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Any 1970's skaters out there?
« on: May 09, 2019, 05:14:58 AM »
Man does this bring back memories!


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Re: Any 1970's skaters out there?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2019, 06:03:17 AM »
I was there too. The work gloves bring it back. Hilly neighborhoods and empty pools. Looking for transitions.
Going in the air force as an officer got me off of it about when they started going airborne. In the 90’s I got back into it.  Still skating, old school carving in skateparks. Carefully. Can’t take the crashes anymore. Have a funky hand and knee from the prepad days.

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Re: Any 1970's skaters out there?
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2019, 01:07:49 PM »
oh ya, back in the day I skated morning , noon and night and worked as a skate pro at Wonder Wave Skatepark in Ocean City, N.J.  Even did a few skate exhibitions at various schools. 
this photo is me skating the Somers Point, NJ skatepark in 1978
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Re: Any 1970's skaters out there?
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2019, 01:22:23 PM »
I lived on my skateboard in the 70's... and loved to build ramps everywhere.
The second one shown (half pipe) was a stucco knuckle grinder if you got to close to the house. 

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Re: Any 1970's skaters out there?
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2019, 09:46:01 PM »
Don't know if this link will post.  But it's me and my buddy in 1975 skating a drainage ditch by our house.




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Re: Any 1970's skaters out there?
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2019, 02:39:33 AM »
been there done that, disco

different ditch several miles east, like 2000

got some still shots and prints buried in the basement---some day....

anyone ever skate the "health bowl" in arvada, co back in the day? i was in college at boulder by then--but that was by far my favorite non-skate park pool
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Re: Any 1970's skaters out there?
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2019, 02:48:48 AM »
oh ya, back in the day I skated morning , noon and night and worked as a skate pro at Wonder Wave Skatepark in Ocean City, N.J.  Even did a few skate exhibitions at various schools. 
this photo is me skating the Somers Point, NJ skatepark in 1978

Back when Chucks were made in the USA.

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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2019, 03:28:51 AM »
and ron that could be me, too--same hockey helmet!

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Re: Any 1970's skaters out there?
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2019, 07:23:55 AM »
Another from 1977 Wonder Wave Skatepark Ocean City, N.J.
Hobie Raw 8'10"
Jimmy Lewis Kwad 8'7"
Imagine Snap 8'10"
Coreban Performer 9'3"
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Re: Any 1970's skaters out there?
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2019, 07:45:56 AM »
we hitched down from the city once to wildwood, nj (remember hitch-hiking?)-- there was a small rudimentary indoor park down there back then -- prolly like 75
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Re: Any 1970's skaters out there?
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2019, 08:23:56 AM »
Carib,

I'm SURE we "bumped into each other skating back in the OLD days I LIVED at the Somers Point Park back in the day (You had to know how to handle the "Kinks" to ride it well.

Now all there is left to skate in OC/SP is a muni skate park full of little kids Bikes/Scooters and who knows what else. The wave atr that end of 7th street beach is still nice I get out there when the crowd thins in the fall

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Re: Any 1970's skaters out there?
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2019, 08:30:42 AM »
Skatetopia in Buena Park, Ca. 1979. I had skate park membership passes from over 20 parks. Even Las Vegas Skate Park ;D 

Like Easty or someone said? Clickity Click...... My custom Vans shoes and Rector skate pants with all the pads jammed into my left hip pocket. The next year I grew from about 5'10 to 6'3 and couldn't skate or ski or surf for shit.

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Re: Any 1970's skaters out there?
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2019, 08:38:44 AM »
grind that coping Tall Dude!

I skated Simms, Logan Earth Ski ,G&S and finally Alva boards back in the day in addition to making my own boards in the garage.  Tracker trucks, Cadillac wheels, Road Rider, Bones

what great memories and I have the scars to prove it ;D
Hobie Raw 8'10"
Jimmy Lewis Kwad 8'7"
Imagine Snap 8'10"
Coreban Performer 9'3"
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Hobie 14' race board

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Re: Any 1970's skaters out there?
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2019, 08:41:36 AM »
Carib,

I'm SURE we "bumped into each other skating back in the OLD days I LIVED at the Somers Point Park back in the day (You had to know how to handle the "Kinks" to ride it well.

Now all there is left to skate in OC/SP is a muni skate park full of little kids Bikes/Scooters and who knows what else. The wave atr that end of 7th street beach is still nice I get out there when the crowd thins in the fall

JimK
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JimK no doubt we crossed paths and maybe even bumped into each other (literally) as Wonder Wave was a pretty tight place to skate.  I grew up in OC in the summers where my father owned the Smuggler's Shop on the boardwalk at 13th street. Grew up surfing 14th street pier. 
  Somers Point was a great skate park as well and usually empty. I never made it to Vineland but heard they had a great skate park.
Hobie Raw 8'10"
Jimmy Lewis Kwad 8'7"
Imagine Snap 8'10"
Coreban Performer 9'3"
Coreban Rocket 10'6"
Hobie 14' race board

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Re: Any 1970's skaters out there?
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2019, 09:53:24 AM »
loved the clickety clack of the tiles when carving
Portal Barra 8'4"
Sunova Creek 8'7"
Starboard Pro Blue Carbon  8'10"
KeNalu Mana 82, xTuf, ergoT