An Ex of mine moved to Cardiff and I went down to visit for booty calls but honestly, I went down to skate because she was utter bonkers. Went skating when she worked and I found that big marble manual pad gap, skated there until some skaters showed me around, Loved that whole stretch of road where the court and galleries are. A tiny Cashman showed me how to do better crooked grinds, Matt Saunders made me do the Police handrail and I tried kickflipping the Matt davies gap until I snapped my board. Always wanted to go back and skate Bute as that appeared later.
Belgium has some sick spots and have had the delight to skate it many times after meeting a random Belgian exchange student at harrow skatepark in 94 who is now a real good mate and built the huge DIY in Mechelen.
I skated Brussels again in 2018 and ended up at that spot by the old station/ railway tracks -Ursulines skatepark
Fuck me that has to be one of the sketchiest places ever ha. Put a beer down for me second and it’s gone along with anything you own.
There’s fairly shit outdoor parks in Caldicot and in Chepstow too as well if you didn’t want to go into Cardiff. Not sure what the rules are on inter County driving at the moment but they are both in NP postcodes.
Are outdoor parks actually open now? I don’t even know.
Yeah Bute, not my cup of tea in the day let alone at night when the mukkas come out. It’s pretty mossy as well during these months. The ledges are harder to skate than you think, well the main bench ledges are at least.
Wavy ledges is my fave spot in Cardiff, it’s just got that certain vibe to it and I do like how it flows. It probably is pretty quiet at the mo as well. Normally a PITA with ye old pedestrians.
Hayes used to be much better years ago I found before they started sending more cops down there and after they capped the lil curbs at the statue. The people living at the top have called the cops on us a few times and I have had someone throw water down at me whilst filming once, so my experience has been half/half there haha. But it is chilling for a roll.
I’m usually more down Swansea than Cardiff, so I might be a tiny bit out of the loop anyways at the moment.
Oh and I guess outside central station where the BBC building is; t’s got some ledges, it’s fairly lit up and has plenty of flat. Not had any bother except on the end where the uni building is where they capped the ledge so you should be ok there, too