Pensacola Skateboarding

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Some things never change. I grew up skateboarding in Memphis, Tenn., and I remember very well pushing dozens of miles down concrete sidewalks between street spots.

Spend about an hour at the five-set behind the high school. Then head over to the loading ramps with the sweet five-foot gap nearby. If we were feeling really ballsy, there was a low handrail on a five-set near the city hall that we could usually spend about 15 minutes on before the cops showed up.

So I’ve got a little bit of a soft spot for these guys, who built their own little skate park on a demolished warehouse slab in a TERRIBLE part of town. But in a month or two, the property is set for new construction, and they’ll be looking for someplace new.

They want Escambia County to build a public park, and have circulated a petition. We’ll see what happens.

Shots from the day:

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One Response to Pensacola Skateboarding

  1. PJ says:

    I had a feeling you were talking about Mass Ave. I hope they find a place for kids to skate, I love seeing them defy gravity, it’s what youth is all about.

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