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Title: favorite philly spots
Post by: drewsmahgoos on January 30, 2020, 09:52:55 AM
Done a lot more drugs than skateboarding in Philadelphia. Wondering what everyone's favorites are. I used to cop out there so I'm in no way worried about the hood. I know thereare some decent spots in the badlands but I'm curious about the whole city.

Sorry, I'm sure this thread is unoriginal but what isn't nowadays anyway.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: BrianF on February 07, 2020, 06:01:27 AM
I have a kid that goes to college near there and started looking into it.  I've also done my share of subtances, including the really warm and pleasant ones.

I don't know much about street spots, but I do know that some downtown areas are now totally off limits, including the Love Park area.  It's actually listed in some kind of criminal code.  If your search for "legal skateboarding Philadelphia" or something like that you can find the legal info and the exact places where it is specifically prohibited.

FDR skatepark is the big standout in the area.  It's predominantly big bowl type transition skating, but there is a small amount of DIY street stuff as well.  The place was built by locals and can feel pretty territorial.  Someone might want to check it out earlier in the day when it seems to be less busy, especially if you want to skate a lot aren't good enough to earn some respect quickly.

There are some other skateparks that show up on Google Maps, but nothing that I've seen was particulary nice or impressive.

My advice to anyone looking for good streets spots would be to hang around FDR and try to make some local contacts.  Like I said, FDR can get a bit rough at times, but with the right background and attitude you shouldn't feel too out of place.  That's gonna be the doorway to the Philly scene.

Just don't end up getting yourself into trouble, which might be a real possibility if you enter that world.  Certain kinds of places and people have a way of stirring up certain kinds of feelings.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: JohnnySaintLethal on February 07, 2020, 03:40:00 PM
Just go hang out at muni or Cecil
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Craig Lutzka on February 07, 2020, 05:03:36 PM
Under the bridge at 2nd and Indiana........
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: drewsmahgoos on February 09, 2020, 08:44:55 AM
Under the bridge at 2nd and Indiana........

I prefer fairhill and cambria.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Carrolls Chesthairs on February 16, 2020, 05:37:41 AM
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Under the bridge at 2nd and Indiana........
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I prefer fairhill and cambria.
Is that in east Philly or on 14th street?
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: drewsmahgoos on February 16, 2020, 12:04:51 PM
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Under the bridge at 2nd and Indiana........
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I prefer fairhill and cambria.
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Is that in east Philly or on 14th street?


lol, I think you're joking. Pretty sure you are.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: wildbillhiccup on August 27, 2020, 08:45:51 AM
I have a kid that goes to college near there and started looking into it.  I've also done my share of subtances, including the really warm and pleasant ones.

I don't know much about street spots, but I do know that some downtown areas are now totally off limits, including the Love Park area.  It's actually listed in some kind of criminal code.  If your search for "legal skateboarding Philadelphia" or something like that you can find the legal info and the exact places where it is specifically prohibited.

FDR skatepark is the big standout in the area.  It's predominantly big bowl type transition skating, but there is a small amount of DIY street stuff as well.  The place was built by locals and can feel pretty territorial.  Someone might want to check it out earlier in the day when it seems to be less busy, especially if you want to skate a lot aren't good enough to earn some respect quickly.

There are some other skateparks that show up on Google Maps, but nothing that I've seen was particulary nice or impressive.

My advice to anyone looking for good streets spots would be to hang around FDR and try to make some local contacts.  Like I said, FDR can get a bit rough at times, but with the right background and attitude you shouldn't feel too out of place.  That's gonna be the doorway to the Philly scene.

Just don't end up getting yourself into trouble, which might be a real possibility if you enter that world.  Certain kinds of places and people have a way of stirring up certain kinds of feelings.

WHAT NOT TO DO PART 1
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: wildbillhiccup on August 27, 2020, 08:48:04 AM
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Under the bridge at 2nd and Indiana........
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I prefer fairhill and cambria.
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Is that in east Philly or on 14th street?
WHAT TO DO PART 1
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Pete on September 08, 2020, 09:14:00 AM
all those old crusty spots on American Ave, NWP i think. i dont know what that area even looks like now (ive only been back to Philly at night to paint a couple times in the last decade) but 10+ years it was so lit over there. up near ghetto bank so it was pretty hood/industrial/ungentrified too at the time. the red bump to wallride freddy skated and Matt Daniels obliterated, that bugged blue/cement bump that wenning and pluhowski had ads on, the flat gap to steep banks, all freddy spots actually.

i gotta get down there one day soon. ive always joked that philly is stuck in time. place feels like nyc in the 90s, with newport ads from the 90s still rocking.

plus philly graff is some of the best shit in the country regardless of what people who like coloring book graffiti murals say. luh dat wicket shit when its done correctly.

that one spot that was right on the tracks NEP i think, basically a block long angle iron ledge on a loading dock type beat with an awning. chilled there in the rain for hours once one day smoking hella weed with the bronze buddies. good shit.




free max b
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: DaveFuck on September 09, 2020, 05:09:55 AM
all those old crusty spots on American Ave, NWP i think. i dont know what that area even looks like now (ive only been back to Philly at night to paint a couple times in the last decade) but 10+ years it was so lit over there. up near ghetto bank so it was pretty hood/industrial/ungentrified too at the time. the red bump to wallride freddy skated and Matt Daniels obliterated, that bugged blue/cement bump that wenning and pluhowski had ads on, the flat gap to steep banks, all freddy spots actually.

i gotta get down there one day soon. ive always joked that philly is stuck in time. place feels like nyc in the 90s, with newport ads from the 90s still rocking.

plus philly graff is some of the best shit in the country regardless of what people who like coloring book graffiti murals say. luh dat wicket shit when its done correctly.

that one spot that was right on the tracks NEP i think, basically a block long angle iron ledge on a loading dock type beat with an awning. chilled there in the rain for hours once one day smoking hella weed with the bronze buddies. good shit.




free max b
Iím so bummed train ledges got torn down :/
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Bristol_Palin on September 09, 2020, 07:47:18 AM
Just go to Rizzo rink and skate garbage.

The ground is smooth and there's probably a cool looking rock or milk crate or pallet you can skate. It's covered so it's not super bad if it rains although it can create a pretty wild pond at the end. It's behind a beer store, a pho place and a dunkin donuts. There's pillars you can wallie. I used to live down the street and skate there all the time. It's my favorite spot. Aside from friends, family and food, rizzo rink is probably what I miss the most from Philly.

You can also play basketball if you don't feel like skating.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: DaveFuck on September 10, 2020, 08:55:12 AM
Donít go to paines
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: jerrygurneyscream on September 10, 2020, 09:48:15 AM
Zoo banks
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: coldbrew on September 10, 2020, 10:19:31 AM
Just go to Rizzo rink and skate garbage.

The ground is smooth and there's probably a cool looking rock or milk crate or pallet you can skate. It's covered so it's not super bad if it rains although it can create a pretty wild pond at the end. It's behind a beer store, a pho place and a dunkin donuts. There's pillars you can wallie. I used to live down the street and skate there all the time. It's my favorite spot. Aside from friends, family and food, rizzo rink is probably what I miss the most from Philly.

You can also play basketball if you don't feel like skating.

You can always watch a good pick up soccer game in the hockey rink right next to it too.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Gritty on September 10, 2020, 01:22:24 PM
Just go to Rizzo rink and skate garbage.

The ground is smooth and there's probably a cool looking rock or milk crate or pallet you can skate. It's covered so it's not super bad if it rains although it can create a pretty wild pond at the end. It's behind a beer store, a pho place and a dunkin donuts. There's pillars you can wallie. I used to live down the street and skate there all the time. It's my favorite spot. Aside from friends, family and food, rizzo rink is probably what I miss the most from Philly.

You can also play basketball if you don't feel like skating.

Iirc, there's a really crusty manny pad directly next to that dunks kind of in front of the rink. Also, around that area near the vet er there is a loading dock / 6 stair handrail. Somewhere around 20th and tasker there is a weird small bump that you can gap into the ramp that leads up to a bump to bar. Was recently in a vid on thrasher, forget which one but I can dig up. There's a ton of super unknown crust spots in grey's ferry, they might be well known now idk. Been a while since I've been home, last I heard up to 25th was gentrified so you could be getting yelled at by yuppies for all I know. There's a ton of ledges and benches at the library on broad with the basketball court behind it. Also in that immediate area there is a window ledge by the first union (???) bank, somewhere around wolf. There's a little bank to ledge chill spot near the cvs around 12 steps down... I could go on. I got so much love in my heart for South Philly.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: DaveFuck on September 10, 2020, 03:26:48 PM
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Just go to Rizzo rink and skate garbage.

The ground is smooth and there's probably a cool looking rock or milk crate or pallet you can skate. It's covered so it's not super bad if it rains although it can create a pretty wild pond at the end. It's behind a beer store, a pho place and a dunkin donuts. There's pillars you can wallie. I used to live down the street and skate there all the time. It's my favorite spot. Aside from friends, family and food, rizzo rink is probably what I miss the most from Philly.

You can also play basketball if you don't feel like skating.
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Iirc, there's a really crusty manny pad directly next to that dunks kind of in front of the rink. Also, around that area near the vet er there is a loading dock / 6 stair handrail. Somewhere around 20th and tasker there is a weird small bump that you can gap into the ramp that leads up to a bump to bar. Was recently in a vid on thrasher, forget which one but I can dig up. There's a ton of super unknown crust spots in grey's ferry, they might be well known now idk. Been a while since I've been home, last I heard up to 25th was gentrified so you could be getting yelled at by yuppies for all I know. There's a ton of ledges and benches at the library on broad with the basketball court behind it. Also in that immediate area there is a window ledge by the first union (???) bank, somewhere around wolf. There's a little bank to ledge chill spot near the cvs around 12 steps down... I could go on. I got so much love in my heart for South Philly.

Thereís a skatepark esque bump to bar on front and tree st
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Willie on September 10, 2020, 04:49:47 PM
Donít go to paines


Every once in a while Iíll have a good time there but itís such a piece of crap. And double fuck that place when bikes are there.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Bristol_Palin on September 11, 2020, 09:14:32 AM
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Just go to Rizzo rink and skate garbage.

The ground is smooth and there's probably a cool looking rock or milk crate or pallet you can skate. It's covered so it's not super bad if it rains although it can create a pretty wild pond at the end. It's behind a beer store, a pho place and a dunkin donuts. There's pillars you can wallie. I used to live down the street and skate there all the time. It's my favorite spot. Aside from friends, family and food, rizzo rink is probably what I miss the most from Philly.

You can also play basketball if you don't feel like skating.
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You can always watch a good pick up soccer game in the hockey rink right next to it too.

Yeah you can. Always looks like they're having a good time.

One time this homeless old guy came up to me there with a knife and didn't threaten me or anything he just asked if I could help him close it. I remember thinking that was sort of silly.

Rizzo Rink Appreciation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOmNJppNrF4
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: fulltechnicalskizzy on September 11, 2020, 09:17:11 AM
title 10
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: themeangreen on September 11, 2020, 09:25:30 AM
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Just go to Rizzo rink and skate garbage.

The ground is smooth and there's probably a cool looking rock or milk crate or pallet you can skate. It's covered so it's not super bad if it rains although it can create a pretty wild pond at the end. It's behind a beer store, a pho place and a dunkin donuts. There's pillars you can wallie. I used to live down the street and skate there all the time. It's my favorite spot. Aside from friends, family and food, rizzo rink is probably what I miss the most from Philly.

You can also play basketball if you don't feel like skating.
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You can always watch a good pick up soccer game in the hockey rink right next to it too.
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Yeah you can. Always looks like they're having a good time.

One time this homeless old guy came up to me there with a knife and didn't threaten me or anything he just asked if I could help him close it. I remember thinking that was sort of silly.

Rizzo Rink Appreciation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOmNJppNrF4


wooo get some Billy!!
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Bristol_Palin on September 11, 2020, 10:57:26 AM
haha thanks!
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: DaveFuck on September 11, 2020, 11:08:26 AM
Billy you tha goat, if only there was a quarter there to show off the 1 foot rocks
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Carrolls Chesthairs on September 16, 2020, 02:00:26 PM
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Just go to Rizzo rink and skate garbage.

The ground is smooth and there's probably a cool looking rock or milk crate or pallet you can skate. It's covered so it's not super bad if it rains although it can create a pretty wild pond at the end. It's behind a beer store, a pho place and a dunkin donuts. There's pillars you can wallie. I used to live down the street and skate there all the time. It's my favorite spot. Aside from friends, family and food, rizzo rink is probably what I miss the most from Philly.

You can also play basketball if you don't feel like skating.
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Iirc, there's a really crusty manny pad directly next to that dunks kind of in front of the rink. Also, around that area near the vet er there is a loading dock / 6 stair handrail. Somewhere around 20th and tasker there is a weird small bump that you can gap into the ramp that leads up to a bump to bar. Was recently in a vid on thrasher, forget which one but I can dig up. There's a ton of super unknown crust spots in grey's ferry, they might be well known now idk. Been a while since I've been home, last I heard up to 25th was gentrified so you could be getting yelled at by yuppies for all I know. There's a ton of ledges and benches at the library on broad with the basketball court behind it. Also in that immediate area there is a window ledge by the first union (???) bank, somewhere around wolf. There's a little bank to ledge chill spot near the cvs around 12 steps down... I could go on. I got so much love in my heart for South Philly.
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Thereís a skatepark esque bump to bar on front and tree st

http://youtu.be/xs-s3BOLuP4?t=299 this one? I'd say there's a more skatepark esque one in Grey's ferry.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: JohnnySaintLethal on September 16, 2020, 04:43:48 PM
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Just go to Rizzo rink and skate garbage.

The ground is smooth and there's probably a cool looking rock or milk crate or pallet you can skate. It's covered so it's not super bad if it rains although it can create a pretty wild pond at the end. It's behind a beer store, a pho place and a dunkin donuts. There's pillars you can wallie. I used to live down the street and skate there all the time. It's my favorite spot. Aside from friends, family and food, rizzo rink is probably what I miss the most from Philly.

You can also play basketball if you don't feel like skating.
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Iirc, there's a really crusty manny pad directly next to that dunks kind of in front of the rink. Also, around that area near the vet er there is a loading dock / 6 stair handrail. Somewhere around 20th and tasker there is a weird small bump that you can gap into the ramp that leads up to a bump to bar. Was recently in a vid on thrasher, forget which one but I can dig up. There's a ton of super unknown crust spots in grey's ferry, they might be well known now idk. Been a while since I've been home, last I heard up to 25th was gentrified so you could be getting yelled at by yuppies for all I know. There's a ton of ledges and benches at the library on broad with the basketball court behind it. Also in that immediate area there is a window ledge by the first union (???) bank, somewhere around wolf. There's a little bank to ledge chill spot near the cvs around 12 steps down... I could go on. I got so much love in my heart for South Philly.
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Thereís a skatepark esque bump to bar on front and tree st
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http://youtu.be/xs-s3BOLuP4?t=299 this one? I'd say there's a more skatepark esque one in Grey's ferry.

Yeah thatís the one heís talking about I live right by it. I think rob puhlowski kickflipped it in a video I donít remember.

Which one in greys ferry?
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: coldbrew on September 23, 2020, 08:52:33 AM
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Just go to Rizzo rink and skate garbage.

The ground is smooth and there's probably a cool looking rock or milk crate or pallet you can skate. It's covered so it's not super bad if it rains although it can create a pretty wild pond at the end. It's behind a beer store, a pho place and a dunkin donuts. There's pillars you can wallie. I used to live down the street and skate there all the time. It's my favorite spot. Aside from friends, family and food, rizzo rink is probably what I miss the most from Philly.

You can also play basketball if you don't feel like skating.
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You can always watch a good pick up soccer game in the hockey rink right next to it too.
[close]

Yeah you can. Always looks like they're having a good time.

One time this homeless old guy came up to me there with a knife and didn't threaten me or anything he just asked if I could help him close it. I remember thinking that was sort of silly.

Rizzo Rink Appreciation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOmNJppNrF4

I usually skate the curbs at front and Washington or Target spot ledge instead of Rizzo but pop over every once and a while. wonder if we've ever run into each other haha.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: rosemaryBB on September 23, 2020, 10:21:21 AM
Just skate around, there's "spots" everywhere. 9th and poplar is also always solid as long as you're not a kook. Baldi way up north if you feel like getting buck. Ledges on broad and oregon are pretty solid and never crowded. Really depends on what part of the city you live in. Penn campus is nice but a bust if you're out west, buncha random spots around drexel campus too.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: jack burton on September 23, 2020, 12:25:15 PM
title 10
Still upset I never got to skate there.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: coldbrew on September 23, 2020, 01:30:34 PM
Just skate around, there's "spots" everywhere. 9th and poplar is also always solid as long as you're not a kook. Baldi way up north if you feel like getting buck. Ledges on broad and oregon are pretty solid and never crowded. Really depends on what part of the city you live in. Penn campus is nice but a bust if you're out west, buncha random spots around drexel campus too.

9th and poplar is always solid if you're running 58mm soft cruiser wheels
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Carrolls Chesthairs on September 23, 2020, 04:26:03 PM
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Just skate around, there's "spots" everywhere. 9th and poplar is also always solid as long as you're not a kook. Baldi way up north if you feel like getting buck. Ledges on broad and oregon are pretty solid and never crowded. Really depends on what part of the city you live in. Penn campus is nice but a bust if you're out west, buncha random spots around drexel campus too.
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9th and poplar is always solid if you're running 58mm soft cruiser wheels

or looking to shoot up
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Willie on September 23, 2020, 05:54:49 PM
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Still upset I never got to skate there.


The bowl was amazing. Mini was good too. The street area was all wrong but had enough functional stuff to be worthwhile (a pyramid that actually launched you!). Plus you had a few tiny things in the kid area to learn on or dork around with - something Philly has lacked for the last decade at least. I wish I had taken advantage of it more.


Iíve always figured that place was a scam to pocket city grant money. They supposedly got $800,000 from the city but packed it up after a year. Big sound system was installed but never hooked up and was probably listed as a loss then resold. They didnít run climate control after a few months. Shit was not on the up and up.

Sam Katz came by during his mayoral campaign and tried to high five me on camera while skating the bowl and I ignored him.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: rosemaryBB on September 23, 2020, 07:41:02 PM
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Just skate around, there's "spots" everywhere. 9th and poplar is also always solid as long as you're not a kook. Baldi way up north if you feel like getting buck. Ledges on broad and oregon are pretty solid and never crowded. Really depends on what part of the city you live in. Penn campus is nice but a bust if you're out west, buncha random spots around drexel campus too.
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9th and poplar is always solid if you're running 58mm soft cruiser wheels
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or looking to shoot up

Haven't seen junkies there in a hot sec, mostly just randoms smoking up but maybe I'm just lucky
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Willie on September 24, 2020, 03:59:58 PM
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Just skate around, there's "spots" everywhere. 9th and poplar is also always solid as long as you're not a kook. Baldi way up north if you feel like getting buck. Ledges on broad and oregon are pretty solid and never crowded. Really depends on what part of the city you live in. Penn campus is nice but a bust if you're out west, buncha random spots around drexel campus too.
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9th and poplar is always solid if you're running 58mm soft cruiser wheels
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or looking to shoot up
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Haven't seen junkies there in a hot sec, mostly just randoms smoking up but maybe I'm just lucky

Mainly just homeless dudes sleeping on the obstacles.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: FrozenIndustries on September 24, 2020, 05:20:08 PM
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Just skate around, there's "spots" everywhere. 9th and poplar is also always solid as long as you're not a kook. Baldi way up north if you feel like getting buck. Ledges on broad and oregon are pretty solid and never crowded. Really depends on what part of the city you live in. Penn campus is nice but a bust if you're out west, buncha random spots around drexel campus too.
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9th and poplar is always solid if you're running 58mm soft cruiser wheels
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or looking to shoot up
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Haven't seen junkies there in a hot sec, mostly just randoms smoking up but maybe I'm just lucky
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Mainly just homeless dudes sleeping on the obstacles.

Last summer I was working a little later in the day than normal and would get up early to go skate there on the way in. No matter what I was skating or how much noise I made, nothing would wake the sleeping junkies. I kind of chilled on going there after one too many instance of almost falling on human feces.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Carrolls Chesthairs on September 26, 2020, 05:58:25 AM
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Just skate around, there's "spots" everywhere. 9th and poplar is also always solid as long as you're not a kook. Baldi way up north if you feel like getting buck. Ledges on broad and oregon are pretty solid and never crowded. Really depends on what part of the city you live in. Penn campus is nice but a bust if you're out west, buncha random spots around drexel campus too.
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9th and poplar is always solid if you're running 58mm soft cruiser wheels
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or looking to shoot up
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Haven't seen junkies there in a hot sec, mostly just randoms smoking up but maybe I'm just lucky
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Mainly just homeless dudes sleeping on the obstacles.
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Last summer I was working a little later in the day than normal and would get up early to go skate there on the way in. No matter what I was skating or how much noise I made, nothing would wake the sleeping junkies. I kind of chilled on going there after one too many instance of almost falling on human feces.

It ain't a philly spot unless there's feces in the nearby vicinity
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Robby on October 10, 2020, 07:49:36 PM
Iíve been going to 9th and Poplar in the morning on weekdays and it has been pretty tame.

There are these downward slanted curbs with angle iron on 16th by spring garden. The metal has gaps in it every 8í or so. Been meaning to JB weld it because I pass it often but keep forgetting.
(https://i.imgur.com/FcOyJKK.jpg)

Thereís also this rail right along the fence there that looks pretty well worn in.
(https://i.imgur.com/xGhLru4.jpg)

Not very big stuff, but I suck so they keep me entertained.

Couple stair sets and stuff at the community college on that block that Iíve skated at night without trouble, but I might just be lucking out.

Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Lloyd Braun on October 11, 2020, 04:30:24 PM
Can any pals help me out with a pin to this spot? Iíll be in philly this weekend hoping to skate here and Muni. If any pals wanna link hit me up

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFCqUwUp79t/?igshid=1gvt5yorvkgb6
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Robby on October 11, 2020, 05:02:12 PM
Looks like the Shakespeare memorial by the parkway central library in Logan square.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Carrolls Chesthairs on October 12, 2020, 02:03:24 PM
nah it's 14th and dickinson

Thereís also this rail right along the fence there that looks pretty well worn in.
(https://i.imgur.com/xGhLru4.jpg)

Ricky feebled it at 2:25 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs6wIMYH0eM
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: jack burton on October 12, 2020, 02:45:43 PM
Damn this thread makes me miss living in Philly.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Robby on October 12, 2020, 06:27:36 PM
I thought that was the one from EE3, was second guessing myself for some reason cus something looked off in the video. Thatís totally it tho.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Willie on October 12, 2020, 08:28:22 PM

There are these downward slanted curbs with angle iron on 16th by spring garden. The metal has gaps in it every 8í or so. Been meaning to JB weld it because I pass it often but keep forgetting.
(https://i.imgur.com/FcOyJKK.jpg)


Thereís something pretty similar on the building next to the Free Library that looks just like the library. You can pop the little gaps.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Sundaynuggets on October 12, 2020, 09:37:17 PM
Thereís some fun stuff up north. Small pole jam and a couple fat, round thigh high bars (like smaller versions of the long one in Chinatown) in front of the Pet smart on Aramingo and Westmoreland. Some fun wallride spots, banks, etc...if you head north of that and branch a block or two off of Aramingo
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: themeangreen on October 13, 2020, 09:57:29 AM
Can any pals help me out with a pin to this spot? Iíll be in philly this weekend hoping to skate here and Muni. If any pals wanna link hit me up

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFCqUwUp79t/?igshid=1gvt5yorvkgb6

If you're skating Muni and you're on your way to paines you take the Ben Franklin Parkway there. It's on the right hand side right after Logan square park its across from the Parkway Center Library building. They also just built some new stuff at 9th n poplar and booted out all those junkies. I've been skating there a bunch lately and haven't seen any sketchy people hanging under the bridge next to the park. It's crusty but that's what makes skating Philly fun nothing is perfect here, Muni is falling apart it's getting tougher to skate there as well.

There's a fun DIY the street behind from the Target on Columbus ave south with some fun curbs and a nice small ledge. On 9th and market there's a fun wall ride spot around the new mall there but they have mall security so just depends on where you are around the mall at the time but they just built it and there is some stuff to skate around. If you're in that area Chinatown is fun to skate around. Also the curved ledge on 16th and market is still un-nobbed and if you go a few more blocks up market there's a wawa and behind there is a 3 up 3 down with a long middle part that's fun to skate at night, you go a little farther down on JFK ave is the Comcast building with really nice ground and plenty to skate but it's a bust a lot of the time.

There's a bunch of jersey barriers people built into long steep quarter's a flat bar across a grass gap and some wall rides along North American street and 2nd I think.

Head out to Manayunk to do some hill bombs, there's some stuff to skate in bak ally's and behind houses. But the hills are steep and fun out there and only 10 minutes from the spots I was just talking about. From 4th and market down to Penns landing there's lot's to skate esp Penns Landing that has everything from small ledges to huge handrails you've seen in video parts. Down front and market and around Old City there's fun little street gaps, ledges, plenty of fun stuff to hit. 
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: arrbee on October 13, 2020, 12:35:34 PM
Jim's on south for sure
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Post by: themeangreen on October 13, 2020, 03:52:14 PM
Jim's on south for sure

Nah Ishkabibbles is way better
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: coldbrew on October 14, 2020, 07:41:42 AM
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Jim's on south for sure
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Nah Ishkabibbles is way better

Ishkabibbles always.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: coldbrew on October 14, 2020, 07:46:12 AM
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Can any pals help me out with a pin to this spot? Iíll be in philly this weekend hoping to skate here and Muni. If any pals wanna link hit me up

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFCqUwUp79t/?igshid=1gvt5yorvkgb6
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If you're skating Muni and you're on your way to paines you take the Ben Franklin Parkway there. It's on the right hand side right after Logan square park its across from the Parkway Center Library building. They also just built some new stuff at 9th n poplar and booted out all those junkies. I've been skating there a bunch lately and haven't seen any sketchy people hanging under the bridge next to the park. It's crusty but that's what makes skating Philly fun nothing is perfect here, Muni is falling apart it's getting tougher to skate there as well.

There's a fun DIY the street behind from the Target on Columbus ave south with some fun curbs and a nice small ledge. On 9th and market there's a fun wall ride spot around the new mall there but they have mall security so just depends on where you are around the mall at the time but they just built it and there is some stuff to skate around. If you're in that area Chinatown is fun to skate around. Also the curved ledge on 16th and market is still un-nobbed and if you go a few more blocks up market there's a wawa and behind there is a 3 up 3 down with a long middle part that's fun to skate at night, you go a little farther down on JFK ave is the Comcast building with really nice ground and plenty to skate but it's a bust a lot of the time.

There's a bunch of jersey barriers people built into long steep quarter's a flat bar across a grass gap and some wall rides along North American street and 2nd I think.

Head out to Manayunk to do some hill bombs, there's some stuff to skate in bak ally's and behind houses. But the hills are steep and fun out there and only 10 minutes from the spots I was just talking about. From 4th and market down to Penns landing there's lot's to skate esp Penns Landing that has everything from small ledges to huge handrails you've seen in video parts. Down front and market and around Old City there's fun little street gaps, ledges, plenty of fun stuff to hit.

I built that spot haha
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: FrozenIndustries on October 14, 2020, 08:02:40 AM
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Can any pals help me out with a pin to this spot? Iíll be in philly this weekend hoping to skate here and Muni. If any pals wanna link hit me up

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFCqUwUp79t/?igshid=1gvt5yorvkgb6
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If you're skating Muni and you're on your way to paines you take the Ben Franklin Parkway there. It's on the right hand side right after Logan square park its across from the Parkway Center Library building. They also just built some new stuff at 9th n poplar and booted out all those junkies. I've been skating there a bunch lately and haven't seen any sketchy people hanging under the bridge next to the park. It's crusty but that's what makes skating Philly fun nothing is perfect here, Muni is falling apart it's getting tougher to skate there as well.

There's a fun DIY the street behind from the Target on Columbus ave south with some fun curbs and a nice small ledge. On 9th and market there's a fun wall ride spot around the new mall there but they have mall security so just depends on where you are around the mall at the time but they just built it and there is some stuff to skate around. If you're in that area Chinatown is fun to skate around. Also the curved ledge on 16th and market is still un-nobbed and if you go a few more blocks up market there's a wawa and behind there is a 3 up 3 down with a long middle part that's fun to skate at night, you go a little farther down on JFK ave is the Comcast building with really nice ground and plenty to skate but it's a bust a lot of the time.

There's a bunch of jersey barriers people built into long steep quarter's a flat bar across a grass gap and some wall rides along North American street and 2nd I think.

Head out to Manayunk to do some hill bombs, there's some stuff to skate in bak ally's and behind houses. But the hills are steep and fun out there and only 10 minutes from the spots I was just talking about. From 4th and market down to Penns landing there's lot's to skate esp Penns Landing that has everything from small ledges to huge handrails you've seen in video parts. Down front and market and around Old City there's fun little street gaps, ledges, plenty of fun stuff to hit.
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I built that spot haha

Always wanted to know who painted those curbs, thanks for doing that.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: coldbrew on October 14, 2020, 08:08:57 AM
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Can any pals help me out with a pin to this spot? Iíll be in philly this weekend hoping to skate here and Muni. If any pals wanna link hit me up

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFCqUwUp79t/?igshid=1gvt5yorvkgb6
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If you're skating Muni and you're on your way to paines you take the Ben Franklin Parkway there. It's on the right hand side right after Logan square park its across from the Parkway Center Library building. They also just built some new stuff at 9th n poplar and booted out all those junkies. I've been skating there a bunch lately and haven't seen any sketchy people hanging under the bridge next to the park. It's crusty but that's what makes skating Philly fun nothing is perfect here, Muni is falling apart it's getting tougher to skate there as well.

There's a fun DIY the street behind from the Target on Columbus ave south with some fun curbs and a nice small ledge. On 9th and market there's a fun wall ride spot around the new mall there but they have mall security so just depends on where you are around the mall at the time but they just built it and there is some stuff to skate around. If you're in that area Chinatown is fun to skate around. Also the curved ledge on 16th and market is still un-nobbed and if you go a few more blocks up market there's a wawa and behind there is a 3 up 3 down with a long middle part that's fun to skate at night, you go a little farther down on JFK ave is the Comcast building with really nice ground and plenty to skate but it's a bust a lot of the time.

There's a bunch of jersey barriers people built into long steep quarter's a flat bar across a grass gap and some wall rides along North American street and 2nd I think.

Head out to Manayunk to do some hill bombs, there's some stuff to skate in bak ally's and behind houses. But the hills are steep and fun out there and only 10 minutes from the spots I was just talking about. From 4th and market down to Penns landing there's lot's to skate esp Penns Landing that has everything from small ledges to huge handrails you've seen in video parts. Down front and market and around Old City there's fun little street gaps, ledges, plenty of fun stuff to hit.
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I built that spot haha
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Always wanted to know who painted those curbs, thanks for doing that.

I live right by there so as soon as Covid happened we started making it happen. Skate there after work at least a few days a week.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: themeangreen on October 14, 2020, 11:45:45 AM
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Can any pals help me out with a pin to this spot? Iíll be in philly this weekend hoping to skate here and Muni. If any pals wanna link hit me up

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFCqUwUp79t/?igshid=1gvt5yorvkgb6
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If you're skating Muni and you're on your way to paines you take the Ben Franklin Parkway there. It's on the right hand side right after Logan square park its across from the Parkway Center Library building. They also just built some new stuff at 9th n poplar and booted out all those junkies. I've been skating there a bunch lately and haven't seen any sketchy people hanging under the bridge next to the park. It's crusty but that's what makes skating Philly fun nothing is perfect here, Muni is falling apart it's getting tougher to skate there as well.

There's a fun DIY the street behind from the Target on Columbus ave south with some fun curbs and a nice small ledge. On 9th and market there's a fun wall ride spot around the new mall there but they have mall security so just depends on where you are around the mall at the time but they just built it and there is some stuff to skate around. If you're in that area Chinatown is fun to skate around. Also the curved ledge on 16th and market is still un-nobbed and if you go a few more blocks up market there's a wawa and behind there is a 3 up 3 down with a long middle part that's fun to skate at night, you go a little farther down on JFK ave is the Comcast building with really nice ground and plenty to skate but it's a bust a lot of the time.

There's a bunch of jersey barriers people built into long steep quarter's a flat bar across a grass gap and some wall rides along North American street and 2nd I think.

Head out to Manayunk to do some hill bombs, there's some stuff to skate in bak ally's and behind houses. But the hills are steep and fun out there and only 10 minutes from the spots I was just talking about. From 4th and market down to Penns landing there's lot's to skate esp Penns Landing that has everything from small ledges to huge handrails you've seen in video parts. Down front and market and around Old City there's fun little street gaps, ledges, plenty of fun stuff to hit.
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I built that spot haha
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Always wanted to know who painted those curbs, thanks for doing that.
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I live right by there so as soon as Covid happened we started making it happen. Skate there after work at least a few days a week.

I skate there from poplar to meet buddies someday's when it's nice out. Thank you for building that!!!
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: coldbrew on October 14, 2020, 12:09:37 PM
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Can any pals help me out with a pin to this spot? Iíll be in philly this weekend hoping to skate here and Muni. If any pals wanna link hit me up

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFCqUwUp79t/?igshid=1gvt5yorvkgb6
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If you're skating Muni and you're on your way to paines you take the Ben Franklin Parkway there. It's on the right hand side right after Logan square park its across from the Parkway Center Library building. They also just built some new stuff at 9th n poplar and booted out all those junkies. I've been skating there a bunch lately and haven't seen any sketchy people hanging under the bridge next to the park. It's crusty but that's what makes skating Philly fun nothing is perfect here, Muni is falling apart it's getting tougher to skate there as well.

There's a fun DIY the street behind from the Target on Columbus ave south with some fun curbs and a nice small ledge. On 9th and market there's a fun wall ride spot around the new mall there but they have mall security so just depends on where you are around the mall at the time but they just built it and there is some stuff to skate around. If you're in that area Chinatown is fun to skate around. Also the curved ledge on 16th and market is still un-nobbed and if you go a few more blocks up market there's a wawa and behind there is a 3 up 3 down with a long middle part that's fun to skate at night, you go a little farther down on JFK ave is the Comcast building with really nice ground and plenty to skate but it's a bust a lot of the time.

There's a bunch of jersey barriers people built into long steep quarter's a flat bar across a grass gap and some wall rides along North American street and 2nd I think.

Head out to Manayunk to do some hill bombs, there's some stuff to skate in bak ally's and behind houses. But the hills are steep and fun out there and only 10 minutes from the spots I was just talking about. From 4th and market down to Penns landing there's lot's to skate esp Penns Landing that has everything from small ledges to huge handrails you've seen in video parts. Down front and market and around Old City there's fun little street gaps, ledges, plenty of fun stuff to hit.
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I built that spot haha
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Always wanted to know who painted those curbs, thanks for doing that.
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I live right by there so as soon as Covid happened we started making it happen. Skate there after work at least a few days a week.
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I skate there from poplar to meet buddies someday's when it's nice out. Thank you for building that!!!

absolutely! if you ever see a dude down there with long hair pulled back drinking a six pack of corona cans and doing half cab noseslide variations every way possible say what's up.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Carrolls Chesthairs on October 14, 2020, 06:27:22 PM
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Jim's on south for sure
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Nah Phillip's is way better
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Phillip's always.

Fixed
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Willie on October 15, 2020, 03:22:28 PM
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Jim's on south for sure
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Nah Phillip's is way better
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Phillip's always.
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Fixed

Cosmiís
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: coldbrew on October 15, 2020, 04:00:47 PM
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Jim's on south for sure
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Nah Phillip's is way better
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Phillip's always.
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Fixed

If I'm at 22nd and Snyder I'm just hitting the halal cart for better food and spending half the price.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: urbneathme on October 15, 2020, 04:37:41 PM
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Jim's on south for sure
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Nah Phillip's is way better
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Phillip's always.
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Fixed
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Cosmiís
itís delasandros, but cosmis is such a niche call i want to put respect on it
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: themeangreen on October 15, 2020, 04:55:51 PM
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Jim's on south for sure
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Nah Phillip's is way better
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Phillip's always.
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Fixed
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Cosmiís
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itís delasandros, but cosmis is such a niche call i want to put respect on it

For sure, Delasandro's as the top for take out I also think Cleaver's does a good one (they're greeks though), oh brother for a sit down or Musi for their frizwit night which is pretty bomb for a bunch of foraging hipster's that charge too much for their food. It'll never be the same as NYC but right now Philly's pizza scene is the best it ever has been, there's about 7 awesome places that have opened within the past year or so.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Carrolls Chesthairs on October 15, 2020, 07:46:18 PM
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Jim's on south for sure
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Nah Phillip's is way better
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Phillip's always.
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Fixed
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Cosmiís
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itís delasandros, but cosmis is such a niche call i want to put respect on it
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For sure, Delasandro's as the top for take out I also think Cleaver's does a good one (they're greeks though), oh brother for a sit down or Musi for their frizwit night which is pretty bomb for a bunch of foraging hipster's that charge too much for their food. It'll never be the same as NYC but right now Philly's pizza scene is the best it ever has been, there's about 7 awesome places that have opened within the past year or so.
Honorable mention Cosmi's. Their hoagies are wild.
Geez, Philly's food is the best

Slap meetup social hour at Target curbs soon?
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Sundaynuggets on October 15, 2020, 07:53:42 PM
Which Target? I think they all have curbs now except for the center city ones haha
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: themeangreen on October 15, 2020, 09:18:32 PM
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Jim's on south for sure
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Nah Phillip's is way better
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Phillip's always.
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Fixed
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Cosmiís
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itís delasandros, but cosmis is such a niche call i want to put respect on it
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For sure, Delasandro's as the top for take out I also think Cleaver's does a good one (they're greeks though), oh brother for a sit down or Musi for their frizwit night which is pretty bomb for a bunch of foraging hipster's that charge too much for their food. It'll never be the same as NYC but right now Philly's pizza scene is the best it ever has been, there's about 7 awesome places that have opened within the past year or so.
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Honorable mention Cosmi's. Their hoagies are wild.
Geez, Philly's food is the best

Slap meetup social hour at Target curbs soon?

Whenever just DM me! I just dusted my ankle today at Poplar will be good in 2 weeks hopefully, swellings not too bad but doesn't feel very good at the moment.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: themeangreen on October 19, 2020, 01:42:10 PM
The spot for hoagies is Liberty Kitchen in No Libs, Poe's Sandwich joint in the same area, Mike and Matt's for the best classic italian/ old school experience right off passyunk and Mifflin in south Philly and right next door is Artisan Boulanger for killer banmi's, croissants ect... they bake their own bread and make some amazing things there.

I rolled around with some friends the other night on my bike b/c my ankle is still messed up. They skated a bunch of the classic stuff around Center City and it doesn't seem like security is going too hard rn. They got a long session in on that big kink rail on 5th n Market as well as the ledge to drop across the street. There was hardly any people around and very little police. According to my neighbor who's a detective they're only policing heavily during the protests and are putting hate crimes and political stuff on the top of the list, which apparently there's a lot of. There's 17 instances around the city where Trump supporters out there throwing balloons filled with bleach and other things at black people around the city from rooftops and yelling they're gonna kill all N*****s. Take this info for what you will.

Also not mentioned the Afro banks are still skateable after some very kind soul broke the fence around it. Down for a meet up in about a week and a 1/2 when my ankle is done healing. 
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: drewsmahgoos on October 20, 2020, 07:24:48 AM
Has anyone skated the banks in a playground off of clearfield, right by the kfc on broad st? If you follow clearfield on the side where the kfc is  there's a park with some sweet banks around there but I never got a chance to look at the run up to them or anything.

I know it's fairly ghetto around  there but it's not a drug corner or anything.


On a side note, I was walking down somerset ave, going to places I shouldn't be going the other week and got sucker punched in the ear by some random kid. He ran off so shit didn't pop off but it really burned me out. I had a knife on me, I have felonies so I can't posses a firearm legally but there was a pistol in the car I was with. Shit really got to me as I was just minding my own business. Not to sound like some billy badass or anything but 21 year old me would've cut the kid. I'm actually really happy I'm not like that anymore though. Fighting sucks after you've had to fight for your life for real and it's not something I go looking to do anymore.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: coldbrew on October 20, 2020, 07:26:47 AM
The spot for hoagies is Liberty Kitchen in No Libs, Poe's Sandwich joint in the same area, Mike and Matt's for the best classic italian/ old school experience right off passyunk and Mifflin in south Philly and right next door is Artisan Boulanger for killer banmi's, croissants ect... they bake their own bread and make some amazing things there.

I rolled around with some friends the other night on my bike b/c my ankle is still messed up. They skated a bunch of the classic stuff around Center City and it doesn't seem like security is going too hard rn. They got a long session in on that big kink rail on 5th n Market as well as the ledge to drop across the street. There was hardly any people around and very little police. According to my neighbor who's a detective they're only policing heavily during the protests and are putting hate crimes and political stuff on the top of the list, which apparently there's a lot of. There's 17 instances around the city where Trump supporters out there throwing balloons filled with bleach and other things at black people around the city from rooftops and yelling they're gonna kill all N*****s. Take this info for what you will.

Also not mentioned the Afro banks are still skateable after some very kind soul broke the fence around it. Down for a meet up in about a week and a 1/2 when my ankle is done healing.

Shout out to you for this one. Best relatively unknown spot in south Philly, it's right by my house. Just a note you gotta get there early because once they sell out for the day they're done. Could be 11am or could be 3pm haha
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: drewsmahgoos on October 20, 2020, 07:31:28 AM
The spot for hoagies is Liberty Kitchen in No Libs, Poe's Sandwich joint in the same area, Mike and Matt's for the best classic italian/ old school experience right off passyunk and Mifflin in south Philly and right next door is Artisan Boulanger for killer banmi's, croissants ect... they bake their own bread and make some amazing things there.

I rolled around with some friends the other night on my bike b/c my ankle is still messed up. They skated a bunch of the classic stuff around Center City and it doesn't seem like security is going too hard rn. They got a long session in on that big kink rail on 5th n Market as well as the ledge to drop across the street. There was hardly any people around and very little police. According to my neighbor who's a detective they're only policing heavily during the protests and are putting hate crimes and political stuff on the top of the list, which apparently there's a lot of. There's 17 instances around the city where Trump supporters out there throwing balloons filled with bleach and other things at black people around the city from rooftops and yelling they're gonna kill all N*****s. Take this info for what you will.

Also not mentioned the Afro banks are still skateable after some very kind soul broke the fence around it. Down for a meet up in about a week and a 1/2 when my ankle is done healing.

Where are the banks? I'm constantly looking for bank spots.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: coldbrew on October 20, 2020, 07:43:18 AM
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The spot for hoagies is Liberty Kitchen in No Libs, Poe's Sandwich joint in the same area, Mike and Matt's for the best classic italian/ old school experience right off passyunk and Mifflin in south Philly and right next door is Artisan Boulanger for killer banmi's, croissants ect... they bake their own bread and make some amazing things there.

I rolled around with some friends the other night on my bike b/c my ankle is still messed up. They skated a bunch of the classic stuff around Center City and it doesn't seem like security is going too hard rn. They got a long session in on that big kink rail on 5th n Market as well as the ledge to drop across the street. There was hardly any people around and very little police. According to my neighbor who's a detective they're only policing heavily during the protests and are putting hate crimes and political stuff on the top of the list, which apparently there's a lot of. There's 17 instances around the city where Trump supporters out there throwing balloons filled with bleach and other things at black people around the city from rooftops and yelling they're gonna kill all N*****s. Take this info for what you will.

Also not mentioned the Afro banks are still skateable after some very kind soul broke the fence around it. Down for a meet up in about a week and a 1/2 when my ankle is done healing.
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Where are the banks? I'm constantly looking for bank spots.

7th and arch, but it's not exactly the easiest thing to skate so have fun.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: jerrygurneyscream on October 20, 2020, 08:14:03 AM
Has anyone skated the banks in a playground off of clearfield, right by the kfc on broad st? If you follow clearfield on the side where the kfc is  there's a park with some sweet banks around there but I never got a chance to look at the run up to them or anything.

I know it's fairly ghetto around  there but it's not a drug corner or anything.


On a side note, I was walking down somerset ave, going to places I shouldn't be going the other week and got sucker punched in the ear by some random kid. He ran off so shit didn't pop off but it really burned me out. I had a knife on me, I have felonies so I can't posses a firearm legally but there was a pistol in the car I was with. Shit really got to me as I was just minding my own business. Not to sound like some billy badass or anything but 21 year old me would've cut the kid. I'm actually really happy I'm not like that anymore though. Fighting sucks after you've had to fight for your life for real and it's not something I go looking to do anymore.

Thats the ghetto banks. Youve definitely seen that spot in videos. Its a cool spot, big banks little banks gaps wallrides. lotsa stuff. Tried to go to the zoo banks while i was down there a couple weeks ago. Had a local dude recruit some homeless guy to tell us not to climb the fence to skate it. Very wack
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Robby on October 20, 2020, 09:00:22 AM
Add another to the Artisan Boulanger praise. I live a few blocks from there and donít eat meat, so their tofu banh mi is my go to when I eat out. Hardena isnít far away on the other side of broad and has some great Indonesian food, veggie and non.

Also - any decent places in south philly under a bridge or anything to leave ramps and stuff? I made a kicker out of some spare plywood and pallet wood at work. I was gonna keep it in my bands practice space and use it on rainy days on the floor above in the warehouse, but that place has gotten even more sketch than usual during covid and Iím pulling out. I have enough stuff around for a grind box too, but havenít bothered cus I donít have anywhere to put stuff.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: coldbrew on October 20, 2020, 09:25:07 AM
Add another to the Artisan Boulanger praise. I live a few blocks from there and donít eat meat, so their tofu banh mi is my go to when I eat out. Hardena isnít far away on the other side of broad and has some great Indonesian food, veggie and non.

Also - any decent places in south philly under a bridge or anything to leave ramps and stuff? I made a kicker out of some spare plywood and pallet wood at work. I was gonna keep it in my bands practice space and use it on rainy days on the floor above in the warehouse, but that place has gotten even more sketch than usual during covid and Iím pulling out. I have enough stuff around for a grind box too, but havenít bothered cus I donít have anywhere to put stuff.

We've been building out a DIY spot partially under the bridge across the street from Target, you can't miss it. We used to have it fully under the bridge but it got bought and fenced up. We've had it going for about 7-8 months now, feel free to stop down and check it out and see if you'd want to bring/build some more stuff down there.

You can try leaving stuff at Rizzo which is fully covered but things tend to not last long over there as it's technically a public basketball court.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: GardenSkater77 on October 20, 2020, 02:44:04 PM
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Has anyone skated the banks in a playground off of clearfield, right by the kfc on broad st? If you follow clearfield on the side where the kfc is  there's a park with some sweet banks around there but I never got a chance to look at the run up to them or anything.

I know it's fairly ghetto around  there but it's not a drug corner or anything.


On a side note, I was walking down somerset ave, going to places I shouldn't be going the other week and got sucker punched in the ear by some random kid. He ran off so shit didn't pop off but it really burned me out. I had a knife on me, I have felonies so I can't posses a firearm legally but there was a pistol in the car I was with. Shit really got to me as I was just minding my own business. Not to sound like some billy badass or anything but 21 year old me would've cut the kid. I'm actually really happy I'm not like that anymore though. Fighting sucks after you've had to fight for your life for real and it's not something I go looking to do anymore.
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Thats the ghetto banks. Youve definitely seen that spot in videos. Its a cool spot, big banks little banks gaps wallrides. lotsa stuff. Tried to go to the zoo banks while i was down there a couple weeks ago. Had a local dude recruit some homeless guy to tell us not to climb the fence to skate it. Very wack

Thanks guys. I just walked around the spot on Apple Maps and was able to see the hips from Clearfield. That area looks like a ghost town. Then I walked to Allegheny Ave and was thinking of walking down to Lee St to check out the herb gate, but my fingers got tired.

Okay, what about the spot that has ledges on a bank. Is that in Philly. It started popping up in videos around 2002-2004 ish. I always wanted to skate it, but now Iím just curious to know where it is.

See 1:38

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RrRaiir3qvk

Anyone ever skate the metal cone in the South Philly park that Ricky hit? I could have sworn the run up was rubber tile. Ricky could generate speed with the best.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Willie on October 20, 2020, 03:18:26 PM
I think the big bank is Baldi playground in the NE.


The cone thing is a Dickinson Square but is now surrounded by dirt. I donít know how it was ever skateable - itís a 45+ degree angle bank.

If you ever wanted to know what that spot was like, lean a 7í board against a 5í wall. Done.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Esmith5488 on October 20, 2020, 06:38:45 PM
Iím from Baltimore but I get up to Philly to skate a few times a year but last time I was up there I was skating a ledge spot and a dude was rub bricking the curbs in the parking lot and I was like ďthat dude has to be on slapĒ but I didnít want to bother him as he was trying to keep it low key. But thanks for your service if your on here
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Sundaynuggets on October 20, 2020, 07:08:54 PM
Iím from Baltimore but I get up to Philly to skate a few times a year but last time I was up there I was skating a ledge spot and a dude was rub bricking the curbs in the parking lot and I was like ďthat dude has to be on slapĒ but I didnít want to bother him as he was trying to keep it low key. But thanks for your service if your on here

Were you at Pops in Philly the other day?
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Esmith5488 on October 20, 2020, 07:14:09 PM
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Iím from Baltimore but I get up to Philly to skate a few times a year but last time I was up there I was skating a ledge spot and a dude was rub bricking the curbs in the parking lot and I was like ďthat dude has to be on slapĒ but I didnít want to bother him as he was trying to keep it low key. But thanks for your service if your on here
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Were you at Pops in Philly the other day?
Nah I was at those Venice island ledges but this was at the start of covid
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Sundaynuggets on October 20, 2020, 07:28:23 PM
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Iím from Baltimore but I get up to Philly to skate a few times a year but last time I was up there I was skating a ledge spot and a dude was rub bricking the curbs in the parking lot and I was like ďthat dude has to be on slapĒ but I didnít want to bother him as he was trying to keep it low key. But thanks for your service if your on here
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Were you at Pops in Philly the other day?
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Nah I was at those Venice island ledges but this was at the start of covid

I gotcha, I was there complaining about roller skaters to a guy who said he visits Philly from Md the other day and didnít know if that was you
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: coldbrew on October 21, 2020, 05:45:36 AM
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Has anyone skated the banks in a playground off of clearfield, right by the kfc on broad st? If you follow clearfield on the side where the kfc is  there's a park with some sweet banks around there but I never got a chance to look at the run up to them or anything.

I know it's fairly ghetto around  there but it's not a drug corner or anything.


On a side note, I was walking down somerset ave, going to places I shouldn't be going the other week and got sucker punched in the ear by some random kid. He ran off so shit didn't pop off but it really burned me out. I had a knife on me, I have felonies so I can't posses a firearm legally but there was a pistol in the car I was with. Shit really got to me as I was just minding my own business. Not to sound like some billy badass or anything but 21 year old me would've cut the kid. I'm actually really happy I'm not like that anymore though. Fighting sucks after you've had to fight for your life for real and it's not something I go looking to do anymore.
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Thats the ghetto banks. Youve definitely seen that spot in videos. Its a cool spot, big banks little banks gaps wallrides. lotsa stuff. Tried to go to the zoo banks while i was down there a couple weeks ago. Had a local dude recruit some homeless guy to tell us not to climb the fence to skate it. Very wack
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Anyone ever skate the metal cone in the South Philly park that Ricky hit? I could have sworn the run up was rubber tile. Ricky could generate speed with the best.

Yeah it's in a park near moyamensing and tasker. It's absolutely garbage run up bc correct, rubber tile. A ton of people have gotten tricks on it but you're basically skating a filmer board to make it happen haha.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Esmith5488 on October 21, 2020, 06:36:56 AM
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Iím from Baltimore but I get up to Philly to skate a few times a year but last time I was up there I was skating a ledge spot and a dude was rub bricking the curbs in the parking lot and I was like ďthat dude has to be on slapĒ but I didnít want to bother him as he was trying to keep it low key. But thanks for your service if your on here
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Were you at Pops in Philly the other day?
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Nah I was at those Venice island ledges but this was at the start of covid
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I gotcha, I was there complaining about roller skaters to a guy who said he visits Philly from Md the other day and didnít know if that was you
Hahah while it sounds on brand for me it wasnít. Woulda been sick though
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Robby on November 11, 2020, 05:23:31 AM
Finally moved my shit out of my practice space so I dropped that ramp off at the target DIY. Wedged it behind one of the pillars cus were supposed to get rain. Place looks fun, definitely gonna stop in there some time.

If it sucks or itís just getting too jacked up sitting outside I can leave it at 9 and poplar or something.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Spunkchild on November 11, 2020, 08:44:56 AM
my favorite spot is the banks on UPenns campus, across the way from the ice rink. Empty most of the time, grind-able/slide-able. you can skate the bank like a ledge because its pretty steep, there are progressively bigger ones, and its near some other west/uni city spots. I am also a huge fan of the big baby blue weird wooden thing near 40th and lancaster, if you dont know what im talking about please go out there and peep
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Carrolls Chesthairs on November 11, 2020, 02:41:35 PM
Finally moved my shit out of my practice space so I dropped that ramp off at the target DIY. Wedged it behind one of the pillars cus were supposed to get rain. Place looks fun, definitely gonna stop in there some time.

If it sucks or itís just getting too jacked up sitting outside I can leave it at 9 and poplar or something.

We'll let you know.
Follow up. It's pretty fun as a bump to can launch.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Willie on November 11, 2020, 05:55:35 PM
my favorite spot is the banks on UPenns campus, across the way from the ice rink. Empty most of the time, grind-able/slide-able. you can skate the bank like a ledge because its pretty steep, there are progressively bigger ones, and its near some other west/uni city spots. I am also a huge fan of the big baby blue weird wooden thing near 40th and lancaster, if you dont know what im talking about please go out there and peep

The ones on the parking garage on Walnut?

I used to skate the ground level steps at the ice rink. No one was ever there or gave a shit. Wasnít a great spot but was the only one on campus I never got kicked out of. The bigger ones werenít especially big but it felt like an achievement doing anything on them because you had to ollie before the expansion joint. The smaller ones out back had a ledge/loading dock kind of thing but they eventually fucked up with chains.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: coldbrew on November 12, 2020, 08:38:07 AM
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my favorite spot is the banks on UPenns campus, across the way from the ice rink. Empty most of the time, grind-able/slide-able. you can skate the bank like a ledge because its pretty steep, there are progressively bigger ones, and its near some other west/uni city spots. I am also a huge fan of the big baby blue weird wooden thing near 40th and lancaster, if you dont know what im talking about please go out there and peep
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The ones on the parking garage on Walnut?

I used to skate the ground level steps at the ice rink. No one was ever there or gave a shit. Wasnít a great spot but was the only one on campus I never got kicked out of. The bigger ones werenít especially big but it felt like an achievement doing anything on them because you had to ollie before the expansion joint. The smaller ones out back had a ledge/loading dock kind of thing but they eventually fucked up with chains.

those parking garage ones on walnut are super fun. skated 'em a few weekends ago and got a trick on the bigger ones. pretty stoked.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Esmith5488 on November 16, 2020, 07:11:45 PM
Went to that diy behind target, thanks to the poster who said something about it and whoever put the time in to get those curbs going. Had a good time
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: coldbrew on November 17, 2020, 07:48:25 AM
Went to that diy behind target, thanks to the poster who said something about it and whoever put the time in to get those curbs going. Had a good time

sick, glad to hear!
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Spunkchild on November 18, 2020, 04:23:23 PM
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my favorite spot is the banks on UPenns campus, across the way from the ice rink. Empty most of the time, grind-able/slide-able. you can skate the bank like a ledge because its pretty steep, there are progressively bigger ones, and its near some other west/uni city spots. I am also a huge fan of the big baby blue weird wooden thing near 40th and lancaster, if you dont know what im talking about please go out there and peep
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The ones on the parking garage on Walnut?

I used to skate the ground level steps at the ice rink. No one was ever there or gave a shit. Wasnít a great spot but was the only one on campus I never got kicked out of. The bigger ones werenít especially big but it felt like an achievement doing anything on them because you had to ollie before the expansion joint. The smaller ones out back had a ledge/loading dock kind of thing but they eventually fucked up with chains.
thats them!
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Spunkchild on November 18, 2020, 04:26:42 PM
If anyone has a mellow five set in or around center city I really wanna try and do a line soon. Thanks for the spot recs folks.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: childhood on November 18, 2020, 05:31:50 PM
First center city 5 stair to come to mind:
(https://i.imgur.com/F3OPNqr.png)

At the corner of 4th and Lombard. The brick landing is not ideal, but the stairs are decently steep so it's easy to clear.
(https://i.imgur.com/XNNpwcA.png)

This is a 5 stair too. Does this thing still exist? I don't think I've been down there since they renovated city hall.
(https://i.imgur.com/FNB4v8O.png)
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Carrolls Chesthairs on November 19, 2020, 03:39:20 PM
there's a good 5 set at 14th and broad DH
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: coldbrew on November 20, 2020, 07:14:42 AM
there's a good 5 set at 14th and broad DH

LOL
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: FUBAR on November 25, 2020, 03:14:35 AM
Man the ledges off of broad and (I think oregon) look like fun. I see em every time I am out that way.
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: childhood on November 25, 2020, 05:28:08 AM
Yeah, they're okay. I used to skate them a lot when I was living with my grandmom by there when I was younger.

This kinda classic spot is basically on Oregon too, but further east, like across from the Oregon diner:
(https://i.imgur.com/xxWOjXw.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/gZDAkDD.jpeg)
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: urbneathme on December 01, 2020, 02:42:58 AM
Add another to the Artisan Boulanger praise. I live a few blocks from there and donít eat meat, so their tofu banh mi is my go to when I eat out. Hardena isnít far away on the other side of broad and has some great Indonesian food, veggie and non.

Also - any decent places in south philly under a bridge or anything to leave ramps and stuff? I made a kicker out of some spare plywood and pallet wood at work. I was gonna keep it in my bands practice space and use it on rainy days on the floor above in the warehouse, but that place has gotten even more sketch than usual during covid and Iím pulling out. I have enough stuff around for a grind box too, but havenít bothered cus I donít have anywhere to put stuff.
in the grays warehouse? hard to imagine that place getting sketchier than it was, but covid times probably have that place wild
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: rosemaryBB on December 05, 2020, 03:51:58 PM
Anyone scoped those abandoned tennis courts in Mannyunk area near Ridge ave? It's not far from Venice Island playground, has some semi-skateable benches built in there and an extremely rough but *maybe* skateable little bank (calling it a bank at all is really giving it too much credit tbh). Some people already put some dinky wood ramps and a flatbar there but seems like it has some potential as a legit new diy if anyone's trying to go in on some crete or cinderblocks or whatever
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Weekend96 on December 10, 2020, 12:12:49 PM
Skated 9th and poplar a bunch. Same with Cecil. Going to skate muni for the first time this weekend... anything i should be aware of before heading there?
Title: Re: favorite philly spots
Post by: Sundaynuggets on December 10, 2020, 01:36:18 PM
Skated 9th and poplar a bunch. Same with Cecil. Going to skate muni for the first time this weekend... anything i should be aware of before heading there?

Keep your eyes on the ground. Those tile gaps will take you out quick if you arenít paying attention. Also, donít pick up random McDonaldís fish sandwich wrappers. There may be poo inside