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Old 05-28-2014, 03:48 PM   #646
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Freaking wild to me that that's the way it is.

Just got back from a wee skate.
Put my old wheels back on,
really did miss the larger, softer wheels.
Kept eating shit due to pebbles.

I'm way better now than I used to be,
prolly going to attribute that to just being in better shape.
And this is definitely helping that cause.
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Old 05-28-2014, 08:59 PM   #647
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Sad day at the skatepark tonight. I finally got beat in a game of SKATE. On the upside it was on a fakie big spin kickflip. I got the motion, but missed the flip. I can live with it though. Beat 3 others in the process.
I also landed a fakie kicklfip 360. Dunno if the way I went was caballerial or not, but it felt dang fine. Still getting used to the 8.25 deck though.

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Old 05-28-2014, 09:15 PM   #648
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Sad day at the skatepark tonight. I finally got beat in a game of SKATE. On the upside it was on a fakie big spin kickflip. I got the motion, but missed the flip. I can live with it though. Beat 3 others in the process.
I also landed a fakie kicklfip 360. Dunno if the way I went was caballerial or not, but it felt dang fine. Still getting used to the 8.25 deck though.

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I remember riding at the Newark/Milpitas skate park and watching Steve Caballero zoom in and through the bowl, doing wild inverse no-hands 360 aerials off the lip of the vert. He was still just a kid, but damn impressive.
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Old 05-29-2014, 07:08 AM   #649
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First "real" skate shoes I got were a pair of Vans Caballero's. My mom got so pissed when she saw me on a skateboard with them. I can't blame her, I think they were like 70$ at the time Glad I can find DC shoes on amazon now for under 30$

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Old 05-29-2014, 11:59 AM   #650
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Yah, the diameters seem to be usually quite off. You can help things by getting the spacers that goes between the bearings, then you can torque the wheels\bearings up a bit more and not worry about putting side loads on the bearings.



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I was in a local skate shop several years ago buying some parts. I asked for spacers, and the kid behind the counter gave me a "huh" look. Turns out the kids had no idea what spacers were, or why anyone would use washers between the truck and inside bearing. He told me they didn't have any. I knew they did. I went back at a later date and got one of the older guys who knew exactly what I was asking for. I asked him why the kid didn't know, and he explained that the kids just don't use them, or care about that stuff. I've never had a wheel/bearing failure in many years of skating. I've always ran my bearings with spacers and washers. I snug them down so there is no side to side wobble, but they still spin freely.

I'm always seeing kids out skating on rattle traps, sounds like a can full of nickles, being rolled down a hill. I honestly don't see how these kids can stand pushing, rolling 12 feet then grinding to a stop!
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Old 05-29-2014, 03:10 PM   #651
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I got some Zealous bearings this spring, seem to be the in thing now. The integral spacers and speed rings makes changing wheels super easy.



http://www.daddiesboardshop.com/zealous-bearings

Had some store brand ceramic version before and the inner spacers were not quite long enough. These have been fitting true.
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Old 06-02-2014, 03:44 AM   #652
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...and broke my arm.

i'm too old for this shit.
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Old 06-02-2014, 06:37 AM   #653
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How'd that happen?


I bought ceramic Swiss bearings from a store that was going out of business last year. They had a bunch of stuff 50% or more, off regular price. I grabbed some stuff cheap, including new bearings. But to be honest, clean well lubed bearings are good bearings. I still have GMN bearings from the 80s that roll perfectly well!
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:16 AM   #654
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Fell doing a high speed Ollie over a sidewalk gap.

Broke my radial head on my right arm.

Stupid.

And yeah the 1.5 hr bike trip home was a treat.
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:15 AM   #655
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Skateable art

Ouch . . . Hope you heal up quickly !

The local park just had a new art installation . . . . . . .







Here's a link with more info:

http://www.redbull.com/us/en/skatebo...ce-seattle-art
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Old 06-24-2014, 07:33 PM   #656
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I'll be 40 in two weeks. About 2 weeks ago I stepped on a board for the first time in 3 years...

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Old 06-25-2014, 08:15 PM   #657
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Old 07-06-2014, 05:55 PM   #658
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Not much skating, but still fun...

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Old 07-07-2014, 04:59 AM   #659
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I skated three days in a row. I am sore as hell but landed some tricks, so I am feeling pretty good.
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Old 07-08-2014, 03:57 PM   #660
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Healed broken arm,
bought pads,
made janky ramp in back yard.

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