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Old December 4th, 2007, 09:18 AM
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i love this thread! You wouldn't figure skateboarders and D90 owners go together, but i guess they do!

My first board was a Powell Porota
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Old December 4th, 2007, 09:45 AM
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i love this thread! You wouldn't figure skateboarders and D90 owners go together, but i guess they do!

My first board was a Powell Porota
My 1st real board was a Powell Peralta Lance Mountain. That would have been around 86 or so. I had one similar to big red when I was a little tyke.

I'm not surprised to see that lots of d90 (or any Land Rover) owners were/are skaters. Bet there are alot of cyclists on here too...


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btw...that is a really great video. Most of that stuff happened after I got out of the skate scene. World had been around maybe a year or so when I stopped riding.

I didn't know any of that stuff about WI particyularly Jason Lee, Spike Jonze, and the way they changed the entire industry. Pretty effin cool. Thanks...

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Old December 4th, 2007, 09:53 AM
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Its funny so many are/were into skateboarding, very cool.
We still use skateboards at ECR even today. The new place is pretty big so we all use our old boards to get around the shop (except Holly, she doesn't skate).

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Old December 4th, 2007, 09:56 AM
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i love this thread! You wouldn't figure skateboarders and D90 owners go together, but i guess they do!

My first board was a Powell Porota
What model is that deck, Dave?
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We still use skateboards at ECR even today. The new place is pretty big so we all use our old boards to get around the shop (except Holly, she doesn't skate).
LOL, yeah, I've used an old skateboard to move an LT230 around my garagea few times!

Just have to make sure it's not a valuable "vintage" deck!!
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What model is that deck, Dave?
the picture wasn't mine. the lance mountain I had was this one:

http://tinyurl.com/yt6ynp


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LOL, yeah, I've used an old skateboard to move an LT230 around my garagea few times!

Just have to make sure it's not a valuable "vintage" deck!!
Yeah, used mine to move the welder a few times...
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I used mine to move cases of beer around in my fraternity house...
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My old wide style deck moves my jet-ski around the garage perfectly.
Push down on the back of the ski and it does a kick-turn so it goes just where you want it to go.

Talk about feeling old...
You guys had Powell decks as your first decks... they came in as I was getting out. We are talking real old school here... narrow old G&S Fiberflex decks, Tracker trucks, Road Rider wheels and Kryptonics when they first came out...
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Old December 4th, 2007, 11:08 AM
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My old wide style deck moves my jet-ski around the garage perfectly.
Push down on the back of the ski and it does a kick-turn so it goes just where you want it to go.

Talk about feeling old...
You guys had Powell decks as your first decks... they came in as I was getting out. We are talking real old school here... narrow old G&S Fiberflex decks, Tracker trucks, Road Rider wheels and Kryptonics when they first came out...
Yep, I rode a Stacy Peralta Warptail when he was on G&S. Switched from Sims comp wheels to Kryptos in '77 when they first came out!
You guys wouldn't believe what old skateboards fetch on eGay these days...
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Old December 4th, 2007, 11:25 AM
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well either you are much older or got into it earlier. I was 16 when I first started riding. That was '85. Gullwing trucks which I quickly broke and replaced with indy's.

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Good choice. The Independent Truck Co...
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Old December 4th, 2007, 12:11 PM
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Gullwing trucks... that brings back memories... I had those on a G&S... broke the board but the trucks survived.
I shoulda kept all that stuff. It was pretty beat though... I was pretty rough on stuff.

Here's a "stumper" for you... who remembers "stroker" trucks? They were basically like an independent suspension for skate boards. Weird stuff. I never had them but the bike shop team I rode for had a set in the display case.
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Here's a "stumper" for you... who remembers "stroker" trucks? They were basically like an independent suspension for skate boards. Weird stuff. I never had them but the bike shop team I rode for had a set in the display case.
I remember the Strokers. When Trackers were about $7 or 8 a truck, the Strokers were around $25-30. I think some old Strokers went for close to $1000 on eBay in the last few years. :-)
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Reading this thread really brings back some good memories. Back in H/S we would brag about getting road rash and such, now it would be tough to conduct business with skateboard wounds...maybe I am just getting soft...
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Old December 4th, 2007, 01:27 PM
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Mike, I was wrong. Strokers sold for $1200 in '04!!
Skate and Annoy, about halfway down the page...
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OMG... half way down that page... the Logan earth ski!!

That was the to die for deck of my youth. Never had one, but always wanted one.
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LOL, yeah, I've used an old skateboard to move an LT230 around my garagea few times!

Just have to make sure it's not a valuable "vintage" deck!!
I definitely did the same thing when I had a spare LT230 sittin around.

I`ll spare you all the details on my first deck as to prevent you all from feeling even more like dinosaurs
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G&S trucks... really enjoyed them as they had a wicked smooth grind and sometimes they would even spark! went through a lot of NATAS boards back in the day. it's interesting that this thread has come up... haven't had a board in 10 years and been wanting to get back in for a while now!
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John, if you used to skate and live in CT, you should check out the Stamford Skatepark. This place looks cool, and there are some old dogs who ride there...
I believe they spent about $350,000 on that park.
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whoa... that place is pretty damn rad ... had no idea they popped that in stamford - gon have to check it out. i am saying rad a lot more today because of this thread by the way and i am going to keep doing it.

ummm... with all this talk about skating and extra curricular stuff i should reveal right now that i am an avid disc golf player these days. actually, it's really one of the primary things that i make time for when i'm not working or hanging out w/ the wife and baby or spending a day off road. that's also prob why i haven't grabbed a board lately bc i've been so hooked on slingin discs through the woods aimed at chained metal baskets!

i gotta imagine that lots of you out there play....... c'mon, prove me wrong.... or i may have to start a new thread just on DG to get an accurate reading!
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