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Re: Chicago.
« Reply #90 on: March 07, 2011, 09:54:25 PM »
Hey guys, I'm from Minnesota but we travel all around the midwest during the summer. Wondering if anyone can help me out with the locations of these spots. ? Not sure if these are all near Chicago or even in Illinois at all but any help would be very appreciated. ? If anybody needs a tour guide for Minneapolis I'd be happy to show you around ;D










Please tell me where the 4th one is at! That ledge looks beautiful!

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« Reply #91 on: March 08, 2011, 06:56:01 AM »
i have no clue where the fourth one is but there's a bunch of ledges just like that scattered throughout alleys downtown here

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« Reply #92 on: March 08, 2011, 08:18:49 AM »

That would be killer. I need some chill dudes to skate with. I also need a nice parking lot or something. Have to get my heelflip tricks back. They still kind of sting my ankle.
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Random smooth parking lots in lakeview might be kind of hard to come by.  Are you old enough to go to the bar?

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Re: Chicago.
« Reply #93 on: March 08, 2011, 10:13:35 AM »
4th pic is in St. Charles, IL.
It's been in about 30 clips, but I haven't skated it,  and I don't know where it is specifically.

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« Reply #94 on: March 08, 2011, 10:16:29 AM »
its coke ledge its really really nice and theres a few ditches around it
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« Reply #95 on: March 08, 2011, 11:38:28 AM »
Yea I used to live about 10 minutes from the ledge. Never a bust and has great run-up on either side. If I can remember correctly it's right off of 64 by a Zimmerman Ford dealership. There are also these banks right by that are pretty tight.

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« Reply #96 on: March 08, 2011, 04:07:05 PM »
Yea I used to live about 10 minutes from the ledge. Never a bust and has great run-up on either side. If I can remember correctly it's right off of 64 by a Zimmerman Ford dealership. There are also these banks right by that are pretty tight.
would be the banks be worth it making the trip up there? i always love skate a good bank
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« Reply #97 on: March 08, 2011, 07:07:06 PM »
With both spots literally on either side of one intersection, definitely.

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Re: Chicago.
« Reply #98 on: March 09, 2011, 09:51:05 AM »
someones inspired by pfranx...

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« Reply #99 on: March 09, 2011, 02:28:40 PM »
someones inspired by pfranx...
If me and my friends having similar spot tastes as some guy in Illinois means we're inspired by him, sure.

Thanks for the help guys. I found everything I was looking for.

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Re: Chicago.
« Reply #100 on: March 09, 2011, 07:21:23 PM »
That spot is about 15 minutes away from my house, its in roselle its right by the mcdonalds!

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« Reply #101 on: March 10, 2011, 11:21:00 AM »
1. ledge into bank is in cincinatti at a xerox place i forget the name though
2. Can't remember right now ha
3.somewhere on western ave on the southside of chicago
4.Coca cola ledge in st charles. just look up coca cola factory of whatever and youll find it.
5. Flinn school, rockford Illinois.  Go to rockford if you are in illinois, plenty of other spots.
6. Fulton market area in chicago.
7. same as above, literally next to each other. a few other spots are in that block.
8. bridge banks i believe are on chicago avenue somewhere. they suck though.

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Re: Chicago.
« Reply #102 on: March 11, 2011, 03:43:17 PM »
anyone know the location of any of these spots?






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« Reply #103 on: March 11, 2011, 04:06:52 PM »
1st, 4th and 5th are in Arizona.

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« Reply #104 on: March 11, 2011, 04:28:09 PM »
2nd one is about 3577 N ashland
3rd one is at the thorndale red line stop I think. Not sure though, I've yet to go there.

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Re: Chicago.
« Reply #105 on: March 11, 2011, 04:33:35 PM »
2nd one is about 3577 N ashland
3rd one is at the thorndale red line stop I think. Not sure though, I've yet to go there.

Nice. Thanks.
is the second spot worth a stop?
The only time I've seen it skated was a photo of Silas doing a pole jam.

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Re: Chicago.
« Reply #106 on: March 11, 2011, 04:43:24 PM »
2nd one is about 3577 N ashland
3rd one is at the thorndale red line stop I think. Not sure though, I've yet to go there.

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

If people are talking suburban spots- anybody else ever skated the palatine ditch? I loved that spot. First ditch I've ever skated.
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Re: Chicago.
« Reply #107 on: March 11, 2011, 05:13:21 PM »
2nd one is about 3577 N ashland
3rd one is at the thorndale red line stop I think. Not sure though, I've yet to go there.

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

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

Also, that spot is okay depending on what you wanna do there, its kind of hard to skate. Its pretty close to the metal bridge bank that was mentioned earlier in this thread.

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Re: Chicago.
« Reply #108 on: March 11, 2011, 05:27:22 PM »
yeah, it looks pretty rough.

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

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

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« Reply #109 on: March 11, 2011, 07:57:31 PM »
I wouldn't say the spot is rough at all, its just blue paint coming off the concrete itself is fine, so if you like how it looks, you might wanna check it out. I'm pretty socially retarded and don't do much besides skateboard and school work anymore. Taylor st. has a ton of good food places though.

If you're coming from the west, Rockford has a ton of cool spots. I would go there if its not too far out of the way.

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Re: Chicago.
« Reply #110 on: March 11, 2011, 08:21:50 PM »
yeah, it looks pretty rough.

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

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

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Re: Chicago.
« Reply #111 on: March 11, 2011, 08:23:06 PM »
anyone have any information on that third pic, the DIY quarterpipe?

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Re: Chicago.
« Reply #112 on: March 12, 2011, 07:53:45 AM »
It's the Thorndale Red Line stop, under the bridge.  It's also an I-Go parking lot.  There's also a wallride with a love seat quaterpipe in the middle just behind that jersey barrier.

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« Reply #113 on: March 12, 2011, 09:11:57 AM »
It's the Thorndale Red Line stop, under the bridge.?  It's also an I-Go parking lot.?  There's also a wallride with a love seat quaterpipe in the middle just behind that jersey barrier.
shit, i think i'll go check that out today

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Re: Chicago.
« Reply #114 on: March 12, 2011, 03:34:32 PM »
thanks for all the help. red line stop sounds real cool

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Re: Chicago.
« Reply #115 on: March 12, 2011, 05:21:37 PM »
have any of you guys skated the bank to wall at the chase bank on Ashland and Roscoe?   

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« Reply #116 on: March 12, 2011, 05:53:50 PM »
have any of you guys skated the bank to wall at the chase bank on Ashland and Roscoe?   

If somebody poured a little cement there, it'd be much better, but last time I was there you had to ollie up a small curb/crack to get onto the bank at any point. Still skatable by all means, but the banks are small so you gotta have quick and light feet if you want to wallride.

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« Reply #117 on: March 12, 2011, 06:24:16 PM »
have any of you guys skated the bank to wall at the chase bank on Ashland and Roscoe??  ? 

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

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Re: Chicago.
« Reply #118 on: March 13, 2011, 10:30:33 PM »
have any of you guys skated the bank to wall at the chase bank on Ashland and Roscoe???  ?? 

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

Right on man! I skated up there today. It was pretty fun. Thanks for looking out.

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Re: Chicago.
« Reply #119 on: March 16, 2011, 11:41:43 AM »
do any of you guys know how to post pictures on here from my iphone, if so ive got a few little gems to post