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Old 01-10-2007, 05:46 PM   #31
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This is down the street from me.



Unfortunately, I am too old and fat to do that anymore. I also need a joit replaced.

However, I still have my old G&S Protail with Sims minicomps, ACS trucks and rad pads hanging on the office wall. I think I bought all the parts somewhere back around 1980-81. The bottom is all ground up, and the board probably isn't worth anythiing, but looking at it brings back memories.....
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Old 01-10-2007, 05:56 PM   #32
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I was coming home to search for a skateboarding thread,seriously,
there a re a couple in here.

My daughter got a scooter for christmas,I rode it once and then borrowed one for a day.
I decided to get my old skateboard out,she did not even know I had one,three actually.
There is a brand new middle school near the house with a huge basketball court,and a few ramps near the bus area and gym.

We had a blast.many times she said ,"are you OK?" and,"you're pretty good"
She wanted to know if the new tricks were popular when I was in high school and what the names of my skater friends were.
I skated like I ride and sail,solo.
But now I look forward to doing some of these things with her.

After acrobats we went again in the lighted area of the parking lot which doubles as a basketball court.Some POS leaked a little oil,but it is still nice to have a place to skate.
It felt so good,I needed the excersise.

by the way,did you order old school?Powell Peralta replicas are available.
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Then I headed over to where my girlfriend works. Greg, the boss, followed us outside and kept trying to tell me about how he went to Las Vegas one time on a motocycle. I was like, "oh-kay, that's great Greg."

Just back from Prudhoe Bay, IMO it was really worth the trip, AK is a beautiful place & you need lots of time to take it all in. I'm looking forward to returning & exploring some places i didn't have time to ride.RIP Ron Melton
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Old 01-10-2007, 06:03 PM   #33
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[QUOTE=doyle]Then...my brother sends me a link to a park that opened in the next town. WOW

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There was a park like that when I was littler,I wish I had more courage then.

And I wanted a wooden 1/2 pipe so bad in highschool.
I had 3 pieces of plywood shapped into a ramp and absoluted shreded that.
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Then I headed over to where my girlfriend works. Greg, the boss, followed us outside and kept trying to tell me about how he went to Las Vegas one time on a motocycle. I was like, "oh-kay, that's great Greg."

Just back from Prudhoe Bay, IMO it was really worth the trip, AK is a beautiful place & you need lots of time to take it all in. I'm looking forward to returning & exploring some places i didn't have time to ride.RIP Ron Melton
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Old 01-10-2007, 06:20 PM   #34
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that skate park may well have been designed by a local company, Wormhoudt...

they built this park in Scotts Valley here a couple years ago,



the friend I mentioned above tells me he was instrumental in getting the park in Poway approved, and built...
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Old 01-10-2007, 06:44 PM   #35
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Get a helmet... go skate, have fun, be healthy.

Good on ya !

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Old 01-10-2007, 07:07 PM   #36
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Originally Posted by DelicateLittleFlower
I think I bought all the parts somewhere back around 1980-81.
Your fond memories of my birth year are endearing.












p.s. I suck at skateboarding, from what I remember. I spent those years playing the violin.
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:25 PM   #37
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Seriously, enjoy it, resist the temptation to ever grow up!
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:32 PM   #38
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:33 PM   #39
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Boarding

The only thing you will need, that we didn't need when a teenager, is health insurance...have fun!
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:39 PM   #40
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to those suggesting helmets, may I add elbow & knee pads, and gloves. the older you get, the harder you fall. pavement hurts.
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Old 01-10-2007, 08:06 PM   #41
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Went to the 30th aniversary reunion last summer. Somehow I made it out without slamming. (skated about 200 ft total & realised 22 years off the board was too many).

Skating was like my day care back then, but I never noticed how hard the ground looked till' now.
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Old 01-10-2007, 08:06 PM   #42
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Your fond memories of my birth year are endearing.




p.s. I suck at skateboarding, from what I remember. I spent those years playing the violin.


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Old 01-10-2007, 08:17 PM   #43
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raise your hand if your parents threw out what would be a collector's item board now.

I think SWMBO had a BAHNE.


a few years back visiting mom I was scrounging thrue a bunch a my old crap and to my shock a 1975 "Aluminum" Deck O' Death.
no shit! solid aluminum Spear with a point on both ends. HAS to be a collectors item.
well the fire was lit. came home and bought a second hand "modern" board.
Travel...is fine and a few flat land things and such but like they say..."Speed Kills" never the less....junior has it now.

Still...I keep lookin at the long boards. I live on a killer hill... and I could ride the bus back up



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Old 01-10-2007, 08:23 PM   #44
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to those suggesting helmets, may I add elbow & knee pads, and gloves. the older you get, the harder you fall. pavement hurts.
wrist braces are a dead give away you're over 40 to the hotties
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Old 01-10-2007, 08:34 PM   #45
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I'm 31. I'm married. I'm a programmer. I'm 20 lbs. overweight. I ordered a complete board last night on the web. I've never really skated before, but dammit, I'm going to give it a shot. As ridiculous as it sounds, I've been searching around for stuff on the web along the lines of: "too old" "skateboard" "new"... you get the idea. Being confined to a cubicle day in and day out is driving me to find new ways to taste freedom. I'm starting to get this urge to (re)discover all those things I never did when I was younger.

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...
Jason

When I turned 40 I bought a unicycle and learned how to ride the fucker... keep having fun
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