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Old 03-24-2014, 10:25 AM   #586
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Ok, I don't know if any of you guys know about The Berrics. It's a park that 2 pro skaters started. Steve Berra & Eric Koston started it. Everything in the park has to be filmed....everything, at all times. The footage they get is downright incredible.

I've been inspired by a competition that they have called Battle At the Berrics. it's a glorified game of SKATE. This year is a competition of Pros vs Joes (regular AM skaters).

I have found this so incredibly inspiring to watch. It's even pushed me to learn some new tricks (just learned fakie bigspin heelflips & almost have inward heelflips!)

Watch this video.....if you aren't inspired to shred....check your pulse

http://theberrics.com/battle-at-the-...ris-chann.html

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Old 03-31-2014, 08:36 AM   #587
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Kind of long but historic too..
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Old 03-31-2014, 06:38 PM   #588
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Old 03-31-2014, 07:26 PM   #589
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRSzwSzVfTM


the sound of the wheels on pavement - it sends shivers down my spine. Worse is that this is a video taken in my neighborhood and they ride past my place, its a nice long gentle slope. I used to skate through highschool but havent since. Its been 20+ years. I have snowboarded for 25+ years though so I dont know that it would be completely foreign.

I might just have to get my son a skateboard
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:59 AM   #590
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Thanks to this thread I am now considering a board...
I'm 43 and haven't skated since I was 13 or 14.

I'm thinking of a wide board with a kicktail for tooling around the neighborhood. NO tricks, ramps, ollies, etc., for me

I'm thinking of something like this:
http://www.tactics.com/globe/chroman...lete-longboard

Anybody know anything about the Globe chromantic. Seems like a good all around board for about $100.
(I'd lean toward the blue, but maybe this pink isn't so bad)
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:00 AM   #591
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Old 04-08-2014, 04:16 PM   #592
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Seeing as how I just turned 30 I look strange walking into the local skate/surf/snowboard shop waiting in line for longboard trucks behind 14 year olds, but damn if it's not fun.

I've just picked up a Loaded Dervish Sama and it'll literally carve so hard my feet almost slide off the board. I got a Kahuna Big Stick and their ridiculous 52" longboard to take my nephew on riding around the neighborhood.

So now I can snowboard, wake board, and longboard. Now I need to learn how to paddle board, surf, um...

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Old 04-08-2014, 07:55 PM   #593
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Hell, I started surfing at 39....
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Old 04-09-2014, 04:20 AM   #594
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Kind of long but historic too..
brings back lots of memories .. we were all kids back in 79 .. we'd scout out empty swimming pools to ride then visit the skatepark. I'd be skating quads vs rest of my skateboarding buddies would be on skateboards. yes everyone was babyface exactly like in video ...

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Old 04-10-2014, 07:10 AM   #595
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Learned another trick I never thought possible . Inward heelflip

Video of a pro doing it (so likely looks better than mine )


I kinda had the trick figured out a few weeks ago, but it wasn't clicking. Some kids were playing SKATE at the park last night and the one kid said "just picture you're doing a backside heelflip". 3 or 4 tries later and I had it landed. The feeling was up there with the first 360 flip I ever landed. Felt even better that I could repeat the trick, albeit only one in every 5 or so tries.

Next trick I aim to learn is ollie impossibles.

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Old 04-11-2014, 05:47 AM   #596
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The title of this thread sure fits for me...

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Old 04-11-2014, 10:50 AM   #597
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I'm excited to push my boundaries, regain some balance, and quite possibly break my arm (never done that before, either!). 30 is the new 20, right? Wish me luck...
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wear lots of gear....and get ready for some of the worst injuries of your life! In the past I have played Tennis, Football, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer and many other things and in none of them did I get injured worse than while skateboarding....

having said that - the guy who I bought my Speed Triple from is a lot older than you.....and he skates pretty good

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Old 04-11-2014, 11:13 AM   #598
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The last time I got to use a skateboard was when I was 47, believe it or not.

Accidently stepped on my kid's board in a dark garage, somehow managed to stay upright between both parked cars and put a Heyload-shaped dent in the drywall.


These days I'm more interested in good lighting in my garage.
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Old 04-11-2014, 06:44 PM   #599
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Learned another trick I never thought possible . Inward heelflip

Video of a pro doing it (so likely looks better than mine )


I kinda had the trick figured out a few weeks ago, but it wasn't clicking. Some kids were playing SKATE at the park last night and the one kid said "just picture you're doing a backside heelflip". 3 or 4 tries later and I had it landed. The feeling was up there with the first 360 flip I ever landed. Felt even better that I could repeat the trick, albeit only one in every 5 or so tries.

Next trick I aim to learn is ollie impossibles.

Andrew
Great vid, good examples. I was good at Ollies on vert back when I was riding, we thought it was the coolest thing.

And the soundtrack... not bad, I like it. Here's a link to the source:

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Old 04-11-2014, 08:18 PM   #600
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