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Old November 24th, 2007, 03:41 PM   #1
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Default This is so MEAN (anti-grinding devices / skate deterrents)

I saw some incredible ledges around this business center just down the street, there were metal strips bolted on top every 2 feet. Do other people have this? That is sooooo mean! I mean that would have been a prime grinding area lol.
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Old November 24th, 2007, 07:04 PM   #2
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Oh yeah. There are lots of pegged rails and notched ledges in my city. The argument of course is maintenance cost.
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Old November 24th, 2007, 07:38 PM   #3
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Well, the skateboarders said that the metal trucks mess up the ledges is one of the main reasons. Dang, of all things, I think skating should be LEGAL. Wow, its gonna be hard to find nice low ledges to start on. I think that is just MEAN.
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Old November 24th, 2007, 09:19 PM   #4
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Do a google search on "skatestoppers". You'll find many links to this skate deterrent product line. Send each and every one of them hate mail. Bog down their websites so nobody else can buy more stoppers. Haha!

http://skatestoppers.com/Contact_Us.htm is the contact page for the actual skatestopper site. Funny that there is no space for comments...you can submit your information, but no comment. Haha!

Of course, we inliners, with our plastic, do not ruin cement ledges. Haha!
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Old November 24th, 2007, 09:56 PM   #5
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Has anyone thought of just trying to grind the ledges and rails anyway. Maybe jump them really fast?
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Old November 24th, 2007, 10:39 PM   #6
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This is a societal problem. People are so lawsuit phobic that they try and make it so you can't do anything on their property. However, it is "their property" and they can do what they want. We are not entitled, and we should be appreciative of businesses that look the other way. Part of that is working with city government to make skate parks and encourage commercial skate parks.
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Old November 24th, 2007, 11:02 PM   #7
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Has anyone thought of just trying to grind the ledges and rails anyway. Maybe jump them really fast?

Well, these metal strips stick up 1/2" or more. YOu would fall flat on your face.

But I think there should be MORE places to skate then. My park is now only open weekends. Then it closes til late March starting in 4 more weeks.
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Old November 24th, 2007, 11:04 PM   #8
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Yeah, this looks like whats on there, but its LONGER. I think thats much less attractive then a few skate marks?

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Old November 24th, 2007, 11:28 PM   #9
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Yeah, just hop over it. Good place to work on your switches.
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Old November 25th, 2007, 01:30 AM   #10
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Yeah, just hop over it. Good place to work on your switches.

If you start pulling off switch ups over those things I want to see videos.
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Old November 25th, 2007, 02:52 AM   #11
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If you start pulling off switch ups over those things I want to see videos.

ditto! Plus we need to see the soap shoes in action!
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Old November 25th, 2007, 04:15 AM   #12
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So much pressure! Okay, I'll try to get someone to film me.

Actually, I have not had the pleasure of skating any place where there are skatestoppers. I have seen places where they were pried off. Nature finds a way!
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Old November 25th, 2007, 11:06 PM   #13
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RD, it's like that nearly everywhere in the UK - you'd be soooo lucky to find some rails that haven't been "capped" as we call it here. the only ones that i know of that we're very lucky to skate on is in one of the pics of me skating. there's even dirt the other side and in autumn, leaves to fall onto for a nice soft landing!

marble ledges are the BEST to grind on so if u can find some uncapped then wax em up for loadsa fun!
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Old November 26th, 2007, 12:34 AM   #14
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dont even bother with those ledges. theyre too rough to wax. you would have to rub brick the whole thing if you wanted it to slide.
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Old November 26th, 2007, 02:08 AM   #15
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I have a 10-80 square rail. Is that good enuff to learn? Cause in a couple weeks I should be OK to jump. Did a few jumps over a cone this weekend but cant get my knees up high with this dumb knee brace on. I guess benches are good then too? Curbs are too rough.....
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Old November 26th, 2007, 02:18 AM   #16
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Curbs are too rough.....

not all. just that one.
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Old November 26th, 2007, 06:08 AM   #17
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Ah geez...

There's a Christian middle school where my church used to be at. The place was a dream to learn handrails, being able to get onto them from steps, higher ledges and the rails rain pretty long. It was amazing. They decided to cap them up. It hurts me inside
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Old November 26th, 2007, 12:19 PM   #18
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A friend said he went in the middle of the night and put mortar around the skatestoppers so it was more like a "bump" than a stopper. I went to check it out. Sure enough, there were people skating them... The place probably couldn't afford rent-a-cops, so there was nobody to enforce....
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Old November 26th, 2007, 01:08 PM   #19
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build yourself a prail RD!!! i made one the other day, it could be loads better but hey, its only for practising right - thats why its a prail!!! loooooooooooool

mine is made out of my lil bro's old climbing frame poles and for height, well i just found an old shopping basket, works a treat

ive posted it under ndragons thread on his new prail edit
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Default Skate Deterrent Products

Here are some anti-skating products sold commercially:

ANTI-GRIND DEVICES:
- SkateStoppers
- StopAGrind
- Ravensforge SkateBlock
- Maglin Flip

OTHER ANTI-SKATING PRODUCTS:
- Skate Deterrent Warning Sign
- Skate Un-Friendly Pavement
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