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The Skateboarding Thread

Discussion in 'THE OTHER TALK' started by Willg, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. dragnusa

    dragnusa

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    I did that about a year and a half ago and landed flat on my back I could feel my whole back pop at once. It actually felt better then any adjustment I have ever had. I wish I had a any of the old Cabs from back in the day, and a tony hawk like I rode in the 80s
     
  2. kenny p

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    Just got a Sector 9 Bamboo with Gullwing Sidewinders.
    Those double trucks are really fun, if you have a chance to check them out, do so, the amount of carve you get out of them is crazy!
    My brother and I had a half pipe in our bedroom as a kid, we asked our parents first and they said "go ahead"....about the third piece of plywood they asked what we were doing, LOL, they thought we meant a small little jump ramp, whoops!!
    My kids are starting to get into it, so this 48 year old is getting back at it. :mrgreen:
     
  3. sensor

    sensor

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    yeah i still skate even though im old....as a matter of fact i went out today to blow off some steam! its kinda funny though to see what a skate park will do to clearing out the streets :shock:
    click HERE to see a few from todays session....man im glad they opened a park so theres no one else around! as many runs as i want and no interruptions :mrgreen:
     
  4. Gold Street Customs

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    I still have this collection from way back, I still ride the Museum piece Tony Hawk with Motobuilt Trucks I got from a team rider back in 87 with well worn Kryptonic Lites, Rodney Mullen freestyle with Indy's and Vision wheels,Cabalero reissue with Trackers, can't remember the wheels, Santa Cruz Airlite fiberglass deck, sector nine longboard,And the offroad board has trackers I believe. I have rode the first ever skatepark in the bay area Alameda Skatepark in 78, also rode Newark, Milpita's ,Winchester,Del Mar, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Willits, the last one I rode was Ukiah, I can still do a shuvit 360!!!!! 8)
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  5. Awesome longboard. If you're ever through Indiana you got to stop here in Kokomo, we have a 90 degree full pipe that is sick to skate or bike.
     
  6. dragnusa

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    I rode a tony hawk like that one but in blue back in the day, so wish I had one now.
     
  7. KickBackCycles

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    Here's my skateboard. It is a free former from sometime in the 70's. I just cleaned it up and it looked brand new but after a few rides it started to dull again. :( I'm not that into skateboarding but there's something about riding a skateboard with loose ball bearings that makes you feel good inside. 8)
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    I also picked up these NOS bearings at a garage sale about a week ago. I can't find any info on them but they look like they are also from the early 70's. I can't bring myself to open NOS things so they will probably just sit around till I sell them or I'll hang them on my (workroom) wall.
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  8. Gold Street Customs

    Gold Street Customs

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    Freeformer....Sweet, I had one of those along with a GT by Grentec,Russ Howell doing a handstand on the commercials,,,I was sold.
     
  9. Gdcast

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    My Mom threw away my boards from the late 70´s and the one I rode the wheels to the ground when I was a kid back in the 80´s :cry: :cry: :cry:
    I need a new old sk8
     
  10. Hooch

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    just picked up a sears hot dog board from 1965!
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  11. Gdcast

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    Lucky dude!!! :mrgreen:
     
  12. Gdcast

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    That´s it! Despite I´m fat and old (pst!) I´m getting up from the computer right now and heading to a skate shop!
    I´m buying a sk8 baby, Waahoo!!!
     
  13. kram

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    I went out skateboarding a couple weeks ago with my buddy, his son, and some of his son's friends. I haven't been on a skateboard much in over ten years. It was way fun but hurts a lot more than I remember, lol. I even ended up snapping my board. It was funny because we went to the skatepark for a few minutes and then went to some of our old spots. All of the younger kids thought it was crazy to just be out skating on the street. Skateparks sure have changed things and I'm not sure if it's for the better or not.
     
  14. Gdcast

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    Well, while looking for a skate I ran across one of this and bought it, I´m picking it up right after work...

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    so excited, riding pics tomorrow!!! :wink:
     
  15. Gold Street Customs

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    Oh yeah !!! I have been eyeballing one of those 8)
     
  16. Roscoe Clyde

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    It's not a skateboard but close. Right?

    Roscoe Clyde
     
  17. Gdcast

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    Got mine on Friday after work, gave it a little test ride before a mayor storm that hit us later that night, and it´s awesome!!!
    GSC you should definitely get one! I promise you wont regret it.

    So, as it´s been raining hard and is way to cold to risk getting sick, I´ve been customizing my board in order to honour our rodder tradition, so expect to see some pics soon :wink:

    Roscoe C I wish I had had one of those 10 years ago, back when my body responded to my brain... :lol: :oops: :cry:
     
  18. J4CK

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    sup bros ,
    I just wanted to show you people this:
    http://element.searchpw.com/refer/J4CK1234
    it is a search engine set up by element (skateboard company).
    after you sign up, you will get points when you search for things-
    like about 10 ish points average every couple of searches.
    you can use these points to buy stuff from the reward store.
    they get advertising money when people search so that is how
    the free stuff comes into it.

    if you join using the link above it means i get points when you do, but
    when you get your mates to join it means that you get points when they
    do pretty cool, eh

    check out the link and see what you think. the points rack up pretty quick
    and you can sell what you win for project money, or just learn to skate

    best of luck,

    Jack
     
  19. FunkyStickman

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    I skated back in the early 90's, had a Lance Mountain street deck with Gullwing trucks. I never was any good at it, but it sure was fun! I still jump on the kid's board when I get the chance.

    Sent from my Galaxy Tab using Tapatalk
     
  20. Roscoe Clyde

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    Its a lot of fun. And the good thing is falling in the grass doesn't hurt as bad as pavement. (Rocks and gravel are not my friends).

    I don't skate too often but here are the two I have left. One from my teen years and one from my late twenties/early thirties.
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    Roscoe Clyde
     

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