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Rincon, California

Rincon Middle School is like a skatepark for the elite. Monstrous block sets and high handrails made this spot famous in videos from the late 90s to now. Watch as the very best riders chuck themselves into skateboarding glory.

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Consider the following skateboarding’s roll of honor:

– Youtube clip: Ollie by Trae Montgomery
– Osiris “The Storm”: B/s 180 by Kanten Russell
– Zero “New Blood”: Airwalk by James Brockman
– Zero “Dying To Live”: Kickflip, F/s Flip by Ryan Smith
– Part 2013: Varial Heelflip by Austin Lenahan
– Baker 3: F/s Kickflip Shifty by Andrew Reynolds
– The Assault Video: Impossible Tailgrab by Ace Pelka
– Zero “Dying To Live”: Tre flip by Chris Cole
– NKA clip: Hardflip Indy by Vinnie Banh
– Foundation “That’s Life”: Switch Ollie by Corey Duffel
– Zero “Dying To Live”: Switch F/s 180 by Jamie Thomas
– The DC Video: Switch B/s 180 by Greg Myers
– Via Marina: Switch Pop Shuvit by Sierra Fellers
– Zero “Dying to Live”: Fakie Ollie by Kanten Russell
– Detroit Rock City: Fakie Kickflip, B/s Half Cab Flip by Austin Lenahan
– Natural Selection: F/s Half Cab Flip by Dave Bachinsky
– Mag Minute: Full Cab by Sascha Daley
– DGK “Blood Money”: Fakie Hardflip by Darius Jackson
– Zero “New Blood”: Nollie by John Rattray
– TWS “Hallelujah”: Nollie Heelflip by Ryan Decenzo
– Flip “Extremely Sorry”: Nollie Flip by Shane Cross
– DC Shoes “Skateboarding is Forever”: Nollie B/s flip by Greg Myers
– Digital “FYI”: Nollie B/s Heelflip by Magnus Hansen
– X-Games Real Street 2014: Nollie Inward Heel by Billy Marks
– Berry “Atmosphere”: Switch F/s Heel by Kevin Romar
– Boyish: Switch Bigheel by Jonathan Pierce
– Organika “Graduation”: Switch Tre flip by Walker Ryan
– Bones “New Ground”: B/s 360 Kickflip by Chris Joslin
– Foundation “WTF!”: Switch B/s 360 by Nick Merlino
– TWS “Not Another TransWorld Video”: B/s Wallride by Wes Kremer
– DC Shoes “The Wallon”: F/s Wallride by Madars Apse
– TWS “Interface”: Indy Tweak by Jamie Thomas
– Toy Machine “Good & Evil”: Tucknee by Johnny Layton
– Zero “New Blood”: Stalefish by Lindsey Robertson
– Zero “Misled Youth”: B/s 180 by Jamie Thomas
– Zero “New Blood”: Kickflip, F/s Flip by Jon Allie
– The Deathwish Video: B/s Flip by Furby
– Creature “Welcome To The Fiend”: Fastplant by Tyler Imel
– Boyish: Fakie Ollie by Evan Okeson
– Zero “New Blood”: Switch Ollie by Tommy Sandoval
– Zero “Cold War”: F/s Nollie by Tommy Sandoval
– Zero “Strange World”: Switch Kickflip by Dane Burman
– City Stars “Street Cinema”: F/s Boardslide by Caine Gayle
– Zero “Misled Youth”: F/s Lipslide, F/s 5-O by Jamie Thomas
– Toy Machine “Good & Evil”: Nosegrind by Josh Harmony
– Detroit Rock City: Crooked by Austin Lenahan
– Zero “Dying To Live”: Feeble by John Rosenkranz; B/s 5-0 by JT Aultz
– Zero “New Blood”: F/s Tailslide by Tommy Sandoval
– Zero “Cold War”: B/s Bluntslide by Jamie Thomas
– Birdhouse “The End”: B/s 50-50 by Steve Berra
– Girl “Yeah Right”: B/s Lipslide by Steve Berra
– Zero “New Blood”: F/s Noseblunt by Chris Cole
– Black Label “God Save The Label”: F/s Feeble by Chris Troy
– Zero “Strange World”: B/s Overcrook by Jamie Tancowny
– Stone Colden: B/s 180 Nosegrind by Trevor Colden
– Mystery “Color Theory”: Bigspin F/s Boardslide by Trevor Colden
– Blind “This Is Not A Test”: Kickflip F/s Boardslide by Filipe Ortiz
– Thunder “Alec Majerus Knows”: Kickflip Crook by Alec Majerus
– Trick Of The Year 2016 Submission: Tre flip Lipslide by Ryan Decenzo
– Zero “Cold War”: Bigspin Heelflip Boardslide by Ed Duff
– Osiris “Subject To Change”: Switch F/s Boardslide by Brandon Turner
– TWS “Hallelujah”: Switch Feeble by Ryan Decenzo
– Mystery promo 2008: Switch F/s Lipslide by Pete Eldridge
– ATM CLICK “In Crusty We Trusty”: Switch F/s Bigspin Boardslide by Chris Weissmann
– Blind X2 Vision: Switch B/s Lipslide by TJ Rogers
– Rise & Shine: Kickflip B/s Lip by Nyjah Huston
– DC Shoes “Fade To Black”: F/s 180 Switch Crook, Full Cab B/s Lipslide by Nyjah Huston
– TWS “i.e.”: F/s Lipslide by Diego Bucchieri
– Zero “New Blood”: B/s Lipslide by Adrian Lopez
– Zero “Cold War”: F/s Lipslide, 5-0 the corner rail by Jamie Thomas
– Zero “Dying To Live”: Kickflip over the rail by Jamie Thomas
– Mystery promo 2008: B/s 180 over the rail by Dennis Durrant
– Youtube clip: F/s Flip over the rail by Tony Tave


Which one is your favorite? Leave a comment below!
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Carlsbad, California

The Carlsbad Gap, with it’s many cracks and uphill landing,  is a legendary spot. Carlsbad High School has been a stomping ground for pro’s since 1992 when it first appeared in videos. Kris Markovich was the first to step to the gap with a flip trick, beginning the 20 year annihilation. Since then, pros like Jeremy Wray, Tom Penny, Chris Cole, Andrew Reynolds, and countless others have made their mark with every trick imaginable. It was only fitting that Markovich would be the last to ollie the gap on February 23rd, 2012, when the spot was completely demolished. Enjoy this mix of every trick to go down at Carlsbad.

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Consider the following skateboarding’s roll of honor:

– On Video: Switch Ollie by Rob Dyrdek
– Birdhouse “Feasters”: Ollie by Jeremy Klein; Ollie the stairs by Tony Hawk
-Last time contest at the Carlsbad gap: Nosegrab Tweak by Evan Smith
– Toy Machine “Suffer The Joy”: Tuck-knee by Johnny Layton
– Baker 3: One foot by Antwuan Dixon
– May 09 Roger of the Month: Body Varial by Clint Walker
– Zero “New Blood”: Airwalk by Tony Cervantes
– On Video: Fakie Ollie by Chris Lambert
– Plan B Virtual Reality: Nollie by Danny Way
– Union Wheels “Right To Skate”: B/s 180 by Kris Markovich
– Dreams of Children: Kickflip by Kris Markovich
– 88 “Destroy Everything Now”: Finger Flip by Dave Coyne
– Youtube clip: Lateflip by Bradley Lane; Kickflip Grosman Grab by Shaan Harris; Kickflip Roastbeef by Billy Marks
– Rodney Mullen vs Daewon Song Vol.2: Pop Shuvit & Heelflip over the rail by Josh Kasper
– Trilogy: Heelflip, Kickflip over the rail, Tre flip by Josh Kasper
– Muckmouth Video: Hardflip by Josh Kasper
– TWS Footage: Heelflip indy & Tre flip tailgrab by Josh Kasper
– Last time contest at the Carlsbad gap: Impossible by Josh Kasper
– Plan B “Second Hand Smoke”: F/s Flip, Switch Back 180, F/s half-cab, Switch F/s 360, Switch F/s flip by Jeremy Wray
– Element Tour: B/s Heel by Jeremy Wray
– TWS “In Bloom”: B/s flip by Alex Gall aka “Trainwreck”
– Last time contest at the Carlsbad gap: Front Shuv by Anthony Williams
– Youtube Clip: Varial Heelflip by Jordan Hoffart
– Blind “This Is Not A Test”: Varial Flip by Kevin Romar
– Vox “Black & Blue Vol.4”: Inward heel by Adrian Gepart
– Mystery “Black & White”: Double Flip by Jimmy Carlin
– Battle Commander part: B/s 360 shuv by Shane o’Neil
– Baker 3: B/s Bigspin by Erik Ellington
– Alien Workshop “Mindfield”: Bigspin flip by Tyler Bledsoe
– Networking with Kappel: B/s 360 by Ernie Torres
– Zero “Dying to Live”: B/s 360 the stairs by Ryan Smith
– Globe “United By Fate 4”: Hardflip & Switch F/s Bigspin by Luan Oliviera
– Expedition One “Alone”: F/s 50-50 by Alphonso Rawls
– Duff Shoes “Wonder Years”: F/s lipslide by Alphonso Rawls
– Baker 3: F/s Board by Richie Belmont
– 1031 Best Of: F/s Tailslide by Dan Nepscha
– Last time contest at the Carlsbad gap: B/s 180 over the rail by Unknown Kid
– Globe “United By Fate 1”: Nollie B/s 180 over the rail by Jake Duncombe
– Last time contest at the Carlsbad gap: Double flip over the rail by Silent Mike; 360 flip over the rail by Nick Fiorini; F/s flip over the rail, Nollie B/s board & B/s lipslide by Nick Merlino; F/s Feeble, F/s Nosegrind by Dakota Servold
– Zero “Dying to Live”: Nollie F/s half-cab over the stairs by Jimmy Astleford
– 411VM #58: Nollie F/s half-cab by Florentin Marfaing
– The Deathwish Video: Switch flip by Jim Greco
– 411VM 13.1: Switch Heel, Switch Varial Heel by Terrell Robinson
– 411VM 60: Switch F/s Heel by Chris Cole
– 411VM 11: Switch F/s Flip by Tom Penny
– DC “Skateboarding Is Forever”: Switch Bs Flip by Greg Myers
– Shorty’s “Guilty”: Switch Hardflip by Brandon Turner
– Emerica “Stay Gold”: Fakie F/s flip, Switch B/s Heel by Andrew Reynolds
– Baker has a Deathwish: Switch B/s Shuv by Andrew Reynolds
– Emerica “This is skateboarding”: B/s Full-Cab by Andrew Reynolds
– Baker 3: Nollie B/s Full-Cab by Andrew Reynolds
– Darkstar “Forward Slash”: Switch F/s 360 by Ryan Decenzo
– Toast part: Switch F/s 360 Boneless by Albert Mardrid
– TWS “Let’s Do This”: Switch F/s Bigspin by Devine Calloway
– Fallen “Ride the Sky”: Switch Big Heel by Billy Marks
– Toy Machine “Brainwash”: Nollie Inward Heel by Billy Marks
– Baker 3: Nollie Heel by Antwuan Dixon
– Via Marina: Nollie Flip, Nollie B/s Heel by Furby
– Eric Lesar youtube channel: Nollie F/s heel by Nyjah Huston
– Last time contest at the Carlsbad gap: Nollie F/s Flip by Moose
– The Deathwish Video: Nollie B/s flip by Jim Greco
– Digital “Smoke & Mirrors”: Nollie Bigspin, Nollie Big Heel by Cody McEntire
– The Bones Video: Nollie F/s 360 by Kevin Romar
– Toy Machine “Suffer The Joy”: Switch Tre flip by Johnny Layton
– Bones “New Ground” & Last time contest at the Carlsbad gap: Switch Big flip by Trevor McClung
– Zero “Strange World”: B/s 360 Kickflip by Chris Cole
– RIP Carlsbad Gap: Last Ollie by Kris Markovich
– computerblueart instagram: ??? by John McGuire

R.I.P Carlsbad Gap 1992 – 2012
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Burbank 16, Los Angeles

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Consider the following skateboarding’s roll of honor:

– Baker ‘Bake and Destroy’: alleyhoop b/s 180 by Don Nguyen
– Shake Junt: nollie by Jeff Lenoce
– The Deathwish video: f/s shove-it & heelflip & varial heelflip by Neen Williams; switch flip by Ramiro ‘Furby’ Salcedo
– Spliffmode video: b/s flip by Adam Simoni
– Almost ‘5-incher’: hardflip by Youness Amrani
– ‘Not even Chris Joslin can break a P2 deck’ ad: b/s bigspin by Chris Joslin
– Skatestache: b/s 50-50 by Chad Fernandez
– Warco ‘Sun Machine’: boardslide & b/s smith pop out by Jordam Maxham
– Warco Skateboards welcome part: feeble by Jordam Maxham
– Thrasher ‘Double Down’ part: nollie noseblunt & switch f/s flip by Ryan Decenzo

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Hollywood High 16, Los Angeles

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Consider the following skateboarding’s roll of honor:

– Youtube clip: ollie by Chris Joslin; b/s 180 by Ryan Richards; half cab by Greg Harris; f/s blunt by Vincent Nava; f/s blunt to fakie by Nyjah Huston
– Zero ‘New Blood’: indy tweak by Chris Cole
– Pig Wheels ‘Slaughterhoue’: stalefish by Anthony ‘Ragdoll’ Scalamare; smith tailgrab & 50-50 canonball by Samy Baca
– Black Label ‘Black Out’: jump on board by Anthony ‘Ragdoll’ Scalamare
– Instagram clip: benihana by Alex Lewis; weird shit by Lizard King; pop shove-it tailgrab by Dustin Bell; f/s nollie 180 by Andrew Fiene
– Zoo York ‘Vicious Cycle’: boneless 180 by Zered Bassett
– Baker 2G: f/s 180 & kickflip by Andrew Reynolds
– Darkstar Battalion: pop shove-it by Paul Machnau
– Zero ‘Dying to Live’: heelflip by Lindsey Robertson; f/s noseblunt by Jon Allie
– BNQT: f/s flip by Dan Roberts
– part for Baker: b/s flip by Dee Ostrander
– Baker 3: f/s flip over the rail by Andrew Reynolds; b/s blunt fakie by Dustin Dollin
– Emerica ‘Stay Gold’: varial heel by Andrew Reynolds
– Transworld ‘Hallelujah’: hardflip by Ryan Decenzo; b/s overcrooked by Taylor Bingaman
– Plan B ‘True’: 360 flip by Ryan Sheckler
– part for Element Brasil: full cab by Sascha Daley
– The Deathwish video: b/s 360 by Luis ‘Moose’ De Los Reyes; f/s noseslide by Lizard King
– Digital ‘Imagine’: switch ollie by Ramiro ‘Furby’ Salcedo
– Blind ‘This is not a Test’: nollie & switch 180 by Kevin Romar
– Blind ‘IOU’: b/s nollie 180 by Kevin Romar
– ‘Allergic to Awesome’: switch heelflip by Auby Taylor
– Mag Minute: switch flip by Ricky Webb; nollie f/s boardslide by Norman Woods; flip f/s boardslide by Woody Woelfel
– ‘Ta-ha’: nollie heelflip by Derrick Wilson
– Foundation ‘WTF’: nollie flip by Nick Merlino
– Blind ‘Damn’: switch f/s 360 by TJ Rodgers
– Status ‘Allowed’: ollie over the fence by Jim Bates
– X Games 17 ‘Real Street’ part: switch ollie over the fence by Eli Reed; f/s flip over the fence by Ryan Decenzo
– Blind ‘What If?’: kickflip melon over the rail by Aaron Artis
– Jackass The Movie: drop 50-50 by Johnny Knoxville
– Zero ‘Misled Youth’: f/s boardslide by Geoff Rowley; b/s lipslide by Jamie Thomas
– Osiris ‘The Storm’: b/s feeble & b/s salad & f/s 5-0 & f/s nosegrind & crooked by Chad Fernandez
– Digital ‘Everyday’: smith by Evan Hernandez; f/s tailslide by Joey Poirez
– Birdhouse ‘The End’: lispslide by Andrew Reynolds
– Ambiguous ‘Skate Movie’: b/s 50-50 on the side rail by Clint Walker
– ‘Ground Control’: f/s smith on the side rail by Roy Foner
– Youtube part: b/s feeble fakie by Steven Lemos; halfcab feeble by Brian Sawyer
– 411VM: f/s feeble by Matt Ball
– ‘Through Being Nice’: b/s smith by Sean Malto
– Girl ‘Yes We Canada’: b/s salad 180 out by Sean Malto
– Foundation ‘That’s Life’: f/s salad by Matt Allen
– Powell ‘Fun’: b/s tailslide by Dallas Rockvam
– DC Shoes Signature shoe video: b/s noseblunt by Nyjah Huston
– Thrasher ‘In Hart We Trust’: b/s noseblunt to fakie & fakie b/s lipslide by Paul Hart
– ‘Proof’: nollie b/s boardslide by Terrell Robinson
– Emerica ‘Stay Gold’ B-Side: nollie 50-50 by Justin ‘Figgy’ Figueroa
– Flip ‘Sorry’: switch f/s boardslide by Arto Saari
– ‘Morno 3931’: switch lipslide by Geoff Cook
– Zero ‘Cold War’: switch 50-50 by James Brockman; kickflip boardslide by Ed Duff
– Real ‘Through and Through’: switch feeble by Jack Olson
– Element ‘Rise and Shine’: kickflip b/s lipslide & b/s 270 lipslide by Nyjah Huston
– Thrasher ‘Magnified’ clip: bigspin f/s boardslide by Zachary ‘Ducky’ Kovacs
– Transworld ‘Outliers’: kickflip crooked by Timmy Knuth
– wallride by Bart Simpson!

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Foch, Lyon

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Foch is located in Lyon’s city center. And as you can see here on the map, it’s surrounded by some pretty famous spots, including (probably) the most popular one outside of the city: Hotel de Ville (HdV). When you’re at HdV you just need to cross the river and from the bridge you’ll see this:


We all call it ‘Foch’ cause that’s the name of the closest subway station.

The one thing that instantly surprises everyone the first time they reach this spot is the graffiti. Now remember you’re in the city center of a French city with a lot of history so typically speaking, graffiti is not a familiar part of the landscape. But here it’s different. I remember growing up there (I had the chance to spend few years in a street right next to the quay) and seeing different street artists every week (if not every day).

There is also a mini skatepark down the quay. They recently changed it but here is what the new one looks like:


With the mini ramp on the top and the street area down there, you can be sure that you’ll always have somone on the bridge watching you skate. Back when I was growing up, I loved the atmosphere there, and I literally learned to skate there. I was there everyday after school with my homies (and sometimes during lunch as well cause our school wasn’t too far away). I mean, what’s better than a good 30min mini session before heading back to school?

The Foch mini ramp is really popular in Lyon and let’s say skaters are super lucky to have a mini ramp to practice on right in the ciy’s center with a cool atmosphere and a great view. Regular events are also held there like the last Jam Session Supra x Wall Street (here’s a clip from the app).

But what drives people really crazy is definitely the hubba! Man this hubba is huge. And you have a 5 meter drop on one side so you’ve got to admit it’s pretty scary. And to top it off, the bend in the middle is quite hard to handle if you want to grind, slide or roll the whole length. The hubba itself is around 40 cm wide.

Finally, and thanks to Cliche (Jeremie Daclin has always been super active in the scene!) the spot is still evolving, with new features being added.


Here is Adrien Coillard, utilizing one of the newer additions to the spot. Peep our edit of the best tricks that have gone down at Foch above, and let us know what you think!


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Bercy, Paris

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You might have heard of the name “Bercy” being thrown around as one of those legendary European spots on the list of every visiting American pro, or even remember Andrew Reynold’s  superhuman frontside flip down the Bercy 4 block (and his even more ridiculous backside heel down the 5). Bercy has seen some very significant moments in skateboarding history and deserves its place in skateboarding’s rich cultural history. Historically, Bercy is primarily a wine warehousing neighborhood.

In 1982, the City launched a vast program to revitalize the east of Paris, starting with the official opening in early 1984 of the Bercy Arena (originally known as ‘Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy’), which is primarily an indoor sports arena and concert hall. But as skateboarders, it’s this aspect of Bercy’s architecture that specifically interests us.


The Arena itself is shaped like a pyramid with its walls covered with grass. Remember when Ali, Bastien and Arto butt slid down the grass wall in the Flip ‘Sorry’ intro (see 1:12 in the link below).

This feature offered the perfect playground for the inner street skater inside each of us. I went to Bercy the first time I went skating in Paris, and I was hyped! Although there were a lot of people, due to the size of the place you were still able to enjoy it and also have enough space to try stuff.

While the Bercy ledges are world famous and frankly pretty insane, it was really the blocks (4 then 5) that attracted  pros from all around the world.

Unfortunately, the Bercy complex is now truly part of skateboarding’s history books in a very literal sense because the area is being redeveloped but should reopen at the end of the year. Treasure every spot now, as you’ll never know when they will become a ghost of skateboarding’s seasons past!


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