Too old to skateboard

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

  1. dlew

    dlew Daypass Adventurer

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    And you tell the story of your moto get-off and then "vote" that the noob not get a motorcycle, right?
  2. dlew

    dlew Daypass Adventurer

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    help. i'm afraid i don't know what this is.
  3. DRconvertible

    DRconvertible Lurking in SoCal

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    Noob? A CR500 out to do it. You don't want some bike that's gonna leave you wanting more power.
  4. land_shark

    land_shark Been here awhile

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    it's something akin to this:
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  5. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    Do it. Great stress reliever. The cool thing about longboards is for a beginner all you gotta do is coast...no Tony Hawk genes required. The first big, gentle S-turn you do will have you grinning from ear to ear. Go as slow as you want. :D ATGATT, of course.

    Got COBRA?

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    :lol3

    If you're ever in this neck of the woods you're welcome to try out my boards. Our street is pretty good but I like the big school parking lots--plenty of width to play with if you start building up speed.
  6. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    Another great vid from Lush Longboards.

    I really do love this stuff.

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  7. land_shark

    land_shark Been here awhile

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    Got it after work, slapped it together so fast the cold grip tape snapped while I unrolled it. I couldn't help but think "What are the torque specs here...":shog The first trip around the block with the dog last night at 18F was still a blast.

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    Riley's herding instincts went into full gear. I have a bite mark on the back of my left knee....
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  8. Caffeind

    Caffeind Team Piggly Wiggly

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    Note to all you cheap bastiges out there. Don't look at prices on the web and THEN go to your local shop. :eek1 The shop next to my kids ballet studio didn't have any longboards cheaper than $180. This after seeing boards online from $100-$140. Jeebus.

    I'm going to try to hit another place tomorrow.

    Still looking forward to being your crash test dummy.

    :D

    :kurt
  9. dizave

    dizave Team Blitzed

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    Head over to Gina's and have them get some shots of you shredding their lot :evil
  10. blacksan

    blacksan Rev Limiter

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    I went over to a local shop in Charlottesville today and spoke with the owner Andy Foster. He is 40+ and still skates. anyhow, he will set you up with a descent complete longboard for the prices you are finding in NOVA sucks. Hell, even with shipping you should come out with a better deal.

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  11. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    I wonder if AARP would pay for a shot of me on a longboard.

    :patch
  12. frewhl

    frewhl daily rider

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    Is that link for a store set up to sell,or do you have to call?
  13. blacksan

    blacksan Rev Limiter

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    I would buy ya an Ensure if ya would street surf with me. :lol3

    Tell me more about that wicked K2 you posted a pic of.
  14. blacksan

    blacksan Rev Limiter

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    It is a real small shop, but Andy was real descent to deal with. He basicaly puts together what you want and tunes it. He started skating in 1975 and is in touch with what us geezers will be using our boards for. He just happens to be right across the street from UVA which means that he has a deverse client base. As he is in his 40's he does understand that stunt work is not what the mature crowd is interested in doing.
  15. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    I'll post pics of it tomorrow! When I get back into it, that's probably what I'm going to start out with.

    I spent about 20 minutes trying to find info on the web about it--that model is long gone and all I found pics for were the 3-wheeled K2. The thing has vanished from the face of the earth...but before they did they were fetching pretty good money on ebay.

    It's essentially a longboard with a "pole" up front, which allows you to either use it for stability as a n00b, or do more advanced stuff with carving, or you can remove it.

    Purists would probably rather die than be seen on it (I took the pole off so I'd be more cool...then put it back on because it works well) but it's sorta perfect for our Geriatric Sk8 Gang here. :lol3 Confidence-inspiring, but still competent for more advanced stuff.
  16. blacksan

    blacksan Rev Limiter

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    I feel better now as I could not find any info about it at all. Anywho, I am confering with a person light years beyond me on a longboard setup. If all goes well I will be surfing soon. :thumb
  17. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    I can't wait to see pics and hear about it! :clap
  18. Zodiac

    Zodiac loosely portrayed

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    Is there room on that pole for a GPS?







    :D
  19. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    That, and a set of PIAA's, and I'm set. :lol3
  20. blacksan

    blacksan Rev Limiter

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    I will try my best. Geez, the last time I surfed concrete was on steel wheels. :yikes
    On the lighter side I shocked the shit out of the Segway rep because I hoped right on and kicked ass from the start. Does that mean that I am just a tard, or have just a sliver of skilz? :lol3