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Re: Chicago.
« Reply #1170 on: December 01, 2022, 08:15:03 AM »
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anyone know these guys?
saw the video for the first time last week and was pretty into the style.
not sure why randy benko was the only one skating real Chicago spots tho?  Rest of the spots looked trash

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Re: Chicago.
« Reply #1171 on: December 01, 2022, 08:28:55 AM »
anonymous photo sharing

anyone know these guys?
saw the video for the first time last week and was pretty into the style.
not sure why randy benko was the only one skating real Chicago spots tho?  Rest of the spots looked trash

I've seen a Grains video before. I'll have to check this one.

Here's the link: https://www.freeskatemag.com/2022/07/06/grains-act-3-randy-benko-nyle-lovett/
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Re: Chicago.
« Reply #1172 on: June 29, 2023, 09:10:36 AM »
Visiting with some (35yo+) friends in a couple weeks, looking for mellow, low key spots (read: curbs, ledges) in the Wicker Park, Logan Sq area. Staying right near Uprise so I imagine we'll inquire there as well but figured I'd also post here to help anyone else who may be looking.

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Re: Chicago.
« Reply #1173 on: June 30, 2023, 03:00:37 PM »
Check out crustynorthside spots on instagram

Visiting with some (35yo+) friends in a couple weeks, looking for mellow, low key spots (read: curbs, ledges) in the Wicker Park, Logan Sq area. Staying right near Uprise so I imagine we'll inquire there as well but figured I'd also post here to help anyone else who may be looking.

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Re: Chicago.
« Reply #1174 on: July 17, 2023, 11:45:39 AM »
Visiting with some (35yo+) friends in a couple weeks, looking for mellow, low key spots (read: curbs, ledges) in the Wicker Park, Logan Sq area. Staying right near Uprise so I imagine we'll inquire there as well but figured I'd also post here to help anyone else who may be looking.
On a recommendation from the guys at Uprise we wound up going to Clemente which was perfect, pretty much exactly the type of spot we were looking for. Tried to hit Grant park the next day but got caught up in the spotty rainstorms that were passing through

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Re: Chicago.
« Reply #1175 on: August 23, 2023, 09:17:07 PM »
Stoked on that restaurant list overwaxed. Iím heading to Chicago with my fiancť tomorrow. I wasnít going to bring my board, but sheís got some homework so Iíve got a little window and would like to skate Chase

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Re: Chicago.
« Reply #1176 on: August 23, 2023, 09:43:22 PM »
Stoked on that restaurant list overwaxed. Iím heading to Chicago with my fiancť tomorrow. I wasnít going to bring my board, but sheís got some homework so Iíve got a little window and would like to skate Chase
hope you're coming from texas cuz its HOT rn
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Re: Chicago.
« Reply #1177 on: August 23, 2023, 10:11:37 PM »
Iím an hour north of San Francisco, we clocked 96 today. Is that ledge casserole on east chestnut too good to be true?

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Re: Chicago.
« Reply #1178 on: August 24, 2023, 08:57:01 AM »
Iím an hour north of San Francisco, we clocked 96 today. Is that ledge casserole on east chestnut too good to be true?

probably. Thats the Hancock Tower, so I'm guessing you will be kicked out pretty quick. Not too far from there tho is some cool rainbow ledges, between Eerie and Ontario on the Lake Shore Drive frontage road
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Re: Chicago.
« Reply #1179 on: November 23, 2023, 08:50:40 PM »
Iíve heard rumblings around that House of Vans is no longer. If true, huge blow for the coming winter.

Anyone know anything at all? I donít have a car so indoors are generally pretty hard to get to. I fear itís time to buy the Kincos and tough out skating outdoors this year (I also heard it gonna be a relatively warm and wet one these year, but who knows how accurate that is)
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Re: Chicago.
« Reply #1180 on: November 24, 2023, 10:28:14 PM »
Iíve heard rumblings around that House of Vans is no longer. If true, huge blow for the coming winter.

Anyone know anything at all? I donít have a car so indoors are generally pretty hard to get to. I fear itís time to buy the Kincos and tough out skating outdoors this year (I also heard it gonna be a relatively warm and wet one these year, but who knows how accurate that is)

That would suck, that place is fun. Went to a video premier there last winter and had a great time.

Heard it's gonna be a mild winter for the Midwest!
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Re: Chicago.
« Reply #1181 on: November 26, 2023, 11:49:39 AM »
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Iíve heard rumblings around that House of Vans is no longer. If true, huge blow for the coming winter.

Anyone know anything at all? I donít have a car so indoors are generally pretty hard to get to. I fear itís time to buy the Kincos and tough out skating outdoors this year (I also heard it gonna be a relatively warm and wet one these year, but who knows how accurate that is)
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That would suck, that place is fun. Went to a video premier there last winter and had a great time.

Heard it's gonna be a mild winter for the Midwest!

So far so mild, today is the first snow ive seen this winter and we were having 60+ degree days in October. Not complaining as my weak pnw ass struggles with the cold but its also really weird to walk the dog in a sweater mid November when this time last year I was in thermals.

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Re: Chicago.
« Reply #1182 on: December 06, 2023, 04:05:55 AM »
Saw clips posted of the park on an IG story yesterday... it lives?
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Re: Chicago.
« Reply #1183 on: December 07, 2023, 04:58:14 AM »
Yes I was there on saturday, it was raining part of the time but no snow

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Re: Chicago.
« Reply #1184 on: December 08, 2023, 09:33:22 AM »
i'm in discussion with the park district in Lisle and i'm going to try and heavily influence a redesigned park by 2025.  Naperville about to open a nice looking park too.  Things are looking up in the western burbs

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Re: Chicago.
« Reply #1185 on: December 21, 2023, 09:01:31 AM »
i'm in discussion with the park district in Lisle and i'm going to try and heavily influence a redesigned park by 2025.  Naperville about to open a nice looking park too.  Things are looking up in the western burbs

That's rad.  My local in Homewood needs a revamp for sure! I helped push to get it built back in like 99-00 when I was in high school.  20+ years later and it's still the same shitty metal ramps (the mini is fun though). Would love to see an upgrade for the new generation.

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Re: Chicago.
« Reply #1186 on: January 01, 2024, 05:56:16 PM »
Check out crustynorthside spots on instagram

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Visiting with some (35yo+) friends in a couple weeks, looking for mellow, low key spots (read: curbs, ledges) in the Wicker Park, Logan Sq area. Staying right near Uprise so I imagine we'll inquire there as well but figured I'd also post here to help anyone else who may be looking.
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I live nowhere remotely near (Ireland, Europe) yet I spent the last 30 mins drooling over that Insta.

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Re: Chicago.
« Reply #1187 on: January 09, 2024, 11:38:07 AM »
Will be in Chicago for work from 1/21-1/23. Debating on bringing my board. Any recommendations for spots near McCormick Place? Looking at the weather it looks like Sunday and monday will be clear and cold, Tuesday will be snowing

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Re: Chicago.
« Reply #1188 on: January 09, 2024, 01:37:18 PM »
Will be in Chicago for work from 1/21-1/23. Debating on bringing my board. Any recommendations for spots near McCormick Place? Looking at the weather it looks like Sunday and monday will be clear and cold, Tuesday will be snowing

Youíll be pretty close to Grant skatepark.
Uprise is pretty close to that spot Clemente. Not very close to where youíll be though.

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Re: Chicago.
« Reply #1189 on: January 09, 2024, 01:52:02 PM »
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Will be in Chicago for work from 1/21-1/23. Debating on bringing my board. Any recommendations for spots near McCormick Place? Looking at the weather it looks like Sunday and monday will be clear and cold, Tuesday will be snowing
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Youíll be pretty close to Grant skatepark.
Uprise is pretty close to that spot Clemente. Not very close to where youíll be though.

Burnham skatepark is pretty close to McCormic as well, but Grant is a million times better. It's currently snowing here, so you may be dealing w/ that on the ground while you're here.  Definitely check out Uprise if you get a chance. Rad shop.

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Re: Chicago.
« Reply #1190 on: January 09, 2024, 03:50:44 PM »
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Will be in Chicago for work from 1/21-1/23. Debating on bringing my board. Any recommendations for spots near McCormick Place? Looking at the weather it looks like Sunday and monday will be clear and cold, Tuesday will be snowing
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Youíll be pretty close to Grant skatepark.
Uprise is pretty close to that spot Clemente. Not very close to where youíll be though.
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Burnham skatepark is pretty close to McCormic as well, but Grant is a million times better. It's currently snowing here, so you may be dealing w/ that on the ground while you're here.  Definitely check out Uprise if you get a chance. Rad shop.

Appreciate it. Also, what's the best Chicago pizza in the area? Last time I drove thru in 2021 I tried Giordano's and that was one of the best things I ever tasted.