Too old to skateboard

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

  1. queenpdog

    queenpdog Long timer

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    I've decided to restore my mid 70's Hobie Weaver Woody. I have no intention of ever selling it, as it was the first board I bought with my own money, and I am the original and only owner. The patina was nice, but pretty unsightly for display, one of the trucks has a bent axle, so it wasn't really in rideable condition.

    A few BEFORE pics:

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    So far I have disassembled everything to evaluate condition.

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    I stripped off the grip tape and sanded down the topside.

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    Then I sanded down the bottom, after making a plan for re-applying the logo

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    I have a couple NOS ACS 430 truck hangers on order, along with a few Hobie Weaver Woody reproduction decals. I am debating using a decal under a layer of clear coat, or creating a stencil from the decal to paint the logo on (as was original in this case).

    I still need to decide on clear coat (type, etc), and source some bearings, bushings, and new king pins. The original Power Paw wheels cleaned up pretty well. I'll post up some more pics as the project comes together.
  2. Chi-Ha

    Chi-Ha soft-handed crime fighter

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    Thats a sweet old board!
    Pics look like the wood is splitting:cry

    I'm definately curious to see how this turns out!
  3. queenpdog

    queenpdog Long timer

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    yeah, the bottom layer is splitting, but the top ply's are not. I am wondering if there is anything I can seal up the cracks with before clear coating. Very many of the old Hobies have this issue.

    keep ya posted.
  4. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    New deck arrived yesterday. I added some moto stickers to make it race ready :lol3

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    Unfortunately a misplaced foot on a heelflip at the skatepark last night and it's already got an annoying crack in the top layer by the back trucks. Time to find a replacement. I like the shape of it though. It's a Threat (Zero).

    Andrew
  5. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    I convinced my wife to try it out. She snowboards so she did pretty well :D

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  6. PJungnitsch

    PJungnitsch Been here awhile

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    I started a couple years ago with a regular Arbor board, commuting to work every day.

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    Moved up to an electric last year.

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    The GF has taken to it:

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    So that gave me an excuse to buy another electric this spring:

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    Hopefully we will spend a good chunk of the summer exploring the city
  7. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie

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    Long boards are the wrong boards.
  8. Earth Rider

    Earth Rider Long timer

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    I have been enjoying this a lot this year. This was the best game. Some of that Chann guy's tricks I have never seen done on flat I don't think? I am 38 and still play games of skate with teenagers.
  9. andrewgore

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    I had never heard of the forward flip until sometime last year. I was playing some kid in skate and he goes "do a dolphin flip". I sat there looking like this :huh. Thank goodness for youtube....and no I haven't learned the trick yet. :lol3

    It decided to rain last night, so I went out to the indoor park. I kinda don't like going there because it's always a zoo of scooter kids. Thankfully there were maybe 4 or 5 other people there. Unfortunately I found that my crash this past weekend on my bike did something to my left leg. It's feeling like someone slugged my upper thigh with a bat. Eh push through and keep skating. I was glad I did, as I landed a nice 360 flip on the hip of the parks pyramid. :clap

    Andrew
  10. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    $2000 skateboard. Damn, I thought my Fiik was expensive :huh

    It is sweet, though!
  11. Earth Rider

    Earth Rider Long timer

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    Nice. The forward flip is a mystery to me. I do have old school tricks that always get the kids though, Sal flips, late shove its, airwalks, shove it tail grab, one footed ollie variations, etc. And I can still do 360 flips, kick flips, etc. But I usually lose.

    Sometimes we'll do a huge game of team skate where you have a partner and go every other person on offense, but on defense the best person at the trick gets to try it.
  12. PJungnitsch

    PJungnitsch Been here awhile

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    Yeah, I really liked the Evolve Pintail, so when I was looking for a new board the Carbon was impossible to resist. Still has the speed, the range and nice carving trucks, but the battery is invisible now and I'm looking forward to the all terrain wheels on rougher pavement and grass. Commute is growing to almost an hour so the smoother ride will be a good thing.

    How's the Fiik been with the A/T wheels?
  13. jiggliemon

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    Yup. I gotta laugh when I see people around town with those things. It's like the moto equivalent of a busa with a stretched out swing arm. If you can't slappy a curb or Ollie up a sidewalk with it then what good is it? You get a pardon if you're flying down mulholland dr on one going 50mph, but otherwise why the non functional long ass wheelbase, big ass soft wheels that don't slide well, and overall piggish heaviness of a longboard for just cruising around town?
  14. PJungnitsch

    PJungnitsch Been here awhile

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  15. Earth Rider

    Earth Rider Long timer

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    To me, riding a longboard around has about as much in common with skateboarding as walking around the block does with running a marathon. I hesitate to even call it skateboarding. If there is no personal accomplishment involved and you are not pushing your limits in some way, you are missing the point. There's nothing wrong with using a skateboard for transportation or exercise or whatever, but you will not get the same rewards.
  16. Apxgrndr

    Apxgrndr In the snow

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    I thought longboards were more about "the ride" and skateboards were more for tricks.
    I'm looking at a longboard just for cruising around while my daughter rides her bike.
    Whatever turns you're crank I guess.:freaky
  17. antwon412

    antwon412 Been here awhile

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    I skated for much of my life.

    Now I prefer my Churchill longboard. It's more fun to me at this point in my life.

    And it's 100% skating.
  18. BHW

    BHW Long timer

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    Kinda ignorant. Reminds me of the "cruisers suck, only sportbikes are worth riding" debate.
  19. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie

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    Totally. And you'll just have to forgive me.

    Longboards are to skateboarding as mopeds are to motorcycling.
    Is it fun? Maybe. Is it the same? Nope.

    In the grand scheme of my day, it really doesn't matter to me, but long boards are lame. .02, ymmv, and all that other happy horseshit that goes along with sharing opinions.
  20. HOT DAMN!

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    +1

    I'm almost 50 fuckin' years old, I have ZERO desire to pull off any kick flips or ollie up curbs at this point in my life. Totally content with my dog in a harness pulling me on my longboard.

    From last week, the result of many years of abuse, we just don't heal like we used to. :gerg

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