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Daniel_G

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Skateboarding Guitarists... In Here !
« on: August 31, 2008, 09:08:55 am »
I feel i've hijacked enough other threads to discuss skateboarding, so time for an "official" thread.
Share your stories about good experiences, long sessions, building ramps, buying your first deck, etc etc.
Pictures are allowed in here, but please, use a decent foto host.

So, to start this off :

I got my first deck in 1990, and even though the "new" double kick skateboards where becoming all the rage, i kept using old single kick boards.
(mostly because i could get them for anywhere between $10-$30 per deck).
I started off with a Powell-Peralta Mike Vallely Elephant deck (with the spoon like concave), thick boardrails, Independent trucks (FW's), 60mm SimS street snake wheels, Bones Bearings, some really fat riser pads, and griptape cut to my own design.

In the meantime, i've owned over 200 boards, the only deck that survived the onslaught is a Skullskates deck.
Currently i own a reissue Vallely Elephant, a reissue Ripper, a "newschool" Vallely Skateboards deck (again with the Elephant print), an ATM red skull deck (with fitting Misfits logo and crimson ghost skull caulked onto the griptape), and a small kicker ramp.

(i'll take some new pictures this afternoon and post them here, right now i'm off to buy some new shoes... Vision Gator Hightops in Blue/black  ;D  )

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Re: Skateboarding Guitarists... In Here !
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2008, 11:01:14 am »
aaaahh  the memories :D

I started way before you I guess then :), first proper board was a triple X sean goff model :), around the time of the rob roskopp board and the santa cruz slasher ( I owned one of each ) I cant remembe rhow many boards I have been through, none of them made it ;)  I broke my last board about 2 days before I moved to australia, when I got here, I brought a new setup :D

I remember the double vision, bonite, 100 ply boards, hell concave, v concave.  I remember when boards had no nose let alone a kicked one :)  In fact my first board would be a plsatic variflex thing that I could just go fast on and wobble.

I remember turning truck bolts upside down to increase my ollies ( went through a lot of shoes that way )  I remember beign amazed when Natas ollied a dustbin.

I have some old vhs home skate movies that me and some friends made way back, been trying to get htem transfered but software is being awakward :p

there are a couple of bits up tho, like this from when vision DV8's were the bonb
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXn2NeuklgA
taken not long adter Public Domain came out I think.

Some mine ramp footage at a local youth club that the skaters took over and were all to old to be there really :p
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZkt8xY-yF8

when I get some more up I will post links

in the mean time here is me at a famous London skatespot, Stockwell skatepark, its just ther eon a street corner :p always have to avoid teenaged mums pushing their babies through the middle of the park no matter that skateboarders may be flying passed overhead :p and of course its our fault if someone gets their ankles tapped. :p

Mute over the Stockwell hump :p

http://www.users.on.net/~deadlychicken/Images/random/StockwellMuteweb.jpg

And here is another perhaps more famous Loindon skate spot, the south bank, and in fact these dirty 7 steps :p  its changed a lot over the years, but it was a sort of mecca back in teh day.  To this day if you walk along the south bank of the Thames from Waterloo and go East, you will pass this spot and assuming its a nice day there will be lots of skaters here, and lots of tourists watching :p

Melancholie down the dirty 7

http://www.users.on.net/~deadlychicken/Images/random/dirty7.JPG


« Last Edit: August 31, 2008, 11:05:08 am by DeadlyChicken »
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Daniel_G

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Re: Skateboarding Guitarists... In Here !
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2008, 03:22:29 pm »
So, you're older than me then ?
Go figure  :)

Anyways, last time i was there, South Banks where a no skate zone again...
Not that i let that stop me, but after 15 minutes i was told i'd "better move before the pigs get 'ere" by some locals.
I walk away, and who do i see going down the other side ?
Well, take a guess  ::)  ;D

Funny, i also recently watched a UK docu about the skate scene, South Bank was mentioned, and i think Bognor too.
It was called "Rolling through the decades", might wanna check it out.
I'm sure Stockwell is still being skated, i think i even saw it in a few vids from the "Blueprint" brand.

I wonder though, why reverse the bolts to increase ollies ?
Wouldn't that just cause your deck to split faster ?

Anyways, some pics :

Skullskates oldschool deck, Independent trucks (FW), Kryptonics 64mm wheels, BlackLabel boardrails, Bones Reds bearings :
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b366/DanielGravesNL/Campics035.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b366/DanielGravesNL/Campics036.jpg

Vallely Elephant newschool deck, Orion trucks, Spitfire 58mm wheels, BlackLabel boardrails, Bones Reds bearings :
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b366/DanielGravesNL/Campics037.jpg

Powell Peralta reprint Vallely Elephant oldschool deck, Independent trucks (MFW, rechecked the size), Kryptonics 64mm wheels, Redbones boardrails, Bones Reds bearings :
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b366/DanielGravesNL/Campics038.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b366/DanielGravesNL/Campics039.jpg

And to really show off, my new shoes :
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b366/DanielGravesNL/Campics040.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b366/DanielGravesNL/Campics041.jpg
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Re: Skateboarding Guitarists... In Here !
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2008, 11:56:50 pm »
hehe actually I thought about it and I cannot have started much earlier.  I thin I was 14 when I started, so about 1987 ish

reversing the truck bolts didn't really have too much effect on boards splitting, frankly back when I did it the tail on a board would wear out in a month or two anyway.

But you left a little bit of the truck bolts showing through the top ( might have to saw some off if they are too long )  and your foot catches them when you scoop for your ollie. and you can bring it up a lot easier.  Eventually I learnt how to get the height without the reversed truck bolts, but it was a fad that rushed over the scene like  a wave :D

Rolling through the decad3es .. has bognor in it ?? :o

lol that will be cool, I might be in it :D there was a good scene there, some guys from the Isle of Wight came to live there and there was a really hot scene there, so we had the cool street skaters from the UK magazines skating with us every now and again ;)
Alex Moul was probably the most recognised name.  he was a cool kid, and Greg nowick, was a sick skater, just smooth and stylish and ballsey.

I am trying to rip from my old VHS recorder and when I get it sorted I will host a few more old videos ;)
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Re: Skateboarding Guitarists... In Here !
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2008, 08:43:08 am »
i have to hand it to you guys. I think skaters have a lot of guts to trust themselves to those tiny little boards with tiny little wheels. Specially when they do those huge xx--xx jumps like DC showed on the dirty 7 pic. (which looked amazing).

The best i ever got on a skateboard was when i was about 7 years old back in 1981, i took my brothers skateboard out and just used to push myself around on it on my knees, or lay on it and roll down hill waiting to smash my teeth out when i hit a stone lol.

No idea what the thing was, it was just this tiny thin little red skateboard. It was dangerous beyond compare and i rode it until one day i did bite the concrete. smashed my face in, without getting into a fight to do it.

Bit old to get started on that now though, lol. Roller skating i can handle, skateboarding is just too much like a deathwish i think. :)


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Re: Skateboarding Guitarists... In Here !
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2008, 04:34:07 pm »
Been skating for 6-8 years now but have been on the decline due to a foot injury a couple of years ago. Mainly used to skate street stuff, mostly used to piss fart around doing tech manuels n stuff. I got a mate who's been filming a video for quite sometime now...all though I don't know if it will ever be finished...I should post the promo up for it.

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Re: Skateboarding Guitarists... In Here !
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2008, 05:25:06 pm »
Wouldn't go near the things!! Death traps on wheels.

Look what happened to the guy in the clip contained in this post...

http://www.justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=9940.msg49628#msg49628

Made my eyes water just watching it FGS!

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Re: Skateboarding Guitarists... In Here !
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2008, 10:01:48 pm »
Meh, if you're going to be a complete idiot and ollie off a high curb/loading dock into a downhill that has an obstacle right in your landing path, you're just asking to get hurt.
Besides, you think that looked painful ?
It's nothing compared to the opening of the Transworld "Free your mind" video, where a guy ollies down some stairs, then lands with his board upright between his legs... And bounces off the ground before collapsing.
Now THAT is painful.

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Re: Skateboarding Guitarists... In Here !
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2008, 04:53:55 am »
I used to like the slam sections in th eold videos like public domain. but then they just got real ugly with broken bones and horrific stuff.  I cant watch that stuff now.

had my fair share of spils tho, and breaks :/

too old for street now, its too jarring :p well the bigger stuf is and I was more into big stuff than super tech like going fast and seeingh ow far you could tailslide stuff :p

carve around the bowls in the local youth club and do a few boardslides now, its all about the groove these days for me ;)

wish I had a local wooden half pipe :/
the little concrete one is over vert and way gnarly
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Re: Skateboarding Guitarists... In Here !
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2008, 12:26:32 am »
thought I would resurrect this thread as someone linked this to me recently ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78tr3Ku9jJ0





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Re: Skateboarding Guitarists... In Here !
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2008, 01:47:53 am »
thought I would resurrect this thread as someone linked this to me recently ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78tr3Ku9jJ0

I deem that as no life. :D

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Re: Skateboarding Guitarists... In Here !
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2008, 02:47:52 am »
harsh :D he could be a skater with a broken leg or something :D
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Re: Skateboarding Guitarists... In Here !
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2008, 03:10:33 am »
thought I would resurrect this thread as someone linked this to me recently ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78tr3Ku9jJ0






Ahh the good ole days.  I remember those little boards they got big after i started skateboarding about 9 years ago, but unfortunately i stopped skating after about 3 years for some reason i dont remember why though.
Maybe i will go "borrow" one of my nephews boards
Want to test your musical coordination?
1) use one foot to stomp quarter-notes in 4/4 time.
2) use the other foot to stomp half-notes (either 1/3 or 2/4).
3) use one hand to tap 8th-notes.
4) the other hand does triplets, while maintaining the other 3

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Re: Skateboarding Guitarists... In Here !
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2008, 03:14:26 am »
harsh :D he could be a skater with a broken leg or something :D

Still how he can do all that has to point towards to much free time.

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Re: Skateboarding Guitarists... In Here !
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2008, 04:02:06 am »
could say the same about some of eddie van halens tricks ;)
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