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Created by shoodbegood 4 months ago, 4 Aug 2017
shoodbegood
VIC, 594 posts
4 Aug 2017 10:55PM
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What do you think, not really water sport but I'm sure there's heaps of folks here that would like discussing new skate gear?

I'd love to get back into it, but its changed so much since I was a young scarra!

I know Ozi Skate has started re producing old style boards, what else is available for old skaters, and aspiring new skaters?

There seems to be so much opportunity with councils building parks everywhere, how do you get started again?

dmitri
VIC, 848 posts
5 Aug 2017 2:03PM
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The skate parks are full of kids riding scooters these days..
I still got a vault cruiser I bought from skateboardexpress about 10 years ago and it still goes strong..
Just rode it to a bottlo to get me six pack actually..I am over 50 though..

evlPanda
NSW, 8199 posts
5 Aug 2017 4:55PM
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Skaters have always had a SUPER HIGH level of photography and videography.

Never got into it that much but used to hang out with some guys that ended up pro, so watched a lot of videos. Original Bones Brigade videos were awesome.

I still watch skate videos quite often, decades later now. See vimeo.com categories/sports/skate/videos

Take just the first one in the list there, for example:

djt91184
QLD, 1032 posts
5 Aug 2017 5:12PM
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Find the single kick in shed. Wd40 on bearings. Find the gnarliest halfpipe in you area. Walts up to the coping and drop.
Your back in.

Razzonater
1433 posts
5 Aug 2017 3:43PM
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I got a sick single kick off e bay there are the z-flex boards around 100-150 not bad but than they have a while retro section I got one of them and put in good nachi bearings the thing flys.
Thought I was killing it went to the local skate park busted out a few rock and rolls and some killer truck grinds......10minutes later slipped on the coping and busted myself up,,, was really good fun for ten minutes..
Your bones don't break in a bobsled they shatter.......

shi thouse
WA, 620 posts
5 Aug 2017 6:01PM
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If you want a to get a bit of motivation, have a good laugh and to see some quality sk8 boarding go to SBS and watch King of the Road...kind of a mix of Jackass meets Thrasher.

Chris_M
1531 posts
5 Aug 2017 7:41PM
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This is all you need to know about skateboarding:

chrispy
8361 posts
5 Aug 2017 9:10PM
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No....this is all you need to know about skating

HENDO 77
WA, 174 posts
5 Aug 2017 9:11PM
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Id have to say ive been getting back into it now that the kids skate, nothing to serious as I know it takes too long to heal and concrete is a lot harder than water. NO SCOOTERS , NO BOOGIE BOARD , DADS RULES
But great fun Concrete waves

shoodbegood
VIC, 594 posts
6 Aug 2017 12:32PM
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Yes, falling in water can be more forgiving than concrete, thats what worries me at 48 !!!

Don't really bounce like I used to !

ka43
NSW, 2667 posts
6 Aug 2017 5:11PM
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Used to skate half pipes and ramps back in the late 70's and then recently I got a big old longboard cruiser and skate the streets. Also use it with a street SUP paddle for flat cruising. Like riding a pushy, you don't forget. Lots of sport injuries and getting old slows you down but still great fun.

HotBodMon
NSW, 110 posts
6 Aug 2017 7:05PM
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Great to see kult followings for fine things

artofskateboarding.com

bmxmuseum.com blew me away with how fanatical some people are and the money some of these things are worth !!

Crusoe
QLD, 743 posts
6 Aug 2017 7:29PM
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Not saying sidewalk surfers aren't talented but you've got to take your hat off (or raise your beer) to these guys trying to mimic sidewalk surfers, but doing it on water.



Mastbender
1489 posts
7 Aug 2017 8:27AM
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actiomax
NSW, 1105 posts
7 Aug 2017 9:54PM
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Yeah skateboarding thread would be good for windskating .

mitchbat
WA, 380 posts
8 Aug 2017 8:59AM
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Chrispy's right, Daewon Song is the king. Here's a couple of my picks


chrispy
8361 posts
8 Aug 2017 10:47AM
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drewpweiner
WA, 451 posts
8 Aug 2017 3:21PM
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I feel like kitesurfing is as dangerous if not more than skateboarding (feet strapped into a board, potential for kite to throw and slam you awkwardly etc.). Once you get a bit of skill (1 or 2 years) you can easily understand how to skate without much risk involved, it usually involves tapering back your progression through as fair trade off. However, if you want to learn fast, i suggest investing in some pads or prepare to suffer bruises and swells...

Don't really get off on street skating that much so...



chrispy
8361 posts
8 Aug 2017 3:38PM
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drewpweiner said..
I feel like kitesurfing is as dangerous if not more than skateboarding (feet strapped into a board, potential for kite to throw and slam you awkwardly etc.). Once you get a bit of skill (1 or 2 years) you can easily understand how to skate without much risk involved, it usually involves tapering back your progression through as fair trade off. However, if you want to learn fast, i suggest investing in some pads or prepare to suffer bruises and swells...

Don't really get off on street skating that much so...





And you have skated for how long to come to this conclusion?

drewpweiner
WA, 451 posts
13 Aug 2017 11:01AM
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chrispy said..

drewpweiner said..
I feel like kitesurfing is as dangerous if not more than skateboarding (feet strapped into a board, potential for kite to throw and slam you awkwardly etc.). Once you get a bit of skill (1 or 2 years) you can easily understand how to skate without much risk involved, it usually involves tapering back your progression through as fair trade off. However, if you want to learn fast, i suggest investing in some pads or prepare to suffer bruises and swells...

Don't really get off on street skating that much so...






And you have skated for how long to come to this conclusion?


10 years or so. You just begin to understand which sort of tricks are more likely to go wrong and also where the most dangerous part of the trick is. Although that being said, there are always freak accidents. One of my mates who is a fairly talented tranny skater (huge bonelesses, decent 5-0 grinds, etc.) was just dropping in the other day and foot slipped off the tail and had a major concussion, felt nauseous for a week... Because the foot slipped off the tail on a drop in? Are you freakin serious!?!?! But the frequency of those freak accidents happening is so rare and occur in almost every other sport.

Most of the time when I am at the park (most days of the week) i never see anyone getting hurt, mainly because most skaters know their limits which is what I was talking about, and the ones that progress faster are usually the ones who also have a higher tolerance for pain and/or fierceness in their eyes... alpha males if you will.

novetti
WA, 164 posts
13 Aug 2017 2:54PM
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drewpweiner said..
I feel like kitesurfing is as dangerous if not more than skateboarding (feet strapped into a board, potential for kite to throw and slam you awkwardly etc.). Once you get a bit of skill (1 or 2 years) you can easily understand how to skate without much risk involved, it usually involves tapering back your progression through as fair trade off. However, if you want to learn fast, i suggest investing in some pads or prepare to suffer bruises and swells...

Don't really get off on street skating that much so...





Not true. Concrete is unforgiving and brutally hard to fall on.

27 years of skateboarding and counting...22 of windsurfing.

drewpweiner
WA, 451 posts
13 Aug 2017 4:47PM
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novetti said..

drewpweiner said..
I feel like kitesurfing is as dangerous if not more than skateboarding (feet strapped into a board, potential for kite to throw and slam you awkwardly etc.). Once you get a bit of skill (1 or 2 years) you can easily understand how to skate without much risk involved, it usually involves tapering back your progression through as fair trade off. However, if you want to learn fast, i suggest investing in some pads or prepare to suffer bruises and swells...

Don't really get off on street skating that much so...






Not true. Concrete is unforgiving and brutally hard to fall on.

27 years of skateboarding and counting...22 of windsurfing.


Then you must go pretty hard. If you have skated for a couple of years and all you are doing is rock to fakies and fakie tail stalls then chances are you're gonna be pretty darn safe. I feel this true for almost any sport... You go hard = more chance of failing and hurting yourself. Skating is no different.

I can't tell you how many times one foot has slipped out of my twintip and almost rolled or even broken my foot, or just landed from a air awkwardly. Yes it is water but the danger isn't the water, tis being strapped in, losing control over the kite etc.

Mastbender
1489 posts
15 Aug 2017 4:48AM
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File this under "know before you go".

JulianRoss
WA, 278 posts
15 Aug 2017 10:26AM
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Mastbender said..
File this under "know before you go".


not a lot of foresight shown in that adventure...

Cobra
6856 posts
15 Aug 2017 11:54AM
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The Z boys.

jbshack
WA, 6573 posts
15 Aug 2017 1:52PM
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shoodbegood said..

Yes, falling in water can be more forgiving than concrete, thats what worries me at 48 !!!

Don't really bounce like I used to !


Its also i believe you do get slower in your reflex's

I also got back into skating a few years back, stepped of on a quarter pipe near the top and i miss judged the curve of the ramp and leg stopped short. That achilles injury still haunts me 4 years later, then another day slipped on some twits milkshake after dropping in, that was the end of me..Now have a nice collection of skate boards just sitting in the way, still cant bring myself to sell them though

Chris_M
1531 posts
15 Aug 2017 6:22PM
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Hey look it's the guy who plays Earl from 'My Name is Earl'

Anybody else know he was a sponsored skater?

shoodbegood
VIC, 594 posts
15 Aug 2017 8:59PM
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Mastbender said..
File this under "know before you go".


OMG !!!!

How's the speed wobbles then........

Kaboomsky !!!

What was he thinking???

shoodbegood
VIC, 594 posts
15 Aug 2017 9:03PM
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jbshack said..

shoodbegood said..

Yes, falling in water can be more forgiving than concrete, thats what worries me at 48 !!!

Don't really bounce like I used to !



Its also i believe you do get slower in your reflex's

I also got back into skating a few years back, stepped of on a quarter pipe near the top and i miss judged the curve of the ramp and leg stopped short. That achilles injury still haunts me 4 years later, then another day slipped on some twits milkshake after dropping in, that was the end of me..Now have a nice collection of skate boards just sitting in the way, still cant bring myself to sell them though


I agree with the reflex thing.

I've been a chippy since I was 17 but can't go where I used to, heights, balance, hopping around frames.

Maybe it's also got to do with a stronger sense of self preservation?



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