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Re: Best City in the US to skate?
« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2018, 01:10:06 AM »
I'm from Boston and have lived here for most of my life, and this city is def not one of them lol. Lived in SF for half a year and Chicago for 14 months, SF is absolutely incredible for skateboarding and Chicago has an insane amount of untapped potential spots. Security for downtown spots in Chicago is apparently very strict so lots of stuff hasn't been hit up

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Re: Best City in the US to skate?
« Reply #31 on: June 03, 2018, 03:41:38 AM »
Oakland
People just donít know how good it is because it gets lumped in with SF. I say it all the time that itís the best skate city Iíve ever been to. Iíve been living in the area for a decade, actively spot search, and am still finding new stuff to skate regularly.

Yup. Lived in LA , SF, and now Oakland and I agree, Oakland has endless spots with a similar vibe to SF but much more laid back. So much fun. Berkeley is great too.

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Re: Best City in the US to skate?
« Reply #32 on: June 03, 2018, 03:53:25 AM »
New Jersey, if youre asking Uncle Freddy

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Re: Best City in the US to skate?
« Reply #33 on: June 03, 2018, 04:45:18 AM »
sf makes the hills here look flat i would be dead in about 10 minutes in sf

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Re: Best City in the US to skate?
« Reply #34 on: June 11, 2018, 08:53:58 AM »
st. louis, missouri

STL, Boston, Detroit, Providence, DC

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Re: Best City in the US to skate?
« Reply #35 on: June 11, 2018, 09:01:44 AM »
sf no contest

This.

NY/LA/SF and SF was by far the most fun (due to speed and, back then, decent streets). NY was great tho, midtown, Bubble/Brooklyn banks, good times.

NYC is so much fun.  You can just push around the LES and grab beers without ever popping your tail and itís a ton of fun.

Always wanted to skate SF, but Iíve skated Seattle a lot and heard it compared to SF

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Re: Best City in the US to skate?
« Reply #36 on: June 11, 2018, 10:26:58 AM »
i visited Albuquerque last year and found a shit load of killer spots. I imagine when its not hot as fuck, people skate the shit outta those spots.

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Re: Best City in the US to skate?
« Reply #37 on: June 11, 2018, 11:47:02 AM »
San Jose goes under the radar but is an absolute goldmine in my opinion.

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Re: Best City in the US to skate?
« Reply #38 on: June 11, 2018, 03:50:30 PM »
sf no contest

SF without a doubt. Its literally like EA skate world.

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Re: Best City in the US to skate?
« Reply #39 on: June 11, 2018, 04:02:19 PM »
kansas city parks suck compared to out west. Malto tf though. Pretty much all the spots here are rough and hard to skate i dont think thats bad though. I still find untouched stuff all the time if you know where to look. Most of the locals are pretty cool. Bbq is probably the best reason to come here.

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Re: Best City in the US to skate?
« Reply #40 on: June 11, 2018, 04:18:05 PM »
Technically NYC is the best skate city if you're sober and motivated.

WAY too easy to get trapped drinking/partying. if you're chasing buns, last call is 4, meaning the bars are open until 5 basically, then there's the after hours spot. you ARE going to come across an outdoor seating situation with drop dead gorgeous women walking by and you WILL get faded instead of stack clips.

so nevermind.

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Re: Best City in the US to skate?
« Reply #41 on: June 11, 2018, 04:41:21 PM »
sf no contest

This.

NY/LA/SF and SF was by far the most fun (due to speed and, back then, decent streets). NY was great tho, midtown, Bubble/Brooklyn banks, good times.

NYC is so much fun.  You can just push around the LES and grab beers without ever popping your tail and itís a ton of fun.

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Re: Best City in the US to skate?
« Reply #42 on: June 11, 2018, 04:44:04 PM »
It feels like you have to be kinda extra motivated in NYC since people generally arenít driving or spots are impractical to drive to. It is amazing though, maybe the best. had tons of fun skating midtown at night by myself as well as skating downtown/battery park with some friends during the day into the evening.
Philly was really fun and seemed like you could get away with a lot there if you were outside of love park, city hall, muni. Iím referencing when I went in 2011. Occupy was happening and we got to skate the spot underneath city hall hassle free. Having a car there seemed like a pretty big advantage.
Havenít been since 2006(?), but Miami was pretty dope. Having a car there seemed really useful as well, but the free train loops downtown were cool and the sky train thing was good too. This was when the white hubba and blue hubba were really popular, as well as a handful of other spots. Bonus that Ft. Lauderdale is really close and has a couple spots.
Iíve never been to SF, looks awesome, though. I was too young to see much of LA, although I did do a bit of spot tourism thanks to my dad and monsterskate.com.
If youíre counting Canada as well Toronto is pretty good and Montreal is probably better. Both different as Toronto is way more sprawling and spread out than Montreal.

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Re: Best City in the US to skate?
« Reply #43 on: June 11, 2018, 06:25:51 PM »
Chicago's not quite one of the best but it's mad underrated. Twin Cities are most definitely a top 10, maybe even a top 5. I don't know too much about Arizona's geography but one of their cities should be near the top, no?
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Re: Best City in the US to skate?
« Reply #44 on: June 11, 2018, 06:57:11 PM »
While this place my not be defined as a city, Butte, Montana is unreal

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Re: Best City in the US to skate?
« Reply #45 on: June 11, 2018, 08:35:19 PM »
Hubbard Oregon

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Re: Best City in the US to skate?
« Reply #46 on: June 11, 2018, 11:24:28 PM »
I don't know too much about Arizona's geography but one of their cities should be near the top, no?
So many amazing skaters are from Arizona and I appreciate what they do but in my opinion nowhere in AZ is really that spectacular to skate. Even Phoenix, the largest city, is just  really spread out and way too fucking hot and dry. Tucson is okay. Then Prescott and Flagstaff up north have literally nothing to skate (not even not-spots) and the ground is rough as fuck everywhere.

Ditches are cool but you can find plain grey hips at skateparks too and I wouldn't use them as a means to classify a city as one of the best to skate.
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Re: Best City in the US to skate?
« Reply #47 on: June 12, 2018, 12:09:50 AM »
Philly>NYC
SF>OAK, but The Bay (SF, SJ, The East Bay)>any other metropolitan area
Oakland could be better if theyíd pave the fucking streets, but even with that, the lack of lawns in SF makes cruising hills through neighborhoods fun even if you spend all day just doing ollies

Iíve never figured out SD no matter how many times Iíve tried

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Re: Best City in the US to skate?
« Reply #48 on: June 12, 2018, 01:32:49 AM »
Seeing a lot about Seattle and NY.

How do they compare? Also, can anyone vouch for Portland? Or will I just end up drinking some pompous ipa and listening to Jens Lekman?

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Re: Best City in the US to skate?
« Reply #49 on: June 12, 2018, 01:53:01 AM »
Seeing a lot about Seattle and NY.

How do they compare? Also, can anyone vouch for Portland? Or will I just end up drinking some pompous ipa and listening to Jens Lekman?
Seattles industrial district is grossly neglected and full of crusty gems. You can skate around the side alleys of Sodo and find some crazy good spots. Only spent limited time in Portland and never skated but i'm gunna try to skate there near the end of July so hopefully its just as dope as Seattle. I will say having a set of soft wheels to swap out is awesome up here in the pnw. I constantly swap out 78's with ceramics to 99's with reds depending on the enviroment and if i'm going long distances.

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Re: Best City in the US to skate?
« Reply #50 on: June 12, 2018, 03:07:33 AM »
Never been, but Detroit looks pretty low bust which is something I give a lot of points to.

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Re: Best City in the US to skate?
« Reply #51 on: June 12, 2018, 03:23:28 AM »
Albany for the Empire State plaza alone. I live in nyc so I would also say here too.

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Re: Best City in the US to skate?
« Reply #52 on: June 12, 2018, 07:10:08 AM »
Puerto Rico


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Re: Best City in the US to skate?
« Reply #53 on: June 12, 2018, 08:24:56 AM »
NM, CO, AZ, TX, and Seattle ditches and temperate summers and hils just as rad as SF but not alot of the bs the bay area has.
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Re: Best City in the US to skate?
« Reply #54 on: June 12, 2018, 09:20:04 AM »
Seeing a lot about Seattle and NY.

How do they compare? Also, can anyone vouch for Portland? Or will I just end up drinking some pompous ipa and listening to Jens Lekman?

Maybe I've just gotten unlucky but I've street skated around Portland multiple times in different areas and didn't find much.

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Re: Best City in the US to skate?
« Reply #55 on: June 12, 2018, 09:41:19 AM »
Iím biased. Chicago and Detroit.

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Re: Best City in the US to skate?
« Reply #56 on: June 12, 2018, 01:32:30 PM »
Seeing a lot about Seattle and NY.

How do they compare? Also, can anyone vouch for Portland? Or will I just end up drinking some pompous ipa and listening to Jens Lekman?

Maybe I've just gotten unlucky but I've street skated around Portland multiple times in different areas and didn't find much.
there are street spots its you have to search them out, albeit find a person in the know. okay what east coasters and park rats call warming up at yada yada park or TF that is their spot, Portland has a shitload of pools and parks the warmup spots are the parks andbowls and Burnside, yeah I am going to TALK SHIT HOWEVER THE KOOKY LOCALISISM IS BULLSHIT...... got snaked twice and I think dudes need to chill on that shit. Street spots are there just have to be intuitive and search em out. Believe me I know and love that town.
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Re: Best City in the US to skate?
« Reply #57 on: June 12, 2018, 02:07:57 PM »
The Denver area, lived in Colorado for a while, you can skate all year round, theres a million parks, all new-ish and made well unlike here in New England, plus they all have stadium lights and are lit up till at least 10 pm. Not really just the city i guess..

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Re: Best City in the US to skate?
« Reply #58 on: June 12, 2018, 02:39:27 PM »
Portland can be fun, but the streets and ground are terrible from the rain.  The city is also changing rapidly so old spots are disappearing with construction.  But new ones pop up too.  Plenty of fun parks.  There are some good spots if you're willing to explore.

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Re: Best City in the US to skate?
« Reply #59 on: June 12, 2018, 03:34:37 PM »
Maybe Iím spoiled, but to me, if your city has rain more than 2/3rds of the year, its not a great skate city