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^^^ Diego Cano, backside nollie heelflip.
some flat rails and a euro-gap in a corner. No pedestrians pass by; you will only see skateboarders and a random dog from time to time. It’s basically your classic DIY spot but with more options. MOVING AROUND If you don’t have a car you might get lost in the city, but you can always choose to use the metro instead. It’s fast and well connected. If you’ve followed my advice about getting a bed in the centre, skateboarding is the best form transportation in that area. This will enable you to find many possible hidden spots along the way. Things have changed a lot in Madrid in the past 25 years, but we’ve never had as many people skating as we have now, all doing stuff to feed the local scene and make it bigger. Filmers, photographers, random skateboarders and skate shops are constantly organising events to promote skateboarding in Madrid. If you want to see good inspiring videos from Madrid, find Dopados, the Welcome Video or Weird Dimension on
>>> Marco Rivera, switch Heelflip.
YouTube, or go to Kingpin’s website to see the new exclusive edit from Félix Bollain. To finish this off, I’d like to mention a few influential names that have inflenced Madrid’s skate history over past three decades: Welcome skate shop, Sk8land skate shop, Stance skate shop, Caribbean skate shop, One Love skate shop, Alvaro Molina, Mario Fortea, Mario Martín, Félix Bollain, Murphy, Eduardo Muñoz, CLN fanzine R.I.P, Shape
Magazine R.I.P, Go Skateboarding Mag, Daniel Lozano, Skateboard Jam Canal crew, Toro Savage crew, Jesús and Alfonso Fernandez, Sergio Bernabeu, Manuel Palacios, Ordoñez brothers, Alex Castañeda, Ruben García, Parque Sindical locals, Hortaleza locals, Nepal locals, Los Castillos locals in Alcorcón and especially to the Colón locals from back in the day.
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