I bought a new skateboard

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Anent PM Anent
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Posted: 12/13/2010 12:36:42 PM
my first in 30 years or so.  I was amazed to see that they don't manufacture "real" skateboard anymore.  The boards these days are angled to make flipping the board, and other tricks easier to do.  When I was a kid you didn't need a special board to do tricks.  My point is that, much like tennis rackets and golf clubs, the hardware has been redesigned to make it easier to succeed.

I think that sucks.
captjohn67 PM captjohn67
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Posted: 12/13/2010 1:36:26 PM
best board i ever had was a Makaha  
SteelBucFan PM SteelBucFan
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Posted: 5/2/2011 11:10:32 PM
Powell Peralta skull and sword deck, circa 1984 ....cant remember what trucks or wheels i had...Lived in Virginia Beach ,VA during my jr/hs years.....Half pipes hidden in the woods and dimebags of smoke...I never took it real serious like many,basically a mode of transportation in our concrete hoods..But i reaped the benefits of huge calves that is still have today from skateboarding...Went to HS with a kid who went pro, 11 th grade he had a sponser..In 12th grade he got expelled for selling LSD in the bathroom....One day in about 96/97 i saw him on the espn x-games...Sergio Ventura was his name
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Posted: 5/3/2011 12:10:10 AM
Aesthetics skateboards
Nut_Flopper PM Nut_Flopper
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Posted: 5/3/2011 12:13:04 PM
Skated a lot in mid late 80's.

Shop around for a "long board".

I am older now so not about street or vert. Makes it easier to cruise the strand on a hot day like today.
SteelBucFan PM SteelBucFan
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Posted: 5/3/2011 10:48:42 PM
funny i was in a real nice hood and saw a guy riding a skateboard and i asked him what was up....said he just got a divorce and was bored ....and saw a skateboard at academy sports and just bought it ....somthing he did as a teenager and he was now feeling like one...at that moment ...
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