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    Things that ruin skateboarding spots. Post 'em up. Mine-

    1. 'Blind bumps' surrounding stair sets. Are these things really that necessary?

    2. Perfect gaps/drops which end out landing in the middle of the street. These scare me, and I dont want my board flying out and hitting a car

    3. Really smooth looking ledges which you try and grind on the first try, but you end up falling as they aren't smooth at all.

    4. People who tell you to go away and ride at the skate park, which is just a big bowl.

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    All of those except for the first one were legit, 2, 3 and 4 are avoidable if:

    2: You either skate when it's not busy traffic or grow some balls or get someone to watch the street for you

    3: You buy a candle and wax it up

    4: You skate on a Sunday when nobody cares

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    Well I guess bad asphalt / concrete can be really annoying. I do not speak from experience because Im not that good at skateboarding but still , there is this really big stair set at my school and one day I saw a couple of pros skateboarding it ( I think they were from USA or something , I live in Sweden ). Anyways this guy was trying to hardflip it and he landed it but he fell of right after because of the gravel. I guess its not the asphalts fault but it still sucks.. And next to the stair set which has a rail there is this bank , but it doesnt have a skateable surface.. Damn this was a long post :O

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    Skatestoppers also ruins the spots , obviosly :P

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    Cracks!

    I have a broken toe because of a crack. Who the **** designed the skatepark? Theres a huge crack put there at the skatepark right where you land at the bottom of the 7 stair. Ive never seen anyone try to hit it.
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    i hate ****ty scooter kids breaking glass at the skatepark because they think they are hardcore. i also hate dickhead skaters that sit around or go home home *****ing and whining because this has happened. i hardened the **** up and borrowed a broom from a lovely lady across the road at the servo and sweeped it up. week later kids did it again, smashing thier ice tea bottles... cant wait til thier old enough that i can hit them without seeming like a child basher...

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    Quote Originally Posted by forgie View Post
    i hate ****ty scooter kids breaking glass at the skatepark because they think they are hardcore. i also hate dickhead skaters that sit around or go home home *****ing and whining because this has happened. i hardened the **** up and borrowed a broom from a lovely lady across the road at the servo and sweeped it up. week later kids did it again, smashing thier ice tea bottles... cant wait til thier old enough that i can hit them without seeming like a child basher...
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    Punks that are rude and disrespectful to the locals ruin more good skate spots than anything else. People that leave a bunch of trash behind and tear stuff up ruin good skate spots because then the locals get pissed and call the cops. Have some respect, clean up your crap, and leave it as good or better than you found it and maybe you'll get to skate there regularly.... until someone acts like a deuche and gets the cops called on everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoSwitch View Post
    Punks that are rude and disrespectful to the locals ruin more good skate spots than anything else. People that leave a bunch of trash behind and tear stuff up ruin good skate spots because then the locals get pissed and call the cops. Have some respect, clean up your crap, and leave it as good or better than you found it and maybe you'll get to skate there regularly.... until someone acts like a deuche and gets the cops called on everyone.

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    BMX bikers in areas designed for skateboards. 'nuff said.

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    Skatepark near me has loads of sand on the ground. Makes everything super slippy. It's real name is Valley Gardens Skatepark but everyone round here calls it Valley Gardens Beach
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    cracks and bumpy run up or landing. worse things ever.

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    All the fraktards that skate at night at the Downtown Austin Skatepark and leave all their gatoraid/water bottles and trash all over the place when there are six or so clearly visible, aluminium trashcans that I regularly ollie over.

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    I hate when you go to the skatepark and there's little kids everywhere running up and down the ramps or using them like slides...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greyson View Post
    I hate when you go to the skatepark and there's little kids everywhere running up and down the ramps or using them like slides...
    some little kid had his birthday party in the parking lot of the skatepark. all him and his friends were like sliding down ramps and playing football...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greyson View Post
    I hate when you go to the skatepark and there's little kids everywhere running up and down the ramps or using them like slides...
    Yes, this really annoys me!!! The other day when Parker and I were there, a Dad came with his two girls, who looked to be about 4 and 7. They had boards, but didn't really skate. They were both wearing cutesy skirts, and just carried their boards around (which were pink disney princess ones) and got in they way. The youngest girl never got on her board except to go down ramps on her butt, and then proceeded to push it down ramps by itself, so her board went flying across the park. She also got on the quarter pipe, and just kept running up and down it, with her board out in the park somewhere, in somebody's way. And her Dad said NOTHING, because he was too busy skating. Drove me insane!

    Now, I know Parker is just a kid too, but he knows what to watch out for, and he actually skates, and does things. If he needs a rest, he comes out and sits on the picnic tables, out of the way. And I don't let him run up ramps. Also, he likes to just skate back and forth at the bottom of the quarter pipe, just to see how high up he can get. But, he knows that if somebody comes along and wants to use it, he moves.

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    Cops/security and everything else already said.
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    ^ Now, there are reasons why they are there. The trick is not being seen.
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