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Any Pinsiders Still Skate? (Skateboard)


By timtim

4 years ago



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#1 4 years ago

I skated for like ten years and stopped. But have been skating a lot lately.

I'm not too old at only 27.

anyways I was just wondering if any others out there still like riding a board?

PS.

Landed a new trick yesterday Half Cab Fingerflip

#2 4 years ago

No on the skateboarding.
I'm in the mid-50's group, so I think I'll just stick w/ activities like mountain biking on trails/roads, canoeing & kayaking, hiking, bowling, and pinball.
But I did do adrenalin rushes all day on my b-day at the water park.

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#3 4 years ago

Hell yaa......!!!.............Joey

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#4 4 years ago

Wedding prez from my bud.....WoW the years fly by...!!!.............Joey

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#5 4 years ago

That's a sweet wedding gift

I'm glad there is some others that could put down the board

No gaps, handrails, or stairs for me anymore. but ill shred some transition or ledges. and hell I would be happy just skating flatground for the rest of my life.

I do gotta get a new deck today and feel like I'm 16 again.

Oh and Breaking_Dad, I ride thunders too. best trucks I have ever had.

#6 4 years ago

I skated from '86 until '06. In '06 I slammed pretty hard on a mini-ramp and detached part of my left retina. I figured once my eyeballs started falling apart maybe I should retire from skating, LOL. I now exclusively ride mountain bikes for thrills (it's easier on the body as long as you limit the crashes). I now have a stockpile of old boards that present themselves pretty well that I want to use as wall hangers in the game room.

#7 4 years ago

Hey "great"...age is just a number.....this guy is 50....still killin it.....(great 3 min watch)(Rodney Mullen)............Joey

#8 4 years ago

I still skate now and then and but my real passion is surfing. Wish I still lived a block from the ocean.

#9 4 years ago

well since I have started skating again for the last month or so I have lost close to 20 lbs

Quoted from Rum-Z:

I skated from '86 until '06. In '06 I slammed pretty hard on a mini-ramp and detached part of my left retina. I figured once my eyeballs started falling apart maybe I should retire from skating, LOL. I now exclusively ride mountain bikes for thrills (it's easier on the body as long as you limit the crashes). I now have a stockpile of old boards that present themselves pretty well that I want to use as wall hangers in the game room.

damn that is a shitty injury. My only serious injury happened when i was snowboarding and haven't rode one since.

#10 4 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

I still skate now and then and but my real passion is surfing. Wish I still lived a block from the ocean.

Been surfing before and its awesome to say the least.

people do surf up here in Cleveland. i might have to try to catch a few next storm

#11 4 years ago
Quoted from timtim:

people do surf up here in Cleveland.

I know. One of my surfing buds moved back home to Lake Huron and he surfs all the time. When it's not frozen, that is.

#12 4 years ago

got a new deck and got to ride the shops park for free

awesome mini with spine in the middle

so much fun. for me I was rusty for sure but had some good lines

#13 4 years ago

35 years old and have been skating since I was 13. I won't be stopping anytime soon.

#14 4 years ago

I got back into Longboarding and I also purchased a paddle stick. It is great exercise and fun to ride with the kids. Now I want a one wheel next.

#15 4 years ago

there is this awesome spot less than 5 mins from my house that locals been building up for years.

awesome concrete ramps and banks. ledges, and rails. a kicker to kicker out of concrete and brick with a gap in the middle.

so much fun, lots of locals skating it. Cops quit coming and now its just the spot.

they just started building it towards the end of my skating days and now its pretty impressive.

#16 4 years ago

^^^....pics or it didn't happen..... ..............Joey

#17 4 years ago

Ill try it is pretty cool

#18 4 years ago

I broke my collarbone when I was bombing a hill and one of my truck bushings came loose. This was back when I was 13. Not long after that, I decided that there were many more ways to have fun that didn't pose a risk for injury, so I hung up the skateboard for good.

#19 4 years ago

man took a half day and skated a park with the best mini ramp ever(same as the one I grew up with at my local park before it got torn down)

had a friend to skate with this time that I literally skated with for years, years ago.

both of us landed lots of tricks we haven't done in years. just great motivation.

I even got some balls and got some tricks on the 6 footer

just honestly one of the best days I have had in years

I might ache some times from lots of falls but since I started skating again it has changed my whole life style for the best.

I feel great, been eating healthier, get some great exercise, and could not be happier.

#20 4 years ago

No...funny i was just looking at my board in the basement yesterday though. And of course when I'm old & phased out the town opens a frikken skate park; typical.

#22 4 years ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

No...funny i was just looking at my board in the basement yesterday though. And of course when I'm old & phased out the town opens a frikken skate park; typical.

Hahaha, too true! I woulda loved having the Ann Arbor skatepark, or heck, almost any of the skateparks that exist in most metropolitan areas back in the 80's when I was really into it. Back then, we had to build our own ramps or hit the street and dodge the police. Granted, there was a certain charm to all the underground ramps and skate spots. It was a cool scene, but man, seeing all these awesome pools that exist nowadays makes me envious.

#23 4 years ago

just riding it around feels great. I mostly just skate flat ground.

I'm lucky that I work in a warehouse here in Cleveland, I can just skate to get around my shop.

I just could stop think of skating even when I stopped. I would still do tricks with my pen at work or my remote at home. I just could keep it in anymore and needed to skate again.

I just skate to my abilities and have fun.

also today we were those old dudes at the park... but people were amazed how good we were. especially the tricks we could do off the launch ramp.

and yes I know I'm not old but in skateyears we stick out a little

#24 4 years ago

I think I might go here before work tomorrow

Its been my motivation to get back into it since they built this last year. its 10 minutes with traffic from my shop.

this was what I could only dream about as a kid. always wanted to ride a pool and a nice snake run bowl

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#25 4 years ago
Quoted from Rum-Z:

Hahaha, too true! I woulda loved having the Ann Arbor skatepark, or heck, almost any of the skateparks that exist in most metropolitan areas back in the 80's when I was really into it. Back then, we had to build our own ramps or hit the street and dodge the police. Granted, there was a certain charm to all the underground ramps and skate spots. It was a cool scene, but man, seeing all these awesome pools that exist nowadays makes me envious.

Yeah Ann Arbor was weary of it because they had a classic 80s flub of building a massive halfpipe. Like sweet, sounds awesome, you're 11 year old and you're going to skate a 12 foot pipe or whatever it was...I don't think so. No one used it and it rotted away.

#26 4 years ago

This use to be my brother's skateboard.
I'll go find somewhere around here to ride it, and will report back if any wipe-outs and injuries occur.
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#27 4 years ago

Used to but can't find the time these days. Was never a 'technical' skater, mainly just skated ditches, doing berts and bonelesses

Still got a few set ups if I ever feel the urge mainly skated old school black label boards.

#28 4 years ago

Yeah I still roll around.

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#29 4 years ago

Dig this,i still ride my Hoby Makaha,Tracker trucks,no.4 road rider wheels,German berrings,and i'm 66,don't do tricks!!! I was riding
before anyone thought of building a skate Park! There used to be a fantastic park in SAC.But the judges in the courts kept ruling against the parks for injuries to minors,even when the parents signed a statement saying they gave their permission to go there,when they knew medical issues would likely arise! So,the insurance companies all backed out! End of the great park era!

#30 4 years ago

Break your bones, with some style!

#31 4 years ago

nothing wrong with that I do a lot of them myself.

I did lots of bonelesses and boneless 180 tails in the mini yesterday

#32 4 years ago

Was a big on skateboarding when I was young. 43 now, two kids...I've converted to long boarding with the help of lithium batteries to get me around... LOL

Hit speeds of 20 MPH and go as far as 10-12 miles on a single charge. It's pretty bad ass!

It's made by Boostedboards.com

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#33 4 years ago
Quoted from rlslick:

I've converted to long boarding with the help of lithium batteries to get me around

I'm hopeful to pick up a electric board. Was going to get a Marbel board. Did a pre-order (kickstarter) for a Stary board. Stary has hit the delay button over and over. Reminds me of when I did a pre-order with Pinball Sales for a MMRLE - what a joke and painful lesson that was!

#34 4 years ago
Quoted from rad:

I'm hopeful to pick up a electric board. Was going to get a Marbel board. Did a pre-order (kickstarter) for a Stary board. Stary has hit the delay button over and over. Reminds me of when I did a pre-order with Pinball Sales for a MMRLE - what a joke and painful lesson that was!

I was a backer for Marbel as well. Ended up selling the board as it just wasn't as reliable as boosted boards. The battery itself in a Marbel is built within the board itself...when it goes so does the the whole board. I did like the design...but reliability and safety for me is #1.

I've visited boosted boards head quarters and it's a very legit company. Let's just say I was very impressed with the engineering that went into designing their board. From my understanding, one of the battery design engineers from Tesla was involved with the battery design.

I've probably put on about 3 to 400 miles thus far and it's giving me no trouble.

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#35 4 years ago

I'm old n fat now so I don't do shit these days.

Thats been my story for like 10 years lol.

The younger me skated some. I did a lot of cruising on weekends & summers @ my gmas & tried some ramp.

I was more of a BMX guy tho because I LOVED air. I had the most tit Diamond Back.

I bought a fleet of reissue decks & I'm so tempted to just get into pushing/cruising like an old man but got dayum they look so purdy & I'm so out of shape.

I'm sure 99% of you have seen this pic in the gameroom thread but here it is again. Decks take up less space than bikes & pinballs!

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#36 4 years ago
Quoted from rad:

I'm hopeful to pick up a electric board

You should check out the one wheel, it is an engineering marvel. You can control the different modes via Bluetooth on your phone and adjust the pitch from riding on street or riding on grass and off road. It really is smooth like snowboarding and you can log some pretty long rides on one charge. It is also good for walking the dog around the block.

#37 4 years ago
Quoted from PW79:

I'm sure 99% of you have seen this pic in the gameroom thread but here it is again. Decks take up less space than bikes & pinballs!

Nice. I had a bunch of Hosoi boards I don't know what happened to. Psycho Stick was my first deck. After a few years I think I finally settled into Mini-Ripsaws; had a few of them.

#38 4 years ago
Quoted from PW79:

I'm old n fat now so I don't do shit these days.
Thats been my story for like 10 years lol.
The younger me skated some. I did a lot of cruising on weekends & summers @ my gmas & tried some ramp.
I was more of a BMX guy tho because I LOVED air. I had the most tit Diamond Back.
I bought a fleet of reissue decks & I'm so tempted to just get into pushing/cruising like an old man but got dayum they look so purdy & I'm so out of shape.
I'm sure 99% of you have seen this pic in the gameroom thread but here it is again. Decks take up less space than bikes & pinballs!

I seen your wall of boards on here before, just plain awesome man

just like pinballs I love good deck art(even if its all gone when I'm done with them)

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#39 4 years ago

My latest deck, no trucks/wheels yet, but it's coming...
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#40 4 years ago

I forgot to mention my other skate related hobby.
I learned to work with concrete years ago and have been lucky enough to work for a few legit skater owned companies building skate parks in a few states.
There is nothing more satisfying than drinkin beer, sweating it out with your friends, and building something to ride.
That first grind on pool blocks you laid is so rad!

That picture above I posted was from what we called the Kingshighway DIY. We all got together and spent way too much money building that place without any permission from the city. We needed a place to skate in the city and they didn't care so we did it on our own under a creepy bridge. They annihilated it about two years ago to build a better highway but we started a non profit organization and own a new free public skate park 100% build and paid for by skaters. First free park in the city.

If I have learned anything from skateboarding it is that you better make it happen on your own and when you find like minds appreciate them and get something done.

that's a short video documentary about the bridge.

#41 4 years ago

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Thrasher used us for hype but they were jerks, black listed. No longer welcome.
We hooked them up with tons of food at the bridge and made hermann's hole skate rock ready.
They were horrible, I hate pro skaters. Nothing but assholes.
Midwest skating is it's own entity we don't need those California pro kooks

#42 4 years ago

I was never really that good, but from about '97-01' all I cared about was skating. Friend had a mini ramp across town, my friends and I built a couple rails and kept them at home, but mostly skated a few local spots constantly.

I still have my most recent board I bought when I was living in CA in '07. It's a girl with venture trucks and spitfire wheels I believe. I'll go out and ride around in the street for a bit now and again, but my ankles are so beat up I cannot do much more than that.

Worst injury I had was bombing a hill in my neighborhood, bailing, and losing all the skin off one side of my body. Haha. I didn't like going down big hills after that.

#43 4 years ago

I'm not really that good still but I like to have fun.

got new bearings and wheels... damn so nice.

but my ankle is a little stiff today, no crazy bails or anything. I just think its from actually using muscles that haven't been used in years for the last month.

I'm just cruising today, though I wish I had a mini to ride.

also glad to see so much skate love on here and I'm still going to get some photos of the local DIY park by me

#44 4 years ago

oh and renodakota

I got a 3rd floor of a warehouse that needs some ramps

#45 4 years ago
Quoted from PW79:

I
I'm sure 99% of you have seen this pic in the gameroom thread but here it is again. Decks take up less space than bikes & pinballs!

Awesome collection, my first deck was a Roskopp! I love Jim Phillips' artwork, a big reason I became an artist myself!

#46 4 years ago

I skated everyday from 12-26yrs old then started back in my late 30's because my son was into it... I took them to FDR in philly and they didnt believe i ever skated... this was my lame attempt after many years off the board to prove it (i was about 42ish) ... i'm 51 now and have been a part of a few skateparks built... and have retired from the whole skating thing...

#47 4 years ago

yes, till I die...
But it's well below freezing over half the year where I am so ....image (resized).jpeg

#48 4 years ago

I started just before I turned 10, never stopped. I used to have sponsors and skate contests quite a bit. I'm 40 now (that still feels weird to say) and mostly skate miniramps and bowls around town. Here is some footy from a few years ago.

#49 4 years ago

man getting tempted to ride the mini by me.

Quoted from Clytor:

I started just before I turned 10, never stopped. I used to have sponsors and skate contests quite a bit. I'm 40 now (that still feels weird to say) and mostly skate miniramps and bowls around town. Here is some footy from a few years ago. » YouTube video

some crazy skills you got.

#50 4 years ago

Thanks man. Get out there and do some rolling!

Quoted from timtim:

man getting tempted to ride the mini by me.

some crazy skills you got.

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