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Post by: Elielfw on June 10, 2009, 08:02:07 PM
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Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: Paper/Scissors on June 10, 2009, 08:40:13 PM
sage goes in all fields


Title: 123
Post by: Elielfw on June 10, 2009, 08:48:23 PM
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Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: the redline on June 10, 2009, 09:52:25 PM
I started skating at 15.  I still skate and still suck at it, but I still have fun and love it.


Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: elastic back on June 10, 2009, 11:18:35 PM
if you have to ask and are worried about 10 years olds showing you up then you seriously shouldn't even bother. pick up golf or tennis instead.


Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: bailgun on June 11, 2009, 12:14:18 AM
or get a skateboard with straps on it and just claim you're redefining the whole fucking game.


Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: killthegnar on June 11, 2009, 11:54:30 AM
fuck it! go for it. dont be bothered if 10 year olds are showing u up... dont worry about anyone showing you up, cause basically theres always gonna be someone better then you, and ur not gonna have fun if u think about it... just go out and shred


Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: waiting.for.stay.gold on June 11, 2009, 11:59:12 AM
theres always gonna be someone better then you


harsh............... but very true


Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: killthegnar on June 11, 2009, 03:46:16 PM
harsh? na, it goes for everyone, not just him... me, you, everyone on the boards (minus dijo of course) and every pro. with acception of animal chin


Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: elastic back on June 11, 2009, 10:10:47 PM
Don't forget about swayze!


Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: susej on June 13, 2009, 06:24:57 AM
Man, that's nothing. 

I started when I was 7, skated all the time for 6 or 7 years, then had knee surgeries and couldn't skate for a while.  Got really frustrated, and quit for like 12 years.  Then got back into it again, taking small steps.  No one I knew back when I was a kid could do a kickflip.  I'd never seen one in person.  Now I can do tricks that didn't exist in my past skate life.  Yesterday I skated for 5 hours at an insane indoor wood park, and had the kind of day that makes you happy to be alive. 

But if you're worried about a 10 year old who can out-kickflip you, I wouldn't even bother. 


Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: Fiction Aid on June 13, 2009, 12:27:40 PM
You don't know the meaning of hardship. Back when I was a kid I skated a convex polypropylene deck with solid acrylic wheels over surfaces of gravel, tree roots and mud. I dreamed of Kryptonic wheels - even the cheapest cost more than a month's pay. On top of this, Seth Parker, ne Gittins, went to my school - imagine the humiliating comparisons. Mind you he was 11 or 12 by this time and nobody fucking kickflipped in 1978 anyway. 30 tearful and frustrating years later I finally faced my fate and bought a decent friggin' deck. I year and one broken limb later and I'm still at it. And I can ollie, yes really I can! Ok I'll stop writing now, got it off me chest.


Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: the redline on June 13, 2009, 01:12:55 PM
UPHILL!

BOTH WAYS!

IN THE SNOW!


Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: ze RJM on June 13, 2009, 06:10:21 PM
I'm just worried about the 10 year olds who are more core than me


Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: the redline on June 13, 2009, 07:07:46 PM
Once they learn their ollies, we're doomed.


Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: TheBird on June 14, 2009, 06:30:02 PM
I quit skateboarding for 3 years when i was 15 after an injury. I stepped back on board when i became 18  and in one month i was better than i was in my 15s.



Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: elastic back on June 16, 2009, 07:13:54 AM
Once they learn their ollies, we're doomed.

they have to learn how to kickflip and tre flip before they learn how to ollie or push though...obviously.


Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: The brycickle on June 16, 2009, 02:55:39 PM
I quit skateboarding for 3 years when i was 15 after an injury. I stepped back on board when i became 18  and in one month i was better than i was in my 15s.


How long did your 15s last?


Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: bailgun on June 17, 2009, 04:37:36 AM
Once they learn their ollies, we're doomed.

they have to learn how to kickflip and tre flip before they learn how to ollie or push though...obviously.
and preferably, they should push with their front foot, never got faster than 2mph, and start working on their "sponcer me" videos.

(btw-ever notice that about 90% of kids today can't spell sponsor, and almost every single one of them spells it with a "C?" what the fuck is up with that?)


Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: The brycickle on June 17, 2009, 08:27:30 AM
No child left behind man, no child left behind.


Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: polly@bbt on June 17, 2009, 09:24:14 AM
Someone's always gonna hate on you.  If you can't laugh the shit off or be Mike V (sounds like a hassle to me) you're probably gettin' into the wrong....activity.


Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: Paper/Scissors on June 17, 2009, 09:32:51 AM
Once they learn their ollies, we're doomed.

they have to learn how to kickflip and tre flip before they learn how to ollie or push though...obviously.
and preferably, they should push with their front foot, never got faster than 2mph, and start working on their "sponcer me" videos.

(btw-ever notice that about 90% of kids today can't spell sponsor, and almost every single one of them spells it with a "C?" what the fuck is up with that?)
I saw some kid working on a fakie big flip, pushing mongo, rolling at a mile an hour, and landing an inch away from the damn ledge while his friend was filming him for the whole duration I was at this park yesterday.

And my sunburn says that it was probably about 5 hours too...


Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: polly@bbt on June 17, 2009, 09:44:26 AM

I saw some kid working on a fakie big flip, pushing mongo, rolling at a mile an hour, and landing an inch away from the damn ledge while his friend was filming him for the whole duration I was at this park yesterday.

And my sunburn says that it was probably about 5 hours too...
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You must be from the midwest, and the style you're speakin of is known as "lurk nasty".   


Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: Paper/Scissors on June 17, 2009, 01:20:58 PM
I am indeed. Was it the sunburn, suggesting my pale base of skin tone that gave it away?


Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: polly@bbt on June 17, 2009, 01:35:45 PM
No way, midwestern winter tans are the new hottness, so that suggests nothing.  "Lurk nasty" style is popular here...and for some reason in Vegas, too?


Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: TheBird on June 17, 2009, 05:12:21 PM
I quit skateboarding for 3 years when i was 15 after an injury. I stepped back on board when i became 18  and in one month i was better than i was in my 15s.


How long did your 15s last?


Probably a year


Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: Paper/Scissors on June 17, 2009, 05:59:08 PM
No way, midwestern winter tans are the new hottness, so that suggests nothing.  "Lurk nasty" style is popular here...and for some reason in Vegas, too?
Is that question aimed toward me? I'm in Michigan..


Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: polly@bbt on June 18, 2009, 12:30:20 AM
No way, midwestern winter tans are the new hottness, so that suggests nothing.  "Lurk nasty" style is popular here...and for some reason in Vegas, too?
Is that question aimed toward me? I'm in Michigan..


Where at in Michigan?  There was no question in there...


Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: Paper/Scissors on June 18, 2009, 08:48:36 AM
O, now I see. And north east of Detroit about 30 miles.


Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: polly@bbt on June 18, 2009, 06:03:37 PM
mm.  Yeah, I'm from Flint.  I hoped that style was only predominant in Mi, but I saw it out in Vegas, too.  However, Texas is full of rippers.  Everyone I came in contact with there did everything stupid fast and big.  Good shit.


Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: Paper/Scissors on June 18, 2009, 10:19:30 PM
OoO I see. Well I'm just a little east of Romeo. I was just passing by Flint to go to the Bay City Park a couple of days ago!


Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: polly@bbt on June 18, 2009, 10:57:52 PM
OHHH THAT PARK SUCKS SO FUCKING HARD!!!  It's lit up, which is nice, but the kids there piss me off so much it ruins the whole experience, haha.  The set up isn't bad, lots of lines to be found there, but have you ever checked out Mason or Charlotte?  They're right around Lansing, like maybe 15 miles away...(Lansing park sucks, too in my opinion).  Mason is my favorite bowl in the state...real smooth with two ten foot or so walls, a little street course that leads right into a bank that rolls you into a nice pocket.  Lots of mongo skaters for some reason, but it's the best make around.


Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: Paper/Scissors on June 18, 2009, 11:15:16 PM
I haven't been to them but I'm going to driving quite a bit this summer to experience all that Michigan has to offer. Especially since the new Farmington park is going to be done any second now!


Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: polly@bbt on June 18, 2009, 11:31:11 PM
Flint's not too far from there.  Our park is small, but not bad.  Everything's covered with skatelite, which is really nice.  No drain, though, so it's kinda dusty.  Yeah, I just checked out the layout for that park a few days ago.  It looks like it's going to be fucking huge.  Isn't there like two or three different bowls along with some crazy street course? 


Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: Paper/Scissors on June 19, 2009, 08:18:43 AM
Yes indeed, it's pretty rad when you can look at a park layout and have an arrow point to "jersey barrier". It's going to be sick.


Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: bailgun on June 19, 2009, 11:41:45 AM
why the hell do midwestern towns insist on building wood parks?

do they just forget about what winter does to wood?


Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: Paper/Scissors on June 20, 2009, 04:20:32 AM
Do they care?


Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: mumbot on June 20, 2009, 10:59:45 PM
dude, it should come right back after a little practice... i used to skate alot from age 12-18 and now i'm a 27 year old mom.. the other day i took my 4 year old son to buy him a bike and they had those mini birdhouse boards and i said "hmm, i wonder if i can still ollie" so i tried and i did... then i said "wonder if i can still shov-it" and i tried a couple times, but i did.. lastly, i tried to kickflip (which i rarely ever landed before) and i was still about the same as i was then.. can flip it perfect, but always fall off when i'm about to land it!!! well, at least the little boy was impressed  :D


Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: Mr. P Clown on June 21, 2009, 12:16:05 AM
i had to quit for the longest time. :-[
so i started ripping of other terrain,
so i started training underground. inviting as many kids as i could to my "private skatepark"
even had "private training sessions"
they never found o'l georgie.....................................for 3 months.
i was trying to make jerky, and my "house" caught on "fire"....
 
 




Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: polly@bbt on June 23, 2009, 04:49:03 PM
I just checked out the layout is all. Is the farmington park going to be made of wood????  There's a shit ton of cement parks in Mi alone, I honestly can't really think of any wood ones right off hand that aren't indoors.  The Flint park is wood, but it's all skatelited over and that shit's resilient as hell, so winter doesn't fuck up too much except for a little rust on the coping that can be sand papered off.


Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: Paper/Scissors on June 23, 2009, 08:30:04 PM
Farmington park is going to be allllll crete baby. Opens at the end of this month.

And some legit wood outdoor parks are Birmingham at 15 and a half mile and woodward, auburn hills park at hall road and squirrel road (they have nice rails, a bench and a picnic table and even a long but thick handrail). Both really good wood parks on the north east side of Detroit.


Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: polly@bbt on June 23, 2009, 08:39:29 PM
Do you know where that snowman bowl is?  It's somewhere around Detroit, but I can't remember exactly where. 


Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: polly@bbt on June 23, 2009, 08:41:08 PM
What's the rest of the shit like at the Birmingham place?  Is that the one with that real long 5 ft or so mini with the spine in it? 


Title: Re: Re-start skateboarding after a big time stop
Post by: Paper/Scissors on June 23, 2009, 08:46:45 PM
Do you know where that snowman bowl is?  It's somewhere around Detroit, but I can't remember exactly where. 
Huntington woods bowl at 11 and coolidge. One of my favorites. Their little street course if perfect for trying shit for the first time.
What's the rest of the shit like at the Birmingham place?  Is that the one with that real long 5 ft or so mini with the spine in it? 
Birmingham has a long 5 foot mini but not with a spine in it. There is a really long hubba connected to it though.

It has all super nice aluminum coping and square angle iron. There's a nice curved box and bank to wall as well. There's a spine in there that's connected to a pump bump. I'll take nice pics or maybe get footy if I go with the right people.