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Anti-Skateboard Devices Plague Seattle


May 09th | categories:

Back in my days as askate rat, there were no skateparks in Seattle. We tore around the streets in search of ledges, curbs, rails, banks, stairs, and whatever else we could find.

When skateboarding rose, once again, to be an icon of pop culture in the ’90’s, parks started popping up. Fun as they are, the streets of Seattle still provide an atmosphere and element that you can’t recreate in parks.

To keep kids away from favored spots, and prevent ‘vandalism’, anti-skateboard devices were invented. Metal blocks and brackets now wrap just about every rail and concrete edge in the city. Amusingly, even in places that are impossible to approach.

Regardless of the frustration these things cause,I takepleasure in knowing that hundreds of years from now, when skating maybe obsolete, students of 21st century architecture will cover a unit on “Anti-skateboard Devices”.


No fun to be had on this ledge.



Here we see money wasted, nobody was planning on hitting this rail.


This is just getting carried away! But you could actually boardslide this if you're hauling a**.


This stretch of molded concrete is still wide open for hours of honest fun:-).

author:
Zach

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Anti-Skateboard Devices Plague Seattle
| May 09, 2014 at 1:20PM
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Agreed
| May 10, 2014 at 9:43AM
This is so stupid, they should have anti graffiti devices if they want to stop vandalism. How the heck is skateboarding hurting anyone? Seattle needs to ask the public if this is worth it or not before spending our tax money.

sutdisi
| May 11, 2014 at 11:19AM
Kids having exercise in the open air! This is unacceptable!

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