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07-02-2014 02:11 AM
PDubz Didn't feel like making a new thread.
Here's to Summertime and Skateboarding!

I'm not going to lie though, I can't wait for the snow to start falling again!

05-29-2014 07:21 AM
Originally Posted by MeanJoe View Post
Nice! After 20+ years, how difficult was it to pick it back up? That's about the same for me, I probably haven't been on a skateboard since my early 20's.
it felt a bit awkward at first, but after a few hours, it comes back pretty quickly. like riding a bicycle as they say... mind you, i'm not doing much besides cruising around on the street and in a small skate park, no ramps or bowls or tricks.

one thing that did strike me is that it feels a lot faster than i remembered it to be...
05-28-2014 06:28 PM
Originally Posted by MeanJoe View Post
Nice! After 20+ years, how difficult was it to pick it back up? That's about the same for me, I probably haven't been on a skateboard since my early 20's.
its a lot of pain, your first proper slam is gonna test your grit to stick with the whole thing... shit hurts more when your older, but if you keep at you'll get quickly hooked and never look back...

i'd throw on softer bigger wheels 58 to 60mm (78a 82a) 1\8 inch riser to prevent wheel bite if just starting out, just for a smoother ride till you get used to pushing around, after that you can take things where you want.... pop a cap on one of your bearings so all the kids can hear that an OG is coming

have fun !!!
05-28-2014 09:54 AM
Originally Posted by Tatanka Head View Post
My old school setup would be: John Lucero deck , independents and bullet 66's.

And I would go down in a blaze of mediocre glory.
A blaze of mediocre glory! That's hysterical and pretty much what I'm expecting should I get back on a skateboard and start riding my buddies' mini-half. Lots of mediocre glory!
05-28-2014 09:48 AM
Originally Posted by ju87 View Post
i'm 39 and got back on a skateboard a few months ago having not skated for about 20+ years.

Gonzalez is still at it... check out the Krooked Zig Zagger deck for a shape that is somewhere in between the decks that we used to know and modern popsicle shapes.

i have totally forgotten how much fun it is just to cruise around. it's even more fun now that i snowboard. in fact, the main motivation was to find some way to get my fix in between winters.
Nice! After 20+ years, how difficult was it to pick it back up? That's about the same for me, I probably haven't been on a skateboard since my early 20's.
05-28-2014 09:35 AM
timmytard I never skated as a kid. Well, a tiny bit when I was in elementary school but that was way before the normal looking boards of today.

So kick flips & all other tricks allude me.

I ride, to go fast & crank big carves.
Popsicle stick boards don't interest me in the least.

I want my street boards, to ride as close to the feel of snowboarding as possible

I have a handful of normal longboards, which are the most practical for daily use.

But there are a couple boards out there, that are far closer to the feel of snowboarding than what you get from a normal longboard.

I've just yet to find that perfect place that's downhill in both directions
05-21-2014 04:52 PM
MeanJoe Great responses everyone, thanks you got me pumped up! I'm going to try and hit a local skate shop this weekend to score a helmet and some skate shoes. I have my Vision Gonzalez repo with Indys and Rat Bones so I at least can get going on that and decide if I want to get onto a modern board.

05-20-2014 08:01 PM
ETM I went for a skate a month or so ago. 10+years of rust is hard to overcome but I did manage to pull off a nolly heelflip.
Still got it haha.
05-20-2014 06:56 PM
F1EA Yeah skate, longboard and snowboard.
I started skateboarding in the 80's and 90's. Stopped a few times here and there depending how busy and where i was..... but pretty much have always had a skateboard or more around at home. i'm 37 so i dont even try to keep up with the latest tricks...

Snowboardig in pow is a bit like surfing, park like trick skating and groomers like longboarding. I like them all, but i think i like snowboarding the most; if only it wasnt so f'ing expensive.
05-20-2014 04:20 PM
Mig Fullbag
Originally Posted by deagol View Post
Too many hobbies and not enough time and $$ to pick up yet another one, though.
Totally get that! I was heavily into mtb and had to give it up when I started my board company for the same reasons.
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