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Thread: Your 1st Skateboard
Mar 19, 2017, 09:35 PM #91
Mar 19, 2017, 09:39 PM #92
Mar 19, 2017, 10:30 PM #93
I used to drag the back yard picnic table out to the top of the driveway and lean some 4x8 sheets of plywood against it and call it a "ramp."
Then we graduated to a spot we called "the ditch," which was a drainage ditch that looked like this - \_/
After that, a local dentist built his kid a real half pipe in his back yard... birdhouse style. The rest is a fog........
Mar 19, 2017, 10:49 PM #94
1rst custom bort was cut from an old water ski. Had good trucks? and B52 Wheels. They were hard and could power slide for daze. Had to put tail pads on the tail because of the skis slope. Skated bowls with it for yrs. then got a variflex deck. Skatin' daze are done due to old manzitis. Brand new skate park a mile away. O well.
We did have a golf course with a small ditch running through it. Except for the occasional expansion holes that would catch the unsuspecting stoner's wheel and face-plant them into the wall, it was an excellent ditch with smooth surface, a decent amount of flat bottom, perfectly angled walls and a slightly rounded transition (no hard kink). Big sessions there...golfers hated us and we got chased away frequently.
Mar 20, 2017, 02:19 AM #96
Mar 20, 2017, 09:53 PM #97
I remember when I was a youngin,this huge lumber yard a few miles away off the highway closed down,so it was abandoned and we made it our spot.u used to be able to do that,now u will probably get caught and go to jail for trespassing.
this place was the real deal what we did with it.it had the main building,2 side barn lookin sheds on the side,and in the back was this huge concrete enclosed pit.we had fukin wars at this place lol,rival crews coming to try to take over.i swear it was like a half ass woodward lol,we had shopping carts with plywood,gaps,tabletops,etc.this was when I did bmx.
we used to chill at this place every day for probably a year,i think we got raided once,it was so cool lol.we'd have huge parties,like 60 ppl lol.this spot was near the woods and off a highway so there was nobody to complain.now its a Walmart lol.
Apr 20, 2017, 07:34 PM #98
My first board was a Nash Executioner. My first real board was a Hosoi Hammerhead. Then I rode Powell for years. We built Quarters, halfs, launch ramps and even some bowls. In the 80's we didn't have the fancy skateparks we do today.
Apr 20, 2017, 09:37 PM #99
My first board was a John Lucero. I loved that thing to death and some a$$hole stole it. I think this is a good thread to find out how old everyone is without directly asking.
Apr 20, 2017, 09:54 PM #100Senior Member
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Ok, I found this clip on the board I rode in high school. Clay wheels, a big step up from the metal wheels.
Urethane wheels didn't come out until the 1970's, so i was wrong, it wasn't urethane.
I am as old, or wee bit older than Barry. Our generation brought you sex, drugs, rock n roll, ended the draft. You're welcome.
Last edited by Betty; Apr 20, 2017 at 09:57 PM.