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Re: Any 1970's skaters out there?
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2019, 10:10:54 AM »
For you Jersey Zoners, see if you recall back in the 70's in Monmouth and Ocean county we had, The Paved Wave, FiberRider, Monster Bowl, and Off The Wall.


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Re: Any 1970's skaters out there?
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2019, 11:43:55 AM »
Bean I was in south Jersey, Ocean City, I can't say I remember those..were they all skate parks?

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Re: Any 1970's skaters out there?
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2019, 01:26:00 PM »

Back when Chucks were made in the USA.
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Re: Any 1970's skaters out there?
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2019, 01:53:19 PM »
Bean I was in south Jersey, Ocean City, I can't say I remember those..were they all skate parks?

Yes Caribe, Monster Bowl was Seaside, Off The Wall was Point, Paved Wave was Oakhurst and FiberRider was in Brick.

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Re: Any 1970's skaters out there?
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2019, 04:18:39 PM »
This is a picture of my home park Skateboard Odyssey indoor park. I competed on a team there. Broke both my wrists, broke ribs, multiple concussions (out cold), torn ligaments left knee, etc. at that park.
 
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Re: Any 1970's skaters out there?
« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2019, 04:20:00 PM »
Here's a website with a great list of all the parks in the 70's across the country.

http://www.skateboardingheritage.org/archive/skateparks/

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Re: Any 1970's skaters out there?
« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2019, 08:57:08 AM »
td--that board says you were early in the vert game

skinny with tall wheels--before the decks/trucks got wider, and the wheels less tall

i got one of the first kryptonics boards (member the ones with the ptex bottom and green urethane bumpers?) when i was living in boulder, a short drive from the factory
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Re: Any 1970's skaters out there?
« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2019, 11:56:21 AM »
I donated my front teeth to a early generation skate park compliments of a G&S FibrFlex. I remember wanting a Logan EarthSki so bad but after my face plant my mom wasn’t buying me anything skate related.

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Re: Any 1970's skaters out there?
« Reply #23 on: June 05, 2019, 12:01:04 PM »
Got to ride Del Mar Skate Ranch, CA before they tore it down.  The pools (i.e. Keyhole) were featured in the early Powell Peralta videos. 
Cliff Coleman (Coleman slide) taught me how to bomb/slide down the Berkeley, CA hills.  He also taught Stacy Peralta, who showcased the technique "The Downhill slide in the early Powell Peralta videos.
I don't miss the days before urethane wheels.  All of my worst injuries (stitches, broken front tooth, broken bones, etc) are from skateboarding, but I still like to ride, these days more on a "pumpable" longboard.  Something about the feel of motion, is addictive, no matter what the medium.
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Re: Any 1970's skaters out there?
« Reply #24 on: June 05, 2019, 02:20:51 PM »
Got to ride Del Mar Skate Ranch, CA before they tore it down.  The pools (i.e. Keyhole) were featured in the early Powell Peralta videos. 
Cliff Coleman (Coleman slide) taught me how to bomb/slide down the Berkeley, CA hills.  He also taught Stacy Peralta, who showcased the technique "The Downhill slide in the early Powell Peralta videos.
I don't miss the days before urethane wheels.  All of my worst injuries (stitches, broken front tooth, broken bones, etc) are from skateboarding, but I still like to ride, these days more on a "pumpable" longboard.  Something about the feel of motion, is addictive, no matter what the medium.
I skated Del Mar Skate Ranch a number of times. We would skate then do the trampoline rooms (octagons) on the park grounds. My legs would be completely noodled after all that.

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Re: Any 1970's skaters out there?
« Reply #25 on: June 05, 2019, 02:30:33 PM »
My first "this is fun" moment on a skateboard was getting my first set Meta-Flex polyurethane wheels. Still Bearing and cone, but no more clay wheels. I skated down to the beach on Linda Lane a made the turn at the bottom up the one way street. No way you could make that turn at that speed with clay wheels. These were the black Meta-Flex wheels. I leaned into that turn like a big bottom turn and those wheels just held like glue. I coasted all the way up the one-way hill. I still remember that turn. Knees locked, and the sound of the urethane wheels gripping the pavement.... I was hooked completely.

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Re: Any 1970's skaters out there?
« Reply #26 on: June 05, 2019, 05:23:36 PM »
Magic Rolling Board segment from Five Summer Stories 1976.



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Re: Any 1970's skaters out there?
« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2019, 05:51:06 PM »
tony alva ripping -- i believe the dog bowl on a logan earth ski -- i had one -- the earth ski that is
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Re: Any 1970's skaters out there?
« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2019, 07:01:52 PM »
tony alva ripping -- i believe the dog bowl on a logan earth ski -- i had one -- the earth ski that is

Had a Logan Earth Ski and a Sims.

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Re: Any 1970's skaters out there?
« Reply #29 on: June 05, 2019, 07:03:05 PM »
Remember Cadillac Wheels and Gregg Weaver?  Here's a 2017 with Gregg:  http://www.larrybalma.com/2017/03/30/gregg-weaver-interview/