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Jory4

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Show us your crust.....
« on: November 22, 2020, 07:03:07 AM »
So following the little mini hijack of the Tom Knox thread and some great posts by one of my fellow Brits I thought it might be quite fun to post some less than perfect spots.....


This is my local slappy spot - itís as good as it gets round here....... note the rough road surface and the grass sticking up between the curb blocks. The sidewalk behind the curb is as rough as the road.



Also my local bowl, Zoom in on the coping on the left to see the holes in the platform concrete


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Re: Show us your crust.....
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2020, 07:12:45 AM »
Iím also gonna borrow one of cosmicgypsies excellent posts from further
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I feel like people who think Tom Knox skates deliberately crusty spots really just don't know what street skating in England is like. Most spots are pretty fucked, its not California, or even New York. And a huge amount of towns and cities have been neglected and gone into varying degrees of disrepair. England is generally just a bit fucked, so you skate whatever you can find.
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there's some interview where he vaguely mentions that about the spots and how it's basically just making the best out of a bad situation - everyone in england knows they're pretty shit, but at the same time you just make do with what you've got regardless of if it's crusty or not and for the most part nobody here is bothered about it. lot of streets and roads are straight fucked up here, kind of terrain that rattles your feet into being numb if you skate it but as long as they're driveable/walkable then local councils aren't going to fix it.

on the plus side of it all though, i find it often ends up for a more enjoyable watch on film, and can often be more fun to skate if you're having to work your way around cracks and find the right routes. given alot of it is pretty old architecture too, they often end up inadvertently being pretty good spots. i live in a northern town that has a pretty big mining/shipbuilding heritage, and there's a bunch of random spots that are leftovers from that era, or just random shit in general:

some drain access in the middle of a roundabout, full pyramid:


not sure on the history of this, kinda near where an old mine was so i'd imagine it was access or storage or something:


no idea on the history/reasoning of this but its a fun spot:


shit like this which from the late 1800s would have held ships whilst coal trains above would deposit into it:


plenty of other spots but i dont wanna derail the topic, it's just funny that people think knox etc are purposely hunting out these crusty spots when a fair majority of them are shit you'd pass on a daily basis. knox obviously puts some effort in to find the spots he skates, but i doubt he's making a conscious effort to find crusty ones on purpose.

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Re: Show us your crust.....
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2020, 08:16:27 AM »
Great idea for a thread. Crust rules. Can't wait to get a pair of f4 97as

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Re: Show us your crust.....
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2020, 09:26:10 AM »
At this one the road itself is slightly smoother but the curb has holes along it (for drainage)

Itís all slappy fun until your front wheel disappears into one as you hit the curb!


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Re: Show us your crust.....
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2020, 01:02:44 PM »


Slanted, crusty ledge Iím trying to turn into some semblance of a spot.

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Re: Show us your crust.....
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2020, 01:40:23 PM »





Decent (neglected) court flat but rough bank with big crack/gap and then this ledge section is uneven gravel on top and the edge is separate brick all unevenly set. Itís a shame, really cool layout.

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Re: Show us your crust.....
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2020, 01:51:52 PM »
aight ill dump a few more

wallride spot, part of some art installation called blue carpet, also heard the spot be callled "the dorito".



5050 on it



for some reason, oyola up on it in a 5-0 - not landed but pic gets me hyped



another bank spot, part of a railway bridge, spots known as bastard banks (named after harry bastard who has a cracking part in unabomber - headcleaner)



chewy cannon defying all logic



dunno if this spot ever got a name, but regardless its fucked. heard rumours david gonzales popped through the structure on the right and threaded the needle out of it.



pretty slim shitty "runup" unless you get a sheet of ply which we did one day and i got a back 3 no comply into it.



brick qps



stu graham hurricane



lance mountain tailblock




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Re: Show us your crust.....
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2020, 07:19:17 AM »
Some midwestern crust