1. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Who's coming over? Today is the last day to ride, unless you're going to stud up. The last two days have been primo.
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  2. Smudge!

    Smudge! Been here awhile

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    Crickets
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  3. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Three primo days of riding in a row.
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  4. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    I skated yesterday. I rode today. Even crashed in the dirt. :ricky

    Andrew
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  5. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Ice skated? Roller skated? Roller skied? XC skated. Roller bladed?

    Please, anything but skate boreded...(and yes, I spelled that correctly).
  6. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    I see someone couldn't figure out how to balance on the things. :flip
    Here's a classic from back when I was in high school. 144p & all :lol3
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  7. Moose Dog

    Moose Dog Trouble maker

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    I've seen skateboarding compared to surfing but without the fear of drowning or being eaten by sharks. :brow
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  8. Doctor Zed

    Doctor Zed Resident

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    I challenge anybody who doesn't respect skateboarding for what it really is, to even try to push themselves across a parking lot, much less do an ollie or any other basic trick.

    ..and this guy is pretty old as far as skaters go.
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  9. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    I always enjoi'd the Rodney Mullen VS Daewon Song videos. You ever see how loose Daewon runs his trucks? I run mine pretty loose, but holy crap talk about jiggly :lol3

    A recent rad video of The Chief. For a guy who iirc is 40+, doing a 10 stair right out of a car.....impressive.
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  10. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

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    I was on a skateboard a few times. Figured out the balance and turning thing. Kinda. Never really wrecked, but never really wanted to do any more than I did. :uhoh

    If someone asked me how to describe it I'd use the word terrifying in the sentence. :lol3

    Mad props to those that do all the trick shit on them. You guys are nuts.
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  11. Smudge!

    Smudge! Been here awhile

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    Yep being good at skate boarding was high on my list of accomplishments!!!
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  12. OU812

    OU812 Legend in my own Mind!

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    My first skateboard was a 2x4 with a old roller skate for trucks.
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  13. GSJon

    GSJon Long timer

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    Man, you are as old as dirt ;)
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  14. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    I have a couple of those in my basement. Steel wheels :lol3

    I am kicking myself for losing a deck I got when I was in high school. A company made a pressed aluminum board. Problem was that it was heavy, and the nose\tail edge would grind itself down to a nice razor edge. I'd mess with my buddies doing kickflips by their ankles. :lol3 Good times.

    Andrew
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  15. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Let me know when you start, I want to watch.
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  16. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I think I used a piece of scrap wood and made it myself. I might have actually owned a "real" skateboard at one time, I don't remember.
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  17. Smudge!

    Smudge! Been here awhile

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    Let me know when you want me to show you how to ski and shoot...
  18. dougfromindy

    dougfromindy I smell premix

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    I still ask a kid to borrow their board and ride around a bit. They are pretty amazed that a fat old guy can still skate...usually with friends who say " I didn't know you could do that". I remember kryptonics boards, bennett trucks, etc....then I saved up for months, Yamaha dealer put it in layaway for me. I think it took a year to get a Yamaha motobike bmx bike , this and a suzuki mt50 trailhopper, a dt175, then a hercules gs175 at 16. I was done with skateboarding.
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  19. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Oh, please....Has that chunk of wood gone to your head?
  20. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Nice Penton copy. I don't remember the back story on those?

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