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Byron Hall
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« on: July 18, 2012, 07:49:45 PM »

I used to skate A LOT in the late 80's early 90's and ahve been off the board for 20 years.   I teach yoyoing at our after school teen center and just volunteered to lead a skateboarding program.    I need A LOT of help from this board!!!!!!   

Is Powell Peralta still the best skateboarding company?Huh??

Anyways, I administer a Probation department for the Southeast District in the State of Colorado.   We have a LIMITED amount of money that we can spend on community development and programs like this.   I'm wanting to get 6 GOOD QUALITY COMPLETE SKATEBOARDS FOR BEGINNERS without breaking the bank.  i DON'T WANT TO GO ALL CHEAP AND JUST BE FRUSTRATED BY CRAPPY EQUIPMENT.

HOW MUCH SHOULD I PLAN ON SPENDING PER SKATEBOARD?  CAN I GET A QUALITY COMPLETE FOR UNDER $75 OR SHOULD I PLAN ON SPENDING $100 OR MORE?Huh?  ANY RECOMMENDATIONS ON WHAT A GOOD COMPLETE BOARD TO GET?Huh??   HEEEELLLLPPPPP!!!!!!
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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2012, 11:41:13 AM »

If you are teaching kids how to skate I would just go to Toys R Us and get a few Birdhouse completes for cheap.  If any of the kids actually dig it, then they can buy high quality gear.  There's not much use of spending $100+ for a complete only to have it go to waste.

If you went to a local skateshop you could probably walk away with a decent complete blank board for around $75 a pop, and if you tell them your story they may even give you a discount.

Otherwise you are looking at around $125 for a good complete.

And no, Powell is no longer called Powell & Peralta, and it is not anywhere near being the best brand any more.
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2012, 06:07:16 PM »

Agree^^^ expensive boards are a waste for starting out. All it takes is one slam for a kid to find out skating isn't for them.
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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2012, 05:15:26 AM »

Don't buy any boards from Target, ToysRUs or any of the large retail chains.  Believe me when I say they are crap.  The worst thing about those boards are the bushings they use for the trucks and the wheels. They are usually made of plastic or some other junk that doesn't flex or grip very well so it ruins the whole experience of learning to skate or getting back on the board. I owned a shop for 5 years and we would get parents coming in every month with their crap boards from Target, Walmart or ToysRUs. They would ask us why their kids boards don't turn. In most cases we could get them turning better with a $10 set of DohDoh bushings and some new Bones or Spitfire wheels and bearings. We would see them later at the skate park and they are there smiling!

Support your local shop in the town where the club is going to operate.  If there isn't one there go to the nearest one and tell them what your doing. If they are smart they will get you rolling on quality gear at your $75 price point. We would often get local rehab centers, church groups etc. set up on Darkstar completes for $65 a piece or a shop deck, ventures, bones mini logo wheels and bearings and hardware and mini logo grip for about $75-$90 each. We never had any complaints on the quality. If you need a contact for your area let me know I'll track it down.  I have friends in Boulder that work with the YMCA and they know people etc etc.  Good luck!   
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2012, 02:25:36 AM »

You need donations. Every skateboard company has a budget for giveaways just convince them to give you some. Copy these skateboard distributing company names then google them, it will take you to their websites where you can email them

dlxsf, Crailtap, Tum Yeto, Dwindle, Blitz, Black Box, NHS, and Syndrome.

There are more but these are a start. Also try hitting up The Tony Hawk Foundation.
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2012, 11:14:57 AM »

If need be, shops sell pre-made completes at around $100-$130 bucks. Those are way better and will last longer than a Walmart board. They're made with good, quality parts. Darkstar, Zero and Element have cheap completes.
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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2012, 01:22:42 PM »

These replies boggle my mind; a new side of the forum? 
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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2012, 08:41:10 PM »

^My first reply (which would have been the first reply) was gonna be a better picture of this, but I couldn't find one. Cop saying "I used to skate" my Mark "Money Bags" Appleyard

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