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xandeo 13.06.2012 17:56

Re: Skateboard partner
 
Time to lift this thread up once again, now that summer is in the city and some new EF members might have moved to ZRH :)

So, any interested skateboard partners feel free to PM me for a session anywhere in the city... the club of foreign skaters is growing and now consisting of 4-5 guys from abroad. Beers, laughs and good times guaranteed. Skills/gender/age don't matter!

:welcome:

NatMeg070809 22.09.2012 14:12

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Hi all,

This is my first time posting to this thread (actually first post to EF), but yeah, I'd be interested in joining in with the club of foreign skaters. (Is that COFS?)

Is there a way you guys stay in touch? Facebook, Twitter, emails, text messages? or just PMs on EF? Let me know.

I'm solidly busy until October 2nd, but after that, I'm up for plenty of skating! I love skating in the autumn; much less rain than the summer anyway, and I don't get overheated so quickly.

A little about me: I'm 32, from Pennsylvania, skated for several years while in high school, a little while in college, but getting back into it in the last few months. I've lived in Switzerland for 7 years. I studied at the ETH and I'm an architect in Zürich.

Looking forward to hearing from any of you.

Nate

NatMeg070809 23.09.2012 12:24

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Photos of the construction site of the soon to be finished skatepark in Zürich (Allmend Brunau) here: http://ge.tt/8fRdkDO?c

This thing is going to be 8000 m2 - that's huge!

I took these photos this morning, and meet Thomas and Thomas from Glarus already skating the (mostly finshed) bowl.

Looks like it might not be totally finished until Spring. Can't wait!

OBone 23.09.2012 12:42

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They ruined a perfectly good rugby/football pitch for his which GC sports made good use of and have now been forced to look elsewhere to train. matches are still played on the last pitch but its now ruined because of overuse.

they could have put this on the other side of the road where the crappier one is

larrylizzard 24.09.2012 12:51

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Looks great, can't wait. But I think it wont be open till next year....

xandeo 27.09.2012 13:43

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According to the schedule, it should be ready in early November. The official inauguration date is however set to end of January... but who cares about the date as long as it's skateable? :o

See you there y'all!

sashimiso 27.09.2012 13:56

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Originally Posted by OBone (Post 1670961)
They ruined a perfectly good rugby/football pitch for his which GC sports made good use of and have now been forced to look elsewhere to train. matches are still played on the last pitch but its now ruined because of overuse.

they could have put this on the other side of the road where the crappier one is

don't pee pee on the parade.... change is good... and so is balance

NatMeg070809 08.10.2012 12:24

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Anyone want to go check out the mini ramp in Kloten by the airport? I've heard it's a good one. (David at Mavericks said so anyway.)
http://www.sk8parks.ch/kloten---zh---8304.html

How about Skatepark Niederhasli? Also looks like it has a good mini and some good street obstacles. It's sort of out there, so it would be good for a Saturday trip, of if someone has a car.
http://www.sk8parks.ch/niederhasli---zh---8155.html
http://mavericks.ch/gallery/16/?p=3

I have two weeks off work now, so I'm itching to skate a bit more while I can. Let me know!
:rolleyes:

xandeo 08.10.2012 13:38

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Hello all active and less-active EF skaters,

Tomorrow Tuesday October 8 some of the EF skaters are going to visit the Freestylehalle in Zurich in the evening. Entrance fee is 6 CHF for the session (if you're above 18 ;)).

The park has a pretty good street course and two different-sized miniramps. It's an indoor park and it's probably the cleanest skatepark in Europe, the place has been running since a few years but looks like it opened yesterday. It's located decently accessible by tram 17 from the city center so no car is needed. Closes at 22 pm.

We will aim to go there at 19-ish in the evening. Feel free to join us - skills and/or age don't matter! Time to dig out those old boards from back in the 80's or 90's!

PM me for any details.

California Dreamer 09.10.2012 10:44

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Originally Posted by xandeo (Post 1683219)
Hello all active and less-active EF skaters,

Tomorrow Tuesday October 8 some of the EF skaters are going to visit the Freestylehalle in Zurich in the evening. Entrance fee is 6 CHF for the session (if you're above 18 ;)).

The park has a pretty good street course and two different-sized miniramps. It's an indoor park and it's probably the cleanest skatepark in Europe, the place has been running since a few years but looks like it opened yesterday. It's located decently accessible by tram 17 from the city center so no car is needed. Closes at 22 pm.

We will aim to go there at 19-ish in the evening. Feel free to join us - skills and/or age don't matter! Time to dig out those old boards from back in the 80's or 90's!

PM me for any details.

Would like to come but cant make it. Man those bowls look tasty, I say they did something amazing with a plain old boring grass field.

xandeo 09.10.2012 11:23

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Originally Posted by California Dreamer (Post 1684047)
Would like to come but cant make it. Man those bowls look tasty, I say they did something amazing with a plain old boring grass field.

Tried out the bowls last Saturday - they are huge, really well built and LOADS of fun even though I'm a street skater and don't feel too comfortable in bowls. Let me know if you wanna meet up some day for some sessions!

California Dreamer 09.10.2012 11:36

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Originally Posted by xandeo (Post 1684096)
Tried out the bowls last Saturday - they are huge, really well built and LOADS of fun even though I'm a street skater and don't feel too comfortable in bowls. Let me know if you wanna meet up some day for some sessions!

Can we actually skate there now?

xandeo 09.10.2012 11:41

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Originally Posted by California Dreamer (Post 1684116)
Can we actually skate there now?

Well, not right now as it is raining... but yes, the bowls are ready to skate whenever the weather Gods allow it :sunny:

C J 04.11.2012 22:28

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Thanks for the thread! I finally sorted out a board this weekend and followed the advise of the EF - some sweet parks to be had in Zurich.

Kloten has one of the nicest miniramps i have ever ridden - 5m wide x 1.1m high with perfect transition, smooth fast surface, and well placed coping. great ramp for the aging bones.

The new park near sihl city is ridiculous - unfortunately the rain started as i turned up, so will have to hit up the awesome bowl some other time

Freestylehalle is a great option for rainy days / snowy nights.

Anyhow, i would love to go for a skate with some fellow EFers next time its on - i only really skate mini ramps and bowls (and both not so well). PM me.

Cheers

Chris

Geminder 06.06.2013 06:41

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Just stumbled upon this thread

That skate park by sihlcity/saalsporthalle is now fully open and has been for a while.

There is also a separate bike track but this is the pour cousin. It looks really badly designed and has some kind of concrete on the top
BMX tracks with concrete, is that a new sadomachistic form of the sport?!

xandeo 21.08.2013 16:13

Re: Skateboard partner
 
Time to lift this up and see if someone joins for a nice late summer evening session :o

Bunch of older skaters are meeting up at 18:30-ish at the Sihlcity/Allmend/Brunau skatepark today. I'll be the one in glasses and grey shoes :msnnerd:

Join us! Skills, age and gender don't matter - just come and have some fun. PM for details if needed :D

braian3636 30.09.2013 16:52

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Hello everybody, I'm Braian, 21 Years old from Argentina. I'm currently studying at the ETH and would like to find some people to skate with. I never skated regularly so I'm not much better than a newbie but i hope it doesnt matter.

Let me know if theres another event like the one xandeo posted or somebody who wants to skate with me. Thanks

xandeo 07.06.2016 10:56

Re: Skateboard partner
 
The years go by but the love for skateboarding stays. I was 27 when I posted in this thread the first time and now I'm about to turn 32 :o still lovin' it and spending as much time as possible on the streets!

Time for the yearly bump of this discussion. Any newbies, olden goldies or living legends ;) are welcome to join our multicultural/lingual group of skaters that meet up on a weekly basis in Zurich - PM me for details.

Enohzee 07.06.2016 18:07

Re: Skateboard partner
 
I'm 28 and just bought a skateboard. I used to do it a bit, but got into snowboarding this year and want to continue moving sideways.


I'm in Neuchatel though. Anybody round this way?

xandeo 10.09.2019 16:09

Re: Skateboard partner
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by xandeo (Post 2601012)
The years go by but the love for skateboarding stays. I was 27 when I posted in this thread the first time and now I'm about to turn 32 :o still lovin' it and spending as much time as possible on the streets!

Time for the yearly bump of this discussion. Any newbies, olden goldies or living legends ;) are welcome to join our multicultural/lingual group of skaters that meet up on a weekly basis in Zurich - PM me for details.

... and so it's time for the next bump. I'm 35 by now, father of two but still skating once a week in the ZRH area. Can't stop the fun, and pretty stoked to see my oldest son picking up the board by himself already :p

In case any other boarders are out there looking for a national/international group of skaters (we're all over 30 by now :D), PM me for details ;)


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