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Issue One: New Additions

Things change quickly in San Francisco – design and legislature change, leading us in bold new directions. Neighborhoods adjust to the influx of new people and ideas, causing parts of the city to look different and unfamiliar.

In an effort to keep you excited about the city where you study, New Additions will showcase a few of Frisco’s freshest spots.

We owe it to ourselves to check out what new developments this city has to offer and integrate ourselves into the city President Taft once called, “the city that knows how.”

Potrero Del Sol Skateboard Park

Officially opened in July, San Francisco is now home to a skatepark designed by professionals with the true interests of skateboarders in mind.

Skaters are no longer limited to the ditch vert of Crocker Amazon as the only legal and approachable spot to skate in San Francisco.

The good people at Grindline, who have molded other notable parks in Oregon, such as Orcas Island, have blessed the Mission District with the concrete gem it deserves.

The Potrero park offers more flow to a “street” section than many parks in the Bay, making it a good place to find lines to keep your speed and cover the whole park.

“Groms” love the euro-gap; “Barneys” will dig the four-to-ten foot bowl with a better waterfall than the one in San Rafael, as well as a difference in vert from the park in Pacifica.

Pads are not enforced and you can always brown bag it on “Heckle Hill” in-between runs.

It’s awesome to see the older generation of skaters (over twenty-one) coming out of the city’s woodwork to collide with beginners still learning park etiquette.

Potrero del Sol Skatepark recently hosted the annual Toad and Salmon’s Chili Bowl Cook-off, making it the official skatepark of San Francisco.

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