Too old to skateboard

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

  1. snoid

    snoid 100% Okie

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  2. mtguy

    mtguy Been here awhile

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    Very cool dude, i went to meadowbrook in the '80s and graduated form Poway High in '92. If you attended Meadowbrook in the '70's you probably know who my dad is, he was a teacher there back then.
  3. sAMOa

    sAMOa Rip Me a Good One

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    this last week, poway has been under 30F .. even got down to 24F !!!!

    town is still springing up new auto dealerships and Espola rd is festooned with pro sports people.

    tony gwynns a local here and recently an off duty cop shot a charger near scripps ranch area.

    i'm eating often at this shop. www.powaytacoshop.com and I still need to update the website www.powayskate.com

    here's a big hello from one POWEEENEEE!!

    hellllllllo
    Chris Yandall
  4. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    That rocks. What'd he teach?

    Jeez, I'd love to move back. We lived on Rostrata, over in Green Valley, right at the base of Mountain View. When we first moved there, we lived on Cresta, over in RB.

    My wife and I visited there a couple years ago and I was really surprised at how much it was developed. All that land on the other side of Espola used to be empty land. There were some big fires across the road from the high school and I remember sitting in the stands with the band (yeah, band freak here) watching the fire engines up on the hill while the game was going on.
  5. sAMOa

    sAMOa Rip Me a Good One

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    hehehehhe. i had front seats to the fire that almost burned poway down.
    www.powayfire.com

    I also host and do this site for the friends of www.goodanranch.org

    Cheers
    cYa
  6. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    Holy cow!
  7. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    Here's the pics of the K2 kickboard I promised.

    The pole isn't for pushing, like a push-scooter, but for a bit of stability. Great for n00bs or for a few tricks when you want to make sure the board stays with you. :lol3

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    it's got a lot of proprietary hardware on it--wheels and trucks--so it's not the board I want to wear out first.

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    it's SWMBO's board...I bought it for her so she could skate with me, though I've had a blast on it, too. Very sweet ride for cruising and carving, especially on those big downhill parking lots where you've got a lot of room to carry some uphill momentum.

    It'll be a while before I can skate again but I'm looking forward to it. This'll probably be the board I start off on.
  8. blacksan

    blacksan Rev Limiter

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    That is a real cool looking board. I wonder why they stoped producing them? On a happy not I am getting closer too owning a new to me longboard. When I get things ironed out I will post a pre and post crash pic. :lol3
  9. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    Dunno...looks like it was expensive to produce. I guess it never caught on, probably because purists didn't like the pole thingey. But it's a heck of a fun board, and I think it would sell pretty well to folks like us. :D

    They also made this, which is more scooter-like:

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  10. mtguy

    mtguy Been here awhile

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    I know the taco shop, used to eat there myself, good food, good prices. Is the pizza place a couple doors down still there? A girl i dated my senior year at PHS lived next door to Tony...i worked at the taco bell in Poway and saw him at the drive through a few times too. I do miss the weather at times...it might get up to 24 degrees here today!
  11. mtguy

    mtguy Been here awhile

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    The area has changed a lot since i grew up there...i was born in escondido, used to ride dirt bikes in places that are now entire communities in north county. My old man might have started working at Meadowbrook after you moved on to high school, his name is Mr. Deavers (John)...he was Mr. Campbell's understudy when he first started teaching. Taught there for 10 or so years and the was the activities director at PHS for a dozen or so years, now he's at RBVHS in vista, getting ready to retire. I try to make it down there occasionally, like to ride near the coast, dodge traffic on the freeways, and out to borrego (i always get a kick out of the Montezuma grade down into Borrego Springs...there's always some dude on a crotch-rocket all piled up.) We used to ride in Ocotillo a lot, where i learned to ride bikes, Dad used to race in Baja (1000, 500) so we were heavily influenced by bikes at a young age.
    Anyway, back to the topic of skating...too old for that shit now, my thrashed ankles probably would even stand up to a light get-off from a board. When i worked at taco hell, i always worked the closing shift on weekends and would see a lot of skaters hanging out around there, good that they have a place to go now. They just built a new skate park here in Missoula this past summer, had a big grand opening with Tony Hawk, Bam Margera and some others...pretty nice place for kids to go (ice skates would probably be more appropriate this time of year than skateboards). It's nice to see communities doing something to provide kids with opportunities to enjoy themselves in a legal and responsible manner.
  12. sAMOa

    sAMOa Rip Me a Good One

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    y0 blacksan, my board is damn near this spec except for the graphics.

    interested?

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  13. USMCG_Spyder

    USMCG_Spyder RPOC pilot

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    Fuck YEAH, man. 36 and it's longboard for me as well. I travelled to Europe on business around '98 or so, used it to stack my big-ass suitcase on (stood it on it's side), then stood on the back of the board with one foot and pushed my way through the airports. European cops are surprisingly tolerant of this sort of activity :lol3

    I rode it in Paris on Bastille Day and what a fucking blast that was. Those sidewalks are puuuuurfect for skating, got all sorts of lost trying to get to the Eiffel Tower from Montrouge. It was a great day :thumb I rode the shit out of it in the UK as well. I skated Okinawa and the Philippines while in the service - cheaper than cabs and see more sights. Broke my wrist in the PI once after a long night of barhopping in Olongopo:

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    Cast reads "Courtesy of: Powell Peralta quality skateboards and San Miguel beer" :lol3


    You can see my current deck there on top of the grey storage unit - it's an Element, Indy trux :D:

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    Some of my old decks are on the wall - memories of fonder, younger and more limber days :fitz
  14. Zodiac

    Zodiac loosely portrayed

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    That skating through Paris on Bastille day sounds like one to remember

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    I'm surprised they didn't make you paint the cast green:evil
  15. blacksan

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    You know it! Ping me with the details please.
  16. land_shark

    land_shark Been here awhile

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    Well, it's been a couple weeks since I got my board. It's been really cold and icy here in IA, so I've been stuck practicing in my basement and garage. The occasional dog-walk at night...in the dark...so none of the neighborhood sk8er kids could see me...has also been a lot of fun. There isn't much like gliding down a hill, carving back and forth and getting used to the balance. A little scary, a little uncomfortable, but absolutely exhilarating!

    Working on figuring out ollies for 45 minutes will work up a great sweat! I've actually managed to land a couple, and haven't taken too big of a spill yet. It feels good to see improvement from time to time. The biggest thing I've had to watch out for, safety wise, is ankles (it's been mentioned a few times here, I think). Make sure you have a good pair of skate shoes that provide a wide footprint. This will definitely help prevent rolling/spraining.


    It was such a mental game for me when I first popped my board off the hard garage floor. I felt for sure that I was going to go horizontal, and smash into a million pieces. That didn't happen, thank god. Anyway, it's nice to see and receive so much encouragement. I'm having a great time with it!


    Jason
  17. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    Hooked. :thumb
  18. blacksan

    blacksan Rev Limiter

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    I have a long-board inbound that has a special backround. I am more giddy then a kid after a bowl of suggar pops waiting for it. If the cat that gave me his support, time and resources to get me this board is cool with it I will post pics along with his info. :bow
  19. jocflier

    jocflier Dammit, that hurt...

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    Grew up in a little beach town in California called Encinitas,back in the 60's / 70's. Tried to lean on a skate board call "Bun Buster" steel wheels and about 10" long.

    Fuck that

    Joc:lol3
  20. blacksan

    blacksan Rev Limiter

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    I started on steel wheels and still have scars after all these years! :wings