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Old 13.06.2012, 18:56
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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!

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Re: Skateboard partner

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.

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Re: Skateboard partner

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!
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Old 23.09.2012, 13:42
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Re: Skateboard partner

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
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Old 24.09.2012, 13:51
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Looks great, can't wait. But I think it wont be open till next year....
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Old 27.09.2012, 14:43
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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?

See you there y'all!
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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
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Re: Skateboard partner

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!
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Old 08.10.2012, 14:38
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Re: Skateboard partner

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.
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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.
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.
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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!
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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?
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Old 09.10.2012, 12:41
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Well, not right now as it is raining... but yes, the bowls are ready to skate whenever the weather Gods allow it
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Re: Skateboard partner

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

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Re: Skateboard partner

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?!
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Time to lift this up and see if someone joins for a nice late summer evening session

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

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

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
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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 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.
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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?
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