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Re: skateboarding ...

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:16 pm
by offshore1
Dude's got cast iron ankles and knees.

Re: skateboarding ...

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:18 pm
by Slobadan Madicubich
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Re: skateboarding ...

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:13 pm
by offshore1
Good point, uuh ... spring steel knees and ankles.
Cast iron falls more trippingly from the tongue though.

Re: skateboarding ...

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:42 am
by Wyre
I was recently gifted a mint reissue Vision board, 80's style- beautiful big kicker, just great lines.

The best thing about it is it has 76mm wheels. The thing is fcuking insane, push it once and you are rolling for metres. Downhill it gets seriously quick, seriously quickly. The kids have suddenly had a breakthrough after trying to skate on modern street wheels, this thing is a terrain munching beast, although it can be pretty dangerous on a slope.

I tried it out at Helensburgh and can tell you it is without doubt the most fun I have had on a board in 20 years.

As a surfer it just flows so well, so similar to a surfboard. The back trucks are kinda loose, I haven't messed with it yet but I'm actually loving it- feels like a snowboard hybrid.

Unreal, I'll be skating this thing well into my 60's, hopefully! 😜

Re: skateboarding ...

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:29 pm
by Hatchnam
This young girl is pretty impressive

https://www.facebook.com/13985185271255 ... 39?sfns=mo

Just like snowboarding but on concrete

Re: skateboarding ...

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:25 am
by steve shearer
Wyre wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:42 am
I was recently gifted a mint reissue Vision board, 80's style- beautiful big kicker, just great lines.

The best thing about it is it has 76mm wheels. The thing is fcuking insane, push it once and you are rolling for metres. Downhill it gets seriously quick, seriously quickly. The kids have suddenly had a breakthrough after trying to skate on modern street wheels, this thing is a terrain munching beast, although it can be pretty dangerous on a slope.

I tried it out at Helensburgh and can tell you it is without doubt the most fun I have had on a board in 20 years.

As a surfer it just flows so well, so similar to a surfboard. The back trucks are kinda loose, I haven't messed with it yet but I'm actually loving it- feels like a snowboard hybrid.

Unreal, I'll be skating this thing well into my 60's, hopefully! 😜
I've been thinking about going back down that road.

post a photo?

Re: skateboarding ...

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:56 am
by Drailed
steve shearer wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:25 am
Wyre wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:42 am
I was recently gifted a mint reissue Vision board, 80's style- beautiful big kicker, just great lines.

The best thing about it is it has 76mm wheels. The thing is fcuking insane, push it once and you are rolling for metres. Downhill it gets seriously quick, seriously quickly. The kids have suddenly had a breakthrough after trying to skate on modern street wheels, this thing is a terrain munching beast, although it can be pretty dangerous on a slope.

I tried it out at Helensburgh and can tell you it is without doubt the most fun I have had on a board in 20 years.

As a surfer it just flows so well, so similar to a surfboard. The back trucks are kinda loose, I haven't messed with it yet but I'm actually loving it- feels like a snowboard hybrid.

Unreal, I'll be skating this thing well into my 60's, hopefully! 😜
I've been thinking about going back down that road.

post a photo?
I got one of these, so easy to roll around on.

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Re: skateboarding ...

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:52 am
by crabmeat thompson
i just built this little ripper for the local bowl, ramps and pool. it's been pure stoke. 8.0 rodriguez, 54mm bones blanks, 148's thunder trucks. zealous bearings.

touched the coping (not quite grinded it) in the 10ft pool this week. i nearly came off in the transition. not sure i've been that scared in a lonnnnnng time. hahha

a mate's son dropped into the 14ft vert ramp this week. this thing has about 3ft of vert. that's the everest i wanna climb. lol




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Re: skateboarding ...

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:18 am
by godsavethequeen
Seriously though braithy, put some pads on. Anything over a six foot transition and I’m the full robocop and to hell with the sneers of the elastic boned youth

Re: skateboarding ...

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:07 pm
by channels
crabmeat thompson wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:52 am
i just built this little ripper for the local bowl, ramps and pool. it's been pure stoke. 8.0 rodriguez, 54mm bones blanks, 148's thunder trucks. zealous bearings.

touched the coping (not quite grinded it) in the 10ft pool this week. i nearly came off in the transition. not sure i've been that scared in a lonnnnnng time. hahha

a mate's son dropped into the 14ft vert ramp this week. this thing has about 3ft of vert. that's the everest i wanna climb. lol




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Had your first decent slam yet?

Re: skateboarding ...

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:13 pm
by Hatchnam
Pad up Braithwaite. Sooner or later, momentarily you’ll forget you’re on concrete and think you’re on water. For example, you might try blowing the tail on a backhand grind then suddenly realise that concrete don’t budge.

Re: skateboarding ...

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:30 pm
by channels
Yep, what Iggy said.

Especially once you start wanting to tap the coping, your board will get hung up the 1st 50 times or so.

Re: skateboarding ...

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:23 pm
by foamy
And Braithy, from what you’ve told us, you don’t seem immune to sports-related injuries.

Re: skateboarding ...

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:37 pm
by crabmeat thompson
Hatchnam wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:13 pm
Pad up Braithwaite. Sooner or later, momentarily you’ll forget you’re on concrete and think you’re on water. For example, you might try blowing the tail on a backhand grind then suddenly realise that concrete don’t budge.
you reckon i can get away with just knee pads?


other than some big drops i'm not doing anything extreme. some big fakies on the 7-footer is about as wild as i've gotten. haven't even tried to go backhand yet except for a few fades off the copping here & there.

Re: skateboarding ...

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:54 pm
by channels
Knee pads are fine for drop ins, but it's when you start tapping, or going above, the coping when you have less control over fall direction and need elbow and wrist pads and helmet.

Re: skateboarding ...

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:28 pm
by Hatchnam
crabmeat thompson wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:37 pm
Hatchnam wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:13 pm
Pad up Braithwaite. Sooner or later, momentarily you’ll forget you’re on concrete and think you’re on water. For example, you might try blowing the tail on a backhand grind then suddenly realise that concrete don’t budge.
you reckon i can get away with just knee pads?


other than some big drops i'm not doing anything extreme. some big fakies on the 7-footer is about as wild as i've gotten. haven't even tried to go backhand yet except for a few fades off the copping here & there.
Dude. Pad up. Concrete is no joke. I’ve had breaks, concussion. Seen all manner of horrible snaps, blood, etc

Re: skateboarding ...

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:44 pm
by Wyre
I think surfing ruins you for backside skating. The give of a wave, the water displacement and extension you can do ends up with you trying to push your top turn too hard on hard concrete, ending up as a surfer with concussion.

Maybe wear a Gath to let other skaters know you surf, man. That'd be cool, right?

Re: skateboarding ...

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:25 pm
by Hatchnam
The biggest thing to adjust to with going from surfing to skating bowls is remembering to push ‘off’ rather than through. Aside from that, I reckon both compliment each other in many ways. Picking lines, keeping consistent speed, timing and reaction, etc.

It’s been about two years since I’ve skated transition. Braithy has inspired me to get back into it again. There’s a tonne of skate bowls within relative short distance from where I live. No excuse not to start back up.