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Old December 1st, 2007, 10:13 AM
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Steve Rocco's D-90?

Just watched the movie online about Steve Rocco(World Industries skateboards), http://www.themanwhosouledtheworlddv...FTkjFQodFRwftg
and was surprised to see him "jump" his 90 near the end of the film. Hauling up a sand dune, he must've jumped it 8 ft off the ground!!
Just wondering if anyone here has that 90 or knows of it. It looks to be Conniston green.
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Old December 1st, 2007, 11:08 PM
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He had a bunch of D-90's and at one point rented them in Hawaii I believe. One of them was the basis of RA's Flyfisher 110 Crew Cab. World Industries ran an ad in the skate mags years ago of a flipped 90 on the beach after one of their team riders took it for a spin on the beach. A bunch of guys in the skate industry have D-90's and are into Rovers, myself included.
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Old December 1st, 2007, 11:22 PM
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He had a bunch of D-90's and at one point rented them in Hawaii I believe. One of them was the basis of RA's Flyfisher 110 Crew Cab. World Industries ran an ad in the skate mags years ago of a flipped 90 on the beach after one of their team riders took it for a spin on the beach. A bunch of guys in the skate industry have D-90's and are into Rovers, myself included.
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Old December 1st, 2007, 11:37 PM
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Guilty. You must be a skater...
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Old December 1st, 2007, 11:44 PM
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Guilty. You must be a skater...
was for 12 years, til I moved from Palo Alto to Boston for college. This town sucks for skating, so I slowly just kind of fell out of it.
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Old December 1st, 2007, 11:56 PM
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Cool- I've met a lot of Rover enthusiasts that turns out were/are skateboarders. The obsession has it's similarities.
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 01:07 AM
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Cool- I've met a lot of Rover enthusiasts that turns out were/are skateboarders. The obsession has it's similarities.
It's funny you say that... I was thinking the other day, the only other hobby/interest I was as obsessed over before Rovers was skateboarding..
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 09:44 AM
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I'll jump in, i used to be a skater, until i went to college, then i had no time... i miss it, I think i lnow what i'll be asking for xmass now.
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 01:25 PM
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Yea, I was a skater back in highschool back before there were skate parks in my hometown...ahh the days of getting kicked out of parking lots and shipping docks...I miss those days skating the G&S Neil Blender...
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 01:52 PM
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Guilty...back in HS anyway. Now I find myself pissed off at all the long-boarders in boulder that are too dumb to get off in a crowd and just run into people!
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 02:45 PM
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Guilty...back in HS anyway. Now I find myself pissed off at all the long-boarders in boulder that are too dumb to get off in a crowd and just run into people!
I definitely feel you on that one.

Some of those kinds on long boards can do some pretty crazy shit though. I live next to the town that Ladera Longboards was created in, and whenever I go up into the hills, those kids are pulling off some crazy (and usually really stupid) shit. They`ve rolled straight past me when i`ve been goin 35+ MPH.


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Wow...that brings back some terrible "Death Wobble" memories...
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 07:38 PM
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neil blenders

this one?

http://www.skullskates.com/museum/blender.html

that was my favorite deck, went through a few of them. great wide thing perfect for slappy curb grinds and carving at landsdowne outside of baltimore.

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Old December 2nd, 2007, 08:52 PM
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haha.. this thread brings up some funny memories. Your secret is out Mike!
Mikes been a good friend to the site for a long long time. My AWS backpack, while chewed by one of my dogs, is still used every time I travel. Its been back and forth across this country on every trip I have taken since I got it and even been to the UK. I have to say its been the most durable and useful packs I have ever owned. And between the 2 sweatshirts, at least one of them is always on my camping trips, the green one more than the other as its warmer.
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 09:01 PM
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I skated a Neil Blender Coffee Break and a few others, Alva and Powell Peralta etc... The G&S Neil Blender was my favorite.


Cheers...
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 09:02 PM
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Mike, I assume "Seargent" Carter is still around. I skated with the Huntington,WV guys several times back in '85,'86, & '87. In fact, several of them helped us construct our 1/2 pipe in Ashland,KY back in the day. We also made it to a few demos in Dayton pre-1990. John Drake was younger than my group but I recall skating his little mini-ramp once or twice...
Thanks for the insider info on Roccos Rovers.
Any skaters here should check it out...http://www.megavideo.com/?v=69G1UTOO

Good video, watch the NWS language around the kids...

BTW, age is no excuse to quit skating! But worn out body parts can be...
I still skate around a litte bit every week....and I just turned 40. ;-)
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This was the board I had when I was skated a million years ago. Respect the BIG RED!
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 02:35 PM
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I stuck to riding a longboard. I could never grasp the kickflip. Now I only ride on snow. Since I am an accountant, I miss all the good riding days because of tax season.
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 09:41 PM
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This was the board I had when I was skated a million years ago. Respect the BIG RED!
LOL Chris! Yeah, I started on a 24" California FreeFormer in '75. Still have it.
I'm now in my 31st year of skating but it's alot less than I used to...
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Old December 4th, 2007, 09:00 AM
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I forgot to compliment you Chris, on your AWS gear, I was too stunned by "Big Red". LOL!

Sick videos, oldscratchggf. Those are some incredible runs!
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