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Title: Austin, Texas
Post by: Gil on January 22, 2019, 11:40:01 AM
Hey pals,

Wondering if any of y'all have any tips for a weekend skate trip to Austin in February. I searched through some old threads but figured I start this for more up to date info.

Never been before, but we're definitely going to check out No Comply. It appears to be in the downtown area. Would that be a good zone to try to get a hotel in? Something not too outrageously expensive but relatively close to spots would be ideal. Any other areas you'd recommend to lurk around for spots other than downtown?

It's just a homie skate trip, so other than skating, food and some chill bars is probably all we'll get into. I've seen there's some good BBQ, any recommendations there? I'd imagine there's some pretty dope Mexican food as well. As far as nightlife, are there any cool areas you like? Not clubs or anything like that, but some fun places, anywhere with a pool table, something along those lines?

Thanks guys.
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: calvinsdream on January 22, 2019, 12:40:30 PM
Hey pals,

Wondering if any of y'all have any tips for a weekend skate trip to Austin in February. I searched through some old threads but figured I start this for more up to date info.

Never been before, but we're definitely going to check out No Comply. It appears to be in the downtown area. Would that be a good zone to try to get a hotel in? Something not too outrageously expensive but relatively close to spots would be ideal. Any other areas you'd recommend to lurk around for spots other than downtown?

It's just a homie skate trip, so other than skating, food and some chill bars is probably all we'll get into. I've seen there's some good BBQ, any recommendations there? I'd imagine there's some pretty dope Mexican food as well. As far as nightlife, are there any cool areas you like? Not clubs or anything like that, but some fun places, anywhere with a pool table, something along those lines?

Thanks guys.

No Comply is a good start, and it's near to the main Austin skatepark downtown. Avoid 6th street if you don't want to drown in douches.
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: botefdunn on January 22, 2019, 02:20:08 PM
pack some linen pants.
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: duster1 on January 22, 2019, 05:54:47 PM
Go to house park and bring basketball shorts
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: TheLurper on January 22, 2019, 06:30:16 PM
The brisket at Terry Black's BBQ is amazing. Best BBQ I've ever had.

Radio Coffee and Beer is a decent coffee shop (the taco truck parked out front is pretty good).

Skylark Lounge is a bit out of town, but a cool place to visit for a drink or two.

The park is super fun and you can easily walk from there to No Comply.
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Gil on January 23, 2019, 06:39:39 AM
Thanks for the tips, guys.

We'll definitely check out that BBQ spot.

Probably lurk around the streets rather than spending much time in parks, but it's good to know that there's a good one so close to No Comply.

Appreciate you dudes!
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Grampa on January 23, 2019, 08:55:36 PM
The hip bbq spots like Micklethwait and La Barbecue are the best in Austin proper, and theyíre really good. If you can make it down to Lockhart you can get some of the non-yuppie good stuff.

As mentioned, House park is around the corner from No Comply and is definitely worth a stop. Yellow Jacket is where the skaters/punks/hipsters/bikers all drink and they serve good food too. Breakfast tacos at Veracruz are killer. If you want a more local dive bar vibe hit up Barflyís a little north off Airport for pool.
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Gil on January 24, 2019, 07:34:22 AM
Sick. Thanks for the info, Grampa.

Would y'all say just cruising downtown would be the most productive for street spots? Or are there any other areas worth skating around to find things?
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: camel filters on January 26, 2019, 06:56:11 AM
never realized how many slap people are from Austin. I've been out of the loop with making new skate friends and just work and hang with people i met from school. I'm 30 and need skate ppl in my life. DM if yall want to skate house, drink, whatever it is.
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: calvinsdream on January 28, 2019, 12:25:28 PM
never realized how many slap people are from Austin. I've been out of the loop with making new skate friends and just work and hang with people i met from school. I'm 30 and need skate ppl in my life. DM if yall want to skate house, drink, whatever it is.

Houston actually. I like Austin though.
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Xen on January 28, 2019, 02:40:25 PM
Hit up Franklin's BBQ [early, as in get in line well before noon].
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Gil on January 29, 2019, 01:54:22 PM
Hit up Franklin's BBQ [early, as in get in line well before noon].

Thanks Xen. We'll make sure to check it out.
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: HURRICANEDEATH on February 01, 2019, 08:08:28 AM
I used to work at Micklethwait smoking the meats at night.

I will echo a lot of what was already mentioned: House Park, No-Comply, Yellow Jacket, La BBQ/ Micklethwait.

I will add Better Half on West 5th for coffee and food. Great weekday happy hour with amazing $5 burgers.

There are spots downtown and in West Campus which are accessible from the shop/House Park. Some of the others ones you might have to use a car.
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Sleazy on February 01, 2019, 08:16:54 AM
if you go to terrys, spring for a beef rib. brisket is good but beef rib is the crown jewel of austin BBQ to me

(https://s3-media4.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/m2iAJs67p09Jd-wn6TP_Pw/o.jpg)

they are 1.5 pounds or so and cost about 30 but you can split with a buddy and you can eat them with a plastic fork, the meat just falls off the bone. also the middle pieces are better than the end pieces IMHO as your salty crust to buttery meat ratio is better.

never realized how many slap people are from Austin. I've been out of the loop with making new skate friends and just work and hang with people i met from school. I'm 30 and need skate ppl in my life. DM if yall want to skate house, drink, whatever it is.

if you skate house on weekend mornings we might already know each other. i'm usually up there sat or sunday morning skating the 3' quarter with the locals and that slappy curb thing. the whole vibe is super friendly so if you just show up and chill, bros will happen.
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: camel filters on February 05, 2019, 11:40:42 AM
if you go to terrys, spring for a beef rib. brisket is good but beef rib is the crown jewel of austin BBQ to me

(https://s3-media4.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/m2iAJs67p09Jd-wn6TP_Pw/o.jpg)

they are 1.5 pounds or so and cost about 30 but you can split with a buddy and you can eat them with a plastic fork, the meat just falls off the bone. also the middle pieces are better than the end pieces IMHO as your salty crust to buttery meat ratio is better.

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never realized how many slap people are from Austin. I've been out of the loop with making new skate friends and just work and hang with people i met from school. I'm 30 and need skate ppl in my life. DM if yall want to skate house, drink, whatever it is.
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if you skate house on weekend mornings we might already know each other. i'm usually up there sat or sunday morning skating the 3' quarter with the locals and that slappy curb thing. the whole vibe is super friendly so if you just show up and chill, bros will happen.
I used to alot more when i lived closer. Living by the 183 and Airport blvd now. Gonna try to start making the trek again. Also be less of a silent fuck when skating will help too haha.
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Murge on October 31, 2019, 11:51:08 AM
Hey sorry for bringing this thread back and I didnít really want to create a new one since this one already exists.

Jan 3-6 Iím going to be in Austin for a get away with some homies. Iím trying to break off and skate some. Aside from house park and no-comply is there anywhere I should check out? Any DIYs or cool ditches?

If anyone wants grab a drink Iím your dude.
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: super-basic on October 31, 2019, 12:12:58 PM
I like 5-hip ditch.

It's near Stassney and Manchaca.

https://www.google.com/maps/dir//30.215388999999995,-97.79203999999999
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Sleazy on October 31, 2019, 12:56:45 PM
i've always wanted to check out austin high banks which are close to house and no comply

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udOTi-qw4k4

i think downtown is pretty fun. if your in on a weekend and new too town there are plenty of fun things to mess around on and lots of hills to bomb. there is a really sick flat bar to hill bomb across the street from the capital factory, curbs cutting out of hills, this one spot near chase bank that has this round empty fountain that you can slappy blunt and things like that (it's a bust but worth it to get a few tricks).

Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: CRAILFISH TO REVERT on October 31, 2019, 02:00:58 PM
If you like ramen hit up Ramen Tatsuya
If you like fried chickn and burgers hit up Top Notch
If you like Tex-mex hit up El Caribe

Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: HyenaChaser on November 01, 2019, 06:13:25 AM
Gonna throw a couple places to chill out there:

Hotel Vegas
Barracuda
White Horse (definitely peep this)
La Perla (brush up on your Spanish and buy an armadillo)
Elephant Room if you like Jazz
Cheer up Charlieís
Also going to second Yellow Jacket

For straight up pool tables check The Grand

A lot of neighborhoods outside of the campus and downtown areas allow open containers on the street. Doesnít mean you can take drinks from bars though. Travis Heights is a good drunk walk for fancy houses, urban green belt, and the chance to see foxes.

Skate the Blanton Museum on campus (on MLK, canít miss it)

Flat ground with a great view of the city at the Long center
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Esmith5488 on November 01, 2019, 10:50:10 AM
Iím almost positive that if you go to no complys website they had a link to a google map thing that had like every park ditch and spot in the surrounding areas.

If not itís a easy google and Iím almost sure itís been posted here.

Thereís no shortage of parks thatís for sure.

Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: HyenaChaser on November 15, 2019, 01:14:23 PM
Kept forgetting to post this, hopefully still useful to some folks

Austin Skate Map

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?oe=UTF8&dg=feature&ie=UTF8&msa=0&mid=1n1e3sVYGDcy36DFoBiY87-y01Ec&ll=30.23120284439849%2C-97.72992105573832&z=12
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: shitdick22 on December 23, 2019, 04:56:56 PM
Going to be in Austin tomorrow through the 29th if anyone's trying to catch a session send me a pm!
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: cilantro on December 28, 2019, 08:54:16 AM
I'd imagine there's some pretty dope Mexican food as well.
Hahaha
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: mrdanielcarter on February 13, 2020, 08:50:08 PM
just moved to austin.

pretty shit skater. HOLLLER
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: fakie nollie on March 07, 2020, 02:45:42 PM
pack some linen pants.

Would gnar if I could - I had borderline chapped balls from the heat.
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: lazer69 on April 03, 2021, 12:04:53 AM
In Austin. Already went to house park twice. Where else should I go?
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Sleazy on April 03, 2021, 04:54:34 AM
If you want skateparks i like lakewood

https://g.co/kgs/rz7yAC

Thereís parks all over though, pflugervil, cedar park
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: brent on April 16, 2021, 09:55:02 PM
where are the spots near 40th and red river
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Freelancevagrant on April 23, 2021, 12:25:30 PM
In Austin. Already went to house park twice. Where else should I go?

Back home.
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: twic3 on April 23, 2021, 01:21:03 PM
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Hahaha

Last time I was in Austins I was imagining the same thing, we asked our airbnb host what was the best place around and he told us Torchys...

You guys do have great asian food though.
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Freelancevagrant on April 23, 2021, 04:48:16 PM
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I'd imagine there's some pretty dope Mexican food as well.
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Hahaha
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Last time I was in Austins I was imagining the same thing, we asked our airbnb host what was the best place around and he told us Torchys...

You guys do have great asian food though.

I will say as a Californian living in a Austin, Tex-mex fucking blows. But we do have great Asian food and surprisingly good pizza.
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Sleazy on April 24, 2021, 06:15:28 AM
Iíve been pretty underwhelmed with the Asian food here. You really have to know the spots. Ethnic food in general isnít fantastic here IMHO. What Asian spots are you all hitting? We hit up Asia cafe which is down the road and best Chinese Iíve had but havenít found a good peking duck spot. Still havenít found a great pho spot. Sushi is definitely way more miss than hit. We found one Thai place thatís ok. Thai fresh is good but not authentic.
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: HyenaChaser on April 24, 2021, 02:55:15 PM
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I'd imagine there's some pretty dope Mexican food as well.
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Hahaha
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Last time I was in Austins I was imagining the same thing, we asked our airbnb host what was the best place around and he told us Torchys...

You guys do have great asian food though.
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I will say as a Californian living in a Austin, Tex-mex fucking blows. But we do have great Asian food and surprisingly good pizza.

I've gotten in so many verbal disputes over how Tex-Mex in Austin actually sucks. What they call tacos, they aversion to burritos, and an excess of flour tortillas and refried beans, it's a mess. There is good stuff there, but you gotta search for it a little. Not the same as the west coast experience.
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Freelancevagrant on April 25, 2021, 05:54:46 AM
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I'd imagine there's some pretty dope Mexican food as well.
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Hahaha
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Last time I was in Austins I was imagining the same thing, we asked our airbnb host what was the best place around and he told us Torchys...

You guys do have great asian food though.
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I will say as a Californian living in a Austin, Tex-mex fucking blows. But we do have great Asian food and surprisingly good pizza.
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I've gotten in so many verbal disputes over how Tex-Mex in Austin actually sucks. What they call tacos, they aversion to burritos, and an excess of flour tortillas and refried beans, it's a mess. There is good stuff there, but you gotta search for it a little. Not the same as the west coast experience.

Couldnít agree more with ya dude.

One thing that I did learn to love thigh was the abundance of queso, I became a big fan.

On another austin note, skating Lakewood at 0930 and house at 1330 if anyone wants in?
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: mj23 on May 12, 2021, 11:57:40 AM
I'm gonna be moving to Austin for a job at UT soon, probably August. What should I know? Aside from "it's going to be hotter than the devil's asscrack."

Looking to rent a place. Seems like Hyde Park, North Loop, and other neighborhoods around there are common places for UT workers to live that have some hip shit to do. Anywhere else I should be looking? East Austin? West Campus? South Lamar?

I'm coming off of 10+ years in NYC (Bushwick/Ridgewood)... are there any places in Austin with a similar vibe?

Thanks Pals, Shalom
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: camel filters on May 12, 2021, 12:44:26 PM
I'm gonna be moving to Austin for a job at UT soon, probably August. What should I know? Aside from "it's going to be hotter than the devil's asscrack."

Looking to rent a place. Seems like Hyde Park, North Loop, and other neighborhoods around there are common places for UT workers to live that have some hip shit to do. Anywhere else I should be looking? East Austin? West Campus? South Lamar?

I'm coming off of 10+ years in NYC (Bushwick/Ridgewood)... are there any places in Austin with a similar vibe?

Thanks Pals, Shalom
Go to Alamo Rec Center off of manor near UT and you'll find a basketball court full of a bunch of boxes and ramps and good skating. House park is the staple skatepark. Full of kids, not my favorite layout. There are spots but a lot are short lived or hard to skate. I can come up with more suggestions once you're settled in.

I don't do hip shit but east austin has all the gentrifying fake cool stuff. West campus if full of students and frat guys. South Lamar is touristy, expensive, but has some good food (I try not to eat out too much but I like this vietamese/french cafe called elizabeth st). Hyde park and North loop are mellow. Handful of dive bars, coffee shops, restaurants that seem cool but I never go to. Honestly you'll probably not find anywhere as cool as NY but I like it. If you're here during summer, barton springs (the free side not the paid side) is a cool place and good for dog/people watching.  Shalom.
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Shufflessss on May 12, 2021, 01:12:45 PM
I'm gonna be moving to Austin for a job at UT soon, probably August. What should I know? Aside from "it's going to be hotter than the devil's asscrack."

Looking to rent a place. Seems like Hyde Park, North Loop, and other neighborhoods around there are common places for UT workers to live that have some hip shit to do. Anywhere else I should be looking? East Austin? West Campus? South Lamar?

I'm coming off of 10+ years in NYC (Bushwick/Ridgewood)... are there any places in Austin with a similar vibe?

Thanks Pals, Shalom

Sent you a PM for apartment help. My fiancť is a locator and she's great at it.

Shalom
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: 43 on May 12, 2021, 06:57:32 PM
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I'd imagine there's some pretty dope Mexican food as well.
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Hahaha
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Last time I was in Austins I was imagining the same thing, we asked our airbnb host what was the best place around and he told us Torchys...

You guys do have great asian food though.
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I will say as a Californian living in a Austin, Tex-mex fucking blows. But we do have great Asian food and surprisingly good pizza.
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I've gotten in so many verbal disputes over how Tex-Mex in Austin actually sucks. What they call tacos, they aversion to burritos, and an excess of flour tortillas and refried beans, it's a mess. There is good stuff there, but you gotta search for it a little. Not the same as the west coast experience.

I haven't lived in Austin since the early 00s but you have to go to San Antonio for the real shit. I remember someone told me about a Mexican restaurant on the Drag run by white people that served saltines and salsa. Also a lot of bland black bean spinach type shit on microwaved corn tortillas.
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: brent on May 19, 2021, 01:43:15 PM
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I'm gonna be moving to Austin for a job at UT soon, probably August. What should I know? Aside from "it's going to be hotter than the devil's asscrack."

Looking to rent a place. Seems like Hyde Park, North Loop, and other neighborhoods around there are common places for UT workers to live that have some hip shit to do. Anywhere else I should be looking? East Austin? West Campus? South Lamar?

I'm coming off of 10+ years in NYC (Bushwick/Ridgewood)... are there any places in Austin with a similar vibe?

Thanks Pals, Shalom
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Go to Alamo Rec Center off of manor near UT and you'll find a basketball court full of a bunch of boxes and ramps and good skating.
I went to skate here today and apparently the park rangers want all the ramps and shit gone
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Xen on May 20, 2021, 11:00:34 AM
Torchy's makes some damn fine tacos (especially if you like it HOT).

Sucks that Legoland is gone...so much crusty fun.
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: mj23 on June 17, 2021, 08:42:58 AM
Ok, I got a house rented and Iím moving to town in august.

Next question: how do people buy weed in this town??? Iím not looking for a hookup (because thatís probably against Slap rules) but more like general logistics.

In NYC I would text a number, get a menu with 4-5 different kinds of flower, and then have someone ride over on a bike or moped to drop it off. In LA obviously I just go to a store.

What do people do in Austin?
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Freelancevagrant on June 17, 2021, 08:46:14 AM
Ok, I got a house rented and Iím moving to town in august.

Next question: how do people buy weed in this town??? Iím not looking for a hookup (because thatís probably against Slap rules) but more like general logistics.

In NYC I would text a number, get a menu with 4-5 different kinds of flower, and then have someone ride over on a bike or moped to drop it off. In LA obviously I just go to a store.

What do people do in Austin?

Ask a bartender or a waiter. Let me know when you get here and weíll catch a sesh dude!
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Landmine on August 05, 2021, 07:37:30 AM
Bumping this since it's title is relevant.  Anyone wanna share a curb spot with a fat old dude re-learning?  I've tried a couple places near me but I keep getting kicked out.  If you got a curb spot or slappy session and want to share info, cool.  If not, that's also cool lol
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Freelancevagrant on August 05, 2021, 07:58:26 AM
Bumping this since it's title is relevant.  Anyone wanna share a curb spot with a fat old dude re-learning?  I've tried a couple places near me but I keep getting kicked out.  If you got a curb spot or slappy session and want to share info, cool.  If not, that's also cool lol

PMíd
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: AitchBeeGayBuh on August 06, 2021, 07:38:01 AM
Kinda curious, heard from different sources Austinís got some pretty aggressive homeless people. How does this compare to LA homeless?
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: mj23 on August 06, 2021, 08:10:04 AM
Kinda curious, heard from different sources Austinís got some pretty aggressive homeless people. How does this compare to LA homeless?
Maybe Austin homelessness would seem really gnarly to someone coming from like Kansas or something, but I still found it to be a bit more mellow compared to what Iíve seen in LA and SF... or god forbid Vancouver. Itís tough to be shocked by Austin once youíve seen LA skid row, Venice tent cities, or the Tenderloin sidewalk tweakers, or the East Hastings open air misery bazaar.

That said... itís still not good by any means. Decent amount of tents set up along the River and major highway underpasses/islands. Drunks posted up on downtown corners too. I feel worse for the people in ATX because itís so damn hot, not like CA where the climate is relatively tolerable.
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: brycickle on August 06, 2021, 09:20:31 AM
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Kinda curious, heard from different sources Austinís got some pretty aggressive homeless people. How does this compare to LA homeless?
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Maybe Austin homelessness would seem really gnarly to someone coming from like Kansas or something, but I still found it to be a bit more mellow compared to what Iíve seen in LA and SF... or god forbid Vancouver. Itís tough to be shocked by Austin once youíve seen LA skid row, Venice tent cities, or the Tenderloin sidewalk tweakers, or the East Hastings open air misery bazaar.

That said... itís still not good by any means. Decent amount of tents set up along the River and major highway underpasses/islands. Drunks posted up on downtown corners too. I feel worse for the people in ATX because itís so damn hot, not like CA where the climate is relatively tolerable.
Don't forget about Portland.
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Sleazy on August 08, 2021, 06:37:40 AM
Kinda curious, heard from different sources Austinís got some pretty aggressive homeless people. How does this compare to LA homeless?

camping has been outlawed, prop 8 passed a few months back. they were scheduled to start clearing the homeless camps out beginning of august and they just started.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CSM34f2J-ne/
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Tony on August 12, 2021, 08:18:27 AM
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Hahaha
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Last time I was in Austins I was imagining the same thing, we asked our airbnb host what was the best place around and he told us Torchys...

You guys do have great asian food though.

BwahahahahahahHhhhhaHa, yea torchys can eat a dick, if you are looking for good Mexican food go down Lamar past 183, plenty of decent taco stands that alright priced tacos, my favorite at the moment is a place called nonos itís next door to a convenience store pretty sketchy location but good ass tacos for under 3 bucks a piece
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Shufflessss on August 17, 2021, 01:19:01 PM
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Kinda curious, heard from different sources Austinís got some pretty aggressive homeless people. How does this compare to LA homeless?
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camping has been outlawed, prop 8 passed a few months back. they were scheduled to start clearing the homeless camps out beginning of august and they just started.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CSM34f2J-ne/

Whoever told you that the homeless here being aggressive has lived a pampered life. I have not had a bad interaction with any of them homeless here. And fuck "Save Austin Now". They're just pushing the homeless out of downtown without giving them any help.
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: darkslide2fakie on August 17, 2021, 01:37:54 PM
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Kinda curious, heard from different sources Austinís got some pretty aggressive homeless people. How does this compare to LA homeless?
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camping has been outlawed, prop 8 passed a few months back. they were scheduled to start clearing the homeless camps out beginning of august and they just started.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CSM34f2J-ne/
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Whoever told you that the homeless here being aggressive has lived a pampered life. I have not had a bad interaction with any of them homeless here. And fuck "Save Austin Now". They're just pushing the homeless out of downtown without giving them any help.

I agree that the homeless are not particularly aggressive here in Austin. I'm curious if you have any idea where they're being pushed too? I have noticed a crazy decrease in the amount of homeless downtown.
As I watch the downtown camps shrink I haven't noticed a growth in the one near me and the shelter on 7th also doesn't seem to have the camp population it had even pre pandemic.

I just really wonder where they all went     
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Landmine on August 17, 2021, 01:42:41 PM
The city's plan (along with Save Austin Now and the Westlake/Lake Travis voters who overwhelming voted for the prop to pass)  is "out of sight out of mind".  There's a small hotel being repurposed into a shelter, there's some land in East Austin, but mostly the homeless are just going back to the camps in the woods where they were before.

Edited to add: never trust the rich

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Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: darkslide2fakie on August 17, 2021, 01:57:09 PM
The city's plan (along with Save Austin Now and the Westlake/Lake Travis voters who overwhelming voted for the prop to pass)  is "out of sight out of mind".  There's a small hotel being repurposed into a shelter, there's some land in East Austin, but mostly the homeless are just going back to the camps in the woods where they were before.

Edited to add: never trust the rich

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Super interesting to see that map, I do remember the only vote yes on prop b billboard I saw was far outside of downtown in westlake/beecave, which I find to be ironic that the people who are arguably farthest from the problem (physically and economically) are the ones with the most to say.
Yeah i hadn't payed much attention to this save austin now bs but man what a bunch of kooks. I think you mean "eat the rich" too
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: mj23 on August 17, 2021, 03:20:19 PM
Hereís a different kind of question: Where do you get a good deal on washing machines and dryers? Im showing up next week and the house we rented has hookups but no machines. Would really like to not spend a fortune, if possible.

Moving to Austin is already costing me an arm and a leg, and while my employer has ďgenerouslyĒ kicked in $1,000 for the expensesÖ that goes pretty quick when youíre moving cross-country  :-[
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Freelancevagrant on August 17, 2021, 05:59:46 PM
Hereís a different kind of question: Where do you get a good deal on washing machines and dryers? Im showing up next week and the house we rented has hookups but no machines. Would really like to not spend a fortune, if possible.

Moving to Austin is already costing me an arm and a leg, and while my employer has ďgenerouslyĒ kicked in $1,000 for the expensesÖ that goes pretty quick when youíre moving cross-country  :-[

Thereís a few good ones:

Neu appliances is good but hella pricey and right next to a cool ass vintage store and across the street from a book collective I volunteer at.

https://neuappliancesaustin.com/

3 point appliances has good reviews and homies I know have bought from there.

https://g.co/kgs/DYXea6

Austin appliance rebuilders is solid as well. Iíve bought two sets of refurbished washer and driers from there. Both really nice Samsung sets for a good price.

https://g.page/originalaustinappliance?share
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: yungthug on August 17, 2021, 07:34:45 PM
Hereís a different kind of question: Where do you get a good deal on washing machines and dryers? Im showing up next week and the house we rented has hookups but no machines. Would really like to not spend a fortune, if possible.

Moving to Austin is already costing me an arm and a leg, and while my employer has ďgenerouslyĒ kicked in $1,000 for the expensesÖ that goes pretty quick when youíre moving cross-country  :-[
Craigslist/Facebook marketplace is also good, but caveat emptor. I was in a similar situation after moving back to my hometown in 2020. I now have 2 kinda dusty looking loud washer/dryer machines but they wash/dry my clothes great and run with no problems!

I did have to pay to get the dryer serviced, but even with parts and labor I still came out ahead vs just going down to Lowe's and buying two new joints. The guys I bought the machines from even had pickup trucks and offered to deliver and help me install for like an extra $50 cash each.
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Shufflessss on August 19, 2021, 09:22:57 AM
If any of y'all Austin based Slap homies want to skate sometime hit me up!

My instagram is - Cat_Barf
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: DannyDee on August 19, 2021, 12:42:18 PM
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Kinda curious, heard from different sources Austinís got some pretty aggressive homeless people. How does this compare to LA homeless?
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camping has been outlawed, prop 8 passed a few months back. they were scheduled to start clearing the homeless camps out beginning of august and they just started.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CSM34f2J-ne/
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Whoever told you that the homeless here being aggressive has lived a pampered life. I have not had a bad interaction with any of them homeless here. And fuck "Save Austin Now". They're just pushing the homeless out of downtown without giving them any help.
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I agree that the homeless are not particularly aggressive here in Austin. I'm curious if you have any idea where they're being pushed too? I have noticed a crazy decrease in the amount of homeless downtown.
As I watch the downtown camps shrink I haven't noticed a growth in the one near me and the shelter on 7th also doesn't seem to have the camp population it had even pre pandemic.

I just really wonder where they all went   
I didn't notice anything crazy outside of walking by what seemed to be a shelter sort of area near dirty 6th (I assume that's the one on 7th) and it was 2018. And, it was just a large-scale group of them, nothing crazy. Didn't shock me or anything (but I'm also from a city with a large homeless population). For medium to large-sized American cities, I found it pretty walkable in the core and didn't stumble accross any sketchy neighborhoods, like is easily done in someothers.
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Shalom Peterson on September 09, 2021, 10:26:54 PM
My job is flying me out to ATX next week for the UT vs. Rice game. I'm gonna do as much skating as Humanly possible. Thank God for this thread.
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Freelancevagrant on September 10, 2021, 04:39:17 AM
My job is flying me out to ATX next week for the UT vs. Rice game. I'm gonna do as much skating as Humanly possible. Thank God for this thread.

Shoot me a pm if youíre looking to catch a sesh.
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Sleazy on September 10, 2021, 05:17:36 AM
My job is flying me out to ATX next week for the UT vs. Rice game. I'm gonna do as much skating as Humanly possible. Thank God for this thread.

i'm usually up at house skating the little quarters and curbs sat and sunday mornings. morning sessions there are usually pretty good (lot of older guys, not so many kids/families)
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Landmine on September 10, 2021, 06:43:04 AM
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My job is flying me out to ATX next week for the UT vs. Rice game. I'm gonna do as much skating as Humanly possible. Thank God for this thread.
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Shoot me a pm if youíre looking to catch a sesh.

I can vouch for @Freelancevagrant's chillness and willingness to sesh, A++++++++ SLAPper
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Freelancevagrant on September 11, 2021, 03:23:43 PM
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My job is flying me out to ATX next week for the UT vs. Rice game. I'm gonna do as much skating as Humanly possible. Thank God for this thread.
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Shoot me a pm if youíre looking to catch a sesh.
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I can vouch for @Freelancevagrant's chillness and willingness to sesh, A++++++++ SLAPper

This is greatly appreciated but also a bummer we havenít been able to catch another sesh dude!
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Tony on September 12, 2021, 06:48:39 AM
If any of y'all Austin based Slap homies want to skate sometime hit me up!

My instagram is - Cat_Barf

Chances are if you skate pville weíve already skated together bro, I usually skate the mini ledge, say whatís up next time
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: mj23 on September 13, 2021, 10:51:35 AM
My job is flying me out to ATX next week for the UT vs. Rice game. I'm gonna do as much skating as Humanly possible. Thank God for this thread.
Ha, my job gave me tickets to the same game! It was sort of "welcome" gesture or something. I've never been to a football game in my life and I want to seem like a good little worker, so I agreed to take 'em. Kind of preparing for it to be like a Fear & Loathing experience full of sunburned jocks who are wasted from tailgating all day. Something to do once and never again.

Anyway, I concur with what others have said about weekend mornings at House Park. The kiddies and freaks start to roll in around 10-11am, but before that it's great. It also starts getting hot as fuck by that time, although it seems like the weather might be starting to turn around a little bit (longtime locals feel free to tell me I'm wrong, or that I'm a big Yankee baby about the heat)
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Landmine on September 13, 2021, 05:34:30 PM
Yeah if you're gonna hit House Park, go on a weekday morning. 

And bring a broom.

And help pick up trash.

Place is filthy lately.
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Sleazy on September 16, 2021, 09:32:17 AM
Anyway, I concur with what others have said about weekend mornings at House Park. The kiddies and freaks start to roll in around 10-11am, but before that it's great. It also starts getting hot as fuck by that time, although it seems like the weather might be starting to turn around a little bit (longtime locals feel free to tell me I'm wrong, or that I'm a big Yankee baby about the heat)

no it gets hot as fuck... i've been known to bring a popup shade if i'm running late and some other locals are doing the same lately which is kind of awesome to me.

Yeah if you're gonna hit House Park, go on a weekday morning. 

And bring a broom.

And help pick up trash.

Place is filthy lately.

it really has gotten kind of gross. that one homeless lady breaks bottles some times so there some broken glass and i kind of liked it better before all the random graffiti was everywhere. i like sieben's stuff but some random assholes black tag i could live without.
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Tony on September 16, 2021, 09:38:31 AM
Man it really sounds like house park isnít much fun anymore
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Landmine on September 16, 2021, 11:09:40 AM
Man it really sounds like house park isnít much fun anymore

Yeah, sadly, it's kinda not
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: SoapyEyes on September 16, 2021, 12:53:10 PM
I like the San Marcos skatepark a lot. Very few crackheads too
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Landmine on September 16, 2021, 01:47:58 PM
I love the bowl in San Marcos
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Shufflessss on September 16, 2021, 02:18:00 PM
I love the bowl in San Marcos

Were the bowl and park built by two different groups? The park itself looks rushed compared to the bowl
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Landmine on September 16, 2021, 02:20:03 PM
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I love the bowl in San Marcos
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Were the bowl and park built by two different groups? The park itself looks rushed compared to the bowl

All built by Grindline as far as I know
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Freelancevagrant on September 16, 2021, 07:04:51 PM
Last time I went to San Marcos a homeless man was sleeping in the top bowl in the middle of a hot ass summer day
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Tony on September 16, 2021, 07:14:59 PM
Me and a couple friends (27-37) skate pville, lacks scooter kids, bikers are pretty cool, and no crackheads. Iím the tall dude skating the baby ledge come up and say whatís up, itís a bit of a drive but itís either 20 minutes to house or 20 minutes to pville Iíll choose pville
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Landmine on September 16, 2021, 08:17:40 PM
I've been going to Pflugerville a lot lately.  I met some older dudes skating the bowls there that seemed cool.  It's drive for me from far SW corner of town but it's worth it; nice open park and everyone is cool.  I may end up there this weekend if my ditch hunting mission is a bust, I'll say what's up.
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Shalom Peterson on September 28, 2021, 05:12:27 PM
Shit I forgot I even posted that. Sorry to everyone I never replied. I didn't get to skate much because of the work schedule. I stayed at the hotel indigo downtown on 8th? Street. I got to bomb some hills (the grated streets were weird. Never seen that before), skate a nice bank spot close to my hotel, the tent city banks on 6th under i35, and cruise around UT. Nothing too special. If I had more time, I would've dug way deeper.
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Landmine on October 25, 2021, 01:26:12 PM
The Old Man thread has me missing the micro mini from ages ago, anyone around here have one, or know someone chill who does? 

If not I'm gonna build one in my backyard when I know what our lease situation looks like.
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Freelancevagrant on October 25, 2021, 02:53:52 PM
The Old Man thread has me missing the micro mini from ages ago, anyone around here have one, or know someone chill who does? 

If not I'm gonna build one in my backyard when I know what our lease situation looks like.

Wish you joined earlier then you could have skated mine before I had to sell it.
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Sleazy on October 25, 2021, 07:54:26 PM
The Old Man thread has me missing the micro mini from ages ago, anyone around here have one, or know someone chill who does? 

If not I'm gonna build one in my backyard when I know what our lease situation looks like.

House has a lot of micro qps
Title: Re: Austin, Texas
Post by: Landmine on October 26, 2021, 05:51:22 AM
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The Old Man thread has me missing the micro mini from ages ago, anyone around here have one, or know someone chill who does? 

If not I'm gonna build one in my backyard when I know what our lease situation looks like.
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Wish you joined earlier then you could have skated mine before I had to sell it.

I joined years ago but never posted lol