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Offline aliasdck

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Re: Finding local spots
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2019, 12:52:43 AM »
Those spots would be a dream for me...


Yea, I'm probably being too picky. I think with the right tire, some adjustment to the way I'm riding and enough time to get used to the ground then I can probably make it work. I'll spend some more time looking for a better spot but if I can't find one then I'll just stick with these. Won't be able to ride there everyday though, it may only be a 20 minute drive but I can't afford the gas driving there and back everyday, especially with current California gas prices (around $3.80/gallon currently). Tight budget these days.

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Re: Finding local spots
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2019, 01:02:16 AM »
I'll show my favourite one tomorrow (1/2 hour drive, usually wet) my usual spot and the favourite I'm too scared to ride because I live in a tiny village with locals who won't leave me alone :D

The skatepark one looks awesome for real, I love a nice ledge when I get bored, which is often.

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Re: Finding local spots
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2019, 04:57:19 PM »
I'd like to see your photo. I've been going through general flatland forum old posts recently by starting with today's posts and working backwards. I was away for so long and missed many years of discussion. I've been enjoying people's photos, videos, trick help, insane arguments, etc. currently on page 135 of 320.

The skatepark is pretty good size and has lots of cool stuff not shown in my photo. I'm very timid with jumping so haven't done anything other than flatland there so far. Hoping to change that.

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Re: Finding local spots
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2019, 10:35:52 AM »


Haven't been to the good one yet but these are my closest, both rough asphalt. Top one's too close to nosey locals and the bottom one's usually full of kids, but good to skate too as it has (in my opinion) the nicest concrete mini ramp in the north of England.


I also miss the insanity of this place, but I'm not sure if registration's still closed for new users.. I was considering starting a new forum up because so much of a scene is dependent on the influx of new, younger riders (Japan seems to understand this) but I wouldn't really know where to start. But I digress. Hitting the good spot later, might even try to film a bit for everyone's amusement :)

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Re: Finding local spots
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2019, 06:14:16 PM »
That rough asphalt is similar to what I ride on most days but mine has a bit more a rounded shape, like trying to ride on the top of a really big tube if that makes sense. The skatepark one looks good too, I always go to mine early in the morning before the loads of kids show up.


Wait, new user registration is closed? Why? Too much spam/bots or something?


I'm down for some videos if you choose to share.
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Re: Finding local spots
« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2019, 08:12:55 PM »
Went back to the skatepark today and had an awesome session. I replaced my balding front frequency g with an ares a-class tire, so I wasn't sliding out anymore when carving. Felt awesome with the new tire, almost like I was floating during the transitions  when turbining. I like these ares tires and I'm starting to like riding on the smoother surface. Good day today.
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Re: Finding local spots
« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2019, 10:06:06 PM »
I am excited  ;D  Today I found two new spots by accident. Not far from my house, about 2 miles:






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Re: Finding local spots
« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2019, 07:07:15 AM »
Nice hope it’s decent to ride. Glad you are digging the Ares!
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Re: Finding local spots
« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2019, 07:03:20 PM »
I'm hoping to try those spots out Friday morning. This week it has been hot, around 105 F (40.6 C). So I have been riding as early as possible, like 5:45AM. My plan is to start very early Friday, just before sunrise, and check out these new spots. Fingers crossed, I hope they work out.



Yes I was digging the ares tire very much but I've gone back to the frequency G for the time being since the side wall on the ares failed on me last week from putting too much air. Next time I get tires I'll provably get the ares again, I'll just keep it at or under 120 psi.


Edit: I don't know why the text changed size in my first paragraph, lol
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Re: Finding local spots
« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2019, 05:28:18 PM »
There's a real shortage these days.. especially in higher profile cities in my personal experience. Ironically there's an abundance of skateparks compared.
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Re: Finding local spots
« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2019, 05:44:03 PM »
There's a real shortage these days.. especially in higher profile cities in my personal experience. Ironically there's an abundance of skateparks compared.
usually the skateparks have a decent area to ride flat in though. there's a middle school by my house that has a good basketball court...and now that it's summer its pretty much hassle free. too bad its summer and its also over 100F.....so f*ck that lol

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Re: Finding local spots
« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2019, 09:03:30 PM »
There does seem to be a lot of skateparks around these days. I think there has been a trend the last couple of decades for cities to build them. Seems almost every city around here has one now. There is one two cities over that appears to have very unusually large flat area, at least from google maps it does. I'm gonna be checking it out later this week.

Bmxelement90, I feel you on the +100F weather. Been similar around here lately so I've been forcing myself to ride early morning instead. Like starting just after sunrise then I ride until I have to stop either cause it's getting too hot or I have to go to work or whatever.