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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.
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Re: skateboarding ...

Post by RickyG » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:20 am

Hatchnam wrote:
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.
Great, thanks. That hadn't come up on my radar
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Post by RickyG » Thu May 03, 2018 11:12 am

My son's skating obsession shows no sign of abating. By sheer chance the below skate comp was on right out front of the hotel we were staying in a Waikiki last week
http://www.thrashermagazine.com/article ... 018-video/

Apart from watching some great skating I got to see the likes of Steve Caballero, Mike Gonzalez and Christian Hosoi tearing it up (I kept leaning over to my son to tell him these guys were bg in the 80s :-D-: )

It also appears I'm about to build a small 1/2 pipe in my backyard for him and his mates to ride. Noone uses the back yard much and I'm happy to support him doing something physical for a change. I guess it'll cost less than my daughter's dance fees.
I keep telling him we never had any of this when I was a kid - no ramps (unless you built them), no skate parks, and noone's parent built or bought a ramp for the backyard :wink:
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Re: skateboarding ...

Post by channels » Thu May 03, 2018 12:49 pm

RickyG wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 11:12 am
My son's skating obsession shows no sign of abating. By sheer chance the below skate comp was on right out front of the hotel we were staying in a Waikiki last week
http://www.thrashermagazine.com/article ... 018-video/

Apart from watching some great skating I got to see the likes of Steve Caballero, Mike Gonzalez and Christian Hosoi tearing it up (I kept leaning over to my son to tell him these guys were bg in the 80s :-D-: )

It also appears I'm about to build a small 1/2 pipe in my backyard for him and his mates to ride. Noone uses the back yard much and I'm happy to support him doing something physical for a change. I guess it'll cost less than my daughter's dance fees.
I keep telling him we never had any of this when I was a kid - no ramps (unless you built them), no skate parks, and noone's parent built or bought a ramp for the backyard :wink:
Looking at doing the same? Built from scratch or flat pack model?

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Post by carvin marvin » Thu May 03, 2018 12:59 pm

They give skate parks away in Nimbin.
https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/st ... te/659830/
Probably one of the best ever examples of wasting tax payer money.
No one realised that skate boards on metal ramps are loud and the sound echoed through the town, one end of the half pipe was about 4 metres away from the house next door.

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Re: skateboarding ...

Post by RickyG » Thu May 03, 2018 1:16 pm

channels wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 12:49 pm
RickyG wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 11:12 am
My son's skating obsession shows no sign of abating. By sheer chance the below skate comp was on right out front of the hotel we were staying in a Waikiki last week
http://www.thrashermagazine.com/article ... 018-video/

Apart from watching some great skating I got to see the likes of Steve Caballero, Mike Gonzalez and Christian Hosoi tearing it up (I kept leaning over to my son to tell him these guys were bg in the 80s :-D-: )

It also appears I'm about to build a small 1/2 pipe in my backyard for him and his mates to ride. Noone uses the back yard much and I'm happy to support him doing something physical for a change. I guess it'll cost less than my daughter's dance fees.
I keep telling him we never had any of this when I was a kid - no ramps (unless you built them), no skate parks, and noone's parent built or bought a ramp for the backyard :wink:
Looking at doing the same? Built from scratch or flat pack model?
From scratch I think. I've just been youtubing some videos and plans. I'm pretty handy with wood so it doesn't look too daunting - just time-consuming and I'm not sure how much I can rely on my son for help (however much he promises!).
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Post by Beerfan » Thu May 03, 2018 4:23 pm

I've seen a homemade one made by someone with average woodworking skills and it works fine
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Post by Lucky Al » Fri May 04, 2018 5:38 pm

i bought a longboard a couple of weeks ago and have been skating up and down the dead-end street in front of our place. feeling good! but now my crotch on my pushing leg side hurts like buggery. might have to give it a rest for a few days.

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Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Fri May 04, 2018 7:53 pm

A strained groin is never fun
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