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Title: Mexico City
Post by: City of Drunken Totems on June 19, 2017, 07:35:21 PM
Here for a couple days can anyone help out with some spots, found the big mellow pyramid with the hips people do tricks to manual on and the park with the colourful ledges but I've seen some other wild shit in videos if anyone could help out with names of plazas or anything I could google map that would be rad, thanks
Title: Re: Mexico City
Post by: ratfink on June 20, 2017, 08:43:46 AM
I grew up out there and there's a ton of shit to skate, including a lot of new spots and skate parks that have popped up since i
moved out roughly 10 years ago. I can't remember much, but I'll share what i know. The subway is great out there, and it's also pretty cheap to get around on uber due to the conversion rate.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/19%C2%B026'07.8%22N+99%C2%B008'46.6%22W/@19.435499,-99.1473753,368m/data= (https://www.google.com/maps/place/19%C2%B026'07.8%22N+99%C2%B008'46.6%22W/@19.435499,-99.1473753,368m/data=)!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d19.435499!4d-99.146281

This is a park around the downtown area, across the street from the Hilton. Tons of marble flat ground with one main granite ledge that's been heavily skated but pretty fun. An occasional marble bench that you can hit. I think it's a week day spot, since street vendors tend to set up on that ledge:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BTIRk_8l25w/?taken-by=ratbastard_ (https://www.instagram.com/p/BTIRk_8l25w/?taken-by=ratbastard_)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BU--6W7lWqf/?taken-by=ratbastard_ (https://www.instagram.com/p/BU--6W7lWqf/?taken-by=ratbastard_)

They built this plaza not too long ago, haven't been but it looks pretty fun:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Skatepark+Constituyentes/@19.4084633,-99.1992269,15z/data= (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Skatepark+Constituyentes/@19.4084633,-99.1992269,15z/data=)!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xcfc4edb4469047c3!8m2!3d19.4084633!4d-99.1992269

www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeJeDFYl1nM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeJeDFYl1nM#)


Laptop's gonna die so i'll post more later.
Title: Re: Mexico City
Post by: happenstance on June 20, 2017, 09:47:03 AM
Parque De La Madre is one of the popular spots in Downtown DF

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Jard%C3%ADn+del+Arte/@19.4329512,-99.1619392,15z/data= (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Jard%C3%ADn+del+Arte/@19.4329512,-99.1619392,15z/data=)!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x30ecdfe293c2483f!8m2!3d19.4329512!4d-99.1619392

I think you will recognize it from videos. Has something to skate for just about anyone, and there's a lot of stuff in the area - just push around and you will find some things.

I'd also recommend checking out their main university, UNAM. Just a really beautiful campus, and there's lots of spots. Again, just push around and you will find some things.
Title: Re: Mexico City
Post by: jack burton on March 22, 2018, 04:03:32 PM
I think I'm going this summer but won't have much time to skate. Any recommendations on good places to visit/bars/coffee shops/places to eat obviously that may be off the beaten path?
Title: Re: Mexico City
Post by: StepDude on May 16, 2018, 08:03:47 AM
bumping this . . . going Mexico City too , any good parks outside of the city I should travel to by bus ? Thinking it might rain while Im there
thanks
Title: Re: Mexico City
Post by: Trashcon on June 12, 2018, 09:21:30 PM
A little late on this but in case anyone is planning on visiting. I went for the second time earlier this year and there's something skate-able just about every block. A lot of DIY spots as well. I'm surprised how much the skate scene has grown since last visiting a few years ago. Didn't go to any skateshops but definitely saw plenty of skaters. There's plazas everywhere and not once did I see a security or "policia" harassing any skaters.