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The 10 Best Skate Shops in NY

Check it out… Best Things New York ranked us #4 in NYS Skate Shops. Phatman Boardshop has been providing Buffalo and the Western New York area with skateboarding necessities since 1994. From larger brands you know to new, smaller companies that are bringing an entire new vision and creativity to skateboarding. We are always updating our inventory, our shoes and skateboarding accessories. Come on in to see the selection.

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2017/2018 Boots, Boards & Bindings

Whatever your needs or wants, chances are we can serve them.

We’re serving up Thirty Two, Vans, Salomon, Rome, Burton boots and bindings. Jones, Yes, Salomon, Rome, Capita, Lib Tech boards. Shall I go on? Because I can. Ladies, men and children. Come one, come all.

For the full thing, you’ll have to come into the shop and see for yourself. Call us for details, prices, general inquiries.

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Buy A Brick, Build A Park

Help build the Alix Rice Memorial Peace Park by purchasing a personalized brick with your name or business name on it! The park will have a 4 foot retaining wall, which will display 2,000 personalized memorial bricks detailing all the individuals and businesses that have contributed to the construction of the park.

For the Sponsor and Donation Response form, please click here to download the donation form. Please return the completed form to the Alix Rice Peace Park Foundation with payment and filled out information.

We cannot wait to finally break ground for the building of the park and provide a west coast-style skatepark to the Western New York area.

Bricks can be purchased at the shop which is located at 2889 Sheridan Drive in Tonawanda, NY. For more information on the Alix Rice Peace Park and purchasing a donation brick, please call the shop at 716-837-8743.

 

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Alix Rice Memorial Skatepark Fundraiser

Alix Rice Skatepark Fundraiser

On Sunday, March 26th, there will be an Alix Rice Memorial Skatepark Fundraiser at the Main-Transit Firehall in Williamsville. The Fundraiser will offer a Chinese Auction, Silent Auction, 50/50 Raffle, Food, Music and Door Prizes. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in the shop with CASH only or online with Credit/Debit card.

To purchase tickets online, head to alixricefundraiser.splashthat.com.

This fundraiser will help maintain the Alix Rice Skatepark and keep it skateable all year long….kidding, that’s impossible. We live in Buffalo, it snows here so let’s temper expectations. It will be skateable at least 8 months out of the year. 9 months if you decide to brave the elements.

Do your part and contribute to the skatepark you’ll be hucking yourself around in. See you all on March 26th. Call the shop for details. 716-837-8743.

Alix Rice Memorial Skatepark Fundraiser Details:

March 26th, 1 – 5 PM
$20 Admission
Main-Transit Fire Hall
6777 Main St, Williamsville, NY 14221

Alix Rice Skatepark Fundraiser

 

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Alix Rice Memorial Skatepark Will Be Built July

Alix Rice Peace Skatepark in Buffalo

Yes, you read that correctly. After years of litigation, exhausting all resources, and some honest blood, sweat, and tears, the Alix Rice Memorial Skatepark will begin construction in April or May.

The final design of the park will be presented at an Alix Rice Memorial Skatepark Fundraiser on March 26th over at the Main-Transit Firehall.

We are beyond excited to finally have the Alix Rice Memorial Skatepark built. The location of the park will be right next to the Northtown Center in Amherst, across from UB’s North Campus on Millersport Highway. The park will be a great addition to the number of outdoor FREE skateparks that have been and are being built in Buffalo.

The Alix Rice Memorial Skatepark will feature two bowls and a street section. It’ll be the first skatepark that will offer a West Coast construction to it.

The Buffalo News offered a great write up on the park and how it finally came to fruition. Click here to check it out.

Below is a rendering of the Alix Rice Memorial Skatepark. It’s not the final design but it’s a pretty solid idea of what will be built.

 

Alix Rice Peace Skatepark in Buffalo

 

 

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Phatman Goes to Jackson Hole

Low and behold, some of the Phatman crew actually left Buffalo and headed out west to the great state of Wyoming. More specifically, to the snow and Coors Original-filled town of Jackson Hole. Ever heard of it? You may.  Some of the steepest vertical in the country, home to the Original Cowboy Bar and Teton Gravity Research…probably one of the best resorts you can go to in the continental US. Especially if you’re looking to find some powder, drop some cliffs, and hike to some worthwhile chutes.

Of course we took some pictures and some videos. It doesn’t do the place justice but you get the idea.

Sidenote: Free mimosas when you land at the Jackson Hole Airport. Huge incentive.

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Happy Holidays from Phatman!

From everyone at the shop including shop dawgs Ollie and Skadie, Happy Holidays! We’re excited to be entering 2017 with a calendar full of events, new products, and even more charisma than Sean Connery in a James Bond film.

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January 13th and 17th will be the Late Night Great Nights over at Kissing Bridge, so mark your calendars and skip that 3rd dinner date that you thought you were going to get some action on because on Late Night Great Night, everybody gets some action.

LNGN Tickets will be $10. I know, it went up $2 from last year but hey, times are tough and sometimes you gotta bite the bullet. Even if that means you can’t get an XL coffee from Tim Horton’s and you got to stick to the Medium.

Details to come. Stay patient and get out there. Lake effect this year has been a blessing. Happy New Years. Drink prosecco, not champagne, it’s cheaper and tastes almost the same.

 

 

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New ThirtyTwo Outerwear & Boots Are In!

Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa come early.

That’s right. The ThirtyTwo goods are in. From boots to pants to jackets to hats. And also socks. A lot of socks.

Socks for both men and women, because everybody’s equal. Don’t let someone try to tell you otherwise.

Check out some of the ThirtyTwo boots we have in stock below. Everything from the Exit to the TMTwo to the Binary Boa. Whatever your needs or wants, chances are we can serve them. You want stiff and supportive? TMTwo. You want something to use in the park? Lashed. Beginner or on a budget? Exit.

 

A nice, full view of the entire men’s collection of ThirtyTwo Boots. Don’t worry ladies, your pictures are on the way.


And for the first time ever, maybe not the first time, but the first time in a long time, we are posting pictures of the available outerwear. Whether it’s an insulated jacket or something lighter for the beginning or ending of the season.

There ya go. A nice preview of our 2016-2017 ThirtyTwo Boot and Outerwear line. For the full thing, you’ll have to come into the shop and see for yourself. Call us for details, prices, general inquiries. Sorry the photos aren’t professional but let’s face it, an iPhone 6 Plus is just as professional as a Canon EOS 7D Mark II. Not really, but we can’t afford those kind of cameras.