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Postby PhilmerPhil » October 13th, 2012, 12:52 pm

Check out this video of skateboarding throughout Minneapolis: http://realskateboards.com/pushing/davistorgerson/

Another way to look at the city.
[BBvideo 425,350]http://vimeo.com/49040558[/BBvideo]

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Re: Skateboarding

Postby Nathan » October 13th, 2012, 1:58 pm

As much as I cringe at grinding on a sculpture... that is pretty sweet.

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Re: Skateboarding

Postby Le Sueur » October 15th, 2012, 5:09 pm

I didn't think I would ever see Lay Lady Lay used as an intro for a skateboarding video!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6ODMKSWzT4
Very Cool. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Skateboarding

Postby PhilmerPhil » October 22nd, 2012, 6:14 pm

Here's an intro to a video that I made, Flow Trash (2010):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NniqJcAIQXM

The idea from the beginning was to make it appear as a "tour" of Downtown Minneapolis skate spots in chronological/geographical order and have it look as if it were all in one take. It strayed a bit from the original concept, but I'm happy with the results.

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Re: Skateboarding

Postby Nathan » October 30th, 2012, 4:50 pm

Your vid is awesome!

This is not skateboarding at all, but in the same vein...

[BBvideo 425,350]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4BIHo_LKbY[/BBvideo]

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Re: Skateboarding

Postby PhilmerPhil » December 12th, 2012, 4:23 pm

Shameless self promotion:

A video project I've been working on, Debris, will be premiering Friday the 21st. Everyone's invited. Trailer and info below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAAGMxDYhn0
Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/events/176449269167822/

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Re: Skateboarding

Postby PhilmerPhil » March 7th, 2013, 9:36 am

Good write up linking skateboarding with urban space. Lots about the deserted state of downtown after 6pm and on weekends: http://www.minnpost.com/stroll/2013/03/ ... l-map-city

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby PhilmerPhil » June 4th, 2015, 5:55 pm

Minneapolis: Skateboarding’s best kept secret
http://www.redbull.com/en/skateboarding ... ept-secret
Nice write up and video of the Minneapolis skate scene, featuring many familiar places.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby David Greene » June 4th, 2015, 9:29 pm

^$%#^!

Our public spaces are NOT your playground! I'm all for skate parks. We need more of them. But Jesus Christ, skating in Gold Medal Park? My kid walks on those paths.

We have to pay to maintain these places. It's downright rude to add to the wear and tear.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby acs » June 4th, 2015, 9:57 pm

I completely agree with you David, but honestly that's exactly the reaction this group thrives on.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby seanrichardryan » June 4th, 2015, 10:47 pm

Well, Bill McGuire was paying to maintain that park. That said, I've asked the parkboard for skate deterrents on the Thomas Lowry monument for years.
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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby grant1simons2 » June 4th, 2015, 10:50 pm

Too bad a lot of skate parks in Minneapolis are awful. The good ones you usually have to pay to get in. A lot of guys I know who skate in Minneapolis don't wanna do that.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby David Greene » June 4th, 2015, 11:24 pm

grant1simons2 wrote:Too bad a lot of skate parks in Minneapolis are awful. The good ones you usually have to pay to get in. A lot of guys I know who skate in Minneapolis don't wanna do that.
Tough. Public space not explicitly designed for skateboards is for everyone, not the personal playground of a few. If people want places to skate they can lobby for more public skate parks or pay for private ones.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Nathan » June 5th, 2015, 1:52 am

I hate when people bring their kids to a park that doesn't have a play ground. When I go to gold medal park and there are kids screaming, it makes me so mad. That park wasn't designed for kids and I don't pay for it to have noise pollution and ice cream dropped on my sidewalk!

Also* people with kids should pay for play grounds and the maintenance.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Didier » June 5th, 2015, 6:30 am

Can you please confirm whether or not this is sarcasm?

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Snelbian » June 5th, 2015, 6:40 am

Nathan wrote:I hate when people bring their kids to a park that doesn't have a play ground. When I go to gold medal park and there are kids screaming, it makes me so mad. That park wasn't designed for kids and I don't pay for it to have noise pollution and ice cream dropped on my sidewalk!

Also* people with kids should pay for play grounds and the maintenance.
People need to learn that public parks are only for the kinds of recreation I like. That's why it's called "public".

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby min-chi-cbus » June 5th, 2015, 7:14 am

Nathan wrote:I hate when people bring their kids to a park that doesn't have a play ground. When I go to gold medal park and there are kids screaming, it makes me so mad. That park wasn't designed for kids and I don't pay for it to have noise pollution and ice cream dropped on my sidewalk!

Also* people with kids should pay for play grounds and the maintenance.
That's sorta fair, but there IS a difference here between skaters who destroy public property (not intently per se, but as an effect to what they like to do) and children who certainly CAN destroy public property but generally-speaking don't (at least, it's not as common or destructive as skateboarding can be).

But, to everybody's points, there are special pay-only places for all types of crowds, including skateboarders and children.....so let's all try to respect everyone's boundaries while in public parks.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby LakeCharles » June 5th, 2015, 7:49 am

David Greene wrote: Our public spaces are NOT your playground! I'm all for skate parks. We need more of them. But Jesus Christ, skating in Gold Medal Park? My kid walks on those paths.

We have to pay to maintain these places. It's downright rude to add to the wear and tear.
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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Viktor Vaughn » June 5th, 2015, 9:18 am

Ha Ha. Skateboarders take your shitty concrete and make it art. If you're scared GTFO of the way, but they're not going to hit you or your kids. Skateparks are fun, but they are analogous to the climbing gym, good for training but not the real thing. Climbing actual rocks outside is real, as is repurposing public infratructure or private property for creative use on a skateboard. Bitch if you will, but it doesn't matter. it's gonna happen just like that graffiti mural on a highway overpass or freight car. It looks like blight to confused old people, but the more enlightened know it will long be remembered as the voice and soul of a generation.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby MNdible » June 5th, 2015, 9:21 am

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