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    Me and my buds have been boarding everwhere lately and are looking for new spots to explore. Austin has got to be oneof my favorite places i have been so far. Does anybody have any other recommendations


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    Default Re: Best Spots in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by GrandMasterJ View Post
    Me and my buds have been boarding everwhere lately and are looking for new spots to explore. Austin has got to be oneof my favorite places i have been so far. Does anybody have any other recommendations
    I used to work in Marshall, Tx, and the downtown area is ok for shorter runs, but nothing like West Austin or Bee Caves. I've never rolled there, but I did live there for nearly a year in between decks and I always thought it would be a great place to ride. I would check out Hill Country like Fredricksburg, or San Marcos maybe. Basically, if you go west from Austin, you run into some gorgeous country with tons of Hills. Houston is the pits if you like hills. Your only options there are parking garages and skateparks. But there are a few people on here from H-town who might say otherwise.

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    Default Re: Best Spots in Texas

    all depends on what you're looking for.

    anything you need a hill for is good in austin, but int he surrounding areas there is some big stuff. you can live in austin and still not have seen it all (or close to it). next time your in town hit me up
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    Default Re: Best Spots in Texas

    Sweet yeah im from Houston and it sucks ha but im going to school in Waco, i go up to austin every couple weeks so i let you know if im comig through. me and my buds hit up MLK at night, it was such a rush dodging traffic.

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    Default Re: Best Spots in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by GrandMasterJ View Post
    Sweet yeah im from Houston and it sucks ha but im going to school in Waco, i go up to austin every couple weeks so i let you know if im comig through. me and my buds hit up MLK at night, it was such a rush dodging traffic.
    TheRosen can correct me if I'm wrong, but next time you're in austin, head west on Barton Springs road off of Lamar. Before you get to far, take a left by Flipnotics coffee shop and you'll be going straight uphill into a neighborhood with lots of hills. Be careful though b/c the spill outs are steep and go straight into roads w/ heavy traffic.

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    Default Re: Best Spots in Texas

    sweet anyone know of some good skateparks in tejas
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    Default Re: Best Spots in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by ScotchGannon View Post
    TheRosen can correct me if I'm wrong, but next time you're in austin, head west on Barton Springs road off of Lamar. Before you get to far, take a left by Flipnotics coffee shop and you'll be going straight uphill into a neighborhood with lots of hills. Be careful though b/c the spill outs are steep and go straight into roads w/ heavy traffic.
    haha yes, those are quiet large hills, but a terrible idea to ride...they all spill out into Barton Springs Rd or another road that is also huge (can't remember which one it is)


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    Default Re: Best Spots in Texas

    You turned a couple streets too soon there. You want to turn left on Robert E. Lee (a good hill) or take a right onto Barton Hills Dr. and explore back there.
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    Default Re: Best Spots in Texas

    Best spots, in ref to what kind of riding? Ive recently found here in san antonio a nice mild, but long enough rd, slow acceleration but by the end your pushing mid 40's (if your boming) on a straight away. Plenty of variety of hills to be taken here. If you havnt yet, I suggest looking into using google maps to find hills in your area, or which ever area. It really is probably the best tool a skater has to locate hills and scope them out before skating them.

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    Default Re: Best Spots in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by tomes View Post
    You turned a couple streets too soon there. You want to turn left on Robert E. Lee (a good hill) or take a right onto Barton Hills Dr. and explore back there.
    he knows whats up. there are a couple fun runs in there. and one with perfect pavement thats over 50 mph. a bit sketchy until really late, and unfortunately perfectly straight. robert e lee is pretty awesome looking though, never skated because of traffic, but next huge holiday we might ride it
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    Default Re: Best Spots in Texas

    thanks guys, dang im pissed i didnt get to go to the bomb for booze, i was in austin with some friends but we had to go back to Waco for school the next day. If yall ever see a crappy old white short bus wave us down and start screaming cuz we might take soemmore trips up there

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    Default Re: Best Spots in Texas

    me and my friends are leavin houston and goin to austin for spring break. we found a hotel right off 6th street. where can we get the best shreddin?

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    Default Re: Best Spots in Texas

    There's no doubt, there's some nice long would be kickass runs with the exception that most of these roads are topped with tarr and twice grind recycled asphalt. Best for use when you are out for a broken windshield. I cruz the hill country a bunch and there are very few good ol blacktop roads anymore. I have found some of the best runs are freshly paved roads of a new development which as of recent had been popping up all over the place. Good travels.

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    Default Re: Best Spots in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by SlyTX View Post
    .. I suggest looking into using google maps to find hills in your area, or which ever area. It really is probably the best tool a skater has ...
    Good advic. I've found several ditches in the DFW area using google earth


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