Too old to skateboard

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by land_shark, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. inte

    inte neophyte serendipity

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    Nice!


    Any feedback come about from that film??


    Street/vert skating seems like a great cross-training exercise for moto stuff ...especially trials (skaters seem to take to trials pretty naturally from what I've been hearding). My sport was primarily surfing right up until a year or so after I got my first moto in 2003. Still skate & surf, but not daily like before - there's a lot of ground to cover on the KTM :evil!

    Don't remember when these were taken - sometime between '98 - '04. My friends & I would all shoot B&W film & process in my darkroom.

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    Skimboarding is closely related it seems ...

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  2. frewhl

    frewhl daily rider

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    I just found my way to the indoor skate park.
    I went for the pro shop,not the ramps(this time).

    I am thinking about getting a board for my daughter and just wanted to know if parts were available in my city.

    Deck $44
    Trucks $44
    Bearings $10 - $44
    Wheels -pink are the cheapest.

    I did not buy,I know she is not ready.
    She has only been riding her Razor scooter since Christmas,and is doing pretty well.

    She does ask me for a "lesson" on my board a couple of times every time we are out.She stands on it,and I give her hand a little tug.
    I will say she has improved at this technique.

    I guess I will get it for her,but I want her to keep up the scooter.
    She scooted all the way around the lake while I boarded.There is no way she would have even walked half way around.

    I sort of feel this is more to me at the moment,so I guess I will just spend a little time feeling it out.

    I did get to talk to the park owner,he feels that the local government could be on the verge of building a public park.
    He is for it because it would increase his business.
    He is also glad they consulted him because he stressed the importance of having it built by pros.
    Bad thing is that they want it far out of the city where the ball fields are.
    I think it should be downtown where the skaters are.
    They are not destructive,they just need a place.
  3. inkdwheels

    inkdwheels Negro Please.

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    Goofing off in Goplden Gate Park a few weeks ago.

    Wifes first time on a longboard
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    I still suck
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    But at least I can kickflip
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    Crazy asian lady that wanted to try my skateboard. Her husbnad was like, "uh I don't think this is a good idea"
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  4. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    :lol3 Very cute.

    Reading this thread, I'm waiting for the first casualty report to come in.
  5. Andrew

    Andrew Optimus Primer Super Moderator

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    We make such a fuss for our kids...

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    But then it seems we're too manly to wear even a pair of elbow pads for ourselves. When I get back on a board, it'll be with padded shorts (protect the hips) and elbow pads, and a pair of gloves. And I'll practice rolling when falling.
  6. frewhl

    frewhl daily rider

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    Unicycle report

    I remember some unicycle hijack in this thread.

    CBS news will have a report tonight,but Katie is off.
  7. frewhl

    frewhl daily rider

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    It was a good spot.
    There was an elementary gym teacher with about a dozen kids.

    There was also the owner of the internet store,$1,000,000 year.

    And a lot of footage of the top rider in the world.
  8. blacksan

    blacksan Rev Limiter

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    I only ride close too the grass for personal comfort. :lol3
  9. frewhl

    frewhl daily rider

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    This is my current ride,I am thinking about switching to my first deck, a Logan Earth Ski.It is a little narrower,and I have not sought out vert yet.

    What wheels are everyone using?These are from the concrete park days.
    The set I bought for this board are small and hard,what the ramp riders were using at the time.
  10. inte

    inte neophyte serendipity

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    Oh MAN that brings back memories!!!

    Were I you, I'd frame that thing & ride something else... :thumb

    This thread had me combing the garage ... actually brought a skateboard & trials bicycle to this recent Advrider gathering for everyone to try out... no (major) casualties to report ...

    Was working in the home office the other day & could hear some kids out front riding around practicing curb tricks ... it was too much to resist. A quick break & there was a 30something office worker practicing bigspins with 6th graders in the street out front...

    My kids were thoroughly entertained...
  11. inte

    inte neophyte serendipity

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    Looks like you'd clear 2 stacked boards :thumb


    You're in the Bay Area? Most sketchy thing I probably ever did was bombing Haight Street from Ashbury with 2 mainicas that had apparently timed the lights so you didn't have to stop until you reached the bottom ... even in traffic.

    One of them did spend 8 month in physical therapy after a light wasn't quite timed right though...
  12. DELTATANGO

    DELTATANGO Motorcyclist and Dog Walk

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  13. gaspipe

    gaspipe Wandering Soul Super Moderator

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    I've been skatin' for something on the wrong side of 30 years. I have a dozen or more boards I still ride.

    My favorite plank these days is a Bulldog [Wes Humpston signed] 'Gashead' deck, with Trackers and BDS dubcons with Rocket Rons. The local kids don't know what to think of [an aging] gaspipe at the skatepark carving it up on the longboard on the ramps.

    Someday, I'll grow up, but it'll likely be when they start throwing dirt in the hole.
  14. cgr

    cgr Been here awhile

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    Gator - isn't that the skater who murdered his girlfriend? If I remember correctly they were both in the Tom Petty 'free fallin' video??
  15. frewhl

    frewhl daily rider

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    I never heard,that deck carries Mark Rogowskis name (who I never heard of)
    And there is still a Gator on the market in the "old school"shop.
  16. Steverino

    Steverino Arrogant Horse's Ass #1

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    I never skated, go figure
  17. Jabba

    Jabba "HOLD THE LIGHT!!!"

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    I had a set of Yandall "Bowl Roll" wheels on one of my boards. They were Guldens mustard yellow and hard as a fucking rock. Could not wear those damned things out. Cool to see Chris still getting it done all these years later.

    My longboard of choice is prolly gonna be one without wheels- Thinking of getting back into surfing after a 28 year hiatus. The sensation of doing a frontside turn on a vert wall has never left my brain- I still miss it all the damned time!~ I'm thinking the only smart way to get that back is on the water. My big ass crashing in a heap at the base of a 1/2 pipe is too much to fathom. I have a scar on my right elbow- looks like a fucking slug- and it's a hunk of skin that I ripped off while skating a 22' full pipe in 1978. I picked up the lost chunk and stuck it back where it had come from. Somebody handed me some tape- and now I have a permanent reminder of how much I used to love to skate. This is a cool thread- potentially dangerous as hell!!! But very cool!~
  18. land_shark

    land_shark Been here awhile

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    Finally had my first decent biff. I was practicing pop-shuvits (search youtube, you can find dozens of tutorials posted by unfazed and unbreakable teenagers...) on my lawn and started landing a few. Invincible-me decided to take my skillz to the driveway...

    Pop...shove...slip...CRUNCH. I'm not sure how it happend, but I landed one foot on the board, and it flew out from underneith me. I went horizontal and dropped to the earth faster than it seems gravity should allow. I landed on my elbow and heard a crunch. Not a 'crack', as my wife experienced when she slipped on the ice and broke her elbow last month, but a definite crunch. I'm pretty sure I bounced the back of my head on the pavement, but I'm not absolute on that one...probably proof that I did.

    I was left with some tenderness and abrasion, and quite a bit of fear. I have to say...it felt awesome:evil. Fuck you, cubicle life! Fuck you, callus-free hands! Fuck you, spare tire! ...Fuck me for neglecting protective equipment. :shog
  19. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    :razor

    I ended up in the ER a few years back when my memories of the skills of my youth overpowered my physical ability to replicate them. :baldy I face-planted pretty badly on the Xootr. :shog That's always fun to explain when you go back to work. "You were doing WHAT? You fell off WHAT?"
  20. dizave

    dizave Team Blitzed

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    Iowa city is the shiznit.

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