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The 5 Best Skateboard Shops in New York

March 31, 2012 6:00 AM

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Skateboarding is more than a sport to anyone who lives by the board. It’s a lifestyle and a subculture that evolved from surfboarding. Whether you’re an aspiring Tony Hawk or a total novice, defy gravity at some of the best skateboarding shops in NYC.
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Blades Board and Skate

659 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
(212) 477-7350

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This store is a triple threat, offering a wide variety of skateboards and accessories, amazing customer service and affordable pricing. With one of the largest selections of complete skateboards, bearings, trucks and wheels in NYC, this shop has something for every level of skater.

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SHUT NYC

158 Orchard St.
New York, NY
(212) 420-7488

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Founded in 1968, SHUT is one of the oldest skateboarding stores in the area. In addition to creating boards and accessories tough enough to survive to the harshest city streets, SHUT only sells skateboards that are made in the United States, and they come in a huge selection of colors, styles and sizes.

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Bustin Boards: Longboard Loft

132 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
(855) 692-7874
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This new shop is unique in that it exclusively sells longboards. The company is also committed to the highest standards in functionality, while allowing customers to customize their boards. All decks are finished in the Brooklyn store, and are hand printed directly on the wood using environmentally friendly paint.

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KCDC

90 N. 11th St.
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 387-9006

Click here for a list of eventsMore than 10 years ago, KCDC opened in Williamsburg and helped to develop and form the area’s skateboarding community. Accessible to die-hards and beginners alike, this shop carries all of the skating equipment imaginable, including accessories, boards, shoes and clothing. But what makes this shop truly special is its in-door half-pipe ramp.r.

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Uncle Funkys Board Shop

128 Charles St.
New York, NY 10014
(646) 895-9943

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This is a one-stop-shop for longboard enthusiasts. Not only does Uncle Funkys provide completely customized new longboards, but it also accepts trade-ins, sells used longboards and offers the largest selection of vintage skateboards in the city. Plus, every level of skateboarder has a little to learn from skateboarding lessons at this store.

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Traci Tournoux is a freelance writer living in New York. She is covering Travel & Outdoors. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.
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