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Coolest Shops
« on: May 13, 2020, 01:20:58 PM »
Looking to do a US roadtrip, what are the best shops to hit up?

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Re: Coolest Shops
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2020, 03:09:56 PM »
play it again sports

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Re: Coolest Shops
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2020, 05:14:01 PM »
I assume any shop that reps ScumCo is good people:

https://scumcoandsons.com/pages/stockists

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Re: Coolest Shops
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2020, 08:04:26 PM »
don't go to Labor in nyc, shops the size of a closet and its "cool guy" vibes blow

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Re: Coolest Shops
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2020, 10:15:15 PM »
Sky High in Milwaukee is the best skate shop in the world.
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Re: Coolest Shops
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2020, 12:14:11 PM »
don't go to Labor in nyc, shops the size of a closet and its "cool guy" vibes blow
idk about all that...

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Re: Coolest Shops
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2020, 12:18:49 PM »
NJ skateshop, Board of Missoula, Lotties, Zembo temple of skate and design, vu in baltimore, Humidity, and of course NJ skateshop.

Labor is sick don't listen to that person. I'm a giga kook and they showed love.
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Re: Coolest Shops
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2020, 01:58:15 PM »
mine
I'm normally against vibing and the like but Idk anymore with these perved out anime kids. Now I think we need to go back to robbing kids boards at gunpoint if they show up to the spot. Wheres young Stevi

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Re: Coolest Shops
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2020, 08:34:23 PM »
bill's wheels santa cruz. 5 points ventura. none of dat boutique shit

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Re: Coolest Shops
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2020, 09:47:39 PM »
N. America Roadtrip
Phoenix - Cowtown
Austin - No Comply
Baltimore - Vu
Montreal - Dime
Philly - Nocturnal
Norfolk - Cardinal
Raleigh  - Endless Grind
Albany - Seasons
Ithaca - Homegrown
Burlington - Maven
SF - DLXSF
LA - Lotties

Euro Roadtrip
Paris - Nozbone
Athens - Color
Tallinn - Reede
Moscow - Pro Skate Shop is pretty good. And, Destroy isn't super core, but the owner is cool (these shops are right next to each other.)
Helsinki - Ponkes
Amsterdam - Tomm's
London - Slam City
Groningen - Skate Store
Bremen - Attitude (The guys at this shop are super awesome. I went in to buy a local board and they treated me to a beer and hung out with me for an hour.)
« Last Edit: May 14, 2020, 09:50:19 PM by TheLurper »

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Re: Coolest Shops
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2020, 07:49:42 AM »
35th ave federal way washington
35th north Pike st seattle washington
unknown boardshop bellingham washington

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Re: Coolest Shops
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2020, 07:55:39 AM »
Familia in Minneapolis
Uprise in Chicago
Cal's Pharmacy in Portland

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Re: Coolest Shops
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2020, 10:47:31 AM »
BLX in Tucson, dope shop and they will make you laugh.

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Re: Coolest Shops
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2020, 11:48:13 AM »
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Re: Coolest Shops
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2020, 06:11:41 PM »
no comply without a doubt is a must stop, especially since house park is right behind it.
Vu is the local to me and they have a location up a hill from a park thatís worth checking out if you are going through baltimore

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Re: Coolest Shops
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2020, 07:09:42 PM »
No comply is a great shop as well as 303 in denver

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Re: Coolest Shops
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2020, 03:29:02 AM »
If you find yourself in Michigan, Refuge is where itís at.

+1 if youíre into hardcore.

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Re: Coolest Shops
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2020, 11:01:14 AM »
Endless Grind, Raleigh NC.  Founded by freestyle legend Reggie Barnes, going strong since 1986...

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Re: Coolest Shops
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2020, 12:18:20 PM »
I'll vouch for some already mentioned shops: Nocturnal in Philly and No-Comply in Austin. Both great places with good people, No-Comply especially. Tons of stuff available, friendly dudes, and a great park right behind the shop.

I'll add: Delicious Skateshop in Wake Forest, North Carolina. The shop itself had an ok selection, but the two-story park inside sealed the deal. There's a concrete bowl setup outside too.

Civil in Providence, Rhode Island. They have a few locations but I only scoped Providence. Tons of product, cool dudes. Decent proximity to NJ and New York if you want to go down the east-coast.

Warped Sportz in Crown Point, Indiana. There's really no reason I'd imagine anyone visiting, but if you're in the area check it out... it's all we have haha. Great place though.

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Re: Coolest Shops
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2020, 08:48:01 PM »
Sky High in Milwaukee is the best skate shop in the world.
I've not been to Sky High (yet) but regardless I will counter your claim with Passion Boardshop in Eau Claire

Familia in Minneapolis is also cool, and Geoff and Jeff @ Freedom in Madison, WI are awesome to chat with

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Re: Coolest Shops
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2020, 08:56:05 PM »
I want to make a separate post for Passion Boardshop in Eau Claire. Honestly, the coolest shop I have ever been to. It's in a nondescript rambler, but inside the walls are covered head-to-toe with memorabilia, posters, stickers, signed decks, etc. It's basically a skate shop embodiment of a teen skate nerd's bedroom. They have a fish tank with goldfish in it because they love Goldfish so much. The owner gave me dozens of free stickers and patches, and I bought a black sweater with "goldfish" in gold lettering written on the front and I wear that shit at least once or twice every week.

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Re: Coolest Shops
« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2020, 05:13:22 PM »
don't go to Labor in nyc, shops the size of a closet and its "cool guy" vibes blow

donít listen to this guy Labor is good.

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Re: Coolest Shops
« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2020, 08:59:34 AM »
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Re: Coolest Shops
« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2020, 10:12:44 AM »
don't go to Labor in nyc, shops the size of a closet and its "cool guy" vibes blow

I'm a dork and the guys at labor were really cool to me.


my top 5 favorite shops are
1)Dime, MTL
2) DLX, SF
3) Ruin, ATL
4) Uprise, Chi
5) Ben G, AMS

its celebrating life and youth culture. its like dancing and having fun.

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Re: Coolest Shops
« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2020, 09:01:57 PM »
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Labor is good.
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Labor is great

Labor will let you masturbate

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Re: Coolest Shops
« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2020, 04:47:21 AM »
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Labor is great
Good to hear..I live in Maine and the closest shop (with website) that had Venture 6.1s was Labor. Glad that I bought from them.

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Re: Coolest Shops
« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2020, 09:16:57 AM »
just based off of my own experiences -

atlanta, ga - ruin
nyc - labor
sf - DLX
LA - kingswell

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Re: Coolest Shops
« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2020, 11:02:44 AM »
Mad About Skateboarding in Ft Lauderdale
SPoT & The Boardr in Tampa
Westside in Tarpon Springs
Plus in Orlando / Ft Walton
Relief in Panama City
Waterboyz in Pensacola

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Re: Coolest Shops
« Reply #28 on: May 29, 2020, 12:00:53 PM »
Midwest love!
Familia in Minneapolis, Subsect in Des Moines, and Uprise in Chicago are all great shops with awesome owners/employees.

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« Reply #29 on: June 07, 2020, 11:42:26 AM »
Recommendations for shops in Madrid, Paris and Amsterdam?