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Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
« Reply #30 on: June 13, 2018, 09:43:15 AM »
i have several based on where i've lived over the years

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

Online: Seasons


Cal Surf is fucking great

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

Lived in Chicago for awhile and never hit Uprise. I used to live off Bryn Mawr and Howard red line and only hit that shop off of Sheridan(?). I'll be back at the end of the month so I hope to finally drop by.
The shop you're talking about is Citizen on Wilson. James is a rad dude and they sponsor my homie too. They do shit at Wilson every so often and I've gotten old shoes/decks from their used bin when I was broke. They definitely deserve an honorable mention because they've been holding it down for a sec.

I saw your mom do a ollie to cooch drop straight down the big black pole, it was gnarly. she defiantly shut that shit down.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2018, 11:18:10 AM »
St Louis:
Skate World RIP
Sunset Surf Shop RIP
Island Water Sports RIP
Splash RIP (rock hill and chesterfield)
Altered Skates RIP
Infinity Skate Shop,  still alive and the best
GANG ! GANG ! GANG ! GANG ! GANG ! GANG ! GANG ! GANG !

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Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
« Reply #32 on: June 13, 2018, 11:27:01 AM »
Supreme.



Nah just kidding, I used to love Special Sauce in Long Island before they closed their doors almost a decade ago though. Man I miss that place...
At least when you're a washed-out hipster douchebag in NY, you can milk it at some decent looking, hard to skate spots. In LA you're just a tan-lined faggot in a school yard somewhere.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
« Reply #33 on: June 13, 2018, 11:28:49 AM »
Bill's Wheels in Santa Cruz is #1 for me. I shopped there as a kid and Bill gave me a job when I was 17, which I worked on and off for like 6 or so years. I've spent so much time there it literally feels more like home to me than my own parents' house at this point.


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Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
« Reply #34 on: June 13, 2018, 02:09:22 PM »
My favorite shop was Threds and Sleds in Haddonfield NJ. RIP.

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

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

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

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

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

forever the best shop
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Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
« Reply #35 on: June 13, 2018, 02:25:23 PM »
shred fucking central

rip

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Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
« Reply #36 on: June 13, 2018, 02:55:12 PM »
Holistic Skateshop in Reading, PA. The owner is a genuine as they come and always makes sure the shop is stocked with the best stuff. He's been cool in letting me place special orders and letting me know when something I want has just landed in the shop.

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

https://holistic-skateshop.myshopify.com

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Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
« Reply #37 on: June 13, 2018, 05:10:33 PM »
Pacific Drive in SD has got to be the best location in the US for a skate shop—one block from the Pacific Ocean. Plus, Truman Hooker works there, so it’s cool to be waiting on by a legitimate skater.

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

Didn’t Thrasher or Transworld used to publish a list? I used like to see how many shops each state had.




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Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
« Reply #38 on: June 13, 2018, 05:40:57 PM »
Limitless in Kentville, NS. Real good friends with the owner, live  2 hours away and he'll ship me stuff, it's awesome

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Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
« Reply #39 on: June 13, 2018, 07:20:02 PM »
Labor or DLX

thank you! (our Todd Francis pigeon out front probably helps, huh?  ;) )
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Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
« Reply #40 on: June 13, 2018, 07:28:12 PM »
My local favorite is Labor James, Tom, Adam holds it down!
KCDC Amy is always so kind.
Favorite online to shop is Socal skateshop they are usually the first to get the good stuff and if im desperate skatewarehouse/tactics.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
« Reply #41 on: June 14, 2018, 08:04:00 AM »
To visit:
Slam City
Natterjacks

Online:
The Palomino

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Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
« Reply #42 on: June 14, 2018, 08:28:52 AM »
My local favorite is Labor James, Tom, Adam holds it down!
KCDC Amy is always so kind.
Favorite online to shop is Socal skateshop they are usually the first to get the good stuff and if im desperate skatewarehouse/tactics.

Amy (mrs. Ellington now, right?) is awesome; we hung out in our teens.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
« Reply #43 on: June 14, 2018, 08:40:36 AM »
1. Drill Surf & Skate (Malibu)
2. Rip City (Santa Monica)

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Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
« Reply #44 on: June 14, 2018, 09:37:54 AM »
I used to love Special Sauce in Long Island before they closed their doors almost a decade ago though. Man I miss that place...

Special Sauce was so sick. Miss that place.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
« Reply #45 on: June 16, 2018, 08:13:05 AM »
Gotta add seasons in Albany. Order some shoes Wednesday morning and they arrived her in NC on Friday. They threw in a bunch of stickers too. Good shit

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Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
« Reply #46 on: June 16, 2018, 05:59:26 PM »
Exit in Philly is my favorite. Everyone that works there is super friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the stuff they carry.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
« Reply #47 on: June 16, 2018, 06:35:11 PM »
Circle A in San Jose, Bobs a cool dude.
Lol

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Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
« Reply #48 on: June 16, 2018, 06:35:43 PM »
Atlas

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Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
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Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
« Reply #50 on: July 25, 2018, 01:33:42 PM »
Pacific Drive in SD has got to be the best location in the US for a skate shop—one block from the Pacific Ocean. Plus, Truman Hooker works there, so it’s cool to be waiting on by a legitimate skater.

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

Didn’t Thrasher or Transworld used to publish a list? I used like to see how many shops each state had.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
« Reply #51 on: July 25, 2018, 02:44:42 PM »
Circle A in San Jose, Bobs a cool dude.

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

These days I'm a Tactics guy.   They have a brick and mortar less than a block from my office.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
« Reply #52 on: July 25, 2018, 04:41:38 PM »
Salty Peaks in SLC! Raddest collection of old school skateboards hanging from the ceiling, and Dennis is the man.
Raunch too.

Online has gotta be skatewarehouse.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
« Reply #53 on: July 26, 2018, 11:24:39 AM »
Plus Orlando.

All day.

Then SkateWarehouse online. The promos they do and the free shipping both ways are solid.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
« Reply #54 on: July 26, 2018, 11:29:45 AM »
no comply followed by humidity
:) I must have been tripping last night

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Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
« Reply #55 on: July 28, 2018, 03:21:55 AM »
Sunday in Buffalo

Biriling in Ottawa

BTL in Toronto

Labor in NYC

Uprsie in Chicago


all time favourites was OOPS in Hamilton Ontario Canada

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Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
« Reply #56 on: July 28, 2018, 07:05:11 PM »
Online- seasons
Physical shop location- seasons
Shop closest to me I fuck with - labor

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Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
« Reply #57 on: July 29, 2018, 07:12:03 AM »
Venue
Seasons
Supreme

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Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
« Reply #58 on: July 29, 2018, 05:29:17 PM »
no comply in austin

a-front in houston owned by anthony correa was an amazing shop RIP
and special mention to kingpinz, good friend in houston's shop RIP

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Re: What's Your Favorite Skateshop?
« Reply #59 on: July 29, 2018, 06:02:38 PM »
Xen, i dont live in LA, but is Lottie's any good?

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

https://bluetilelounge.ca/

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



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

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

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