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Title: Boston Bank Spot
Post by: jerrygurneyscream on November 12, 2020, 08:18:27 AM
Gonna be in town saturday, I'm looking for a new bank spot on a bike bath. Heard it was in allston. Any leads are appreciated! :)
Title: Re: Boston Bank Spot
Post by: Gary Gloverberg on November 12, 2020, 04:13:54 PM
Looks like they redid a park as a “pump track” which perhaps skateable banks and such?
Smith Pumptrack on Western Ave. Definitely give a shout on how it goes. Allstons a bit out of the way but Lynch only goes so far


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Title: Re: Boston Bank Spot
Post by: VHS ERA on November 15, 2020, 03:45:52 PM
skate Roxy Banks instead
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Post by: tortfeasor on November 18, 2020, 08:02:39 AM
skate Roxy Banks instead

this is good advice.
Title: Re: Boston Bank Spot
Post by: VHS ERA on November 18, 2020, 02:39:52 PM
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skate Roxy Banks instead
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this is good advice.

I moved away and I miss that spot.
Title: Re: Boston Bank Spot
Post by: No-pants Pee Hands on November 20, 2020, 11:13:15 PM
I’d also say hit the fancy lad park in Jamaica plain or if you’re willing for a trip on the train Lincoln park in Somerville.
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Post by: Sedition on November 21, 2020, 10:21:51 PM
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this is good advice.

Didn't I introduce you to those banks? I was there today with Yates. We drank the beer you were supposed to bring. :)
Title: Re: Boston Bank Spot
Post by: IusedToSkateMore on November 27, 2020, 07:27:37 PM
how new are these park in JP and Allston? I moved out like 7 years ago and don't know if they were there.
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Post by: Sedition on November 27, 2020, 07:33:46 PM
how new are these park in JP and Allston? I moved out like 7 years ago and don't know if they were there.

Allston is super new. Like within last year. The JP DIY (assume that's one you are talking about) has been "developing" for quite awhile now.
Title: Re: Boston Bank Spot
Post by: flintstagram on November 29, 2020, 11:09:36 AM
I’d also say hit the fancy lad park in Jamaica plain or if you’re willing for a trip on the train Lincoln park in Somerville.

Lincoln Park in Somerville is rad. I love that little park. If I ever get back to Boston...
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Post by: jamersonbass on November 29, 2020, 12:06:07 PM
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I’d also say hit the fancy lad park in Jamaica plain or if you’re willing for a trip on the train Lincoln park in Somerville.
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Lincoln Park in Somerville is rad. I love that little park. If I ever get back to Boston...

Is Lincoln Park the long green ledge next to the basketball court with a crusty bank?  I loved that spot when I lived there during college.
Title: Re: Boston Bank Spot
Post by: jake18 on November 30, 2020, 02:51:46 PM
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I’d also say hit the fancy lad park in Jamaica plain or if you’re willing for a trip on the train Lincoln park in Somerville.
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Lincoln Park in Somerville is rad. I love that little park. If I ever get back to Boston...
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Is Lincoln Park the long green ledge next to the basketball court with a crusty bank?  I loved that spot when I lived there during college.

When did you live in Boston?

I think Lincoln Park used to have a tall green ledge next to a basketball court. But the park was remodeled within the last few years. Now, it's an "actual" concrete park. Fun little spot for a mellow warm-up.

I could be wrong about it being the old green ledge spot, but Lincoln Park is definitely a little skate park now.
Title: Re: Boston Bank Spot
Post by: jake18 on November 30, 2020, 02:54:17 PM
Also, the little park at the Allston pump track is pretty fun. It's right behind the Trader Joes by Harvard Stadium.
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Post by: jake18 on November 30, 2020, 02:57:48 PM
Also also, Morse-Kelley Park in Sommerville is kind of fun if you're up that way...maybe a mile away from Lincoln Park.
Title: Re: Boston Bank Spot
Post by: IusedToSkateMore on November 30, 2020, 04:14:34 PM
with these parks, including Lynch, what's the street skating situation in the city these days? People still skating the financial district/state street? the aquarium stop? navy yard? copley? when the pandemic first started I was thinking the only reason I'd wanna leave my rural little haven would be because the streets would be open and free!
Title: Re: Boston Bank Spot
Post by: jamersonbass on December 01, 2020, 10:14:46 AM
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I’d also say hit the fancy lad park in Jamaica plain or if you’re willing for a trip on the train Lincoln park in Somerville.
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Lincoln Park in Somerville is rad. I love that little park. If I ever get back to Boston...
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Is Lincoln Park the long green ledge next to the basketball court with a crusty bank?  I loved that spot when I lived there during college.
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When did you live in Boston?

I think Lincoln Park used to have a tall green ledge next to a basketball court. But the park was remodeled within the last few years. Now, it's an "actual" concrete park. Fun little spot for a mellow warm-up.

I could be wrong about it being the old green ledge spot, but Lincoln Park is definitely a little skate park now.

It was between 2009 and 2012.  At one point, living in Somerville, it was about a 10 minute skate away.

Is Jackson Mann still a thing?  Seemed like it was becoming a bust right before I moved.
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Post by: Lukabrazi on December 02, 2020, 01:45:06 PM
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I’d also say hit the fancy lad park in Jamaica plain or if you’re willing for a trip on the train Lincoln park in Somerville.
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Lincoln Park in Somerville is rad. I love that little park. If I ever get back to Boston...
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Is Lincoln Park the long green ledge next to the basketball court with a crusty bank?  I loved that spot when I lived there during college.
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When did you live in Boston?

I think Lincoln Park used to have a tall green ledge next to a basketball court. But the park was remodeled within the last few years. Now, it's an "actual" concrete park. Fun little spot for a mellow warm-up.

I could be wrong about it being the old green ledge spot, but Lincoln Park is definitely a little skate park now.
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It was between 2009 and 2012.  At one point, living in Somerville, it was about a 10 minute skate away.

Is Jackson Mann still a thing?  Seemed like it was becoming a bust right before I moved.

damn this brings me back. I miss skating these spots. Jackson mann was basically my home from 06-09. Dirty Water days.
Title: Re: Boston Bank Spot
Post by: tom on December 06, 2020, 10:13:04 PM
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I’d also say hit the fancy lad park in Jamaica plain or if you’re willing for a trip on the train Lincoln park in Somerville.
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Lincoln Park in Somerville is rad. I love that little park. If I ever get back to Boston...
[close]

Is Lincoln Park the long green ledge next to the basketball court with a crusty bank?  I loved that spot when I lived there during college.
[close]

When did you live in Boston?

I think Lincoln Park used to have a tall green ledge next to a basketball court. But the park was remodeled within the last few years. Now, it's an "actual" concrete park. Fun little spot for a mellow warm-up.

I could be wrong about it being the old green ledge spot, but Lincoln Park is definitely a little skate park now.
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It was between 2009 and 2012.  At one point, living in Somerville, it was about a 10 minute skate away.

Is Jackson Mann still a thing?  Seemed like it was becoming a bust right before I moved.
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damn this brings me back. I miss skating these spots. Jackson mann was basically my home from 06-09. Dirty Water days.
I moved to California a few years ago, but people are still skating Jackson Mann. I used to skate the Underground ramp until close, then J Mann all night in the winter. Eventually they closed and it was Orchard ramp till close, J Mann, then roll into some shitty house party. They started cracking down for a bit at the end of 2010. A bunch of us had to go to court and do community service for skating there. I got caught there on Christmas Eve lol
Title: Re: Boston Bank Spot
Post by: Andmoreagain on December 07, 2020, 08:00:45 AM
People still skate AQ, Copley, etc.

The city is remodelling Copley and asked skaters for input. Hopefully it will not be ruined like Love park. The Allston park is alright.
Title: Re: Boston Bank Spot
Post by: jerrygurneyscream on December 07, 2020, 09:51:13 AM
Looks like they redid a park as a “pump track” which perhaps skateable banks and such?
Smith Pumptrack on Western Ave. Definitely give a shout on how it goes. Allstons a bit out of the way but Lynch only goes so far


(https://i.postimg.cc/T1p6zc04/D38-A2581-288-A-48-AD-9020-A196-B9-C7-F8-E6.jpg)

Made it to the park, its pretty fun for like 20 minutes. The bank spot is right around the corner though, as well as a really cool ledge spots with lots of multi-tier ledges and gap ledges and stuff. very fun area
Title: Re: Boston Bank Spot
Post by: tortfeasor on December 10, 2020, 08:49:01 AM
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this is good advice.
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Didn't I introduce you to those banks? I was there today with Yates. We drank the beer you were supposed to bring. :)


holy shit i just saw this.  YOOOOO! i actually learned about this spot from some random dude who pulled into a parking while i was skating the church bank near brooklyn boulders with Chicago guys specifically to tell us about it.  which was very nice of him.