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    Recovering Bass Player ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! 's Avatar
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    Old Skool SK8

    I guess I'm one of the millions of Gen X'ers that wants to relive the glory days of the mid-80's. Santa Cruz has released reissues of some of the Rob Roskopp decks. Still haven't seen one like the one I had but when I do, it's on like Donkey Kong. Mine was like the 3rd one from left but the color of the target & beast matched the 2nd from left.



    Back in the day, scratching up your deck was crazy. In 1984 a complete board was about $150. That is roughly $340 in today's dollars (accounting for inflation). So we put lots of heavy crap all over them. The trucks had covers. The nose and tail had covers. The sides had rails (Gorilla Ribs on mine). The rear section had rails (Ugly Sticks on mine). And the rear truck had a cover over the center called "The Bird". We didn't use those piss-ant little wheels that get caught on every freaking pebble in the street. So sir. We used BIG wheels. I was rocking a set of Kryptonics big enough to qualify for long-boards use. They weighed... like... 15 pounds.

    Who knows, maybe buying a skateboard is a bad idea for an overweight guy in his late 30's. But I've never let a bad idea stand in the way of a good time.
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    I may know a bit about this subject. I'm only a year younger than you and I still kick around, I'm not really gonna ollie down a ten-stair but I figure if Salba and Tony Alva can still skate into their 50's, we'd be goons not to try.

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    I still love skating and still have way too many decks, wheels, etc in storage. Upt until two years ago when my shedule got too hectic i was still actively skating pools and bowls. I miss it. I graduate in the spring and may dig out my pads again......who says 49 is too old to skate.....



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    Quote Originally Posted by WEDGE View Post
    I still love skating and still have way too many decks, wheels, etc in storage. Upt until two years ago when my shedule got too hectic i was still actively skating pools and bowls. I miss it. I graduate in the spring and may dig out my pads again......who says 49 is too old to skate.....



    Well this is awesome. I always was a skater...rollerblades here though...sorry folks. Bought new Valo skates a couple years ago and haven't broken them in nearly enough yet. Wedge...where in CT is this bowl?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian G View Post
    Well this is awesome. I always was a skater...rollerblades here though...sorry folks. Bought new Valo skates a couple years ago and haven't broken them in nearly enough yet. Wedge...where in CT is this bowl?
    This is in Worcester, but CT has some really killer crete. Stamford has a really fun park with an 11 foot bowl. We used to be road warriors and would travel to PA, MA, NY, NH, anywhere there was a good park.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WEDGE View Post
    ....who says 49 is too old to skate.....
    My knees. Doctor backs that up. Let's just say I had a hellova good time tearing them up and am glad you're still in the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post

    Can I get a quilted 11 top?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 11top View Post
    Can I get a quilted 11 top?
    Only in a long-board. I've seen some with amazing Koa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    Only in a long-board. I've seen some with amazing Koa.

    Want Koa

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    I was a Powell Peralta guy. I had several Cabbleros and Stedhams. Being from Virgina Beach, you either surfed, played soccer, or skated. I skated and, of course, played guitar.


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    I found this video that a fan of my old band made, I have no idea who put it together which makes me all that much more stoked about it!
    I'm singing on the first song and the second song is on all of Vision Street Wear's classic video reissues, this is PRS relevant as I played my CE on every studio album I have ever done.

    Hope it gets someone out there psyched to GO SKATE!


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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    I found this video that a fan of my old band made, I have no idea who put it together which makes me all that much more stoked about it!
    I'm singing on the first song and the second song is on all of Vision Street Wear's classic video reissues, this is PRS relevant as I played my CE on every studio album I have ever done.

    Hope it gets someone out there psyched to GO SKATE!

    Is that FDR in the video? That place is gnarly and a really locals only type place. The terrain is rough and kinked but they own it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WEDGE View Post
    Is that FDR in the video? That place is gnarly and a really locals only type place. The terrain is rough and kinked but they own it!
    I'm not sure, but it looks like it. I honestly have no idea who put that together, I just found it one day on youtube.

    Killer looking concrete park, I can't believe how many of them have popped up over the last thirteen years. The great thing for me about skating bowls and pools is just carving, I will try to see how long I can go without putting my foot down and only going grinds and disasters. While falling is a big part of skating, I don't get up as fast as I used to!

    I'm pretty sure there is a park in Colorado Springs so get on that board Hans! It won't be log before you start driving to the Denver and Boulder parks. Just make sure you get some softer wheels if you go to the Denver park...it's Sliiiick! I ate it so many times there just pushing.

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    I thoroughly enjoyed that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    I found this video that a fan of my old band made, I have no idea who put it together which makes me all that much more stoked about it!
    I'm singing on the first song and the second song is on all of Vision Street Wear's classic video reissues, this is PRS relevant as I played my CE on every studio album I have ever done.

    Hope it gets someone out there psyched to GO SKATE!


    That is fantastic! Love the music (and the video), that's the kind of stuff I listened to when I was skating. Couple of years later, it was all baggy pants and hip hop - WTF?

    EDIT: just looked up a couple of the decks I owned - fond memories!

    This one was always my favourite: World Industries Mike Vallely Barnyard (doubletail)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox77 View Post

    This one was always my favourite: World Industries Mike Vallely Barnyard (doubletail)

    Man I remember getting one of these when they first came out, it changed everything!

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    I still want a BMW StreetCarver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    I still want a BMW StreetCarver.
    What's that?

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    I use to skate at the bank when I was a kid. It was the only pavement in town smooth enough to ride. Rural, small towns are generally bad for skaters.

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