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Title: Your city
Post by: fuckingvegan on January 29, 2007, 08:07:47 PM

"Plus I also love their CITYSCAPE section every issue, it clearly point out what a skateboarder would need while doing roadtrips, really helpful especially visiting big cities / metropolitan area.

Too bad it's not on the website.

How about we start a SLAP version cityscape thread, everyone can contribute a bit, introduce something essential in your city, like I will wrtie some spot/shop you can not miss while visiting Taipei."

Thanks to Whatnot for this idea.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: artichoke on January 29, 2007, 10:18:53 PM
Burlington, VT:

Don't come here, but if you're in the area for any reason:
Shops:
Maven, cherry st:  Artsy, fashiony boutique place.  Some cool art stuff, some lame streetwear stuff.
Talent skatepark: decent shop, decent park in the rain or winter.
Spots:
Waterfront skate park-  a meetup spot where you could easily spend the whole day.  Two boxes, a pyramid, a u shaped quarterpipe, some banks and a mini.  Shitty.
Burton Bowl- at burton snowboards headquaters.  6-8 feet deep.  Hips, lines, pool coping, fun times.  There is also a smooth 3-4 foot mini next to it.
Assorted street spots, NOTHING worth mentioning or seeking out.
Bomb some of the hills in town.

Food:
New world tortilla- North Winooski.  Cheap, big burritos.
Church Street- Marketplace in the center of town.  Lots of places to eat.
The OP (other place)- north winooski.  The only bar in town worth going to.  Good crowd, cheap drinks.

Buffalo, NY

Shops:
Sunday skate/bmx: potomac ave. off of elmwood.  Probably my favorite shop.  Down to earth, good vibe, decent product selection, and the best meetup spot.

Spots:
Your best bets for spots are to meet up at sunday and tag along with some people there.  If you want to go at it alone, hop on the train and you can get off at any of the above ground spots and find ledges, stairs and gaps to skate anytime after 5ish.  The other big local spot is trackmasters.  It's a parking lot with a bunch of banks that you can grind/slide and  one that you can skate like a hip.  Take main to north street and head east a two blocks.  Across the street are some chunky cement ledges that slide pretty well but you might need some wax to grind.

There is a skatepark called xtreme wheels, but don't go.  It sucks.

Food:
Amy's place on main street in university heights is probably my favorite place to eat in town.  Cheap, greasy, delicious food.
Elmwood avenue from allen to buffalo state is full of little restaurants, coffee houses and shit like that.  Allen street has a bunch of decent bars.

Boston, MA

Shops:
True East:  Downtown crossing.  A small shop that doesn't always have the best selection, but it's in the heart of downtown and it's a great meetup spot.
Orchard:  Tremont Street in Mission Hill.  A cool shop that you can run into a lot of people sporting brown cords, half cabs and white teeshirts.

Spots:

The new england aquarium is generally hassle free.  Ledges, a manual pad and flatground.  Honestly, rather than telling you the spots I am just going to tell you to meet up with people and skate around, or just skate around with whoever you are traveling with.  Boston is super fun to just cruise around and see what you can find.  The financial district is hit or miss, but after 5 you can usually at least get a few tries in anywhere.

Food:

Qdoba- assorted locations around the city.  Great burritos.  Fresh guac daily.  Cheap.
The north end- lots of italian food here, and there are some great deals to be had.
I'm yet to find a decent bar in boston that isn't plagued with annoying kids from the 9,000 colleges there.  The Sunset cantina on comm ave is a bit pricy, but they have a great beer selection and some decent food.  If you are looking for decent, inexpensive places to drink, head away from downtown and towards brookline and allston.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: SwedishFish on January 30, 2007, 12:45:15 PM
Town: Babylon, NY

Spots: Take the train to NYC. That is your spot.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: biggums mcgee on January 30, 2007, 01:19:04 PM
haa the last time I was skating in boston (first time as well) I ate it on those bricks with my 52mm's. there's really some great stuff there. at city hall I think? there was really awsome stuf, but I came along when there was this large public hip-hop concert going on.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: lars on January 30, 2007, 01:30:26 PM
SLC, UTAH

SPOTS:

-SOUTH TEMPLE DOUBLE SET: 4 flat 4 downtown salt lake city
pig wood video, random lurkerz, and in zero videos.

-SALT PLACEST: perfect 8 stair with a low hand rail at a angle, and a 11 stair downtown salt lake city
thrasher KOTR, foundation that life, random lurkerz

-U of U: perfect 7,8 handrails 12 stair, butter benches, new 8, and almost anything you want is there. that the university line you to university and search around the campus.
random lurkerz, toy machine suffer the joy, zero videos

-DRACULA: huge 13 brown handrail: sandy at a church
foundation, random lurkerz, and some ads

SKATE PARKS:

-Lone peak: sandy
-Sojo: south jordan
-taylorville
-Orem
-American Fork: great looking place, "plaza"
-9 to 9: 9 east 9 south
- and a bunch of other


RESTURANTS:

-BETOS: great mexican food and burritos etc, downtown slc on the way to the U and all over utah.
-all over downtown slc are great asian resturants.

shops:

-BC surf and sport: at the fashion place mall, and  south town mall.
-Milo Sport: south jordan, orem, and highland
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: heckler on January 30, 2007, 01:48:20 PM
Marietta, GA

I don't really know many hangout spots, just skate spots. Besides, why the hell would you wanna actually come here?
MELLOW MUSHROOM- The only spot with no bust- its curbs and loading docks of different sizes, and some manual pads and bumps. The highest dock is about thigh high- this is a good place for some lines.
LASSITER HIGH- A lot of stairs (from 3 to 12), a bank going downhill with the worst run up ever, and a chunky ledge.
GREEK CHURCH- All marble- has some stairs (nothing bigger than a 5) and gaps. Gotta go in the night, or you'll get busted within 5 minutes.
SPRAYBERRY HIGH- Stairs (what a suprise), from 4 to 7 steps. Also, right down the street is possibley the only Marietta spot to make it into a magazine- the bump to handicap rail Sean Stockton BS 5-0ed in an old Transworld.
FRONTSIDE SKATEPARK- This parks been closed for almost 2 years, but I decided to mention it because it was the main spot before it closed. A wave wall, euro gaps, a sick mini ramp, but most importantly, it was a good place with good people. R.i.P.

Oh, yeah, Native Sons. We don't have any, except Jon Newport, and I thought that wasn't something to be that proud of.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Sven on January 30, 2007, 03:46:23 PM
Town: Babylon, NY

Spots: Take the train to NYC. That is your spot.

Not true.

I moved to NC a year and a half ago but I called WB my home before that.

Town: Babylon/West Babylon

Shops: Chapmans: Just no. Specifically decks made by Chapman (ie Zoo Yorks and shit) GREAT prices but the decks are all shit.

Special Sauce: YES. lol My favorite shop. A little overpriced but an amazing shop, great feel, great product, just go there.

Spots: Babylon High RIP: This was THE hangout. Kids would come all over from NYC and Long Island to skate here. EVERYTHING got torn down, this is horrible, that's where I learned almost every trick I know and met almost every friend I have. RIP.

Babylon Train Station: Pretty much just a meet up/chill spot. Some curbs, manny pads but there's nothing here besides that and the 12 stair.

The gazebo: A 3 on one side, a 4 on the other. Nothing too big but nice to make ollie up, trick down type lines.

Across from the gazebo at argyle lake or whatever had a trail with some ledges that are decent height and pretty good.

Lomans: Right down the street from the high school is a lomans outdoor store or whatever, gap over a bush that's a kinda ok height.

Native sons: Gino and I share a birthplace: Carle Place, NY but the only skater I know from around Babylon is Nick Sassa and he's not even am yet.


Town: Apex, NC. Gay town but here it goes:

Shops: Vertical Urge: The people that work here are all douchebags but they have an amazing selection and great deals.

Board 2 death: EW. you can skate in there haha. there's a box and a rail and a miniramp but they have close to nothing.

Endless Grind: Never been there haha

Spots: Beaver creek commons: Hmm this is unusual, it's a shopping center type thing but it goes like a mile up the road. There's a huge number of small gaps up by the movie theater and there's a few big ones up there as well but there's nothing too great.

Apex High: So many stairs, such little time. Name a number between 1 and 14 and there's a stair set of that number here, but the bust factor is at maximum.

Apex elementary(downtown): PERFECT 5 and 8 for those hammers you aren't ready to take down a 20 yet.

Downtown apex aka salem st.: The Hardware gap, some other gaps at the church, not too much here.

Apex Middle: Some more stairs and a tiny loading dock.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: hamboner on January 30, 2007, 06:27:14 PM
Pittsburgh, PA

Shops: OneUP skateshop, there are others but it's the only in city limits that actually does anything for the "scene," plus they're all stand up guys.

Spots:
MLK - school surrounded by banks, zero bust factor but the banks have curbs on the bottom. 9 stairs and rails.

Margaret Milliones - (Oakland) steep ass bank you can skate like a quarter pipe (harmony does a fs tailslide bs revert in good and evil) also 3 blocks you can skate like a gap if you can manage the curved runway. also stays somewhat dry when it rains

Downtown - Downtown pittsburgh is like 5 square miles, it's tiny, but there are a lot of fun spots if you can find them. Skateable planters on Grant street. Marble park - ledges of marble with the worst ground ever, a 6 flat 6 (?). 1st ave is probably the most fun, it's like a couple flat gaps and some bumps. just push around and you'll find something.

Atwood lot - (Oakland) meet up spot. it's just a parking lot and a manual pad but it's a good spot to meet up/ meet people. when it isn't complete shit outside, a lot of people meet up on Thursdays

Either go downtown or go to oakland, chances are you'll bump into someone or find stuff on your own.

Skateparks
Mckinley - metal, mini ramp, quarterpipes, banks, a box, a hip (kind of), some flat bars
Imperial - concrete bowls and snake runs, pretty big. they also have a plastic street course
Penn Hills - a bunch of moveable plastic ramps and some flat bars and shit. it's actually pretty fun
Boyce Park - concrete - bowls and a hubba, i haven't been there yet - Pads required?
Sheradan - haven't been

native sonsMatt Reason, Kevin Taylor, Tommy Budjanec, Henry Panza, Nick Panza, Jerry Cooper, Jesse Thomas, Brian Michaud, Dave Kaule, Austin Kanfoush

Food:
Mad Mex, India Garden, Fuel and Fuddle in Oakland - if you go after 11, food's half off and there are a lot of vegan options. The O and Antoons are good if you want cheap pizza.

Pittsburgh Deli Company in shadyside - good hang out spot for the bar crowd

plus the normal burrito chains and fast food places scattered around.



Title: Re: Your city
Post by: mikefork on January 30, 2007, 06:31:49 PM
haa the last time I was skating in boston (first time as well) I ate it on those bricks with my 52mm's. there's really some great stuff there. at city hall I think? there was really awsome stuf, but I came along when there was this large public hip-hop concert going on.
know that ledge that barletta backlipped and welsh back noseblunted?
they filled that in completely
some spots that i would say to go to are the medical banks and right around the corner are some brick angle irone-copped ledges with banks(hard to explain what i mean)
jfk monument in cambridge-also has a ledge there when its not filled
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chinatown courts on special occasions
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Title: Re: Your city
Post by: rfox on January 30, 2007, 11:26:36 PM
Quote
The north end- lots of italian food here, and there are some great deals to be had.
I'm yet to find a decent bar in boston that isn't plagued with annoying kids from the 9,000 colleges there.  The Sunset cantina on comm ave is a bit pricy, but they have a great beer selection and some decent food.  If you are looking for decent, inexpensive places to drink, head away from downtown and towards brookline and allston. 
 
 
 

There is a bar somewhere in downtown Boston area called Wedgies and it is awesome. Cheap drinks amazing atmosphere.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Gest on January 31, 2007, 01:49:57 PM
Columbia, MO

Shops:
Small Time Skates, Dreamcatcher Skate Shop (One of those "botiques"), Shadow

Spots:
Cosmopolitian Skatepark - Good flow, lots of tranny, one of the good skateparks in Missouri
MU - It's a Bust sometimes, but I've only been buzzted once. There is everything, ledges, every length of manual pads, a few double sets, stairs of every length (From 2 to 23 hahaha), banks in the most random areads, some perfect handrails, and a lot of it is downhill so it makes it a lot more fun. There are some cool spots there, like a manual pad with a 3 at the end, a water fountain that you do tricks over a ledge into, there's a lot, I could spend all day there and the only reason I would leave would be because of my legs gettin weak
Downtown - Not really a certain spot but it's fun to cruise around the hills and skate little bumps and curbs, also a lot of parking garages with little spots in them
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: heckler on January 31, 2007, 02:39:12 PM
Margaret Milliones - (Oakland) steep ass bank you can skate like a quarter pipe (harmony does a fs tailslide bs revert in good and evil) also 3 blocks you can skate like a gap if you can manage the curved runway. also stays somewhat dry when it rains
Theres a gap over a rail into a sketchy ass bank, too... I haven't been there, but Henry Panza ollies over it in VIA
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: sebastian toombs on February 01, 2007, 09:09:50 AM
Spokane,Wash.


Native Sons and people you might run into at various times....Tyler Moore is from here and for awhile Malcolm Watson was living up here...Brian Andersons sister lives here and he has been known to pop up out of nowhere.

oh ive been wanting to visit spokane for a few years now.  might get there this summer, because my brother just bought a house in rossland, bc (red mountain).

and dont forget DC Corbin for native sons...
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: john on February 01, 2007, 09:57:20 AM
Charlotte, NC
Shops: Black Sheep- Good skater owned skateshop near downtown; huge selection of decks(including shop decks) and shoes,but a little expensive

Spots:
Red Rails- low seven stair handrail and a low six stair handrail back to back. good for lines.

Quail Hollow- smooth seven stair with a good handrail that starts on the sixth stair.

Box Spot- Parking garage with a couple boxes and a flatbar(sometimes).

Park Road Gap- Nice size gap that everybody skates

Downtown- Lots of different spots; good to skate at night

Skateparks:
Grayson- Big concrete skatepark with a huge bowl.

Shamrock- Old metal skatepark in a bad part of town

Soul Ride- Good indoor air conditioned park.

Food: Phat Burrito- right down the street from Black Sheep; really good


Title: Re: Your city
Post by: bentmode on February 01, 2007, 04:19:52 PM
pomona california.

spots:
this is one city that has yet to have been ravaged in socal so unfortuintley theres a lot of unskated spots that ive skated that get sandblasted and i really dont want to give them out, howevee if you happene to stop buy i will be more than willing to play tour guide.

eats:
pomona has a heavy mexican population so there are tons of good mexican eats, my favorites inclue:

mexico lindo-right off garey and 11th. if you come here strictly stick to the asada.

tacos jalisco-on mission a stones throw away from downtown. this place everything on the menu is perfect, dont be afaraid to try anything unless you are afraid to have a heart attack cause this food is mad greasy.

el merindero-this is the definate nacho spot, im talking about real nachos.

shops:
pomona has a variety of shops and places to run through to look and spend money.

platform skateshop-recently opened shop trying to do thinsg right, unfortinatley the last few times ive gone back they havnt stoked what ive wanted/needed so was forced to buy stuff i really didnt want, but ill be in there in about a half hour to talk about those new carroll selects, maybe this time theyll get something right.

globe/radiofutura- globe is this kind of hip hop/grafiti place where you can find all kinds of shirts, pens, hats etc and right nextdoor is this dj shop where they got all sorts of vinyl that your average turntablist might desire.

antique row-  antique row is this block on second street that used to be refered to as the pomona mall. since then all the stores that used to be macys and nordstroms are all antique shops. and honestly youll never know what you are gunna find. the best ones are the two storie shops and  most have basements. antique row is a great way to kill two hours.

analog haven- i dunno hwo many people are into synths, moogs etc but this is the place to be. they let you test the equipment and kind of let you louge around.

la bomba-wall to wall vintage clothing. think of it as a thrift store with jacked up prices.

hang outs:

donwtown-2nds street, downtown, whatever you wanna call it this reall the only place where the hang outs are. theres a venue downtown called the glasshouse that generally has good shows(has been lacking recently but is on its way to make an up again). every second saturday is art walk where the local artist show off there goods. chat with snobs drink some wine and just enjoy your self. theres tons of gallaries etc. anywhere outside of downtown is generally dead and youll have to head into L.A. for the night life. take the 10 or 60 west for about half an hour.

hopefully this will be helpful to you if you ever enter the city. if you intend on coming out here just pm me and id be more then happy to shred/show you around.



Title: Re: Your city
Post by: S-Town Holla! on February 01, 2007, 05:22:12 PM
Salina, Kansas aka shit town

Shop:
Focus Skate Shop/Park. Located at 831 york street, constuction on the park is due to start on Febuary 8th and should be done by the end of March.

Spots:

Memorial Hall- Golden 8 stair with some decent handrails.

Libary- Across the street from memorial, huge plaza with ledges, stairs and manny pads

Oakdale- A drop/loading dock spot

Food:

Only places worth trying is Greeks Pizza and Martenellies lil Italy.

If you wanna meet up with some skaters just go to the skatepark located on the west end of town, its just a shit modular place but for some reason we go there.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: cold budweisers on February 01, 2007, 05:39:10 PM
analog haven- i dunno hwo many people are into synths, moogs etc but this is the place to be. they let you test the equipment and kind of let you louge around.
place sounds tight as hell
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: bentmode on February 01, 2007, 07:01:44 PM
analog haven- i dunno hwo many people are into synths, moogs etc but this is the place to be. they let you test the equipment and kind of let you louge around.
place sounds tight as hell

yeah i still like to lurk there like once a month. owners are really nice people. theyve got this techno beat maker thing that is really fucking intense with all the pitch control beat control and all that madeness. i respected eltrnoic music maker a lot after that store opened.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: koots on February 01, 2007, 08:38:43 PM
Seoul, South Korea


Intro:
Seoul is an incredibly huge city of 10 million with a suburban area around 18 million or so. 
There is a small but growing skate scene supported by a couple of really good skater run shops. 
Street skating can be difficult because the city is almost always busy as hell.  That being said, there are some rad spots, some fun parks, and a lot to be discovered.  Local companies Alchemy Skateboards, Wyfluence Skateboards, StuntB Skateboards, and ARK shoes support the scene.  As skating grows the scene is becoming more recognized and this has been shown by visits from both 5boro and Satori in the recent past.

Transportation:

The most convenient and easiest way to get around the Seoul area is definitely subway.  It has 10 lines and can connect you to everywhere in the city as well as Incheon city in the West and Suwon city in the East.  Signs all have English and if you look lost with a map people will always stop to help you find your way. 

Cabs aren't expensive but traffic in Seoul is intense so avoid cabbing it during rush hour.  Starting fare is $2 and a 15-20 minute ride will only be $5 or $6.

Spots
This will come later


Seoul is so big, I can't write everything in one sitting.  This city guide will be a work in progress to be edited later. I have a photo blog of spots in the Seoul area but I need to update and make some changes to it so I'll post it later.


Some video linkage for now:

Wyfluence
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z38HVOsCYSE&mode=related&search=

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMElzrxQy74&mode=related&search=

Little competition held by MDDC shop last summer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6wXW_J_js8&mode=related&search=

I had no idea DGK even came here....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma4GqyY1u7g&mode=related&search=

5boro in Seoul, summer 2005

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRgvm11Z0MM

lakai rider from Seoul
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsNUP5
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: grimcity on February 03, 2007, 05:23:12 PM
Hammond, Louisiana

We're smallish college city located roughly halfway between New Orleans and Baton Rouge (45 minutes either way).

Spots:
We have the only concrete skatepark in Louisiana, made by Dreamland. Pics here (http://www.smalltimeskates.com/smalltimepix/thumbnails.php?album=11) and here (http://www.smalltimeskates.com/smalltimepix/thumbnails.php?album=9). Footy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlOdiq1gxUw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdBConeERHw

Our indoor park, which is nearing a complete remodel, is basically a really huge snowman shaped bowl (5 foot shallow, 8 1/2 deep, with a mega-banked ramp incorporated into the design). There's also a door-gap and a deathbox.

The university here (Southeastern Louisiana University) has various ledges, stairs, benches, manual pads, and some unique architecture that's super fun to skate. Our downtown area (the historic section) is also full of shit... but the best time to hit it is on Saturday night or Sunday (day or night) when most of the business are shut down.

We're also 15 minutes away from a number of secret spots outside of town that you can only hit if you meet up with us. We're not stingy, but we are protective.

Food:
Mariner's Inn: The best 1/2 burgers and baked potatos ever made. If you don't like red meat, they also have grilled tuna steaks on a seasoned grill that are fucking killer. Pretty good beer selection, darkly lit, and as casual of a place as you could want. Feel free to come here if you're covered in sweat. There's patio seating outside, and as lck would have it, some of the brick planters were made skateable when a couple of the Dreamland guys put angle iron on them (with the blessings of the owner of the restaurant). We just can't skate them when the place is busy.

La Carreta:
A family owned Mexican restaurant. It's better than any food I've had in Mexico... plus they sell 44 ounce margarita's that are super good. There's covered patio seating here too, if you want it. Make a special order of shrimp quesadillias, they'll make you punch your mom.

Kirin Sushi:
Better sushi than Iron Chef Morimoto's. I know this first hand.

Cane's:
Cane's is a southern fast-food place that does nothing but chicken fingers. You can't roll through here without experiencing these fuckers.

Booze:
Mariner's Inn (as mentioned before): Very chill place to get shnockered. The beer is cheap.

Augustine's: It's our local dive. Everyone from frek kids to truck drivers do their thing here. The place is ghetto and everyone is welcome here.

Mule's Cate Street Pub: A lot of frats hang here, but the owner of this place is friends with most of us older skaters. He's really tight with our skate shop, and will let you come in for bands free if you come in with one of us affiliated with the skate shop.

Skate shops:
The one linked in my sig is the only skateshop in town... Small Time Skates.
There is a place three blocks away from us that sells skateoards, but the douche that owns it sells everyting from paintballs to pogo sticks.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: DrNewton on February 03, 2007, 06:38:38 PM
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a2/WinSalSkyline12.jpg)

Spots:
Everywhere. We've got Wake Forest University, Winston Salem State University, Forsyth Technical Community College, and tons of shopping centers and whatever else. You should find stuff everywhere.
A few of the more popular ones:

Silver Rails: Coming off of I-40 you'll cross a bridge into Winston-Salem. If you look to your right you should see this spot right off the bat. It starts out as a small set of stairs, and gradually ends up being a smooth seven. The rails are skatestopped.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmDWNsB-Ji0

Corporate Plaza: This is right beside Silver Rails. There are four nine stairs, a huge grass gap into the road, and a ledge to do stuff off of (or up), etc. Watch out for cops.

(http://image53.webshots.com/53/3/43/24/510934324pHZsVC_ph.jpg)

GMAC:  It is at a big building, clearly labeled "GMAC," and it's great for lines. It starts off with a two stair to do something up, then tons of rollup, followed by a granite ledge. You'll get kicked out of here.

http://www.emporis.com/files/transfer/5/2007/01/510966.jpg

BB&T: It's downtown right in front of Corporate Plaza. Theres some ledges to grind, and a ten stair in front. There is also a five stair to the side of it. You'll probably get kicked out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5stzSrbIaw (:24, but the stairs there are alot bigger)

Forsyth Tech ledges: Across the street from Exodus Skate Shop, go behind the building and you should be able to find these. It's two perfect, waxed ledges in a line. Going around and connecting the two is a big 'c' ledge, and it's kind of waxed too. Watch for security guards and cops.

EDIT: Skate stopped.

Career Center: I like this spot alot. There are one or two waxed benches (depending on how you set them up) in a line, and then the smoothest eight stair ever. The ground is amazing, but the eight stair is pretty big. There are brick five stairs around the side, with round handrails with large kinks. You can ollie the rails, or maybe boardslide them. In front, there is a four, long flat, four, long flat, four, long flat, four, a six stair, and a large grass gap. There is also a loading dock that is like a kicker for doing tricks off the side. It's a school, so don't skate during school hours and you should be alright, for the most part.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myEpy3R6ljE (:09)

Linens 'n Things: behind the shopping center is a small, waxed, long ways three stair to grind across, followed by an incline to grind up. It had angleing iron on it, but I heard that it's since been removed.

http://piedmontskateboarding.com/billyset1_photo1.htm

Flex Pay: It's got a small grass gap over a tall brick wall, over some parking blocks. Theres also a seven stair with a rail.

http://piedmontskateboarding.com/files/4.html

Bridge Rail: This was a low, square, six stair rail. It's been in a few videos. Remember the rail Scuba Steve noseslides in Really Sorry? That one. It's gone now, but the stairs are still there.

http://tkp.skatenc.com/albums/userpics/BridgeRail1copy.jpg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5stzSrbIaw (:44 as it is today)

Shops:
Exodus Skate Shop: It's huge. 100+ decks on the wall, tons of shoes, probably thirty racks of clothes, sale racks, and pretty much everything. All reasonably priced. Theres also videos playing all day. Staff mostly burnouts and alot of incents and Bob Marley bullshit too. Little setup to skate behind it.

Transportation:
Buses and cabs go all around and I think to Greensboro (the city over.) Downtown you can just walk and find stuff though; it's everywhere. You can also catch a train to Charlotte, the biggest city in North Carolina, and maybe check out the Raleigh/Durham area too.

Skateparks:
NONE.

Food:
There are places to eat everywhere. Macaroni Grill is probably my favorite; great Italian. Huge Mexican population so I assume the Mexican food is authentic too.

Booze:
Theres a little section in Winston with strip clubs and bars and stuff. My uncle was talking to this cop one time in a different city, and told the cop where he was from. As a joke, the cop asked what bar he owned, and my uncle really did own a bar; plenty of spots to drink over here.

The place is great on weekends. Few busts, spots everywhere, skaters everywhere, etc. If you are here for like a month doing nothing but skating and eating all day everyday, and you SOMEHOW get bored, take yourself to Greensboro, the big city beside Winston with even more stuff.

(http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/E9A37295-F8A5-4237-898E-519BFD0FDC1F/0/Skyline.jpg)
Greensboro

If you wind up in Greensboro, there are alot of spots, but alot of them are busts. I usually like to go hit up A&T University when I'm in town. It's got stuff to keep you occupied for years, and is always a nice session as long as you stay on your toes and duck campus police and security guards.

http://www.piedmontskateboarding.com is the scene's site here.

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/North_Carolina/Winston_Salem-828509/TravelGuide-Winston_Salem.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winston_salem

HAHAHA, I always though NC sucked, but with you stupid fuck's towns, I feel like I'm in dreamland.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Bill on February 03, 2007, 10:00:19 PM
Why does everyone in NC have a skate site?
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: DrNewton on February 03, 2007, 10:25:18 PM
That's not my site, it's just the major one around here.

Everyone tries to stand out, so they make generic websites with awful Quicktime montages and the same gross iFrame design.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: john on February 04, 2007, 10:50:02 AM
isn't creations in winston?
and yeah pretty much everybody has a skate site.
charlotte scene sites:
www.charlotteskate.com (http://www.charlotteskate.com)
www.eyeslikestatic.com (http://www.eyeslikestatic.com)
www.tweproductions.com (http://www.tweproductions.com)
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: bentmode on February 04, 2007, 12:21:42 PM
winston salem, cigarette capital of the world?
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: sebastian toombs on February 04, 2007, 12:57:55 PM
winston salem, cigarette capital of the world?

thats what i was thinking.  any good spots around the tobacco company towers?
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: DrNewton on February 04, 2007, 02:53:24 PM
Creations is in Kernersville and doesn't count. They remodeled so now it's a BMX park basically, with probably half the ramps unskateable, and they host hardcore shows. Fuck that.

Tobacco kind of went away in the 90s and Winston diversified; there are alot of corporations based here so theres alot thanks to that I guess. It is the tobacco capital still.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: j....soy..... on February 05, 2007, 10:08:07 PM
someone do a vancouver one...i'm too lazy..my writing days are over...
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: koots on February 05, 2007, 10:17:41 PM
someone do a vancouver one...i'm too lazy..my writing days are over...

I only finished a third of Seoul and lazed out.....
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: j....soy..... on February 05, 2007, 10:57:37 PM
all right...i'll start...you guys chime in....

indoor stuff: antisocial mini...sweatshop, small street set up....lbc (north van) small street set up and mini....random parking garages....aren't that good...maybe UBC, chan centre...

outdoor stuff: i'm too old to figure out spots....there's some downtown but nowhere near what it was....shouldnt stop you from looking though....plaza's a good meeting spot that you'll never leave....you could fuck around at cambie...ghetto spot if there's anything there...hotspot....i like crusing around UBC...

parks: hastings for tranny...bonsor in bby is good....if your expectations are low enough.. strathcona is o.k.....same w. china creek....

shops: pretty much antisocial....there's underworld downtown...hotshop for crusties....there's vancity skateboards or something too but i've never been there....
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: whatnot on February 06, 2007, 03:25:04 AM
What's the one underneath the bridge?
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: rocklobster on February 06, 2007, 06:26:41 AM
Singapore, Singapore

Shops:

Spitfire: One of Singapores oldest shops, carries mostly dwindle and blitz distribution boards, with a lot of old boards from companies that died (new deal, deca).  They stopped selling shoes a while ago.  Great vibe from the shop, the shop owners treat you like family.

Go Sports: Another good skate shop, with lots of brands (DGK, Zero, dwindle, blitz, Lakai, DVS).  They have a few obstacles outside the shop so you can try out the stuff you just bought...

Spots:

Most of the good spots are down town, aka Orchard Road.  Stairs, rails and ledges, but be careful, lots of knobs and security is really active. 

other spots are in the suburbs.  Hard to describe, so get the locals to bring you there.

Skateparks:

Somerset: Medium sized skate park made with skate-lite obstacles.  Not fantastic, the curbs are made of plastic so they dont drind well.  theres a mini-ramp, a couple of fun-boxes, medium sized pyramids and a few ramps.

Bedok: Huge open space, but the obstacles are cluttered together.  the park doesnt skate very well, but theres a nice 5 and 7 set at the park that you can hit up.

There a few moer scattered around, but most of them arent worth the effort to type about.

Clubs:

Plenty in singapore, and the locals love clubbing.  Hit up MOS (Ministry of Sound), Zouk, The Cannery, Mohammed Sultan Road... Drinks in singapore are never cheap so your best bet is duty free stuff from the airport....
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: j....soy..... on February 06, 2007, 01:28:06 PM
What's the one underneath the bridge?

cambie?  leeside?  plaza?  all under bridges....
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: ymhy on February 06, 2007, 06:32:05 PM
That's not my site, it's just the major one around here.

Everyone tries to stand out, so they make generic websites with awful Quicktime montages and the same gross iFrame design.

hahaha, oh man
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: fuckingvegan on February 06, 2007, 08:24:35 PM
Portland:
I don't know much about the street spots, so I will let Jayme or others fill that in.

Stuff to skate that I know:
Burnside park located under the Burnside bridge, one of the craziest places you will ever skate. Don't be a dick.
Wallride spot (not sure the name) right up the street from Burnside, recent photo of Seth McCullum doing a wall ride nose slide. On MLK.
Pier Park technically St Johns this is the newest city skate park. Home to a huge full pipe and some big bowls, also some granite hubba's on the street course,  it is alright but over run by bikes. Go early and hope no bikes tracks mud though the day before. Check out dreamlands website for photos.
Old Fred Myers way the fuck out on Burnside, chunked ledge, manny pads, fun double sided curb.
Down town has some stuff, push around and check it out, most good stuff is skate proofed, but some gems exist.

Skateshops:
Three shops to choose from
Cals- Long time shop, they know their stuff, cater to old school and long boards but carry a lot of new stuff as well
Cals Pharmacy - Shop for the younger "street" guys, super nice people working there. Lots of Nike's for people into that kind of stuff. Right next to the Department of Skateboarding Park which is a fun place to skate on a deary Portland winter day.
Shrunken Head- My shop of choice, run by two gnarly Burnside locals, super cool guys, small selection of stuff but what they have is good. They also threw some good skate jams over the summer. I highly recommend supporting these guys when you can. Also one of their friends "sperm" got hurt and they have been raising money to help him, check them out at www.myspace.com/shrukenhead.
They also put on video premiers from time to time.

Food
Veggie House on I believe it is 2th street in China town, all veggie with a 6.50$ all you can eat lunch buffet, even non veggie folks can't pass up a deal like that.
Voodoo Doughnuts I think it is on 1st Everything from vegan doughnuts to ones toped with bacon, open really late and worth checking out.

Anyway I will let Jayme fill in the blanks, he has lived here a lot longer then me.

And according to Dr. Newton everyone here is a crusty punk hippie heron addict so watch out.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: lars on February 06, 2007, 08:26:26 PM
Does anyone have a picture of Cambie or who film there cause cant find picture of it.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: 1991 on February 06, 2007, 08:31:33 PM
all right...i'll start...you guys chime in....

indoor stuff: antisocial mini...sweatshop, small street set up....lbc (north van) small street set up and mini....random parking garages....aren't that good...maybe UBC, chan centre...

outdoor stuff: i'm too old to figure out spots....there's some downtown but nowhere near what it was....shouldnt stop you from looking though....plaza's a good meeting spot that you'll never leave....you could fuck around at cambie...ghetto spot if there's anything there...hotspot....i like crusing around UBC...

parks: hastings for tranny...bonsor in bby is good....if your expectations are low enough.. strathcona is o.k.....same w. china creek....

shops: pretty much antisocial....there's underworld downtown...hotshop for crusties....there's vancity skateboards or something too but i've never been there....

Easy hotel to get drunk in and trash-The Burrard Motor Inn.

For some sleazy fun......head to The Cecil.

For a trip down memory lane....just before you get to Ambleside....check out the huge brick bank that Moses ollied into during his Mad Circle days.fucking insane.

also look at The New Spot....which is long dead.

It's been awhile since I've been to Van-city but the last time I was there was when some kid was writing "Zeus".....that shit was everywhere.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Orpheus on February 06, 2007, 10:03:52 PM
Does anyone have a picture of Cambie or who film there cause cant find picture of it.
This first line at 0:04
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60RnWsVTKFA&mode=related&search=

As well as the rail at 2:08
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFM9NWEPtfQ
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: j....soy..... on February 06, 2007, 10:30:53 PM
yeah..vancouver's got lots of strip clubs....brandis...the cecil....number 5?  but if you're a vegetarian....there's the naam...foundation...uh..bo kong...mondo gelato...deserts...when slam was around...it seemed all the pros rather went to a strip club or for vegetarian food....
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: stagefright on February 08, 2007, 02:45:01 AM
can some mod delete all this bullshit in this thread. vegan needs to know when to shut the fuck up and stop having this fights in the middle of decent threads.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: fuckingvegan on February 08, 2007, 07:20:09 AM
can some mod delete all this bullshit in this thread. vegan needs to know when to shut the fuck up and stop having this fights in the middle of decent threads.

there all cleaned up, you are right I have a problem with starting shit and I was wrong to ruin this thread.
Lets keep it on the topic from here on out.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: plastic bench nerd on February 08, 2007, 10:36:43 AM
Portland:
I don't know much about the street spots, so I will let Jayme or others fill that in.

Stuff to skate that I know:
Burnside park located under the Burnside bridge, one of the craziest places you will ever skate. Don't be a dick.
Wallride spot (not sure the name) right up the street from Burnside, recent photo of Seth McCullum doing a wall ride nose slide. On MLK.
Pier Park technically St Johns this is the newest city skate park. Home to a huge full pipe and some big bowls, also some granite hubba's on the street course,  it is alright but over run by bikes. Go early and hope no bikes tracks mud though the day before. Check out dreamlands website for photos.
Old Fred Myers way the fuck out on Burnside, chunked ledge, manny pads, fun double sided curb.
Down town has some stuff, push around and check it out, most good stuff is skate proofed, but some gems exist.

Skateshops:
Three shops to choose from
Cals- Long time shop, they know their stuff, cater to old school and long boards but carry a lot of new stuff as well
Cals Pharmacy - Shop for the younger "street" guys, super nice people working there. Lots of Nike's for people into that kind of stuff. Right next to the Department of Skateboarding Park which is a fun place to skate on a deary Portland winter day.
Shrunken Head- My shop of choice, run by two gnarly Burnside locals, super cool guys, small selection of stuff but what they have is good. They also threw some good skate jams over the summer. I highly recommend supporting these guys when you can. Also one of their friends "sperm" got hurt and they have been raising money to help him, check them out at www.myspace.com/shrukenhead.
They also put on video premiers from time to time.

Food
Veggie House on I believe it is 2th street in China town, all veggie with a 6.50$ all you can eat lunch buffet, even non veggie folks can't pass up a deal like that.
Voodoo Doughnuts I think it is on 1st Everything from vegan doughnuts to ones toped with bacon, open really late and worth checking out.

Anyway I will let Jayme fill in the blanks, he has lived here a lot longer then me.

And according to Dr. Newton everyone here is a crusty punk hippie heron addict so watch out.

alot of the street spots are spread out through the suburbs of portland.

zoo bomb: starts on the west edge of portland and takes you into the city.
you can ride the max up to the zoo and take a hill bomb that goes downhill for a good 3-5 miles.

aloha huber high school: pretty new spot, has a bunch of differen hieght ledges.

dust bowl: located down in the pearl district, some metal edge ledges and some banks.

whitiker school: a couple ledges that were made by some locals. located in northeast portland.

allen banks: some really good banks to launch out of, there is a prety fun pole jam going out of one of the banks. located in beaverton.

beaverton library: smooth manual benches.

pcc sylvania: rails, ledges, stairs and alot more, its really only skateable on sundays and holidays.

wild life reserve: lots of gaps and stairs, its the spot that rick mcrank ollies 4 stairs and a gap onto a skinny bench and then kickflips off over a gap and 4 stairs.

ross island half pipes: brent and beach own this spot.

there are plenty more spots, i will try and list some more tommorow
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: lars on February 08, 2007, 12:34:19 PM
What's the one underneath the bridge?

cambie?  leeside?  plaza?  all under bridges....

what is leeside? picture
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: j....soy..... on February 08, 2007, 10:11:21 PM
www.leeside.ca (http://www.leeside.ca)

not much...all the ramps are out...it's got a barrier that's been trannied up....it's gonna be something though...in like a yearish..i hope....it's my retirement home....every now and then antisocial drags some stuff out there for events....
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: lars on February 09, 2007, 04:54:00 AM
so leeside is in vanancouver, and a bridge/ tunnel like in that picture with stuff to skate? is it in any videos? link

thanks
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: j....soy..... on February 09, 2007, 07:14:51 AM
naw...no videos...on one wants to film a bunch of janky ramps..it's gonna be a full blown park though...
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: //////////// on February 11, 2007, 09:57:42 PM
For a trip down memory lane....just before you get to Ambleside....check out the huge brick bank that Moses ollied into during his Mad Circle days.fucking insane.

georgia banks?
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: 2gskater on February 13, 2007, 06:39:29 AM
what city is the georgia bank at? and what video?
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: 2gskater on February 13, 2007, 08:52:05 AM
Can some also link me a pictre or link a video to the vine street barrier in phily?
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: dave v-house on February 14, 2007, 02:29:41 AM
Portland
Epic wallride spot on 25th or so and Nicolai.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: 2gskater on February 14, 2007, 02:55:18 PM
Portland
Epic wallride spot on 25th or so and Nicolai.

is that where the georgia banks are?
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: whatnot on February 14, 2007, 08:35:16 PM
Taipei, Taiwan
Nothing major here, but several good spots and decent night life.

Shop
Jimi skateshop:
1st skate shop in Taiwan, founded in 1987 or something. Not gorgeous as HK's 8Five2, but it is pretty nice.
CGS:
Basically the same deal with Jimi, they are all under Jet sunny distribution. Located in Tien Mu, foreign resident area in Taipei, you may bump into some guy from Taipei American school here. I used to know some of them, and they are all amazingly incredible.
Skateboarding:
Different vibe and different atmosphere than Jet sunny, huge collection of IPath shoes and whatnot.
Bamboo:
They carry Black Box mainly, such as Zero/Mystery, and Toy machine as well. You might want to know the founder of Bamboo is an american, accidentally settle down in Taiwan. 

Spot
Chun Sheng Plaza:
It is a EMB/Love park esque square, with decent marble ledges and stair cases, you will love it here, plus the same as Love Park, the city's major police station is right beside it. Somehow they don't care, 2 out of 10 times popo will try to talk you off, but that's about it. On the weekends you can found at least 50 kids skating there.
NTU university:
The clique from the campus usually gather around the main gate to skate and chill, there's not many things to skate. Few benches and flatground tops, but it is a meeting place, you can go there to see what's going on.
The Park:
It is beside Chung Sheng soccer stadium and Taipei art museum. Poorly organized park facility but it is a meeting spot as well.
Shing Yi district:
If you are looking for a warm up spot, this is the place. Virgin marble ledge right in front of the Channel flagship shop in Mitsukoshi department store, go there after midnight, or the security may give you a hard time.
You may want to cruise around in the district, actually there's hidden spot around the corner.
Night Life
Bring your shit around, chicks here like westerners, A LOT.
Luxy:
Go to place, average girls. My american born taiwanese friend said this is paradise for him.
Plush:
5 star, a must-go. Up scale models from near by agency frequnetly visit, better dress up there.
Carnegie:
Laid back atmosphere, lots of foreign customers. Great place to chill.
Traffic
MRT and its U card is the best way to get around in the city.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: j....soy..... on February 14, 2007, 09:10:54 PM
there's no ben demoskoff there no more though....
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: dave v-house on February 15, 2007, 08:26:03 AM
Portland
Epic wallride spot on 25th or so and Nicolai.

is that where the georgia banks are?

If that's what they're called that's news to me. I'm almost positive it's the wallride spot that Fred Gall and Kerry Getz did the naked wallrides on in KOTR, if not it looks really similar.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: otis b driftwood on February 15, 2007, 12:52:25 PM
someone do chicago, i might be going there with a female.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Bad Mother Fucker on February 15, 2007, 04:40:35 PM
badmotherfuckerville
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: sebastian toombs on February 15, 2007, 08:28:59 PM
Portland
Epic wallride spot on 25th or so and Nicolai.

ehh...  dont know about KOTR but if you can see them at 0.27 of wade fyfe's part in port moody blues

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbHEkn5_b8Y

wish i could find moses ollieng in, still one of the craziest things ever.

is that where the georgia banks are?

If that's what they're called that's news to me. I'm almost positive it's the wallride spot that Fred Gall and Kerry Getz did the naked wallrides on in KOTR, if not it looks really similar.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: plastic bench nerd on February 16, 2007, 12:33:26 AM
Portland
Epic wallride spot on 25th or so and Nicolai.

is that where the georgia banks are?

If that's what they're called that's news to me. I'm almost positive it's the wallride spot that Fred Gall and Kerry Getz did the naked wallrides on in KOTR, if not it looks really similar.

yep! but ive never heard them called georgia banks
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: j....soy..... on February 16, 2007, 07:56:51 AM
georgia banks are in vancouver canada...
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Farm on February 16, 2007, 09:02:35 AM
I WAS RAISED IN THE PROJECTS
PROJECTS
I WAS RAISED IN THE PROJECTS
PROJECTS
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Smurph on February 16, 2007, 12:06:09 PM
Cork City,Ireland:Its the second city in Ireland with the city's population at about 400,000

Shop:Tubes(not even skater owned so fuck it get my shit from up the country/friends)its shit and its really expensive!

Spots:The Opera House:Loads of flat ground,long three with drain,long cobble gap,usually meet up there and make something,ok like

The Mall:Bad ground,loads of ledges and blocks,manny pad,four set with hubba and a few fun walls

UCC:Local University,really big,load sof stuff to skate,rails,steps,ledges,gaps,drops everything,just a bust at times

Hassle:Security is not that much of a problem only in ucc and a few businesses by day but the main problem is from nackers and pikeys(thats really rough people who beat the shit out of people for no reason!)

Food/DrinkSome good places to eat,nice legendary shops/cafes such as KC's and Lennox's,drinkwise its Ireland so theres about 10 pubs for every person!
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: stagefright on February 18, 2007, 05:59:55 PM
i skate georgia banks in portland every day
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: hamhead on February 18, 2007, 08:22:28 PM
Terrace BC

Spots
They blow. If you ever come to Terrace, find Sears, and there is a really nice loading dock gap.
Everything else blows harder. I'll take anyone on a tour of them if anyone ever comes here. Which you won't.

Shops
Ruins Board Shop. It's tight.

Skateparks
It sucks ur ass dry. The city is filling it in to build a parking lot anyway.

Nightlife
HANKY PANKY'S! WOOO

Eat Here
Don Diego's
The Hot House
McDonald's
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: suckafoo on February 18, 2007, 09:19:17 PM
someone do chicago, i might be going there with a female.

Spots
If the weather is nice, hit the Wilson Park on the lakefront. Forget skating downtown during the day (huge bust), tuck your lady in at night and hit the streets with a light crew (3-4 max), or alone. Tons of marble and granite downtown...if you like ledges, its an amazing city to skate. IBM, MCA, and a million other downtown spots to keep you busy, but its best to keep moving around...they hand out tickets like candy on Halloween, so don't stay in one place too long. You probably should also hit Clemente (a school on the west side in Ukranian Village), you'll surely recognize it from a fair amount of videos. If you like tight tranny, you might want to hit the seawall by the Shedd Aquarium. Bring your girl with you, or your board might go for a swim. There are a ton of other secret spots that I won't be putting on the internet, but downtown, Clemente, and Wilson should keep you busy.

If the weather is bad, go to Krush skatepark, they have something for everyone, and the place is pretty big. They just put in a 3-flat-3 double set with granite hubbas going down it thats fun as hell. They also have a fun little (not that little, I think its 5' or 6') bowl.

Food
Tons of great food in the city...make sure you hit Sushi Wabi for a Godzilla roll, go to Portillos and get a chocolate cake shake, get breakfast at the Bongo Room, a veggie burger from Earwax Cafe, and some Mexican from Flash Taco. Its hard to get a bad meal in Chicago. It's generally recognized as the best restaurant city in America.

Shop
If you're in the city, hit Uprise. If you're in the burbs hit the shop at Krush, of go to BBT. Tons of shopping for you and your lady on Damen Ave just north of the intersection of North/Damen/Milwaukee (called "the corners" by the locs). Skate stuff at Uprise, sneakers at Saint Alfred's, etc, etc, etc.

Nightlife
Just go to the same intersection as listed for shopping (North/Damen/Milwaukee) and you'll find some shit to get into. Subterranean is usually a pretty safe bet.


Title: Re: Your city
Post by: otis b driftwood on February 19, 2007, 11:21:09 AM
someone do chicago, i might be going there with a female.

Spots
If the weather is nice, hit the Wilson Park on the lakefront. Forget skating downtown during the day (huge bust), tuck your lady in at night and hit the streets with a light crew (3-4 max), or alone. Tons of marble and granite downtown...if you like ledges, its an amazing city to skate. IBM, MCA, and a million other downtown spots to keep you busy, but its best to keep moving around...they hand out tickets like candy on Halloween, so don't stay in one place too long. You probably should also hit Clemente (a school on the west side in Ukranian Village), you'll surely recognize it from a fair amount of videos. If you like tight tranny, you might want to hit the seawall by the Shedd Aquarium. Bring your girl with you, or your board might go for a swim. There are a ton of other secret spots that I won't be putting on the internet, but downtown, Clemente, and Wilson should keep you busy.

If the weather is bad, go to Krush skatepark, they have something for everyone, and the place is pretty big. They just put in a 3-flat-3 double set with granite hubbas going down it thats fun as hell. They also have a fun little (not that little, I think its 5' or 6') bowl.

Food
Tons of great food in the city...make sure you hit Sushi Wabi for a Godzilla roll, go to Portillos and get a chocolate cake shake, get breakfast at the Bongo Room, a veggie burger from Earwax Cafe, and some Mexican from Flash Taco. Its hard to get a bad meal in Chicago. It's generally recognized as the best restaurant city in America.

Shop
If your're in the city, hit Uprise. If you're in the burbs hit the shop at Krush, of go to BBT. Tons of shopping for you and your lady on Damen Ave just north of the intersection of North/Damen/Milwaukee (called "the corners" by the locs). Skate stuff at Uprise, sneakers at Saint Alfred's, etc, etc, etc.

Nightlife
Just go to the same intersection as listed for shopping (North/Damen/Milwaukee) and you'll find some shit to get into. Subterranean is usually a pretty safe bet.

thanks, there were some sick looking ledge spots in the uprise video, are they all a bust in the day?
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: suckafoo on February 19, 2007, 05:52:55 PM
Pretty much.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: post office on February 19, 2007, 08:20:02 PM
you can skate downtown during the day although i wouldnt suggest it. but if you do just keep on your toes and dont stick around spots too long, if you see bike cops coming your way head for a subway. but yea most spots youll get the boot pretty quick but sometimes you get lucky and get a decent session. its much better past 11 pm though so id just stick to night sessions. hit up post office, picasso(daily plaza), chase building has a nice 8 stair but the funnest thing is to do wallies on the little walls there, and these spots are all basically in a row and close together. just head down dearborn st. in the heart of the business district basically and youll see em.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Tone Def on February 24, 2007, 02:57:18 AM
When you take the bus, you get there.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Alan on February 25, 2007, 08:25:53 AM
hahahahahaa
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: neon blitz on March 07, 2007, 07:29:27 AM
i hate cork.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: whatnot on March 11, 2007, 04:19:16 AM
I used to see a city guide in Monster Skate year ago, but its gone now, anyone know what happened??

The SF section is massive....
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: j....soy..... on March 11, 2007, 09:05:45 AM
i did the hardcloud one...man..those were the days...money for nothing...
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Duffy on March 11, 2007, 03:59:14 PM
Downriver, Michigan

Most of the cities are really small here so I'll break it down into the places I've skated...

Trenton (HOMETOWN)

CVS Gap
     A pretty good gap before it became a bust, pretty good spot for lines too, bumps, islands, and a little gap thats about as high as a four stair with a curb at the top and bottom (thats basically the gap, haha.)

West Road Tobacco Shop
     Theres a few flat glaps, a bunch of manual pads and a decent knee high ledge.  Pretty good warmup spot.

Barber shop
     About three of those little two stair type deals that Gallant killed in WHL, you can only use the first stair as a manual pad.

Martenson's Funeral Home
     Basically, it's a ledge thats flat going over a pretty steep bank.  The ledges are chunky but not too chunky, theres also a gap, a flat gap, and a bike trail to enjoy...

Trenton High School
     This spot USED to be so fun to skate at.  Out front theres a tennis court with ledges in it, a 5 stair on the bleachers, a 7 stair with an uphill runway but is still skateable (of course), a pretty fun marble 3 up 3 down, a four stair that's basically jutting out of a wall (but can be skated).  It's made so you can skate the side of the runup to the stairs  as a ledge.  Another 3 stair is tucked into the back of the building and has enough run up where you can skate the stairs as ledges, or skate the stairs.  There are a few flat sand gaps that are kinda hard to skate because of how rough the cement is (its the kind with little mini rocks in it).  Around the corner from that is ANOTHER three stair with a short flat ledge off it that's fun to skate.

St. Tim's Church
     This is such a good spot if you're shitty at skating like me.  A hard to skate four stair (about 8 feet of runup, one push worth), a lot of flat, and then a tiny gap into the street that's the main attraction of this place.  Theres also a bank that has a curb jutting out of it which is also fun.  By the four stair, theres a ledge jutting out that you can do shit off of, it's kinda like a loading dock.

Anderson Elementary
     Speaking of loading docks...this is a fun spot if you can skate it.  Theres a loading dock thats about theigh high, that you can easily ollie up, and a double sided ledge leading to the loading dock or going away from it.  You NEVER get kicked out of here.

St. Paul's Church
     DO NOT EVER GO HERE.  There are perfect four stair rails.  Theres a hill into a bump out to the street that they probably wouldn't care about, but oh man this place is a bust.  They call the cops, and Trenton cops press charges.

Behind the Westroad Autoshop
     An AMAZING bank you never get kicked out of with a guardrail you can ollie over or whatever.

Behind...um...I'm not sure but it's on the opposite side of the road from the above
     Two knee high loading docks in a row, you can ollie up one, roll down and ollie up the other.

Slick Disk (Shop)
     Pick up the new Ghostface CD and a blank deck at the same time.  Be sure to pick up Riding Wood to Shong Hey for a video I made!  (even though it sucks)

West Road Guitar Shop(?)
     A big two stair, as far as two stairs go, it's the size of a four stair.  You can skate the bottom of the stair as a ledge.  That's it for there.

Elizabeth Park
     There's a skatepark thats not good, a few big 3 stairs that are lit up at night, and some ledges and fun hills.  Never get kicked out here.

DT Trenton 6 Stair
     It's on the opposite side of elizabeth park, a 6 set going into a suburban street.  Never get kicked out.  Also theres a rail on the left of it, bs for regular skaters.  It(the rail)'s unskateable though.

That's it for Trenton, some mellow spots.

Southgate

Southgate Motors
     I've never skated here, I just know it exists.  A double sided ledge that Freeland skated before (that line with the tre flip, land one foot, shove to bigspin front board on the ledge)

Cheapskates (Shop)
     The kind of shop that sells Heelys.

Davidson Elementary
     A long two stair thats fun, a few four-stairs with rails.  A few short ledges.  Good line spot.

Anime To Skateboards (Shop)
     Don't go.

National City
     A 5, a 6, and a seven. Some short tables.

Riverview!

Riverview Library & Young Patriots park
     A 5 stair and a fun weird gap.

Appartments gap
     A parking lot to sidewalk gap.

Wyandotte! Used to be my favorite city to skate.

Wyandotte Yacht Club
     Theres a few two stairs, you can use em as manual pads.

Wyandotte Skatepark
     Don't go.

Roosevelt High
    A long two stair that's actually a challenge to skate, two curved downhill ledges, a 5 flat four that you can skate in a trick-land-trick fashion, a big three stair thats as high as the four with a 3 ledge off one side.  In the back theres a loading dock.  Out front in the parking lot, theres a downhill manual pad that's insanely fun.  There's a 3 stair on the side as well as a 4 stair.  Theres also a 7 stair off the bleachers.

Behind Roosevelt
     Is a train-depot-thing, a big loading dock basically.

Accross from Roosevelt
    A decent uphill ledge.  Fun, not hammertime.

Abandoned Strip Mall
    A uphill or downhill manual pad, pretty fun spot.

Across from the Strip Mall
    A sidewalk gap type thing, it's pretty fun.

Clocktower Ledges
    A manual pad, a curb comming off of a curb (hard to explain), a flat gap, and a knee high ledge.

There's TONS more shit in Wyandotte, just drive down Biddle and look left or right.

New Boston

Willow Metropark
     My favorite skatepark, good mini, good pyramid, good ledges, good banks and quarters and a moveable jersey barrier.  A four stair.  A decent stage that you can do shit over a trash can, a curved ledge (Like an O), and some sick hills.  Theres a few manual pads and weird ledges to skate there as well.

Taylor is just too big to do.

Basically, this is a fun place if you're not too good (like me), or are just down for some weird, fun, creative shit.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Inside Looking Out on March 12, 2007, 08:50:00 AM
The Woodlands, Texas
Rather... rich suburb about 25-30 miles north of Houston. Population around 100,000.

Shops
Cades Boards is really the only shop out here. From I-45 north [coming out of Houston] take a left at Sawdust, going under the overpass, and its about a mile down the road on the right, right by a Verizon wireless shop. The owner Eric is sick as fuck, he'll help you out.

Spots
Even though everyone here says there is no spots, they are just whiners. There is nice amount of fun spots. Plenty of which are pointless to post unless you actually come here. I might post pictures sometime later, but if any of you Houston heads are nearby, just send me a PM and I'll be more than happy to take you around, or give you directions to spots if I'm not in town. Respect.

Parks
The town just built a mighty sick bowl here, coming off I-45 north take a left ontop Research Forest (under the overpass) and take that all the way to Bear Branch Recreational Center [right side of the road, right after "Cochran's Crossing Shopping center] and take a left. Then take another immediate left and take that all the way to the back. You'll see the park. Has a 2 flat 2 with a rail going down it. A sick ledge, about a foot high, and a "hubba". Finally there is a nicely built bowl, shallow is like 6 feet with a love seat, an oververt pocket, and a vert pocket. Easy to flow on, lots of fun. Concrete too...

There is a whole bunch of smaller parks around here too, but they are made out of that skatewave shit and are completely worthless.


Title: Re: Your city
Post by: jrock on March 18, 2007, 06:59:52 PM
my grandfather lived in the woodlands.  Place is weird; trees everywhere, minimal signs, etc. I felt like I was in a labyrinth or something.  It was really nice out there though.  Seemed like one big gated community.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Inside Looking Out on March 20, 2007, 06:06:40 PM
Exactly what it is, rich, bubble suburb. Might as well be a fucking reality show here... can't wait to get out of highschool and out of this place. Everyone talks about how it's great to raise kids here, but about 75% of the people I know at my highschool are on coke and most all of em hit the herb...
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: jrock on March 20, 2007, 07:18:54 PM
yeah, the only time I went out there was when he was about to die.  I met all of his neighbors and they were all fucking assholes.  He married some texas golddigger bitch that made him move there; while he was dying of cancer she OD'd him on morphine to speed up the process.  Haven't heard from that bitch since.  Still, Houston is a tight city with lots of good skate spots.  I need to make another road trip out there...
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Inside Looking Out on March 20, 2007, 08:27:21 PM
I make it into Houston a shitload less than I'd like. Between work and school it's hard to find time to make the hour long trek and be able to stay for a good 5 or 6 hours, but I try at least once a month... fucking suburbs...

Where'd your grandpa live here, do you remember?
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: jrock on March 20, 2007, 08:34:54 PM
not sure, just some random neighborhood  in the woodlands.  I think there was a fudruckers near his house, and some upscale mall.  I got really lost driving around.  It looked like a really cool place if you like golf!
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Inside Looking Out on March 21, 2007, 07:26:25 PM
oh god... i think i live in the same neighborhood he did. big houses? grogans point? im currently living with my rich as fuck grandma because my mom and i couldnt afford our townhome anymore. ironic, cant afford a townhome... move into a mansion...
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Mentos on March 24, 2007, 09:26:40 PM
Paris, France

Spots
Bercy, Palais de Tokyo, La Defense, Galarie Lafayette. Spot hunting outside of Paris is real difficult.

Transport
The French have the best transport system ever. The metro is so kick ass and cheap, it'll get you anywhere in Paris at warp speed. Best to buy a pack of ten tickets called a carnet at 10.90 euros.

Food and Drink
Paris has so many establishments, something you shouldn't worry about food. For good bistros go to the Quartier Latin on the 5th arrondissement and parts of the 6th arrondissement at the left bank (south side) of the Seine, around the Sorbonne University. Alcohol is so cheap here and the drinking age is 16, so youth drinking is actively encouraged.

Shops
I personally found it hard to find shops from street directions and maps, so it's best to bring your gear directly. There's 3 main shops, the most famous of which is Street Machine.

Travel Tips
Cops are easily bribed, give em a beer or two and they'll leave you alone. The French dislike Yanks and Britons, so pretend you're Australian or Canadian.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: muskasback on March 25, 2007, 08:09:34 PM
Someone do atlanta please.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: bentmode on March 25, 2007, 11:15:57 PM
Paris, France

Spots
Bercy, Palais de Tokyo, La Defense, Galarie Lafayette. Spot hunting outside of Paris is real difficult.

Transport
The French have the best transport system ever. The metro is so kick ass and cheap, it'll get you anywhere in Paris at warp speed. Best to buy a pack of ten tickets called a carnet at 10.90 euros.

Food and Drink
Paris has so many establishments, something you shouldn't worry about food. For good bistros go to the Quartier Latin on the 5th arrondissement and parts of the 6th arrondissement at the left bank (south side) of the Seine, around the Sorbonne University. Alcohol is so cheap here and the drinking age is 16, so youth drinking is actively encouraged.

Shops
I personally found it hard to find shops from street directions and maps, so it's best to bring your gear directly. There's 3 main shops, the most famous of which is Street Machine.

Travel Tips
Cops are easily bribed, give em a beer or two and they'll leave you alone. The French dislike Yanks and Britons, so pretend you're Australian or Canadian.


what about mexicans?
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: j....soy..... on April 01, 2007, 01:36:12 PM
what's that restaurant/club thing in portland that used to be a school?  what's that about? 
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: WILL on April 01, 2007, 07:22:10 PM
what city is the georgia bank at? and what video?
moses ollies from the fountain thing into the big red brick bank in rds/fsu/02.
its in vancouver and theres also a 8 stair there with a slight up hill landing.
its the spot at 0:33 http://youtube.com/watch?v=0zRV1y__YnM
all those spots are in vancouver need any help getting to them? www.skatenewspot.com
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: somekid on April 01, 2007, 07:32:44 PM
what's that restaurant/club thing in portland that used to be a school?  what's that about? 
you're thinking of the kennedy school. its a mcmennimans deal. bunch of different bars under one roof, and a movie theatre as well. (theatre is in the gym of the school, with couches and overstuffed chairs in it-epic.)

one more reason portland is the greatest.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: j....soy..... on April 04, 2007, 09:59:51 PM
yeah..that's it...ah...what's that place with the apple baby dutch pancakes?  it's kinda downtownish....and is the avalon arcade thing still open? 
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Mentos on April 10, 2007, 01:10:11 AM
Paris, France

Spots
Bercy, Palais de Tokyo, La Defense, Galarie Lafayette. Spot hunting outside of Paris is real difficult.

Transport
The French have the best transport system ever. The metro is so kick ass and cheap, it'll get you anywhere in Paris at warp speed. Best to buy a pack of ten tickets called a carnet at 10.90 euros.

Food and Drink
Paris has so many establishments, something you shouldn't worry about food. For good bistros go to the Quartier Latin on the 5th arrondissement and parts of the 6th arrondissement at the left bank (south side) of the Seine, around the Sorbonne University. Alcohol is so cheap here and the drinking age is 16, so youth drinking is actively encouraged.

Shops
I personally found it hard to find shops from street directions and maps, so it's best to bring your gear directly. There's 3 main shops, the most famous of which is Street Machine.

Travel Tips
Cops are easily bribed, give em a beer or two and they'll leave you alone. The French dislike Yanks and Britons, so pretend you're Australian or Canadian.


what about mexicans?
I love them, like a fat kid loves cake.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: hamboner on April 12, 2007, 11:38:10 AM
anyone from baltimore. i'm going out there tomorrow to visit a buddy and he found a shitload of spots but if there are some gems, i'd hate to miss them
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: plastic bench nerd on April 14, 2007, 07:12:45 PM
yeah..that's it...ah...what's that place with the apple baby dutch pancakes?  it's kinda downtownish....and is the avalon arcade thing still open? 

yeah the avalon is still open,,that place and kenedy are the spots, nothing like having a beer while watching a movie on the big screen,,im drawing a blank on the pancakes though...
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: muskasback on April 14, 2007, 07:45:42 PM
Anyone from Louisville KY.

I am heading out there friday to skate the park and wanted to try and hit up that painted white hubba that is in lots of videos. Most recent being "Crime in the Ciity".  Could someone please help with directions. Thanks.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: j....soy..... on April 17, 2007, 10:17:40 PM
yeah..that's it...ah...what's that place with the apple baby dutch pancakes?  it's kinda downtownish....and is the avalon arcade thing still open? 

yeah the avalon is still open,,that place and kenedy are the spots, nothing like having a beer while watching a movie on the big screen,,im drawing a blank on the pancakes though...

i think it might just be that world famous pancake hut or something....they don't have those up here....so for hosers like me it's exotic....
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Ataturk on April 23, 2007, 04:10:38 AM
yeah..that's it...ah...what's that place with the apple baby dutch pancakes?  it's kinda downtownish....and is the avalon arcade thing still open? 

yeah the avalon is still open,,that place and kenedy are the spots, nothing like having a beer while watching a movie on the big screen,,im drawing a blank on the pancakes though...

i think it might just be that world famous pancake hut or something....they don't have those up here....so for hosers like me it's exotic....


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Title: Re: Your city
Post by: j....soy..... on April 23, 2007, 03:48:15 PM
thanks...hey vegs...where can i get ben davis shit in portland?
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: methuselah on April 24, 2007, 09:05:09 AM
Plymouth, NH

Spots

Plymouth State University: All brick with numerous size sets ranging from 3 to 13. Half circle 7 set with accompanying handrails. A varying size grass gap located at the basketball courts. There are large rocks located all over that can be skated. Two ledges located at the clock tower and just north of the clock tower. Theres a gnar 13 stair hubba located at the library. Numerous hill bomb's and such. Go on the weekends or prepare to run if campus security comes because you will recieve a $100 fine.

Downtown: All brick wallride down the alley at the Hong Kong Garden with a pole jam at the bottom of the alley. A cement hip is located behind Main Street Dental. At Napa Auto Parts there is a 4 to 5 ft drop into a really sketchy alley/street. Also on the sidewalks downtown there are a few raised manholes that can be wallied. Hill bombs everywhere and a few bank spots located right outside downtown. The cops will most likely come seeing skateboarding is not allowed downtown but just tell them you didn't know and they will be chill.

Plymouth Elementary/Highschool: The elementary school contains a few benches and thats really it. If your feeling really adventureous you can use a bike rack to climb on the roof and skate the huge bank/hip. At the highschool there are two metal benches at the enterance. I would go on the weekends,when schools out, or a night (especially if you want to go on the roof).

Hanaford Marketplace: A few manual pads and a loading dock out back. I'd go at night/weekends because it's very busy in the day and you'll get kicked out otherwise.

Plymouth Courthouse: Only place your "offically allowed" to skate. Nothing really where except a small grass gap/2 stair. I wouldn't even bother.

Shops

Rhino Bike Works: Pretty self explanitory. Hardgoods ONLY.

Food & Drink

Numerous places to eat including; Jose's Mexican, The Hong Kong Garden, Bad Dogs, The Mandarin Taste, Subway, The Lucky Dog and some shitty diners and such. Theres also Chase Street Market and Peppercorns if you just need drinks/healthy food.

Transportation

Better have a car or a buddy that has a car. There is a taxi service using mini vans but I think they're for special needs people.


Note: Plymouth sucks that's why I don't skate there anymore. If your coming to New Hampshire you just might want to skip Plymouth and go to Laconia, Meredith, Concord, Manchester, Keene, or the Portsmouth/UNH/Rye area.

Title: Re: Your city
Post by: mikefork on April 29, 2007, 05:30:11 PM
haha manchester is such a small city. is there anything to skate there besides the evrizon center?
i know that right outside the city there is this native american dude that has a vert ramp
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: methuselah on April 30, 2007, 06:33:59 AM
Yeah there are a few other spots around manchester, you really have to look around. those humps that dave bachinsky had the city ad with the massive tweaked ollie are right across the street from verizon. I used to see that indian dude in concord, dude ripped.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: mikefork on April 30, 2007, 11:48:42 AM
that dude was insane. some of the ramp locals were dicks but most of them were really cool. i wish i had talked to that guy more than i did because that ramp is gnar
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: muckles on May 06, 2007, 08:36:21 PM
Orange County, California
-there are way too many spots that you can skate too list on the forum
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: mailroomstar on May 10, 2007, 10:12:34 AM
Burlington, VT:

Don't come here, but if you're in the area for any reason:
Shops:
Maven, cherry st:  Artsy, fashiony boutique place.  Some cool art stuff, some lame streetwear stuff.
Talent skatepark: decent shop, decent park in the rain or winter.
Spots:
Waterfront skate park-  a meetup spot where you could easily spend the whole day.  Two boxes, a pyramid, a u shaped quarterpipe, some banks and a mini.  Shitty.
Burton Bowl- at burton snowboards headquaters.  6-8 feet deep.  Hips, lines, pool coping, fun times.  There is also a smooth 3-4 foot mini next to it.
Assorted street spots, NOTHING worth mentioning or seeking out.
Bomb some of the hills in town.

Food:
New world tortilla- North Winooski.  Cheap, big burritos.
Church Street- Marketplace in the center of town.  Lots of places to eat.
The OP (other place)- north winooski.  The only bar in town worth going to.  Good crowd, cheap drinks.

Buffalo, NY

Shops:
Sunday skate/bmx: potomac ave. off of elmwood.  Probably my favorite shop.  Down to earth, good vibe, decent product selection, and the best meetup spot.

Spots:
Your best bets for spots are to meet up at sunday and tag along with some people there.  If you want to go at it alone, hop on the train and you can get off at any of the above ground spots and find ledges, stairs and gaps to skate anytime after 5ish.  The other big local spot is trackmasters.  It's a parking lot with a bunch of banks that you can grind/slide and  one that you can skate like a hip.  Take main to north street and head east a two blocks.  Across the street are some chunky cement ledges that slide pretty well but you might need some wax to grind.

There is a skatepark called xtreme wheels, but don't go.  It sucks.

Food:
Amy's place on main street in university heights is probably my favorite place to eat in town.  Cheap, greasy, delicious food.
Elmwood avenue from allen to buffalo state is full of little restaurants, coffee houses and shit like that.  Allen street has a bunch of decent bars.

Boston, MA

Shops:
True East:  Downtown crossing.  A small shop that doesn't always have the best selection, but it's in the heart of downtown and it's a great meetup spot.
Orchard:  Tremont Street in Mission Hill.  A cool shop that you can run into a lot of people sporting brown cords, half cabs and white teeshirts.

Spots:

The new england aquarium is generally hassle free.  Ledges, a manual pad and flatground.  Honestly, rather than telling you the spots I am just going to tell you to meet up with people and skate around, or just skate around with whoever you are traveling with.  Boston is super fun to just cruise around and see what you can find.  The financial district is hit or miss, but after 5 you can usually at least get a few tries in anywhere.

Food:

Qdoba- assorted locations around the city.  Great burritos.  Fresh guac daily.  Cheap.
The north end- lots of italian food here, and there are some great deals to be had.
I'm yet to find a decent bar in boston that isn't plagued with annoying kids from the 9,000 colleges there.  The Sunset cantina on comm ave is a bit pricy, but they have a great beer selection and some decent food.  If you are looking for decent, inexpensive places to drink, head away from downtown and towards brookline and allston.

Who is this? this is Alex, just moved from burlington in Sep '06
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: YuNg MaNo on May 22, 2007, 09:54:56 PM
Charlotte, NC
Shops: Black Sheep- Good skater owned skateshop near downtown; huge selection of decks(including shop decks) and shoes,but a little expensive

Spots:
Red Rails- low seven stair handrail and a low six stair handrail back to back. good for lines.

Quail Hollow- smooth seven stair with a good handrail that starts on the sixth stair.

Box Spot- Parking garage with a couple boxes and a flatbar(sometimes).

Park Road Gap- Nice size gap that everybody skates

Downtown- Lots of different spots; good to skate at night

Skateparks:
Grayson- Big concrete skatepark with a huge bowl.

Shamrock- Old metal skatepark in a bad part of town

Soul Ride- Good indoor air conditioned park.

Food: Phat Burrito- right down the street from Black Sheep; really good





hey is this john lyden by any chance? i live in charlotte too
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: john on May 25, 2007, 06:45:05 PM
^no, but who are you?
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: keeper of the lair on May 31, 2007, 12:06:57 PM
Memphis

Downtown there's a weird sculpture zered b/s flipped it and wallie b's 5/0d it in vicious circle, and i think dan drehobl had a trick on it. ive never heard of anyone getting kicked out but ive never been there so idk. but its pretty big and its on main street so its pretty hard to miss if you ever come down here.

Also, theres a nine or eight stair around that several kids around here have had tricks on. but idk about any pros.

Once you take I-40 in town theres an abandoned sheriffs substation that has these mega huge banks, dropping in on them is a challenge but i ollied into them from the 14 stair you can see it on my profile pic myspace.com/jaredshort. ive also got a few frontside ollies and kickflips on them. they are too much fun but my friends bitch and moan everytime we go so i never get to skate them enough.

bartlett high school has a nine stair rail and another 8 stair on the other side of the building but i fucking hate stairs so i never skate there.

Houston skate park is in collierville behind houston high school and it is my favorite park its concrete there is no pad rules but it has no lights.

And of course "The Lair"....


Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Nadie on June 22, 2007, 02:33:32 PM
Please feel free to add to this.

San Antonio, TX

Shops:
Every shop is on the North side.

Goodtimes located on Broadway. Good skater owned shop. They have a large selection of everything. The employee's are knowledgeable and they will order items. This is my favorite shop.

Evolution located on Bandera near Helotes. Decent skater owned shop. They have a smaller selection, but it is still a pretty good shop. This is their promo video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpPgGUxX_7M

First and Ten located on Vance Jackson. I have never been. I'll update this post if I go.

Texas Asylum located on Fredericksburg. I have never been. I'll update this post if I go.

Spots:
Ask someone at a skateshop for directions. They are much more knowledgeable about spots.
There is a ditch and a manuel pad that have been featured in a few videos. Josh Kalis skates both in Mono from 2:08 to 2:17. I don't know if the spot before that is here or not. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbLLpIqN6BY Danny Gonzalez skates a bunch of San Antonio spots in Deconstruction. Both of his "enders" are here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCtXVYRx99s Edison High School has a large four stair. This local part can give you a decent idea of some of the spots. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkKByxmnSfM

Skateparks:
SA Skatepark was indoor, but it recently closed. I think all of the others are small free pad less concrete parks.
LBJ Skatepark located on Nacogdoches. Small free pad less concrete park. The park has a large bowl, a few ledges, a quarterpipe, one three stair, and a funbox. The park does not have much to offer. Here is a list of others. http://saskate.net/skateparks.html

Corpus Christi, TX

Shops:
Straight Skate located on Everhart. Decent skater owned shop with an alright selection. The owner is pretty knowledgeable and the shop carries some good brands. This is my favorite Corpus shop.

Momentum located on South Staples. Limited selection. This shop used to be MD Surf & Skate, which appealed to a less skate crowd. Not my favorite, though the place I stay when I am in Corpus is about two minutes walking distance, so I pop in every once in a while.

Benjamin's located on Airline and McArdle. Don't ever go here. I don't think it is a chain shop, but it has that same feel as Fast Foward or any other chain shop.

Spots:
Ask someone at a skateshop for directions. They are much more knowledgeable about spots. At the very end of the seawall there is  a seven stair at the American Bank Center, as well as a three stair. There is a parking lot across the street the has a decent gap to bank. There is a pretty fun ditch on the far South side across from a park near a bunch of houses. The ditch is on Cedar Pass.

Skateparks:
Corpus Christi Skatepark. This park is a free pad less concrete park located on Ocean Drive right next to Cole Park. Decent sized park that is in a centralized area. The park is mainly a bowl, though there are a few ledges and rails. The park is almost always extremely crowded due to its main location. I have never been to any of the others, but apparently this site lists them. http://www.caller2.com/skate/
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Twitch247 on June 22, 2007, 02:59:36 PM
just found this thread thought I might run something past you guys, would you be interested in like a map section with all the different spots you guys are talking about on it and shit?
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: jrock on June 22, 2007, 04:01:45 PM
that would be cool
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: bentmode on June 22, 2007, 06:42:32 PM
that would be cool
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: keeper of the lair on June 22, 2007, 07:47:20 PM
that would be cool
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Nadie on June 22, 2007, 08:15:15 PM
that would be cool
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: 2012 on June 23, 2007, 07:23:19 PM
Chicago:

Shop:

 Uprise: 1820 N. Milwaukee ave.
 http://www.upriseskateshop.com/

 the hub of skateboarding in chicago (the suburbs don't count, ha!)

 Spots:

 just go downtown, sundays are best, but generally after 7 is good and if you skate in the loop wait until the bike cops are off work at 11:00. Unlike say, LA (BOOOOOOOOO) you can actually skate spot to spot ( at least downtown) and or just take a train to some other neighborhood and explore.

 wicker park has some spots ( the neighborhood uprise is in), Clemente high school is skater central

 Transport:

 the public transport, though getting more and more expensive the CTA is where it's at, and if you get a day pass, a week pass, or a month pass, avaiable at any check cashing or whatever place, it's a bargain if you take the train/bus more than twice a day.

Food:

 i miss chicago food so bad

Pequad's pizza is a must, at Webster & Clybourn, the best Chicago Pizza, $5 lunch special is the best, a small ( not that small) pizza and a beer, so gooood.

Billygoats, it's downtown, it's cheap, it's on lower wacker drive (another good skate spot for the colder wetter days)

Pizza Metro, again, wicker park, another skater hub

Potbelly's, a chicago chain that makes good subs

... there is so much good food in this city

Skateparks:

Wilson: on the northside, fairly easy to get to on the train, good bowls, some street stuff, is lit up at night

31st: a great idea poorly executed but still very fun, this is on the southside, it is tough to get to by bus, it can be done, but driving recomended, not lit up at night

the new ledge park: it's in the south loop... i forget the address, but it's dope, lots of recycled plastic benches by this cool dude Dan Peterman.. it's a little south of the art institute (which used to be a great spot), the park is lit up at night.


 so that's that, go to Uprise, go to Pequads, skate the ledge park until 11:00, then go skate the loop and that's a good day

 CHI OR DIE!
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: 2012 on June 23, 2007, 07:44:03 PM
oops, someone did chicago, well they didn't mention Pequad's
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: whatnot on June 24, 2007, 10:39:06 PM
There's still other cities not mentioned, come on~~
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Raw!!! on June 25, 2007, 10:45:39 PM
Someone do Victoria so I can laugh at how bad it is.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: sundaybottle on June 27, 2007, 11:40:43 PM
I seriously can't be fucked looking through the whole thread, but if you're ever in Melbourne, AUS, try to only buy your booze from a chain called 'Dan Murphys'. They sell alcohol so fucking cheap it seems unbelievable at first. Plus, one store near my house let's me skate in their massive, smooth-as, enclosed carpark without any hassles (if there are any fellow Australians on this board, don't even ask, cause NO-ONE is fucking with this spot but me - sorry, but too many fuckfaces spoil the broth).
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: heckler on June 29, 2007, 02:35:27 PM
Can someone do one for Rochester, New York? I'm going there in a few weeks and don't want to be stuck skating flatground
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: artichoke on June 29, 2007, 03:16:49 PM
Can someone do one for Rochester, New York? I'm going there in a few weeks and don't want to be stuck skating flatground

http://www.krudco.com/

I've never been, despite living an hour from there for 19 years.  Try meeting up at krudco and going from there.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: mikefork on June 29, 2007, 08:14:53 PM
artichoke any news on when you are moving?
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: artichoke on June 30, 2007, 01:51:02 AM
artichoke any news on when you are moving?

Probably within the next few weeks, but if everything falls apart (which it might) than probably sometime around September 1st.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: DrNewton on June 30, 2007, 11:14:20 PM
Someone do atlanta please.

If it is that difficult for you to find spots and food in Atlanta, get out.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: the ragamuffin on July 07, 2007, 09:42:55 AM
just found this thread thought I might run something past you guys, would you be interested in like a map section with all the different spots you guys are talking about on it and shit?
ummmmmmm, yes.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: whatnot on July 11, 2007, 06:28:30 PM
I dont know if anyone of you will visit Taipei in the future.

But our version of EMB had gone, Chung Sheng Plaza got knobbed. Not really knobbed though, they put several green carpets on the staircases and other obstacles, it is still skateable, but not that fun as before.

Maybe you guys want to know.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: leon on July 18, 2007, 11:04:47 AM
Someone do Victoria so I can laugh at how bad it is.

ok here it is

victoria:

Shop:

 one six: by gordo sucks balls but they have a ramp you can skate if you pay and get you parents to sign your life away.

 360:  It is down town but a bunch of jocks work there and if you are going to buy shit there you might as well go to sports traders down the street

 hto: A surf/snowboard/swim shit store with some skate stuff gay staff exept for one dude. its on broad which is d-town

 coastline: same as hto but gayer people and more expensive shit down the street from hto next to a gay club.

 
 Spots:

 just go downtown, there is a 9 rail on a roof, a 6 stair you can do lines at and some curbs

 uvic has some spots but no one will want to go there and the ground is shit

 Transport:

 the public transport bus evey where unless you have a car

 food

second slice pizza is the only place that people go to other than mc-dicks


Skateparks:

gordo: fun if you like smoking weed and skateing a flat bar in the heat all day. every one there smokes but there is some other stuff to skate like some banks

vic west: a good park if you can handle people high on hard drugs. some rails, hips ledges and a bowl
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: tamponboy on July 18, 2007, 09:37:12 PM
Bakersfield is great. we have a shitty skatepark, lots of nice stairs and rails, ledges, and the worst pollution you could breathe. it's lovely.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Farger on August 07, 2007, 12:17:21 AM
Kvernaland, Norway

Shop: Well, we don't have any skateshops. But if we take the train/bus or drive to Sandnes or Stavanger, there's a coulpe of shops waiting for us (about 10 miles to the closest)

Spots: We use to have this little flatground with a ledge and these small flatbars and kickers, but it's been torn down, making place for new apartments. But we do have two ramps. A big one with a spine and extensions which suck because it's so worn down, but we have a new one that's cool, although you can't really grind too long on it, because it isn't wide enough. If you look really hard around here, you might find something remotely skateable, but really, it sucks.

Transportation: Buses and trains taking you to those good spots outside of here. Stavanger, Oslo, Bryne and so on.

Food: Uhm, we have like this little pizzashop I think, and two grocery stores.

Summary: So that's it. Sucky, as you can see. Anyways, if someones ever going to Norway, I would gladly try and help them out in any way, just give me a word.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: DrNewton on August 07, 2007, 07:26:18 AM
I updated the Winston-Salem post with a few specific spots on page one. There's enough in there to get anyone visiting Winston started.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Bill on August 08, 2007, 07:09:35 PM
Someone do Philly.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: nerd34 on August 12, 2007, 06:05:51 AM
Philly

Food:
  South Street
  Gerard Street has food too

 Spots:
 Baldi
 the 1 city hall ledge and the 6
fish town
Cecil

Shops

Nocturnal
EXIT

only two that are chill

Tourist Attractions:

LOVE cliche gangster pose photo
Historic Philly
Musuems
South Street

Day in the life of two average people who don't skate and lives in Philly:

"Hey Jenny, lets go do something tonight"
"Ok Bill, what do you want to do?"
"Hmm well we went to every museum last month and we were on South Street last night"
"uhh South Street again we go there all the time"
"well we could go to the museum again"
"let's just go to South Street"
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Math Professor on August 20, 2007, 03:52:33 PM
Has Jamie done one about SD?  I need some new spots.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: dirtjers on August 20, 2007, 09:23:41 PM
towards the end of my stay at my last apartment in philly, just 4 blocks from city hall, i would go there every single day at 5:30 and skate the recently unknobbed bench at the bottem for hours with a gallon of water. seriously for two months i don't think i went to a single other spot.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: methuselah on August 31, 2007, 11:20:46 AM
since I just moved I'll do a new one

Keene, New Hampshire

Spots:

What spots?

Parks:
You need a tetnist shot befor you skate there. Did I mention there is angle iron on the coping of the mini ramp?

Food:
You like hummus? Well you will have to.

Thats it in a nutshell.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: marty. on August 31, 2007, 09:30:47 PM
Someone do Philly.

heres the cityscape for philly that skateboarder did
(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee113/WeTigers19118/ScannedImage-9-1.jpg?t=1188622949)
sorry that some of the text is kinda hard to read
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Orgone on September 03, 2007, 12:19:02 PM
Is anyone from Dublin or nearby. I might move there for a couple months to get the fuck out of the U.S.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: MikeyPioggia on September 03, 2007, 08:44:09 PM
Springfield,MA

Spots

Herena park- located on main street in downtown. ledges, bonks, 7 stair rail/kink rail, double set if your gnarly. spot is bust free and the "hot spot" right now.

Courthouse- rail into steep bank, also ledges/manny pads. this spot just recently became a bust, you can try after 5 but dont get your hopes up.

Piss ledges/stinky- located behind union market in downtown. one long ledge that gets higher and higher, bum hangout, keep your eyes open, bust free.

Civic Center- 12 stair and 15 stair both with a rail. go there if you want to "throw down" and be a faggott. after 5 shouldn't be a bust.

random downtown spots- city is small, lurk around downtown and youll find some shit, keep your eyes pealed, gangsters lurk heavy.

Parks

Junction skate park-indoor park located in springfield. 892 carew street

Agawam skate park- outdoor park located in Agawam, a neighboring town of Springfield. my personal favorite park, go there and get stabbed.

Westside park- outdoor park located in West Springfield, mini ramp, good bench.

Shops

Theory-306 westfield street west springfield. pretty much the only shop around, no, we dont have ice creams sorry.

Title: Re: Your city
Post by: skatelife7 on September 21, 2007, 08:07:21 PM
is anyone from miami? or south florida for that matter?? just moved down about a month ago for school and other than the bench at the basketball court in my apt complex and the janoski benches in miami, havent really skated anything else...
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: whatnot on September 26, 2007, 12:13:38 AM
So you can do Miami
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: skatelife7 on September 27, 2007, 04:46:28 PM
So you can do Miami

okay, ill get back to you all in a months time or so with a full report..finally got a photographer/filmer so i can be out there more often..i think the new 411vm is all about miami so ill be watching that asap, should be a really good one so i hear..
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: whatnot on September 27, 2007, 08:31:17 PM
Can not wait...ohwwowo
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Bender on September 27, 2007, 09:37:02 PM
Beautiful Pasadena California, just a lil east of Los Angeles.

Spots: Not much honestly. For a town covered in concrete there sure isn't too much that is shred worthy. Some fun wallrides on Colorado blvd.

Shops: Also, not much. A Val Surf in Old Town that feels more like a mall store, but Weston Correa works there, and he's the homie.

Parks: Pieceashit ramptech park in the ghetto. Not even worth it if you live by it. However, nice and close to the Highland Park park and the Glendale Park.

Really, the best thing about the 'Dena is that is nice and easy to get anywhere else in the LA area.

There are quite a few bored cops around here though, watch your ass. 

Food on the other hand, we got. Pasadena is famous for its grub scene. Every spot in Old Town is worth hitting, check out Lucky Boy on Arroyo for the breakfast burritos
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: thisoneguy on September 28, 2007, 08:08:23 AM
CALGARY CANADA

spots
MILLS!
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Whokilled1962 on September 28, 2007, 08:56:45 AM
I just moved to New York,
Ayone want to tell me some spots besides union,tompkins, and the blown out banks to skate? Show me some spots and we could bro down with burritoes and beers!
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Prison Wallet on September 29, 2007, 07:45:03 AM
Salina, Kansas aka shit town

Shop:
Focus Skate Shop/Park. Located at 831 york street, constuction on the park is due to start on Febuary 8th and should be done by the end of March.

Spots:

Memorial Hall- Golden 8 stair with some decent handrails.

Libary- Across the street from memorial, huge plaza with ledges, stairs and manny pads

Oakdale- A drop/loading dock spot

Food:

Only places worth trying is Greeks Pizza and Martenellies lil Italy.

If you wanna meet up with some skaters just go to the skatepark located on the west end of town, its just a shit modular place but for some reason we go there.

I kid I grew up with in AZ married a girl from Salina a little over a year ago. Small world. We flew out there for the wedding and man did that place seem dreary... Seems like a good place to score meth.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: woody on October 06, 2007, 09:40:02 PM
Anyone from Baltimore or D.C.? I'm about to go visit my brother out there soon.

BERKELEY, CA

Parks:
Berkeley Skatepark on 5th and Harrison
"skate plaza" thing on Martin Luther King between Center and Allston

Spots:
UC Berkeley campus. Your allowed to skate on the campus for transportation, so just don't stay at one spot too long. Its the cops policy to give you a formal warning before giving you a ticket, so if you've never had your name written down you don't really need to worry about being fined. Its best to go when schools not in session, especially at night. Check the art musuem.

Shop: 510 at Bancroft and Telegraph.

Title: Re: Your city
Post by: bentmode on October 16, 2007, 07:02:11 PM
i was in berkley for a couple hours. i didnt skate though. instead i went to this little shop and in the basement there was this d and d dungeon. it was soo rad.

i was gunna cruise out that night to find a party. instead i got kicked out of the hotel, and caught the nearest bus home before it got too cold.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Any Time At All on October 18, 2007, 08:41:17 PM
Harisburg, PA
not shit here, don't come
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: karlo on October 23, 2007, 12:49:36 PM
Trogir, Croatia

Spots: few ledges near the big bridge, nice amount of stairs hidden around the main city.

Shop: none

Park: none

Skate scene: only me.

If you ever come here, go to the bus station take bus #&, this will lead you to Split, Croatia.

Spots: when you get off the station go down towards the sea, on your left you will see four sets of five stairs all with enough space inbetween them to set up. Also ledges there. Now keep going down the street more, and youll see the farmers market (outdoor) and to the right of it there will be a park with a fountain in it, there is a billion ledges all around it and this is where all the skaters meet up at.

Shops: Atlantis Skateshop  www.atlantisskate.hr   check for directions

Parks: none it got torn down

Skate Scene: lots of people all older, like 15 and 16 to like some hesh ass thirty year olds, rarely will you see little kids around, ive never see one.


Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Orgone on October 23, 2007, 02:09:50 PM
Anyone from Baltimore or D.C.? I'm about to go visit my brother out there soon.

Baltimore is a lot of fun to skate. I have only visited there twice, but both times there was tons of shit to skate. If you want I could hook you up with some people out there and you could probably meet up at a spot to poke around.

Also, is anyone from Redlands/ Inland Empire area or knows any parks or anything to skate during the day? I'm going out there to visit my lady and she's at work all day so I will be in search of skate.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: iwshilvdnfinland on October 25, 2007, 01:31:48 AM
Harisburg, PA
not shit here, don't come

This kook was correct, total waste of time.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: SimonP on October 25, 2007, 09:34:00 AM
Chicago:

Shop:

 Uprise: 1820 N. Milwaukee ave.
 http://www.upriseskateshop.com/

 the hub of skateboarding in chicago (the suburbs don't count, ha!)

 Spots:

 just go downtown, sundays are best, but generally after 7 is good and if you skate in the loop wait until the bike cops are off work at 11:00. Unlike say, LA (BOOOOOOOOO) you can actually skate spot to spot ( at least downtown) and or just take a train to some other neighborhood and explore.

 wicker park has some spots ( the neighborhood uprise is in), Clemente high school is skater central

 Transport:

 the public transport, though getting more and more expensive the CTA is where it's at, and if you get a day pass, a week pass, or a month pass, avaiable at any check cashing or whatever place, it's a bargain if you take the train/bus more than twice a day.

Food:

 i miss chicago food so bad

Pequad's pizza is a must, at Webster & Clybourn, the best Chicago Pizza, $5 lunch special is the best, a small ( not that small) pizza and a beer, so gooood.

Billygoats, it's downtown, it's cheap, it's on lower wacker drive (another good skate spot for the colder wetter days)

Pizza Metro, again, wicker park, another skater hub

Potbelly's, a chicago chain that makes good subs

... there is so much good food in this city

Skateparks:

Wilson: on the northside, fairly easy to get to on the train, good bowls, some street stuff, is lit up at night

31st: a great idea poorly executed but still very fun, this is on the southside, it is tough to get to by bus, it can be done, but driving recomended, not lit up at night

the new ledge park: it's in the south loop... i forget the address, but it's dope, lots of recycled plastic benches by this cool dude Dan Peterman.. it's a little south of the art institute (which used to be a great spot), the park is lit up at night.


 so that's that, go to Uprise, go to Pequads, skate the ledge park until 11:00, then go skate the loop and that's a good day

 CHI OR DIE!
Chicago is probably one of the sickest places ever I've ever visited. I am planning to go there again hopefully.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Mr.Alabama on October 25, 2007, 01:04:02 PM
Marietta, GA

MELLOW MUSHROOM



Hell yeah, we got one here too.  Bomb ass pizza.

They give out stickers too.  I got a ton.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: woody on October 27, 2007, 06:17:33 PM
Anyone from Baltimore or D.C.? I'm about to go visit my brother out there soon.

Baltimore is a lot of fun to skate. I have only visited there twice, but both times there was tons of shit to skate. If you want I could hook you up with some people out there and you could probably meet up at a spot to poke around.

Also, is anyone from Redlands/ Inland Empire area or knows any parks or anything to skate during the day? I'm going out there to visit my lady and she's at work all day so I will be in search of skate.
My brother was staying at my aunts in Baltimore but now he has his own place in DC so I'll be there most the time. I am still flying in to Baltimore though, so maybe I'll check it out briefly on my own before getting on a train. Thanks for the invitation though.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: lenny on October 31, 2007, 01:44:41 PM
BOULDER, CO

Sussix ledge: 30th+walnut st.
14 rail+CU campus at duane physics building
South boulder gap+broadway and table mesa dr (bike path)
underpass ledge+30th st and Iris st (bike path)
rainbow ledge+Pearl st and 26th (4stair sidewalk gap across the parking lot)
curb high manny pads(long and short)+30th st and Valmont rd

thats a good start
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Diesel on October 31, 2007, 02:04:00 PM
Brickkkkkkkk City is where I get down kid.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: sushishane on November 05, 2007, 09:10:16 AM
Where I live you wouldn't want to skate there but it the suburd of philadelphia. Lansdowne,PA is boring but you have to find things to skate so it o.k.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: whatnot on November 07, 2007, 07:30:46 PM
I was in Hong Kong last month, and from what I observed, there's not much skaters on the street. And no one wearing skating-brand clothing either. Or was I just in the wrong neighborhood??
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: MattG on November 10, 2007, 08:00:22 PM
Someone do Victoria so I can laugh at how bad it is.

ok here it is

victoria:

Shop:

 one six: by gordo sucks balls but they have a ramp you can skate if you pay and get you parents to sign your life away.

 360:  It is down town but a bunch of jocks work there and if you are going to buy shit there you might as well go to sports traders down the street

 hto: A surf/snowboard/swim shit store with some skate stuff gay staff exept for one dude. its on broad which is d-town

 coastline: same as hto but gayer people and more expensive shit down the street from hto next to a gay club.

 
 Spots:

 just go downtown, there is a 9 rail on a roof, a 6 stair you can do lines at and some curbs

 uvic has some spots but no one will want to go there and the ground is shit

 Transport:

 the public transport bus evey where unless you have a car

 food

second slice pizza is the only place that people go to other than mc-dicks


Skateparks:

gordo: fun if you like smoking weed and skateing a flat bar in the heat all day. every one there smokes but there is some other stuff to skate like some banks

vic west: a good park if you can handle people high on hard drugs. some rails, hips ledges and a bowl

minus the threesixty quote everythings prety much true.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: MFS on November 10, 2007, 08:38:15 PM
Someone do Victoria so I can laugh at how bad it is.

ok here it is

victoria:

Shop:

 one six: by gordo sucks balls but they have a ramp you can skate if you pay and get you parents to sign your life away.

 360:  It is down town but a bunch of jocks work there and if you are going to buy shit there you might as well go to sports traders down the street

 hto: A surf/snowboard/swim shit store with some skate stuff gay staff exept for one dude. its on broad which is d-town

 coastline: same as hto but gayer people and more expensive shit down the street from hto next to a gay club.

 
 Spots:

 just go downtown, there is a 9 rail on a roof, a 6 stair you can do lines at and some curbs

 uvic has some spots but no one will want to go there and the ground is shit

 Transport:

 the public transport bus evey where unless you have a car

 food

second slice pizza is the only place that people go to other than mc-dicks


Skateparks:

gordo: fun if you like smoking weed and skateing a flat bar in the heat all day. every one there smokes but there is some other stuff to skate like some banks

vic west: a good park if you can handle people high on hard drugs. some rails, hips ledges and a bowl
id say currently its like this

threesixty- definetly is jockish by ownership and staff, but has turned around quite abit since i took over skate there. our team is huge and we have some of the best in vic, not including the HTO guys cause each and every one of them is fuckin gnar.
team
tod myers
drew copleston
steve strange
zach barton
pierce mckay
little lucas

hto- really gay in essence but also has two very legit skate nerds behind the wheel of the skate program, danny and bryn. there team definetly consists of some of the best skaters in vic.

one six- although they carry bikes one six is run by two very chill dudes which im proud to call friends, nick and dave. they are the only shop owners in vic that shred and let me tell you they shred fuckin good. really small due to starvation from canadian distribution, but definetly have been doing alot better lately. one six is also behind alot of the skateboard programs that exist in victoria and have done alot for the local scene.

coastline- in my eyes coastline is the worst and fakest shop in town at the moment. not a single person there skates and every single one of the staff is a complete kook. they hold the only nike sb and adidas skateboarding accounts in vic but only because they were a westbeach before they changed the name to coastline. there team as i know is only court watt, who fuckin rips and is a dope guy in general.

sitka- sitka is a shady surf shop thats main demographic is poser college kids that flock to buy there played out cheaply made overseas garments in droves. both of the owners have quite a bit of controversy floating around them for some crazy overseas scame they pulled plugging there brand in canada.there team is really good but the majority of the guys who ride for the shop hate it and would rather be on a different shop. the majority of them drink alot aswell and dont really skate often, but when they do are quite good.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Raw!!! on November 10, 2007, 10:26:25 PM
Someone do Victoria so I can laugh at how bad it is.

ok here it is

victoria:

Shop:

 one six: by gordo sucks balls but they have a ramp you can skate if you pay and get you parents to sign your life away.

 360:  It is down town but a bunch of jocks work there and if you are going to buy shit there you might as well go to sports traders down the street

 hto: A surf/snowboard/swim shit store with some skate stuff gay staff exept for one dude. its on broad which is d-town

 coastline: same as hto but gayer people and more expensive shit down the street from hto next to a gay club.

 
 Spots:

 just go downtown, there is a 9 rail on a roof, a 6 stair you can do lines at and some curbs

 uvic has some spots but no one will want to go there and the ground is shit

 Transport:

 the public transport bus evey where unless you have a car

 food

second slice pizza is the only place that people go to other than mc-dicks


Skateparks:

gordo: fun if you like smoking weed and skateing a flat bar in the heat all day. every one there smokes but there is some other stuff to skate like some banks

vic west: a good park if you can handle people high on hard drugs. some rails, hips ledges and a bowl
id say currently its like this

threesixty- definetly is jockish by ownership and staff, but has turned around quite abit since i took over skate there. our team is huge and we have some of the best in vic, not including the HTO guys cause each and every one of them is fuckin gnar.
team
tod myers
drew copleston
steve strange
zach barton
pierce mckay
little lucas

hto- really gay in essence but also has two very legit skate nerds behind the wheel of the skate program, danny and bryn. there team definetly consists of some of the best skaters in vic.

one six- although they carry bikes one six is run by two very chill dudes which im proud to call friends, nick and dave. they are the only shop owners in vic that shred and let me tell you they shred fuckin good. really small due to starvation from canadian distribution, but definetly have been doing alot better lately. one six is also behind alot of the skateboard programs that exist in victoria and have done alot for the local scene.

coastline- in my eyes coastline is the worst and fakest shop in town at the moment. not a single person there skates and every single one of the staff is a complete kook. they hold the only nike sb and adidas skateboarding accounts in vic but only because they were a westbeach before they changed the name to coastline. there team as i know is only court watt, who fuckin rips and is a dope guy in general.

sitka- sitka is a shady surf shop thats main demographic is poser college kids that flock to buy there played out cheaply made overseas garments in droves. both of the owners have quite a bit of controversy floating around them for some crazy overseas scame they pulled plugging there brand in canada.there team is really good but the majority of the guys who ride for the shop hate it and would rather be on a different shop. the majority of them drink alot aswell and dont really skate often, but when they do are quite good.

And the only good place to eat at all is Frank's Honey Buns, fuck everything else.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Warren on November 10, 2007, 10:41:46 PM
I only shop at 1056, down to earth bros.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: MFS on November 11, 2007, 12:16:03 PM
I only shop at 1056, down to earth bros.
gnard.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: MFS on November 11, 2007, 12:17:43 PM
oh i forgot, matt g is on our team now.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: MattG on November 12, 2007, 02:17:39 PM
oh i forgot, matt g is on our team now.
yea u douche. forget about me much. Im heart broken. Life goes on i guess.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Mooley on November 13, 2007, 12:53:00 AM
How vibey is Vic West?
Going to UVic right now,opted out and have just been skating that shitty park that's closer by.
Heard kinda mixed things, homie from Calgary said it's the sickest, but other people have said some less than positive things. Just kinda want to know what to expect I guess, and that hard drugs comment kinda weirds me out.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: NCLOVE on November 13, 2007, 03:59:22 PM
Gastonia, North Carolina

Shops: Side Project. Decent little park in the shop, a few types of clothes, boards and shoes. Not a lot of stuff though

Spots: Shit besides Griers 12. I guess you could go to belmont though, they have some gaps and shit. But really nothing good in Gastonia to skate.


Charlotte, NC

Shops: Blacksheep is the best one really. Shit load of shoes and boards. A bunch of clothes that are nice, but expensive. Good shop decks though.
(http://blacksheepnc.com/WordPress/wp-content/uploads/blacksheep_muraldeck_wp.jpg)

Spots: Some cool spots on South BLVD. Banks, Polejams, slant docks. Haven't really been anywhere else. Downtown is pretty much nobbed to the fullest.
         
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: MFS on November 13, 2007, 07:27:26 PM
How vibey is Vic West?
Going to UVic right now,opted out and have just been skating that shitty park that's closer by.
Heard kinda mixed things, homie from Calgary said it's the sickest, but other people have said some less than positive things. Just kinda want to know what to expect I guess, and that hard drugs comment kinda weirds me out.

well andrew 8)vic west is gnarly as fuck sometimes, but if you shred and arent afraid of club and or knife wielding twelve year olds its not that bad. naw its really not that bad, fuckin really great layout . that park thats close to uvic is gordo, shit layout but the best vibes in town. gordo can be alot of fun if you get creative. dont be a puss, go skate vicwest.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: MEOW on November 13, 2007, 10:05:22 PM

Spots: Some cool spots on South BLVD. Banks, Polejams, slant docks. Haven't really been anywhere else. Downtown is pretty much nobbed to the fullest.
         

downtowns got tons of shit to skate, half the skatestoppers dont even fully skatestop stuff. and driving around charlotte you can find just about anything youd ever want to skate.. when i first moved here i got lost on purpose just to find spots, and it worked every time.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: NCLOVE on November 14, 2007, 04:09:34 AM

Spots: Some cool spots on South BLVD. Banks, Polejams, slant docks. Haven't really been anywhere else. Downtown is pretty much nobbed to the fullest.
         

downtowns got tons of shit to skate, half the skatestoppers dont even fully skatestop stuff. and driving around charlotte you can find just about anything youd ever want to skate.. when i first moved here i got lost on purpose just to find spots, and it worked every time.

I was really talking about the ledges and hubbas. Like the ones near the little fountain thing. Those aren't skateable at all. And there are some hubbas near some high dollar reastruant that have been knobbed as well. But other than that, they have a shit load of manny pads and gaps. But seriously, there aren't as many ledges as there used to be.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: somekid on November 18, 2007, 01:53:57 AM
just found this thread thought I might run something past you guys, would you be interested in like a map section with all the different spots you guys are talking about on it and shit?
ummmmmmm, yes.
is it done yet?
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Farger on November 22, 2007, 09:08:44 AM
Could someone do Carlsbad?
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: somekid on November 22, 2007, 04:55:48 PM
the skatepark sucks, there's some hills and miniramps, and you'll get kicked out of just about any spot within 2 minutes.

you can just copy and paste this for about 80% of california.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: rfox on November 26, 2007, 08:30:59 PM

Spots: Some cool spots on South BLVD. Banks, Polejams, slant docks. Haven't really been anywhere else. Downtown is pretty much nobbed to the fullest.
         

downtowns got tons of shit to skate, half the skatestoppers dont even fully skatestop stuff. and driving around charlotte you can find just about anything youd ever want to skate.. when i first moved here i got lost on purpose just to find spots, and it worked every time.

I was really talking about the ledges and hubbas. Like the ones near the little fountain thing. Those aren't skateable at all. And there are some hubbas near some high dollar reastruant that have been knobbed as well. But other than that, they have a shit load of manny pads and gaps. But seriously, there aren't as many ledges as there used to be.

I got to skate Duke Power extensively in the 90's and it was the best.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: skatebored on November 27, 2007, 06:37:29 PM

Spots: Some cool spots on South BLVD. Banks, Polejams, slant docks. Haven't really been anywhere else. Downtown is pretty much nobbed to the fullest.
         

downtowns got tons of shit to skate, half the skatestoppers dont even fully skatestop stuff. and driving around charlotte you can find just about anything youd ever want to skate.. when i first moved here i got lost on purpose just to find spots, and it worked every time.

I was really talking about the ledges and hubbas. Like the ones near the little fountain thing. Those aren't skateable at all. And there are some hubbas near some high dollar reastruant that have been knobbed as well. But other than that, they have a shit load of manny pads and gaps. But seriously, there aren't as many ledges as there used to be.

I got to skate Duke Power extensively in the 90's and it was the best.

yeah I heard the tiny banks out front used to be chest high...that sounds sick!

charlotte rules, as much as we all complain, none of us are leaving.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: rfox on November 27, 2007, 07:04:14 PM
There would be so many people there on the weekends.  Huge gaps around the corner.  Everybody wore DC's.  We used to come down from Boone and just go wild.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: rocklobster on November 29, 2007, 11:04:57 AM
Gastonia, North Carolina

Shops: Side Project. Decent little park in the shop, a few types of clothes, boards and shoes. Not a lot of stuff though

Spots: Shit besides Griers 12. I guess you could go to belmont though, they have some gaps and shit. But really nothing good in Gastonia to skate.


Charlotte, NC

Shops: Blacksheep is the best one really. Shit load of shoes and boards. A bunch of clothes that are nice, but expensive. Good shop decks though.
(http://blacksheepnc.com/WordPress/wp-content/uploads/blacksheep_muraldeck_wp.jpg)

Spots: Some cool spots on South BLVD. Banks, Polejams, slant docks. Haven't really been anywhere else. Downtown is pretty much nobbed to the fullest.
         

wow thats one nice looking shop board....
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: rocklobster on November 29, 2007, 11:06:48 AM
I dont know if anyone of you will visit Taipei in the future.

But our version of EMB had gone, Chung Sheng Plaza got knobbed. Not really knobbed though, they put several green carpets on the staircases and other obstacles, it is still skateable, but not that fun as before.

Maybe you guys want to know.

thanks for the heads up, i was planning on going there sometime next year around winter time to skate....  i love that place... great food, hot girls, excellent weather....
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Claude on November 29, 2007, 05:54:43 PM
How vibey is Vic West?
Going to UVic right now,opted out and have just been skating that shitty park that's closer by.
Heard kinda mixed things, homie from Calgary said it's the sickest, but other people have said some less than positive things. Just kinda want to know what to expect I guess, and that hard drugs comment kinda weirds me out.

well andrew 8)vic west is gnarly as fuck sometimes, but if you shred and arent afraid of club and or knife wielding twelve year olds its not that bad. naw its really not that bad, fuckin really great layout . that park thats close to uvic is gordo, shit layout but the best vibes in town. gordo can be alot of fun if you get creative. dont be a puss, go skate vicwest.

Vicwest is fucking hilarious and has really good ledges and shit. Gordo is the tightest park in town besides the oak bay one. Best place to eat is fucking naanwich I used to live down the street from there and would hook that shit so much.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Claude on November 29, 2007, 06:03:50 PM
CALGARY CANADA

spots
MILLS!

Fuck yea! we got da Millz!!!! Throw up that M sign!
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Larry Perkins on November 29, 2007, 07:08:41 PM
CALGARY CANADA

spots
MILLS!

Fuck yea! we got da Millz!!!! Throw up that M sign!
"No fightin' here man, dun chu know millz iz chillz boyz, millz iz chillz"
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Math Professor on December 05, 2007, 03:03:38 PM
Could someone do Carlsbad?
Yeah... I'd be interested to see what spots come up in Carlsbad.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: ReidVaeth on December 17, 2007, 03:40:26 PM
pomona california.

spots:
this is one city that has yet to have been ravaged in socal so unfortuintley theres a lot of unskated spots that ive skated that get sandblasted and i really dont want to give them out, howevee if you happene to stop buy i will be more than willing to play tour guide.

eats:
pomona has a heavy mexican population so there are tons of good mexican eats, my favorites inclue:

mexico lindo-right off garey and 11th. if you come here strictly stick to the asada.

tacos jalisco-on mission a stones throw away from downtown. this place everything on the menu is perfect, dont be afaraid to try anything unless you are afraid to have a heart attack cause this food is mad greasy.

el merindero-this is the definate nacho spot, im talking about real nachos.

shops:
pomona has a variety of shops and places to run through to look and spend money.

platform skateshop-recently opened shop trying to do thinsg right, unfortinatley the last few times ive gone back they havnt stoked what ive wanted/needed so was forced to buy stuff i really didnt want, but ill be in there in about a half hour to talk about those new carroll selects, maybe this time theyll get something right.

globe/radiofutura- globe is this kind of hip hop/grafiti place where you can find all kinds of shirts, pens, hats etc and right nextdoor is this dj shop where they got all sorts of vinyl that your average turntablist might desire.

antique row-  antique row is this block on second street that used to be refered to as the pomona mall. since then all the stores that used to be macys and nordstroms are all antique shops. and honestly youll never know what you are gunna find. the best ones are the two storie shops and  most have basements. antique row is a great way to kill two hours.

analog haven- i dunno hwo many people are into synths, moogs etc but this is the place to be. they let you test the equipment and kind of let you louge around.

la bomba-wall to wall vintage clothing. think of it as a thrift store with jacked up prices.

hang outs:

donwtown-2nds street, downtown, whatever you wanna call it this reall the only place where the hang outs are. theres a venue downtown called the glasshouse that generally has good shows(has been lacking recently but is on its way to make an up again). every second saturday is art walk where the local artist show off there goods. chat with snobs drink some wine and just enjoy your self. theres tons of gallaries etc. anywhere outside of downtown is generally dead and youll have to head into L.A. for the night life. take the 10 or 60 west for about half an hour.

hopefully this will be helpful to you if you ever enter the city. if you intend on coming out here just pm me and id be more then happy to shred/show you around.




fuck pomona.no offence to you or your family or anything.but my brother died at the auto-lodge in pomona.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: EricLogan on December 17, 2007, 05:55:42 PM
Tacoma,  WA

(http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/6582/4024691869671f19ff1zy3.jpg)

pretty cool place. 200,000 population, residential area, oldtown, downtown, suburbs, all within a relatively close range of eachother.

It's sorta like ea skate, with much less epic spots.

Frank Zappa mentioned it in a song called "Jewish Princess", comparing the smell to a garlic-pussy
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: j....soy..... on December 19, 2007, 08:11:25 AM
i heard on sundays the downtown is pretty much dead and super good to skate....
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Math Professor on December 19, 2007, 10:08:56 AM
Malaga, Spain
========
Less blown out than Barcelona but also with far less spots.  There's still some fun stuff.

(http://ccrisafi.googlepages.com/skatespot02.jpg/skatespot02-full;effect:autolevels,50;effect:sharpen,43.jpg)

(http://ccrisafi.googlepages.com/skatespot03.jpg/skatespot03-full.jpg)

(http://ccrisafi.googlepages.com/skatespot01.jpg/skatespot01-full.jpg) * 50mm ain't gonna work well at this spot.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: bentmode on December 19, 2007, 01:57:31 PM

fuck pomona.no offence to you or your family or anything.but my brother died at the auto-lodge in pomona.

sorry to hear about that.

and not to be a dick dude i really feel for you but everyone has someone who died here, and thats no need to talk shit on my city, if you would like i will show you around to my most sacred of spots and you can tell everyone.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: toy machine on December 19, 2007, 06:07:03 PM
Malaga, Spain
========
Less blown out than Barcelona but also with far less spots.  There's still some fun stuff.

(http://ccrisafi.googlepages.com/skatespot02.jpg/skatespot02-full;effect:autolevels,50;effect:sharpen,43.jpg)


that spot looks amazing.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: EricLogan on December 19, 2007, 06:16:04 PM
i heard on sundays the downtown is pretty much dead and super good to skate....

If you're speaking to me, yeah, definately. You live within driving distance?
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Math Professor on December 24, 2007, 11:10:35 AM
Malaga, Spain
========
Less blown out than Barcelona but also with far less spots.  There's still some fun stuff.

(http://ccrisafi.googlepages.com/skatespot02.jpg/skatespot02-full;effect:autolevels,50;effect:sharpen,43.jpg)


that spot looks amazing.

You can even skate the banks on the opposite side of that hip.  It's a bit steeper and the crack at the bottom gets harsh in a few sections but it's still a fun spot.  On the weekends the pedistrian traffic is pretty mellow as well.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: fullyflared on December 25, 2007, 10:57:21 AM
someone do SF please.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: knr on January 14, 2008, 10:56:23 AM
Miami. Great city with a free train system to go around the whole city and stop every few hundred feet. Great spots. Great weather. Some spots you may know of from videos are ADP, the white 7 hubba Wenning did SS Back Smith. NMB, The blue 7 hubba Ryan Gallant does Flip FS Noseslide. Triangle, don't think it needs any explanation, but the triangle Johan did FS Nosegrind. Wade D did SS Ollie in.. right in the center of Downtown. Downtown has TONS of spots within a close skating distance that can be a bust but you can always go to the next one and when you get kicked out of there go back the one before that for however long. Over the bridge, a 5 minutes bus ride will take you to Janoski benches, the wooden benches on the pier Janoski has the long line at ending with the perfect SS Front Heel on flat. Rooftops, the roofs Ben Gore did Fullcab Flip on in Static 3. Can be a big bust if you get caught. Plus its a super sketchy spot and most people are pussy to go up. Its all about to fall down and you have to go up a little rusty ladder with a drop under it of about 60 feet into broken seats and glass. So many more spots I can't even begin to name. Plus theres so many more South Beach spots. MIA shop is in South Beach. "Foot Soldiers" is a shop in downtown that is like a Hip Hop/Graffiti/Skate shop. Overall, Miami is raw as fuckkkk.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Mr. Man on January 28, 2008, 07:39:50 AM
Austin TX

Spots:

-there's really no one spot that everyone can meet up at or anything that amazing at all, but the city itself is very skate-condusive, with a downtown full of rolling hills and great bomb spots, with tons of little things along the way.  i'm told there are spots out in the suburbs but i never bother.

-the world famous Psycho Ditch, located on 45th between guadalupe and lamar (KOTR ed templeton frontside rock with a straitjacket on).  its located across from the state mental ward hence the name.  actually a very fun weekend spot, you can even BBQ there.

Shops:

-the newest and coolest shop is "No Comply", owned and operated by none other than jake nunn and elias bingham.  located in a rad part of south austin, it's a small shop but they stock good stuff.

-Find N Grind, pretty awesome little local-run shop.  they have a mini in the back, just ask and i'm sure they'll let you skate it.  the owners of this shop also run a little board company, Brown Boards.


Locals:  everyone is cool, the city itself is laid back and finding fellow schralpers is pretty easy.  you're best bet is to hit up one of the shops and you'll probably find a good crew to show you around or at least point you in the right direction.


Eats:
kinda too many to name.  the whole city is riddled with cheap mexican joints, super authentic shit.  the best as far as price and quality is Tamale House, on airport blvd.  a full taco dinner with all the fixings is $3.25 out the door.  also check out Thundercloud Subs for the best sandwiches in town, or if you've got some money to spend you can check out the Whole Food World Headquarters and load up on some healthy shit.

Booze:  if you've ever been to austin you know finding a bar aint hard.  it all depends on what you want in a bar. 

-for a dark sleazy spot to get completely hammered and probably bump into other skaters, Jackalope is the best bet.  its big and has a nice outdoor portion with a firepit. 
-pretty much just go downtown and wander around until you find something that looks bearable.  if you're feeling trendy and wanna get laid hit up Beauty Bar on 7th for all the latest in hipster girls with tiny headbands, dudes on fixies, and DJs that get paid way too much.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: ahlee on January 28, 2008, 07:49:35 AM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=iCZ23rTx7nk

mostly everything in here, but the holyoke section and up is local local
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Hypnotoad on January 28, 2008, 11:49:16 AM
if you're feeling trendy and wanna get laid hit up Beauty Bar on 7th for all the latest in hipster girls with tiny headbands, dudes on fixies, and DJs that get paid way too much.

haha so true... perfect
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: the canadian suit on January 30, 2008, 08:16:52 AM
<b>Baltimore</b>

Shops: skate shops here suck, and are super spread out.
          Skatology ( bel air) for the latest in duffel fan-fare, all over print hoodies, ltd nikes, etc.
          3 ride for snowboards and maybe some shoes and girls
          i've heard rumors that charm city exists, i haven't been though.

Spots: Ridge Lumber: vacant lot with dude made ledges quarters super steep bank to curb, drops, jersey walls. pretty fun, mellow, always people there. little kid factor: 6/10
Downtown: legg mason, inner harbor, federal hill, etc. all smooth shit, real fun. instant bust at most places though. they will kick you out without question, but cruise the neighborhoods for sweet cellar doors and janky shit.
Dundalk Pavillion: longgg 3 and 2 stairs, some rough ledges, a bank.
Towson: mini city, super fun for a day, banks, ledges, street gaps, wall rides, garages with curbs and mannys. fun shit.
Landsdowne: way old park, huuuge snake run, cement bowls, real fun, full pads. complete with metal street course haha and 4 foot mini that is ridiculous fun to hit up, kind of in a sketchy neighborhood though.
Old Hillen movie theatre: Two ads in thrasher taken here..loading docks into banks (tom guielfuss wallride ad) three monster steep banks next to pretty heavy traffic, red painted curbs. pretty fun. there's little shit all around...

there's also 3 or 4 other free metal parks. notice i said metal....

Food: chipotle downtown, panera/potbelly for sandwiches. zia's in towson for veg food. there's food everywhere, if it looks good it probably is. fells point/federal hill for real good eats.

Night life: downtown anywhere, for easy hipster girls hit up sonar on fridays..free drinks before 11. dollar beers in towson on wednesdays. shows at the ottobar, complete with smiths nights every two weeks.

overall its pretty tight. there's steps and rails everywhere, flat ground. ground is rough in some places, but you get over it.

also, york pa is just 30 minutes away and theyve got sick spots in their downtownish area, which is literally 4 blocks wide.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: bill hates on January 30, 2008, 03:34:58 PM

fuck pomona.no offence to you or your family or anything.but my brother died at the auto-lodge in pomona.

sorry to hear about that.

and not to be a dick dude i really feel for you but everyone has someone who died here, and thats no need to talk shit on my city, if you would like i will show you around to my most sacred of spots and you can tell everyone.
my homie seen a girl get shot in the face at a party in pomona
the park is okay for about an hour though
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: jack sandwich on January 30, 2008, 05:05:50 PM

fuck pomona.no offence to you or your family or anything.but my brother died at the auto-lodge in pomona.

sorry to hear about that.

and not to be a dick dude i really feel for you but everyone has someone who died here, and thats no need to talk shit on my city, if you would like i will show you around to my most sacred of spots and you can tell everyone.
my homie seen a girl get shot in the face at a party in pomona
the park is okay for about an hour though

palomares?
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: bill hates on January 30, 2008, 09:02:45 PM

fuck pomona.no offence to you or your family or anything.but my brother died at the auto-lodge in pomona.

sorry to hear about that.

and not to be a dick dude i really feel for you but everyone has someone who died here, and thats no need to talk shit on my city, if you would like i will show you around to my most sacred of spots and you can tell everyone.
my homie seen a girl get shot in the face at a party in pomona
the park is okay for about an hour though

palomares?

yeah that shits fun for a while until you realize theres nothing to drink
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: jack sandwich on January 31, 2008, 05:41:55 PM

fuck pomona.no offence to you or your family or anything.but my brother died at the auto-lodge in pomona.

sorry to hear about that.

and not to be a dick dude i really feel for you but everyone has someone who died here, and thats no need to talk shit on my city, if you would like i will show you around to my most sacred of spots and you can tell everyone.
my homie seen a girl get shot in the face at a party in pomona
the park is okay for about an hour though

palomares?

yeah that shits fun for a while until you realize theres nothing to drink

some fuck knocked out the watering hole.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: pancake man on February 10, 2008, 02:34:27 PM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=iCZ23rTx7nk

mostly everything in here, but the holyoke section and up is local local
where is that brick hip? and theres some empty pool somewhere in Holyoke, i don't remember where it was though, all i remember is that it had a seven stair in it and i barged it in 8th grade
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: jarrito on February 10, 2008, 02:54:32 PM
Could someone do Carlsbad?
Yeah... I'd be interested to see what spots come up in Carlsbad.

cbad and some san diego spots

theres obviously cbad high gap

san dieguito
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v256/zookeeper598/487e3.png)

ledge to bank

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v256/zookeeper598/94961.png)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v256/zookeeper598/Pict1ure2.png)


places to eat

manhattan pizza
ricos

chill

at the strip clubs they good. just watch out for them marines

shops

tilys, zumiez, SIKE!

mcgils skateshop in encinitas

Title: Re: Your city
Post by: skatemore,man on February 11, 2008, 03:31:06 PM
taunton MA

skaters edge indoor skatepark
snow man bowl, 4ft-9ft, crete coping
cradle 12 feet if i'm not mistaken

banks to wall, steep ass bank/pyramid, double set, 10 set, 6 set, 7 set, assorted rails and ledge. kink ledge, 4 ft mini, 6ft mini, hip, 4ft quarters, 9ft quarters. foam
pit
other stuff too that i can't think of right now

IP parking garage
 30 ft manual pad with 2 ft drop off
slab gap2ft ledge

Morton Ledge
one ledge, 2 blocks, knee high
one ledge, 1 block hip high

Boys club parking lot
jersey barriers
new pavement
grass gaps

random shit that you just know about from skating around the same shitty town for half of your life.

shops
Skaters Edge, not a great selection all the time, but Big Dave is a straight enough dude and his prices are the same as everyone else.
The Bike Barn is in Whitman and is a little better and sean rips

Food
Weir House of Pizza
mike the greek owns this place, dude has been ripping forever, lets kids build ghetto spots out back. REally good steak tips, pizza, fish and chips. weak beer selection. moderate price, good atmosphere with NO problems. good looking slutty waitresses too.

Big Wong
Best chinese food in Ttown, dude will deliver til 2am.

there are 5 dive bars within walking distance from these resturaunts and the skatepark

Salisbury NC (just left)

foundation spot off of I85
some built in cinder block ledges
kicker ramp
gap from top half to bottom half
BEAST gap from top halp to what appears to be a former loading zone, ends into a steep hill that leads to ichiban parking lot
low banks with gap in between

City park
thigh high ledges, tennis courts

Knox middle school,
moveable benches
3 stairs
bike racks down stairs

Elemetary school behind knox

5 set with ledge on side
6 set with ledge on side
folowing the 6 set is a bank/manny pad that leads to the bball court
6 set in the back, the rail is now gone
double 8 set to bball court

Rowan Medical Gap
parking lot gap with bushes

fisher st. ledges
4 squares of granite ledges, each maybe 25 feet long, 10 inches high, going in every direction

Half circle ledges
little higher than knees, waxed like butter

Rent A Center ledge
3 brick ledges that get progressively lower on the descent of the hill

Waterworks Gap
brick run up, bushes, shin high wall to 2 foot drop, sidewalk to street

Courthouse 10
beast of a ten, 2 snapped ankles in 6 months. i'm all set

Freedman's Cemetary banks/wall
behind the justice center is a cemetary with banks that start off low and hit a peak in the middle. ridiculously steep at the highest point. There is a stair set in the middle, also at the beginning there is a stump that you can carve around if you're able to do a nose bonk on the wall. The wall is wicked burly, made out of cobblestone, nothing less than 60mm is going to make it off without an ensuing slam.

Main street ground rail
behind Spinzanellis coffee shop there is a white hip high ground rail that is built into a brick foundation. it's good for regular skaters to slide and gooft skaters can grind it. It's got a nice slanted run up.

There are more spots that are so random i wont dig em up.

Shops
There is a skateshop owned by a guy with a mullet who called me "sir" the first time i walked through the door, nuff said.

rainy day used books
there are no skateboards for sale in this store, just used books and records. Chris Johnson is a great guy. If you're in town, it's off on Innes street. Walk in and ask for transients choice, you'll get a free e cup of coffee and a place to chill. dude plays punk rock and phil ochs all day, best place in town.

Food

Las Palmas closed. RIP, that was a great place to get drunk everynight and hear someone play music

Salty Caper
has wicked good beer selection, pizza cooked in an oven fueled by wood. No bud products, miller, coors, just dank high gravity beer. Pricey, but well worth it. Dammit Dave might be a dick head at first, but his place has the best grub in town, hands down.

La Cieba
Honduran Bakery, great tacos, burritos, and pupusa. 3 pupusa (tortilla with stuff inside, circular shape) will cost 4 dollars, meat, cheese, veggies, anything you want. they've got good donut type pastries too, good cheap bread as well.

soup kitchen
not a bad place either, free grub for all the cats who can't find a job.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: czech on February 11, 2008, 04:31:32 PM
im about 10 minutes into virginia but i come here often...

Washington DC
have fun with the park police

SHOPS:
Palace 5: 2216 & 2220 14th st nw
Attitude: 8608 baltimore ave, college park md
Elite: 11961 fair oaks mall, fairfax va
Pitcrew: 207 north market street, frederick md

SPOTS:
there are very little actual spots here, a few good ones that you can be arrested for skating and then a handful of shitty spots

and im citing this video for spots: http://youtube.com/watch?v=9-mP2LTtQ9Y

:00 african american memorial vermont & u nw
:16 malcolm x park 16th & florida nw
:24 welfare 2nd & c sw
:25, :46, 2:12, 2:33 pulaski 13th & e
1:02 indian museum 3rd & independence
1:07 cvs rail indiana & 7th
1:19 courthouse kinda where constitution, pennsylvania and 3rd intersect
1:36 white steps 18th & virginia
1:57 gold rail (middle rail is knobbed but you can skate the side ones) 12th & f

most other spots in that video no longer exist, have been knobbed, or are too good to be in dc

FOOD:
you can find cheap carry out places everywhere except the downtown area
lots of potbellys, theres ones right next to pulaski and cvs rail but they close really early
jumbo slice pizza 2445 18th st nw 4 bones for a slice but this is a slice:http://www.thedctraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/11/pizza-jumbo-slice.JPG (http://www.thedctraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/11/pizza-jumbo-slice.JPG)
open till 4 am every day







Title: Re: Your city
Post by: schlegs on February 24, 2008, 05:27:39 PM
very little spots in dc? you serious man?  The park police are a bummer but just hit up the spots after 6 and you'll be fine.  And if they're crackin down just chill at the bridge spot at H St. and 2nd, but if you fall there you'll get a staph infection
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: dirtjers on February 24, 2008, 05:59:06 PM
dc is the fucking illest place ever. the park police were in full effect last time i was there though, more so than i had remembered. still got some skating in though.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: qwertypoiuy on February 24, 2008, 06:19:25 PM
very little spots in dc? you serious man?  The park police are a bummer but just hit up the spots after 6 and you'll be fine. 

thats not true at all ive had park come well after 6
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Choppa Zone on March 13, 2008, 07:05:52 AM
Fort Lauderdale, Fl

Straight little city, 25-30 min drive from Miami

Spots

Downtown- 3 gap 3 (http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1133/1479811535_4f4bbfe8ef_m.jpg), this thing(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2019/1679749173_cae75d8e24_m.jpg),  a 2/3 block (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2195/1623595433_bb5fc57c4b_m.jpg), 5 flat 5, Wooden Ledges (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2372/2089937225_64c5853eef_m.jpg)


Beach Walls - (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2103/2144741117_dd3e65a2cb_m.jpg)

Chattahoochie Banks - (http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1051/1419369697_22bd114662_m.jpg)


Their's more, All a pretty big bust

Eats

Zona Fresca-next To Bc Surf and Sport, best mexican food for under $5

Shops

Bc Surf & Sport


Just go to Miami

Title: Re: Your city
Post by: ahlee on March 13, 2008, 08:20:06 AM
That boardwalk spot is fun as shit.

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a112/ThereseAmato/theresepictures035.jpg)
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: bizarro gub on March 21, 2008, 10:03:51 AM
lol mandals.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Derk the Jerk on March 27, 2008, 04:03:26 PM
Utrecht, the Netherlands

spots:
De uithof University area lots of different spots. the orange pool (suski bs noseblunt) is skateable 24/7 and you cannot be kicked out. won't happen anyways. The marble and wooden ledges are busts on weekdays.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2088/2304802382_2b3788ba5c.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2033/2271497961_d7995b19d4.jpg?v=0)

Blauwe hipje lately has been bit of a 'bust', but is skateable for atleast half an hour.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2024/2299943285_2d42f2bfcc.jpg?v=0)

Domplein near the picturesque Domtower is a little pavement slap with a 3 stair and this.
great to just mess about.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2309/2241623999_ef96f1625e.jpg?v=0)

we have plenty of other spots, but they are small and only fun for 15 - 30 minutes.

food:
Utrecht is not really a city full of deli's, just hit up a supermarket (they are everywhere) and get yourself a baguette, brie and a sixpack.

Booze:
either supermarkets or Berts Bierhuis (translated Bert's house of beers) a small store which only sells beer.

Clubs and bars are to be found in all sorts and sizes, but the only ones we go to are
tivoli (good for students on thursdays)
Kafe Belgie (bar with 180 sorts of beer)

edit: i forgot the coffeeshops

we had the longest running coffeeshop in the Netherlands, but it was ordered to close as visitors caused a whole range of problems, but after that the 'Koffiedik' is the best coffeeshop in this city.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: JonnyG on April 28, 2008, 09:06:36 AM
here's a better photo of the orange pool
(http://modulo4.rendered.startpda.net/20800001-20850000/20840488_500_500_MDhY.jpeg)
and the ledges at the uithof are no bust after 6 pm
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: skaterdavid on April 28, 2008, 07:54:44 PM
here's a better photo of the orange pool
(http://modulo4.rendered.startpda.net/20800001-20850000/20840488_500_500_MDhY.jpeg)
and the ledges at the uithof are no bust after 6 pm

http://youtube.com/watch?v=8BPw-eMO8_U
same spot at :52?
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: kilgore. on April 30, 2008, 12:37:38 PM
i thought the same thing when i watched it. i'm sure it's the same spot.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: JonnyG on May 09, 2008, 05:28:44 AM
yeah, thats the spot, the gap malto ollies is seriously insane, everybody talked about how someone should the gap, but nobody here has the balls to try that shit
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Numeral on May 28, 2008, 09:16:42 PM
I won't do Huntington Beach, LA. But i'll do Caracas, Venezuela which is where i currently reside

spots

take the subway to the Bellas Artes Station and skate around, same for the Altamira Station, around Altamira you can find some really fun hills and other spots, skate around and ask the locals everybody is cool down here. There's fun wallride spot that i think Karma rides on one of the Consolidated videos, but i would never go downtown here by myself, it's like asking to get shot at, yeah it's that dangerous, i used to go on sundays with the locals which were really cool because there's other stuff to skate downtown, but it's too dangerous to go by myself, and most of the locals i used to skate with left the country, because the truth is this country is in shambles and everybody wants to leave regardless of what you may see on the news.
oh the downtown subway station is called Capitolio.
cops aren't that much of an issue, but your personal safety is, only around Chacao and Altamira i'd relax every other station be on your guard,

shops

no shops, you could find some shitty local boards but nothing else, at the Sambil mall which is around the Chacao subway station. most boards are 7.5 so better bring your stuff, you could maybe find griptape but nothing else.
there's a shop that sells vans shoes that's around the Sabana Grande blvd, take the subway to Sabana Grande, then walk down to the next station which is Chacaito station, it's right in the middle in the second floor of a ghetto mini mall

locals

the guys i used to skate with were pretty cool, they were always taking me to spots and stuff, the new kids i've seen skating are down to.

eats

around any of the subway stations i mentioned you can find McD's, Pizza Hut, Burger King, Wendy's, etc, there's a tgi fridays if you like that stuff around Altamira, you could find any of these except downtown. Local food is awesome too.

booze

around Altamira and Chacao. there's even one in front of a manny pad spot.

drugs

ask around, i only smoke weed and the weed ain't that good, every once in a while i get some good stuff, but it's usually shitty weed.

weather

sunny almost year round, no need for winter clothes.

women

really hot slutty chicks, and really hot chicks, it is said that Venezuela's finest product ain't oil but their women and i agree with that.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: suckitornot on August 08, 2008, 03:57:25 PM
Anyone from albuquerque want to recommend a good skate shop?
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: SkatingIsALifestyle on September 25, 2008, 11:57:14 AM
West Springfield,MA

Shop:Theory Skateshop  Website:TheorySkateboarding.com

Park: Junction Website JunctionSkate.com
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: tanhoe on September 29, 2008, 12:04:18 AM
long beach? ive been here for a little while now and dig it. you can just cruise around downtown and find tons of fun spots. i think im missing some though...
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: ManUtd117 on September 30, 2008, 12:08:45 PM
Hey does anyone know of skate companies in NYC?  Like ones that are located here.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: luc on November 02, 2008, 01:05:36 AM
cape girardeau, MO

DIY park closeby

great ditches with cinderblock ledges..

hour drive to STL

no shops
no good local food
no one that cares about anythign but the skatewave park
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: RightCoastBiased on November 15, 2008, 11:33:05 AM
Hey does anyone know of skate companies in NYC?  Like ones that are located here.

SHUT, 5boro, Bodega, Zoo York


Title: Re: Your city
Post by: AENYC on February 12, 2009, 09:03:07 AM
Hey does anyone know of skate companies in NYC?  Like ones that are located here.

SHUT, 5boro, Bodega, Zoo York




official, coda, substance...
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Narcissus on February 13, 2009, 11:52:02 AM
everyone should try to rep their city as hard as possible and see who comes out on top.

i think some of the canadian gangsta's could be contenders...
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Sarmiento Subs on March 29, 2009, 05:56:11 PM
everyone should try to rep their city as hard as possible and see who comes out on top.

i think some of the canadian wigger's could be contenders...

fixed ha

somewhat joking
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: dyingtoliveRWTF on May 08, 2009, 04:40:44 AM
30 min drive from tampa
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Numeral on May 11, 2009, 03:34:42 AM
if somebody could do Santiago de Chile it'd be awesome (long shot i know)
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: GnarlesManson on May 25, 2009, 11:48:55 PM
long beach? ive been here for a little while now and dig it. you can just cruise around downtown and find tons of fun spots. i think im missing some though...
downtown has a lot of goodies. theres a suuper sick ditch on the beach.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Livin The Psychedelic Lif on June 15, 2009, 01:08:28 PM
Is there a Minneapolis guide?
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: laeeqhumam on June 16, 2009, 01:13:29 AM
New Delhi, India.
Best of tourism, best people, best hotels... cheapest rates!!!


Use Google to find out more.
http://blog.macmasters.net
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: FredGnarly? on July 02, 2009, 09:52:07 PM
Anyone from Baltimore or D.C.? I'm about to go visit my brother out there soon.

BERKELEY, CA

Parks:
Berkeley Skatepark on 5th and Harrison
"skate plaza" thing on Martin Luther King between Center and Allston

Spots:
UC Berkeley campus. Your allowed to skate on the campus for transportation, so just don't stay at one spot too long. Its the cops policy to give you a formal warning before giving you a ticket, so if you've never had your name written down you don't really need to worry about being fined. Its best to go when schools not in session, especially at night. Check the art musuem.

Shop: 510 at Bancroft and Telegraph.



510 is dwight and telegraph
from 510, it's every great spot in berkeley is within a 10 minute skate
the campus holds half of them, but it can be a bust
art museum's great, you can hit it weekdays after 5pm
skateplaza (peacewall) is awesome, and if you're there and feeling stairs, go a block over to berkeley high for a fine selection
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: HRPoodersmith on August 16, 2009, 01:25:15 AM
Boston, MA

Shops:
True East:  Downtown crossing.  A small shop that doesn't always have the best selection, but it's in the heart of downtown and it's a great meetup spot.
Orchard:  Tremont Street in Mission Hill.  A cool shop that you can run into a lot of people sporting brown cords, half cabs and white teeshirts.
Next generation: moody st. in waltham.  Great shop, good selection

Spots:

The new england aquarium is generally hassle free.  Ledges, a manual pad and flatground.  Honestly, rather than telling you the spots I am just going to tell you to meet up with people and skate around, or just skate around with whoever you are traveling with.  Boston is super fun to just cruise around and see what you can find.  The financial district is hit or miss, but after 5 you can usually at least get a few tries in anywhere.

Food:

Qdoba- assorted locations around the city.  Great burritos.  Fresh guac daily.  Cheap.  OR anna's taqueria
Bertuccis!  best pizza around
I'm yet to find a decent bar in boston that isn't plagued with annoying kids from the 9,000 colleges there.  The Sunset cantina on comm ave is a bit pricy, but they have a great beer selection and some decent food.  If you are looking for decent, inexpensive places to drink, head away from downtown and towards brookline and allston.

You haven't found a decent bar in Boston?  You have to go to newbury st, or like you said go into Allston/brighton, with Sunset Grill, or Whitehorse tavern.  In Brookline, the Publick house has TONS of beers, great bar.  Also, harvard square has a nice array of pubs.   and if you hate college kids at the bar, Sunset cantina would not help you, seeing as it's a BU bar

Anyone know of any good spots in the boston area? bank or wallride spots? 
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: RightCoastBiased on August 29, 2009, 09:53:37 AM
Boston, MA

Shops:
True East:  Downtown crossing.  A small shop that doesn't always have the best selection, but it's in the heart of downtown and it's a great meetup spot.
Orchard:  Tremont Street in Mission Hill.  A cool shop that you can run into a lot of people sporting brown cords, half cabs and white teeshirts.
Next generation: moody st. in waltham.  Great shop, good selection

Spots:

The new england aquarium is generally hassle free.  Ledges, a manual pad and flatground.  Honestly, rather than telling you the spots I am just going to tell you to meet up with people and skate around, or just skate around with whoever you are traveling with.  Boston is super fun to just cruise around and see what you can find.  The financial district is hit or miss, but after 5 you can usually at least get a few tries in anywhere.

Food:

Qdoba- assorted locations around the city.  Great burritos.  Fresh guac daily.  Cheap.  OR anna's taqueria
Bertuccis!  best pizza around
I'm yet to find a decent bar in boston that isn't plagued with annoying kids from the 9,000 colleges there.  The Sunset cantina on comm ave is a bit pricy, but they have a great beer selection and some decent food.  If you are looking for decent, inexpensive places to drink, head away from downtown and towards brookline and allston.

You haven't found a decent bar in Boston?  You have to go to newbury st, or like you said go into Allston/brighton, with Sunset Grill, or Whitehorse tavern.  In Brookline, the Publick house has TONS of beers, great bar.  Also, harvard square has a nice array of pubs.   and if you hate college kids at the bar, Sunset cantina would not help you, seeing as it's a BU bar

Anyone know of any good spots in the boston area? bank or wallride spots? 

There are dope ass banks at one of the hospitals. I for some reason can not remember the name of the hospital.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: vince the stud on September 02, 2009, 03:57:26 PM
Quebec city
http://www.sbcskateboard.com/cityguides?news_id=491&uniqid=1057

and before
MONCTON

 

POPULATION: 64,128

MUST DO: Visit the Magnetic Hill, check out the Tidal Bore

MUST AVOID: Mosquitoes

LOCAL SLANG: Chiac is the local dialect, a mash-up of English and Acadian French


SKATEPARKS

Moncton Skatepark: Assomption Boulevard and Foundry Street. Construction on a large street-style expansion is underway. Park is lit 24/7. Watch for mosquitoes when the city mows the grass near the park.

 

THE GOOD EATS

Moncton Market: 120 Westmorland St. A must-visit on Saturday morning for fresh baked goods, meat, seafood and produce.

Calactus Vegetarian Café: 127 Church St. A great spot, herbivore or not.

A1 Pizza: 687 Main St. Perfect for a late-night mission.

 

THE GOOD PUB

Navigators Pub: 191 Robinson Crt. Good place to chill after a session. Be sure to try the local Blueberry Ale.

 

PUBLIC TRANSIT

Typically a $15 to $20 cab ride, Greater Moncton International Airport is 10 minutes out of town.

 

NOTABLE LOCALS

Justin Allain, Geoff Clifford, Delaney Fearon, James Leger, Dan Malcolm, Mike Prangnell, Brooks Wirsz

 

RANDOM

Moncton's population is approximately 40 per cent francophone.

Title: Re: Your city
Post by: sNooTs on September 04, 2009, 12:36:44 PM
hey it would be tight if some one could do a full rundown on everything in long beach.
im moving there tommorow ;D
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: FROST YOUR TIPS on September 14, 2009, 11:36:35 AM
has van been done yet?
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: j....soy..... on September 16, 2009, 08:45:54 PM
awhile back...but do it again...and don't call it 'van'....what are you from squamish or something?
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Chris P. Bacon on September 17, 2009, 03:50:46 PM
Town: San Clemente, CA

Skate Shops: DBC (Doheny Board Center): sickest boardshop around, they carry everything from consolidated and creature to plan b.
Blazin Boardshop: fools are never open, and the dude dont know shit about skating.
Jacks Surfshop: Mostly surfing but they have a decent size skate section with good product.

Spots: SC Park: My favorite spot in sc cause its not a bust and it has the best transition around.
Marblehead: Ten stair, and twelve stair over rail tony tave switch heels over last trick in element vid
Talega Nine: Sheckler tres it then back 180s a huge gap in superfuture promo.
Mormon 7: A little mellow seven rail
High School: mad stairs, banks, and the infamous mellow 6 rail that got taken out years ago that people still have footy on today. shit was epic
Bernice Ayer Middle school: Ledges, 3 up 3 down, and some big double sets
K Mart: manual pad to bank, ledge to manual pad, ledge through gaps and the town famous gap Gomes
Downtown: Skating around downtown you'll find some cool little spots, bombing hills, house spots   

Native sons: These are some people who lived or live here, Jub from label, Kendall Cordova, Ed Devera, Ronnie Creagor, Ryan Sheckler

Eats: Mexican food places every other block, all cheap, all bomb. Mr. Petes Burger, Love Burger, PEDROS TACOS!!

Beach: When its too hot to skate, beach it.

Bitches: So many...

Shops: Mad smoke shops, even some clinics for you patients, goodwill, thirft stores, who shops really???
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: FranklinSt4Ever on September 17, 2009, 09:39:53 PM
Austin TX

Spots:

-there's really no one spot that everyone can meet up at or anything that amazing at all, but the city itself is very skate-condusive, with a downtown full of rolling hills and great bomb spots, with tons of little things along the way.  i'm told there are spots out in the suburbs but i never bother.

-the world famous Psycho Ditch, located on 45th between guadalupe and lamar (KOTR ed templeton frontside rock with a straitjacket on).  its located across from the state mental ward hence the name.  actually a very fun weekend spot, you can even BBQ there.

Shops:

-the newest and coolest shop is "No Comply", owned and operated by none other than jake nunn and elias bingham.  located in a rad part of south austin, it's a small shop but they stock good stuff.

-Find N Grind, pretty awesome little local-run shop.  they have a mini in the back, just ask and i'm sure they'll let you skate it.  the owners of this shop also run a little board company, Brown Boards.


Locals:  everyone is cool, the city itself is laid back and finding fellow schralpers is pretty easy.  you're best bet is to hit up one of the shops and you'll probably find a good crew to show you around or at least point you in the right direction.


Eats:
kinda too many to name.  the whole city is riddled with cheap mexican joints, super authentic shit.  the best as far as price and quality is Tamale House, on airport blvd.  a full taco dinner with all the fixings is $3.25 out the door.  also check out Thundercloud Subs for the best sandwiches in town, or if you've got some money to spend you can check out the Whole Food World Headquarters and load up on some healthy shit.

Booze:  if you've ever been to austin you know finding a bar aint hard.  it all depends on what you want in a bar. 

-for a dark sleazy spot to get completely hammered and probably bump into other skaters, Jackalope is the best bet.  its big and has a nice outdoor portion with a firepit. 
-pretty much just go downtown and wander around until you find something that looks bearable.  if you're feeling trendy and wanna get laid hit up Beauty Bar on 7th for all the latest in hipster girls with tiny headbands, dudes on fixies, and DJs that get paid way too much.

I just moved to austin a month ago, so this is very useful. I live on lamar so I'm going to be checking out that ditch very soon. Well, all of its useful except for the getting laid part because girls are stupid.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: FROST YOUR TIPS on September 26, 2009, 11:52:02 AM
awhile back...but do it again...and don't call it 'van'....what are you from squamish or something?

anyone done couver yet?

fixed
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Gnarwhal on October 11, 2009, 08:24:28 AM
chicagos filled with 6,7,8's    ive only found a few rails and winters sucks.  But they recently put a park under the highway so thats were im going this winter
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: WonkaBar on October 11, 2009, 10:19:55 AM
Boston, MA

Shops:
True East:  Downtown crossing.  A small shop that doesn't always have the best selection, but it's in the heart of downtown and it's a great meetup spot.
Orchard:  Tremont Street in Mission Hill.  A cool shop that you can run into a lot of people sporting brown cords, half cabs and white teeshirts.
Next generation: moody st. in waltham.  Great shop, good selection

Spots:

The new england aquarium is generally hassle free.  Ledges, a manual pad and flatground.  Honestly, rather than telling you the spots I am just going to tell you to meet up with people and skate around, or just skate around with whoever you are traveling with.  Boston is super fun to just cruise around and see what you can find.  The financial district is hit or miss, but after 5 you can usually at least get a few tries in anywhere.

Food:

Qdoba- assorted locations around the city.  Great burritos.  Fresh guac daily.  Cheap.  OR anna's taqueria
Bertuccis!  best pizza around
I'm yet to find a decent bar in boston that isn't plagued with annoying kids from the 9,000 colleges there.  The Sunset cantina on comm ave is a bit pricy, but they have a great beer selection and some decent food.  If you are looking for decent, inexpensive places to drink, head away from downtown and towards brookline and allston.

You haven't found a decent bar in Boston?  You have to go to newbury st, or like you said go into Allston/brighton, with Sunset Grill, or Whitehorse tavern.  In Brookline, the Publick house has TONS of beers, great bar.  Also, harvard square has a nice array of pubs.   and if you hate college kids at the bar, Sunset cantina would not help you, seeing as it's a BU bar

Anyone know of any good spots in the boston area? bank or wallride spots? 

There are dope ass banks at one of the hospitals. I for some reason can not remember the name of the hospital.

Boston Medical Center. not too far of a skate from copley fountain and in my experience never a bust
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: j....soy..... on October 12, 2009, 11:00:39 PM
awhile back...but do it again...and don't call it 'van'....what are you from squamish or something?

anyone done couver yet?

fixed

nice...just don't over do it with...'the couve'....
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: StokedTaco on November 12, 2009, 07:40:25 AM
chicagos filled with 6,7,8's    ive only found a few rails and winters sucks.  But they recently put a park under the highway so thats were im going this winter
logan park, filled with dumbfucks and shitty prefab.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: X_x on November 27, 2009, 01:35:27 AM
chicagos filled with 6,7,8's    ive only found a few rails and winters sucks.  But they recently put a park under the highway so thats were im going this winter
logan park, filled with dumbfucks and shitty prefab.

I've only been to that park once, and that's because me and some friends I skate with at Wilson one time decided to make an epic trek from Wilson Skate to Logan Square. A bunch of critics standing around at Logan. Looks like a meet-up spot for some of the local fuck ups.

Anyway I'm sure its been done already since Chicago is a major city, but what the hell

Chicago, Illinois
-Population 3 Million

Shops.
Uprise skate shop- There are a few Skateshops outside of the city limits, but specifically, Uprise Skateshop is your main one. Cool dudes who encourage D.I.Y. and showed me how to put Bearings on my board when I didn't know how. They've been in business for a bit over a decade now, and if you're ever in the Chicago area these are THE people to ask about spots, or just chat random shit with.

http://upriseskateshop.com/

Chicago Skate cafe- This is a smaller place right down the street from Wilson skate park. You'll probably see the dude wearing huge Gauge earrings working over there. They are cool dudes, its a skater themed coffee shop, but as of now they aren't authorized to sell any caffeine products, due to some holdups because of the architecture of the building. Its a pretty comfortable place, so stop by and watch some skate videos, or buy something to support their shop.

Spots

Downtown Chicago is littered with or near great places to skate. Nice marble leges, and manny pads. Many 6, 7, and 8 stairs(Me and some guys found a 10 stair before). There's the East Monroe Garage gap which is known around town. The vent gap is right behind the East Monroe Gap. I can't exactly remember where it was, but I remember on the side of a building(It might have been near East Monroe) there was a NICE little marble park and I have no idea how I found it. Me and some friends go behind this school called Walt Disney(There are pictures of Disney characters drawn all over). Behind the school there's tons of flatground, ledges, manny pads. There's a little park, in Lincoln Park right in between some apartments with a bench, and some nice little ledge all around where you can get some nice rock to fakie stuff going on. I see a lot of Skaters by the Daley Center as well and in that surrounding area. Just if you skate downtown don't count on being in one spot for too long, but it should be no biggie as it shouldn't be too hard to find another interesting spot.

-Skateparks

Wilson Skatepark is the one you can find everyone at usally. Kind of in Uptown Chicago.
Grant Skate Plaza- 90% flat. There's a manny pad that Redbull built, some benches, and some other stuff that really isn't too high impact. Near Downtown Chicago.
Burnham Skatepark- 31st Lake shore drive. Right near the lake. A lot of people in Chicago don't like this park, but I like it. It doesn't flow as well as it could, but there's a pool and some other fun stuff there to do. Easy to practice in, because I've hardly ever seen it at max capacity.


I'm shit at explaining so rather than explain when I have free time I'll Skate around Chicago and take pictures of whatever I find Skatable as I go along.

Food
Chicago is World renowned for its deep-dish Pizza which gives new meaning to the word "Pizza Pie". For Chicago pizza check out Gino's East, Giordano's, Lou Malnati's. For an authentic Italian deli sandwich there's Bari's. Halsted Street Deli also makes a pretty damn good sandwich. Garrett's popcorn is worth a look. Rainbow Cone is also a must try. Goose Island Beer is also pretty good so you should check that out

Shop

Jugrnaut if you're into whatever trendy street fashion. Belmont Army is about the same. The Magnificent Mile is worth checking out. The Water Tower Mall if you're into more upscale-ish shopping(Cheapest stores in there I saw if I recall correctly was an Adidas store and there's also a Lids in there). There's a Levi's store down there and numerous clothing and shopping shops strewn about downtown and up North.


That's Chicago in a nutshell. As I said, I'll see if I can get around to going downtown, and shooting some quick pictures of some of the cooler spots around town.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: StokedTaco on December 05, 2009, 03:35:02 AM
chicagos filled with 6,7,8's    ive only found a few rails and winters sucks.  But they recently put a park under the highway so thats were im going this winter
there's a couple rails. there's a 12 rail right by clemente school. (oviously the clemente rails) bloodbath, walt disney school has a gnarley rail, lanetech, they're all scattered around.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Gnarwhal on December 24, 2009, 04:03:25 PM
lane tech sucks i live 4 blocks away.  it has a six rail but the ground is complete shit and also has 3 and 4 rails.  but over the  summer the were building a handicap ramp and before the finished it was pretty sick
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: ryanage on January 07, 2010, 03:33:56 AM
daytona beach, fl

really.  my town sucks, but here goes...

shops
we have stone edge in south daytona on ridgewood.  it's also a park.  i've only skated the park once, and didn't really like it, but i guess it's not horrible.  they have a pretty decent shoe and deck selection, but not much else.

we also have sandy point right south on the same road.  not bad.  again with the decent shoe and deck selection.

spike's athletic footwear (same road again) is several miles north.  they have some harder to find vans (ie. vegan rowleys) but really specialize in basketball and running, so it's not te best.

spots
after the hurricanes, there was this house that got destroyed and abandoned.  it had a sick pool.  eventually, too many people found out about it, and it got filled with gravel. 

in port orange on ridgewood, we have some ledges that are pretty decent.

also on ridgewood, behind the ice rink in south daytona isn't heinous.

beachside is littered with skate stoppers, but there are some bits of area here and there that are pretty cool.  just takes some searching.

we also have a free park in ormond, but it's bmx territory, so it can get a little scary once the high schools let out.

food

avocado kitchen is probs our most veggie friendly place.  they have a fucking amazing breakfast menu.  it's on beach street.
peach valley has some of the best breakfast potatos i've ever had, and the fried artichokes are bomb as fuck.  that's in ormond on granada near the beach.
there's a pretty good pizza place in ormond on granada and nova called pizzano's.  probably the best pizza in town (although that's not saying much)
in south daytona really close to stone edge, there's a fucking amazing thai place called songkran.  they can make anything vegan or vegetarian, too, as long as you specify.

other shit
really, all we do here is drink.  or go to orlando, which is way better for everything i mentioned above.




note that if you're in town, just hit me up with a message.  if i'm not down to chill, i'll at least give ya some tips on what to do while you're around.  a lot of stuff is dependent on what time of year you're around.



SHIT!

almost forgot to mention!
thursdays is 50 cent beers at tir na nog (my personal bar of choice) and 75 cent beers at robbie o'connell's (full of douchebags, but they take longer to run out of the cheap beers).  if you're under 21, if you hit the nog with me, you're set.  otherwise they card.  adamantly.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Rihardslol on February 08, 2010, 11:41:45 AM
Latvia, Riga

16 year old hungover girls staggering in the streets in the mornings. No skate spots. 2 skateshops,  one of them is almost dead(I will probably get all my next stuff from orchard haha). Small skate scene. No one cares about us. Bad economy. Russians can get annoying (except skateboarders, they are nice people) . Sometimes the temperature falls down to -22, in daytime it's from 14 to -4(Farenheit). Skateboarding competitions where you can win beer and everyone gets stoned or drunk in the middle of the comp. Good people.

I can't believe that if you go a few kilometers up to Helsinki, it's like skateboarding Mecca there, and everyone is happy about everything. Here everyone looks depressed
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Blitz on March 25, 2010, 08:32:57 PM
Live: Radcliff, Kentucky

my local park blows something serious. but a 45 minute drive north to Louisville means a good skate day.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Smell Good on May 29, 2010, 08:34:59 PM
Bumping this thread.

Any Hawaii residents?

Going to be staying at my buddy's place in Manoa (by the University) in Honolulu for two weeks in July. It's probably going to be hot as shit, but I'm bringing a board along.

Any cool parks? Has to be free, no helmets+pads, etc. etc. Oh yeah, snake runs would be nice!

Other interesting non-skate related activities/places to go?
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Lurkenstock on June 28, 2010, 05:35:21 PM
Bumping this thread.

Any Hawaii residents?

Going to be staying at my buddy's place in Manoa (by the University) in Honolulu for two weeks in July. It's probably going to be hot as shit, but I'm bringing a board along.

Any cool parks? Has to be free, no helmets+pads, etc. etc. Oh yeah, snake runs would be nice!

Other interesting non-skate related activities/places to go?
Yeah dude there's a few parks close by.
A'ala Park is the main one, downtown Honolulu, lights at night and stays open 'til 9PM
It's on Beretania Street in Chinatown, you can't miss it.

Makiki skatepark is really small but pretty fun if not too crowded. Not the best obstacles in there but oh well, it's in town and pretty close to where you'll be.
Park is located in Makiki next to the freeway under the Keeaumoku Street overpass.

Both of those places are mostly street-oriented parks.

No snake runs over here though.
If you're more into flow type parks with bigger tranny stuff go east out to the Hawaii Kai skatepark or hit up the north shore and skate the park up there.

Non skate wise stuff, go to the beach, fool!
Also tons of killer hiking spots and hot chicks everywhere.
Have a good one.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Acrid Avid Jam Shred on July 28, 2010, 11:24:09 AM
Kansas City anybody?
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: FrenchFriedClownFingers on October 10, 2010, 12:01:13 AM
Yuba city ca.

Shitty horrible town, full of tweekers or to be drug addicts, local park is addled with old friends and other burn outs who wasted their intellect and talent on drugs, 20% unemployment rate, lots of racist right wing christians, hicks, horrible cops, people are morons here devoid of any compassion or drive to get anything out of life aside from a job and a bitch and kid. Horrible all the way around. a straight up welfare town.

skating around here can get you fucked up by the cops...

Title: Re: Your city
Post by: tre killa on February 16, 2011, 09:18:27 PM
santa rosa, northern california

spots:downtown has lots of good spots easy too find stuff, santa rosa notable eight stair in a good amount of vids plus other fun things, montgomery high school lots of planter ledges.

shops:brotherhood boardshop almost 30 years old skate and surf mainly skate now becuase of new owners who greatly improved the shop good shop good selection cool people.

toristy spots:it is in wine country and the guy wrote charlie brown was an sr native and has a neat musuem here
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: sufodiv on March 03, 2012, 04:35:33 PM
BOULDER, CO

Sussix ledge: 30th+walnut st.
14 rail+CU campus at duane physics building
South boulder gap+broadway and table mesa dr (bike path)
underpass ledge+30th st and Iris st (bike path)
rainbow ledge+Pearl st and 26th (4stair sidewalk gap across the parking lot)
curb high manny pads(long and short)+30th st and Valmont rd

thats a good start

Don't forget about Meta! Theres tons of cool spots on the campus!
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: october on April 22, 2013, 10:44:05 PM
Anyone in Charleston, SC?
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: micky682 on April 24, 2013, 07:09:41 AM
In Northern Virginia, any slap pals or anybody know spots
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Instascam on July 25, 2013, 05:38:01 PM
Hey guys this is slightly irrelevant but does anyone know if it's illegal to skate in a ditch in Kentucky? There's a ditch that's open to all under a small bridge. There's a sweet quarter with flat on the top, but I've been in trouble before and don't want to get in trouble again with something like "trespassing in a ditch"
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: posguy on August 21, 2015, 02:36:05 PM
Portland:
I don't know much about the street spots, so I will let Jayme or others fill that in.

Stuff to skate that I know:
Burnside park located under the Burnside bridge, one of the craziest places you will ever skate. Don't be a dick.
Wallride spot (not sure the name) right up the street from Burnside, recent photo of Seth McCullum doing a wall ride nose slide. On MLK.
Pier Park technically St Johns this is the newest city skate park. Home to a huge full pipe and some big bowls, also some granite hubba's on the street course,� it is alright but over run by bikes. Go early and hope no bikes tracks mud though the day before. Check out dreamlands website for photos.
Old Fred Myers way the fuck out on Burnside, chunked ledge, manny pads, fun double sided curb.
Down town has some stuff, push around and check it out, most good stuff is skate proofed, but some gems exist.

Skateshops:
Three shops to choose from
Cals- Long time shop, they know their stuff, cater to old school and long boards but carry a lot of new stuff as well
Cals Pharmacy - Shop for the younger "street" guys, super nice people working there. Lots of Nike's for people into that kind of stuff. Right next to the Department of Skateboarding Park which is a fun place to skate on a deary Portland winter day.
Shrunken Head- My shop of choice, run by two gnarly Burnside locals, super cool guys, small selection of stuff but what they have is good. They also threw some good skate jams over the summer. I highly recommend supporting these guys when you can. Also one of their friends "sperm" got hurt and they have been raising money to help him, check them out at www.myspace.com/shrukenhead (http://www.myspace.com/shrukenhead).
They also put on video premiers from time to time.

Food
Veggie House on I believe it is 2th street in China town, all veggie with a 6.50$ all you can eat lunch buffet, even non veggie folks can't pass up a deal like that.
Voodoo Doughnuts I think it is on 1st Everything from vegan doughnuts to ones toped with bacon, open really late and worth checking out.

Anyway I will let Jayme fill in the blanks, he has lived here a lot longer then me.

And according to Dr. Newton everyone here is a crusty punk hippie heron addict so watch out.

alot of the street spots are spread out through the suburbs of portland.

zoo bomb: starts on the west edge of portland and takes you into the city.
you can ride the max up to the zoo and take a hill bomb that goes downhill for a good 3-5 miles.

aloha huber high school: pretty new spot, has a bunch of differen hieght ledges.

dust bowl: located down in the pearl district, some metal edge ledges and some banks.

whitiker school: a couple ledges that were made by some locals. located in northeast portland.

allen banks: some really good banks to launch out of, there is a prety fun pole jam going out of one of the banks. located in beaverton.

beaverton library: smooth manual benches.

pcc sylvania: rails, ledges, stairs and alot more, its really only skateable on sundays and holidays.

wild life reserve: lots of gaps and stairs, its the spot that rick mcrank ollies 4 stairs and a gap onto a skinny bench and then kickflips off over a gap and 4 stairs.

ross island half pipes: brent and beach own this spot.

there are plenty more spots, i will try and list some more tommorow

I'll fill in the downtown section of Portland a little more

Spots
Keller Fountain - roughish ground with some gaps and few manny pads. Lots of water at this spot so have someone on board duty.

Directors Park - newish park with rough granite ground. Couple of wooden benches to manual and a couple small stair sets.

Lincoln High - iconic Portland spot, decent red and white ledges, pretty good flatground and a couple stair sets. Never kicked out but you gotta go after 5 during the week and the high school kids have priority if they need to use the upper for practice or anything.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-IbqNKIwkPRA/TZq2XjOn8YI/AAAAAAAABK0/MrJ9cJMEwKM/s1600/lincoln01.png)

Esplanade - nice parking lot turned urban plaza right next to the running path on the east bank by OMSI and the fire dept. A couple ledges and manny pads, nice flatground. Almost always a session going on in the afternoon/evening. Never kicked out but watch out for the homeless and drug dealers. Never any problems that I've seen but it's a huge gathering spot.

Unitus Plaza - brick plaza with a marble 5 all the way around the building. ledges around the outside of the plaza but have a big drop on the other side of the fence

South Park blocks 9 stair - 9 stair with a big manny pad to the side of it that is curved. lots of homeless at this spot but seldom kicked out.

South Park blocks marble pad - small piece of granite that you can manual, more likely to get kicked out here than the 9 stair. 5 or so blocks south from the 9 stair

PSU - lots of stuff at PSU. Huge drop, couple 4 and 5 stairs in the PSU Urban Centre (right between MAX stops), PSU tennis courts or soccer field walkway for flatground days, campus security will come if called but don't seem to care otherwise

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=z6iUvI64jcOo.kcWV4hs0YBwk&hl=en (https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=z6iUvI64jcOo.kcWV4hs0YBwk&hl=en)

Food
Food carts galore. There's a couple different food cart areas, one by the max line headed north and one by the street car line headed south.

There are a lot of homeless/druggies in the downtown area.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: ohhgreenworld on August 21, 2015, 03:04:59 PM
I'm from Phoenix Arizona, lived here my whole life..

I am pretty curioius to know what slap dudes think of arizona.

Everytime someone comes to visit, they always have to mention two things:
1) Pyramid Country?
2) Does everyone make out?

Arizona has way more to offer than that...
What do you guys think of phoenix, or arizona in general?
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: 20matar on November 14, 2015, 05:22:32 PM
I am laughing horrors at the existance of the ANIME TO SKATESHOP, they don't even have Hookups in there.
Title: Re: Your city
Post by: Skate_lurker_Rob on May 23, 2018, 01:42:03 PM
West Palm Beach/Lakeworth/Boynton Beach

well how to start this description:
 I believe I can summarize this review of a transplant living in the palm beach area and suburbs....
by listing places and spots pros and cons.....

Forgive me to those that are from here and correct me if I am wrong!!!..........You all are so random to see and if I do see you it's at phipps? why the fuck is phipps just the spot?!!?!?!

ok lets start with WPB lots of spots and hilarious mediocre club kids who have settled well with mediocrity in a shithole city. Now I dont want to shit on this place as it does have decent spots terrific skaters at phipps and no bullshit yall got some talent for Floridugh having some mean talent..  continuing on to describe Floriduh in a nutshell if you aren't rich good luck and godspeed you will be kinda bored?! I do know of Lots of dork spots manual pads and loading docks and ledges as I do renegade DIY ledge spots and I DO NOT POST ON INSTASCAM.....
You are in the area I can tell you of some sick spots but as with every spot dont trash it........

Lake Worth hmmmmm well you have Shredshed downtown decent spot to get gear, spots theres a few loading dock/ stage high ledge....... weird water gap but cobbled stone soft wheels needed...... This place is for the LGBT community and older heads. Some spots but no real beef but great for people watching.  Oh and a decent ditch spot but bring your own broom or improvise.....

Boynton Beach well not much there loading docks a few other random spots manny pads umm lots of corny as prefab parks some favorabe some just plain dogshit!!!!! Lantana scooter park And spil and slide Rich kid Park vista.
add more as these seem to come to mind and I am grilling ribs thats right ribs with habanero and spicy cayenne rub..