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5. Paris

Many were first exposed to skating in Paris by the footage in Blind’s Video Days, in which Mark Gonzales and his team of legends cruised the banks beneath the Eiffel Tower, among other spots. For decades the city has been an important cog in European skating with its spread out and classic architecture, ripe for skating. Along with the ledges, stairs, rails, and banks often covered by water under the Tower, the lip of La Vague is both challenging and a spot entirely unique to Paris.

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