skateboarding ...

Can't find the right forum, then post your general surf-related remarks here!

Moderators: Butts, beach_defender, Shari, collnarra, Forum Moderators

User avatar
Hatchnam
Duke Status
Posts: 12623
Joined: Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:44 pm

Re: skateboarding ...

Post by Hatchnam » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:31 pm

steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque

User avatar
The Mighty Sunbird
Duke Status
Posts: 10753
Joined: Thu May 03, 2007 12:43 pm
Location: Pogo's

Re: skateboarding ...

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:44 pm

HTML tags wtf
Erase.

User avatar
Hatchnam
Duke Status
Posts: 12623
Joined: Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:44 pm

Re: skateboarding ...

Post by Hatchnam » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:31 am

Low res pics from Cronulla bowl last night.
Dude in the blue shirt was early 50s and travelled from Blacktown

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque

User avatar
Davros
Snowy McAllister
Posts: 8582
Joined: Fri Feb 02, 2007 3:46 pm

Re: skateboarding ...

Post by Davros » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:43 am

Thin crowd?

Respect for the Blacktown boy.

User avatar
Hatchnam
Duke Status
Posts: 12623
Joined: Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:44 pm

Re: skateboarding ...

Post by Hatchnam » Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:24 pm

fairly thin crowd. good thing is the bowl is in greenhills, a few klms away from nearest train station, which i reckon has helped a lot in term of reduced vandalism, and hooligans etc. mostly all skaters, very few scooter kids etc.

lots of young (and older) surfer/skaters also. there's one dude that does these grinds, that are like a slash-grind. meaning, he doesn't wait til his trucks hit the coping, instead when he's about two feet below the lip he un-weights himself and hurls his back-foot straight at the coping in the steepest and tallest section of the bowl. pretty fking gnarly to watch. looks exactly like a big forehand snap. tried to get some pics but was way too blurry.

looked like this > https://youtu.be/JyTZB7CfAUA?t=54s
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque

User avatar
Davros
Snowy McAllister
Posts: 8582
Joined: Fri Feb 02, 2007 3:46 pm

Re: skateboarding ...

Post by Davros » Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:48 pm

Sweet.

channels
Owl status
Posts: 4019
Joined: Mon May 10, 2004 4:36 pm
Location: Northen Beaches

Re: skateboarding ...

Post by channels » Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:57 pm

Took my son to a skate park just after some light rain this morning. Add the moisture to polished concrete and a big slam for me.

Hobbling around like I'm 90 years old now, bruised hip and shoulder.

User avatar
Hatchnam
Duke Status
Posts: 12623
Joined: Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:44 pm

Re: skateboarding ...

Post by Hatchnam » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:17 pm

Yeah. Concrete is no joke. Week before last I slammed onto my tailbone. Am still feeling tender. Fell from the vert coping til nearly the bottom of the transition. I turned 180 degree but the board turned 270. Went for a grind but threw the tail out like it was a backhand snap. Hardest thing to adapt to is remembering that you're on concrete, not water - i.e.; you can't push through it.

Channels. Have you seen the mona vale park since it's been done up?
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque

channels
Owl status
Posts: 4019
Joined: Mon May 10, 2004 4:36 pm
Location: Northen Beaches

Re: skateboarding ...

Post by channels » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:38 pm

Hatchnam wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:17 pm

Channels. Have you seen the mona vale park since it's been done up?
I've been a couple of times. My eldest is right into skating so I bought a board again and skate with him rather than sit on the side. Mainly cruising over the ramps etc. I need to get some pads before I hit the more vert stuff, had a few near misses treating the turns like surfing and forgetting there are no fins or rails to stop over rotation.

Mona is a great set up but it's just so crowded all of the time. Bato Bay park up near The Entrance is the best we have seen.

Mainly hit the small setup at Manly, today was a small setup at Cromer.

User avatar
Hatchnam
Duke Status
Posts: 12623
Joined: Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:44 pm

Re: skateboarding ...

Post by Hatchnam » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:48 pm

I'm keen to hit up bato bay, it looks insane. cronulla is great because it's got lights til about 10.30pm
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque

User avatar
BA
Snowy McAllister
Posts: 6596
Joined: Thu Mar 18, 2004 12:03 pm
Location: tits

Re: skateboarding ...

Post by BA » Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:01 pm

Drive past mona park most days. Looks to be about 80% scooter riders. And packed.
Purveyor of fine bitches since 2004.

channels
Owl status
Posts: 4019
Joined: Mon May 10, 2004 4:36 pm
Location: Northen Beaches

Re: skateboarding ...

Post by channels » Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:19 pm

Yep, so many collisions and near misses.

tonks
barnacle
Posts: 1695
Joined: Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:37 am

Re: skateboarding ...

Post by tonks » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:46 pm

Got one of these for cruising/carving

Image

http://www.bustinboards.com/nomad-longboard-details

brendo
barnacle
Posts: 1227
Joined: Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:32 am

Re: skateboarding ...

Post by brendo » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:23 pm

Hatchnam wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:48 pm
I'm keen to hit up bato bay, it looks insane. cronulla is great because it's got lights til about 10.30pm
Hatchy, the go ahead has been given for a skate park in Sydney park completion 2yrs twice the size of mona

User avatar
Hatchnam
Duke Status
Posts: 12623
Joined: Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:44 pm

Re: skateboarding ...

Post by Hatchnam » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:24 pm

Epic. Thanks for the heads up. Hope it will have lights
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque

User avatar
Hatchnam
Duke Status
Posts: 12623
Joined: Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:44 pm

Re: skateboarding ...

Post by Hatchnam » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:24 pm

First skate after many months off. Took it easy, just getting some lines flowing again. Some carnage tonight. Fella dropped in
and squirreled out.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque

User avatar
RickyG
Owl status
Posts: 4200
Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2006 9:49 pm

Re: skateboarding ...

Post by RickyG » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:52 pm

My 11 year old has got madly into skating. It's kinda nice because he's never really shown a passion for anything before. Now he constantly wants me to take him out to skate, and I'm starting to think about getting a little cruiser so I can go with him. I have a longboard/carver but I need something smaller I can turn more easily.
I took him to a little skate park at Gladesville on the weekend. He was a bit cautious on the ramps, so I grabbed the board and decided after 30 years I could show him how to do it! After a couple of falls I realised it might be best if I stick to carving :)
andy2476 wrote:
Ricky gets my vote. I hate undercover tards.

User avatar
Hatchnam
Duke Status
Posts: 12623
Joined: Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:44 pm

Re: skateboarding ...

Post by Hatchnam » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:51 am

Presumably close to where you live there’s a snake run at north rocks. Your son (and you) would enjoy it. John Wearn Park, Cnr Balaka Drive & Farnell Avenue. Take a broom and a dustpan in case there’s sticks or junk in there.

Open run you can roll into that winds and turns with banked walls you can slingshot off. Feels a bit like tearing down the line on a twinny going rail to rail.
steve shearer wrote:full dionysian hand jive body torque

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 30 guests