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77martino77 21.06.2011 13:58

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Hello I am looking for someone who can go with me on the skateboard because I am new in Zurich so if you know some spots, skateparks in Zurich don´t hesitate to contact me.

:p

California Dreamer 22.06.2011 10:53

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Originally Posted by 77martino77 (Post 1235212)
Hello I am looking for someone who can go with me on the skateboard because I am new in Zurich so if you know some spots, skateparks in Zurich don´t hesitate to contact me.

:p


Zurich is one big street park. Everything here is so smooth with curbs, rails, ledges and drops galore. However I gave up street skating when I was around 23 as I stopped bouncing off of concrete. Now I make a loud thud followed by me picking myself up and going home. Now I only skate my longboard, pools, bowls and parks that have good flow, none of which can be found here in the zurich region. The "best" indoor park will be in Winterthur, But I don't pay to skate. (train ticket + entry fee = not for me)

The good news is that next year they will open a real skate park in Shil City with bowls, street and whatnot. My only hope is they have a pro skater there when they pour the concrete to make sure all the transitions and angles are right on. ( I have skated parks which were unskatable because the city trusted a contractor to make perfect transitions) The city of Denver hired Tony Alva (Dogtown Z boy) just for this reason, which is why Denver has one of the best parks in the world. I hope Zurich does something similar.

77martino77 22.06.2011 12:22

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Yeah thank for reply , I have got just one questions what about cops in Zurich and skateboarding do they problems when you ride on skateboard over the city or it all okey ?

The worst think in the world is skateparks where you must pay, I lived in UK in the Manchester and there were all skateparks payedand damn with it.

But I readed that there is Zurich freestyle hall not far away from trains station and the next skatepark is near too, somewhere on Sihlquai under the bridge.

Toadvine 22.06.2011 12:57

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I've also given up the street-skating (although I still longboard) but there are little skateparks I've seen a couple of different places. One is next to the Limmat, on the same side as the Nierderdorf, right at the place where the Sihl and Limmat meet (down from the Landesmuseum). The other, and bigger one, that I have seen is in Kreis 4, in the park that is between Langstrasse and Feldstrasse, on Dienerstrasse. They have some small ramps and some rails -- there are always lots of people skating there.

California Dreamer 22.06.2011 13:53

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Originally Posted by Toadvine (Post 1236736)
I've also given up the street-skating (although I still longboard) but there are little skateparks I've seen a couple of different places. One is next to the Limmat, on the same side as the Nierderdorf, right at the place where the Sihl and Limmat meet (down from the Landesmuseum). The other, and bigger one, that I have seen is in Kreis 4, in the park that is between Langstrasse and Feldstrasse, on Dienerstrasse. They have some small ramps and some rails -- there are always lots of people skating there.


There are quite a few spots with ramps and rails but they are mostly one trick wonders and you get bored quick. I would call these skate spots, not parks. There are a few indoor parks, the best being in winterthur, but I dont like skating on wood too much as they use super slick ply. If you skate indoors then get some really soft wheels. I have never been to the freestyle halle as I have heard it is always crowded. Plus its wood, plus you have to pay. I will wait for Shil to be built, for now I am satisfied with longboarding and downhill mountain biking.

As far as the police are concerned they will leave you alone for the most part unless you are waxing up a ledge in a busy area or if a resident makes a noise complaint. Like all places its best to find a spot in a industrial zone. I am still waiting for this park in Shil to be built before I buy a short board.

turbo! turbo! 22.06.2011 21:56

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I haven't touched my skateboard for 6 years now but this thread and the nice weather makes me want to go out and try it again. I was never any good though but I guess I can still do some basic flips and grinds. If you don't mind to skate with an old guy who is out of breath after 10 minutes then I am definetely up for some rolling!


California Dreamer 23.06.2011 15:13

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Originally Posted by turbo! turbo! (Post 1237646)
I haven't touched my skateboard for 6 years now but this thread and the nice weather makes me want to go out and try it again. I was never any good though but I guess I can still do some basic flips and grinds. If you don't mind to skate with an old guy who is out of breath after 10 minutes then I am definetely up for some rolling!

Never give up. I started when I was 3, every now and then I take a few years off as skating for me is very frustrating. I just cant get any better no matter how hard I try. I think its because of all the injuries. Anyways its time I get back on a board as well. (short board).
Here is what I would like the Shil park to look like. Denver of course. I could spend all day in those bowls........
http://www.denverinfill.com/images/r...skatepark2.jpg

http://www.denverinfill.com/images/r...skatepark4.jpg

77martino77 23.06.2011 15:14

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Yeah guys wheather is nice so take your boards and go to the streets, I also watched some videos from Zurich and It´s look like good opportunities to skate there.

turbo! turbo! 23.06.2011 22:39

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So does anybody know when exactly next year the skatepark in SihlCity is finished? And Toadvine, are you sure there is still a skatepark at the Dienerstrasse? I went to have a look yesterday but couldn't find it, and no sign of any skateboarders, just the usual hookers.

77martino77 25.06.2011 17:44

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Hey man, Denver looks like a dream for sk8 guys but I think so that USA is the best sk8 country in the world, because there it´s there something like an national sport just look on the street league

larrylizzard 27.06.2011 10:21

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Check out this link http://noway.ch/noway/Skateparks.html

It has a lot of skate spots all over the Zurich region and beyond including some free spots, bowls etc.

If you want to do downhill riding one of my favorite spots is from the Zoo down to Zurich or best it at Seilbahn Rigiblick. Basically you take the vernicular up to the top and skate about 10 mins down back to the vernicular so you use it like a ski lift. You can get some good speed there so helmet and pads recommended.

Have any of you tried slalom? Its a lot of fun and easy to set up. Check this video

There are sometimes some casual meets, trainings and also competitions where you can have a go and meet a lot of cool people!

California Dreamer 27.06.2011 11:20

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Originally Posted by LeeD (Post 1241777)
Check out this link http://noway.ch/noway/Skateparks.html

It has a lot of skate spots all over the Zurich region and beyond including some free spots, bowls etc.

If you want to do downhill riding one of my favorite spots is from the Zoo down to Zurich or best it at Seilbahn Rigiblick. Basically you take the vernicular up to the top and skate about 10 mins down back to the vernicular so you use it like a ski lift. You can get some good speed there so helmet and pads recommended.

Have any of you tried slalom? Its a lot of fun and easy to set up. Check this video

There are sometimes some casual meets, trainings and also competitions where you can have a go and meet a lot of cool people!


Wow! Had no idea there were that many bowls here. I NEED to go check them out. Many thanks for the link. :D
The St. Gallen bowls looks good. The Lausanne bowl looks even better. I've been to the Lugano bowl and thats pretty nice. Up until now I thought that was the only concrete bowl in CH.

xandeo 25.12.2011 06:29

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Hey fellas!

Newbie on the way! One more skater, aged 27, moving to Zürich and looking for skating companions. Skills don't matter. I like street myself (curbs and mannies), limited skating abilities due to several injuries but always stoked to be on the board :)

Anyone in for some sessions? :)

little_isabella 25.12.2011 09:31

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Let me just hijack this thread to say that as the wife of an overgrown skateboarder, these contraptions have proved to be very useful in Switzerland.

During a recent move, my husband managed to successfully load numerous large items on his skateboard, which he then transported to our home. Seriously, some of the stuff seemed like it would be impossible but he did it with apparent ease.

crazygringo 25.12.2011 12:50

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Massiv Skatepark in Nafels is about 30-35 minute drive from Zurich down the A3 toward Chur, has an amazing bowl network as well as a nice street section. I would guess all the trannies are about 7-7.5 foot radius, which is perfect for flow as well as for lip tricks. it's outdoor and concrete, and also free :msncool:

it's the best bowl setup I've ridden this side of Wilson in Chicago or Louisville, though I ride BMX instead of skate :msnblush:

turbo! turbo! 31.12.2011 11:16

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Last summer a microramp has been added to the little skatepark under the Kornhausbrücke in Zürich. Quite fun and very ease to skate.

And Xandeo, drop me a line when you've moved to Zürich if you like to meet up for some skateboarding!

jrspet 14.01.2012 20:32

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Block in Winterthur is a decent place as well:

http://www.block.ch/home.html

http://www.block.ch/sport/rollerp.html

There is an Aussie Outback restaurant close by.

xandeo 18.01.2012 17:01

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...and Zurich has now received a new skater! Been setting up the flat and done some paperwork during the last weeks, but tried already out the Freestyle halle and it felt pretty good despite the lack of heating :P can't wait for summer!

California Dreamer 09.02.2012 15:51

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Here is what the new skate park in Sihl City will look like. Construction has already begun!!!
Not included in the drawings will be all the parents with thier little children running around thinking this
will be a playground. As it always happens.
http://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/content/...7510927788.png

http://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/content/...7510938024.png

http://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/content/...7510955943.png

Can I get a HELL YEAH?




turbo! turbo! 14.02.2012 21:24

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Only see this now, but this looks amazing :eek:...do you know when it will be finished??


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