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Old 07-17-2012, 08:12 PM   #481
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Anybody got a longboard to sell?
I want one for the 'hood.
39 yo just bought a nice pool/park board to join my son at the new public park. Caballero! Priceless look on his buddies' faces when this old man dropped in...
A little shaky but I know my limits. Conflicted on my atgatt philosophy...don't wanna look like a dork out there but need not break a hip! I know how squids and pirates feel now...
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:46 PM   #482
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Can't skate or ski - lousy at it. Tried it way back with the metal wheels, then the clay wheels, the poly wheels, still lousy, but its cool, whatever the age.

But about 10 years ago I saw this in San Francisco. A guy on a board coming down a hill at about 20 mph, neither looking left or right nor preparing in any way he goes right through a red light intersection, threading just after and just before an on-coming car with no change to his straight line, neither driver saw him so there was no car drama. The guy's expression or posture didn't change one bit through the whole episode, just completely blase...and for some reason he was carrying from his right arm a light weight dining chair, like those they used for lion taming.
I was in SF with my wife a few weeks ago and I saw two guys flying down Point Lobos Ave by Lands End. With all the traffic in and out of the parking lots there I figured they were on borrowed time, but they just weaved through and kept going. One of them was filming it.

No lion-tamer chairs, though...
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:14 PM   #483
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Me on my ramp I built as a kid I'm guessing around 1989.
I was good at building ramps skated a lot ramp skating died all my freinds wanted to street skate but I still loved ramps it I would be out their by my self I could eat anything and I was a twig. Was 10' half pipe then I cut it down to 6' high. Got 2nd in a vans amateur half pipe contest only one I ever entered. Started skating a few years ago broke my wrist! Rode a mini ramp after that for a little was so hard to do the easiest tricks that I had down before timing and balance was all off.

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Old 07-17-2012, 09:16 PM   #484
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pretty amazing how us old farts can still longboard.

still haven't visited the ER.

yet.

every time I look up I see circling vultures, though


I haven't been able to see the vultures through my wife's smirking.

I think it all started when I "impressed" the whole family last summer with my impromptu over the bars dismount of my mountain bike during a rolling stoppie demo when we were out for a family ride.
6 year old daughter - "Da-aaaad! what were you doing?!"
Wife - mocking laughter followed by "Yeah, nice one dad."
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:59 PM   #485
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Made this board

Out of a vintage water ski and rode the crap out of it until it developed a pretty ugly split. Good times!



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Old 07-20-2012, 04:49 PM   #486
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Still have one of my boards, couple of times a year I take a small spin around the block, then start calculating down time due to a get off, and the board starts gathering dust again.

Amazing how when you are young, a broken bone is an "inconvenience." Heck, get the damn cast on and get back on the board.
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:22 AM   #487
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Thursday night grocery shopping and some young(er) fella is geting around with a long board. Looks SO DAMN COOL, want, but it just doesnt happen... buying a new pushie in stead. Checked his basket, looked like he was setting up for an evening of entertaining a lady........
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:47 AM   #488
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Out of a vintage water ski and rode the crap out of it until it developed a pretty ugly split. Good times!
Fun ride... but black socks with shorts?
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:12 PM   #489
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walked into the skateshop to grab the kid a new deck, and came out with one for me too

vertical laminated bamboo with fiberglass shell. super light and strong.
Now I have to find a nice grip tape pattern to stick on it.
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:25 PM   #490
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:34 PM   #491
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You'll skate your eye out, kid.
I have been down graded to carving or very small tricks. I don't seem to bounce upon landing anymore, more like a thud
front side grinds still hold a huge smile factor though.

kids new board is all setup, he had fun putting a bunch of stickers on and getting the wheels and grip tape set up.

I have been googling templates, some really cool designs out there for this huge board I got.
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Old 08-28-2012, 02:41 PM   #492
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Try again, just the link:

http://contour.com/stories/old-priest-grade-dh

It takes big balls to ride a skateboard down Old Priest Grade road...
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:31 PM   #493
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I just picked up a longboard.

Sector 9 Bamboo series Pin

Used off Craigslist.

Great googly-moogly what fun this thing is! I'm addicted to carving already. looking to pick up a shorter drop thru to carve tighter.

Cruising is still a blast though.
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:47 PM   #494
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Try again, just the link:

http://contour.com/stories/old-priest-grade-dh

It takes big balls to ride a skateboard down Old Priest Grade road...
that run looked flat scary as hell!!
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:55 PM   #495
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old priest grade is like 1300 feet vertical in 1.8 miles. Many cars have serious problems overheating on the way up, and brake fading on the way down.

its been bypassed by 'new priest grade' which is 4.6 miles to go the same elevation change.
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