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Old 01-11-2007, 11:09 AM   #76
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You know I was gonna ask if Black guys could skate.......

I had an interest in a local shop and Stevie Williams was on our team for a spell. Local philly kid who I understand is sporting a Reebok contract nowadays. I dropped out and lost contact with everyone. Part of me wishes I stayed with it because a lot of my old skate contacts were or are no pro and making some dollars, finally.
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Old 01-11-2007, 11:17 AM   #77
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Old 01-11-2007, 11:30 AM   #78
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Greetings sAMOa,

I posted earlier looking for some advice on my first longboard. My stats are approximately 180 (max) and I want to cruise. What should I be looking at?
I'm a firm believer that many of the excessive longboards are overkill. The optimum size I recommend is a 38"L x 9"-10"W(small feet, narrower..i have size 13's so 10" is great for me). Double kick, surface concave with a slight camber makes for the longboard I think at the top of the evolutionary scale.

The problem with most skaters is they do their best skating while face yapping. You'll know what board you like best by getting out and shredding in some shape or form.


My favorite park is in my neighborhood. www.powayskate.com

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Old 01-11-2007, 11:45 AM   #79
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Old Guys Can Skate!

About 2 years ago I entered an internet short film contest where they assign a topic and deadline. I shot this in a day:


The old guy in the poster is Chris Chaput. He owns ABEC 11 and designs all the wheels.

It's not a great story, but it's fun and has some classic Old School skating!

Wannabe
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Old 01-11-2007, 12:34 PM   #80
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That's a great little movie. Good job!
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Old 01-11-2007, 12:38 PM   #81
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I want to try one of these.

Jesus Christ. That looks like it would be more painful than snowboarding.

x 1000

edit- What I mean to say is that I'd kill myself in 3 seconds or less. Fuck.
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Old 01-11-2007, 12:55 PM   #82
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Old 01-11-2007, 12:56 PM   #83
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34 and still skating, though I don't bounce like I used to.

Side story...

Sitting at a stop sign on the moto the other day, see a kid (probably 13 - 14) coming down the sidewalk toward the intersection on his skateboard, acting too cool for school. There's a nice gap between the street and the gutter, but the way the asphalt is raised it wouldn't have taken much effort to ollie and clear it. 12 - 16 inches, max. He lines up, doesn't speed up, fails to commit to the ollie (looked more like he just hopped off the board) and the board rolls right into the big ol' gutter. As I pulled away from the stop sign, laughing my ass off, I could still see his scrawny legs and feet sticking out of the gutter trying to retrieve what was probably a $120+ board.
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Old 01-11-2007, 01:42 PM   #84
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I'm a firm believer that many of the excessive longboards are overkill. The optimum size I recommend is a 38"L x 9"-10"W(small feet, narrower..i have size 13's so 10" is great for me). Double kick, surface concave with a slight camber makes for the longboard I think at the top of the evolutionary scale.

The problem with most skaters is they do their best skating while face yapping. You'll know what board you like best by getting out and shredding in some shape or form.


My favorite park is in my neighborhood. www.powayskate.com

Here's a grandpa rollin



cheers mates
Thanks for the info. If you haven't figured out a good combo yet then I can't imagine who has. I did ping you with a few more questions and do appreciate your input and time very much.
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Old 01-11-2007, 02:17 PM   #85
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I'm 6'0 250 pounds. What size longboard would give me the best riding experience before my imminent death?

ps- I'm PUI from work, BTW. I can't spell for shit. They just had my 'going away' party.
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Old 01-11-2007, 02:46 PM   #86
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About 2 years ago I entered an internet short film contest where they assign a topic and deadline. I shot this in a day:


The old guy in the poster is Chris Chaput. He owns ABEC 11 and designs all the wheels.

It's not a great story, but it's fun and has some classic Old School skating!

Wannabe
WOW... I had a Chapstick board... and Lipbomb wheels!!!! I used to skate at a park in Va. where Chris skated all the time - or at least I remember seeing him there. That was only like 30 years ago... He was really, really good, and also very nice.

I'm about his age.

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Old 01-11-2007, 05:12 PM   #87
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Chris Chaput Video Rocks! We go back a long long way



Need to work on a new mounting system but this seems to flip people out on the e-way popping wheeleez with my sweeety attached!

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Old 01-11-2007, 05:25 PM   #88
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'zat little table there one of your works? Very nice.
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Old 01-11-2007, 05:37 PM   #89
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'zat little table there one of your works? Very nice.


nah, it's cool work though right. I took them (set of night tables) from a hotel I was working on in the city. They're one offs / models for a hotel to decide if they want them or not. They didn't like the design.

Sad part is they had a really nice matching couch with rust colored leather, I had no room for them (2 couches) and they got tossed/trashed.
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Old 01-11-2007, 05:38 PM   #90
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The halcyon days of WPOD...

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I was surprised at how quickly it came back to me almost 30 years later. The skills and balance were there...the only problem I had was braking. Apparently my hop-off-and-run abilities were greatly diminished by time.
I lept off so many times on steep San Francisco hills, it's amazing my feet weren't sheared off my ankles. But that was before I learned the technique of simply drifting at 90 degrees to the slope to shed excess speed, heels back over the uphill edge of the board to maintain the slide.

Favorite rides were on 9th and 10th Avenues, after riding the bus to the top we would swoop down to 9th and Judah, surfing every good driveway, and get back on the bus until our transfers had expired. Do I dare get back on a board now? Maybe it's time to see what the new parks are like... and join my 4 YO nephew at his local skatepark.
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