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« on: June 22, 2011, 08:23:06 PM »
especially Minneapolis, underrated skate desination
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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2011, 08:41:02 PM »
What are you trying to learn about our lovely state?

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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2011, 08:44:22 PM »
What are you trying to learn about our lovely state?
I'm from minnie too, just trying to spread the word about the underrated skate scene
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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2011, 03:48:17 AM »
i got relatives in minnesota

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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2011, 07:56:04 AM »
I used to lurk on platinum seagulls.  I also have Flow Trash.  Nice little scene.

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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2011, 04:43:03 PM »
anybody know where those two banks are? I wanna shred that
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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2011, 07:48:12 AM »
Justheshingaround, please stay at the skatepark if you have to ask " where are those banks at?". You've obviously never been downtown if you have to ask such a dumb question. For anyone interested in spots, just go to the government center and head out from there. Literally spots on every block.

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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2011, 10:57:55 AM »
Justheshingaround, please stay at the skatepark if you have to ask " where are those banks at?". You've obviously never been downtown if you have to ask such a dumb question. For anyone interested in spots, just go to the government center and head out from there. Literally spots on every block.
dude, just shut up
aanyways, it's pretty cool, because the cops aren't bad, mainly people who say "go somewhere else" and "good samaritans" who think they're doing the world a favor
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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2012, 07:39:55 PM »
Going back home for a visit during spring break. Anybody down to sesh downtown?

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: Minnesota
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2012, 11:23:58 PM »
all i have to say is...HIAWATHA.

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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2012, 05:38:24 PM »
what are some good parks in minneapolis? perferably no pads

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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2012, 09:15:56 PM »
Anybody know of good spots in Rochester?


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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2012, 02:01:24 PM »
Im from MN. If you arent from around here you can park at the mall of america and take the light rail to downtown minneapolis. You dont have to worry about parking. One of the stops is the government plaza which is a sick spot and thats where the rainbow banks are. Or you can just go downtown and skate around. Youre bound to find some spots. St Paul has some good spots too. The U of M has a bunch of good shit too.

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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2012, 04:47:56 PM »
Anybody know of good spots in Rochester?



Damn fool are you in Rochester?

Anyways there are a few spots... I'll have to think.

I live  1.5 hours south
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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2012, 08:20:13 PM »
Anybody know of good spots in Rochester?



Damn fool are you in Rochester?

Anyways there are a few spots... I'll have to think.

I live  1.5 hours south

I'm like 40 mins away.


Kellogg middle school with the gap in the back is like the only valid spot I know of lol.

Of course downtown has a lot of shit, but that is a complete bust and isn't worth the time and risk involved unless you are trying to film something straight out of the car with limited attempts.


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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2012, 10:49:40 PM »
Rochester sucks.

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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2012, 12:17:28 AM »
If you have kids you gotta check out Jordan.
Hosin' out the cab of his pickup truck
He's got his 8-track playin' really fuckin' loud

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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2012, 05:49:27 AM »
Anybody know of good spots in Rochester?



Damn fool are you in Rochester?

Anyways there are a few spots... I'll have to think.

I live  1.5 hours south

I'm like 40 mins away.


Kellogg middle school with the gap in the back is like the only valid spot I know of lol.

Of course downtown has a lot of shit, but that is a complete bust and isn't worth the time and risk involved unless you are trying to film something straight out of the car with limited attempts.



40 mins what direction?
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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2012, 06:10:18 AM »
Anybody know of good spots in Rochester?



Damn fool are you in Rochester?

Anyways there are a few spots... I'll have to think.

I live  1.5 hours south

I'm like 40 mins away.


Kellogg middle school with the gap in the back is like the only valid spot I know of lol.

Of course downtown has a lot of shit, but that is a complete bust and isn't worth the time and risk involved unless you are trying to film something straight out of the car with limited attempts.



40 mins what direction?

Winona

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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #19 on: July 25, 2012, 10:32:32 AM »
Shit dude lets skate some time.  If I take back roads I can get to Winona in less than an hour.  Lets hit up Lacrosse or Onalaska park some time?  Whats Winona skate scene like?  Stoked that I met someone this close to me hahaah
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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2012, 10:46:31 AM »
Shit dude lets skate some time.  If I take back roads I can get to Winona in less than an hour.  Lets hit up Lacrosse or Onalaska park some time?  Whats Winona skate scene like?  Stoked that I met someone this close to me hahaah

Lol.

I'm down. This is bound to be extremely awkward, tho.

I'm currently nursing a foot injury, but I should be ready to rumble by the middle to end of next week.

The skate scene here is pretty weak.

There are some decent kids here who are a couple years younger than me, but they don't skate nearly as much as they used to.

There aren't many legit spots here and the skatepark is complete garbage, but there are a few gaps that would suit a gnar type of skater.


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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2012, 06:18:36 AM »
The U of M has a bunch of good shit too.
I heard the U of M was a bust, I talked to a guy who works at 3rd Lair and he told me you can get arrested for just cruising.


Anybody know of some spots in Duluth that weren't hurt by the flood? I'm headed up there today for 3 days.
« Last Edit: August 08, 2012, 06:20:14 AM by planman »

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: Minnesota
« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2012, 09:15:33 AM »
Duluth skatepark is a nice mellow park
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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #23 on: August 08, 2012, 09:06:47 PM »
Where that at?

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: Minnesota
« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2016, 03:58:09 PM »
Headed down to familia tomorrow to pick up some new shoes. I wanted to skate afterwards but I hate skating street alone. Anyone down for a few hours tomorrow?

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: Minnesota
« Reply #25 on: July 22, 2016, 10:16:56 PM »
Gonna be downtown again on Monday to check out MCTC and skate afterwards, if anyone is down

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: Minnesota
« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2016, 01:14:03 PM »
Planman. If you're trying to link with others skaters downtown I suggest lurking at the garages across the street from the government center. The one garage is never a bust and usually there's a crew of people skating. I would wait till about 9pm to go though. 

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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2016, 07:06:33 PM »
Thanks for the advice man, as long as I've lived here (before moving out of state) I've never really had the chance to skate the city until this summer

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: Minnesota
« Reply #28 on: September 03, 2016, 09:30:54 AM »
I'm gonna be in Rochester/Minneapolis for work the next 2-3 weeks if anyone's keen to link up and skate. Otherwise tips on bars, food, skate spots/parks, and anything else is much appreciated! thanks.

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Re: Minnesota
« Reply #29 on: September 03, 2016, 01:01:10 PM »
I'm gonna be in Rochester/Minneapolis for work the next 2-3 weeks if anyone's keen to link up and skate. Otherwise tips on bars, food, skate spots/parks, and anything else is much appreciated! thanks.
Rochester has a lot of spots downtown around the Mayo Clinic. Security can be tight around there but you can get lucky on the weekends later on in the day. Their skatepark is pretty fun but kinda weird (half concrete/half shitty metal pre-fab). I haven't eaten there a whole lot but people seem to like John Hardy's BBQ.

I live in Minneapolis and you really can't go wrong just skating around downtown. Definitely check out Government Center (rainbow banks) and the parking garage across the street. There's also some good spots at the new U.S. Bank Stadium and the surrounding plazas. As far as skateparks I'd recommend checking out the new Burnsville park. It's got a bowl and a really fun street section. Eden Prarie, New Hope, Oakdale, and Woodbury have pretty fun parks too. If you want to check out a shop, I prefer Cal Surf (right next to a bunch of lakes that are good for swimming/chillin).

Minnehaha Falls is pretty cool but can get real packed with tourists this time of year. Five-Watt and Boiler Room are my favorite coffee shops and Glam Doll has good donuts if you're into that. As far as bars go, UpDown is a new "barcade" where all the games are 25 cents (10 cents on Thursdays) and the beers are cheap especially during happy hours. Kitty Cat Klub is dope but pretty much the only cool thing in the area. CC Club is where I'll usually be getting drunk and where most of the skaters hang out. I work next door at French Meadow which is good for food but it can get spendy. Hard Times has big portions for dirt cheap. It's a cash only vegetarian spot with a funny mix of crust punks and college kids. Caffrey's has good sandwiches.... I tend to eat pretty cheaply so you might want to look elsewhere for better food suggestions.

The State Fair is going on right now and that's worth checking out especially if you've never been. Just send me a message if you wanna know a specific spot or anything else.