The hills make make San Francisco The City. Spots have come and gone, especially during the late 90s and early 00s, when many a soldier fell- Black Rock, Brown Marble, Union Square, and of course, EMB. Others took their place- Third and Army, Bernal Heights Banks foremost among them. The one constant- the hills. From The Dish in the 70s to Tommy Guerrero in the 80s to All the EMB heads of the 90s, SF's skate scene has been as dynamic and rapidly changing as the city itself.
Pour a 40 out for this fallen soldier
The first world famous street spot, EMB, or Embarko
drew people from all over the world. It's red bricks,
famous seven stair, and C-block ledge saw some of
the most legendary 90s tricks go down.
A classic, through and through.
It was skatestopped years ago, but is resurrected from
time to time. If you are down by the waterfront, stop by
and pay tribute to all the glorious manuals that went
down atop the Pier's blocks.
The First Hubba Ledge Ever.
The first time I ever visited Hubba, as a fresh-faced
twelve year old, the first thing I saw was a big
pair of white underwear full of shit. That, and
Lenny Kirk's switch back 5-0, sum the spot up.
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