Thinking about perfecting that board slide? Finding the proper gear can help im-mensely. New Mexico’s first-rate skate shops have all the equipment and apparel you’ll need. A vast and varied selection of high-quality products paired with a staff comprised of experts in the field make for an excellent experience. Here are the best skate shops in the state.
You might wonder what hookahs, vapes, skateboards and hippies have in common. The answer: Peace Out in Alamogordo. It has a little bit of everything and draws an eclectic crowd, but it’s a safe environment for skateboarders to check out new equipment and just hang out. The owners are committed to improving activities in the area.
As the state’s oldest skate shop, this is the place to go for all things skateboard-ing. You’ll find the largest selection in the Land of Enchantment. Since 1976, they’ve followed the skating trends from sneaker rollers to in-line then to boards. More than 30 years later, it’s still locally owned and operated. There’s a full repair shop with an inventory of hard-to-find parts, plus shoes, gear and an enormous selection of skateboards, longboards and snowboards. There’s also a museum that houses rare original old school decks.
This is a destination for local skaters. A former graffiti artist turned textile artist has created a beautiful work of art with this shop. Colorful and unique boards line the walls in all manner of designs that pay homage to the underground hip hop and skateboard culture. You’ll also find local products, as well as tools, art materials, an art gallery, paint yard plus classes and mentoring from the owners.
Initiative is what’s happening here and it’s all focused on skateboarding. The idea behind the shop was to give the local skate community a home. With a diverse selection of products, this is a skater’s dream home away from home. The apparel and footwear represent the top name brands in the sport. Hard goods include decks, trucks wheels, grip, rails, bearings and tools.