1. The Pit
Venice Beach, Calif.
The Pit in Venice Beach was built in the '60s and rose to iconic status in skateboarding as early as the '80's with guys like Christian Hosoi and The Daggers in Thrashin' skating a quarterpipe there. As skating changed, the quarterpipe disappeared and the ledges and tables at The Pit became the main attractions. The grafitti covered walls of The Pit made footage and photos pop. The Pit was featured heavily in Girl's Mouse from 1996, with Guy Mariano's switch shove-it crooked grind and Sean Sheffey's table to table ollie to open his part as the stand-out tricks.
Best Trick: Guy Mariano, Switch shove-it crooked grind