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300hpdavid

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So I finally finished this 99% NOS Banzai today.  The only thing not NOS is the hardware used to mount the trucks to the deck.
NOS Banzai deck.
NOS ASC 430's in gold with fully threaded axles.
NOS Banzai Stoker loose bearing wheels.
NOS red risers.
I did use small rubber washers between the deck and the mounting bolts, and black tape between the base plates and the nuts.  The red riser had to mounted just off of center so that all of the holes lined up.
I had a Banzai as my first deck.  Pre Fibreflex.  Was a lot of fun.  But once the edges got sharp, look out!!!  Ouch!!
I have yet to see another Banzai this choice.
Hope you folks like it.





















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oh, big man on campus...
gets a job and starts throwing his weight around...
"Look at my bitchin', cool Banzai!"


I say fuck you and your Banzai!!!


just kidding, very nicely done...I can still remember when these were not allowed in the skatepark because they were deamed dangerous because of the pointy steel aspect...


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I had an electric blue Banzai...waited 6 weeks for that bad boy to show up in the mail.  I think it was my first "somewhat real deck", had a few of those lame plastic one and one or two of the semi transparent ones.
 
Well done Davo!!

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300hp I had a Purple one, about 1976, used to hate to get shark bites from that thing, not to mention i lived in Hawaii at the time and mostly rode barefoot.

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Thats kill, how long did it take to collect all the pieces?

@Pimp, you've had me rollin lately!
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I had an electric blue Banzai...waited 6 weeks for that bad boy to show up in the mail. I think it was my first "somewhat real deck", had a few of those lame plastic one and one or two of the semi transparent ones.


Pretty much my story too.

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Island
I have been sitting on the deck for about 2 years.  You would think it would be easy enough to find the parts, but not so.  The wheels were rough to find, and so were the cone nuts and ball bearings.  The trucks had to be fully threaded axles, and I wanted gold.  Hurry up and wait..........
But I am glad you guys dig it.
I think we all have fond memories of Banzai, though we could not wait to get something else.

@ llbtwin,  Ride one in bare feet?!?!?!  What were you riding around doing "gorrila grip" hops?!

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Thats kill, how long did it take to collect all the pieces?

@Pimp, you've had me rollin lately!


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that is bad ass David, good job! not original hardware give me a break!


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Nice deck, a had a wood Banzai deck back in '77 or '78.

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I had three of those bad boys back in the day. Definetly the deck of choice for freestyle dudes. I had set mine up  with Bennet Pro's and Road Rider 2's Or Tracker Halftracks. There was this dude that used to come out to the basketball courts @ Campbell High School, and he used two of these banzai's in a maelstrom of freestyle variations the likes of which before I had only dreamed. This guy was insane!!!! Two boarded nose wheelie 360's were one of the things that was his specialty. He had the largest collection of tricks I had ever seen. He could skate out there for hours and come up with at least a hundred different tricks and variations on any given day. I was quite amused to say the least when I got to see him skate. Ahhhhhh...freestyle...

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Here's my first wood board.






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Yup, very nice!  The wood deck is on my list!
Diggin' on the trucks!

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only the rich kids in my neighborhood had a Banzai.
(before they got their 5 Ply SC with Bennetts and OJ's...)
fuckin' spoiled fuckers...


























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Slap some Sure Grips instead of the ASC's and that was my first board of the urethane era. Brings back quite a few memories of sliced up ankles here!

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As for "rich kids", what, was I the only kid with a paper route?
Even tried selling "Grit" door to door for a little while...yuck!
...and I did buy it slightly used...or maybe stolen?

Nice job btw, David!



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when I say "rich kids" I'm talking about when I was in
the 3rd grade. No paper routes for us at that age.



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