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Basement skate spots
« on: May 20, 2022, 08:53:32 AM »
I’ve never lived in a place before with a basement. I added a few things to make it skateable. A little box and a plastic parking block for slappy madness. It’s most def a low pop zone but I can skate whenever. If you made a spot in your basement, post some pics!

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Re: Basement skate spots
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2022, 12:01:47 PM »
I've shown glimpses of my basement. It's gone through changes but I think it's more fun now. Still scary to skate because you are speeding to a wall right after landing.

 It's like a salad spinner sometimes.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BbptzCTAfmx/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

https://www.instagram.com/p/BEwJyoKo_H7/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

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https://www.instagram.com/p/B87xx1jl6sz/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
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Re: Basement skate spots
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2022, 02:34:23 PM »
@layzieyez

How tall are your basement ceilings?

If I even popped a little Ollie in my basement I would smash my head.

Could you set up a 18’ x 12’ x 3’ half pipe? For your son of course…

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Re: Basement skate spots
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2022, 02:41:15 PM »
The ceiling is plenty high which was a challenge with only two light outlets. Thanks to LED light bulbs, I can light it pretty bright compared to other basements.

Almost fit that ramp. If all I wanted to do was skate that one thing sure, but that would get boring for me. I'm not a big coping dancer combo guy.

I prefer having a ledge.
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Re: Basement skate spots
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2022, 02:53:05 PM »
Nice setup, man! I most def can relate with running into a wall right after a trick but it scratches the itch to skate when it rains or gas is $5 a gallon and the best park is 40 miles away!

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Re: Basement skate spots
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2022, 03:00:33 PM »
The ceiling is plenty high which was a challenge with only two light outlets. Thanks to LED light bulbs, I can light it pretty bright compared to other basements.

Almost fit that ramp. If all I wanted to do was skate that one thing sure, but that would get boring for me. I'm not a big coping dancer combo guy.

I prefer having a ledge.

That makes sense. Your little ramps are perfect for your son. He looks about 9 which is how old my son is. It’s great that he likes skateboarding. Mine is scared to skateboard but he rollerskates. You should design a team logo with him. Get some sleeveless denim jackets and screen print on them. Have fun!

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Re: Basement skate spots
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2022, 03:38:51 PM »
He's 13 now and the basement is too tight for him.

I really need to come into some money and build a mini out of concrete out back.
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Re: Basement skate spots
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2022, 06:48:19 PM »
Those are all rad as well as the clips. No basement here in California but enclosed patio if that counts.

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Re: Basement skate spots
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2022, 05:47:45 PM »
I'd kill for a skateable patio. Unless the air is bad from fires or pollution.

My driveway is downhill. I wish it was flat.
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Re: Basement skate spots
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2022, 07:45:48 AM »
Those are all rad as well as the clips. No basement here in California but enclosed patio if that counts.
Enclosed patio is sick! Do you have a box or anything you skate on it?

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Re: Basement skate spots
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2022, 11:40:42 AM »
https://www.instagram.com/p/7BIMAHI_EC/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

This is how I light my basement. Very important for any that wants to do this.
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Re: Basement skate spots
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2022, 12:20:27 PM »
I’ve got 3 quarters(2’ with 4’ transition, 3’ with 4’ transition and another 3’ with 3 1/2’ transition) and an 8’ curb I made when we were in lock down. It’s fine aside from the triple digit days and when the state is on fire. I had a round bar and pole jam but gave them away since they just slid all around since it gets dusty and concrete is polished.

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Re: Basement skate spots
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2022, 02:21:17 AM »
I'm kind of cheating as I don't own the building (I wish... it's over 190 units a few blocks away from one of the most desirable colleges in the world, so you can imagine what it's worth), but Ive lived here for almost a decade and have a master key. This building is slightly over a hundred years old and this part of it used to be the kitchen and seating area for a lunch counter, so it's divided into a couple sections.






First room is where I sit and smoke joints and drink coffee, and also where I do flat ground in the winter because the other rooms are always freezing. There's enough room to take one push and pop, or start in the other room and do powerslides across the room when it gets really dusty

Second room is where I keep some of my stuff and also where I try to figure out why I suck. It has perfect concrete except for one crack that's right before where I want to pop.

Third room is the big guy. Don't have anything set up right now but I sometimes build ramps and had a shitty brick curb set up at one point. There's a lot of room and the ceiling is high, but it's also old and crumbling so combined with the broken tile you almost have to skate wide wheels in there. I've gotten pitched  by a chunk of masonry more times than I can count. I like just popping on some tunes and taking something with soft wheels and loose trucks and just weaving through the pillars sometimes too. I honestly don't skate in there that much anymore because you absolutely have to sweep the shit out of it and it takes forever.

I also have to consider the noise. Rooms one and two are below my apartment and a Dr's office that hasnt had a patient since the pandemic started so I can skate in there pretty much whenever. The big room stretches across 4 units which are all occupied by students. I try to be respectful since it's definitely loud enough to disturb someone who's trying to sleep or study and I tend to skate early in the morning.


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Re: Basement skate spots
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2022, 03:59:48 AM »
Buttfart (why is that fun to type? OH, because I am a manchild) thats a sick setup!

Im thinking of a low box for the basement…like a 4 or 5 inch curb, or maybe a Blunt Steel roll on metal thingy. The 9” box Im skating down there now is good but I wouldnt 5050 it without worry of a head bonk. I did circle on the ground where the lights hang down so I don’t do anything in that spot.

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Re: Basement skate spots
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2022, 04:50:58 PM »
Don't know about basements but my house used to look like this

https://vimeo.com/35645566

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