 2011, 05:53:50 PM
have any of you guys skated the bank to wall at the chase bank on Ashland and Roscoe?   

If somebody poured a little cement there, it'd be much better, but last time I was there you had to ollie up a small curb/crack to get onto the bank at any point. Still skatable by all means, but the banks are small so you gotta have quick and light feet if you want to wallride.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on March 12, 2011, 06:24:16 PM
have any of you guys skated the bank to wall at the chase bank on Ashland and Roscoe??  ? 

If somebody poured a little cement there, it'd be much better, but last time I was there you had to ollie up a small curb/crack to get onto the bank at any point. Still skatable by all means, but the banks are small so you gotta have quick and light feet if you want to wallride.
i taped down a street sign with some shit underneath it and it skated perfectly fine today,  i just left the sign taped there for whoever else wants to skate it
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: TheBouncingSoul on March 13, 2011, 10:30:33 PM
have any of you guys skated the bank to wall at the chase bank on Ashland and Roscoe???  ?? 

If somebody poured a little cement there, it'd be much better, but last time I was there you had to ollie up a small curb/crack to get onto the bank at any point. Still skatable by all means, but the banks are small so you gotta have quick and light feet if you want to wallride.
i taped down a street sign with some shit underneath it and it skated perfectly fine today,?  i just left the sign taped there for whoever else wants to skate it

Right on man! I skated up there today. It was pretty fun. Thanks for looking out.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on March 16, 2011, 11:41:43 AM
do any of you guys know how to post pictures on here from my iphone, if so ive got a few little gems to post
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on March 16, 2011, 01:17:30 PM
upload them to your computer and host them at photobucket or something.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on March 18, 2011, 02:30:27 PM
I have a new goal.  Weekly bike rides, in hopes of making a comprehensive photographic spot list for Rockford, IL.  I know plenty of you guys have skated Flynn, but there are a few more spots not everyone has been to, I assume.  Any requests?

I mean, have you seen this fucking thing The Board Boutique did for Champaign, IL?  It's incredible.  I asked one of the guys there if they got any hate from the locals, blowin out there shit.  He said no, and if you can't step up your game at your own spots, then tough shit.  I love this angle, and want to do a similar thing.  Have a look, then plan a trip there.   

Get rid of the dashes before and after, better on its own page.  Scroll a lil southeast.

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Champaign Urbana Spot List - Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&t=h&msa=0&msid=103239968306776657492.000482282faae089a4e90&ll=40.149882,-88.272743&spn=0.085287,0.092354&z=13&iwloc=000482283e020932da8bd&source=embed)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on March 19, 2011, 09:46:26 AM
^im doing the same thing today, im going skating around lakeview, i'll get pictures of some spots.  just to forwarn you, some of these spots are extremely shitty
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: William Jefferson Clinton on March 19, 2011, 09:58:12 AM
That rail is tight, E Flems.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: ArizonaGreenTea on March 19, 2011, 10:22:09 AM
Yea I'm going to school at U of I and the Board Boutique has done tons for skating out here. It went through some ownership issues recently but they've got a great local scene going on.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Nydoggular on March 19, 2011, 01:45:52 PM
Is he going to fight you at your local tourist spot???  Ban you from your local skateshops??? 
I hereby invite all slap pals to witness a fight between austin and i, so i can put his dumbass in line

Time and place, please. I'll be there.
according to austin, he's moving here mid june

This should be filmed
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: William Jefferson Clinton on March 19, 2011, 02:02:31 PM
Is he going to fight you at your local tourist spot????  Ban you from your local skateshops???? 
I hereby invite all slap pals to witness a fight between austin and i, so i can put his dumbass in line

Time and place, please. I'll be there.
according to austin, he's moving here mid june

This should be filmed
I was just BSing about me movin up there, im visting though and not sure if I still want to fight Gnarwal, not pussying out, if i go to chicago, im going to skate, not fight some random dude.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on March 19, 2011, 04:04:26 PM
damn...
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: luke_gardner on March 20, 2011, 06:23:19 PM
hey would you look at that? the weather wasn't total dogshit for a couple of days. those two spots at fulton market (the nice ledge and sidewalk gap) are literally 200 feet from my place, but they haven't been skateable all winter because of salt/wetness/rocks/snow piles. really shitty but there will be sooo many good weekends to skate that spot this summer. i can't wait.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on March 20, 2011, 06:51:04 PM
skated the city yesterday twas rad
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on March 20, 2011, 06:51:52 PM
do any of you guys know how to post pictures on here from my iphone, if so ive got a few little gems to post

not directly, but ive found the best way is to get the photobucket or tumblr app and then upload them to that and take the url to post here. not as easy as i wish it was, but it does the trick
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on March 20, 2011, 07:18:55 PM
do any of you guys know how to post pictures on here from my iphone, if so ive got a few little gems to post

not directly, but ive found the best way is to get the photobucket or tumblr app and then upload them to that and take the url to post here. not as easy as i wish it was, but it does the trick
yea i got the photobucket app, hopefully i'll have some spot picutres up tomorrow
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on March 24, 2011, 07:52:12 PM
sorry for the double post but, the fucks up with this weather?  windy as fuck and low 30's...
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on March 24, 2011, 08:56:51 PM
this spring has been such a tease. monday it was beautiful and now for my entire springbreak its gonna be shitty
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: ArizonaGreenTea on March 24, 2011, 09:07:21 PM
Yea, whaddya expect though? It seems March is always the most fucked up month weather-wise.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: BriDen on March 24, 2011, 09:49:26 PM
Hahaha I got lucky as fuck this year, skated comfortably every day of spring break, then this week I'm sore as hell, go back to school and it rains/snows and goes back below freezing.


And pretty soon we'll all be sunburned and suffering from heat stroke.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on March 24, 2011, 10:12:09 PM
Are you fucking kidding me? Its march still. You can't put away your winter coat in Chicago until May 1st. Its a known fact. Ask a damn farmer.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on March 25, 2011, 09:16:48 AM
Are you fucking kidding me? Its march still. You can't put away your winter coat in Chicago until May 1st. Its a known fact. Ask a damn farmer.

sorry, i dont know any farmers
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on March 25, 2011, 12:33:29 PM
Are you fucking kidding me? Its march still. You can't put away your winter coat in Chicago until May 1st. Its a known fact. Ask a damn farmer.

sorry, i dont know any farmers
Ok, ask a rational person who has lived in chicago for more than 5 years. Winter ain't done till may 1st
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on March 25, 2011, 01:11:27 PM
How is...what are you...

I'm not following.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: ArizonaGreenTea on March 25, 2011, 02:05:43 PM
Are you fucking kidding me? Its march still. You can't put away your winter coat in Chicago until May 1st. Its a known fact. Ask a damn farmer.

sorry, i dont know any farmers
Ok, ask a rational person who has lived in chicago for more than 5 years. Winter ain't done till may 1st
I dunno, if it's above 35 I'm fine in a hoodie. If it's March and there's no snow on the ground, it's mothafucking springtime.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: BriDen on March 25, 2011, 03:46:08 PM
Any-fuckin-ways, anybody know about any demos coming up this year? They always seem to slip past me, or I find out the day of.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on March 25, 2011, 04:26:26 PM
Any-fuckin-ways, anybody know about any demos coming up this year? They always seem to slip past me, or I find out the day of.
i usually check the uprise site, they usually are pretty good about putting shit up about demos at least a week beforehand

and on another note, this isnt anything by any means, but its what i skated today
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Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on March 25, 2011, 04:38:27 PM
Any-fuckin-ways, anybody know about any demos coming up this year? They always seem to slip past me, or I find out the day of.

the art dump has a gallery opening today with old crailtap shit. not a demo, but it should be pretty cool
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on March 25, 2011, 11:31:23 PM
Hahaha I got lucky as fuck this year, skated comfortably every day of spring break, then this week I'm sore as hell, go back to school and it rains/snows and goes back below freezing.


And pretty soon we'll all be sunburned and suffering from heat stroke.

Haha guess I'm the lucky son of a bitch who gets to have "spring" break this week. I heard we get another week of weather below 35 degrees.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: onedimensionalboy on March 26, 2011, 12:02:25 AM
Are you fucking kidding me? Its march still. You can't put away your winter coat in Chicago until May 1st. Its a known fact. Ask a damn farmer.

sorry, i dont know any farmers
Ok, ask a rational person who has lived in chicago for more than 5 years. Winter ain't done till may 1st


muahahaha

as a former chicago resident who recently moved to l.a., i can agree with this
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: GOKU on March 26, 2011, 01:35:40 PM
Comin back to Chicago after a week in Boston. I can't wait to get back to skatin the Sheffield banks on all my breaks.

Are those awesome volcano banks in front of the Beemer dealership on Ashland&North a 24/7 bust?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: squid on March 26, 2011, 01:36:25 PM
sick listing of chicago stuff, but don't sleep on hyde park!
Marble ledges and the u of c dorm are probably the best spots.
although, i would be cautious, both of the spots are on the local university campus and security is unpredictable.
me and my friends can skate the marble ledges for hours sometimes and other times be kicked out in 5 minutes for the parking lot next to it.
Also, it would be a nightmare if these ledges got knobbed, and the university is again, unpredictable.
But check them out deffinetly!
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: oyolar on March 26, 2011, 02:27:22 PM
sick listing of chicago stuff, but don't sleep on hyde park!
Marble ledges and the u of c dorm are probably the best spots.
although, i would be cautious, both of the spots are on the local university campus and security is unpredictable.
me and my friends can skate the marble ledges for hours sometimes and other times be kicked out in 5 minutes for the parking lot next to it.
Also, it would be a nightmare if these ledges got knobbed, and the university is again, unpredictable.
But check them out deffinetly!

What marble ledges do you mean? I go to Hyde Park and the only marble ledges I know about are in this plaza with really unlevel tiles and the marble is super soft. It grabs your trucks when you try to lock in.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: squid on March 26, 2011, 04:16:09 PM
well, i dont mind them so much.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on March 26, 2011, 06:52:52 PM
One more time, fuck this 25 degree shit. 
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: TheBouncingSoul on March 26, 2011, 09:43:24 PM
Been skating behind my building lately. It seems a lot of people have been moving lately. A lot of stuff to manual and bonk. I'm like the only one who enjoys skating in the cold.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on March 26, 2011, 11:36:52 PM
I'm okay with it if its not windy. I hate getting those cold air coughs though.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on March 27, 2011, 09:37:14 AM
Any-fuckin-ways, anybody know about any demos coming up this year? They always seem to slip past me, or I find out the day of.
Its called walking into a skateshop fatass. The only reason you don't know is because you barely skate, so you barely go to the shop to get new shit, so you barely find out about the demo before it happens.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: William Jefferson Clinton on March 27, 2011, 10:43:57 AM
Any-fuckin-ways, anybody know about any demos coming up this year? They always seem to slip past me, or I find out the day of.
Its called walking into a skateshop fatass. The only reason you don't know is because you barely skate, so you barely go to the shop to get new shit, so you barely find out about the demo before it happens.
Shut up
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rmoto on March 27, 2011, 12:45:54 PM
Any-fuckin-ways, anybody know about any demos coming up this year? They always seem to slip past me, or I find out the day of.
Its called walking into a skateshop fatass. The only reason you don't know is because you barely skate, so you barely go to the shop to get new shit, so you barely find out about the demo before it happens.
HAHA shits so funny
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: BriDen on March 27, 2011, 02:09:04 PM
Cuz repeatedly going out of my way to find out nothing is so much easier than taking 10 seconds to post a question on here?

Might as well stop watching videos too, I'll just follow pros around to spots and watch their whole part get filmed.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on March 27, 2011, 03:12:49 PM
There's only one reason the skateshop is out of your way.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on March 27, 2011, 06:15:00 PM
Idk, you can't really blame anyone for not going to a skate shop for a while when we're coming out of one of the snowiest winters in years. With the price of gas these days, I wouldn't go to a skate shop just to find out about demos. Usually they're pretty good about putting stuff like that on their websites, but since I checked and I didn't see anything on Krush's (I wouldn't go there regardless) or Uprise's, I'm assuming nothing will be at Wilson or Krush for at least a month or even a couple. Then again, I could be wrong, I don't keep up with FA, Yeah!, or the other north side shops.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on March 28, 2011, 06:44:32 PM
Demos in Chicago used to be more of a summer thing, but I hear you on that one.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: luke_gardner on March 30, 2011, 04:17:51 PM
this winter is what is making me want to leave this city

that said i skated wilson today and everyone was killing it even in the shit weather
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: jildo on April 04, 2011, 02:18:02 PM
any chicago heads know the location of any of these spots?

(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b283/jonathonstardust/Untitled-15.jpg)

(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b283/jonathonstardust/jkasdf.jpg)

(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b283/jonathonstardust/dddddd.jpg)

(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b283/jonathonstardust/ddd-1.jpg)

(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b283/jonathonstardust/dd.jpg)

some of these may or may not be in arizona.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on April 07, 2011, 10:41:13 AM
any of you guys know if everything around burnham is still torn up?  last time i went i couldnt park because they were constucting a nature center or some shit
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: luke_gardner on April 08, 2011, 07:36:29 AM
it is gnarwhal, i was there about a week ago

best to park close and just hoof it (i usually just ride a bike there)

also the sidewalk gap (it's like an elevated sidewalk over another one into a street) at the corner of fulton market and may street got "capped" - metal objects in front of where you'd pop - but if you just gave it an extra push you could go right over the caps. weird. the ledges and everything else around that spot are still intact but the winter funk hasn't really washed off yet...still dirty and salty. but if you're down to skate in chicago you already know that.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on April 08, 2011, 12:23:19 PM
^wait when did you go there? The gap was fine when I went there last Thursday.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on April 08, 2011, 03:47:39 PM
any chicago heads know the location of any of these spots?


(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b283/jonathonstardust/ddd-1.jpg)

some of these may or may not be in arizona.

this one is outside of chicago but idk where cuz i was in a van the one time a skated it. the rest ive never seen before so i think theyre probably not around chicago
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: oyolar on April 08, 2011, 03:50:08 PM
http://www.upriseskateboards.com/news_detail.cfm?Id=620&BlogCatId=0 (http://www.upriseskateboards.com/news_detail.cfm?Id=620&BlogCatId=0)

Anyone going to this?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on April 08, 2011, 06:10:45 PM
^ Wow that's great, I'll try to. Monday isn't the best day for me though. Never been to the beerics, I've heard good things though. Sick that the proceeds are going to the cancer foundation.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on April 08, 2011, 07:17:56 PM
damn, ive got an MRI scheduled monday at seven
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: BriDen on April 11, 2011, 02:14:53 PM
Well if anybody else ends up going, say whats up to the tall fat dude in a black zip-up girl hoodie
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: oyolar on April 11, 2011, 02:48:54 PM
Yeah, I was all excited to go to the premiere and then realized that I just have way too much school work to do. Shit sucks.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on April 23, 2011, 01:31:37 PM
briden, you sent to the premiere at the beerics right?  whats that place like?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: BriDen on April 23, 2011, 06:38:35 PM
briden, you sent to the premiere at the beerics right?  whats that place like?

Kinda small, cozy I guess? Cool people there. I've never been so contact-high in my life.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: luke_gardner on April 26, 2011, 06:33:36 AM
That sidewalk gap at fulton market is definitely "skatestopped" - it's just someone who lives near there being an ass

they just glued some big stones right where you'd want to ride

that said you could STILL just pop over them with an extra push

seems like the weather has finally stabilized, maybe it will even dry out by this afternoon
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on April 26, 2011, 07:44:24 PM
Yea can't wait! 2 more weeks of school and then I got a free summer save about 25-40 hours a week working.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on April 27, 2011, 09:50:31 AM
I've skated the Beerics a bunch of times, it's a fun indoor ramp.  Takes a little getting used to. 

I've got a clicker for this mini in the city, so I mostly skate there in the winter / rain.  Fun ramp.

(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/167992_10150122648410100_609040099_8162791_4276658_n.jpg)

(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/167131_10150122647765100_609040099_8162785_2617459_n.jpg)

Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on April 27, 2011, 09:53:38 AM
I've skated the Beerics a bunch of times, it's a fun indoor ramp.  Takes a little getting used to. 

I've got a clicker for this mini in the city, so I mostly skate there in the winter / rain.  Fun ramp.

(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/167992_10150122648410100_609040099_8162791_4276658_n.jpg)

(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/167131_10150122647765100_609040099_8162785_2617459_n.jpg)
Is this The Beerics?  I didn't think it was that wide.  Looks extra fun.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: GOKU on April 27, 2011, 10:48:14 AM
I've skated the Beerics a bunch of times, it's a fun indoor ramp.  Takes a little getting used to. 

I've got a clicker for this mini in the city, so I mostly skate there in the winter / rain.  Fun ramp.

(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/167992_10150122648410100_609040099_8162791_4276658_n.jpg)

(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/167131_10150122647765100_609040099_8162785_2617459_n.jpg)
Is this The Beerics?  I didn't think it was that wide.  Looks extra fun.

No, that looks way better than the Beerics.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on April 27, 2011, 10:53:46 AM
^^ is that in the city?  and who do I have to be friends with to skate it?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on April 27, 2011, 11:26:36 AM
Yea that's not the beerics. The beerics has like a short side (maybe 4 feet) and the other side is really sharp and like 7 feet tall with a small quarter in the middle. Theres a steep bank with a parking block on the tall side too. Anyone ever skate the Pitbull warehouse. I've only been there once but they have a really cool mini ramp.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on April 27, 2011, 03:11:32 PM
That's the Race Ramp, because it's in a giant garage off of Race Street.  Around Grand and Walcott.  Super fun ramp, lit, heated, stereo system.  There are I think like 15 people with clickers.  You gotta be with one.  I've taken a lot of people there.  I'm pretty sure I have some pics of the Beerics, let me find them.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on April 27, 2011, 03:20:26 PM
Only Beerics pics I can find are from Halloween, I guess I erased all the pics off my phone.

Here's the small side

(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/73804_493995600099_609040099_7482906_5607524_n.jpg)

The middle

(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/71678_494278280099_609040099_7489943_8138212_n.jpg)

All the tall side pics are blurry

(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/34420_493996240099_609040099_7482916_7966284_n.jpg)

(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/75393_493996390099_609040099_7482925_2148618_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on April 27, 2011, 03:29:10 PM
Weekly update race ramp (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Na6LZTlSHjs#ws)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: ryanage on April 28, 2011, 10:39:19 AM
oh.  i'm moving to chicago in ten days.


that's all i really have to contribute to this thread for now.

carry on.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on April 28, 2011, 10:50:18 AM
oh.  i'm moving to chicago in ten days.


that's all i really have to contribute to this thread for now.

carry on.
sick dude, where you coming from?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: ryanage on April 28, 2011, 05:09:10 PM
oh.  i'm moving to chicago in ten days.


that's all i really have to contribute to this thread for now.

carry on.
sick dude, where you coming from?

orlando, florida.  the most boring place on earth.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on April 28, 2011, 05:58:39 PM
it better be fucking be nice out or all im gonna do is sit on my hand and masturbate
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on April 29, 2011, 08:32:47 AM
Can someone help me out?  What is that giant orange ball in the sky?  I don't recognize it.

It's making stuff all warm and bright.  I'm confused, but happy.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on April 29, 2011, 11:02:43 AM
^Not sure but I think I should get naked and worship it.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: luke_gardner on April 30, 2011, 11:11:42 AM
shit, please put me on the list for the race ramp sometime...i live at grand & may so it's just a few pushes away...fucking cold lonely shitty winter...

to the dude that's coming from florida...haha you're in for a real surprise next winter. although this winter was just extra weathery.

injuries are the worst. i have "thoracic sprain" (i literally sprained my spine) from my job ... it feels like my back is in the wrong place and hurts like fuck

but this weather is too good to pass up. i gotta go roll today

plaza anyone?

Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on April 30, 2011, 12:21:02 PM
 :'( perfect weekend to be studying for finals...
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on April 30, 2011, 02:26:51 PM
skated the ashland blue ledges this morning, the over abundance of rocks killed it for me.  no matter how many rocks a swept away, there were always rocks that i kept majorly eating shit on.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: luke_gardner on May 01, 2011, 04:09:08 PM
skated the ashland blue ledges this morning, the over abundance of rocks killed it for me.  no matter how many rocks a swept away, there were always rocks that i kept majorly eating shit on.
ive had that problem there. ehh i dont think that spot is worth the fuss.

skated 31st. i love that park more and more. its weird. i like seeing the locals do their thing there too.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: GOKU on May 01, 2011, 05:54:23 PM
Dropped by the Sheffield brick banks on my break the other day, there was a bunch of dudes in their late 20's/30's there killing it and having fun. If any of you were there, I was the kid in a blue button-up doing some backside nosepicks/nose pivots/whatever people call them. Fun times.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on May 01, 2011, 06:51:48 PM
What and where are these Sheffield banks?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on May 01, 2011, 09:40:36 PM
What and where are these Sheffield banks?

pics o this please.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: luke_gardner on May 02, 2011, 07:46:02 AM
they're some small brick pyramid things on north sheffield, at about 1880 north

you can use street view on google maps to see them real nicely sheffield red line chicago - Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=sheffield+red+line+chicago&aq=&sll=53.332364,-1.382684&sspn=0.510911,1.448822&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Fullerton+%26+Sheffield+(Red%2FBrown%2FPurple+Line)&ll=41.91586,-87.653284&spn=0.000622,0.001415&t=h&z=20&layer=c&cbll=41.915923,-87.653286&panoid=4G_jb9etODEoW6AGbW2z3w&cbp=12,95.11,,0,5.89)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: BriDen on May 02, 2011, 08:59:35 AM
Ohhhh the brick banks. That spot's been sessioned for years, so good.


Patrick Melcher - Black Out (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShSawGPcw50#)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on May 02, 2011, 11:35:04 AM
Oh ok I thought they were like further north or something, that place is pretty fun.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on May 02, 2011, 11:47:52 AM
Nice! I've always seen this from the train but have always been on the way to something without my board now i know exactly where to go.  It's hard to see from the picture but can you grind the top of it?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on May 02, 2011, 01:41:53 PM
Nice! I've always seen this from the train but have always been on the way to something without my board now i know exactly where to go.?  It's hard to see from the picture but can you grind the top of it?
can't really grind the top if i remember correctly...
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: luke_gardner on May 02, 2011, 04:14:38 PM
you could grind it but it wouldn't be a stand-up-and-grind-for-a-bit kind of grind, more of a little slasher

we should all get together for a session. anyone want to suggest a time / place? i'm hella busy for the next 7 days, and weekdays tend to be better for me but i could squeeze an evening sesh in just about any time.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: BriDen on May 02, 2011, 09:39:54 PM
Nice! I've always seen this from the train but have always been on the way to something without my board now i know exactly where to go.?  It's hard to see from the picture but can you grind the top of it?
can't really grind the top if i remember correctly...

I saw a clip recently where a guy did 5-0 to fakie across the bank over the bench, and I was thoroughly impressed because I waxed the shit out of it a few years ago and it still stuck. I'd guess somebody bondo'd it... GOKU, confirm/deny?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: GOKU on May 03, 2011, 10:57:04 AM
Nice! I've always seen this from the train but have always been on the way to something without my board now i know exactly where to go.?  It's hard to see from the picture but can you grind the top of it?
can't really grind the top if i remember correctly...

I saw a clip recently where a guy did 5-0 to fakie across the bank over the bench, and I was thoroughly impressed because I waxed the shit out of it a few years ago and it still stuck. I'd guess somebody bondo'd it... GOKU, confirm/deny?

Yeah, some guy was 5-0in it the other day. I don't think it's bondo'd, it's chunky as shit, you just gotta be a trooper.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Stonesthrowplease on May 03, 2011, 11:18:18 AM
the one behind the bench is super hard to skate that crack is thick
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on May 04, 2011, 06:56:57 AM
I'm 99% sure but...that up ledge with angle iron by blockbuster is history right?  I haven't seen that blockbuster in awhile, i'm pretty sure it doesn't exist.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: BriDen on May 04, 2011, 08:24:12 AM
I'm 99% sure but...that up ledge with angle iron by blockbuster is history right?  I haven't seen that blockbuster in awhile, i'm pretty sure it doesn't exist.

Correct, there is now a Benz dealership in its place where you can find the spot from 0:50 to 1:20

edit: link

The Beerics Chicago Skateboarding Montage HD - Skate Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc2vOnweIo0#ws)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on May 04, 2011, 01:18:40 PM
briden, the benz dealership is north ave and ashland right?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on May 04, 2011, 02:14:18 PM
It's close to Ashland the actual street is Bosworth it's like a block east of it.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Stonesthrowplease on May 05, 2011, 06:45:16 AM
If your heading up north towards wicker park you cant miss the dealership
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Doogie Howser Ph.D. on May 05, 2011, 12:15:37 PM
I just watched that Beerics video, FUCK I wanna go to Chicago now!
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: luke_gardner on May 06, 2011, 12:05:06 AM
that video makes it out to be a lot cooler than it is. it's mostly waiting on the weather. and cool shit happening in between. not that I don't have fun here, but that it's only possible to even wear clothes you can comfortably skate in for about 4 (maybe 5) months out of the year. hawhaw, joke's on us...
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on May 06, 2011, 04:48:01 AM
Finally done with finals, I can't wait to skate. I didn't have a board all week cuz I broke it last week. Probably for the best, might have failed otherwise.

Also, Spring and Fall are definitely the best seasons to skate here. Summer kind of sucks cuz I'm the sweatiest human being ever.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: GOKU on May 06, 2011, 08:06:30 AM
I'm 99% sure but...that up ledge with angle iron by blockbuster is history right?  I haven't seen that blockbuster in awhile, i'm pretty sure it doesn't exist.

Correct, there is now a Benz dealership in its place where you can find the spot from 0:50 to 1:20

edit: link

The Beerics Chicago Skateboarding Montage HD - Skate Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc2vOnweIo0#ws)

I've been eyeing that baby since I moved here, probably gonna go give her a spin this weekend. 'bout time
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: luke_gardner on May 06, 2011, 11:39:55 PM
I've been eyeing that baby since I moved here, probably gonna go give her a spin this weekend. 'bout time
I work at North & Elston so I skate there once in a while

It's really fun. and a lot more awkward than it looks on video (but aren't they always!)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: BriDen on May 07, 2011, 12:03:11 AM
I've been eyeing that baby since I moved here, probably gonna go give her a spin this weekend. 'bout time
I work at North & Elston so I skate there once in a while

It's really fun. and a lot more awkward than it looks on video (but aren't they always!)

Yup, and beware the deceptive crack at the bottom. 9/10 times you won't even feel it, but just when you think it's safe...
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: luke_gardner on May 07, 2011, 04:08:05 PM
I don't know how that guy frontside ollied on it in that video. That's pretty sick! I wouldn't even really think to use it like a pyramid.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: gonzo_bzhd on May 21, 2011, 12:47:30 PM
trying to hit up chicago more.
any people wanna meet up sometime?
film/photos/hang?
i'm down!
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on May 23, 2011, 09:38:47 AM
I'll be in Chicago a lot more now, just got a place to crash at on Michigan in the South Loop.  Has anyone skated those brown marble planters that go on forever on Michigan?  It's a few blocks away but I haven't had the chance to try them out yet.  They look PERFECT.  Their looks like there might be a ton of spots around that area.  Has anyone tried skating that flat dark grey flat ledge over a four stair by US Cellular on an away day?  That spot looks good too and it's a short train ride.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on May 23, 2011, 10:26:55 AM
Unpublished spot in Rockford.  Kyle Rockwell back 1.  I'm posting this as a spot instead of a show your homies.

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/249756_2066519183815_1269863422_2460416_4887665_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: gonzo_bzhd on May 23, 2011, 08:51:07 PM
Unpublished spot in Rockford.  Kyle Rockwell back 1.  I'm posting this as a spot instead of a show your homies.

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/249756_2066519183815_1269863422_2460416_4887665_n.jpg)

beastly looking!
could we get an address or intersection?
trying to make a film trip there soon.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on May 24, 2011, 06:30:57 AM
Unpublished spot in Rockford.?  Kyle Rockwell back 1.?  I'm posting this as a spot instead of a show your homies.

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/249756_2066519183815_1269863422_2460416_4887665_n.jpg)

beastly looking!
could we get an address or intersection?
trying to make a film trip there soon.

Would it really be worth it?  It's only about 45 minutes from me.  I really only know of that famous ledge over the 3? stair.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on May 24, 2011, 09:22:08 AM
Unpublished spot in Rockford.  Kyle Rockwell back 1.  I'm posting this as a spot instead of a show your homies.

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/249756_2066519183815_1269863422_2460416_4887665_n.jpg)

beastly looking!
could we get an address or intersection?
trying to make a film trip there soon.

Chaz Ortiz ender in the Zoo video, is two blocks from this.  Along with another spot right next to it.

Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps/mm?hl=en&ie=UTF8&sll=42.263209,-89.103729&sspn=0.001554,0.002411&ll=42.263127,-89.103839&spn=0.001562,0.002411&t=h&z=19)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: ginz2 on May 24, 2011, 12:49:37 PM
Unpublished spot in Rockford.?  Kyle Rockwell back 1.?  I'm posting this as a spot instead of a show your homies.

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/249756_2066519183815_1269863422_2460416_4887665_n.jpg)

beastly looking!
could we get an address or intersection?
trying to make a film trip there soon.

Would it really be worth it?  It's only about 45 minutes from me.  I really only know of that famous ledge over the 3? stair.

if i remember correctly, steve perdue kickflipped that set in one of those middlewestern edits from a while back. or it could have just been in some geneva/stc edit. either way it was a while ago...
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on May 24, 2011, 12:57:53 PM
Unpublished spot in Rockford.?  Kyle Rockwell back 1.?  I'm posting this as a spot instead of a show your homies.

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/249756_2066519183815_1269863422_2460416_4887665_n.jpg)

beastly looking!
could we get an address or intersection?
trying to make a film trip there soon.

Would it really be worth it?  It's only about 45 minutes from me.  I really only know of that famous ledge over the 3? stair.

if i remember correctly, steve perdue kickflipped that set in one of those middlewestern edits from a while back. or it could have just been in some geneva/stc edit. either way it was a while ago...
That back 180 is sick, those stairs are long as fuck!
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Bobby Peru on May 27, 2011, 09:29:23 PM
I'm here until Tuesday morning. Anybody want to skate if it doesn't rain?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on June 02, 2011, 06:45:20 PM
which of you motherfuckers are going to the emerica demo?  i'm not passing up a chance to see heath skate...
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: BriDen on June 02, 2011, 08:21:49 PM
which of you motherfuckers are going to the emerica demo?  i'm not passing up a chance to see heath skate...

I'm planning on going but I gotta leave early, and they'll probably arrive late, so I expect to miss the whole thing.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: oyolar on June 03, 2011, 12:42:19 AM
which of you motherfuckers are going to the emerica demo?  i'm not passing up a chance to see heath skate...

I'm planning on going but I gotta leave early, and they'll probably arrive late, so I expect to miss the whole thing.

Yeah, I'm probably gonna go. Just gotta figure out how to get there from my campus in the HP. I'll let you know what I'll be wearing.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on June 10, 2011, 04:11:11 PM
today was pretty awesome watching tony alva skate wilson
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on June 17, 2011, 08:15:37 PM
anyone wanna meet up on tuesday i cant skate i just wanna watch instead of being inside depressed
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on June 22, 2011, 05:57:28 PM
i shit you not, the girl dudes were filming at lane earlier.  mike mo, cory kennedy, vince alvarez, sean malto, ty evans and ben colen were all there skating the rail.  sean crooked the rail, alvarez crooked to fakie'd it and thats about it.  vince then proceeded to eat major shit on a switch front board and then they all rolled out.  ill post up some stalkerish pictures i took while we were chillin. 

oh and mike mo said theyll be in town till the 30th if you all wanna stalk them
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on June 22, 2011, 09:11:52 PM
Interesting.  Guessing they'll be out my way if they are going to be around for that long.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on June 22, 2011, 10:13:06 PM
will be stalking
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: GOKU on June 23, 2011, 04:10:32 PM
Fancy Lad chicago tour 2011 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmjaQtzZjs0#)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on June 23, 2011, 08:43:19 PM
i shit you not, the girl dudes were filming at lane earlier.?  mike mo, cory kennedy, vince alvarez, sean malto, ty evans and ben colen were all there skating the rail.?  sean crooked the rail, alvarez crooked to fakie'd it and thats about it.?  vince then proceeded to eat major shit on a switch front board and then they all rolled out.?  ill post up some stalkerish pictures i took while we were chillin.  

oh and mike mo said theyll be in town till the 30th if you all wanna stalk them

yes please
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on June 28, 2011, 06:15:03 PM
could someone please give me an address for the disney big 4 and manny pad place?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on June 28, 2011, 06:52:46 PM
(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x449/suitedmonkey1/5b6cde6a.jpg)
(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x449/suitedmonkey1/c1c71c73.jpg)

sorry that i forgot to post the pictures earlier, i took these while they were leaving. 
the address for disney is 4140 marine drive (between irving and montrose), but i wouldnt suggest skating during the week, it's a big bust because they've got summerschool going on at the moment. 
(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x449/suitedmonkey1/0b4e9734.jpg)
also this set is near there if you're feeling gnarly.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on June 28, 2011, 06:56:45 PM
thank you so much
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: gonzo_bzhd on June 29, 2011, 11:05:14 PM
did anyone else go the lakai demo in aurora?
here's a few photo's i got if anyone cares.
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5224/5886231850_7a50c54546_z.jpg)
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5263/5886464561_038a47c654_z.jpg)
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5269/5886463849_72926790cb_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on June 30, 2011, 08:06:31 AM
Woulda thought they would have gone to the new Aurora park if it was going to be in Aurora anyways... Anyone been there yet? Just wondering if its worth a 45 minute drive.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on June 30, 2011, 09:09:51 AM
Aurora is fun.  I've been there twice in the past week or so.  Tranny section is fun and smooth, not the best layout though, you end up with too much speed coming out of the pocket.  Plaza is fun, only drawback so far is it's been really crowded, but, it's brand new.  Also the metal they use is soft and kind of shitty.  I guess they used it because it's quiet, but I hate that stuff.   
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: anblue on June 30, 2011, 09:26:16 AM
i live down the street from the new aurora plaza its pretty sick the only real drawback is the crowds but i broke my ankle there last friday so no more park for me
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on July 01, 2011, 12:44:51 AM
Thanks, I went to the park today it was super fun! So many different things you don't see around here. I prolly won't make the drive back out there any time soon, but it's a great place to stop even if it's just to get warmed up.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: ArizonaGreenTea on July 07, 2011, 09:12:01 PM
i live down the street from the new aurora plaza its pretty sick the only real drawback is the crowds but i broke my ankle there last friday so no more park for me

That sucks man, I actually heard about someone (assuming it's you) breaking their ankle on that brick bank. Luckily I heard that after the session because that was the only thing I skated while I was there.

The tranny section was kind of disappointing, but the crowds are definitely the worst part. The lamest fucking kids in Aurora, some juggalo showed up smoking menthols, a python chilling around his neck.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on July 07, 2011, 09:24:05 PM
i know this is wierd and a one in a million chance, but im moving to lincoln park in about a month to go to school. ive been looking for someone to go in on an apartment with me. i figured id try slap to find someone who skates before i resort to craigslist or some shit. let me know if you might be interested
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on July 13, 2011, 06:09:07 PM
has anyone here skated the little village park?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: William Jefferson Clinton on July 14, 2011, 08:53:02 PM
i know this is wierd and a one in a million chance, but im moving to lincoln park in about a month to go to school. ive been looking for someone to go in on an apartment with me. i figured id try slap to find someone who skates before i resort to craigslist or some shit. let me know if you might be interested
You got alot of weed? You gonna let me hit that move in chance?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on July 15, 2011, 10:07:08 AM
i know this is wierd and a one in a million chance, but im moving to lincoln park in about a month to go to school. ive been looking for someone to go in on an apartment with me. i figured id try slap to find someone who skates before i resort to craigslist or some shit. let me know if you might be interested
You got alot of weed? You gonna let me hit that move in chance?
dont you live in fucking oklahoma? and arent you sixteen?

(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x449/suitedmonkey1/bd2683ad.jpg)
on another note, I saw this ledge from the train and had to go find it.  it's at wabansia and leavitt, like a block away from uprise
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: anblue on July 15, 2011, 10:19:56 AM
i live down the street from the new aurora plaza its pretty sick the only real drawback is the crowds but i broke my ankle there last friday so no more park for me

That sucks man, I actually heard about someone (assuming it's you) breaking their ankle on that brick bank. Luckily I heard that after the session because that was the only thing I skated while I was there.

The tranny section was kind of disappointing, but the crowds are definitely the worst part. The lamest fucking kids in Aurora, some juggalo showed up smoking menthols, a python chilling around his neck.
yup totally was me, but yea i know who your talking about with the snakes i was filming a couple friends at a ledge spot down the street from there and saw that dude with his girlfriend both with pythons round their necks, kinda freaked me out
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on July 15, 2011, 11:38:05 AM
i know this is wierd and a one in a million chance, but im moving to lincoln park in about a month to go to school. ive been looking for someone to go in on an apartment with me. i figured id try slap to find someone who skates before i resort to craigslist or some shit. let me know if you might be interested
You got alot of weed? You gonna let me hit that move in chance?
dont you live in fucking oklahoma? and arent you sixteen?

(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x449/suitedmonkey1/bd2683ad.jpg)
on another note, I saw this ledge from the train and had to go find it.  it's at wabansia and leavitt, like a block away from uprise

That thing is kinda hard to skate, the ground is paved weird and tricks are limited by the shape of it. Alls I've seen of it was Dax Miller's back lip pop out on it.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Matthew Moon on July 15, 2011, 02:57:54 PM
Is this in Chicago? and where?

(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/4980/screenshot20110715at359.png) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/9/screenshot20110715at359.png/)

Thanks!
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on July 17, 2011, 10:35:59 AM
Anyone know how late Northbrook is open?  I hate that park, but may end up there tonight.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: gerg2234 on July 17, 2011, 12:14:27 PM
Anyone know how late Northbrook is open?  I hate that park, but may end up there tonight.
lights go out at 10;30 i believe.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on July 17, 2011, 01:36:11 PM
Anyone know how late Northbrook is open?  I hate that park, but may end up there tonight.
lights go out at 10;30 i believe.

many thanks yous.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on July 17, 2011, 08:36:36 PM
pete lipslid the hole thing
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on July 18, 2011, 01:23:34 PM
Anyone know how late Northbrook is open??  I hate that park, but may end up there tonight.
lights go out at 10;30 i believe.

many thanks yous.

Nah, lights out at 10pm sharp.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: gerg2234 on July 18, 2011, 04:33:19 PM
Anyone know how late Northbrook is open??  I hate that park, but may end up there tonight.
lights go out at 10;30 i believe.

many thanks yous.

Nah, lights out at 10pm sharp.
shit my bad i was close enough i guess.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on July 19, 2011, 12:23:08 PM
Got there at 9:45, half lights out at 10, the rest 10 minutes later.  Still was better than nothing.  I told two kids on scooters to go to bed. 
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Matthew Moon on July 19, 2011, 03:23:51 PM
Is this in Chicago? and where?

(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/4980/screenshot20110715at359.png) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/9/screenshot20110715at359.png/)

Thanks!

Bummp
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: ArizonaGreenTea on July 19, 2011, 07:39:58 PM
pete lipslid the hole thing
twas switch my friend
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: StokedTaco on July 19, 2011, 07:47:53 PM
coming down to the city this weekend if anyone's down to skate
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: William Jefferson Clinton on July 19, 2011, 07:56:49 PM
coming down to the city this weekend if anyone's down to skate
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on July 19, 2011, 10:03:30 PM
pete lipslid the hole thing
twas switch my friend
o yeah
pete switch lipslid the whole thing
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Stonesthrowplease on July 22, 2011, 07:27:21 AM
has anyone here skated the little village park?


Little Village is really fun. its basically perfect almost to smooth of ground and ledges everyone a mix between recycled plastic to metal benches but all grind perfect. then there is a cement back corner that is a low round downrail and a 5 or 6 stair and then a bump to ledge and a hubba. if it wasn't such a drive i would go back alot more.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on July 29, 2011, 03:17:38 PM
Anybody got any spots in North Chicago or anywhere around that area? I've never really explored around there, but I'm gonna be living there for a bit.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on July 29, 2011, 08:13:52 PM
Anybody got any spots in North Chicago or anywhere around that area? I've never really explored around there, but I'm gonna be living there for a bit.
i'm living in lakeview at the moment, just pm me if you want some more info on the spots around here
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: planman on July 31, 2011, 09:20:25 PM
any spots around West Arthington Street and South Sacramento Blvd?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on August 15, 2011, 06:39:34 PM
how close is the wilson red line stop to wilson? and how safe is the wilson stop? im moving to lincoln park at the end of the month and i plan on wilson becoming a daily thing
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: BriDen on August 15, 2011, 06:59:28 PM
how close is the wilson red line stop to wilson? and how safe is the wilson stop? im moving to lincoln park at the end of the month and i plan on wilson becoming a daily thing

It's under a mile and a straight shot down Wilson ave. I've never felt endangered there, but that area's pretty densely populated with crazy people IMO. Stop by Walt Disney school while you're in the area; you can see the wax from outer space. Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=walt+disney+magnet+school+chicago&ll=41.956642,-87.647658&spn=0.000574,0.000862&fb=1&gl=us&cid=0,0,12514074270952183401&t=h&z=20&vpsrc=6)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on August 15, 2011, 07:06:22 PM
how close is the wilson red line stop to wilson? and how safe is the wilson stop? im moving to lincoln park at the end of the month and i plan on wilson becoming a daily thing
It's only 10 minutes tops by board straight down the road toward the lake. Wilson is safe.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on August 15, 2011, 07:59:07 PM
thanks for the help guys
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on August 18, 2011, 09:02:41 PM
yea, the red line is how i get to wilson most days, i've never had any bad experiences
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on August 23, 2011, 09:23:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHxxVy89OlQ

anyone have info on the first spot or the one at :53?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on August 25, 2011, 12:22:58 AM
anyone have info on the first spot or the one at :53?
Walk down the stairs next to the Michigan Ave bridge on the north side of the Chicago river and walk along the river front toward the lake. Itís just below the rotary for the NBC building. You canít miss it. There are more spots down along the river walk. Explore.
chicago - Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=chicago&hl=en&ll=41.88916,-87.621988&spn=0.000483,0.001049&t=h&z=20&vpsrc=6)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on August 25, 2011, 12:26:43 AM
They are also the same spot btw, if you didn't already realize that.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on August 25, 2011, 06:36:50 PM
They are also the same spot btw, if you didn't already realize that.

thanks. and thats kinda what i assumed.

hopefully ill see some chicago slap pals soon. i move this monday. probably gonna skate wilson like everyday and then some street. its just wierd to me skating street alone. ive only met one kid who skates
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on August 25, 2011, 06:51:21 PM
hopefully ill see some chicago slap pals soon. i move this monday. probably gonna skate wilson like everyday and then some street. its just wierd to me skating street alone. ive only met one kid who skates
Good luck with the move. I won't be seeing you as I live in Japan now. Frequent Uprise and you'll meet some heads.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on August 25, 2011, 08:40:05 PM
hopefully ill see some chicago slap pals soon. i move this monday. probably gonna skate wilson like everyday and then some street. its just wierd to me skating street alone. ive only met one kid who skates
Good luck with the move. I won't be seeing you as I live in Japan now. Frequent Uprise and you'll meet some heads.

thanks. its gonna be nice because im just like 3 blocks away from uprise
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on August 25, 2011, 08:48:17 PM
I thought you were moving to the Lincoln Park area?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: planman on August 25, 2011, 10:02:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHxxVy89OlQ

anyone have info on the first spot or the one at :53?
any info on the spot at 1:30?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on August 26, 2011, 07:59:55 AM
Grant Park Plaza
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: CUDDLEMONSTER on August 26, 2011, 07:15:35 PM
how close is the wilson red line stop to wilson? and how safe is the wilson stop? im moving to lincoln park at the end of the month and i plan on wilson becoming a daily thing

It's under a mile and a straight shot down Wilson ave. I've never felt endangered there, but that area's pretty densely populated with crazy people IMO. Stop by Walt Disney school while you're in the area; you can see the wax from outer space. Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=walt+disney+magnet+school+chicago&ll=41.956642,-87.647658&spn=0.000574,0.000862&fb=1&gl=us&cid=0,0,12514074270952183401&t=h&z=20&vpsrc=6)

pass this everyday but never skated it. i figured a disney school would have gnarly security.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: GOKU on August 26, 2011, 07:17:52 PM
how close is the wilson red line stop to wilson? and how safe is the wilson stop? im moving to lincoln park at the end of the month and i plan on wilson becoming a daily thing

It's under a mile and a straight shot down Wilson ave. I've never felt endangered there, but that area's pretty densely populated with crazy people IMO. Stop by Walt Disney school while you're in the area; you can see the wax from outer space. Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=walt+disney+magnet+school+chicago&ll=41.956642,-87.647658&spn=0.000574,0.000862&fb=1&gl=us&cid=0,0,12514074270952183401&t=h&z=20&vpsrc=6)

pass this everyday but never skated it. i figured a disney school would have gnarly security.

YOU LIVE IN CHICAGO TOO?!?! DUDE. We gotta skate and talk about the good old days of Slap like 8 years ago
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on August 26, 2011, 07:22:10 PM
how close is the wilson red line stop to wilson? and how safe is the wilson stop? im moving to lincoln park at the end of the month and i plan on wilson becoming a daily thing

It's under a mile and a straight shot down Wilson ave. I've never felt endangered there, but that area's pretty densely populated with crazy people IMO. Stop by Walt Disney school while you're in the area; you can see the wax from outer space. Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=walt+disney+magnet+school+chicago&ll=41.956642,-87.647658&spn=0.000574,0.000862&fb=1&gl=us&cid=0,0,12514074270952183401&t=h&z=20&vpsrc=6)

pass this everyday but never skated it. i figured a disney school would have gnarly security.


Yea no one gives a fuck. I don't even think they have security. Just try not to skate it when the kids are on recess or whatever.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on August 28, 2011, 04:57:58 AM
Never been kicked out of Disney.  Skated there for a good 2 hours yesterday.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on August 30, 2011, 02:42:43 PM
I thought you were moving to the Lincoln Park area?

yeah. i go to depaul. i underestimated the distance to uprise. skated there yesterday and it wasnt horrible but alot longer than 3 blocks
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on August 30, 2011, 10:58:01 PM
yeah. i go to depaul. i underestimated the distance to uprise. skated there yesterday and it wasnt horrible but alot longer than 3 blocks
Heh. Yeah, a little more 3 blocks. Thereís a fun spot near you on Sheffield & Lincoln. Conveniently located next to a Hoagie Hut, liquor store, and 7/11.

chicago - Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=chicago&hl=en&ll=41.92902,-87.653917&spn=0.000992,0.002097&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=34.587666,68.730469&vpsrc=6&t=h&z=19)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on August 31, 2011, 09:29:09 AM
yeah. i go to depaul. i underestimated the distance to uprise. skated there yesterday and it wasnt horrible but alot longer than 3 blocks
Heh. Yeah, a little more 3 blocks. Thereís a fun spot near you on Sheffield & Lincoln. Conveniently located next to a Hoagie Hut, liquor store, and 7/11.

chicago - Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=chicago&hl=en&ll=41.92902,-87.653917&spn=0.000992,0.002097&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=34.587666,68.730469&vpsrc=6&t=h&z=19)

that statue in the park? everything looked capped but i guess you could skate it as manny pads.

any pals going to the uprise block party saturday?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on August 31, 2011, 05:34:47 PM
that statue in the park? everything looked capped but i guess you could skate it as manny pads.

No way, it's been capped?! The statue is a bit tall but the blocks off the stairs are fun. Er... were fun. That sucks.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on August 31, 2011, 08:24:24 PM
that statue in the park? everything looked capped but i guess you could skate it as manny pads.

No way, it's been capped?! The statue is a bit tall but the blocks off the stairs are fun. Er... were fun. That sucks.
yea, they've been capped for a while now
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on August 31, 2011, 08:34:29 PM
Bummer. That spot was mad fun. Seems like odd place to skate stop considering it's not busy, located in a public park, and is in a neighborhood as opposed to being downtown or in a business district.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: floop on August 31, 2011, 11:36:06 PM
going to be in Chicago this weekend.  hoping to hit up Wilson and any other parks if people have recommendations.  more into tranny, pools and such..  don't have much (anything) for ledges, stairs etc..    also if anyone can recommend a good skate shop downtown please let me know.  ready to buy a new deck and wheels and figured i'd give Chicago some love while I'm here.  love that city
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: oyolar on August 31, 2011, 11:48:12 PM
going to be in Chicago this weekend.  hoping to hit up Wilson and any other parks if people have recommendations.  more into tranny, pools and such..  don't have much (anything) for ledges, stairs etc..    also if anyone can recommend a good skate shop downtown please let me know.  ready to buy a new deck and wheels and figured i'd give Chicago some love while I'm here.  love that city

The only skate shop that you really need to care about in Chicago is Uprise: http://upriseskateboards.com/. (http://upriseskateboards.com/.) Great guys. Their address and directions are at the bottom of the site.

Uprise is also throwing this event on Saturday: http://www.upriseskateboards.com/news_detail.cfm?Id=695&BlogCatId=0. (http://www.upriseskateboards.com/news_detail.cfm?Id=695&BlogCatId=0.) It looks awesome, but I'm going to be back in the suburbs, so I don't know if I'll make it there.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: planman on September 01, 2011, 11:41:04 PM
how bad is the cop hassle downtown?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on September 02, 2011, 01:15:34 AM
Really depends, I've skated around for hours without any hassle, but I've also gotten kicked out of the the entire downtown area within minutes of getting there(they followed me to my car in a squad car). I don't know what the policy is on tickets now, but I wouldn't stay in one spot for a really long period of time.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on September 02, 2011, 10:03:33 AM
how bad is the cop hassle downtown?

youre probably gonna have more trouble with security. if a cop says something to you just be completely submissive and if possible leave before an actual conversation can start
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Rumpleforeskin on September 02, 2011, 10:28:06 PM
I want to live here.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on September 03, 2011, 08:06:01 AM
gonna be downtown today. anyone wanna shred
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on September 03, 2011, 02:55:46 PM
i wish logan was a diy park. it would be so much more fun with just little skater-made stuff then shitty prefab ramps. has chicago ever had a diy spot?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on September 03, 2011, 05:00:07 PM
i wish logan was a diy park. it would be so much more fun with just little skater-made stuff then shitty prefab ramps. has chicago ever had a diy spot?
under the thorndale redline stop theres a jersey barrier, two wallrides and a quarterpipe.  alot of fun, transition is a little funky though.  i cant blame them though, i wouldnt have done any better
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on September 03, 2011, 05:43:05 PM
i wish logan was a diy park. it would be so much more fun with just little skater-made stuff then shitty prefab ramps. has chicago ever had a diy spot?
under the thorndale redline stop theres a jersey barrier, two wallrides and a quarterpipe.?  alot of fun, transition is a little funky though.?  i cant blame them though, i wouldnt have done any better

oh yeah, i forgot about that spot
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: floop on September 05, 2011, 04:01:21 PM
going to be in Chicago this weekend.  hoping to hit up Wilson and any other parks if people have recommendations.  more into tranny, pools and such..  don't have much (anything) for ledges, stairs etc..    also if anyone can recommend a good skate shop downtown please let me know.  ready to buy a new deck and wheels and figured i'd give Chicago some love while I'm here.  love that city

The only skate shop that you really need to care about in Chicago is Uprise: http://upriseskateboards.com/. (http://upriseskateboards.com/.) Great guys. Their address and directions are at the bottom of the site.

Uprise is also throwing this event on Saturday: http://www.upriseskateboards.com/news_detail.cfm?Id=695&BlogCatId=0. (http://www.upriseskateboards.com/news_detail.cfm?Id=695&BlogCatId=0.) It looks awesome, but I'm going to be back in the suburbs, so I don't know if I'll make it there.

thanks for the Uprise tip.  awesome shop.  took my friend there who i'm trying to get back into skating (we're 30 + type of dudes) and helped him pick out a complete.  guys at the shop were really cool.   

i was only able to make it to Wilson 1 day for like 20 minutes (had people with me who don't skate) but it was fun.  hard to adjust to the humidity but i'm sure you get used to it if you live out there

dude at the shop mentioned some DIY spot near wilson.  anyone skated that?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on September 05, 2011, 04:52:39 PM
going to be in Chicago this weekend.?  hoping to hit up Wilson and any other parks if people have recommendations.?  more into tranny, pools and such..?  don't have much (anything) for ledges, stairs etc..?  ?  also if anyone can recommend a good skate shop downtown please let me know.?  ready to buy a new deck and wheels and figured i'd give Chicago some love while I'm here.?  love that city

The only skate shop that you really need to care about in Chicago is Uprise: http://upriseskateboards.com/. (http://upriseskateboards.com/.) Great guys. Their address and directions are at the bottom of the site.

Uprise is also throwing this event on Saturday: http://www.upriseskateboards.com/news_detail.cfm?Id=695&BlogCatId=0. (http://www.upriseskateboards.com/news_detail.cfm?Id=695&BlogCatId=0.) It looks awesome, but I'm going to be back in the suburbs, so I don't know if I'll make it there.

thanks for the Uprise tip.?  awesome shop.?  took my friend there who i'm trying to get back into skating (we're 30 + type of dudes) and helped him pick out a complete.?  guys at the shop were really cool.?  ? 

i was only able to make it to Wilson 1 day for like 20 minutes (had people with me who don't skate) but it was fun.?  hard to adjust to the humidity but i'm sure you get used to it if you live out there

dude at the shop mentioned some DIY spot near wilson.?  anyone skated that?
dudwere you the bald guy?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: floop on September 05, 2011, 05:05:45 PM
heheh   yes
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Matthew Moon on September 11, 2011, 12:37:13 PM
Few questions about this spot..

(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/7159/screenshot20110908at420.png) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/27/screenshot20110908at420.png/)

-Address?
-Does this spot have run way?
-Is it a bust?

thanks!
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on September 11, 2011, 03:17:37 PM
Few questions about this spot..

(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/7159/screenshot20110908at420.png) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/27/screenshot20110908at420.png/)

-Address?
-Does this spot have run way?
-Is it a bust?

thanks!

right across the street from aon center on east randolph. you head towards the lake and go to the park behind monroe gap.
not a huge amount of runway but enough to do the trick.
never a bust in my experience.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on September 16, 2011, 02:39:58 PM
hopefully this isnt shameless promotion but me and my friends made a little video. all chicago/suburbs spots. my friend hardflips the gap you asked about. and im tom

http://vimeo.com/28300982
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on September 17, 2011, 12:24:26 AM
^ hahaha haven't seen some of those spots. Kid shoulda stomped that security guards foot after he threatened him, prolly woulda gotten his board back right away ahhahah.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on September 17, 2011, 12:58:47 PM
^ hahaha haven't seen some of those spots. Kid shoulda stomped that security guards foot after he threatened him, prolly woulda gotten his board back right away ahhahah.

haha. yeah that would have been a good way. and hes not actually as stupid as he sounds, he had just smoked a shitload
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: planman on September 17, 2011, 02:37:04 PM
i wish logan was a diy park. it would be so much more fun with just little skater-made stuff then shitty prefab ramps. has chicago ever had a diy spot?
under the thorndale redline stop theres a jersey barrier, two wallrides and a quarterpipe.  alot of fun, transition is a little funky though.  i cant blame them though, i wouldnt have done any better
link a pic, looks sick to skate
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on September 19, 2011, 09:40:17 AM
i wish logan was a diy park. it would be so much more fun with just little skater-made stuff then shitty prefab ramps. has chicago ever had a diy spot?
under the thorndale redline stop theres a jersey barrier, two wallrides and a quarterpipe.?  alot of fun, transition is a little funky though.?  i cant blame them though, i wouldnt have done any better
link a pic, looks sick to skate


There's new stuff built / being built at Thorndale right now. 
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on September 19, 2011, 10:28:00 AM
i wish logan was a diy park. it would be so much more fun with just little skater-made stuff then shitty prefab ramps. has chicago ever had a diy spot?
under the thorndale redline stop theres a jersey barrier, two wallrides and a quarterpipe.??  alot of fun, transition is a little funky though.??  i cant blame them though, i wouldnt have done any better
link a pic, looks sick to skate


There's new stuff built / being built at Thorndale right now.? 

a ledge perhaps?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on September 20, 2011, 10:31:24 AM
There is a frame for the ledge, not sure if it's getting concrete yet.  You can see some of it here.

(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/319574_10150445963778098_711758097_11082851_926596854_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: planman on September 20, 2011, 01:40:18 PM
There is a frame for the ledge, not sure if it's getting concrete yet.  You can see some of it here.

(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/319574_10150445963778098_711758097_11082851_926596854_n.jpg)
I need an address. Now.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on September 20, 2011, 01:46:47 PM
Just google the Thorndale stop on the Red line.  It's also an I-go parking lot.  It's rough, and a lot tougher to skate than it looks, although it's been smoothed over some recently  so it's not as bad as it used to be. 
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on September 21, 2011, 05:32:59 AM
There is a frame for the ledge, not sure if it's getting concrete yet.?  You can see some of it here.

(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/319574_10150445963778098_711758097_11082851_926596854_n.jpg)

lookin good
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Rumpleforeskin on September 21, 2011, 07:56:50 PM
DBN
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on September 22, 2011, 07:04:51 PM
Well, RIP Thorndale el' stop bridge.  Tonight everything was torn down.  Fuckers. 
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on September 22, 2011, 07:08:51 PM
(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/297156_10150388992736327_65502636326_10583116_1598309538_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: GOKU on September 22, 2011, 07:43:11 PM
SO pissed I didn't make it there before it got smashed. Sucks sucks sucks.

Where are some good crusty bank spots?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: planman on September 22, 2011, 08:04:28 PM
(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/297156_10150388992736327_65502636326_10583116_1598309538_n.jpg)
son of a bitch, I guess DIY spots get torn down sooner or later though :/
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on September 22, 2011, 08:13:35 PM
fuck, RIP
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on September 22, 2011, 08:49:37 PM
 :'(
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: planman on September 23, 2011, 03:40:11 PM
any other DIYs around illinoise?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on September 23, 2011, 03:50:14 PM
any other DIYs around illinoise?

one with a bunch of ledges out in dekalb
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on September 23, 2011, 06:11:30 PM
Ravenwood barrier(i think there's an address somewhere earlier in this thread)? how about the barrier on the corner of Pershing and Normal? Not sure on the status of them though.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: anblue on September 23, 2011, 06:22:54 PM
what about little woods is the upledge and all that other stuff there i havent been there in forever
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on September 23, 2011, 07:21:50 PM
I don't think it's there anymore at least that's what I've been told. I've never actually been there. Was that in or near the town of Cicero? They built a new park or plaza or whatever you wanna call it over there it's pretty fun.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: planman on September 24, 2011, 12:45:25 AM
somewhat off topic but, are there any any pop punk stations around the area?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on September 24, 2011, 08:22:12 AM
Ravenwood barrier(i think there's an address somewhere earlier in this thread)? how about the barrier on the corner of Pershing and Normal? Not sure on the status of them though.
yeah, right off of ravenswood and wilson, only skateable on the weekends though because cars are usually parked there
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on September 30, 2011, 07:01:02 PM
THE ZOO YORK POST: Chaz Ortiz in Chicago (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXSS7eYJGmU#ws)

Where is that rail at 1:36.  I feel like I've seen it before (in several vids and in passing by), but I can't place it. 
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on September 30, 2011, 08:35:29 PM
THE ZOO YORK POST: Chaz Ortiz in Chicago (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXSS7eYJGmU#ws)

Where is that rail at 1:36.?  I feel like I've seen it before (in several vids and in passing by), but I can't place it.? 
disney mayne
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on October 01, 2011, 06:06:23 AM
Cool, thanks.  Yeah, that looks right.   
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: planman on October 02, 2011, 08:12:11 PM
I saw this public art sculpture by midway airport, looks totally skateable but the bust factor is probably really high since it's right by the airport, cops would probably just make up some crazy shit about us being skate terrorists
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: shit_for_brains on October 02, 2011, 10:15:25 PM
i'm moving to chicago in february, which i know is an awesome time to do that because the weather is so great.  what's the vibe like for the 30+ crowd? (not chubby dad type shit, no offense to the chubby dad types.)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on October 03, 2011, 10:47:56 AM
Imo, Chicago has a very good 30+ crowd.  Several older guys here still get at it pretty good, and everyone is cool.   I'm friends with most of them, I'm 36.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: planman on October 24, 2011, 06:12:27 PM
George W Collins High School at 1313 South Sacrament Blvd built some new ledges, and benches, they also have some wavy flatbars in front, I'm gonna try to go skate it before it gets too cold. Anyone else up for a sesh there this sunday? (bring wax, the ledges are totally virgin)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on October 25, 2011, 09:36:34 PM
George W Collins High School at 1313 South Sacrament Blvd built some new ledges, and benches, they also have some wavy flatbars in front, I'm gonna try to go skate it before it gets too cold. Anyone else up for a sesh there this sunday? (bring wax, the ledges are totally virgin)


i totally would if was wasnt going home for the weekend. sounds like a fun spot
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: planman on October 26, 2011, 06:21:25 AM
It looks really fun, I haven't actually skated it due to the fact I got jumped right before I started a sesh. But they would so nice on film, and they just fun as fuck. Unfotunately, I can't find pics, and I lost my camera. So you guys and either come and truest that you can rip here, or not believe me
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on October 26, 2011, 07:52:27 AM
It looks really fun, I haven't actually skated it due to the fact I got jumped right before I started a sesh. But they would so nice on film, and they just fun as fuck. Unfotunately, I can't find pics, and I lost my camera. So you guys and either come and truest that you can rip here, or not believe me

is it bad over there? im not familiar with the west side at all
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on October 26, 2011, 11:54:58 AM
It looks really fun, I haven't actually skated it due to the fact I got jumped right before I started a sesh. But they would so nice on film, and they just fun as fuck. Unfotunately, I can't find pics, and I lost my camera. So you guys and either come and truest that you can rip here, or not believe me

What?  Jumped?  I guess it is in North Lawndale...

Post pics please.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: planman on October 26, 2011, 02:47:20 PM
It looks really fun, I haven't actually skated it due to the fact I got jumped right before I started a sesh. But they would so nice on film, and they just fun as fuck. Unfotunately, I can't find pics, and I lost my camera. So you guys and either come and truest that you can rip here, or not believe me

is it bad over there? im not familiar with the west side at all
No, not really, just don't talk to anyone unless they talk to you
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on October 26, 2011, 03:18:11 PM
It looks really fun, I haven't actually skated it due to the fact I got jumped right before I started a sesh. But they would so nice on film, and they just fun as fuck. Unfotunately, I can't find pics, and I lost my camera. So you guys and either come and truest that you can rip here, or not believe me

is it bad over there? im not familiar with the west side at all
No, not really, just don't talk to anyone unless they talk to you

yeah. i guess you can really get jumped anywhere
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on October 26, 2011, 07:49:53 PM
I saw this public art sculpture by midway airport, looks totally skateable but the bust factor is probably really high since it's right by the airport, cops would probably just make up some crazy shit about us being skate terrorists

Well, idk I've never gotten in trouble skating it. However, I haven't even tried to skate it in like 5 years. If you're down, go for it. I mean technically you're not really allowed to skate any street spots.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: planman on October 29, 2011, 02:18:12 PM
Soo I take it noones down for a sesh tomorrow?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on November 15, 2011, 04:20:36 PM
Yup, only made a Slap account for the purpose of posting in his thread. I'm currently up in Evanston - anything over here to skate before I have to take the El to Wilson?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on November 15, 2011, 04:48:02 PM
Yup, only made a Slap account for the purpose of posting in his thread. I'm currently up in Evanston - anything over here to skate before I have to take the El to Wilson?
There is stuff around Northwestern University campus. There are bumps and ledges diagonally across from Gigio's pizza (if they are still around). A ledge down a 6 or 7 set and a decent small rail just south of the Davis/ Sherman intersection. Just push around the Davis station area basically.

*EDIT: Is Tom Thumb no longer around? I donít know who works there nowadays but they would be the people ask about local spots. My info is dated for sure.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on November 17, 2011, 10:26:12 PM
http://vimeo.com/bingliu/lookatmetrailer (http://vimeo.com/bingliu/lookatmetrailer)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on November 17, 2011, 10:35:00 PM
Sick. Will that be available online?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on November 17, 2011, 10:44:02 PM
Most likely.  I think they are doing a premiere in the city.

Found it:
Two years in the making. A skateboard video about making skateboard videos. Premiering at 9PM December 10th, 2011 at the Beerics along with the "Chity" video.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on November 17, 2011, 11:12:20 PM
Cheers.
Looks good. I haven't seen a proper Chi-town vid, other than the Uprise joints, since All We Got Is Us.

I'm no longer in Chicago, otherwise I'd defo go peep it at the premier.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: kome dome on November 28, 2011, 11:45:10 AM
chity premiere, come on out!

Ric Flair CHITY invitation (http://vimeo.com/32404320)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on November 30, 2011, 08:32:12 PM
anyone doing the nike rat race? kinda harsh list. dont really wanna skate monroe in this cold of weather
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on December 02, 2011, 01:15:43 PM
anyone doing the nike rat race? kinda harsh list. dont really wanna skate monroe in this cold of weather

Does an ollie/switch ollie count as a trick? It's fine if it doesn't, just trying to get this done as lazily as possible.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on December 02, 2011, 05:03:38 PM
anyone doing the nike rat race? kinda harsh list. dont really wanna skate monroe in this cold of weather
It doesn't seem that harsh. I can't remember what the Monroe gap is. Is that the flat street gap or is that on Jackson?
Anyway, if anyone has got some footage to share when this is all over I'd love to see it. Looks like fun.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on December 02, 2011, 06:04:22 PM
might try this rat race. would tuck knee count as a trick?

anal
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on December 02, 2011, 07:48:37 PM
anyone doing the nike rat race? kinda harsh list. dont really wanna skate monroe in this cold of weather
It doesn't seem that harsh. I can't remember what the Monroe gap is. Is that the flat street gap or is that on Jackson?
Anyway, if anyone has got some footage to share when this is all over I'd love to see it. Looks like fun.

i guess if ollies count its not that bad. and picasso is a bust right now unless you go really late at night.

and this is monroe. its on randolph off of michigan ave
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6eb_f_iWOg

and im also hyped to see the footage this produces. i skated today planning to attempt the challenges and ended up just getting a couple tricks for the part im working on. i cant bring myself to jump down stuff in the cold
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on December 02, 2011, 07:49:18 PM
might try this rat race. would tuck knee count as a trick?

anal

i would love to see tuck knee down monroe
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on December 02, 2011, 08:17:36 PM
Oh, that fucking thing! Defo wouldn't want to jump down that in the cold!
i guess if ollies count its not that bad.
180 everything except for the river ledge gap. I have no idea what would be easy there. Gap to tail or lip perhaps? I wouldn't even would to ollie that; all to easy to fuck yourself up at that spot.

Quote
i would love to see tuck knee down monroe
^This
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on December 02, 2011, 09:02:09 PM
Oh, that fucking thing! Defo wouldn't want to jump down that in the cold!
i guess if ollies count its not that bad.
180 everything except for the river ledge gap. I have no idea what would be easy there. Gap to tail or lip perhaps? I wouldn't even would to ollie that; all to easy to fuck yourself up at that spot.

Quote
i would love to see tuck knee down monroe
^This

is the river ledge gap the one at bridgehouse over the rail, or am i thinking of the wrong thing?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on December 02, 2011, 09:33:19 PM
is the river ledge gap the one at bridgehouse over the rail, or am i thinking of the wrong thing?
Fek. I think I confused that one too. The one down on the river walk over the glass maybe?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on December 02, 2011, 11:52:26 PM
If they're expecting people to be doing the ledge-to-ledge over the rail... they're fucked up. I've only ever seen an ollie go over that. What else would there be though?

And yeah, Picasso is effed from Christkindlesmart (smells delicious though).

If I do rat race... my go to trick for gaps will be a boneless.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on December 03, 2011, 04:49:46 PM
If they're expecting people to be doing the ledge-to-ledge over the rail... they're fucked up. I've only ever seen an ollie go over that. What else would there be though?

And yeah, Picasso is effed from Christkindlesmart (smells delicious though).

If I do rat race... my go to trick for gaps will be a boneless.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on December 03, 2011, 04:52:20 PM
pretty sure the river gap means a ledge trick over the grass/mud. 
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on December 03, 2011, 08:22:42 PM
And yeah, Picasso is effed from Christkindlesmart (smells delicious though).
If you go early, you could get at the very least 5 tries. That place is a ghost town on a Sunday morning.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on December 03, 2011, 10:47:02 PM
This winter... Slap Chicago skate sessions/meetups downtown?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on December 05, 2011, 06:23:36 PM
Does anyone know when that free indoor park was supposed to open? Thought it was supposed to be this winter for some reason.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on December 06, 2011, 12:09:02 PM
Does anyone know when that free indoor park was supposed to open? Thought it was supposed to be this winter for some reason.

Negative.  That entire project was completely scrapped some time ago.  Daley threw the idea out there on his way out the door, and Rahm is having none of it.  $$$$$
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: planman on December 07, 2011, 07:40:52 PM
Does anyone know when that free indoor park was supposed to open? Thought it was supposed to be this winter for some reason.

Negative.  That entire project was completely scrapped some time ago.  Daley threw the idea out there on his way out the door, and Rahm is having none of it.  $$$$$
Doesn't really matter right now since it's still dry enough to skate in fucking December. I don't get it, it snowed on time in Minnesota according to facebook.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on December 07, 2011, 08:33:55 PM
Does anyone know when that free indoor park was supposed to open? Thought it was supposed to be this winter for some reason.

Negative.?  That entire project was completely scrapped some time ago.?  Daley threw the idea out there on his way out the door, and Rahm is having none of it.?  $$$$$
Doesn't really matter right now since it's still dry enough to skate in fucking December. I don't get it, it snowed on time in Minnesota according to facebook.

i know. its been crazy. i feel like its gonna hit hard right after christmas and then not let up
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on December 08, 2011, 09:53:40 AM
http://vimeo.com/bingliu/lookatmetrailer (http://vimeo.com/bingliu/lookatmetrailer)

This video and another video premiering at the Beerics on Saturday. I have no other details.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on December 08, 2011, 02:03:02 PM
that and the Chity vid.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on December 09, 2011, 09:23:56 PM
What are some things you all would want to skate? Think like, single obstacle dots more than a plaza/park. (Any sketches would be good)

Btw, who's down for meeting up downtown on Monday? Supposed to be 34-40 and clear.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on December 10, 2011, 01:48:04 PM
^ Got finals FFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: planman on December 14, 2011, 02:39:42 PM
Anybody know of some good spots around North Lawndale, I want to get in as much shredding as I can before it starts to actually snow.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on December 16, 2011, 08:29:54 PM
whats goin on with winter fest?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on December 16, 2011, 11:29:59 PM
Mini ramp contest at autobahn.  Sunday at 5 pm.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on December 17, 2011, 08:28:23 AM
I don't believe there is a Winterfest this year.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on December 18, 2011, 08:49:41 AM
Soooo Rat Race is still going on... anyone feel like knocking it out with me tomorrow? I have a bit of intel on things that count. Message me if you're down.

And in related news, I'll be at NB in about, oh, an hour or so. Let's get out there before Snowpocalypse Reloaded hits
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on December 19, 2011, 07:18:59 PM
Uprise is on top of it.

http://vimeo.com/33541579

http://vimeo.com/33890946
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on December 19, 2011, 07:35:05 PM
that little hill bomb going to the river walk is too fun
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on December 19, 2011, 08:39:17 PM
The video is kind of dark so I can't really tell, but it looks like Kevin just ollies the Monroe gap. Are ollies kosher? When it said "trick" I assumed it had to be something other than an ollie.

Also the "drainage pipe" or whatever at sea wall, I thought they meant the big one with the iron cover, not the holes for the walkway above. That's a huge difference.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on December 20, 2011, 08:53:28 AM
The video is kind of dark so I can't really tell, but it looks like Kevin just ollies the Monroe gap. Are ollies kosher? When it said "trick" I assumed it had to be something other than an ollie.

Also the "drainage pipe" or whatever at sea wall, I thought they meant the big one with the iron cover, not the holes for the walkway above. That's a huge difference.

From looking at the two videos, I'd say that ollies are fine. If they're not, just throw a boneless. Then it becomes "can you jump the gap?".

And yeah, clarification on what we have to go over would be pretty convenient. I originally assumed the iron cover as well.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on December 21, 2011, 09:23:45 PM
The video is kind of dark so I can't really tell, but it looks like Kevin just ollies the Monroe gap. Are ollies kosher? When it said "trick" I assumed it had to be something other than an ollie.

Also the "drainage pipe" or whatever at sea wall, I thought they meant the big one with the iron cover, not the holes for the walkway above. That's a huge difference.

From looking at the two videos, I'd say that ollies are fine. If they're not, just throw a boneless. Then it becomes "can you jump the gap?".

And yeah, clarification on what we have to go over would be pretty convenient. I originally assumed the iron cover as well.

it seems the guys at uprise really are just down to hook some people up. im pretty sure they arent too picky about specifics
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on December 22, 2011, 05:29:26 PM
On a somewhat related note, I don't know how Ken managed a FS wallride on Picaso without slipping out. That shit looked mad wet.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on December 26, 2011, 07:47:23 AM
OK. So the weather today is too good to miss out on. If anyone wants to meet up downtown or do Rat Race missions, message me with times that would work for you and your number and we'll make it happen.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on December 26, 2011, 08:28:43 PM
anyone wanna meet me at the lock in or the premier of "something cool"
SOMETHING COOL PREMIERE PROMO (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sz2w92ZlrmI&feature=g-user-u&context=G2dee115UCGXQYbcTJ33Y9x6J09MqZHQwKDJNzH9pbTJLFXhi0gV4#)
january 27th is the premiere
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on December 26, 2011, 10:59:26 PM
^Don't understand how people can skate at a lock in. I can't do shit when I'm tired/running on caffeine alone. I may be there though, can't wait to see more Thomas footy.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on December 27, 2011, 08:31:45 AM
^Don't understand how people can skate at a lock in. I can't do shit when I'm tired/running on caffeine alone. I may be there though, can't wait to see more Thomas footy.

I bought a full crate of Cuties, some beef jerky, water bottles, and protein bars and put em in a locker. Another way to do it: get there and go to sleep immediately. Then wake up later in the night (1AM?) and get your post-nap shred on. I might be there for an earlier session that day.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on December 27, 2011, 01:09:04 PM
^Don't understand how people can skate at a lock in. I can't do shit when I'm tired/running on caffeine alone. I may be there though, can't wait to see more Thomas footy.

I bought a full crate of Cuties, some beef jerky, water bottles, and protein bars and put em in a locker. Another way to do it: get there and go to sleep immediately. Then wake up later in the night (1AM?) and get your post-nap shred on. I might be there for an earlier session that day.

Haha damn looks like you got the science of this shit down.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on December 27, 2011, 03:52:45 PM
^Don't understand how people can skate at a lock in. I can't do shit when I'm tired/running on caffeine alone. I may be there though, can't wait to see more Thomas footy.

I bought a full crate of Cuties, some beef jerky, water bottles, and protein bars and put em in a locker. Another way to do it: get there and go to sleep immediately. Then wake up later in the night (1AM?) and get your post-nap shred on. I might be there for an earlier session that day.

best shit during winter
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on December 27, 2011, 09:02:32 PM
Cuties make the wintery world go round.

I like to think I kinda figured it out. Wait for all the kids to tire themselves out after going crazy the first couple hours, then charge everything armed with your massive snack stockpile (I'd also probably bring along a tin of almonds, cashews, or walnuts) and GET TRICKS.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Dirty Sprite on December 28, 2011, 03:34:19 PM
that little hill bomb going to the river walk is too fun

Yes! Also love the hill over on the museum campus.

Side question, but anyone know why there isn't a public indoor within the city? Liability/Risk outweigh the gain?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on December 28, 2011, 04:35:17 PM
that little hill bomb going to the river walk is too fun

Yes! Also love the hill over on the museum campus.

Side question, but anyone know why there isn't a public indoor within the city? Liability/Risk outweigh the gain?

we were supposed to be getting one this winter. rahm wasnt feelin it
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: planman on December 28, 2011, 09:21:37 PM
^Don't understand how people can skate at a lock in. I can't do shit when I'm tired/running on caffeine alone. I may be there though, can't wait to see more Thomas footy.
I did one at 3rd Lair back in July, Gatorade and loud music help.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Dirty Sprite on December 29, 2011, 06:04:24 AM
that little hill bomb going to the river walk is too fun

Yes! Also love the hill over on the museum campus.

Side question, but anyone know why there isn't a public indoor within the city? Liability/Risk outweigh the gain?

we were supposed to be getting one this winter. rahm wasnt feelin it

If Rahm was involved then I assume this was gonna be lead by CPD? Also have there been any efforts by an entrepreneur or anyone else to make a private one like Krush?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on December 29, 2011, 09:26:37 AM
that little hill bomb going to the river walk is too fun

Yes! Also love the hill over on the museum campus.

Side question, but anyone know why there isn't a public indoor within the city? Liability/Risk outweigh the gain?

we were supposed to be getting one this winter. rahm wasnt feelin it

If Rahm was involved then I assume this was gonna be lead by CPD? Also have there been any efforts by an entrepreneur or anyone else to make a private one like Krush?

CPD was going to lead, but Spohn Ranch was going to be hired to design and build the park. SR was also going to reach out to area skaters and work with us to build what we wanted.

As far as a private park goes... I haven't heard anything, which is unfortunate, given that Krush and Asylum are the only two parks I can think of and are an hour-plus from the city.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on December 29, 2011, 10:18:53 AM
Awhile ago I remember a dude ran a little private indoor park in Logan square,  but I'm pretty sure he closed down two or so years ago
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on December 29, 2011, 08:12:57 PM
that little hill bomb going to the river walk is too fun

Yes! Also love the hill over on the museum campus.

Side question, but anyone know why there isn't a public indoor within the city? Liability/Risk outweigh the gain?

we were supposed to be getting one this winter. rahm wasnt feelin it

If Rahm was involved then I assume this was gonna be lead by CPD? Also have there been any efforts by an entrepreneur or anyone else to make a private one like Krush?

CPD was going to lead, but Spohn Ranch was going to be hired to design and build the park. SR was also going to reach out to area skaters and work with us to build what we wanted.

As far as a private park goes... I haven't heard anything, which is unfortunate, given that Krush and Asylum are the only two parks I can think of and are an hour-plus from the city.

Isn't there one in lake in the woods? Also, there's Autobahn in Elk Grove Village which has a good mini ramp, but you might as well be skating outside because it's not well insulated and the place gets super wet.


Side note: I was just google mapping and it looks like, at that point, there was construction going on where the skatepark is. Did they tear it down or something? 
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Alex on January 01, 2012, 01:20:30 PM
anyone wanna meet me at the lock in or the premier of "something cool"
SOMETHING COOL PREMIERE PROMO (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sz2w92ZlrmI&feature=g-user-u&context=G2dee115UCGXQYbcTJ33Y9x6J09MqZHQwKDJNzH9pbTJLFXhi0gV4#)
january 27th is the premiere
i'll be there. gonna be a good video!
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Alex on January 03, 2012, 01:04:44 AM
couple of friends of mine wanna check this spot out.
could someone help me out with the location and bust factor?

(http://theskateboardmag.com/content/blogs/austin/patrickfranklin-frontsidecrookgrindtofakie-chicagoillinois-bartjones.jpg)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: optimusXgrind on January 10, 2012, 12:56:22 AM
couple of friends of mine wanna check this spot out.
could someone help me out with the location and bust factor?

(http://theskateboardmag.com/content/blogs/austin/patrickfranklin-frontsidecrookgrindtofakie-chicagoillinois-bartjones.jpg)

its in deplaines. can't remember the exact location. I've only been there once and we were kicked out within 5 minutes. i believe it was early in the evening on a weekday though, so try going on a weekend.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: optimusXgrind on January 10, 2012, 12:57:28 AM
^Don't understand how people can skate at a lock in. I can't do shit when I'm tired/running on caffeine alone. I may be there though, can't wait to see more Thomas footy.

i work at asylum and we have kids come when we open (4pm) and then stay until the end of the lock in (7am).
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: optimusXgrind on January 10, 2012, 01:00:02 AM
that little hill bomb going to the river walk is too fun

Yes! Also love the hill over on the museum campus.

Side question, but anyone know why there isn't a public indoor within the city? Liability/Risk outweigh the gain?

we were supposed to be getting one this winter. rahm wasnt feelin it

If Rahm was involved then I assume this was gonna be lead by CPD? Also have there been any efforts by an entrepreneur or anyone else to make a private one like Krush?

CPD was going to lead, but Spohn Ranch was going to be hired to design and build the park. SR was also going to reach out to area skaters and work with us to build what we wanted.

As far as a private park goes... I haven't heard anything, which is unfortunate, given that Krush and Asylum are the only two parks I can think of and are an hour-plus from the city.

Isn't there one in lake in the woods? Also, there's Autobahn in Elk Grove Village which has a good mini ramp, but you might as well be skating outside because it's not well insulated and the place gets super wet.


Side note: I was just google mapping and it looks like, at that point, there was construction going on where the skatepark is. Did they tear it down or something? 


i think you are thinking of lake in the hills. that was warp. they closed down back in june. audubon has garage doors over those windows now, so it stays a little warmer and doesn't get wet anymore. the new set up is really fun. it was done by jeff chase (the same guy who made cream city). its definitely worth checking out.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on January 10, 2012, 12:58:53 PM
You still have to wear helmets?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: optimusXgrind on January 10, 2012, 09:30:32 PM
You still have to wear helmets?


yeah. they are working on doing an 18+ sesh with no helmets though.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on January 11, 2012, 06:38:52 AM
You still have to wear helmets?


yeah. they are working on doing an 18+ sesh with no helmets though.

Cool well if you hear anything about that let me know I live like 15 minutes from that park now.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on January 11, 2012, 09:51:08 AM
You still have to wear helmets?


yeah. they are working on doing an 18+ sesh with no helmets though.

Keep me and Carlos updated on that one.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: optimusXgrind on January 11, 2012, 12:34:46 PM
ill definitely keep everyone posted
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: planman on January 11, 2012, 07:57:21 PM
Where exactly is this miniramp that you guys are talking about? I love me a good miniramp sesh
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on January 12, 2012, 11:39:46 AM
Where exactly is this miniramp that you guys are talking about? I love me a good miniramp sesh

which one?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on January 16, 2012, 11:15:02 AM
SOMETHING COOL OFFCUTS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TS6PV3mvYcI#)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on January 16, 2012, 12:40:52 PM
random contribution to the thread:

I've gotta go to Chicago in a couple of months to fix my fucking ankle. I'm coming all the way from Australia. No doctor in Australia is experienced enough with the therapy to heal it (not getting surgery). The treatment I need will be over 90 days, hopefully less. For my visa I need "a letter of invitation from a friend or relative". I don't know anyone in the USA, my sister is living in Canada so I'll be able to stay there most of the time. It'll suck going back and forth, though. I won't really be able to skate while i'm there, maybe some tranny (or I might be healed early and have plenty of time to skate) and I won't be able to drink cause of the treatment so I won't be that fun to hang around, but if anyone has a couch for me to crash on I'd be so damn grateful. It'll be the first time going overseas by myself. Pretty much putting my life on hold so I can skate like I used to.
I've got a little loft going right now that I'm using for a little clothing venture at the moment, if it's still around in a few months I'm totally down to let you stay there
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Just Green Enough on January 17, 2012, 07:46:33 PM
does anyone know where this is?


(http://www.skateboardermag.com/files/2012/01/02.gif)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on January 17, 2012, 07:49:53 PM
Roberto Clemente Academy
Clemente Community Academy High School (http://maps.google.com/maps/place?hl=en&gs_upl=468l6672l0l8734l19l15l0l5l5l0l453l2296l0.1.5.1.1l8l0&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=roberto+clemente+high+school&fb=1&hq=roberto+clemente+high+school&cid=844101802200980216&ei=J0EWT874GY6amQXhzOi_Aw&sa=X&oi=local_result&ct=map-marker-link&resnum=1&ved=0CDEQrwswAA)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on January 17, 2012, 10:39:59 PM
That sequence reminded me that Dax Miller never went anywhere even though he's good as fuck...

dax miller (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=az5r1jfzfDk#)

Switch heels at the beginning and end of this are outrageous. Did the full video ever come out though?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: oyolar on January 18, 2012, 12:26:04 AM
I completely forgot about him. He's so sick. That switch pop shove over the black rail at 42 seconds is on my school's campus and it a very tall rail with horrible ground.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on January 18, 2012, 03:17:13 AM
That was sick. A little Dax appreciation...

http://vimeo.com/21494543
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on January 21, 2012, 07:34:14 AM
random contribution to the thread:

I've gotta go to Chicago in a couple of months to fix my fucking ankle. I'm coming all the way from Australia. No doctor in Australia is experienced enough with the therapy to heal it (not getting surgery). The treatment I need will be over 90 days, hopefully less. For my visa I need "a letter of invitation from a friend or relative". I don't know anyone in the USA, my sister is living in Canada so I'll be able to stay there most of the time. It'll suck going back and forth, though. I won't really be able to skate while i'm there, maybe some tranny (or I might be healed early and have plenty of time to skate) and I won't be able to drink cause of the treatment so I won't be that fun to hang around, but if anyone has a couch for me to crash on I'd be so damn grateful. It'll be the first time going overseas by myself. Pretty much putting my life on hold so I can skate like I used to.
I've got a little loft going right now that I'm using for a little clothing venture at the moment, if it's still around in a few months I'm totally down to let you stay there

appreciate it heaps! however, i've done some more research on this dr and now i'm most likely not going. i'll stick with the treatment i'm getting here for now. always good to know slap pals are out there, though. thanks anyway man.
no problem dude, just hit me up with a PM if you do end up needing a place to stay.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on January 21, 2012, 11:05:43 AM
anyone down with a session at logan today?  i drove past earlier and its completely dry
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on January 25, 2012, 11:32:10 AM
OIAM NY episodes started up today. There's a kid from Naperville in there. Just thought you should know.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on January 25, 2012, 12:18:17 PM
OIAM NY episodes started up today. There's a kid from Naperville in there. Just thought you should know.

i was surprised when i saw that. i wouldve thought id atleast heard of him
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on January 25, 2012, 08:21:35 PM
Look at his OIAM entry. Dude goes OFF. (Anyone feel like making a spot list of said entry vid?)

Also, this picture is up on Uprise. Where is it?

(http://www.companybe.com/Uprise/2012%20Blog%20Images/JaredPetersonFSNoseslide.jpg)

Coming soon: comprehensive list of Chicago spots WITH PICTURES. All you street soldiers who want to make this list fantastic, I'll need your help.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on January 25, 2012, 08:32:34 PM
Look at his OIAM entry. Dude goes OFF. (Anyone feel like making a spot list of said entry vid?)

Also, this picture is up on Uprise. Where is it?

(http://www.companybe.com/Uprise/2012%20Blog%20Images/JaredPetersonFSNoseslide.jpg)

Coming soon: comprehensive list of Chicago spots WITH PICTURES. All you street soldiers who want to make this list fantastic, I'll need your help.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRHfMbpVlvM&feature=player_embedded
 
he rips for sure. ill contribute a few.
0:56 is in rockford
1:11 is in dekalb (not worth going to)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on January 25, 2012, 09:11:55 PM
Look at his OIAM entry. Dude goes OFF. (Anyone feel like making a spot list of said entry vid?)

Also, this picture is up on Uprise. Where is it?

(http://www.companybe.com/Uprise/2012%20Blog%20Images/JaredPetersonFSNoseslide.jpg)

Coming soon: comprehensive list of Chicago spots WITH PICTURES. All you street soldiers who want to make this list fantastic, I'll need your help.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRHfMbpVlvM&feature=player_embedded
 
he rips for sure. ill contribute a few.
0:56 is in rockford
1:11 is in dekalb (not worth going to)

I heard there were two out-ledges like that in IL. One is the Rockford one at Flinn, and the other was in St. Charles by the Coke factory? Or am I completely making up the Coke one?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on January 26, 2012, 10:06:55 AM
Look at his OIAM entry. Dude goes OFF. (Anyone feel like making a spot list of said entry vid?)

Also, this picture is up on Uprise. Where is it?

(http://www.companybe.com/Uprise/2012%20Blog%20Images/JaredPetersonFSNoseslide.jpg)

Coming soon: comprehensive list of Chicago spots WITH PICTURES. All you street soldiers who want to make this list fantastic, I'll need your help.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRHfMbpVlvM&feature=player_embedded
 
he rips for sure. ill contribute a few.
0:56 is in rockford
1:11 is in dekalb (not worth going to)

I heard there were two out-ledges like that in IL. One is the Rockford one at Flinn, and the other was in St. Charles by the Coke factory? Or am I completely making up the Coke one?

the coke ledge is just a really good normal ledge. it doesnt have a stair or anything
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on January 28, 2012, 08:58:09 AM
Ahhh very nice.

Btw, to all you wonderful Chicago skaters, think of something you want to skate. Either a skate spot in real life or from a video game or just from your imagination, doesn't matter. But make sure it's realistic!
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on January 28, 2012, 08:06:03 PM
i would like a street hip thats brick
a wallride just like the one at chase bank but like a ten. maybe a little less steep
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on January 28, 2012, 08:25:36 PM
i would like a street hip thats brick
a wallride just like the one at chase bank but like a ten. maybe a little less steep
are you talking about at the exelon plaza?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on January 28, 2012, 10:25:19 PM
i would like a street hip thats brick
a wallride just like the one at chase bank but like a ten. maybe a little less steep
are you talking about at the exelon plaza?

Yeah, Chase = Exelon. There's a banked wall there for wallrides though? Which one? (PS Exelon = best spot in Chicago)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on January 29, 2012, 08:51:11 AM
I think he's talking about how all the planters have a slight curve to them
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on January 29, 2012, 09:56:39 AM
i would like a street hip thats brick
a wallride just like the one at chase bank but like a ten. maybe a little less steep
are you talking about at the exelon plaza?

Yeah, Chase = Exelon. There's a banked wall there for wallrides though? Which one? (PS Exelon = best spot in Chicago)

pretty much all the walls at exelon are wallrideable. they all are slightly banked
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on January 29, 2012, 10:48:07 AM
I wish i had pop so i could ollie over the rail into wallride^ one of the rails is close enough to do that trick but i dont feel like anyone with pop would wanna do it
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: relevant to my intrests on January 29, 2012, 12:15:20 PM
OIAM NY episodes started up today. There's a kid from Naperville in there. Just thought you should know.

i was surprised when i saw that. i wouldve thought id atleast heard of him

Joshy boy k is the man he couldnt be more lowkey
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on January 30, 2012, 04:56:01 PM
If the weather holds out, who's up for a downtown session on Saturday?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on January 30, 2012, 05:08:25 PM
i would like a street hip thats brick
Firehole. RIP

I'd like the octogon back.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on January 30, 2012, 08:06:51 PM
If the weather holds out, who's up for a downtown session on Saturday?

if my mom stops tripping then yes
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on January 30, 2012, 08:47:52 PM
i would like a street hip thats brick
Firehole. RIP

I'd like the octogon back.

you dont happen to have a picture of that octogon do you? the name makes it sound amazing
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on January 30, 2012, 09:50:51 PM
i would like a street hip thats brick
Firehole. RIP

I'd like the octogon back.

you dont happen to have a picture of that octogon do you? the name makes it sound amazing
Ha! Yeah, sounds like a place where you skate until someone dies.
It was a park north of the loop, south of Division in front of the Newberry Library (pretty much go straight west for a few blocks from MCA). Thereís also a Catholic church nearby with a 3 up 3 down. It had ledges that escalated from an inch off the ground up to about Art Institute height where they leveled off. From end to end about 10-12 feet long. There were two of these on opposite ends of each other so you could hit them with any combo of fs/ bs/ up/ down or even both in a line. In the center it had a large octagon shaped manual pad, hence the name octagon. The ground was good and it was a public park, tucked away from businesses so you never got the boot. Then the city redid the park, in 1999 I think, and so spot is no longer
There is some footage of it in Jesse Neuhausí part in an old local Chicago video, but thatís all I can think off.
Here is the firehole if you fellas are too young to know of it:
Patrick frontside flip at the now gone firehole (http://www.flickr.com/photos/canderson/51978618/#)
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_4OE2LlxxWrc/SqhwNRJ3t0I/AAAAAAAAFfA/_2n5Nx39MRM/s1600-h/jessseplaygroundchrome.jpg (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_4OE2LlxxWrc/SqhwNRJ3t0I/AAAAAAAAFfA/_2n5Nx39MRM/s1600-h/jessseplaygroundchrome.jpg)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on January 31, 2012, 08:48:52 AM
i would like a street hip thats brick
Firehole. RIP

I'd like the octogon back.

you dont happen to have a picture of that octogon do you? the name makes it sound amazing
Ha! Yeah, sounds like a place where you skate until someone dies.
It was a park north of the loop, south of Division in front of the Newberry Library (pretty much go straight west for a few blocks from MCA). Thereís also a Catholic church nearby with a 3 up 3 down. It had ledges that escalated from an inch off the ground up to about Art Institute height where they leveled off. From end to end about 10-12 feet long. There were two of these on opposite ends of each other so you could hit them with any combo of fs/ bs/ up/ down or even both in a line. In the center it had a large octagon shaped manual pad, hence the name octagon. The ground was good and it was a public park, tucked away from businesses so you never got the boot. Then the city redid the park, in 1999 I think, and so spot is no longer
There is some footage of it in Jesse Neuhausí part in an old local Chicago video, but thatís all I can think off.
Here is the firehole if you fellas are too young to know of it:
Patrick frontside flip at the now gone firehole (http://www.flickr.com/photos/canderson/51978618/#)
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_4OE2LlxxWrc/SqhwNRJ3t0I/AAAAAAAAFfA/_2n5Nx39MRM/s1600-h/jessseplaygroundchrome.jpg (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_4OE2LlxxWrc/SqhwNRJ3t0I/AAAAAAAAFfA/_2n5Nx39MRM/s1600-h/jessseplaygroundchrome.jpg)


sounds really fun
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: oyolar on February 01, 2012, 03:48:50 PM
I'm not sure if I'll have time for a Saturday skate session, but if you guys pick a place and time, I'll meet you there if I can. DISCLAIMER: I'm bad enough as it is and haven't skated in like 4 weeks, so try not to laugh at me (or at least do it behind my back).
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: cbmyles on February 01, 2012, 04:12:46 PM
Look at his OIAM entry. Dude goes OFF. (Anyone feel like making a spot list of said entry vid?)

Also, this picture is up on Uprise. Where is it?

(http://www.companybe.com/Uprise/2012%20Blog%20Images/JaredPetersonFSNoseslide.jpg)

Coming soon: comprehensive list of Chicago spots WITH PICTURES. All you street soldiers who want to make this list fantastic, I'll need your help.

Mother of god I want to skate this. Looks so fun. btw I live in Lake County
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on February 01, 2012, 06:31:07 PM
it looks like its supposed to rain on saturday, are you guys down for a Wilson session on sunday?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on February 01, 2012, 10:55:57 PM
I'm not sure if I'll have time for a Saturday skate session, but if you guys pick a place and time, I'll meet you there if I can. DISCLAIMER: I'm bad enough as it is and haven't skated in like 4 weeks, so try not to laugh at me (or at least do it behind my back).

Rule #1 of Chicago Slap Pals - no hating/judging/laughing at others unless something legitimately funny happens.

it looks like its supposed to rain on saturday, are you guys down for a Wilson session on sunday?

We'll make an announcement Saturday and just play it by ear. Wilson on a Sunday sounds like a good alternative.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Miles on February 03, 2012, 06:04:29 PM
Do you guys know if university of chicago and uic are busts because i live in evanston and northwestern is always a bust, so I want to know if its worth going to
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on February 03, 2012, 07:59:46 PM
I'm not sure if I'll have time for a Saturday skate session, but if you guys pick a place and time, I'll meet you there if I can. DISCLAIMER: I'm bad enough as it is and haven't skated in like 4 weeks, so try not to laugh at me (or at least do it behind my back).

Rule #1 of Chicago Slap Pals - no hating/judging/laughing at others unless something legitimately funny happens.

it looks like its supposed to rain on saturday, are you guys down for a Wilson session on sunday?
it looks as if its only going to be cloudy on saturday, are you guys down for wilson then?
We'll make an announcement Saturday and just play it by ear. Wilson on a Sunday sounds like a good alternative.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on February 03, 2012, 09:20:10 PM
Me and my homie are gonna be on the night sesh tomorrow. If anyone's in the city at the time, we'll be there.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: oyolar on February 04, 2012, 10:48:56 AM
Do you guys know if university of chicago and uic are busts because i live in evanston and northwestern is always a bust, so I want to know if its worth going to

I go to U of C and I've never had a problem with UCPD telling me to stop skating. CPD might, but I haven't ran into them while skating.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on February 06, 2012, 04:52:21 PM
Intro/ Pete, Brad, Nick and Andy- SOMETHING COOL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqTYcNljjAY&list=LLGCHI4VmgWVqzyn8ak-04ew&feature=mh_lolz#)
Something cool
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on February 06, 2012, 09:10:41 PM
Damn, back 50 at 2:16 was fucked. I've been wanting to see someone skate that rail.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on February 08, 2012, 08:12:46 AM
To anyone who watches White Collar, last night there was a shot in front of the Courthouse Drop in NY.

... Yes, I geek about this stuff.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: anblue on February 08, 2012, 09:06:29 AM
Do you guys know if university of chicago and uic are busts because i live in evanston and northwestern is always a bust, so I want to know if its worth going to

I go to U of C and I've never had a problem with UCPD telling me to stop skating. CPD might, but I haven't ran into them while skating.
yeah i go to uic too, we should meet up and skate, but yeah not a huge bust factor oddly enough the only place i was told not to skate by cops was by the pavilion and i was just rolling by not even skating anything
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on February 11, 2012, 05:01:50 PM
So, we all have been to the Grant Park plaza-ish at one point or another. Anyone have any ideas to make it a bit better of a DIY than it already is?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on February 11, 2012, 10:22:24 PM
Is the red bull manual pad not there anymore? Idk put some quarter pipes in there or something. There's so much empty space. Put a mini ramp in!

EDIT: Wouldn't call it a DIY since the city put it there(I think). Anyways, Idk if I would get involved in using cement without talking to someone or they might just get rid of it.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on February 12, 2012, 07:55:47 AM
The Red Bull pad should still be there, I'm just thinking of ways we can improve the park from where it is now. Especially with ledges that do NOT slide in warm weather.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on February 12, 2012, 08:45:35 AM
i think any form of transition would be nice in there, some steep grindable banks would be cool too
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on February 12, 2012, 09:17:17 AM
one of those ledges with a parking block on top, and tranny on both sides, but like still ledge height. like they have at all the cali diys
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Dirty Sprite on February 12, 2012, 01:45:34 PM
Someone needs to donate a mini to the plaza.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on February 12, 2012, 03:25:40 PM
its crazy how much of a wasted space grant plaza is(i still enjoy it). we need to get a group together to get spohn ranch up in this bitch. they do flat slab renovation for relatively cheap and they have high quality construction
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Dirty Sprite on February 12, 2012, 04:58:08 PM
Yeah, everything at Grant Plaza you could find in your own neighborhood. May as well just spend the time at the Museum Campus or actually exploring the loop. The city and other random people really like dumping crap in there as well while they hold festivals, concerts, and other bullshit.

Any of you guys ever skated at Chicago State University on 95th S. King Drive? Tons of shit up there to do. Pretty relaxed too as far as security is concerned.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on February 12, 2012, 06:01:50 PM
its crazy how much of a wasted space grant plaza is(i still enjoy it). we need to get a group together to get spohn ranch up in this bitch. they do flat slab renovation for relatively cheap and they have high quality construction

And I know for a fact that SR is down to collab with skaters on designs. Get to drawing, everyone!
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on February 14, 2012, 01:02:54 PM
its crazy how much of a wasted space grant plaza is(i still enjoy it). we need to get a group together to get spohn ranch up in this bitch. they do flat slab renovation for relatively cheap and they have high quality construction

And I know for a fact that SR is down to collab with skaters on designs. Get to drawing, everyone!

i really feel like we could make this happen. anyone have some type of in with city council? spohn would be super supportive once we get some kind of acknowledgement from the city
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on February 14, 2012, 03:37:20 PM
its crazy how much of a wasted space grant plaza is(i still enjoy it). we need to get a group together to get spohn ranch up in this bitch. they do flat slab renovation for relatively cheap and they have high quality construction

And I know for a fact that SR is down to collab with skaters on designs. Get to drawing, everyone!

i really feel like we could make this happen. anyone have some type of in with city council? spohn would be super supportive once we get some kind of acknowledgement from the city

The next meeting is March 14 (a Wednesday). The thing is, there needs to insurmountable benefits to the city of Chicago by improving the Grant Park Plaza.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on February 14, 2012, 04:16:02 PM
its crazy how much of a wasted space grant plaza is(i still enjoy it). we need to get a group together to get spohn ranch up in this bitch. they do flat slab renovation for relatively cheap and they have high quality construction

And I know for a fact that SR is down to collab with skaters on designs. Get to drawing, everyone!

i really feel like we could make this happen. anyone have some type of in with city council? spohn would be super supportive once we get some kind of acknowledgement from the city

The next meeting is March 14 (a Wednesday). The thing is, there needs to insurmountable benefits to the city of Chicago by improving the Grant Park Plaza.

yeah. city council meetings are somewhat of a mockery to what they are intented to be. that being said, if we got enough people together and are able to come up with a really strong argument that we could convey in under 3 minutes we could have a chance
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on February 14, 2012, 05:11:18 PM
its crazy how much of a wasted space grant plaza is(i still enjoy it). we need to get a group together to get spohn ranch up in this bitch. they do flat slab renovation for relatively cheap and they have high quality construction

And I know for a fact that SR is down to collab with skaters on designs. Get to drawing, everyone!

i really feel like we could make this happen. anyone have some type of in with city council? spohn would be super supportive once we get some kind of acknowledgement from the city

The next meeting is March 14 (a Wednesday). The thing is, there needs to insurmountable benefits to the city of Chicago by improving the Grant Park Plaza.

yeah. city council meetings are somewhat of a mockery to what they are intented to be. that being said, if we got enough people together and are able to come up with a really strong argument that we could convey in under 3 minutes we could have a chance

Time for someone to get an infection from the rust on the edge of the RedBull ledges...

It's too bad they deaded the idea of the indoor park. I could write the hell out of that speech.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Dirty Sprite on February 15, 2012, 10:25:18 AM
Where was the park going to go? I could see how some Yuppie pieces of shit would be against it, but if it was gonna be somewhere in the West loop or some other industrial area then I wonder how it could have failed.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on February 15, 2012, 10:47:18 AM
Where was the park going to go? I could see how some Yuppie pieces of shit would be against it, but if it was gonna be somewhere in the West loop or some other industrial area then I wonder how it could have failed.

It was supposed to be on 20 S. Clark Street, right in the heart of downtown. It would've been the best thing of all time.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on February 15, 2012, 01:50:50 PM
W I wonder how it could have failed.

It was going to be like 1600 South Clark St.  The reason it failed was time and $$$, the city has neither. 

Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on February 18, 2012, 08:00:57 PM
does anyone have any decent bank spots they're willing to share?   i'm in dire need of a good bank thats not the shefflield banks
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on February 18, 2012, 08:37:33 PM
does anyone have any decent bank spots they're willing to share??  ? i'm in dire need of a good bank thats not the shefflield banks

im guessing you already know about the red bridge banks on ashland and webster. those are pretty fun
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: frank on February 18, 2012, 09:16:31 PM
i skated chicago for the first time yesterday. skated wendy's ledge for what felt like at least an hour. a cop drove right past us. fuck yeah chicago. does anyone know the name of that park on state i think the street is? you can see the essex inn and it's fenced in, there's a volleyball and tennis court. that place is sweet, cool locals.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on February 18, 2012, 09:20:45 PM
does anyone have any decent bank spots they're willing to share??  ? i'm in dire need of a good bank thats not the shefflield banks

im guessing you already know about the red bridge banks on ashland and webster. those are pretty fun

UIC banks are cool for doing flip tricks on. They're at the building called science and engineering south.

The Picasso maybe? It's a bust at random as far as my experiences go.

The mercedes Benz dealership has some cool ones. Mostly like a grind the top kind of deal. Same with the ones under the bridge in the parking lot of Vienna Beef Ltd. Also, across the street from there is like a kind of steep bank to ledge that's fun.

Also, to the person above me. Grant skate plaza? It's off of Columbus though.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on February 19, 2012, 08:04:25 AM
Brandon Bane Overtime (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzlNTMF6vkU&feature=g-user-u&context=G2b377caUCGXQYbcTJ33aKikVl0vqbi9SNk-DbY3Jvkzl_LKtbcR0#)

OVERTIME
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: frank on February 19, 2012, 01:53:54 PM
Also, to the person above me. Grant skate plaza? It's off of Columbus though.
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yes, thank you. i'm terrible with streets/directions
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on February 19, 2012, 03:08:45 PM
i skated that bank to ledge across from the vienna beef factory today, that place is so much steeper then it looks in videos
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: planman on February 20, 2012, 12:50:25 PM
does anyone have any decent bank spots they're willing to share??  ? i'm in dire need of a good bank thats not the shefflield banks

im guessing you already know about the red bridge banks on ashland and webster. those are pretty fun

UIC banks are cool for doing flip tricks on. They're at the building called science and engineering south.

The Picasso maybe? It's a bust at random as far as my experiences go.

The mercedes Benz dealership has some cool ones. Mostly like a grind the top kind of deal. Same with the ones under the bridge in the parking lot of Vienna Beef Ltd. Also, across the street from there is like a kind of steep bank to ledge that's fun.

Also, to the person above me. Grant skate plaza? It's off of Columbus though.
Oh shit, I live right by UIC, I need to go hit that spot up.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on February 20, 2012, 04:02:57 PM
does anyone have any decent bank spots they're willing to share??  ? i'm in dire need of a good bank thats not the shefflield banks
I haven't been there since I was 16 but what about this place? Across Wacker from the Sears Tower down on lower Wacker there is a bank with a painted yellow curb on top. You can see the stair case down to it here:
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=41.878736,-87.637156&spn=0.000002,0.001049&t=h&z=20&layer=c&cbll=41.878807,-87.63688&panoid=egUUNAOMZPqEO9eyUQcmHQ&cbp=12,286.5,,0,0.35
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: relevant to my intrests on February 21, 2012, 10:25:09 PM
Brandon Bane Overtime (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzlNTMF6vkU&feature=g-user-u&context=G2b377caUCGXQYbcTJ33aKikVl0vqbi9SNk-DbY3Jvkzl_LKtbcR0#)

OVERTIME

 Is that bezerker
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: StokedTaco on February 23, 2012, 04:40:17 AM
My friend finaly finished this edit.       BABY EATERS 2(HD) - Chicago (http://vimeo.com/37278725)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on February 23, 2012, 06:23:49 AM
My friend finaly finished this edit.       BABY EATERS 2(HD) - Chicago (http://vimeo.com/37278725)

Spot check on:
The ledges @ 0:20
The curb cuts @ 0:50
The bank-to-bank gap @ 0:38
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on February 23, 2012, 07:26:58 AM
was that nollie shuv ben?
saw some cj in there too.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on February 23, 2012, 10:29:27 AM
Not a single baby was eaten.  But I don't mind so much, due to some good skateboarding.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Just Green Enough on February 23, 2012, 11:28:39 AM
Brandon Bane Overtime (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzlNTMF6vkU&feature=g-user-u&context=G2b377caUCGXQYbcTJ33aKikVl0vqbi9SNk-DbY3Jvkzl_LKtbcR0#)

OVERTIME

i really like the way he skates rails, but i hate him as a person.
the first time i met him, a friend of ours did a back smith on a flat bar and branond immediately says, "only niggers do back smiths. and nollie heels. those tricks are for dirty niggers. dude, and did you hear how i beat up this gay kid at a party last night? why? cus he was gay! fuck that!"

i suppose it's how slash feels about jon allie.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on February 23, 2012, 12:41:35 PM
Brandon Bane Overtime (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzlNTMF6vkU&feature=g-user-u&context=G2b377caUCGXQYbcTJ33aKikVl0vqbi9SNk-DbY3Jvkzl_LKtbcR0#)

OVERTIME

i really like the way he skates rails, but i hate him as a person.
the first time i met him, a friend of ours did a back smith on a flat bar and branond immediately says, "only niggers do back smiths. and nollie heels. those tricks are for dirty niggers. dude, and did you hear how i beat up this gay kid at a party last night? why? cus he was gay! fuck that!"

i suppose it's how slash feels about jon allie.

In this thread: some Chicago skaters reveal themselves to be decent people rather than all-too-common-in-skateboarding homophobes? Invisi-rep for you
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Dirty Sprite on February 23, 2012, 01:08:52 PM
My friend finaly finished this edit.       BABY EATERS 2(HD) - Chicago (http://vimeo.com/37278725)

Spot check on:
The ledges @ 0:20
The curb cuts @ 0:50
The bank-to-bank gap @ 0:38

The curb cuts are by Harrison street.

https://www.google.com/#hl=en&gs_nf=1&tok=hgsuBCP9quZDEM4POXM3Bw&cp=1&gs_id=c8&xhr=t&q=2+east+8th&pf=p&sclient=psy-ab&pbx=1&oq=2+east+8th&aq=0&aqi=g4&aql=&gs_sm=&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=ac7a725a7b565edc&biw=1024&bih=631&bs=1 (https://www.google.com/#hl=en&gs_nf=1&tok=hgsuBCP9quZDEM4POXM3Bw&cp=1&gs_id=c8&xhr=t&q=2+east+8th&pf=p&sclient=psy-ab&pbx=1&oq=2+east+8th&aq=0&aqi=g4&aql=&gs_sm=&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=ac7a725a7b565edc&biw=1024&bih=631&bs=1)

Would like to know where those banks @ 3:03 are myself.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on February 23, 2012, 02:27:01 PM
My friend finaly finished this edit.?  ?  ?  ? BABY EATERS 2(HD) - Chicago (http://vimeo.com/37278725)

Spot check on:
The ledges @ 0:20
The curb cuts @ 0:50
The bank-to-bank gap @ 0:38

clark and van buren
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on February 23, 2012, 03:54:54 PM
And with that, the spot list of Chicago has begun as a word document!
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on February 23, 2012, 05:20:25 PM
hes alright in person i guess, but im a uncle tom
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: gerg2234 on February 23, 2012, 07:12:57 PM
CATARACT (http://vimeo.com/35168987)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: relevant to my intrests on February 23, 2012, 08:55:07 PM
Brandon Bane Overtime (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzlNTMF6vkU&feature=g-user-u&context=G2b377caUCGXQYbcTJ33aKikVl0vqbi9SNk-DbY3Jvkzl_LKtbcR0#)

OVERTIME

i really like the way he skates rails, but i hate him as a person.
the first time i met him, a friend of ours did a back smith on a flat bar and branond immediately says, "only niggers do back smiths. and nollie heels. those tricks are for dirty niggers. dude, and did you hear how i beat up this gay kid at a party last night? why? cus he was gay! fuck that!"

i suppose it's how slash feels about jon allie.

Wow thats shocking im black and known berzerker for a while and never even gave be the vibe he would do some shit like that
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Just Green Enough on February 23, 2012, 09:38:07 PM
yeah, sorry to burst your bubble, but that's what he said upon 30 minutes of meeting me.
but i'm white (well, i look white) so he must have felt comfortable enough to say that.
maybe he was just trying to impress. ?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: oyolar on February 23, 2012, 10:38:13 PM
yeah, sorry to burst your bubble, but that's what he said upon 30 minutes of meeting me.
but i'm white (well, i look white) so he must have felt comfortable enough to say that.
maybe he was just trying to impress. ?

Who the fuck thinks that's an appropriate way to impress someone?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: optimusXgrind on February 28, 2012, 03:46:45 PM
a couple of my friends and i skated the benz banks for the first time last week. so much fun. i can't wait until this snow is gone so we can skate them again. i definitely want to check out that vienna beef spot too. anyone have a good shot of it/know when a good time to skate it is?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on March 03, 2012, 08:28:12 AM
So yesterday, I discovered that Oyolar is probably the most intelligent out of all of us. Regardless, I find it incredibly awesome that my friend is doing her journalism final project on skateboarding.

Also, I know I've seen this street gap before, but does anyone remember where it is? Kalis does it in a line at 0:24

Mind Field - Josh Kalis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QPqdecMcpE&t=024#)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on March 03, 2012, 08:52:12 AM
So yesterday, I discovered that Oyolar is probably the most intelligent out of all of us. Regardless, I find it incredibly awesome that my friend is doing her journalism final project on skateboarding.

Also, I know I've seen this street gap before, but does anyone remember where it is? Kalis does it in a line at 0:24

Mind Field - Josh Kalis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QPqdecMcpE&t=024#)

120 N lasalle
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on March 03, 2012, 09:17:12 AM
So yesterday, I discovered that Oyolar is probably the most intelligent out of all of us. Regardless, I find it incredibly awesome that my friend is doing her journalism final project on skateboarding.

Also, I know I've seen this street gap before, but does anyone remember where it is? Kalis does it in a line at 0:24

Mind Field - Josh Kalis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QPqdecMcpE&t=024#)

120 N lasalle

Thanks chillout. I have a list of downtown spots going. So far I have:

?   Marble ledges
?   Stairs + ledges
?   Double curb cuts
?   Seawall
?   Copernicus ledges + bandstand + ring around the rail / Adler Planetarium
?   Aon Center (ledge city)
?   Monroe Gap
?   Riverside Ledges/podium (3 ledges/progressive 3 stairs)
?   Naked Chick Spot (3 up 3 down + Philly podium)
?   Quizbump
?   Daley Plaza (Picasso + ledge/pad + benches)
?   Exelon (Ledges + outledges + stairs + 3stair pit)
?   Renaissance Ledges
?   Kalis ledges + THE street gap
?   Outledge + hesh gap + 5 stair
?   Bubbledges
?   Riverside Plaza
and the entirety of the west side of S Michigan Ave, for the marble planters
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on March 03, 2012, 10:05:43 AM
So yesterday, I discovered that Oyolar is probably the most intelligent out of all of us. Regardless, I find it incredibly awesome that my friend is doing her journalism final project on skateboarding.

Also, I know I've seen this street gap before, but does anyone remember where it is? Kalis does it in a line at 0:24

Mind Field - Josh Kalis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QPqdecMcpE&t=024#)

120 N lasalle

Thanks chillout. I have a list of downtown spots going. So far I have:

?   Marble ledges
?   Stairs + ledges
?   Double curb cuts
?   Seawall
?   Copernicus ledges + bandstand + ring around the rail / Adler Planetarium
?   Aon Center (ledge city)
?   Monroe Gap
?   Riverside Ledges/podium (3 ledges/progressive 3 stairs)
?   Naked Chick Spot (3 up 3 down + Philly podium)
?   Quizbump
?   Daley Plaza (Picasso + ledge/pad + benches)
?   Exelon (Ledges + outledges + stairs + 3stair pit)
?   Renaissance Ledges
?   Kalis ledges + THE street gap
?   Outledge + hesh gap + 5 stair
?   Bubbledges
?   Riverside Plaza
and the entirety of the west side of S Michigan Ave, for the marble planters


nice! i might have to ask you about a few of those
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on March 03, 2012, 10:12:26 AM
So yesterday, I discovered that Oyolar is probably the most intelligent out of all of us. Regardless, I find it incredibly awesome that my friend is doing her journalism final project on skateboarding.

Also, I know I've seen this street gap before, but does anyone remember where it is? Kalis does it in a line at 0:24

Mind Field - Josh Kalis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QPqdecMcpE&t=024#)

120 N lasalle

Thanks chillout. I have a list of downtown spots going. So far I have:

?   Marble ledges
?   Stairs + ledges
?   Double curb cuts
?   Seawall
?   Copernicus ledges + bandstand + ring around the rail / Adler Planetarium
?   Aon Center (ledge city)
?   Monroe Gap
?   Riverside Ledges/podium (3 ledges/progressive 3 stairs)
?   Naked Chick Spot (3 up 3 down + Philly podium)
?   Quizbump
?   Daley Plaza (Picasso + ledge/pad + benches)
?   Exelon (Ledges + outledges + stairs + 3stair pit)
?   Renaissance Ledges
?   Kalis ledges + THE street gap
?   Outledge + hesh gap + 5 stair
?   Bubbledges
?   Riverside Plaza
and the entirety of the west side of S Michigan Ave, for the marble planters


nice! i might have to ask you about a few of those

I'm working on addresses for all of them. Also, a map graphic to see relative closeness as well as pictures of each spot. This shit's gonna be complete and thorough, dammit.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on March 03, 2012, 10:27:28 AM
So yesterday, I discovered that Oyolar is probably the most intelligent out of all of us. Regardless, I find it incredibly awesome that my friend is doing her journalism final project on skateboarding.

Also, I know I've seen this street gap before, but does anyone remember where it is? Kalis does it in a line at 0:24

Mind Field - Josh Kalis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QPqdecMcpE&t=024#)

120 N lasalle

Thanks chillout. I have a list of downtown spots going. So far I have:

?   Marble ledges
?   Stairs + ledges
?   Double curb cuts
?   Seawall
?   Copernicus ledges + bandstand + ring around the rail / Adler Planetarium
?   Aon Center (ledge city)
?   Monroe Gap
?   Riverside Ledges/podium (3 ledges/progressive 3 stairs)
?   Naked Chick Spot (3 up 3 down + Philly podium)
?   Quizbump
?   Daley Plaza (Picasso + ledge/pad + benches)
?   Exelon (Ledges + outledges + stairs + 3stair pit)
?   Renaissance Ledges
?   Kalis ledges + THE street gap
?   Outledge + hesh gap + 5 stair
?   Bubbledges
?   Riverside Plaza
and the entirety of the west side of S Michigan Ave, for the marble planters


nice! i might have to ask you about a few of those

I'm working on addresses for all of them. Also, a map graphic to see relative closeness as well as pictures of each spot. This shit's gonna be complete and thorough, dammit.

sounds good. looking forward to seeing it
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on March 03, 2012, 08:09:10 PM
So yesterday, I discovered that Oyolar is probably the most intelligent out of all of us. Regardless, I find it incredibly awesome that my friend is doing her journalism final project on skateboarding.

Also, I know I've seen this street gap before, but does anyone remember where it is? Kalis does it in a line at 0:24

Mind Field - Josh Kalis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QPqdecMcpE&t=024#)

120 N lasalle

Thanks chillout. I have a list of downtown spots going. So far I have:

?   Marble ledges
?   Stairs + ledges
?   Double curb cuts
?   Seawall
?   Copernicus ledges + bandstand + ring around the rail / Adler Planetarium
?   Aon Center (ledge city)
?   Monroe Gap
?   Riverside Ledges/podium (3 ledges/progressive 3 stairs)
?   Naked Chick Spot (3 up 3 down + Philly podium)
?   Quizbump
?   Daley Plaza (Picasso + ledge/pad + benches)
?   Exelon (Ledges + outledges + stairs + 3stair pit)
?   Renaissance Ledges
?   Kalis ledges + THE street gap
?   Outledge + hesh gap + 5 stair
?   Bubbledges
?   Riverside Plaza
and the entirety of the west side of S Michigan Ave, for the marble planters


nice! i might have to ask you about a few of those

I'm working on addresses for all of them. Also, a map graphic to see relative closeness as well as pictures of each spot. This shit's gonna be complete and thorough, dammit.

sounds good. looking forward to seeing it

I'll probably try and collect some firsthand pictures over the next few weeks. It'll get easier as the weather gets warmer and the days get longer.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on March 03, 2012, 09:09:44 PM
So yesterday, I discovered that Oyolar is probably the most intelligent out of all of us. Regardless, I find it incredibly awesome that my friend is doing her journalism final project on skateboarding.

Also, I know I've seen this street gap before, but does anyone remember where it is? Kalis does it in a line at 0:24

Mind Field - Josh Kalis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QPqdecMcpE&t=024#)

120 N lasalle

Thanks chillout. I have a list of downtown spots going. So far I have:

?   Marble ledges
?   Stairs + ledges
?   Double curb cuts
?   Seawall
?   Copernicus ledges + bandstand + ring around the rail / Adler Planetarium
?   Aon Center (ledge city)
?   Monroe Gap
?   Riverside Ledges/podium (3 ledges/progressive 3 stairs)
?   Naked Chick Spot (3 up 3 down + Philly podium)
?   Quizbump
?   Daley Plaza (Picasso + ledge/pad + benches)
?   Exelon (Ledges + outledges + stairs + 3stair pit)
?   Renaissance Ledges
?   Kalis ledges + THE street gap
?   Outledge + hesh gap + 5 stair
?   Bubbledges
?   Riverside Plaza
and the entirety of the west side of S Michigan Ave, for the marble planters


nice! i might have to ask you about a few of those

I'm working on addresses for all of them. Also, a map graphic to see relative closeness as well as pictures of each spot. This shit's gonna be complete and thorough, dammit.

sounds good. looking forward to seeing it

I'll probably try and collect some firsthand pictures over the next few weeks. It'll get easier as the weather gets warmer and the days get longer.

it would be sick to get a little chicago slap pals edit to go along with it
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on March 03, 2012, 10:11:35 PM
^^Haha, I'd have to do some digging for footage. All spots in the city?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on March 03, 2012, 11:58:39 PM
These are all spots that are in (or very near) the loop.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on March 04, 2012, 01:03:09 AM
These are all spots that are in (or very near) the loop.

Never heard of quizbump, name sounds interesting though. Is bubble ledges the ones at the fancy hotel you can see off of LSD?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on March 04, 2012, 09:04:25 AM
These are all spots that are in (or very near) the loop.

Never heard of quizbump, name sounds interesting though. Is bubble ledges the ones at the fancy hotel you can see off of LSD?

The Quizbump is a catchy name for the bump right next to a Quizno's. Quite fun. And nah, the bubbledges are the ledges that Kalis ollies onto and then (fs or bs?) kickflips into the street. What are these fancy hotel ledges you speak of?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on March 04, 2012, 11:51:38 AM
in the parking garage next the the quiznos bump, the basement is filled with endless bank to walls. 
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on March 04, 2012, 12:48:22 PM
These are all spots that are in (or very near) the loop.

Never heard of quizbump, name sounds interesting though. Is bubble ledges the ones at the fancy hotel you can see off of LSD?

The Quizbump is a catchy name for the bump right next to a Quizno's. Quite fun. And nah, the bubbledges are the ledges that Kalis ollies onto and then (fs or bs?) kickflips into the street. What are these fancy hotel ledges you speak of?

They are like waxed up half circle ledges(like they rise from the ground, elevate, then go back into the ground). Steve Fauser 5050d one of them a pretty long time ago. You can see it from Lake Shore Drive when driving up to Wilson or more easily going south from Wilson.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on March 04, 2012, 06:21:57 PM
in the parking garage next the the quiznos bump, the basement is filled with endless bank to walls. 

I'll be sure to seek those out.
These are all spots that are in (or very near) the loop.

Never heard of quizbump, name sounds interesting though. Is bubble ledges the ones at the fancy hotel you can see off of LSD?

The Quizbump is a catchy name for the bump right next to a Quizno's. Quite fun. And nah, the bubbledges are the ledges that Kalis ollies onto and then (fs or bs?) kickflips into the street. What are these fancy hotel ledges you speak of?

They are like waxed up half circle ledges(like they rise from the ground, elevate, then go back into the ground). Steve Fauser 5050d one of them a pretty long time ago. You can see it from Lake Shore Drive when driving up to Wilson or more easily going south from Wilson.

If you can pinpoint the hotel for me, that'd make my life so easy.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on March 04, 2012, 06:29:56 PM
He's talking about The W Hotel

644 N.  Lakeshore Drive
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on March 04, 2012, 06:44:25 PM
Added the W Hotel to the list. I walked around on Google Maps and didn't see any parking garages near the Quizbump, but the pictures aren't always the most recent. I kinda feel like the parking garage is right across the street from Quizno's, but I might be lying...
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on March 04, 2012, 06:54:34 PM
Added the W Hotel to the list. I walked around on Google Maps and didn't see any parking garages near the Quizbump, but the pictures aren't always the most recent. I kinda feel like the parking garage is right across the street from Quizno's, but I might be lying...
sorry, i should've been more specific.  across the alley there is a garage door, when it opens you can get into the garage, I skated down their for a decent hour without getting kicked out.  and to get out just follow a car that's leaving the building
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on March 06, 2012, 01:47:59 PM
Some damn good spots in Chity I never knew about.  Might have to post some screens here sometime.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on March 06, 2012, 02:08:47 PM
Some damn good spots in Chity I never knew about.  Might have to post some screens here sometime.

Please do so I can add em to the Chicago Slap Pals spot list!
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Hesh Unicorn on March 06, 2012, 03:06:25 PM
Good weather in chicago? in march? Sessions!
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: myles. on March 06, 2012, 05:43:48 PM
can't wait to skate the city this summer. plan on making it down there at least 2-3 times a month. i live about an hour north of chicago and dont have a car so i rarely make it out there
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on March 06, 2012, 06:23:59 PM
can't wait to skate the city this summer. plan on making it down there at least 2-3 times a month. i live about an hour north of chicago and dont have a car so i rarely make it out there
Metra weekend pass and student fares are your friend.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: myles. on March 06, 2012, 07:33:35 PM
can't wait to skate the city this summer. plan on making it down there at least 2-3 times a month. i live about an hour north of chicago and dont have a car so i rarely make it out there
Metra weekend pass and student fares are your friend.
yeah haha thats what ill be doing more than likely. especially since the metra station is only a hill bomb away from my house
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on March 06, 2012, 08:32:48 PM
can't wait to skate the city this summer. plan on making it down there at least 2-3 times a month. i live about an hour north of chicago and dont have a car so i rarely make it out there
Metra weekend pass and student fares are your friend.
yeah haha thats what ill be doing more than likely. especially since the metra station is only a hill bomb away from my house

Dude, where you at? I'm in North Chicago near Waukegan. I'm busy as fuck, but definitely wanna make it downtown a couple times in the next couple months.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: myles. on March 06, 2012, 08:49:35 PM
can't wait to skate the city this summer. plan on making it down there at least 2-3 times a month. i live about an hour north of chicago and dont have a car so i rarely make it out there
Metra weekend pass and student fares are your friend.
yeah haha thats what ill be doing more than likely. especially since the metra station is only a hill bomb away from my house

Dude, where you at? I'm in North Chicago near Waukegan. I'm busy as fuck, but definitely wanna make it downtown a couple times in the next couple months.
winthrop harbor. its a little farther north of waukegan.

i might even try and go this saturday if i can get some homies to go
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on March 06, 2012, 09:32:51 PM
I'm in North Chicago near Waukegan.
Seaman?

Winthrop Harbor?! Daaamn! That's a hike.
You could always do what I did and hide in the toilet the whole ride or lay across the luggage racks on the 2nd floor. If you get caught you just pay the fare.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on March 06, 2012, 11:00:08 PM
can't wait to skate the city this summer. plan on making it down there at least 2-3 times a month. i live about an hour north of chicago and dont have a car so i rarely make it out there
Metra weekend pass and student fares are your friend.
yeah haha thats what ill be doing more than likely. especially since the metra station is only a hill bomb away from my house

Dude, where you at? I'm in North Chicago near Waukegan. I'm busy as fuck, but definitely wanna make it downtown a couple times in the next couple months.
winthrop harbor. its a little farther north of waukegan.

i might even try and go this saturday if i can get some homies to go

Aw man, I'd be down to skate. I could drive(depending on the spots you plan on going to, parking might be a pain in the ass). I should warn you, all my go-to tricks are gay and I suck these days...

I'm in North Chicago near Waukegan.
Seaman?

Nah, school. It's pretty much surrounded by naval base though.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on March 06, 2012, 11:10:26 PM
I'm in North Chicago near Waukegan.
Seaman?

Nah, school. It's pretty much surrounded by naval base though.
Sorry. When I hear North Chicago only 2 things come to mind:
1) Navy
&
2) Sanabels(sp?), ghetto ass liquor that didn't card. Got robbed there 3 times.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on March 06, 2012, 11:22:53 PM
I'm in North Chicago near Waukegan.
Seaman?

Nah, school. It's pretty much surrounded by naval base though.
Sorry. When I hear North Chicago only 2 things come to mind:
1) Navy
&
2) Sanabels(sp?), ghetto ass liquor that didn't card. Got robbed there 3 times.

No worries, the school is pretty small. I prolly should stop wandering around Waukegan at night, huh? Found some cool spots though, haha.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on March 06, 2012, 11:53:34 PM
At least not alone. Waukeegan can be sketchy in certain areas but there are parts of North Chicago that should be avoided even in the day. Granted I haven't been up that way in ages but if it's anything like it used to be watch your back.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on March 07, 2012, 12:36:54 AM
haha thanks, I have a bad sense for "bad" areas to be in. I guess I'm generally lucky or get left alone cuz I dress like I'm homeless.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on March 07, 2012, 07:51:40 PM
i skated the bank to curb by the vienna beef factory today and it was way harder to skate than it looks in video. its like the steepest thing ever. i got broke off but it was still really fun. the banks right next to it under the bridge are pretty fun too
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Archie Bunker on March 07, 2012, 11:24:30 PM
well since the 90s footage from your hometown thread never blew up like i was hoping it would, im not going to let this golden footage go to sleep in the deep depths of the internet.  There's a shit ton of chicago footage in these videos and i think you guys will enjoy it.  You guys are blessed with an amazing looking city.  Hopefully i will be able to skate it with you guys in the near future.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpC6s6nTwh0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GckDI8Ysmzs&feature=related
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on March 08, 2012, 04:40:15 PM
i skated the bank to curb by the vienna beef factory today and it was way harder to skate than it looks in video. its like the steepest thing ever. i got broke off but it was still really fun. the banks right next to it under the bridge are pretty fun too
which other ones are you talking about?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on March 08, 2012, 05:55:35 PM
i skated the bank to curb by the vienna beef factory today and it was way harder to skate than it looks in video. its like the steepest thing ever. i got broke off but it was still really fun. the banks right next to it under the bridge are pretty fun too
which other ones are you talking about?

theyre right under the bridge next to vienna beef. you can see them from the bank to curb if you look towards the river. you can either hop the fence or go all the way to the back of the vienna parking lot and just walk right under the bridge
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on March 11, 2012, 12:14:07 PM
There's a solid chance that I'll be in the city Tuesday night if it stays dry.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: optimusXgrind on March 12, 2012, 12:34:16 PM
planning on northbrook tomorrow and then wilson/street on wednesday
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on March 13, 2012, 04:04:00 PM
Chicago street sesh tomorrow night. Look for the dude with red Supra Avengers if you're in the loop tomorrow.

I'll be up in the city Friday night as well.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on March 16, 2012, 07:32:58 PM
how do you get to wilson from millennium station???
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on March 16, 2012, 08:06:09 PM
how do you get to wilson from millennium station???

head north to lake street then go a bit further into the city(turn left on lake st) and find the cta station(you will see the tracks). Get on the red line and take it to wilson. When you get off the train, head down Wilson avenue(?) towards the lake and you should hit it in a couple minutes.

from: millenium station

to: lake st cta chicago il

this should give you directions to the station if you google map it. I assumed you were taking public public transportation based on the location, but driving just get on Lakeshore Drive and go north.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on March 17, 2012, 09:04:23 PM
how do you get to wilson from millennium station???

head north to lake street then go a bit further into the city(turn left on lake st) and find the cta station(you will see the tracks). Get on the red line and take it to wilson. When you get off the train, head down Wilson avenue(?) towards the lake and you should hit it in a couple minutes.

from: millenium station

to: lake st cta chicago il
i tototally walked instead of taking the train. it was hell but i had a fun ass sesh

this should give you directions to the station if you google map it. I assumed you were taking public public transportation based on the location, but driving just get on Lakeshore Drive and go north.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on March 17, 2012, 11:02:05 PM
how do you get to wilson from millennium station???

head north to lake street then go a bit further into the city(turn left on lake st) and find the cta station(you will see the tracks). Get on the red line and take it to wilson. When you get off the train, head down Wilson avenue(?) towards the lake and you should hit it in a couple minutes.

from: millenium station

to: lake st cta chicago il
i tototally walked instead of taking the train. it was hell but i had a fun ass sesh

this should give you directions to the station if you google map it. I assumed you were taking public public transportation based on the location, but driving just get on Lakeshore Drive and go north.

Haha o shit. Did you just skate along the bike path by the lake or something? I've skated there from UIC, some of the streets along the way were absolute shit.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Snowman on April 02, 2012, 09:49:53 AM
does anyone have any decent bank spots they're willing to share?   i'm in dire need of a good bank thats not the shefflield banks


Theres a nice bank here

1394 s clark - Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1366&bih=667&q=1394+s+clark&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x880e2c8f3c93f4bf:0x520ea776bc07eca6,1394+S+Clark+St,+Chicago,+IL+60605&gl=us&ei=fNh5T8fGFoWg8QSynpWFCg&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CC4Q8gEwAA)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on April 09, 2012, 06:16:42 PM
Just saw that this is coming out. Wish I could go to the premier. I've been reading about this being in the works for years now and was wondering if it would ever come out.
http://www.thebrotherhoodchicago.com/ (http://www.thebrotherhoodchicago.com/)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on April 10, 2012, 11:37:19 AM
So I see that the new street plaza (is it new?) is pretty much right near one of the most infamous neighbohoods in Chicago.  Although I think it's a decent couple of blocks from it.  Is it worth checking out?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on April 10, 2012, 05:32:59 PM
So I see that the new street plaza (is it new?) is pretty much right near one of the most infamous neighbohoods in Chicago.  Although I think it's a decent couple of blocks from it.  Is it worth checking out?

The one in Cicero? If you go, watch your stuff. If you like ledges its cool also has a super fun bank to ledge. I think more stuff got put in since I've been there last. If its not the same one you're talking about, just disregard this message.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on April 10, 2012, 07:16:08 PM
So I see that the new street plaza (is it new?) is pretty much right near one of the most infamous neighbohoods in Chicago.?  Although I think it's a decent couple of blocks from it.?  Is it worth checking out?

The one in Cicero? If you go, watch your stuff. If you like ledges its cool also has a super fun bank to ledge. I think more stuff got put in since I've been there last. If its not the same one you're talking about, just disregard this message.
little village?  i didn't really have any problems there.  I wouldn't be stay after dark though. 
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on April 11, 2012, 06:48:10 AM
So I see that the new street plaza (is it new?) is pretty much right near one of the most infamous neighbohoods in Chicago.??  Although I think it's a decent couple of blocks from it.??  Is it worth checking out?

The one in Cicero? If you go, watch your stuff. If you like ledges its cool also has a super fun bank to ledge. I think more stuff got put in since I've been there last. If its not the same one you're talking about, just disregard this message.
little village??  i didn't really have any problems there.?  I wouldn't be stay after dark though.? 

Ya little village.  I just read some shit recently about K-town, but that's in North Lawndale anyway not Cicero.  I want to check it out sometime.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on April 11, 2012, 08:00:01 AM
Gnarly neighborhood, but I haven't heard of any problems at the park. 
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Stonesthrowplease on April 11, 2012, 11:10:14 AM
moving back to chicago in about 2 weeks. lets skate everyone
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on April 14, 2012, 09:09:06 PM
Just saw that this is coming out. Wish I could go to the premier. I've been reading about this being in the works for years now and was wondering if it would ever come out.
http://www.thebrotherhoodchicago.com/ (http://www.thebrotherhoodchicago.com/)

im hoping they sell dvds or put it up on vimeo sometime in the future. i wasnt able to make it to the premier
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarfunkell on April 15, 2012, 06:30:47 AM
I'll be in Chicago from May 1st to the 8th!
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on April 17, 2012, 07:18:40 PM
Just saw that this is coming out. Wish I could go to the premier. I've been reading about this being in the works for years now and was wondering if it would ever come out.
http://www.thebrotherhoodchicago.com/ (http://www.thebrotherhoodchicago.com/)

im hoping they sell dvds or put it up on vimeo sometime in the future. i wasnt able to make it to the premier
Same here. Can't peep it in Japan.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: oyolar on April 18, 2012, 03:31:07 PM
I'll be in Chicago from May 1st to the 8th!

May 1st is my birthday!
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on April 18, 2012, 06:06:12 PM
someone give me the address to the new aurora park
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: anblue on April 18, 2012, 06:23:36 PM
someone give me the address to the new aurora park
828 Montgomery Road Aurora, IL
just park in the waterpark area and you see it no problem. ill most likely be there so good looks
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on April 20, 2012, 09:23:10 AM
Stay strong, men (and papasmurf)! The good weather is near! And then we will have many skate sessions!

Also, happy early birthday to Oyolar, who's probably the smartest dude in our thread.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on April 20, 2012, 06:11:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rO3uNfmF5cQ

anyone know where 0:45 is?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Snowman on April 26, 2012, 09:48:39 PM
These are all spots that are in (or very near) the loop.

Never heard of quizbump, name sounds interesting though. Is bubble ledges the ones at the fancy hotel you can see off of LSD?

The Quizbump is a catchy name for the bump right next to a Quizno's. Quite fun. And nah, the bubbledges are the ledges that Kalis ollies onto and then (fs or bs?) kickflips into the street. What are these fancy hotel ledges you speak of?


The quiz bumps not skateable right now.  They put these metal things on the beginning middle and that extend across the whole ramp.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: oyolar on April 26, 2012, 11:10:35 PM
Stay strong, men (and papasmurf)! The good weather is near! And then we will have many skate sessions!

Also, happy early birthday to Oyolar, who's probably the smartest dude in our thread.

  ;):-*
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on April 27, 2012, 09:03:36 PM
These are all spots that are in (or very near) the loop.

Never heard of quizbump, name sounds interesting though. Is bubble ledges the ones at the fancy hotel you can see off of LSD?

The Quizbump is a catchy name for the bump right next to a Quizno's. Quite fun. And nah, the bubbledges are the ledges that Kalis ollies onto and then (fs or bs?) kickflips into the street. What are these fancy hotel ledges you speak of?


The quiz bumps not skateable right now.  They put these metal things on the beginning middle and that extend across the whole ramp.

Do they look permanent?

Stay strong, men (and papasmurf)! The good weather is near! And then we will have many skate sessions!

Also, happy early birthday to Oyolar, who's probably the smartest dude in our thread.

  ;):-*

From an aspiring scholar to another!

IMPORTANT NEWS: It's supposed to be super stormy this week, but weather.com has Tuesday-Friday having highs of 79. You know what to do, lady and gentlemen.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on April 30, 2012, 06:49:42 AM
Uprise Skate Shop - Burn Through the Night (http://vimeo.com/41020005)

The Art Museum spots and spots in which a bridge is visible will be found and catalogged soon. The parking garage they skate is a little west of the Depaul building (on State Street) and is a little northeast of the high-rise prison.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on May 03, 2012, 01:41:24 PM
Finally, stay out of the city on and around May 20-21. There's a NATO meeting, and the last thing we need is an ass-kicking by cops who were told to beef up their security.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: jon schmoldt on May 03, 2012, 02:05:59 PM
http://nadastilljusa.tumblr.com/ (http://nadastilljusa.tumblr.com/)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on May 07, 2012, 09:15:57 PM
http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/skatepark-at-daley-bi-centennial-chicago-grant-park.html (http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/skatepark-at-daley-bi-centennial-chicago-grant-park.html)

You should probably add your support to this petition. It's in your best interest.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: shit_for_brains on May 12, 2012, 06:42:45 AM
so i'm moving to chicago the 1st, haven't been on my board for some time, and have a full time job. what does a dude do to get it together again?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on May 12, 2012, 07:39:04 AM
so i'm moving to chicago the 1st, haven't been on my board for some time, and have a full time job. what does a dude do to get it together again?
hit up Wilson, you're bound to find people to skate with.  plus, it's also not too bad of a park.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on May 15, 2012, 12:34:50 PM
so i'm moving to chicago the 1st, haven't been on my board for some time, and have a full time job. what does a dude do to get it together again?

Where are you moving from/moving to?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Just Green Enough on May 20, 2012, 01:56:50 AM
weather's great, i'm drunk, let's skate. alright.
first ever annual slap meet n greet chicago edition happening this summer/soon?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Stonesthrowplease on May 20, 2012, 10:22:33 AM
chicago slap meet up would be dope either at a park or a bar. im sure everyone has seen everyone else out skating just dont know it
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on May 21, 2012, 10:11:10 AM
Word. SLAP meet n shred will happen this summer. I'll be damned if it doesn't.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Water Plantis on May 21, 2012, 11:59:58 AM
ill fill you guys in on a little gem, back alleys of evanston, park up some where near davis and chicago ave, start pushing, you'll have a good time! manny pads, banks, pole jams. not bad ground and cool scenary
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on May 22, 2012, 07:24:39 AM
meet up this weekend?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on May 22, 2012, 01:03:11 PM
meet up this weekend?

School is winding down. A major paper being due on Monday says no for me. However, anyone down for meeting during the week next week?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on May 23, 2012, 09:46:08 PM
I'll be at Wilson around 8 tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on May 24, 2012, 06:55:03 AM
I'm still in highschool so i cant meet you^ and i fucking hate wilson
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: StokedTaco on May 26, 2012, 02:36:32 PM
Driving down right now if anyone wants to skate tonight or tomorrow.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Froston on May 26, 2012, 02:51:56 PM
Driving down right now if anyone wants to skate tonight or tomorrow.

down! lets do this!
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on May 26, 2012, 06:18:50 PM
down for tomorrow but where?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on June 01, 2012, 09:37:55 AM
Does anyone know how many sq. ft. the Grant Park Plaza is?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on June 01, 2012, 09:55:12 AM
Does anyone know how many sq. ft. the Grant Park Plaza is?

About 150x150 ft
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on June 01, 2012, 12:12:12 PM
So, 22,500 Sq ft.  Plenty of room for a kick ass park / plaza...but this is Chicago, so,....no.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on June 01, 2012, 12:14:58 PM
So, 22,500 Sq ft.?  Plenty of room for a kick ass park / plaza...but this is Chicago, so,....no.

According to maths, yes.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on June 01, 2012, 01:04:40 PM
there's no question mark in my OP. 
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on June 01, 2012, 08:26:43 PM
22,500, for scale for anyone, is bigger than Stoner in LA. Chicago Park District meeting on the 13th; sign up to speak and if nothing else, state that you support the renovation of this plaza. Yes, something is in the works.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on June 11, 2012, 12:08:46 PM
So, is there a meeting this Wednesday?  Wednesday is my weekday that I always try to skate.  What exactly is being discussed?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on June 13, 2012, 12:04:04 AM
Just out of curiousity, did anyone here know or skate with Shannon Gillespie?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on June 14, 2012, 04:14:43 PM
(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r227/whiplash948/GrantParkRender1.jpg)

(http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r227/whiplash948/GrantParkRender2.jpg)

So what do you guys think of this? Suggestions, recommendations, rants, raves?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on June 14, 2012, 11:31:26 PM
wish there was a way to skate the 3 block^
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: StokedTaco on June 15, 2012, 03:39:25 AM
it looks like the small bump to manual pad might be in the landing of the hip transfers on both sides. looks pretty sick, though.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on June 15, 2012, 06:33:03 AM
that looks so much radder than the old park
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on June 15, 2012, 09:12:19 AM
Those 4 piece ledges on the right-ish and left-ish side kind of look like a clusterfuck, you could make a lot better use of those spaces. 
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on June 15, 2012, 09:29:07 AM
Those 4 piece ledges on the right-ish and left-ish side kind of look like a clusterfuck, you could make a lot better use of those spaces.? ?

this. and theres no reason to have two of the same obstacle in the same park.

other than that it looks sick as fuck
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on June 15, 2012, 05:52:01 PM
I would say get rid of the surrounding stairs and utilize the cement to make something else or to simply add runup. My imagination isn't good enough to imagine exactly how it would be as is though. Overall, lots of cool stuff. I mean, I guess you can skate the stairs as ledges. I also like how one of them ends where a quarter pipe is like you could grind into it. Maybe, if you can put some banks near the walls instead or quarter pipes. Or, maybe you can cut out parts of the bottom stair and make like flat gaps that you can grind over. Also, I understand the comment about two of the same obstacle, but one you can skate frontside and the other would be backside. I really like how the banks are skewed all over the place too. Sorry for the rant, the park looks very different from others around and looks like a lot of fun. Idk just stupid suggestions otherwise, if you want them... Oh, one more thing. Good call on the A box or whatever that is where it is 2 banks leading to a point, those are really cool.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on June 18, 2012, 04:36:50 PM
Does anyone have graphic design chops?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on June 18, 2012, 07:41:39 PM
park needs to have a cellar door
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on June 18, 2012, 11:18:00 PM
park needs to have a cellar door

Dafuck you think this is? New York?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: IanBZHD on June 19, 2012, 07:14:02 AM
fuck, it looks rad! see you guys there!
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on June 19, 2012, 07:49:50 AM
The Grant Park project is getting the Pretty Sweet treatment (OUT NOV. 16. I'M ALLLL FUCKED UP FROM WATCHING THAT TRAILER NOW): #We'reWorkingOnIt
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on June 19, 2012, 02:29:26 PM
park needs to have a cellar door
Justis, thinking outside the box.

The beach volleyball courts behind there should also be topless.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on June 19, 2012, 06:44:34 PM
The beach volleyball courts behind there should also be topless.
Be careful what you wish for. That could easily backfire on you.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: myles. on June 19, 2012, 08:29:52 PM
taking a train to the city this thursday for go skate day. havent been in so long but im going with a homie that knows where a bunch of spots are so im hyped.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on June 20, 2012, 09:27:06 AM
Skate later at night. It's far more conducive to actually getting some good skating done.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on June 20, 2012, 10:19:27 AM
The beach volleyball courts behind there should also be topless.
Be careful what you wish for. That could easily backfire on you.

Not the way I see it.  Yes, the likelihood of seeing some spectacular tits is slim.  However, you may see something so gross, that you would surely tell your friends about it repeatedly.  Upgrading your storytelling cache.
Or perhaps you are filming a line at the park, pan out to some BGT's.   That will be a lot of peoples new favorite clip. 

By the way, I'm coining the phrase "Background Titties" if it hasn't already been done.

Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on June 20, 2012, 10:35:04 AM
So what is the actual story with SR trying to get a park built at Grant Park?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on June 20, 2012, 07:25:32 PM
By the way, I'm coining the phrase "Background Titties" if it hasn't already been done.
If I ever use it in the future, rest assured you are getting full cred my man.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on June 20, 2012, 08:18:50 PM
The beach volleyball courts behind there should also be topless.
Be careful what you wish for. That could easily backfire on you.

Not the way I see it.?  Yes, the likelihood of seeing some spectacular tits is slim.?  However, you may see something so gross, that you would surely tell your friends about it repeatedly.?  Upgrading your storytelling cache.
Or perhaps you are filming a line at the park, pan out to some BGT's.?  ? That will be a lot of peoples new favorite clip.? 

By the way, I'm coining the phrase "Background Titties" if it hasn't already been done.



im down for background titties
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on June 20, 2012, 08:41:05 PM
https://vimeo.com/32240946

is 1:48 in elk grove?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on June 20, 2012, 08:56:44 PM
So what is the actual story with SR trying to get a park built at Grant Park?

A new organization with the sole intent of making Chicago better for skaters by providing them with more places to skate that are of higher quality. SR is a possible candidate for the renovation of the Grant Park Plaza. This was a first draft of a sample design for the space.

More official news on the organization coming soon. Like the Girl/Chocolate video, but with less slow-motion.

https://vimeo.com/32240946

is 1:48 in elk grove?

That'd be pretty sick if it was. Can anyone confirm this? Also, does anyone get hyped when they're at a spot that was in a video?

*Looked at the back of the cop car. It's definitely Elk Grove, but I'm not sure if that's for EGV or Elk Grove, CA.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on June 21, 2012, 07:41:14 AM
So what is the actual story with SR trying to get a park built at Grant Park?

A new organization with the sole intent of making Chicago better for skaters by providing them with more places to skate that are of higher quality. SR is a possible candidate for the renovation of the Grant Park Plaza. This was a first draft of a sample design for the space.

More official news on the organization coming soon. Like the Girl/Chocolate video, but with less slow-motion.

https://vimeo.com/32240946
I don't think it's elk grove, Illinois, last time they were here Elijah's head wasn't shaved.

is 1:48 in elk grove?

That'd be pretty sick if it was. Can anyone confirm this? Also, does anyone get hyped when they're at a spot that was in a video?

*Looked at the back of the cop car. It's definitely Elk Grove, but I'm not sure if that's for EGV or Elk Grove, CA.
EDIT
I just realized I quoted this without saying anything.  I'm pretty sure it's elk grove, ca, because when they were in town elijah's head wasn't shaved. 
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: jon schmoldt on July 09, 2012, 03:42:22 PM
That Green Rail is in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, it is at a church and is now knobbed.  The Priest lives in the building right above the rails and flips a nut when people skate it. Steve Perez's boardslide for the chocolate ad is the same spot and is nuts

So what is the actual story with SR trying to get a park built at Grant Park?

A new organization with the sole intent of making Chicago better for skaters by providing them with more places to skate that are of higher quality. SR is a possible candidate for the renovation of the Grant Park Plaza. This was a first draft of a sample design for the space.

More official news on the organization coming soon. Like the Girl/Chocolate video, but with less slow-motion.

https://vimeo.com/32240946
I don't think it's elk grove, Illinois, last time they were here Elijah's head wasn't shaved.

is 1:48 in elk grove?

That'd be pretty sick if it was. Can anyone confirm this? Also, does anyone get hyped when they're at a spot that was in a video?

*Looked at the back of the cop car. It's definitely Elk Grove, but I'm not sure if that's for EGV or Elk Grove, CA.
EDIT
I just realized I quoted this without saying anything.  I'm pretty sure it's elk grove, ca, because when they were in town elijah's head wasn't shaved. 
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: jon schmoldt on July 09, 2012, 03:44:31 PM
..
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on July 09, 2012, 08:18:10 PM
..

damn. thanks for the info. im hyped that it actually is elk grove il, but bummed that its knobbed
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on July 10, 2012, 05:32:01 PM
A
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damn. thanks for the info. im hyped that it actually is elk grove il, but bummed that its knobbed

Jw, does anyone get really hyped when they see a spot in a vid that's local and are just like "I KNOW WHERE THAT IS. I SKATED THAT LAST WEEK."?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on July 11, 2012, 11:56:25 AM
Not such a good video, but love that they are out doing it.

http://chicagoist.com/2012/07/11/heres_another_reason_to_hate_skateb.php (http://chicagoist.com/2012/07/11/heres_another_reason_to_hate_skateb.php)
http://vimeo.com/45395118# (http://vimeo.com/45395118#)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on July 11, 2012, 07:12:05 PM
that looked so fun. if i wasnt horrible at skating banks i would have to try this myself
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on July 12, 2012, 11:03:28 AM
Not such a good video, but love that they are out doing it.

http://chicagoist.com/2012/07/11/heres_another_reason_to_hate_skateb.php (http://chicagoist.com/2012/07/11/heres_another_reason_to_hate_skateb.php)
http://vimeo.com/45395118# (http://vimeo.com/45395118#)

I can't believe a fat, smelly prick could talk shit on this video.... O wait, yes I can.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on July 12, 2012, 11:47:22 AM
Not such a good video, but love that they are out doing it.

http://chicagoist.com/2012/07/11/heres_another_reason_to_hate_skateb.php (http://chicagoist.com/2012/07/11/heres_another_reason_to_hate_skateb.php)
http://vimeo.com/45395118# (http://vimeo.com/45395118#)

I can't believe a fat, smelly prick could talk shit on this video.... O wait, yes I can.
Are you referring to me, or the author of the article?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on July 12, 2012, 12:08:19 PM
Not such a good video, but love that they are out doing it.

http://chicagoist.com/2012/07/11/heres_another_reason_to_hate_skateb.php (http://chicagoist.com/2012/07/11/heres_another_reason_to_hate_skateb.php)
http://vimeo.com/45395118# (http://vimeo.com/45395118#)

I can't believe a fat, smelly prick could talk shit on this video.... O wait, yes I can.
Are you referring to me, or the author of the article?

Sorry, meant the author.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on July 13, 2012, 08:22:44 AM
lol...got a little uncomfortable in here for a second.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on July 13, 2012, 08:54:02 AM
lol...got a little uncomfortable in here for a second.

Yeahhh, I was like "Infighting in the Chicago thread? Really guys (and papasmurfdog)?" Glad to see we're all friends again!
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on July 13, 2012, 07:51:09 PM
I was just going to tell him that I wasn't fat.

Do you guys know how awesome the Davenport, IA park is?  It really fucking rules.  24 hour stadium lights.  Drive, skate from 11=3 am, smile all the way home. 
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on July 13, 2012, 10:21:03 PM
I was just going to tell him that I wasn't fat.

Do you guys know how awesome the Davenport, IA park is?  It really fucking rules.  24 hour stadium lights.  Drive, skate from 11=3 am, smile all the way home. 

Just looked that park up. Wayyy too sick. That looks like some Portland/Pacific NW shit.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: shit_for_brains on July 14, 2012, 10:18:44 PM
so i'm moving to chicago the 1st, haven't been on my board for some time, and have a full time job. what does a dude do to get it together again?

Where are you moving from/moving to?

I just came up from Florida like a month or so ago, Philly for a long time before that. Was down in the middle of nowhere taking care of my dad for the longest two years of my fucking life. I live with some bags of shit in Wicker Park but it's an alright spot. I've been down the road to uprise once or twice and just been pushing around the streets here and there. I'm 30 and haven't done any serious skating in like 3 years.

It pains me to say, but I'm nervous as fuck about getting back into it. I can't even comfortably push anymore.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on July 14, 2012, 11:33:15 PM
^^ Go to Northbrook in the morning. Super mellow and fun, and going before noon = empty.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on July 16, 2012, 08:08:20 AM
Anybody have an address of the brink banks in Evanston (similiar to Sherridan Banks) right by the lake, or a google map?  I forget.  Gracias.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on July 16, 2012, 01:57:25 PM
I was just going to tell him that I wasn't fat.

Do you guys know how awesome the Davenport, IA park is??  It really fucking rules.?  24 hour stadium lights.?  Drive, skate from 11=3 am, smile all the way home.? 

Sure do.  Been there twice.  So much fucking fun.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: shit_for_brains on July 16, 2012, 09:11:27 PM
Probably going to check out Northbrook tomorrow, if any of you other old pieces of shit are interested.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on July 16, 2012, 10:24:46 PM
Anybody have an address of the brink banks in Evanston (similiar to Sherridan Banks) right by the lake, or a google map?  I forget.  Gracias.

If you find them, let me know. I need places to skate during school.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on July 17, 2012, 11:28:30 AM
Probably going to check out Northbrook tomorrow, if any of you other old pieces of shit are interested.

I would be down for weekends, like friday, saturday and sunday(except this weekend). If you plan on going really early in the morning, I would be down, but I have to be at work around 10 and it could take like 40 minutes to get there from the park.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: shit_for_brains on July 17, 2012, 01:34:56 PM
Probably going to check out Northbrook tomorrow, if any of you other old pieces of shit are interested.

I would be down for weekends, like friday, saturday and sunday(except this weekend). If you plan on going really early in the morning, I would be down, but I have to be at work around 10 and it could take like 40 minutes to get there from the park.

Yeah I'm down for next friday. I wake up early whether I have to or not so early's fine for me.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on July 17, 2012, 02:21:32 PM
Probably going to check out Northbrook tomorrow, if any of you other old pieces of shit are interested.

I would be down for weekends, like friday, saturday and sunday(except this weekend). If you plan on going really early in the morning, I would be down, but I have to be at work around 10 and it could take like 40 minutes to get there from the park.

Yeah I'm down for next friday. I wake up early whether I have to or not so early's fine for me.

Sounds good, I'll probably be fumbling my way in around 9 depending on traffic
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: shit_for_brains on July 17, 2012, 10:28:10 PM
What's Wilson like in the early hours? Thinking about going over there either before or after the weekend.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on July 18, 2012, 08:46:28 AM
What's Wilson like in the early hours? Thinking about going over there either before or after the weekend.

I've gone there during the school year with my buddy and skated from about 8 to 10:15. Nothing except a mother who brought her 6 year old to roll around for like, 10 minutes.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: brianwilson on July 18, 2012, 08:42:59 PM
I plan to attend college next year in Chicago. And skate that gnarly very wall by the bay.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on July 18, 2012, 10:13:10 PM
What's Wilson like in the early hours? Thinking about going over there either before or after the weekend.

weekdays its empty till around 11. weekends you might get a few people but no more than 10 people before 11
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on July 18, 2012, 10:17:16 PM
I plan to attend college next year in Chicago. And skate that gnarly very wall by the bay.

It's harder to skate than you think. Where are you planning on going?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: brianwilson on July 19, 2012, 08:10:00 AM
I plan to attend college next year in Chicago. And skate that gnarly very wall by the bay.

It's harder to skate than you think. Where are you planning on going?

I was thinking about Columbia College Chicago, know anything about it?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on July 19, 2012, 08:38:41 AM
I plan to attend college next year in Chicago. And skate that gnarly very wall by the bay.

It's harder to skate than you think. Where are you planning on going?

I was thinking about Columbia College Chicago, know anything about it?

Lot's of chicks.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on July 19, 2012, 08:44:59 AM
I plan to attend college next year in Chicago. And skate that gnarly very wall by the bay.

It's harder to skate than you think. Where are you planning on going?

I was thinking about Columbia College Chicago, know anything about it?

I can't say I know much of substance, but a couple of really rudimentary things I know about your school are:

- The school is in the Loop (when you think of Chicago, you're probably thinking of the Loop), which is the most popular area to skate street in the city, especially at night. Chicago sleeps at night, which is great for skating. It's also the most popular tourist area.

- Assuming my idea of the location is correct, the buildings look sweet! It's not every day that your school is part of the Chicago skyline.

- There's some kind of collaboration between Second City (a super-famous theater in Chicago - Tina Fey, Steve Carrell, the Belushis, Stephen Colbert are all alums of the place) and Columbia for a "Comedy Studies" program. I'm not sure how long it is or what it consists of, but it sounds like it'd be a lot of fun and a great experience.

Good luck with college admissions!
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: brianwilson on July 19, 2012, 10:06:19 AM
I plan to attend college next year in Chicago. And skate that gnarly very wall by the bay.

It's harder to skate than you think. Where are you planning on going?

I was thinking about Columbia College Chicago, know anything about it?

I can't say I know much of substance, but a couple of really rudimentary things I know about your school are:

- The school is in the Loop (when you think of Chicago, you're probably thinking of the Loop), which is the most popular area to skate street in the city, especially at night. Chicago sleeps at night, which is great for skating. It's also the most popular tourist area.

- Assuming my idea of the location is correct, the buildings look sweet! It's not every day that your school is part of the Chicago skyline.

- There's some kind of collaboration between Second City (a super-famous theater in Chicago - Tina Fey, Steve Carrell, the Belushis, Stephen Colbert are all alums of the place) and Columbia for a "Comedy Studies" program. I'm not sure how long it is or what it consists of, but it sounds like it'd be a lot of fun and a great experience.

Good luck with college admissions!

I am a senior in highschool this fall. So I have sme time to decide. I live in Pennsylvania, about an hour away from Pittsburgh.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on July 19, 2012, 06:26:29 PM
Get stoked, this is awesome. Also, anyone know where the bank spot at 1:50 is?

REAL Skateboards Pushing Skateboarding Since Day One - Chicago (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNSZOUKu8is#ws)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on July 19, 2012, 10:12:28 PM
I was thinking about Columbia College Chicago, know anything about it?
I used to attend. Pretty much anyone can get in so admissions shouldn't be a concern. That's a double edge sword because you get a lot of losers who couldn't get in anywhere else and don't try, so you end up with some jaded teachers as result.
Also there is a great spot (3 up 3 down) right across Michigan Ave from the main building.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on July 19, 2012, 10:41:04 PM
I was thinking about Columbia College Chicago, know anything about it?
I used to attend. Pretty much anyone can get in so admissions shouldn't be a concern. That's a double edge sword because you get a lot of losers who couldn't get in anywhere else and don't try, so you end up with some jaded teachers as result.
Also there is a great spot (3 up 3 down) right across Michigan Ave from the main building.

Naked chick spot! So fun!
What are you going to school for? Have you considered any other Chicago schools, like UIC or Depaul?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on July 19, 2012, 11:25:41 PM
Naked chick spot! So fun!
Yeah, love that spot. Used to hit it on my break all the time.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on July 20, 2012, 09:14:19 AM
Get stoked, this is awesome. Also, anyone know where the bank spot at 1:50 is?

REAL Skateboards Pushing Skateboarding Since Day One - Chicago (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNSZOUKu8is#ws)

Yeah, it's on / under Lasalle street right on the north side of the river.  You drive down there right in the middle of the street (Lasalle and Kinzie), it's where you see them skating down right before.  That bank is steep as fuck and really hard to skate.  They make it look easy, but I assure you it's not.   
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: brianwilson on July 20, 2012, 09:45:33 AM
I was thinking about Columbia College Chicago, know anything about it?
I used to attend. Pretty much anyone can get in so admissions shouldn't be a concern. That's a double edge sword because you get a lot of losers who couldn't get in anywhere else and don't try, so you end up with some jaded teachers as result.
Also there is a great spot (3 up 3 down) right across Michigan Ave from the main building.

Naked chick spot! So fun!
What are you going to school for? Have you considered any other Chicago schools, like UIC or Depaul?

I have not looked into any other schools in Chicago really. I would go for Photography.
I've been told that's a bad choice because I wouldn't geta job or whatever.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Snowman on July 20, 2012, 10:33:15 AM
Get stoked, this is awesome. Also, anyone know where the bank spot at 1:50 is?

REAL Skateboards Pushing Skateboarding Since Day One - Chicago (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNSZOUKu8is#ws)

holy shit that was awesome.  skating and destroying all the best chicago spots.  just saying that chicago is meant to be viewed in SD or for the very least that video.  i cringe everytime i see a "REAL" skate video of the guys skating the gnarliest street spots in some bouncy ass crystal clear widescreen camera that just takes all the "real"ness away
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on July 20, 2012, 10:38:23 PM
Get stoked, this is awesome. Also, anyone know where the bank spot at 1:50 is?

REAL Skateboards Pushing Skateboarding Since Day One - Chicago (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNSZOUKu8is#ws)

Yeah, it's on / under Lasalle street right on the north side of the river.  You drive down there right in the middle of the street (Lasalle and Kinzie), it's where you see them skating down right before.  That bank is steep as fuck and really hard to skate.  They make it look easy, but I assure you it's not.   

Thanks a lot! steep banks can still be fun to slam into and do stupid side rocks and stuff. Guess I'll see for myself one of these days.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on July 21, 2012, 11:02:48 PM
Chillout and I will be skating the city tomorrow. Feel free to try to find us.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: shit_for_brains on July 25, 2012, 07:36:17 PM
Probably going to check out Northbrook tomorrow, if any of you other old pieces of shit are interested.

I would be down for weekends, like friday, saturday and sunday(except this weekend). If you plan on going really early in the morning, I would be down, but I have to be at work around 10 and it could take like 40 minutes to get there from the park.

I found out today that I have a meeting Friday at 1pm, so I can't do Friday because with the commute and all I'd never have time for both. Saturday or Sunday?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on July 25, 2012, 08:01:20 PM
I was thinking about Columbia College Chicago, know anything about it?
I used to attend. Pretty much anyone can get in so admissions shouldn't be a concern. That's a double edge sword because you get a lot of losers who couldn't get in anywhere else and don't try, so you end up with some jaded teachers as result.
Also there is a great spot (3 up 3 down) right across Michigan Ave from the main building.

Naked chick spot! So fun!
What are you going to school for? Have you considered any other Chicago schools, like UIC or Depaul?

I have not looked into any other schools in Chicago really. I would go for Photography.
I've been told that's a bad choice because I wouldn't geta job or whatever.

look into depaul. i go there now. besides price, its pretty much the perfect school. amazing location
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on July 26, 2012, 12:13:21 PM
Probably going to check out Northbrook tomorrow, if any of you other old pieces of shit are interested.

I would be down for weekends, like friday, saturday and sunday(except this weekend). If you plan on going really early in the morning, I would be down, but I have to be at work around 10 and it could take like 40 minutes to get there from the park.

I found out today that I have a meeting Friday at 1pm, so I can't do Friday because with the commute and all I'd never have time for both. Saturday or Sunday?

Saturday should work just fine. I'll probably be there around 9 once again. I'll more than likely be the guy in a plain black t shirt and blue jeans(I say more than likely because I don't plan what I wear, but wear just about the same thing all the time).
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on July 26, 2012, 11:33:27 PM
Here It Is!!! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DN161nmOY4M&feature=my_liked_videos&list=LLGCHI4VmgWVqzyn8ak-04ew#)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: shit_for_brains on July 27, 2012, 11:24:44 AM
Probably going to check out Northbrook tomorrow, if any of you other old pieces of shit are interested.

I would be down for weekends, like friday, saturday and sunday(except this weekend). If you plan on going really early in the morning, I would be down, but I have to be at work around 10 and it could take like 40 minutes to get there from the park.

I found out today that I have a meeting Friday at 1pm, so I can't do Friday because with the commute and all I'd never have time for both. Saturday or Sunday?

Saturday should work just fine. I'll probably be there around 9 once again. I'll more than likely be the guy in a plain black t shirt and blue jeans(I say more than likely because I don't plan what I wear, but wear just about the same thing all the time).

I'll be the guy with hand and neck tattoos. Probably the only one.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: jon schmoldt on August 03, 2012, 01:32:24 PM
Schmo Pro 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01O3KecFxws#)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on August 03, 2012, 04:35:57 PM
^ which park is that?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: shit_for_brains on August 03, 2012, 06:34:25 PM
^ which park is that?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on August 06, 2012, 01:06:41 PM
Mount Prospect on Euclid.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on August 06, 2012, 01:08:21 PM
FA
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: shit_for_brains on August 07, 2012, 12:27:16 AM
Damn. Way too far. Like 6 buses and an hour and a half. Nope.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Commercial D on August 08, 2012, 02:46:52 AM
hmu if you down to shred logan or 31st
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: brianwilson on August 08, 2012, 10:44:45 PM
What's the best or closest shop near the loop downtown?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on August 08, 2012, 10:49:17 PM
Uprise
http://www.upriseskateboards.com/ (http://www.upriseskateboards.com/)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: BigMoe on August 20, 2012, 10:14:37 PM
I'll be in Chicago this Friday through Monday, take me skateboarding. I also like beer, pizza, and cool boobs.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on August 21, 2012, 06:09:47 AM
I'll be in Chicago this Friday through Monday, take me skateboarding. I also like beer, pizza, and cool boobs.

Ok where do I meet you and how will you get me the 200 dollars?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: BigMoe on August 21, 2012, 08:31:38 AM
I'll be in Chicago this Friday through Monday, take me skateboarding. I also like beer, pizza, and cool boobs.

Ok where do I meet you and how will you get me the 200 dollars?

I'm actually a prince from a wealthy Nigerian diamond mining family, I need your bank account and social security number to deposit the money so we can both be rich from the millions in my (our) inheritance. This is very real and a very rare opportunity.

If that doesn't suit you, I'll buy you a beer in accordance for showing me Chicago's finest curbs.



Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Snowman on August 21, 2012, 10:28:56 AM
i could probably show you around saturday.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: BigMoe on August 21, 2012, 01:31:37 PM
i could probably show you around saturday.

I'm staying off of W Kinzie, which I think is downtown? I'll be pushing around till Monday.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Snowman on August 21, 2012, 05:58:13 PM
i could probably show you around saturday.

I'm staying off of W Kinzie, which I think is downtown? I'll be pushing around till Monday.

I live around Fulton Market and skate that a lot.
 https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=fulton+market+chicago&fb=1&gl=us&hq=fulton+market&hnear=0x880e2c3cd0f4cbed:0xafe0a6ad09c0c000,Chicago,+IL&ei=sC00UIuhEtPOyAGMrYGoAQ&sqi=2&ved=0CI8BEMgT

Its pretty close to downtown and has a lot of good spots right next to each other  Ill be there on Saturday at 2 skating something there. 
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: BigMoe on August 22, 2012, 06:17:49 AM
i could probably show you around saturday.

I'm staying off of W Kinzie, which I think is downtown? I'll be pushing around till Monday.

I live around Fulton Market and skate that a lot.
 https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=fulton+market+chicago&fb=1&gl=us&hq=fulton+market&hnear=0x880e2c3cd0f4cbed:0xafe0a6ad09c0c000,Chicago,+IL&ei=sC00UIuhEtPOyAGMrYGoAQ&sqi=2&ved=0CI8BEMgT

Its pretty close to downtown and has a lot of good spots right next to each other  Ill be there on Saturday at 2 skating something there. 

See you then!
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on August 25, 2012, 02:47:49 AM
Some classic Chicago shit. All shot on 16mm Bolex. Contains rare footage of Hensley from when he lived in Chicago in the early 90's. It takes a minute or so for it to load but it's worth it.
http://www.craigachampion.com/Site/CORN.html
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on August 25, 2012, 03:58:10 PM
Some classic Chicago shit. All shot on 16mm Bolex. Contains rare footage of Hensley from when he lived in Chicago in the early 90's. It takes a minute or so for it to load but it's worth it.
http://www.craigachampion.com/Site/CORN.html

Thank you.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on September 08, 2012, 06:46:22 AM
Everyone... ASSEMBLE!
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Dirty Sprite on September 24, 2012, 08:25:33 AM
Anyone ever went hill bombing in Beverly? Saw gnarly steep hills.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on September 24, 2012, 03:36:38 PM
Everyone... ASSEMBLE!
ahh i wish, i'm out now with a bad bout of plantar fasciitis and tendonitis in my left foot
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: StokedTaco on October 02, 2012, 07:25:57 AM
Anyone wanna skate today or tomorrow?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on October 02, 2012, 09:33:28 AM
I hope to head up to the new Lake Geneva park tomorrow.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on October 03, 2012, 05:14:39 PM
I hope to head up to the new Lake Geneva park tomorrow.

ive been dying to check that place out. looks so fun
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: planman on October 05, 2012, 07:56:27 PM
Next Wednesday is a half day for Lane Tech students, so Ima go to that park under the bridge by the Regal 19 about a mile west of the school. Anyone down?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Snowman on October 06, 2012, 08:00:23 PM
Shameless self promotion of raw chicago street skateboarding.
Stephen Albecker Free (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZwtxKmMy1k&feature=youtu.be#ws)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: corn flakes on October 16, 2012, 06:09:24 PM
u n yo boys r sum bitches, cum 2 michigan fam me n ma niggas beat all yall in sk8 s to nothin bruh wtf rong witchu postin dis shit? u wack af never goin n e ware lol smh :'(
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on October 18, 2012, 02:22:09 PM
(http://www.companybe.com/Uprise/2012%20Blog%20Images/BakeNDestroyChicagoPremier.jpg)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on October 18, 2012, 09:32:36 PM
(http://www.companybe.com/Uprise/2012%20Blog%20Images/BakeNDestroyChicagoPremier.jpg)

Let's aim for no riots this time.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: ginz2 on October 19, 2012, 03:17:30 PM
Let's aim for mo riots this time.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on October 22, 2012, 12:09:01 AM
Curious if anyone here knows how Reggie is doing. Heard dude got hit by a drunk driver skating down the street in Wicker Park and was in critical condition.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on October 22, 2012, 08:09:53 AM
He's in "stable" condition now, but still in a coma.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: MJION on October 22, 2012, 08:20:33 AM
Sad news, prayers go out to him...  I live close by and skate those streets all the time, it takes something like this to put it in perspective of how dangerous it can be....  Milwaukee avenue can be a death trap.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on October 24, 2012, 04:54:19 PM
Lake Geneva, worth the trip.  Gang of 6 little scooter fucks, but they're easy to run over. 

Go if you can, on a weekday.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on October 26, 2012, 06:49:15 AM
Lake Geneva, worth the trip.?  Gang of 6 little scooter fucks, but they're easy to run over.? 

Go if you can, on a weekday.

Went for the first time Saturday afternoon.  Quality park.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on October 26, 2012, 12:03:28 PM
Pudwill with some River Walk craziness.

http://www.thrashermagazine.com/articles/five-sequences/10-26-2012/ (http://www.thrashermagazine.com/articles/five-sequences/10-26-2012/)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on October 26, 2012, 03:59:58 PM
Pudwill with some River Walk craziness.

http://www.thrashermagazine.com/articles/five-sequences/10-26-2012/ (http://www.thrashermagazine.com/articles/five-sequences/10-26-2012/)

Took a damn Californian to throw an NBD on our turf? Time to make sure there are no NBDs left in the city for them. ATTACK.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on November 09, 2012, 05:11:40 PM
we should all start working towards getting grant redone. spohn ranch does flatslab renovation which would be cheap for the city and they do quality concrete stuff. i helped get a park built in my town but i have a feeling this will be much harder which is ironic because the city has so much more money to work with. if anyone has suggestions to help convince the city let me know


and heres a short full length i just finished. all in chicago/near suburbs

http://vimeo.com/52804507
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: BRIX SKWIKZ on November 09, 2012, 08:13:17 PM
 :D
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: shitflea on November 16, 2012, 05:18:19 PM
Lake Geneva, worth the trip.?  Gang of 6 little scooter fucks, but they're easy to run over.? 

Go if you can, on a weekday.

Went for the first time Saturday afternoon.  Quality park.

AWWW FUX YEAH! Ya'll Chi-town cats can always fuck with Lake Geneva! Watch out for the Froot Skoots! And the cray bmx'ers... all they wanna do is gap the fly box, straight into my old man bank...
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on November 25, 2012, 01:07:05 PM
I was looking for spots on flickr and was wondering if this was in or near Chicago. Would any of you fine gents be able to give me some direction?

(http://i48.tinypic.com/2n052ec.png)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on December 07, 2012, 01:31:58 PM
That's right at the division exit on 90/94 if you're driving east on 90.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on December 07, 2012, 02:18:53 PM
That's right at the division exit on 90/94 if you're driving east on 90.

Thanks a lot! Hope my board doesn't find its way into traffic haha.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on December 20, 2012, 08:27:34 AM
Things of note:

- Chity is getting released part by part on Youtube.

- Did anyone grab an All City Showdown DVD? Worth the $5?

- I'm gonna start my own version of Rat Race. No prize, more just a list of things to do while skating in the city:

          - Go to Picasso with the intent of skating, but buy something from Christkindlmart because it smells THAT FUCKING GOOD
          - Get something at the Copernicus ledge; an artsy photo with the skyline in the background gets extra points.
          - Skate a parking garage. Might I suggest the one that's by the prison where the guy escaped? The roof has some pretty difficult bank to walls.
          - Skate the bump to planter under the L tracks.
          - Get a coffee. You know you want to.
          - Get a line at Aon involving the 3-stair.
          - Bomb Michigan Ave. You might need to come here later to get it.
          - Slappy the W ledge.
          - Get something to eat at Portillo's.

Any additions are welcome!
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on December 20, 2012, 01:38:21 PM
Things of note:

- Chity is getting released part by part on Youtube.

- Did anyone grab an All City Showdown DVD? Worth the $5?

- I'm gonna start my own version of Rat Race. No prize, more just a list of things to do while skating in the city:

?  ?  ?  ?  ?  - Go to Picasso with the intent of skating, but buy something from Christkindlmart because it smells THAT FUCKING GOOD
?  ?  ?  ?  ?  - Get something at the Copernicus ledge; an artsy photo with the skyline in the background gets extra points.
?  ?  ?  ?  ?  - Skate a parking garage. Might I suggest the one that's by the prison where the guy escaped? The roof has some pretty difficult bank to walls.
?  ?  ?  ?  ?  - Skate the bump to planter under the L tracks.
?  ?  ?  ?  ?  - Get a coffee. You know you want to.
?  ?  ?  ?  ?  - Get a line at Aon involving the 3-stair.
?  ?  ?  ?  ?  - Bomb Michigan Ave. You might need to come here later to get it.
?  ?  ?  ?  ?  - Slappy the W ledge.
?  ?  ?  ?  ?  - Get something to eat at Portillo's.

Any additions are welcome!

i dont have fun unless there are prizes envolved.

and that shit doesnt bomb. rough ground and barely any hill.

you know how i feel about my beef with sweet peppers  ;)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on December 20, 2012, 05:15:46 PM
- Did anyone grab an All City Showdown DVD? Worth the $5?



- Get something to eat at Portillo's.

-Is this only available at Uprise? I really want to see this but they don't ship international.


-Best be an Italian beef with baked mozzarella
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: oyolar on December 20, 2012, 06:48:58 PM
- Did anyone grab an All City Showdown DVD? Worth the $5?



- Get something to eat at Portillo's.

-Is this only available at Uprise? I really want to see this but they don't ship international.


-Best be an Italian beef with baked mozzarella


Oh hell nah.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on December 20, 2012, 07:09:37 PM

-Best be an Italian beef with baked mozzarella


Oh hell nah.
Are you serious?!
I used to work at of them Vienna Beef joints and made that shit everyday for lunch.
Drown it in juice, pack it with peppers, heap cheese on it, and throw that shit in the toaster. Best thing ever but hell on the colon.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: oyolar on December 20, 2012, 09:31:50 PM
I have never heard of anyone putting cheese on an Italian beef. But it does sound good.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on December 20, 2012, 09:38:05 PM
I have never heard of anyone putting cheese on an Italian beef. But it does sound good.

this is new to me too, but fuck if im not gonna try it now
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on December 21, 2012, 06:56:26 AM
It's definetly popular, especially when you go to a pizza/hot dog place like Rosati's.  I prefer my beef with meet only and sauce on the side.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: ginz2 on December 21, 2012, 07:24:24 AM
I have never heard of anyone putting cheese on an Italian beef. But it does sound good.

this is new to me too, but fuck if im not gonna try it now

you fucks have never been to zippys?? home of the cheeeeezzzy beef.

even fucking portillos has a beef and chedder croissant, probably one of their more popular items. look at the menus and step your food game up.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: StokedTaco on December 21, 2012, 08:37:49 AM
- Did anyone grab an All City Showdown DVD? Worth the $5?



- Get something to eat at Portillo's.

-Is this only available at Uprise? I really want to see this but they don't ship international.

-Best be an Italian beef with baked mozzarella

It's definitely worth the money, probably over 45 minutes long. The shop i entered the contest with has it online for $10 (we had to buy our shop copies for 5 from uprise).

http://www.thepremierstore.com/product_detail.cfm?CatID=63&PID=15723 (http://www.thepremierstore.com/product_detail.cfm?CatID=63&PID=15723)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on December 26, 2012, 10:38:10 PM
- Did anyone grab an All City Showdown DVD? Worth the $5?



- Get something to eat at Portillo's.

-Is this only available at Uprise? I really want to see this but they don't ship international.

-Best be an Italian beef with baked mozzarella

It's definitely worth the money, probably over 45 minutes long. The shop i entered the contest with has it online for $10 (we had to buy our shop copies for 5 from uprise).

http://www.thepremierstore.com/product_detail.cfm?CatID=63&PID=15723 (http://www.thepremierstore.com/product_detail.cfm?CatID=63&PID=15723)
Good looks
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: SUPERNAUT on December 26, 2012, 11:23:02 PM
Chicago sucks for skating, for a big city there's not that many spots, especially when compared to other big cities. BTW if you skate the seawall, it would be very wise to bring a friend or two or ten, but it probably won't help.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on December 27, 2012, 06:25:27 AM
Chicago sucks for skating, for a big city there's not that many spots, especially when compared to other big cities. BTW if you skate the seawall, it would be very wise to bring a friend or two or ten, but it probably won't help.

....right
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on December 27, 2012, 06:28:41 AM
Chicago sucks for skating, for a big city there's not that many spots, especially when compared to other big cities. BTW if you skate the seawall, it would be very wise to bring a friend or two or ten, but it probably won't help.

the fuck? i mean if all you skate is the seawall and south loop your probably not gonna have that much fun, but the city is filled with spots. ive been living here for years and i still find sick new stuff. our spots just arent blown out like the spots you see every week in new york videos
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on December 27, 2012, 09:39:49 AM
Chicago sucks for skating, for a big city there's not that many spots, especially when compared to other big cities. BTW if you skate the seawall, it would be very wise to bring a friend or two or ten, but it probably won't help.

Fuck outta here.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: SUPERNAUT on December 27, 2012, 12:24:00 PM
I've been living in illinois my entire life and I've been skating for 10 years, and every time I go to chicago to skate, I'm bummed I didn't go somewhere else. I really like the skateparks in that area though.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on December 27, 2012, 12:41:12 PM
lol.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on December 27, 2012, 03:36:33 PM
I've been living in illinois my entire life and I've been skating for 10 years, and every time I go to chicago to skate, I'm bummed I didn't go somewhere else. I really like the skateparks in that area though.
This is some funny shit.
I thought you were just stirring shit up with your first post, but you are genuinely mad and felt compelled to share it here.
If you don't like it don't go. Stick to the skate park, you'll be nice and safe there.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on December 27, 2012, 10:45:50 PM
That's a lot of people looking out for you to skate sea wall...

When I lived in the city I would skate around for an entire day an find nothing little to nothing, but other times found pure gold. You just need to know where to look or get creative on stupid stuff.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on December 27, 2012, 10:49:52 PM
Code: [Select]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtYSCU-89Cc
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on December 28, 2012, 09:40:11 AM
Chity: G - Side (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kheuT8TeR8#)

http://www.youtube.com/user/chityskate (http://www.youtube.com/user/chityskate)

This is important. Time for the biggest spot check session EVER. Also, my list of Chicago spots does exist. Coming soon.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on December 28, 2012, 09:56:47 AM
I've been living in illinois my entire life and I've been skating for 10 years, and every time I go to chicago to skate, I'm bummed I didn't go somewhere else. I really like the skateparks in that area though.

Try just cruising around for in Roseland/West Pulman area.  There's perfect spots everywhere and the later in the night you go the less of a bust it is.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: StabMasterArson on December 28, 2012, 02:38:05 PM
I'm coming out there in a couple of weeks to chill with my friend amanda, she skates and knows of some indoor ramps, and spots. lets link up pals.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on December 28, 2012, 02:54:05 PM
I'm coming out there in a couple of weeks to chill with my friend amanda, she skates and knows of some indoor ramps, and spots. lets link up pals.

I'm down.  Which area are you going to be in?  I'll be gone the weekend of Jan 25th tho.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on January 03, 2013, 05:48:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=UoJbPxJRdCQ# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=UoJbPxJRdCQ#)!

Spot check 1:03? I've seen a lot of footage of this place lately, and yet have no idea where it is (the multi-level ledge/stair/whatever spot)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on January 03, 2013, 06:12:22 PM
Right down the street from Wilson, the Walt Disney Magnet School, there's a pretty famous rail out front too. Pretty fun spot. Try not to go there on school days. They haven't ever kicked me out, but have told me to come back when school's out.

Address: 4140 North Marine Drive, Chicago
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on January 03, 2013, 09:21:18 PM
Right down the street from Wilson, the Walt Disney Magnet School, there's a pretty famous rail out front too. Pretty fun spot. Try not to go there on school days. They haven't ever kicked me out, but have told me to come back when school's out.

Address: 4140 North Marine Drive, Chicago

Oh damn, that's Disney? I've never been, but I've heard of it. I know the rail you're talking about too. What else is there? Is it a destination spot, or more of a passing-through spot?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on January 03, 2013, 09:44:47 PM
Right down the street from Wilson, the Walt Disney Magnet School, there's a pretty famous rail out front too. Pretty fun spot. Try not to go there on school days. They haven't ever kicked me out, but have told me to come back when school's out.

Address: 4140 North Marine Drive, Chicago

Oh damn, that's Disney? I've never been, but I've heard of it. I know the rail you're talking about too. What else is there? Is it a destination spot, or more of a passing-through spot?

just the stair area and the big rail. pretty boring. you definately have to work to have fun. you need a little extra creativity
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on January 04, 2013, 06:55:44 AM
Right down the street from Wilson, the Walt Disney Magnet School, there's a pretty famous rail out front too. Pretty fun spot. Try not to go there on school days. They haven't ever kicked me out, but have told me to come back when school's out.

Address: 4140 North Marine Drive, Chicago

Oh damn, that's Disney? I've never been, but I've heard of it. I know the rail you're talking about too. What else is there? Is it a destination spot, or more of a passing-through spot?

It's mainly a spot I would go to before or after Wilson.  It's a unique spot and there are a lot of ways to get creative there, but skating it in certain directions can be a hassle because it's a bit cramped in places.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on January 04, 2013, 08:02:08 AM
Right down the street from Wilson, the Walt Disney Magnet School, there's a pretty famous rail out front too. Pretty fun spot. Try not to go there on school days. They haven't ever kicked me out, but have told me to come back when school's out.

Address: 4140 North Marine Drive, Chicago

Oh damn, that's Disney? I've never been, but I've heard of it. I know the rail you're talking about too. What else is there? Is it a destination spot, or more of a passing-through spot?

It's mainly a spot I would go to before or after Wilson.  It's a unique spot and there are a lot of ways to get creative there, but skating it in certain directions can be a hassle because it's a bit cramped in places.

Of course, with creative, I'm assuming a certain amount of skill needs to accompany that... Disney is off the list.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on January 04, 2013, 08:40:43 AM
I've been living in illinois my entire life and I've been skating for 10 years, and every time I go to chicago to skate, I'm bummed I didn't go somewhere else. I really like the skateparks in that area though.

Try just cruising around for in Roseland/West Pulman area.  There's perfect spots everywhere and the later in the night you go the less of a bust it is.
watch out around there, a friend of mine's brother got shot dead in pullman two days ago.  he was just driving down the street and someone came up and shot him. 
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on January 04, 2013, 08:49:03 AM
I've been living in illinois my entire life and I've been skating for 10 years, and every time I go to chicago to skate, I'm bummed I didn't go somewhere else. I really like the skateparks in that area though.

Try just cruising around for in Roseland/West Pulman area.?  There's perfect spots everywhere and the later in the night you go the less of a bust it is.
watch out around there, a friend of mine's brother got shot dead in pullman two days ago.?  he was just driving down the street and someone came up and shot him.? 

I was joking.  Sorry to hear.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on January 04, 2013, 10:28:17 AM
For Disney, bring wax if you wanna skate the ledges. You can skate the stairs as a gap (0:26 in the vid I posted), which is kind of big, but you can also skate a 2 block pretty easily there. Lot of manuals, nose bonks and ledge line possibilities. There's also a round flat bar that's pretty high if you go pop if you looking at the big gap and look behind you near the parking lot you see. You can also skate a dumb gap kinda thing against the school there's a pillar I've wanted to see someone wallie (heard it got done, but haven't seen it). Stuff's hard to explain, but I would check it out if you're near Wilson or the general area. Also, the rail is the one he back smiths at 2:45.

Andy Patterson - BUMMER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYYDCJVt394#)

Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on January 04, 2013, 05:16:47 PM
chillout, go use your UPass and take pictures for the good of all mankind.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on January 04, 2013, 07:21:38 PM
chillout, go use your UPass and take pictures for the good of all mankind.

haha. heres my contribution. its not really anything special. i can take you if you want next time we skate

(http://distilleryimage11.s3.amazonaws.com/508214f008ba11e180c9123138016265_7.jpg)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on January 05, 2013, 08:04:38 AM
chillout, go use your UPass and take pictures for the good of all mankind.

haha. heres my contribution. its not really anything special. i can take you if you want next time we skate

(http://distilleryimage11.s3.amazonaws.com/508214f008ba11e180c9123138016265_7.jpg)

You know, I see it now and it's like "wow, you'd have to be pretty gnarly to skate that". And given my anti-gnar, I'll be taking a pass on that.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on January 06, 2013, 08:57:35 PM
chillout, go use your UPass and take pictures for the good of all mankind.

haha. heres my contribution. its not really anything special. i can take you if you want next time we skate

(http://distilleryimage11.s3.amazonaws.com/508214f008ba11e180c9123138016265_7.jpg)
Love that spot. Used to live by there. Never once got the boot.
That's sick that they paved the bottom. I remember other than the brick/concrete area it was grass and dirt. If you skated the big five you had you go diagonally into the brick area. The flat gaps at the top are fun too.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on January 07, 2013, 06:18:47 AM
chillout, go use your UPass and take pictures for the good of all mankind.

haha. heres my contribution. its not really anything special. i can take you if you want next time we skate

(http://distilleryimage11.s3.amazonaws.com/508214f008ba11e180c9123138016265_7.jpg)

You know, I see it now and it's like "wow, you'd have to be pretty gnarly to skate that". And given my anti-gnar, I'll be taking a pass on that.

Not really, if you are writing this spot off as too gnarly your spot list sucks.  Those ledges at the top are very low.  You don't have to skate this like a gigantic stair set.

In other news...I just moved a couple miles west of Wilson skatepark, just across the river.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on January 07, 2013, 03:17:01 PM
chillout, go use your UPass and take pictures for the good of all mankind.

haha. heres my contribution. its not really anything special. i can take you if you want next time we skate

(http://distilleryimage11.s3.amazonaws.com/508214f008ba11e180c9123138016265_7.jpg)

You know, I see it now and it's like "wow, you'd have to be pretty gnarly to skate that". And given my anti-gnar, I'll be taking a pass on that.

Not really, if you are writing this spot off as too gnarly your spot list sucks.  Those ledges at the top are very low.  You don't have to skate this like a gigantic stair set.

In other news...I just moved a couple miles west of Wilson skatepark, just across the river.
we should skate when my foot heals, i'm not too far from there. 
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on January 07, 2013, 07:16:57 PM
chillout, go use your UPass and take pictures for the good of all mankind.

haha. heres my contribution. its not really anything special. i can take you if you want next time we skate

(http://distilleryimage11.s3.amazonaws.com/508214f008ba11e180c9123138016265_7.jpg)

You know, I see it now and it's like "wow, you'd have to be pretty gnarly to skate that". And given my anti-gnar, I'll be taking a pass on that.

Not really, if you are writing this spot off as too gnarly your spot list sucks.  Those ledges at the top are very low.  You don't have to skate this like a gigantic stair set.

In other news...I just moved a couple miles west of Wilson skatepark, just across the river.
we should skate when my foot heals, i'm not too far from there. 

Are the ledges that jut out able to manualed without falling off into oblivion?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on January 08, 2013, 06:50:04 AM
chillout, go use your UPass and take pictures for the good of all mankind.

haha. heres my contribution. its not really anything special. i can take you if you want next time we skate

(http://distilleryimage11.s3.amazonaws.com/508214f008ba11e180c9123138016265_7.jpg)

You know, I see it now and it's like "wow, you'd have to be pretty gnarly to skate that". And given my anti-gnar, I'll be taking a pass on that.

Not really, if you are writing this spot off as too gnarly your spot list sucks.?  Those ledges at the top are very low.?  You don't have to skate this like a gigantic stair set.

In other news...I just moved a couple miles west of Wilson skatepark, just across the river.
we should skate when my foot heals, i'm not too far from there.? 

Deal.  I might hit up Wilson Sunday if it's actually going to be as nice as the weather report says it's going to be.  I've already found a couple good ass spots by my house.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: JABRONI on January 08, 2013, 08:37:58 AM
I'll be in Chicago for one night in late April, any suggestions for a neighbourhood to go drinking that isn't overly touristy? Staying near Wicker Park.
Thanks
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on January 08, 2013, 08:43:50 AM
I'll be in Chicago for one night in late April, any suggestions for a neighbourhood to go drinking that isn't overly touristy? Staying near Wicker Park.
Thanks

Wicker Park fits that description, so just try out some bars around there.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on January 09, 2013, 11:02:57 AM
Btw, in case none of you knew, Tommy Carroll (the blind skater) is one of ours. He's from the Northwest suburbs and I go to school with him. He'll actually come skate street in Chicago with us, which is the most nuts thing I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on January 13, 2013, 05:45:20 PM
Also, RIP Art Institute.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on January 14, 2013, 06:13:14 AM
Also, RIP Art Institute.

For real?  Knobbed?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on January 14, 2013, 07:03:34 AM
Also, RIP Art Institute.

haha
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: shit_for_brains on January 14, 2013, 06:12:44 PM
I'll be in Chicago for one night in late April, any suggestions for a neighbourhood to go drinking that isn't overly touristy? Staying near Wicker Park.
Thanks

I live in Wicker Park and I never drink here. It's sort of a pain in the ass. My girl lives in Logan Square and it's a little better but lots of dudes wearing what I believe are tights. I don't leave the blue line much. Fuck.

I'm old and a pussy so I'm not skating when it's 10 degrees, but after this horse shit somebody go skate with me.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on January 14, 2013, 06:29:01 PM
Also, RIP Art Institute.

For real??  Knobbed?

yeah. knobs on everything.

am i the only one who gets more bummed when they dont sandblast before applying knobs?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on January 15, 2013, 06:07:11 AM
I'll be in Chicago for one night in late April, any suggestions for a neighbourhood to go drinking that isn't overly touristy? Staying near Wicker Park.
Thanks

I live in Wicker Park and I never drink here. It's sort of a pain in the ass. My girl lives in Logan Square and it's a little better but lots of dudes wearing what I believe are tights. I don't leave the blue line much. Fuck.

I'm old and a pussy so I'm not skating when it's 10 degrees, but after this horse shit somebody go skate with me.

How old are you?  I skated a little on Saturday at Wilson.  It wasn't too cold.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on January 15, 2013, 12:16:15 PM
I'll be in Chicago for one night in late April, any suggestions for a neighbourhood to go drinking that isn't overly touristy? Staying near Wicker Park.
Thanks

I live in Wicker Park and I never drink here. It's sort of a pain in the ass. My girl lives in Logan Square and it's a little better but lots of dudes wearing what I believe are tights. I don't leave the blue line much. Fuck.

I'm old and a pussy so I'm not skating when it's 10 degrees, but after this horse shit somebody go skate with me.

How old are you??  I skated a little on Saturday at Wilson.?  It wasn't too cold.

saturday was infact pretty nice. skated all day and up until about 5, i was sweating rather than being cold
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on February 01, 2013, 09:52:43 AM
https://vimeo.com/53196301

cant embed vimeo video for some reason
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: planman on February 01, 2013, 11:42:43 AM
Right down the street from Wilson, the Walt Disney Magnet School, there's a pretty famous rail out front too. Pretty fun spot. Try not to go there on school days. They haven't ever kicked me out, but have told me to come back when school's out.

Address: 4140 North Marine Drive, Chicago

Oh damn, that's Disney? I've never been, but I've heard of it. I know the rail you're talking about too. What else is there? Is it a destination spot, or more of a passing-through spot?

just the stair area and the big rail. pretty boring. you definately have to work to have fun. you need a little extra creativity
Disney? I have a few friends that used to go there. There are also a few handrails at Lane, where I go, and then an interesting spot right in front of Lane stadium.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on February 01, 2013, 02:40:46 PM
Right down the street from Wilson, the Walt Disney Magnet School, there's a pretty famous rail out front too. Pretty fun spot. Try not to go there on school days. They haven't ever kicked me out, but have told me to come back when school's out.

Address: 4140 North Marine Drive, Chicago

Oh damn, that's Disney? I've never been, but I've heard of it. I know the rail you're talking about too. What else is there? Is it a destination spot, or more of a passing-through spot?

just the stair area and the big rail. pretty boring. you definately have to work to have fun. you need a little extra creativity
Disney? I have a few friends that used to go there. There are also a few handrails at Lane, where I go, and then an interesting spot right in front of Lane stadium.

What is this interesting spot?  I just see a four stair
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on February 01, 2013, 09:08:25 PM
https://vimeo.com/53196301

cant embed vimeo video for some reason
The hardflip at the end was sick.

Has anyone ever stepped to the gap in front of the Aon center that JT 180ed in Welcome to Hell?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on February 01, 2013, 09:39:28 PM
https://vimeo.com/53196301

cant embed vimeo video for some reason
The hardflip at the end was sick.

Has anyone ever stepped to the gap in front of the Aon center that JT 180ed in Welcome to Hell?

wasnt the whole front of aon different back then? i dont think its doable anymore, but i could be wrong
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on February 03, 2013, 11:34:01 AM
https://vimeo.com/53196301

cant embed vimeo video for some reason
The hardflip at the end was sick.

Has anyone ever stepped to the gap in front of the Aon center that JT 180ed in Welcome to Hell?

wasnt the whole front of aon different back then? i dont think its doable anymore, but i could be wrong

Yep, it's been remodeled, and is no longer doable. I checked the first time after recognizing the 180 from the vid being in Chicago.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on February 03, 2013, 02:54:10 PM
https://vimeo.com/53196301

cant embed vimeo video for some reason
The hardflip at the end was sick.

Has anyone ever stepped to the gap in front of the Aon center that JT 180ed in Welcome to Hell?
Didn't know that. I assumed it was still there.

wasnt the whole front of aon different back then? i dont think its doable anymore, but i could be wrong

Yep, it's been remodeled, and is no longer doable. I checked the first time after recognizing the 180 from the vid being in Chicago.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on February 04, 2013, 09:19:54 AM
https://vimeo.com/53196301

cant embed vimeo video for some reason
The hardflip at the end was sick.

Has anyone ever stepped to the gap in front of the Aon center that JT 180ed in Welcome to Hell?
Didn't know that. I assumed it was still there.

wasnt the whole front of aon different back then? i dont think its doable anymore, but i could be wrong

Yep, it's been remodeled, and is no longer doable. I checked the first time after recognizing the 180 from the vid being in Chicago.

Regardless, Aon is still in the top 5 spots in the city.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on February 04, 2013, 07:28:10 PM
https://vimeo.com/53196301

cant embed vimeo video for some reason
The hardflip at the end was sick.

Has anyone ever stepped to the gap in front of the Aon center that JT 180ed in Welcome to Hell?
Didn't know that. I assumed it was still there.

wasnt the whole front of aon different back then? i dont think its doable anymore, but i could be wrong

Yep, it's been remodeled, and is no longer doable. I checked the first time after recognizing the 180 from the vid being in Chicago.

Regardless, Aon is still in the top 5 spots in the city.
Weird. What typed wasn't in my last comment... not sure what I said anyway.

I used to skate there all the time but haven't been there in ages. The last time I was there the handi-rails were knobbed and pretty much only the 3 were skatable.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on February 06, 2013, 09:51:32 AM
https://vimeo.com/53196301

cant embed vimeo video for some reason
The hardflip at the end was sick.

Has anyone ever stepped to the gap in front of the Aon center that JT 180ed in Welcome to Hell?
Didn't know that. I assumed it was still there.

wasnt the whole front of aon different back then? i dont think its doable anymore, but i could be wrong

Yep, it's been remodeled, and is no longer doable. I checked the first time after recognizing the 180 from the vid being in Chicago.

Regardless, Aon is still in the top 5 spots in the city.
Weird. What typed wasn't in my last comment... not sure what I said anyway.

I used to skate there all the time but haven't been there in ages. The last time I was there the handi-rails were knobbed and pretty much only the 3 were skatable.

The 3 and the ledges around it are skateable - the ledges are my favorite in the city, as they slide and grind perfectly without being too slippery. There are gaps over blocks you can skate, as well as manny pads. Some more wax will really unlock the spot's potential (the curved ledges, the waterfall ledge (to create a bit of a ledge hallway), etc.)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on February 06, 2013, 08:41:57 PM
https://vimeo.com/53196301

cant embed vimeo video for some reason
The hardflip at the end was sick.

Has anyone ever stepped to the gap in front of the Aon center that JT 180ed in Welcome to Hell?
Didn't know that. I assumed it was still there.

wasnt the whole front of aon different back then? i dont think its doable anymore, but i could be wrong

Yep, it's been remodeled, and is no longer doable. I checked the first time after recognizing the 180 from the vid being in Chicago.

Regardless, Aon is still in the top 5 spots in the city.
Weird. What typed wasn't in my last comment... not sure what I said anyway.

I used to skate there all the time but haven't been there in ages. The last time I was there the handi-rails were knobbed and pretty much only the 3 were skatable.

The 3 and the ledges around it are skateable - the ledges are my favorite in the city, as they slide and grind perfectly without being too slippery. There are gaps over blocks you can skate, as well as manny pads. Some more wax will really unlock the spot's potential (the curved ledges, the waterfall ledge (to create a bit of a ledge hallway), etc.)
The ones next to the slope rails or something different?

Is that place no longer a bust? I haven't been back to skate in Chicago in a while but the last time I was there security had that place locked down even on the weekends.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on February 06, 2013, 09:03:45 PM
https://vimeo.com/53196301

cant embed vimeo video for some reason
The hardflip at the end was sick.

Has anyone ever stepped to the gap in front of the Aon center that JT 180ed in Welcome to Hell?
Didn't know that. I assumed it was still there.

wasnt the whole front of aon different back then? i dont think its doable anymore, but i could be wrong

Yep, it's been remodeled, and is no longer doable. I checked the first time after recognizing the 180 from the vid being in Chicago.

Regardless, Aon is still in the top 5 spots in the city.
Weird. What typed wasn't in my last comment... not sure what I said anyway.

I used to skate there all the time but haven't been there in ages. The last time I was there the handi-rails were knobbed and pretty much only the 3 were skatable.

The 3 and the ledges around it are skateable - the ledges are my favorite in the city, as they slide and grind perfectly without being too slippery. There are gaps over blocks you can skate, as well as manny pads. Some more wax will really unlock the spot's potential (the curved ledges, the waterfall ledge (to create a bit of a ledge hallway), etc.)
The ones next to the slope rails or something different?

Is that place no longer a bust? I haven't been back to skate in Chicago in a while but the last time I was there security had that place locked down even on the weekends.

Those very ones. And during day hours, there can be a bust when you skate the area near the 3. I went there with a friend on a Friday night after around 10 and had at LEAST an hour long session.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on February 06, 2013, 09:29:34 PM
Those very ones.
I probably skated those more than anything else there.

And during day hours, there can be a bust when you skate the area near the 3. I went there with a friend on a Friday night after around 10 and had at LEAST an hour long session.
Sick. Defo going to hit it up next time I get back to Chicago.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on February 07, 2013, 05:55:00 AM
Those very ones.
I probably skated those more than anything else there.

And during day hours, there can be a bust when you skate the area near the 3. I went there with a friend on a Friday night after around 10 and had at LEAST an hour long session.
Sick. Defo going to hit it up next time I get back to Chicago.

And when might that be?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on February 07, 2013, 06:23:18 AM
Those very ones.
I probably skated those more than anything else there.

And during day hours, there can be a bust when you skate the area near the 3. I went there with a friend on a Friday night after around 10 and had at LEAST an hour long session.
Sick. Defo going to hit it up next time I get back to Chicago.

And when might that be?
Ha! Good question!
That's could be 5 years from now!
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on February 07, 2013, 09:41:29 AM
Haha.  I'm trying to get my work to send me to Japan for training and then I can hopefully hang out for a few days afterward and get drunk and skate around and look at weird Japanese shit.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on February 07, 2013, 02:33:13 PM
Those very ones.
I probably skated those more than anything else there.

And during day hours, there can be a bust when you skate the area near the 3. I went there with a friend on a Friday night after around 10 and had at LEAST an hour long session.
Sick. Defo going to hit it up next time I get back to Chicago.

And when might that be?
Ha! Good question!
That's could be 5 years from now!

It should be noted that our session ended because we ended it. No bust at all.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on February 07, 2013, 03:00:53 PM
Haha.  I'm trying to get my work to send me to Japan for training and then I can hopefully hang out for a few days afterward and get drunk and skate around and look at weird Japanese shit.
That sounds like a plan.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on February 08, 2013, 05:21:27 PM
embarassed to post this but nonetheless

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pw8FbSA9KWA
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: StabMasterArson on March 05, 2013, 09:43:43 PM
I'll be in town fri-tues. My friends said they'd take me to some private ramp with pool coping extensions. Any of you guys know what i'm talking about and want to meet up for beers?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on March 06, 2013, 06:24:56 AM
I'll be in town fri-tues. My friends said they'd take me to some private ramp with pool coping extensions. Any of you guys know what i'm talking about and want to meet up for beers?

Sounds familiar, but I've never been there.  I've got date night on Friday and a friends birthday Saturday night, but I'd be free during the afternoon or Sunday.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: optimusXgrind on March 06, 2013, 09:51:00 AM
I'll be in town fri-tues. My friends said they'd take me to some private ramp with pool coping extensions. Any of you guys know what i'm talking about and want to meet up for beers?


race ramp! that thing fucking rules. whos your friend?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: optimusXgrind on March 06, 2013, 10:03:26 AM
here she is in all of her beauty

(http://distilleryimage5.s3.amazonaws.com/eb070b2c5b9111e2ac7c22000a1f96a8_7.jpg)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on March 06, 2013, 10:49:02 AM
here she is in all of her beauty

(http://distilleryimage5.s3.amazonaws.com/eb070b2c5b9111e2ac7c22000a1f96a8_7.jpg)
That's a good pic.  Didn't want to post any, not my place to put it out there.  Really fun, but it makes you work for it.   
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on March 06, 2013, 11:35:16 AM
here she is in all of her beauty

(http://distilleryimage5.s3.amazonaws.com/eb070b2c5b9111e2ac7c22000a1f96a8_7.jpg)
That's a good pic.  Didn't want to post any, not my place to put it out there.  Really fun, but it makes you work for it.   

*sigh* I've always wanted to skate that thing.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: StabMasterArson on March 07, 2013, 10:31:34 AM
I'm going to be staying with my friend Amanda, she is a super rad girl that skates and has neck tattoos. But while im there I'm also going to be meeting up with my friend Jessie and some of the beerics dudes. Im not sure when we will be skating the ramp. I guess it may even be nice enough to skate outside. Then on monday we are going to Mill to skate cream city.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: optimusXgrind on March 07, 2013, 10:51:19 AM
I'm going to be staying with my friend Amanda, she is a super rad girl that skates and has neck tattoos. But while im there I'm also going to be meeting up with my friend Jessie and some of the beerics dudes. Im not sure when we will be skating the ramp. I guess it may even be nice enough to skate outside. Then on monday we are going to Mill to skate cream city.


dude, thats crazy. i totally know amanda. she fucking rules. same with the beerics dudes. and ill be at cream city on monday. see you there! haha.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on March 07, 2013, 01:29:15 PM
If it's that kind of party, maybe I'll go to Cream City Monday too.  Isn't that discount day?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: optimusXgrind on March 07, 2013, 02:32:21 PM
If it's that kind of party, maybe I'll go to Cream City Monday too.  Isn't that discount day?


yep, $8 instead of $11.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on March 07, 2013, 02:33:33 PM
I haven't been to and indoor park once this winter.  I feel like a boring adult and I get sad every time I see my board in my closet.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: optimusXgrind on March 07, 2013, 02:43:44 PM
I haven't been to and indoor park once this winter.  I feel like a boring adult and I get sad every time I see my board in my closet.

join the party and go to cream city on monday
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on March 07, 2013, 03:58:25 PM
I haven't actually skated in two months.  Rolled through the parking lot for a minute when it dried up once.  Go, shake the rust off.  I am going to make the effort to go.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on March 07, 2013, 04:05:12 PM
Don't guilt me into this!!  I cave into peer pressure easily.
List of excuses:
1.  I'm leaving work early on Friday so I can't on Monday
2.  It's far
3.  I'm a boring adult
4.  It's almost warm out
5.  Traffic
6.  New gf to take advantage of
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: optimusXgrind on March 07, 2013, 04:11:44 PM
Don't guilt me into this!!  I cave into peer pressure easily.
List of excuses:
1.  I'm leaving work early on Friday so I can't on Monday
2.  It's far
3.  I'm a boring adult
4.  It's almost warm out
5.  Traffic
6.  New gf to take advantage of


those are all great excuses, but theres this - im moving to arizona on the 25th, so we might never get to meet/skate. i know, i know. please dont cry.  :-\
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on March 07, 2013, 04:16:28 PM
Don't guilt me into this!!  I cave into peer pressure easily.
List of excuses:
1.  I'm leaving work early on Friday so I can't on Monday  -  You get off work at 4. (wild guess, is that close?)
2.  It's far - it's farther for me
3.  I'm a boring adult - me too, step out
4.  It's almost warm out - more spots in two rooms than you will skate in the next two months near home.  ( assuming it rains all spring)
5.  Traffic - and tolls.  Fair.
6.  New gf to take advantage of - She has no time for you on a Monday, and you'll do her this weekend.

Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on March 07, 2013, 04:22:36 PM
Don't guilt me into this!!  I cave into peer pressure easily.
List of excuses:
1.  I'm leaving work early on Friday so I can't on Monday  -  You get off work at 4. (wild guess, is that close?)
2.  It's far - it's farther for me
3.  I'm a boring adult - me too, step out
4.  It's almost warm out - more spots in two rooms than you will skate in the next two months near home.  ( assuming it rains all spring)
5.  Traffic - and tolls.  Fair.
6.  New gf to take advantage of - She has no time for you on a Monday, and you'll do her this weekend.


5 actually. But fair points.  Possibly can get off at 4 again we'll see.  Plus I can stay at my parents I suppose to save myself an hour.  You might have a deal.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: optimusXgrind on March 08, 2013, 12:30:03 PM
Don't guilt me into this!!  I cave into peer pressure easily.
List of excuses:
1.  I'm leaving work early on Friday so I can't on Monday  -  You get off work at 4. (wild guess, is that close?)
2.  It's far - it's farther for me
3.  I'm a boring adult - me too, step out
4.  It's almost warm out - more spots in two rooms than you will skate in the next two months near home.  ( assuming it rains all spring)
5.  Traffic - and tolls.  Fair.
6.  New gf to take advantage of - She has no time for you on a Monday, and you'll do her this weekend.


5 actually. But fair points.  Possibly can get off at 4 again we'll see.  Plus I can stay at my parents I suppose to save myself an hour.  You might have a deal.


even if you are off at 5,  get there around 7 and the close at 10. thats 3 solid hours of shredding. do it!
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on March 10, 2013, 09:26:19 PM
I'm 90% sure I'll be at Cream tomorrow.  I'll be the older has-been wearing these.  No need to make fun of me, I paid less than $30 for them.  A simple "nice shoes kook" will be introduction enough.
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTZgRHxoB-VcZk1EmNLwmvUFcgDR3n61nlKcqJbBMHz7_a1WLCC)

Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: optimusXgrind on March 10, 2013, 09:57:07 PM
I'm 90% sure I'll be at Cream tomorrow.  I'll be the older has-been wearing these.  No need to make fun of me, I paid less than $30 for them.  A simple "nice shoes kook" will be introduction enough.
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTZgRHxoB-VcZk1EmNLwmvUFcgDR3n61nlKcqJbBMHz7_a1WLCC)



hahaha. ill be the one with long hair. you cant miss me.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on March 11, 2013, 05:59:53 AM
I won't be able to make it fellas.  I'm going to have to stay late for work, I agreed to a deadline with my customer like an idiot.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on March 11, 2013, 09:40:34 AM
I'm 90% sure I'll be at Cream tomorrow.  I'll be the older has-been wearing these.  No need to make fun of me, I paid less than $30 for them.  A simple "nice shoes kook" will be introduction enough.
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTZgRHxoB-VcZk1EmNLwmvUFcgDR3n61nlKcqJbBMHz7_a1WLCC)



hahaha. ill be the one with long hair. you cant miss me.
I just remembered who you are, we already know each other.  See you tonight.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: optimusXgrind on March 11, 2013, 11:26:03 AM
I won't be able to make it fellas.  I'm going to have to stay late for work, I agreed to a deadline with my customer like an idiot.


oh bummer. another time i guess.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: optimusXgrind on March 11, 2013, 11:41:43 PM
man, i was not feeling it at all tonight.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on March 13, 2013, 03:31:23 PM
man, i was not feeling it at all tonight.

You should've seen me skating flat the other day. It was a sad, sad show.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on March 13, 2013, 08:02:14 PM
man, i was not feeling it at all tonight.

You should've seen me skating flat the other day. It was a sad, sad show.

Meh, it's winter.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: StabMasterArson on March 13, 2013, 10:04:37 PM
I'm 90% sure I'll be at Cream tomorrow.?  I'll be the older has-been wearing these.?  No need to make fun of me, I paid less than $30 for them.?  A simple "nice shoes kook" will be introduction enough.
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTZgRHxoB-VcZk1EmNLwmvUFcgDR3n61nlKcqJbBMHz7_a1WLCC)



hahaha. ill be the one with long hair. you cant miss me.
I just remembered who you are, we already know each other.?  See you tonight.

Damn Joist, i wish i would have know that was you. I would have said "hi". It was good meeting you Dave, hit me up if you make it back to Detroit.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: optimusXgrind on March 14, 2013, 02:20:11 AM
man, i was not feeling it at all tonight.

You should've seen me skating flat the other day. It was a sad, sad show.

Meh, it's winter.


i hadnt skated in almost a month due to a bad ankle. felt like i was drunk on the board haha. oh well.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: optimusXgrind on March 14, 2013, 02:20:47 AM
I'm 90% sure I'll be at Cream tomorrow.?  I'll be the older has-been wearing these.?  No need to make fun of me, I paid less than $30 for them.?  A simple "nice shoes kook" will be introduction enough.
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTZgRHxoB-VcZk1EmNLwmvUFcgDR3n61nlKcqJbBMHz7_a1WLCC)



hahaha. ill be the one with long hair. you cant miss me.
I just remembered who you are, we already know each other.?  See you tonight.

Damn Joist, i wish i would have know that was you. I would have said "hi". It was good meeting you Dave, hit me up if you make it back to Detroit.


you too man. hit me up if you are ever in az too.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: SkateViolence on March 14, 2013, 10:23:59 AM
My band will be rolling through Chicago next week. I doubt I'll have a whole lot of time and I'm not totally sure of where exactly in the city I'll be, but is there like a definitive "you need to skate here if you go to Chicago" spot or park?

Edit: Upon further inspection, it looks like I'll be in the Hermosa/Logan Square area
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on March 14, 2013, 11:54:03 AM
My band will be rolling through Chicago next week. I doubt I'll have a whole lot of time and I'm not totally sure of where exactly in the city I'll be, but is there like a definitive "you need to skate here if you go to Chicago" spot or park?

Edit: Upon further inspection, it looks like I'll be in the Hermosa/Logan Square area

id just go downtown. theres not really any definative spots, but if you start on jackson & dearborn (blueline to jackson) and go north on dearborn theres a couple really fun spots. other than that just skate around downtown
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: optimusXgrind on March 14, 2013, 12:10:00 PM
My band will be rolling through Chicago next week. I doubt I'll have a whole lot of time and I'm not totally sure of where exactly in the city I'll be, but is there like a definitive "you need to skate here if you go to Chicago" spot or park?

Edit: Upon further inspection, it looks like I'll be in the Hermosa/Logan Square area


what band are you in?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: SkateViolence on March 14, 2013, 12:20:43 PM
id just go downtown. theres not really any definative spots, but if you start on jackson & dearborn (blueline to jackson) and go north on dearborn theres a couple really fun spots. other than that just skate around downtown

Thanks! If I have the time I'll do that.

what band are you in?

I'm in a hardcore/dbeat band called State Violence.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: oyolar on March 14, 2013, 01:16:53 PM
Are you playing at the Alderaan? I just saw Full of Hell there last week.  It was my first basement show. 
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: optimusXgrind on March 14, 2013, 02:47:14 PM
id just go downtown. theres not really any definative spots, but if you start on jackson & dearborn (blueline to jackson) and go north on dearborn theres a couple really fun spots. other than that just skate around downtown

Thanks! If I have the time I'll do that.

what band are you in?

I'm in a hardcore/dbeat band called State Violence.


oh sick. i might come check that out.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: SkateViolence on March 14, 2013, 02:54:30 PM
Are you playing at the Alderaan? I just saw Full of Hell there last week.  It was my first basement show. 

Yeah! That's the spot.

oh sick. i might come check that out.

Do it! I'm the drummer. We can skate some stupid spots in the neighborhood or whatever.

Here's a link to the A side of the 7" we've got coming out if you wanna check it:

https://soundcloud.com/napierbradley/gleichschaltung-state-violence
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: optimusXgrind on March 14, 2013, 03:32:19 PM
good shit man. im definitely going to try to make it out.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: SkateViolence on March 14, 2013, 04:24:31 PM
good shit man. im definitely going to try to make it out.

thanks man! hit me up if you're gonna make it
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: EPetrov on March 15, 2013, 04:38:00 PM
wishin i lived in the city
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: SkateViolence on March 19, 2013, 02:33:00 PM
Is the Logan Square park lit? I might be trying to go there later tonight.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on March 19, 2013, 05:00:01 PM
Is the Logan Square park lit? I might be trying to go there later tonight.

Haven't been there in a pretty long while, but the lights were on 24/7 last time I heard. Sometimes cops write tickets for staying too late so be careful.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on March 21, 2013, 11:12:11 PM
I'm designing a park. What are some things you all would want to see?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on March 22, 2013, 12:25:40 AM
I'm designing a park. What are some things you all would want to see?
Just as long as it has a ring of fire, ring of ice, and dog doo stick...
http://www.mefeedia.com/tv/12367554 (http://www.mefeedia.com/tv/12367554)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on March 22, 2013, 07:46:35 AM
I thought you made a design an asked us to criticize it. Or is something else happening? Anyways I always enjoy a good spine and there really aren't that many around here. Also, something like this would be sick.


(http://i47.tinypic.com/357efqb.png)


The flat probably shouldn't be as long, as it would take up way too much room, maybe omit it completely. If you can't make it, I'll settle for a dog doo stick.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on March 22, 2013, 07:49:39 AM
A nice round boob.  With a nipple.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on March 22, 2013, 09:08:46 AM
I thought you made a design an asked us to criticize it. Or is something else happening? Anyways I always enjoy a good spine and there really aren't that many around here. Also, something like this would be sick.


(http://i47.tinypic.com/357efqb.png)


The flat probably shouldn't be as long, as it would take up way too much room, maybe omit it completely. If you can't make it, I'll settle for a dog doo stick.

That design was used elsewhere. This is new, relevant to IL residents in the northwest suburbs, and already locked down (company has been booked).
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on March 22, 2013, 11:47:56 AM
I thought you made a design an asked us to criticize it. Or is something else happening? Anyways I always enjoy a good spine and there really aren't that many around here. Also, something like this would be sick.


(http://i47.tinypic.com/357efqb.png)


The flat probably shouldn't be as long, as it would take up way too much room, maybe omit it completely. If you can't make it, I'll settle for a dog doo stick.

That design was used elsewhere. This is new, relevant to IL residents in the northwest suburbs, and already locked down (company has been booked).

So that plaza in the city is getting turned into an actual skate park rather than just being plastic ledges and the manny mania thing, and now another park is being built somewhere else?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on March 22, 2013, 04:29:46 PM
I thought you made a design an asked us to criticize it. Or is something else happening? Anyways I always enjoy a good spine and there really aren't that many around here. Also, something like this would be sick.


(http://i47.tinypic.com/357efqb.png)


The flat probably shouldn't be as long, as it would take up way too much room, maybe omit it completely. If you can't make it, I'll settle for a dog doo stick.

That design was used elsewhere. This is new, relevant to IL residents in the northwest suburbs, and already locked down (company has been booked).

So that plaza in the city is getting turned into an actual skate park rather than just being plastic ledges and the manny mania thing, and now another park is being built somewhere else?

That's the new mission to go after. There's a confirmed park going up in non-Loop part of Chicago (confidentiality), as well as a new park going up in the burbs.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on March 22, 2013, 05:15:25 PM
Ah, cool. Thanks for the update.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on March 30, 2013, 12:07:01 AM
Anyone have the address/a review/pics of the new Lake Geneva park?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on March 30, 2013, 10:47:01 AM
I thought you made a design an asked us to criticize it. Or is something else happening? Anyways I always enjoy a good spine and there really aren't that many around here. Also, something like this would be sick.


(http://i47.tinypic.com/357efqb.png)


The flat probably shouldn't be as long, as it would take up way too much room, maybe omit it completely. If you can't make it, I'll settle for a dog doo stick.

That design was used elsewhere. This is new, relevant to IL residents in the northwest suburbs, and already locked down (company has been booked).

So that plaza in the city is getting turned into an actual skate park rather than just being plastic ledges and the manny mania thing, and now another park is being built somewhere else?

i assume the space in grant park that currently has the plastic ledges/manny mania is going to be used for some other park activity because the new, much bigger park is being built in the south part of grant park a couple blocks down
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on March 30, 2013, 10:48:25 AM
Anyone have the address/a review/pics of the new Lake Geneva park?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buLFu2BGQBw

my dogs^. and look that shit up yoself fool
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: EPetrov on May 13, 2013, 10:36:44 AM
Anyone go to the event over the saturday?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: optimusXgrind on May 16, 2013, 12:45:40 PM
krush is closing on the 31st. looks like you are all stuck with asylum now. enjoy.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on May 16, 2013, 02:51:05 PM
Im so bummed on krush closing
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: hankmasterflex on May 16, 2013, 07:44:52 PM
worst fucking city. worst fucking cops. worst fucking suburbs. blacktop strip mall skating mother fuckers.

uprise aight doe.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on May 16, 2013, 08:27:29 PM
Im so bummed on krush closing

Dammit, Asylum only for 8 months out of the year? Shit's wack.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on May 17, 2013, 06:22:19 AM
worst fucking city. worst fucking cops. worst fucking suburbs. blacktop strip mall skating mother fuckers.

uprise aight doe.

lol were r u frum???
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on May 17, 2013, 06:29:42 AM
worst fucking city. worst fucking cops. worst fucking suburbs. blacktop strip mall skating mother fuckers.

uprise aight doe.

lol were r u frum???

Poo Land
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Kankle on May 29, 2013, 08:58:18 AM
krush is closing on the 31st. looks like you are all stuck with asylum now. enjoy.
I went to Asylum once with some friends and we were the only skaters there. There were like 20 scooter-children and like 40 bmxers who took up like the whole park. Plus, the layout is a little weird.
I wish Krush would stay open. Now that Krush will be gone and that Audobon is gone, the only viable option is Cream City.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: optimusXgrind on May 29, 2013, 09:02:24 PM
ill be back in town to visit from june 2nd until june 15th. lets skate.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on May 30, 2013, 09:57:56 AM
ill be back in town to visit from june 2nd until june 15th. lets skate.

ok. let me know when you check out Villa Park, I had fun there last weekend.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: optimusXgrind on May 30, 2013, 11:21:57 AM
ill be back in town to visit from june 2nd until june 15th. lets skate.

ok. let me know when you check out Villa Park, I had fun there last weekend.

will do
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: planman on June 22, 2013, 09:34:08 PM
I was just at Villa Park the 20th and the 21st. That bowl is the best one I've ever skated
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: EPetrov on June 27, 2013, 12:19:39 AM
does villa park get packed??
I skate schaumburg alot, and roselle sometimes too. decent concrete parks.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: optimusXgrind on June 27, 2013, 11:03:07 PM
does villa park get packed??
I skate schaumburg alot, and roselle sometimes too. decent concrete parks.

go early in the day or at night and you should be fine. i went there tonight and it was so fucking fun.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: EPetrov on June 28, 2013, 12:14:09 AM
clint walker, clyde dixon and a few others are in the city. some people I now hung out with them today. I got some footage of something going down at a museum. Not gonna post, I want to be respectful you'll eventually see the footage.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on June 28, 2013, 01:44:45 AM
^^ Cool, I was stoked to see the Fully Torqued thing and hearing that there may be more footage is awesome.

Fully Torqued RV Tour Ep. 1 Chicago (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCOp7_b3ggY#ws)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on June 28, 2013, 05:53:13 AM
clint walker, clyde dixon and a few others are in the city. some people I now hung out with them today. I got some footage of something going down at a museum. Not gonna post, I want to be respectful you'll eventually see the footage.

Which museum?  I'm assuming that's the brown marble spot in the museum...do not recognize downtown spots sometimes.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on June 28, 2013, 10:13:13 PM
^^ Cool, I was stoked to see the Fully Torqued thing and hearing that there may be more footage is awesome.

Fully Torqued RV Tour Ep. 1 Chicago (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCOp7_b3ggY#ws)

Where was that downhill white marble spot by a harbor?

Also, NU footage is always welcome.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: EPetrov on June 28, 2013, 11:47:14 PM
it was a rail. Ya I showed my friend that episode of the tour and he goes to NU, he was stoked today when he saw them skate a rail right by his apartment and other stuff at NU
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on June 30, 2013, 09:57:25 AM
i will be forever grateful to whoever tells me where that white ledge spot by the lake is
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on June 30, 2013, 11:17:31 PM
it was a rail. Ya I showed my friend that episode of the tour and he goes to NU, he was stoked today when he saw them skate a rail right by his apartment and other stuff at NU

Who's your friend? I know a lot of people there, and the skate community is pretty small.

i will be forever grateful to whoever tells me where that white ledge spot by the lake is
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on July 01, 2013, 05:26:40 AM
^^ Cool, I was stoked to see the Fully Torqued thing and hearing that there may be more footage is awesome.

Fully Torqued RV Tour Ep. 1 Chicago (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCOp7_b3ggY#ws)

Where was that downhill white marble spot by a harbor?

Also, NU footage is always welcome.

You talkin about the first couple of lines? Don't think it's marble, but if I saw the bail footage right, it looks like it's kinda far south of the loop. I looked on google maps and, I could be wrong, but it looks like something is jutting out east of the intersection of E 31st St and LSD.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on July 01, 2013, 07:48:49 AM
^Bingo, it took me 30 seconds to locate it from the footage.  It's not marble, it's cement and the spot was very crowded this weekend.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on July 01, 2013, 08:54:50 AM
Anyone know where these are?  More interested in the 1st spot.
 
(http://i41.tinypic.com/2m6u80n.jpg)
(http://i40.tinypic.com/55pjlu.jpg)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on July 01, 2013, 09:16:12 AM
Anyone know where these are??  More interested in the 1st spot.
 
(http://i41.tinypic.com/2m6u80n.jpg)
(http://i40.tinypic.com/55pjlu.jpg)

first is kildare and diversey.

and 2nd is sears tower haha.

^Bingo, it took me 30 seconds to locate it from the footage.  It's not marble, it's cement and the spot was very crowded this weekend.

so its around 31st by the lake, right?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on July 01, 2013, 09:51:59 AM
Ya you got it.  It's pretty hard to miss.

Haha Sears tower?  Guess I need to get downtown more often
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on July 01, 2013, 07:43:30 PM
Yeah, I've never seen the Sears tower spot either haha. The security guards there fuckin yelled at me for skating down the sidewalk out front.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: EPetrov on July 01, 2013, 08:36:51 PM
it was a rail. Ya I showed my friend that episode of the tour and he goes to NU, he was stoked today when he saw them skate a rail right by his apartment and other stuff at NU

Who's your friend? I know a lot of people there, and the skate community is pretty small.

i will be forever grateful to whoever tells me where that white ledge spot by the lake is
He can ride around and ollie pretty high (and crooked) but he's not really a skater; Ray. I actually plan on going there Wednesday and Thurs; gonna try to sesh some spots.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on July 02, 2013, 12:04:00 AM
it was a rail. Ya I showed my friend that episode of the tour and he goes to NU, he was stoked today when he saw them skate a rail right by his apartment and other stuff at NU

Who's your friend? I know a lot of people there, and the skate community is pretty small.

i will be forever grateful to whoever tells me where that white ledge spot by the lake is
He can ride around and ollie pretty high (and crooked) but he's not really a skater; Ray. I actually plan on going there Wednesday and Thurs; gonna try to sesh some spots.

If that dude has a little brother called(or just used to be called) Icky, that would be a crazy coincidence.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: EPetrov on July 03, 2013, 02:21:06 PM
No icky. You wanna skate ? im in evanston today 6302056350
EDIT: just skated around campus: ollied up stairs, firecrackered, and did a small gap
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on July 03, 2013, 07:48:44 PM
Ah, yea I skated with a guy named Ray a couple times a long time ago. I lived like an hour away from there and it wouldn't be too crazy if he went to school there. It was the only Ray I knew other than my uncle haha. Hope you had fun, place has a few gems.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on July 14, 2013, 03:26:41 PM
No icky. You wanna skate ? im in evanston today 6302056350
EDIT: just skated around campus: ollied up stairs, firecrackered, and did a small gap

Which gap? There's a hidden flat gap at the north side of the pond.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: EPetrov on July 15, 2013, 10:48:44 PM
hop on top of concrete benches then ollie like 3 foot gap its small but tough to get speed cuz the benches are probably 10 inchs wide
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on July 16, 2013, 08:52:46 AM
hop on top of concrete benches then ollie like 3 foot gap its small but tough to get speed cuz the benches are probably 10 inchs wide

Where was it? I can't even picture where that is. Which is sad, given how many times I've skated NU.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: EPetrov on July 16, 2013, 11:06:45 AM
skate NU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFDRoIw2D3o&feature=share&list=UUUVkfFqrib6oRQeM4yqNeAQ#)
IDK exactly
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on July 16, 2013, 04:20:39 PM
skate NU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFDRoIw2D3o&feature=share&list=UUUVkfFqrib6oRQeM4yqNeAQ#)
IDK exactly

Ah, but I do! Thanks for letting me know about that spot!
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on July 16, 2013, 04:39:38 PM
Hahahahahahaha.  Fuck all of you.
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb178/rotationstation/flinn_zps4fac5c71.png)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on July 16, 2013, 07:29:28 PM
Never got to skate that.  :'(
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on July 16, 2013, 07:43:45 PM
Hahahahahahaha.?  Fuck all of you.
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb178/rotationstation/flinn_zps4fac5c71.png)

one less reason for my friends to make me drive to rockford haha
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on July 16, 2013, 08:17:08 PM
Sorry Chock, I'd have taken you there.

Chillout, is there another reason?  surely the remaining spots aren't worth the drive are they? I hope you have the type of friends that pitch in for gas.

May head to Lake Geneva tomorrow night.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on July 16, 2013, 09:31:27 PM
Sorry Chock, I'd have taken you there.

Chillout, is there another reason??  surely the remaining spots aren't worth the drive are they? I hope you have the type of friends that pitch in for gas.

May head to Lake Geneva tomorrow night.

theres still a couple spots, but even with flinn i never thought rockford was worth the drive haha
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on July 16, 2013, 09:33:01 PM
Never got to skate that.  :'(

I feel your pain.

Sorry Chock, I'd have taken you there.

Chillout, is there another reason??  surely the remaining spots aren't worth the drive are they? I hope you have the type of friends that pitch in for gas.

May head to Lake Geneva tomorrow night.

theres still a couple spots, but even with flinn i never thought rockford was worth the drive haha

What's a rockford?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: utuk xul on July 18, 2013, 02:01:12 AM
Hi pals, I'm arriving to Chicago from Peru tomorrow for a month, it's my second time coming to Chi-town ,but I skated only that park under a bridge at Logan and Wilson  park,it would be awesome if anyone could show me some street spots , I'm living around wicker park
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on July 18, 2013, 06:12:35 AM
Hi pals, I'm arriving to Chicago from Peru tomorrow for a month, it's my second time coming to Chi-town ,but I skated only that park under a bridge at Logan and Wilson?  park,it would be awesome if anyone could show me some street spots , I'm living around wicker park

How long will you be staying here?  I might be able to show you around Saturday evening.  I accept beer as payment for tour guide services.  If not I can PM you a map.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: utuk xul on July 18, 2013, 12:37:22 PM
Hi pals, I'm arriving to Chicago from Peru tomorrow for a month, it's my second time coming to Chi-town ,but I skated only that park under a bridge at Logan and Wilson??  park,it would be awesome if anyone could show me some street spots , I'm living around wicker park

How long will you be staying here??  I might be able to show you around Saturday evening.?  I accept beer as payment for tour guide services.?  If not I can PM you a map.

I'm staying in Chicago for a month, Saturday evening is good! , and that way of payment sounds just perfect  ;D
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on July 18, 2013, 01:54:41 PM
Hi pals, I'm arriving to Chicago from Peru tomorrow for a month, it's my second time coming to Chi-town ,but I skated only that park under a bridge at Logan and Wilson???  park,it would be awesome if anyone could show me some street spots , I'm living around wicker park

How long will you be staying here???  I might be able to show you around Saturday evening.??  I accept beer as payment for tour guide services.??  If not I can PM you a map.

I'm staying in Chicago for a month, Saturday evening is good! , and that way of payment sounds just perfect?  ;D

Hmmm...well I can't guarantee that I can show you around this Saturday but PM me your cell.  I'll try to escape the girlfriend for a few hours.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Miles on July 18, 2013, 03:19:20 PM
Does anyone know any good bank/transition spots?  I've seen a bunch in some local videos, but I have no idea where they are.  Any spots are appreciated.  Thanks so much in advance!
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: FancyHerling on July 19, 2013, 09:05:17 PM
Washington and flinn gone, no reason to go to rockford!  And to miles go to fancy banks on the southside, everyone else does! its the diy spot.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: EPetrov on July 19, 2013, 09:45:45 PM
Does anyone know any good bank/transition spots?  I've seen a bunch in some local videos, but I have no idea where they are.  Any spots are appreciated.  Thanks so much in advance!
ya its in desplaines by ohare. its a steep bank you wallride up and can grind the top.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: EPetrov on July 19, 2013, 09:59:36 PM
also to the dude from peru , I can show you some spots downtown.
I'll accept same payment as mentioned.lol

ps, got this from slamming on the rough ground on the way to wilson, like 30 feet away, the otherday  :'((http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3806/9321734169_e8d6e63999_n.jpg)
bruised hips dont lie(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7317/9323358193_f7e106e091_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: utuk xul on July 20, 2013, 12:05:04 AM
Alright awesome! I arrived today to Chicago, I need to get a cellphone tomorrow and I'll hit you up !
Hi pals, I'm arriving to Chicago from Peru tomorrow for a month, it's my second time coming to Chi-town ,but I skated only that park under a bridge at Logan and Wilson????  park,it would be awesome if anyone could show me some street spots , I'm living around wicker park

How long will you be staying here????  I might be able to show you around Saturday evening.???  I accept beer as payment for tour guide services.???  If not I can PM you a map.

I'm staying in Chicago for a month, Saturday evening is good! , and that way of payment sounds just perfect??  ;D

Hmmm...well I can't guarantee that I can show you around this Saturday but PM me your cell.?  I'll try to escape the girlfriend for a few hours.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on July 25, 2013, 08:44:45 AM
Skated Villa Park yesterday. The bowl is super fun, get there.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on July 25, 2013, 08:54:37 AM
also to the dude from peru , I can show you some spots downtown.
I'll accept same payment as mentioned.lol

ps, got this from slamming on the rough ground on the way to wilson, like 30 feet away, the otherday?  :'((http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3806/9321734169_e8d6e63999_n.jpg)
bruised hips dont lie(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7317/9323358193_f7e106e091_n.jpg)

damn, i feel your pain. cant tell you how many times ive showed up at wilson with bloody palms and elbows from dumb shit on the way there
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: EPetrov on August 03, 2013, 04:27:02 PM
after 2 seshes, my LE board has pressure cracks  ;) :)

on an unrelated note, I need skate friends
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on August 04, 2013, 01:08:29 AM
The bowl at Villa Park is incredibly fun. If you haven't been, make it your business to go. Chillout, Monday at VP or NB?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: EPetrov on August 13, 2013, 11:19:38 AM
couldnt skate my favorite spot last night (veterans memorial/riverwalk ) because it was a set for a tv a show called betrayal.  >:(
that was the second time I ran into a film scene. Early in the summer I ran into them filming for jupiter ascending.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on August 13, 2013, 10:26:28 PM
couldnt skate my favorite spot last night (veterans memorial/riverwalk ) because it was a set for a tv a show called betrayal.  >:(
that was the second time I ran into a film scene. Early in the summer I ran into them filming for jupiter ascending.

Should've got a trick in the background just to rep for Slap.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: EPetrov on August 14, 2013, 12:58:05 PM
haha they had the crew protecting the perimeter. Plus both times I ran into a set there was really no filming happening just a bunch wandering around and really nothing.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on August 14, 2013, 10:40:42 PM
haha they had the crew protecting the perimeter. Plus both times I ran into a set there was really no filming happening just a bunch wandering around and really nothing.

Welcome to acting.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: EPetrov on September 09, 2013, 07:03:29 PM
https://www.facebook.com/TheFlatsatISU?v=app_126231547426086 (https://www.facebook.com/TheFlatsatISU?v=app_126231547426086)

There's a contest at my college. The clubs with the most votes gets a cash prize. We haven't discussed what were gonna do with it yet but skate trip would be fun. We also throw charity event called skate for soles. So if you like to help others with no personal benefit the please vote if not then carry on.
We are skate ilstu
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: optimusXgrind on September 09, 2013, 07:44:29 PM
ill be in chicago the 12th-15th and 20th-23rd. going to detroit between then.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on September 09, 2013, 11:41:52 PM
ill be in chicago the 12th-15th and 20th-23rd. going to detroit between then.
Dang, I'm pretty sure I live near you, but I have tests the week of the 15th and the 20th weekend I'm goin to Rockford. Maybe next time, have fun while you're in town.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: optimusXgrind on September 10, 2013, 05:20:04 AM
ill be in chicago the 12th-15th and 20th-23rd. going to detroit between then.
Dang, I'm pretty sure I live near you, but I have tests the week of the 15th and the 20th weekend I'm goin to Rockford. Maybe next time, have fun while you're in town.

do i know you? (sorry haha)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on September 10, 2013, 06:44:45 AM
ill be in chicago the 12th-15th and 20th-23rd. going to detroit between then.
Meet up and shred saturday?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on September 10, 2013, 07:36:03 AM
ill be in chicago the 12th-15th and 20th-23rd. going to detroit between then.
Dang, I'm pretty sure I live near you, but I have tests the week of the 15th and the 20th weekend I'm goin to Rockford. Maybe next time, have fun while you're in town.

do i know you? (sorry haha)

hahaha, no, judging from your videos posted on here i think I've seen you at northbrook skatepark and maybe at FA skate shop. Might just look similar though haha.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on September 10, 2013, 10:50:35 AM
Ok, let's see if SLAP can help out here: This weekend is the All City Showdown, and I'm skating with two guys coming up from NOLA, so I imagine they're going to be looking at me to have all the spots lined up.  One of the guys is pretty "tranny oriented" so I'm trying to come up with all of the Jersey barrier / diy transitions / bank spots within 15 minutes or so of the city.  I know of a couple, but I'm kind of drawing a blank.  I've been skating ledges and benches all summer it seems like...  What do you guys got?   Thanks! 
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on September 10, 2013, 11:11:02 AM
Ok, let's see if SLAP can help out here: This weekend is the All City Showdown, and I'm skating with two guys coming up from NOLA, so I imagine they're going to be looking at me to have all the spots lined up.  One of the guys is pretty "tranny oriented" so I'm trying to come up with all of the Jersey barrier / diy transitions / bank spots within 15 minutes or so of the city.  I know of a couple, but I'm kind of drawing a blank.  I've been skating ledges and benches all summer it seems like...  What do you guys got?   Thanks! 

Just take em to Northbrook after the fact. I know there's a jersey barrier with transition somewhere (saw it in Chity), but no idea where it is.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: optimusXgrind on September 10, 2013, 02:18:27 PM
ill be in chicago the 12th-15th and 20th-23rd. going to detroit between then.
Dang, I'm pretty sure I live near you, but I have tests the week of the 15th and the 20th weekend I'm goin to Rockford. Maybe next time, have fun while you're in town.

do i know you? (sorry haha)

hahaha, no, judging from your videos posted on here i think I've seen you at northbrook skatepark and maybe at FA skate shop. Might just look similar though haha.

ohhh ok haha. i thought you were someone i knew from there and i just didnt know your username on here haha. yeah i used to live in lake zurich (not sure if you know where that is), so i was at northbrook and fa pretty often.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: optimusXgrind on September 10, 2013, 02:19:24 PM
ill be in chicago the 12th-15th and 20th-23rd. going to detroit between then.
Meet up and shred saturday?

yeah im down. im going to a show at 8, but before that im free. not sure where ill be skating.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: optimusXgrind on September 10, 2013, 02:21:51 PM
Ok, let's see if SLAP can help out here: This weekend is the All City Showdown, and I'm skating with two guys coming up from NOLA, so I imagine they're going to be looking at me to have all the spots lined up.  One of the guys is pretty "tranny oriented" so I'm trying to come up with all of the Jersey barrier / diy transitions / bank spots within 15 minutes or so of the city.  I know of a couple, but I'm kind of drawing a blank.  I've been skating ledges and benches all summer it seems like...  What do you guys got?   Thanks! 

benz banks (but that will probably be a bust since its mid day), sheffield banks, oscar meyer banks, theres a barrier somewhere on ogden (the one marfa shot photos of jer at. he could tell you where its at), uh...cant think of anything else right now. dont know if anything new has been made. oak lawn? dont think that would count though since its not in chicago. still something to take him to another time. you could bring him to wilson for a few tricks too. oh and villa park if you have free time too.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on September 10, 2013, 03:49:14 PM
Ok, let's see if SLAP can help out here: This weekend is the All City Showdown, and I'm skating with two guys coming up from NOLA, so I imagine they're going to be looking at me to have all the spots lined up.  One of the guys is pretty "tranny oriented" so I'm trying to come up with all of the Jersey barrier / diy transitions / bank spots within 15 minutes or so of the city.  I know of a couple, but I'm kind of drawing a blank.  I've been skating ledges and benches all summer it seems like...  What do you guys got?   Thanks! 

Go to the corner of Pershing and normal (its on the south side) and head south til you see this.

(http://i42.tinypic.com/2qalt8x.png)

This other one is in Oak Lawn(It's not within 15 minutes of the city but its not super far). The address is roughly 5539 West 109th Street. Go between the brown Allstate building and the red one and you'll find what's at 1:03 and 1:22.

doug and kevin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoV8Yi7aSTg#)

If you want to know where the thing at 1:11 is, it's at the mercedes benz dealership at like 1520 West North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642.

This other one is in chicago ridge it's called harlem bridge, it's the first spot in that video: 9513 Frontage Road, chicago ridge il nd it's right under harlem ave.

UIC has a bank, you can go to Taylor and halsted. I just drew out where to go in paint haha

(http://i39.tinypic.com/33nw581.png)

Let me know if you wanna know where other stuff is in that video, a couple things aren't in chicago, but most are.  Have fun.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: optimusXgrind on September 10, 2013, 05:23:40 PM
yay tall doug
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on September 10, 2013, 06:55:40 PM
yay tall doug

Yea, Doug rules!
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on September 10, 2013, 09:29:50 PM
Thanks PSD! I like the Harlem Bridge spot, never skated that one.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on September 10, 2013, 09:47:56 PM
No problem, just a little disclaimer though: Trucks park in front of it sometimes and the ground right in front of the bank is kind of rough, but the run up itself is fine.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on September 11, 2013, 11:18:10 AM
ok, I'm at work and finally able to look around with a computer...

Are there still skatable full pipes behind that diy at Pershing and Normal?  I went there last summer and the diy tranny were super beat, have they been worked on in the past year?  We tried to skate the full pipes but got chased off the property. 

I was planning on UIC because there's something I want to try on the 13 stair hubba right there that I haven't seen anybody do yet.  I'm super familiar with Oak Lawn too, been there probably 10 times, and I've actually taken these guys there before when they were in town and they like it, it's just a haul though, we'd eat up and hour just commuting each way and I don't know any other spots out that way.  If I could put together like 3 or so spots relatively close we might be able to justify it though...anything in the area?

In the video above, where is the spot at 1:23? I know it's in the city, my friends like that spot, but I've never gone with.  I've wanted to do some trick over the ledge and down that bank.   
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on September 11, 2013, 11:25:57 AM
fuck ya, found me some new spots.  thanks papasmurfsdog
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on September 11, 2013, 11:26:10 AM
Just looked and the Harlem Bridge spot is only like 10 minutes from Oak Lawn, so if I could get 1 or 2 more spots in that area, it might be good. ? Any kind of spot,....ledges, stairs, handrails, many pads,...whatever...
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on September 11, 2013, 11:53:59 AM
Here's Nuni at Oak Lawn last summer sometime (one of the dudes on my team)

(http://distilleryimage10.s3.amazonaws.com/cdfef8ccc6f511e1a8761231381b4856_7.jpg)

And here's me skating there this summer

(http://distilleryimage8.s3.amazonaws.com/99a45786eb6e11e29a0d22000a9f1320_7.jpg)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on September 11, 2013, 12:34:24 PM
Did you just post a fit disguised as a stylish ollie?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on September 11, 2013, 03:37:34 PM
Just looked and the Harlem Bridge spot is only like 10 minutes from Oak Lawn, so if I could get 1 or 2 more spots in that area, it might be good. ? Any kind of spot,....ledges, stairs, handrails, many pads,...whatever...

hmmm theres a long 5 or 6 stair, that's kind of cool. Kind of hard to take a person's word on a small stair set, but it might be cool. It's near 5018 West 109th Street at the park by the liike mushroom that spits out water.

Oak Lawn high school has a couple manny pads that you can grind, they're pretty long. They're at 0:58 of the video below. You can do lines there cuz there are more than one. You can also skate a bump over a sidewalk square right next to the little white house looking thing in front of the school. It's got a bunch of cracks on it/before it, though.

Chief in Ideal Humans (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHObgso-Uqg#)


Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on September 11, 2013, 03:39:19 PM
In the video above, where is the spot at 1:23? I know it's in the city, my friends like that spot, but I've never gone with.  I've wanted to do some trick over the ledge and down that bank.   

The brick bank to wall spot is at like 674 South Kedzie Avenue. So basically on Kedzie between Flournoy and Harrison.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on September 11, 2013, 04:05:12 PM
http://vimeo.com/74213183# (http://vimeo.com/74213183#)

Smurf, your time to shine.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: optimusXgrind on September 11, 2013, 04:42:55 PM
yo ray, dont skate those fullpipes on pershing. my friend robby had a gun pulled on here there one time. and as far as i know the diy spot there is still pretty beat up.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on September 11, 2013, 07:01:03 PM
Thanks. 

Yeah, I think I heard that gun story.  It's an interesting neighborhood, was it some random dude or someone who worked there? Me and Cantu got chased off by a worker.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: optimusXgrind on September 11, 2013, 07:56:34 PM
Thanks. 

Yeah, I think I heard that gun story.  It's an interesting neighborhood, was it some random dude or someone who worked there? Me and Cantu got chased off by a worker.

i think it was someone who worked there
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on September 12, 2013, 02:24:10 AM
http://vimeo.com/74213183# (http://vimeo.com/74213183#)

Smurf, your time to shine.

Shine as in compete in the All City Showdown? I could see my pals and I submitting nothing but falls. Could we win doin that? hahaha. It would definitely be fun though.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on September 12, 2013, 08:03:08 AM
http://vimeo.com/74213183# (http://vimeo.com/74213183#)

Smurf, your time to shine.

Shine as in compete in the All City Showdown? I could see my pals and I submitting nothing but falls. Could we win doin that? hahaha. It would definitely be fun though.

Haha since you're the unofficial spot encyclopedia of Chicago, SPOT CHECK THE ENTIRE VIDEO (kidding, I'll find just a couple clips).

I feel like a Slap team could make a brilliant edit of coffee drinking and falling.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on September 12, 2013, 09:00:35 AM
http://vimeo.com/74213183# (http://vimeo.com/74213183#)

Smurf, your time to shine.

Shine as in compete in the All City Showdown? I could see my pals and I submitting nothing but falls. Could we win doin that? hahaha. It would definitely be fun though.

Haha since you're the unofficial spot encyclopedia of Chicago, SPOT CHECK THE ENTIRE VIDEO (kidding, I'll find just a couple clips).

I feel like a Slap team could make a brilliant edit of coffee drinking and falling.

slap team? either the gayest thing ever, or a beautiful joining of strangers
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on September 12, 2013, 09:49:29 AM
http://vimeo.com/74213183# (http://vimeo.com/74213183#)

Smurf, your time to shine.

Shine as in compete in the All City Showdown? I could see my pals and I submitting nothing but falls. Could we win doin that? hahaha. It would definitely be fun though.

Haha since you're the unofficial spot encyclopedia of Chicago, SPOT CHECK THE ENTIRE VIDEO (kidding, I'll find just a couple clips).

I feel like a Slap team could make a brilliant edit of coffee drinking and falling.

slap team? either the gayest thing ever, or a beautiful joining of strangers

Ankles need to be in full view at all times. Nothing that isn't ollies or wallrides (we need to stay as core as possible).
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: papasmurfsdog on September 12, 2013, 11:27:53 AM
http://vimeo.com/74213183# (http://vimeo.com/74213183#)

Smurf, your time to shine.

Shine as in compete in the All City Showdown? I could see my pals and I submitting nothing but falls. Could we win doin that? hahaha. It would definitely be fun though.

Haha since you're the unofficial spot encyclopedia of Chicago, SPOT CHECK THE ENTIRE VIDEO (kidding, I'll find just a couple clips).

I feel like a Slap team could make a brilliant edit of coffee drinking and falling.

Funny thing is, I have no idea where that cool spine thingy is haha
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on September 12, 2013, 12:17:50 PM
http://vimeo.com/74213183# (http://vimeo.com/74213183#)

Smurf, your time to shine.

Shine as in compete in the All City Showdown? I could see my pals and I submitting nothing but falls. Could we win doin that? hahaha. It would definitely be fun though.

It was only up for a few months, got torn down last fall.

Haha since you're the unofficial spot encyclopedia of Chicago, SPOT CHECK THE ENTIRE VIDEO (kidding, I'll find just a couple clips).

I feel like a Slap team could make a brilliant edit of coffee drinking and falling.

Funny thing is, I have no idea where that cool spine thingy is haha

It was only there for a few months...got torn down last fall.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: optimusXgrind on September 19, 2013, 10:33:28 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/chicago-murder-capital-of-america-fbi-142122290.html (http://news.yahoo.com/chicago-murder-capital-of-america-fbi-142122290.html)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on September 19, 2013, 01:31:46 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/chicago-murder-capital-of-america-fbi-142122290.html (http://news.yahoo.com/chicago-murder-capital-of-america-fbi-142122290.html)

that shits blowin up my facebook right now all these kids tryin to act like tough shit cuz they live within an hour of the city
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on September 19, 2013, 01:41:53 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/chicago-murder-capital-of-america-fbi-142122290.html (http://news.yahoo.com/chicago-murder-capital-of-america-fbi-142122290.html)

that shits blowin up my facebook right now all these kids tryin to act like tough shit cuz they live within an hour of the city

Yeah, I grew up on the mean streets of an affluent primarily white neighborhood. The thug lyfe chose me.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: optimusXgrind on September 19, 2013, 01:44:09 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/chicago-murder-capital-of-america-fbi-142122290.html (http://news.yahoo.com/chicago-murder-capital-of-america-fbi-142122290.html)

that shits blowin up my facebook right now all these kids tryin to act like tough shit cuz they live within an hour of the city

Yeah, I grew up on the mean streets of an affluent primarily white neighborhood. The thug lyfe chose me.


hahahaha. you know how it is, everyones from chicago.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on September 19, 2013, 02:21:57 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/chicago-murder-capital-of-america-fbi-142122290.html (http://news.yahoo.com/chicago-murder-capital-of-america-fbi-142122290.html)

that shits blowin up my facebook right now all these kids tryin to act like tough shit cuz they live within an hour of the city

Yeah, I grew up on the mean streets of an affluent primarily white neighborhood. The thug lyfe chose me.


hahahaha. you know how it is, everyones from chicago.

Elgin = west Chicago. Fact.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on September 19, 2013, 02:38:15 PM
Fuck Elgin.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: optimusXgrind on September 19, 2013, 03:27:44 PM
Fuck Elgin.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on September 19, 2013, 04:58:29 PM
Fuck Elgin.

Not even kidding, someone at my school said that to me. It took all my strength to not burst out laughing.

Edit: that Elgin was on the west edge of Chicago, to clarify.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on September 20, 2013, 01:46:31 AM
Fuck Elgin.

Not even kidding, someone at my school said that to me. It took all my strength to not burst out laughing.

Edit: that Elgin was on the west edge of Chicago, to clarify.

theres another elgin?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: pencil on September 22, 2013, 09:36:09 PM
skated the little plaza thing in grant park saturday, first park ive been to since i moved up here
it was cool, not too much to do there but it was still fun
any of you guys ever skate there?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on September 23, 2013, 07:33:31 AM
Yes.  It's not a bad spot to hit up.  This is what the future holds:  http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130627/south-loop/grant-park-skate-park-first-look-images-of-early-plans-for-3-acre-project (http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130627/south-loop/grant-park-skate-park-first-look-images-of-early-plans-for-3-acre-project)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: pencil on September 23, 2013, 08:14:51 AM
Yes.  It's not a bad spot to hit up.  This is what the future holds:  http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130627/south-loop/grant-park-skate-park-first-look-images-of-early-plans-for-3-acre-project (http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130627/south-loop/grant-park-skate-park-first-look-images-of-early-plans-for-3-acre-project)

does this mean its gonna be closed for construction?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on September 23, 2013, 08:49:21 AM
I think it's a different part of the park.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: pencil on September 23, 2013, 08:51:08 AM
oh thats solid, do you go there often. wanna meet up and shred today or sometime this week?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on September 23, 2013, 09:00:49 AM
No I don't go often, the only spot I would say I go to often is Newberry Elementary.  I'd like to skate witcha, but I'm a busy ass adult, I haven't even skated the last 2 weeks.  These days I might go to Wilson or hit up a couple of spots on my way to a bar and skate home.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: floop on September 23, 2013, 03:42:05 PM
my friend in Chicago is moving away, and selling his mini ramp if anyone knows anyone who might be interested

sorry if this is spam.  just tryin to help out a bro

http://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/spo/4086072036.html (http://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/spo/4086072036.html)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: FancyHerling on September 23, 2013, 09:32:05 PM
I'm currently missing skating at home right now and I've been stuck in class all day so I've done a little lurking and watching.  Someone named Cameron was nice enough to upload A Midwest Video and Analog Obsolete, which I haven't seen til today.  Enjoy!

http://vimeo.com/69942793
http://vimeo.com/69935231
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on September 24, 2013, 11:25:16 AM
I'm currently missing skating at home right now and I've been stuck in class all day so I've done a little lurking and watching.  Someone named Cameron was nice enough to upload A Midwest Video and Analog Obsolete, which I haven't seen til today.  Enjoy!

http://vimeo.com/69942793
http://vimeo.com/69935231

Go watch Chity.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: StabMasterArson on October 09, 2013, 08:17:45 PM
Has anyone heard about the park red bull is building in a skyscraper? Their Detroit office is sending me and some friends there to skate, film and be a part of the event that goes for a couple of weeks in November.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on October 09, 2013, 08:47:58 PM
Has anyone heard about the park red bull is building in a skyscraper? Their Detroit office is sending me and some friends there to skate, film and be a part of the event that goes for a couple of weeks in November.

What in the... I want in.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on October 10, 2013, 09:03:35 AM
Has anyone heard about the park red bull is building in a skyscraper? Their Detroit office is sending me and some friends there to skate, film and be a part of the event that goes for a couple of weeks in November.

I've heard some rumors the past few weeks...
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: StabMasterArson on October 12, 2013, 09:17:44 AM
I couldn't find anything online, and the lady from Red Bull Detroit is pretty vague. But she says it'll be an office skatepark and all of their pros will be there. I'll be out there from Nov 9-11 if you guys hear more.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: paraquat on October 12, 2013, 09:59:03 AM
I couldn't find anything online, and the lady from Red Bull Detroit is pretty vague. But she says it'll be an office skatepark and all of their pros will be there. I'll be out there from Nov 9-11 if you guys hear more.
(http://luckydog.comze.com/web_images/lucky_dog_web.jpg)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: FancyHerling on October 13, 2013, 09:46:51 AM
I'm currently missing skating at home right now and I've been stuck in class all day so I've done a little lurking and watching.  Someone named Cameron was nice enough to upload A Midwest Video and Analog Obsolete, which I haven't seen til today.  Enjoy!

http://vimeo.com/69942793
http://vimeo.com/69935231

Go watch Chity.

is that real? Watch chity?? Video was made well but id rather not watch one hundred wallies and see everyone's socks while skating at night. 
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: pencil on October 14, 2013, 10:41:51 AM
I couldn't find anything online, and the lady from Red Bull Detroit is pretty vague. But she says it'll be an office skatepark and all of their pros will be there. I'll be out there from Nov 9-11 if you guys hear more.

you goin to the chance the rapper show on nov 9th by any chance?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: EPetrov on October 14, 2013, 02:06:40 PM
I wanna skate the new unbuilt plaza nooooww
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on October 14, 2013, 02:25:35 PM
I'm currently missing skating at home right now and I've been stuck in class all day so I've done a little lurking and watching.?  Someone named Cameron was nice enough to upload A Midwest Video and Analog Obsolete, which I haven't seen til today.?  Enjoy!

http://vimeo.com/69942793
http://vimeo.com/69935231

Go watch Chity.

is that real? Watch chity?? Video was made well but id rather not watch one hundred wallies and see everyone's socks while skating at night.? 

Chitty is good and so is skating at night, wallies, and socks.  Fuck you, you stupid dickwad.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: FancyHerling on October 14, 2013, 09:43:51 PM
Never said Chity* wasn't good.  I'd just rather watch people incorporating more than just slow night skating with ollies up curbs to wallies dickwad. For real though, fuck that urban skating shit.  If you're gonna do it, do it right like Timmy Johnson!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1trqfZzdBE
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: art hellman on October 15, 2013, 08:28:22 AM
need to travel to Aurora/Woodridge area for work soon...are there any good local skateshops out in the western 'Burbs of Chicago, or is it all mall shops?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on October 15, 2013, 09:30:20 AM
There's a very good one called Yeah! Boardshop but it's a bit of a drive north from those specific suburbs.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: pencil on October 15, 2013, 09:49:44 AM
god damn i want to skate today but i cant even afford bus fare to hit a park and no way in hell am i gonna skate the streets on the southside alone
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: EPetrov on October 16, 2013, 03:22:52 PM
Yeah skateshop is in Bartlett hit it up.

That article aboutthe new plaza is stoking me . When's construction starting??
I hope they don't expect me to stop street skating though.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on October 16, 2013, 06:58:44 PM
I'm currently missing skating at home right now and I've been stuck in class all day so I've done a little lurking and watching.  Someone named Cameron was nice enough to upload A Midwest Video and Analog Obsolete, which I haven't seen til today.  Enjoy!

http://vimeo.com/69942793
http://vimeo.com/69935231
its all about middlewestern doe
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on October 22, 2013, 02:39:34 PM
god damn i want to skate today but i cant even afford bus fare to hit a park and no way in hell am i gonna skate the streets on the southside alone

where you live? not within skating distance of either of the 31st parks?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: pencil on October 23, 2013, 12:02:26 PM
god damn i want to skate today but i cant even afford bus fare to hit a park and no way in hell am i gonna skate the streets on the southside alone

where you live? not within skating distance of either of the 31st parks?


95th lol
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on October 23, 2013, 12:12:51 PM
god damn i want to skate today but i cant even afford bus fare to hit a park and no way in hell am i gonna skate the streets on the southside alone

where you live? not within skating distance of either of the 31st parks?


95th lol

hahah damn. my condolences
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: pencil on October 23, 2013, 12:16:33 PM
god damn i want to skate today but i cant even afford bus fare to hit a park and no way in hell am i gonna skate the streets on the southside alone

where you live? not within skating distance of either of the 31st parks?


95th lol

hahah damn. my condolences

word, whenever im in the loop chilling with anyone who's black theyre like wtf are you doing down there you need to get the fuck out haha
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on October 23, 2013, 12:26:05 PM
god damn i want to skate today but i cant even afford bus fare to hit a park and no way in hell am i gonna skate the streets on the southside alone

where you live? not within skating distance of either of the 31st parks?


95th lol

hahah damn. my condolences

word, whenever im in the loop chilling with anyone who's black theyre like wtf are you doing down there you need to get the fuck out haha

haha yeah you gotta get outta there
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on October 23, 2013, 12:37:08 PM
Why are you down there?  How old are you?  What's it like?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: pencil on October 23, 2013, 01:20:40 PM
Why are you down there?  How old are you?  What's it like?

im originally from cincinnati but i go to shitty ass chicago state university.  Its pretty shitty actually, a lot of blatant racism directed towards me and both times Ive been jumped the dudes clearly stated that white people dont belong on their block.  One got my whole setup but the second time i got jumped i broke that motherfuckers knees with the trucks on my new board before he could get anything.  Even the kids on campus(school is 81% black) they are pretty racist too.  They think Im some mark from one of the white suburbs but fuck that I just do my own thing and chill with the few kids on campus who dont let my skin color get in the way of the fact that we actually have shit in common.  Its weird though because the kids that I do chill with all have shit in common with me and we can actually talk about real hip hop and shit.  The racist motherfuckers are the ones who bump lil wayne, future, 2 chainz, etc. constantly.  Ive never had anything against black people but holy shit this school is turning me into a super prejudiced motherfucker and I hate it but shit thats how these black kids are since white people treated them the way they treat me.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on October 24, 2013, 02:16:40 PM
Why are you down there?  How old are you?  What's it like?

im originally from cincinnati but i go to shitty ass chicago state university.  Its pretty shitty actually, a lot of blatant racism directed towards me and both times Ive been jumped the dudes clearly stated that white people dont belong on their block.  One got my whole setup but the second time i got jumped i broke that motherfuckers knees with the trucks on my new board before he could get anything.  Even the kids on campus(school is 81% black) they are pretty racist too.  They think Im some mark from one of the white suburbs but fuck that I just do my own thing and chill with the few kids on campus who dont let my skin color get in the way of the fact that we actually have shit in common.  Its weird though because the kids that I do chill with all have shit in common with me and we can actually talk about real hip hop and shit.  The racist motherfuckers are the ones who bump lil wayne, future, 2 chainz, etc. constantly.  Ive never had anything against black people but holy shit this school is turning me into a super prejudiced motherfucker and I hate it but shit thats how these black kids are since white people treated them the way they treat me.

Long story short: transfer the fuck out of there.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: pencil on October 24, 2013, 02:26:57 PM
Why are you down there?  How old are you?  What's it like?

im originally from cincinnati but i go to shitty ass chicago state university.  Its pretty shitty actually, a lot of blatant racism directed towards me and both times Ive been jumped the dudes clearly stated that white people dont belong on their block.  One got my whole setup but the second time i got jumped i broke that motherfuckers knees with the trucks on my new board before he could get anything.  Even the kids on campus(school is 81% black) they are pretty racist too.  They think Im some mark from one of the white suburbs but fuck that I just do my own thing and chill with the few kids on campus who dont let my skin color get in the way of the fact that we actually have shit in common.  Its weird though because the kids that I do chill with all have shit in common with me and we can actually talk about real hip hop and shit.  The racist motherfuckers are the ones who bump lil wayne, future, 2 chainz, etc. constantly.  Ive never had anything against black people but holy shit this school is turning me into a super prejudiced motherfucker and I hate it but shit thats how these black kids are since white people treated them the way they treat me.

Long story short: transfer the fuck out of there.

no shit, freshman year here though are cheap easy credits thatll help me have some money transferring to another more expensive university
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on November 16, 2013, 02:50:28 PM
http://morningnews.wgntv.com/2013/11/13/ana-learns-to-skate-board-at-red-bull-daily-grind/ (http://morningnews.wgntv.com/2013/11/13/ana-learns-to-skate-board-at-red-bull-daily-grind/)

The amount of ass she sticks out on the assisted roll in, ratings baby. 
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: few123456789 on November 16, 2013, 03:45:59 PM
http://morningnews.wgntv.com/2013/11/13/ana-learns-to-skate-board-at-red-bull-daily-grind/ (http://morningnews.wgntv.com/2013/11/13/ana-learns-to-skate-board-at-red-bull-daily-grind/)

The amount of ass she sticks out on the assisted roll in, ratings baby.? 
Ahaha, camera man is perving out.  Good find.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on November 16, 2013, 06:51:32 PM
http://morningnews.wgntv.com/2013/11/13/ana-learns-to-skate-board-at-red-bull-daily-grind/ (http://morningnews.wgntv.com/2013/11/13/ana-learns-to-skate-board-at-red-bull-daily-grind/)

The amount of ass she sticks out on the assisted roll in, ratings baby. 

News orgs gotta do whatever they can.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on November 17, 2013, 03:39:48 AM
http://morningnews.wgntv.com/2013/11/13/ana-learns-to-skate-board-at-red-bull-daily-grind/ (http://morningnews.wgntv.com/2013/11/13/ana-learns-to-skate-board-at-red-bull-daily-grind/)

The amount of ass she sticks out on the assisted roll in, ratings baby.? 

get it timmy
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: pencil on November 20, 2013, 12:16:45 PM
chicago is really starting to grow on me
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Bob Loblaw on December 02, 2013, 12:51:11 AM
I'm going to be there Dec. 16-22nd for a student organization's trip, and will be staying in the downtown area. Is Uprise worth checking out? I'm Guessing not too many spots will be skateable...
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: pencil on December 02, 2013, 01:07:16 AM
I'm going to be there Dec. 16-22nd for a student organization's trip, and will be staying in the downtown area. Is Uprise worth checking out? I'm Guessing not too many spots will be skateable...

yeah uprise is the shit
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: shark tits on December 02, 2013, 01:11:49 AM
if you need a board it's worth going to. otherwise, no. i'd guess downtown will prolly be cleaned up and skateable unless it snows the day you're there. i'm not wicked familar but the picasso spot will prolly be skateable.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: pencil on December 02, 2013, 02:38:21 AM
if you need a board it's worth going to. otherwise, no. i'd guess downtown will prolly be cleaned up and skateable unless it snows the day you're there. i'm not wicked familar but the picasso spot will prolly be skateable.

why do you say its not worth going to?
In the (limited) number of times ive been there they have killed it in the hardgoods and softgoods selection and their shoe game is pretty tight
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on December 02, 2013, 01:01:58 PM
Uprise is the only real Chicago shop.  Picasso will for sure not be skateable, there's that Kris Kringle village or whatever at the Daley Center for the next month.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: shark tits on December 02, 2013, 01:13:53 PM
if you need a board it's worth going to. otherwise, no. i'd guess downtown will prolly be cleaned up and skateable unless it snows the day you're there. i'm not wicked familar but the picasso spot will prolly be skateable.

why do you say its not worth going to?
In the (limited) number of times ive been there they have killed it in the hardgoods and softgoods selection and their shoe game is pretty tight

to me personally, i'm not a big consumer, i go to a shop out of necessity not to chill. they were kinda stuck up the time i went, looking at me sidewards like i was some homeless guy w/ no business there. i mean, i was homeless but i bought a deck. i was like 'i want a blank' and they said they didn't have any. to me a shop deck is a blank, whatever. maybe i caught em on a bad day or late in the shift. in general though i don't see shops as any sort of mecca, they're bodegas that sell skateboards.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: JB on December 02, 2013, 01:41:13 PM
they were kinda stuck up the time i went, looking at me sidewards like i was some homeless guy w/ no business there. i mean, i was homeless but i bought a deck.



+1
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on December 02, 2013, 02:07:56 PM
You may have set yourself up right there.  It used to irk the hell out of me when people would ask for blank decks.  I understand not wanting to, or being able to pay for pro decks, but there is a big difference between a blank and a shop deck.  Blanks are available on ebay 5 at at a time, and usually expire quicker than the milk you left out.   Most places take pride in their shop decks, wanting to bring you a good board at a fair price.  You go in asking for a blank deck, I feel you are are being disrespectful to the shop, and to skateboarding.  Not that they should act stuck up towards you, but I would certainly take a minute to tell you the difference between the two. 

If you adjust your vocabulary, you may have better luck, because a shop deck is not a blank.  Or maybe they just didn't like the cut of your jib.  Or maybe they are dicks.  I don't know.  The couple of guys I've met from there have been all good towards me, but that doesn't mean a thing. 
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on December 16, 2013, 11:58:21 AM
Soooo who's got the inside info on some indoor spots for the winter?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on December 16, 2013, 01:22:09 PM
Drop in is supposed to open next year^ besides that nothing really
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on December 16, 2013, 04:20:28 PM
Wasn't Drop in a park in Joliet 20 years ago?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on December 16, 2013, 07:49:49 PM
Wasn't Drop in a park in Joliet 20 years ago?
yeah but its someone else
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on December 17, 2013, 07:47:56 PM
Wasn't there supposed to be something by the Yeah boys going on in the Hanover Park area?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: ginz2 on December 18, 2013, 01:02:01 PM
Wasn't there supposed to be something by the Yeah boys going on in the Hanover Park area?

this has now changed to a location in gilberts.... time will tell in regards to this however.

edit: dont even waste your time with anything around here. if you have a car or have friends with a car, just go to cream city. asylum is supposedly getting krushs bowl but thats next year. audubon is cheap but requires a helmet no matter what age (and insanely cold). might as well go that extra bit and skate somewhere worthwhile.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on December 20, 2013, 08:05:39 AM
Wasn't there supposed to be something by the Yeah boys going on in the Hanover Park area?

this has now changed to a location in gilberts.... time will tell in regards to this however.

edit: dont even waste your time with anything around here. if you have a car or have friends with a car, just go to cream city. asylum is supposedly getting krushs bowl but thats next year. audubon is cheap but requires a helmet no matter what age (and insanely cold). might as well go that extra bit and skate somewhere worthwhile.

Word, thanks! I wish Cream City wasn't such a hike from where I live/wasn't likely to be overrun by kids who just got out for Christmas break.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on December 20, 2013, 08:24:53 AM
I confess the dudes in Uprise can be dicks sometimes, but they always have really good shit there.  Yeah! is the best shop I've been to in Illinois and the owner couldn't be a cooler dude.  I'd rather watch Fox News on blast, hungover, with my eyelids pryed open than go to Asylum again.  Why can't Chicago have it's own Cream quality skatepark...there's just no justice in the world  :'(
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: pencil on December 20, 2013, 10:45:03 AM
I confess the dudes in Uprise can be dicks sometimes, but they always have really good shit there.  Yeah! is the best shop I've been to in Illinois and the owner couldn't be a cooler dude.  I'd rather watch Fox News on blast, hungover, with my eyelids pryed open than go to Asylum again.  Why can't Chicago have it's own Cream quality skatepark...there's just no justice in the world  :'(

I think what I want to do regardless of if I finish college or not is open an indoor park in/near chicago
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on December 20, 2013, 11:52:33 AM
I confess the dudes in Uprise can be dicks sometimes, but they always have really good shit there.  Yeah! is the best shop I've been to in Illinois and the owner couldn't be a cooler dude.  I'd rather watch Fox News on blast, hungover, with my eyelids pryed open than go to Asylum again.  Why can't Chicago have it's own Cream quality skatepark...there's just no justice in the world  :'(

I think what I want to do regardless of if I finish college or not is open an indoor park in/near chicago

The dream of all Chicago-area skaters. Godspeed.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: pencil on December 20, 2013, 11:56:31 AM
I confess the dudes in Uprise can be dicks sometimes, but they always have really good shit there.  Yeah! is the best shop I've been to in Illinois and the owner couldn't be a cooler dude.  I'd rather watch Fox News on blast, hungover, with my eyelids pryed open than go to Asylum again.  Why can't Chicago have it's own Cream quality skatepark...there's just no justice in the world  :'(

I think what I want to do regardless of if I finish college or not is open an indoor park in/near chicago

The dream of all Chicago-area skaters. Godspeed.

no helmets if you have your moms permission or you bring ramp tramps who suck dick and smoke weed 8)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Ian Dziallo on December 20, 2013, 05:04:08 PM
Drop in is supposed to open next year^ besides that nothing really

I was really excited hearing this especially because it will be pretty close to me, but I still wish Krush was around.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on December 28, 2013, 02:37:21 PM
If only that plaza would be finished before it gets warm. It would be the most epic summer of all time for skating in Chicago.

Speaking of, does anyone know where the double banks are? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4T86BVx6ds&t=17m16s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4T86BVx6ds&t=17m16s))

EDIT: Also, the outledge at 18:57?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: EPetrov on December 28, 2013, 08:06:10 PM
Yeah! skate shop is great. right by my family house and their shop decks last me soo long. I feel bad cuz the owner is real nice but the private shop industry is not doin great.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on December 29, 2013, 12:54:02 AM
Yeah! skate shop is great. right by my family house and their shop decks last me soo long. I feel bad cuz the owner is real nice but the private shop industry is not doin great.

Keep supporting Dav. He helps keep the core alive.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on December 31, 2013, 08:57:22 AM
If only that plaza would be finished before it gets warm. It would be the most epic summer of all time for skating in Chicago.

Speaking of, does anyone know where the double banks are? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4T86BVx6ds&t=17m16s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4T86BVx6ds&t=17m16s))

EDIT: Also, the outledge at 18:57?

Lower Wacker and South Loop
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: EPetrov on December 31, 2013, 02:02:43 PM
the suburbs are gay.

especially when your car doesnt start, and theres something wrong with it every season.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on January 12, 2014, 01:55:25 PM
If only that plaza would be finished before it gets warm. It would be the most epic summer of all time for skating in Chicago.

Speaking of, does anyone know where the double banks are? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4T86BVx6ds&t=17m16s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4T86BVx6ds&t=17m16s))

EDIT: Also, the outledge at 18:57?

yes
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: ‹terZŲrker on January 13, 2014, 12:38:55 PM
anybody know if any of the parks are at all dry today, tryna skate a bit before this next batch of snow hits.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: pencil on January 13, 2014, 01:18:23 PM
Quote from: ?terZ?rker  link=topic=49438.msg2069545#msg2069545 date=1389645535
anybody know if any of the parks are at all dry today, tryna skate a bit before this next batch of snow hits.

idk but im just about to skate flat where there isnt too much melted waste, or ill smoke some weed. 
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on January 14, 2014, 06:54:23 AM
Cant wait till it gets warmer,tired of skating these indoor parks.Anybody trying to shred when it gets warmer?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: pencil on January 14, 2014, 08:46:50 AM
Cant wait till it gets warmer,tired of skating these indoor parks.Anybody trying to shred when it gets warmer?

yes, always lookin for friends in chicago, even if theyre not trying to skate.  PM me
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on January 17, 2014, 04:33:06 PM
Cant wait till it gets warmer,tired of skating these indoor parks.Anybody trying to shred when it gets warmer?

yes, always lookin for friends in chicago, even if theyre not trying to skate.?  PM me

im down too
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: EPetrov on January 24, 2014, 01:50:42 PM
hey guys can I play ?

seriously.



also character skaboards said on instagram to email [email protected] to show support the new plaza
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: planman on January 27, 2014, 01:51:11 AM
Anyone know of spots in the Matteson/Chicago Heights area? Just moved out here and I'm lost as fuck.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on January 27, 2014, 04:53:58 AM
Anyone know of spots in the Matteson/Chicago Heights area? Just moved out here and I'm lost as fuck.

moved right to my area, hit me up when its warm and ill show you around
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on January 27, 2014, 07:53:06 AM
I am 5000% done with these polar vortexes.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: planman on January 27, 2014, 08:26:32 AM
Anyone know of spots in the Matteson/Chicago Heights area? Just moved out here and I'm lost as fuck.

moved right to my area, hit me up when its warm and ill show you around
Gotcha
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: SHARPSHOOTER on January 27, 2014, 11:27:54 AM
How bad really is Southside Chicago? Like Normal Blvd area.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on January 27, 2014, 11:45:17 AM
How bad really is Southside Chicago? Like Normal Blvd area.

What the fuck do you think it's like in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the world?  If you are a black man especially, you better know somebody who lives there, because if they don't recognize you, you are a threat to them.  It's a war zone.  That said, I know a white 25 year old public school teacher who is a brave girl for being there and hasn't had many stories to tell, but she is known among the community as a teacher and she is generally safe.  No one is trying to shoot teachers, except disturbed suburban white kids.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: SHARPSHOOTER on January 27, 2014, 12:18:37 PM
How bad really is Southside Chicago? Like Normal Blvd area.

What the fuck do you think it's like in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the world?  If you are a black man especially, you better know somebody who lives there, because if they don't recognize you, you are a threat to them.  It's a war zone.  That said, I know a white 25 year old public school teacher who is a brave girl for being there and hasn't had many stories to tell, but she is known among the community as a teacher and she is generally safe.  No one is trying to shoot teachers, except disturbed suburban white kids.
Yeah I only listen to music from Chicago and the violence is definitely thriving there. My question was more about like day to day crimes. I like in a bad city/neighborhood, but its not like things happen on the daily. I did see last year though they had 23 homicides in one weekend. Shit is disturbing and I feel for anyone living in that environment.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on January 27, 2014, 12:27:52 PM
How bad really is Southside Chicago? Like Normal Blvd area.

What the fuck do you think it's like in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the world?  If you are a black man especially, you better know somebody who lives there, because if they don't recognize you, you are a threat to them.  It's a war zone.  That said, I know a white 25 year old public school teacher who is a brave girl for being there and hasn't had many stories to tell, but she is known among the community as a teacher and she is generally safe.  No one is trying to shoot teachers, except disturbed suburban white kids.
Yeah I only listen to music from Chicago and the violence is definitely thriving there. My question was more about like day to day crimes. I like in a bad city/neighborhood, but its not like things happen on the daily. I did see last year though they had 23 homicides in one weekend. Shit is disturbing and I feel for anyone living in that environment.

Well if you are really interested, have a look here for day-to-day crimes:
http://crime.chicagotribune.com/chicago/community/englewood (http://crime.chicagotribune.com/chicago/community/englewood)
http://www.heyjackass.com/ (http://www.heyjackass.com/)

Thought-provoking research and analysis:
http://crimelab.uchicago.edu/ (http://crimelab.uchicago.edu/)

Films: 
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/interrupters/ (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/interrupters/)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?feature=edit_ok&list=PLdoAu1uCjE-il9fohlkEu2d4-H2SzkgJp (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?feature=edit_ok&list=PLdoAu1uCjE-il9fohlkEu2d4-H2SzkgJp)

To be honest, as a Northsider it can be easy to forget that the violence exists, but the headlines and the occasional too close to home story is always there.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: SHARPSHOOTER on January 27, 2014, 12:55:54 PM
Some of the stats on the heyjackass site are kinda tasteless. Shot in the ass stats? Come on. The numbers are definitely disturbing.
I've heard it was worse though in the early 90's and media is trying to blow it out of proportion. 1994 there was 943 homicides which is  double 2013's 415 homicides.

Here's another documentary about music,crime and culture in the Southside.
The Field: Chicago (Documentary About Chicago's Violence, And The Hope Music Brings To The City) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPUenIqGc00#)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on January 27, 2014, 01:28:14 PM
The website is called heyjackass, enough said. 

You picked the two biggest outliers on the annual murder data to show that the media are blowing things out of proportion.  If anything the media underplays the human element of murder in South Chicago.  It's all statistics, black and white text, and NRA vs Liberal gun-control articles.  The main reason that the crime isn't as bad as it used to be in 1994 for example is because the poorest were forced out of the city from Northside strongholds such as Cabrini-Green and the rapid gentrification of most North and Westside neighborhoods, much like what has happened to Brooklyn.  The South is pretty much untouched in this regard and in a lot of cases, getting worse.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: SHARPSHOOTER on January 27, 2014, 01:37:29 PM
Makes sense! Sounds like you know your Chicago. Sure you must be disappointed to see it falling apart. Scary how little they value life over there. They talk about how you're a "kid" till about 10 and nothing is ever the same.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on January 27, 2014, 01:47:59 PM
Ya, but like I said, if you don't go there you don't notice it really.  It's by no means "falling apart."  If you have some money to spend and like to eat, it's one of the best cities in the world.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on January 27, 2014, 07:34:25 PM
The South is pretty much untouched in this regard and in a lot of cases, getting worse.
I don't know, the same has been slowly happening in the south, the city is just pushing it out further south/ southwest. I remember when the south loop used to be pretty fucked, now that's all nice. The Robert Taylor Homes are gone. Hyde Park area and the Near Westside are all different.

The Garfield Park, Lawndale, and Englewood areas have always been fucked. It's another world out there.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: pencil on January 27, 2014, 08:45:42 PM
itd be dope if some of you guys helped me get out of the southside on the weekends doing things such as drinking beer and smoking weed somewhere inside thats not cold as fuck
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on January 28, 2014, 07:42:39 AM
The South is pretty much untouched in this regard and in a lot of cases, getting worse.
I don't know, the same has been slowly happening in the south, the city is just pushing it out further south/ southwest. I remember when the south loop used to be pretty fucked, now that's all nice. The Robert Taylor Homes are gone. Hyde Park area and the Near Westside are all different.

The Garfield Park, Lawndale, and Englewood areas have always been fucked. It's another world out there.

If Roosevelt is the separating road between the two halves, then I would say it's hardly changed.  South Loop is now very nice, but it's at the very top of the south side and things start to decline rapidly as early as Cermak.  Chicago goes well into the 100's in the south, South Loop is like 14th.  Hyde Park has UC and it's always been a relatively safe enclave in the south, but you have things like the DePaul basketball stadium and shit going right by McCormick place so slowly things are changing.  Englewood, however, is getting an expansion of a loud, pollutant producing freight yard.

As far as west goes, once you leave the UIC campus, on Roosevelt, you're pretty much in North Lawndale already.  Near Westside is North of Roosevelt.  Pilsen is trying to come up, with mixed results.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: pencil on January 28, 2014, 08:48:04 AM
The South is pretty much untouched in this regard and in a lot of cases, getting worse.
I don't know, the same has been slowly happening in the south, the city is just pushing it out further south/ southwest. I remember when the south loop used to be pretty fucked, now that's all nice. The Robert Taylor Homes are gone. Hyde Park area and the Near Westside are all different.

The Garfield Park, Lawndale, and Englewood areas have always been fucked. It's another world out there.



If Roosevelt is the separating road between the two halves, then I would say it's hardly changed.  South Loop is now very nice, but it's at the very top of the south side and things start to decline rapidly as early as Cermak.  Chicago goes well into the 100's in the south, South Loop is like 14th.  Hyde Park has UC and it's always been a relatively safe enclave in the south, but you have things like the DePaul basketball stadium and shit going right by McCormick place so slowly things are changing.  Englewood, however, is getting an expansion of a loud, pollutant producing freight yard.

As far as west goes, once you leave the UIC campus, on Roosevelt, you're pretty much in North Lawndale already.  Near Westside is North of Roosevelt.  Pilsen is trying to come up, with mixed results.

where do you stay? im off 95th and the only time i get fucked with is going to the redline and getting asked if im interested in dope,hard,loud,etc.  Seriously, ive walked a mile to the redline, at night, in winter, and never been fucked with aside from this one drunk bum trying to snatch my backpack and ending up with a broken knee
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on January 28, 2014, 09:08:20 AM
I live in Albany Park.  I'm not saying you are going to die if you walk around the Southside haha, but the economy is fucked, it's full of vacant buildings, food deserts, school closures, a huge gang presence and open air drug markets like you admitted.  Weren't you the one who got blindsided and robbed for his skateboard?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: pencil on January 28, 2014, 09:52:37 AM
I live in Albany Park.  I'm not saying you are going to die if you walk around the Southside haha, but the economy is fucked, it's full of vacant buildings, food deserts, school closures, a huge gang presence and open air drug markets like you admitted.  Weren't you the one who got blindsided and robbed for his skateboard?

Yeah, that was in Cincinnati, like literally the day before I left for Chi and was trying to get a new set up before winter hit.  Beat some fuckboy at a party for talking about how he would fuck my girl in a second "but not disrespectfully" and then him and his buddies jumped me as I left.

The food desert is literally the worst part, I can only eat popeyes, kfc, and churchs so often before it becomes as monotonous as cafeteria food.  The open air drug market is more on the westside, here its not on every corner, and I dont see people smoking blunts on the train, homeless dudes beating off or puking, like I do on the trains that run to the westside

Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: pencil on January 28, 2014, 09:57:14 AM
I live in Albany Park.  I'm not saying you are going to die if you walk around the Southside haha, but the economy is fucked, it's full of vacant buildings, food deserts, school closures, a huge gang presence and open air drug markets like you admitted.  Weren't you the one who got blindsided and robbed for his skateboard?

Yeah, that was in Cincinnati, like literally the day before I left for Chi and was trying to get a new set up before winter hit.  Beat some fuckboy at a party for talking about how he would fuck my girl in a second "but not disrespectfully" and then him and his buddies jumped me as I left.

The food desert is literally the worst part, I can only eat popeyes, kfc, and churchs so often before it becomes as monotonous as cafeteria food.  The open air drug market is more on the westside, here its not on every corner, and I dont see people smoking blunts on the train, homeless dudes beating off or puking, like I do on the trains that run to the westside



When I got jumped in chicago was just this drunk bum trying to grab my backpack, I just literally was having such shit luck at first I was complaining about getting jumped in chicago along with getting my board taken and I was super drunk at first just missing my sk8bored and trying to make friends :/
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Harem on February 03, 2014, 05:11:23 AM
What's the weather like in March?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on February 03, 2014, 06:07:26 AM
Usually pretty shitty, you might get lucky tho.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: pencil on February 19, 2014, 01:28:49 PM
i urge everyone to skate today, shit doesnt get anymore perfect than this.  I wore a t-shirt
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on February 27, 2014, 02:56:56 PM
Get there, fam.

(https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1/1488818_10202991235880165_776189917_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Ian Dziallo on March 16, 2014, 07:05:46 PM
I just saw some pictures and videos of the new Drop In, and sadly it looks pretty terrible.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on March 17, 2014, 06:59:58 AM
I just saw some pictures and videos of the new Drop In, and sadly it looks pretty terrible.

Super disappointing
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on March 17, 2014, 02:15:55 PM
I just saw some pictures and videos of the new Drop In, and sadly it looks pretty terrible.

Super disappointing

Backyard construction quality right there
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: pencil on March 19, 2014, 10:10:53 AM
pics?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Ian Dziallo on March 19, 2014, 07:03:03 PM
pics?
Here is a couple pics.
http://web.stagram.com/p/676136566636405796_10305248 (http://web.stagram.com/p/676136566636405796_10305248)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: pencil on March 20, 2014, 08:09:19 AM
ooooooooooo.....
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on March 21, 2014, 09:01:13 AM
61 Degrees today gents! Get out there!
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: pencil on March 23, 2014, 09:06:28 PM
fuckin snowed today
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Willie on April 02, 2014, 10:29:26 AM
Here is a couple pics.
http://web.stagram.com/p/676136566636405796_10305248 (http://web.stagram.com/p/676136566636405796_10305248)


It's baffling when someone makes shit this bad in this day and age. Just set fire to a pile of money or something.



I lived near Chicago for school but I haven't been back for close to 15 years now. I do miss it (but not the winters). I really liked cruising through the Loop and dodging people on Michigan Ave. I have a very fond memory of skating at night, coming over that bridge Jamie Thomas rides over in Welcome To Hell, hauling ass along the river and ollieing a little 3-4 stair that I hadn't scoped out before, then riding on. Yeah, not very impressive but for whatever reason it felt amazing and I remember the feeling like it was yesterday.

I guess some of the big spots like the Post Office were starting to become busts around that time but I never had too much trouble with cops. I remember a bank to curb spot under the Sears Tower (is that still there?), a plaza with ledges that were shaped like letters or numbers, and a 6" high kinked hubba down by the lake that was super easy and fun.

If anyone ever finds a barely ridden Kevin Taylor "secret agent" board with Ventures in the water by the Seawall, that was mine. (It could conceivably still be there, I watched it slowly sink into a crack between two giant rocks...)



For my dumb white boy story: I never went that far South but the first time I walked to Chinatown I followed the signs down Michigan to Cermak. It was basically a wasteland at this point. I stopped in a weeded lot to piss and realized I was stepping on someone's sleeping bag. Whoops. Got to Cermak and walked by some high-rise projects (Robert Taylor?) where a few people actually yelled "Get the fuck out of here white boy!"
Some guy gets in my face and mumbles "What's up man, you s???????"
"No thanks, I'm cool."
"You ain't STRAIGHT!?? You a FAGGOT?!?"

Good times!
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on April 02, 2014, 12:11:38 PM
Here is a couple pics.
http://web.stagram.com/p/676136566636405796_10305248 (http://web.stagram.com/p/676136566636405796_10305248)


It's baffling when someone makes shit this bad in this day and age. Just set fire to a pile of money or something.



I lived near Chicago for school but I haven't been back for close to 15 years now. I do miss it (but not the winters). I really liked cruising through the Loop and dodging people on Michigan Ave. I have a very fond memory of skating at night, coming over that bridge Jamie Thomas rides over in Welcome To Hell, hauling ass along the river and ollieing a little 3-4 stair that I hadn't scoped out before, then riding on. Yeah, not very impressive but for whatever reason it felt amazing and I remember the feeling like it was yesterday.

I guess some of the big spots like the Post Office were starting to become busts around that time but I never had too much trouble with cops. I remember a bank to curb spot under the Sears Tower (is that still there?), a plaza with ledges that were shaped like letters or numbers, and a 6" high kinked hubba down by the lake that was super easy and fun.

If anyone ever finds a barely ridden Kevin Taylor "secret agent" board with Ventures in the water by the Seawall, that was mine. (It could conceivably still be there, I watched it slowly sink into a crack between two giant rocks...)



For my dumb white boy story: I never went that far South but the first time I walked to Chinatown I followed the signs down Michigan to Cermak. It was basically a wasteland at this point. I stopped in a weeded lot to piss and realized I was stepping on someone's sleeping bag. Whoops. Got to Cermak and walked by some high-rise projects (Robert Taylor?) where a few people actually yelled "Get the fuck out of here white boy!"
Some guy gets in my face and mumbles "What's up man, you s???????"
"No thanks, I'm cool."
"You ain't STRAIGHT!?? You a FAGGOT?!?"

Good times!

If you were walking past Robert Taylor and they shouted that, they might've been shouting that for your own good. You most likely would not be here otherwise.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Willie on April 02, 2014, 05:34:07 PM
Just checked a map: it was not Robert Taylor Homes (way farther south) it was the area between the Hillard Homes projects and The Howard Ickes Homes. Apparently the Hillard Homes got a $100mil makeover and became condos. They look like mini versions of the Corncob towers. They used to have fenced in balconies filled with mattresses and trash.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: planman on May 07, 2014, 03:33:12 PM
Has anyone here ever skated UIC? I've been eating to hit it up for a while but I don't know how much of a bust it is.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on May 08, 2014, 07:22:45 AM
Usually don't get too much trouble there in the summer.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: planman on May 08, 2014, 02:45:32 PM
Is it cool if I go alone, the reason I'm asking so much is because in Minny the U of M is a complete bust
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on May 08, 2014, 04:07:16 PM
sure.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on May 08, 2014, 07:20:53 PM
Is it cool if I go alone, the reason I'm asking so much is because in Minny the U of M is a complete bust

Did you ever need other people to skate?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: EPetrov on May 10, 2014, 02:49:23 PM
skated uic twice at night last summer. it was fine.then i skated this spot next to the street there with a cop chilling for 10 minutes before telling me to go, probably cuz it was taking so long to do a lame trick.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: pencil on May 22, 2014, 12:02:39 AM
moving up north in chicago
if you guys arent fuccbois hmu cause im tryin to maybe do a miniramp in my garage or just smoke weed or drop acid or something you know
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on May 22, 2014, 08:03:52 AM
moving up north in chicago
if you guys arent fuccbois hmu cause im tryin to maybe do a miniramp in my garage or just smoke weed or drop acid or something you know

congratulations on escaping the south side!
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on May 26, 2014, 01:10:06 PM
wheres the crecent ledge at 2:15?? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMviNCTUilc#t=135 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMviNCTUilc#t=135)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on May 27, 2014, 11:31:43 AM
By Uprise...Wicker Park / Bucktown... Forget what street.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: EPetrov on June 07, 2014, 03:19:57 PM
where in LP is this?? I want to do this trick at this spot.
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/1ae5c7f3802d613ad6e6a2586f0fc3b0/tumblr_n6tkmxLKnj1r4ejoro1_1280.png)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: optimusXgrind on June 09, 2014, 12:44:48 PM
ill be in the city all day tuesday and part of wednesday. hoping it doesn't rain, but if it does are there any indoor spots still going?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: EPetrov on June 21, 2014, 08:40:52 AM
Dammit. I got free street league ticket vouchers after I already bought tickets. If you dudes know anybody that wants to go i'm selling for cheaps.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: IanBZHD on June 22, 2014, 10:42:06 AM
Dammit. I got free street league ticket vouchers after I already bought tickets. If you dudes know anybody that wants to go i'm selling for cheaps.

Whatchu tryin to do em for?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Harem on June 23, 2014, 05:34:03 AM
I'll be in Chicago in October for a couple of days. Now taking recommendations for things to do see/eat etc. Might get a skate in as well, so spots/skate shops suggestions would also be greatly appreciated. Will be staying downtown.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Frosty Mono on June 28, 2014, 10:02:33 PM
Video of Local Ripper Jonathan Vaughn skating some spots in the city on go skate day.


 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrHg7SpInr0)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on July 02, 2014, 06:44:55 PM
Anyone know what's up with the SLS course post-contest? If they didn't demolish the course, they should bring a bunch of it to the old Grant Park spot or make another park from it.

Follow-up question: when the new Grant Park plaza is finished, is the old Grant Park plaza getting demolished?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: pencil on July 03, 2014, 06:01:25 PM
just got a house fools come trash it
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: SHARPSHOOTER on July 07, 2014, 02:36:14 PM
Lil Durk's mixtape Signed to The Streets 2 came out today, watch out for the sudden increase in violence.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on July 07, 2014, 06:39:07 PM
Lil Durk's mixtape Signed to The Streets 2 came out today, watch out for the sudden increase in violence.

*sigh* no more going past Roosevelt after 6pm again
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on July 08, 2014, 09:48:08 AM
Has anyone here gone camping at the Indiana Dunes State Park?  I think I'm going to go for two days at the end of the month. 

Are there any skateparks nearby, or within 20 minutes that are worth it?

If you're a regular, any better campsites than others?  Flatter, good shade, in the back so you can drink, in the front so you can see girls walk by.

Is this the sort of place where mushrooms would be a good or bad idea?

Thanks for any tips.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: EPetrov on July 11, 2014, 04:36:27 PM
addidas skate copa street edit was sick.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on July 12, 2014, 09:42:46 AM
where in LP is this?? I want to do this trick at this spot.
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/1ae5c7f3802d613ad6e6a2586f0fc3b0/tumblr_n6tkmxLKnj1r4ejoro1_1280.png)

those ledges are at alcott elementary.

also, i'm pretty sure the crescent ledges are on leavitt, slightly south of milwuakee
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: IanBZHD on August 07, 2014, 10:57:37 AM
Who's down to skate 31st? Love that shithole.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: tortfeasor on August 17, 2014, 07:24:10 PM
Going to chi for my buddy's wedding in a few weekends. Was looking for a park to skate near the hotel. Don't mind getting an uber or taking the train if need be. Would prefer a park I can dip into at like 830 and be back at my hotel by one.  Anything with a good bank to ledge would be amazing. Wanted to skate Wilson but it's way too far.  Logan looks pretty cool too.

I'm staying at the holiday inn Mart Plaza- merchandise mart looks like the closest train stop.



Edit: is grant park open?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on September 16, 2014, 12:18:52 PM
Whos goin to the bummer 2 premier?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on October 14, 2014, 09:53:29 PM
Hopin to see some pals here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03g3idzUb7Q (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03g3idzUb7Q)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on October 21, 2014, 05:50:56 AM
So the Grant Park Plaza's tentative opening day is November 30th.  Nice planning.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on October 21, 2014, 03:24:15 PM
It's been getting hit every night this week.  Super good. Pumped......for next Spring  >:(
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: ginz2 on November 06, 2014, 02:59:13 PM
how psyched is everyone for rauner. can i get some ketchup with that hot dog  :-*
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: backagain on November 06, 2014, 07:56:07 PM
how psyched is everyone for rauner. can i get some ketchup with that hot dog  :-*
Ketchup on a hotdog then let all those elderly folk die in his nursing homes. ::)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on November 07, 2014, 05:55:30 AM
how psyched is everyone for rauner. can i get some ketchup with that hot dog  :-*
Ketchup on a hotdog then let all those elderly folk die in his nursing homes. ::)

Damn you're like the liberal version of Burke  :D :D
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on November 07, 2014, 06:30:41 AM
(http://i58.tinypic.com/2sac6mx.jpg)
(http://i60.tinypic.com/29g0oys.jpg)
(http://i61.tinypic.com/2crai3n.jpg)
(http://i58.tinypic.com/2ytp6c6.jpg)
(http://i60.tinypic.com/aajfdl.jpg)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: oyolar on November 07, 2014, 07:39:21 AM
That looks awesome. Now I really miss Chicago.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: planman on December 13, 2014, 05:00:13 PM
The new park is so dope. Skated it for the third time today and it was beautiful until I snapped my board
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on December 13, 2014, 11:19:13 PM
You gonna be up there tomorrow?^
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Frosty Mono on December 14, 2014, 06:29:34 AM
Video I made with a friend at the Post Office. 
Let me know what you think.

Chicago Plaza Flatground Skateboarding Session (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9WFesNSd88#)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: planman on December 14, 2014, 09:02:04 AM
You gonna be up there tomorrow?^
Nah but I might be there Wednesday and/or Thursday evening for a little bit, I just gotta dig out one of my old boards.

This is the one that snapped, by the way. All I fucking did was Ollie down the six.
(http://i.imgur.com/xvWGYAAl.jpg)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on December 14, 2014, 01:08:21 PM
Damn i would say i have an extra deck but you probably wont see this till ive already left
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: planman on December 14, 2014, 01:12:09 PM
Damn i would say i have an extra deck but you probably wont see this till ive already left
Its cool man, I snapped it yesterday anyway and I'm just gonna set up one of my old boards since homie said he's get me a price point for Christmas
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Stanley Spadowski on January 04, 2015, 05:54:59 PM
(http://i58.tinypic.com/2sac6mx.jpg)
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This park looks amazing.
What are those black planter ledges made of?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: grains on January 05, 2015, 11:29:54 AM

marble, the park is as a good as it looks, easily the best in illinois.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Stanley Spadowski on January 05, 2015, 09:06:20 PM

This park looks amazing.
What are those black planter ledges made of?
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marble, the park is as a good as it looks, easily the best in illinois.
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Thanks. Gonna start planning a trip. That place looks so sick.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: pencil on January 06, 2015, 08:36:24 AM
WHERE CAN I FUCKING SKATE??
IF ANYONE IS GOING TO SOME INDOOR PARK I WILL BUY BEER WE CAN PARTY AT MY HOUSE
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: VCR on January 10, 2015, 01:36:06 PM
I can't wait to get down to Grant park this summer.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: shark tits on January 10, 2015, 03:54:19 PM
i thought that place was a barrel of monkeys when it was 'the redbull park'. usedta stop, drop shut em down open up shop whenever i'd get off a train in chiraQ.
looks so nice right now but chicago's a world class city w/ street spots. enjoy the park but don't forget about pac. don't forget about Pac!
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Wauly Palnuts on January 17, 2015, 04:32:50 PM
Anyone skate Chinatown? Do the Chinamen bust balls? Can you bum cigarettes easily? I remember taking a 7th grade field trip there and come to think of it, it would be fun to skate. Also I skimmed through some article that dealt with a street that is going to look like a European one, i.e no curbs. So its just flat ground for pedestrians and cars. Forgot where it was exactly, but just a heads up.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on January 18, 2015, 09:11:29 PM
Anyone skate Chinatown? Do the Chinamen bust balls? Can you bum cigarettes easily? I remember taking a 7th grade field trip there and come to think of it, it would be fun to skate. Also I skimmed through some article that dealt with a street that is going to look like a European one, i.e no curbs. So its just flat ground for pedestrians and cars. Forgot where it was exactly, but just a heads up.
Has anyone skated the park on the river? Ping Tom Memorial Park I think.
It's on the other side of the Chinatown Square and homes beyond that. Looks like there might be some shit there.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chockfullofthat on January 19, 2015, 10:06:32 AM
I've never seen any footage with Chinese architecture in a Chicago video so I don't think there's anything at Ping Tom.  I go to the two main streets in Chinatown a lot and there's really nothing there except excellent, cheap food.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Jive Turkey on January 19, 2015, 05:33:28 PM
Fair enough. I don't ever recall there being much of anything in Chinatown proper. Then again there are a lot of places with spots that I rarely, if ever, see footage of. I need me an eyeball witness.

There's also a park in the West Loop called Mary Bartleme Park that looks like it's got a ton of shit to skate.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: shark tits on January 21, 2015, 05:04:02 PM
Anyone skate Chinatown? Do the Chinamen bust balls? Can you bum cigarettes easily? I remember taking a 7th grade field trip there and come to think of it, it would be fun to skate. Also I skimmed through some article that dealt with a street that is going to look like a European one, i.e no curbs. So its just flat ground for pedestrians and cars. Forgot where it was exactly, but just a heads up.
chinamen bust balls like no other! chinese do torture, best torture!
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Frosty Mono on January 25, 2015, 07:15:59 PM
Part I filmed last year.  All clips in the city.

Frosty Mono Great Chicago Fire VX Street Part (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVoHx4xeT-o#)
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Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Kickflop on January 25, 2015, 07:59:44 PM
Fair enough. I don't ever recall there being much of anything in Chinatown proper. Then again there are a lot of places with spots that I rarely, if ever, see footage of. I need me an eyeball witness.

There's also a park in the West Loop called Mary Bartleme Park that looks like it's got a ton of shit to skate.

I work two blocks from that park. Flatbars are skatable but not great. The supports are spread far so you gotta be light on your feet or just skate near the ends. The wallrides/steep ass banks all have about 6 to 12 inches of crushed gravel in front of them, not impossible but not worth it either. I can't remember seeing a bit of wax on the ledges, but as it's a highly-frequented dog park I doubt it's worth the hassle. It's never not busy there when it's nice out.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: chillout on January 29, 2015, 06:13:38 PM
I've never seen any footage with Chinese architecture in a Chicago video so I don't think there's anything at Ping Tom.¬  I go to the two main streets in Chinatown a lot and there's really nothing there except excellent, cheap food.

ping tom got skateable rocks
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: pencil on February 19, 2015, 08:51:43 PM
internet personality aside im a decent roommate
anyone got an open room on a lease or something or wanna try to meet and maybe get a place
let me know
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: g.i.s.m. on February 21, 2015, 09:23:14 AM
ive only skated chicago once in 2013 and i skated most of the parks there and the surrounding areas... coming up next weekend with gf to visit some of her fam but i really want to try to skate that brand new PARK!!! its looking like it may not be a thing i can do though judging by the weather... any good indoor parks ???

Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Wauly Palnuts on February 21, 2015, 09:35:36 AM
ive only skated chicago once in 2013 and i skated most of the parks there and the surrounding areas... coming up next weekend with gf to visit some of her fam but i really want to try to skate that brand new PARK!!! its looking like it may not be a thing i can do though judging by the weather... any good indoor parks ???


Best bet would be finding an indoor parking lot, indoor skateparks here are shit from what I know of.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: grains on February 21, 2015, 11:00:44 AM
ive only skated chicago once in 2013 and i skated most of the parks there and the surrounding areas... coming up next weekend with gf to visit some of her fam but i really want to try to skate that brand new PARK!!! its looking like it may not be a thing i can do though judging by the weather... any good indoor parks ???



Ya, grounds covered by a foot of snow here. There's an indoor park called Asylum in Lake Bluff. It's a little outside the city, they sell scooters and it isn't the best. Closest good indoor park is Cream City up in Milwaukee.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: alex horton on March 04, 2015, 05:13:07 PM
hey guys, i made a video including people from the Chicagoland Area, mainly the suburbs, called Suburbia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmNwCGeXjxA&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmNwCGeXjxA&feature=youtu.be)

If anyones interested, im premiering it at 643 e lincoln highway in dekalb, illinois. $5 entry, $5 if you want to skate after, and $10 for a dvd.
Thanks for looking,
Alex
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Tito on March 05, 2015, 02:04:44 PM
hey guys, i made a video including people from the Chicagoland Area, mainly the suburbs, called Suburbia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmNwCGeXjxA&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmNwCGeXjxA&feature=youtu.be)

If anyones interested, im premiering it at 643 e lincoln highway in dekalb, illinois. $5 entry, $5 if you want to skate after, and $10 for a dvd.
Thanks for looking,
Alex
Where are you guys skating at afterwards? I went to school in Dekalb back in the day.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Big_Poppa_J on March 05, 2015, 02:54:08 PM
Tickets for sale at Uprise skatehop or at FA skateshop $5
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Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: pencil on March 05, 2015, 03:41:16 PM
whos feelin the new yeezy?
only liked all day so far
been trying to find other drill music besides keef and fredo, who got me??
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Carrolls Chesthairs on March 16, 2015, 08:40:36 PM
Pal Alumni Briden wrote this little blurb about Chicago

http://www.villagepsychic.net/blog//city-series-chicago (http://www.villagepsychic.net/blog//city-series-chicago)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Kickflop on April 29, 2015, 06:39:16 PM
Thanks bud

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Anybody goin? Pickin up some tickets tomorrow.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Allen. on April 30, 2015, 01:01:21 PM
what's the name of that composite bench school with black top ground ? and is anyone familiar with a 2 flat 2 in or near aurora?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: grains on April 30, 2015, 02:27:20 PM
and is anyone familiar with a 2 flat 2 in or near aurora?

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this? mccoy dr and merriam dr at a vacant strip mall, right by the mall
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Gnarwhal on April 30, 2015, 02:55:58 PM
what's the name of that composite bench school with black top ground ? and is anyone familiar with a 2 flat 2 in or near aurora?

pretty sure you're talking about newberry elementary school for the first spot
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on May 01, 2015, 10:15:18 AM
what's the name of that composite bench school with black top ground ? and is anyone familiar with a 2 flat 2 in or near aurora?
Newburry ledges and foxvalley mall, you need a sign
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Allen. on May 20, 2015, 02:24:23 AM
I'm showing my friend Rockford tomorrow where should we start
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Joust Ostrich on May 20, 2015, 07:25:54 AM
The bullet proof vest store.  
The ditch on Harrison is dry.
The skatepark two blocks from the state street exit to warm up is a start. 
If you need a place to crash, let me know.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: blanketstatement on June 13, 2015, 09:05:49 AM
Going up to Chicago July 24-30th with my girlfriend and will be skating a few days. Any advice n spots to hit and places to avoid?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: The Muffin Man on June 13, 2015, 08:33:59 PM
Going up to Chicago July 24-30th with my girlfriend and will be skating a few days. Any advice n spots to hit and places to avoid?

Wake up early.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Wauly Palnuts on June 23, 2015, 06:49:07 PM
Anybody know if Uprise has gotten the new Rowley's in? Haven't had time to stop by and forgot to call today.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: blanketstatement on July 12, 2015, 11:47:25 AM
Posted here earlier, coming up the 14th and would be stoked to meet up with some people for a day or two, I'll be up from Friday the 24th until the 30th if anyone is interested, DM me please :-*
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: rlang on August 17, 2016, 11:45:10 AM
Chicago bump!
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on August 17, 2016, 01:52:38 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BJOTdXKBuHn/?taken-by=ryanchlumfucky (https://www.instagram.com/p/BJOTdXKBuHn/?taken-by=ryanchlumfucky)] :)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: planman on August 17, 2016, 07:57:18 PM
https://www.facebook.com/ryan.chlumecky/videos/1347101425318018/ (https://www.facebook.com/ryan.chlumecky/videos/1347101425318018/) :)
Can't see it
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: planman on September 10, 2016, 08:25:47 PM
Dunno if anyone knows about this QP at Clark Park. It's near the back of the BMX park, super fucking rough, you gotta set your board down then make a running start to it and I had to skate it on my friend's board since he's got 55s. Fun spot, though

https://www.instagram.com/p/BKKN7nEBTcR/?taken-by=the_dapperest (https://www.instagram.com/p/BKKN7nEBTcR/?taken-by=the_dapperest)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on September 10, 2016, 10:53:22 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w65wjH5QR-s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w65wjH5QR-s)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on November 01, 2016, 10:41:18 PM
Hate to double post but https://www.instagram.com/p/BMSBDZCDoCf/?taken-by=tyeesalmon (https://www.instagram.com/p/BMSBDZCDoCf/?taken-by=tyeesalmon)
TEENAGE WITCH GROUP SUICIDE PREMIERING THIS FRIDAY
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: shark tits on April 23, 2017, 02:33:46 PM
i've got a layover from 9am to 230pm next wednesday [may 3rd] if anyone wants to grab lunch downtown or maybe skate millenium park early morning style or whatever. speak now or forever hold your penis.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Cuban_Lynx on April 24, 2017, 07:24:48 PM
i've got a layover from 9am to 230pm next wednesday [may 3rd] if anyone wants to grab lunch downtown or maybe skate millenium park early morning style or whatever. speak now or forever hold your penis.
If you're taking the blue line out of O'Hare, give yourself plenty of extra time to get back for your flight. Google always underestimates travel time and security is a bitch. If you're at Midway, you'll do fine with traffic, but you'll need a cab/Lyft.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: shark tits on April 24, 2017, 07:32:21 PM
i've got a layover from 9am to 230pm next wednesday [may 3rd] if anyone wants to grab lunch downtown or maybe skate millenium park early morning style or whatever. speak now or forever hold your penis.
If you're taking the blue line out of O'Hare, give yourself plenty of extra time to get back for your flight. Google always underestimates travel time and security is a bitch. If you're at Midway, you'll do fine with traffic, but you'll need a cab/Lyft.
amtrak so i'll jump out at union station before 10 and try to be back circa 130.
i have been at o'hare though, what a nightmare just trying to get to the smoking section!
the other one, i've been in the trainyards out there, looks like damn planes are gonna hit the houses.
thanks though, definitely wanna err on the side of being early.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Cuban_Lynx on April 25, 2017, 06:14:40 PM
Sounds like a good plan! Would love to show you around, but I'm starting a new job next week. Obviously, there are a lot of great spots to check out by Union Station (e.g. Daley, Flamingo, Millennium) and the weather should be lovely.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Statebird on May 08, 2017, 11:35:53 AM
Sounds like a good plan! Would love to show you around, but I'm starting a new job next week. Obviously, there are a lot of great spots to check out by Union Station (e.g. Daley, Flamingo, Millennium) and the weather should be lovely.

theres a new skatepark thats pretty rad just south of Millennium in Grant Park too, its worth checking out plus you'll miss all the kooks since its still early.

edit: shit just missed you, where did you end up skating?

Chicago Demo: Vans Skate Team | Skate | VANS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGPAsdwbmCE#)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: shark tits on May 08, 2017, 04:05:55 PM
i didn't. my train was running late so it was all i could do to grab a coffee and read the red eye for an hour or so. i'm gonna be back i think on the 22nd from 230-930 so if my trains are on point i might head for that park. since i've got gear to lug around that prolly suits me better than trying to street skate while keeping an eye on my stuff. anyone is into that lmk, i'd way rather meet a pal and film a trick than hover near the station way damn long.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: ZEBRA on August 02, 2017, 03:13:05 PM
Skating Chicago tomorrow!!! This is last minute, I know. I'm blowing it. Haha. Where should I go?? I wanna hit Grant Park. Some street spots would be appreciated. A mellow ledge, or just a cool plaza?? I'll be here until Saturday, but I got all day Thursday to whatever I want. Plan to hit Uprise. Thank you in advance Pals!!!
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on August 02, 2017, 05:53:30 PM
Skating Chicago tomorrow!!! This is last minute, I know. I'm blowing it. Haha. Where should I go?? I wanna hit Grant Park. Some street spots would be appreciated. A mellow ledge, or just a cool plaza?? I'll be here until Saturday, but I got all day Thursday to whatever I want. Plan to hit Uprise. Thank you in advance Pals!!!

lets sk9 man
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: ZEBRA on August 02, 2017, 06:24:05 PM
Skating Chicago tomorrow!!! This is last minute, I know. I'm blowing it. Haha. Where should I go?? I wanna hit Grant Park. Some street spots would be appreciated. A mellow ledge, or just a cool plaza?? I'll be here until Saturday, but I got all day Thursday to whatever I want. Plan to hit Uprise. Thank you in advance Pals!!!

lets sk9 man

I'm down!!! I'll send you a message.

Anyone else down to meet up?? More the merrier!!!
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: brycickle on August 02, 2017, 09:48:13 PM
Sk9ing is one more better than sk8ing.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: UselessAsshole on August 03, 2017, 07:49:40 AM
Skating Chicago tomorrow!!! This is last minute, I know. I'm blowing it. Haha. Where should I go?? I wanna hit Grant Park. Some street spots would be appreciated. A mellow ledge, or just a cool plaza?? I'll be here until Saturday, but I got all day Thursday to whatever I want. Plan to hit Uprise. Thank you in advance Pals!!!

Roberto Clemente isn't very far from Uprise. I haven't been there since they built a bunch of stuff, but I hear it's fun.
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: UselessAsshole on August 10, 2017, 12:26:54 PM
A friend is building a DIY spot in Pilsen. Right now there's just a mini ramp there, but the owner of the building is letting skaters build anything including laying down concrete. Just putting this here in case anyone would be interested in donating, reaching out to help or skating the ramp.

https://www.gofundme.com/falloutDIY (https://www.gofundme.com/falloutDIY)
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Rudie Weatherman on January 25, 2018, 11:19:26 AM
Anyone skating today and tomorrow? First non-rainy days above freezing in weeks. Also, do you get kicked out of the Roberto Clemente plaza spot?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: planman on January 26, 2018, 08:41:58 AM
Anyone skating today and tomorrow? First non-rainy days above freezing in weeks. Also, do you get kicked out of the Roberto Clemente plaza spot?
I'm skating today. And I'm not sure if Clemente is a bust bc of the new principal, but they did make everyone get rid of all ramps and shit back there
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: UselessAsshole on January 26, 2018, 11:10:17 AM
Anyone skating today and tomorrow? First non-rainy days above freezing in weeks. Also, do you get kicked out of the Roberto Clemente plaza spot?
I'm skating today. And I'm not sure if Clemente is a bust bc of the new principal, but they did make everyone get rid of all ramps and shit back there

Damn that's fucking sad
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: planman on January 29, 2018, 09:27:40 AM
Anyone skating today and tomorrow? First non-rainy days above freezing in weeks. Also, do you get kicked out of the Roberto Clemente plaza spot?
I'm skating today. And I'm not sure if Clemente is a bust bc of the new principal, but they did make everyone get rid of all ramps and shit back there

Damn that's fucking sad
Skated there on Friday for a bit but bounced to Logan since it was mad windy. There's a janky QP that's still back there. At least it's still not a bust though. It honestly might be my favorite spot in the city
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Rudie Weatherman on February 15, 2018, 09:45:01 AM
Is Logan, or anywhere, dry enough to skate today?
Title: Re: Chicago.
Post by: Justis on July 01, 2018, 07:01:48 PM
https://youtu.be/Fz8ygvj0jYw premiering in Lakeview on July 21st dm me for address