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Best Shops / DIYs / Parks / Vegan Eats / Espresso in....
« on: April 20, 2022, 01:48:33 PM »
1) Liverpool - I plan to check out the 'bird DIY, but I wont have much time. Any good shops? Squared away on food.
2) Edinburgh - will be there for a couple of days, never been.
3) London - I havent been in 15ish years. Planning on skating Stockwell at least once. What's the best core shop in town now?
4) Paris - I got this on all fronts except best shops now
5) Zurich - will be there for a couple of days, never been.
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Re: Best Shops / DIYs / Parks / Vegan Eats / Espresso in....
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2022, 02:24:46 PM »
1) Liverpool - I plan to check out the 'bird DIY, but I wont have much time. Any good shops? Squared away on food.
2) Edinburgh - will be there for a couple of days, never been.
3) London - I havent been in 15ish years. Planning on skating Stockwell at least once. What's the best core shop in town now?
4) Paris - I got this on all fronts except best shops now
5) Zurich - will be there for a couple of days, never been.

Shop: https://www.thecollateral.ch/
DIY: probably the Beast if you like transition/bowl https://skateparkguide.ch/parks/the-beast-zuerich/
Parks: skate street spots/school yards instead. Tonnes of dope spots. Ask the dudes in the shop, depending on your preference and skill level. Or DM me but I suck and don‘t know all the cool spots.
Vegan eats: you can try https://hiltl.ch/reservieren/ but it‘s expensive but then in Zurich everything is expensive. Might as well grab a falafel at a „cheap“ street food stall instead.
Espresso: https://vicafe.ch/vicafe-shops/bellevue/

Other Swiss pals might chime in @Prostate Exam or @gri who are more knowledgeable than me and also skate better.
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Re: Best Shops / DIYs / Parks / Vegan Eats / Espresso in....
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2022, 10:42:29 PM »
1) Liverpool - I plan to check out the 'bird DIY, but I wont have much time. Any good shops? Squared away on food.
2) Edinburgh - will be there for a couple of days, never been.
3) London - I havent been in 15ish years. Planning on skating Stockwell at least once. What's the best core shop in town now?
4) Paris - I got this on all fronts except best shops now
5) Zurich - will be there for a couple of days, never been.

1) Is Lostart still around? That one was cool. Food is the same bullshit all around the isle. Maybe there they’ll have nicer cod and chips but iono.

2) Focus is a shop there init? Never been myself but there’s a bunch of crusty spots. There was a video on these boards called “look after your habibis” maybe you can hit them up.

3) Brixton Baddest is cool and like a 2 mins walk from Stockwell skatepark. Maybe you can skate the repaved version, I always didn’t have a fun time there cos I’m not gnarly enough / it was crustland.
Don’t bother with SlamCity there’s a chance they’ll cool guy you out. Maybe that changed but people there used to be terrible.

4) Best shop is nozbone.

5) Dunno anything about Zurich besides its expensive as fuck.

Also I’d strongly suggest you NOT to drink espresso in any of those places. Let’s say they’re not famous for that. Go for Latte / cafe au lait instead.

That’s just what’s on my mind now I can try and add more if I can.

Edit

Video I was talking about at point 2) is this one.

https://youtu.be/Xp1OVc3QiwE
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2022, 02:06:19 AM »
2) Focus is great, tell Sibs (the owner) you like pineapple on pizza. There is a DIY in Leith, they have a FB account under Leith DIY prob on insta also. That said it rained the whole time I was there..
Edit, hit up Sibs also for vegan eats, he's a vegan also.

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Re: Best Shops / DIYs / Parks / Vegan Eats / Espresso in....
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2022, 02:08:39 AM »
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1) Liverpool - I plan to check out the 'bird DIY, but I wont have much time. Any good shops? Squared away on food.
2) Edinburgh - will be there for a couple of days, never been.
3) London - I havent been in 15ish years. Planning on skating Stockwell at least once. What's the best core shop in town now?
4) Paris - I got this on all fronts except best shops now
5) Zurich - will be there for a couple of days, never been.
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Shop: https://www.thecollateral.ch/
DIY: probably the Beast if you like transition/bowl https://skateparkguide.ch/parks/the-beast-zuerich/
Parks: skate street spots/school yards instead. Tonnes of dope spots. Ask the dudes in the shop, depending on your preference and skill level. Or DM me but I suck and don‘t know all the cool spots.
Vegan eats: you can try https://hiltl.ch/reservieren/ but it‘s expensive but then in Zurich everything is expensive. Might as well grab a falafel at a „cheap“ street food stall instead.
Espresso: https://vicafe.ch/vicafe-shops/bellevue/

Other Swiss pals might chime in @Prostate Exam or @gri who are more knowledgeable than me and also skate better.

In Zürich you have to check the beast as mentioned above. There's a big party zone called the Langstrasse and there you can find good Indian food that might be vegan aswell.

( Just a short notice about the beast : If there is a soccer game going on, you might have to stay away from the beast, especially when the two home teams are facing eachother. Happened quite often that skaters got messed with, because the soccer fans claim the area as theirs, since there is a huge soccer stadium planned to be built there. )

In the area around the beast there are lots of good streetspots and also an indoor facility only 2 tram stations from the beast.
There is the primetower spot just 2 tram stations away, a nd multiple ledge spots in this area.

Also there's a big skatestore right at the main trainstation, just behind the building there is a new crazy ledge spot:





Depends waht you want to skate. Zurich pretty much offers anything but a vertramp. Hit me up if you have specific spot requests. doppelmeter (@hartgeldhure) • Instagram photos and videos

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Re: Best Shops / DIYs / Parks / Vegan Eats / Espresso in....
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2022, 02:51:48 AM »
2) Focus is great, tell Sibs (the owner) you like pineapple on pizza. There is a DIY in Leith, they have a FB account under Leith DIY prob on insta also. That said it rained the whole time I was there..
Edit, hit up Sibs also for vegan eats, he's a vegan also.

https://youtu.be/LeHkQYDoVJ0
video tape yourself saving monks. dont just do it. make sure its caught on film.

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Re: Best Shops / DIYs / Parks / Vegan Eats / Espresso in....
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2022, 06:43:38 AM »
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4) Paris - I got this on all fronts except best shops now
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4) Best shop is nozbone.


I liked Nozbone's previous location better, the one that was SE of Place de la Bastille, but I'm sure their new location closer to Republic is better for business but the shop itself just seems too big. But I haven't been to Paris for over 2 years, so maybe they've filled it up better now. Anyway, Vega is a cool little shop too, just a quick stroll up the canal from Nozbone, so you can check 'em both out... It's probably a 10 minute walk or 3 minute skate.


Also I’d strongly suggest you NOT to drink espresso in any of those places. Let’s say they’re not famous for that. Go for Latte / cafe au lait instead.


For coffee in Paris there's a super cool little place called BOOT (https://www.instagram.com/bootcafe/) which is in an old shoe repair shop which is run by the perfectly cliche super precise, super friendly, japanese coffee fanatic. Of course, it's super hipster, but if you go to a 'normal' cafe in Paris you will be served awful coffee generally.


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Re: Best Shops / DIYs / Parks / Vegan Eats / Espresso in....
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2022, 05:58:16 AM »
Thank you all so much for the tips. Some places I have been to many times (London - though its been awhile, Paris) but Edinburgh is new to me, and as it turns out, were actually not going to be in Zurich long enough for anything exciting. My Liverpool trip is extremely brief and mostly centered around doing a tour of Anfield, but there is a vegan restaurant down by the docks that I am going to try so if there is a skateshop near there I want to pop in.

re: coffee. I am a bit snobby I suppose, and traditional European coffee is...well, bad. UK coffee has come a long way (I think mostly because younger people are interested in breaking tea's stranglehold and forging new paths...and James Hoffman) but continental European coffee still is happy to often exist as a two month old bag of Lavazza left in open air and brewed in a 30 year old espresso machine that hasnt been cleaned in 20 of those. That said I am not above just getting cafe creme in any sidewalk cafe. :)
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Re: Best Shops / DIYs / Parks / Vegan Eats / Espresso in....
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2022, 07:01:15 AM »


re: coffee. I am a bit snobby I suppose, and traditional European coffee is...well, bad. UK coffee has come a long way (I think mostly because younger people are interested in breaking tea's stranglehold and forging new paths...and James Hoffman) but continental European coffee still is happy to often exist as a two month old bag of Lavazza left in open air and brewed in a 30 year old espresso machine that hasnt been cleaned in 20 of those. That said I am not above just getting cafe creme in any sidewalk cafe. :)

Hahah that’s just plain wrong. But yeah whatever different stokes.

Have fun mate and bump this if you need more (excluding coffee lol)
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